Store events: Moods of Norway, Chip & Pepper and more
Moods of Norway Today: Oslo plants a flag in L.A. as the Norwegian fashion brand celebrates the official grand opening of its Robertson boutique, the first in the U.S., and previews its fall collection. Designers Simen Staalnacke, Peder Børresen, Stefan Dahlkvist will be on hand to meet shoppers, with cocktails and waffles plus a live performance by pianist Aksel Kolstad. Snow also will be trucked-in for a cross-country skiing demo. The store showcases kitsch such as an actual-size golden tractor (the brand's logo), a white picket fence and a jam-jar chandelier. The colorful and youthful line retails between $25 and $850 and runs the gamut from dresses to three-piece suits to T-shirts and denim for men and women. RSVP to MoodsOfNorway@thinkpublicrelations.com.
113 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 271-7172. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. www.moodsofnorway.com
Chip & Pepper Friday: The L.A.-based denim gurus (and identical twins) Chip and Pepper Foster launch Mill Iron, an affordable denim collection exclusively for the Buckle retail chain. Mill Iron men's jeans retail for $98 to $111 (Chip & Pepper denim regularly retails for $180 and up); a women's Mill Iron collection is set to debut later this year. The initial jeans offerings include the Sunraider (relaxed leg button-fly) and the Rally (five-pocket straight leg).
Buckle, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. (818) 719-8651. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.buckle.com
40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing Saturday: Omega and Tourbillon honor Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts with an exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, moon landing (Omega was the first and only watch worn on the moon). Scott Carpenter, Thomas P. Stafford and Gene Cernan, who walked on the moon, will appear at the South Coast Plaza Jewel Court for a public forum. A Lunar Rover and Apollo 10 space suit along with a Sojourner Mars Rover will be on exhibit through July 12.
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (800) 456-8463. 3 to 4 p.m. www.southcoastplaza.com
-- Max Padilla