2011 April 4
Savannah Miller of Twenty8Twelve checks in from London with a rave review of sis Sienna's latest project.
"Hey folks! It’s been a crazy week at Twenty8Twelve, with Spring/Summer 2012 fittings underway. We're working with a fantastic new German pattern cutter—the ultimate perfectionist who is producing the most incredible creations. We are all very excited. Meanwhile, Sienna is still hard at it in her play, Flare Path, written by Terrance Rattigan and directed by Trevor Nunn. It's set in 1940s Britain, during the Second World War, and it follows the lives of the bomber command and their wives. It is AMAZING. I have been four times and every time, I've laughed and cried myself stupid. If you're planning a trip to this side of the pond, I can’t rate it highly enough—and I'm no theatre go-er, ironically. I think this one may have converted me! My dad came over from New York to see it last week, and he had to walk to the theatre through the demonstrations and smoke bombs. Amazingly, it was still packed. Nothing like a bit of British grit! Hope you enjoy the pictures of the play and rehearsals. 'Til next time! xxSavannah."
2011 April 4
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It's increasingly rare to find deux Chic faves in one petite robe. But fur and snakeskin are exactly what L'Wren Scott used to make the saucy sheath that Nicole Kidman wore to the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Nashville last night. Also: nice bling!
2011 April 4
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We sure hope stunning strutter Anne V. is an early riser, because tomorrow morning she'll be leading TOMS' fourth annual One Day Without Shoes, a barefoot walk around Pier 45 at Christopher Street and the West Side Highway that starts at 9:00am. The awesome event is all about the TOMS mission to raise awareness about the perils of infection and disease kids in impoverished places face by going shoeless. There's even a mobile app for iPhone and Droid for the occasion, complete with local news and events, galleries to upload shoeless pics and a "One Day Radio" station for some bareboot beats. What better (well, if ever) a reason to go on a shoeless sojoun on the NYC streets?
2011 April 1
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When Chic bumped into Dan Abrams, NBC's chief legal analyst and Mediate founder, last night at a screening of Source Code hosted by The Cinema Society and Coach, the first thing that popped into our head was Abrams' magical medialand bond with Men's Health editor-in-chief, Dave Zinczenko. Who can forget that Thursday Styles NY Times profile in December about the dashing duo of bachelors about town, who invest in The Lion and make the rounds on the Gotham social scene in tandem? “I'm not going to respond to the idea of the 'bromance,' because my friendship with Dave is not what the premise describes," bristled Abrams at the dropping of the other b-word. Hmm. Well, upon a re-read of the Times piece, which quotes Matt Lauer pondering that "maybe their friendship is a brand,” perhaps we see Abrams' exasperation with the term. Ever the gentleman, Abrams then apologized for the anti-bromance outburst and elaborated on his surprisingly loaded reaction to an unsuspecting, genuinely curious Chic. "It's just unfortunate that a male friendship is called a ‘bromance,’ and a female friendship is just a really cool friendship," Abrams explained. "There’s nothing more important in New York than to have good friends.”
2011 April 1
He's ba-ack! Ready for another jam-packed jaunt around town with Sergio Kletnoy, the fiercest assistant to ever set foot in Hearst Tower? The Daily's new "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!
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Once again, I found myself at Wilfie & Nell in the West Village. I met up with my friend Kathryn Floyd, Net-a-Porter's U.S. manager of visual merchandising, for another round of the best gruyere grilled cheese on planet earth, malt vinegar fries and killer Bloody Marys. Kathryn is a stunning Texas blonde, always impeccably dressed, with legs down to there. (I personally believe she was born to be someone’s kept woman on Park Avenue - so fellas, send your applications to me. I’ll vet them.) Feeling a bit tipsy after a couple of hours, Kathryn convinced me to get a mani/pedi at a local salon; I’m not ashamed. LOL! I must have been delirious because I agreed to pay $70 for some spa paraffin pedicure that included melting hot wax on my feet. It felt like I was walking barefoot in a scorching dessert, but I’m not going to pretend I didn’t like it.
Monday, 2:00 p.m.
I spent my afternoon interviewing one of my favorite new British singers, Ellie Goulding, for MarieClaire.com. Ellie is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter who is absolutely massive in her homeland with a #1 album under her belt. If you have not heard of Ellie’s brilliant U.S. debut album Lights, you must download it NOW. It's a hybrid of Brit-pop, lush dance beats, undeniable hooks and a beautiful voice. While stuffing our faces with mini cupcakes, Ellie and I talked about her six-pack (Jealous much? Yes, I was.), her fresh colored pink hair, the boyfriend she refuses to name who Christopher Bailey of Burberry is trying to convince to model, her girl crush on Rihanna, and our mutual love of British tabloid queen Jordan, aka Katie Price. Lights is out on iTunes, and the first single, “Starry Eyed," is pop music at its best.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
While making my daily rounds at Marie Claire, I ended up in the office of our beauty & health director, Ying Chu. Ying is super stylish and always looks like someone who should be in Bill Cunningham’s column. Ying was tricked out in a floral Marni skirt, black Miu Miu turtleneck and YSL shoes, but all I could focus on was the new Maison Martin Margiela cologne on her desk. After much begging and pleading, Ying finally let me have the bottle. In return, I promised to be super nice to her for the rest of the week. I can’t tell you what Sergio being nice looks like—let’s just say membership has its privileges.
Friday, 12:30 a.m.
Did you know I used to be a DJ? Of course I had to give it all up to work in the oh-so-fabulous world of fashion, models, designers and their BluePrintCleanse lunches. Nowadays when my friends ask me to go clubbing, I do my best “Hell to the no!” Whitney Houston impersonation. But tonight I had to make an exception for one of my very good friends, a very popular NYC nightlife personality named Dina Delicious. Dina was hosting her one-year anniversary as the hostess with the mostest at Marquee. She is also a singer-songwriter working on her debut dance-pop album. We have been friends for many years, half of which I can’t even remember because we partied so hard. I brought along my blond bombshell BFF Courtney and needless to say, after hours of fist pumping (NOT!) and gettin’ Into The Groove (Hi Madonna!) on the dancefloor, I am exhausted and will need the entire weekend to recuperate. Thank god THE BOSS is out of town rockin’ her brand new après-ski Bogner on the slopes in Telluride. I’ll be back in fighting form when she returns on Monday.
2011 April 1
Designers Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein of Timo Weiland spun at the Soho Grand Hotel last night, and we got our hands on their set.
1) "If I gave you a party(syrup remix)" by Sexual Harassment
2) "Boy from School" by Grizzly Bear
3) "Horse and Carriage" by Cam'ron
4) "Seize the Day" by Wax Tailor
5) "Codex (Moji b remix)" Radiohead
6) "Two Kinds of Happiness" by The Strokes
7) "The Drag" by Ty Segall
8) "Peggin (Pilooski re-edit)" by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
9) "Golden Brown" by The Stranglers
10) "Hot Pants" by James Brown
11a) "She's a Rainbow" by Rollings Stones
11b) "Touched by The Hand of God" by New Order
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