Bologna, Italy, 1954: A housewife named Ada Masotti goes into the lingerie business. A skilled corset maker, she sews a small collection of lingerie, packs the pieces up in a case, then carries the collection door-to-door to local shopkeepers.The case was lined in red velvet, the lingerie displayed like fine pearls. It was then that La Perla was born. Today, La Perla has over 150 boutiques worldwide, and is opening its first in San Francisco this month.
Shortly before getting hitched over the weekend, Solange stopped by San Francisco to spin at the Top of the Mark's 75th anniversary. You know Solange. Oh, you know Solange. Jay-Z knows Solange, that's for sure. And so does Ken Fulk, who invited the famous songstress to spin at the big bash.
There are store openings. Then there are Chanel boutique openings. And over on Maiden Lane recently, it was wall-to-wall fabulousness at the re-opening of Chanel.
If we actually could have seen those walls (or the shelves, stairs and vitrines) amid the crush of well-dressed revelers, we’re sure they’re smashing. The boutique’s up-do was created by architect-designer Peter Marino who handles the signature looks of Chanel boutiques worldwide.
Co-hosted by sartorial swans Vanessa Getty and Samantha Traina, the event featured a dramatic black-and-silver party tent which enveloped most of Maiden Lane.
Ain’t nuthin’ “obsolete” about the hip, hot new home design gallery Obsolete which opened last night on Portrero Hill with a Commotion of cocktail party.
It was as if the swallows had returned, en masse, to Capistrano as super swell shoppers and design-istas descended upon this soiree hosted by Vanessa Getty and Obsolete owner Ray Azoulay.