THE “SUITE” LIFE: PRE-OSCAR PARTIES HIGHLIGHT WINNING LIFESTYLE TRENDS
Though the golden glow of the 2017 Academy Awards was slightly tarnished by the Best Picture debacle, Oscar-related events leading up to the big night provided plenty of star power, positive energy and interesting lifestyle products. Here’s a peek of new goods coming to a store near you, and some of the celebrities who were the first to try them out.–Elyse Glickman
Hollywood Event planner Doris Bergman is one of the undisputed masters of the Los Angeles pre-award show fundraiser, from her selection of an always-reliable venue (West Hollywood gathering place Fig & Olive) to her curated roster of sponsors and vendors showcasing products that have a story to tell—like a great movie, of course!.....
Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos (http://www.artlewinbespoke.com) was on hand to ensure male VIPs attending events and ceremonies on the eve or day of the 89th Academy Awards were dressed to the nines. Men who prefer a more rock star-styled aesthetic bee-lined to the display from Samiah Clothing (www.samiah.com) to see her latest custom-tailored styles. My Saint, My Hero (mysaintmyhero.com) displayed their range of faith-oriented bracelets and bangles, while Twisted Silver (http://www.twisted-silver.com) strutted their stuff with a dazzling display of favorite and new designs in their eco-friendly, found object-inspired cuffs and statement pieces.
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Today we’d like to introduce you to Art Lewin. Written by Voyage LA Staff
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“We are not a simple company. Our customers have the highest expectations in the world, “states Art Lewin of Art Lewin Bespoke LLC, who for more than 28 years has suited up some of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs and business people in the world. His exclusive custom-made and ready-to-wear designs are seen on clients from the international corporate world to Hollywood Red Carpet events.
The globally recognized tailored style and detailed suits & shirts of Art Lewin Bespoke fashions remain classic, timeless and elegant. Some of his loyal clients include royal family members, Hugh Hefner, Sylvester Stallone, Frank Stallone, Robert Wagner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Ernie Hudson, Steve Allen, Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson, Lou Ferrigno, Bill Maher, William Landau, Antonio Sabato Jr, Jon Voight, Elliott Gould, Sofia Milos, Oscar De La Hoya, including one of the most watch commercials suiting up William Shatner in Priceline. “The most exciting day in my life as a designer happened when I met Hugh Hefner. Working with him has been great blessing.” From their first meeting in 1999 until today, Art Lewin has designed his black trousers and his pink, blue, red & yellow custom shirts with white collars & cuffs.
“Our clients come from around the world. These men and women come to me and tell me about their busy lives and schedules. I design a wardrobe to fit their needs.” Art says he gets excited to meet new clients and learn about all facets of their lives. “I want to understand their minds, how they think, and what they believe in. I provide them with fantastic suits and shirts I design just for them.
Art understands the increasing needs of today’s working people who go from corporate meetings to evening events, without a chance to go home, and they can do this by mixing and matching pieces from his collection. “Every minute of their day is accounted for. They love my luxurious tuxedos, suits and shirts because they easily make the transition from a corporate meeting to an evening out on the town without a pause.” Art prides himself in using the finest fabrics available from the best European mills. Sumptuous and soft, 100% imported luxurious cloths that makes all of our garments breathes easily.
“It’s an enormous amount of dedicate, non-stop work being a designer. Getting to the top, and staying there requires extreme determination. Our clients in the corporate world want an elegant look that brands them as high-profile, confident and successful. There is no reason they can’t be elegantly dressed while they climb the corporate ladder.” Being a successful CEO himself, Art knows the work and determination needed to do well in a competitive industry. As a little boy growing up in Chile, his dream was that one day he would be a successful entrepreneur and it happened to be in fashion. At the age of 22, he was introduced into the bespoke world and began acquiring high profile clients. Instantly, Art knew that he found his calling. “He says that he creates designs, plans his goals – in the middle of the night while I dream!” After immigrating to the United States, he started working at age 12. But, things did not come easy. Through hard work and determination, Art found early success in a custom clothing company in 1989. And, in 1997, at age 29, he opened his first location in Woodland Hills. “This has been an amazing journey for me.” Art’s creative vision and eye for detail revolutionized the way the world looks and feels about men & women in power. Through his designs he instills confidence, creates success and inspires greatness. This is due, in part, to the extreme detail that allows Art’s design to fit perfectly. If you want a one-of-a-kind, measured-to-fit look, you have to come to me.” Art has been called “The country’s premier bespoke custom tailor” by American Express, “The Guru of Bespoke Suits” by MyFoxLA. After 28 years of experience, Art Lewin continues to refine his classics and elegant look. “Clark Gable was one of my big inspirations. His look was youthful, cutting edge, elegant and sophisticated. I take this inspiration into the modern world.” As more and more men and women find success in the corporate world, Art Lewin is busier than ever. “I’m so happy men and women are rising to the top! I will be there for them,” he says with a gleam in his eye.
