Style Scoop: Cathy Horyn Returns to NYT, Cushnie et Ochs Raise the Bar, Behind Beyonce’s Beauty

By  March 19, 2014

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Cathy Horyn made a brief return to The New York Times to pen a tribute to her dear friend L’Wren Scott, detailing the late designer’s financial woes, which many speculate led to her untimely death. Most of all, though, we took to Horyn’s portrait of Scott as a “friend, a teacher, and a fighter.” Indeed. [The New York Times]

If you’re looking to add custom Cushnie et Ochs to your wardrobe, land a job at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar. The luxe lodge tapped the brand to create the ultimate LBD for its bar staff, complete with a signature keyhole cutout. So… where do I apply? [WWD]

As much of a Beyoncé fan as I claim to be, it wasn’t until her 4 era that I discovered Francesca Tolot, the brain behind Bey’s beauty looks. It turns out that Tolot has been part of Bey’s hive for more than 10 years, creating everything from the fresh face for her solo, “Crazy In Love” debut to the racy, red lips that make “Partition” so saucy. Tolot worked with the one-and-only Elizabeth Taylor and iconic photographer Helmut Newton, too. Y’know. The usual. [Into the Gloss]

We mark our calendars for Zara’s semi-annual sales, just like the rest of our budget-conscious style philes, and rely on the high street brand to serve a majority of our on-trend fashion needs. So, we were surprised to find out that its sales only grew 2% last year. Perhaps 2014 will fare better. [Fashionista]

New York’s Columbus Circle train station in midtown Manhattan is getting a facelift. The city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is going to transform 30,000 square feet of the underground maze into a shopping center with 30 retailers, dubbed Turnstyle. [Racked]