We just got back from the Decades Two pop-up shop in Soho, above the Kiki de Montparnasse store and we're still trying to catch our breath. The Los Angeles location has a beloved, loyal following of fashion obsessives on both coasts. New Yorkers upon arriving LA have been known to stop by the store before even checking into their hotels. And it's easy to see why. Walking in the doors was like entering an other-worldly paradise where only beautiful things reside. We spotted Natalie Portman's black and blue Rodarte, the pink Oscar dress Carrie pulls out of Baryshnikov's box, nude Louboutins and navy Lanvin pumps, perfectly worn in Balenciaga motorcycle bags, a mint green Valli gown, a McQueen caftan, Westwood bustiers and an entire rack of Chanel tweed.
Britt sat in a corner with green silk Rupert Sanderson booties on one foot and ruched Margiela on the other before getting so overwhelmed she had to run out (Kelly Bensimon's arrival made it easier to leave) and I wandered the room in sailboat printed Stellas. We escaped with wallets unscathed, but just barely. Maybe it's a good thing Decades doesn't have a permanent spot in the city? Go Sunday when it opens to the public and consider yourself warned.