2011 March 11

A Moment With...Ally Hilfiger, Domestic Goddess

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Ally Hilfiger showed up at the rollicking opening of the Mondrian SoHo last night, making the rounds among a crowd of Russell Simmons, Zani Gugelmann, Yigal Azrouel, Prabal Gurung, Eve, and Olivia Palermo. The event seemed waterproof in spirit, despite the temperamental downpour outside. Chic chatted with the pint-sized reality-star-turned-RTW-designer about her prowess in the kitchen, her penchant for punchy hues and an upcoming jaunt to Paris.

Any new recipes?
I have this famous roasted chicken. I've never had juicier chicken in my life, I make it all the time. You've got to rub the chicken with a lot of olive oil, salt and pepper. I mean, you have to really massage it in. Then you stick a clove of smashed roasted garlic and a half a lemon in the middle of the chicken. And a bunch of rosemary, with sliced potatoes arranged around it. I serve it with a kale salad. 

How’s your line, NAHM, going?
We’re designing Spring 2012 now, and it’s so much fun. We put our Fall 2011 line together in three months, so now we get to have a bit more time.

What are you especially jazzed about for next spring?
Color! Right now I’m really loving an oversaturated turquoise, with a washed out, pink-y coral color.

What else is in the pipeline for you?
I’m going to Paris soon with my boyfriend for his birthday. We’re going to go to the museums and walk around and just be romantic. We’re also going to eat a lot of macarons.

What’s your favorite flavor?
Rose and raspberry.

Do you have a bakery of choice?
I like to go everywhere, but there is a place at the end of the Champs-Elysées, and it’s not Ladurée. I love the packaging.

What else is on the Paris itinerary? Anything work-related?
I’m going to see old ribbon factories and textile places.

What’s more daunting: spring-cleaning your closet or your email inbox?
I just ignore my inbox, and I’m looking forward to putting all of my clothes in the center of my room and just throwing away all of the stuff I’ve never worn. I really want to do this. Of course, it’s going to take me a whole weekend!

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