H&M Goes Green
An eco-friendly line from H&M.
April 06, 2011
Get in line for H&M’s new collection of ecofriendly fashions. The clean pieces in neutral shades are available starting April 14. Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., LA
Tom Ford's Lavender Palm
Fall in love with a new Tom Ford fragrance only available in Beverly Hills.
March 30, 2011
The newest addition to Tom Ford’s ultraluxe Private Blend Collection is composed of two types of lavender, citrus fruits and mossy green notes, making it the perfect scent for The Golden State (from $250)—and, fittingly, you can get it only at his new Beverly Hills store. 346 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills; tomford.com
New Store: Lanvin
We welcome LA's first Lanvin store.
March 23, 2011
|A look from Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection|
The new 6,000-square-foot Lanvin store (260 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills) houses the men’s and women’s collections, accessories and footwear, and features a large VIP area—complete with an underground entrance. Alber Elbaz’s designs for spring range from belted dresses with full skirts to skin-tight numbers in vivid shades of yellow and fuchsia.
Jeana Sohn steps inside fashionable Angelenos’ closets and personalities.
March 23, 2011
Artist and blogger Jeana Sohn
Korea-born artist Jeana Sohn started blogging more than five years ago, but it was this past fall she hit upon something truly special: her first “Closet Visit,” in which she photographs a different stylish LA woman every week (accompanying posts come every Monday morning), capturing the fashionista’s favorite wardrobe pieces and outfits— but more than that, capturing the woman.
|Inside Closet Visit subject Deborah Kaplan’s closet|
LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL: You’re a painter by trade. How long have you been taking photos?
JEANA SOHN: Since I started blogging, but I became obsessed with it when my husband got me a Canon EOS 7D as a gift last year. Photography is my hobby, but I love it as much as making art.
LAC: How do you choose the women you feature?
JS: I try to find inspiring and stylish women who are passionate about what they do. I like to have different styles—minimal, bohemian, chic, girly, boyish, dramatic, etc.
LAC: Describe your Closet Visit process.
JS: I ask my subjects to pick out six outfits and their favorite pieces before the shoot. We go through the outfits and discuss which spot of the house would look great with each outfit. Once we start, it’s like playing dress-up.
LAC: What inspired you to start shooting women in this way?
JS: When I hang out with my friends, we always go through each other’s closets, check out what’s new and try on things. I wanted to see what other people have and hear the stories behind their favorite pieces.
LAC: What do you hope your Closet Visit photos capture about these women?
JS: I hope their personalities come through, and I hope I’m able to capture how inspiring and unique each of them is.
LAC: Has there been anything about the process so far that has surprised you?
JS: It’s been interesting to see how people’s living spaces so closely match their personal fashion style. closetvisit.com
Fragrance: P Frapin & Cie
Congnac Frapin makes the jump to scents.
March 16, 2011
Cognac Frapin made the unlikely transition from libations to fragrances with the formation of P Frapin & Cie. Beatrice Cointreau—great-granddaugher of Pierre Frapin—recently joined forces with the company’s cellar master to create 1270 (100 mL, $150), a cologne that mimics scents found in the Cognac region of France. Scent Bar, 8327 Beverly Blvd., LA; luckyscent.com/scentbar
Get Blown Away
We give it to you straight about which blowout bars to frequent.
March 14, 2011
Seven days a week, stylists at this chic, energetic bar-themed studio work their magic while you watch a movie or sip a mimosa. If you prefer to have brushwork done at home, a “dry on the fly” stylist can be dispatched to your door. Get a membership if you’re a frequent-blowout kind of gal. $35; “dry on the fly” visits $75. Multiple locations throughout LA; thedrybar.com
Even fine strands get gorgeous volume with sexy (and, at around 30 minutes, swift) blowouts at this boutique-y spot. Styles with names like Morning After, Slick Lick and Big Head provide the crowning touch for a soigné soirée. $35. 419 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills; myblowla.com
BUBBLE BLOW DRY
Walk-ins are welcome at this bar where stylists transform your frizzies into anything from a pin-straight to a daring ’do. For the “full-blown” effect, visit the neighboring makeup studio Makeup&Go!. From $35. 13038 San Vicente Blvd., LA; bubbleblowdry.com
This no-frills blowout bar is the new hair studio by celebrity hairstylists Joseph Kendall and Martin Fassnidge. Whether it’s sleek tresses or soft spirals you seek, this spot will have you looking stunning in no time. $30. 9410 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills; josephmartin.com
BLOWOUT BAR BY ARGYLE SALON & SPA
Running late for a morning meeting or a last-minute date? Stop by this full-service salon in the Sunset Tower Hotel on Tuesday mornings and Friday evenings to get polished locks or flirty waves at a discounted price of $40. 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; argylela.com
Editor’s Pick: A Ferragamo Bag
Editor in chief Sari Anne Tuschman's favorite spring bag.
March 09, 2011
W soft tote in cotton and calfskin, Salvatore Ferragamo ($1,550). 357 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills; ferragamo.com
"This is a great classic style for spring."—Sari Anne Tuschman
March 09, 2011
Jodi Guber’s I Am Beyond line of casual yet luxurious basics goes easily from yoga class to business meeting to date night. Made from wrinkle-resistant and supple fabrics, the line has some seriously stylish celeb fans (Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston), so you know it’s got to be fab. FrontRunners, 11640 San Vicente Blvd., LA; iambeyond.com
PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN SENN
Editor’s Pick: A Bracelet for Layering
Editor in chief Sari Anne Tuschman's favored spring bracelet.
March 02, 2011
Classique stainless steel cable bangle with 18k yellow-gold and diamonds, Charriol ($795). Déjaun Jewelers, Westfield Fashion Square, 14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks; dejaun.com
"This beautifully simple piece is perfect for layering with other bracelets."—Sari Anne Tuschman
Shop: Curate Couture
A gallery-like boutique features a well-edited selection of high fashion.
March 02, 2011
|Giambattista Valli dress|
Opened by DecadesTwo alum Micaela Beckwith, along with Corrina “Karuna” Tillmon, Miriam Sternoff and Lauren Raquel, Curate Couture (11973 San Vicente Blvd., LA) features constantly rotating women’s clothing and accessories from the likes of Missoni, Valentino, Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. The gallery-like space also features a Plexiglas case of 1970s-era retro sunglasses and an impressive collection of fashion history books for inspiration.
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.