Chic Report

  • hachem | January 8, 2013

    Miss Wu Finally Lands At Nordstrom

    At last! Jason Wu's exclusive line for Nordstrom, Miss Wu, has finally hit stores and the www. The line is more downtown-ish than we're used to and takes on Wu's vision of the modern gamine with a hint of sixties inspiration. The collection is also a wee bit more affordable than Wu's regular line with prices ranging from $195 for a blouse to $795 for a leather biker jacket....

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  • hachem | January 8, 2013

    Alexander Wang To Tap Carine Roitfeld For Balenciaga?

    Just a few short hours ago, rumor had it that current golden boy Alexander Wang tapped CR editrix Carine Roitfeld to take on the role of stylist at his new très grand post as designer for Balenciaga. Alas, the buzz got nipped in the bud by NY Times' Eric Wilson, who went straight to Roitfeld for the truth: that's a nay, alas.

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  • hachem | January 8, 2013

    Shot Of The Daily: Martha Stewart and The Proenza Boys

    Who wouldn't want their picture taken with Martha? Last night Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez had their moment with the Queen at the WWD Apparel & Retail Summit dinner at The Plaza. It was a good thing.

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  • hachem | January 8, 2013

    Rocking It Before Thirty

    The NY Post has revealed their '13 Under 30' list of the female NYC power players who are rocking it all before hitting the ancient age of thirty. Naturally quite a few of our fashion peeps made the list including Man Repeller's Leandra Medine, publicist Sydney Reising, Sally LaPointe, Alessandra Codinha, Danielle Snyder, and DJ Chelsea Leyland. Better luck next year, loves.

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  • hachem | January 8, 2013

    Nicholas Kirkwood Debuts Men's

    Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood has ventured into outfitting the soles of men. We first caught wind of the plans for the new menswear line back in October, when Kirkwood broke the news to us about the future launch.

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  • hachem | January 7, 2013

    Love for Cara Delevingne

    It's another extreme close-up cover for Cara Delevingne whose mug appears on Love's latest edition. The busy model is featured in the mag's "The Clean Issue" (huh?) out on February 4th. We'll avoid any punny comments about how we love the cover. (But we do!)

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  • hachem | January 7, 2013

    Will Heidi Klum Ever Marry Again?

    A radiant Heidi Klum covers the February issue of Marie Claire on newsstands January 15th. Klum is kind enough to offer some sex advice to their readers: “Some people are more experimental in bed and others are more boring," she explains. "If you are wild and crazy, bring it on so the other person is well aware that you have little devil horns that come out every once in...

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  • hachem | January 7, 2013

    Look of The Daily: Helen Mirren in Escada

    Dame Helen Mirren continues to prove that you can be sexy at any age (She must read Bazaar!) in a red Escada gown over the weekend. The Queen was at the Palm Springs International Film Festival where she picked up the "International Film Star" award and showed her appreciation for the honor by thanking the crowd in different languages. Ain't nothing like a Dame.

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  • hachem | January 7, 2013

    Campaign Trail: Bottega Veneta

    Bottega Veneta nabbed Peter Lindbergh to shoot their Spring campaign that was shot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. “There are few photographers who can convey the range of emotion and personality that Peter can," according to Bottega's creative director, Tomas Maier. “We are both interested in escaping the clichés and conventions of fashion imagery.

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  • hachem | January 7, 2013

    Charo Rocks The Red Carpet

    It's not every day that the legend that is Charo is seen walking the red carpet with the likes of Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper, and Helen Mirren, but that's exactly what happened over the weekend in Palm Springs. Ms. Coochie-Coo herself joined the A-listers at the 24th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday night and (obviously) stole the show. Could a Cinema Society screening sighting be next?

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  • hachem | January 7, 2013

    Collab Alert: Milly for Banana Republic

    Milly's new collab is b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Designer Michelle Smith is whipping up a summery, 60-ish item collection with Banana Republic's creative director and executive VP of design Simon Kneen that will drop in BR stores this May. The choc de chocs? The new Hamptons-inspired line caters to women and men—a first for Smith. Expect one original print, plus six updated Milly classics.

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Jean Paul Gaultier Keeps The Music Going

    Jean Paul Gaultier has an allstar lineup for his Spring campaign. Case in point: retro Madonna, David Bowie, Grace Jones, and Boy George volunteering their time for their old pal. As any good fashion student remembers, this is actually a continuation of the quirky seventies and eighties themed collection that Gaultier presented in September in Paris.

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Kelly Clarkson To Cosmo: About Those Lesbian Rumors…

    Recently engaged Kelly Clarkson (congrats, girl!) appears in the February issue of Cosmopolitan and chats about those pesky lesbian rumors that have dogged her for years. “People think, ‘Oh, she’s been single for too long," Clarkson explains. "That’s kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever....

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Project Bloomingdale's

    Attention aspiring women's RTW and/or fashion accessory designers!!! Bloomingdale's is looking for you. The iconic store is picking up to five new designers to showcase in the SoHo store during fashion week. On Friday, January 11th from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., Bloomies is asking designers to show their collections at their fashion HQ at 155 East 60th Street. Bring well-crafted prototypes (no sketches!) that show 'em what you're made...

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Just Another Day at The Office for Candice Swanepoel

    It's hard to argue with Victoria's Secret's decision to put Candice Swanepoel on the cover of its catalog for the third time. Russell James shot the South African mod and the rest of the Angels on the beaches and in the pools of Miami and Turks and Caicos for your hubby's favorite piece of mail out this week. In a continued effort to make you feel meh about your...

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Glamour's New Girl

    We've been waiting for this cover! Zooey Deschanel finally graces the cover of Glamour's February issue that hits newsstands on January 8th. Take a look at their first hair-themed issue, featuring Deschanel on the front and the back cover, and over 100 ideas for your 'do. The New Girl star also takes on her critics (with a dirty mouth!) with no regrets: “I’m just being myself. There is not...

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis Get Hard

    Paparazzi at it again? Nah! That's just a shot from the Twitter feed of Harry Louis having a little one on one with beau Marc Jacobs at the gym this week. Handsome Harry wrote: "Working out hard!!!" Whatever it takes to get hard, boys!

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  • hachem | January 4, 2013

    Beauty Dish: All Wrapped Up

    Ready for some TGIF-apropos nail news? Not one to follow trivial trends, essie is finally getting into the nail wrap game. It's about time! The talon experts have rolled out Sleek Stick Stickers available in 12 designs ranging from "Don't Cheetah On Me" (animal print, obvi) to a blinged-out pattern entitled "Glam It On".

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  • hachem | January 3, 2013

    See Beckham Smile! See Beckham Run!

    Romeo Beckham proves he's got his daddy David's genes and energy in the new promo vid of Burberry's Spring campaign directed by Christopher Bailey and shot by Mario Testino. Little Becks is all smiles as he "crashes" a shoot (video-bombs? campaign-bombs?) featuring Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Charlotte Wiggins, Charlie France, and Max Rende. Now if only Romeo could get his mommy Victoria to try this smiling thing a bit...

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  • hachem | January 3, 2013

    Valentino Blasts Off

    Tsk, tsk. According to Page Six, Valentino is in the naughty chair with his neighbors in the Swiss Alps ski resort town of Gstaad because he blasted Madonna dance tunes just a wee too loud at his New Year's Eve bash. How very dare! "A number of residents complained to the police as it was echoing around the mountain, and one officer went to speak to someone at the...

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