Dripped: LA Fashion Week Runway Soiree And Trunk Show, March 15th!




KidViskous will be selling jewelry at Pop Tart Gallery's Dripped Trunk Show and L.A. Fashion Week event, come by next Thursday March 15th for shopping, djs, runway shows, performances and general fashion debauchery. 

We're pricing pieces to go, most items will be $3-$10, nothing over $25!

Yes, credit cards accepted ;).
Note: There is a $10 cover with RSVP y'all.
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The space is particularly amazing, and home to LA's polysexual hard-partying Rhondavous event, and was previously owned by Prince! This is gonna be nuts!

You Are Invited: A Current Affair Pop Up Marketplace Returns!

A Current Affair returns for it's third edition for spring! Curated by vintage dealer Richard Wainwright and Joey Grana, designer and owner of Scout, with additional vintage selection by Emmy Award-winning costume designer David Zyla. This is not your usual extremely marked-up flea market pickings sale: Along with more than 25 local vintage retailers and private dealers, you'll find choice vintage clothing, jewelry, eyewear and more from labels like Balmain, Halston, Chloe, Comme des Garcons and Lanvin. ACA alumns Weltenbuerger, and Reclaimed In L.A. will be returning with a new addition of rustic jewelry line Alkemie.

Be sure to come on Saturday evening for an exhibition of 10 vintage looks curated by Zyla, and hi, OPEN BAR sponsored by Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Izze Sparkling Juices and Smartwater. Note: admission is $10 at the door each day, but considering the kind of one-of-a-kind pieces you'll find, it's more than worth it.

A Current Affair
Cooper Design Space
860 South Los Angeles Street, Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, April 2 from 6pm-10pm
Sunday, April 3 from 10am-5pm.

FLAUNT Magazine Celebrates G-Star Store Opening

Last week I attended a pretty casual event a few blocks from the beach, which is a total rarity for me. FLAUNT celebrated the latest addition to the completely revamped Santa Monica Place mall (a mall that boasts Louis Vuitton and Tiffany's among others), the G-Star store. Although I'm neither much a fan of the denim oasis that is G-Star, nor of malls, I am however a Flaunt alumna. I had the privilege of working and writing for them while studying for my degree a few years ago. I still have my recorded interview with Josh Brolin about the Oscar buzz that surrounded his role in No Country For Old Men in 2007. The last question I asked in the interview is if he had any advice for men and boys who want impressive mustaches like his own. He. Was. Not. Amused. Mustaches were a hot topic 2007, it's only natural I ask! Maybe one day after career suicide I'll upload the clip...
I ran into some fellow Flaunt alumni and met some new ones. Unfortunately it seems that everyone I worked with are no longer at Flaunt. Just thinking back on the lavish Flaunt Christmas party that I literally had to flee from (from my own fault alone) I honestly don't know if I would've been able to last either. The crowd was a mix of westside fashionistas, eastside hipsters, dudes in denim tuxedos, FIDM students and the usual open bar grazers.
What brought G-Star and Flaunt together that night was the collaboration between the label and Flaunt friend/contributing photographer Anton Corbijn, who shot the Spring/Summer 2011 campaign. Famous faces include Liv Tyler and Gemma Arterton along with an unusual model choice--the stony-faced Norwegian Grandmaster chess champion, Magnus Carlsen. People chatted, drank, danced and very much in Flaunt style, hotboxed the dressing room to which the employees seemed to shrug off. Truly a proper christening.

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The obligatory mirror shot
And back home :)

You Are Invited: A Holiday Quickie Sample Sale


Why wait in long lines at stores?  Tired of fighting LA drivers for parking? 
You are cordially invited to our HOLIDAY QUICKIE!  It's so simple, just park, and shop!  :)



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A HOLIDAY QUICKIE!
Shop your favorite local LA designers at deep discounts!
Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th
From 11am - 6pm both days

Located at Jenny Dayco's studio:
7428 Hollywood Boulevard, #305
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(Tall brown building on southeast corner of Hollywood Blvd & Vista St)

Free 2 hour parking on Vista Street!  (Whew!)
Entrance to building on Vista, buzz #305 and come on in!
Cash preferred, but credit card payments are acceptable online through PayPal.

