CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The boys out having fun: Brett Ratner, Jason Binn, and Charlie Walk in Ratner’s photo booth; J.P. Parlavecchio, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Springsteen, and Patti Scialfa at the Golden Globes; the Binn family holiday card; Art Basel Miami Beach codirector Annette Schönholzer, Ivana Trump, and Art Basel Miami Beach codirector Marc Spiegler at Art Basel Miami.
The Beautiful Ones
THIS ISSUE IS overflowing with gorgeous people, places, and things—lots of things, namely the hottest designs and accessories to leap off the runway. Get ready for page after page of sumptuous coverage, filled with fashion finds and trend info from industry insiders. Confessions of a Shopaholic’s Krysten Ritter
sets the standard with her spring fashion story, while He’s Just Not That Into You’s Bradley Cooper looks smart for spring in dapper duds. Designers give the insider scoop on spring style, and sexy stars like model-actress Jaime King, CW stunner Lucy Kate Hale, and powerhouse cover star Beyoncé Knowles make looking good look easy.
All this is just the tip of the iceberg, as Los Angeles is emerging as a bona fide fashion mecca where new trends pop up every season and unprecedented talent reveals itself throughout the city. From the catwalks to the racks of our favorite local boutiques, both veteran and emerging LA-based designers are staking their claims on the fashion forefront.
Because we love nothing better than a great soirée, we started the year off on a positive note, as our friends, clients, and team came together to celebrate the successes of three marvelous Awards-issue cover stars—Kristin Scott Thomas, Mickey Rourke, and Ralph Fiennes. This trio made the first issue of the year, and our awards-season events, truly spectacular. Fiennes shone at our pre- Golden Globes event at Skybar in the exquisitely refurbished Mondrian hotel, and Scott Thomas made a gracious and gorgeous appearance. A few nights later, Mickey Rourke—this year’s Golden Globes Best Actor—was delightful as we celebrated his win at Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood.
We’ve only just begun to enjoy this exciting, rejuvenating, inspiring year for Los Angeles Confidential and our wonderful city. Thank you for reading, and look for exciting changes ahead!