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Downtown Flea Goes Weekly In Los Angeles

Starting Sunday, January 26th, the flea will hit the Historic Core every Sunday 10a.m.-4:00p.m.

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Since its launch in July 2013, Downtown Flea has been dubbed “The Best Flea Market in Los Angeles”; making Angelenos request it take place weekly rather than monthly.

The marketplace will also be refined in size, occupying two parking lots, and host 135 prime vendors to and guarantee every event will be the quintessential shopping experience.  The flea’s hand-picked local vendors will offer unique items ranging from first-rate vintage clothing and furniture to handmade accessories and housewares.

Prized for being not just a flea market but also a block party, Downtown Flea will be stacked with DJs and food trucks. New participating food trucks include, El Nosh and Son Of A Bun – two gourmet eateries delivering meals on wheels by renowned chefs – attending January 26th.

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El NoshChefs Eric Greenspan and Roberto Treviño, from The Next Iron Chef, created El Ñosh– a Latin Delicatessen, which serves up an inventive menu of Latin-Jewish fusion cuisine including appetizers such as Pastrami and Dill Pickle Croquetas with yellow mustard, Matzah Ball “Albondiga” Soup with Beef Consommé & Chipotle Braised Celery, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese “Quesadillas” with Red Onion & Cucumber Salad, entrees such as Beef Brisket with Horseradish “Pozole”, Beets & Radish, Kasha “Congrí” with Romesco, “Calabaza”, “Cotija” Cheese & Zatar and desserts such as Poppy & Sesame Seed Crusted Churros with Gelt Melt and Guava & Cream Cheese Blintzes.

Son of a BunSon Of A Bun is a Los Angeles-based food truck run by Christina Meyer, culinary developer for MobiMunch, that stacks up the finest, freshly made burgers, dogs, and donuts made with local and sustainable ingredients.  Menu creations start by choosing a protein – fresh hand-pressed burgers, 24-hour marinated all-natural chicken, or grilled hot dogs that snap.  Second, choose a style – House, Western, Avoegg, or Picante.  Then the mouthwatering sides, S.O.B. Fries, sweet and tangy House Slaw, and Seasonal Salad with basil, tomato, and mozzarella tossed in olive oil.

Downtown Flea

246 S. Spring Street

Los AngelesCA 90015

Follow Downtown Flea on Twitter @DTFlea

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Virginia Postrel and The Power of Glamour

The Power of Glamourby Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

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Why do we need glamour? Whether you can define that question right away for yourself, or even think you might at least be close to the answer, hold that thought.

In her new book,  author, columnist, and speaker, Virginia Postrel lets us in on the simple but definitive secret…We NEED it!

Gia On The Move attended last night’s private preview party in Beverly Hills (at probably one of the most glamorous modern architectural homes ever) to celebrate the launch of Virginia’s new book and asked her what prompted the writing of this volume. “I’ve been writing this book for a long time. [It is about how glamour persuades us and defines us and influences us] in ways we don’t even realize…” and she handed me a signed copy.

You can pre-order The Power of Glamour in print or Kindle versions at Amazon.com

What is super cool about this event is that it’s not the only one in LA! There will be a lecture at the The Getty Center on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00pm. Reservations are free and you WILL want to attend. WHY DO WE NEED GLAMOUR at the Harold M. Williams auditorium.  Call (310) 440-7300 for information.

In the meantime, Virginia, in her own words…

She’s So 80’s “And We LOVE it!”

Style Alerts: Scarlett Johansson in Level 99 Again!

LOS ANGELES – September 5, 2013 – Scarlett Johansson was photographed in Level 99 leaving the Venice Film Festival yesterday.  The newly engaged actress wore the Tanya High Rise Skinnies for the second timeWhile she rocked the style in Watson wash yesterday, she wore the Adams wash back in late July ($120).

