Chic Report

  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 25, 2015

    Fitness Dossier, Vol. 3: SoulCycle

    Welcome to the third installment of our new series, 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

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  • Eddie Roche | March 25, 2015

    Watch Kipling’s Happy New Campaign

    Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Kipling to the rescue with this could-be-viral video to promote their upcoming Make Happy campaign, which launches in New York City on April 8th. The accessories brand is hitting the streets to do something nice for unsuspecting commuters. Word is, they’ll be gifting pre-filled Metrocards, passes to museums and fitness classes,

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  • Eddie Roche | March 24, 2015

    Denim To Discuss: Eight Field of Freedom

    There’s another new denim contender in the biz, and this one comes with a major advantage in the form of industry vet Gonazlo Posada, who recently launched Eight Field of Freedom. Posada’s  experience in apparel includes a dozen years at Guess Jeans starting in the late 1980s; he also helped put True Religion on the map.

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 24, 2015

    Kiehl’s New Dehydration Analyzer Tool, Decoded

    Do you know the difference between whether your skin is dry or dehydrated? Dry skin lacks oil, while dehydrated skin lacks water. Even oily skin can be dehydrated. Kiehl’s new dehydration analyzer tool can tell you at what percentage your skin is dehydrated through “bio-electric impedance technology”, which sends a current through the surface layers

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  • Zachary Weiss | March 23, 2015

    Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper’s ‘Serena’ Debut

    It’s not everyday that a pair of Hollywood’s biggest stars roll into town, attached at the hip, to debut their latest film. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were inseparable from start to finish at the Cinema Society and Dior Beauty-hosted premiere of Serena, the Susanne Bier-directed flick chronicling the romance of a Southern timber magnate and

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  • Peter Davis | March 23, 2015

    The Daily Davis: A Moment With Sasha Lazard At The Den

    The Den, a new swanky lounge at The WestHouse Hotel, opened last week, with a slew of socials sipping champagne and a knockout performance by Sasha Lazard. In between sets, I caught up with Sasha… You just sang a song in perfect Russian. How many languages can you sing in? English, French, Italian, Russian, German

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 23, 2015

    Julia Restoin Roitfeld’s ‘Pat The Bunny’ Curated Collection Hits Stores

    Julia Restoin Roitfeld has partnered with the popular children’s book Pat The Bunny published by Golden Books (the same publishers of Goodnight Moon) to celebrate the book’s 75th anniversary with a range of children’s clothing and accessories. The range includes collaborations with designers like Charlotte Olympia, Bonpoint, and aden +anais. Roitfeld, daughter of Carine Roitfeld and

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 20, 2015

    Dear Daily: Trina Turk’s Cuban Adventure

    Trina Turk recently journeyed to Cuba and gave us her take on the trip, from ogling architecture to hitting the Tropicana Club to drinking Hemingway-approved daiquiris. Prepare for some wanderlust!  “My husband Jonathan Skow (aka Mr. Turk) and I are architectural hobbyists, so we jumped at the chance to join a cultural exchange/architectural tour to Cuba organized

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 20, 2015

    Manolo Blahnik And Falke Pair Up On A Socks Line

    Manolo Blahnik is further chicifying our pieds: the iconic shoe designer is collaborating with Germany-based Falke on his own collection of socks. Expect a trio of coed styles in the limited-run, special edition line, and punchy colors and textures in the mix. The chic socks will run you $37 (£25), and are available exclusively at BecauseLondon.com, the

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 20, 2015

    Cher Heads To Brazil For amfAR’s Inspiration Gala

    Attention, Cher superfans! The icon is headed down to São Paulo for the fifth annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in the Brazilian metropolis, taking place on April 10. Cher will receive the amfAR Award of Inspiration at the soiree. More chic deets? Kylie Minogue is performing, and Jean Paul Gaultier and Felipe Diniz will be honored at the gala, which is being presented

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  • Peter Davis | March 19, 2015

