2011 May 5

Hell on Heels! With Sasha Charnin Morrison

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Us Weekly fashion director Sasha Charnin Morrison's shoe collection is so legendary that Chic demanded her daily dish. No pain, no vain!

"In my sick obsessive year of buying Alaia, I'm close to robbing a bank to feed the frenzy. I bought half size too big but they worked out and I just had to have. That Cordovan color, black covered leather studs, higgggh heel on platform. Can't get enough. $650+ on Theoutnet.com. Essie nails: Peach Daiquri."

What's she talking about? Check the Gallery for the big reveal! And! Don't miss Sasha's new book: Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide to Styling the Stars.





2011 May 4

Lunch With Pitti

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Prego! Chic lunched at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana yesterday to celebrate Pitti, the upcoming fashion fair, which begins in Florence, Italy on June 14th. The fashion fair's special guests this season are LA-based designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders, who will show outside of the US for the first time. Sternberg will be the guest at Pitti Uomo, where he’ll show BOO Spring 12 menswear collection, as well as the Resort 12 women’s collections by Boy and Girl. Rodarte will also be showing an exclusive collection to Pitti. Others joining the smiley threesome for lunch included NY Times cutie Eric Wilson, Joe Zee, Stefano Tonchi, Jim Moore, Bruce Pask and Aaron Hinklin.   

2011 May 4

Everything's Coming Up Rosie

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It's a lovely thing to be Rosie Huntington Whiteley these days. She's dating Christian Louboutin's pal Jason Statham, she stars in The Transformers (opening July 1!) and she's just been rated #1 on Maxim magazine's "Hot List." hot list. Bells. Whistles. The supe beat out Anna Kournikova, Brooklyn Decker, Bar Refaeli and Natalie Portman for the top spot. 

2011 May 4

Getting To Know You... Rachel Antonoff

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She's known for putting on some of the most creative presentations during fashion week (A Virgin Suicides-inspired school dance!?) and she's also one of the sweetest girls you'll ever meet. Get to know Rachel Antonoff.


Name: Rachel Antonoff

Nickname: Raffles, Ray

Age: 29...almost 30!

Birthplace: Teaneck, NJ

Current City: Woodcliff Lake, NJ


Hours you sleep: 6-7

Hours you'd like to sleep: "10. Sleeping is one of my favorite activities."

Street of choice: "Commerce"

Word: "Silly"

Drink: "Milkshake"

Airline: "Easy—Virgin America!"

Favorite recent magazine article: "Thelma, Louise and All The Pretty Women by Carina Chocano in The New York Times. It was amazing."

Showtune: "Too many to pick. Something from Gypsy."

How much does your cleaning lady charge per visit? "I don't have one!"

Blackberry or iPhone? "Blackberry 4ever"

Tap or sparkling? "Tap"

How often do you check Facebook a day? "Once, maybe."

Exercise: "I run every day and often do Richard Simmons' Party Off The Pounds. It's seriously amazing."

First fashion show: "Cynthia Rowley, a long time ago."

Greatest expenditure: "Rent."

Escape plan: "I live on the 2nd floor and I have a very iffy escape plan out that window should it be necessary. It involves using a tree branch in a trapeze-ish manner with a dog in one hand. Is that what you meant?"

Will you watch the last episode of Oprah? "Probably. I haven't really watched in the past, but I want to see what kind of crazy shit she gives away."

Illicit crush: "I wish I had a really good one, but if I did, I probably wouldn't tell."

What make you jealous? "Perfect legs,"

Monthly drying cleaning bill: "Pretty much nothing. I'm really tidy."

2011 May 4

Savannah Miller's Royal Wedding Memories

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Twenty8Twelve designer Savannah Miller didn't actually attend the Royal Wedding last week, but the proud Brit writes to us from the frontlines anyway.

"Last Friday was possibly the most exciting day of the year for a lot of Brits, as we all turned totally royalist to celebrate the magical union of Prince William to his long-term love, Catherine Middleton. I must admit, I wasn't so sure what all the hype was about. But as the day crept closer, I realised that thanks to these two folks, I was going to be getting a double Easter weekend off in succession! I also have a two-year-old daughter who is obsessed with everything princess, so as soon as she cottoned on the fact that there was going to be a real princess getting married, the household turned into a hysterical frenzy of excitement!

In the week leading up to the ceremony, I had dinner with the gorgeous stylist, Bay Garnett, and after dinner we drove along Pall Mall, as Bay's partner Tom Craig was shooting a short film about it. It was amazing to see the devoted fans these guys had! People were sleeping on the streets just to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous couple. On the wedding day, I was at home in the Cotswolds, and we went to watch the whole thing from early in the morning with our friends Dan and Juliet Chadwick. We had the most delicious full English royal brunch fit for a king with delicious sausages and bacon supplied by Diana Guinness which she home-reared and butchered herself. They were the best sausages I have ever eaten. That woman is a genius.

And then, there was the dress... I caught a peek of Sarah Burton helping Kate in the car and jumped ten feet in the air with excitement that, indeed, it was going to be a McQueen dress. The relief and excitement I felt was enormous! I knew Sarah would not disappoint, and I have to admit, I shed a small tear because I know Lee would have been so proud of her and all she has achieved for the brand after his sad departure. The star of the show was undoubtedly Kate Middleton. I cannot imagine the pressure she must have been under with two billion people watching her every move, and she didn't falter one bit. She was so utterly poised and graceful and looked absolutely fit to be a queen. I genuinely believe that these two people love each other and I wish them all the love and luck in the world for a very happy and long life together.

Click here to see a picture of the first wedding dress I designed last September for my friend Jane Treays' wedding to her gorgeous husband, Charles Montenaro, at Claridges. 

Until next time,

Follow me on twitter @SAVANNAH_MILLER

2011 May 4

John Bartlett's Mission To Make Men Around The World Look Hot

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Huge news for the refined lumberjack in your life!  John Bartlett has teamed with Bon-Ton stores to create a menswear line for the retailer that bows in August 2011. The collection exudes themes that have personally influenced JB: university prep, rugged military and the aforementioned refined lumberjack. And it's also a steal! Everything with the exception of outerwear and suit separates is under $100! Hello! Check out a few more looks in our Gallery.

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