Chic Report

  • Eddie Roche | December 11, 2014

    ACRIA’s Holiday Dinner Honors Bruce Weber and Larry Kramer

    Kim Kardashian West (that’s what she’s going by these days) and legendary AIDS activist and playwright Larry Kramer aren’t the most likely duo, but both were under the same roof last night for ACRIA’s 19th annual holiday dinner benefit held at Skylight Modern. The event, which benefited AIDS research, education, and prevention, brought in a

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  • Dena Silver | December 11, 2014

    Gisele Bündchen Goes Topless (Take Deux) For Stuart Weitzman

    Further proving that she can nail the femmed-up tomboy look, Gisele Bündchen fronts Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2015 campaign in a pair of menswear-inspired tweedy trousers, some strappy heels, and nothing else. This is her second campaign for the brand, and like her Fall 2014 ads, this gorgeous B&W image was snapped by Mario Testino. The brand kept their

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | December 11, 2014

    Bon Appétit Throws A Lavish Lunch With Jean-Georges Vongerichten For Vegas Uncork’d

    Leave it to Bon Appétit to put your typical snowy Wednesday lunch plans to shame: Yesterday, the glossy hosted a five-course affair whipped up by Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the superstar chef’s Columbus Circle eatery Nougatine. The occasion for dipping into marvelous creations like diver scallop and provence truffle tartare and caramelized NY strip loin avec silky parsnips, roasted brussels sprouts, and miso

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  • Zachary Weiss | December 11, 2014

    Chrissy Teigen Celebrates Vince Handbags

    Last night, Vince celebrated the launch of their new handbag collection alongside Step Up Women’s Network, ELLE, and Chrissy Teigen. Teigen was surrounded throughout the evening by young and eager fans. Instead of snapping selfies –though there were certainly many taken–many of the girls sought Teigen’s motivational words of wisdom. “Working with young girls is always

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  • Zachary Weiss | December 11, 2014

    Two Days of Toasting All Things Valentino

    Much more than a Couture show: Valentino put together two epic, celeb-filled days worth of festivities to toast their newest Fifth Avenue flagship. It kicked off Wednesday evening at the David Chipperfield-designed storefront, where the architect himself arrived with Valentino’s duo of creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. “I love the shoes and bag sections; I’m

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  • Eddie Roche | December 10, 2014

    The Royal Roll Call

    By now you’ve likely seen the pic of Kate Middleton geeking out over meeting J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons, but who else in fashion got some one-on-one time with the Royals while they visited New York during their brief visit? Yesterday Harper’s Bazaar EIC and GREAT Ambassador Glenda Bailey, Georgina Chapman (with hubby Harvey Weinstein) and Burberry’s

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  • Zachary Weiss | December 10, 2014

    James Franco Debuts ‘The Color of Time’

    A set of seats labeled simply “FRANCO’ were set aside in The Landmark Sunshine Theatre last night where the man himself, James Franco, debuted his next art house film, The Color of Time along with Montblanc and The Cinema Society. The cast included Franco, of course, in addition to Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff,

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  • Dena Silver | December 10, 2014

    Adam Selman And Bob Mackie On Dressing Rihanna And Cher

    What happens when the costume designers that rose to fame for their designs for two uber-iconic pop stars (we’re talking about Rihanna and Cher) meet up for dinner? A massive trip down memory lane! The Thick tagged along for a meal of epic proportions with Adam Selman and Bob Mackie, which took place at The Round Table Room in the Algonquin Hotel. As

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  • Zachary Weiss | December 10, 2014

    Tinker Tailor Teams Up With Fivestory

    Well-heeled uptowners mingled at Claire Distenfeld‘s Fivestory boutique last night where the store teamed up with Tinker Tailor. The e-commerce venture, led by Moda Operandi alums Aslaug Magnusdottir and Cleo Davis-Urman, allows users to customize (aka tinker) exclusive women’s luxury apparel and accessories, as well as design (aka tailor) their own bespoke wardrobe pieces. Designs on offer include looks from Rodarte,

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  • Eddie Roche | December 10, 2014

    A Miracle On Madison Avenue

    Miracle on Madison Avenue returned over the weekend for its 28th year, turning one of New York City’s most famous streets into ‘Charity Central’. This year, an impressive 90 brands and retailers welcomed shoppers and donated 20 percent of sales to The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It marks the third year that Miracle on Madison Avenue has raised

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  • Zachary Weiss | December 10, 2014

