5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 26 2012

For a designer who's all about urban edge, Alexander Wang seems instead inspired by sci-fi in his latest venture: five mannequins entirely covered in hair. The figures are featured at his Soho store, and they're more Chewbacca than chic. (Racked)
What better way to make a quick getaway to the Hamptons feel like a full-fledged trip than with a new wardrobe inspired by Mr. Porters What to Wear, and swimwear to boot? With T-8 hours until your Jitney departs, it seems impossible — but, thanks to Mr. Porter's new Premier Service, which provides same-day delivery in Manhattan if you order by 2pm, the impossible happens. (Mr. Porter)
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Following Sylvia Wood's (of the culinary acclaimed Harlem Restaurant Sylvia's) death on Thursday, the New York Times' Diner's Journal has compiled some memories of the chef/restauranteur/foodie from some of her well-known customers, including politician Al Sharpton, Editor of Rolling Stone Jann Wenner, and CBS co-anchor Gayle King. (New York Times)
Banning Trans-Fat? Check! Smoking Indoors? Check! Sugary Drinks? Proposed! What's next for Hizzoner to cross off in NYC? Potentially, alcohol — Bloomberg is now targeting liquor with a city-wide telephone survey on youth drinking. (New York Magazine)
NYC's very own Elle Woods (a.k.a. Mindy Meyer) is running for State Senate in a very — make that very — pink campaign. What do you think of the new diva candidate? (Gothamist)
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Photo: Via Racked
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