Chic Report

  • Eddie Roche | December 23, 2014

    Michael Kors and Karmen Pedaru Meet Again

    Ahoy! Michael Kors has once again enlisted Karmen Pedaru to be the face of his Spring 2015 campaign, shot by Mario Testino, another longtime collaborator with the brand. (Over a decade and counting!) “Spring is about rebirth and renewal, so the collection and the campaign convey the upbeat elegance and color that the season brings,”

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  • Peter Davis | December 22, 2014

    The Daily Davis: Trumaker’s Mark Lovas

    Trumaker, a San Francisco-based bespoke shirt company, is the newest site offering custom clothing to the growing army of style-savvy guys who are obsessed with the fit of every item of clothing in their closet. I met Mark Lovas, the handsome co-founder, in Soho to order a shirt (I chose a dressy dark indigo) from a Trumaker

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  • The Daily Front Row | December 22, 2014

    Is Jenna Lyons In The Naughty Chair?

    Say it ain’t so! NY Post‘s Page Six is reporting that J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler has asked Jenna Lyons to bring it down a notch and get her focus back on the brand after the retailer has been hit with poor sales. A J.Crew spokesperson is denying the story, saying, “This is completely inaccurate and couldn’t be

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  • Eddie Roche | December 22, 2014

    Quvenzhané Wallis Stars In More Armani Junior Ads

    Kim and Kanye aren’t the only ones with impressive Spring campaigns coming your way next year. Annie star Quvenzhané Wallis resumes her role as the face of Armani Junior, the brand announced today. The 11-year-old, who is the youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for best actress, opened in the remake of

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  • Eddie Roche | December 19, 2014

    James Scully On Why Frida Giannini Didn’t Fly At Gucci

    You can always count on veteran fashion director James Scully to share his opinion, and last night we were intrigued with his Facebook update with his reaction to Vanessa Friedman‘s recent New York Times article, “Beware, Designers: What Frida Giannini’s Departure at Gucci Tells Us.” In the piece she writes: “What’s interesting, however, is that

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  • Eddie Roche | December 19, 2014

    Male Model Moments: Meet Matthew Giesler

      After taking a week off from ‘Male Model Moments’, we return this week with South Africa native Matthew Giesler, who shares some vital info., like his least favorite food, where you’re least likely to find him, and what scares him. (His answer to the latter question is worth the price of admission alone. Hilar.)

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  • Dena Silver | December 19, 2014

    Anna Wintour’s Impeccably Chic Christmas, Down To The Marni Wrapping Paper

    During Milan Fashion Week, the fashion flock blew up their social media accounts with the array of blossoms and gifts stocked at Marni’s flower market. Anna Wintour seems to be equally as smitten with the punchy patterns. And she stocked up on some designer wrapper paper, festooned with prints from the maison‘s archive, for the holidays. Not only did Vogue include a

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  • The Daily Front Row | December 19, 2014

    Five Time Inc. Titles Plot A Field Trip To Charleston

    Daydreaming of warmer climes? The editors at a handful of Time Inc. glossies seem to be as well. Five lifestyle titles—Departures, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Coastal Living, and Southern Living—are taking the show on the road with the inaugural Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, happening May 1 to 3. The Southern excursion schedule of a la carte

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  • Eddie Roche | December 18, 2014

    The Australian Fashion Foundation Announces Its Latest Crop Of Winners

    A few lucky (and talented) Aussies had Santa come early this year with the announcement of the 2014/2015 Australian Fashion Foundation (AUSFF) winners, which were revealed in Sydney yesterday. Melbourne-based menswear designer Alexander Oscar Kelvy and womenswear designer Grace Butterworth were each awarded AUD 20,000 (that’s $16,400 in U.S. dollars); they will also win six-month internships

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  • Dena Silver | December 18, 2014

    Emily Blunt Geeks Out Over Meryl Streep To Net-A-Porter’s The Edit

    This week’s cover girl on Net-A-Porter’s The Edit is Emily Blunt, and the chic actress dishes all about working in the biz, from her upcoming singing role in Into The Woods to her nonchalant entrée into the industry. She might be a professional actress now, but she still had a bit of a fan girl moment when Meryl Streep called her The Devil

