2011 February 23

The Train Keeps Rolling!

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(NEW YORK) The Train + The Box tradeshow has left the city but if you didn't make it to the space after all those Fash Week shows, Chic's got a few hightlights to share...and perhaps help you fill those Fall 2011 fashion pages or latest blog post? We unfortunately missed the ever-busy (and eternally chic!) Muriel Piaser who gave us a personal walk-through back in September. But Plaiser's continued to handpick an elite selection of companies keeping the Eleventh Ave. venue genuinely a serene scene. Once again we loved Guishem's well-tailored cocktail frocks by head designer Guillermo Jop (who also just debuted at NY's Fashion Week) and Laruicci Megawatt Jewelry's giant globular cocktail rings with matching necklaces and earrings, as well as this season's collection of Austrian designers Anna Aichinger, Mangelware, and Edith A'Gay. Chic's standout fave from this talented exports? AND_i by designer Andreas Eberharter who's bold and unusual pieces have been draped on the likes of everyone from Milla Jovovich to Lady Gaga.

2011 February 23

Gran On The Street: Meet Judy!

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Chic hit the streets to ask the true legends in town for their thoughts on fashion. Meet retired executive assistant, Judy. We didn't dare ask her age! 


What's a style that you can't stand?


I'm trying to think...In general, I'm not crazy about the current state of fashion that these young girls are wearing. I don't mind the short skirts, though. Every now and then I see someone and think: Oh my God, I can't stand that!


Whose style do you admire?


I just saw The King's Speech. I liked that style.


What advice do you have for fashion week? 


It's only a show! Whoever gets the most kudos probably deserves it, so don't be nervous.


Whose your favorite designer?


I don't follow the fashions that closely anymore since I've gotten old. I wear most of my old things that are still in pretty good shape. 


What winter trend are you over?


At my age, you don't think that much about trends.

2011 February 23

Reasons to Shop Milan, Part 2,312,225: Spring 2011 Prada

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Some of us (cough) have been stalking the Prada flagship on Fifth Avenue in search of those platform oxfords from the Spring 2011 runway. They still haven't arrived. At the boutique(s) in Milan, of course, they've been carrying the entire shoe collection since late January. And while Chic's beloved oxfords sold out in minutes, a new shipment arrived three days ago, and a few still remain. Bad news: those of vous stuck stateside may be out of luck. Good news: the monkey and striped ready-to-wear you adored is coming your way, and it's blissfully priced (in Prada terms), given that it's made of cotton. The runway dresses are running about 1200 euro, while the monkey tunic (white with royal blue embroidery) comes in at under a thousand. Remember: this is Prada! It's all relative!

2011 February 23

Getting To Know You... Kilian Hennessy

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Not only is he the grandson of the founder of the LVMH Group, but Kilian Hennessy is expanding his own empire by designing clutch purses available at Bergdorf Goodman. You may have already noticed them in the hands of Amy Adams at the Golden Globes, Kyra Sedgwick at the Sag Awards and Karen Elson at Alexander Wang's recent store opening, but we wanted to dig deeper into the world of Hennessy. 


Name: Kilian Hennessy

Age: 38 

Birthplace: France


Favorite Animal: Jack Russell

Hours You Sleep A Night: 7

Street Of Choice: Rue Eugène Labiche in Paris

Number: 10

Toothpaste: Elgydium

Word: Sensuality

Drink: Vodka Tonic

Entree: 2 appetizers

Favorite Recent Magazine Article: French Vogue interview of Tom Ford

Body Part: Neck

Tool: iPad

Intern's Name: Natalia

Favorite Tweeter: minnewyork

How do you like your coffee? Black

Day: Friday

Exercise: Boxing

Greatest Expenditure: My wardrobe of Berluti shoes.

Escape Plan: Maldives

Illicit Crush: Angelina Jolie

What make you jealous: Nothing 

Bagel: With cream cheese

Dance: Only on dancing juice.

Monthly Drying Cleaning Bill: High

Taxi or Subway: Town car

2011 February 23

The Insiders' Milan: Cova

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OK, this place is so popular it's not strictly limited to the fash-week set, but! If American editors are much more jetlagged than they look (Chic compris), thank Cova. This pasticceria on Via Monte Napoleone has been caffeinating (and occasionally feeding) professional shoppers and show-goers since 1950, though the original location opened back in 1817. Need to refuel after spending your lunch hour at Celine? Or perhaps meet the MaxMara folks for a quick breakfast? Perfetto. Fun fact! It's located just across the street from one of the busiest taxi stands in the city. Handy for the driver-less, too.

2011 February 23

Chic Shallot-esque Moment of Truth: Cosmo Launches Armenian Edition

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Everybody loves Chic Shallot in The Daily, but not even our wildest imagination could come up with some of the items that actually enter our inbox. Consider.....

NEW YORK, February 23, 2011 Cosmopolitan, the world’s leading young women’s magazine, will launch an edition in Armenia with the March 2011 issue, on newsstands February 25, today announced Duncan Edwards, president & CEO of Hearst Magazines International (HMI).  Cosmopolitan Armenia will be published in partnership with Media Partners CJSC. 

The debut issue of Cosmopolitan Armenia will feature Armenian-American Kim Kardashian on its cover. The magazine will appeal to young, stylish women interested in advice and features on relationships, fashion, beauty and entertainment. Hrachuhi Utmazyan has been named Cosmo’s editor and the magazine will have an initial circulation of 5,000. 


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