2014 April 18

Is It Paris or New York for Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele?

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What's got the always-exuberant Carlyne Cerf going this week on her web series, J'Adore? Paris and New York streetstyle. Needless to say, she has something surprising to share. CCD also chimes in on how the gents out there are looking these days. 


2014 April 18

Sergio Says! Musings From Cosmo (and Beyond...)

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Childhood dreams came true for our Cosmo pal Sergio Kletnoy this week: the assistant to Joanna Coles (and oh so much more!) has photographic evidence, at long last, of his encounter with a bewitching French superstar. It's only a matter of time before this shot gets enlarged and ornately framed, right, Serge? 

"My love affair with Vanessa Paradis began in 1987. So everything that happened this week paled in comparison to my 10-year old self finally getting a photo with my first crush ever! I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I was sitting on my grandma’s couch in the former U.S.S.R., watching a Saturday morning music show, when an adorable young French girl with a baby voice by the name of Vanessa Paradis sang to me from inside the tube. It was a song called “Joe Le Taxi” and I couldn’t understand a word. The language barrier didn’t matter: I was madly in love.

I've followed Vanessa’s career ever since. From her French films (Girl On The Bridge being a favorite), to her albums (1992’s self-titled album—her only English effort, produced by Lenny Kravitz—is a masterpiece), to the fashion world’s (and my) obsession with her face, eyes, gap in her teeth, and incredible style. I was a bonafide fan. Hello!!! That Coco Chanel ad, with Vanessa inside a birdcage, is pure art!

I first met Paradis in the winter of 2010, when Marie Claire shot her for its April issue. There was a snowstorm looming over NYC, and when I walked onto the set I heard Brigitte Bardot’s music playing in the background. I was mesmerized when I saw her from the corner of my eye; I couldn’t speak. During the break, Marie Claire’s fashion director, Nina Garcia, brought Vanessa over and introduced us. Paradis extended her hand and said, “I saw you looking when you walked in, you look familiar, have we met before?” I mumbled, “Only in my dreams”. I must have freaked her out, but she smiled and was super sweet nevertheless. I was so nervous that I didn’t even ask for a photo. A few minutes later she went back to the shoot, and I waved as I was leaving. I’m sure she didn’t even notice, but that didn’t matter. I was as happy as a little girl!

Fast forward to the Cinema Society and Women's Health premiere for John Turturro’s hilarious comedy Fading Gigolo, which stars Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Turturro, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber and Vanessa. Paradis sat a few rows behind me; her hair was short and she looked more stunning than ever before. The film was sharp and witty. The brilliant cast meshed so well together, and Vanessa was delightful in her first English role. As if I wasn’t nervous enough, Vanessa and I arrived at the same exact time to the afterparty at Bar Nana. I made my way through the crowd of models, socialites, actors, and fashion designers, and I saw her posse take the corner booth. I waited a few minutes, walked over and introduced myself. She was super sweet and guarded. She even remembered the Marie Claire shoot where we first met. Everything about our conversation now seems like a blur, I just remember seeing stars and being super nervous. When I asked for a photo, she happily obliged. A few moments later we were once again worlds apart. But that photo of us will forever live in on my iPhone and the web-o-sphere. Nothing else mattered that evening. A few minutes later I slipped out of the party, completely exhilarated and sweating like a wh*re in church. Yes, dreams do come true… 

Have an excellent weekend, be sure to check out my fave new tunes below and until next time you can catch me on Twitter @SergioKletnoy

OBSESSED:
West Coast” by Lana Del Rey
Beautiful People” by Lulu James
Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
Boom Clap” by Charli XCX
It’s On Again” by Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar
Ancora Tu” by Roisin Murphy
I Blame Myself” by Sky Ferreira
Walk it Out” by Jennifer Hudson & Timbaland
Torpedo” by Jillette Johnson
No Rest For The Wicked” by Lykke Li


2014 April 18

Which Designer Did Kate Middleton Wear Today?

