2011 February 14

Finding Fashion Week Perspective with Simon Doonan

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Who’s your favorite Outsider?
Tura Satana. I just wrote about her in my Slate.com column. She was a B-movie actress who was in a Russ Meyer movie called Faster, Pussycat. Kill! Kill! She died recently.
How are you faring?
Very well, because I always remind myself that this is not Afghanistan. We’re not trying to stop the Taliban. It’s actually pleasurable and fun to catch up with your pals and wave at people. People talk about it like it was one of the most rigorous things on Earth to do, and it is really quite fun. 



2011 February 14

Getting To Know You: Jen Kao

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After showing at Milk last September, designer Jen Kao makes her debut at the Studio in Lincoln Center on February 15th. 

Age: 29

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Sleep schedule: "Six to seven hours on a good night!"

Street Of Choice: "West 83rd Street in Lenexa, Kansas,  where I grew up. The best times of naive imagination!"

Number: "13"

Toothpaste: "Sensodyne Iso-Active toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth!"

Word: "Love"

Drink: "Honest Kids Tropical Tango Punch or Otokoyama Sake or Irish Car Bombs or Jameson on the rocks."

Entree: "Uni on top of uni."

Favorite Recent Magazine Article: "A piece on Anuradha Koirala."

Body Part: "Hands" 

Showtune: "Age of Aquarius" from Hair (ED NOTE: Designer Marcia Palmos who we got to know also picked this song! Things to Discuss!)

Tool: "The human brain."

Favorite Animal: "Narwahl"

Intern's Name: "Josh"

Favorite Tweeter: "I don't tweet."  

How do you like your coffee? "Black and intensely concentrated."

Day: "Halloween"

Exercise: "Dance!"

Greatest Expenditure: "Jewelry"

Escape Plan:  "According to a mythical map I drew in grade school, there's an invisible roller coaster that takes me to an invisible island filled with pillows and fried chicken in case of emergencies."  

Illicit Crush: "Ricardo Tisci's Givenchy couture collection." 

What make you jealous: "Ricardo Tisci's Givenchy couture collection."

Bagel:  "Donuts."

Dance: "Freeform!"

Monthly Dry Cleaning Bill: "I am terrible.  Dry cleaning usually only happens quarterly in huge loads."

Taxi or Subway: "Walk or drive."

When did you give up your AOL account? "2003" 

2011 February 13

Apple Pie and Luggage Carts: Celebrities Unhinged!

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Chic caught up with Ed Helms and Sigourney Weaver at the Cinema Society & Altoids screening to ask, you know, the important stuff. 

What’s the wackiest thing you’ve done on a business trip?
When I was on The Daily Show, I went to some political function in D.C. and ended up riding a luggage cart down the driveway of a hotel while wearing a tuxedo.
What’s your biggest Midwestern quality?
I like apple pie with cheese on it.

MIDWESTERN LIVING, PART 2! With Sigourney Weaver
What’s the wackiest thing you’ve done on a business trip?
I worked on Capitol Hill once…for a Republican. That’s pretty wacky.
What’s your biggest Midwestern quality?
I really mean what I say.


2011 February 13

QT at Don Hill's With Chloe and Janine Sevigny

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Was that Chloë and her mom Janine we spotted at Nur Khan's Friday night bash at Don Hill's? Indeed. (Paul was spinning.)

Are you guys getting crazy all night?
Chloë [looking pointedly at her mom]: We’re only having one drink tonight.
Does your mom give you great advice to live by?
Chloë: Every day! I call her daily for advice. It could be how to cook an artichoke. She gets mad if I don’t!
Any big Valentine’s Day plans?
Chloë: I’m kind of seeing a boy and I said, “No, pressure; let’s just cook at my house.” It’s more fun.
Janine: I’m celebrating in Aspen!

2011 February 13

A Moment With...Penn Badgley at the GQ/CFDA Party

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Did you do any research for your Gossip Girl turn as an intern at W?
Definitely not.
What do you think it’d be like to work there?
As a person who’s been fortunate enough to work at a young age, I sort of romanticize the idea of an internship. 

2011 February 11

Now in Tents: The CIRCA Lounge

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In the Tents? Join the club. Stop by the CIRCA lounge and check out accessories from a select group of top CFDA designers, such as Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Dennis Basso, and Elie Tahari. All year long, CIRCA will support the industry by donating 10% of the purchase price of designated jewelry purchases from the public to the CFDA. Last night, Steven Kolb, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and CIRCA's own Chris Del Gatto toasted the lounge's official opening. Check out the Gallery for more pics. 


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