Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Beverly Wilshire

I love to go to the hotel where Pretty Women was filmed. Yesterday, the lobby was decorated with a wall of roses and the wrapping paper on the fake presents looked like vintage 60s Christmas wallpaper. 

My favorite place to hang out is the lobby, where the rich and richer hang out in their natural habitat. They are sometimes over dressed, mainly in Todd’s, and the men look like they sit down and work a lot. The women’s faces are greasy with moisturizer and as I waited for my mid-range car to arrive from the valet I heard the woman say to her companion–they were in their mid forties–"Don’t forget who you are and who you represent." Weird.


Sample Sales Galore This Weekend

Gen Art Los Angeles is having their annual sample sale this Friday and Weekend.

From Gen Art:

A Shopping, Fashion and Beauty Extravaganza


BDB is sharing the 30,000 sq ft Barker Hangers with Gen Art – be sure to check out their participating designers at

Join us for an amazing day of shopping, complimentary cocktails, music, pampering and djs!

Friday, December 1st
3:00 – 9:00pm

Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA

Gen Art will showcase the wares of over 40+ emerging high-end fashion designers selling their fall / winter collections at discounted prices in womenswear, menswear and accessories!

Participating Designers:
Amy Kathryn Handbags
Anzevino and Florence
Bare Accessories
Bilingual Clothing
Christie Martin
Elise Ferrare
Eva’s Box
Heidi Merrick
Jack Blue Handbags
Jack Rabbit
Jenny Jen
Kushcush by Kerry Cushman
Lesa Wallace Handbags
Lisa Guild Designs
Live Glamorously or Die
Meghan by Meghan Fabulous
Moss Mills
Natalie Anne
Oligo Tissew for Oliver Twist
Plume by Pamela
Purp7e / Purp7e Agua
Society for Rational Dress
The Art of Chase
Tracy Zych

And dozens of additional designers at Billion Dollar Babes under same roof. To see list of those designers, click here.

Check out pictures from our last Shopping Spree this past April.

Beverages provided by: Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Ciroc Vodka, Red Diamond Wines and Beck’s Premier Light

Additional support provided by: Acura, American Express, Crunch and Max Custom Media

Media Partner:

Hair Styling Team provided by:

Lounge furniture designed by:


VIP: (includes gift bag and access to VIP lounge with special treatments)
Associate Producer Members: 2 complimentary tickets
Platinum & Lower Level Members: $25 / ticket
Non-members: $30 / ticket

* Gen Art Associate Producer Members will receive an invitation prior to the event with RSVP instructions

Free! Each guest must register separately – please click on the link below to register for the event! You must register separately for each day!

* To become a Gen Art member, click on the link below or call 310-601-3213

* Use your IN:LA(SM) Card from American Express and save 10% on your advance purchase. Apply now at

* Portion of proceeds to benefit the Gen Art Foundation


A+R Goodies

If you are ever in Silver lake go by my old boss’ store A+R (That’s A plus R, not A & R).  Andy and Rose have filled their store with delicious design goodies from around the world, the kind of things you would pick up if you frequented the design trade show circuit. My special favorite is a knife set that consists of a silver figurine of a man impaled with five beefy knives. 

Here I’ve included some images of their Swedish felt purses and Brooks Salzwedel’s fabulous Shane Belts. 

A + R 1716 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, 323.913.9558

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Kim White Handbags

I just love these colorful handbags. Buy some for your girlfriends this holiday season! They’re eco friendly too and made in lovely Los Angeles.

xo Stylechica


Got a birthday card from my stalker in prison today. It says Thinking Of You On Your Birthday.

"Here’s a birthday card for me to you. if you birthday has passed save it for next year."

The head of the research department is trying to find out what sort of crime he committed. . .At least this time it wasn’t poetry in Spanish. I don’t speak Spanish.

-Freaked out Stylechica