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The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

Famed sports car maker Maserati and high-end fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna have signed a three-year agreement, bringing together two of Italy’s most iconic manufacturers of luxury goods. Applying Zegna’s experience in custom-made clothing and premium fabrics, Maserati plans to enhance its already-opulent interiors with a new, exclusive collection of colors, trims and materials. To kick off the partnership, Maserati is celebrating its centennial in 2014 with the release of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna. This stylish take on Maserati’s flagship model, limited to 100 cars, will boast Zegna’s distinctive design touch and feature fabrics produced by the historic woolmill Lanificio Zegna in Trivero, Italy. Beginning in 2015, an entire line of optional Zegna trims will be available on all vehicles. Look out for the unveiling of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna at a major international auto show in the near future. Zegna and Maserati will also be collaborating on the Owner’s Collection, a line of leather goods, outerwear and lifestyle accessories.

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on November 07th, 2012
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FestiGals is an educational and bonding weekend

FestiGals is an educational and bonding weekend

An entertaining and enriching “Girls Getaway” in New Orleans

by Patricia Mack

FestiGals was created by Diane Lyons, a veteran New Orleans meeting and special events planner, who was touched by a simple phrase so often voiced by women visitors to the city — “I HAD NO IDEA!”

“The feedback from groups would be that they had “no idea” just how exciting and diverse our city is,” Lyons said. “I started thinking, ‘what if I created an experience specifically tailored to the needs and interests of women?’ ”

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Models show off Walter Baker's W118 collection during New York Fashion Week

Models show off Walter Baker’s W118 collection during New York Fashion Week

by Michelle Kwan

Walter Baker’s eye for creative versatility has kept him among the forefront of fashion design for over two decades. Trading in his finance career for the spotlight in fashion, he launched his first line, “WALTER,” in 1991. His designs seek to uphold the principles of “confidence and style” that he believes define the interconnectivity between women all over the world. Dresses with soft lines and intricate feminine prints as well as constructed jackets with an industrial look are signature styles in the WALTER collection. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at the Lincoln Center in New York City featured Walter Baker’s W118 Spring 2013 Collection at “The Box.” Baker’s latest line consists of an eclectic blend of colors, styles and cuts ranging from energetic island, urban, tribal and psychedelic-inspired prints to bold color block patterns. Soft, flowing fabrics that drape dominate along with form-fitting but relaxed cuts. The overall style? Versatility with flair.

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Porter House New York in Time Warner Center

Porter House New York in Time Warner Center

by Meryl Pearlstein

Along with haute couture, Fashion Week in NYC is also bringing special restaurant deals. Nearly two dozen New York City restaurants are serving it up in style, offering prix fixe meals for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week from Thursday, September 8 through Thursday, September 15. Enjoy a bistro break from the excitement with Bar Boulud’s three course prix-fixe lunch ($29) or go all out in elegance with Picholine’s four-course tasting menu ($92). The bad news: you may have trouble fitting into your clothes after Fashion Week is over! For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit:
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Guests at the "Men of Style" event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, CA

Guests at the "Men of Style" event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, CA

by Cara Trump

We love a good party — especially when it benefits a great charity — and as it turns out, the people behind Angeleno magazine know how to pull out all the stops. On Tuesday, April 12, Angeleno held its “Men of Style” affair at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store in Beverly Hills to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and we were there to experience all the high-end, guy-centered goodness they had to offer.

The festivities were spread across three floors, beginning with Chivas signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the first floor, which could be enjoyed throughout the store or in the Clubhouse Corner, a lounge sponsored by Park Hyatt Aviara and designed by Interior Illusions. Also on the first floor was Connoisseur Row, featuring a handwriting analysis booth, handcrafted humidors and luxury gifts, as well as the Sideways Stop, where guests could taste artisanal cheeses and Central Coast wines from the Hitching Post (the restaurant and wine producer made famous in the movie “Sideways“).

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The Levi's Care to Air design contest at the Levi's showroom in the Hollywood Hills

The Levi's Care to Air design challenge at the Levi's showroom in the Hollywood Hills

by Nick Winfrey

Eco-friendly fashionistas and conscientious denim collectors came out in droves to the Levi’s showroom in Los Angeles last Saturday evening to help kick off the jeansware giant’s Care to Air design challenge. Running now through July 31st, this one-of-a-kind contest looks to promote line-drying jeans as a means of reducing the substantial negative effects that laundering clothes can have on the environment, and calls on green pioneers and inventors to submit original air-drying solutions, with the mind behind the best carbon-neutral contraption receiving $10,000 in prizes.

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The Dockers K-1 Khaki display at American Rag Cie

The Dockers K-1 Khaki display at American Rag Cie

by Emily Tsay

Could khaki pants actually be cool? It definitely appeared so at a recent Dockers event we attended at the fashion-insider retail mecca American Rag Cie in Los Angeles. Launching the brand’s first-ever premium offering in the U.S., Dockers debuted its K-1 Khaki Collection (priced from $150 to $250) to a hipster crowd at the laid-back event. The theme seemed to be vintage Americana with a modern twist: Rob Roy was the cocktail of the evening, and for entertainment, there was a pool table and a DJ spinning a mix of hip hop and indie tunes. A retro hors d’oeuvre of pigs-in-a-blanket was served, standing out from the other Asian-inspired bites from AN Catering by Crustacean. Continue reading “Dockers Debuts Premium Khaki at American Rag Cie in Los Angeles” »