 
Featured clothing designers are:
Laeken
Maxine Dillon
Smoke & Mirrors
 

Featured accessories designers are:
KidViskous jewelry (duh)
Ankh by Racquel Honoré
The Brallet by Jessica Hardesty
Felicity Joy jewelry
Jenny Dayco jewelry
Jennifer Shon jewelry
Lok'D by Gadgiz Galore
Sweet Evie

Hope to see you there!

HD Buttercup Opening - Official Photos & Video

Some much better visual coverage of the Unique LA / Apartment 3 + KidViskous grand opening at HD Buttercup. Thank you to the over 1600 people who attended!

Photos by Justin Sullivan, and video by The Video Mouse. Enjoy!

Tiffany got caught snapping

HD Buttercup: Design Center Grand Opening from Chris Laughter : The Video Mouse on Vimeo.

More photos (like, 100 more) after the jump.







































































JOYRICH Photos FOUND!

Thank god, I found my lost photos from the LA Fashion Weekend Joyrich runway event last week! Turns out my digital camera decided to reset it's date to 2005 (I mean, who wouldn't want to go back to 2005?), and the photos were in that year's folder. I've already talked this event out in my earlier post, so click through to enjoy all the blurry photos (I'm in desperate need of a camera upgrade if anyone has suggestions)!
JL Marks designers in a sequined flurry 
More after the jump:


 Carson from Queer Eye's red carpet interview
 Playing with my camera's settings
 
Mayhem by the photo wall
 OBSESSED
 So dazzled by confetti cameras, couldn't get my camera back out in time to catch the Joyrich designers.
Gift bag contents: yeah!

Unique LA & Apartment 3 Hipster Slam HD Buttercup

Last Friday was the launch party for the Unique LA / Apartment 3 store at HD Buttercup in the Helms arts district. It's located in this fantastic plaza that was formerly a family owned bakery, and now houses restaurants and upscale furniture stores. An absolutely gorgeous and historic location, it's still a bit bare compared to other shopping destinations, so this fashion boutique is a step in the right direction for the area. 

The event was PACKED with all types of people and some of the more refined and sophisticated (read: steadily employed-looking) breeds of LA hipsters and fashionistas. The retail boutique is a joint effort initiated by indie designer show Unique LA who brought on boutique/fashion consultant Apartment 3 to collaborate on the project. They soon found a home in the 4,000 sq ft furniture store HD Buttercup, who offered up a generous section of their store for a minimum four-month run. Apartment 3 was one of my retailers and we frequently collaborate with sample sales and events, so the adorable Apartment 3 mama Kristin Knauff asked KidViskous to be one of the featured designers! Thanks Kristin!

Rumor has it if successful, the store will seek to expand to a San Francisco location. At first I thought it a bit strange to have a fashion boutique within this humungous designer furniture store (think IKEA with a few extra zeros on the price tags), but after seeing everything set up with droves of stylish people roaming the walkways, it made perfect sense. The store has a indie/vintage vibe with clothes and shoes, new and vintage, housewares, gifts, apothecaries and even a section for kids and babies. Designers include jewelry by KidViskous (of course); clothing by Smoke and Mirrors, Blood is the New Black, Eva Franco, and MNKR; body products by Chiva-Som and Klean Spa; stationery by Rock Scissor Paper; and wool gardening containers by Woolly Pockets.
 Vicious lines for the open bars
  Shoppers checking out some KidViskous Bowtie Necklaces

You can now shop the Unique LA / Apartment 3 store!
HD Buttercup
3325 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

I know my camera is soooo shitty. If anyone has suggestions for a high-end digital camera that's excellent for low light situations and isn't a million dollars, leave a comment!


 
 KidViskous Feather Earrings and Necklaces mixed in with real feathered friends
 Gold and Silver Origami Cranes










JOYRICH at Los Angeles Fashion Weekend - POOF!

Edit Oct. 24th: I actually found the photos! They're all here for you to enjoy, so don't mind my bitching!

