Chic Report

  • 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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