Musicians as Models

Where have all the models gone? It’s become the norm for actors to release recording albums and for musicians to act in films. Now it seems musicians are taking over the modeling industry as well. Hip-Hop artist Nelly recently signed on as the new face of Sean John Underwear. When asked about the move, Sean […]

Project Runway’s Christian Siriano for Bluefly: Fierce or Not?

Before Heidi Klum tells Project Runway hopefuls “auf wiedersehen,” she reminds them that there is a pot at the end of the rainbow: “The winner will receive a spread in Elle Magazine, an opportunity to sell their line on, an all-new Saturn and $100,000 to start their own line…”In the midst of some online […]

Flattery or Forgery?

1. Christian Louboutin Alicette 2. Steve Madden ReillyThey say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when fashion companies copy designs from other designers, is it a sign of a job well done or is it creative infringement? Many retailers have made a name for themselves by providing more affordable versions of high end […]

Summer Radiance

Once summer debuted, hemlines were hiked up and layers of clothing were stripped away. If we can strip away layers of clothing, why not strip away layers of makeup? Maintaining fresh, crease-free makeup in the heat and humidity can be challenging. The heavy foundations, creasing eyeshadows and bleeding lipsticks can have you looking less than […]

The Weekend 411

Another week has come and gone and we’ve got the weekend scoop for you. Indulge in Art, Shopping, Live Music and a good old fashioned block party. Have an O So Chic ! weekend. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • […]

Luscious Lashes

It’s all in the eyes. At the 2001 Oscar’s, Jennifer Lopez & Shu Uemura let us know that fox-fur isn’t limited to coats. Everybody fawns over Kim Kardashian’s sultry eyes and Kelly Rowland’s natural look is enhanced by her flirty lashes. Miss Penelope Cruz shows us that, well, mascara ads utilize a few uh … […]

Chic and the City: Restaurant Week and Hamptons Undercover

While many people flock away from New York during the Summer, take it from me when I tell you, “There are LOTS of things to do in the city.” This week is the semi-annual restaurant week, where you can have a prixe-fixe, three-course, meal at some of the best restaurants in the city, and there […]

Chic Trends: The Romper

Click here for “Rompers | Spring/Summer 2010″ Rompers, jumpsuits, shortalls – it’s all the same. This season, the one-piece has been showing up at red carpet events and paparazzi interrupted shopping trips alike. It come in patterns and solids, fitted and loose, short and shorter. Trendsetting Twins?Last year, Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Rihanna rocked the uber […]

TopShop on the Move

In a few months, TopShop will open a flagship store in the U.S. For months rumors circled about the possibility of the popular UK retailer expanding to the U.S., specifically to New York City. A massive billboard featuring model Kate Moss, who has a clothing line with Top Shop, now adornes 478 Broadway in SoHo, […]

The Weekend 411

It’s the weekend! As usual we have your guide to what’s O So Chic ! at the end of the week. Sample sales, art exhibits and free performances are all the makings of a fabulous weekend.Enjoy! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • […]

Something for the Fellas: Man Bags

Who says guys are only allowed to carry wallets? Guys have lots of things to carry too, and sometimes that wallet, no matter how bulky, can’t fit everything. And regular books bags and knapsacks just don’t cut it anymore. That’s why today’s most fashionable guys carry “Murses,” or the man bag. Rapper Bow Wow and […]

Chic Trends: Ombre Allure

The spring/summer forecast called for peep-toe booties, floral prints, safari chic, exotic prints and ombre. From the French meaning “shade,” the seamless color gradient of ombre, gives clothes a very light, bohemian feel. It works on casual and more formal wear – flowy chiffons and fine silk. The trend has even made its way to […]

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