2010 December 14

Chic Cameos: Lisa Airan in January Elle

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We're so accustomed to seeing Dr. Lisa Airan's name in essentially every skincare story in Vogue that her January Elle appearance in full-page fashion glory is an especially welcome treat. She plays prop to model Valeria Dmitrienko in a story photographed by Laurie Bartley and styled by Charles Varenne. She's wearing what appears to be Erdem...a nice counterpoint her usual Rodarte and Marc.


2010 December 14

Rebecca Went Where? Tutta l'Italia!

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Designer and globetrotter Rebecca Minkoff is tackling Italy this week. Don't forget to check out the Gallery for more vacation pics.

"A
mecca of breathtaking sights, diverse culture, culinary masterpieces, and cutting-edge fashion, Milan is like nowhere else. But on my last trip, I discovered an oasis from the hustle that you won't find in any guidebook: the northwest corner of Milano Centrale.

First, let me say that vintage shopping is always worth it. Italian fashion---like the wine---only gets better with age, so I take advantage of every moment to feast my eyes on la moda vintage. Four suitcases of treasures later, my bestie and I missed our train from Milan to Bologna. As the train pulled away, I couldn’t help but think, Haven’t I seen this plotline in a movie somewhere? Two girls stranded in a foreign land, no place to go…We considered sleeping in the station and found a dark, damp corner, probably wet from the tears of those who missed their trains before us...

I learned another important lesson that night: never bribe a sleepy cab driver. Clearly he was not prepared for the journey, which explains why he fell asleep at the wheel. Three hundred euros and three hours later, we barely arrived in one piece. But don’t worry: all hand-crafted bags and one-of-a-kind jackets were safe and sound.

Luckily, Italian food has healing powers. One day, I'm opening up my own NYC hospital where I serve risotto and veggies from the Brera. Italy, I love you---but your amazing shopping almost cost me my life!"

Xx
Rebecca


2010 December 14

Look of The Daily: Gwyneth Paltrow in Monique Lhuillier

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According to UsWeekly, which we read entirely too closely, white lace is a major winter '10 trend. Alas, that's always the case in Monique Lhuillier's world, but the oft-abused concept came to sweet fruition yesterday, as Gwyenth Paltrow sported this mini when honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pay special attention to the washed-out coral shoe, which may, or may not, be the new nude.



2010 December 14

Behind-the-Scenes of Natalie Portman's Vogue Cover Shoot

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Chic still hasn't recovered from the fabulousity of Natalie Portman in Black Swan, so this video from her Vogue cover shoot came into our world at exactly the right moment.


2010 December 14

Sports 101 with Adam Brecht: Let's Hit The Stadium!

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Chic's resident sportsologist Adam Brecht is back with another column to breakdown the mysterious world of football—in terms we can all understand. 

"Bundle up, chic ones!  We're on our way to the stadium. Sta. Di. Um. Yes, you do know what it is.  You can see it from the top of Bergdorf's, if you crane your neck. Sort of. Anyway, don't worry about that. Or anything! This handy guide clarifies the people we'll meet!  

Diehard fans
Football definiton:
Tailgaters getting loaded in the stadium parking lot
Fashion equivalent:
Hopefuls outside the Chanel sample sale

Silver-tounged communicator brilliant crystallizing trends and developments for the TV audience at home
Football definiton:
 sportscaster Bob Costas
Fashion equivalent:
chi-caster Robert Verdi

Person you don't know singing badly a song you do
Football definition:
Reality star belting our national anthem
Fashion equivalent
: Reality star belting a Christmas carol from her holiday album from her TV show that ties to the blog that ties to her fashion line

Visible, powerful person, always center of attention, making major decisions that affect everyone
Football definition:
the quarterback
Fashion equivalent: 
Anna, of course!

Oddly attired novelty character freely cavorting in the out-of-doors
Football definition:
 team mascot, e.g., Big Red of the Arizona Cardinals
Fashion equivalent:
Snooki

Now it's halftime, mon cher! Halftime? It's like the 15 minutes between New York and London Fashion Weeks.  So get something warm—no, there's no Sant Ambroeus at the stadium—and I'll catch you on the other side!"

 


2010 December 14

Vintage Video Vault: Diane Vreeland On Skateboarding, Waterskiing, Surfing

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What's not to love about video of fashion savant and quote machine Diana Vreeland? In this clip from 1982, the then-Vogue editor chimes in on her favorite Cali sports. "I think water is God's tranquilizer," she said. We agree!

 

 

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