All That Jazz
The jazz oxford has been spotted as an androgynous fashion statement around L.A. Fashion Week and works as a spunky alternative to the ubiquitous ballet flat. Party girl Cory Kennedy was sporting an ivory patent leather pair with a mini dress at Corey Lynn Calter's show on Thursday night and Gen Art designer Isabelle Carter showed classic white leather oxfords in her Alms collection. A more boyish, black and grey two-toned version was also in the mix at Calter's show - a good pair for dancing right into Fall's menswear trend.
Another jazzy dance-sort of accessory is the thick flat feather headbands girls have been wearing this week. With a nod to twenties flapper style headpieces, they are adding a bit of drama to a lot of heads. With all the theatrical accessories seen around L.A Fashion Week it was an opening night that Fosse would have given two jazz hands.
A Short Take on Prime Time TV
We'd always heard that the camera adds ten pounds but does add a few inches in the leg as well? That's what the Mirror started wondering after a short (make that brief) visit to Jimmy Au's For Men 5'8" and Under on Friday. The store on Brighton Way, which specializes in brand name and private label suits, sportswear and accessories for shorter men, was marking its one-year anniversary in Beverly Hills (where it relocated after decades in the Glendale Galleria), and vice president and son of company founder Alan Au said the last year had held some surprises.
"The biggest surprise has been the quadrupling of our movie and TV business," he said. "We're on 19 prime time shows right now including 'Heroes,' 'The Office,' and we're doing Eddie Izzard's entire wardrobe on 'The Riches.'"
Au said the store has also dressed some of the men in the upcoming movies "Ocean's 13'" and "Rush Hour 3."
"We expected that part of the business to jump but didn't expect it to jump that much," Au said.