Archive for October, 2007

Murakami’s Madcap Mashup

Hands down, MOCA’s grand gala Sunday night feting Takashi Murakami’s L.A. invasion ranks as the party of the year. And the trifecta of the Pop artist along with host Marc Jacobs and a performing Kanye West no doubt pushed it over the edge. […]
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Raising Kayne

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.

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L.A. Fashion Week: Paul Smith Nails It, CFDA sails it, and Katy Rodriguez Tails it All

Never mind the fashion shows. What’s dominating the calendar this week are the parties, upwards of three or four worthwhile fetes each night. Tuesday’s trifecta began (at least for us) at Morton’s in West Hollywood, where the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up with InStyle and Net-a-Porter to launch the worldwide initiative of the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign. […]
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L.A. Fashion Week: J.C. Obando’s Case Study

So much of what passes on the runways this week doesn’t warrant such a production. So it’s even more refreshing when a designer who could support a catwalk option, opts out for the sober, intimate showcase of a private dining room, a limited guest list and an edited selection of 13 looks, simply displayed on 13 glossy white mannequins. […]
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Meet the Woman Who Busts our Lust for Luxe

Journalist Dana Thomas is back in Los Angeles this week for another round of readings and signings for her bestselling “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster.”
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. […]
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Meet the New Class..In Their Very Own Moving Picture!

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).

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Dude, Where’s My Food

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.

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Highland Fling

Scotland is figuring on the radar now.
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. […]
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