    Derek Lam On His Newest Downtown Digs

    Derek Lam has found another set of digs to add to his rapidly growing list of retail locations in NYC and beyond. This time, he’s set up shop at 115 Mercer Street and filled the chic space with his Derek Lam 10 Crosby collection. “For me, it’s about that personal interaction between what I do and

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  • Zachary Weiss | December 9, 2014

    Dannijo And Mercedes-Benz Take A Roadtrip

    Last night, a crew of fashion folks trekked out to, of all places, Westchester for a road trip to remember. Danielle and Jodie Snyder, the sisters behind Dannijo, led a caravan of chauffeured Mercedes S550 sedans to Westchester where an intimate crowd dined at The Inn at Pound Ridge, one of decorated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s more recent outposts.

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  • Eddie Roche | December 9, 2014

    How To Spend 2015 With Nick Bateman!

      Social media sensation Nick Bateman truly shut down the internet last month: when we posted our interview with him, it promptly crashed our site for hours. This native Canadian and up-and-coming actor, who has a whopping 1.5 million plus followers on Facebook and a massive Instagram following (a mere 1 million!), has gathered some of

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  • Dena Silver | December 9, 2014

    The Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil On Her Eres Swimsuit Collab

    As brutal rainstorms soak the streets of New York this afternoon, why not revisit sunnier times? To wit: This weekend, Laure Heriard Dubreuil hosted an airy lunch atop her go-to Miami boutique, The Webster. Not only is the shop stocked with lust-worthy designs from the likes of Chanel, Adam Lippes, and Saint Laurent—it’s also the

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  • The Daily Front Row | December 9, 2014

    Nicole Miller’s Art Director, J. Ryan Ulsh, Fêtes His Photography

    Nicole Miller’s art director, J. Ryan Ulsh, cohosted an exhibit avec artist Marie Obegi last eve at Krause Gallery on the LES. The one-night-only exhibit, entitled “Portraits,” showcased the work of Ulsh, who moonlights as a shutterbug when he’s not chez Miller, and Obegi, who dabbled in shoe design before delving into the art scene. Missed the show? Check out some of

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  • The Daily | December 9, 2014

    Garden Party! With Chef Julie Frans Of South Beach’s Essensia

    For a place where bikinis reign supreme and fitting into those evening gowns is very important, Miami isn’t as flush with healthy, chic eateries as one might expect. Then there’s Essensia, located in South Beach’s The Palms hotel. One of the first spots in the area to offer farm-to-table cuisine, they’ve upped the ante with an onsite chef’s

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  • Eddie Roche | December 8, 2014

    Exclusive! Who’s Showing At New York Men’s Day In February?

    The 12 designers showing at New York Men’s Day next year were announced today by Agentry PR. On February 11, Cadet, Carlos Campos, Chapter, David Hart, Ernest Alexander, Fingers Crossed, GarciaVelez, Gents, Hickey Freeman Sportswear, J.Lindeberg, Lucio Castro, and Timo Weiland will present their Fall 2015 collections simultaneously, with six designers showing in the morning and six designers showing late afternoon. The bi-annual event, which started

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  • Eddie Roche | December 8, 2014

    Stefano Tonchi On Kim Kardashian’s Paper Cover

    How does W‘s Stefano Tonchi feel about Kim Kardashian’s recent cover for Paper magazine, for which she famously bared her bum? “Everybody says, ‘Oh my God, look at the cover of Paper magazine with Kim Kardashian,’” Tonchi tells Page Six. “I’m like, yeah, I think she is using them. We used her.” One of KK’s

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  • Peter Davis | December 8, 2014

    The Daily Davis: The Surf Lodge’s Basel Beauties

    Brazilian bombshell Jayma Cardoso (who’s seven months pregnant with a boy) brought her baby bump and a bunch of beauties to Art Basel, where she launched a Surf Lodge pop-up at The Deauville Beach Resort (where The Beatles sang when they were on The Ed Sullivan Show). “I swear this baby is going to come out

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  • The Daily Front Row | December 8, 2014

    Cosmo’s Epic New Year’s Eve Plans

    What are vous doing to ring in 2015? OK, you’re probably a bit preoccupied currently with cramming all of those holiday shindigs into your iCal, but Cosmopolitan already has their New Year’s Eve all plotted out. To kick off half a century of sexing up the newsstand, the glossy is pairing up with Covergirl on a “takeover” of the Times Square

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