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Revolve hosts an L.A. Fashion Week launch party

October 12, 2009 |  5:17 pm

"There's so much great fashion that comes out of L.A., and sometimes we get overlooked," said Michael Mente, co-owner of Revolve, during a party Saturday night at the company's West Hollywood store feting the start of L.A. Fashion Week (or month, as it's turned out to be.) "We just wanted to celebrate that," he said, adding, "The fashion weeks in Paris and New York -- I don't know if that's the right kind of fashion week for L.A. It should be more of a celebration."

Mente was already getting a head start. The party, which was co-hosted by marketing and events agency Lovemade, lured a gaggle of well-dressed locals. Girls showed up in what's becoming a bit of a fashion uniform in L.A.: mini-skirts, cropped leather jackets and stilettos so complex, we wouldn't be surprised if they doubled as wood-shop tools. The guys, meanwhile, rocked tricked-out military jackets, cropped, tight jeans or pants and all manner of ankle boots -- from combat to English dandy.

Revelers swilled Prosecco and munched on bags of Pirate's Booty, while DJ Cat NYC spun dance tunes in the background. The festivities moved on to Bardot in Hollywood after-hours, but we skipped out on the early side. It's only night one, after all.

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: Party co-hosts Ashleyn Strong and Janessa Molina of marketing and events agency Lovemade. Credit: Emili Vesilind / For The Times

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