October 10, 2012 |
Rag & Bone , the men's and women's fashion line created by British CFDA-winners David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, opened its first Los Angeles-area flagship last week. The two-story, approximately 9,000-square-foot space is at 8533 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. EVENTS Fashion designer John Varvatos is scheduled to make an appearance at 6 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the opening of his shop-in-shop at Bloomingdale's Century City.
November 20, 2011
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the 405 Freeway and Bristol Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sun. Known for: The largest shopping center in California, South Coast Plaza is the Rodeo Drive of the O.C., with nearly every luxury brand in the universe under one roof. The mall has 250 boutiques and 30 restaurants. What you'll find: Almost everything you could ever want or need. Anchor stores are Bloomingdale's (the best one in Southern California)
September 12, 2010 |
Actress Eva Mendes, clad in lavender Dior, lingered after the ribbon-snipping ceremony at the newly renovated Christian Dior boutique in South Coast Plaza, chatting with guests at the cocktail reception Sept. 1 about, among other things, her admiration for Dior designer John Galliano. "It's the age of stylists, when nobody wants to take risks," Mendes said. "Galliano is out of the box. The difficulty for me is narrowing down the selections to choose what I want to wear. " Top company executives traveled from Paris and New York for the store-opening celebration and included Sidney Toledano, president and chief executive of Christian Dior Couture; and Pamela Baxter, president of Christian Dior Inc. They welcomed more than 150 party-goers who came to show their support for the Dream Guild of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation , which received a portion of sales related to the opening.
August 29, 2010 |
L.A.'s Festival of New American Musicals closed its third season Aug. 21 with a tuneful fundraiser, billed as a birthday party for Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, of "Parade," "13," "Songs for a New World" and "Last Five Years. " "For what it's worth, my birthday was in June," he said, declaring it a gift to be able to play favorites from his own musicals, which he did in the backyard garden of Noelle and Tom Hicks' Brentwood home. Joining him to perform were Adam Pascal of "Rent," Lara Pulver of "True Blood," Nita Whitaker of "Star Search," Graham Phillips of "The Good Wife" and "The Theater Geeks of America," a collection of teenagers who perform gratis for charitable causes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2010 |
In the decades she spent honing her craft, Doris Payne employed classic elegance, refined taste, Southern charm and a sleight of hand that could earn the envy of a talented magician. Like the best illusionists, she had a knack for making things disappear. Payne's life as an international jewel thief is the subject of an upcoming movie, "Who Is Doris Payne?" starring Halle Berry. But given the latest events in Orange County, the filmmakers may want to consider a new ending.
November 22, 2009 |
In Henri Bendel's new accessory collection, the pièce de résistance is a travel tote dubbed disturbed stripe. The name could be a metaphor for the iconic New York store's recent campaign to increase relevance through reinvention. Accented with snakeskin-embossed Italian leather, the "disturbed" pattern shatters Bendel's familiar brown stripes (seen on hatboxes and shopping bags) like so many Humpty Dumptys and then fits the pieces haphazardly back together again. Traditionalists may view "corrupting" this classic as blasphemy akin to adorning Tiffany's eggshell blue with pink polka dots.