2011 February 2

Mommy and Me with Stacey Bendet: Tips for Moms-to-Be!

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This week, our motherhood expert Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia shares her tips for the mommy-to-be. Stacey should know! She's expecting herself.

"It seems that the baby bump is the accessory of spring. Despite morning sickness, strange cravings, and hot flashes, I feel quite fashion-appropriate. But even the cutest bump in the world isn't going to look ravishing in spring's brights and prints. Here's how to flatter:

1. Black! It covers many flaws! I layer: loose tanks, leggings, rights, boots… it works! 

2. Boobs! They look amazing for 9 months, so you should enjoy them while you have them. 

3. The Non-Maternity Maternity Pant! alice + olivia ponti pants rock, falke cotton touch tights, commando tights are saviors!

4. Great fits! Dresses that have a band or elastic right below the bust can actually make you look way bigger. I usually wear a loose tank top over a tight longer tank top, or stretchy skirt with tights. Boots help your legs look slimmer as the bump gets bigger! 

5. Accessorize! Get your colors in with fun colored bags (thank you, Celine, Marni, Givenchy and Diane De Maria hot pinkness!), great shoes—your body might be growing, but your feet aren’t, so hello, Prada platforms. I'm a big fan of fun hair accessories, too. 

6. Stay active! Yoga, twenty-minute walks... you're not hungover, so take advantage. I love yoga when pregnant. It completely makes everything in your body feel better. I mean, so does a margarita, but the yoga is better for your ass and baby.

7. Let your skin glow! I suggest a skin goddess who uses all-natural products. I recommend Dayle Breault-Hagag. I also swear by nutritionist Sally Kravich and Dr. Gowri Motha for their dietary tips, which help keep the skin and body clean and clear!"

2011 February 2

Aww Alert! Stefano Tonchi and David Maupin to Wed...

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It's a big news day for Stefano Tonchi. First, he announces the hiring of W's new creative director, Alex Gonzalez. And! Page Six reports the less-corporate nouvelles that he and his partner of 25 years, David Maupin, (co-founder of Lehmann Maupin Gallery) plan to wed on Friday in a "small, private ceremony ceremony in Massachusetts in front of two witnesses, Lisa and Alexander Vreeland (Alexander is the grandson of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland)." Expect a bigger party this spring—as the couple is also expecting twins via surrogate this summer. Congrats, darlings!

2011 February 1

La Vie en Ruffian: Quote en Quote

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Our Ruffian boys are working madly on Fall, which shows at the Studio at Lincoln Center on February 11th, but our devoted columnists don't want to leave you dry.


"With our fashion show looming around the corner next Friday, we thought it would be a good time to celebrate some of our favorite fashion Witticisms from a variety of 20th and 21st century icons. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on the runway!


Your devoted Ruffians,

Brian and Claude


“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”

-Marlene Dietrich


“Only great minds can afford a simple style.”



“It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions."



“Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.”



“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”



“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.”

-Francis Bacon, Sr.


"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."

-Henry David Thoreau


"Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make ourselves its slave."

-Napoleon Bonaparte


"I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket. To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon."

- Wallis Simpson 


"I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion."

 -Geoffrey Beene 


"If you look at any great fashion photograph out of context, it will tell you just as much about what's going on in the world as a headline in The New York Times."

-Anna Wintour


"Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly." 

-Cecil Beaton 


"We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?" 

-Tom Ford 


"Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus. "

-Magaret Thatcher


“I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity."

-Diana Vreeland


"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." 

-Marilyn Monroe


"It takes a REALLY big man to fill my shoes"”



“Its OK to be impulsive when you have good taste.”

-Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian

2011 February 1

Tweet of The Daily: Joan Rivers

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"Normal" is relative, right? Just ask Joan Rivers. Today, she took to her Twitter page to give the world a little sneak peak into tonight's new episode of her WE reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best. Case in point: "My relationship with @ is totally normal. Don’t all daughters take their moms coffin shopping?"


2011 February 1

Sports 101 with Adam Brecht

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Chic knows someone who isn't in the Superbowl spirit! It's our very own sports columnist and perfume publicist, Adam Brecht  who has moved on from the sport where you kick to something new.

"With the Jets out of the Super Bowl and New York deep in winter, let's look beyond the big game -- to hockey!  What's that? Not so familiar? Here's a primer.
Hockey: 200 feet of ice, slips and falls likely.
Fashion: 200 feet of runway, icy stares likely.

Hockey: Frequent brawling and resulting loss of teeth.
Fashion: Frequent flying and resulting loss of moisture.
Hockey: "Teams must design and wear distinctive, contrasting uniforms for home and road games." - NHL Rulebook
Fashion: Holy pinking shears!  That sounds familiar!
Crossover Personality:
Hockey: New York Rangers winger and former Vogue intern Sean Avery.
Fashion: Oh, uh.  Hmmmm.  But that'll definitely happen -- someday! 
Hockey: Competition begins with players in a face-off.
Fashion: Competition begins when the model has her face on.
Until next time!"


2011 February 1

Getting To Know You, With Andrew Buckler

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Andrew Buckler is prepping for his men's presentation at the Box at Lincoln Center on February 11. How did he ever find the time to answer our random questionnaire?

Age: "Right..."
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City (England)
Favorite animal: Dog
Hours of sleep: 6
Street of choice: Abbot Kinney Blvd
Number: 3
Toothpaste: Crest
Word: Oxymoron
Drink: Malbec
Entree: Chicken tikka
Body part: "Right..."
Showtune: "Wilkommen" from Cabaret
Tool: Hammer
Intern's name: [left blank]
Favorite tweeter: @StephenFry
Coffee order: A latte from 9th street
Day: Monday
Exercise: Running
Greatest expenditure: Rent
Illicit crush: MaggieQ
What makes you jealous? "Nothing"
Bagel: N/A
Dance: Big Box, little box
Monthly dry cleaning bill: "Too much"
Mode of transportation: "Subway and taxi, equally"
When did you abandon your AOL account? "1980."




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