November 18, 2009 |
Penelope Cruz has made four films with her director-writer mentor, Pedro Almodovar. And needless to say, they have walked countless red carpets together over the last decade. Now she's heading into the 2010 award season with two strong Oscar-buzz films: Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" and Rob Marshall's "Nine." Almodovar recently told the New York Times that Cruz has matured as an actress. "Penelope can do everything; she has become an eternal, ageless woman." And it's worth noting that her devotion to Almodovar still knows no bounds.
September 6, 2009 |
Satine has expanded its retail presence on 3rd Street in Los Angeles, moving to a larger location across from the original storefront. The new store, housed in a former restaurant, opened Friday. It's nearly 4,000 square feet -- three times the size of the former space. Proprietor Jeannie Lee says Satine simply "outgrew" its shell: "The racks were way too packed." The new boutique adds more changing rooms along with eight more parking spaces in the back. The new Satine continues the old location's unique "ultimate closet" layout, placing luxe accessories from Lanvin and Alaia next to established local names such as Jenni Kayne, Magda Berliner and Kimberly Ovitz.
February 1, 2009 |
Don't be surprised to see people break out of the pack this spring by wearing satin shoes in step class or reflective-foil marathon jackets at the mall. Several designers are infusing fashion into clothing and accessories that are meant for the street, but inspired by sport. The result? Multipurpose pieces that make a chic transition from running on the treadmill to running errands and maybe even fill the bill for a casual business meeting.
June 1, 2008 |
Jeremy Shapiro's love of the game has led him to ditch a real estate career to open &Still, a clothing store that celebrates sports of all kinds. But don't expect your standard selection of team logo gear. The majority of &Still's tees, hats, jerseys and jackets date back to the 1990s and are unworn, with the tags still on them. A '92 Dream Team basketball T-shirt ($92) hangs near an L.A. Rams Starter jacket in satiny blue ($225). A 1987 Mike Tyson Atlantic City fight is memorialized on the front of a black satin hat ($100)
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2008 |
IN the new movie "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day," Amy Adams plays an entirely delectable American starlet looking for love and fame in pre-World War II London. Her performance lives up to her character's name, Delysia (say it out loud: dee-LEE-see-ah), and indeed, the apartment she inhabits is as scrumptious as a box of fine, liqueur-infused French chocolates. "We used every beautiful texture you can get," production designer Sarah Greenwood, an Oscar nominee for "Atonement," says of the London set for "Miss Pettigrew.
February 17, 2008 |
LOS ANGELES has always been a boutique town. Sure, we have Saks, Neiman's and Barneys, but indies evoke a sense of ownership in shoppers -- as in "I know the owner" -- that meshes with L.A.'s maverick spirit. Influential stores Maxfield, Fred Segal and Tracey Ross are the well-established names, but 5-year-old Satine is one of the most successful new kids on the block.