Our favorite new accessories boutique, Treat Me Right, is going to be open late night tonight Thursday, December 17, for a friends & family holiday stop and shop. And drink. Owned by former D2 staffer Arianna Pistilli, Treat Me Right showcases stocking stuffers from such fashion luminaries and designers as Grey Ant, Annie Costello, Headless Designs and Figlia. Tonight's fete will also be co-hosted by Christopher Stewart & Andrew Selna of The Clinic of Echo Park. We expect to see you there. With bells on.
Come wintertime, what girl really needs is a little black coat. I mean, she's got to make an entrance first and nothing says devine more than superfine outerwear. so we combed the racks here at D2 to find you the perfect coat for all of your holiday outings and we spied this lil' number from Balenciaga. Simple, chic with a touch of rough sung to the notes of black leather neck toggles. Delish.
*Balenciaga black coat with leather knot details. In a size 36. Priced at $1000.
Hello Chanel-O! from the Spring 2008 collection, these jackets are made a bit sexy, a little bit o' spice, with something kinda naughty and something kinda nice. We'd rock them to every holiday party in town. Girl can do no wrong with Chanel on her shoulders, you dig?
*Chanel plaid boucle capelet with hanging chain details. In a size 34. New with tags. Originally priced at $4220 and available for $1850.
**Chanel plaid boucle jacket with hanging chain details. In a size 34. Priced at $4700.
In our continuing efforts to combat anti-gay ballot initiatives in California, Arizona, Florida and Arkansas, we're participating in A DAY WITHOUT A GAY! To demonstrate outpouring of love from the gay community to continue to say No on H8TE, we encourgae you to call in GAY to work on Wednesday, December 10th and donate your time by volunteering for some community service in your area. www.daywithoutagay.com provides some amazing oppoutunities for service. Lots of love, The Gang @ Decadestwo
In the 9th grade, my favorite movie was Rebel Without A Cause. I was wearing a good deal of black & listening to The Cure a lot so it stands to reason that there would be something about the teenage-y rebellious angst that really spoke to me at time. I dreamed of wearing a beat-up old motorcycle jacket and moving to LA to go the Griffith Observatory to swoon at the stars, which I wound up doing, when I was 24. So I guess, this jacket is send-up to my old 14 year-old self. She would be so proud of me . . .
***Balenciaga black motorcycle jacket with black knit collar. In a size 36. Priced at $1420. for further information or to purchase, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
When I was a kid, my parents would take me to the MACY'S Thanksgiving Day parade every year, and now whenever turkey day rolls around, I can't help but think at the wonder of those gigantic cartoon ballons floating up Broadway inspired . . .
I've been cranking the T.I. & Rhianna track and it's been making me nostalgic for New York winters in the 90s, when I'd throw on my NorthFace puffer and grab my day-glo Sony walkman with Bose headphones and I'd ride the 1/9 , listening to my favorite Black Uhuru tape. So, in a moment of remember-when, i'm bringing back quilted down, ladies. Puffers as done by Stella McCartney and Costume National, that is. Less Starter jacker--more starter wife. So, throw your hands up in the air . . .
***Costume National black puffer vest with fur trim. In an Italian size 40. Priced at $330
***Stella McCartney avant-garde puffer jacket. In a size 38. Priced at $510
for further information or to purchase, please contact: email@example.com
Ok, so we're having a seriously party girl moment. We lovety-doved Parker Posey flitting about the lower east side, fachatat outfit on display, geared up and ready to shine. At a club or in the library. So to celebrate the OG Sex in the City, we've put up a couple jackets that say "What's up? The rent & I'm not paying."
***Gucci pink feather cropped jacket. Priced at $1420
***Gucci yellow feather jacket. Priced at $2020
For further information or to purchase, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, our dearly departed Louis Verdad . . . Favored by Lucy Liu, Cate Blanchett and HRH Madonna, Verdad's strength as a designer was matching precision cuts & tailoring with old world glamour. Once considered the left coast designer to put LA permanently on the fashion map, it's such a shame to see this shining star fall . . . Rest in peace.
Now that the LA seasons have begun to change an the cold (or 75 degrees) is finally upon us, we're in the mood to hunker with a good book and some comfort food. Rather than bother to break out pots and pans, we're more likely to be seen at Campanile, for grilled cheese Thursdays. Remeber those? We're bringing 'em back! Artisinal gooey goodness sandwiched between bakery baked bread with some touch of acidic tampanade type substance? Delish.
Buenos dias, chicas! Just wanted to let you know that we're offering up a little pre-holiday feistas treat! From November 18-25, we're teaming up with Daily Candy and giving our clientele 25% off deal on our goods, including our schwag on ebay and our blog (except Chanel, lo siento). In order to receive the discount, you must register with Daily Candy and if you register your Amex with them & use it for your D2 purchase, you'll get another 10% off! If you buy any of our merchandise online, you must email us and mention the Daily Candy 25% Off Sale, so that we can send you an adjusted invoice for your purchase. Feliz Navidad!
FYI: Living things, one of our most favorite bands and Cavalli models, launches their new single "Let It Rain" today! The band who's inside line on their sound is "War is harmful for children and living things", promotes good vibes and karma through . . . well, rocking out! Check out their new tune!
Also, our favorite band member, Bosh Berlin, is making a guest appearance at Bar Marmont tonight, taking a turn on the old ones and twos. Be sure to pop by @ 11-ish for a spin and a cocktail and tell him how much you dig the new LV track.
