2012 February 28

Retailer to Watch: ChicChild.com

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Just last month, the cult classic online childrenswear blog ChicChild.com launched its first short-term sale, and the second incarnation officially kicked off yesterday. At ShopChicChild.com, a curated Spring selection of merch from Baby Bespoke, Katherine Beach's collection designed for babies up to 12 months old, will retail for $70 - $200.  “These are the kind of precious garments that your baby can wear throughout the first year," say Chic Child founders Christin Rueger and Natalie Schwartz. "Beautiful gifts and appropriate for any occasion, the bespoke quality of this collection sets it apart from rest." Check out the Gallery for some of our favorites. 


2012 February 27

Oscar Hair Obsession: Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment

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Short or long, Couture Colour's Pequi Oil Treatment kept several starlets' red carpet looks sleek and chic. Hair stylist Chris McMillan applied the treatment to Michelle Williams' pixie cut, for example. “I am often afraid of oils on blondes bu [this treatment] keeps her blonde vibrant without changing the color," he said. Stacy Keibler's ode to old Hollywood glam came courtesy of Peter Savic. “I wanted to create a look that was soft and glamorous to match her gorgeous dress," he explained. The secret behind the smoothness? The oil is harvested from sustainable pequi fruit in the Amazon that's full of moisture-restorers, nutrients, and antioxidants (natch) to keep locks looking lush. A small 0.5-oz bottle will run you only $12 (keep that one in your bag to tame fly-aways).


2012 February 27

Oscar Beauty Obsession: St. Tropez Skin Illuminator

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On Oscar night, both Emma Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow went for the glow, literally. Beauty guru Rachel Goodwin chose the St.Tropez Skin Illuminator in rose for Stone by applying it to her arms, shoulders and collarbone. And it wasn't just her fair skin that came into play but the fuschia Giambattista Valli gown the starlet donned on the red carpet. "I used it to add a pink undertone and a beautiful glow to pop against the color of the dress," she said. Skin expert Leslie Lopez opted for the gold shade on Gwyneth's cheekbones, brow bone and collarbone saying it gave the starlet, "a natural glow which complimented [her] fair skin tone by delivering a shimmery golden touch."Pink, gold, both? They're only $22.50 each, so stock up now and you're set for spring! Did we mention it comes in violet, too? 



2012 February 27

Lots More Body Language!

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Body language 101! With Anna Piaggi and Courtney Love Body language 101! With Anna Piaggi and Courtney Love
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More profound body language insights from expert Patti Wood!

ANNA PIAGGI
“There are a couple things that are significant here. The artifacts you carry and the way you interact with them tell a non-verbal story. Her choice to have the purse, the stick, the fan, and that big old invitation sticking out of the purse on her lap shows a need for comfort items. At the same time, she’s chosen clothing and jewelry, and the hat and the makeup. Every one of those items is attention-seeking. It’s an interesting push-pull. She’s saying, Look at me, but I might need to protect myself from what you think when you do. It’s a fascinating picture. There is an elegance to her that is covered up by a lot of the stuff—a poise in her shoulder width and the way she’s holding her head like a model. She’s got that part down.” 

COURTNEY LOVE
“This is the opposite of the images I think of when I think of her. She’s usually pushing forward with her upper body or her face. Here, she actually has a more upward, protective posture. The hand is highly protective, the leg clasp is tight, and her mouth is closed. She’s closing her body windows. Even her choice of palette is subdued. She’s not comfortable with the shortness of the dress here, which again is counter to how I usually see her in photographs. You can tell the photographer was really close, which is a little more invasive. She’s not happy about being photographed.”  


2012 February 27

Urban Studies

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Time for a chic vid to spice up your Monday, darlings! Check out Modern, a short flick by Jon Beasley and Isabelle Albuquerque on The Aesthete, a hip new online mag. The gist? A couple bounces between a sparse, kinda-spartan, countrified set-up to the madness of a metropolis, wandering from the center of Central Park all the way down to the cold-edged base of the Municipal Building. Throw in some pilgrim-chic threads by the likes of YSL, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, et al., and there's your procrastination pastime du jour! Take a peek at the trailer below...

 


2012 February 27

More Milano Nuggets!

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The Queen works it out at Dolce and Gabbana yesterday. The Queen works it out at Dolce and Gabbana yesterday.
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A few more bits straight from Milano! What we've seen, heard and taken in over the weekend...

Who needs Bieber or Scarlett? Helen Mirren made a surprise appearance at Dolce & Gabbana to the delight of all. Long live the Queen!...HEARD: Margherita Missoni thanking Glenda Bailey for her birthday gift at Missoni...AWW ALERT! Raf Simons getting misty-eyed at his final Jil Sander show...Elle's Robbie Myers spotted reading The Daily Milan at Ferragamo...Suzy Menkes taking pictures of celebs on her disposable camera never gets old. Never!...London, London, London! Everybody's still talking about London...SPOTTED: Anna Wintour warmly greeting Bryanboy at Marni. Also on hand? Anne Slowey avec her pint-sized bundle of joy, Afton, who is walking up a storm!...BLIND ITEM: Which editor was seen slinging back shots at the Principe on Saturday night, and looked slightly hung over on Sunday? (Oh, you could guess thousands of names and be right!)...Model Lily Donaldson, Chicmuse blogger Denni, and a bunch of Italians who don't work in fashion were also seen at the Principe bar 'til the wee hours, but the biggest surprise of all was a post-Pucci Peter Dundas sighting...MaxMara hosted a delish dinner for American editors at Il Baretto al Baglioni on Sunday night. Off-the-record dishing galore...PHEW! Fashion hero Stephen Gan came to Glenda's rescue when her pen fell on the runway during the Ferragamo show, and he instantly grabbed it avoiding what could have been a really bad situation. Bravo for moving so fast, Stephen...GLAM DIN: Dolce & Gabbana celebrating La Bella Estate at Gold Restaurant on Sunday night. We'll never know how they ended up booking that place...FAMILY AFFAIR! Post-show Angela Missoni shared a little parental love with Chic: "My father popped in yesterday when we were doing fittings and he gave me a compliment about how calm I was, and how calm I keep my people. My mom also called me this morning while I was in the bathtub, to see if I was feeling OK. She wanted to know how I felt—not if the collection was ready. She wanted to know if I was happy! After the show, my parents told me they're proud." Life as a Missoni sounds positively lovely...sign Chic up! 

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