Weekend Shopping: Varvatos opens at Bloomies; MAC gets villianous; Splendid opens in the O.C.
John Varvatos opening event Saturday: Rock 'n' roll-obsessed designer John Varvatos opens a shop-in-shop at the new Bloomies in Santa Monica, and legendary music photographer Mick Rock will be on hand to take portraits of customers who spend $250 or more on John Varvatos, John Varvatos USA, or Converse by John Varvatos merch (see some famous Rock shots at right).
Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica, The Men’s Store, Level 1, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. (310)-985-6400. 2 to 5 p.m.
MAC Venomous Villains exhibit Friday through Sunday: MAC Cosmetics unveils its new Venomous Villains collection for the first time in North America — a collaboration with Disney that features looks inspired by four of Disney’s most famous villains: Cruella de Vil, Evil Queen, Maleficent and Dr. Facilier. Come for the complimentary makeup applications, costume styling, live DJs and photo souvenirs.
South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (714) 546-9555. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.southcoastplaza.com
Sam Edelman appearance Saturday: Trendy footwear designer Sam Edelman will meet and greet his fans (and sign shoes) at Bloomingdale's at Santa Monica Place.
Bloomingdale's, shoe department, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. (310)-985-6400. 3 to 5 p.m. www.samedelman.com
Splendid: Luxury T-shirt brand Splendid opened its third standalone store last week at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, featuring all of the line's super-soft collections — Splendid, Splendid Mills (for men), Splendid Girl and Splendid Littles (for babies).
225 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 759-1743. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Frday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m Sunday. www.splendid.com
Gather: Katie Kay, former co-designer for leathery L.A. brand Skingraft, has opened a downtown boutique to "sell off treasures and do the dirty work for my amazing designer friends who hate the business side of this world," she said. There are unique housewares, Kay's own redesigned/repurposed furniture and mixed merch from local apparel and jewelry lines.
630 S. Main St., Los Angeles. (213) 623-5449. Call for store hours.
Photo: Four legendary photos taken by Mick Rock, who will appear at the John Varvatos opening. Credit: Mick Rock.