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alice + olivia Opens It’s Doors on Friday in Beverly Hills

Alice and OlivaTraditionally, Spring is the time for “new.”  And to celebrate, this Friday, April 5th 2013 alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet will officially open the doors of its new Beverly Drive Boutique –

408 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210

Opening weekend will include FREE manicures, champagne, popcorn, cotton candy and of course SHOPPING including a featured new handbag collection along with a big welcome from neighbors, Theory, Intermix and Scoop!

Store Hours: 10am – 7pm Mon – Sat, 11am – 6pm Sunday

Ballerina Street-Side Chic. Win Your Tights!

You don’t have to be a ballerina to wear Tights!

But you CAN have a single pair of super cool hosiery that works as hard as tights, plays as hard as leggings and looks good doing both with a toe pocket that completely envelopes the toe to form a full tight or folds back to form a legging — a  new must-have of the season: the Convert-A-Tight.

To celebrate their big launch, Convert-A-Tight is giving away 10 pairs of this wardrobe workhouse on Facebook every Friday through November 22. Plus, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card just in time for the holidays.

All you have to do is drop by their Facebook page to learn more about this function-meets-fashion piece that will quickly become your wardrobe staple: http://on.fb.me/Po6x5y

What we love at Gia On The Move about this:

Well, it’s a contest.  We love contests. And sharing the sweepstakes with a friend will get you an extra entry!

What’s not to love about fashion?

Gift card.  Need I elaborate?

It’s gettin’ kind-a cold outside but I still want to show off my well-trained gams and favorite stilettos.

Me personally:  As a professional dancer much of my career, I’ve always been in tights and have been in a habit of pulling back my leggings to throw on a pair of open toed shoes after a grueling pointe class.  Now I can wear one of my favorite and most comfortable fashions street side without feeling like a “bun-head” all day and night long and apparently without the leg bump (aka the wadded fabric all balled up).  Plus, Convert-A-Tight tights are silhouette-slimming, have a control-top and maximum blackout coverage. So if I happen to overindulge…

I’m “covered!”

Ivana Helsinki: Peculiar Fennoscandian Fashion Film Fusion

Imagination has firmly taken hold of Ivana Helsinki, as lead designer Paola Suhonen creates and curates the family owned, eco-friendly, independent art, fashion, cinema brand with a premiere of the new Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 collection, Friday, September 14th, 2012 from 7-10pm at the New York City Concept Store located at 251 Elizabeth Street (between E. Houston and Prince).

Started as a personal art project by Suhonen, Ivana Helsinki has since evolved into a way of living.  The mix of past and present has infused her style and she considers each collection like a small charming ballad reminiscent of times gone by when wild spontaneity ruled the day, when friends got together for simple evenings by the fire with hors d’oeuvres and a bit of wine just to chat; the comfort of company; freedom in the moment.

It is an unusual, cultural approach, completely tactile in feel and definitively wearable.  Every garment is a one of a kind art piece, special, plush, in its individuality and youthful style that absolutely goes beyond trend.

Earlier this spring, Gia On The Move was invited to preview the Autumn-Winter 2012 collection at the Bollare Showroom in West Hollywood, CA on a warm breezy, afternoon, that already had its own sort of wild Nordic call to nature.

A miniature labyrinth of clothing racks and accessories transformed the back room with radiance and color; it was as if I had stepped into a film.

Immediately noticeable was how exquisitely light spectrum had been translated inside the darkness of colors and non-colors alike to reflect and refract like the lens of a camera, Suhonen’s own personal perspective right into the detailed prints and fabrics. Even tones and temperatures bordering on “cool” emanated delicious warmth.

As we watched the short movies filmed by Paola in the actual home of her parents’ Finnish abode, showcasing the fashions worn by girls of  her native Helsinki, she explained to me that the “feel” was absolutely “on purpose.”

Wearers of this brand will want to make a special place in their closets for any piece of this purely beautiful collection.

by Tracey Paleo