Last night the style set gathered in L.A. for the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards, honoring the likes of Brandon Maxwell, Bella Hadid, and Lady Gaga. With host Nicole Richie taking to the stage, along with Gaga and... Keanu Reeves (?!), the night was a star-studded affair featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood and fashion. From Carine and Alber to J. Lo and the Weeknd, click through for an inside look at all the show's shenanigans.
When you've a contact list as full of cool, creative, and stylish people as ours, there's really only one thing you can do. Call them up and have a massive party of a photo shoot, duh! We've shown you la crème de la crème of both New York and San Francisco. Now, it's Tinsel Town's turn. We're back with You Should Know: Los Angeles, and we've more names for you to know than ever!
True humility and kindness is difficult to find in any city, let alone Los Angeles. Perhaps this is what makes Macedonia-born Dimitri Dimitrov so charmingly remarkable. With the keys to the city, the Maître D' of The Sunset Tower Hotel navigates the seating of the city's most powerful players with a soft, accommodating nature. Reccomended for the job by Tom Ford, Dimitrov's character and legendary position have landed him much deserved attention. Perhaps you remember him from The Grand Budapest Hotel? A real life, Wes Anderson inducted member of The Society of Crossed Keys.
Could we be Kelly Chapman Meyer? The perfect hair. The perfect style. An all too chic mix of groovy meets classic meets Celine. A modern Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Hey, we can dream can't we! Doting mother, and loving wife to NBC Vice Chairman Ronald Meyer, Kelly's got the whole 'having it all' thing down pat. Be on the watch for her newest producing project, Heartbeat if you don't believe us - sure to be the next big TV hit.
Two interior decorators. One black lab. Could there be a more picture perfect family? We absolutely adore Nathan. Not only does he bring life to every room he designs (nobody pops color quite like this guy), he's also the life of every party he attends. Whom else would we have even dreamed of hosting a beach soirée in Malibu with? As for Eric? Well, this Elle Decor darling is as impossibly lovely as he is impossibly tall. And at 6' 7", that's saying something. Oh, and but of course, let us not forget Nacho. Shop dog extraordinaire, and perpetually camera ready canine.
Jared Meisler is behind some of our favorite LA restaurants. You can thank the so so sweet restauranteur, or as he prefers to be known, Eater / Drinker, for faultless standbys Bar Lubitsch, Roger Room, Jones, and The Pikey (Mary’s Vinegar Chicken off the dinner menu here is, no exaggeration, a recurring dream of ours). Lucky for us he was able to swing by the shoot and steal some time from his busy schedule putting together his newest project Barbette. Projected to open this summer, keep your eye out - you'll want to get your reservations in as soon as you can!
Fashion and fabric-obsessed garment entrepreneur Ethan Lipsitz is the founder of Apliiq - where customer creativity is embraced, and everyone can make their own clothing brand. Pass us the sequins! As you can imagine, Ethan's quite the creative himself. Just take his watch, the face of which he painted himself. "It's teal o'clock." Too fun!
When it comes to entrepreneurial instincts, Gregg Renfrew is a natural. Having founded The Wedding List, an registry concept so good Marth Stewart had no choice but to snatch it up, only she could create and run such a brilliantly successful beauty company, all while being a bit of a beauty novice herself. At Beautycounter, the mission is education - to get safe, healthy to use skincare products into the hands of consumers confused by an overwhelming market of chemically based choices. Now, years of hard work and research in, she's one of the most enviable medicine cabinets out there!
Like any sensible USC students, Harrison,who was raised in Nashville’s preppiest pastures, alongside his style-obsessed blog partner Ash, hit the clubs as hard as they hit the books. At USC, a.k.a the University of Spoiled Children, that means heavily documenting your frequent visits to Blind Dragon, Hyde, the garden at Chateau Marmont and anywhere else the PYTs hang out. Harrison and Ash’s blog - The Urbane - is all things young, fun and L.A.
"Tech Nerd, Marathoner, Music Lover, Global Citizen, Strategist, Health Nut, High on Life." Assia Grazioli-Venier's instagram bio is basically bursting at the seems. Full of energy, Assia's the perfect fit for her job as a Technology and Media Adviser to companies and venture capital firms. Eager and excited, not to mention fun and fashionable, she's so the spirit you want behind your business.