Primates of Park Avenue: Charmed Women, Sad Lives, Semi-Fiction

I just finished Primates of Park Avenue, a “memoir” by Wednesday Martin, published a couple of years ago.  Written in a  satirical manner, the book criticizes the lives of Upper East Side women, particularly mothers, from a “transplant” perspective – as in someone who is not really “from” there, but instead, moved in after her […]

The Death of the Skinny Jean Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

People have been predicting the death of the skinny jean for years.  In fact, they say that the fall season is most definitely the end.  After all, New York fashion editors have been photographed wearing anywhere from flares to boot cut to, well, anything that isn’t skinny (no, “distressed” doesn’t really count, since they can […]

The Knockoff: A Book Review

I typically don’t listen to novels, but I felt that a book about an online publication HAD to be an audio…on my iPhone.  The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes (she’s Plum Sykes’ twin) and Jo Piazza and narrated by Katherine Kellgren centres around Imogen Tate.  Imogen is the 40-something editor-in-chief of Glossy, a fashion magazine and […]

New York Fashion Week FW 2015: Covering Shows Remotely

I’m so glad the internet exists.  That way, I can watch fashion shows from other cities without having the need to travel!  Once again, DelectablyChic! will be writing about select shows presenting at New York Fashion Week, including BCBG MaxAzria, Rebecca Minkoff and more.  Look for posts coming by the day after each show. Most […]

Politics, Family Conflict and ‘The City of Conversation’

I recently saw The City of Conversation, now running in at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York until July 6 (extended).  The play, by Anthony Giardina, chronicles a liberal Georgetown political hostess and her relationship with her family, starting with the Carter administration in 1979.  At that time, we are […]

The shOws Recap: A Tale of Schoolgirls, Bulky Looks and a Snowmageddon

For the Fall 2014 season, Toronto’s OTHER major fashion event, The shOws, moves to the Storys Building in the Adelaide and University area, not too far from the Tents of World Mastercard Fashion Week.  As usual, there were delicious appetizers (mini tacos, pulled pork sliders and donuts, to name a few) and cool swag from […]

New York Fashion Week: February 6-13

New York Fashion Week starts today!  Though we will not be in New York to see the shows in person, we will be watching online and will post reviews for the Fall 2014 collections on selected designers either the day of the showing or the following day, depending on whether we catch the show live.  […]

J.Crew Spring/Summer 2014: Mix of Wearable and Shapeless Looks

Like many brands, J.Crew always creates very interesting, slightly edgier looks for their Collection line, and the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection is no different.  According to a briefing, the collection was inspired by two stories, one of surfing at a California beach and another influenced by the “lido lifestyle of the Venetian coast” – think […]

New York Fashion Week Starts Today!

And like previous seasons, DelectablyChic! will be covering some of the shows remotely (watching online), including BCBG, Nanette Lepore and Tory Burch.  We are hoping to post a review of at least one show a day. Will you be watching any of the shows?  Which designer are you most looking forward to seeing?  Or will […]

Wedding Series, Part 4: Best Urban Honeymoon Hotels

DelectablyChic! is excited to present its 4th Annual Summer Bridal feature, our four part series on Wedding Prep, Gifts, The Wedding Day, as well as Best Urban Honeymoon Hotels. We end with Best Urban Honeymoon Hotels.  Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna, Austria Spa time with Nina at Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna was originally […]

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