Monthly Archives: September 2008

Band of Outsiders

Scott Sternberg will be a mentor this year at the Otis College of Fashion and Design, which is pretty fabulous. Mentors act as creative directors for a project, then return to the class several times over the school year to critique the students’ designs. It goes without saying that the kids learn a ton from the process. I’ve observed one class taught by Diane Von Furstenberg and I have to say that it was mind-altering (and I’m not a trained fashion designer).

Sternberg is also happens to be one of my favorite men’s designers. Originally a CAA agent before he turned to fashion design, Sternberg’s line Band of Outsiders has a great west coast aesthetic (especially in his choices of fabric) that he pairs with a slimmer, more European, silhouette. The result is very chic and playful. I know the prepsters on the East Coast love his choices, but to me there is a subtle cheeky west coast thing hidden in there–very subversive and very cool.


Smashbox Gets Maternal

Rich Lil Pishers is a shopping and pampering event for moms on Sept 10th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Smashbox Studios in Culver City. You’ll get to shop for ponytail holders by Giddy Giddy, organic cotton products from NEST, outfits from Neige (really cute), Rowdy Sprout and Knuckleheads. Other baby-soft products like blankets from Lucky Jade will be there. These sort of things are always a zoo. I recommend getting there early and moving through the racks like shark.

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased here.