2010 September 15

What Courtney Wore

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Chic caught up with the Hole frontwoman-turned-style blogger backstage at Narcisco Rodriguez, where she revealed that her sleek Rodriguez look was actually a bit troublesome---fitting, considering Rodriguez himself described his most recent collection as "complicated simplicity." "I love Narciso," gushed Love, "But I think I wore his most difficult look tonight. I was very hard to figure out. It took about an hour just to figure the knot out!"


2010 September 14

The Weather Report with Ruben and Isabel

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It was raining last night---all the more appropriate for celebrating Ruben Toledo's brand-new book, The Fashion Almanac. The illustrator extraordinaire (and one half of fashion's most adorable couple, along with his lovely wife, designer Isabel) chatted with Chic about the weather...but this was no small talk!

Tell us about your new book!
Ruben: It was my take on a Farmer’s Almanac. You know, how nature changes constantly, and this kind of thing is what fashion’s all about. You don’t expect it, and then, bam, wow, there it is!

How long have you been reading up on the Farmer’s Almanacs?
R: Oh, since I was a little kid! I live for that kind of stuff. I’m a real sucker for that. They’re so wise, you know? They always, always get it right, no matter what. Plus, I married a country girl! Isabel is so in tune with nature. She’ll be like, “Oh, the door’s squeaking---that means that a storm is on it’s way,' and so on.

Do you have any other intuitive tricks?
Isabel: I know many! It’s more of something that just comes to me at the moment. Ever since I can remember, and the same with my mother. But Ruben, he can always smell snow.

Before it snows?
I: Yes! He’ll be outside, and he can smell it in the air before the first snowfall. He always knows when it’s about to snow. It’s so important to feel the nature here, even in the middle of New York City. No matter where you are. We really make sure that we feel that connection. We look at the sky, we take a guess as to what the weather is going to be. Sure, you can turn on the TV to get the report, but there’s nothing like looking up at the sky and knowing.  
R: Oh yes, absolutely. There’s that feeling of looking over the horizon when the sun is setting over the Hudson River, there’s nothing like it. It’s an unbelievable feeling; it changes everything, you know what I mean? And you bump into nature in New York so easily! You come out of the subway, walk up those stairs and the first thing you see is the sun.


2010 September 14

The Daily Wonders...What Were You Like at 25?

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In honor of Tommy Hilfiger's big anniversary, we had to ask the slews of chicsters partying on Sunday night: What were you like at 25? Behold their answers!

Brett Ratner: Much skinnier!

Rebecca Romijn: I'm pretty sure I was working for Tommy. I had it together, baby!

Candice Bergen: I was touring around Europe a lot, sunbathing in the South of France and enjoying myself tremendously.

Kimora Lee Simmons: Married! But when Russell was 25, he was probably smoking something or other.

Russell Simmons: I was high on some drugs, but not all the time. And not all at the same time!

Steven Kolb: I had a lot more hair and I was thinner. I was more carefree, but I was always a bit of a mama's boy.

Tyson Ritter: At 25, I was losing my mind. Let's just say there was a lot of experimentation---they call it the quarter-life crisis. I'm 26 now, and I've lived to tell the tale. I'm a new man.



2010 September 14

Designers for Bastian!

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Michael Bastian's show featured a few unexpected audience members. First up: J.Crew publicist Shawn Buchanan. Prochainement? Designer Juan Carlos Obando. "I'm a friend of Eugenia's, and she invited me," he shrugged. "My collection is over so now I get to relax." Scuba style sounds about right to us.


2010 September 14

W's Song and Dance

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Irish songstress and fashion favorite Roisin Murphy was the surprise performer at the W Hotels Global Glam Presentation and After Party at the Tents at Lincoln Center last night, and new BFFs Carmen Electra and Denise Richards went wild dancing. Murphy extended her set by an hour---until basically the speakers blew off. “I guess that’s what it took for us to stop partying here!” she quipped. Click gallery for all the party pics!


2010 September 14

Quote of The Daily: Miss USA Goes To Fashion Week!

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"My family loves it. My mom is always trying to get me to update my BBM status so she knows what I'm doing. 'You've seen Russell Simmons? Take a picture and send it to me!'" –Miss USA Rima Fakih, at yesterday's Betsey Johnson show

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