Archive for August, 2007

Chloe’s Own

All the cynics assuming Chloe Sevigny is just lending her name and style sense to the spring collection she’s doing for Opening Ceremony can go focus their disdain elsewhere. She really is designing it all by herself.

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The Goon Squad Cometh


Sooner or later, everyone gets into the act. The music industry is floundering so it's turning to fashion for salvation. And in the face of mind-numbing conformity in an over-saturated marketplace, fashion brands continue to struggle for credibility and cool to define themselves by globbing on to anything with a loud guitar and a razor-edge haircut.

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Chloe Sevigny Does Rehab

Made you look. So by now you may have already dug into your fat September copy of Harper's Bazaar Fall Fashion issue. Just like to take a moment to toot my feature, "They Tried to Make Me Go to Rehab." It's the one with the 12 pages of Chloe Sevigny, acting her way through a series of the kind of scenarios we've all become too familiar with seeing or hearing about this last year. […]
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Image Parties Like it’s 1912

Seven months of hard work launching the Los Angeles Times new style section IMAGE came to a riotous halt Thursday night as the crew and members of the city's fashion community came together to celebrate its very existence. […]
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California Design Biennial 2007

For what is really at the forefront of L.A. fashion, beeline it to the Pasadena Museum of California Art CaDesign07. This wide-reaching show, exhibiting the latest in homegrown design, from cars to cooking tongs and in its third year, focuses an especially bright spotlight this time on fashion design. […]
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Buzzcocks Rock.Period

If the apotheosis of style is substance, true and through, then The Buzzcocks proved they’re about as stylish as a rock band can come.
In Silverlake for this weekend’s Sunset Junction fest, they did a bonus warm-up gig Friday night at Spaceland and proved they’re as insanely amazing as I remember the first time I saw them 100 years ago. […]
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Muse Chanel

Had to share this stunning work by Johan Creten, part of the collection of contemporary works showcased in thew newly overhauled Chanel flagship on Rodeo Drive. As part of my feature on the new door running in this Sunday's L.A. […]
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Nylon Goes Urban


I love Nylon because it’s consistently kept its focus, including a kind of Technicolor wonder and excitement over whatever the latest batch of teens are doing next. It’s also been fascinating watching founding ed Marvin Scott Jarrett’s next move in expanding the brand. […]
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Duarte is a Rolling Stone

He's patched leather jeans for Robert Plant, Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler, and now L.A. designer Henry Duarte is sharing his sense of luxe rock wear as the new creative director of Trunk Ltd., a brand that already boasts licenses with more than 60 artists, bands and their estates, including The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, The Beatles and Janis Joplin.

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Lagerfeld Gallery

Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to teach his fans a thing or two about what they must know right this minute in art. With the re-opening next week of the 90210 flagship, Chanel announced it's adding two more rising stars to an already stellar showcase of contemporary artists, which counts Peter Dayton, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Francois-Xavier Lalanne. […]
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A+R Goes West

It’s official: We’ve signed the lease on an amazing space on Abbot Kinney in the Cali town of Venice! We’re aiming to open this Westside outpost by October, which is the second anniversary of our first A+R shop, on Silverlake Boulevard.

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Melrose Gets Moss

The 1938 Steinway baby grand piano, artfully charred by Dutch designer Maarten Baas made it. As did the stunning block column crystal chandeliers surrounding it by Georg Baldele. Yet not everything planned for showcase in the brand-spanking new Moss store on Melrose Avenue made it for the opening party last night, and that was probably a godsend considering the endless line of acolytes come to see what, and who, many design junkies consider is the grand poobah of their affliction.

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