2010 September 29

Seaside with Gaultier

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Calling all Francophiles! Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Opening Ceremony to bring you this nautical sweater perfect for boating (or worn on land, if you prefer!).  The classic JPG stripes get a bit of a twist, with an edgy, Opening Ceremony touch. Look closely and you’ll notice the bottom stripe is smudged. THE DETAILS: Opening Ceremony, $270


2010 September 29

Miss Fix-It

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We know Colette is your go-to for the ne plus ultra of cool, whether it's a Lanvin frock or that coffee table book everyone's been talking about. But a screwdriver? Yep, they have that, too. Of course, it's not just any screwdriver. (Who do you think Sarah Lerfel is, anyway?) Contemporary artist Tom Sachs has created a whole range of his take on the mundane, from the aforementioned screwdriver to a $16 sharpie and $336 measuring tape that reads "Stanley Kubrick is Dead." While this hilarious art project might not make us all of a sudden handy around the house, we do recognize one perk of the unexpected collab: next time you're going on a shopping spree, just tell your boyfriend you're headed to the hardware store. THE DETAILS: Tom Sachs screwdriver, $78, www.colette.fr


2010 September 29

I Am Tod’s

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If there were a master award for overall experience at presentations, Tod’s would most certainly run away with the Milan prize. The brand held its spring showing at Villa Necchi Campiglio, the same gorgeous property where Tilda Swinton seduced left and right in the recent film I Am Love. Editors enjoyed the scenic pool and gardens over tall glasses of freshly squeezed strawberry juice. As for Derek Lam’s collection itself? It certainly didn’t disappoint with its rich buffet of bright flats in soft calfskin and crocodile as well as the introduction of the Shirt Bag, which features a coulisse closure and divine leather skin.

 



2010 September 29

Back to School Seasoning

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Teachers, books, dirty looks. We’ve officially entered the back-to-school season, and even if your student days are long gone, get into the spirit with these pencil-shaped salt and pepper shakers. Silly? Perhaps. But here at Chic we adore a bit of kitchen kitsch.


2010 September 29

Going to the Movies with Michael Bastian

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Take a peek at the ultra-charming behind the scenes look from the Spring 2011 presentation of Gant by Michael Bastian in a short titled “Life Like A Film.” The designer explains in voice-over, “We wanted it to feel very cinematic. It’s like how we were saying about how life is like a movie. You don’t know how it’s going to end. You can’t really control it, all you can do is be open to these changes. Sometimes things happen that you didn’t expect, but then it’s better.”

Looking for more MB love? (Chic can never get enough...) Check out a behind-the-scenes look from his Michael Bastians collection here!

Michael Bastian Spring / Summer 2011 Backstage Video from Eugenia Gonzalez on Vimeo.


2010 September 28

J. Crew's Balanced Diet

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J. Crew on its own is fab enough (merci, Jenna Lyons!), but the brand's collaborations are the perfect extra treat. Belstaff? Essie? Ray Ban? Wonderful. The next up for the store will make sportier types happy: New Balance. Frank Muytjens has teamed up with the sneaker brand to create a suede version of the classic kicks, which come in dusty forest green and navy. New Balance for J. Crew will be available in November on JCrew.com, The Liquor Store, and the J. Crew Men’s Shop in Manhattan.

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