Category Archives: Events

The Legendary Barneys New York LA Warehouse Sale Begins Tomorrow

Get excited for 50-75% Off Regular Prices On A Large Selection Designer Clothing, Shoes and Accessories For Men and Women, As Well As Gifts For The Home.
Sale starts Aug 5 runs thru Aug 15.

Address:
Los Angeles Convention Center
South Hall K
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: 310-777-5800

Aug 5 & 6 – Open 8am to 9pm
Aug 7 – Open 9am to 7pm
Aug 8 – Open 10am to 7pm
Aug 9 thru 13 – Open 10am to 8pm
Aug 14 & 15 – 10am to 7pm

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Sandy Monica Went Shopping

Check out LalaLuxe’s Nicole Pollard showing Sandy Monica a pair of cozy jeans (for the extended July gloom) at DAME in Santa Monica.

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Lions and Karlie and Couture, oh my!

Haute couture is the French word for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking,” and specifically refers to the concept of making exclusive, one-of-a-kind dresses to fit an individual client’s size, taste, and any other wants and desires. We could rattle off our wants and desires but after watching Paris Couture Fashion Week unfold before our eyes, we are silenced in amazement.

Naturally designers like to go over the top, and who can blame them. From opulent settings to star-studded front rows, to Dita von Teese’s strip tease at Jean Paul Gaultier’s show, all eyes were on Paris.

While we salivated over all the runways, our favorite show, from start to finish, has to be Elie Saab. In recent years the design house of Elie Saab has reestablished itself as a red carpet favorite for celebrities and their couture show clearly capitalized upon this Hollywood demand. What we loved was that every piece from the show was gorgeous, meticulous, and wearable. Yes, we understand there is supposed to be a little drama involved in couture, but Elie Saab was able to pull off this drama within in the color and fabric choices, while keeping cuts and drapery flattering for all.

In terms of drama, Christian Dior brought the heat with bold color choices, layered on top of black for a dramatic statement while floral was clearly the inspiration for texture and shape of the tulip dresses. Models’ hair and makeup were also vamped up to match the volume of the dresses.

Yes, the clothes come first, but the models make a close second. The seventeen-year-old Karlie Kloss was clearly the toast of Paris as she not only closed the show at Armani Prive but also opened both Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior. How does one go back to high school after that?  We would bet money that there are no bigger than life golden lions in her hometown of St. Louis, M.O.

Thank god for Karl Lagerfeld, and his ability to put on a show while pushing boundaries in all directions. He opted against formal evening wear, the usual for couture shows, and instead showed functional suits that played with proportions. Cropped jackets and adjusted hem lengths updated the classic suit shape to modern standards. As for the lion? Well, Coco was a leo…

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I Need, I Want, I Have to Have … Vintage Hermès Watches

This morning on BillionDollarBabes.com and selling out fast is an edited collection of vintage Hermès jewelry, watches, bags and scarves.  Don’t miss out on this amazing sale!  Our favorite from the collection were the Kelly watches with dangling lock. Created in tribute to the famous handbag that inspired its name and its buckle design, the Kelly watch plays with the signature Hermès features.  As Rachel Zoe would say, “I DIE”…

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A Smashing Morning with Smashbox!

Last week, LalaLuxe founder Nicole Pollard spoke at Smashbox Cosmetics (recently acquired by mega-corp Este Lauder). These gals, and a few boys, may know how to apply a lip liner, but they wanted some fun, trendy, tricks of the trade for sprucing up their all black Fall work wardrobe — belts seem to be the most flattering and chic update of them all, as Nicole demonstrates a “how-to” with a willing model below.

Nicole also put together a cheat-sheet of current fashion trends in the guise of an adorably chic pink and black folder for everyone to take notes on and then keep in their closet for a quick reference when getting ready to bolt out the door.

Nicole was able to give these girls the boost of fashion confidence so that they can concentrate on their own creative craft… makeup! And they do it well, as we got to be guinea pigs and watch them work their magic on our bone structure. Let’s just say we found an excuse to go out for drinks that night before we had to wash off that gorgeous face of creativity!

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ZEROMINUSPLUS Philanthropy Launch Party

Check this out – tonight from 6pm – 9pm, ZEROMINUSPLUS at Fred Segal Santa Monica will be hosting a launch party with 100% of the proceeds going towards United Nations humanitarian agencies.  Patron will be hosting the bar (score!) and Marc Breslaw, Executive Director at USA for UNHCR and Kevin Sturtevant, VP of Development for the Friends of the World Food Program will be hosting the evening…

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Get Carried Away West Coast Style

LA Shopping Reviews and LalaLuxe are  thrilled to be strategic partners for the Sex And The City 2 “Get Carried Away-West Coast StyleParty in Los Angeles and San Diego. Please join us on the pink carpet at the Shangri LA hotel in Santa Monica for pre-party cosmos and celebrity worthy gift bags and on the Third Street Promenade for the movie!  Sign up here:  http://bit.ly/cyWrpz

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