The beyond fab Toni Ko’s Instagram bio says it all - “I work for fun.” After selling her multi-million dollar company, NYX Cosmetics, to L’Oreal, the serial entrepreneur wasted no time at all, jumping straight into her next venture, PERVERSE sunglasses. And let us tell you, we are OBSESSED. Launching today (what timing!), Ko has been previewing her collection of fashionably fun sunnies on her Instagram profile. This Fabulosa pair in fiery red? Perfection, no?
God does Lionel Geneste give good gifts. We ourselves just received an absolutely gorgeous birthday floral arrangement from him but a week back! Though of course - could anything less be expected of such a sharply dressed silver fox such as he? We think not. Thankfully, for those clueless as to the intricate workings behind female gift giving, his brilliant service, bSophisticated, is at your disposal. Never again will your companion feign a grateful smile, or cough out a forced thank you. Merci Lionel!
One of the instrumental founding fathers of street wear, artist turned designer Erik Brunetti has long been on our radar with his too cool brand, FUCT. Basically, everyone should have at least two pieces from his irreverent, watch me give a shit collection. The top pieces we’re pining after? This bomb as “Kick Out The Jams Motherfucker” tee. Oh, and this “Lovers Rule” sweatshirt. You'll be the cooler for it. Nowhere near his level of cool mind you, but still.
Being a well groomed gent isn't quite tough work these days. A quick trim, a sharp shave, a dark and stormy and a sloppy joe slider? But yes, of course. Co-Founder of Blind Barber - the shop slash speakeasy serving up everything a modern day man could need - Jeff Laub is a regular guy's guy with great ideas and a knack for business. Not to mention the cutest little puppy face and well tended coif. A spoken for puppy face that is. CC: Gabi Richmond Laub
LA native Gabi Richmond Laub cut her teeth as a club kid in New York promoting parties and hosting weekly fashion shows at One Little West 12th. Now a stylist for clients like Milk Studios and one of the city’s top event producers, she's one to watch. Especially with husband Jeff Laub of Blind Barber by her side.
“Let’s take a moment to be funny and cool.” Add ‘and impossibly adorable’ to that and you’ve more than a quippy Instagram bio, but a fitting description of Alex Plapinger. Turns at Lionsgate, Rough House Pictures, and Montecito Pictures gave this lovable, spec sporting producer all the experience and know how to start PAVR, his virtual reality production studio.
Get ready to meet the ultimate, girl power mentor - Liz Dennery Sanders. Seriously, Liz is all about inspiration - her Instagram feed alone will have you enlightening the fuck up in no time. And so it seems she’s settled into her passion just fine over at SheBrand, the boutique branding and marketing firm she founded just over five years ago, which focuses her skills towards empowering women, while helping build smart, stylish brands.
With a rock and roll look and a gentleman’s charm, Bryan Rabin is a veritable nightlife legend in Los Angeles. Formerly host of the outrageous punk party Cherry, he currently hosts Giorgio’s, a weekly, pretty much impossible to get into, disco dance night at The Standard Hotel that has lured just about everyone - Mick Jagger, Kelly Osbourne and Denzel Washington to name just a few famous faces.
You’ll be hard pressed to find someone with as much energy and life as Alice Ryan Miller. Infectiously so some might even say. Though with that fast talking british accent, and wide eyes that seem say “let’s have fun,” how could she not be? Tack on her taste and smarts for all things luxury, and this PR / events maven is a name you should not only know, but hope knows you as well!
After almost a decade in Manhattan, working that good old fashion grind on the design team over at Marc Jacobs, Sloane moved to Los Angeles to launch the ultra luxe menswear brand Mercer Market, a line of clothing based on beautifully constructed wardrobe staples. Looks like for our shoot, somebody got a little scrappy with his Mercer Market Pocket Tank. Gotta say, we're into it.