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2011 March 16
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Joe Jonas was photographed for the April issue of DETAILS photos by Norman Jean Roy, who recently shot Matthew Morrison for the monthly. Our adorable middle Jonas promises that he and his brothers are not breaking up—they're "just taking a break." Phew! He's embarking on a solo career, he moved out of his parents' house and is also dating an older woman! (Excuse moi?) Growing up right before our eyes...
2011 March 16
Designers Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein of Timo Weiland moonlight as DJs. Enjoy their weekly playlist
1) New York Groove by Ace Frehley
2) Truth by Alexander
3) D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
4) Flying Overseas by Theophilus London
5) Fire by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
6) Killin the Vibe by Ducktails
7) Fame by David Bowie
8) Life is Simple in the Moonlight by the Strokes
9) Get a Hold by a Tribe Called Quest
10) No Agreement by Feld Kuti
11) Comment te Dire Adieu by Jane Birkin
2011 March 16
It doesn't take a lot of arm-pulling to get Rebecca Minkoff out of town. This week, she shares her recent trip to Florida.
"While all the suckers in NYC are coping with the wardrobe challenges of 50-degree days and 10-degree nights, I decided to get outta dodge and head to Palm Beach, Florida. My excuse? A work event. My motive? Sand and sun.
After a bumpy ride into West Palm, I had no choice but to take a car directly to the beach. Like Superman in a phone booth, I ducked into the airport bathroom and emerged in my beach perfect outfit I have been waiting to break out. I hopped in the car and said, 'To the beach!' To which the driver asked, 'Which beach?' My response: “The one by the ocean!” I am exponentially more productive when able to answer emails with the sand between my toes—approving purchase orders with my feet in the ocean is the only way to do it.
The only thing that could tear me away from the seashore was my hungry stomach. Now, I know there is one in NY, but there is something special about the Bice in Palm Beach during the lunch hour- perhaps it’s because I am always in such a good mood down south! My mouth is watering just thinking about the little dumplings with pesto and shrimp. These little morsels are worth the plane ticket.
While on Worth Avenue it is physically impossible not to at least window shop! Cartier, Hermes, Bottega Venetta – maybe someday, a Rebecca Minkoff retail store will grace this street! Fingers crossed. My fave boutique on Worth Ave, however, has to be ViViG Shoes – a one-stop-shop for Rebecca Minkoff! I spent the late afternoon at the store styling clients and talking shop. It’s always fun to walk up to a shopper and ask if you can help them and then direct them to Rebecca Minkoff… and then I always introduce myself!
It was hard to leave the store, but alas, I had to stop mixing business with pleasure and make my way back to the office in NYC. Palm Beach, I love you - and your ability to wipe away my winter blues!"
2011 March 16
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OK, OK...We know it feels like we already know Isaac, but we sent him our questionnaire of very important questions to discover even more. He did not disappoint!
Birthplace: New York City, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Current city: NYC
Hours of sleep: Average 4 hours a night.
Street of choice: West 12th Street
Toothpaste: Colgate: paste, not gel.
Favorite teacher: Sheila Kanowitz, my 8th grade English teacher
Entree: The cheese souffle at La Grenouille
Body part: Legs
Showtune: "The Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady
Tool: Rosle ice cream scoop
Blackberry or iPhone: Blackberry
Bottled water of choice: Evian
Intern's name: Ashley
How often do you check Facebook a day? I'm not on Facebook. I do tweet, though. I check it about three times a day—maybe four, if it's a boring day.
How do you like your coffee? Only if it's really hot with a little half and half.
Exercise: I swim between half a mile and a mile every morning, and three times a week, I do a really embarrassing weight lifting routine for little old ladies.
Gym: Pool at Manhattan Plaza
What will the title of your autobiography be? The Luckiest Person Ever.
Greatest expenditure: Toilette products. People make fun of me at the gym for all my products—moisturizers, lotions, hair products...
Escape plan: Weekends in Bridgehampton in the winter months.
How often do you drive? Never—just a little tiny bit to get the newspaper on the weekends in Bridgehampton.
Illicit crush: I used to have a huge crush on Steve Martin, but I gave it up 'cause he never called. Now, I'm waiting for Jon Hamm.
When was the last time you were at the post office? Maybe fifteen years ago, but my assistant was there two weeks ago, shipping a package to London.
What makes your jealous? Really thin people.
Dance: I don't, really, but I look at dance a lot.
Monthly drying cleaning bill: Don't really notice. Maybe a hundred dollars every two months?
Nickname: My boyfriend calls me CUTIE. I call him CUTIE.
Taxi or subway: Neither. I have a car and driver. Perhaps that answers the question about big expenditures, too.
What shows do you DVR? Ru Paul's Drag Race, Untucked, The Good Wife, Parenthood, Modern Family, Lidia's Italy. All the Bravo Housewives except Miami and DC, Bethenny Ever After, Glee, Celebrity Apprentice, True Blood, Rick Steves Europe (I swear).
2011 March 15
This week, our Mommy columnist Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia answers your most pressing queries.
What DVDs or TV shows do you let your daughter watch?
"Pretty much everything. She loves anything with princesses and Barbies. She loves Max + Ruby; I find Dora the Explorer rather educational. I actually think watching shows and playing with apps and learning to navigate an iPad are important modern-day toddler skills.
What's the right amount of time to take off after giving birth?
Well, I had a c-section on a Monday with Eloise, and I came back to the office the following Monday. People thought I was insane. Maybe I am, but it's different for every mom. Eloise came to my office every day when she was a baby. I pumped and had interns run the breast milk home! (Don’t worry—it was tightly sealed in refrigerated opaque bags.) She slept like 18 hours a day, so I felt sort of useless sitting home waiting around!
What qualities do you look for in a nanny?
Since I'm not home during the day, I really look for a caregiver to be an educator. Eloise’s nanny speaks to her in French and teaches her things all day long, in terms of both manners and skills. She takes her to museums and art classes, and does all the things I would do with her.
How do you deal with a child who has his or her "own sense of style" when it comes to getting dressed?
Last week, when Eloise insisted on wearing a Rapunzel dress with a flower power head band (Rambo style across her forehead, with red hair poofing out) to dinner at Nobu, I contemplated crying. But I really think that clothing is one of the first ways a child gets to artistically express themselves. So I try and just go with it---pink, purple, sparkles, polyester princess dresses and all!
What is a proper punishment for toddlers?
We have a little wood "time out" chair. She sent my husband Eric to it the other day when she told him to stop tickling her.
Do you have a Mommy question for Stacey? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 March 15
VenaCava.com View Gallery
Vena Cava relaunched its site today, and there's a lot Chic loves. Such as: the mustard or olive background. The cut-and-paste sensibility. The "vibes." (In which VC pals channel "I'm a French Student" and "Nerd Goddess.") Plus! At last, an e-commerce site, selling Vena Cava and Viva Vena!. The Garage Sales section even has a mix of items that VC designers Sophie and Lisa curated. It's so nice to see one of these things that's actually navigable. More pix in our Gallery.
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