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2011 April 25
Most Mondays, we're scouring the U.K. tabloid The Sun for "news" of Chic's favorite Kate (that would be Moss). But today, a tidbit about that other one (you know, Middleton): apparently, her almost-Royal Highness hit up the Peter Jones department store on King's Road to purchase...several pairs of Calvin Klein underwear...for her honeymoon. We're blushing as we type this, but it's suspected that she bought the Envy Lace push-up bras in black and nude, as well as the Envy underwire strapless bra (also in nude). Somewhere in Midtown, Kevin Carrigan is smiling.
2011 April 25
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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom made an appearance together over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival to catch the premiere of The Good Doctor. These two are VGL. Don't know what that means? Talk to us in the Comments.
2011 April 22
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Karl's in NYC, y'all. Anna Wintour was the Kaiser's date (who picked up who?) for the debut of the short films he directed starring Rachel Bilson -inspired by Magnum Ice Cream - last night at the IAC building in Manhattan. Everyone wanted to get a peek at Mr. Lagerfeld, who incidentally had a Diet Coke brought out to him on a tray while chatting up the red carpet. The Tribeca Film Festival brought out quite a Chic coterie. Seen: Rachel Bilson, May Anderson, Leigh Lezark, Crystal Renn, Robert Tagliapietra, Jeffrey Costello, Oliver Theyskens, Patrick Demarchelier, Simon Spurr, Behati Prinsloo, Christian Siriano, Lorenzo Martone, Diane Birch, and Sky Ferreira.
2011 April 22
It's been a bounty of birthdays for Sergio Kletnoy lately - including his own! - as the man-about-town hobnobs with Jill Zarin, Sophia Bush and Jill Scott. And those are just the fab run-ins from the first few days of Sergio's week, as per usual for the fiercest assistant to ever set foot in Hearst Tower. Your Daily's "The Assistant Files" kicked off with Kletnoy, and each week we're following his escapades as Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles' gatekeeper. And don't forget to peruse the gallery of Sergio's fantastic photographic evidence!
Monday, 1:30 p.m.
My new bestie, Jill Zarin, Queen Bee of the New York Housewives, dropped in the office following an appearance on the Wendy Williams Show. (BTW, last time I saw Wendy, she told me the one product she can’t live without is Vaseline. How you doin’?) Jill looked like a backup singer from Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour in an I Dream of Jeannie ponytail, tight black jeans, red heels, and a sexy corset from her own line called Skweez Couture - that’s right, Skweez. Who knew that Jill had kicked off her presidential campaign, because she literally sashayed around the office, shaking hands with every single person at Marie Claire, including the interns. Gotta love it! Jill gave me all the dirt, even off-the-record juice that I’ll go to the grave with. (Damn you, Alex.) Stay tuned next week for the first installment of our chat.
Tuesday, 3:20 p.m.
One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush came by to meet with The Boss a day before she heads out to Afghanistan with the Afghan Women’s Justice Project, an organization she connected with after reading a story in our February issue about the mistreatment of women there. I interviewed her about everything from her newfound activism to her favorite designers. But here’s the real story about Sophia Bush: she is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Like, Angelina gorgeous. I was literally staring at her the entire time she was here. The best part: watching Sophia hijack Joanna's Editor’s Note photoshoot and directing her on how to give the perfect face.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.
What a day! My grandma and The Boss share a birthday. (Nanna is 89, JoCo is forever young.) On my way to work, I picked up a box of Terry’s dark chocolates, the finest England has to offer. For all you Brits and Anglophiles, check out London Candy Co. on 94th Street and Lex. This week we are shipping our June issue, so things are a little nuts at work. Joanna and I still managed to shoot the June installment of our popular iPad series—this one is even funnier than May’s Glee tribute video. Unlike Joanna, who is a pro at everything, I’m as good an actor as Snooki doing Shakespeare. Needless to say, I had to do about a hundred takes. Sorry, boss! As I was leaving the office, I spotted our accessories editor Taylor Tomasi Hill in the fashion closet prepping for her next shoot. Last week, WWD called Taylor “Joanna’s minion who is most adored by street bloggers.” That’s all wrong: I’m Joanna’s minion. Taylor is just adored. I can’t tell you what’s in her next fashion feature, except that the risqué accessories were begging to be photographed, so we staged an impromptu photo shoot of our own. God, I love this job! My last stop of the night was a secret, intimate show at Dominion by the super-talented Jill Scott. No costume changes, no backup dancers. Just Jill and that amazing voice. On the way out, I ran into Kelly Bensimon. And since you know how much I love my Housewives, I, of course, demanded an interview. Be sure to check out Jill’s new single, “Shame.” Damn, this girl can saaaang.
Thursday, 8:45 a.m.
Today is my birthday. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. As I rushed to work, all eyes were on me. It was as if the city could tell today was my big day. They love me, they really love me, I thought. Until I stepped foot in the mirrored Hearst elevators and realized the fly on my Thavar slim-skinny Diesel jeans was wide open. Happy birthday to me.
Friday, 8:15 a.m.
Just finished editing my video chat with Kelly Rowland. I’ve always had a soft spot for Kelly, ever since I met her while I was working at Sony Music and she was with Destiny’s Child. We talked for a while, about what a great cook she is - I won’t believe it until I’m invited over for dinner, hint hint - how much she loves tattoos (she has four), and how she’s never, ever stepped foot in the Met. Really, Kelly? Next time you’re in town, call me, we’ll go together. I asked her about those rumors of a reunion tour: dream on, dreamer. So much for that other birthday wish, the one that doesn’t have to do with meeting Madonna. (C’mon, Liz Rosenberg, what’s the fiercest assistant to ever set foot in the Hearst Tower have to do to get a minute with his idol?!)
2011 April 22
We know many of you out there are crazy for Ralston handbags, but who is the face behind the bag? Let's get to know her!
Name: Paige Ralston Fromer
Age: 40, it's a rebirth in life!
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio but lived there for two months; loved the show WKRP in Cincinnati.
Current Abode: Washington, D.C.
Entree: "Grand Marnier Soufflé makes me smile just thinking about it."
Favorite Recent Magazine Article: "Wall Street Journal Magazine: The Business of Being Anna--Anna Wintour"
iPad Application: "Still mastering the basics."
Showtune: "Aquarius, Hair & Without Love, Hairspray."
How much does your cleaning lady charge per visit? "$100"
Blackberry or iPhone: "Blackberry"
Would you like tap or bottled water? "Sparkling water"
Intern's Name: "I need an intern…"
How often do you check Facebook a day? "Every few days"
Allergy: "Don't know but Allegra D cured me."
Superhero: "Loved the Wonder Twins"
How do you like your coffee? "In Italy, black. In America, with cream and sugar. At Starbucks, skim chai latte."
Exercise: "I taught spin years ago, but at 40, I need a trainer twice a week."
Escape Plan: "…something to do with South Africa and Barbados"
How often do you drive? "Several times a day"
Will you watch Oprah's last episode? "She is a legend of our time. We'll be telling our grandchildren about her influence."
What makes you jealous: "Not a jealous person"
Monthly Dry Cleaning Bill: "Over $200"
First Car: "Honda Accord; my brother had a BMW--clear discrepancy."
Perfect Temperature: "50s, the sun is shining, the breeze is crisp, and electricity runs through the air."
2011 April 22
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