Weekend Update: Hollywood Steps Out for 2017 LA Fashion Awards – Haute Living

by Laura Schreffler
The Daily Front Row hosted its third annual 2017 LA Fashion  Awards (the FLAs), celebrating the visionaries who make the intersection between fashion and Hollywood the most stylish place to be. The honorees were celebrated in The Daily Front Row: Hollywood Edition, a collectible issue of the glossy magazine that also highlighted the best of runways from Europe and the chicest shopping destinations in Los Angeles.Host Nick Jonas, Honorees Mert Alas for Creative of the Year, Gigi Hadid for Best Design Debut, Paris Jackson for Emerging Talent, Stella Maxwell for Model of the Year, DVF’s Jonathan Saunders for Designer of the Year, Karla Welch for Women’s Stylist of the Year, Samantha McMillen for Men’s Stylist of the Year, Stephen Gan for the Visionary Award, Nicki Minaj for Fashion Rebel, Presley Gerber for Emerging Model and Yolanda Hadid for Mother of the Year. Presenters and special guests included Lily Aldridge, Hailey Baldwin, Lee Daniels, Fergie, Dree Hemingway, Kim Kardashian, Trey Laird, Ashton Kutcher, Busy Philipps, Edward Razek, Minnie Mouse, Jhene Aiko, Moran Atias, Bianca Balti, Nick Bateman, Bonner Bolton, Sharna Burgess, Cher Coulter, Cindy Crawford, Lily Donaldson, Jordan Duffy, Christine Evangelista, Sam Evans, Fajer Fahad, Nolan Funk, Rande Gerber, Kaia Gerber, Anwar Hadid, George Kotsiopoulos, Brandon Lee, Dylan Jagger Lee, Chriselle Lim, Bea Miller, Maye Musk, Matthew Noszka, Will Peltz, Lisa Rinna, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Rebecca Romijn, Shaun Ross, Rachel Roy, Eric Rutherford, Jasmine Sanders, Lucky Blue Smith, Pyper America Smith, and many more.
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Industry vet Dave Whitton unveiled his new concept bar and restaurant, Prank, in DTLA’s South Park,on April Fool’s Day. Executive Chef Ricardo Sanchez helms the kitchen, turning out healthy, non-GMO and vegan menu items, inventively paired with Whitton’s choice of a cannabis terpene cocktail, wine, or beer. Just in time for spring and summer, the striking Ricki Kline designed space features a walk-up bar that gives Angelenos the chance to drink and dine with the sun or warm night air at their backs. Live music and a karaoke booth add to the festive and welcoming vibe of Prank.Make sure to check out the “Prank” box…if you dare.
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Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills raised the curtain on its $12 million property-wide renovation. The 264-room hotel tells a remarkably visual story through distinct content and style: reimagined guest rooms, new dining concept, and a labyrinth of thoughtfully composed public spaces and venues for meetings & social events that reflect the rhythm of Los Angeles and laidback, collaborative nature of independent cinema’s backstage crews. The hotel’s new look, conceived by award-winning Dawson Design Associates, is a striking juxtaposition of inviting warmth and artistic intensity, emotion and intellect, authenticity and the excitement of bringing film magic to life. Natural scrapped woods wrap the lobby’s ceilings, walls and floors providing a welcoming cocoon for guests while raw steel panels, sculptures of welded metal scaffolding repurposed from studio soundstages and rusted perforated screens pay tribute to the behind-the-scenes grit of film’s unsung heroes. A sliding screen off the lobby reveals a stylish vignette, a semi-private media space outfitted with sophisticated seating and a sculptural light fixture evocative of the flashing lights of the paparazzi. Anchoring scenes in the revamped guest rooms are black and white murals, a futuristic interpretation of the film industry and photography by San Francisco-based visual artist Eddy De Leon, alongside modern and minimalistic furnishings in shades of black, white and gray with popping red accents.
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