I had a once in a lifetime opportunity this past week to be a part of this year’s GRAMMY Style Studio. As a member of Two Point Oh! LA, I was invited to participate in the Blogger’s Lounge. Presented by the Recording Academy, GSS is a 4 day private boutique experience for Grammy nominees and their stylists, offering fashion, accessories and beauty products from top brands as well as emerging designers to wear to Sunday’s ceremony and other Grammy events. All the way up on the 51st floor of a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles, designers were setup in their showrooms, bubbly was flowing and press were getting ready for their sneak peak. Food, drinks, and fashionable folk were a plenty, making this event one to remember.
Some lovely ladies of Two Point Oh! LA
I think it’s safe to say that Brian Lichtenberg was my favorite of all the designers that showcased at the Grammy Style Studio. I remember being in college, early 2004-ish when Misshapes didn’t yet have a Wikipedia page, but it was in their party photos that I first saw Brian’s designs – jellyfish tanks, sequin patch hoodies…what? I was instantly in lust. My love for his designs translated into this designer profile I wrote for the Grammy Style Studio Blog. It can’t believe I was able to find old photos digging through LiveJournal and Photobucket. Good times. It was really nice meeting Brian, who was super humble and the nicest guy. His clothes were even more amazing in person…and learning that the mirrored shards on the jacket were removable…totally sealed the deal. What I would do to have that jacket or one of those space age dresses.
Gorgeous diamond earrings and precious stone pendants by Jill Reno. And the black ivory cuff has an amazing mix of two-tone golds that work beautifully together.
Alana Hale’s collection was stunning. Romantic, edgy and flirty.
Unholy Matrimony was my favorite of the men’s designs. Conceptual, drop crotch, drapey and grungy. Plus, Rei Kawakubo is a fan, which says a lot.
Jill Sander sunnies by Marchon Eyewear. Also got to preview the Karl Lagerfeld line that is not yet available here in the states.
AMAZING Elvis Laskin sequin dress with cutouts at the elbows. sigh. AND they’re hand-painted.
Charlie Lapson had the most unbelievable clutch that resembled actual tree bark. On top of that, I found this fabulous diamond ring…which is seriously amazing. After working in the fine jewelry biz, I know my jewelry and THIS is serious girls.
The Gypsy 05 technicolor pastel dream boudoir. Complete with decadent mini red velvet cupcakes. Totally a bohemian Marie Antoinette feel.
My favorite of couture designer Lloyd Kein. Leopard print and heavy metal are ways to a girls heart.
Moar of M. Cohen and his edgy, rocker, layerable jewelry. Here’s me wishing the pyramid bracelet could be mine…
Fine Jewelry by Sydney Evans
Lovely bib necklace and accessories by lisamichelle