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Brand New At Prada

Check out what Lara Peterson just emailed to us from Prada’s Spring Collection on Rodeo Drive. We just love it when new stuff arrives…

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“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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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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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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Tamara Mellon Visits The Grove Today!

Stop by The Grove today from 1:30 – 3:00pm and meet Tamara Mellon, founder and president of Jimmy Choo. She will be there to present styles from the Choo 24:7 collection.To R.S.V.P. click here: RSVP to this event

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Have You EVER Wanted Anything More?

If a leather jacket is able to elicit drool from ones mouth, there is a good chance the brand behind aforementioned salivation is worth researching. These were our sentiments when we were browsing Barney’s CO-OP last fall and accidentally crossed paths with a perfectly distressed, hooded, grey leather jacket from Los Angeles based clothing brand, EVER. Since then our love for this brand has exponentially grown when we found they have a store on Melrose Avenue, with oh-so-many-more-to-die-for leather jackets, complimented by rich cashmere sweaters, easy-to-wear raw silk blouses, buttercup soft hoodies and tees, and the most comfortable skinny jeans this side of the Mississippi—all done in a beautifully muted color palate that reminds you of an overcast beach morning.

            The creative philosophy behind EVER stems from its creative director’s love of traveling with grace and comfort. The modern cuts of the pieces are paired with luxurious fabrics to create an urban street elegance that can take you anywhere. Our favorite thing about the collection is its ease and thoroughness; an entire travel wardrobe could be created from effortlessly mixing and matching the clothes at hand.

            As if it couldn’t get any better, upon entering the store on Melrose, the most pleasant sales staff greeted us. Not a drop of pretentious attitude was found in the two brunettes who happily explained the promotional sale on the hoodies and tees and begged us to try on their favorite pair of skinny jeans—and for good reason, as the lived-in-soft, distressed black, booty hugging jeans walked out with us from the store in one of EVER’s eco-friendly cotton bags, along with a perfectly draped raw silk blouse. We were relieved to find the extreme-low cut that is only flattering on pre-teens and models is absent in EVER’S denim as the higher cut of jeans allowed them to pass the “bend over and no crack is showing” rule. Paired together, the perfect outfit was created for a low-key weekend spent meeting the boyfriend’s family in Northern California. Yes, we really were able test drive the brand’s motto, and it passed with flying colors. With our newly acquired items neatly packed, it was relief to not stress about our wardrobe, instead directing our attention on gaining the family’s approval (the home-baked banana bread might have helped in that department). Did we mention both items were on sale?

The Melrose store features items from both the women’s and the men’s line, with an emphasis on their denim, leather, and trademark hoodies. We were definitely caught eyeing some of the men’s flannels to wear over our new favorite skinny jeans. A limited amount of accessories are scattered throughout the store, most enviably, men’s classic work boots in a delicious pebble cream. Alas, no women’s shoes as of yet, but we think EVER could produce a killer pair of everyday boots. Jack Spade (of Kate Spade fame) has also recently combined forces with EVER to produce a tote and duffle bag to perfectly accent the brand’s spirit of traveling.  The sale at their Melrose location is continuing for the next few weeks, until their spring line comes in. The spring line is supposedly accented with cute rompers for the women and done in an over-all lighter color palate.

On all of EVER’s items you find a small pin with the brand’s icon, a graphic tree which symbolizes the Asian proverb, “Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.EVER’s clothes may spur us to travel onward and upward, but we will be repeatedly coming back for more.

If all else fails when embarking on “meeting the parents” try this: It’s a proven success!

Grandma Jea’s Banana Bread Recipe
¾ cup margarine
1 ½ cup of sugar
1 ½ cup of ripe mashed bananas
2 well beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of buttermilk
Mix all ingredients, creaming margarine and sugar first. Bake for 60 minuets at 350º. 

EVER Los Angeles
8251 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-9701
www.ever-us.com
 
Mon- Sat: 11-7
Sun: 12-6
 
Leather Jackets: $700-900
Outerwear: $200-400
Denim: $200-300
Tee/blouses: $100-200
Sweaters: $200-300
written by  Veronica McCarthy

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OM(f-ing)G – The Perfect Shopping Shoe!

Our hearts jumped out of their chests today while browsing the shoe salon at Barneys New York on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Amongst the mix of budding Spring shoes on the shelves was a pair of the prettiest, most comfortable, day-of-shopping wedges in a shocking, “look at me, I’m gorgeous, rich and famous” python silver. Christian Loubouton ~ perhaps your most gorgeous Matatales yet!  These will sell out, they’re just too fab!

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