My adventures last night started at the opening fete for designer Rachel Pally's new pop-up shop. Rachel's sensual jersey tops, dresses, even jumpsuits are an effortless, gorgeous way to dress comfortably. And with Rachel now a spin mate at our local YAS studio, I wasn't about to miss the party.
For a temp shop, the 1,500-square-foot boutique at La Brea doesn't look it. Rachel's newest collection, including the plus-sized white label, lines the walls of this narrow, industrial space, and a loft upstairs offers previous season stock at a substantial deal.
But after cutting through the throng of kisses and hellos inside (some 200 guests turned out through the night), I found one of my favorite features in the back, a patio walled in hedges with twinkling lights. There I caught up with Evelyn Ungari of Diavolina, teetering on those wicked YSL caged heels. Do miss living around the corner from her original shop.
Rachel promises to make an appearance at the shop weekly to help clients with her "hands-on jersey skills." Just having the store there at all is a boost to those of us in quick need of a party frock during the upcoming holidays.
Rachel Pally Pop-Up is at 465 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles.
Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sundays noon to 6 p.m.
Photos: Chris Weeks/Genevieve Productions.
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