Archive - January 2011

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"Strapping Lasses" at Jenette Bras'
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Kevan Hall Spring 2011 Collection Showcase
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LACMA's "Fashioning Fashion" Exhibit

"Strapping Lasses" at Jenette Bras'

I had a fortunate opportunity to delve into the world of lingerie one evening at the Melrose boutique- Jenette Bras. That evening, the boutique was celebrating the arrival of lingerie by Marlies Dekkers. Dekkers’ lingerie is offered from B-cups and on and can be seen on the likes of Rhianna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, etc. Jenette Bras is owned by Jenette Goldstein and features lingerie for the curvier figure and bust sizes “D” and up (with the exception of Dekkers). The “fashion show” was not your typical runway show; the models danced and posed in the storefront windows and on platforms, while guests sipped on some bubbly, munched on cupcakes, mingled and gawked at the models. There were fit specialists on hand to fit the guests in the proper size bra, if they so wished. So, dear readers, if you’re ever in the Melrose/Normandie area and are in need of a proper-fitting bra or lingerie, then Jenette Bras is THE place to go! The boutique is located at:4308 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029. PH:(323) 665-7490.

Special Thanks: Jenette Goldstein and staff of Jenette Bras and Heather Magidsohn of HMags Consulting.

Kevan Hall Spring 2011 Collection Showcase

I attended a live photo shoot and preview of Kevan Hall’s Spring 2011 collection at the new Agenda Loft in Downtown LA. Agenda was founded by Kaylene Peoples and Arun Nevader, who wanted fellow artists to have an affordable and intimate space to showcase their work or hold an event. Renowned LA designer (known for getting Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek red carpet ready in his gowns) Kevan Hall decided to take them up on that and had a live photo shoot in the intimate setting, while only inviting a precious few in the industry to partake of his latest collection, inspired by the red carpet sirens of the ’30s. Guests enjoyed small bites and champagne, while mingling in between “scenes.” It was an adrenaline rush when the models came out… [There were only three models and ten looks were highlighted] as the photographers scurried about, trying to capture that one shot, as a model twirled around or sensually gazed out at the audience. I found the gowns simple but extremely elegant. A one-shoulder pink draped gown, a strapless terra-cotta A-line with a pleated bodice and the strapless beaded sweetheart bodice in turquoise were among my favorite pieces. They chose the best models for the performance:Algo Brehane, Alli Cripe and Brynn Jones; each girl equally stunning and gave each gown a life of its own. As the evening drew to a close, the head photographer invited the models, Kevan, the make-up and hair team, a waiter and people with cameras (myself included) to be in several fun group shots.

Special Thanks: Anna Ferguson of Stiletto Marketing, Kevan Hall, Vivien Killilea of Wire Image, the models, Kaylene Peoples and Arun Nevader of Agenda Loft (located at 400 S. Main Street #601, Los Angeles, CA, 90013), hair and make-up teams, sponsors: Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice and O.N.E. Drinks, the rest of the volunteers and staff at Agenda.

LACMA's "Fashioning Fashion" Exhibit

It was on a lazy Saturday when I decided to head over to LACMA to finally see their “Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915” exhibition. It featured over 170 looks of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. The exhibit told the story of fashion over time, through the Age of Enlightenment to WWI, and how political events, technical inventions and global trade has affected style. It was amazing to see what the women had to endure…with all the petticoats, corsets and bustles underneath the clothing…Which has me feeling thankful that our society’s ways of dressing aren’t restrictive. But, on the other hand, the textiles and embroidery detailing of the clothing was just breathtaking. If you are into fashion or history or just want something to do on a weekend…this exhibit is worth checking out.

The exhibit runs from October 6th through March 6th in the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA. LACMA is located at: 5905 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California 90036, PH:323-857-6000, HOURS: 12-8 Mon., Tues., Thurs; Closed Wednesday; 12-9 F;11-8 Sat., Sun.

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