PHOTOGRAPHY: NANCY SCHOENMAKERS ~ ERIC ELENBAAS AGENCY
STYLING: SORAYA BASIRAN ~ ANNELIES TAN MANAGEMENT
GROOMING & HAIR: DENNIS MICHAEL ~ ELLIS FAAS COSMETICS | KEVIN MURPHY ~ ANGELIQUE HOORN MANAGEMENT
MODELS: ZELIG ~ MAX MODELS | DEMY MATZEN ~ REPUBLIC | TOMO KURATA ~ ROCKETGARAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS: RENEE LIGTVOET & KARYM AHMED
1st Class Fashion is a inventive social media platform with a revolutionary twist—one that encourages LA’s sartorialists to share snapshots of their daily looks on the brand’s website. If the photo hits 300 or more likes, 1st Class Fashion awards the member with a 1st class round trip ticket to, drumroll…anywhere in the world.
Ummm, how do we sign up?
Well, our editors were so intrigued that we went a bit further than merely entering our email address in a digital sign-up box. In conjunction with 1st Class Fashion, LA CANVAS headed to a private jet hangar for Luxe Lane, a luxurious “shop n’ sip” experience celebrating the launch of the brand’s innovative campaign on Thursday, September 4th. It was a hit to say the least.
Attendees enjoyed artisanal cocktails and snacks from Pretzel Crisps. Contemporary brands like David Giampiccolo, Rehab, Style Stalker, Line & Dot, Teeki, Bow Appetit, and AfrikaFifty6 were available for purchase, with a beauty bar provided by Silhouette Inc. NoMBe and DJ Ariel will hit the decks to score an evening of wanderlust and extravagance—an evening guests won’t soon forget. Catch a glimpse in some of the recap images in our gallery. Photos by Mark Wales:
Expansions are the celebratory kind on the corner of 8th and Main in bustling DTLA: vintage-inspired, multi-brand retailer AltHouse opens up shop in DTLA on October 1st, and all in wondrous 1,650 square foot space filled with delicious curations of over 35 womenswear and accessories labels. We’ve already stalked their site and like what we see. The boutique owner and LA lady, Jennifer Althouse, wanted to open up shop where innovation, historic charm and change are still are at work… enter DTLA and all its glory. A few gems we’re gonna definitely take away from this spot are Apiece Apart, Samantha Pleet and Kimem. We also dig what she has to say about her core concept:
“My deepest love and pursuit of fashion was drawn from great designers of the sixties and seventies with my eye towards the future. My store is a reflection of this and a reflection of my lifestyle. I am always seeking that same inspiration as I set out to discover the fashion vanguards of tomorrow. “
*AltHouse will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday from 11am to 8pm—head there to browse, congratulate and shop.