Scouring through the land of the rich and famous on the East End can be intimidating. The money and power overflows. For those of us who don’t have time to sort through the brilliance, Hamptons Magazine has come up with the "2010 Power List."
The Hamptons is all about fashion, and there to keep us chic is Tory Burch, who recently bought a house in Southampton. Her clothing is perfect for a polo match. Whether you look good in it or not, we leave up to Water Mill resident Grace Coddington, creative director for Vogue magazine and another power broker on the magazine's list.
There to keep us dancing is, ah, Countess Luann de Lesseps, who lives in Bridgehampton. A cast member of Bravo’s cable TV show "The Real Housewives of New York City,” her first dive into the everyone-and-their-mother-can-sing music world included her song, aptly titled “Money Can’t Buy You Class.”
There to inform us so we don’t get completely caught up with the mega-rich is Quogue resident and journalist Anderson Cooper (seen here). Who cares that he's the son of that poor little rich girl, Gloria?
For those of us lucky enough to afford a pad out east, Dottie Herman is there to shelter us. Herman, president and chief executive officer of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, lives in Sag Harbor.