Page Six gossip Paula Froelich's first novel is concerned with a certain set of New York ladies in crisis, Mercury in Retrograde (she may be among them, as a "composite"). So surely other "composites" were in attendance at her book party last night.

Cindi Leive, Glamour editor-in-chief, denied she could be one of the book's funhouse mirrored versions of Manhattan media fixtures. It was Leive who playing host at Da Silvano's wine bar to a mix of unnervingly relaxed gossips, writers, and flacks, which meant she invited guests to pet her fur purse — "No, I don't even know what kind of animal it is, but you don't really want to know, do you?"

Froelich, in fishnets, advised that really, "If you can eat it, wear it." She had her own arm-candy: a bouquet of tiny violet roses, compliments of (former?) gossip and one-time Gawker editor, Alex Balk.

Also in the gallery, shot by the unstoppable Nikola Tamindzic: Erica Jong, George Gurley, Sloane Crosley, David Carr, Rachel Sklar, Elizabeth Spiers, Kate Lee, and Neel Shah's hat.

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Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Page Six's gossip columnist and Mercury in Retrograde author Paula Froelich

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Cindi Leive (editor-in-chief, Glamour), author Erica Jong

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Elliot Furman, former Defamer writer Molly Friedman

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Glamour's Cindi Leive, Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research

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Neel Shah (gossip writer for Page Six, and former Radar), Chris Wilson ("the Neel Shah of the late 90's" he explains), Steve Garbarino (the survivorman of the magazine world, now working with Playboy)

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Classing it up, old-school publicist Bobby Zarem

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The next generation: omg omg omg

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Sloane Crosley (book publicist, author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake), Cindy Eagan (head of teen lit imprint Poppy) Caroline Waxler (writer)

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Mediaite Rachel Sklar with Ron Perelman's spokeswoman Christine Taylor

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Neel Shah shortly before hatting Sloane Crosley

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Alex Balk (The Awl, former Radar executive editor) shows his face with Paula Froelich

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A barely debauched George Gurley (New York Observer, Vanity Fair)

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La Froelich's fishnets

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Paula Froelich, with snappy flack Marvette Brito

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Morgan Spurlock

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ICM agent Kate Lee with client and Gawker founding editor Elizabeth Spiers

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David Carr (star Twitterer and media columnist, New York Times)

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Sara Bernstein, of HBO's documentary operation, and Jesse Angelo, New York Post managing editor, who claims to have only ever drunk-bought one domain: yourwifeisonmyblog.com

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Sloane Crosley, Neel Shah's hat

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Paula Froelich just wants you to go home now