It was very cool and very French in Los Angeles on Thursday night at the party celebrating the first year of the Isabel Marant boutique on leafy, intimate Melrose Place in West Hollywood. Like the best hostess, Marant floated around the party throughout the night, seemingly hugging and kissing everyone.
Charlotte Ronson has essentially built a career designing for her friends--which isn't such a bad thing when you consider who we're talking about here: Margherita Missoni, Kelly Osbourne, Joy Bryant, Whitney Port and Nicky Hilton were among the designer's pals who came to show support at Ronson's spring 2012 show. And that's not even counting the Ronson bloodline, which, with Sam Ronson DJ'ing the event and Annabelle Dexter-Jones walking, was in full force. But while the celebrities were easy to spot, the actual collection was a bit harder to pin down.
LOS ANGELES-Saturday night Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala, the boys behind the clothing line William Rast, launched their limited edition line for Target with a special shopping event. And it was some party. Guests entering the industrial space in downtown Los Angeles were instantly transported into the William Rast for Target world of rebellious biker culture. The brand’s campaign video, set in some remote country landscape, was projected high up on the walls, and carpeted lounge-like shopping areas throughout the warehouse lent the event a bohemian, laid back vibe. Even the dressing rooms, seemingly made from wooden shipping crates, complemented the rough and tough aesthetic of the brand. (Super creative idea; unfortunately it was also claustrophobia-inducing.) Lucky party-goers got to beat the Target crowds and shop the Western-inspired collection alongside celebs like Rachel Bilson, Anna Faris, and Malin Akerman. (As well as that dude from Gossip Girl and The Social Network.) In between bites of mac and cheese and mini ice cream sandwiches, we also spotted Joy Bryant, Minka Kelly, and Chord Overstreet of Glee checking out the goods. As cool as the party was, the night's real stand-out was the super affordable and entirely-wearable collection, with pieces ranging from $16.99 to $199.99.
Several weeks ago, we reported that publicists were having fashion panic attacks: No celebs were RSVPing to shows, the VMAs in Las Vegas were luring