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2011 April 1
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Peas and carrots, macarons and Chic Report....there's something splendid about the Blake Lively/Marchesa combo. Maybe it's the fact that only someone with that kind of bod can pull of that kind of dress? Last night, the Chanel ambassador (discuss!) sported an embroidered red silk organza illusion cap sleeve dress with a tulle ruffle skirt to the CinemaCon Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appropriate!
2011 April 1
Looking for a cheap place to grab a bite in Manhattan this weekend? Resin designer Chantel Valentene writes in with another foodie rec.
"I was out and about in SoHo on one of those sunny days we’ve had recently, enjoying the quintessential New York experience. I strolled into Rick Owens and Atelier with my friend, discussing the relative merits of paying rent and buying new clothes. We chilled, grabbed drinks and waxed philosophical about life (due to tipsiness). Next stop: What Goes Around Comes Around. All the while, our stomachs were consuming themselves. One of the staffers tipped us off to MoonCake. The next thing we knew, three people are impressing upon us to eat the miso salmon.
We strolled around the corner to find a modest Asian diner. The menu consisted of savory sandwiches and snacks like springy wontons stuffed with snow-pea greens, sweetly spiced chicken wings, and lobster mango summer rolls. We started with the salad: grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, mesclun and buckwheat soba noodles, topped with ginger cilantro pesto dressing. I met my quota for one healthy meal a day. Also as recommended, we each ordered the salmon. Cue the home-cooked Asian comfort food choir. Hallelujah! This is some good sh*t!. Best part was the bill: all of $32 for appetizers, entrees, and drinks. You know we were happy because we cleaned our plates and left with the buttons to our jeans undone. THE DETAILS: Locations at 28 Watts Street, 359 West 54th Street, and 263 West 30th Street. More info at mooncakefoods.com."
2011 April 1
A warm Chic welcome to Tibi's Amy Smilovic, who's the latest designer to join our roster of regular columnists. She's going to write about another great passion in her life: design. "For me, interior design is such a natural progression from fashion," she says. "Fantastic coffee table books are to my home as shoes are to my closet. I’m constantly thinking about my next 'project' room, and thus was born this weekly column about design. Now if only I had enough hours in a day/week to actually realize all these concepts!"
"Some people accessorize with jewelry, some with shoes. While I’m no doubt all for that, I find the ultimate accessory is the room itself. A few years back, I redecorated my house, and found it utterly liberating to design each room around a runway collection. Bruce, my trusty interior designer extraordinaire, thought it was absolutely mad that when we first met, I’d prepared mood boards featuring the most recent Chloé, Marc Jacobs, and Marni collections. But I thought it made complete sense: I’m a clothing-obsessed designer, and looking at those collections seriously helped ground my choices. You can’t help but have a chicly designed room if you’ve clearly identified what you’re wearing in said room. Seriously, would Derek Lam’s girl be caught dead in a comfortable sofa sectional? I’m sure she’d rather have a standout, boldly-printed chair that works fabulously with her denim blazer and pants. And the ashtray provides some serious cobalt accenting (design impact only—no smoking, please!). I love the linear lines of the chair contrasted with circular accent motifs throughout the room. It makes you want to enforce a dress code, no?"
2011 April 1
He's had no formal training in fashion, but that didn't stop him from starting a men's collection in 2005. Now, he's doing women's.
Name: Hyden Yoo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Current city: New York, NY
Toothpaste: "Crest Whitening, but doesn’t seem to be whitening."
Margarita order: "With salt."
Favorite teacher: "Bruce Lee."
Entree: "Grilled Korean short ribs with rice and all the side dishes."
Favorite recent magazine article: " …Aren’t magazines just for looking at the pictures?"
Body part: "My butt."
Showtune: "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa
Bottled water: "Anything but Evian. Tastes soapy."
How often do you check Facebook? "I’d be lying if I said once a day."
Charity: "Cancer Cares."
Coffee order: "I don’t drink coffee."
Exercise: "What is this? Seriously, I’ve been trying to find time to play basketball more."
Gym: "I might as well cancel my membership."
The title of your autobiography... "Never Give Up."
Greatest expenditure: "A condo in Chicago a few years ago."
Escape plan: "I’m gonna disappear one day for two weeks and not tell anyone. Maybe somewhere near the beach."
How often do you drive? "Two or three times a week."
Finish this sentence: Glee is... "A popular TV show with a bunch of young people singing? Never seen it."
Illicit crush: "Heidi Klum."
The last time you visited a Post Office? "About two weeks ago to buy stamps—until I found out you can buy them online."
What make you jealous? "People who have it all without trying."
Dance: "Crip Walk."
Mode of transportation: "Taxi, but I'm seriously trying to support the MTA this year."
2011 April 1
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Does Chic pride itself on being organized? Well...we were newly motivated to get our desks (and lives) in order on Tuesday, when we traipsed across town to the presidential suite of the new Gansevoort Park to check out the latest offerings from Post-It. The "Keep It Simple" event featured demonstrations from lifestyle/planning expert Rory Tahari, sustainability guru Sophie Uliano, and parenting and education maestro Michele Borba. Chic left with too many tips to count—we're especially grateful to the write-and-toss weekly organizer pad—and a renewed interested in (recyclable) paper products. You should see our desks! Check out photos in our Gallery.
2011 April 1
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Jake Gyllenhaal nabs our shot of the daily for no other reason than he wakes up every day and he's...Jake Gyllenhaal!! The actor and his gorgeous blue eyes attended the Cinema Society's Coach-sponsored screening of his new film Source Code last night in New York. Call us!
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