09 May 2010

more lovely ladies @ legends of la cienega

you might ask why this lovely lady standing next to maison21 is smiling so broadly? well, that's because she just scored the exclusive rights to publish the next three maison21 projects on the cover of elle decor! what a decorating coup!

of course, that's a big fat fantasy existing only in m21's head, but he was impressed that after three solid days of meeting hundreds of strangers during the legends of la cienega 2010: celebrate hollywood event, that elle decor editor-in-chief, margaret russell, was still poised, gracious and smiling, and also more then willing to chat for a few minutes with some obscure decorator/blogger whom she had met only briefly once before. true professionalism in action!

m21 and the lovely ladies who were his dates for the evening, (l) jill seidner of jill seidner interior design, and LA correspondent for the material girls blog, and (r) lisa borgnes-giramonte, artiste extraodinaire, and author of a bloomsbury life. love both of them! we ran into another lovely lady, brooke giannetti from velvet and linen, earlier in the day, and if only she had been free to join us for the evening, we would have turned the party into a los angeles design blogger super summit!

the pictures in this post were taken saturday evening during an elle decor party and book-signing for elle decor style and substance at baker furniture on la cienega. the party was one of the last events of the legends event, and great way to cap off the two-day celebration of the la cienega design quarter.

elegance and wit in a black and white vignette in the baker showroom.


one of the fun things about parties in furniture showrooms is how people make themselves at home- notice the ladies sprawled on the bed in at rear!
and please be patient, as this post was intended to cap off our own coverage of the legends event as well, but the 2nd half of the post about the panel discussions we attended on saturday, was mysteriously eaten by the google. we've heard other bloggers complain of this, but we didn't didn't quite believe them- "google auto-saves! impossible!" we thought, but now we know it is indeed all too possible, so we'll try to recreate the post later when we have the time. arrrrrrrgh! we are SO not feeling as poised and composed as margaret at the moment!

until then, visit jill's blog here & here for more coverage of the events, as well as cinema style, balustrade & bitters, and elle decor.com for more pictures (and a behind the scenes video) of all the fab window displays.

happy monday! if a little post disappearing is the worst that happens today, we'll consider ourselves fortunate!

10 comments:

Sketch42 said...

Very jealous... You look extra fab btw! That black and white vingette is amazing. As is the chandelier in the next pic.

Suzy said...

Lucky you! Margaret Russel always looks so perfect!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for letting us have a peek inside of your weekend. Looking forward to your Elle Decor projects (I'm certain one will be coming...) p.s. Is Margaret Russell really that tiny???

My Notting Hill said...

Looks like a terrific time! Love the pics from the showroom too.

Jenn said...

Ha -- you don't give yourself enough credit!

The event looked awesome. Definitely jealous I'm stuck here in dreary DC right now.

Habitually Chic said...

So glad you had fun! Sorry I missed it but glad to be able to read all about it on your blog!

Emily A. Clark said...

Wow, that first paragraph had me really excited for a minute :) I'm sure it will happen someday!

Lucinda said...

Damnit! I have missed you again. I was spent by the time for Meet with Margaret came around. Maybe I'll see you next year....

erin@designcrisis said...

Sigh. I have such a girl crush on MR!

little augury said...

This looks so wonderful, love that Oliver Firth Fountainhead to do. All of you look wonderful too. pgt