Has it been a smooth road?
Oh wow… it’s never a smooth road.
Working very long hours at the beginning, barely seeing my kids or wife lead to a divorce in 2002. A bankruptcy in 2005 and in 2007 losing 60% of my business during the economic crash. My clients losing their home & jobs… my high end suits were put in the back burner for a few years. And, it hurt us really bad. In 2009, were -created ourselves and today we are one of the largest custom clothiers in the country.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Art Lewin is the Owner & Creative Director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation’s premier Custom Clothiers.
Art is considered one of the leading experts on Direct Marketing, Corporate Image Consulting and the Leading Custom Clothier to California’s most prominent Corporate Stars to some of Hollywood’s movie stars.
Art has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Esquire, GQ, MyFox 11, Wall Street Journal, Hispanic Business Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, CSQ, American Express, INC Magazine, Club Corp Magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle, Hollywood Reporter, Confidential Magazine and numerous other publications, Radio & TV.
Today, Art Lewin Bespoke Clothiers is the leading custom clothier in the country. We plan, coordinate & maintain your wardrobe so you are perfectly attired for any occasion. For over two decades, we have catered to corporate stars & to some of Hollywood’s movie stars and many other industry titans. As a second-generation clothier, Mr. Lewin says that our clients tell us that our workmanship, knowledge, attention to detail & service makes it readily apparent why we have been able to establish such a loyal following. With an impressive 94% retention rate.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I feel that any metropolitan city like Los Angeles is an awesome opportunity for any new business to start. I have helped 6 of my friends start a clothing business here in Los Angeles.
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As they say, style is all about the details. It’s about adding your signature personality to any look. One of the easiest, most timeless ways to do that is through a lapel pin. Classically old school and brilliantly fresh, the lapel pin is undeniably stylish. Originally made as a way to symbolize one’s affiliation to groups or political parties, the simple lapel pin has grown to be so much more. Now lapel pins are an outward representation of your personality. These aren’t the silly pins you’ve seen as flair in movies like Office Space. No, these are symbols of art and style, and are an easy way to have fun with even your most standard suited looks. Here is everything you need to know about lapel pins.
What’s So Cool About Them?Lapel pins have grown in demand in recent years. A revival of all things vintage and classic brought lapel pins back from the grave. With no doubt, it’s hard to show off your personality in your office suit. An easy way to remedy the situation is with a simple lapel pin. Like cuff links, they’re an easy way to show off your style. Lapel pins continue to rise in popularity and there are tons of companies out there making fresh, new styles. Additionally, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on vintage pins, then you’re bringing back a piece of history. Now that you know a little bit about them, let’s take a look at all the different kinds out there.
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As Hollywood’s award season wraps up for now, we present another Wednesday’s Child nominee as we catch up with Daniel (2000) at Doris Bergman’s 9th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party.
At the event, Daniel learned how to work a “step and repeat” while rubbing elbows with celebrities.
At the star-studded event there was virtual reality gear from Fibrum to be tried out, unique bracelets from My Saint My Hero to try on, and – a highlight of the day for Daniel – getting measured for a custom-made suit jacket by Art Lewin, suit maker to the stars. And speaking of stars, Daniel mingled among a few such as Michael Campion from “Fuller House” and Kelsey Scott from “12 Years a Slave.”
During our time with Daniel, we found him to be a sweet, easy-going and gentle teenager with a lot of heart. Daniel’s loving and caring nature, along with his fondness for animals and the outdoors, contribute to his partiality towards riding horses as an enjoyable and therapeutic activity.
Daniel holds onto a somewhat simple wish … to have a family that will accept and love him and remain committed to him. Youth in foster care sometimes wonder if they can “measure up” and our goal is to find and help tailor the forever family that is the right fit for Daniel.
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"Ever see an image of an AMAZING outfit?
Then try to replicate it?
Gather each piece…
Try it on..
Look in the mirror…and say?
This looks nothing like the picture…
Chances are, you don’t have the same body type as the guy in the photo.
And also, you know…there’s photoshop.
The truth is…
We’re not all built the same.
Don’t worry though. You can still look great!
This article is going to teach you how to dress for your body type..."
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"Who says you need Valentine’s Day to show a little love? As event planner Doris Bergman sees it, every day should be Valentine’s Day—with the flair of a blockbuster movie première!
