DO-GOODERS
Chris Brown Leaves Rehab For a Good Cause

Chris Brown is currently in rehab for 90 days working on his anger management, but he will be able to have the day off this Sunday, December 22 to host an Xmas Toy Drive on Melrose in LA.

This Xmas toy drive sponsored by Brooklyn Projects skateboards and Brown's clothing company Black Pyramid, will be their first. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to give to children this holiday season. Guests will be able to meet Chris Brown himself and the first 100 people that show up with an unwrapped gift will receive a Black Pyramid x Brooklyn Prpjects t-shirt. Also in attendance will be Chris' girlfriend Karrueche Tran who has also helped design pieces for Black Pyramid in the past.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Childish Gambino's

Childish Gambino is hitting all the right bars with the release of tracks from his upcoming album, Because the internet. “Melrose” moves with the current as the triple-threat performer croons in falsetto over slow, airy piano sounds. By the mood and feel of things, when Childish Gambino sings “someone gave you all my love”, he really means it.

Gambino recently teamed up with pop singer Jhene Aiko to create “Bed Peace” and immediately rumors swirled that the two were involved. “Melrose” is said to be the answer to the talk. However, the lovebuzz takes a backseat to the standout track, which solidifies the rapper as one with depth and versatility.

THE SCENE
'Brilliant Beckley!'

We Love high-end boutiques! We especially love the one’s who make it their mission to stock exclusive items!

On a recent trip to the Mecca of shopping areas: Melrose, we spotted Beckley, a store which we had walked past many times but never ventured into. Stepping inside, we took in the contemporary interior .The center of the store is conveniently made for lounging with a comfy, curved sofa and chairs. Perfect for kicking back and sipping your chilled bottle of -complementary- sparkling water, whilst trying on the stores designer threads.

The pieces we most coveted, were lace, neon underwear sets by Cosabella, Verbena Body Milk by Cie Lux and rose gold rings by the cool Aussie designers ‘Sass and Bide’. As for service? Polite, helpful and friendly without being aggressive.Perfection!

THE SCENE
A Sure Fire Way to Beat Post-Vacation Blues
We have just returned from vacation in London. Yes, the city where you-know-who got married. We enjoyed peering through the gates of Buckingham Palace, where a few days prior, a royal kiss had taken place on the balcony. We enjoyed wearing our new, summery, sunshine yellow calf length skirt, as the sun peeped out from behind London's grey clouds. We adored eating fish and chips, sprinkled with vinegar, in gastro pubs with animal names -Dog and Duck/The Cow/The Goat . But now we are back in LA and WE ARE BORED. Thankfully we have our favorite pastime: bargain shopping, to cheer us up and banish our post vacation blues!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Don't Forget About Us!

Yes, yes, New York City's Fashion Week kicks off this week and it's all about the Big Apple and the spring collections the designers will pop off. But, as usual, I'm looking out for my west coastians. October 15-19 are the dates to scratch in your planner or type into your smartphone calendars. While NYC is getting it in and LA residents await their own time in the spotlight, there is a little something for LA kids to nosh on simultaneously.

LA's own Fashion Night Out will be held September 10, 2010 at the Beverly Center at 5pm. As Fashion Night Out has taken on a national attack approach, LA's installment will include boutiques set up all over LA's most popular shopping districts: Melrose, South Robertson, West Third Street, Abbot Kinney as well as over in Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods. The Beverly Center will be packed to the gills with it's own vendors, champagne, discount coupons, celebrities and fashion shows. Hosted by will.i.am in conjunction with Vogue's Lisa Love and the mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, this event is going to LA a little fashion bump to hold them over until October.

Until then, enjoy all the wired images from NYC's big event. We'll be covering it of course, so stay tuned!