Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015

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One of the best collections in recent years is Peter Copping’s Nina Ricci pre-Fall 2012 extravaganza of feminine chic. I go back and look at those clothes constantly for lust and inspiration. Though he was originally set to work alongside him, and presumably ease into taking over the legendary ship, the passing of Oscar de la Renta sped up the process. And when Copping was appointed to succeed his brilliance I thought it made perfect sense (still do), considering the impeccable eye and flavor both designers have for making women look gallant but not over the top, sexy but not ‘vulgar’ (though I hate that word because really… what?) and stylish without trying too hard, in a classic way with a modern edge. I really like a lot of the pieces in his first collection for the house; there are touches like the dress above that infuse both visions, and let’s be honest, it all happened quickly, amidst a ton of pressure and these are really big shoes to fill, which will take a minute to perfect. Continue reading

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Last Night’s Parties, Oscars 2015

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Last night LA’s party goers and throwers kicked off the weeklong champagne fest that is the Oscars with events all over town including the Costume Designers Guild Awards sponsored by Lacoste, Art of Elysium’s 8th Annual Pieces of Heaven Art Auction presented by Samsung Galaxy, Bulgari’s Save The Children event at Spago and Vanity Fair and Fiat’s Young Hollywood soiree at No Vacancy in Hollywood. Above, actress Michelle Monaghen at the Costume Designers Guild Awards. Pics from some of the parties below along with the list of winners from CDGAs. Continue reading

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Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2015

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Vanity Fair‘s annual Campaign Hollywood week long series of Oscars related events kicks off tomorrow with their Young Hollywood party at No Vacancy. Sponsors L’Oreal and Chrysler are funding the roster of fun, which continues through the weekend, so expect some of their great beauty products at the events and guests arriving in style in the Chrysler 300. The full list of parties, luncheons and dinners below, with pics from the festivities to come later this week. Continue reading

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Zimmerman Fall 2015

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Zimmerman fall 2015, seventies layers (what else is new on the runway and yet we never tire of it right?) and chiffon prints, cool hats and a sweet masculine feminine vibe (again, I never tire of this one either). More fabulous chic below. Continue reading

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What to Expect This Spring, Entertainment Trends

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Slow West, which I missed at Sundance but finally got to see yesterday at a screening in Beverly Hills (it’s as good as everyone said it was; great story, pacing and cast), opens in May, meaning expect to see Michael Fassbender on a GQ cover. Below, more things to do in May and Spring trends and news of whats to come in film and beyond. Watch the trailer for Slow West below as well. Continue reading

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Girl in a Band

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I can not wait for this book to come out, which is happening on February 24th from Harper Collins. Like almost every other socially adverse, politically punk child from the 80’s, I grew up on Sonic Youth and Kim Gordon. I wasn’t necessarily obsessed but in extreme awe and when I got to photograph her at their home in Massachusetts, I was so intimidated. I wish I hadn’t been so nervous but come on, she is Kim Gordon, anything but just a ‘girl in a band.’

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Kelly Frye

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Last weekend we did a photo shoot in the streets of LA with the gorgeous Kelly Frye, a Texas girl with a million dollar laugh and acting chops for miles. My friend Elie Maalouf did make up and Kelli Christine Faszer did hair. I’ve had a fetish for LA walls, graphics and architecture for years so they provided the perfect backdrop for our fashion follies. More pics from our adventures below. Continue reading

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Tess Giberson Fall 2015

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Tess Giberson just does not lose her touch, ever. Stellar collection of gorgeous layers, knits and everything we want to wear not just for fall and winter but all year long. LOVE! Continue reading

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Lonely Whale

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There are so many reasons for this film to get made. A documentary on the lonely whale, who has apparently never been seen only heard and never by his own species because he ‘speaks’ at a completely different decibel than other whales, is a study in science, nature, and humanity all at once. Adrian Grenier is producing the documentary, and as always putting his money where his mouth is by supporting causes near and dear to his heart, which also happen to be near and dear to my own. Our environment has been in crisis for decades (anyone who went to high school with me will recall the only 9th grader within vicinity screaming about the ozone layer and recycling in 1988) and this creature has been out there for decades calling out amidst isolation and oceanic noise pollution, which comes in so many forms. Last night Adrian along with the filmmakers and their friends and family of supporters, launched a Kickstarter campaign at an event in Venice, to raise $300,000 to fund the expedition to find the whale, which would be historic to say the least. Watch the sizzle, donate a little money and wait for the mystery to be solved. Continue reading

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Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2015

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Alexander McQueen pre-Fall 2015 collection. Continue reading

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