2011 April 8

AdELLE

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Adele is in Burberry and wears an Eddie Borgo necklace Adele is in Burberry and wears an Eddie Borgo necklace
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Chic's beloved Adele is featured in Elle's May "Women In Music" issue, which also features Nicki Minaj, Robyn, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Nicks, Florence Welch and Aretha. She tells Elle that she hasn't exactly been in touch with her ex, who inspires a lot of her music. "We're not on great enough terms for me to say, 'Oh, have you heard my record? It's number one; did you know?'" We have a feeling that somehow, he's gotten word.


2011 April 8

Stacey Bendet: A New Mom, Again!

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It's a Big Day for Stacey! It's a Big Day for Stacey!
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We think our Chic mommy Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia is having her baby today! Never one to put her feet up in the final days of pregnancy, the designer sent in her best bets for how to kill time in the hospital post-baby. "It’s a C-Section, so 4 nights in the hospital requires some packing and planning!"she said. What did Stacey bring? Find out in our Gallery! 

UPDATE: It's a girl! Scarlet Haven Eisner was born this afternoon to Stacey and her husband, producer Eric Eisner. Congratulations! 


2011 April 8

A Charming E-Zine

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The first issue of quarterly The first issue of quarterly
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Charm and Chain, your one-stop-shop for jewelry both fine and costume, has just launched an online magazine called quarterly. Chic caught up with Charm and Chain founder, Ali Galgano, for the scoop. "Creating editorial content for shoppers is what everyone in retail is buzzing about right now," said Galgano. "A magazine is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the wide range of styles that we carry, provide a stronger voice to our brand, and to illustrate the transformative power of jewelry in the expression of a modern woman's personal style." What does this delicious e-zine have to offer? "Our magazine includes several sections: trend pages that showcase the Charm & Chain jewelry with current (and wearable) runway trends, a styling page designed by yours truly (but stay tuned for future guest appearances), a featured designer Q&A, a "Charm & Chain Obsessions" page (aka the pieces I can't bear to sell), and a final "Last Look" page featuring an exquisite item that calls for a stand-alone mention," explained Galgano. As for the aforementioned guest appearances, names are kept under lock and key, but be sure Galgano has big plans up her sleeve. "We will have a different designer contribute each quarter," she shared. "And we're excited to soon incorporate a 'Tastemaker's Picks' page where renowned editors and style influencers will list their favorite pieces sold on Charm & Chain."



2011 April 8

Carine Roitfeld Reveals How She's Stayed Normal, Fashion Tips and More!

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Carine Roitfeld chats with SPIEGEL and reveals the difference between her and Anna Wintour, fashion tips and whether it was really her decision to exit French Vogue. 

 

A FUTURE AT AMERICAN VOGUE? "That was never seriously under discussion. I like to provoke. I'm very French. In America, they're not even allowed to show a hint of nipple in photos. Anna Wintour is the most powerful woman in the global fashion industry, the first lady of fashion. She's a politician; I'm a stylist. They are two very different jobs. Incidentally, despite all the rumors, she is actually very nice."

HOW SHE STAYED NORMAL IN FASHION: "My only drug is a small glass of vodka in the evening, if that's what you're asking. But I was fortunate because -- in addition to the very special world of fashion -- I also had a family, which is something probably rare in this business. I have also been married to the same man, the father of my two children, for more than 30 years. And that has helped me remain relatively normal."

WAS IT HER DECISION TO LEAVE? "Absolutely. And at the perfect moment. The French edition of Vogue had never been more successful, had never had more readers or advertisers. And it had never made as much money. For 10 years, my American publisher, Jonathan Newhouse, let me do what I wanted, even when he thought it might be crazy. But it couldn't have gone on for much longer."

GALLIANO AND MCQUEEN ARE GONE. IS LAGERFELD THE ONLY ONE LEFT? "Yes. Good old Karl. Superhuman Lagerfeld. I don't think he experiences this pressure in the same way. That's why he can put up with it. He's not the only one. There's also Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, Miuccia Prada and, of course, Tom Ford. And then there are the up-and-coming talents. But they still need time. In a way, we've already seen everything. What else could they hope to invent?"

FASHION TIPS: "If you don't want to make any mistakes, buy black clothes. That's always good. And from age 50 on, you can slowly start adding a little beige. That's softer. Every five years, you should take a critical look at your own wardrobe and, if necessary, eventually swap your bikini for a one-piece swimsuit."


2011 April 7

Armani in Theaters Friday!

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Cate Blanchett on the set of Hanna Cate Blanchett on the set of Hanna
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Longtime friends Giorgio Armani and Cate Blanchett have teamed up on the big screen for one of the hautest collabs to hit Tinseltown this year. Blanchett stars as Marissa Wiegler, a sassy intelligence operative, alongside Eric Bana in the soon-to-be released adventure thriller Hanna. Armani, an ex-military soldier, outfitted the Oscar-winning actress in a jillion espionage chic ensembles after consulting with Blanchett and the film's costume designer, Lucie Bates. This isn't the first time the designer has wardrobed a major motion picture. You might have heard of a little film with Richard Gere called American Gigolo? That was Armani. How about Shaft, The Untouchables, Stealing Beauty(!), Ocean's Thirteen, and The Dark Knight? Yep, those too. Hanna will hit select theaters tomorrow.


2011 April 7

A Misshape Miscredit, Courtesy of the New York Times

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Yikes! Calling research... Yikes! Calling research...
The Thursday, April 7, 2011 issue of the Times
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Special thanks to Chic reader Ellie for alerting us to an outrageous mistake in today's edition of Thursday Styles. In Ben Detrick's piece, "All-Night Sendoff for a Clubland King," three chicsters lounging against a wall outside of Don Hill's are inaccurately credited as "the Misshapes." That guy on the right? That's Allure's accessories director David Thielebeule, obviously! Darling, demand a correction and claim your rightful credit in the paper of record!

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