4/9/10

Check out this gem...
http://www.pocketchangenyc.com/fmf/index.php

From Deal Journal

The majority of Americans, according to recent polls, may have disdain for Wall Street. But the love affair with money and power still burns strong in some circles of New York City.

At least that is what a bunch of night-club promoters and marketing executives are betting on.

Check out the Website for "Fashion Meets Finance," a series of social mixers at Manhattan nightclubs and bars, which are exclusively available to "men of finance and women of fashion."

Or in the words of one of the event promoters: this "is a chance for women who are looking for a guy who can provide their pre-30 retirement program...it's all about rich guys and hot girls."

The list of "Who's Coming" given on the site includes a range of attendees from large Wall Street firms, including an asset manager at AIG, an "investment banker" from Citigroup, and a managing director from Barclays Capital. You can list your salary next to your position at the bank, which most guests declined to do.

But there are a few exceptions, such as "Ira" from Merrill, who lists his salary as "$300,000 +", or "Jake" from J.P. Morgan Chase, who lists his salary as a range of "$100,000 to $149,000." (We can't vouch for the veracity of these names, though we wonder how firms such as Goldman Sachs Group would look upon its traders posting their names, firm and salaries on a dating site.)

Women on the list hail from companies such as Estee Lauder, Theory, Bloomingdales and Victoria Secret. The salaries appear lower than those on Wall Street, but not by that much. Apparently, the organizers take this fashion finance criteria seriously. "Kathleen" from Brooklyn College tried to attend, and it says on the Web site that she was "rejected."

Last night's event featured free vodka during the first hour and a runway for swimsuit modeling.

In a video on the event's Web site, one of the promoters, Dan Reiger of Clientique Marketing, is asked whether the premise of the event is superficial. "I think New York in general is superficial,'' Reiger says. "Everyone wants beauty, everyone wants money, everyone wants to be seen and wants to be heard and that is what we provide for them."

Whoever said New York was one big bubble, separate from the rest of a country that is still wallowing in a recession?

Comments (19)

4/9/10

Pocket change is a sad group. They're the ones who sponsored that blind date a few years back which paired rich men with "attractive" women. And now this.

Most of the girls who go to these pathetic events are not even attractive.

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4/9/10

That sounds so awesome. Whores that are into bankers for the money? Can you make it any easier? And yes, bitch, we are getting a pre-nup.

4/9/10

this is so crass it makes me almost vomit. even if you were a rich guy, why would you go somewhere and admit publicly that the only way you can get a girl is through money. You wouldn't even want to admit it to yourself- live in denial.

4/9/10

Hahahahahahaha

  1. the kinds of girls who will show up to this are plain looking girls who went to crappy colleges, so they don't have any friends in banking who can hook them up directly.
  2. the kinds of guys who will show up to this are ugly, smelly, and/or complete assholes who literally only have their job and income to offer a woman. If you've watched "Millionaire Matchmaker" you know what I'm talking about.

Also working in fashion =/= being a model. You don't have to be hot to work at a magazine, department store, PR firm etc.

4/9/10
fp175:

Hahahahahahaha

  1. the kinds of girls who will show up to this are plain looking girls who went to crappy colleges, so they don't have any friends in banking who can hook them up directly.
  2. the kinds of guys who will show up to this are ugly, smelly, and/or complete assholes who literally only have their job and income to offer a woman. If you've watched "Millionaire Matchmaker" you know what I'm talking about.

Also working in fashion =/= being a model. You don't have to be hot to work at a magazine, department store, PR firm etc.

Even by NYC standards, these girls aren't that attractive.

The hot ones don't go to these events; they either get introduced through friends or just go to an upscale lounge/bar and wait for the guys to hit on them.

4/9/10

I've seen some of these girls walking up and down the boardwalk at Coney Island with their "agent".

4/9/10

haha listing names and comp figures... you'd get your face ripped off if anyone found out

4/9/10

i'll see all you guys there

wish me luck, i'm looking out for a victoria secret model

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4/9/10

I wonder how much dough these guys rake in from setting up cheesy events like this.....

4/9/10

wow so a girl will love me if i buy here a house in da hamptons

really classy chick...

5/25/10

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4/9/10

i love how they make you "apply" when really anyone who submits their info gets on the guest list.

good news everybody, harold lee will be there!
http://www.pocketchangenyc.com/fmf/who.php

4/9/10

Did anyone go? How was it?

4/9/10

didnt something like this happen a few years back and firm got sued for using random people from myspace? i would bet this is the same thing

4/9/10

haha would/have any of you guys ever actually dated a gold digger?

4/10/10

as a female this is stupid, everyone is different and most girls care about confidence

4/10/10

Wow that is a long ass list of people they have attending that event. There is no way that many people show up, because they would need to hire an entire night club just to fit everyone in.

4/10/10

lulz, one of the guys on the list works at JT Marlin.

You know you've been working too hard when you stop dreaming about bottles of champagne and hordes of naked women, and start dreaming about conditional formatting and circular references.

4/14/10
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