Last night was all about fashion thanks to my gal, Elana of Diary of a Personal Shopper, who invited me to yet another LA fashion event! Instead of a fashion show, we got to mingle with other fashionistas at the opening of P, a new men's and women's fashion boutique situated in a rad 1920s building on Sunset. In addition to clothing, shoes, and accessories, P also features artists at their two-story shop.
Maybe the coolest part of the night? Ten percent of the boutique's opening night proceeds are going to the LA division of Susan G. Komen For the Cure! Nothing better than fashion with a meaning!
Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take any pictures because the place was packed...
After browsing P, we decided to head over to Formosa Cafe for some food. It's a place right by my house that I have been wanting to try forever. It's a place that plays good music like the Foo Fighters, the Killers, and Incubus, has a pretty good food menu, plays sports games (I got to watch the Angels victory over the Yankees! woo hoo!!!), and has an outside upstairs area perfect for cocktails. But the coolest part is the history of the cafe.
Situated across the street from Warner Hollywood Studios, Formosa has been a magnet for celebrities. Back in the day, some of the frequents guests included: James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Elvis, and maaaaany more. More recently, sights have consisted of Bono, Britney Spears, and Nicolas Cage to name a few.
This history is a 5 minute walk from my apartment and I never knew until last night. I really need to start exploring my surroundings more!
Photo courtesy of: hollywoodmuseum.com