Sienna Miller is busy. In addition to clocking eight performances a week in "After Miss Julie" on Broadway, the actress is also co-designing her ready-to-wear collection Twenty8Twelve with her sister Savannah who lives in London. But the girls are not letting the Atlantic Ocean get between them.
"That's the wonders of modern technology. We Skype a lot," Sienna says. "There are such great vintage stores and fabric places here that I can source and send my ideas back to Savs and vice-versa."
On Monday--Sienna's only night off--the Miller sisters spoke with WWD about what's next for the British label.
WWD: Sienna, you just moved to New York temporarily and Savannah, you're visiting here for the week. How are you finding the city so far?
Sienna Miller: I love New York. I was born here so I feel like I have an affinity with the place. But I'm here just for four months doing the play.
Savannah Miller: I love the pace here. London's great but it's a sleepy town compared to New York. This is on a completely different level. The energy is so exciting and it's impossible not to get caught up in that.
An invitation to a potluck meal calls to mind Pyrex dishes filled with green bean casserole and Tupperware loaded down with hand-frosted cupcakes. But on the Upper East Side, things are done a little differently.
The new cookbook "Park Avenue Potluck Celebrations," which benefits The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, features tried-and-true recipes from some of society's top hostesses, including Coco Kopelman and Eugenie Niven. In the spirit of sharing, here are a few dishes handed down from their kitchens to yours. Viking stove not required.
Charles Grom's upgrade for Macy's Inc. Friday held a glimmer of hope for the New York City retailing scene as well.
The J.P. Morgan analyst switched his recommendation on the stock to "overweight" from "neutral" Friday and pinned part of the change on an improvement in Manhattan's shopping backdrop.
The cover of the "American Fashion Cookbook: 100 Designer's Best Recipes," published by Assouline in conjunction with the CFDA, shows illustrations of two chicly dressed and very slender women. One is holding a glass of wine; the other, a platter of fish. Neither is eating or drinking. Nor do their reedy figures and model-esque poses suggest an air of hunger or appetite.
That message doesn't bode well for a book that is ostensibly about the ingestion of food. So I was ready to be disappointed when I cooked a meal using its recipes.