A Los Angeles Social Diary

Restoration Hardware’s Epic Launch Party

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A hardware store was the most happening place in LA last night. Yep … That’s right. Last night’s massive opening of Restoration Hardware’s new local on Melrose, whose valet line alone was larger than the population of a small country, blew the socks off Urth Caffe diners across the street who looked on jaw-dropped at the 40k sq ft, 3 story tower, topped with an olive tree grove on the roof (not kidding). The event featured special live performances by RH Music artists Edei and Larkin Poe, and French Express DJ Perseus. Thomas Keller’s Bouchon catered and Cipriani NYC had a bellini bar. On the Provence-esque roof were double wine bars from Blackbird Vineyards and Ma(i)sonry. Here’s who we saw: Camilla Belle, interior designer Waldo Fernandez, Jacqui Getty, Casablanca Records’ Tommy Mottola, January Jones, Molly Sims, RH CEO Gary Friedman, Jaime King, billionaire philanthropist and couture collector Susan Casden, architect Nic Bini of Binishells, Who What Wear co-founder Katherine Power, stylist Estee Stanley, interior designer Nathan Turner, Art of Elysium founder Jennifer Howell, h.wood group’s John Terzian, 1OAK LA’s Darren Dzienciol, Michelle Trachtenberg aka Georgina Sparks, and Miss Nicky and Paris Hilton.

2014 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Event at Chateau Marmont

Spotted: Reese Witherspoon, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexandra von Furstenberg and daughter  Talita von Furstenberg, Hailee Steinfeld, Camilla Belle, designer Monique Lhuillier, Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield, Milla Jovovich, Dianna Agron, the Rodarte sisters, Dakota Johnson, Jaime King, Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, Brooklyn Decker, Camila Alves, J Crew’s Jenna Lyons, LA philanthropist Colleen Bell, model Miranda Kerr, filmmaker Gia Coppola, January Jones, Jennifer Missoni, Rose McGowan, stylist Jessica Joffe, Joe Jonas, Baby2Baby’s Kelly Sawyer, Erin Foster, and more.

Your Guide to Halloween in L.A.

Los Angeles Halloween Events 2014

From the first-ever Haunted Hotel at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, to annual fêtes like the Hollywood Roosevelt Halloween Party, to concerts from Queens Of The Stone Age on Halloween night, to Danny Elfman’s Music from the Movies of Tim Burton at the Nokia, to a Children’s Halloween Fest at Montage in Beverly Hills ….

Hillary Clinton Hollywood Fundraiser Nets $2.1M for Democrats

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s ultra-elite Hollywood fundraiser at Tavern restaurant in Brentwood on Monday raised $2.1 million for Democrats in tight Senate races, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Tickets for the dinner, co-hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, sold for $32,400 per person, but donors also were given the option of contributing up to $211,200 to the Grassroots Victory Project 2014, a joint fundraising committee authorized by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to benefit candidates around the country, making the fundraiser the largest of the season. [THR]

Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but also designed the wedding dresses for many of their children, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton. [CNN]

Los Angeles Social Calendar 2014

OCT 21 – CEDARS SINAI WOMENS GUIDE
Beverly Wilshire Hotel

OCT 23 – 26 – L.A. DANCE PROJECT AT THE ACE THEATRE
Natalie Portman’s husband Benjamin Millepied’s annual dance program

OCT 25 – FESTIVAL SUPREME AT THE SHRINE EXPO
Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass), Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, TJ Miller (‘Silicon Valley’), Janeane Garafalo, and more.

OCT 26 THE AMANDA FOUNDATION BOW WOW FUNDRAISER
2 Rodeo Beverly Hills

OCT 30 – BAFTA BRITANNIA AWARDS

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