Dear Pennies and Pens, When outsiders come to Hollywood, they expect the glitz and glam—and it’s there—but there’s a folksy community under the surface too. This other side of Hollywood can be seen at the new weekly Vintage Market (basically a farmer’s market), which launched July 23 and continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to [...]
Dear Pennies and Pens, When the first day of summer hit Southern California in June, the deep blue sea sparkled under a Tiffany’s blue sky—the juxtaposition of color was like seeing a sapphire stone in the classic jewelry box. Taking in the scene while riding seaside along the Pacific Coast Highway, cobalt, azure, cerulean sparkles [...]
Dear Pennies and Pens, Paris Hatcher, author of the blog Where Sexy Meets Classy, is offering her own personal style to the masses by turning her website into a boutique called Shop Sexy Meets Classy. While shopping Los Angeles’ downtown Fashion District for unique items for her online store, Hatcher told L.A. Confidential she has [...]
Dear Pennies and Pens, The guest list at Italian designer Renato Balestra’s U.S. debut sparkled as much as the couture. The event not only showcased Balestra’s work, but also benefited the City of Hope—enticing the social elite to gather at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on April 14 for both fashion and [...]
The ‘Una Notte di Speranza’ fashion show that fused European and American cultures benefits City of Hope, a leading cancer research center.
Paper magazine throws its 14th annual Beautiful People issue launch party at in Hollywood on Tuesday night.
Dear Pennies and Pens, How divinely serendipitous is it to have Los Angeles Fashion Week and de la Pen’s L.A. Confidential to launch the same weekend? Here in L.A. Confidential, I’ll give you the behind-the-scenes of West Coast fashion and, to be behind-the-scenes I myself will remain incognito as always L.A. Confidential. So, to kick off L.A.’s [...]
Dear Pennies and Pens, Hey guys! So you may have noticed that I just added “Pens” to my opening line. I did this because I’m toying around with the idea of designing a line but of course my inability to sketch and not having a budget are stopping me from actually doing so. Nonetheless, I [...]