2010 April 29

Out of the Blue

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Out of all the things in the world that make us feel blue, this cerulean agate and sodalite cuff by Siman Tu is not one of them. Even if you’re not exactly the outdoorsy type, this marvelous bracelet will have you getting back to nature. THE DETAILS: Vivre, $550


2010 April 29

Lunch Break

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When we think of the term “lunch box,” images of Capri Sun and My Little Pony come to mind…nothing as chic as the new Colette lunch box, an ultra-healthy and tasty pack that comes complete with a veggie burger, crispy and colorful veggie fries, a sweet treat and a bottle of Vitamin water. The box is $33 a pop, which may be a bit steep in comparison to your childhood lunch box days, but we can't help but smile. The portable carryall is just so adorable! THE DETAILS: Colette, $33


2010 April 29

More Chic for the Geeks

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You know how we feel about the iPad over here, but maybe this makes taking that techy jump a little easier. Naturally, Louis Vuitton has designed iPad cases in both Monogram and the Damier Graphite prints, though Chic prefers the Monogram this time around---if you're going to have an LV iPad case, why not go all the way? It will only run you about $315 (think you can get extra milage by using it as an enveope-style clutch?), but it won't be available until next year...at which point there will probably be a new Apple must-have and the iPad will be so passé. Fashion and technology are exhausting, non?



2010 April 29

Posh On Marc: "Infuential" and "Interesting"

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Victoria Beckham---"music artist, fashion designer and model," according to Time---was picked to introduce Marc Jacobs as one of the magazine's 2010 Time 100. Don't get us wrong: we love our Posh, and as a friend of Marc's she's certainly qualified, but we were a bit disappointed to read in the short piece sentences like "Marc Jacobs is undoubtedly one of the most influential designers of all time" and "You can always tell when someone is wearing Marc Jacobs." C'mon, Beckham---we want the dish! The complete transcript

Marc Jacobs is undoubtedly one of the most influential designers of all time. He has never followed fashion or trends; he follows his heart and sets trends. His passion for popular culture infuses his designs with irreverence, color and energy. It's what sets him far ahead of his peers. He is not afraid to go against the grain and never feels the pressure to conform.

Marc, 47, is one of the most interesting and intellectual men I have ever known. He inspires and educates me every time we meet. He changes how we see fashion with each collection he shows, be it his work for Louis Vuitton or his own baby, the Marc Jacobs line, which he started in 1986. He finds beauty all around him, and his aesthetic is like no other. You can always tell when someone is wearing Marc Jacobs.


2010 April 29

Liv à la Française

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Our girl-crush on Liv Tyler is no new development, but a look at the behind-the-scenes video of the actress shooting her latest G-Star campaign had Chic swooning all over again. Anton Corbijn shot Tyler for the Spring campaign at a stunning chateau in France, and it's making us want to book a flight toute de suite---maybe for a quick stop-off before hitting Chanel's Cruise show in St. Tropez?


2010 April 28

Fern Looks Back!

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On the heels of the news that Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion, is departing to start her own consulting firm, Chic looked back at our Bryant Park commemorative issue, which debuted in February. Behold Fern's favorite Fashion Week memories, below---and click here to download the whole issue!

"Before we moved to the tents, Fashion Week was 50 or 60 shows in 50 or 60 different places. People were still smoking everywhere, and they would put out cigarettes on the fl oor. Editors were constantly getting stuck in freight elevators. Isaac had a show down in Soho where the generators blew and people had to wait in the dark for a half hour until they came back on. It was another one of those moments when you go, Oh my God, this can’t keep happening! People were looking for the emergency exit signs and not paying attention to the clothes. I started my job as executive director at the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1991, right after Michael Kors’s show, where the ceiling collapsed on Suzy Menkes and Carrie Donovan. We were on a mission."

"We went to see Mayor Dinkins to get the city’s support. It was a breakfast meeting, and he arrived in his tennis whites. After we explained what we were doing, he said it sounded great but that the city didn’t have any money. And I said, 'Well, in that case, Mr. Mayor, we may have to consider moving to New Jersey.' And he said, 'Ha! You’re threatening to go to New Jersey?' At the time the only way to get any money was to threaten to move out of New York. It was, of course, a false threat."

"The celebrity thing started from the very beginning. Donna Karan had Barbra Streisand, and Calvin Klein had his celebrity models and muses."

"Bill Blass’s final show was one of the most memorable events for me under the tents. It was right before he retired, and it was still the real Bill Blass. It was in the morning during Hurricane Floyd and just the most horrendous weather in New York. The wind and the rain were coming down like nobody’s business. And we’re in a tent—a temporary structure! We wanted to make sure we weren’t going to get blown away to Pennsylvania! Ladies were coming out of limos with their umbrellas blowing every which way—the ladies really came out for Bill’s show—and he was pacing with his cigarette backstage. And Bill said, “Let’s cancel the show. I’ve done the collection. It’s fine.” But my response was, “No, you can’t do this! You can’t leave the industry this way.” I was in the control booth, and I remember making an announcement asking people to please hold tight so Mr. Blass could have a proper show. Sure enough, the show fi nally started up to the strains of some beautiful Gershwin. It was a classic Blass show, and therewasn’t a dry eye in the place. Afterward, we closed the tents for the rest of the day. There was no way we could do any more."

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