2011 May 3

Tommy Hilfiger Plops Down on Gansevoort!

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Tommy Hilfiger Prep World House lands in the MePa! Tommy Hilfiger Prep World House lands in the MePa!
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Double-take of the day: Say bonjour to the Tommy Hilfiger Prep World House, bringing grassy swaths, lawn furniture and the weathered shingles-clad charm of a quintessential beach house to the cobblestones of Gansevoort Plaza. Chic checked out the cottage of a pop-up house in Tommy's studio a few months back alongside Tommy and Prep World expert Lisa Birnbach, author of the '80s-era Official Preppy Handbook and this year's True Prep: It's A Whole New Old World. But the full effect amid the finally-splendid springtime weather is even more adorbs than we'd imagined! The "drop-in shop" is an oasis of 60 pieces of perfectly preppy attire, avec all the bells and whistles for the prepster's lifestyle, and debuts this Thursday in NYC before uprooting (literally) and plopping down in 11 more cities around the world. Welcome to the nabe, Hilfigers!


2011 May 3

Bill Cunningham Knows EVERYONE!

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Power Conversation Power Conversation
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Man of the year Bill Cunningham enjoyed a quick pow wow with Mayor Bloomberg and his girlfriend Diana Taylor at the Met gala last night. We can only imagine what the three of them were discussing! Anna's Chanel couture? The city budget? Jagger and McCartney in the same room? If only those cameras were still rolling...


2011 May 3

An Egg On My Head? Sounds Great!

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Anna Keeps It Fun! Anna Keeps It Fun!
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We can't let this day go by without celebrating our beloved Anna Dello Russo, who fittingly wore a giant egg on top of her at the Met Gala last night. Who cares if Easter has come and gone? We've been losing sleep wondering what ADR would wear, but she confirmed on her website today that her tuxedo was made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Chic's in awe that Burton was able to keep another huge secret under wraps. 



2011 May 3

And in Non-Met News...The 2011 Webby Winners!

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Angry Birds! Angry Birds!
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The polls are closed, and the 15th Annual Webby Awards have been doled out by The International Academy of Arts & Sciences (and vous). For fash Webbies, Nowness nabbed Best Fashion Website, Groupon won a Webby and a People's Voice Award for Best Retail Website, Boss Bottled Night took home the award for Best Beauty and Cosmetic Website, and the Best Shopping Mobile App went to...Pizza Pizza Mobile. The People's Voice Award went to Vogue.com for Best Fashion Website, Redkin.com for Best Beauty and Cosmetic website, and Walgreens Mobile took top honors for Best Shopping App. Other notable winners include: Team Coco for Best Celebrity Fan site by The People's Voice and Webby, Awkward Family Photos for Best Weird Website, Angry Birds for Best Mobile Game, and National Geographic (People's Voice) and New Yorker for Best Magazine (Webby). Well played!


2011 May 3

The Odd Couple

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Buddies! Buddies!
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Who knew? Look everybody it's Christian Louboutin and...Jason Statham? These two are not the first that we'd imagine chumming around at the Met ball after party, but that's why we love pictures. Statham escorted his girlfriend, Victoria's Secret angel Rosie Huntington-Whitele, to the festivities.


2011 May 3

Spring Fling Recap: Sprung with Celebs, from A(shley Olsen) to (Jay) Z

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Tenth annual Spring Fling, hosted by Nur Khan and Harry Josh Tenth annual Spring Fling, hosted by Nur Khan and Harry Josh
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(NEW YORK) Spring has seriously sprung, if the dizzying crush of celebs at Nur Khan and Harry Josh's Spring Fling blowout on Saturday night at Hiro is any indication. The infamously rollicking pre-party for last night's Met Gala, started a decade ago by Khan, Josh and Gisele Bündchen, was a must-drop-by stop on the fabulous crowd's Saturday eve itineraries, judging by the likes of Fergie, Leo DiCaprio, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel, Ashley Olsen, Will Smith, Ellen Pompeo, Zoe Saldana, Mickey Rourke and Helena Christensen - and that's just the tip of the tiptop invite iceberg.  

The cavernous subterranean joint beneath the Maritime Hotel resembled a swank middle school dance for the first hour or so (if middle school dances involved Svedka-spiked cocktails, throngs of models and an elite guest list of A-listers and starry fashion stalwarts, that is). The massive but empty dance floor flanked by barflies bellying up for standard-issue libations and champagne flutes splashed with vodka (!) to the left, and the growing gaggle of celebs in the booths to the right. As for the fashion flock? Oh, let Chic count the runway-ruling names... Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Richard Chai, ADAM's Adam Lippes and Whitney Port. If your head isn't spinning yet, a few more for the record: a duo of Restoin-Roitfelds (Julia and Vladimir; Carine didn't jet in for the occasion, sadly), a couple of Kings of Leon, Brad Goreski, a giddy white tennis sweater-donning Joe Zee, Terry Richardson and Angela Lindvall. Whew!

Although Chic kept the recorder off and focused on the fun at this particular soiree, it bears mentioning that Ms. Bündchen tips bathroom attendants with gusto and generosity and seems like the enthusiastic gal who rallies up the gang (the gang being a posse of models with equally endless gams). She was overheard planning and plotting a night of endless dancing post-Spring Fling, followed by a big picnic in the park the next morning. Aw!
ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV

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