Wednesday, January 27, 2010



As most of you know, we'll be hosting our annual shoe sale. All shoes sold at $150 per pair (limit 2 pairs per client). Of course, in the aftermath of the devastating effects of the earthquake in Haiti, we've teamed up with one of our dear friends and longtime clients, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, to do our part. Here's a letter from Garcelle which we'd like to share with you.
See you Saturday!

January 20, 2010
I am sure that you are all aware of the devastating earthquake that has struck Haiti. Although most of my family is safe, the island that I know and love has been changed forever.

Many friends have reached out to me to ask what they could do to help…  and as we all know from the news, the only way to really make a difference right now is with donations of cash.  I support the long-established non-profit Artists for Peace and Justice.  They have done great work in Haiti and are, today, on the front-line of the support efforts, and I had to think of a way to help them out.  My great friends from Decadestwo kindly offered an idea that would be a means of support, one in which we can all easily participate, help get the word out and ultimately do something right now.

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Decadestwo is hosting their annual shoe sale at their Melrose Ave shop.  They are directing a portion of the day’s sales to Artists for Peace and Justice. As you know, Decadestwo resells designer goods from the world's best closets. This shoe sale is one of the best-attended events at the store and a perfect opportunity to raise some money. Which is why I am reaching out to you….

I am writing to ask you to donate your gently-worn designer shoes to this sale, and Decadestwo will create a special area in the store to sell all of the shoes collected from my friends for $50/pair.  100% of the proceeds to Artists for Peace and Justice and to the Haitian people in their time of need.

Cool, right?  Your shoe donation will literally help to get my people back on their feet.  If you would like to participate, just drop shoes off at Decadestwo, 8214 Melrose Avenue before January 29.  If you need help making large donations or if you have questions



Tuesday, January 26, 2010


HELLO CHANEL-O! Ok ladies, our second Hautelook Chanel sale is underway and frankly we don't know why you're still reading this post. Get yourselves over to and check out the sale! Christos curated his MUST HAVE Chanel items for this sale and it's an AMAZING collection of the best bouclé, dazzling dresses and heavenly handbags straight from the Rue de Cambon! Magnifique!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Lookout ladies: Decadestwo is back in full effect, with another fabulous collection curated by Decadestwo co-owner Christos Garkinos, to be posted on our favorite online boutique tomorrow, January 26th. Following the smashing success of our last sale, Christos pulled together his tip-top must-have Chanel pieces, exclusively for our Hautelook clients—many of which are from the past few seasons. We're talking the most beautiful bouclé, sophisticated skirt suits and amazing accessories. Just call us cuckoo for CoCo!
See above for a preview of the goods!
The Gang @ Decadestwo

Friday, January 22, 2010


Holy guacamole, word travels fast in this town! Check out the press on our upcoming shoe sale. Our online faves Racked LA and Fashion Rules posted super fab stories covering our upcoming shoe sale on January 30th. Be there or be square ladies!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Decadestwo is ready to knock your socks off . . . so you can squeeze your tootsies into some heavenly heels! That's right--our fabulous annual shoe sale will be held on Saturday, January 30th! This year, we'll be rocking our racks with the most stylish stilettos, fantastic flats and beautiful boots you've ever laid eyes on. And, during this ONE DAY ONLY event, all shoes will be priced at a wallet-friendly $150, with extended store hours from 9am - 6pm. How much do we love you?

But that's not all. After the devastating crisis in Haiti, we're honored to team up with our longtime friend and client Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon to support the relief efforts of the non-profit Artists for Peace and Justice, in Haiti, Garcelle's native homeland. A special area will be set up in the store, where shoes donated by Garcelle and her friends, will be sold for $50 a pair. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Artists for Peace and Justice. So come on, come by and help spread the love!
8214 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


While I've never been a fan of the upscale track suit and think workout wear belongs in the gym--period--there's something about this Chanel navy sweatshirt that I absolutely adore. Maybe it's the nautical inspiration complete with shoulder epaulettes or maybe its the fact that this baby is going deep undercover as a jacket, complete with Chanel signature touches as the front pockets, contrast top-stitching and silver CoCo metal button closures. Either way, this baby is chic. Wear it over a floral printed dress to lunch or throw it over your shoulders and make those ladies kvell at Crunch!
*Chanel navy knit sweatshirt jacket. Priced at $770. Please contact for inquiries and purchase information.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Fashion on the red carpet at the Golden Globes was red hot! The gowns, the glamour, the glitz . . . I died and went to fashion heaven where apparently, all the angels are rocking frocks in a floral-hued palette. Above see the standouts from this year's Globes in pinks, purples and nudes--as if they were just plucked from an english garden. Delightful!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Maybe its the new year. Maybe its the fact that I'll be turning . . . um . . . 23, yeah, 23. Okay 26. 29 and that's my final offer. But I've decided to start incorporating some classic pieces into my ensembles. There's no reason to look like Lady Gaga took a page from my fashion spread every single day. Besides, sometimes a bustle and a leather tube top is a bit much at the bank. I meant to start with say a sweater set, but when I say this Ferregamo hadnabg--I knew she was my beginning in classic chic. I mean, even an east coast preppy would adore this baby, straight to the Harvard club!
*Salvatore Ferregamo black boxy handbag with golden metal horsebit clasp. Priced at $500. For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Friday, January 15, 2010


