Chic Report

  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    Meet Sunset Tower Hotel’s Visionary, Jeff Klein

    Ten years ago, hospitality magnate Jeff Klein officially reinvented the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel. We checked in with the ex-New Yorker to both reminisce and look forward. How did this place fall into your lap? I’ve always been in the hotel business, and my former business partner told me there was a building

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  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    Seeing The Light

    The South came to Ludlow Street for a night last week at the Cinema Society’s screening of I Saw The Light, the biopic of country singer Hank Williams Jr. and his tortured life as an artist. The film stars Thor’s Tom Hiddleston, who transforms himself into the singer with one critic already writing, “Not since Sissy Spacek

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  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    Grindr Turns 7 with an LA Bash

    Grindr (we don’t have to tell you what that is) celebrated seven years of Grinding this weekend with a birthday bash in Los Angeles. The evening, hosted by Colby Keller, featured all the things you’d expect from a Grindr shindig with plenty of skin, pantless waiters, aerial performances, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and a few fashion folk in the room.

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  • Ashley Baker | March 24, 2016

    Meet Hackwith Design House, the Fashion Epicenter of St. Paul, Minnesota

    While industry types in New York, London, Milan and Paris struggle to make sense of the fashion show scene vis-a-vis the retail delivery schedule, a Minnesota-based brand has proposed a modest solution. In 2013, designer and CEO type Lisa Hackwith launched her collection with a simple idea: introduce one limited-edition piece on her website each Monday, and sell it

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  • Kristen Heinzinger | March 24, 2016

    Meet the Founders of REVOLVE, Pioneers of L.A. E-tail

    Michael Karanikolas and Michael Mente (aka The Mikes) were on the e-tail scene before it evolved into e-tail as we know it. Since its launch in 2003, REVOLVE has grown to become a leader of the L.A. fashion pack. How did you end up in the fashion industry? Michael Mente: We don’t have fashion backgrounds—we were

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 24, 2016

    Breaking! “Drunk and Belligerent” Peter Brant Jr. Arrested at JFK

    Ruh-roh. Peter Brant Jr. was arrested last night at JFK for allegedly creating a drunken ruckus and disturbance, Page Six reports today.  According to sources, Brant Jr. was waiting to board a flight to West Palm Beach while acting “drunk and belligerent,” which allegedly led to an argument with a JetBlue employee.  The 22-year-old son of Peter M. Brant and model

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  • Eddie Roche | March 23, 2016

    Meet The Stylists Behind Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Rachel McAdams

    How do Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani dominate the red carpet? Ask their adorable and devoted stylists, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, who are steadily conquering Hollywood while every designer around the world awaits their call. How did you meet? Rob Zangardi: After college, I moved to New York and got a job at MTV

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  • Eddie Roche | March 23, 2016

    Watch! Lady Gaga Presents The FLA to Her Bestie Brandon Maxwell

    One of the many highlights of Sunday’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards was the lovefest between Lady Gaga and her bestie and stylist, Brandon Maxwell, who walked away with our Best Designer Debut honor. Maxwell’s hilarious and genuine acceptance speech was not your typical awards show banter: “I want to thank my parents, because I’m sure that

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 23, 2016

    ADEAM Designer Hanako Maeda’s Photo Diary of Tokyo Fashion Week

    Hanako Maeda has been making a name for herself stateside and beyond with her Japanese-influenced designs for ADEAM that are at once both easy to wear and fashion forward. Maeda splits her time between New York and her native Tokyo—this season she opted for just a presentation in NYC, and returned to her hometown to do her

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  • Kristen Heinzinger | March 23, 2016

    Lindsay Ellingson on Wander Beauty, Her Travel-Inspired Cosmetics Brand

    When a top model/Victoria’s Secret Angel launches a beauty line, it’s bound to take off. Lindsay Ellingson collected all the tips and tricks she’s learned in the makeup chair to create Wander Beauty with entrepreneur Divya Gugnani. Last summer, we got a preview of the line when Ellingson was the Daily Summer’s cover girl. Now we learn more about how the travel-inspired, multitasking beauty line came about, and what’s

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