Dôen Fetes Net-a-Porter Collab, Announces First Retail Store in L.A.

Margaret and Katherine Kleveland gathered supporters of their four-year-old Los Angeles clothing brand Dôen at Gjelina restaurant Monday night to toast their first capsule collection for Net-a-porter.
The two sisters, who built their brand of romantic, Victorian-inspired prairie blouses and dresses through a collective of female tastemakers and social media reach, also shared that they will be opening their first permanent brick-and-mortar retail store this summer at Brentwood Country Mart.
“We just got the keys today,” said Katherine, twinning with Margaret in Dôen all-white dresses on the rooftop of the Venice, Calif., restaurant. “We’re very excited to be in Irene Neuwirth’s company,” she said of the L.A. jewelry designer’s new store in the retail center, where Dôen had a pop-up store last year.

Margaret and Katherine Kleveland 
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But first, they were there to celebrate the 15-piece Net-a-porter capsule launched this week, which retails from $ 135 to $ 305, and includes blouses, summer frocks and sundresses in “crispy sun-dried” cottons; “salt,” “prairie blue” and “nutmilk” solid hues, as well as allover ditzy poppy and garden blossom prints.
“It’s a treat for everyone to be able to be here and be together,” said Katherine of the dinner party, which started with an acoustic performance by Primrose Forever

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Busy Philipps, Irene Neuwirth and Peter Pilotto Celebrate Capitol L.A. Opening

“Forget Coachella — Ren Faire, that’s the only way I want to dress. Mark my words, it’s the next thing,” said Busy Philipps, nodding approvingly at Capitol boutique founder Laura Vinroot Poole dressed like a fair maiden in a Peter Pilotto square-neck liquid organza gown, a blonde braid wrapped around her head.
Philipps took time off her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” to join Poole and L.A. jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth to celebrate their newest venture — the opening of an outpost of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Capitol boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart. The Peter Pilotto designers came over to L.A. to join the festivities, hosting a pre-dinner trunk show at the store, which has a shop-in-shop full of Neuwirth’s nature-inspired fine jewelry.

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“Our work brought us together and we became friends. There is such a synergy. We are both so drawn to color,” said Pilotto of how his vibrant prints mix with Neuwirth’s surf-and-sky-inspired gemstones. “I remember in school, Peter had such a fascination with opals,” added Christopher de Vos.

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Moore From L.A.: How Hollywood Turned the Apple Stage Into a Red Carpet

There was no actual red carpet, no flashbulb clicking press line. But Hollywood made its style known in Cupertino, Calif., on Monday, when Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and more took the stage to tout Apple’s new content strategy and streaming TV offerings.
Although Apple doesn’t have a specific dress code for its office or events, its late cofounder Steve Jobs is still the archetype of Silicon Valley fashion; his uniform of black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers still permeating the keynote stages of tech power nearly eight years after his death.
What was interesting on Monday was to see how Hollywood challenged that carefully dressed-down image, both on the Apple presentation stage and at the party the night before that had stars capturing candid snapshots and chatty social media posts that invited the public into the notoriously private, Norman Foster-designed Apple campus.
“In association with the misfits, rebels and troublemakers,” the opening film credits teased in the Steve Jobs Theater, setting the stage for the storytellers from down South who Apple is counting on to transform its hardware-based business model and help take it into a content-driven future.
Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook wore his 2019 version of Jobs’ tech uniform: gray jeans,

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Usher And Rich The Kid Reportedly Under Attack As Gunshots Are Heard While In L.A. Studio!

That is so scary! According to brand new reports, Usher and Rich the Kid were both at a recording studio in West Hollywood when someone opened fire, attacking the two stars’ entourages!

TMZ claims that a few armed men took Usher and Rich’s associates by storm, pistol whipping violently at least one bodyguard.

Unfortunately, the terrifying attack did not end there as the attackers reportedly shot about ten bullets while escaping the scene.

Thankfully, it is being reported that nobody was hit by the bullets which means that they are generally unharmed.

WeHo Sheriff’s department is currently investigating the scary attack.

The news outlet also claims that Usher was safe inside the studio when the attack happened, but that was not the case with Rich the Kid who was outside at the time!

Civilian Public Information Officer for LA’s County Sheriff’s Office, Nicole Nishida released a statement via HollywoodLife that reads: ‘I cannot confirm Usher was involved, but I can confirm the fact that at approximately 3:27 today multiple suspects allegedly robbed victims at a local business and shots were fired.’

Furthermore, it is believed, as per TMZ, that ‘the suspect or suspects made off with a ton of cash and jewelry.’

That makes sense since only a few hours before the attack, Rich took to social media to show off his wealth.

The rapper posted a snap of him in front of a purple Lamborghini and holding stacks of cash in his hands.

Furthermore, the man was wearing multiple gold and diamond chains and bracelets at the time so is anyone even surprised some dangerous people couldn’t resist the riches?

‘For motivational purposes only,’ Rich wrote in the caption.

Yes, it may have indeed motivated someone to shoot him and steal his expensive accessories and money!

