LOS ANGELES–It was an evening of film and fashion last night as L.A.’s style setters crowded into TENOVERSIX to fete What’s Up, a short film by Gia Coppola (Sofia’s niece and mini-me) in collaboration with Wren’s Melissa Coker and styled by Lula Magazine’s Leith Clark (who unfortunately missed her flight and wasn’t able to join in on the fun).
The film, which first debuted at New York Fashion Week spring 2012, follows the adorable and very bored Bella Zarember as she looks for ways to fight her ennui in the City of Angels. Rich and bored in LA? Sounds like a Coppola movie!
And what do you do when you’re a stylish bespectacled LA high schooler with time to kill? Change in and out of lots of different awesome outfits (all Wren styled by Leith Clark) and accessories with jewelry from Wren x Fallon.
“The clothes speak for themselves, so I just focused on everything else,” said Coppola, who, like the rest of us, cites aunt Sofia as her style idol. “This was a fun collaboration. Melissa [Coker] is so sweet and really just let me run with it. I love that the fashion world is really open to letting me make videos to showcase clothes in a new way. It gives me this incredible opportunity to do something fun and different every time.” She also told us she got a kick out of the Facebook dance scene in the film where friend Nathalie Love (daughter of Teen Vogue/The City‘s Lisa Love) grooves to her Web cam at home.
And then there’s that talking crab, who appears, out of nowhere, at the end of the film to offer up a smoke. “There’s a talking crab who has the voice of Roger Rabbit…seriously!” laughed Coker. She also showed us a sneak peek at Wren’s next film star, none other than Tavi Gevinson, filmed over the weekend.
Sharing her sentiment, Shiva Rose and Liz Goldwyn kept close to Coppola throughout the night, showering the young talent with supportive praises. “This was truly the perfect marriage! This film captures both Gia’s and Melissa’s talents,” Rose said. “It’s definitely the future of fashion. You can see a short film everywhere: you can find it online, you can play it on your phone, you can watch it over and over again–like I plan on doing.”
And while most guests focused on the film screening, we spotted Emily Current and Meritt Elliott doing a little shopping (a faux fur jacket and a gold-plated heart locket necklace by Kiel Mead were among their finds) and brainstorming for their own brand as well. “We’re obsessed with little films right now…We love coming up with a look and turning it into a narrative–it’s a great medium for the future of fashion actually,” the designing duo, who created a short of their own in collaboration with Kate Spade last year, offered. “If we did it again, we’d totally have to street cast in like, Tennessee, though, and get real authentic American girls!”
Photos: Courtesy Wren