Archive for July, 2010

Resurrection Makes Us Wet

In the Pink in Issey Miyake Swim

Our pals at Resurrection Vintage in L.A.

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Do the Domsai

Two things we LOVE:
When our customers are as excited about one of our finds as we are; and when they share with us how they've integrated the object into their own lives.

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Calleen Cordero Kicks It Up a Notch; Nina Clemente Sizzles

These Boots 'n Heels are Made for Cooking: Designer Calleen Cordero and chef Nina Clemente in the back of the mobile kitchen behind Calleen's shop.

"They really are comfortable to cook in," vowed Nina Clemente, as she strode between the inside of Calleen Cordero's boutique, where a dining table was set up for two dozen guests, and the truck parked out back, which served as a full-service kitchen as Nina and her two sous-chefs cooked up a delicious four-course meal.
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Celebrating the 2010 California Design Biennial

Michael Schmidt and Lisa Edelstein in front of the designer's tableau

A truly fantastic evening last night at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, celebrating this year's Design Biennial. The house was heaving as some 1,000-plus guests made their way through the galleries and up to the twinkle-lighted rooftop through out the five-hour opening bash (every minute spent standing in my high wooden heels by Calleen Cordero.

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Best of Show: Installing the 2010 California Design Biennial at the PMCA

Able, She Is: My lovely assistant, Brandee-Nicole Able

At last count it was 50. Fifty hours spent at the Pasadena Museum of California Art over the last week, overseeing installations, doing the installations, writing copy, coordinating press and party vendors, torturing the staff (with kindness, I hope!) and generally having a ball setting up the 11 designers who make up my category, fashion, of the California Design Biennial.

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Favela Fab

Praça Cantão, Communidade da Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro

In what is the surely the ultimate antidote to beige stucco blight that is spreading through the Southwest U.S. like a cancer, thousands of miles away, the residents of one of Rio's slums took up brushes under the direction of Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn to paint their 'hood red…and pink, blue, green, yellow…
The ongoing project in of the metropolis' dreariest slums was highlighted in The New York Times' "Sunday Styles" section.

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Christian Louboutin Daydreams of Dancing

Perhaps, you Louboutin fans have already swooned over this short, titled "Dancer In A Daydream," and which Christian did in collaboration with choreographer Arthur Gourounlian. And, perhaps, you have not.

Puts a smile on the ol' mug and a tap in the toes, don't it?

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