Now that winter is finally upon us (It's been 85 degrees here in LA!), I'm so excited to break out the boot collection! I heart boots: motorcycle boots, thigh-high boots, cowboy boots, work boots, Balenciaga boots--the possibilities for a little over-the-ankle-action are endless. Personally, I'm really feeling these Henry Beguelin slouchy styles--complete with cream colroed top-stitching and tassle details. Perfect over pants or under a floral printed mini, the boots are boss!!!
*Henry Beguelin hippie slouchy boho baby boots. Priced at $350. For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Suffice to say, Balmain has done its best to corner the super short super sparkly market but they certainly weren't the first kids to rock a riské vibe. In fact brightly colored sexy frocks have been a staple in the Matthew Williamson neighborhood for years. So here's the latest dazzler from one of our fave brits on the block. This baby is a guaranteed photo-op--go ahead and set up your own red carpet and get ready for a blitzkreig of paparazzi. Shazaam!
*Matthew Williamson multi-colored sparkley mini dress. Priced at $2000. For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Ok, I admit it. I'm a Goyard freak! A Goyard addict. I'm in deep and I just can't get enough. Soon, you'll find me skulking about the Rue Saint Honoré, mumbling about handpainted canvas and monogramed travel sets. Don't judge . . . It's a sickness . . . I have no control! Luckily, I've just set my eyes upon this bad boy: a rectanglar carryall with rolled handles, silver metal hardware and feet. INCROYABLE!
*Goyard Handpainted Handbag. Priced at $1600. NEVER CARRIED! For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Monday, January 11, 2010

For those of you who weren't able to attend our CoCo celebration last month--don't fret or forwn. We absolutely haven't fortgotten about you! In fact, we're posting a sale tomorrow on with pieces straight outta the Rue de Cambon. Here's a sneak preview of schwag from the sale!!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010


I love love love Angel Sanchez! A former architect who left the building business when he realized that his true calling was sculpting stunning ensembles, Angel Sanchez's designs are the holy grail of cocktail and evening wear. Perhaps most known for designing Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria's wedding dresses, his creations are fashion faves on the red carpet. So far, Sanchez has outfitted the following Salma Hayek, Gisele Bundchen, Beyonce, Iman, elizabeth Hurley and Bridget Moynahan--just to name a few. And so, as we count down the days to Awards season, I felt that a Sanchez posting would be fitting, as many of you are gearing up for the party circuit and shows. For those of you gracing the red carpet, I pulled this fabulous red satin ribbon gown with handbeading and petticoat detailing. For those of you who are looking to standout at a cocktail party, hoping to eschew basic black for something that is actually festive, I pulled this short little Sanchez number with handbeading and feather skirt. Heavenly!~
*Angel Sanchex red ballgown. In a size 4. New with tags--originally retailed for $4400 and priced at $2000.
*Angel Sanchez pink cocktail dress. In a size 6. Priced at $1400.
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010


I once heard a rumor that Karl Lagerfeld took his "girls" on a shopping jaunt to Colette and that they descended en masse in head-to-toe black, like a dark cloud of fashion militia on an unsuspecting coastal town. Sometimes, I like daydream that I was one of those Black Water Babes, skulking through the Left Bank with Karl L helming the crew. And if I was, I like to think I might have worn this Prada jacket. Crafted in silk from the white label collection, this jacket also features tufted fur shoulders. Sleek, sexy and dangereuse. Je l'aime.
*Prada jacket with tufted fur shoulders. In an Italian size 44. Priced at $970.
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Tuesday, January 05, 2010


One of the best things about winter is that you get to wear red. One of the best things about Chanel is that you get to wear it all year round. Luckily for you gals, this Chanel clutch is perfect for the winter season and beyond. Crafted in a red molded patent leather, this clutch is the perfect accessory come winter, spring, summer or fall. You really can't go wrong with Chanel.
*Chanel red patent leather hard shell clutch. Priced at $1750.
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Monday, January 04, 2010


Remember the 90s? Now that we've crossed the 2010 mark, they seem so far away. I'm talking the times when Amber Valletta & Shalom Harlow co-hosted MTV's House of Style, Nirvana co-opted the airwaves, and everyone went ballastic over My So Called Life. It was a grand decade--one that introduced us to Marc Jacobs and via his vision: grunge. Who can forget Naomi Campbell and Kristin McMenamy's multi-layered, multi-patterned, multi-colored slouchy chic? Not me. I guees that's why I'm drawn to this Christian Dior cream colored knitted sweater coat with fur patchwork fur. Rock a floral printed slip underneath, an Ann Demeulemeester combat boot and top it off with a plaid flannel hunting cap and its like you're primed for a RV trip to Seattle. Smells Like Teen Spirit!
*Christian Dior cream colored knitted sweater with patchwork fur and wooden button front closures. In a size Medium. Priced at $1500.
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Friday, January 01, 2010


Can wait to celebrate with all of you in 2010!
Lots of love,
The Gang @ Decadestwo