If there was any ever doubt that Dennis Basso knows everyone, it was put to rest...
Hey, y'all! Chanel's not the only brand spending some time in The Lone Star State...
2011 October 11
Celeb stylist, designer, and newly minted CFDA member, Andrea Lieberman is debuting her first A.L.C. jewelry line this month at Barneys and ShopBop.com. Expect industrial chic baubles like the 14k gold-plated snakeskin collar or her nuts 'n' bolts rings made from brass and silver. (Gorge!) “Like a lot of pieces in the collection, it’s lovely from afar and a little bit dangerous up close," said Lieberman. Prices range from $95 to $895. Check out Le Gallery for pics of Holiday 2011 and Resort 2012!
2011 October 7
Photo: Karl Lagerfeld (duh) View Gallery
Bianca Balti models in the just-released ad for Karl Lagerfeld's new scent Karleidoscope (love the name!), which hits Sephora's European stores on Monday. Concocted with Givaudan's Christophe Raynaud, the Kaiser appears to have a very solid stance on the etiquette of chatting about his new baby. "A fragrance is not made to be explained by words. A mix of scents create something we can smell but not describe. I can tell you that the base is patchouli fraction orpur, benzoin Laos orpur, tonka bean and musk, and the heart (a perfume must have a heart that should break, in a way, our heart) is heliotrope (one of my favorite scents), violet and freesia. But I don't want to be too technical about the fragrance. I prefer a sentimental approach." Oh, Karl! What would we do without you!
2011 October 7
Photo: Alexei Hay View Gallery
We're not sure what's in Jennifer Aniston's pocket in the November (say wha?) issue of Elle, but who cares? Alexei Hay shot Jen for the Women in Hollywood issue, and she very wisely opts out of talking about her relationship with Justin Theroux asking, "Will you hate me if I say I don't want to talk about my relationship?" She also slams down rumors that she's desperate for a baby. Is America going to be able to deal with this?
2011 October 7
Sergio Cam View Gallery
We know it's time for the weekend when Marie Claire's always entertaining Sergio Kletnoy writes in with his latest tales from the week. What was our man about town and Joanna Cole's gatekeeper up to this week? Let's get to it! And don't forget to check out Sergio's music recommendations!
Monday, 6 p.m.
Yada, yada, yada, work, work, work. Just another manic Monday, wish it was Sunday…
Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.
Spent the evening with one of Russia’s biggest pop and classical singers ever, Nikolay Baskov. Picture the Three Tenors with a sprinkle of Neil Diamond. (And who doesn’t love Neil Diamond sprinkles?) He’s sold a bazillion albums worldwide, played to packed stadiums around the globe—and just so happens to be one of Mama Kletnoy’s favorite singers. So, I pulled a few strings and scored VIP passes for my mom and three of our friends to a private performance by Nikolay at the Peninsula Hotel. When we arrived, the room was crammed fur-coat-to-Versace-bag with Russian socialites dripping in diamonds waiting with baited breath for Mr. Baskov to emerge. As soon as I walked in, his publicist rushed me over to Nikolay’s private room, ahead of the Associated Press and The New York Times. (We are comrades, after all.) My mom and our friends were completely googly-eyed, barely able to speak in the presence of such greatness. For the next 15 minutes, I interviewed him in our native tongue—everything from conquering America to fashion and, most importantly, learning English from Tom & Jerry reruns. (In fact, I learned English from I Love Lucy.) Nikolay’s first stateside release, “Romantic Journey” is out now, and is a must for fans of opera and classical music.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Cr-zay-zay day! This morning, Marie Claire held its semi-annual employees only beauty sale, where all of last season’s products are put up for sale, with the proceeds going to charity. Here’s how it works: doors open at 11 a.m. The rules: cash only, no spraying perfume, and no talking back to the master of ceremonies, aka me! Yes, ladies and gentleman, in my spare time, I also sell lady products. I had to use a megaphone to calm down these wild-eyed editors with fistfuls of face creams, lipsticks and eyeliners. Exhausted, after hours of mayhem, I was off to hang with one of my fave singer-songwriters, the super talented and drop-dead beautiful, Oh Land. Of course she couldn’t help herself and asked for a photo. I obliged and posed with a smile. I guess everyone would benefit from a little bit of Sergio to brighten up their day! (Yes Madonna, I’m talking to you!)
Thursday, 2 p.m.
I totally smell it, something’s in the air. The aura of YSL, Chanel, McQueen and Vuitton, are near, which can only mean one thing: THE BOSS is back in town from Paris Fashion Week and is already blitzing me with emails. The rest of the day will be devoted to catching her up on everything. Later tonight, I’ve got a date with Joe Jonas and one of my faves, JoJo! I expect to be surrounded by thousands of adolescent girls screaming hysterically for two hours. I suppose it could be worse—I could be back at the Beauty Sale.
Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Friday’s Mixtape: First up is Heart Skips A Beat by Olly Murs, the runner-up of UK’s X-Factor. A perfect mix of dance, reggae and pop, this killer tune has permanently moved into my brain, rent-free and is refusing to check out. Next up is a stellar cover of REM’s career defining single, Losing My Religion by The Huge. This Ibiza-inspired-on-a-beach-pina-colada-in-hand chillout version of a classic is a must download. And finally, Daddy by Emeli Sandé. Emeli is a Scottish R&B and Soul singer-songwriter, an emerging new talent, in the vain of Massive Attack’s Shara Nelson, Amy Winehouse and Adele. Daddy is an instant tear jerker and within the first ten seconds of hearing it, I had chills down my spine. You must find it by any means necessary!
2011 October 7
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We've given Rebecca Minkoff the week off from writing about her travels because she's officially on maternity leave and a tad busy with her recent arrival Luca Shai Bellour. But we know that everybody loves a baby picture, so she sent us along this shot of the little cutie. Repeat after us: Awww!
2011 October 7
Courtesy Photo View Gallery
Marc Jacobs and Magnolia Cupcakes have a new neighbor this weekend when Jean-Michel Cazabat finally opens the door to his 350 Bleecker Street shop. Before you head in to get a new pair of shoes, let's get to know this lovely man. He answered our silly questionnaire!
Birthplace: Borderes, France
Current Abode: Wooster Street, Soho NY
Hours You Sleep A Night: 5 hours.
Hours You'd Like To Sleep A Night: 8 hours.
Street of Choice: Washington Street
Entree: "My fiance's salad."
Favorite Recent Magazine Article: Sept issue of Vogue (featuring my boot in Index!)
How much does your cleaning lady charge per visit? Too much
Blackberry or Iphone: Blackberry
Would you like tap or bottled water? Evian
What's the longest you've waited for something? "My first boutique which is opening this Saturday at 350 Bleecker Street!"
Allergy: Cat's hair and dust
Superhero: Keith Richards
How do you like your coffee? Black
Exercise: Yoga & Workout
First Fashion Show: Azzedine Alaia
Escape Plan: Ibiza and Bali
How many times do you look in the mirror everyday? "I don't remember…"
Illicit Crush: Rum Sponge Cake
What make you jealous: I'm not a jealous person.
First Car: Lancia Fulvia Coupe Sport
Perfect temperature: Today!
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