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2011 November 21
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Even though we don't know anybody who actually watches Gossip Girl (we kid!), the show celebrated their 100th episode on Friday night at Cipriani Wall Street with a splashy party that brought out Karlie Kloss, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, and the elusive Kelly Rutherford. Who turned Chic's head? Karl, Anna and Christian's BFF Blake Lively, who stunned on the red carpet in Marchesa revealing some major skin. Another winner for Blakey.
2011 November 21
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One of Chic's favorite reasons to visit the MePa has returned for the holiday season. That's right: The Standard's 3,000-square-foot ice skating rink, located on the front plaza of the hotel, is officially up and running, opening at noon during the week, and 9 a.m. on weekends. Rink admission? A mere $12. Skate rental? Only $3! Comestibles at the Skatehaus, of course, are optional—but who can resist the hot drinks and sweet/savory crepes? We'll see you there, channelling our inner Johnnys and Oksanas.
2011 November 21
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Chic fave Nicole Miller has relaunched the website for the nicole by Nicole Miller collection, which is available exclusively at jcpenney. In addition to a full assortment of looks—and a very tempting e-commerce component—the site hosts a "Nicole Daily" blog, which features commentary from the likes of Maggie Rizer and Nicole Miller. Watch out for lifestyle tips, recipes, and dispatches from the NM offices. Love!
2011 November 21
This Wednesday, The Daily Front Row’s own Chic Report shopping mag will be hitting the streets of Manhattan. No pushing or shoving, loves—save your strength for the Black Friday sales.
You asked, we answer:
How much does Chic Report cost? It’s FREE! Feel free to send thank-you flowers, chocolates and diamonds to Eddie at The Daily Front Row Inc.
Where can I get it? Chic Report will be distributed by hand at various locations throughout Manhattan. Follow us on Twitter @DailyFrontRow to find the nearest to you.
When does it come out? Chic Report is only available November 23, 25 and 26. Devastating, we know. However! It won’t be long until our December issue hits the streets...
What will I find under the covers? This is our Black Friday Shop-Tacular, so be prepared to find the hottest fashion items hand picked by our savvy editorial team. We’ve done the research; you reap the rewards.
What happens if I miss out? You'll be able to flip through the pages of your favorite magazine online on Thursday, November 23.
Is Chic Report addictive? It's very likely.
2011 November 18
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As Chic previously reported, Brad Goreski is a pretty busy boy right now. Luckily, the sequin-splashed GMHC Fashion Forward 2011 co-host (who shared the stage with Tracee Ellis Ross) snuck in a moment to chat with Chic, in the midst of grinning for many an iPhone photo opp with pals and fans before the runway show commenced.
We’re chomping at the bit for some goss from your solo Bravo debut in January, It’s A Brad, Brad World! Any highlights from filming?
It’s hard to remember it all! But the finale episode is amazing. It will actually blow your mind.
Sounds like you’ve got a busy night, Brad!
This is my premiere stop, because I have hosting duties here. And then it’s off to the OUT 100!
Did you prep for your hosting duties?
A little bit! I went over my lines and tried to get a bit of rest. And then I put on a sequined plaid blazer.
That’s quite a snazzy topper you're donning Is it a special occasion piece?
It’s Thom Browne. It’s perfect for any occasion.
Which ‘Fashion Forward’ item have you been plucking out of your closet on the regular lately?
Casey Kenyon [of Marc Jacobs]! But really, I think everyone should have a sequined plaid blazer in their closets. It’s the perfect for those days when you’re not feeling so great about yourself.
2011 November 18
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Last night's GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis) Fashion Forward 2011 annual bash at Metropolitan Pavilion, hosted by Brad Goreski and Tracee Ellis Ross, brought out the stylish set, including Joseph Altuzarra, Chrissy Teigen, Bryanboy, Peter Davis, Andrej Pejic, Timo Weiland's Alan Eckstein, Number:LAB's Luis Fernandez, Cameron Silver of Decades, and the evening's Style Vault Award winner Julie Macklowe. The annual charity event also featured a lively live and silent auction featuring a Vespa, a week's worth of summer fun at the Pines, and Bulgari watches, to name just a few prized items on the auction block, and high-fives and clinking glasses abounded for items well-won! Chic chatted with Paper mag's always-hilarious Mickey Boardman on his way into the shindig and learned about his uber-optimistic approach to dressing of yesteryear, plus his personal prowls on the runway! Also: the appeal, and mystique, of the dirndl...
GMHC Fashion Forward involves a fab runway show – have you ever stalked a catwalk, Mickey?
I’ve been on a couple of runways. Helloooo, Versace, Armani…just kidding. It was a show in the old Toy Building, which is now Eataly—there was an AIDS bikeathon from Boston to New York City, and there was a party and fashion show once the bikers finished the course.
Did you walk or take an alternate form of transportation down the runway?
I had to ride a bike in the fashion show in the craziest outfit, with totally wild makeup. They wanted people to ride out on the runway—I was like, “I’ll do it, I’ll ride a f*ckin’ bike.” It was during a time when if something looked like it would fit, I’d just wear it. So I basically thought anything in the world could fit. And it worked! I’d slip on the craziest, tiniest little things, like a women’s one-piece bathing suit, without a second thought.
What an adventure! Anything else happen that night, besides a moment in itty-bitty Versace?
Well, I had the biggest crush on this makeup artist, Pep Gay, and he had a model wearing lipstick kiss me everywhere so I was covered with kisses. But the makeup artist didn’t like the way it turned out, so he put lipstick on himself and re-kissed me!
How did you feel riding the catwalk?
It was really fun, but I’m not meant to be on the runway.
I have too much personality! I hate when models look at the audience or stick out too much in any way. Even if they look amazing, it’s really about the clothes. Oh, and I’m not sample size and gorgeous.
Which models tend to distract you on the runway?
Milla Jovovich, who I worship and adore, is a great example. To me, she’s better in movies—you aren’t as distracted there as you are by her in a fashion show. All I can think is “It’s Milla! It’s Milla!” whenever I see her in anything.
Since this is the GMHC Fashion Forward bash, how is your life feeling fashion forward right about now?
You know, that’s a phrase, like ‘edgy,’ which doesn’t mean what it used to mean. I guess being fashion forward is about pushing and growing; not just being lazy about what you do. Although I am in a very lazy look myself right now, because I forgot I was going out tonight!
Who fits that bill?
My friend Lynn Yaeger. She used to be in big, poof-y ballerina skirts all the time; then she decided not to go out horizontally with what she was wearing, and to instead wear longer silhouettes with flaps popping out. She keeps progressing instead of stopping and being stagnant about it.
What words or phrases do you use in lieu of ‘fashion forward’ or ‘edgy’?
I’ve been using the word ‘fuselage’ a lot lately, though it has nothing to do with fashion. I’m also into the word dirndl. I’m not exactly sure what a dirndl skirt is, but I like the sound of it!
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