Optical Line Illesteva Arrives on Abbot Kinney

Illesteva’s Abbot Kinney boutique The wait is over. While some of us have been scouring Barney New York locations, specialty boutiques and more for Illesteva’s covetable frames, the brand has finally opened up its very first West Coast flagship on trendy shopping stretch Abbot Kinney, in Venice Beach. The shop, which marks the brand’s first entry into West Coast retail, spans 650-square-feet and is right next door to popular coffee spot Intelligentsia, giving you just one more reason to head

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Monday Muse: Kate Moss Inspires Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Kate Moss doesn’t just inspire the street style set. The super model — and her unique brand of personal style — was the inspiration behind Monique Lhuillier’s latest collection, which saw the designer stepping away from her usual corseted, ultra-Hollywood look for a darker, edgier take on glamour. No, it was not a goth collection from the red carpet regular, but the glam collection touched on the ’70s and ’80s with Moss’ own style thrown in

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5 Minutes with January Jones: Mixing Fashion Decades and Beauty Essentials

January Jones at Lucky FABB If you’ve been watching the latest season of Mad Men, you might have noticed a sore lack of Betty Draper. While we can’t do anything about that — go talk to Matthew Weiner — we did catch up with the actress behind the scenes at this year’s Lucky FABB conference, where Jones spoke on a panel with Lucky‘s Editor in Chief Eva Chen. Clad in a polka dot frock by under-the-radar German label Schumacher (a longtime

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Monday Muse: Herv© L©ger Goes Grunge For Fall 2016

H©rve L©ger Fall 2016 Every season, the fashion press waits to see exactly how Max and Lubov Azria will tweak the bandage dresses at Herv© L©ger. Since 1998, they’ve been at the helm of the Parisian brand and brought those bandages to the red carpet on celebs that run the gamut from Taylor Swift and Caitlyn Jenner to Rihanna and Laverne Cox. It’s transcended being a dress women wear on a night out, the brand has become a firebrand for femininity.

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SoCal’s Vans Teams Up with Liberty Art Fabrics for a Summer Collab

Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics Taylor Swift might have her own line with Keds, but we think that she’d stray for these perfect summer kicks that come courtesy Vans and Liberty Art Fabrics. The Transatlantic collaboration (the third for the companies) is the perfect choice for those girls, like Swift, who are fans of the sneakers with dresses look. But even if you’re more about skateboards than summer flings, these shoes are a great way to update your staples with

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Monday Muse: BCBG Celebrates 25 Years with a Tunisian Exploration

BCBG Resort 2015 When it comes to far-off places, and especially North Africa, Morocco and Egypt get the bulk of attention from the art world, but this year’s resort collection has introduced us to the beauty and exotic allure of Tunisia, which just so happens to be where BCBG’s Max Azria was born. The collection that he and his wife Lubov showed for resort was inspired by the seaside town of Hammamet, the beachy hamlet that not only gave us Max

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Clover Canyon is Expanding into Menswear

Clover Canyon menswear renderings L.A. gents are about to get a big dose of digital color. Clover Canyon, one of our favorite Los Angeles-based labels, is expanding its offering of print-happy apparel to include menswear for the first time. Joining Michael Stars, also bringing its signature style to the realm of menswear, Clover Canyon’s in-your-face graphics and techincolor wonders made their debut at Las Vegas’ Project trade show and are set to be in-store just in time for Spring 2015. €œSo

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Bobbi Brown is Coming to Beverly Hills

Bobbi Brown’s Montclair, New Jersey location Even though the Bobbi Brown line is stocked in over 1,000 department stores and boutiques in over 66 countries workdwide, there is just one free-standing Bobbi Brown boutique on American soil. And nevermind the 44 free-standing Bobbi Brown stores that are sprinkled across the globe, because when you’re in dire need of a lipstick, you can’t catch a flight to Dubai. So Brown is bringing Angelenos a shop to call their own. Opening in July of

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Genetic Denim Enlists Liberty Ross for a Capsule Collection

Liberty Ross for Genetic Denim While some models might be hired just for their pretty faces, they know a thing or two about what to wear when they’re not in the spotlight too, as evidenced by the growing popularity of model-off-duty style. Whether it’s between shows in New York or they’re getting snapped by the paparazzi in L.A., the catwalk queens have that perfect relaxed look down to a science. It might be that effortlessly cool look that influenced seasoned vet

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John Varvatos Celebrates Rock in Fashion with Music Legends in L.A.

John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion It was a bounty of leather, swagger and major musicians at last night’s launch of John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion (Harper Design). The designer’s Melrose Ave. boutique was a hub of cool where legendary rockers rubbed elbows with Varvatos’ legion of loyal fans. The designer himself was on hand to sign copies of his new tome and share his story of how one unlikely kid from Detroit, influenced by some of the world’s biggest musicians,

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