Squirrel and Nicholai by Nicky Hilton

September 10th, 2007

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Photos by Nadine Kam
Not so nuts? He turned down an acorn for a hunk o’ bread.

You know you’re a tourist when you start taking pictures of squirrels. This guy is the first squirrel I spotted since moving from Chelsea to the Upper West Side into Tempo, a WooGo Apartment building. Pretty nice for about $239 a night, with a little kitchenette, small fridge, oven, microwave, living room, bedroom and bathroom with full tub.

It’s about two blocks from Central Park so decided to take a walk before heading back to the tents for the Nicholai by Nicky Hilton show. So I threw this guy a little acorn and he rejected it in favor of this big ol’ hunk of bread. I never realized what big hands they have.

The squirrel turned out to be quite rude and aggressive, charging my boyfriend and stopping short, then doing it again. We were alarmed and going, “What’s up with that squirrel?” So my boyfriend just got out of its way.

As it turns out, he had been standing in the straight path between the squirrel and its tree, where it wanted to be, so once he stepped aside, the squirrel was able to scramble up the tree, food prize in its mouth. Whew!

the parents

The proud parents, Cathy and Rick Hilton.

I thought it might be a good place to spot celebs but figured they were at the MTV VMA Awards in Vegas, where there were many more ops for publicity, music being far more populist than fashion. I did get to see her parents, as well as Russell Simmons and also seated in the front row were Traver Rains and Richie Rich of Heatherette, whose show will take place 5 p.m. Tuesday. Her famous sis Paris didn’t show up, but that would have caused a circus and that bride rule applies, you don’t outshine someone on their wedding day.

heatherette boys

Heatherette’s Richie Rich and Traver Rains had a view from the front row.

Silver liner

Applying silver liner backstage at the Nicholai by Nicky Hilton show.

I went backstage to watch the MAC makeup artists applying silver eye lining, inspired by the sparkle in some of Nicky’s designs. Back stage, it was a media circus that left little breathing room, so without looking at the clothes or trying to get a glimpse of Nicky, I just left. Unfortunately, staying there would have provided the best photo ops, but you can’t help but feeling like you’re in people’s way as they try to work.

nicholai fashion

Nicky’s show turned out to be a mixed bag, as if some garments were inspired by her mom, some by her sister. I could definitely see Paris wearing some of her dresses, but some seemed geared toward middle America. What I liked best were some slick black and green square cut jackets paired with hot pants. I think she’s still so young she’s trying to please many and needs time to develop her own vision. I can’t sense she has one by the way she dresses, sort of mall-ish. In spite of the Hiltons’ money, she and Paris are not as stylish as the Olsen sisters.

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A second after Nicky took her bow and I snapped this photo, the entire crowd was on its feet.

At the end of the show she took her bows, and for the first time this week I saw a standing ovation, or maybe it was just everyone rising at once to snap a picture of the more private of the Hilton girls.

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3 Responses to “Squirrel and Nicholai by Nicky Hilton”

  1. Eddie:

    Paris is taking care of her friend Brittney who passed out after her wonderful performance at MTV VMA.

    Why don’t you treat yourself with Billy’s cupcake?
    (9th between 22nd and 23rd.)

  2. leeple:

    This girl was just born lucky with the right connections.I saw her on Full Frontal and she does not even know the fashion terms to use when speaking about her knock-off clothes(top it off from last season).She sounded like a silver spoon amateur who woke up one day wanting to make clothes without wanting to learn the trade like most accomplished serious designers or naturally talented born-designers.There has to be some talent there and Nicky has none that is why she had to even hire a stylist to help her put that crap together.Next year she might even hire a designer to make her clothes and she will jshow up in time to just take a bow at the end.Just because you LOVE shopping should not qualify you to be a designer.Such a foolish foolish idiot of a girl.

  3. Meele:

    Nicky Hilton is BORING!!

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