For a neophyte, that first plunge into the gossip pits of Women's Wear Daily can be like a trip to the Tuaregseverything seems veiled, pale blue and couched in some mysterious language. What follows is a rough translation of some of the more common nicknames and catch phrases that appear regularly in "Eye," "Eye Too" and other features of WWD.
BP: beautiful people; trend setters; the In crowd.
Catchup Room: the wrong room at the Frog Pond.
Chica: Chessy Rayner, owner of the interior-design firm Mac II.
Frog Pond: Manhattan's La Grenouille restaurant.
FV: fashion victims; BP...