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Guerilla Atelier & The Lost Warhols

By Andrew Asch | December 11, 2014

Carl Louisville, founder of the Guerilla Atelier boutique at the edge of downtown Los Angeles, mixes a Californian sense of refinement with an Arts District sense of adventure at his shop, and Dec. 10 was the atelier’s night for giving back with a photographic series called The Lost Warhols.

Mothersbaugh’s Mutated Eyewear Party at Ron Robinson

Mothersbaugh’s Mutated Eyewear Party at Ron Robinson

Mark Mothersbaugh frequently thumbed his nose at authorities wearing goofy glasses (check out the cover of 1982 album Oh No! It’s Devo.) Years later, the music innovator worked on his own line of eyewear with Baumvision. Called Mothersbaugh by Mothersbaugh + Baum, the Ron Robinson boutique held a reception for the new line on Nov. 19.

Krochet Kids Makes a Point About Price

Krochet Kids Makes a Point About Price

Starting today,Costa Mesa, Calif.–based non- profit Krochet Kids is letting consumers name their own price.

Shark Toof Attacks DTLA

Shark Toof Attacks DTLA

Downtown Los Angeles has been building a reputation as a district for high end boutiques, but DTLA also continues to be an address for ambitious art projects. Recently, the area welcomed a 100 foot wide mural of two fearsome looking sharks by muralist/contemporary/street artist who goes by the name Shark Toof.

Westfield Style’s Cocktails & Couture with Monica Rose

Westfield Style’s Cocktails & Couture with Monica Rose

Westfield Style at Westfield Topanga got its Project Runway on at its recent Cocktails & Couture event. Monica Rose, a stylist, helped judge gowns created by students from FIDM's Design Lab.

Flagship’s Fall Party

Flagship’s Fall Party

Just when the weather is beginning to feel like fall, the Flagship agency threw a party Nov. 13 for the fall looks of its brands. Take a look!

The Celebs at the Toms for Target Launch Celebration

The Celebs at the Toms for Target Launch Celebration

Lots of entertainment people showed up in Culver City for the debut of the Toms for Target collection.

Retail at Fourth & Traction Announced

Retail at Fourth & Traction Announced

A century ago, Coca Cola ran a bottling plant at 963 East 4th St., in what is now Los Angeles’ Arts District. Earlier this month, the building’s current owners, GPI Companies and Atlas Capital, announced that the building would be renamed Fourth & Traction and the former bottling plant would get a new look, which will include some retail.

Trina Turk Sample Sale This Weekend

Trina Turk Sample Sale This Weekend

Three-day sample sale coming up at Trina Turk store in Los Angeles.

Pale Violet's Fashion Shots

Pale Violet's Fashion Shots

The Pale Violet boutique opened in downtown Los Angeles earlier this year, but last week, a gallery show of portraits from photographer Ian Maxion. The preferred color? Pale Violet of course.

Max Mara’s Ballets Russes Book Party

Max Mara’s Ballets Russes Book Party

On the heels of its soiree at South Coast Plaza, Max Mara held a gala at its Rodeo Drive boutique for the book Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, which was written by Victoria Tennant. Pictures. Plenty of Hollywood movers and shakers were there including Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Mike Medavoy of Phoenix Pictures. Medavoy hosted the event.

Jungmaven’s US Made  Party at Charlie’s

Jungmaven’s US Made Party at Charlie’s

Venice boutique Charlie’s Los Angeles opened this summer with a mission to sell only US made apparel brands. There was a big party Nov. 7 at Charlies where hemp fashion brand Jungmaven gave out free T-shirts. Yahoo!

Santa Makes an Early Visit to Glendale Galleria

Santa Makes an Early Visit to Glendale Galleria

It still feels like summer in Southern California, but that didn’t hold up Santa. The North Pole resident made an appearance at the Glendale Galleria retail center on Nov. 6. Dreamworks Animation designed a Christmas village for the Galleria called Adventure to Santa.

It’s a DVF World in SoCal

It’s a DVF World in SoCal

Diane von Furstenberg has been a towering figure in fashion for four decades. This week, the queen of the iconic wrap dress rolled out boutiques at some of Los Angeles County’s most prestigious retail centers.

New Yoga Store Opens First California Store in Los Angeles

New Yoga Store Opens First California Store in Los Angeles

Yogasmoga finds a retail home on the Westside.

Beverly Center: Style and Chinese Dollars

Beverly Center: Style and Chinese Dollars

Chinese tourism and business has become increasingly important to California’s economy, and retailers have been looking for ways to get more involved in that business. Beverly Center may have found a way to cultivate future Chinese business. It’s seminars and styling advice!