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It was JFK to LAX for the boys of Warby Parker who teamed up with a bespectacled Ashton Kutcher to celebrate their new shop-in-shop at L.A.’s Confederacy, the label’s first specs-on-the-ground presence on the left coast. “There is a misperception by the rest of the country of Southern California. And the Southern California that we know is one driven by art and one driven by startups and a fashion community,” co-founder Neil Blumenthal (above right) said of the brand’s new home. “We want to feel part of it even though we’re on the other side of the country.”
Attracting their usual crown of discerning Angelenos, Danny Masterson took turns behind the DJ booth while store owner Ilaria Urbinati chatted up Showtime starlets Emmy Rossum and Madeline Zima. Set to sell their specs through the holidays (including the release of their sunglass collaboration with Suno next week), the L.A. launch was a departure from the brand’s strong Northeast presence, but still logical for Warby Parker’s other co-founder, the San Diego-bred Dave Gilboa (above left). “We wanted to be careful about how we entered the L.A. market because we feel it is so important in terms of style and fashion.” And partnering with Confederacy was the perfect fit. “Ilaria and Danny have captured the same classic American point of view with references to the forties and fifties and aesthetic as we do.”
One Management founder Scott Lipps is our man on the ground at Indio, California’s Coachella festival. Below, his latest transmission.
“The Kings of Leon guys, like guitarist Matthew Followill, chilling at the house next door. Life is good on the water.”
“My buddy and all-around rock star, Ben Shulman (Rebecca Minkoff’s business partner, and designer of her men’s line), and his pal Danny Masterson, live it up for the camera.” Continue Reading “Cable From Coachella” »
It took some patience, but Ilaria Urbinati, the stylist and co-owner of L.A.’s Confederacy, finally got Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos over to the West Coast. “We’ve had this on the calendar for a while,” conceded Halmos (pictured above, with Urbinati and Confederacy co-owner Danny Masterson). “We’ve known Ilaria since she started out as a stylist, and she’s been carrying our line here since the very beginning.” They’re now getting an added vote of confidence: Urbinati commissioned the duo to design her staff uniforms, which debuted at a party in their honor last night. Tara Subkoff, Hilary Duff, and Bijou Phillips were among the revelers taking in the long-sleeved black silk button- downs with chiffon sleeves and black and white printed silk shorts. Not that they needed a job on the sales floor to walk away with some S&H goods. The designers were previewing their Fall ’10 collection, which, they said, was perfect for the L.A. weather. “Our outerwear is particularly strong. Even in L.A., you can deconstruct the pieces and still wear them. And we happen to make a great leather jacket.” That’s something it’s easy to enjoy nationwide, but there are a few pleasures exclusive to the Wild West. “In-N-Out was our first stop,” Shipley admitted.
As Washington, D.C., ushered in a new period of hope and change, Park City continued Sundance business as usual, though with a perceptible spring in its step. Boundary-busting films such as the truly fantastic I Love You Phillip Morris, the story of two gay men falling in love in prison, starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor (who I kept bumping into so much I’d swear he has a clone), and Acting for the Camera, a short film about an acting class simulating the infamous fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally, suddenly became more apropos in light of our new historic administration. After what seemed like an interminable day of film-watching, some well-deserved party-hopping was in order. Most headed to after-parties at the Legacy Lodge and Downstairs, the new nightclub owned by Danny and Chris Masterson—the first celebrity-owned boîte in the famously conservative state of Utah—where patrons danced to British house trio Dirty Vegas. Let’s just say that people, myself included, were partying like it was, well, 2009.