In other hands, an event like this would be just another free-for-all. However, after nine years of helming the annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party and Post-Holiday Gift Drive, Doris is one of the undisputed masters of the pre-award party. From her selection of an always-reliable venue (West Hollywood gathering place Fig & Olive) to her stable of interesting sponsors and vendors offering products that have a story to tell, she appeals to a broad audience.
As every celebration requires a few toasts to those being honoured, it was fitting that the lead sponsor was Buywine.com, which shared an incredible array of fine wines from Napa, California boutique wineries. Bryan David Scott and LA mixologist Flairin’ Farron were back to fuel up guests with velvety iced espresso drinks brewed with his top grade, ethically sourced coffee beans. Rekorderlig Cider and Spa Girl Cocktails rounded out the refreshing afternoon with bright, refreshing blasts of fruit flavour. Spa Girl Cocktails, founded by Karen Haines in 2012, is offered in two vodka-based flavours—cucumber Martini and pear—that weigh in at 48 calories per drink.
Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos and Sue Wong made sure that talent attending events and ceremonies were perfectly attired. Lewin even gave silk ties to the diligent Fig & Olive staff working the event. Wong’s latest collection of vintage-inspired gowns reflected the trend toward muted tones and subtle sparkle. Timmy Woods, meanwhile, showcased her one-of-a-kind pop culture themed handbags available for loan. Imagine walking down the red carpet with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bag of popcorn...."
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Our Women’s Apparel is something that should not be overlooked. If you have a favorite piece that has seen better days, Art Lewin Bespoke will gladly re-create that garment for you in the fabric of your choice.
If the layers of Save the Date postcards decorating the fridge have you sweating bullets, you’re not alone. As plane tickets and gift registry requests pile up, there’s barely room in our shopping budget to get a new outfit, too. But repurpose an old standby in the wrong fabric, and that celebratory afternoon on the lawn will feel like an eternity in the sauna.
Fabric: “Lighter, breathable fabrics always perform best in the summer heat. Linen and cotton are great, but you can also get away with tropical-weight wool,” says Hunter.
Construction: “Go with a lighter construction if you can find a suit half-lined or unlined, because it will keep you cooler in the humid months,” says Vora.
Fit: All right, the linen and cotton fabric family it is, but an ill-fitting suit looks as bad as sweat stains. What fit works best?
Naturally, Hunter champions custom tailoring to get a great fit no matter the fabric. But for those of us who don’t have time to book a fitting before this weekend’s nuptials? “The more structure a fabric has, the more easily you can achieve that crisp, tailored look. Linen is, by nature, more of a casual fabric, so cotton or wool would be the fabric to consider.”
But there is one perfect place for the laid-back, breezy look: “Linen is fantastic for a beach wedding,” says Vora.
Color: “Lighter colors are better to reflect sunlight,” Vora says. “Texture and patterns, like checks and stripes, will help disguise [sweat].”
And what colors have been trending in the fitting rooms of Alton Lane?
“Easily half the of the weddings we have done this season have opted for light gray suiting over the traditional tuxedo. It is versatile, appropriately casual for summer weddings, and very easy to coordinate with,” Hunter says. But there’s one caveat: “I would suggest basing the color of the fabric more on the theme of the wedding and the preference of the bride and groom than on the sun.”
Leave it to Hollywood’s Grand Duchess of Hospitality, the darling Doris Bergman for putting La La Land’s Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul in the spotlight before the Oscars were handed out. The “City of Stars” composers were among the stars, VIPs, trendsetters, and media at Bergman’s Style Lounge and Party for awards season. And, unlike this year’s Oscars, her gathering was a kerfuffle-free zone.
The rendezvous place was the Hollywood hotspot Fig & Olive, a yummy restaurant which features gourmet cuisine from the French and Italian Riviera. That made for an elegant event at which Bergman was “anointed” by Bruce Dern in a “that’s sooo Hollywood” moment reported on by Italia Vogue. “She’s got game,” said the two-time Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Dern, about Doris Bergman and her flair for creating a sensational soirée.
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By Jenny Peters
Every year when Oscar rolls around, lots of luxury suites and lounges pop up at venues all around town, luring famous faces to come and check out innovative products, try some new and different libations and just generally have a lovely afternoon during the week preceding the Academy Awards.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern feels the love at the Handmade Hearts by Hillel booth during the annual Doris Bergman Oscar Style Lounge & Party held at Fig & Olive restaurant in West Hollywood in February 2017. Photo courtesy Doris Bergman.One popular “swag suite” (as everyone calls them) is impresario Doris Bergman’s annual Oscar Style Lounge & Party, presented every year at the Fig & Olive restaurant in West Hollywood. Bergman takes over that popular eatery’s outdoor patio and fills it with everything a star might need heading onto the red carpet – and beyond.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern led the celebrity charge to Bergman’s suite that was held on February 23, 2017, and headed straight to Art Lewin’s Bespoke Suits and Tuxedos for a chat about having a custom-made suit designed just for his 80-year-old frame. Lewin gifted gorgeous silk ties and pocket squares, too, making sure that 2017 nominees including Best Picture “Hacksaw Ridge” executive producer David Greathouse and Best Song leading contenders Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who received two song nominations from “LA LA Land,” would look sharp at the Oscars (and they eventually won for “City of Stars”).
