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LA Design Student Shows in Hong Kong

By Deborah Belgum | January 21, 2015

Woodbury University graduate shows her student collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week.

The Stronghold X Red Wing party

The Stronghold X Red Wing party

You don’t get more heritage than The Stronghold. The denim and clothing store on 1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles makes workwear styles with a Roaring ‘20s feel. It makes sense that The Stronghold would partner with other heritage brands. On Nov. 21, it held an event for Red Wing shoes. The party celebrated the venerable footwear label’s Kangatan 8180 boots, a green leather boot, which was designed for baseball player Ted Williams.

August Getty Atelier’s Fabulous Dinner

August Getty Atelier’s Fabulous Dinner

The young, the beautiful and the outrageous convened at a fashion shindig for August Getty Atelier at the Montage Beverly Hills last week. Along with new designer August Getty, Tyra Banks was on hand, along with Taylor Spreitler, an actor and producer, and Vicky Vox, drag queen, entertainer and a model for designer Marco Marco’s notorious debut in 2013.

Clare V. Takes A Bow in Santa Monica

Clare V. Takes A Bow in Santa Monica

A Clare V. store opened at 1318A Montana Ave., in Santa Monica, Calif. Nov. 20, adjacent to the new Sleepy Jones boutique and Aero theatre,a favorite of Westside cineastes. There was a store party featuring an appearance by brand founder Clare Vivier herself.

Attention Fashion Shoppers

Attention Fashion Shoppers

You have three more days to take advantage of the deals at Shop for Success, the pop-up shop fundraiser for Dress For Success going on this weekend in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood.

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!