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. 

 


2011 February 23

Italian For Fashionettes! Day One

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Let's just say you're in Milan. Let's also say you're more of a francophone. Va bene! Chic will share its handy-dandy guide to getting everything you want out of your five days in the Italian fash capital.

I can't do another night at the Principe. "Non posso fare un'altra notte a Principe di Savoia."

A receipt, please! "Una ricevuta, per favore!"

No, you don't understand...If I miss Cavalli, I'll have to explain myself to Angela. Hurry! "No, tu non capisci...Se mi manca Cavalli, dovrò spiegare a me stesso di Angela. Affrettatevi!"

Interesting! The Bulgari has tons of copies of March W on the front table. "Interessante! Il Bulgari ha tonnellate di copie di Marzo W sul tavolo davanti."

Does the exchange rate mean I should buy my Celine here or in New York? "Il tasso di cambio significa che dovrei comprare la mia Celine qui o in New York?"

I will feel so much better when I have one of those cappuccinos at Bottega. "Mi sento molto meglio quando ho una di quelle cappuccini a Bottega."



2011 February 23

...Let the Milano Cookies Begin!

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Darlings! It was only hours ago that Chic arrived at Malpensa, and as we settle into our pristine room at the Bulgari Hotel—which is busy preparing for an imminent party celebrating Mon Jasmin Noir (and its new face, Kirsten Dunst)—we're listening to the sound test wafting in from the courtyard and enjoying a bit of brekkie. Life could, in fact, be worse. Continental #44 (Newark to Milan) was as fash-packed as usual, with W's Armand Limnander, InStyle's Cindy Weber Cleary, Lucky's Julia Kalachnikoff, Nylon's Jay Errico, Style.com's Nicole Phelps, and Allure's Treena Lombardo all braving the friendly skies in search of Miuccia, MaxMara, and tutto in between. Gucci kicks off the week in a few hours, so stay tuned for live updates from the show, the Bulgari, and of course, Twitter.com/chicreport.


2011 February 22

Chic's Must Download

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What musician do we keep hearing over and over at shows? British singer Adele, and Chic's not complaining. Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Rowley and Burberry Prorsum all chose tracks from her second album 21 for their recent shows, and today you can find out why. The singer's sophomore album was finally released in America, and we can't recommend it enough. We've been listening to it for weeks. SHHHHHH!

Check out this video of her singing the timeless "Someone Like You", but have tissues standing by. 


2011 February 22

Joe Zee Hits the Slopes

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Joe Zee puts it All on the Line during his new reality show airing on the Sundance Channel. The premise? Zee hosts a fashion bootcamp to help struggling designers heat up their luke-warm careers. Chic has a sneak peak teaser following Elle's creative director as he hits the Utah slopes (literally!) for a beginner's ski lesson for kids. In one scene: "I'm wearing Dolce and Gabbana!" Zee explained to a pint-sized child pushing his silver ski suit. "You're weird!" said one little girl as JZ retorted, "I'm not weird, I work in fashion." Stay tuned for more viral vids on Joe Zee's All on the Line Facebook page!

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