In its 45th year, South Coast Plaza is expected to generate $1.5 billion in gross retail sales, placing its volume near or above the entire city of Beverly Hills.
The success of the Costa Mesa, Calif., shopping center wasn’t always a forgone conclusion, Henry Segerstrom, managing partner of South Coast Plaza owner C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, told guests gathered Sept. 19 for a dinner at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles to celebrate its anniversary. It took persistence to nail brands such as Halston and Courrèges in the Seventies to solidify South Coast Plaza’s positioning as a luxury destination distinct from the retail masses.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive