Join Us at the De Colores Fiesta Boutique – Virginia Robinson Gardens
Come and enjoy our fabulous boutique at the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate during the Garden Tour! There is something for everyone. Designer handbags, clothing ranging from vintage to one of a kind, unique jewelry, lovely gifts and elegant antiques, romantic hats, pet accessories, and delightful paintings are but a few of the items offered. Twenty percent of what you buy benefits a great cause – the Virginia Robinson Gardens and the Children’s Program where children are inspired by the beauty of the estate as they learn about botany and ecology. (Click here for your tickets.) To Learn more about the event, go to: Robinson Gardens 2016 Garden Tour!
Dominique Vialar, owner of Art Couture, never thought she would be a clothes designer, let alone make a living at it…in America!!! Schooled to be an art director, her first job happened to take her from Paris, France to Casablanca Morocco, where she realized very quickly that she had nothing to wear and she that didn’t like anything in the stores. She decided to buy a piece of fabric in the old Arabic city and set out to make a top and a skirt, fancying a kind of a ‘boho by Saint Laurent’ look. At the end of the month, she had orders for it from colleagues, friends, and neighbors. Soon she had a full design business going and upon a visit to California, she met her husband and the rest is history! www.artcouturedominique.com
Tracey Schindler of Bella Leigh shares, “Having represented top designers from around the world for over 20 years, and selling to some of the finest stores around the country, being in the Italian factories, watching jewelry being made, has allowed me to have a very critical eye. I am a personal shopper/stylist specializing in the jewelry industry, and love curating a look of individuality for each client. My eclectic mix of product is always changing with the trends. I specialize in metal, more than beaded looks.” www.bellaleigh.com
Tani Miller Isaacs of Beltini states, “Creating a look and style that’s all your own shouldn’t have to be complicated or expensive; and that’s why I created beltini brand interchangeable accessories. With just a switch-up of one of the many belt buckles and belt straps, or wearing the hiptini convertible bag on your hip or on your shoulder, you can go from day-to-night and from classic style to boho chic. The choice is yours! And you can layer your personal look with my other unique accessories such as jewelry and scarves. Have fun with your style!” www.beltinibelts.com
Lea Karp has been the owner of Classy Bag Lady for over twenty five years. With a range of quality leather, vegan, colorful, modern or vintage styles from independent to high end designer brand labels, Lea has a bag for everyone, and she will go above and beyond to find something for each customer to covet in her well-honed collection of Classy handbags. In her quaint cottage store in Sherman Oaks, Lea’s loyal and ever expanding base of customers return not just for her selection of designer handbags, but also for her warm hearted and dedicated customer service. www.classybaglady.com
“Diamonds Forevs shines on with handmade ethereal and whimsical clothing and accessories all curated in Los Angeles with so much love. We utilize the finest crystals, textiles and materials all locally sourced. Our items are fun, fancy, and can bring so much joy to your little one’s day,” according to owner Susie David. www.diamondsforevs.com
Colleen Bellitti of Dry Divas states, “Finally a “Bouffant” shower cap that works! Fashionable, functional, roomy, and most important, won’t get your hair wet! Made in USA, our bouffant shower caps last for 2-3 years. They are made out of a laminated cotton so they don’t get mold or mildew. You will think you died and went to shower cap heaven. As you will see with my Press Page we are quite the celebrity rage!!!” www.drydivas.com
Lisa Summers shares that Flutterleigh is a travel lifestyle brand made in Los Angeles. It is the creator of the Original Flutterleigh Pant, the most flattering beach to street swimsuit cover up — simply the “must have” item to pack for every woman’s warm weather getaway! www.flutterleigh.com
Susan Corroll of Gift Gardens Antiques says, “We have vintage sterling silver. We also have contemporary melamine to use around the pool and on the patio, and lots of things in between. We are a gift store for all generations.” www.giftgardenantiques.com
Owner Ryan Jacobson states, “Gifts et al is a high end boutique offering top brands in china, crystal, tabletop and more. Our gift wrapping and personal customization help make your one-stop-shopping experience complete and intimate.” www.giftsetal.com
Jacqueline Beuzieron of Jacqueline B says of her clothing,” up to the minute styles at great prices!” www.jacquelinebclothing.com
Trisja Malisoff of Kiki Bean & BedHead shares, “Jammies and Jewels for the whole family. All made in glamorous Los Angeles!!”
Leticia Martinez of Leiticia M Studio creates “flights of fancy via that most improbable and expressive fashion accessory: the hat!” Inspired by her passion for the romantic and glamour of classic Hollywood films, she creates colorful headpieces with silk flowers and ribbons, “swooshy” feathers, enameled hearts, and colorful glitzy gems. Her commitment to finding the best materials assembled with artistry and integrity is the foundation on which she has built her business. Her one of a kind headpieces are fearlessly envisioned, blending luxurious fabrics, opulent materials, and lovingly hand crafted embellishments. www.leticiamstudio.com
Simone Williams of Lorna Jane shares, “We are on a mission to empower every woman to lead her best life through Active Living. With 70 to 100 new activewear pieces every month, your ‘Active Life’ starts right here.” www.lornajane.com
Louise Turner of Louise’s Hats was formally the owner of Fred Segal Hats, Santa Monica for 25 years. She represents hat designers worldwide, and carries a fantastic selection of straws, fabrics and one of a kind hand blocked straws. She also sells cover-ups and beach totes.
