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)
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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