2011 May 11

Rise!

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Southern designer darling Billy Reid has designed a limited edition t-shirt to support relief efforts for US residents who were hit by the storms and tornadoes that hit the Southeast last month. The Rise tee pays specific homage to the small communities that have been completely wrecked in the wake of the disaster. The men's and women's styles retail for $38 and are available at Billyreid.com, along with the designer;s six national stores located in Manhattan, Nashville, TN, Charleston, SC,  Florence, AL, Dallas and Houston, TX. All of the profits will go towards the Red Cross Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. That's chic! 


2011 May 11

Cracking up with Reed Krakoff!

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Reed Krakoff cracks up...avec applause! Reed Krakoff cracks up...avec applause!
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On Monday, Chic checked out the annual Parsons benefit soiree and runway show at Pier 60 celebrating the fash institution's standout graduating students' designs. Parsons alum Reed Krakoff was the evening's honoree, so we asked the scores of stylish attendees: What "kraked" you up recently? Whether it's a mischivious tot, Britney Spears or a beachside moment with the pooch, sounds like the Parsons crowd has had lots to giggle about lately.

Reed Krakoff: My little boy, Oscar, dressing up like a fighter, with a UFC logo on the pants. We're starting him early on dressing up.

Simon Doonan: So many perverse and bizarre things! Too many horrible unmentionables. Recently, Jonny (Adler) and I were on the beach, and our dog walked into the water up to his genitals. He just stood looking at the horizon, and it was such a silly moment.

Prabal Gurung: My work is a continuous laughfest. On my way here, I was nervous because I'm speaking tonight, but I heard Britney Spears' "Till The World Ends" and that just got me laughing!

Jenna Lyons: My son scared the bejesus out of me because he was hiding in a box and I didn’t know he was there. I went to move the box, and the box moved, and out popped my child’s head. It was actually terrifying—it was not cool.

Ally Hilfiger: My sister, my brother, my brother's fiance and I were crammed in the back of an SUV on the way to an Indian restaurant on Mother's Day, and my boyfriend was stretched out in the middle row of the car, because for some reason everyone decided they wanted to sit in the back with me, I guess. I start laughing so hard, and I tell everyone that I peed in my pants—so they all jumped into the row with my boyfriend so I had a backseat to myself!

Simon Collins,
dean of fashion at Parsons: I was watching a British TV show on Hulu last night called Men Behaving Badly about frat boys acting fratty.


2011 May 11

Getting To Know You...Kimberly Ovitz

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We've had our eye on Kimberly Ovitz since she showed her first collection for Spring 09, but there's one thing we've always wanted to know about her --dogs or cats? She filled out our silly questionnaire to let us know! 

Name: Kimberly Ovitz
Nickname:  Kimbo
Age: 27
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Current City: New York

Hours You Actually Sleep A Night: "It depends on how late I work. If I work until midnight, then 6 hours. If I can get into bed by 10, then I can get more sleep!"
Hours You'd Like To Sleep A Night: 8 hours
Street of Choice: Crosby Street
Word: Laugh
Drink: Hot green tea
Airline: Virgin America.
Favorite Recent Magazine Article:  ASPCA Animal Welfare Newsletter
Body Part: "I don’t have a favorite."
Showtune: "If it is soulful and bluesy then I’ll like it."
How much does your cleaning lady charge per visit? "Too much!"
Blackberry or Iphone: Blackberry
Tap or Sparkling Water? Sparkling
How often do you check Facebook a day?" Once – it is a great business tool."
Allergy: Pollen.
Dog or Cat? Dog.
Exercise: Everyday.
First Fashion Show: Chanel in Paris.
Greatest Expenditure: "Furniture, at the moment, since I just moved into a new apartment."
Escape Plan: "None. I work too much."
Will you watch the last episode of Oprah? "For sure! She is inspiring."
Illicit Crush: "My dogs."
What make you jealous: "When people have more time to read then I do."

 



2011 May 11

V is for Gaga

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Rejoice, Little Monsters! Lady Gaga hits the cover of V Magazine's latest issue, and they've transformed her poker face into a butterfly. Isn't that precious? Gaga also makes her debut as a V columnist in the new issue, which hits stands tomorrow. She'll be dishing out her wisdom on fashion, art and cooking. Maybe not that last bit. 


2011 May 11

Look of The Daily: Uma Thurman in Dolce & Gabbana

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Jury duty has never looked so good! A vibrant looking Uma Thurman stole the show in Dolce & Gabbana at the jury photo call at the Palais des Festivals during the Cannes Film Festival earlier today. The actress joins Jude Law and Robert DeNiro on the jury committee for the festival which kicked off today in France. 


2011 May 11

An Odd Mix

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Odd Molly's Per Holknekt with dinner guests at Hudson Hall Odd Molly's Per Holknekt with dinner guests at Hudson Hall
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(NEW YORK) Odd Molly's creative director and founder, Per Holknekt, hosted an initmate fete at the Hudson Hotel's Hudson Hall for an ecclectic set including Erickson Beamon's Karen Erickson, Swedish chanteuse Lena Philipsson, artist RJ Razik, Fortnight Journal's Adam Whitney Nichols, and Refinery29's Connie Wang, to name a few. Guests were treated to a tapas-fueled dinner—think Margherita flatbreads, dry-aged rib eyes over yukon gold puree and sliders topped with white cheddar and nueske bacon—along with a bevy of colorful Absolut Pear vodka cocktails. Full Frontal Fashion columnist Indigo Clarke and photographer Shohei Ito perused the company's latest Fall lookbook while Nichols held court with Susan Kirschbaum as Holknekt flitted from guest to guest chatting (and cheers-ing) all evening. And post-dinner all were whisked away to Terminal 5 for Blonde Redhead and Interpol's kick off tour performance. Now that is the definition of gracious host, non?

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