Monthly Archives: April 2010

“It Was A Day a Girl Dreams About…”

Traveling from Paris to his boutique in West Hollywood, Christian Louboutin, the highly acclaimed shoe designer and creator of the scarlet red stiletto soles, graced us with his glorious presence. Solely responsible for many women’s obsession with shoes, Christian Louboutin was welcomed with a line of people stretching down the block, many having traveled from across the state to get an autograph on a pair of  perfectly  structured and artistically designed high heels.

LalaLuxe‘s Nicole Pollard attended this stiletto signing and met with manager Kristyne Bliudnikas, who helped Nicole to purchase a pair of crepe satin bow heels in shocking pink (size 38), had them signed by the master of stilettos himself.  They will soon be auctioned off to benefit The Nancy Davis Foundation of Multiple Sclerosis.  If you are interested in owning these very special stilettos, please email LalaLuxe at info@lalaluxe.com.

Here’s a photo of Nicole with Christian Louboutin:

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Shop to Erase MS

Please join LA Shopping Reviews and the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis at Kitson on Robertson Blvd. this Saturday, May 1 from 2-4pm, as we shop to ERASE MS.

If you can’t make the event, don’t worry! A percentage of all sales from Kitson for the entire month of May will benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis.

This event is being organized by the Nancy Davis Foundation Junior Committee: Paris Sanders, Owen Thiele, Katie Kaplan and Caroline Catherine Bell.


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Get Your Red Soles Autographed…

On Wednesday, from 4pm to 7pm, the man, the legend, the guy who propelled red soles into the stratosphere, Christian Louboutin himself, is going to be at his Robertson Blvd boutique. Get your soles signed and even take photos with the master.

Christian Louboutin
50 N. Robertson
310-247-9300

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LalaLuxe Lifestyle Management Featured in Elyse Walker Magazine

We are honored to be showcased in the April edition of Elyse Walker Magazine.  Here’s what Elyse had to say,

“We are continually amazed by this Santa Monica-based lifestyle managment firm , where not even the sky is the limit.  Want to fly all your friends to a meticulously planned birthday bash more extravagant than Oprah’s?  Need an exit-row seat on a shuttle to the moon? Dream of VIP access to private, only-whispered-about Hollywood events? The miracle-workers at LalaLuxe will make it all happen. No job is too tiny or overwhelming, too complex or crazy – what ever you desire is just a phone call away.”

Merci beaucoup Elyse Walker!

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TOMORROW: Gen Art’s Los Angeles Sassy City Chick’s Fashion Bash & Sample Sale

Tomorrow night Gen Art is hosting the Los Angeles Sassy City Chick’s Fashion Bash & Sample Sale at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.  The theme is Labels & Liquer … which we at LA Shopping Reviews can all closely relate to.  Though, more often than not, a little bubbly in a boutique amounts to an enormous credit card bill a month later. However, this should be a different story tomorrow night with top designer selling at unbelievable prices.  Labels such as Dior, Prada, D&G, D.V.F, Gucci and Norma Kamali, just to name a few, will be 30-80% off. The invite reads, “event attendees will receive goodie bags, sip on complimentary PAMA cocktails, enjoy complimentary spa services, an opportunity to experience the Chevy Lounge and Chevy “Ride & Drive”! Who cares about cars, we just wanna shop our little hearts out.  Happy shopping ladies!

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Who Doesn’t Love a Coachella Fella?

Oh Coachella, an excuse to road-trip LA style to the desert, strip off even more clothes, dance even harder, and drink way too many over priced Heinekens—all in the name of peace, love and music. What bliss. What is NOT bliss is coming ill prepared to the erratic climate of the desert and finding yourself unbearably uncomfortable amidst the sea of guitar worshiping indie-hipsters. An outfit and other accoutrements need to be nailed down prior to road trip departure so you can worry about more important things in life, like ogling the sea of guitar worshiping indie-hipster men.

Bohemian vibe, brown leather sandals are a must, with thick soles that can withstand all of the walking, and straps around the ankles that can enable all the dancing. Fiorentini and Baker is a legendary Italian shoe company that produces classic sandals infused with a Greco-roman-toga-vibe that only gets better with age. Available at Barney’s, think of the bigger price tag as an investment, and an excuse to attend more festivals in the future, now that you have the proper shoes.

If you simply live and die by your sneakers, then Sportie LA on Melrose is your sneaker emporium. There you can find practically any pair of Vans or Converse ever produced, the go-to brands for all involved in any music performance on any level.

Dress in layers. Beginning with a bathing suit—why? Because, any good boy scout will tell you, be prepared for anything. May we suggest a really rad line called Tavik Swimwear, which draws inspiration from 1990’s pop culture references such as Fresh Prince of Bell Air and Saved by the Bell. Each collection within their line is refreshingly diverse, and fun, yet they still manage to adhere to style and structure, two key elements we see lost on oh-so-many teeny bikinis. Follow your bikini with an easy dress, romper, or shorts/shirt combo. Top it all off with a warm cardigan, Indio is the desert, and deserts drop considerably in temperature at night, and visible nipples are not attractive (four words: Janet Jackson Superbowl catastrophe).

Our favorite place to pick up that perfectly printed romper or old, yet newly studded levi’s cut-offs, is The Reformation in the trendy Third Street boutique district. The Reformation takes vintage pieces and re-cuts them into a modern shape and then adds contemporary accents, such as bold exposed zippers, and rocker studs. No two pieces are exactly alike but the prices for these easy silk tops and cotton summer frocks remain between $85 and $200. Urban Outfitters has also recently begun carrying Reformed, by the same designers, at a more democratic price level. And honestly, what is more LA scenester than recycled, re-vamped clothing?

Show your individual flair through your accessories. Anything goes, from Penny Lane inspired sunglasses and hats, to being elbow deep in wood bangles. A small, light weight, cross body bag can hold your essentials and credentials, while giving you two free hands to double fist those Heinekins if you insist. Beloved and under-exposed handbag line, Junior Drake, recently opened up an outlet store in Santa Monica, were the prices of their vibrant-hued supple leather goods are slashed in half.

Beyond anything, Coachella is a place where you can indulge yourself in the LA vibe, scene, and lifestyle, with an array of live music being the perfect backdrop for your newly minted LA -indie- meets hipster- meets rocker outfit. You might be mistaken for one of these beauties below.

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Planet Zoe

Look who we spotted shopping at Planet Blue, Malibu.  It’s none other than the legend, the brand, the iconRachel Zoe.  Planet Blue Malibu epitomizes Rachel’s style.  They have the perfect selection of the 1970’s boho-chic looks that made her famous.

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