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Most nights atop The Standard hotel, the golden-hued Boom Boom Room -- as many of its habitues still refer to it, despite an official name change a while back -- is the exclusive wing, while the nearly pitch-black, grittier Le Bain across the hallway is the more democratic wing.

Polyvore, the online fashion community, has partnered with CoverGirl to launch 'Polyvore Live,' a fashion show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that will showcase the collections of four alumni from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said, "Everyone has three lives, a public life, a private life and a secret life." That may be true, but these days, there seems to be a shortage of public intellectuals.

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