2011 July 18

Collective Partying, Lulu-Style

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Aww alert! On Thursday night post-Playboy party, Lisa Salzer and Alex Dickerson & Erin Kelly celebrated the new studio space for Lulu Frost and The Collective Agency, their respective businesses, with a raucous in-office "Summer in the City" bash on 20th Street and 5th Avenue. Winston Irie and The Selective Security Band performed a slew of hits Brooklyn Brewery bottles were emptied with abandon and a not-unremarkable amount of dancing took over what, during business hours, is a profesh zone. Peter Davis, Suno's Max Osterweis, Edward Barsamian and Emily Holt were just a few of those who were inspired to let loose. Evidence in our Gallery! 

2011 July 18

Behind The Scenes with Kate Winslet

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St. John released the behind the scenes vid of their Fall 2011 campaign with Kate Winslet. It's beautifully shot and the collection looks stunning, but c'mon, guys. Five minutes? A five minute video? For realz? Two would suffice, and we'd even take three, but this really frustrated our ADD.


2011 July 18

Claudia Covers Vogue Germany

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Wunderbar, indeed! Claudia Schiffer is on the cover of the August edition of Vogue Germany with lace on her face. The legendary supe appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK last month and nabbed the Chanel eyewear campaign for Autumn 2011. Keep it up, darling! 

2011 July 15

TGIF! It's Daily Dan Time!

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It's Friday, which means it's time for another issue of The Daily Dan! This week, Nicole Miller throws a dinner party and we're there, the Salzer sisters tell us all about Braced-Lets, and we fill you in on all the latest parties on the East End. If you're in the Hamptons this weekend, get your lovely paws on a copy! Collect & Discuss...

2011 July 15

Bieber Fever Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

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At least he's good for the economy...Justin Bieber's first fragrance, Someday, is flying off the shelves! Since debuting late last month, the women's perfume has netted more than $3 million in retail sales at Macy's, and could possibly be the #1 fragrance of the year. But like OMG you guys, the Beeb is going to have some competition in the smelly department soon. Taylor Swift is launching her perfume, Wonderstruck (what's with the name?), in September. #thatwillnotflyinbiebertown

2011 July 15

Sergio Says! Weekly Musings from Marie Claire (and Beyond...)

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What was our man about town up to this week? Marie Claire's Sergio Kletnoy returns with more tales of his faboo life. Follow him on Twitter @SergioKletnoy if you need your fill 24/7.


Saturday, 2 p.m.

Just met Elizabeth Olsen. Yes, that Olsen! She's inspiration behind Elizabeth and James, and younger sister of MK and Ashley, whom I’ve met a few times here at Marie Claire. Elizabeth is beyond adorable and I was lucky enough to attend a private screening of her new psychological thriller, Martha Marcy May MarleneThe movie had me on the edge of my seat for almost two hours. After, Elizabeth gave me some pointers on how to express emotions in front of the camera, and thanks to her, I am now able to exude sadness, disappointment and confusion. Hopefully, not all at once.


Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Early brunch with my friend Jared, known to the rest of the world as the wiz-blogger, JustJared. Jared’s worlds collided today: his industry friends met his childhood friends, and we actually got along. The posh brunch was catered from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles and afterwards, we burned off a massive amount of calories playing Just Dance on Wii. I even busted out a few moves from the Gorbachev era. Up next? Spending my hard-earned dollars at OAK. I REALLY needed those overpriced tees. Damn you. fashion! 


Monday, 9 p.m.

