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Macy's Presents: "Kipling Color Jam"
Lauren Elaine "Black Label" Accessories Launch

Macy's Presents: "Kipling Color Jam"

Belgium-based accessories company Kipling partnered with Macy’s in the Santa Anita mall to present, “Kipling Color Jam.” It was a fun event, complete with models, Kipling’s latest collection, a ‘spin the wheel and get a prize,’ DJ lessons, Graffiti artist, colorful munchies and silver monkeys.

I had the pleasure of getting a shirt airbrushed by NYC graffiti artist, ‘Shirt King Phade.’ In the 80’s, he led the airbrush movement and had work done for LL Cool J; Queen Latifah; Run DMC and Salt ‘n’ Pepa just to name a few. Check out his Youtube channel! I also got to try my hand at DJing, taught by DJ Syn City. She has been DJing for twelve years (five years professionally) and has played at such notable clubs like:Marquee and Mansion in NYC and STK, Coco de Ville and Hyde in LA. I channeled my inner DJ Samantha Ronson, learning the ‘baby scratch;’ the ‘drag’ and the ‘scribble.’ After the lesson, she gave me a CD which had a recording of my session. Check out www.djsyncity.com for more information.

The name for the company, which was founded in 1987, ‘Kipling’ was inspired by Rudyard Kipling, author of “The Jungle Book.” The bags (a favorite of students, travelers and fashionistas alike) weigh a mere pound-and-a-half and are water and stain resistant. Each Kipling product is unique because they are named by someone in the company, they are “stuffed” with recycled cardboard (making it environmentally friendly) and each collection has a fun collectible monkey keychain. Price points range from $42- 148. Kipling has a number of celebrity followers like: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Tara Reid, Kristin Cavallari and Fergie. The brand has also made numerous TV appearances on “The OC”, “ER” and “Desperate Housewives.” Check out Kipling at Macy’s or online at www.kipling-usa.com.

Special Thanks: J, Maria Solis, Shirt King Phade and his assistant Abbey, DJ Syn City and Scratch Academy, Kipling, Macy’s, Lauren Thomas and Martha Gil de Montes *Media Relations @ Macy’s*.

Lauren Elaine "Black Label" Accessories Launch

I attended the launch of Lauren Elaine’s accessories line to coincide with her “Black Label” collection of dresses. It was held at the intimate La Maison de Fashion on Melrose. Guests mingled in the quaint courtyard, feasting on cupcakes and Chinese delicacies. There were some very fashionable people that night, including actress Brittany Curran, who was wearing a fabulous sequin purple dress.

The models wore dresses from the S/S 2010 “Black Label” collection, along with the new headpieces and headbands- made from ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, metallic silk taffetas and such. Lauren Elaine designed them to be bright, bohemian, bold and stand out. The pieces are very versatile, in the fact that they can be worn to dress up jeans or to liven up a cocktail or evening dress. This line is still brand new, but is already generating buzz among the likes of: Zoe Myers, Brittany Curran, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and Lindsay Lohan. This February, the line will be sold in high-end boutiques across the country or exclusively online at www.shopflick.com starting at roughly $22-50 retail. Lauren Elaine will also be doing special giveaways to those following her on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/laurenelaineled).

Stay tuned for future events/news on designer Lauren Elaine, cause I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more about her fun designs and endeavors! Check out http://www.lauren-elainedesigns.com/ for more information or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

SPECIAL THANKS: Janine Tobias of La Maison de Fashion (323-658-8008) and stylist Angelina Pitt; photographer Steven “LT” Smith; Cupcakes & Company; DJ Daylight; J; Line 204 Event Rentals; Slate Salon; giftbag sponsors- Mixed Chicks Haircare, Mineral Essence Makeup, Coco Zen, Spray di Sole; the models- Chelsea Rae Kellar, Leah Clark, Samantha Sergeant, Amy Erdos, Hailey Harper and Nicolette Gaona; the interns and assistants; the “faces” of the new line- Kayslee Collins and Kiersten Brada-Pitts; Adam; Stacey Wiseman with Wiseman Zander Public Relations; Felix Salzman of LookbookLA.com (thanks for the shout-out!)

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