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What designer walks home with the Kate Middleton look of the day? Australian designers Zimmermann stand to benefit from the Kate touch as she tours their country with hubbie William and Prince George in tow. The couple spent the day at Manly Beach in Sydney today meeting sick children, surfers, and royal fans of all ages. New Yorkers can get their Zimmermann fix at their Mercer Street store in Soho. 



2014 April 17

Teresa Moore FĂȘtes Her Foodie Blog, TeresaTastes

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What do you get when you mix a runway mod, a serious foodie devotion, and a touch of fashion? The blog TeresaTastes, written by Teresa Moore, a mod who also happens to be a serious gourmand. Last night, The Daily fêted the unveiling of her gourmet site at chic LES spot Beauty & Essex. Over grilled cheese dumplings and Belvedere's latest Mango Passion cocktails, Moore filled us in on her cuisine preferences and her go-to chefs. Forget any misconceptions you’ve heard about models and food: this one really knows her way around New York’s restaurant scene.

How did you first get into cooking?
My parents are very international: my mom is Italian and my dad is American, but he lived in Japan. So my parents were always very eclectic and they were also hippies and they were into healthy food. I always had such a span of different foods. Then when I moved to New York, the restaurant culture here is so fascinating and it’s my favorite thing to do with my spare time.

When did you decide to start the blog?
I’ve had a blog for the past four years that was very basic, with awesome pictures of food. I have a huge following on FoodSpotting and I’m in the top 10 food bloggers on Tumblr. And that grew so much, so I decided to make a blog about it.

What kind of content can we expect from TeresaTastes?
Then I want to have fun and loop in social media, asking my followers questions like 'Where is the best salad in New York?' and having people tweet in their opinion. I don’t think you should be sitting at home on a juice diet having a miserable life. I want to offer ideas for people to go out, have fun, while still staying healthy. That’s what this blog is about!

Who’s your favorite chef?
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. I think the fact that he innovated Japanese cuisine with the infusion of Peruvian flavors 20 years ago was amazing. There’s no one that has superseded his genius. The food is so clean, so delicious and his restaurants are packed every night of the week.

What is your go-to recipe?
I steal every Jamie Oliver recipe, because they’re so tasty and he usually makes everything in one dish, so there’s very little cleanup. I do this salmon dish with an anchovy rosemary pesto, and it’s so delicious. I serve it for dinner with sautéed asparagus.

Now let’s talk taste! Do you prefer sweet or savory?
Savory, 100 percent!

Which do you like more: finger food or chopsticks?
Oh! I really like Asian and Japanese food, so it might be chopsticks. But I do love the sensuality of eating with my fingers, especially at an Ethiopian restaurant.

Are you a fruit or vegetable girl?
I mean, I think I'm fifty-fifty.

And finally, can we usually find you eating out or staying in?
Eating out, always!


2014 April 17

Kate Middleton's Posse of Aussie Princesses

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It's Day 11 of the Royals' big vacay and Prince George got the day off, but Kate Middleton and Prince William were still out and about making the rounds in Australia. Middleton wore a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress and Stuart Weitzman wedges as she met little ones dressed as princesses themselves. The couple was hard at work touring the Blue Mountain suburb of Winmalee. Just another day at the office. 


2014 April 17

Derek Lam Takes A Trip To The NYC Ballet For A Jewelry Collab With Jamie Wolf

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Springtime might be all about spending time outdoors and revamping your wardrobe with a few floral pieces, but it’s also all about the ballet. And this season, the balletic inspiration goes far beyond pink tutus and lace-up pointe shoes; for the 50th Anniversary of The New York City Ballet, Derek Lam and jeweler Jamie Wolf joined forces to create a sparkly ballet-inspired line of jewelry. The two-tone collection, which was unveiled with a grand soiree last night at Lam’s Madison Avenue shop, was inspired by George Balanchine, the iconic choreographer and co-founder of the NYC Ballet. Titled Black and White, the pieces in the bauble collection are as fluid and languid as a seasoned dancer, and brought out the likes of Brad Goreski, Eric Wilson, Roopal Patel, Emily Holt, Julie Macklowe, and a slew of NYC Ballet dancers to celebrate. All in all, the evening reflected the elegance and sophistication of the collection; it was right on pointe.

 

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