2010 April 20

Daily Service: The Best-Kept Secret in Nails!

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Sakura Nail and Spa Sakura Nail and Spa
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Once Rescue Beauty Lounge loyalists, Chic has found itself more budget-focused lately (damn recession!), and as such, we've been relentlessly scouring for new nail salons that pack as much chic. After months of travail, found! Ladies and gents, behold Sakura, a teensy tiny little place on the Upper East Side (2nd Avenue and 89th, with a second location in the East Village) that offers flawless manicures that last for at least 5 days before chipping. (For Chic, this is a serious accomplishment.) Not to mention the Everyday Organics lotions, clean and pristine stations, and gratis mug of green tea. Did we mention a manicure is $12?! Try to contain yourselves. But what really draws the crowds is Sakura's Calgel application. Very thin coats of this organic, non-toxic polish are applied and dried, leaving you with a manicure that will last for three weeks (or longer) without a chip or scratch. Now you know how we make it through Fashion Week unscathed!
THE DETAILS: Sakura Nail and Spa, Uptown: 1709 Second Avenue, 212.722.1734; Downtown: 35 East 1st Street, 212. 387.9161; manicures from $12, pedicures from $26


2010 April 20

Mad as a Hatter

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Louboutin 2010 Ad Campaign Louboutin 2010 Ad Campaign
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Okay, so when it comes to Alice in Wonderland allusions, we’ve had about enough; it seems that tout le monde cites Lewis Carroll as the inspiration for their collection these days. We get it! But when it comes to the latest Louboutin ad campaign, we’ll make an exception. Kyong Nguyen’s series of photographs place glittering pairs of Loubs in storybook land settings, and we’re dreamy-eyed just looking at them.


2010 April 20

Attention, Gaga!

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The Gaga shades by Jaesyn Burke The Gaga shades by Jaesyn Burke
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Shades don't come any more fabulous than this. Jaesyn Burke's new eyewear collection is now available at Patricia Field, and we're counting down the seconds until some lucky stylists puts them on a pop star. Beyonce, Rihanna, even Ke$ha--we can all see you in these sunnies (click Gallery for the full array), but darling Gaga: there's a pair named after you! What are you waiting for?



2010 April 20

Tumble Read

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Usually we don’t like to feel as if we’re in a hamster wheel while we are trying to get in some leisurely reading, but this circular bookshelf we stumbled upon looks like it would make thumbing through a botany textbook a veritable joyride. A Chic warning: don’t get too bold and try this out on any hills; we recommend sticking to flatlands while rolling and reading.  


2010 April 20

Sporty Spice

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Natasha Poly in Vogue Paris Natasha Poly in Vogue Paris
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Who says sporty can't be sexy? In this French Vogue spread shot by Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly plays to every man's fantasy in Farrah Fawcett waves and teeny bikinis--but whether it's her classic Adidas Stan Smiths or Converse Chuck Taylors, the super's footwear gives her that all-American edge. Click through for all the images, and get ready to crave the summertime!


2010 April 20

In Rainbows

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Versace Sunburst Table Versace Sunburst Table
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You’ll feel like you’re dining in some otherworldly land when you sit down to dinner at the Sunburst Table, one of our favorite pieces from the new Versace home collection, which debuted during Milan Design Week. Versace has also teamed up with wunderkind glass-blower Venini for an exclusive collection of glass vases, which will be available next fall. Until you can get your hands on one of those, feast your eyes on these splendid furniture pieces. The crystal round table is comprised of rainbow-color chromed metal legs that create a vibrant, sunburst effect; this is one solar explosion that we’d love to see in our living room.

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