2010 May 26

Shrunken Classics

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Mini Cigarette Books Mini Cigarette Books
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Cigarettes and classic literature? While we don’t don a smoking to read Tolstoy, we love the idea of these heavyweight books in miniature, cigarette-style packaging. A Chic warning: please don’t bring a lighter anywhere near these, as you’ll be burning copies of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and we’re pretty sure that’s a crime. The print is teeny-tiny, so instead of a matchbook, these might require a magnifying glass. THE DETAILS: TenOverSix, $18


2010 May 26

And The Most Peculiar Swag Award Goes To...

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General White Portion General White Portion
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We’ve heard of handing out sweets and treats during an event, but chewing tobacco? Last night during the VMAN Scandinavian Issue party, guests were offered containers of Swedish snuff brand General White Portion before the runway show and concert portion of the evening. Did this fête take place in West Virginia, you ask? No---the celebration was held at the Good Units club at the Hudson Hotel. Chic grabbed a complementary tin, at first mistaking it for a box of mints, a more commonplace freebie. We got quite the surprise when we opened it...


2010 May 26

Two Step

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Jonathan Adler Shoe Salt and Pepper Shakers Jonathan Adler Shoe Salt and Pepper Shakers
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Whenever we are feeling in a dull lull, we see what whimsical home decor Jonathan Adler has in store for us, and we can't help but smile. Today's fanciful item of choice are these salt and pepper shakers shaped like men's chaussures in black and white. And as an added bonus? Adorable authentic packaging. Shoe shine not required. THE DETAILS: Jonathan Adler, $48

 

 



2010 May 26

Power Puff Girls

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Fendi fur puff Fendi fur puff
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No, this is not a cutesy makeup puff. (Although now we're getting ideas...maybe Chic will buy deux so we can have one for that purpose.) Fendi, brand of all things fur, has released this truly adorable little pouf of fur as a charm, which comes in baby pink and pale gray. We like to think of it as the little sister of Louis Vuitton's neon racoon tails from Spring. Charm bracelet? Keychain? The possibilities are endless.


2010 May 26

Another Gift From Phoebe

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Céline Luggage Céline Luggage
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Now this is our kind of luggage. As if Phoebe Philo's collection of handbags for Céline wasn't covetable enough (see the first image for the particularly swoonworthy proof), the brand has introduced a new line of bags called Luggage, which is made of everything from baby buffalo, calfskin, suede, Mongolian lamb, thick flannel, crocodile and python. The shape stays the same, but it comes in three sizes: mini, medium, and oversized. Is it un peu trop to covet one of each?


2010 May 26

When Mulberry Meets Glastonbury

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England’s revered Glastonbury festival is exactly one month away---but for those New York types stuck stateside for the big event, Brit brand Mulberry put on a mini version last night on the roof of Milk Studios, complete with tents, wellies, and music by the likes of Chairlift and Mano de Dios. The occasion? The launch of photographer Venetia Dearden’s new book, Glastonbury: Another Stage, the product of her many, many years in attendance at the famously muddy music festival. “I’ve been going to the festival since I was about 8 years old,” she said. “I’ve had some really epic moments. You’ve got strippers, you’ve got clowns, you’ve got yogis…there’s this guy named Rory who goes every year and wears the same jumper every year and people pin things on it.” For Mulberry creative director Emma Hill, the atmosphere’s the draw. “It tends to be sort of this big blur—you’re just like staggering around in your wellies! Sure, some people are there to see the Rolling Stones or whatever, but certainly most of the people in this exhibit are just there for, you know, ‘love peace and mud’!” she laughed, pointing out the parties servers, who sported wellies and tees with the slogan. But the real question was: can you take your precious Mulberry gear with you to Glastonbury? “I think you should wear Mulberry wherever you want. True luxury and true modernity is not really caring about things.” Did you hear that, darlings? Take your Alexa bag to the mud. Emma approves!

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