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Mulberry’s English Garden Sprouts in L.A.

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Taking the dense florals and dizzying gardens from her Fall collection on the road, Mulberry’s Emma Hill and gang made their requisite trip to the Chateau Marmont last night to celebrate with the left-coast set. In addition to bona fide L.A. girls like Mena Suvari, Marisa Tomei, and Liz Goldwyn, there were plenty of Brits in attendance, including Alice Eve and Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe. And the table talk revolved around all things Anglo. “Aren’t Americans secretly really kind of Anglophiles a little bit?” Brit Marling asked. “We’re all just longing for the mother country,” mused the star of The East before discussing directors with Emily Mortimer, who’s in the middle of filming the second season of The Newsroom. Looking demure in the label’s emerald School shirt, Mortimer offered that she likes to do her shopping on the fly—literally. “I can’t really walk past the Mulberry shop at terminal three at Heathrow without going crazy.”

Photo: Donato Sardella/ WireImage via Gettyimages

We Laughed, We Cried, We Went to Co’s Movie

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Since branching out to launch their clothing line, Co, in 2011, L.A.-based writer Justin Kern and producer Stephanie Danan have seamlessly straddled the worlds of fashion and film. Each season, they’ve released a mini-movie to complement their collections of easy, no-nonsense feminine separates and dresses. And each season, these shorts have evolved. “The first one was like a trailer, with no talking, and now they’ve become more like movies,” said Kern. Spring ’13 marks Co’s third cinematic endeavor, and the designers teamed up with Oscar-nominated director Stuart Blumberg (whose new movie Thanks for Sharing, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, comes out this August) to create She Said, She Said, a comedic short about a lesbian divorce. This is almost certainly the first fashion film to explore said subject. But even when they’re fighting over assets, stars Marisa Tomei and Élodie Bouchez do the label’s Spring ’13 wares (which include everything from a draped, wing-sleeve black gown to a furry black, white, and pink trapeze top) justice. “We were a bit inspired by clothes actresses wear when they have to go to court,” said Kern of the styling. “I just remember, back in the day, when Winona Ryder went through that whole [shoplifting] ordeal. She looked so pristine in court, and you felt like she couldn’t possibly have committed a crime,” laughed Danan. The movie also stars comedian David Wain, who plays the couple’s lawyer, as well as Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza, who portrays a leather-trouser-wearing temptress. Watch the funny film’s debut above, exclusively on Style.com.

Real, Good Eats, Courtesy of Nina Clemente

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Despite Prop 37 not passing on the California ballot this past November—or perhaps because of it—Nina Clemente has made an impassioned appeal for the cause. The initiative that stipulated the mandatory labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in certain food inspired the chef’s latest undertaking, a three-night pop-up restaurant at The Standard in Hollywood, benefiting the Garden School Foundation. “It’s our right to know what’s going into the food we’re feeding ourselves and we’re feeding our children,” the chef said of the cause, which has paired her with like-minded real-food advocates and hosts Marisa Tomei, Adrian Grenier, Shiva Rose, and Peter Glatzer for the occasion.

Together with chef Michael Reed, Clemente has created a menu that relies heavily on local fruits and vegetables, making a concerted effort to reclaim real food and say no to GMOs. “The city is this incredible place, especially in January, to create this produce-heavy menu. It’s not getting flown in from Peru. It’s getting delivered to me from two miles away, up in Malibu.” The six-course meal begins with a tasting of locally sourced vegetables, moves on to a beet-cured hamachi crudo, a risotto with smoked local mushrooms, roasted local halibut with sunchoke soup, a New York strip steak with smoked eggplant, and a panna cotta with seasonal fruit finale. “The access to the year-round spectacular produce that we have is what drew me to L.A.—and what has kept me here.”

To get a taste of Nina Clemente’s GMO-free menu, visit the pop-up restaurant from January 29 to 31 at The Standard, Hollywood. Learn more at www.reclaimrealfood.com.

Photo: Jonathan Becker

Going Long In Venice

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The 68th Venice Film Festival kicked off yesterday with a screening of George Clooney’s political thriller, Ides of March. On the red carpet, the stars maxed out on this summer’s maxi trend with floor-length gowns, despite the heat.

Ides of March star Marisa Tomei chose a Marios Schwab dress in this season’s seventies-approved mustard; Diane Kruger went ethereal in an Elie Saab Couture gown; and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda went leopard, in a couture piece by her friend Giambattista Valli.

Photos: (Tomei, Brandolini) Giuseppe Cacace / AFP / Getty Images; (Kruger) Venturelli / WireImage

Boy Meets Girl

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The news at Band of Outsiders of late has been the birth of Girl—that is, Scott Sternberg’s new, lower-priced line of womenswear, the counterpart to his designer women’s collection, Boy. (Still following? The men’s is simply called Band of Outsiders, for the record.) “It has more of an antiqued, heirloom quality to it than Boy does,” Sternberg explained at a Dewar’s-fueled dinner last night at his new studio in Hollywood. “There was just this whole other part of womenswear that Boy wasn’t hitting and I wanted Boy just to be what it is, which is a really focused concept line. People didn’t think Girl was going to be pretty, but it works well, because there’s nothing in Boy that’s in Girl and vice versa.”

Sternberg is the outfitter of choice for young Hollywood these days, and there were plenty of boys and girls on hand to toast the new space and the new line. Band of Outsiders has made special inroads among the young, cool, indie guy—the funny sideman lurking in your favorite TV show or movie—and they all turned out to cheer. Parks and Recreation‘s Aziz Ansari (who performs his standup act in a Band of Outsiders tux), Community‘s Donald Glover (a past BOO campaign star), Andrew Garfield (your next Spider-Man, ladies and gentlemen), Glee‘s Kevin McHale, and Dave Franco (James’ little bro) were all on hand. On the girl side were Marisa Tomei, Erin Wasson, Samantha Traina, and Sternberg’s longtime collaborator, stylist Tina Chai. Tomei did her time in front of the lens in Boy for the label’s Fall ’09 campaign, but according to Sternberg, he’s looking for something a little different for next time around. “I’m trying to find a bob, a really good bob,” he said. “We’ll see if I succeed.”


From top: Andrew Garfield and Aziz Ansari; Dave Franco and Scott Sternberg; atmosphere at Band of Outsiders’ L.A. dinner.


Photos: Courtesy of Band of Outsiders