Joie celebrates the style of its favorite 'Sunday Girls'
It might have been Father’s Day, but L.A. contemporary label Joie was paying tribute to a few stylish SoCal women instead. In what they called their “Sunday Girl” brunch, several women -- including stylist Nicole Chavez, model Ruby Aldridge, stylist and “Teen Vogue” contributor Aya Kanai and fledgling musician Autumn Whitaker, the daughter of actor Forrest Whitaker -- met at the Soho House to preview the fall collection, sip belinis and do a little mid-morning shopping of their favorite Joie pieces.
In a private room overlooking the Hollywood Hills, guests perused racks filled with the fall line, which includes studded jersey shirts, leather T-shirts, over-sized, drapey cashmere cardigans and dainty lace dresses and tops. Chavez pined over a studded top with a cowl neck, saying that she wanted to put it on immediately – actually, it would have paired quite well with her faded jeans and Celine platforms. “Those sequin pants are also my favorite,” said Chavez, referring to a pair of olive green matte sequin trousers that were covered by a layer of sheer green chiffon. "Ugh, I need those!" added Kanai, who had dropped in before jetting back to New York for work. But overall what seemed to garner the most oohs and aahs, was a short-sleeved suede “Alban” mini-dress in a color called “storm.”
After discussing favorites from the fall line, everyone made their way upstairs for brunch. Joie head designer Katherine Kleveland joined in the fun and shared a few details about her upcoming wedding. It was a quintessential girlie gathering filled with clothes, talk about clothes and the trying-on of clothes. But once the table was cleared, guests quickly dispersed to hang out with and celebrate their dads.
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Left photo: Joie "Alban" dress from the fall 2010 collection. Credit: Joie
Right photo: Photo collage of the Joie "Sunday Girl" event at the Soho House. Credit: Kim Morrison