2010 May 5

I Spy an Alber

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The thunderstorms may have let up for the day, but we're sorry to say it looks like they'll be back tomorrow. The good news? We've found you a perfectly adorable umbrella to put you in a good mood during even the dreariest storm. Courtesy of Alber (naturally), this Lanvin printed umbrella is covered in cheery little faces---with even an appearance by l'homme himself. THE DETAILS: Lanvin printed umbrella, $140, www.aloharag.com


2010 May 4

Sugar High

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If you are craving a sugary treat, but have the will power to refrain from purchasing a bag of gummy bears during your next grocery run, Chic suggests the next best thing to a candy fix…a darling GummiLight that looks just like the penny candy, only enormous and battery powered. Peruse the other home décor confections over at Jellio for some delightful furnishings high in fructose corn syrup. Our favorite picks? The giant candy dots bench and the ice cream sandwich loveseat. Kick back and indulge! THE DETAILS: Jellio, $500 for a set of five GummiLights


2010 May 4

Chic Cinco Double!

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Yes kids, Cinco De Mayo is tomorrow (it has to do something with Mexico’s victory over France over a century ago). And even though it’s not considered an official holiday in our neighbor country, it’s celebrated around the world with plenty of passion…and tequila. We gathered two of our favorite recipes to heighten your Wednesday senses tomorrow. Enjoy!

Paloma Punch
2 parts Milagro Reposado
1 part Aperol
1/2 part Solerno
2 parts pink grapefruit juice
1 part fresh lime
1 part Stevia simple syrup
1 part agave nectar
Fresh strawberries, kiwi fruit and lime wheels
Finish with a splash of soda water or sparkling wine for an extra sparkle!
Garnish with edible flowers



2010 May 4

Correspondence We Actually Received: The New Tinsley?

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It appears that the lowest-rated show on network television, High Society, is coming back for another season. Perhaps the advertisers are responding? Anyway, Tinsley's fellow social starlette Fabiola Beracasa has a television project in the works. Behold a press release Chic received this morning...and check the Gallery for Fab's most interesting looks!


"On behalf of our client, Fabiola Beracasa, the following details have been sent to acknowledge and credit the dress by Vera Wang with Lorraine Schwartz and Eddie Borgo jewelry.

On Camera Personality and Fashion Brand Consultant Fabiola Beracasa, wore Vera Wang while attending the Met Costume Institute Gala, "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity,” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Fabiola currently has her television show in development while working as a contributing editor for Interview Magazine and is about to launch her new charity that is a partnership with the Petfinder.com Foundation.

Fabiola Beracasa wore a scarlet v-neck silk crepe back satin bias sheath with dolman sleeves dress by Vera Wang with Lorraine Schwartz and Eddie Borgo jewelry.

Images will be available on all major wires, including Wireimage, Getty, Patrick McMullan and others."


2010 May 4

Chic Recipe Series: The AP Power Smoothie

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If you've been to the new Zimmerman pop-up store on Greene you know that swimsuit season is practically la. As Chic desperately rallies to lose the kilo caused by excess Da Giacomo and Bistro Paul Bert during fashion season, we turn to Marc Jacobs' nutritional staple Muscle Milk. (He orders boxes of the 100-calorie size to stay in shape, as we learned last September...and quizzed you about at the show. Remember?) Fashionette and budding nutritionista Annelise Peterson concocted the following breakfast recipe Chic heartily endorses:

 

The AP Power Smoothie:

1 bottle 160-calorie Muscle Milk shake (chocolate or vanilla flavor)
6 ice cubes
1/3 frozen or ripe banana
A handful of frozen blueberries

 

Blend all in a mixer and drink for breakfast or lunch. "A high-protein breakfast gives you energy, and this refreshing potion is light enough for any time when you need a little pick-me-up," says Peterson.

 


2010 May 4

Towel Dry

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It finally feels like summer in New York City, which means, of course, that it's time to get out. And whether you're decamping to your Montauk getaway or summering elsewhere this season, we'll bet that a trip to the beach (or pool!) is in the cards---which means you'll be needing some chic new accessories. Hermès, anyone? Sure it may set you back as much as a handbag elsewhere, but how can you argue with those seahorses? THE DETAILS: Hermès beach towel, $530, www.hermes.com

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