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Rodarte Designers Reveal L.A. Landmark Location for Fall 2019 Runway Show

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have revealed the venue for their upcoming fall 2019 runway show, which will be an L.A. homecoming for the duo.
They’ll be showing Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at The Huntington Library and Gardens in their hometown of Pasadena, Calif. The landmark was established by Southern California pioneer and railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington in 1920, first as a library for rare books, photographs and letters written by the likes of Chaucer, George Washington and Henry David Thoreau, and later as an art gallery for the family’s American and European art holdings including Thomas Gainsborough’s famous painting “The Blue Boy.” There are also 120 acres of botanical gardens, including a Japanese, Rose and Desert ones in which to hold an afternoon fashion show.
“We have dreamt of doing a show at The Huntington since we first started designing. Our grandmother and mother introduced us to The Huntington as children and we have been inspired by its beauty ever since,” the designers said. “We specifically drew inspiration from the gardens for our spring 2007 collection, and it will be amazing to see the fall 2019 collection presented in this location.”
The designers are partnering with JNSQ — short for

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L.A. Knitwear Label Replica Ramps Up With Nostalgia

As nostalgia continues to drive designers to mine their pasts for inspiration, L.A.-based knitwear label Replica Los Angeles is gaining traction in the market for its throwback motifs. Angeleno Nathalie Saphier, who spent 15 years in Paris designing for Sonia Rykiel, Christophe Lemaire, Eric Bergère, Gaspard Yurkievich and Isabel Marant, decided to venture out on her own after another decade of styling for magazines and celebrities such as Amber Heard and Serena Williams and consulting for L.A. brands ranging from Lucky Brand to Equipment, A.L.C. and Raquel Allegra.

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“When I lived in Paris, I was constantly trying to piece together looks based on my youth—I grew up on David Bowie and punk rock, and designers like Terry de Havilland and Peter Max have always been big inspirations,” Saphier said. “Replica has become a billboard for all the things that shaped me in the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties. I’m replicating in a way, my ideal wardrobe when I was a teenager.”
As megabrands such as Gucci popularize logo and graphic knits, Saphier decided to pay homage to Bowie, Iggy Pop and Pop Art at a more accessible price point—$ 180 to $ 500 retail for cashmere and cotton blends. “I’m not a knitwear

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Brawl Between Rockets and Lakers Casts Shadow Over LeBron James’s Debut in L.A.

LeBron’s L.A. debut was spoiled by a spectacular performance by James Harden and the ejection of Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram after a fight in the fourth quarter.

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Verne Troyer’s death ruled a suicide by L.A. County coroner

Actor Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner.

The “Austin Powers” star’s cause of death was listed as “sequelae of alcohol intoxication” and the manner of death a suicide in a report released Wednesday.

Troyer, 49, died April 21, two weeks after he was admitted…

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Four Arrested In Connection With L.A. Celebrity Burglaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, police said Tuesday.

The suspects were believed to be part of a larger burglary ring targeting actors, athletes and Hollywood producers, police said at a news conference. Police displayed seized items believed to have been stolen — including expensive purses, handbags, watches and jewelry — in the hopes that the victims could identify them.

Police last weekend also seized $ 50,000 in cash.

The ring may have been responsible for about two dozen burglaries and taken property worth millions of dollars, said Lillian Carranza, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division.

More arrests were expected, she said.

The victims were chosen based on social media postings and tour and travel schedules that indicated they would be away from home, Carranza said.

Woods, for example, had his Woodland Hills home hit on Thursday while he was playing against the Minnesota Vikings at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Rihanna, Milian and Puig also had their homes burgled in recent months, Carranza said.

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In the home of one suspect, police seized a list containing a dozen other targets, including LeBron James and actors Viola Davis and Matt Damon, along with their addresses, Carranza said.

The thieves, believed to be gang members and their associates, called their operation “flocking” because “they flocked like birds to areas where the rich and famous were sited,” Carranza said.

The crooks would wear button-down shirts and drive luxury cars to fit in as they scouted the neighborhood and then changed into casual clothing, including hoodies, before hitting homes, Carranza said.

After knocking on the door to make sure nobody was home, the thieves would break in through a door or window and clean out the master bedroom, stealing cash, weapons, watches and other items in a matter of minutes — often before the alarm company could notify police, Carranza said.

On Friday, police stopped a car in South Los Angeles for a reason unrelated to the burglaries and found a handgun and stolen items in it, Carranza said.

Tyress Williams and Jshawne Daniels, both 19, and Damaji Hall, 18, were arrested. Hall’s mother, 34-year-old Ashle Hall, was arrested on Sunday, Carranza said.

All remained jailed Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they had attorneys.

There has been a rash of celebrity home burglaries in Los Angeles and nearby areas in the past two years.

In 2017, singer Alanis Morissette had about $ 2 million in jewelry and valuables stolen from her Brentwood mansion. The NBA’s Nick Young lost about $ 500,000 in jewelry and other items during a burglary at his Tarzana home.






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Finance Firm 23 Capital Staffs New L.A., New York Offices (EXCLUSIVE)

Sports, music and entertainment finance specialist 23 Capital is opening up shop on both coasts in the U.S., recruiting David Pogoda and Mathew Carvajal to lead its effort to ramp up business stateside. Pogoda will be managing director and head of North America. He joins from Evolution Media Capital, the investment and advisory firm backed […]