Franklin + Gower: Get Suited
Perfect women's suits from Franklin + Gower.
June 29, 2011
After the success of its menswear collection of customizable suiting, local label Franklin + Gower has launched a women’s line with a preppy-chic selection of blazers and shorts. With so many customizable finishing trims in vibrant prints and patterns to choose from, we can’t wait to play designer.
Watch Find: The Hublot Genève
A hi-tech watch for everyone.
June 22, 2011
Hi-tech mechanical display cases house Swissmade watches at the 1,500-square-foot Hublot Genève (9470 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills). The store features a black and offwhite color palette and carries coveted Hublot styles, including the limited-edition King Power Ayrton Senna made from materials used in Formula 1 race car drivers’ suits.
Sperry Top-Sider Goes West
Visit the West Coast's first Sperry Top-Sider outpost.
June 15, 2011
The West Coast’s first Sperry Top-Sider store has debuted at Westfield Century City with a distinctively yacht-club vibe (10250 Santa Monica Blvd., LA). Shop the men’s, women’s and children’s collections, where you’ll fi nd colored polos, preppy belts and recycled sailcloth tote bags. The Band of Outsiders for Sperry Top-Sider collection, featuring reconstructed penny loafers and bright chukkas, is also worth checking out.
Ralph Lauren collaborates with The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
June 08, 2011
The dog tag is having a fashion moment thanks to Polo Ralph Lauren teaming up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The collaboration has produced a limited-edition collection of necklaces in vintage nickel-plated brass bearing such phrases as BE INVOLVED and BE BOLD. 141 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood
Tommy Hilfiger's designer summer pop-up shop is here.
June 08, 2011
Tommy Hilfiger is taking his khaki dreams around the world this summer with a traveling pop-up shop featuring a capsule collection of prepster essentials. Designed with whimsy in mind, the collection is full of madras shirts, colorful chinos, chambray, gold buttons and endless nautical details. When the shop hits LA June 10, break out your boat shoes and check out the Montauk-inspired house and the luxe lifestyle merchandise inside.
Favorite Scent: Santa Maria Novella
A new fragrance celebrates Santa Maria Novella's 400th anniversary.
May 18, 2011
To commemorate Santa Maria Novella’s 400th anniversary, the Italian beauty brand releases its latest scent: the limited-edition 1612 Colonia Ottone ($210). Notes of bergamot, pepper, cedarwood and sandalwood give this fragrance a masculine appeal, though it’s considered unisex. 8411 Melrose Pl., LA; lafcony.com
Housed in a former ice-cream shop, PAR-LA now serves up fashionable goods.
May 04, 2011
Housed in a former ice cream parlor, the 1,800-square-foot men’s shop PAR-LA (8250 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; 323-450-9748) is an airy and chilled-out spot for scoring vegan leather jackets, lightweight twill pants, slip-on kicks and bright hoodies. Stocking Twice, Rolland Berry and DiLascia’s Bakery apparel (the line is named after designer and boutique co-owner Patrick DiLascia’s family’s bakery in Binghamton, NY, which opened in 1939 and is now closed), the shop features light wood racks, concrete floors and pop art on the walls.
Jewelry Find: Pippa Small
Pippa Small Jewellery debuts a new diamond collection.
April 27, 2011
We’re simply dazzled by Pippa Small Jewellery’s new Hira Diamond Collection. This limited edition line of rings, necklaces and bracelets (prices range from $1,600–$48,000) is available exclusively at Small’s LA shop and highlights the natural beauty of the diamond in an organic, understated yet distinct way. In an effort to be eco-conscious and sustainable, all diamonds used in the collection were recycled from Indian Mughal jewelry. Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Santa Monica
Priscilla of Boston Bridal
The popular Priscilla of Boston bridal line comes to LA.
April 20, 2011
LA brides-to-be are embracing Priscilla of Boston, the famed East Coast designer bridal boutique known for contemporary gowns and chic bridal-party dresses. Hardwood floors and elegant crystal chandeliers set the tone for the 6,000-square-foot atelier (370 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills), which carries Priscilla’s own labels, Melissa Sweet, Thread Social and more. Accessories include colored sashes, lace veils and Aruna Seth satin footwear.
Le Fashion Truck Rolls In
Street style takes on a whole new meaning with Le Fashion Truck.
April 13, 2011
Roaming the LA streets, Le Fashion Truck is a mobile boutique for gals on the go. Cocreators Stacey Steffe and Jeanine Romo stock jewelry from Alex & Vina, flirty 1960s dresses from Better Than Naked and more in a decked-out 1974 International Box truck. @lefashiontruck
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.