2012 February 17

D.Blasberg, Toddlers & Tiaras Groupie?

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Derek Blasberg, Leigh Lezark, and Eden Wood Derek Blasberg, Leigh Lezark, and Eden Wood
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Not only does this pic say a (few) thousand words, but between a press release that made its way to Chic's inbox and Blasberg's Twitter, there's nothing left to say, really, about his fanboy moment this week with pint-sized reality star Eden Wood...

Blasberg via Twitter: "Um, in a creepy break from #NYFW myself and@TheMisshapes met Eden Wood, the pint-sized princess from Toddlers & Tiaras" 

Redacted PR rep's press release: "...I guess its [sic] safe to say that Little Eden Wood has officially made it, when people like Derek Blasberg known for reports on the sightings and migrations of the fabulous and socially important and Fashion's It Girl, Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes take time out from the jam packed NYFW schedule yesterday to come by and see her perform and showcase the newest Cicciabella Cowgirl Rider Boots collection..."


2012 February 17

Lost & Found at The Beverly Room!

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Lord & Taylor paisley gypsy skirt, $98 Lord & Taylor paisley gypsy skirt, $98
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A myriad of shows and eye-catching runway looks had Chic wanting more, more, more! Our solution: The Beverly Room, dahlings.

The Beverly Room caters to three different types of clients: ladies on the hunt for a unique vintage find, designers sourcing inspiration for their next collection, and stylists gathering one-of-kind pieces. While it is inspiring and an absolute pleasure to buy for all of them equally, there's nothing like scoring some fabulous outside-of-the-box pieces with a designer in mind to really get the creative juices flowing.

Because designers aren't going to actually be wearing the piece, it enables me to let those practical inhibitions like human size and good condition go.  I get to shop with a "potential" thinking cap on versus a "literal" one. For instance, the fabric can be stiff and uncomfortable but the print can be unique and charming--a total novelty. Designers often need specific details and tailoring from particular eras; this past season it was clearly 1940s. Other times it's more of a general or cultural theme like Hawaiian, Spanish (a lot of Spain in the Resort 2012 collections!), Mexican, or Edwardian. What better place to look than the authentic pieces from the past? 

It's the intricate and often times eccentric details that make the piece so valuable (and useful!) regardless of  the condition or wearability in the modern world. The potential all lies in the abstraction! And nothing is more rewarding for me than rescuing these pieces that would otherwise be discarded and passing them on to someone who is going to give them a new life in some form or fashion!  

To shop the entire collection online, go to TheBeverlyRoom.com or visit Mauri at The Beverly Room inside the Garage on 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues every Saturday and Sunday.


2012 February 17

What To Wear At Mardi Gras, Not Milan

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While most of the style tribe is en route to London today, and/or Milan in a hot second, some folks are headed somewhere equally as crazy but in a very different way: Bonjour, Mardi Gras! Since Chic's, um, friend is taking in the New Orleans debauchery for the first time, some fashion guidance was in order. Luckily, a haute designer plus superstar stylist were happy to help out at The Last's bash at Acme. Prabal’s advice? Complete disregard for fashion. “Don’t even think about it! Just wear whatever you want. That’s what Mardi Gras is.” OK, we can work with that. Brad Goreski had the following words of wisdom: "Be comfortable, and wear lots of little dresses. They don't know sh*t about fashion there, so you'll be fine!" Also, while those beads are the ultimate souvenir, Goreski warned about keeping the girls in check. "No flashing!" Duly noted, Brad! 



2012 February 16

Reminiscing! With Joan Rivers

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Fur-y tales and jokes too soon to be funny yet....Yep, Chic's talking about, and to, Joan Rivers!

Do you remember your first fur?

I do! It was mink. I bought it the day after I first went on Carson. I bought one for my mother and sister, too. The bill was $2,000, which was very expensive in those days. We’re talking 1968!

Do you still wear it?

No, hmm insit wore out. Now, it’s on the floor in front of my fire. My dog likes to nap on it!

Let’s talk about Dennis.

What you see is what you get! He’s a good guy. He’s beyond talented and very darling. We get together, and we don’t stop laughing.

What are your favorite jokes these days?

I can’t tell you because they’re all about Whitney Houston. It’s too soon. Call me in three weeks!


2012 February 16

Oh, Nicki You're So Fine

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Nicki Minaj was all over Fashion Week in September and even sang at H&M for Versace and Victoria's Secret show in the fall, so we now consider her an official staple on the scene, but this season we almost put an APB out on the colorful rapper. Where was Nicki? Alas... Last night, Nicki came out of her closet full of clothes to make an appearance with dreamy Ricky Martin (Sporting a sexy mustache! Perhaps for his upcoming role on Broadway in Evita?) at Stage37 to celebrate their Viva Glam campaign for MAC cosmetics. Alexander Wang, Kelly Osbourne, Coco Rocha, Christian Siriano, Tinsley Mortimer, Derek Blasberg, and John Demsey joined the brilliantly random duo who started their day with appearances on Good Morning America and Live with Kelly to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. We love this woman. 


2012 February 16

Naeem Khan, Party Animal!

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Matt Damon and Naeem Khan Matt Damon and Naeem Khan
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To discuss: Matt Damon as Naeem's de facto vacay lifeguard, and celebratory all-nighters. Pass the Red Bull, please!

We didn’t know you were friends with Matt Damon!

Yes! We recently vacationed together in St. Barths and Barbuda.

Do you get nervous taking your shirt off in front of him?

Not at all. But I’m not a very good swimmer—luckily, Matt and Chris Hemsworth were in the water next to me, so I felt safe.

We know you like to entertain…

I’m having a lovers’ dinner tonight, with all my close friends! Then we’re going to Double Seven, and then we’re going to land at my place. I think it’s going to be an all-nighter.

Really?

You asked!

Is Matt coming?

Of course.

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