On the family front, it was Jared Leto who added “devoted son” to a diverse image that also includes actor, rocker, and all-around hottie. He told me that he came out to help pump mom Constance Leto’s new jewelry line, which explains why he and brother Shannon Leto (both wearing sunglasses) hung close to the jewelry case all night. He says the line is called Linda & Constance, and “they are kind of making their debut tonight. They’ve been selling it privately for quite some time and then were asked to come and be a part of the store.” It’s a women’s collection but even though Jared told me he has been pushing her to do men’s (he even told me he liked my chain with a skull & crossbones charm on it), he still does get some benefits from his mom’s biz. “A lot of my friends who are girls love it and are always trying to get some,” he laughed before saying that he hasn’t tried to spring any free pieces on potential love interests. “I keep it professional, but I did buy my assistant a necklace for her birthday.” How sweet, right?

Decadestwo.1 Pop-up: VIP night

Scenesters gathered tonight at Kiki de Montparnasse’s SoHo shop for the first night of the Decadestwo.1 sale. According to Racked, they’ll be replenishing throughout the sale…which is a good thing, since we spied only a handful of Louboutins (and none in our size–that would be 37). Racked reports that the shoes were downstairs, but we were directed upstairs when we tried to walk straight into the store/hunt for the shoes…weird.

Most beautiful pair of Loubies found, made from some intricate lace/netting…I believe they were $450? but no matter, they were a size 42 =(

Judging from Racked’s pictures, it seems like some of the major statement pieces are gone, but there are still some awesome items–like a crazy sequined & feathered Oscar de la Renta gown, as well as some nice furs, a brown Rick Owens leather jacket, and a beautiful Gucci backless red dress (and at least 4 Chanel tweed jackets).Some of the garments were in immaculate shape…and others made me feel like I was in a thrift store (read: major pilling. yuck.).

The bags were mostly deserted at the back of the room upstairs–seems like no one bought them, probably because the prices aren’t exactly hot.

This Chanel classic mini flap bag in black patent leather was going for $1,900…it felt a little sticky too and could use some polishing.

The suede one will only set you back $1,390! If you so fancy its ruddiness…


Loved this Valentino–and not a bad price for $775 (it was in great condition!). But in the end, decided it was still more than I was willing to pay for it…and kind of heavy.

If you’re broke like me, you should probably skip this sale…I was hoping for some affordable “investment piece” option but alas, “affordable” and “investment piece” do not belong in the same sentence after all.

Not to be an enabler…but if you really can’t resist, check out Refinery29 Reserve  50% off voucher for the pop-up–it’ll definitely help you save a pretty buck or two. Sadly, the $500 for $250 one is already sold out, but you can still get $100 off of $200! (For all you non-NYC-ers, this also works online). You can also email them at for “early VIP shopping” tomorrow morning from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Let us know if you pick up anything good!

May 13-14 (Friday-Saturday)
70 Greene St. (at Spring)
11 a.m. -  8 p.m.


(sorry for the bad pictures…was trying to be sneaky. and clearly, I need my brother to buy me that iPhone4)