Vanessa Bruno’s VIP breakfast draws a stylish crowd
It may have been only 10:30 this morning, but L.A’s most subtly stylish residents came to a breakfast and screening at Vanessa Bruno’s Melrose Avenue dressed in a way that would make the Sartorialist’s head spin and camera click non-stop. Shiva Rose, Michelle Hicks and Jessie Kamm were among the guests who flipped through Bruno’s fall pre-collection and complimented one another’s quirky ensembles. Rose wore a flowy chiffon dress paired with boots and a vintage belt while Hicks opted for something more structured; a 1920s-style hat, pea coat and black, high-waisted, wide-leg trousers.
Though guests were undeniably chic, it was Bruno’s collection that captivated most people’s attention. Faux fur coats, angora sweaters and romantic dresses and blouses with lace inserts were being picked up, tried on and some even purchased.
And when they weren’t oohing and aahing at the collection, the ladies sat down to watch the premiere of a film Bruno collaborated on with her longtime muse Lou Doillon, who starred in and sang in the four-minute-long piece. Directed by Stephanie Di Giusto, it's Bruno’s third consecutive film showcasing a collection. This one, called “Day for Night” had Doillon dressed in a printed chiffon dress, layered with a shirt underneath, though it’s her signature wavy hair, heavy bangs and effortless attitude that seem to self-style whatever she puts on.
This event is just one of several celebrating Bruno’s only American store (though she has over 50 worldwide). Bruno will be in L.A at the end of October to host the official grand opening of her U.S. flagship location.
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photos: Interior of Vanessa Bruno's Los Angeles store/Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times