Monday Muse: Elvis Inspires BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2016

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2016 Just as fashion (and fast fashion, especially) is just getting its head around the idea of minimalism and ’90s nostalgia, leave it to L.A.’s own BCBG Max Azria to turn the conversation on its ear. Instead of looking back at the decade of grunge and Calvin Klein, king of barely there slip dresses, Lubov Azria turned to a king of a different sort: Elvis Presley. From his Nashville roots to his Vegas heyday, the music

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Violet Grey Delivers Beauty’s A-List to Your Vanity

The shelves at Violet Grey Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey’s Melrose beauty boutique, Violet Grey, began as a hideaway and playground for celebrities, makeup artist and die-hard fans of beauty to experiment with the world’s best beauty products, but the doyenne of glam is opening up her secret world to the web. Violet Grey’s new e-shop is now offering Grey’s tightly curated selection of beauty goods to connoisseurs around the globe. Shop the Shelves, as the dedicated sub-site is called, sets itself apart

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Diptyque Makes its SoCal Debut at South Coast Plaza

Diptyque South Coast Plaza Luxe French scent purveyor Diptyque is known for creating atypical scents for its candles, home fragrances and personal scents, and it has employed the same ethos when it comes to retail concepts. Instead of cookie-cutter shops, each of the brand’s locations has its own personality, design and story. The brand often eschews mainstream locations in favor of  setting up shop in more unexpected shopping thoroughfares. Case in point: The upcoming Los Angeles boutique will be on

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Josie Maran’s Eco-Conscious Earth Day Essentials

Josie Maran Since 2007, supermodel-turned-cosmetics and skincare guru Josie Maran has been spearheading the green movement in the beauty industry. With her best-selling 100% pure Argan Oil selling at Sephora, QVC and other beauty emporiums, consumers have been introduced to Maran’s philosophy of eco-conscious beauty and have been slathering on her Argan Oil with wild abandon. The eco-entrepreneur’s line now includes everything from skincare and beauty products, charity-conscious items and more, and there’s no sign of slowing down for the

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Haute Hippie Opens First West Coast Store at L.A.’s Sunset Plaza

Haute Hippie Los Angeles With a huge celebrity following and a unique combination of luxe bohemian and modern vintage, it’s surprising that Haute Hippie is just now opening up a West Coast store. The brand, which has three stores operating in New York City, is available at most department stores, but its new digs in Sunset Plaza will be the only place west of the Mississippi you can find the complete range of offerings from the label. While it’s not

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Monday Muse: California Inspires Clover Canyon Resort 2015

Clover Canyon Resort 2016 Rave culture. Highland flings. Electronica. Clover Canyon’s girl €” and its designer, Rozae Nichols €” knows how to party. The brand is nothing if not fun, free-wheeling and futuristic, all while still appealing to real women everywhere. This isn’t exclusionary fashion, no. Instead, Nichols navigates the trends of the season while still focusing her eye on Clover Canyon’s DNA, namely prints, color and California. It’s a Golden State brand, after all, so for this season, Nichols

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