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BEVERLY HILLS—It's fair to say that Baroness Myriam Ullens de Schooten is a jet-setter. The avid art collector, philanthropist, and founder of fashion label Maison Ullens splits her time between Europe and Asia (she and her husband have two orphanages in Nepal), and her brand's flagship store is in Aspen. The desire to create clothes suited for traveling, yet sexy and stylist came out of her own necessity. Now, as we told you about last week, LA ladies with similar needs with have—if only for a short time—close access to the luxe line that specializes in cashmere and light leather pieces that make globe (or local!) trotting as comfy and practical as they are cool. Beginning this Tuesday, the Maison Ullen pop-up shop (109 S Robertson Blvd) arrives in the heart of Los Angeles' upscale shopping district. Through May 7th, the boutique will highlight the Italian-crafted garments, including the latest summer designs, and the brand's iconic classics.
WEST HOLLYWOOD—We love fashion, but we also love our animal friends, particularly those who are in danger of becoming extinct and therefore need a little extra attention. These two loves thankfully come together with an event this Wednesday with a Fashion Against Poaching Trunk Show (1930 Laurel Canyon Rd), organized by Stop Poaching Now!, a group that targets creatives to aid and create awareness of the endangerment of certain species in Africa and Asia. The shopping experience, which takes place from 3-8pm and will feature discounted designer gear from brands like Max Studio and Rhode Resort as well as African artisans. Guests will also have the opportunity to get pampered with hair styling, reflexology massage, and nail treatments. For more info, and to RSVP for this beneficial event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACIFIC PALISADES—Down-under designer Dion Lee has created garments that graced the cover of Vogue Australia and walked the runway at London Fashion Week paired with shoes designed by none other than Kanye West (among other successes). Now his eponymous label makes its California debut at Elyse Walker (15306 Antioch St) for a trunk show Tuesday from 2-5pm. En route to NYC for his resort collection show, Lee himself will be on hand to share his contemporary, often geometric designs with shoppers. To schedule a personal appointment, be sure to call the boutique at 310-230-8882 (ext 10).