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The Next Big Thing: Dannijo, Spring ’14


Everyone knows their Marcs from their Calvins. But as fashion month kicks into gear, we’ll be spotlighting the up-and-coming designers and indie brands whose names you’ll want to remember.

DANNIJO SS14 Presentation

Label: Dannijo, by Jodie Snyder Morel and Danielle Snyder

Need to Know: Hot off the celebration of Dannijo’s fifth anniversary, the designing sister duo took Spring ’14 to the dark side with their aptly titled collection Noir, which they presented at Industria Studios in the West Village last night. The range, which models wore while lounging around a midcentury-style movie set, is a departure from the label’s consistently cheerful, colorful baubles. And as the name reflects, it’s an homage to the women of black-and-white film noir. Railroad-track chokers, pendants, and signature Dannijo cuffs featured contrasting shades of black and white muted stones, with pops of teal and pink. On hand to fete the line were such Dannijo supporters as Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Rashida Jones, Samantha Ronson, and a bevy of models straight off the runway, including Hilary Rhoda and Coco Rocha.

She Says: “We’ve always worked off this concept of duality,” said Danielle Snyder. “This woman is elegant yet bold, romantic yet dangerous. It’s black contrasting with a pop of spring.”

Where to Find It: Bergdorf Goodman,, and

Photo: David X Prutting/

Dannijo Fall 2013


Label: Dannijo, designed by Jodie and Danielle Snyder

Need to Know: For their Fall 2013 presentation, titled “Vanities,” Dannijo designers Jodie and Danielle Snyder turned the Jane Hotel’s ballroom into a scene out of Dynasty, where models, draped in long-sleeve velvet gowns, sat dripping in the label’s colorful, oversize statement jewelry, which was featured in bold shades of ruby red, emerald green, and clear oxidized crystal. The collection was inspired in part by eighties opulence, specifically in homage to Elizabeth Taylor, and also by vanities of today. In discussing her own take on vanity, cohost and actress Rashida Jones admitted to being tormented by the word. “I have a weird relationship with vanity because I feel like it’s part of my job to be vain, but it’s something I abhor and don’t want to cultivate in myself,” she said. The scene soon turned into a party when singer Angela McCluskey performed for the crowd that included Hilary Rhoda and Coco Rocha.

She Says: “We thought, If Elizabeth Taylor were still around, what would she wear?” said Danielle Snyder. “She was known for beautiful, ornate fine jewelry but wanted to take red-carpet and black-tie jewelry and work backward. It’s easy to take jewelry and make it day-to-night, but it’s hard to take night jewelry and wear it during the day. This collection can be evening and worn for black-tie, but it gives a rocker-glam element to jeans and a tee.”

Where to Find It: Bergdorf Goodman,, and

Photo: Billy Farrell/

Rebecca Taylor Hearts L.A.


To celebrate her first West Coast flagship store on Robertson Boulevard (officially opening Thursday), designer Rebecca Taylor enlisted the help of her celebrity clients, including Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Rashida Jones, and Selena Gomez, to create one-of-a-kind tote bags for the occasion. Each of them was given creative license with a canvas tote that says “RT Hearts LA,” and the results range from Alba’s leopard-print number to Bell’s ultra-feminine pink, lace, and floral motif. Of her bronze and snakeskin bag, Jones tells, “I wanted to keep the bag simple so that it’s easy to wear, but I also wanted it to be consistent with Rebecca’s aesthetic, so I added small patched details and rope trim to give it that RT touch.” The bags, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Worldwide West, go up for auction at the store’s opening party December 7 and will run for a week. Bidding starts at $100.

Rebecca Taylor, 107 South Robertson Boulevard, L.A., (310)-734-0599.

Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

Spike Jonze’s New Cast


Just so we’re clear: Opening Ceremony’s L.A. outpost threw a party this weekend…for its parking lot. “It’s important to acknowledge these things,” said filmmaker and OC fan Spike Jonze. “If a friend of yours gets a parking lot, that’s pretty cool.”

There you have it. (Expect copycat parking lot parties to start springing up any second now.) For a little clarification, we turned to Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon, who explained that where New York stores practice window dressing, Los Angeles turns to pavement. “In L.A., I feel like store windows are kind of unnecessary, so we wanted to take the store window idea and make it into a more elaborate thing,” Leon said. Mission accomplished: He and partner Carol Lim commissioned Jonze to create three air dancers (above)—yep, the blow-up nylon creatures typically found at car dealerships—poised outside the entrance to OC’s accessories shop. “We got a new sign, and we’ve kind of been nerdily obsessed with making these for a while,” Leon went on.”Spike designed them and then I got them manufactured and we decided to do a big BBQ to celebrate.” Leon’s mom, a professional caterer, supplied tacos and churros, and Peaches Geldof, Aziz Ansari, Chloë Sevigny, Rashida Jones, and Mischa Barton all turned out to have a look. (For more pictures, click below.) Call it a California thing. “Growing up in L.A., being from here, you drive around a lot and you always see them. And they’re so cool. Who doesn’t love an air dancer?” Lim chimed in. (She and Leon both grew up in Southern California.) But if you love them, go now; the trio of Gumby-esque dancers isn’t permanent. Jonze’s contribution is the first installation of an ongoing artist collaboration series slated for Opening Ceremony’s West Coast outpost. Of the next partnership, set to hit the store in two months, Leon would say only that “it’s another fine artist and someone who works in painting and drawing.” Continue Reading “Spike Jonze’s New Cast” »

Rashida Jones Knows Her Next Red-Carpet Look


“I was actually on today,” said Rashida Jones last night at the debut of Lacoste’s Pink Croc Collection benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Los Angeles. “I went on because I have a friend at the shows in Paris and she told me I had to check out Stella McCartney and Lanvin.” Well, what a wise pal. Jones was out to support her friend Leslie Mann, who hosted the event to debut the eight-piece collection, which sends a whopping 10 percent of its profits to the cause. Jones stole away from the comedic dream team in attendance (Judd Apatow, Jason Segel, and Michael Cera) to dish on her favorite shows so far. “Stella was amazing; she’s just so feminine with those exaggerated ruffles,” she said. “And Lanvin was just sickening…my friend said she literally wanted to throw herself on the stage.” So, what could we expect to see her in next? “There was this Stella McCartney printed green dress that had a ruffle on the sleeve in the show,” said Jones. “It was just perfect.”

Photos: Stefanie Keenan/Wireimage