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Cheyann Benedict On Coastal Road

For her new collaboration, Cheyann Benedict found inspiration in Florida. Specifically, inspiration was found in the art town of Santa Rosa Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. It’s the headquarters of Coastal Road, an accessories label which specializes in a unique digital printing method on leather bags. At an intimate Oct. 18 gathering at the Cheyann Benedict boutique, Benedict and Coastal Roads’ Christie Casillo unveiled the collaboration where Benedict’s lava design was printed on an a Coastal Road clutch. The lava print dress and the clutch can be purchased at www.coastalroad.net and at the Cheyann Benedict boutique. Voila.

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Ministry of Supply Pops in L.A.

The Ministry of Supply brand recently moved into the Los Angeles pop-up space curated by the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show. The brand aims to mix elements of activewear and officewear into the emerging men’s brand. The pop-up is scheduled to run until Oct. 26

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Wildfox’s Wild Store Opening!

After years of producing fabulous runway shows at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Miami, Wildfox planned to pack all of its galm in its first flagship store in the Sunset Plaza boutique district. Check out pictures of the Oct. 16 debut party.

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#CheckYourSelfie/Keep A Breast

Keep-A-Breast has partnered with various action sports fashion labels to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. On Oct. 16, it held a bowling event in Santa Monica for its #CheckYourSelfie initiative. It asks women to post a clothed selfie picture, placing three fingers to their breast to symbolize a monthly commitment to check for breast cancer.

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Nick Waterhouse…Tanner…At The Foundation

Nick Waterhouse is a pretty groovy guy. Plays a Van Morrison-esque, rockin' blue-eyed soul, got that clean-cut Buddy Holly/Marshall Crenshaw rockabilly look. GQ did a blog about him this summer. True to the fashion angle, he played The Foundation showroom at the Cooper Design Space in downtown L.A on Oct. 16. It was a celebration for a Tanner Goods/Danner Goods footwear collab.

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Shop Til You Drop, For A Cause - at The Citadel

Shop till you drop. You hear that every day. But Citadel Outlets near downtown L.A. wants you to shop till you drop for a cause. Check out the 9th Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Oct. 18.

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Refinery 29 x Simon at Brea Mall

The Shopping Block comes to Brea Mall on Oct. 18. This event collaboration between Brea Mall Owner Simon and Refinery 29 will produce beauty bars, a stylist concierge, a “DIY” station and millenials to kibbitz over next year’s fashions.

Crowded LA Market Schedule Draws Major Retailers and Specialty Stores

Trade Show

Buyers ranging from major retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom to key specialty stores and e-tailers such as ShopBop, Ron Herman, Fred Segal and Beckley turned out for the recent run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was spread across multiple showroom buildings and several returning and new trade shows.

Fashion and Tech Merge at Fi3

Technology

The intersection of fashion and technology—and the future of wearable technology—was on the agenda at a recent one-day conference hosted by Fi3.

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DTLA Boutique Takes a Bow

AltHouse

After working as a senior buyer at American Rag, a head designer at Joe’s Jeans and a director of merchandising at Planet Blue, the next step for Jennifer Althouse was to open a high-end, multi-brand women’s boutique in downtown Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring 2015

It’s a Wrap

Los Angeles Fashion Week’s lineup of more than 60 runway shows, installations and parties was held across the city.

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Named MAFI Winner & FBI Receives FGI Grant

Sam & Lavi

The Moss Adams Fashion Innovator (MAFI) award was presented to Sam & Lavi founders Sam Arasteh and Lavi Mirzak on Oct. 14 at Union Station in Los Angeles at the fourth annual All Aboard … LA’s Fashion Platform runway show and fundraiser for Fashion Business Inc.

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The New Mart Has a New Restaurant

Fashion District

Amante Pizza and Pasta moves over to The New Mart.

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Sue Wong Kicks off Style Fashion Week

Style Fashion Week kicked off its Spring 2015 runway shows on Oct. 15 with an epic 76-look production by Sue Wong. Wong, a veteran Los Angeles, couture and eveningwear designer, reached to the world of fantasy for the collection’s theme: Fairies & Sirens. According to the show’s program, the theme represents something of the yin and yang in every woman.

Quiksilver’s McKnight Steps Down

Surf Report

Bob McKnight, founder of surf giant, Quiksilver Inc., will retire from his position as executive chairman of the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based company

Wet Seal Announces Job Cuts

Retail Report

The Wet Seal Inc. announced on Oct. 14 that it would eliminate 78 jobs as part of the beleaguered retailer’s cost-savings plan.

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MarcoMarco: Drag Queens, Underwear, Anna Wintour?

Marco Morante, the costume designer for Britney Spears and a brigade of other celebs, produced a runway show for his MarcoMarco line of underwear at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 14 The MarcoMarco line was just one part of the show. Taking the runway was a vertiable revue of drag queens with names like Mayhem Miller and GiGi Gorgeous on the runway. Since I cannot put it in a more hilarious way than Marco, you're going to have to read his letter to Anna Wintour in the show's program. It's in the blog!

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Gap in DTLA?

There’s been a much ballyhooed renaissance of high-end boutique retail in still gritty downtown Los Angeles during the past 18 months or so. Now it looks like contemporary retail is coming to the burgeoning enclave. Gap, the biggest specialty store on the globe, is coming to downtown Los Angeles.

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F21's Street-Style Simpsons Line

Fashion Collab

The Simpsons land at Forever 21 stores on Oct. 16.

Sam & Lavi Land Moss Adams Innovator Award at FBI Fashion Fundraiser

MAFI winner

The Moss Adams Fashion Innovator (MAFI) award was presented to Sam & Lavi founders Sam Arasteh and Lavi Mirzak on Oct. 14 at Union Station at the 4th annual All Aboard….LA’s Fashion Platform runway show and fundraiser for Fashion Business Inc.