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  • Dena Silver | December 18, 2014

    Nicki Minaj Fronts Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Campaign

    Roberto Cavalli has found his spirit animal for Spring 2015, and it’s Nicki Minaj. The rapper fronts the designer’s campaign, which features Cavalli’s signature animal print alongside a few other tribal-inspired gowns. The photos were shot by Francesco Carrozzini, whose mother is Vogue Italia EIC Franca Sozzani. Why Minaj? Well, it has something to do with snakes. “It is no coincidence that one of

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  • Eddie Roche | December 17, 2014

    Emporio Armani Discovers That Calvin Harris Is A Total Babe

    How did we miss the memo that DJ Calvin Harris is so easy on the eyes? The folks over at Emporio Armani got it, and they’ve nabbed the Grammy winner as the face of their Spring/Summer campaign. This is OK with us. He’ll also be fronting their Emporio Armani Eyewear and watch lines. Life appears

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  • Dena Silver | December 16, 2014

    Marc Jacobs Recruits An Army Of Supermodels For His Spring 2015 Ads

    Olivier Rousteing might have his army of burger-eating models in his latest Balmain campaign, but Marc Jacobs has quite the gang of mods in his Spring 2015 ads. The knockout lineup includes Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Natasha Poly, Anna Ewers, Jessica Stam, Issa Lish, and Adriana Lima. The January issues of your fave fashion glossies will be stocked with

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  • Eddie Roche | December 16, 2014

    That Night When Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears Sang Dolly Parton Tunes…

    One holiday party for the history books (per usual) was the Chandelier Creative gathering, which once again set the bar on Friday night when they put on ‘A Dolly Good Xmas’ at Cedar Lake in Chelsea. Richard Christiansen and his team honored the universally adored Dolly Parton with an exhibition of some of her most

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | December 16, 2014

    ELLE Unveils The Agenda

    ELLE is toasting three decades next year, and they’ve got plenty in store for the anniversary. To wit: The Agenda, an intriguing new project (just one of many projects for the big birthday) that debuts in the glossy’s January issue, which hits newsstands today. The mag chose 43 incredible women from a wide array of fields.

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  • Eddie Roche | December 16, 2014

    Kenzo’s Collab With evian Has Arrived

    Earlier this year at Paris Fashion Week, we got a glimpse of the collaboration between evian and Kenzo and now the bottle is finally available. The bottle follows in the illustrious footsteps of former evian partnerships with Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, and Diane von Furstenberg. (Full disclosure: We never opened our 2012 DvF

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  • Dena Silver | December 16, 2014

    Leggy Luxe

    WHAT: Exhale x David Lerner Monochromatic Floral Printed Poly Spandex Jersey Legging WHY:  Want to get an early start on your New Year’s resolution? Opt for a pair of Exhale by David Lerner floral-print leggings, and you’ll find yourself gym-bound long before January 1st. As a much more visual option than basic black, these printed pants are also a great way

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | December 15, 2014

    T’s Brendan Monaghan Rings In His 40th Birthday At The Boom Boom Room

    Perhaps you ran across some unapologetically glam party shots on Instagram this weekend under the hashtag #bcm40. The occasion? A very posh 40th birthday bash at the Boom Boom Room for Brendan Monaghan, the dapper publisher of  T: The New York Times Style Magazine as well as VP of The Times’ luxury advertising. The black tie festivities brought out Monaghan’s

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  • Eddie Roche | December 15, 2014

    Burberry Springs Ahead With Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn

    Burberry quietly unveiled their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign over the weekend, with Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn posing for Mario Testino. It’s the first time that Campbell has appeared in a Burberry campaign since working with Kate Moss in 2001. It’s the fourth campaign with the brand for Dunn, who first appeared in their Spring/Summer campaign

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  • The Daily Front Row | December 15, 2014

    GQ and Tommy Hilfiger Honor The Men of New York

    All attention was on the dudes last week as Tommy Hilfiger’s Fifth Avenue flagship hosted its third annual GQ Men of New York event, honoring the city’s most gifted artists, musicians, athletes, actors, and entrepreneurs, and raising awareness and funds for the global non-profit organization Save the Children. Who made the cut this year? Today show co-anchor Willie

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