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Dress To Impress

February 24, 2017
How To… Get Red Carpet-Ready

Whether you’re attending the big O itself, or have an invite to a fab party, LUXE suggests getting geared up at the following fashion-forward stores…

For that unique piece you won’t see on all the other fashionistas, check out fine vintage emporium The Way We Wore, curated by Doris Raymond, which specialises in C.20th pieces from Dior to Oscar de la Renta. Clothing and accessories on the main floor are divided into decades, with haute couture, eveningwear and designer RTW upstairs. You’ll also find dandy vintage, ‘neo’ vintage (by more contempo names like Galliano and Tom Ford) and mod designer delights at Decades, including a lovingly edited collection of glam gowns from Lanvin to Gaultier. Killer bags too.

Ladies, you’ve got the dress, now adorn it with sparkly bits by Tiffany or Cartier at Craig Evan Small, a highly respected dealer of era-spanning estate and antique jewellery, as well as wow wristwatches.

Gents, in need of a sharp suit? For bespoke tailoring trot to Art Lewin & Co’s stylish LA showroom. They also stock Private Label RTW for speedier purchases and offer expert alterations to tweak your favourite garments, plus cater to female clients.

For natty accessories (for him or her) head to Alchemy Works to source cool graphic clutches, polka-dot brogues by the Office of Angela Scott, and Warby Parker eyewear, or boho milliner Nick Fouquet for head-turning hats with a dash of eccentricity (think fedoras made from sustainable beaver fur felt!).  Ready for your close-up?!

The Way We Wore / 334 S La Brea Ave / Hancock Park / +1 323 937 0878 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun /

Decades / 8214 Melrose Ave / Beverly Grove / +1 323 655 1960 / 11am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun /

Craig Evan Small / 731 N La Cienega Blvd / Beverly Grove / +1 310 550 7895 / 11am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sun /

Art Lewin & Co / Suite 806 / 315 W 9th St / Downtown / +1 213 785 2400 / 9am-5pm Mon-Fri /

Alchemy Works / 826 E 3rd St / Arts District / +1 323 487 1497 / 11am-7pm daily /

Nick Fouquet / 853 Lincoln Blvd / Venice / +1 310 310 2315 / noon-7pm Mon-Sat /

Photo © Maria Laxamana