Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chanel Goes to Robertson

It seems a little unlikely to see a Chanel store on the infamous, hip, little L.A. strip but Robertson Blvd. has added its first high-end designer boutique to the mass of contemporary outposts. Though, the Chanel store looks a little too sterile for its location. Think the over cluttered flea-market-like Kitson boutique or the jammed Madison boutique, or Diavolinas...all have a personality and charm that rivals any mega brand luxury boutique. Chanel feels a little too corporate, almost like an odd ball amongst all the other retailers that offer the customer a different sort of shopping experience. I, however, love the oversized Chanel motifs that are sprinkled throughout the store. Also, the merchandise assortment has a younger, more hip feel to it. It's great to see that the brand is talking (and listening) to its younger customer. Chanel opening on Roberston is the beginning of a new era in fashion and retailing and we will start seeing a huge shift in retail strategy.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

SJP's Shinning Moment

Sarah Jessica Parker's moment to shine again has finally arrived. All eyes will be on "Miss Carrie Bradshaw" as the movie opens up worldwide this weekend. Sex and The City has returned for the final finale. The most anticipated movie premier (well at least within the fashionable flock) will either really disappoint or satisfy everyone's hopes for Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.

Sex and The City: The Movie premiers May 30th.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

NYC Work Chic

This image taken by the Sartorialist epitomizes the typical New York City work uniform - a black dress, bare legs, heels, a large satchel and flowing locks. Captured on Madison Avenue, this woman is wearing the simplest of wardrobe choices but proves that sometimes the most basic, non-over-the-top, non-accessorized outfits work best. I think this woman looks very Work Chic, in charge and ready to take on the challenges of her day.

Photo: the sartorialist

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Guess Who?

Michael Kors, backstage at one of his shows, circa 1984.


Item of the Week: Brian Atwood Clutch

Brian Atwood's Mattie Patent Clutch is a great summer staple.
$1,660. Available at

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Taking Chances

Natalie Portman in her Givenchy Haute Couture at amfAR's 15th Cinema Against AIDS gala proves that the unsafe is actually more exciting and fun. Her couture dress is definitely an eye catcher. I love to see couture come to life off the runway.


Style Spotlight: Madonna

Madonna looking radiant in Stella Mc Cartney at amfAR's 15th Cinema Against AIDS gala in Mougins, France.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New York Society Chic

The height of New York society chic was in full view outside the Metropolitan Opera House as the who's who of New York attended the American Ballet Theatre's annual spring gala officially kicking off the ABT's spring season. It's like NY Fashion Week in May!

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos Lauren Santo Domingo, Olivier Theyskens
Cristina Greeven Cuomo
Blaine Trump
Donald Trump, Melania Trump
Jack McCollough with Tory Burch and Lazaro Hernandez and Narciso Rodriguez Kelly Klein
Jennifer Creel
Brooklyn Decker
Zani Gugelmann, Carlos de Souza, Valesca Guerrand-Herm├Ęs
Marina Rust Connor
Fe Fendi
Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer Matt Lauer and Annette Roque Lauer