2014 April 4

Look Of The Daily: Chanel Iman in KaufmanFranco

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Well, hellooooo! Chanel Iman dazzled in this custom dress from KaufmanFranco at last night's 90th birthday bash for Montblanc Meisterstuck in Manhattan. The IMG mod attended a private dinner at Gustavino celebrating the fountain pen, who also drew the likes of Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Penn Badgley, Anthony Mackie, and Alek Wek. Word is, Montblanc has no plans to retire any time soon. 


2014 April 4

Bobbi Brown On Her Next Beautification Project: Chic Spectacles!

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This week, we caught with make up savant Bobbi Brown at her posh Soho HQ while checking out her debut line of stylish frames with Safilo. The array of specs and shades that comprise Bobbi Brown Eyewear are meant to complement various face shapes and jive well with that signature, ultra-flattering, just-enough-made-up Bobbi makeup M.O. Read on for Brown's thoughts on all things glasses, her latest culinary adventures, and more! 

Why did you decide to foray into eyewear?
Well, I had the opportunity. I wanted to design a pair of glasses that I loved. I was having trouble finding the perfect frames for myself, so I started off by designing the ‘Bobbi’ frames. I realized that people have different face shapes—not everyone can wear the Bobbi. So I did a bigger-sized frame, then a smaller size, and we kind of went from there.

What’s the biggest faux pas on the specs front?
Wearing really unflattering, not-stylish glasses. I’d rather see someone wearing something too big and funky than a pair that's not stylish.

It’s finally warm-ish! What’s spring all about for you?
Getting home from work, putting my sneakers on, and going for a run near my house in New Jersey. Hopefully I’ll get rid of the five pounds I gained sitting on my couch after coming home in the dark all winter!

How’s your vision?
I have astigmatism, so everything’s fuzzy. I always feel a little dizzy if things aren’t clear or sharp.

Loved your speech at Sunday’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee. What’s new in Bobbi’s kitchen?
My son and I both went to the grocery store separately and we bought the same exact food! We have so much broccoli. 

Like mother, like son! What’re you cooking up lately?
The last thing I made was a cauliflower crust pizza. It was really good. It’s gluten-free and wheat-free. You use egg, parmesan cheese, and shredded cauliflower, bake it, and put some cheese on top. It’s delicious!

2014 April 4

Sergio Says! Musings From Cosmo (and Beyond...)

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What was Sergio Kletnoy's mantra this week? Busy, busy, busy. Regardless, the star assistant to Cosmo’s top brass, Joanna Coles, found time to recreate a Vogue Italia cover with mod Candice Huffine, get up close and personal with Iggy Azalea, and welcome the arrival of Zanna Roberts Rassi’s very fashionable twins…

Throughout the year I dream of the weeks leading up to Christmas, and any week when THE BOSS is out of town. Usually it’s the only time of the year I can take it easy and unwind. A relaxing week for me is one without work-related events, but with plenty of tipsy dinners with friends and endless hours in front of the television catching up on Housewives, Hoarders and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Once again, my social calendar is totally full! I’m sleep deprived, malnourished, and like a hamster inside a wheel, desperately trying to catch up to the endless amount of office work.

JoCo’s calendar looks like a fully completed construction site, consisting of tightly cemented bricks with no space in between them. Each week is filled with yoga lessons, client breakfasts, advertising and editorial meetings, lunches with celebs, politicians, and fashionistas, conference calls, fancy after-work events, late-night dinners, and an occasional night at the theatre. And guess who has to organize all of that? Not Mary Poppins...me!

But JoCo isn’t the only one having all the fun. My week began with the Cinema Society and Gucci Guilty-hosted screening of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, followed by the after party at Jimmy at the James Hotel. The Tribeca Grand screening room is tiny and therefore is perfect for my favorite game of spot-the-celeb. This time, I saw Spike Lee, Helena Christensen, Victor Cruz, Nicole Miller, Olivia Chantecaille, Liya Kebede and Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, and Chris Evans from the film. Unfortunately the best character in the film, the ass-kicking-while-looking-hot-as-hell Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, wasn’t there. I’m guessing ScarJo was busy on another film set or maybe she was just surfing the web, researching mommy blogs, drinking an umpteenth glass of soda from her limited-edition SodaStream machine. Either way, she was missed.

Next up, two of my friends had babies, a day apart! Marie Claire’s Zanna Roberts Rassi, has finally given birth to two girls named Jumo and Rumi. I’m really happy for Zanna and her hubby Mazdack, even though they promised to name their girls Sergina and Sergina Two. Oh well, maybe next time! My BFF Tara and her hubby Scott also had a baby girl, but they didn’t name their baby Sergina, either. They went with Stella, which of course I love. I just won’t be able to say that name without doing my best Marlon Brando in Streetcar Named DesireHey Stellllllllllllllla!!!

I also got to hang with stunning supermodel Candice Huffine, who appeared on that iconic black and white 2011 Vogue Italia cover alongside Tara Lynn and Robyn Lawley, shot by Steven Meisel and styled by the extraordinary Edward Enninful. Candice came by the office to visit our model booker Steven, and just for fun, I forced the two of them to recreate that awesome cover. Steven and I did our best to smize for the camera, but ended up looking like two amateurs, and Candice obviously slayed!

The cherry on top was an album listening party at Raven on the Lower East Side for the big booty wonder from down under, Australian rap goddess Iggy Azalea. We had a blast shooting Iggy for Cosmo’s new girls music portfolio and her debut album has been making the rounds amongst all the cool peeps at the office. Most girls at Cosmo are obsessed with Iggy’s style and music, so everyone wanted to be my date. I obliged and brought two of Iggy’s biggest fans, Diandra and Nicole; it was my one good deed for the week. Iggy’s debut album The New Classic is out on April 18th and her latest single “Fancy”, an homage to Alicia Silverstone’s Clueless, is one of the coolest videos of the year!

Until next week, you can catch me on Twitter at @SergioKletnoy and be sure to check out my fave tunes of the week below.

It’s On Again” by Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar
Only Love Can Hurt Like This” by Paloma Faith
I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora
Stay In Love” by Plastic Plates & Sam Sparro
Trouble’s Lament” by Tori Amos
Days In The East” by Drake
God’s Whisper” by Raury
Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight” by Lana Del Rey
Distance” by Emily King
Heroes” by Janelle Monae
Taking Chances” by Sharon Van Etten
Sister” by Linus Young
A Taste Of Silver” by Until The Ribbon Breaks
In Your Shoes” by Sarah McLachlan
Still” by Katy B

2014 April 4

Lupita Nyong'o Lands Major Deal as Lancôme's New Face

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Things have been quiet on the Lupita Nyong'o front since she took home the Oscar last month, but she's not going anywhere. The best supporting actress winner has been named the new face of Lancôme as a brand ambassadress joining a club of beauties that includes Julia Roberts and Lily Collins as members. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the campaign, which will roll out this summer. Nyong'o appeared in the Spring Miu Miu campaign this season. 

2014 April 4

Shot Of The Daily: Jean Paul Gaultier's Final Touches

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Fresh off of a run at the Brooklyn Museum, the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition is now across the pond at the Barbican Museum, opening today and running through August 25th. JPG put the final touches on the show before opening doors to the public in London. The exhibition includes more than 140 pieces created by the iconic designer, including the bra and corsets worn by Madonna in concert, costumes worn by Kylie Minogue, and talking mannequins. Just your typical museum exhibit fare!

2014 April 4

Jacquelyn Jablonski + Constance Jablonski = Jablonski Squared

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Jacquelyn Jablonski hosted 'A Night For Autism' last night at Milk Studios where someone with a very familar last name came out to lend her support. The other Jablonski, as in Constance, came out for her friend, who held a fundraiser for Autism Speaks. Jacquelyn's 18-year-old brother Tommy has severe autism and the family is looking for ways for him to experience the next unprecedented stage in life. "I don’t want him to just sit at home, so this is what I'm really trying to find," she told us earlier this week. "There is so much emphasis on the younger kids, but now that my brother is 18, I'm really struggling to figure that out. I want to raise this awareness about this." Industry friends including Joan Smalls, Jill Stuart, Olivier Theyskens, Thakoon Panichgul, Daria StrokousValentina Zelyaeva, and Jason Wu bid on work from Craig McDean, Greg Kadel, and Fabio Chizzola. Today also marks the hostess' 23rd birthday! Bon anniversaire, JJ! 

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