    The Daily Davis: The Den’s Debut Brings Out The Social Set And Songbird Sasha Lazard

    Last night, a swell of socials crowded into The Den, a new lounge in the WestHouse Hotel on West 55th Street. Pop-opera chanteuse Sasha Lazard performed songs in a multitude of languages, from English to Italian to Russian. The bash was hosted by Gillian Hearst-Shaw, Jack Yeaton, Dee Dee Sides, Sarika Rastogi, and Town & Country‘s Micaela English (bedecked

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 19, 2015

    Jeans Banter! With Joan Smalls

    Denim to discuss: Joan Smalls’ debut capsule collection for True Religion, filled with delightfully stretchy skinnies (from classic noir to a washed satin spin in grey that resembles the gently-rippled effect of the bottom of a pool) and chic cropped sweatshirts, some flaunting phrases chosen by Smalls, as well as a logoed sports bra and more. The line

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  • Peter Davis | March 19, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Love Heals’ Lovefest

    The Four Seasons’ iconic pool room was a major lovefest for Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education gala. Hal Rubenstein, the editor at large at InStyle, both MC-ed and took home a major honor. Speaking to the crowd, Rubenstein spoke of living with HIV and was both serious (urging parents in the

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 18, 2015

    Fitness Dossier, Vol. 2: CityRow

    Welcome to the second installment of our new series, 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

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  • Peter Davis | March 18, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Who’s Behind The Site DeuxMoi?

    Remember Socialite Rank, the website that ranked and riled social butterflies and was anonymous (until yours truly outed the team behind the snarky site in Avenue)? Well, there’s a new anonymous site that has people guessing: who the heck is behind Deuxmoi? The site is not that snippy in their posts, despite a blind item about a

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  • Dena Silver | March 17, 2015

    Emilio Pucci And Orlebar Brown Give Beach Garb A Colorful Redux

    Emilio Pucci’s pattern prowess is now on display for pool-bound hommes, thanks to a collaboration with Orlebar Brown. In a 20-piece collection, the storied Italian brand brings their print expertise to the forefront, highlighted by the swim label’s tailored and very European shapes and cuts. Swim shorts are a big part of the collection, for both men and women, and

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 17, 2015

    Hayward’s Marin Hopper On Her Luxe Handbags And Hollywood Family Heritage

    Marin Hopper’s line of ultra-luxe handbags, Hayward, culls from her very chic, pretty complex family history, from the distinctive zipper pulls to the slew of styles named after her relatives. Inspired by and named for her grandfather Leland Hayward, the illustrious Hollywood producer, aviator, and founder of Southwest Airlines, Hopper’s line took shape half a dozen

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  • Peter Davis | March 16, 2015

    The Daily Davis: Jed Weisman’s Thunderball of a Birthday Bash Chez Indochine

      It was sartorially fitting that the theme to Jed Weisman‘s 30th birthday party was “Thunderball” with an invite calling for “Bond Attire” as Jed, a very popular man-about-town, could easily play Bond and also wears black tie as if he was born in a tux. Jed recently moved to Los Angeles (sigh) to work

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  • Eddie Roche | March 16, 2015

    Dolce & Gabbana Controversy Heats Up

    Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce revealed in an interview with Italian magazine Panorama that they oppose gay adoption, which infuriated Elton John and his husband David Furnish (along with many others) over the weekend. “We oppose gay adoption,” the designers (formerly a couple) said in the interview. “The only family is the traditional one. No

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  • Eddie Roche | March 13, 2015

    What Brings Rihanna and Steven Klein Together?

    RiRi’s going RafRaf. Rihanna will be featured in the upcoming Dior ‘Secret Garden’ campaign, shot by Steven Klein in Versailles. Previously models Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk, and Xiao Wen Ju were in the campaign for their Secret Garden films with Inez and Vinoodh behind the camera. Ri’s been a longtime friend to Dior, showing up at their

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