Sign #1 that you are in desperate need of a date night: You catch yourselves referring to each other in the third person as “mom” and “dad” on more than one occasion. Yah, not cool man, not cool. So for a night, Grant and I got to leave our alter egos at home, in exchange for an intimate dinner event thrown by Los Angeles magazine at the Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch (doesn’t that just roll off the tongue?).
If you happened to miss the sartorial buzz around Louis Vuitton’s Series 2 exhibit that swept through LA this month, here’s a look into the extraordinary experience masterminded by creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.
As a partner of Los Angeles magazine, myself and a few of my colleagues were given the VIP treatment by their marketing team. These first few snaps were taken as you walk into a mirrored room filled with holograms that resolve from enormous talking heads to a lunar eclipse. It was one part funhouse, two parts “accident waiting to happen”. I’m not saying I ran into a mirror. But, I ran into a mirror.
The first time I laid my eyes on a Ripley Rader jumpsuit, it was donned by a chic coworker who styled it so effortlessly that I just had to have one. Believe it or not, I bought this navy classic jumpsuit when I was 3 months pregnant and rocked it all the way to the end – that’s how versatile her styles are.
Now, as if she read my mind, Ripley Rader’s latest S/S15 collection includes everything from maxi wrap dresses and A-line sheaths, to sophisticated crop tops paired with a wide leg pant – not to mention the most luxurious kaftan this side of Palm Springs. I was fortunate enough to snag an invite to the fashion show debuting the new line.
This week, for a change, I wasn’t the one dragging my husband to a fashion event – he came willingly, and for good reason too. It was an event hosted by Los Angeles magazine and Feldmar Watch Company, to unveil the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – the first ever constant force watch. Not to get too technical, but it basically results in a pretty phenomenal spectrum of a watch with perfect chronometry – or timekeeping in layman’s terms.
What’s more, for the month of June 10% of all proceeds of Girard-Perregaux sales will be donated to Concern Foundation for cancer research. If I happened to have a spare $100K lying around, you better believe I’d be tempted to drop some serious dough for a great cause. But at least now I’ll have an excuse for being fashionably late…
Ladies who lunch took on a whole new meaning as I attended the Spring Affaire event this past Saturday hosted by the Assistance League of Los Angeles. The luncheon was held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and benefit Operation School Bell, a charity dedicated to “dressing children for school success” – now that’s a mission I can get behind.
Working for Los Angeles magazine definitely has its perks. We not only produce some of the best events around L.A., but every now and then you get the opportunity to attend events where you show up not knowing what to expect and you leave pleasantly surprised. I only wish there were more events like this one, that celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the awe-inspiring women who make up this wonderful city of ours.