This weekend the fine shops of La Cienega opened their doors for the Legends of La Cienega Design Walk sponsered by Elle Decor. This year they upped the ante, displaying film and TV inspired window vignettes up and down the boulevard. Eat your heart out Simon Doonan! The window at upscale, vintage retailer Dragonette , designed by Melissa Levander, was my favorite.
Truth is that the entire store looks like a perfected, larger than life, 60s musical, set design. It’s divine and totally defines glamorous green . Some of the other eco friendly features were Mary Cordaro’s living green lecture at Bausman and the living wall at bookstore-bistro combo, Assouline.
Prosper Assouline chatted with me about how to curate a modern library. According to him you must have a point of view and make it come to life. He and his wife are charming folks and I highly suggest you pay the West Hollywood shop a visit the next time you need to purchase a present. Their books are really something else and who else has candles that smell like leather, old paper and cigars?
Other star studded events included the Catherine Malandrino fashion show and an Elle Decor party at Baker to close the three day extravaganza. I brought Elle to meet Margaret Russell. She fell in love with my daughter and offered her an internship at the magazine. Nothing like securing a position early. Viva Legends of Design Quarter! I can’t wait to see what they do next year. To top this one, I’m expecting the Harlem Choir and elephants!