Actress Elizabeth Banks, notable last year in "The Hunger Games," "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "People Like Us," is on tap to help celebrate the launch of the limited-edition BabyGap Peter Rabbit Collection at The Grove on Saturday. Banks is slated to do a reading of "The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit," Emma Thompson's sequel to the Beatrix Potter classic.
The event is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Gap at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Guests are invited to bring a book to donate to the local Boys & Girls Clubs.
The BabyGap Peter Rabbit Collection of accessories and clothes for newborn to 24 months, ranging in price from $6.99 to $55, will be widely available beginning Jan. 14.
The Paper Bag Princess plans to host a cocktail party and book signing for the new tome “Affordable Couture” ( Vivays Publishing) by Jemi Armstrong and Linda Arroz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. All the Rage talked with the authors awhile back about the book, a guide to the world of high-end designer fashion and how to find it and vintage pieces at affordable prices.