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2011 January 31
Original Drawing by Cynthia Rowley for Chic Report View Gallery
She's done it again! Cynthia Rowley has invented another "unusual" item that she'd produce "if only" she had the time. Introducing the 'Precious Cargo' Travel Bag. The owner can blow up protective insulation pockets on the interior of the bag so that "precious cargo" isn't damaged in transit.
2011 January 30
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Up-and-coming designers are popping up everywhere and editors are on the lookout for the next Prabal. New York Fashion Week will host many new talents this month but one place to keep an eye on is G'DAY USA supported by The Woolmark Company. For over 50 years, names like Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, and Donna Karan have won the inaugural Woolmark Prize. This year, fashion designers showcased their innovative creations using Australian Merino wool at the Australian Consulate in NYC and the outcome was nothing short of breathtaking. Serpent & The Swan, a Sydney-based label run by two sisters, takes a dark twist to knitwear while Fujinella incorporates its wool into easy everyday separates with a downtown spin. On the hunt for a statement jewelry piece? Look no further than Lori Schwarz and Cynthia Ellis of Totomoto Australia. They'll give Pamela Love a run for her money!
2011 January 28
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Christian Louboutin is making a shoe for skater Johnny Weir. Liberace smiles down from heaven.
Jeffrey Williams wins Bravo's The Fashion Show. Did anybody watch?
Emmaunelle Alt talks to The Telegraph's Hilary Alexander and reveals she wears Topshop. Anna giggles.
Justin Bieber makes the cover of Love. A certain writer does not love this.
Here is something they don't prepare you for in journalism school: You might interview Tom Ford naked.
Baptiste Giabiconi gets naked for Karl and Interview. We so know you're going to look at that!
Alan Cumming debuts his advice column for Chic Report. How to ever to enjoy life? Find out!
The J. Crew team heads to Italy to create the perfect shoe. Prego!
Michelle Obama wears Prabal Gurung on Oprah. We're sure he just haaaaaated that!
Does Anna Dello Russo have the Obama chin? Our body language expert thinks so.
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2011 January 28
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"Now, we’re just imitating and imitating and imitating what we’ve done before. The real revolution on how we make clothes and how we wear clothes is about to come. I don’t know if we should be afraid or not. That’s when we’re going to see a Steve Jobs in the industry." --Norma Kamali at Thursday's FGI Rising Star Awards.
2011 January 28
Lulu Frost's Lisa Salzer is back with more ideas and inspirations that you can do yourself! This week, she brings back a style that Chic adores: the turban.
"Today, let's explore the wonderful world of an instant DIY accessory, the classic turban. I'd love to take a look at this style secret that unites some of the chicest women that have graced the planet, from beauties as diverse as Greta Garbo, Marlene Deitrich, Coco Chanel, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Ali MacGraw and the Queen of England herself. These style icons all have a shared understanding of the power of the turban to transform, beautify and add that certain je ne sai quoi as fast as you can find a bit of fabric and tie it in a knot.
To illustrate the potential to be found in your own closet, I've asked our wonderful Lulu Frost employees, design director Carly Leach and accounts director Claire Dennig, to model my impromptu half-turbans pinned with vintage brooches. They did so quite gracefully for being yanked from their desks mid-work week, and both styles were literally created in a matter of seconds. The more casual the knot, the more tangled the locks beneath, the better. This style is all about the casual approach, and you just can't get it wrong. Both ladies loved the instant style transformation so much that I expect to see them hitting the town in these DIY numbers come fashion week. It's as simple as finding a pretty scarf in your closet, tying a knot right in the middle of the thing and then winding it several times around the crown of your head, tucking in the ends of the scarf near the nape of the neck. For the final touch, pin a vintage brooch on the side of the central knot and add a bobby pin or two on each side to secure. Then throw that head up high and head out onto the town!
Lulu & Co."
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2011 January 28
Photo by Patrick McMullan View Gallery
After 9 years at J.Mendel, Bibhu Mohapatra launched his eponymous collection to raves in February 2009. After winning the FGI's Rising Star Award last year, and given a studio space in the CFDA Incubator, he's showing Fall 2011 at Lincoln Center on February 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Call TJ and demand a seat!
Name: Bibhu Mohapatra
Birthplace: Orissa, India
Animal of choice: Dogs
Hours of sleep: 7
Entree: grilled mediterranean white fish with vegetables
Best recent read: “The Eagle Dances With the Tiger” in The Economist
Body part: hands
Showtune: “ I Am What I Am”
Tool: A soldering iron
Intern's name: Von Eric
Favorite Tweeter: @PrabalGurung
Coffee order: whole milk, two cubes of sugar, and hot!
Greatest expenditure: a three-month trip to Europe
Escape plan: A cottage over looking the Arabian Sea in South Goa, India.
Illicit crush: Tilda Swinton
What makes you jealous? Leisure
Dance: ...in the dark
Average monthly drycleaning bill: $3 per shirt, 28 shirts per month...so $84.
Mode of transportation: subway
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