Outfit Inspiration: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Post-Thanksgiving Detox

Alessandra Ambrosio in Brentwood It’s not easy being an angel. Case in point: Victoria’s Secret mega-model Alessandra Ambrosio stepped out the day after Thanksgiving in super chic workout wear to work off those extra holiday calories. The bombshell was spotted in Brentwood after a yoga class wearing eye-catching leggings and showing off plenty of of her well-toned abs to give us all just a little bit of body envy. But she works hard to stay runway ready — the annual

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Trendsetters: L.A. Party Planner Jeff Brown

Welcome to our Tastemaker Top Ten.  Every week we€™ll be highlighting the top fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips from our fabulous roster of tastemakers who will dish the goods on groovy style from around the globe. Jeff Brown, founder of Brown Hot Events in Los Angeles Our first in the series kicks off with sought-after event and party planner Jeff Brown of Brown Hot Events in Los Angeles. The bi-coastal Brown has masterminded everything from intimate dinners for L.A.€™s social

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Irene Neuwirth’s First Flagship Opens on Melrose Place

Inside the Irene Neuwirth boutique on Melrose Place Isabel Marant, Chlo© and Marni have a new neighbor on Melrose Place. Venice-based Irene Neuwirth, the CFDA/Swarovski award winning jewelry brand, has set up shop and is ready to offer bold bling and one-of-a-kind baubles to Angelenos. For over ten years, designer Irene Neuwirth has been racking up critical acclaim, celebrity fans (Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and more) and has offered her rough-hewn gems at select Barneys New York locations, but the

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Pam & Gela Launch E-Commerce

Pam & Gela They’ve done it once and they’re out to do it all over again. Los Angeles-based Pam & Gela, the label launched a year ago by Juicy Couture alumnae Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, has launched e-commerce, offering up their entire line in one place for the very first time.  Currently, the line is available in brick-and-mortar locations such as Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus, but the designing duo see e-retail as the largest store there is, bringing their statement

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Outfit Inspiration: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lace Dress

The outfit might leave you scratching your head, but if you think about it, layering is a great way to wear some of your springtime staples (such as lace dresses) all year long. Throw on some great basics underneath to keep you warm and you can get more mileage from just about anything. And when the weather warms up, stow away those stockings and long sleeves, because you’ve got a great dress you can wear on its own. Carrie might

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Paige Mycoskie Brings L.A. Cool to the Gap with GQ

Paige Mycoskie Paige Mycoskie and her label Aviator Nation have been gaining steam, not only because celebs such as Jake Gyllenhaal and Shia Lebeouf are often spotted in her techinicolor screened hoodies and t-shirts, but also because guys can’t get enough of her cool clothes. Mycoskie also got a big boost thanks to a nomination for Best New Menswear Designer in America from venerable men’s mag GQ. As part of her nomination, she’s offering a tight edit of Aviator Nation goods

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Gwen Stefani Teams with Urban Decay for the Ultraviolet Edge

Gwen Stefani Orange County’s Urban Decay Cosmetics has teamed with fellow OC native Gwen Stefani to launch the Ultraviolet Edge, a philanthropic initiative that’s working with global organizations all over the world so that they can pursue their passions and embrace their individuality. It all kicks off with Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Urban Decay’s signature product, in a limited edition matte shade. All proceed from the sale will go to the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, which provides micro loans, literacy programs, and business and

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Dialed-in Expat & PR Maven Dovie Mamikunian Dishes on French Style

Dovie Mamikunian It’s a story right out of an Audrey Hepburn movie — that is, if Audrey was more about media and PR than princesses and modeling. Dovie Mamikunian grew up on our own shores, but always had her sights set on a fab life in Paris. But instead of just dreaming of croissants and strolls by the Seine, Mamikunian established DM Media, a public relations and event coordinating company that has grown to become one of the leading companies in

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Monday Muse: L.A.’s Billboards and Graffiti Inspire Ruffian Spring 2015

Ruffian Spring 2015 Collection Ruffian Spring 2015 After last season’s presentation in New York, the boys of Ruffian — Brian Wolk and Claude Morais — took a cross-country road trip and ended up on our sunny shores. The duo decided to break from the fashion calendar for Spring 2015, choosing instead to show their collection in Los Angeles instead of during the frenzy and fervor of New York Fashion Week. The result? An homage to the old school signage, marquees and billboards that

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Mixing Up Cocktail Attire with Adela Mei’s Sasha Moyer

Stranger in Paradise dress by Finders Keepers It’s that time of year again: the holiday party invites are rolling in. But what’s not coming along with them? Inspiration on just what to wear to those after-work cocktail parties, nights out with your girlfriends or those family get togethers that fill your iCal between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So to demystify cocktail dressing and to get some style inspiration, we turned to Sasha Moyer, the co-founder of Adela Mei, a petite-focused e-commerce

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