Kate Spade Westward Launch

Fashion designers and stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliot show their stuff at Kate Spade in Century City
Can something be rugged and sparkly? If it is the Westward collection by Emily and Meritt for Kate Spade New York, then the answer is yes. The duo popped by the Century City shop to join fellow accessories lovers and introduce their collection of bags and other leather goods that are available at the boutiques starting this month. Kate Spade New York creative director Deborah Lloyd did the inviting (we did the media sponsoring), stylish ladies and gents did the buying (the designers signed bags that were purchased that night), and the champers, wee sliders, and hot dogs in pinky-size buns were plentiful. A good combo, just like the elegant yet adventurous line. I’m also digging the new wave of photo “booth” innovations at parties. This go-round featured a “booth” that took multiple shots of partyers and put them into a flip book so you created your own little movie.
Photographs by Jim Donnelly