In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "What is this salty discharge? Is this crying?” My eyes were still watery after leaving the private screening of Sarah’s Key starring Kristin Scott-Thomas. The theatre at the MoMA was packed with socialites, models, Regis and the missus, Rachel Roy, Sky Ferreira and of course, yours truly sandwiched behind Village Voice’s Michael Musto and in front of New York Post’s Cindy Adams. Five minutes before showtime, Cindy tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You are going to have to take that hat off when the movie starts." I’m sure she was looking for an argument, especially since I looked like a rough tattooed bully. I turned around, smiled and said, “I’ve been reading your column since I was 12, so I’ll do as you please!" Surprised by my sweetness, she smiled back and thanked me. The WWII French sobfest is based on the NYT best seller written by JoCo’s college roommate, Tatiana de Rosnay. The screening was hosted by Diane von Furstenberg and the Weinstein brothers. Leaving the theatre, I bumped into Tatiana and told her how much I loved the movie while passing on a hello from THE BOSS. Surprisingly, the line to meet Tatiana was 10 times longer than the line for DVF. Just sayin’. Note to self: after seeing Harvey Weinstein followed by a posse of assistants and publicists with iPads in tow, I must suggest a posse of peeps to follow JoCo. It would surely make my life much easier. 


Tuesday, 4 p.m.

At the Standard Hotel, no cameras, no photos, just Marianne FU***** Faithful, her cigarette and me. Poetic, striking, fabulous and forever in vogue, Marianne is in town promoting her wicked new album Horses and High Heels, which she calls a classic pop record. The album is flawless, and you must-hear her cover of the Shangri-Las Past Present and Future. It’s simply spine-tingling. When Marianne was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham in ’64, dressed in a men’s shirt, jeans, wearing a bit of make-up and looking like a cross between Bardot and Jayne Mansfield, Andrew came up to her and said she had a commercial face and he wanted to make her a star. And a star she became, from her goddess looks, to rock star boyfriends, movie and TV roles (including two appearances as God on my all time favorite show, AbFab), drugs, over 20 albums, collaborations and the title of a fashion icon who is idolized by the ultimate fashion rebel, Kate Moss. In her 47 years in the music biz, Marianne has zero regrets. She loves the style of Kate. She told me that she wants to work with Jack White, hopefully on the next album. On writing Sister Morphine, with her then-boyfriend Mick Jagger: “He had the lovely tune for ages, always playing the haunting melody and one day I said, oh God, let’s just write it." She told me Broken English  was an angry record: “I was furious with Mick”. We moved onto the one thing she loves the most, music. The Clash’s White Riot was the song she wished to have written.“How about a cover?” I asked, “God no, I can’t do that, it would be blasphemy, it’s the Clash, it’s Joe Strummer, I worship Joe Strummer." “You can do anything you want, you are Marianne FU***** Faithful, dammit!” I thought to myself. I asked if she was ever intimidated by Mick. “Fu** no! I wasn’t a big pop fan, and I was very grand myself” she replied. Yes, you were, are and always will be grand, she then kissed me on both cheeks and said, “Goodbye Serge, it was lovely meeting you." How many days can I go on without washing my face? 


Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Dinner with my friend Jen in the West Village. Jen was my partner in crime when she used to work at Marie Claire, but ever since becoming a fancy jewelry designer with her own brand called Carol Marie, she has no time for little ol’ me. We ended up at I Tre Merli in the West Village, a prime spot for people-watching and delish dinner. It consisted of a scrumptious lobster salad and tiramisu with ladyfingers, mascarpone and espresso. 


Thursday, 12:20 p.m.

I heart the Hearst Cafeteria, the only place where you are waiting on the line with Oprah’s BFF Gayle King in her 5 inch heels, always camera-ready, to get our hands on gourmet grilled cheese and tomato soup by our chef-extraordinaire, Jason. I see you, Gayle—looking good! Later on, I was at a super-secret TV taping with THE BOSS, during which the executive producer asked her to wear an earpiece so he can communicate with her from the inside the control room. JoCo looks at me and said, “We need to get you one of these so I can find you whenever you are not at your desk." Great. Another device to keep track of!


Friday, 10 a.m.

The entire office was abuzz this morning. Colton Haynes, the really, really, ridiculously good looking model-turned-actor from MTV’s Teen Wolf came in for an interview and set hearts raising. Usually, I’m the office charmer, but Colton made everyone on the floor forget about me and shifted the focus on himself for the entire hour. (Don’t you just hate that?) His birthday was two days ago, the same day his hit MTV show was picked up for a second season. What better way to celebrate than by spending time at Marie Claire and getting interviewed by me. But seriously, dudeL it’s a crime to be so ridiculously good looking! Seriously!

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