2011 March 23

Jonah Hill and Terry Richardson Make An Impression

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Silly Boys! Silly Boys!
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Photographer Terry Richardson is such a ham! We paid our weekly visit to his online diary and noticed that Terry's been asking famous actors to impersonate him. (You'll recall that James Franco gave us his best Terry a few weeks ago.) Now, Jonah Hill's getting in on the act, but as you can see- Terry's in on the action, too and doing an impression of Jonah! Can you stand it?! The pics were taken at Jake Hoffman's 30th birthday party at the family home. Jake's famous father Dustin served cake. 


2011 March 23

Getting To Know You....Erin Beatty of Suno

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It's Erin and Max! It's Erin and Max!
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Chic worships Suno's Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis, but we need to know them individually, as people—not just haute designers! First up: Erin.

 

Name: Erin Beatty

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Favorite animal: "Elephants."

Hours You Sleep: "Eight (pathetically, less than which, I’m a zombie)."

Street of choice: "Bedford Street (in Manhattan, not Williamsburg)."

Number: "Seven."

Toothpaste: "Crest TOTAL."

Word: "Persnippity. I just like the way it sounds."

Drink: "Dirty martini."

Favorite teacher: "Ms. Cortez from first grade."

Entree: "Pasta Pitti."

Body part: "Belly button."

Showtune: "'On My Own' from Les Miserables."

Tool: "Pencil or paintbrush. I think Photoshop is also pretty amazing."

Bottled water:  "Badoit, Rouge -  when big bubbles are just too much."

Interns: "Tanni, Kathy, Aimee."

How often do you check Facebook a day? "It sorta depends on how busy I am. Once…at least."

Allergy: "Penicillin."

How do you like your coffee? "I like a soy latte."

Exercise: "Gyrotonics—frequently."

Greatest Expenditure: "Gyrotonics.  Or shoes."

Escape plan: "A one-way ticket to Bali."

How often do you drive? Only when I’m in Colorado.

Finish this sentence: Glee is... "Seeing something beautiful."

Illicit Crush: "John Krasinski."

What make you jealous: "Celine."

Best day of your life? "I spent it with my dad and sister at Epcot center when I was 7.  I actually remember thinking ‘this is the very best day of my life.’"

Dance: "It depends on my mood."

Monthly drying cleaning bill: "About $200-not including fashion weeks."

Taxi or subway? "Taxi."

 


2011 March 23

Whose Hair?

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Who Could This Be?  Who Could This Be?
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We adore the concept behind Christina Christoforou's first book Whose Hair? which is 200 original, hand-drawn illustrations of just the hair of everyone from actors, politicians, dictators and even a certain EIC of American Vogue. (We don't want to ruin it for you!) You have to guess who it is! The book retails for $12.95. We will be buying this! 



2011 March 23

Remembering Liz

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Elizabeth Taylor with her friend and Place In The Sun co-star Montgomery Clift in 1961 Elizabeth Taylor with her friend and Place In The Sun co-star Montgomery Clift in 1961
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Elizabeth Taylor will be remembered for her career, her marriages, her activism, but don't forget—she also had a divine sense of humor. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from the true Hollywood legend:

 

1. "It's not the having, it's the getting." 

 

2. "I think I'm finally going up--and about time." 

 

3. "Big girls need big diamonds!" 

 

4. "When people say, 'She's got everything,' I've got one answer- I haven't had tomorrow." 

 

5. "I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.'

 

6. "The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." 

 

7. "It's not the having, it's the getting." 

 

8. "I fell off my pink cloud with a thud." 

 

9. "If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down." 

 

10. "I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife." 

 


2011 March 23

Wes Gordon Hits Chi-Town

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Where has Wes Gordon been lately? That toddling town—Chicago! He shares his adventures in his latest column. 

 

"This is a confusing time of the year for everyone, as evidenced by New York's latest fluctuations in temperature. The seasons seem to be fighting it out: one day it's sunny and in the high 60s, the next, it's snow flurries and thirties...one wears a big fur, another a tank top and blazer. But it's a confusing time of year for me especially, because I spend so much of it in the Delta lounge at LaGuardia on my way to and from trunk shows. My flatmate (Alessandra Codinha) keeps joking that she's rented my room out to someone from Craigslist. At least I hope she's joking...

