Fabulousness and Frenemies: Why the So-Called 'Fashionista Suicide'…

On Wednesday, 22-year-old Ashley A. Riggitano — an intern for New York-based jewelry and fashion designer Alex Woo — celebrated her birthday by laying her Louis Vuitton purse on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge and jumping to her death, falling 212 feet down into the Hudson River. News outlets are calling… » 2/08/13 1:45pm 2/08/13 1:45pm

"Social Poaching" Is The New Euphemism For Friend-Snatching

A few years ago a college friend introduced me to a childhood acquaintance. We all went out for Korean barbecue, talked about movies and had a good time. "Emily seems nice," I commented to my friend as we got on the subway. There was a silence. "She's going to try to annex you," said my friend grimly. "Just be aware."… » 8/01/08 12:30pm 8/01/08 12:30pm

What's Wrong With Having Frenemies?

I've had a frenemy or two. Haven't we all? The thing that pisses me off about this article in the Daily News (title: "From Frenemies To Player HateHERS, Women Just Can't Get Along") is that they make it seem like this is an exclusively female phenomenon. Writes Leah Chernikoff, "There are different types of frenemies…… » 7/24/08 1:00pm 7/24/08 1:00pm