2011 June 6

Horsing Around on Governors Island

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Alek Wek, Wyclef, Alek's mom! Alek Wek, Wyclef, Alek's mom!
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Chic boarded a boat to Governors Island Sunday for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, and it was only fitting to ask attendees about their latest equestrian adventures. So we wondered...When was the last time you were on a horse?

Alek Wek: About three months ago. I was being silly, and it hurt! Not to be naughty…

Wyclef Jean: Two weeks ago with my daughter.

Lisa Mayock: At camp, when I was nine.

Erin Fetherston: I used to go horseback riding when I was a little girl, but there was an incident when my mom fell off a horse or the horse fell down. Nothing bad happened to her, but we stopped riding after that. I probably haven’t been on a horse since I was seven.


2011 June 6

Look of The Daily: Emma Stone in Bottega Veneta

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Finally! Emma Stone is among the first to sport Tomas Maier's Fall 2011 collection for Bottega Veneta on the red carpet—to sublime effect. Last night, the Friends With Benefits actress was a presenter at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Adoring the peekaboo lace, love. 


2011 June 6

Chicaholic Summer-time Spirits: East River at APL

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(NEW YORK) It's official, summer is here so it's time to switch up your spirits! Club impresario Joey Verdone recently opened APL (pronounced "apple" and on Orchard St., how appt!) installing master mixologist Jeremy Osslund to create signature cocktails unlike any other on the LES. The end result is a colorful array of concoctions boasting nitro-infused liquor. "We pressurize alcohol and rogue items together using nitrous oxide," Osslund explains. "We are able to extract flavors and mix together all sorts of crazy things you wouldn’t normally be able to fuse together. For instance, say, we wanted to infuse the flavor of pineapple. We wouldn’t be limited to using pineapple juice or even the meat of the pineapple. We could use, say, a smoked shell of a pineapple to create a whole different, earthier flavor." Chicaholic's faves: the East River with mint nitro-infused El Dorado rum, cucumber and lime juice and the Summer Blues' mixture of Absolut vodka, Cocchi Americano, blueberry, lemon juice and soda. For the less adventurous, stick to the Session Lager or even a PBR! Pair your cocktail with an order of the fried house-cured pickles with whipped ricotta or the Korean short rib tacos. Bonus: the interior is designed by Blackbook’s Steve Lewis complete with custom-designed wallpaper by Shepard Fairey—make sure to check out the illuminated glass “birdcages" in the back too!



2011 June 3

Shot of The Daily: Alessandra Ambrosio and a Pink Motorcycle

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Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
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Vroom! Vroom! The stunning Alessandra Ambrosio was in Miami yesterday for the Victoria's Secret Bombshell summer tour. Not only was she on the pinkest motorcycle we've seen since playing with our Barbie mobile, she also reminded us that helmets can be sexy--if you know how to hold them. The tour ends on June 9th in Dallas, Texas with an appearance by Doutzen Kroes


2011 June 3

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

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Sergio gets the Gunn poses down pat with Amanda Hearst Sergio gets the Gunn poses down pat with Amanda Hearst
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This week, Sergio Kletnoy, gatekeeper to Marie Claire's EIC Joanna Coles, seeks solace in Sedaris, gets drenched on Memorial Day weekend, gets a lesson in Tim Gunn's trademark sass and has to (gasp!) pore over a PowerPoint presentation. Check out the Gallery for some great shots of the uber assistant's daily grind!

Saturday, 5 p.m.
Ahhhhh, the Hamptons. I’ve been looking forward to this trip with friends all week. It was a gloriously sunny day, seventy-five degrees, flowers blooming, birds singing— pure bliss. I needed this break. I spent most of the day poolside re-reading my all time favorite book Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. After a stressful week at work, it felt good to lay out and stuff my face with sweets. Sedaris was so on the money when he said, “When sh*t brings you down, just say 'f**k it', and eat yourself some motherf**ing candy."

Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
Picture it: My second day in paradise, and four of us, plus a 2-year-old infant, wake up to find the water pump busted. I’m not doing it justice. When a water pump breaks, all hell breaks loose. No showers. No running water. No toilets. No cooking. It brought back vivid memories of my childhood in Mother Russia, when taking a shower required visiting the luxurious public bathhouse every week, bar of soap in hand. Who’d have thought that on my five-star weekend in Southampton, I’d be reliving the good old days of Communism!

Monday, 3 p.m.
I did what every red blooded American does on Memorial Day: I shopped my ass off at Target, the greatest store on earth.

Tuesday, 3:35 p.m.
Everyone always thinks that I do nothing but attend exclusive parties, interview celebs and shop 'til I drop. Sometimes, that is the case, but I do manage to squeeze in some real work in-between all of my exciting shenanigans. I spent most of my morning and afternoon preparing a PowerPoint presentation for THE BOSS to present at the Marie Claire Sales Conference. So I grabbed a plateful of spicy tuna crunch rolls, straight from the Hearst cafeteria, and got to work arranging hundreds of slides, patiently waiting for the day to end.  In between prepping JoCo’s presentation, I was finally able to edit my interview with the funniest comic EVER: the in-your-face, take-no-prisoners, Sarah Palin-hating, racy, confrontational, cynical, and best of all, highly offensive Sandra Bernhard. Next week, Ms. Bernhard is performing at Town Hall, with special guests Rufus Wainwright and Liza OMFG Minnelli. This is one show real New Yorkers should not miss!

Wednesday, 2:20 p.m.
Amanda Hearst
and I grabbed lunch at the Hearst cafeteria with Tim Gunn. (Tim, by the way, was wearing the most pimptastic navy suit with purple pinstripes, purple gingham shirt and paisley pocket square, he was definitely making it work!)  Afterwards, I brought Tim upstairs to say hi to THE BOSS and meet some of his fans. But before he left, he was kind enough to school me and Amanda on his trademark this worries me pose. I’m saving it for the next time I get my Amex bill.

Thursday, 8 p.m.
Tonight, Marie Claire hosted a dinner at Desmond’s in honor of THE BOSS and MC’s fashion director Nina Garcia. The room was packed with JoCo’s fabulous fashion friends, including Simon Kneen of Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Maria Cornejo, Tim Gunn, and Georgina Chapman and Karen Craig of Marchesa. THE BOSS was decked out in a linen white suite by Ralph Lauren, python-print top by Lanvin and Chloe cork platforms. Usually, I’m the one snapping photos at events like these, but this time around, I was the lucky guy holding THE BOSS’ brand new 2Bag by FENDI the entire night.


2011 June 3

Look of The Daily: Olivia Wilde

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We're Wild About Olivia Wilde We're Wild About Olivia Wilde
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We spend a lot of our day looking at pics on Patrick McMullan, Billy Farrell and Getty Images, so we're rather familiar with who can work a pose and who can not. Olivia Wilde, you could teach red carpet school. While this picture of her last night at the Fresh Air Fund's Salute to American Heroes at Pier 60 isn't even on a red carpet (Hello, car in the background!), theThor actress has it all down.  

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