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2011 May 23
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The Cannes Film Festival concluded yesterday, and we're gonna miss all the glam. Uma Thurman knocked it out of the park one more time in this Giorgio Armani Privé bright blue mermaid-style dress at the closing night ceremonies. Check out some of our fave looks from yesterday in our Gallery.
2011 May 23
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Terry Richardson is really taking things up a notch in the self-impersonation department. The photographer, who has never met a thumbs-up he didn't like, got none other than Kate Moss to don a Terry mask (!!!) for her recent appearance on his online diary. Color us impressed. How will he top that? Stay tuned!
2011 May 23
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Sisters Ilissa and Dorian Howard of milk and honey have come up with an idea that gets the Chic stamp of approval. They've created a site where you can build your own shoes online. Hello!! With over one million possible shoe combinations in an array of materials and colors, we're in love. We sent the girls our silly questionnaire to get to know them better. Today, we meet Dorian and tomorrow we'll catch up with Ilissa.
Nickname: Dori, Do, Dobie, DHo, Doho, Dolly
Age: Old enough to know better.
Birthplace: The beautiful garden state.
Current Abode: Los Angeles
Hours you sleep: 6
Hours you'd like to sleep: 8 (please!)
Street of choice: Bank Street
Foreign word: Vino
Favorite recent magazine article: "Paul Haggis' New Yorker article on Scientology... fascinating."
Body part: "Mouths with corners that turn up."
Snack: String cheese
How much does your cleaning preson charge per visit? "It's the best $75 I spend all week. "
Blackberry or iPhone? "Blackberry. I can't break my corporate habits…"
Tap or sparkling? Brita.
How often do you check Facebook? "More than I'd like to admit."
Allergy: "I just sneeze a lot, for no apparent reason."
Exercise: "Hiking, pilates, yoga, cirque training, TRX, barre classes, ballet, gymnastics..."
First fashion show: "Marc Jacobs (with my sister!)"
Escape plan: "Run away and join the circus! It's why I'm cirque training now."
Dog or cat? Dog
Illicit crush: "Bill Hemmer from Fox News and Rob Marciano from CNN. I have a soft spot for news anchors."
What makes you jealous? "People that are smarter and savvier than I, and people with pools and iPad2s."
Will you be watching the last episode of Oprah? "With a box of tissues."
Monthly drying cleaning bill: "It could feed a small village…."
2011 May 23
More birthday antics ensued for Sergio Kletnoy last week (though, surprisingly, not to belatedly celebrate his own this time around!), followed by a bit of babysitting, a new British music obsession, and hobnobbing with a Housewife. The week wound down with a rummage through The Boss' purse. All part of the job, of course! The Daily's "The Assistant Files" kicked off with Sergio, and each week we're following his escapades as Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles' gatekeeper. As always, don't forget to peruse the Gallery of Sergio's fantastic photographic evidence!
Saturday, 10 p.m.
The Marie Claire fashion crew will use any excuse to party, and tonight, we partied till the sun came up. In honor of associate market editor Abby Kalicka (or as I refer to her, ‘My Munchkin’) turning the big 3-0, we converged on Toro Lounge in Tribeca for the first stop in a long night of debauchery. After waiting for a drink at the bar for 45 minutes alongside preppy banker dorks and Jersey Shore castoffs (the things I do for friends), I was quickly over the place. I talked the crew into leaving Toro for Monster, our fave spot in the West Village. The club was packed with shirtless boys, drunk girls and everything in between. Five minutes into arrival, the birthday girl found herself in a dance-off against some of Manhattan’s burliest drag queens, which looked a lot like that dance scene from White Chicks. With our drinks up in the air, we cheered Abby on and danced the night away. Next stop: a private room at Karaoke Boho at 2:30 a.m. for an hour of really bad off-key singalongs to some of the cheesiest songs ever made. (My take on "Puttin’ on the Ritz" was roundly booed by all of my so-called friends. Haters.) So much for my dream of becoming the next American Idol. Cut to 4 a..m.—we’re wolfing down countless slices of the best pizza in NYC, at Bleeker Street Pizza, and wondering where we lost the birthday girl.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Jogged the Central Park loop in a desperate bid to sober up before my babysitting gig this afternoon. By 1 p.m., Baby Graydon and I were crashed on the couch watching the Jim & Pam wedding episode from The Office while he rocked out to Chris Brown’s “Forever”. Who said white boys can’t dance?
2011 May 23
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are all smiles last night at the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2 in Los Angeles. Jolie voices the character Tigress in the animated film, which opens on May 26th. How 'bout those legs?
2011 May 23
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This week our-beauty-food-fashion guru, Francesco Clark, takes it out in the field and talks beauty with a real angel.
"New York can be one of those fun cities, where no matter where you go, you can run into friends in the most random places, or be completely anonymous in your own neighborhood. Last week was an example of the former; the London-like weather we’ve been having started to make everything feel like ‘Twilight,’ but maybe a more, ‘Wet Twilight,’ so the surprise of a friendly face in an unsuspecting place was especially gratifying.
Having run into Victoria’s Secret supermodel Selita Ebanks at the Prada cocktail party for New Yorkers For Children, I couldn’t help but give her a beauty pop quiz on what she does to look so luminous on a gloomy day.
Francesco: Since we've become friends, I have never seen you not glamorous. Ever! Beauty-wise, what's the last thing you do before going to bed (other than taking off make-up), and the first thing you do when you wake up?
Selita: I dry brush first, shower, then use Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie Shea Souffle on my entire body.
Francesco: We all see you working your magic at the Victoria's Secret fashion shows. What does it feel like that day? What do you do to prepare: more cardio for two months, more weights, shower in Holy Water? Also, what is going through your head as you walk the LONG televised runway, almost completely nekked?
Selita: That day I'm super relaxed because the 2 months prior I drink tons of water, exfoliate, and do a million squats. The only thing on my mind is to have fun, and suck it in!
Francesco: Do you get to keep your first set of wings? Did you cry when they made you an angel?
Selita: Not my first set, but I got to keep the picture of it. Tyra gave me wings that will be put in the Cayman National Museum. It didn't hit me at first, but I cried later.
Francesco: What did you see as beautiful when you were 16 and what do you see as pure beauty today?
Selita: I always felt the same about beauty. As cliche as it sounds, beauty does start from the inside out. The bigger the smile, the more beautiful.
Francesco: How has the beauty industry helped you do things outside the industry? You've been a big supporter of the Reeve Foundation; can you tell us about other projects you work on?
Selita: The ultimate "beauty" house Victoria's Secret has taught me to be more elegant, and to use beauty for the greater good in things such as working with Shine on Sierra Leone, which helps with lowering child mortality in their country.
Francesco: What are five beauty products you need when on a long plane ride?
Selita: Clark’s Botanicals Ultra-Rich Lip Balm, hand sanitizer, visine, face wipes, a brush, and under-eye patches.
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