• 7th September
    2012
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Christian Louboutin Celebrates VOGUE’s Fashion’s Night Out By Hosting An Exclusive Soirée And Revealing Three Limited Edition Styles…

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[The Bumbys on the scene to type up a “fair and honest appraisal of your appearance.” Both Gill and Jill were very generous with the compliments.]

Fashion’s Night Out, affectionately nicknamed FNO, is an internationally highly anticipated fashion event. Fashion lovers flock to their nearest fashion capitals in hopes of great fashion finds, fabulous cocktails and an all around smashing soirée.

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[My friend Jessica’s appraisal. Spot on Jill!]

This year’s FNO Los Angeles was the best to date. With so many great events scattered across this expansive city of ours, it was difficult to narrow down the location much less the events. It was only when I received my invitation to the quite exclusive Christian Louboutin FNO celebration that the choice became crystal clear- the place to be was Robertson.

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[My very own appraisal written by the impossibly sweet Gill Bumby.]

My friend Jessica and I began our evening by joining an ensemble of fashion pioneers for pre-FNO cocktails and Belgian fries at the Windows Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel and Spa. In a moment of foolishness or inspired genius, (I haven’t really made up my mind yet, perhaps you can settle the argument for me?) we decided to walk from the magnificent Four Seasons to the Christian Louboutin Robertson boutique. I say foolishness because of the height of our heels, five inches plus respectively, and yet inspired because had we chosen not to walk, I don’t think we would’ve truly seen and felt the buzzing fashion-savvy crowd and atmosphere or had the opportunity to run into and or say hello to such wonderful love bugs such Casey Ashby, the Robertson Michael Kors store manager.

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[DJ Daisy O’Dell spinning hot tracks bound in a leather and chiffon jumpsuit and rocking the limited edition Highness sky-high platforms.]

Incidentally, Casey is relocating to NYC. Be sure to stop by next week and shop with him at the NYC Rockefeller location. Its also here that I’d like to insert that while braving the distance from the Four Seasons to the Louboutin boutique, I drew strength from the notion that my Mum, sisters and girlfriends in London, Paris, Warsaw and Geneva walk the same distances if not further in equally high heels and on exceedingly rough terrains such as cobble stone… and possibly in the rain and snow. So I’d like to thank those trailblazers for leading by example.

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[The Highness velvet platform peep toe embroidered by hand.]

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[The men’s Henri velvet loafer embroidered by hand.]

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[The Cris velvet iPad case embroidered by hand.]

We arrived fashionably late of course while the party was in full swing. Jessica, a columnist for Inside Hockey, and yes it does seem like all my best friends are indeed writers, channeled Mila Kunis' bad girl Black Swan character in a cutout leather and chiffon asymmetrical black dress and Betsey Johnson lace booties. Meanwhile, I explored the goth chic fall trend with bold merlot-colored lips and amethyst and emerald tones.

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[MARTINI Sparkling Rosé.]

To support VOGUE’s Fashion’s Night Out, Christian Louboutin held festivities in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, guests were treated to the bubbles of MARTINI sparkling rosé, the talents of stunning beauty and electro pop DJ Daisy O’Dell and the fresh perspective of The Bumbys while shopping to their heart’s content and their bank account’s dismay.

In addition, three exclusive, limited edition styles were revealed; a killer platform for the ladies, an elegant slipper for the gentlemen and an iPad case, all three tied together by exquisite dragon embroidery by Jean-Philippe Lesage.

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[The Robertson boutique at night captured in all its glory.]

Fashion darlings were out in force and eager to shop and be “Louboutin Certified.” Literally, I might add. In probably the busiest corner of the boutique, the staff was tatting their guests with Louboutin designs or the man of the hour, Christian Louboutin’s signature.

At the close of the event, Jessica and I made our way (via taxi thank you very much) to the FNO after party being held The Standard West Hollywood, where we were merrily reunited with our new and dapper friend Pablo. The Standard, despite its sometimes awful crowd, is still one of my favorite contemporary hotels in Los Angeles and provided the perfect ending to our fashionably fabulous evening. Stay tuned for more photographs. Xoxo

Event images taken by Donato Sardella.

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  • 23rd August
    2012
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Soho House Hosts A Glittering Soirée Premiering Greek Illustrator, Konstantin Kakanias’ Animated Short “Tependris Rising,” Featuring The Co Fall 2012 Collection.

This past Tuesday night, Soho House welcomed its guests in true Hollywood fashion. The evening was characterized by glamour especially in view of Hollywood’s elite casually poised at very turn but also by a hint of la Belle Époque Paris, with Nicolas Feuillatte champagne flowing, signature St. Germain cocktails (of which I perhaps enjoyed one too many) served and detailed on vintage cartes postales

I was in attendance with my incredibly warm and loquacious friend Ezra Butler, the US Editor of The Kernel. Such a lovely treat! Ezra is exceedingly intelligent, knowledgeable and witty. Together, we navigated our way through the throes of impeccably and expensively dressed guests to the red velvet screening room in anticipation of Greek illustrator, Konstantin Kakanias‘ five and a half minute short ”Tependris Rising.”