Nothing makes me happier than a Friday late night fright flick--especially one that's set in space, features Erin Moran of Joanie Loves Chachi and perhaps the most odious and offensive scene ever shot with . . . well, a pervy giant space worm. Oh yeah! Luckily, it's playing tonight at midnight at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax. No longer just a venue for silent film, the house now screens double and sometimes triple features of rare, hard-to-find and out-of-print films. A $25 monthly membership entitles each cinemaphile entrance to each showing plus one free drink. Talk about getting more bang for your buck!
For more information & a calender of screenings, visit: www.silentmovietheatre.com Silent Movie Theatre 611 N Fairfax Los Angeles, CA 90036
Lady, we love a cocktail, especially with our candy . . . our daily candy that is! tonight, D2, is hosting a party along with Daily Candy featuring the delectable drinks of Di Saronno. Due to the Italian influence, we'll be featuring our favorite Medician designers such as Dolce & Gabana, Versace, Prada & Fendi--with a 25% off storewide sale! Exluding Chanel of course--that's whole different universe!
Ah, the letter B. Both a lovely musical note and the second letter in the Latin alphabet. The letter B means house, deriving from it's first appearance in the Egyptian hieroglyphs symbolizing the floorplan of a house (see above symbol). In the Hebrew Alphabet, B's counterpart Beth represents the letter 2 and in gematria can symbolize 2, 2000 and 20,000.
Our favorite B however, is not a linguisitc manifestation but a Lagerfeld-istic creation. The B.Bag. And so ladies, allow us to share the joys of literacy with you.
* Fendi tan wool B Bag with black velvet front buckles. In next-to-new condition. Priced at $1000
**Fendi sienna textured leather B Bag with black patent leather front buckles. In next-to-new condition. Priced at $1000.
***Fendi black patent leather B Bag with sienna contrast stitching. In next-to-new condition. Priced at $1250.
****Fendi large black textured leather B Bag with black patent leather front buckles. In next-to-new condition. Priced at $1600.
Well, it's November and you Angelenos know what that means . . . It's practically Fall--which in the rest of the world means, it's practically Christmas. or Chanukah. Or Kwanzaa. Really, Thanksgiving. I.e., the season of gift-giving.
So, rather than post-poning present shopping until the last possible minute, we've decided to start thinking about possible lagniappes for our loved ones. Instead of coming up with another ridiculously heavy coffee table book (one year my mother & father requested that I never ever buy them another art book for fear that the coffee table might shatter under the weight of yet another photo-painting-curosity-survey hardcover), this year I've decided to pick out presents that my peeps might actually enjoy, where they get to partake in their favorite activities. Who needs another trinket or bauble to regift come birthday season in April when you could have a monthly pass to the Silent Movie Theatre?
As some of you may know, my old pal Professor Burns is a world class chef so I was thinking that I might buy her a class at the super duper chic Hipcooks, here in Lalaland this Xmas. Hipcooks has an amazing array of classes that cover cuisine from the Farmer's Market to France with multi-culti cute names like Shortcut to Nirvana (Indian) and Turning Japanese (duh). And, after honing her hash-slinging skills, I'm sure she'll want to show them off by cooking me a fantastic meal, making the gift a present for two. With me as one of the ones.
Of course, now that I've gone and let the cat of the bag, I may have ruined the surprise. Shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell . . .
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Tie-dye: it's come a long way since your junior high school best friend convinced you to wrap rubber bands around your favorite t-shirts and soak them in Kool-Aid to look just like her older sister, who had dropped out of high school to sell grilled cheese sandwiches in Arena parking lots of Grateful Dead shows.
Actually, tie-dying is a process that predates the psychadelic 60s by hundreds of years. The earliest survivng tie-dyed textiles are from Peru and date from approximately 500-800 AD. The japanese dying process of Shibori elevates the form to high-art and has been practiced since the 8th century. Shibori includes an elaborate process of stitching elaborate patterns and then gathering the stitching or binding the fabric around a core of rope or wood in order to create patterns of undyed fabirc against intricate dyeing design schemes.
All this to say that tye-dye has a long history of equisite craftsmanship and design well beyond the contemporary notion of the traditional garb of a Burning Man attending back-to-the-lander. Take for example, this tie-dyed Fendi large baguette tote from the Spring 2008 collection. Large lacing detailing draws on the bohemian ideal often associated with tye-die but the soft and supple leather and sophisticated take on a sorbet color palette make this handbag more bling than Beatnik.
***Fendi Spring 2008 Large Tie-dyed Baguette Bag. In next-to-new condition! Priced at $1250. Typically, the large baguettes with the lacing retail from $2100-$2500.
On the eve of such change and progress witnessed in the presidential election, we were devastated at the passing of Propostion 8 in California--a horrific blow to the civil rights of both golden State residents and US citizens across the map.
Whenever fundamental civil rights are denied, no matter the demographic at hand, we are all affected in that whenever civil liberties are usurped, it eats away at the fabric of our country--a fabric woven from freedom, justice and equanimity. In allowing inequality to exist, we make negotiable what should be the inalienable rights of all of the citizens of this country to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
This afternoon, some members of the Decadestwo family joined a No on H8TE Rally in West Los Angeles. Here are some photographs in our struggle to fight the good fight!
If you always wanted that bag or those shoes from last season's Prada, Balenciaga, or YSL, we probably have them . . . In just a decade, business partners Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver have built Decadestwo into an internationally reknowned retail/consignment destination. Our consigner base is comprised of the chicest celebrities, stylists and fashionistas; hence, we stock our shelves with a carefully-edited selection of high-end designer clothing and accessories ranging from seminal couture houses such as Chanel and Christian Dior to emerging avant-garde designers like Alexander Wang and Gareth Pugh. According to Garkinos "We've become a victim of our own success! We now have over 1800 consignors worldwide and are happily inundated with the fab items we receive."