Archive for October, 2007
Running 80 minutes late and long and with Mayor Villaraigosa among the determined, albeit famished audience who stuck it out until the final prize, the Los Angeles Fashion Awards proved as much an evening of pride as chagrin.
“I know there are women here who appreciate these kinds of clothes,” Olivier Theyskens told me yesterday, as Couture Cares, the annual fashion luncheon benefiting the Revlon/UCLA Breast Cancer Center, drew to a close.
Adding shopkeeper to her already impressive career curve, 25-year-old designer Jenni Kayne’s new West Hollywood digs is the kind of store you want to live in. At least that was the consensus among the three dozen or so friends—including Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Alison Lohman, Anthony Kiedis, Anna Getty, Rebecca Gayheart and Mia Kirshner–who tucked in along three long tables for a family-style dinner at the pre-opening party last Friday night.
“Jimmy was due this a long time ago,” stressed former First Lady-in-red Nancy Reagan over desert, regardind the award finally conferred her long-time friend and dress designer James Galanos. While I used to heatedly debate my dearly departed dad over his love for the Reagans, it was tough to resist the grand doyenne.
Just a month ago during dinner in the Chateau Marmont garden, she was announcing to friends and family that the book—which chronicles the rise and democratization of modern luxury—hit the New York Times Best Seller List. […]
The height of chic remains lensman William Claxton and muse Peggy Moffitt, who marked their 80th and 70th birthdays, respectively, with a jazzy celebration this weekend hosted by Benedict and Lauren Taschen, completely filling Dominick’s in West L.A.
Never mind that film drives the machine of Los Angeles, both in terms of employment and image. The arrival of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the BOXeight-hosted fashion-week showcase at St. Vibiana's last night was enough to shut down the last two minutes of celluloid being enjoyed by the packed house in attendance.
It kept the boys at Uber up until 7:30 a.m., but Gen Art's rising stars featured in this Friday's Fresh Faces showcase are now part of the family, each with their very own super stylish site–complete with bios, pics and the interviews we filmed at last Thursday night's mixer (like this one starring David and Mitch of Endovanera).
To quote my artist pal, Lucas Michael, food is fashion. And the chefs are, naturally, the new stars of this fashionable arena, complete with signature schtick, er, style to match.
Author Rebecca Bloom’s invitation to Sunday supper wasn’t our first meal with the 2 Dudes—a.k.a.
First there were the handful of pieces fit for the glens that made their way into my whopping fall buy of Vivienne Westwood—a tartan bustle skirt and tartan blouson, and a dress and top with a ruffle cascading from the neckline. […]
Despite the good people watching, cultural festivals usually leave me flat. Either the brazen corporate message gets in the way of the art or the execution is too unimaginative. But this weekend's Swerve Fest has us pining for next year's installment.