The Press: A Voyeur's Guide to WWD

For a neophyte, that first plunge into the gossip pits of Women's Wear Daily can be like a trip to the Tuaregs—everything 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...

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