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The holiday shopping parties are revving up around the city, filled with promises of merriment and good deals. And though holly is great and all, it's clear that retailers are hoping you'll deck the halls with new merch. We'll let you know about those of interest, and even if your pocketbook is not exactly overflowing, you can at least grab some spiked punch along the way.
Joe Jonas wearing Joseph Brooks; a Joseph Brooks faceted Pyrite bracelet
From alternative music impresario (he was one of the first to showcase U2, Depeche Mode, The Cure and Culture Club in the U.S.) to owner of Vinyl Fetish on Melrose through the '80s to DJ (spins Saturdays at Bang! at the Ruby to crowds of 1,500), it would seem that Joseph Brooks took an unlikely turn as a jewelry designer, but it turns out life for him has simply come full circle. He made avid study or minerals, rocks and shells as a child, which he's turned into individually crafted bracelets and necklaces worn by Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Siouxsie Sioux, among others.
Brooks will be at one of our favorite modern decor/lifestyle shops A+R (1121 Abbot Kinney Boulevard) this Saturday, December 6, for an all-day trunk show from 11am-8pm, featuring 10%-20% off much of his collection. When the clock strikes 5pm, the Prosecco and other bubbly accompaniments will come out for a party hosted by A+R owner Rose Apodaca, stylist Arianne Phillips and nightlife impresario Bryan Rabin. Fittingly, Joseph has created the music mix for the night. [Racked Wire]