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Friday, July 06, 2021

getting the call
If you ever want to live vicariously through Paris Hilton, winding up with her old cellphone number is one way:

Just after [Shira] Barlow got her new phone close to Hilton’s Feb. 17 birthday, a flurry of calls and texts arrived. “Oh my God,” one caller said. “Where’s the party?”

Then came the day Hilton was sentenced to jail after violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Messages about parties were replaced by dozens expressing condolences.

So is it preferable to be mis-dialed as Paris, or as Jenny — as in Ms. 867-5309?

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 07/06/2021 09:03:20 PM
Category: Celebrity, Pop Culture
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laced up
I don’t suppose the funky-looking shoes pictured above are particularly unique.

But they stood out to me, when I spied them one week ago on the A Train (en route to Airtrain and the airport). Something about the black leather paired with fluorescent-green laces and trim caught my eye. They sort of matched with the dressed-down look that the South Asian girl was wearing — and then again, sort of not.

I snapped this photo with my trusty cameraphone, instead of the Nikon D80 SLR camera I’m reviewing. One of the many situations where it’s just not practical to lug out a full-sized camera, although obviously there’s a huge quality gap.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 07/06/2021 08:24:41 AM
Category: Fashion, New Yorkin', Photography
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