Mondette Retail Watch: Cerre's New Flagship Store

Cerre has just opened its doors to a new flagship store at 8920 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Founded in 2008 by French husband and wife team Flavie and Clayton…

Mondette Retail Find: Stylehaüs

Sometimes the most creative ideas are born during the most challenging of times. This is most certainly the case with Marina Monroe’s Stylehaüs, which opened its doors this past Friday…

Fashion Loves Classic Hollywood

Classic 20th century looks have become touchstone inspirations in contemporary design. While the originators of these looks—Cristobal Balenciaga, Vionnet and Yves Saint Laurent—surely contribute a large part of the inspirational…

Mondette's Guide to LA Jewelry Designers

Benefiting from favorable lifestyle conditions and plenty of inspiration, Los Angeles is a haven for independent designers. But the city nurtures free experimentation and signature style far beyond its stylish…

Mondette’s Guide to Abbot Kinney Shopping

LA’s Venice embodies the free-flowing spirit of the SoCal lifestyle like nowhere else. Despite connotations of blonde haired, blue eyed skateboarders and surfers riding into the sunset, the steady invasion…

THVM: Designer Denim Done Right

San Francisco may be the birthplace of Levi’s, America’s original jeans, but Los Angeles’ influence on the denim market is equally significant thanks to major brands such as 7 For…

Mondette's LA Milliners Guide

For centuries, hats have been a crucial element of style for both ladies and gents. There are the classic unisex shapes (the French beret, the fedora, the newsboy cap), whose…

Mondette's Shopping Guide to Downtown LA

Downtown Los Angeles is by far the most bustling neighborhood of the city. Whereas other go-to destinations like the bohemian Eastside or creative-chic Venice have developed a distinct personality, the…