2011 February 18

Can We Talk? Meeting Joan Rivers at Tahari!

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Joan Rivers Wearing... Guess Who! Joan Rivers Wearing... Guess Who!
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After chatting with her on the phone for the print edition of The Daily, Chic Report was delighted to have another little gab with Joan Rivers backstage at Elie Tahari.

Joan Rivers: I'm so excited. Every year I come to fashion week and it's so show 'biz. The excitement, the tension before the show, 'Will they like the clothes?', the models. It's very theatrical.

Have you ever been a model in a show?

Joan Rivers: Are you out of your mind? I look like one of these girls if a rock hit them.
Who are you wearing right now?
Joan Rivers: Tahari. I'm not stupid! But I am wearing Chanel shoes.
Your WE show is called Joans Knows Best, what does Joan know best? Are you sick of that question?

Joan Rivers: No! You're the first person that's ever asked me that question. Joan knows EVERYTHING best!

Give us some specifics!

Joan Rivers: Marry a rich man, don't be an ass, have a good time, life goes fast, all those stupid clichés.

Have you heard any good gossip lately?

Joan Rivers: No, but I'm very angry about Miley Cyrus's father saying what she turned into due to Disney. It started in the trailer home!

2011 February 17

Chatting with Allure's Linda Wells

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Allure's EIC Linda Wells and Kelly Ripa Celebrate 20 years of Allure Allure's EIC Linda Wells and Kelly Ripa Celebrate 20 years of Allure
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Linda Wells is celebrating 20 years of Allure in 2011, so we caught up with the founder and EIC at Herve Leger by Max Azria to talk about the past, present and future of the mag. 

Tell me about your 20th anniversary dinner hosted by your March covergirl Victoria Beckham.
It was at Minetta Tavern and was hosted by Victoria. She's a self-made beauty, designer and wife, mother. Victoria can sing, dance and walk in high heels. And David Beckham's not so bad, either!

What are some of the best moments of the past 20 years?
We did a story on models who did heroin and the whole heroin problem; we also uncovered the danger of the Brazilian blowout.

Do you want to stay there for another 20 years?
Nooooo. Where's the anti-aging lotion when you need it?

Where do you think the magazine will be in 20 years?
I think it will be a capsule. You'll ingest it, and it will do everything for you. Very Jetsons!

What else are you doing to celebrate the anniversary?
We have the 20th anniversary in March. We have a lot going on. It's going to be a very busy year. We're also re-launching our website, Allure.com, and launching our iPad app in May.

What are you most proud of? The longevity?
I couldn't ever be proud of longevity. That's like being proud of surviving. I don't know whether that's such a thing to be "proud" of. I'm happy with the fact that we figured out a way to cover beauty that's helpful and not puffy. We help women wade through this complicated subject that's full of hype and promotion. 

Is there anybody you'd still love to have on the cover?
We've never had Madonna, but I don't feel a huge need to. There was a time in the life of Allure that I thought it would have been great, but I don't feel any desire to now. It would be great to have Oprah on the cover, but that would be a little strange because she has her own magazine.

What was your best-selling cover?
I think it was the Olsen twins. We were the first magazine to put the Olsens on the cover together at that moment where they were first breaking into fashion. Angelina Jolie was an amazing seller.

What time do you go to the office every day?
It varies—either 8:30 or 9.

What time do you leave?
It's highly variable. Sometimes I leave at 6, and sometimes I leave at 9. I have kids, so it's always a nice thing to see them. They're 15 and 13.

What do they think of Mom's job?
They've never known anything different, because I had them both while I was there. They don't understand all the creams and lotions, but every once in awhile, they want a new Axe body-wash or they'll get excited about a new shampoo. 

That's a cool Mommy perk.
All the Axe you'd ever want! I could have got it at Duane Reade, though.

2011 February 17

A Moment With...Elise Overland at the House of Waris Party

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Have you recovered from your ice rink extravaganza?
Yes! Waris is Indian, so he has this hot sauna going on, and I’m Norwegian, so I had the ice rink. We’re keeping it true to our home countries. One of the models who froze her ass off in my show is now sweating her feet off here for Waris.
What’s her name?
I don’t know. Models… Do they really have names?
What’s next?
I’m going to go to India—Bombay, Delhi…
What’s your favorite thing about India?
Indian men. They have such big, warm hearts. They grew up going to the temple, so they release their stress and are soft inside.

2011 February 17

A Backstage Moment with the Badgley Boys

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Designer Mark Badgley, actress Rumer Willis, singer Kellie Pickler, TV personality Kelly Osbourne, and designer James Mischka pose backstage at the Badgley Mischka show Designer Mark Badgley, actress Rumer Willis, singer Kellie Pickler, TV personality Kelly Osbourne, and designer James Mischka pose backstage at the Badgley Mischka show
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We chatted with Badgley Mischka's very own Marc Badgley and James Mishka after their show earlier this week. Their Fall 2011 collection was inspired by the great party scenes of classic Hollywood films: Dark Victory, All About Eve, and The Women.  

What’s your favorite line from All About Eve?
James: "Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night…"

Bumpy ride!
James: You’re good!

Rumer Willis is the face of your brand right now. Have you heard any good rumors lately? (The boys laugh) We work hard on these questions!
Mark: You do! They are far more interesting than our answers!
James: I’ve actually been waiting for someone to ask that and no has. I don’t know any good rumors, except for Rumer.
Is it still exciting to show at the tents?
Mark: It never gets old.


2011 February 17

Alfresco Presentation Under Allegri's Umbrellas (-ellas..., -ellas...)

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Dozens of black and white Allegri umbrellas provided a delightful canopy for a Wednesday showcasing of the Italian outerwear brand in the courtyard at the heart of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The presentation flaunted collabs over the years with the likes of Armani and Martin Margiela, as well as Allegri's functional and fabulous tech-y innovations with textiles for fall. Chicettes sipped on Kim Crawford vino while admiring the likes of Teflon flannel and water repellent moleskin incorporated into Allegri's Fall/Winter collection. But Chic saved the most stupendous part for last: Waterproof cashmere. Oui, you read that correctly!

2011 February 17

The Daily Wonders...How Much Would You Spend on a Rodarte?

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Tavi Gevinson: Well, that depends on my allowance.
Bryanboy: $5,000.
Karen Elson: That’s a hard question. Whatever they think is appropriate.
Kirsten Dunst: They’re my friends, so I get things for free. 
Hilary Alexander: I really don’t spend a lot on designer clothes. If it was really something I fell in love with, probably two thousand dollars. But it would have to be the dress of my dreams.
Simon Doonan: For a Rodarte, there is no price. It’s about the Rodarte dream, the fantasy. You can’t worry about how much they cost. You have to dive in and immerse yourself in the Rodarte magic. Don’t worry about the price tag, and if you don’t have the money, go out and find yourself a Russian billionaire, you know?
Sofia Coppola: Maybe I don’t want to answer these questions. I don’t have anything to say about Fashion Week.
Back-row random 1: $5,000.
Back-row random 2: $10,000.

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