 

Lately, my most frequent destination (events, trunk shows, luncheons) is Chicago, or as I like to call it because I'm a huge dork, "Chi-town". I'm lucky to be working with two fantastic stores there: Saks on Michigan Avenue and Neapolitan in Winnetka. Every time I return to The Windy City, I'm struck by how truly gorgeous it is. Every building is beautiful: something you can notice and appreciate because they've been given a little breathing room-- they're more spaced out than the on-top-of-each other-aesthetic we have here in New York.

 

This past week I was back in Chicago for our first trunk show with Neapolitan: if you haven't had the chance to visit this jewel-box of a store, go immediately! Situated in the heart of Winnetka (a John Hughes paradise), it's one of the most well-edited stores I've ever been in my life. They carry Dior, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, and now WES GORDON (not bad company, right?!). There's something about these smaller boutiques that I find so luxurious and intimate---a personalized retail experience. Neapolitan just nails it!

 

I stayed downtown in one of my favorite hotels, The Elysian. I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve this good karma but I was put in a gorgeous suite overlooking the city (Highlight: aside from the Asprey toiletries, the James Bond-esque TVs in the bathroom mirrors were rockin'! My last night in town was St. Patrick's day, which I thought was crazy in New York, but in Chicago is a whole other animal. The city has a large Irish community that comes out to celebrate en masse, even dying the river green. The merrymaking was great to observe from a distance, but thankfully Kelly Golden (the incredibly chic and gracious owner of Neapolitan) hosted a dinner party for us at her home so we didn't have to brave the streets. Kelly is amazing: to say that her perfect store is a reflection of her personal style is the understatement of the century. She's been a fantastic supporter of my line and I'm proud to call her my friend.

 

My jaunt to Chicago was practically perfect in every way: a great trunk show, an amazing meal, and an excellent night's sleep. Thanks to the different time zone/time change (I always forget to 'Spring Forward'!) I missed my flight back to New York, but even that was a happy accident, as I got to get another hour of Kindle in reading the scariest book ever. Can't wait for my next trip!


2011 March 22

A Moment With... Colette Malouf

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Accessories maverick Colette Malouf presented her latest spate of elaborately-crafted coif gems this morning in a beautiful townhouse bedroom setting, bedecked in floral wallpapers, silk throws and burnished mirrors, off the Bowery. Chic chitchatted with Malouf about her standout slew of headbands, glittering clips and the ilk in rich tones of pomegranate, greys and teal - and her family's background in style, circa the Roaring Twenties.

What's your family's fashion claim to fame?
My grandfather came to the United States in the '20s, and he brought the caftan as a concept. He started a company called Perfect Négligée, and it was a family business run by my great aunt and then my father. It was about entertaining at home in velvet robe with feathers, for instance. Guests would come in a cocktail dress, and my mother would be wearing a caftan with a jeweled collar while serving dinner. It was about glamorous loungewear. They dressed everyone, including Lauren Hutton, Catherine Deneuve and Kitty Carlisle. 

What are some extra-special frocks you've held onto?
An embroidered vest in white faille silk with pearls, a pair of palazzo pants in black velvet with embroidery, and a one-piece jumpsuit with flared legs in light blue silk with ivory lace.

Any other family jewels?
Things from my dad, because he was so dapper. I have his crocodile belt with a gold buckle, and I save the silk and cashmere scarves. My aunts had these incredible toiletry cases in blue crocodile and burgendy suitcase with a pink silk faille lining.

What's the scoop on your latest collection of accoutrements for fall?
It's inspired by women being so liberated in the 1920s. It was about the environment of the speakeasy. Women were showing their knees; they stopped wearing corsets and dropped their waistlines. They were also smoking and drinking -- it was all about breaking the rules.

Is there a modern-day rule you like breaking in 2011?
I'm not trendy and I don't really follow. I like to express fashion in a way that tells a story.

What's the next era you plan to channel for a future collection?
Studio 54, definitely.

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