The ring that everybody's talking about was out and about last night on the hand...
Could it be? Is that another model on the cover of a major mag? Harper's Bazaar ...
2010 March 19
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How will Stefano's life change at Condé Nast? You're going to need to know Tonchi much, much better than you already do. Chic has gone to the trouble of comparing the impending changes. Darling, we knew you when!
Then: A newspaper salary
Now: A Si-financed mortgage
Then: Press trips to Rio de Janeiro Fashion Week
Now: Ski weekends in Gstaad with Antoine Arnault
Then: Expensing taxis, experiencing whiplash
Now: A sparkling Mercedes-Benz, a uniformed driver who takes turns slowly
Then: The Ritz (standard room next to Robert Burke)
Now: The Ritz (one-bedroom suite next to Anna)
Then: Front-row at Max Azria
Now: Front-row at Max Azria
Then: Windowless office with sliding glass doors, approximately 15" x 10"
Now: Palatial 500 square-foot space with a full flush of windows looking over 3rd Avenue
Then: Brioni at wholesale
Now: Thom Browne at retail. You can afford it!
2010 March 19
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"I'm not here to compete or play the games of W or Visionaire or Vogue or that kind of magazine, because they speak to a specific woman, a woman who is more or less obsessed with clothes and shopping. I think our readers have a knowledge of fashion and they like fashion, but they are not the same readers. They buy the paper every day to find out what's happening in the world, not only politically, but in film, in sports, in the arts, and in fashion. We are empowering fashion, recognizing that fashion is not a chronicle of one designer or the other selling or not selling anymore, but forces that are mingling and mixing with contemporary culture." --Stefano Tonchi, from a Mediabistro interview in 2004.
2010 March 19
If you out-of-town designers are itching to send flowers to Stefano, then allow us to suggest a few appropriate options. So Alber, Karl, Tomas—have your assistants give a ring to Magnolia Flowers & Events. Chic likes to think of it as the Belle Fleur of 2010—the only florist who matters among avant-garde Conde types. (Miho is sooooo '06!) Hydrangeas are in season—among other things—but we suggest an elegant bouquet comprised of one type of flower. White peonies, perhaps? Garden roses? Spend no less than $250; thank us later. THE DETAILS: Magnolia Flowers and Events, 212.243.7302, magnolia-nyc.com
UPDATE: We hear he doesn't exactly care for orchids. Just like Anna!
2010 March 19
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When Naomi Campbell raised money for Haiti, she did it by hawking dresses and bags, and Noot Seear (Fotorelief & Rose Charities President) did it with a photo auction. And what a little silent Milk Studios auction it was! Seer assembled pieces by an impressive group of young and established photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, Lane Coder, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, and Alexi Lubomisrki who attracted the bids by personally promoting his work. Others who come out to support (guests donated $20 at the door) included Nicole Trunfio, Jessica Gomes, and Richard Chai, who was fresh off his CFDA nomination. “But that’s not the only reason that I’m happy,” he smiled. “I also finally took a vacation to Mexico and I think I really need it.”
2010 March 18
Is Minetta Tavern really worth the drame? The wrangling for reservations, the excessively crowded bar, the crammed mess of tables...it's just so much easier to Sant Ambroeus. While The Daily remains undecided--although we love a good burger or two--we must admit that le monde de la mode has no problem braving MacDougal in search of that cote de boeuf. On Tuesday night, Chic spotted Anna Sui dining with Sofia Coppola...and a Shaffer or two (not the faux-Twittering Bee, the real one) en booth avec Sylvana Soto-Ward and her mari. We report, you decide...
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