The second Jessie Cohan walked on to our shoot, before even officially meeting, we knew this girl had to be a stylist. A perfectly pulled together look, stylish but not too stylist, comfortable but not too comfortable - only a professional could have nailed a Goldilocks sartorial situation like this. And as you can imagine, her portfolio does not disappoint either.
Jasmin Shokrian’s eponymous Los Angeles fashion atelier is like an art studio – perfectly sculptural, minimalist dresses paired with oversize black leather disc bags. Her aesthetic is jut like California’s stunning terrain, filled with and beautiful, organic shapes and absolute heaven to the touch textures.
Zev Borow. A man of many words, and even more gesticulations. Following his work is basically akin to following cultural bread crumbs through the last few decades. In the 90's, he started Might with Dave Eggers, a beyond witty satirical magazine, and since has written for just about everyone, ranging from The New Yorker to Spin to GQ to Wired, and, now in LA, television such as the NBC series Chuck.
Unlike most people in Hollywood - George doesn't just play a fashion authority on TV, he actually is one in real life - the everyday leading role as one of L.A’s most visibly stylish personalities. After his post as The New York Times’ style editor on the beat, George went TV, cohosting “Fashion Police” with his disgustingly hilarious and wonderfully iconic friend, the late Joan Rivers. When not talking who wore what best, George writes books, such as his fashion guide, aptly titled “Glamorous by George” bien-sur.
Brit stylist Nikki Pennie has dolled up everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to Madonna - even sharing her fashion advice with plebeians as a correspondent for CNN. Nikki’s enviable personal style fits in perfectly with her current booming career as a global DJ, not to mention her covetable role as Dior's Beauty Ambassador. So far she's spun for Dior, H&M, and Donna Karan, just to name a few, and is about to release her own music, wittily referred to as “SheJ” tracks. A Pennie from heaven.
Have you ever seen such a cute face? The fact that Blake's also extremely funny – think Goldie Hawn spliced with Ryan Reynolds - it's almost too much. As April’s gay boyfriend Derek on “Parks and Recreation,” Blake stole every scene and scored tons of fans. He did the same on "Mixology." Up next is NBC pilot "Good Fortune" with Parks pal Rashida Jones. And Cheers! Blake got married to his boyfriend, actor Ben Lewis just this past January.
Cast of Vices - Chris Glancy’s smart, subversive, covetable jewelry and accessories line is decadent, luxe and a perfectly executed archive of old school L.A punk imagery. “Drugs saved my life,” confesses a sterling pin. A silver Xanax tablet looks like a signet ring. “Thank YOU” Bodega shopping bags come in soft leather - our favorite. Cast of Vices is for the person who wears Hedi Slimane’s latest Saint Laurent collection – which means just about everyone in Hollywood. So stock up.
Grindr, the gay hook-up app with the ultra-accurate GPS system and astounding number of over a million users per minute, just went chic. They hired PR Consulting in New York for their press and got Landis Smithers to leave Pepsi to become their Vice President of Marketing. As you can see, the job definitely comes with perks. Grindr already live streamed J.W. Anderson’s AW16 menswear show from London. So thank Landis. Grindr 2.0: dick pics with a side of fashion.
“The Gilded Razor,” Sam Lansky’s brutal and beautifully written memoir about drugs, sex and that almost rite of passage of being young and lost in New York, is a fast, furious, sometimes shocking, and always gripping read. The Holywood Editor for Time, as you can imagine, he spends many a day with top celebs - most recently, his all too envious hang out was with Adele.
Like Edie Sedgwick, Tinsley Mortimer, and other It Girls du nuit (okay, well maybe not so much Edie Sedgwick. Let's be real, no one's touching that for a good long time), Charlotte can surely be found wherever the chicest action is going down - from LA to Saint Tropez and beyond. Girl's a full blown social butterfly.