3 posts tagged "Kristen Lee"
As one of the leading retail destinations in Los Angeles, TenOverSix—founded by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham—has garnered a cult following with its tightly edited mix of designers (think Jesse Kamm, Jenni Kayne, THVM, Alasdair, Maison Kitsuné, and beyond). Now, Lee and Cunningham have brought their cleverly cool curation to the Lone Star state, selecting Dallas’ recently renovated Joule Hotel for the location of their second outpost. Mimicking the L.A. store’s eclectic white-and-wood interior, the more-than-550-square-foot Dallas boutique is filled with an ample array of wares by up-and-coming designers, established indie labels, and high-profile brands. With the Dallas set in mind, Lee and Cunningham have stocked a ready supply of cocktail dresses and filled their Lucite display boxes with both subtle and statement jewelry from the likes of Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and Pamela Love. Staying true to their signature edit, the pair has made sure to bring along their best-selling stock of Karen Walker, Vena Cava, and Rachel Comey, as well as pieces exclusive to the new location.
In addition to the main store, Lee and Cunningham have created TenOverSix Presents—an updated take on a hotel gift shop, which, set in the Joule’s lobby, offers a quirky mix of gifts, accessories, and essentials. Only at TenOverSix can one find toothbrushes, a birdcage necklace, and a pig-shaped fruit basket all in the same place.
TenOverSix is open now at the Joule Hotel, located at 1511 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202
Fashion and film have long made for fine bedfellows. (Just take Marc Jacobs’ Taxi Driver-inspired Spring collection or Karl Lagerfeld’s myriad Last Year at Marienbad references throughout Chanel’s.) But to celebrate its new, decidedly modern digs just off a particularly glitzy strip of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, L.A. boutique Ten Over Six is taking film-inspired fashion to a new level. Owners Brady Cunningham and Kristen Lee commissioned friend Lun*na Menoh (an artist, singer, and fashion designer whose husband does all of Ten Over Six’s book buying) to create one-of-a-kind garments inspired by ten iconic films, from The Deer Hunter to 8 ½. “They’re all handmade; each one is a little different and the label will tell you the movie, the year it was made, and the director. They’re fascinating pieces because they’re like a collage in a way,” Cunningham said, pointing to a collared shirt with tie and cardigan that references Reservoir Dogs. For verification, you only needed to look at the wall—at the opening party on Saturday night, clips from the ten films screened on a loop.
Of course, it’s not only film fashion at the new space. Dresses from Vena Cava, capes from Ten Over Six’s in-house line, and embellished footwear made in collaboration with NYC jewelry line du jour Anndra Neen are all on offer, too. And, tucked away behind a semi-transparent partition is Cunningham and Lee’s work/design space. As they say in Hollywood, it’s where the magic happens.
Ten Over Six is located at 8425 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 330-9355, www.tenover6.com.
What with the snow falling yet again on New York fashion week, it was tempting, yesterday, to fantasize about hopping a plane bound for L.A., sans return ticket. As it turned out, the snow abated by early evening, and the party for the Tenoversix pop-up at the Manhattan location of The Future Perfect brought the City of Angels to us. If founders Brady Cunningham and Kristen Lee can’t import the sunshine, they have, at least, transplanted Angeleno style: Some of the greatest hits from their popular West Hollywood boutique have been stocked on a compact cart at the front of The Future Perfect, including eighties-inspired jewelry by Rowena Sartin, Tenoversix-brand shoes, a curated collection of CDs, and Rodin essential oils, which Cunningham reports are selling out of the L.A. store the same day they’re stocked on its shelves. “We started out thinking we’d just have L.A. designers, but then we realized it was more about creating an L.A. vibe,” she explained, pointing out that the intricately hand-beaded jewelry by Brokenfab, a Lee discovery, actually comes from England. At the party, Brooklyn-based Bodkin designer Eviana Hartman brought a little local flavor to the proceedings as well. Her band, Open Ocean, played a set out of fuzzed-out rock for the packed crowd.