Happy Monday! Last night was a beautiful night to be at the Long Beach Marina watching the sunset. It is finally cooling off enough to wear this long sleeve chambray dress and my Sam Edelman booties. I also couldn’t wait to show off this gorgeous bag that was made for me by the lovely and talented Gabriela from Lola 76. It is the softest suede on the outside with an even softer purple leather lining the inside. There is a gold chain strap that is detachable and there are 3 magnetic closures so its really secure and it’s made in LA. I absolutely love it!
Along with the bag Gabriela included the sweetest handwritten note on Maya Angelou stationary. I could feel her passion. It is something of beauty. The note says, “Brittany I hope you enjoy your Lola. “The Met” was inspired by my first trip to NYC. With all the electricity in the air, the history of the punk rock scene, the elegance of the Met and Lincoln Center, I wanted to give todays kickass contemporary woman that feel and versatility. Rock it with your favorite band T and jeans or perfect for an evening at the Opera!”
Have a magical week! XO
Fashion Business Inc is a non-profit organization that provides the fashion industry with entrepreneurial development, resources and training, to support its growth and profitability. My friend Mary and I had the pleasure of attending their annual fashion show last week at Union Station in DTLA and it was fabulous! So. Much. Talent.
It was my first time at Union Station and it was absolutely gorgeous. The bubbles were flowing at the opening reception and Gary Allegretto kicked things off with an amazing harmonica performance.
FBI’s Emerging Designer of the Year 2015, EIS Los Angeles
I wanted everything from the MK Collab collection!
Hot bods at Odina — Earth friendly swimwear made from recycled plastics.
VENE AI dazzled the runway with their unique gowns.
Soverra by Minnie Tu introduced her first collection and it was beautiful!
Mayayadance did a magical performance.
Chyangra Pashmina came straight from Nepal with something for the whole family.
AS by DF was the Moss Adams MAFI Winner 2015.
Plush Cashmere — Mixing it up West Coast style. I love that sweater cape!
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a night of fashion at the beautiful Taglyan Complex in LA. It was an Art Hearts Fashion event produced by the smart, savvy Whitaker sisters Erin and Sarah. What a night!
How gorgeous is this space? It was the perfect place for a fashion show. This was swimwear by Courtney Allegra.
The Courtney Allegra models after the show.
The art part of the night included a little indoor gallery as well as an outdoor space. I loved this painting by Molly Gruninger.
There was a beautiful outdoor space around a fountain that had all of these fun pop culture/fashion paintings by Sham Ibrahim tucked around in the trees/bushes. I loved it!
The show closed with the fabulous designs of Amato Couture! It was wild and over-the-top and I loved every minute of it!
Amato Couture really knows how to put on a show! This red moon backdrop with the red hair, fog and gorgeous dress was magical!
The Sofitel in Los Angeles is more then just a hotel. It is an international gathering place with beautiful decor, top notch dining at Estérel, and a fabulous lounge, Riviera 31. Right now for Sofitel Wine Days (through October 31st) order a French wine flight during happy hour and graze their vast spread of the most amazing cheese, olives, honey and snacks all for just $15! What a deal! I recently stopped by and experienced it all…happy hour, dinner and a fantastic jazz show!
The Sofitel Wine Days event takes place during the traditional wine harvest season in France, and offers an opportunity to discover French wines in hotels around the world.
I could of made a meal out of this delicious spread!
I absolutely love this outdoor seating area!
After dinner we walked back into a packed lounge and this amazing jazz band. There are different jazz musicians every Monday night and the doorman told me that Stevie Wonder showed up and played earlier in the year. It was a really fun vibe!
I just want to note our dinner at Estérel. It was to dark to take any good pics but we had a really wonderful meal. To start off the waitress recommended the Strawberry Basil Martini that was sooo refreshing and flavorful but not too sweet, just the way I like a cocktail! Then came a really lovely bread basket full of all different types of deliciousness. We had lamb meatballs as an appetizer which I could of had as an entree because they were so good. They were done Moroccan style with couscous and dates which came as a surprise as I was expecting them to be Italian style in a red sauce. It was a good surprise as they turned out to be my favorite thing! We had a very nice lobster for dinner and really enjoyed the romantic, relaxed vibe of the outdoor dining area. It was a beautiful evening under the stars!
The Sofitel is located at 8555 Beverly Blvd right across the street from the Beverly Center.
Photos by Wade Hammond
I am completely obsessed with Sara Happ lip products! Something so simple as a lip scrub almost seems unnecessary until you try it. Yes, it is one more thing to add to your nightly routine but it is so worth it! I use the Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar and if it happens to get in my mouth it tastes like a chocolate Peep! I slather it on dry lips then wipe it off with a tissue and rinse my lips off with water. Then I apply the Sara Happ Lip Balm and wake up with the softest, most kissable lips! Her One Luxe Lip Gloss is amazing too. She makes the perfect nudes. Checkout her fun event at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills!
Blogger babe Rossana, Sara Happ and me at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills.