2010 June 8

We're Blaming the Boys!

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Jason Wu, Richard Chai, and Alex Wang Jason Wu, Richard Chai, and Alex Wang
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The Daily is widely known for accurately predicting the winners of the CFDA Awards---but how did we fare this year? Once again, we correctly predicted 4 out of the 6 victors. (In 2008, we guessed 5---pas mal.)  Who tripped us up? The men. Rag & Bone's David Neville and Marcus Wainwright were named menswear designers of the year, and Richard Chai was granted the same honor in the Swarovski category. Congrats, boys, we adore vous---but Daily favorites Michael Bastian and Patrik Ervell received better reviews all year long. (Not to mention sales-floor success.) Perhaps Chai, Neville and Wainwright have the ladies to thank. After all, a bulk of CFDA Awards voters just happens to be females who worship their women's collections. This bodes well for Bastian, who is introducing women's RTW at his Gant show in New York this September. We'll be watching!


2010 June 8

Your Ultimate CFDA Best Dressed!

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How would we describe frocks at last night’s awards? Lukewarm. Without a seated dinner or fancy after-party (this is what you get, CFDA, for snubbing Calvin!), the black tie looks were too pale, too cautious. There were a few standouts, however---but Sarah Jessica Parker was not one of them.

So Behold! Chic's Ten Hautest CFDA Guests!
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1. Liya Kebede in Proenza Schouler. It's the right look on the right Time 100 honoree.
2. Amanda Hearst in Peter Som. She's not just a socialite, remember? She's an editor at Marie Claire!
3. Sasha Pivovarova in The Row. The Olsens should take her on every PA.
4. Julie Macklowe in Versace. It takes guts to rock an Italian label during a celebration of American fashion. Kudos!
5. Jessica Biel in Diane von Furstenberg. The only actress who vaguely managed to impress.
6. Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein Collection. Bonus points for the shoes! 
7. Tonne Goodman in Michael Kors. Now this is how black should be handled.
8. Hilary Rhoda in Rachel Roy. Easy, sumptuous, Grecian.
9. Hana Soukupova in Marchesa. A leggy Eastern European beauty in Marchesa isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it always works. Behold the miracles of Soul Cycle!
10. Linda Fargo in Thakoon. Confident? Oui. Flawless? Absoulement.


2010 June 8

Fear of Flying

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If you get a tad antsy during lengthy flights but love soaking in the scenery from great heights, then this diminutive video device has got you covered. The ultra-lightweight “Airplane Camera” attaches to any flying device—planes, hang gliders, kites, et cetera—and captures up to 1.5 hours of video or 300 still photos.



2010 June 8

World Cup Face Off

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A Chic challenge: how many ways can you show your World Cup devotion? We wager that there are many fabulous options out there, but we're currently adoring the World Cup t-shirt, plastered with player’s faces by Parisian brand La Fumisterie. The label directly translates to “big joke,” and this cheeky tee certainly makes us chuckle. THE DETAILS: colette, $47


2010 June 8

Box of Hermès Tricks

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Does your luggage look like this? We have a feeling if you tried to tote this through the airport during your next weekend getaway, you’d be held up at security. Hermès unearthed some fabulous relics from its archives, and we adore the bespoke luggage made for Danish Out of Africa author Karen Blixen in the 1930s. The toffee-hued crocodile skin case features a bevy of boxes for spirits, cigars, notepaper, playing cards, jewelry, perfume, sewing kits, etc. All the travel essentials!


2010 June 7

Surprise Inside

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Here at Chic we love an accessory that offers a little extra treat. This Paul Smith credit card wallet is masquerading as an ordinary, chocolate brown leather wallet...but open it up, and voila! Ah yes, so that's why it's called the "Seasonal Naked Lady Wallet." Although we would argue that this femme isn't nude, but rather scantily clad and seductively lounging. THE DETAILS: Paul Smith, $190

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