Chic Report

  • Peter Davis | April 21, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Bonobos’ Dwight Fenton Reveals All

    Bonobos presented their Fall ’15 collection at The Ludlow Hotel recently, and the menswear crew sipped beer, listened to jazzy-punk twin brothers The Mattson 2 and checked out the classic-cool collection by Dwight Fenton, VP of design at the brand. I caught up with Dwight after the presentation… What was the inspiration this season? Bonobos’ Fall 15

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  • Paige Reddinger | April 21, 2015

    Stefano Tonchi, Leon Max, and Amber Valletta Celebrate ‘W Stories’

    Have you heard of Leon Max? The fashion titan behind Max Studio lives a chic life splitting his time between his countryside estate in Northampton, England and an equally impressive seven-story mansion, formerly owned by Madonna, in the Hollywood Hills. W‘s Christa D’Souza recently did a feature on the mogul recently, and this week, the mag’s editor-in-chief, Stefano

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | April 20, 2015

    A Few Words On Weddings With Carolina Herrera

    On Friday night, Carolina Herrera showed her gorgeous Spring 2016 Bridal collection at her midtown HQ. Supremely romantic live strings provided the soundtrack, and the lush scent of fresh jasmine was everywhere, fittingly, as the flower inspired Mrs. Herrera’s latest looks for her elegant, exceedingly feminine brides. Many of the mods carried bouquets of the fragrant flower

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  • Eddie Roche | April 20, 2015

    Giorgio Armani on Muscle Boys, Plastic Surgery, And The Way Gay Men Dress

    Giorgio Armani was featured in The Sunday Times Magazine over the weekend and dropped some thoughts about how gay people dress. “A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual,” Armani said. “When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme – to say: ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ –

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  • Paige Reddinger | April 17, 2015

    New Yorkers For Children’s Spring Dance: A Tribute To Oscar de la Renta

    Last night, New Yorkers For Children celebrated their 12th annual iteration of “A Fool’s Fête”, their spring dinner dance, at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. This year’s gala was a tribute to longtime New Yorkers for Children supporter Oscar de la Renta. Many of the evening’s hosts showed up in the late

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | April 17, 2015

    Burberry Brings London To L.A. For The Eve

    A chic British invasion! Last night, Burberry’s “London In Los Angeles” show took over the Griffith Observatory, where more than 700 fashionettes and Tinseltown talents showed up, including Mila Kunis, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rose Byrne, Jaime King, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Elton John, January Jones, the whole Beckham brood, and Anna Wintour. The crowd ambled through an English garden created

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  • Eddie Roche | April 17, 2015

    David Kind Is Here To Change The Eyewear Game

    Ready for the next evolution in luxury eyewear? Dave Barton of David Kind has created a personalized specs brand that comes right to your doorstep. Here’s how it works: You sign up at DavidKind.com, send in a few photos of yourself, pick out three frames that you dig, they’ll pick out three frames that they think

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  • Paige Reddinger | April 16, 2015

    Kilian Hennessy Celebrates Three New Launches From By Kilian

    Last night, luxury perfumer Kilian Hennessy held a chic shopping event at his By Kilian boutique in the meatpacking district to benefit the Division of Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Supermodel Anna Cleveland looked positively regal as she modeled By Kilian’s latest perfumed jewelry and clutches. In addition to By Kilian’s current offering,

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  • Peter Davis | April 16, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Amirah Kassem’s Sweet Sensation

    Last night at the Brooklyn Museum‘s Artists Ball, Amirah Kassem, the It girl/model/founder of Flour Shop, turned her over-the-top baking and confectionary skills into art. Kassem used over 10,000 gumballs (I chewed dozens of the leftovers) into an edible Takashi Murakami-inspired smiley face sunflower wall sculpture. Yummers! It became an instant Instagram smash, with guests

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  • Dena Silver | April 16, 2015

    SCADstyle Denim Intel, Part 2: Jeans Banter With Ayr’s Jac Cameron

    Yesterday, you got a dose of denim knowledge from 3×1′s Scott Morrison, who explained what prompted him to start his editorially-adored brand. Next up: Ayr’s co-founder and design director Jac Cameron shares some more insider details on the jean industry. Cameron came from Calvin Klein Jeans and now runs her own startup biz, Morrispon explains the differences between the two business

