2012 February 29

Marc on LV, in V

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Marc reflects on his time at LV in the March issue Marc reflects on his time at LV in the March issue
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Chic can never get enough Marc (who can, really?)...so there's lots to love about V mag's catch-up with the designer in their March issue about his stint at Louis Vuitton, from being "totally freaked out" about scoring the gig in 1997 to overseeing a slew of crazy-successful collabs and campaigns. The sports-themed issue, which hits newsstands on March 1, includes MJ's two cents on ending up at chez Vuitton: "We had done a few test projects for them [LVMH], not knowing where it would end up. They chose us, and we were in no position to disagree.” Also, the challenge of crafting the LV lady from scratch, save for a monogram satchel or two: “There is no incredible ’70s archive, no amazing ’50s archive to look to for inspiration. In a way we had to create a woman...at least outside of what she was carrying.” Mission accomplished, Marc! Also: check out a sneak peek of V's fab feature on industry "Ones to Watch," including Alistair Carr at Pringle of Scotland and Olivier Rousteig at Balmain, here. Plus...synchronized swimmers on the cover! J'adore. 



2012 February 29

GTL Time!

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They're man's best friend. They pick us up when we're down. They spot us when we're in need. They're trainers! And everyone has one, right?

Nicola Formichetti: "I have acupuncturists. Mr. Wong and Mr. Lee. I should get one..."

Lubov Azria: "His name is...Hold on...Oh, God! He has the same name as the president that left the company. (Major pause...) It's Ben!! Ben! Ben! Ben! "

Jenna Lyons: "Yes, he’s five and he runs down the street and I have to chase him."

Model Jessica White: "I do ballet. I've done ballet since I was 12." 

Michael Carl: "I have a workout party, Marcello."

Town and Country's Stellene Volandes: "Adelino DeCosta at Crunch Fitness."

Stefano Tonchi: "Tony at Equinox. You can call him Anthony too. He’s Australian, so we have a battle of the accents."

Lynn Yeager: "Hell no! Are you crazy?! I haven’t been to the gym since the sixth grade. I got a note from my doctor saying I didn’t have to go."

2012 February 28

Hawaiian Greetings from Erin Fetherston

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Aw alert! Erin and Gabe Aw alert! Erin and Gabe
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Pining for a bit of beachfront R&R, exhausted chicettes? Take a vicarious vacay via Erin Fetherston's dispatch from Hawaii. Quite jeals, darling! Check out some more fab shots in our Gallery...

Dear Daily,

Aloha and greetings from O'ahu!  I have been having the most relaxing time here. It's been great Fashion Week recovery. Gabe and I have been lounging on the beach, going for runs and keeping our eyes peeled for dolphins! Last night we had an amazing dinner at Morimoto in the Modern Hotel in Honolulu. Tomorrow we'll explore the North Shore of the island. The rainbows have been amazing! I may take inspiration from the colors for my next spring collection!




2012 February 28

Rebecca's Ultimate Staycation

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Rebecca Minkoff shares her latest travel adventure. Rebecca Minkoff shares her latest travel adventure.
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Chic's travel columnist Rebecca Minkoff checks in during her post-Fashion Week staycation in the Big Apple!

"New York is quite possibly one of the best cities to indulge in a staycation. And while it goes without saying that many busy New Yorkers can find everything they need within a 3 block radius of their apartment, I decided to venture a bit further in order to enjoy the weekend between our Fall 2012 show and my upcoming three-week business trip to Asia. As an added bonus, my family was in town to see the collection (my Mom is now a huge Theophilus London fan!) and visit with baby Luca.

Our first stop was a post-show lunch at Dos Caminos. Admittedly not new or undiscovered, as native San Diegans, we continue to return for their amazing guacamole. It reminds us of our SoCal childhoods and our close proximity to some of the best avocados around. We spent the rest of the afternoon recouping from the show and prepping for our after party at the Darby. It was a wonderful evening seeing old friends and celebrating our phenomenal reviews.

On Sunday, I mixed a bit of business with pleasure and visited the home décor mecca, ABC Carpet and Home. They carry the perfect mix of obscure, vintage inspiration pieces and known favorites like Madeline Weinrib--perfect fodder for the inspiration board for our Japan retail store interiors. My own apartment incorporates many of their eclectic touches, and I want that same spirit to come through when we open in Ginza. I started out on the 6th floor exploring their rich, color-saturated rugs and finished off the afternoon at the café at ABC Kitchen to refuel with a shot of their green juice from Organic Avenue (and a cookie plate for good measure)!  

As the crisp afternoon wound down, my parents and I took advantage of the remaining sunlight and walked from Union Square back to Nolita with baby Luca--three generations enjoying a few moments of calm before the next fashion adventure was to begin.

To hear more about my adventures and get up-to-the-minute updates on what I’m up to, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on my blog."

2012 February 28

Chic Chatting With...Juan Carlos Obando

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Guess who Chic bumped into in Chelsea? Juan Carlos Obando, ya'll. Random in the house alert!

What Disney character do you most relate to?

Donald Duck. I can get grouchy.
Number one pet peeve?
What runs your life?
That’s easy. Steak!
What’s your favorite steakhouse?
Animal in LA. I call it my restaurant, but it’s not, really. I love the tenderloins.

2012 February 28

The Golden Age!

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Aggy Deyn isn't the only famous face whose age doesn't quite match up. During NYFW, Chic wondered: How old do you feel?

Lily Donaldson:
"It depends on the day. Right now, I’m feeling 12 years old."  

Erin Heatherton: "35. I’ve experienced a lot, and 22 doesn’t justify everything I’ve achieved and done." 

Stephen Gan: "
I feel young and old at the same time." 

Linda Evangelista:
"I most definitely feel my age. I feel every minute of my life. Of course that’s a good thing—I’d rather be here than dead!" 

Rachel Roy:
"I’m a very old soul, so I feel thousands of years old. I am half Indian, after all, so it makes sense. Yet my friends tell me I’m a goofball with a childlike spirit. So who knows?"

Fabien Baron: "I feel my age, but I also feel much younger. I've always been young."

Rachel Comey: "I don’t know. That’s a really hard question."

Andrej Pejic: "I feel 16."

Simon Spurr: "22 and sometimes 52, but mostly 22." 



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