The ring that everybody's talking about was out and about last night on the hand...
Could it be? Is that another model on the cover of a major mag? Harper's Bazaar ...
2011 January 28
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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
When did you give up your AOL account? I honestly never had one. No offense, AOL.
2011 January 28
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The next issuue of VMAN hits stands on February 10th, but here's an exclusive look at Bruce Weber's shoot with 20-year old newbie Seth Kuhlman. Eye candy, anyone?
2011 January 27
Designer Wes Gordon comes to his senses.
"As I write this, the studio is a whirlwind of Fall 2011 preparations. Samples are being worked on, muslins fitted, production arrangements made, and Spring 2011 pieces shipped. Taking a break to write this column is one of the few moments free from the chaos I've had all day! As I sit here at the couch in my studio, someone lights one of my favorite candles, and the air begins to carry that familiar, wonderful scent. On my desk, on the coffee table, in the bathroom, all over my apartment, are the beautiful amber-glass-and-gold-label candles by Cire Trudon. I¹m obsessed with small, old companies that have perfected their product and don¹t stray too far from their niche: old-world masters of their craft.
I¹ve always loved Patrick Süskind's novel Perfume and its tale of the brilliant but murderous olfactory-overwhelmed perfumer in the 18th century. I think that if the novel's protaganist were to have a favorite candle nowadays, it would undoubtedly be a Cire Trudon. Founded in 1643, the company opened as a French candle company and grocer on Rue Saint Honore. In 1719, it became the official supplier of wax to the Royal Court. It went on to manufacture candles for Marie Antonette, Napoleon, and some of the great European cathedrals. To celebrate his son's birth, Napoleon bestowed upon the newborn a single gift: a Trudon candle covered in gold coins with his portrait. Now, several hundred years later, the wicks of Cire Trudon are still burning-- albeit it's an entirely new world that they're illuminating! My office (which, while nice, is an incredibly far cry from Versailles) contains probably a dozen of their "Mademoiselle de la Vallère" scent. My apartment? "Roi du Soliel." It used to have to be the (rather enviable) task of an intern to travel to the 6th floor of Bergdorf when our supplies dwindled. Now, however, Cire Trudon has opened its own New York store: on the corner of Bond and Bowery beneath Billy Reid and Rogan (which is dangerously close to my house).
As is often said, scent is one of our most powerful senses and is tied directly to our memories. The Cire Trudon candles always bring me back to such specific and wonderful memories. Creed, another excellent company which has perfected their trade, is another Proustian touchstone for me. Since middle school, I've worn Creed 'Imperial' and, as a result, all my clothes now have a lingering touch of the scent. I cannot smell Creed's 'Spring Flowers' without thinking of my mom (who has worn it as long as I've been alive). Perhaps if one smells WESGORDON clothes hard enough in Harrods, Saks, or Neimans, she might notice a hint of tuberose (the main ingredient of "Mademoiselle de la Vallère") from when the garments passed through the studio. And here I go, back to work!"
2011 January 27
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GQ, the sharpest of the man bibles on the mag market, released the designer finalists for the fourth annual "Best New Menswear Designers in America," in prep for its February 10 presentation at the Ace Hotel during fashion week. Dockers and Bloomingdale's are partnering on the celebration of the latest lad designers, with support from CFDA. The dapper coterie of judges includes Tommy Hilfiger, CFDA executive director Steven Kolb and GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson. The six fashion newbies that GQ goes gaga over? Warriors of Radness, Patrick Ervell, Riviera Club, T by Alexander Wang, Gant by Michael Bastian and Miller's Oath. All will be featured in the March issue; all are doing a design collab with Dockers. We're predicting the advent of the "khort"...
2011 January 27
We're thrilled that lovely designer Rachel Antonoff has joined Chic as a columnist. For her inaugural effort, she dines out with Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat and her brother Jack Antonoff of the band Steel Trains. Warning: Don't read this on an empty stomach...
Location: Mozza Osteria in Los Angeles
The Jones Group has shuttered Rachel Roy collection, as the ...
It's not every day that stylists and costume designers are celebrated...
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