2011 March 7

Cushnie et Ochs Take On Paris!

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Besties in Paris! Besties in Paris!
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Enjoy the Paris Fashion Week diary of Cushnie et Ochs' Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs.


DAY 1: March 1, 2011 

Bright and early, we rushed to the studio and added the last few essentials to our suitcases.  We were meeting Pattie Yankee of Dashing Diva to give us fabulous manicures before our trip.  The manicures last up to 3 weeks, which is unheard of!!  We were incredibly excited. The day continued as usual, and then we were off to the airport at 6 p.m..  Low and behold, it was quite the fashionable flight, with everyone from Joe Zee to Alejandro Ingelmo on board.



DAY 2: March 2, 2011 


We're staying at the gorgeous little boutique hotel, Hotel Castille on rue Cambon, not far from our showroom at the Westin around the corner.  The beautiful Parisian day was unfortunately spent mostly in the hotel room setting up for market appointments.  We finally unwound at Le Chateaubriand, a great restaurant in the 11th arrondissement, with a mouth-watering tasting menu, plenty of red wine and a laid-back ambience.  The wait for a table was agonizing, but well worth it. 



DAY 3: March 3, 2011 


Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. After that came food, of course. Lunch at Bar Castiglione – a little chilly sitting outside, but definitely worth it for the people-watching and the delicious onion soup. After lunch, we joined our sales director Laura at the Westin for a few appointments, and then some well-deserved shopping.  Après le shopping – champagne and espresso, the perfect blend of fun and fancy in 2 simultaneous drinks. Then it was time to get all dressed up for dinner at  le Restaurant.  A little old and romantic for said clientele, but totally sexy, with leopard floors and red velvet seats.  The food was lovely—very lovely, in fact—but we were definitely the youngest girls in the joint. Then off to random Irish bar in the First.  There were Irish violins and all!  Violins are the devil! We then headed to drinks at Hotel Costes– sexy, dark, all good.  Lots of fabulous drinks and sexy men! We practiced our French. 

2011 March 7

Crush Alert! Nora Arnezeder

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Our femme du moment? Actress and singer Nora Arnezeder. Okay, so Karl claimed her as his muse a few years ago, but we're loving everything about this Frenchie these days, right down to her saucy "Singin' in the Rain" video. La voix est incroyable!

2011 March 4

The Thing About Twentysomethings

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While Chic was on the scene at the Cinema Society's Happythankyoumoreplease screening on Wednesday night, the talk was all about the fabulous, confusing, constantly in flux experience of being a twentysomething. Everyone - mostly clad in togs by Tommy Hilfiger, the evening's host - had a couple words of wisdom to dole out about the highs and lows of being a pretty young thing! And, of course, some thoughts on the befallen Galliano situation. 

What if twentysomethings ran the world?
Gabourey Sidibe:
Don't we?
Russell Simmons: Oh, gosh. That's all I can say.
Adrien Grenier: I don’t think they’re equipped to. I think they’re too idealistic.
Pablo Schreiber: We wouldn’t have to worry about social security, so we’d get rid of it. I guess we’re doing that already. But there’d be a lot of insecurity and fear, and the world would be in constant transition.

Would you recommend spending your twenties in New York?
Gabourey Sidibe:
I grew up here, but I think anyone else not from New York that chooses to be here is really brave.
Adrien Grenier: I would, of course. Except, don’t come. But, come. Stay away! The city is ours.

What are you most cynical about?
Josh Radnor:
People’s cynicism.
Pablo Schreiber: I’m cynical about red carpets. But the one at Landmark Sunshine isn’t red, so we’re okay. Now that I have a child, cynicism seems so toxic. It’s important to be optimistic once you become a parent.

What are your thoughts on everything happening with John Galliano?
Malin Akerman: I have no idea. What’s happening?
Juliet Godreche: I’m Jewish, so I guess I’m going to be very aggressive in response!
Zoe Kazan: It’s so awful. I know it’s not fashionable to say I feel bad for him, but he is a very talented man. His opinions are awful and I’m glad people are outraged but I do feel a bit of compassion for him all the same.

2011 March 4

In Case You Missed It...

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What Were The Stories Of The Week? What Were The Stories Of The Week?
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Chanel Iman admits to eating mashed potatoes and steak. 


1. Eric Clapton does his own laundry 2. Eric Clapton does his own laundry at a laundromat. 3. TMZ catches this on film.


Blake Lively sets the record straight on why she's missing Chanel: She hates Karl. We kid! We kid! 


Dior fires Galliano. We assume you are up to speed on that situation. 


Whoopi Goldberg chimes in on Galliano. We've all been anxiously waiting for her comments. 


Something called the Oscars appeared on television. We highlight the best looks of the evening. 


Andrew Saffir hits Hollywood and reports all the action to us! 


How did Donna, Carolina and Tom look on Oscar night?


Vanity Fair takes us inside their Oscar party.


Joan Collins is taken to hospital because her Oscar dress was too tight.  That is so Hollywood. 


Orlando Bloom brings his Mum to Balenciaga. Cute! 


Hilary Rhoda admits to crushing on Justin Bieber. Chic admits to crushing on Hilary Rhoda. 


Can't get a seat to a show in Paris? Perhaps the Prom Fashion show in Oklahoma has a spot for you!  


Lady Gaga and Nicola Fomichetti have a delightful chat with Suzy Menkes. 


Don't miss our coverage from Paris Fashion Week!


We were on Twitter before Charlie Sheen. 

2011 March 4

Pay Up! Courtney Love Settles Suit

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At the behest of her lawyer, Courtney Love dug deep ($430,000 deep!) this morning to squelch the defamation lawsuit brought against her by fashion designer, and one-time devotee, Dawn Simorangkir. The case has been stewing since 2009 when Love took to her Twitter for some scandalous mudslinging. "I am glad to have this behind us. I have always considered Dawn to be a talented designer. I am sorry for what happened. I sincerely wish her the best," the Hole frontwoman said in a public statement. That's the spirit, Love!

2011 March 4

Chic Shallot Exclusive: Anna Wintour Steals Dello Russo's Look

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This is a collage, obvi. This is a collage, obvi.
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The original Anna has had enough of the other Anna's attention-grabbing ways. No wonder she wants in on the action! Vogue's EIC was seen all over Paris today sporting ADR's newly-iconic headpiece. Wintour's version is reportedly made of pure solid gold, weighs 47 pounds and is insured by Lloyd's of London. It's value is estimated at $26 million. 

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