2011 July 1

Chic On The Street: Meet Anggie

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Chic on the street. Chic on the street.
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Chic met 15-year-old Anggie in the heart of Times Square to test his fashion 411. How did this visitor from Colombia fare? 

How would you describe your personal style?  “Rock.”

What is the Kaiser? “Like a strange dress.”

What is L'Wren Scott? “A TV show.”

Who should be on the cover of Vogue’s September Issue? “Florence + The Machine.”

What is The Row? “A food.”

2011 July 1

The Daily Wonders...What was your first summer job?

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Ever ponder what the red-carpet residing glamazons and cream of the fashionable heap did to make some dough before hitting it big? No need to wonder any longer--Chic's got you covered with a roundup of the most memorable, dreadful, ridiculous (and almost always funny) first gigs that some of our faves were candid enough to share...

Charlize Theron, actress: I used to sing with my neighbor in a plaza in South Africa. I can’t sing at all, so it was dreadful and horrible. People would tip and put money in a hat because they felt bad for us.

Brad Goreski, stylist:
I used to work in a video store in Port Perry, Ontario, and I loved it. Anne of Green Gables, Clueless, Grease, Showgirls, The Breakfast Club—they were always playing. I watched lots of movie musicals there.

Dennis Basso, designer
: I was an only child and they never made me work in the summer. But since college I don’t think I’ve had a day off, so I’ve made up for lost time!

Mickey Boardman, editorial director, Paper
: My first job ever, after my first year of college, was at an aluminum-siding factory.

Gilles Mendel, designer:
When I was working in my father’s shop in Paris, I slept in big baskets of sable and chinchilla furs in the cold vault. It was 95 degrees outside, and I was in my father’s factory covered in furs, having the most luxurious moments of my youth.

Francisco Costa, designer, Calvin Klein Collection:
While I was at FIT, I did an internship in Cuomo at two fabric mills. It was just brilliant.

Rachel Roy, designer:
When I was 14, my dad dropped me off in front of McDonald’s and told me not to come home until I had a paycheck and could start paying rent. I didn’t want to sling fries, so I took the bus to the mall and got a job at Contempo Casuals. I told them I was 16 to get the job, and I unpacked clothes and hung them up all day. I liked the discount, too.

Kellan Lutz, actor:
I was a camp counselor for my bible school. I was in charge of weight training in the gym, and the science lab. I’m still in touch with two of the kids. We e-mail a lot!

Irene Neuwirth, designer:
I worked at a grocery store in Telluride, Colorado, but I got fired pretty quickly. I think I showed up late. I worked there for, like, three days. My parents came in and took a picture of me while I was still working there. They were like, “This is the most unbelievable moment of our lives.”

2011 July 1

Read up on your Rachel Zoe-isms!

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Rachel Zoe's collection hits Neiman Marcus stores--and to fete the occasion, there's a Facebook contest that has Chic written all over it! "Oh So Zoe," which launched on Tuesday, involves a virtual styling sesh, culled from the digital closet of the Rachel Zoe Collection avec the chicest and sveltest new mom's fave designer baubles. Once you've taken a stab at styling the superstylist (oh, how the roles have reversed!), it's time to put the images into words: in a fashionable take on everyone's favorite road trip pastime, Mad Libs, contestants complete a fill-in-the-blank template describing the digital getup.

2011 June 30

Even Angels Ride Bikes

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Call your investment banker friends, stat!  Victoria's Secret Angels' Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson & Erin Heatherton will be making a special appearance at SoulCycle in Tribeca on Tuesday, July 12th. Pray tell? The girls will be cycling to benefit Pelotonia- an annual grassroots bike tour that raises funds for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -James Cancer Hospital, one of the nation's leading cancer research facilities and you (or your investment banker friends) can watch. 4 levels of tickets will be available from $1000 to $2500 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Pelotonia. Participants will also have a chance to bid on prizes while the girls cycle, including (get this!) a pair of angel wings and photo ops with their fave angel. Victoria's Secret will match every dollar raised from the event. Tickets are going quick, quick, quick. 

2011 June 30

Shot of The Daily: Craziest Moss Moments Ever!

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We shall see... We shall see...
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The royal wedding is almost here and the rumors keep coming, but can we all agree that Kate Moss hiring a team of transvestites to chaperone guests to the toilet is beyond the beyond? On the eve of her special weekend, we've put together a Gallery of some of our favorite Kate moments over the years for your enjoyment. Through the years, you've never let me down. You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found...

2011 June 30

Retailer Report! With Neapolitan's Kelly Golden

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Peter Pilotto's Resort 2012 dress is a favorite. Peter Pilotto's Resort 2012 dress is a favorite.
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Neapolitan owner Kelly Golden concludes her worldwide Resort 2012 tour with a rave review! Apparently, the Midwest is going to be looking Chic-er than ever.

"After nearly a month of presentations, the Resort 2012 market is finally wrapping up.  As a retailer, I have always LOVED this market because of the early deliveries, the long shelf life of the product, and the great pops of color added to the floor during fall. This particular season, the Resort market was the strongest I've seen in years! There was such a newness to the collections that you will absolutely be investing in new pieces come November. Surf and scuba were huge themes seen throughout many collections, including Jason Wu and Derek Lam. Color-blocking, especially in bright neons, continued to be a must-have trend. I especially loved the color-blocked bags at Lanvin, Pierre Hardy and Bottega Veneta. Wedges and elevated platforms are my favorite shoes of the season. There were even incredible cocktail dress options (Lanvin, Naeem Khan, J Mendel, Peter Pilotto, Lela Rose...), which designers used to showcase during Spring runway. Resort is clearly no longer just for the island jet-setters..."

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