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  • The Daily Front Row | April 16, 2015

    Beautifying With Dr. Oz At Bouley Botanical

    Calling all beauty and wellness fangirls: Dr. Oz The Good Life celebrated their May beauty issue last night with a cocktail shindig at Bouley Botanical in Tribeca. On the menu? Tasty canapés by David Bouley, white vino, and cocktails. “I think all of us are ingrained to look for beauty because it’s a barometer of inner health.  But

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  • Peter Davis | April 15, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Cole Haan Debuts ‘The American Dream Project’

    Last night Cole Haan did double duty, celebrating the relaunch of BlackBook magazine and screening its first-ever film production, The American Dream Project. The screening room was wall-to-wall chic: James Marshall, the docu-series’ star and creator, sat with his wife Elettra Wiedemann and her mother Isabella Rossellini. Nearby I saw Andy Cohen, legendary model China Machado,

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | April 15, 2015

    Fitness Dossier, Vol. 6: Real Pilates

    Ready for the latest installment of Fitness Dossier, an endorphin-addled exploration of all those super-chicly branded, sometimes quizzically named boutique fitness haute spots around town? Some you’ve heard tons about and others might not be on your radar yet, so we’re sweating it out for you and getting the scoop from the talents behind these hip perspiration

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  • Dena Silver | April 15, 2015

    SCADstyle Denim Intel, Part 1: Scott Morrison On The Question That Pushed Him To Start 3×1

    Editors ask a lot of questions. So it’s nice to see those inquiries lead to the formation of a brand: 3×1. Founder (and super serious denim guru) Scott Morrison explained to the SCADstyle crowd this week how one repetitive question spurred his desire to create a whole new approach to denim. Check back tomorrow for more denim

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  • Dena Silver | April 15, 2015

    Stock Talk! How Tibi Got Into Neiman Marcus And How Valentina Kova Arrived At Maxfield

    At yesterday’s SCADstyle panel, Tibi’s Amy Smilovic and young talent Valentina Kova sat down to chat with SCAD’s dean of fashion, Michael Fink. While Tibi is an established brand that’s been around for nearly two decades, Kova is currently working on a sixth collection at her namesake line. The two designers shared their stories about getting started and

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  • The Daily Front Row | April 14, 2015

    Wolk Morais Debuts In L.A. With A Vibrant Resort 2016 Showing

    “From the moment we arrived in Los Angeles, we thought, ‘There is something going on here,’” Brian Wolk told The Daily, as he and his Ruffian design partner Claude Morais rang in their one-year anniversary in Los Angeles. Clearly, the city is treating them well: They celebrated the occasion with the runway debut of their

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  • Dena Silver | April 13, 2015

    School Chatter With Joseph Altuzarra

    Today, Joseph Altuzarra spilled all the dirt on his meteoric rise to success at SCADstyle, a series of talked held at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Art. While you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get the full dish, the chat covered his first internships for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Proenza

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  • Peter Davis | April 13, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Live From ‘The Living’ Premiere Party

    Over the weekend, my pal Jack Bryan, a fellow native New Yorker and Buckley boy, screened his dark, gripping indie-noir The Living. I’ve seen the film a few times (it’s that good) and the theater was packed with fans and friends and fabulous people like his sister, Alexis Bryan Morgan, and her husband, writer, Spencer Morgan. “Since I

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  • Dena Silver | April 13, 2015

    A Barneys Fangirl Moment With Isabel Marant

    On Thursday eve, Barneys created an idyllic, luxe music festival-esque scene to toast Isabel Marant, replete with lights strung from the ceiling, green plants and vibrant blossoms strewn about, and bites of avocado toast and cones of French fries to nibble on. The designer was on hand for the celebration, and we snagged a quick chat…

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  • Dena Silver | April 10, 2015

    Calvin Klein Turns Back The Clock For Fall 2015

    Calvin Klein got homey last night, as they unveiled the latest threads in their Fall 2015 line for sportswear, jeans, underwear, performance, and accessories. Mods were draped on couches in a recreation of the chicest New York apartment from the ’70s, replete with a fiddle leaf fig tree, sleek furniture, and a cushy carpet. Naturally,

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