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2011 October 14
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We caught up with Uniqlo's Fashion Director Nicola Formichetti before the doors opened to their massive new store on Fifth Avenue. That's 89,000 square feet, people.
Thoughts on the store?
It's ginormous. I've been here a few times and every time I turn around there is another space. It's the biggest store they've ever created. It feels like what future stores should look like. The future of Uniqlo starts here. It's beautiful. It's a very powerful design.
It reminds me of where the Jetsons would shop.
[laughs] It's very Japanese. It's minimalist. I was born in Japan so I was brought up with Uniqlo and now I've been working with them for 5 years. It's still simple and affordable clothing for everyone. Now, we're in the middle of New York on 5th Avenue. Who would have thought? I love that my friends in New York can experience the beauty of Uniqlo. I do other stuff like costumes and high fashion, but this is what I wear.
What's the most interesting part of the store?
The escalators that go from the entrance to the third floor. They look like something from the Jude Law movie Gattica. I love that.
Congratulations on your recent Best Designer with a Nightlife Influence award from Paper magazine!
My first award in New York! Last year, I won British Fashion Creator of the Year Award and now this!
What else are you up to these days?
I'm always traveling, so whenever I'm here, I try to do normal things. I'm starting to feel like people are accepting me as a local, which is nice. I'm a New Yorker!
The critics were a little tough on your recent Mugler collection. How do you deal with that?
I had to show another side of the brand. I had to do something softer and more elegant, and we're selling! I've always believed in what I'm doing.
Sometimes they build you up to tear you down.
That's life. I'm just doing what I love doing. I'm happy with my team and my friends. It's sold really well!
What are you obsessed with right now?
I can't get away from Tumblr. I thought it was going to be a month-long thing, but it gets deeper and deeper. David Karp, the creator of Tumblr, is actually part of the Faces of Uniqlo campaign. He's so young and so cool.
2011 October 14
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Zut alors! Has Marie Claire's Sergio Kletnoy come another step closer to meeting his idol? This week, Joanna Coles' gatekeeper writes in with a tale about the encounter he's been yearning for all life long.
Sunday 8 a.m.
Brooklyn. Family. Sky Fereira. Elizabeth Olsen. Tattoo. Way too many things going on for a lazy Sunday, right? First up, an 8 a.m. voyage into Brooklyn for some long overdue time with the family. Can we talk about the two hour trek, please? Two trains and a bus. I swear, it’d be easier to get to Mumbai and a hell of lot prettier to look at. And the 9 hours of “play time” felt like an eternity: Babushka complaining, my aunt and uncle worrying about me working too much, my cuz angry that I missed his kids’ birthdays, and the kids wanting to go toy shopping. If you can’t visualize the chaos, just tune in to Lifetime’s Russian Dolls, which is a pretty good depiction of my crazy meshpucha, minus the cleavage. Upon my return to civilization, I ran into Elizabeth Olsen in Chelsea, and then Sky Ferera in Union Square. After walking around a bit, I headed over to Rivington Tattoo on the Lower East Side for a new tat. This time it would be a pentagram (spirit, earth, air, fire and water) on my elbow. The pain was just barely tolerable and practically required me to mainline vodka once I left the tattoo parlor. Thank god I didn’t have to be a sad and lonely drunk—I ran into in my friend Allie, a Hearst partner in crime (and Executive Assistant to the Ed in Chief of Popular Mechanics). We spent the rest of the evening at Cafe Mogador, gorging on the most delish linguini and shrimp dinner, chased with plenty of Stoli. Salut!
Monday 9:15 a.m.
THE BOSS is back in the office from the Paris shows, which means my fabulous life of leisure of champagne and caviar had to take backseat to really important stuff: hundreds of “really urgent” phone calls to return, numerous breakfasts to schedule, coffees, lunches and dinners to confirm (and then cancel), two TV shows to tape and a few press interviews sprinkled in between. Found out last week I may have carpal tunnel—doc wants me to consider wearing those fugly ergonomic wristbands. But like I told him, if Lagerfeld doesn’t make them, I ain't wearing them.
Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
Between the fabulous jet-setting, Lauren/Lauren wedding, celeb-filled red carpet events, landing a spot on Vanity Fair’s best dressed list and her role as Marie Claire’s associate market editor Amanda Hearst squeezed in a few hours to jet off to Spain and back for a few photo shoots. Today two of those photoshoots hit the stands. My dear Amanda made the cover of Vanity Fair Spain in addition to landing a 10-page spread for Vogue Spain. Not too shabby! Unfortunately, I wasn’t even asked to participate. I guess I’m too sexy for Amanda. (I get that reaction a lot.)
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
The most important task of the day is off my list. THE BOSS is enjoying Chef’s special from the Hearst cafeteria, which means I can finally focus on getting some real work done. The coriander crusted tuna with warm fingerling potatoes and roasted carrots and olives was magnificent. If I can only have someone else fetch the 16th cup of green tea for THE BOSS. Anyone got a number for Rent-a-Garçon? All day long, I felt like an air traffic controller. This way’s the bathroom, straight ahead to the fashion closet, Nina’s office on the right, beauty closet on the left. Marie Claire has five newcomers this week, and it’s my job to help them acclimate to the MC way. The best part of my day was the bon voyage celebration of MC’s executive editor, Anne Fulenwider, who is leaving us to run Brides magazine. Nothing’s better than a no-expense-spared soiree with lots of cake and bubbly. And it’s always great fun watching the entire fashion department split a mini-cupcake into ten pieces. Special thanks to Perrier Jouet Blason Rosé—It’s not even 5 and I’m already tipsy.
Thursday 9:45 p.m.
HOLD THE PHONE AND STOP THE PRESSES!!! I’m at the Boom Boom Room for an exclusive performance by Florence + the Machine to celebrate her Interview magazine cover. I spot Madonna’s right hand (and left), her long-time publicist, Liz Rosenberg. I had to take a moment and breathe… slowly. I down my glass of Belvedere and walk up to Liz… My pulse is rushing, my heart racing… Here’s the conversation:
Me: Hi, Ms. Rosenberg…
Me: I never do this, but I have to… I am the biggest Madonna fan.
Liz: Looks at my tee, grabs (OMG) my arm and says, there’s no Madonna on your t-shirt, there are no Madonna tattoos…you’re not a fan.
Me: Trust me, I am. My first memory of you is a New York Times profile, in the early nineties, with a photo of you in your office, feet up on your desk
and the wall behind you covered in Madonna magazine covers. I know all about the all-mighty Liz.
Liz: OMG, that was over 20 years ago…
She asked my name, where I work and I told her about my column and the fact that I write about her and Madonna every week. She told me to email her… DYING! Madonna’s aura is all around me. We ended up watching the entire Florence performance next to each other, and as Florence was singing “Shake it out, shake it out…” I felt like she was singing to me… Telling me to shake it out and breathe… So close, I can almost taste it. (P.S. Love the scrunchie, Liz.)
Friday 8 a.m.
After last nights stellar performance, I woke up singing Florence + the Machine’s Shake It Out. it’s one of those songs that just won’t quit and gets better with every listen. I’m also obsessed with Pengun Prison’s remix of “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey, and the the latest single from the Swedish duo, Icona Pop Nights Like This and Wild Man, is one of my all-time favorites.
2011 October 14
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Emporio Armani unveils their short film starring Rafael Nadael that "combines traces of metropolitan storytelling, cops 'n robbers movies with an ode to film noir, but with a lighter and ironic touch." We say...if you want to see the uber-sexy Nadal running around taking his clothes, watch this video pronto.
2011 October 14
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Now it's a party! Madonna made an appearance at Double Seven last night for the Cinema Society's after-party for Pedro Almodovar's new film The Skin I Live In. Madonna, people! Madonna!!!!!! Take a careful look at this pic and notice Carlos Leon (Lola's dad) in the background.
2011 October 14
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Raise your glass! Bronx-born Ralph Lauren (orginally known as Ralph Lifshitz) turns 72 today! Forbes recently named him the 53rd richest person in the United States, with a net worth of $6.1 billion. Jealous!
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