We're so smitten with Corinne Grassini of Society For Rational Dress and gifting goddess Simone LeBlanc that when they asked us to co-host their holiday bash, we simply asked when! It was a magical night at Corinne's studio, Reserve, which is the most architecturally ace structure of any boutique in L.A. (just wait until you see the pics!), filled to the brim with the Central St. Martins grad's clever clothing, smart furniture, and a newly minted collab with Simone on heavenly scented candles. The ethereal Los Angeles Ladies Choir added a celestial vibe to the celebration by serenading our guests with sweet carols and strolling the soirée in long cloaks and wreath headbands (hello, perfect holiday accessory alert!). Sipping wine from Corinne's family vineyard, the impeccably-dressed crowd left with all kinds of warm and fuzzies!
Most importantly, the night was so heartwarming that we're paying it forward to you — this appointment-only studio is opening its doors these next two days to R29 readers *only* to shop SFRD stock! So take a trip to the Arts District downtown asap and fill your closet with the ultimate in cultivated, cosmopolitan wares. Trust us, you'll be glad you made this "rational" decision.
When: Friday, December 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Reserve, 255 South Santa Fe Avenue (Near East Third Street); 213-613-0757.
Photography by Dana Boulos.