[Ezra and myself at the event. I am wearing my pearl and spike necklace recently featured here, a vintage Narciso Rodriguez dress, a Vince cardigan, my favorite red Lanvin for H&M pumps and a Neiman Marcus clutch.]

The screening was prefaced with a few words by a gracious and humble Konstantin immaculately dressed in all white with spiked Oxfords and yes, in case you are wondering, I did in fact find myself wondering if they were Louboutins.

The animated film begins with Mrs. Tependris, voiced by none other than Konstantin himself, awakening after having been cryogenically frozen for four years. Naturally, there are infinite benefits to this aggressive beauty treatment, such as prolonged youth and beauty as well as the opportunity for a formidable fashion coup and indeed determined to make that catwalk comeback, Mrs. Tependris sets out with the help of her assistant Pearl, and her dog Pepe to the sounds of David Bowie and Bryan Ferry. However, before she can reinstate herself as a fashion icon, she must first battle 20-foot spiders and a fashion désastre.

Konstantin Kakanias has been a longtime fixture of the fashion industry having designed textiles for both Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix. His illustrations have been published in several magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and VOGUE

[Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern of Co. and Greek illustrator Konstantin Kakanias.]

The short was both humorously and quite flawlessly executed. For those of you unfamiliar with Co., Co. was launched in 2011 by film producer Stephanie Danan and screenwriter Justin Kern and is carried by exclusive retailers such as Barneys New York and Browns London. The L.A. based brand’s name is meant to reflect “the duos partnership, which spans the worlds of fashion and film.” Its clientele includes the likes of Marisa Tomei who incidentally was also in attendance on Tuesday.

[Above: Amelia Fleetwood, Marnie Herald, Paul Rizzo, Below: Sky Ferreira.]

Floating about the lively and yet relaxed crowd, Ezra and I found ourselves immediately drawn to and had the privilege of falling into easy conversation with Marnie Herald, a statuesque and yet demure blonde beauty, clad in charming silk, pajama-inspired Stella McCartney trousers and who, by the way, as it turns out is an exceptionally talented Canadian songstress. We were then introduced to equally beautiful and stylish associate editor of VOGUE Jessica Kantor. The evening was a delight and by all accounts a complete success.

[Burlesque goddess Dita Von Teese was one among many celebrities attending yesterday’s glittering soirée including Rooney Mara and Sky Ferreira.]

The short is now accessible on Style.com meaning I’m at liberty to disclose a few of the many highlights, such as Devon, the posh British spider, Anna Wintour lowering her signature Jackie O. sunglasses in view of Mrs. Tependris’ antics, as well as Kanye West’s horrified reaction! As if!

Click here to watch “Tependris Rising.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Xoxo 

Images Courtesy of Patrick McMullan.

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    2012
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  • 24th April
    2012
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Caroline Trentini’s Olivier Theyskens Wedding Gown [VOGUE].
This morning I tweeted about the glorious May issue of @voguemagazine and here is a quick snapshot of my reasoning.
Glamour girl and fashion model, Caroline Trentini (24), was recently married in Brazil in an Olivier Theyskens design. Her gown seems to be heavily influenced by the McQueen Sarah Burton creation for the Duchess of Cambridge, which in turn was heavily influenced by Hollywood goddess turned Princess, Grace Kelly's wedding gown.
It’s absolutely fascinating to see all the small influences and the entirely original nuances. Caroline Trentini looked simply breathtaking- and I’m sure her husband would agree. Our most sincere congratulations! Xoxo

Caroline Trentinis Olivier Theyskens Wedding Gown [VOGUE].

This morning I tweeted about the glorious May issue of @voguemagazine and here is a quick snapshot of my reasoning.

Glamour girl and fashion model, Caroline Trentini (24), was recently married in Brazil in an Olivier Theyskens design. Her gown seems to be heavily influenced by the McQueen Sarah Burton creation for the Duchess of Cambridge, which in turn was heavily influenced by Hollywood goddess turned Princess, Grace Kelly's wedding gown.

It’s absolutely fascinating to see all the small influences and the entirely original nuances. Caroline Trentini looked simply breathtaking- and I’m sure her husband would agree. Our most sincere congratulations! Xoxo

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    2011
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H&M announced today a 30 piece collection designed for the brand by Trish Somerville, costume designer of David Fincher’s film version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, starring Rooney Mara.

The collection somewhat predictably offers leather jackets, slouchy hoodies, torn denim and jersey tops that are drapey and somewhat aggressive-looking. The collection will debut at Colette in Paris on November 28th, followed by a worldwide release on December 14th.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with the actress or the film, click here. Rooney Mara covers the November issue of VOGUE.

(Image Courtesy PaulWilmot for H&M)

H&M announced today a 30 piece collection designed for the brand by Trish Somerville, costume designer of David Fincher’s film version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, starring Rooney Mara.

The collection somewhat predictably offers leather jackets, slouchy hoodies, torn denim and jersey tops that are drapey and somewhat aggressive-looking. The collection will debut at Colette in Paris on November 28th, followed by a worldwide release on December 14th.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the actress or the film, click here. Rooney Mara covers the November issue of VOGUE.

(Image Courtesy PaulWilmot for H&M)

(Source: designersocial)

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  • 23rd September
    2011
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