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COS + AGNES MARTIN GUGGENHEIM 2016

October 06, 2016

“It is a privilege to sponsor an exhibition of Martin’s work,” said COS Creative Director Karin Gustafsson in an official statement regarding the launch of the new COS X Agnes Martin Guggenheim project, a retrospective the brand is sponsoring which opens October 7 and runs until January 11, 2017. “The incredible richness and tactility of her…

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Perfect Pairing: Madison L.A. + Blogger Series

September 02, 2016
“Typically any time I have a chance to give my creativity a new outlet, I find it so refreshing,” says Michelle Madsen, whose new collaboration with boutique shopping destination, Madison Los Angeles, will be just that. As part of the storefront’s new Blogger Series—which taps rising-star bloggers create her own pop-up shop—Madsen will curate special window and shop-in-shop displays…

Perfect Pairing: Rachel Comey + Melrose Place

June 10, 2016
The evolution of Rachel Comey’s 12-year-old eponymous brand from a wholesale menswear label to a full-scale, post-recession women’s line is nothing short of miraculous. This summer, Comey and her business partner Sean Carmody add an exclamation point to their success with the opening of the New York label’s second brick and mortar—in one of L.A.’s most esteemed…

Perfect Pairing: La Mer + Elsa Pataky

June 06, 2016
“I’d see these beautiful La Mer aquariums in shops, and they really got my attention because I love marine life,” says actress Elsa Pataky, on the set of a short film she’s created with the line for its new limited edition crème jar. The colorful fish tanks that Pataky initially spotted inside department stores introduced her…

Perfect Pairing: Nadia Volf + French Girl Wellness

May 24, 2016
A telltale nonchalance prevails among Parisian girls—a dash of lipstick, worn-in jeans, laissez-faire hair—so it’s not surprising that the French apply the same approach to maintaining their health. Paris-based acupuncturist Nadia Volf M.D., who co-wrote a cookbook, Food & Life with chef Joël Robuchon, and just completed a new volume about the healing properties of auriculotherapy…

Perfect Pairing: International Orange + Marin

May 13, 2016
For years, the daily ferry ride from Larkspur to San Francisco and back has been a not-so-well-kept secret. Rather than sit in bridge traffic, daily travelers board the ferry, order cocktails and glide across the Bay. It’s possible that some level of zen consciousness can even be achieved with such an effortless commute. Now that…

Perfect Pairing: Co + Montecito Country Mart

May 10, 2016
As the mercury rises, the style set is heading to the Montecito Country Mart for a look at the spring 2016 collection by Los Angeles-based clothing line Co, on Wednesday, May 11. Designers Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern are bringing their line of tailored frocks, high-collared blouses, and dreamy bouffant skirts to the Mart for a…

Perfect Pairing: Frame + Los Angeles

May 05, 2016
Frame has a new local testing ground for design, and its fervent denim devotees have a new minimalist palace in Los Angeles through which to discover the line’s latest cuts and washes. Co-founders Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson (the minds behind the marketing firm Saturday Group and Industrie magazine) designed the Melrose Place boutique with natural materials including stone,…

Perfect Pairing: Shinola + Venice

May 04, 2016
The analog-obsessed living along the Pacific coast officially have a new gathering place. Detroit-based Shinola, the much-discussed lifestyle brand known for reviving manufacturing in Michigan, is continuing its westward expansion with a new brick-clad shop on Abbot Kinney in Venice. The space, stocked with watches, bicycles, journals, and monogram-ready leather goods, also includes a listening…

Perfect Pairing: Emily Blunt + Forevermark

May 03, 2016
An exhibition like Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, which opened with the annual Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 2, in New York, encouraged guests to tap into a variety of futuristic looks. But, for many, innovative jewelry designs served as the most forward-leaning elements…

Perfect Pairing: Chanel Watches + Neiman Marcus

April 27, 2016
At first glance, it feels as though one has stepped through the proverbial looking-glass. Standing inside the newly opened Chanel Watch boutique at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills is like entering an alternate world of haute horlogerie. A series of secret drawers, elegantly suspended bird cages, and modern vitrines—all dreamed up by architect Peter Marino—house…

Perfect Pairing: Dior Beauty + Santa Clara

April 26, 2016
Beyond the scents and sensibilities inside the new Dior Beauty boutique in Santa Clara, past the innovative LEDs at mirror stations that simulate outdoor and indoor light, lies the Dior Cabine spa room. And therein are located the estheticians—trained in the massage and facial methodologies of the Dior Institut at the Plaza Athénée Hotel in…

Perfect Pairing: Stephen Kenn + Longjourney

April 20, 2016
Repurposed motorcycle jackets and vintage sweatshirts are getting a second life in a new collaboration between furniture designer Stephen Kenn and Longjourney menswear founders Alonzo Ester and Alex Carapetian. The project, debuting at JF Chen in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 21, includes a pair of black leather armchairs upholstered with panels from motorcycle jackets,…

Perfect Pairing: Fred Hayman + Beverly Hills

April 19, 2016
Once upon a time, Rodeo Drive was a street like any other in Beverly Hills. That is, until 1961 when Fred Hayman, at the time a manager at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and his business partner, George Grant, opened a shop called Giorgio, at 273 Rodeo Drive. Soon, international jewelry and fashion houses followed suit…

Perfect Pairing: The Black Tux + Ovadia & Sons

April 15, 2016
Spring weddings are upon us, and with them comes the usual tux conundrum: Is it possible to look polished in a rental? This season, the answer is yes. The Black Tux, the Santa Monica-based suit lending firm, known for prioritizing fit and construction over powder blue novelty designs and ill-fitting silhouettes, is collaborating with New…

Perfect Pairing: Dior + San Francisco

April 14, 2016
Nan Kempner is said to have fallen in love with Dior in 1958, when the San Francisco-born couture collector traveled to Paris with her mother to shop for clothes. Kempner’s early love of the French fashion house has since been shared by countless Bay Area style-setters, all of whom now have immediate access to the house’s…

Perfect Pairing: Tory Sport + Barneys New York

April 13, 2016
David Hockney’s pool portraits, Ansel Adams’ images of the John Muir Trail, and even Richard Diebenkorn’s urban landscapes emphasize California’s outdoor beauty, the very tableaus that inspire residents to lace up running shoes, paddle into oncoming waves, or sprint for an impossible-to-hit volley. Our proclivity for playing in the Golden State’s great outdoors has been…

Perfect Pairing: Sheryl Lowe + Neiman Marcus

April 12, 2016
On the eve of jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe’s Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills trunk show, to be held on Wednesday, April 13, we’re reminded of our most recent conversation with the Santa Barbara-based creative. Lowe (the mother of two sons with her husband, actor Rob Lowe) chatted about her beachy inspirations for the line, the stones she…
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