FIT unveiled it’s newest exhibit to a crowd of stalwart fashion followers … who better to appreciate a collection of Daphne Guinness’ more museum worthy ensembles? We hadValentino, W Editor Stefano Tonchi, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano, Bob Colacello and the ethereal Mary McFadden mingling with fashion students who more »
Nothing beats a room full of lovely ladies, yummy refreshments and covetable fashion … ! So the scene was set for Katie Nehra‘s ‘Simone’ collection gathering at the Chateau Marmont. The ladies included Katie herself to help fans select and design more »
Hostess Charlize Theron helped preview the new Dior VIII time piece at an intimate chi-chi fête in SOHO this week. Harley Viera Newton manned the turntable as guests were encouraged to partake in the many elaborate hors d’oeuvres being passed more »
First time runway presentation for the 3rd collaboration between Chloe Sevigny and Opening Ceremony was held in an (un-air -conditioned) gymnasium on Mulbery Street in Nolita this past week. Playing up ‘Good vs. Bad’ by way of expected contradictions, Sevigny more »
There are a few events that guarantee to bring the heavy hitters of an industry together under one roof…you’ve got the Oscars, Tony’s, AMA’s, and the CFDA’s. Celebrating the tenth year of being generously underwritten by Swarovski and it’s second more »
Amanda & Goldberg at their book party over the weekend
Following up their NYTimes Best Seller ‘Celebutantes’, co authors Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper mingled and signed their newest tomb – ‘Beneath A Starlet Sky’ - Friday evening at SAKs. Hosted by designer Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel, the duo coordinated their peachy fleshy frocks courtesy of J. Mendel beautifully….
These second generation power babes (Amanda’s dad is legendary “Charlie’s Angels” producer Leonard Goldberg, icon Dennis Hopper is Ruthanna’s late father) can draw quite a crowd of well wishers indeed: Continue reading
On 19 April 2011, Soho House hosted a screening of first time feature director/writer Zeina Durra‘s The Imperialists are Still Alive!
Though slightly political in its essence, the film is a natural easy window into the many ethnicities and cultures that coalesce in present day New York City.
Elodie Bouchez portrays an artist of Jordanian/Bosnian/Palestinian background living in Chinatown; her friends are models and socialites … commonplace are designer clothing, charity galas and after hours “speak easies” in “seedy” locations run by locals. Continue reading
Juian Louie for Aldo has launched it’s second collection and is available NOW at Aldo stores in Los Angeles (Beverly Center), Manhattan and Miami Beach! (We are very excited as Julian has been on our radar since his presentation for S/S 2009 in New York).
To celebrate the collaboration, Joe Zee of Elle Magazine and The City and Sundance Channel’s new show All on The Line hosted a petit fete at the Broadway Aldo store in NYC last month … Continue reading
On view for a try on were the Fall collections from Freeway Eyewear by L.A. based Alex Israel and Emily Jerome‘s ready to wear line Jerome. Freeway ( named for the confluence of our highways), had an array of offerings that any debutante or louche alike would be happy to shade behind … just ask bespeckled and always yummy Abigail Spencer, Gia Coppola or hottie Lucy Punch (btw she looked awesome in classic red lipstick!) who were in attendance.
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On view at L&M Arts in Venice is Liza Lou‘s newest collection of amazing confections … Anyone familiar with this LA artist’s work has got to make their way to see two galleries worth of her latest pieces she has been composing whilst in Durban, South Africa. Lou has been working with Zulu artisans for the previous six years, tho not in the traditional beadwork the tribe is known for.
My favorite compositions are the most sublime; stacked sheet of ‘paper’, which of course are not so, but in fact are hand beaded layers upon layers topped with two ‘sheets’ curling at the edges….. wow! Tongue in cheek references to her handiwork is personified in the ‘spinning wheel’ sculpture… completely made up of tiny gold plated tube beads …! Continue reading
To be sure, there was quite to appreciate and fawn over in the newly opened Vivenne Westwood boutique on Melrose Wednesday evening, hosted by Dame Vivienne Westwood making a rare L.A. appearance with husband Andreas Kronthaler. It’s easy to forget the impact Dame Viv has had in fashion, which is why it’s lucky we Angelenos can now experience her wizardry in all it’s glory and try on those yummy wares as well … ! Continue reading
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Jared Leto, Devendra Banhart and Marilyn Manson, Chloe Sevigny, Scott Campbell with Robert and Susan Downey, Dr. Romanelli and Al Moran
OHWOW gallery opened with an inspiring show this weekend …
Culty tattoo artist to the ‘in the know’ crowd Scott Campbell shared his sculptures with his fans and supporters Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, Devendra Banhart, Marilyn Manson, Jared Leto, Dr. Romanelli, director Tom Hooper (King’s Speech) and rumored current paramour Chloe Sevigny, (Campbell and Sevigny both had a bit in Cass Bird’s Sophmore mini film ‘Truth or Dare’ which debuted on Thursday night @ Paul and Andres …) Continue reading
Lady Gaga's 2009 MTV Movie Awards dress from Jean Paul Gaultier
Crowded into the newly remodeled Decades Atelier last night was a mad mix of stalwart chic and indie cuties; all here to admire the selection of Red Carpet gowns worn by celebrities at various awards shows.
Looking ab femme in pretty JC Obando mini was Rose Mc Gowan, tho she did accessorize with some killer spiky Louboutins…! Statuesque in a paiette festooned knit dress, Whitney Port took it all in whilst sipping her champy….my fave boho chic gal complete in a sequined spotted caftan (!),of course, who else but Gillian Zinser!
On display was that head turner white jersey Azzaro worn by Diane Lane at the Academy Awards in ’04.
A crowd fave was the ruffled Louis Vuitton Zoe Saldana donned at the ’09 Globes. There was even a GaGa ensemble … JPG from her walk at the MTV Awards ’09; quite tame and no need for refrigeration…..
Chit chat is what was going on in every corner at Soho House Monday evening… gaggles of girls and sportie doods enjoyed the yummy mini sliders and grilled cheese sandwiches here to toast Lucky magazine cover girl Nicole Richie (L.A. native).
Engaged in New Year catching up were fashion designer Minnie Mortimer with gorgeous twin sisters Marlene and Coliena Reintmeister … Marlene is a great stylist and Coliena is a contributing photographer at the mag. Richie was radiant in a berry cut velvet single sleeve Pucci mini … she was very busy posing with Big Love’s Gennifer Goodwin, (love her pixie coif!) and Zooey Deshanel (L.A. native); such diverse styles for one room indeed! Other local peeps included my dinner mates George Kotsiopolis and fashion designer Corey Lynn Calter, looking super gorg in one of her own creations … On our way out we ran into the ever chic Zoe Saldana sporting a killer leather Moto jacket … Squeezing in a bit of recreation our favorite indie director/provocative photographer Patrick Hoelck cued up with a leggy lovely at the billiards …
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