Archive for November, 2007
“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.
Admittedly, I hadn't decided if I wanted to like Kelly Wearstler when I first got the assignment to profile her. But she proved one of the most gracious hosts, a straight talker who was really down to earth.
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).
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.
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. […]
How will you ever crunch every cultural tidbit you need to know to come off as chic as your pre-Anne Klein Isabel Toledo dress? Nancy MacDonell provides the Cliff Notes with her sophomore guide “In the Know: The Classic Guide to Being Cultured and Cool.”
What is great about this new pocket volume is that it doesn’t try to please everyone by offering the greatest hits of all time. […]
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.