Luxury Eyewear sells authentic designer sunglasses that are unique, one-of-a-kind, hard to find eyewear. “We take pride in our customer service and the needs of our customers,” adds owner Yaron Tamir.
Kelly Coffey of Michael Stars shares that what started as a brand devoted to creating the perfect tee has evolved into a full collection of luxury essentials that embody the modern California lifestyle. Michael Stars offers an elevated assortment of women’s and men’s clothing including perfectly constructed basics, sweaters, dresses, bottoms, sportswear and accessories. True to its name, Michael Stars dresses celebrities including Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmy Rossum and Jessica Biel and is regularly featured in the pages of magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, People StyleWatch and InStyle. www.michaelstars.com
Monica Mahoney: Monica’s designs are inspired by her childhood in Los Angeles and jumping from pool parties, BBQ’s and beaches to desert holidays. She designs almost everything with the love of travel in mind and insists that everything will fit in the overhead compartment!!! The unique fabrics she chooses to create with are always top quality and original to her stylish designs. Monica has lived in New York & Paris but is happy to now return to her hometown of Beverly Hills. www.monicamahoney.com
Nancy Clavin Art – Nancy’s art is happy, whimsical, and colorful. Inspired by Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud, she paints a variety of subjects including food, toys and shoes. Her paintings are now on blank note cards, which are for sale at a variety of places, including Francis-Orr Stationery in Beverly Hills. www.nancyclavinart.com
Sisters Lauren & Mariel Armstrong designed PARTYSKIRTS for who believe in celebrating life: spontaneous dance parties, fresh-cut flowers, weekend getaways. A PARTYSKIRT can easily be dressed up or down and is appropriate to wear to almost every PARTY! Choose between their Classic (shorter) or Lady Length (midi) skirt in beautiful silk taffeta and custom prints. www.partyskirts.com
Danielle Schatteman of Paws de Luxe says, “We are the first department store with 8 floors of extraordinary accessories for pets. We are extravagant and have all the clothing and collars your pets need to make them the most attractive looking to their peers. We have luxurious bowls for a dining extravaganza and plush bedding to make them dream in ultimate comfort. www.pawsdeluxe.com
Ronelle from Ronelle Designs shares that she “hand makes original design jewelry with natural stones” that are “Wearable Works of Art!!”
Sassy Chic carries unique fashion forward, contemporary fashions for all ages that won’t break the bank! They provide individual styling attention to each customer and take pride in helping women look and feel their best.
Galina Sobolev of Single Dress says, “Single dress is unique in many ways. We empower women One-Dress-at-a-Time! The entire collection of beautiful blouses, and dresses is made 100% in the USA—in Los Angeles, in fact. We use fabrics from Italy and France that are exquisite to the touch and feel, as well. As all of our dresses are fully lined with a ‘special and unique stretch sateen lining,’ we call it our ‘Single Secret Weapon.’ We also collaborate with Italian Art Studios to create the artwork for our prints, and we pay utmost attention to the quality and details of our product. Most important is that single is not about being ‘Single.’ It is about being unique, and one of a kind. And Ladies will not be single for long once they put on one of our fabulous dresses! www.singledress.com
Ted Baker London has done much for Virginia Robinson Gardens with generous donations and its fundraising shopping day this past winter. Ted Baker London is world-renowned for its stylish and sophisticated menswear, womenswear, accessories (and everything in between), and loved for its quality and distinctive use of design and colour. With the perfect blend of attention to detail, beautiful designs and high quality fabrics, Ted mixes traditional and contemporary influences with an irreverent sense of humour and a quintessential British attitude. www.tedbaker.com/us
“The good news is that you don’t need a lot of clothes, just the right clothes”, says Dori of The Dori Collection, designer of luxurious wraps, scarves, blouses, vests and jackets. “The upper portion of a women’s body is the first to be noticed and, in my eyes, the most important. My original designs frame the face with elegant style. They are timeless, seasonless, ageless and are superb for travel.” www.thedoricollection.com
The Kit Vintage is a small vintage clothing store inside of Platt Boutique Jewelry in West Hollywood. Owner Robyn Goldberg states, “My collection is well edited and curated to the store. I concentrate on special occasion pieces such as cocktail dresses and gowns, as well as separates. Everything is either designer or in great to perfect condition.” www.thekitvintage.com
“The Treasured Accessory is composed of a jewelry collection that is ‘Of The Moment Jewelry.’ “We carry a beautiful collection of long and short necklaces, bangles and bracelets, earrings and hoops and a ring and stack-able ring collections that everyone loves!” adds owner Laurie Galen. www.thetreasuredaccessory.com
Toni Bennett Jewelry Designs – Toni Bennett is a passionate jewelry designer, specializing in fine antique and vintage jewelry, with an eye towards modern fashion and style. She creates unique, one of a kind, wearable art. Toni Bennett Jewelry Designs Facebook
Lisa Cassel’s company Two Gems represents contemporary fine jewelry collections curated for each client’s individual style and look. These pieces are as varied as the clients that wear them. This is jewelry meant to set you apart from the crowd, and for the woman who wants to stand out! www.two-gems.com
Two additional vendors included in the boutique are Moonlite and Sassy Chic.
With so much to see, you must come and join us at this year’s annual Virginia Robinson Gardens’ De Colores Garden Boutique after a day of viewing some of the finest private gardens in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. We look forward to seeing you there! To purchase tickets for this fun and festive annual event, click here: TICKETS!
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