C Magazine threw open the doors to its highly anticipated new concept store at Fashion Island
Words by THE EDITORS
The doors have opened at Studio C, C Magazine’s first permanent store celebrating the best in California design. Nicole Richie co-hosted the grand opening event on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Fashion Island, in the Brigette Romanek-designed store, alongside the publication’s founder, editorial director and CEO Jennifer Smith. Local art and design talent, including Lisa Marie Fernandez, Alexandra Grant, George Esquivel and Christopher Norman, dropped by for some Roe caviar and to raise a glass to brands by fellow Californians.
After spending the afternoon in the store at a trunk show for her House of Harlow 1960 crystal jewelry brand, Richie turned hostess to the tunes of acoustic guitarists The Ren & Tenn Show.
The “California Curated” concept sees fashion and jewelry brands Rosetta Getty, Greg Lauren, Nick Fouquet and Hoorsenbuhs alongside beauty from Vintner’s Daughter and homewares from Haas Brothers. “As the global authority on all things relevant to California style and culture, we spend our days seeking out the best in our beloved state, which is unquestionably at the forefront of innovation in fashion, art, design and beauty. It has put us in a unique position of understanding the market,” Smith said.
Romanek’s projects have included stores, restaurants and clubs, such as Eric Buterbaugh, Petit Trois, Delilah and The AllBright West Hollywood. “The inspiration for the store is California itself and all the culture that exists here,” Romanek told C Magazine. “Sometimes the light in our state is pink, sometimes it’s yellow and pale blues. It’s ever changing. … It’s Cali dreaming.”
Feature image: NICOLE RICHIE at STUDIO C at FASHION ISLAND. All photos by Owen Kolasinski.
Feb. 4, 2020
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