11 posts tagged "Jennifer Aniston"
Informed by the ethos of “him, her, and home,” interior designer-turned-accessory designer Elisabeth Weinstock will bow her first store in West Hollywood on Monday. After years spent working on interiors projects, Weinstock, who counts Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Naomi Campbell among her fans, branched out and crafted an exotic skin jewelry box. It was this that got her into the accessories biz and, with the help of L.A. store Maxfield, she realized there was quite a market for her high end vision of sleek, understated cases and bags. Her collection, which is produced locally, is one that addresses today’s modern needs—for instance, there are plenty of tech accessories. But there are a few kitsch and novelty items, too. “I love creating things that are off the beaten path—a tampon box, a condom box, even a dopp kit as a clutch,” the designer says.
With her interiors experience at play, Weinstock repurposed a 1930s house to achieve an 1,800 square-foot abode for her thoughtful designs. The new store is divided into three sections: The first is a “man cave,” which features Weinstock’s bestselling dopp kits (most popular in boa and watersnake) and humidors, along with a croc football and anaconda boxing gloves—ideal for the guy who really does have everything. “There’s a customer that’s hungry to find something new, something different that’s made like an everyday object,” she reasons. The more feminine “boudoir” area offers an elevated take on the cosmetics case, a crossbody bag, a wallet, and a clutch in a range of skins. Finally, there’s a home, or “living room” section, where shoppers can find custom coffee tables (one of which is shown in viper), stacking boxes, and the jewelry boxes upon which the brand was built. “Without sounding too cliché, it’s modern and edgy but still everyday,” Weinstock says of the space. Not cliché at all—in fact, it mimics the very spirit of the collection.
Elisabeth Weinstock’s new store will open on Monday at 8159 W. 3rd Street, West Hollywood, CA; www.elisabethweinstock.com.
“I wanted to take the lifestyle in [Lords of] Dogtown but add a twist to it,” says filmmaker Bon Duke of his new short movie (above). The result? Norwegian stunner Erjona Ala clad in Prabal Gurung, sauntering through the underpasses of Williamsburg, leading a pack of skateboarders. [Nowness]
In celebration of the Biennale des Antiquaires, Christie’s auction house is showcasing the works of two designers of fashion’s past—Hubert de Givenchy and the late Helene Rochas. Pieces from Rochas’ collection will be up for sale at the September art festival, including a Balthus painting, portraits of the designer by Andy Warhol, and more. [WWD]
Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of haute joaillerie, Lorenz Bäumer, has designed three new collections in celebration of the brand’s first fine jewelry boutique, set to open July 3. The collections, which were inspired by three iconic locations in Paris, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Élysées, and the Tuileries, will be available at the boutique upon its opening. [T]
Speaking of fine jewelry, Jennifer Aniston was spotted wearing a new diamond ring upon her return home from a European getaway with her beau Justin Theroux. Although the diamond was worn on her right ring finger, rumors are flying that the former Friends star is headed to the altar. [Page Six]
Last seen on the catwalk over a decade ago, male model John Pearson made his return to the runway at the Prada menswear show on Sunday. You may remember Pearson from George Michael’s Freedom video, where he starred as the only guy. [Vogue U.K.]
Jennifer Aniston took to the carpet in L.A. last night for the premiere of her new maternity comedy of errors (a 2010 genre if ever there was one), The Switch. Aniston has a mixed history with red-carpet looks, and if you ask us, she could have dialed up the glamour a bit for her new premiere. Her two-tone Spring ’10 Lanvin dress flatters her ultra-toned figure but doesn’t bring much spark. (Though the contrast-color zip on the side gives a little bit of pop that’s hard to make out in a front view.) With loose hair and strappy, nude sandals, the whole look feels more dinner-and-a-movie than star tour. (Though we love the Ferragamo croc clutch—even if it threatens to upstage its owner.) What do you think? Is less more, or should Jen have done like her on-screen alter ego and switched?