2011 July 21

Who Wore It Better? Rebekah vs. Grace in Red

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In a totally undocumented and unscientific poll conducted by listening in on a few phone calls, Chic has calculated that Rupert Murdoch's one-time protégé Rebekah Brooks wears red hair best with a whomp whomp 5 percent of the vote, and Vogue's legendary Grace Coddington owns her locks with an astounding 95 percent of the vote. Anybody begging to differ can call the Parliament. 


2011 July 21

Where Are We Taking The L Train Next Week?

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Warby Parker and Bird (203 Grand St. between Bedford and Driggs Avenues, Brooklyn) are having a shop in shop launch from 6-9pm on Wednesday, July 27th at Bird's Williamsburg location. The shop will have the complete collection of eyewear as well as the launch of the brand's new sunglass collection. But here's the part that something to truly tweet about: For every pair of Warby Parkers purchased, a pair of prescription glasses will be given to a person in need. Now that's a reason to get on the L train! 


2011 July 20

Adam Kimmel Makes Everyone A Window Dresser

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Last night, Barneys New York celebrated the Adam Kimmel X Carharrtt collab with artists George Herms and Paintallica who constructed a site-specific installation for the store's 60th Street windows. The event wasn't at their UES store, but at the Barneys Studio where the displays are created, and guests including Leelee Sobieski (we've been looking for her!), Aaron Young, Simon Doonan, Dennis Freedman, Timo Weiland, Ryan McNamara, Neville Wakefield and Daniella Vitale had the opportunity to play a role in the construction. Well...that's different!  



2011 July 20

Kiehl's Enters The Spa Business

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Even though they've been around since 1851, Kiehl's is still growing up. Last night, our beloved skin care brand celebrated the grand opening of their first-ever spa, aptly named Spa 1851. The two-story retreat officially opened today on the Upper East Side, and still sells the products you've come to count on, but now you can get body treatments, massages, men's haircuts and facials. The event was hosted by Jeff and Justine Koons, and Kiehl's president Chris Salgardo presented Catherine Cummings of ICMEC with a check for $15,000 on behalf of the company for The Koons Family Institute, which works to help missing and exploited children. Guests enjoying cocktails, nibbles and special Kiehl's cupcakes (heavenly!) from DC Cupcakes included The SmurfsAlan Cumming, Leigh LezarkGossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle, Anna Chlumsky30 Rock's Maulik Pancholy, Jeffrey Costello, Robert Tagliapietra, David Foote, and adorable PR manager Rachael Kelley. Peruse our Gallery to check out all the fun. Incidentally, Kiehl's is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year! Looking good! That Rosa Arctica youth generating cream is totes working.


2011 July 20

Daddy's Little Girl

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Tucked in Vogue's August age issue is a look at Dylan Lauren's wedding dress, designed by her daddy Ralph. Daddy revealed to Oprah in an interview last May that working on the gown for her June wedding to Paul Arrouet was a deeply personal labor of love. "I had to do something that was better than ever before," he said. "When you do something for your family or your daughter, I mean, it's the only daughter I have. I want to just give her something that she'd really treasure and give her something that would be really amazing." The result was a handmade duchesses satin, silk tulle, georgette embroidered dress with a tiered train. Mr. Lauren reportedly consulted Vera Wang on the design. 


2011 July 20

Ruffian's All About Williamsburg: Part Deux

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This week, Chic's committed columnists Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian take us back to where it all began...

"To celebrate the 6-month anniversary of La Vie en Ruffian, we decided to a sequel to our very first edition, All About Williamsburg." Many a store, boutique, and restaurant have opened since our last tour, and most exciting is the new Williamsburg Ferry. where our staycation story begins. It was a hot Saturday night in the 'hood and we decided to take a walk to our favorite riverside park on Grand and Kent. The crowd was as diverse as ever, from meditating hipsters to picnicking Hasidic families. As the sun set in a glorious blaze, we noticed an adorable ferry pulling in a few blocks north at 6th Street. We headed over, and upon arrival, spotted Metrocard-style vending machines and a schedule. The last ferry was departing at 8:20 p.m—but to where? We investigated! We paid the $4 fare, and moments later, boarded the New York Waterway Ferry. The boat picked up some serious speed. First stop: Shafer Landing in South Williamsburg. Second stop? Dumbo, and last stop on the Southward direction was Wall Street. We exited the terminal and felt very patriotic and alone as we strolled down the block, passed the former JP Morgan Mansion, and stood in front of the New York Stock Exchange, which was dressed in an enormous American Flag.  

The next day, we picked up our dear friend Veronica Gledhill at the Bedford L stop. The heat still hadn’t really died down, so we hydrated with a quick cocktail at Two Door Tavern. You can’t beat the $5 Bloody Marys (for the gentleman) and a delicious Bellini (for the lady). With the edge taken off, we decided to head to Sound Fix to check out some vinyls. The Beacon’s Closet, a vintage lover’s dream, is located conveniently down the block. Offering a cross section of designers past and present, we managed to find some really cute summer must-haves.  All of this shopping made us hungry for some fine grub, and nowhere else is better for BBQ than Mable’s Smokehouse & Banquet Hall. The True Blood-esque interior and bayou music made us feel like Bill, Jason and Suki. The service and food are extraordinary, and you can’t beat the prices. We all shared the three-meat, three-side platter for a mere $28! 

Sufficiently fed, we decided it was a good decision to forgo any more clothing stores and hit some of B-Burg’s antique furniture shops instead. Strawser & Smith is new to Willy-B, and it offers the finest and most curated selection of any store we have seen to date. It’s the kind of place that makes you want to move into a new apartment and start over again. Just a hop, skip and a jump down the block is JUNK. Its two locations are located just within earshot of each other, and both offer an authentic junk store experience at next-to-nothing prices. If you're in the market for glassware, plates, silverware or some vintage upholstered furniture, you're set.

Nothing ends an afternoon of frolicking and fun in the sun than a glass of rsé at the very francais Morgane Restaurant & Bar. This welcome new edition to the Williamsburg caféscape offers traditional fare, a sophisticated wine selection, and “imported” Balthazar croissants, baguettes and pastries. The sun was setting, and it was nearing time for our dearest Veronica to depart to the land next door. We escorted our lovely to the ferry and sent her seaward home to the mainland."

 

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