I am DEVASTATED! All my photos from last Friday's LA Fashion Weekend event are poof gone somehow. Poof are the photos of cute Japanese fashionistas, icy models-types, stylists, photographers and this stunning woman who was dripping in gold dome studs with red lips and a tight high bun that I was obsessed with (and her generic boyfriend was dismayed by). But I do have a few iPhone photos of the night's activities at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. Chevy Volts were parked outside for perusing/making out in, there were a few designer vendors selling their quasi-interesting wares, but of course everyone crowded the open bars.

I came thinking this was a runway show only for the LA via Japan streetwear line JOYRICH's SS11 collection, whom I reviewed a few months ago for Style In Progress magazine. So I was confused to see droves of older, stylistically typical LA "clubbing" crowd at the event. Turns out it was a medley show with labels JL Marks and Balthaczar, both of which I found to be uninspired and have poor quality craftsmanship--figures. Joyrich on the other hand was hot mess of 90s throwbacks with acid washes, moto and denim jackets in mustard leather, leopard and floral, printed leggings and bodycon dresses with a touch of 50's rockabilly/Rosie the Riveter takes the war effort to the beach. The collection was cohesive, exciting, clearly well-made and just much more my personal style. And doesn't hurt the designers had confetti cannons to complement their walk-on applause. Now I feel like I need confetti canons at all times.

More after the jump:


Since I lost 90% of my photos from that night, I'll instead regale you with my Twitter commentary:


LA fashion week(end) won out. Currently sitting w/ the freaks at Sunset & Gower Studios waiting 4 Joyrich showhttp://plixi.com/p/51130507
Watching Carson from Queer Eye interview girls on the red carpet whom I have nooo idea who they are





@joyrichla killed all others tonight. Real style, real quality & real FOINE male models. Dying for a moto jackethttp://plixi.com/p/51151277

Lovin watching the other designers squirm in their seats
Things to take away from their SS11 collection: moto jackets are timeless, America fuck yeah and PAISLEY IS BACK.

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Fendi's Mall Madness; Chloe's A No-Show



One of the leaders in designer handbags for decades, Fendi’s newest retail location opens in a most unlikely location: the mall. Their official opening party last Thursday night--hosted by Chloe Sevigny in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Avant-Garde members--had the rare absence of car-to-door valet service that most designer openings have, because, well, patrons had to park in the Macy’s section of the expansive mall parking lot. But this is not just any mall: the Beverly Center houses the usual Panda Express and Banana Republic, but also has Louis Vuitton, Burberry, D&G and Christian Dior for local Beverly Hills consumption. Still, it was a bit unsettling to take the escalators dressed to the nines alongside regular mall shoppers, children, pretzels and all.

 Champagne and wine flowed while waiters with model-good looks carried trays of minuscule appetizers and desserts.

Despite the questionable location, the intimate gathering attracted an eclectic crowd of hipsters, fashion elite, celebrities, art patrons and serious shoppers to the small yet chic boutique bursting with an enviable range of covetable leather, sequin and beaded bags plus some of the fiercest six-inch heels I’ve seen in a while. One woman in a sore thumb turquoise velour sweat suit reportedly dropped over $10,000 in a matter of minutes--normal. Luckily, twenty percent of sales that night will go to benefit LACMA. 


Celebrities included stylist Brad Goreski (who tweeted a photo us wearing our bow ties!), a bespectacled Abigail Spencer, a very chilly Jeffree Star and an all too brief appearance by the now super svelte Kelly Osbourne and an exceptionally tight-skinned Sharon Osbourne. But the big no-show of the night was the host Sevigny herself. Speculation says she skipped out in favor of the Elle and Express ’25 at 25’ event, and perhaps came back to the boutique later to help sweep up.

Fendi, Beverly Center, Level 7, 8500 Beverly Boulevard; 310-289-1704

Stylist Brad Goreski (The Rachel Zoe Project) and I having some bow tie love. He was really the nicest, most gracious TV/fashion celeb I've ever met and he made sure to ask everyone's names and was happy to take a photo with us. P.S. He's 10x cuter in person.

More Fendi opening party photos...






Alas, Chloe Sevigny was nowhere to be seen...