2011 May 13

Sean Avery Gives Terry the Thumbs Up

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Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!
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Terry Richardson is expanding his horizons by enlisting sports figures as TR impersonators. Way to keep it diverse! The New York Rangers' Sean Avery is the latest to appear on Terry's Diary giving the signature thumbs up. Avery is no stranger to the fashion galaxy, remember—he once interned at Vogue!

2011 May 13

Checking in with NAHM! A Party, a Trunk Show, Some Styling...

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Ally Hilfiger, Nary Manivong, Byrdie Bell Ally Hilfiger, Nary Manivong, Byrdie Bell
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Christopher Street got trunked on Wednesday night as Byrdie Bell hosted a soiree at cute boutique A Man & A Woman for young label NAHM, named for the mixed-up initials its designers, Alexandria Hilfiger (she's ditched Ally, at least professionally) and Nary Manivong. A crowd of Georgia May Jagger, Christian Cota, Timo Weiland, Rebecca Minkoff, Fern Mallis, Jenne Lombardo and Derek Blasberg came dressed apropos in NAHM. The trunk show runs through next Wednesday--and this Saturday afternoon, the duo will be styling at the store, so we asked Manivong for a few styling secrets. Check out the Gallery for more party pics.

What's the NAHM styling approach?
It's definitely going to be pretty organic, and it's all about the shirtdress. Our whole collection is based on it! 

Why style in-store?
It’s the starting point to see who’s grabbing what off the hangers, and what the process is behind that. I think we'll have a better idea of what works and what we'll do for our next collection as a result.

What's the feedback been like so far?
We'll probably know more after the trunk show! Some of our friends are placing orders, which is really exciting.

Any must-try items yet?
Our mesh pieces have been our hotcakes so far, so that's going to be our signature core piece from here on out.

2011 May 13

Getting To Know You...Lisa Salzer

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We Are Lisa Fans! We Are Lisa Fans!
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Chic's crush on Lulu Frost's Lisa Salzer is not exactly a secret—she's sweet, she's pretty, she's talented. Swoon! 


Nickname: Lulu

Age: 28

Birthplace:  Syosset, NY

Current abode: New York, NY


Hours you sleet: 5-6

Hours you'd like to sleep: 8-10

Street of choice:  Perry

Word: "Amazon (for amazing)."

Drink:  Gin & tonic

Airline: American

Favorite recent magazine article: "Jay Bulger's article on Ginger Baker in Rolling Stone. Go Jay!"

Body part:  "Guys' arms."

How much does your cleaning lady charge per visit? "$60—and it's my cleaning fellow. actually!"

Tap or sparkling? Tap

Allergy: Cats

Dog or cat? See above

Exercise: "The Tracy Anderson Method and running."

First fashion show: Baby Phat.

Greatest Expenditure: "Lanvin dresses."

Escape plan: "A ranch in Montana."

Will you watch the last episode of Oprah? "Sadly, I can't. I'll be at work and don't have TiVO."

Illicit crush: Ed Burns

What make you jealous? "I try not to acknowledge those toxic thoughts."

Monthly drying cleaning bill: "A couple hundred."

2011 May 12

V is for Gaga

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Lady Gaga on V! Lady Gaga on V!
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Three heads are better than one! In the latest issue of V, Gaga graces the glossy, transforming into one of her "Little Monsters." The corsetted covergirl was styled for The Asian Issue by Nicola Formichetti and shot by famed fash-photogs Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Limited-edition hard copies will be available for fans—and 10 percent of proceeds will benefit Japan Relief. Check out VMagazine.com for a behind-the-scenes b-roll of the shoot!

2011 May 12

Hair How-To's with Colette Malouf at Bendel's

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Colette Malouf Colette Malouf
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This week, accessories maven Colette Malouf is featuring her coif-crowning pieces front and center on Fifth Avenue in a window nook of Henri Bendel. Chic popped in as Malouf was mid-French twist tutorial on a smattering of enchanted customers. Her spring collection, wrought with undulating wire panels, sprinklings of pearls and other under-the-sea inflected creations, will be at Bendel's until May 16, and the designer herself will be popping in to work her magic. Check out the Gallery for all of Colette's chic and easy how-to's!

You're quite literally in Bendel's windows. How're you feeling? Exposed?  Elated?
I feel like I grew up with Bendel's; it's the first place I came with my Malouf Poof, and I was here every day showing people how to do their hair. Here I am 24 years later, doing the same thing.

Have you styled much since then?
Oh, yes! I'm always doing hair at my sample sales. There are so many variables: face shape, texture, thickness, cut, personal style... And the weather! That, too.

What about your own hairstyle trials and tribulations?
Things got pretty crazy in the '80s. When I was in college, I used to go for any cut, literally. I’d let them do whatever what they wanted! For a while, I had hair that was really, really, short in the back and really big volume on top! It was embarrassing. Another time, a hairstylist gave me a cut that looked like these bowl cuts worn by specific group of people who live in the Amazon. I’ve done it all.

Any intereresting tress tales from day one of your return to hands-on styling in Bendel's?
One challenge was layered Asian hair, with an onion cut. I got it into a conical French twist, and you’d never know she had short, layered hair. I started with an elastic, I made a ponytail in the center of the head and then twisted the hair around and put a comb in. A girl with long hair that almost reached her knees came in earlier today - we put it up in a serpent twist. It was just unbelievable, and totally shocking. I got it all up in one hairpin!

2011 May 12

Getting To Know You...Carlos Campos

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Carlos Campos designs' have been worn by Justin Timberlake, Ethan Hawke and the Scissor Sisters, but what do we really know about the designer who won the Fashion Group's International Rising Star award for best menswear design in 2009? Clearly, not enough:

Nickname: Carlitos

Age: 38

Birthplace: El Pregreso, Honduras

Current abode: New York


Hours you sleep: 5

Hours you'd like to sleep: "I am working on sleeping 3. Sleeping is just a waste of time."

Street of choice: Orchard Street

Favorite foreign word: Pronto!

Drink: "My dear friend, Innacio Carballido,  owner of Casa Mezcal in the Lower East Side, makes the best cucumber margaritas!"

Airline: Alitalia

Favorite recent magazine article: "The Picture Subjects Talk Back," by Cathy Horyn about Bill Cunningham. It was published a long time ago in The New York Timesbut I just read it."

Body part: "Somehow, my left hand is more sexy them my right one."

Showtune: "Cee Lo's Forget You with Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee"

Snack: "Sun dried tomato pita bread and hummus"

How much does your cleaning woman or man charge per visit? "I do my own!"

Tap or sparkling? "Sparkling, especially when I'm hungry."

Exercise: "I play soccer once a month. Does that count?"

Greatest expenditure: "All the weeklies—when I'm traveling."

Escape plan: "Lady Gaga's glowing egg."

Illicit crush: Angelina Jolie

What make you jealous? "A guy named Brad Pitt...he has kids with my crush."

Monthly drying cleaning bill: "$92. Will you pay for it this month?"

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