Not Michael. Not Jesse. Not Action. Just ‘Jackson’

Her name’s Karen Luter. His name is simply Jackson.

I always try to be careful when editing the captions we receive with submitted party pics. And there’s a very good reason for being careful. Not long after I took this job, we published a photo of Maria and John Smith [I’ve changed the names, obviously]. A few days later, Jane Smith called me and clarified that she is Mrs. John Smith. Maria is “just his South American whore.”

Anywho, the other day I received the photo you see here, which was taken at a mediabistro.com happy hour hosted by luxury bedding boutique Duxiana. The supplied caption said “Jackson, Karen Luter.” So I e-mailed the publicist and asked, “Is the guy pictured with Karen Luter named Jackson Luter, or is he just ‘Jackson,’ a la ‘Cher’ or ‘Madonna’?” She assured me that his name is simply “Jackson” and that he’s a concierge at Barneys New York. Of course he is.

3 thoughts on “Not Michael. Not Jesse. Not Action. Just ‘Jackson’

  • October 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm
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    Some people are pretty full of themselves. I don’s shop there, but I would have never figured a retail store would have a concierge, something normally reserved for nice hotels.

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  • October 15, 2010 at 9:54 am
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    Jackson is a great guy. He has a first name – everyone just uses his last name. Jackson’s not just a concierge – he’s a connector and a genuine one at that. Dan, you will find a few more fun Dallasite name combos when you name/fact check. Good luck avoiding another Smith situation.

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  • October 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm
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    Jackson is the kindest, most authentic person. He is full of energy, joy and life. Barney’s is enriched by his presence.

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