Archive for November, 2007

Project Rami, Part One

Before Rami Kashou became known as the swellegant guy with impeccable taste on the latest installment of Project Runway, he was the swellegant guy with impeccable taste from L.A.’s burgeoning Fashion–with a capital F–community.
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A Givenchy Skateboard?

“This is the big event,” Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci insists as we scan the intimate gathering at the Tudor-style Hancock Park home of our host Katherine Ross, the senior veep of communications for overlord LVMH.

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Christmas Comes Early

It doesn’t get any better—or worse!—than this. Five of L.A.’s finest are emptying their coffers this weekend with massively slashed sales.
On Friday, the doors at Smashbox Studios open to the public for a Thomas Wylde clearance that benefits the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute.
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Gobsmacked: Anne Klein Disses Isabel Toledo

Just when you think the Great American Sportswear story is going to have a happy ending, the evil conglomerate rears its bottom line and stinks up the place. Or so that’s what it smelled like with the shocking news tonight that Anne Klein’s parent company Jones Apparel Group is cutting the designer collection and its creative director Isabel Toledo even before the second season could reach store shelves (which it’s not now).

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No Swan Song for La Serena

Picking up a crystal-covered riding crop always felt a bit less salacious knowing the shop proprietor was a woman. Call it reverse sexism, but for legions of fans of Agent Provocateur, the naughty knicker firm based in London, the founding couple helming the ship was just as much of the appeal as anything.
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Feeling the Love

Apologies for the dirth in postings, but Andy and I have been neck deep in opening our second A+R freestanding shop, this one at 1121-1 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in the seaside town of Venice, CA.

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Dior’s Sweet 60

The Dior team came to town this week to toast the release of the mammoth tome timed to the Paris house’s 60th anniversary. The Assouline imprint is worth its weight (that of a couple of small poodles). […]
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Project Runway’s Round 1: Rami Takes All

CONGRATS to Rami Kashou for scoring the first round on tonight's premiere episode of Project Runway. Not that there should've been any doubt. Too many of the results on tonight's first installment of the Bravo hit brought into question why some of these contestants even made it this far. […]
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Paper Mag’s Happy Ending

It was all a bit fantastical sitting across from Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball and Marlene Dietrich amid the ruby glow of the Bar Marmont Sunday night, but this was just another installment of an already surreal week for Paper Project L.A.

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Pulp Fiction: Paper Mag’s L.A. Stories

Phyllis Diller, Jeremy Scott and an army of clubby kids channeling Michael Jackson in “Thriller”? It can only spell one thing: Paper Magazine has invaded L.A.
Paper’s Los Angeles Project 3.0, the annual rite for the New York-based style bible, kicks off Wednesday night with an art opening of legendary comedienne-cum-portraitist Phyllis Diller’s work (including this one of Paper ed Kim Hastreiter) hosted by Mena Suvari, followed by a dance party given by legendary Paris boutique Collette and L.A. […]
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Ideal Citizen: Tobias Wong Rings Our Bell

Wonder Twin Powers have been activated with this uber-cool collaboration between CITIZEN:Citizen and Tobias Wong. Just 50 of the ccPhone are being made available–and at $2k a pop. Among the features is Wong's illicit twist on the Chanel logo (which has so far been featured only on matchbooks that we sell at A+R, along with Wong's Sunjars), CITIZEN:Citizen's picks of vids, music and their very own personal little black book in a v-card that will be updated twice yearly.

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