It’s your favorite tip-off of the week: The Daily Summer returns in the Hamptons and beyond with our luxury issue, featuring cover girl Hilary Rhoda. This time around, go for a bike ride with the gorgeous couple behind Haute Hippie, get up to speed on social media thanks to Donna Karan’s Aliza Licht (aka DKNY PR Girl), and meet the owner of the world’s largest collection of Vilebrequin swimsuits.
WHAT: Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle
WHY: They say necessity is the mother of invention and that statement proves true with this practical and innovative bangle that doubles as a flask from Cynthia Rowley. Made of stainless steel, this arm candy is both durable and fashion-forward! What could get better than this? Look great for a night on the town and save money on drinks; youâ€™ll need the extra cash for more bangles! So top yourselves off ladiesâ€¦we mean, your outfit that is!
Chado Ralph Rucci
Lady and the vamp! At Ralph Rucci, it was all about sophisticated, sleek silhouettes with a hint of sultry. Classic staples for his uptown set came via mink furs vibrant hues (lime green, perhaps? Pepto pink, anyone?) Daywear debuted conservative turtlenecks and button downs paired with leather skirts. A fantastic gown with sheer beaded mesh fell into a partial skirt that artfully revealed an underpinning of Francis Bacon’s famous Screaming Pope painting screen printed onto gazar. Accessories also revealed a subtle wild streak for the Rucci woman, what with tassel bracelets hanging suggestively from the wrists. Ooh la la! We suspect Rucci will be all tied up when his customers come calling to pre-order…
When Chic asked designer Cynthia Rowley to be a contributor, she was inspired by Diana Vreeland’s famous Bazaar column, “Why Don’t You…”, in which the editrix offered offbeat and amusing suggestions to readers. One famous offering: â€œWhy don’t you…wash your blond child’s hair in dead champagne as they do in France?â€. Every week, Cynthia will sketch a different “unusual” invention that she’d produce “if only” she had the time.