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In Dressing The Man, a book that is deemed by countless as important to the literature of men’s fashion – and certainly to me – Alan Flusser reported on the Taylor cut as, “British-inspired, with narrow shoulders, shaped torso, slant pockets, and deep vents”.I thought back to the styles of those well-dressed men of that era in the books I had read- Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra who were all dressed by Taylor himself- and wondered if time has taken its toll and produced a difference in cut and style.
I stood outside on Wilshire Boulevard to absorb the features of the building before me, a large office complex, completely covered in glass. Perhaps I had written down the incorrect address again.
“Art Lewin? Yeah, it’s here.” The gentleman gave me directions to the shop and smiled at me. “By the way, nice jacket.” I couldn’t help but smile to myself, shirt wet and stuck to my back.
I was approached by Richard James Taylor, a tailor who I talked on the phone to earlier and he shook my hand with the most gentle of grips. He was clad in a charcoal grey pinstriped suit, with broad notch lapels, blue herringbone woven shirt with a white collar and monogrammed cuffs, white silk pocket chief folded sloppily in his breast pocket showing off the blue hand-rolled edges. As he motioned for me to sit with him and crossed his legs I couldn’t help noticing the black cordovan penny moccasins shining in the light. Sitting down at the coffee table, he smiled and admired the room with me; suits (probably in the 140’s) and sports jackets in deep navy pinstripes, glorious grey glenchecks and even micro-patterned houndstooth in Loro Piana worsted wools, cashmere and thick tweeds (They have tweed here? For this weather?) hung on timber hangers. To the left in a well lit open closet, ties and socks of all kinds, fabrics, and colours in front of me along with sample cuffs and collars, signing off (quite literally) with autographed pictures of celebrities such as Lionel Richie and Jon Voight expressing their thanks hanging on the right.
Richard is a tailor with a lot of experience. Having previously worked at Men’s Wearhouse and as a costumer for studios and agencies around America before starting at Art Lewin & Co. Bespoke, he understands how to achieve the perfect fit for anybody. His interest in tailored fashion was sparked with love for the art and wearing clothes. “It just gives the suit a new sense of style.” He brought me in closer with his gaze, leaning back on the sofa relaxed yet still in deep thought. “When you put a jacket on and it fits, and you put a jacket off the rack on and it has to have alterations, there’s a big difference there. There’s a difference in price but there’s also a difference in the way it feels and the way it fits.”
I felt like a welcome friend in the room as he laughed and smiled. I asked him what he thought of the renewed interest in tailored menswear. “Young or old, a sharp dressed man gets attention.” Art Lewin & Co. Bespoke does receive a fair amount of younger clients. ”I think the newer generation should carry on the look and the prestige of great menswear. You’re starting to see it a lot more here in the states as well. Whatever people see on television, people emulate it from the screen and then it comes out on the street.” Our conversation continued as we dived deeper into the bespoke process, the tailoring experience and even women’s fashion.
I inquired into the Jack Taylor cut. Richard explained that Art Lewin & Company Bespoke prefers to cut clients with a European style, but essentially aims for the “timeless and classic” that Jack Taylor was famous for. Whereas Jack Taylor had preferred the “lapels a little wider” and the “shoulders a little broader”, Art Lewin has taken things into the new era; slimming things down “just a bit”. Richard brought me up to have a look at some of the suits where I could examine the quality and the style. Indeed, European tastes had made its way into the business suit. The former sack suit that defined America was no longer. Richard invited me to have a closer look at one of the more interesting pieces: A wonderful woollen flannel, blue Prince of Wales Check with a subtle red windowpane overcheck, masterfully crafted. This was one of Richard’s favourites, and I could tell why. Every single line of the intricate pattern was perfectly matched from sleeve to shoulder, an attention to detail found only on the most careful of garments. The bold and wide peak lapels, padded military shoulder, and suppressed waist produced a clean masculine silhouette that Jack Taylor would approve of. As I appreciated the suit Richard just smiled.
Before leaving I had a final look at the room. I realized that Art Lewin & Company is Jack Taylor’s small tailor shop on Canon Road, Beverly Hills for the 21st century. All tailors must create clothes appropriate to their client’s needs and though the modern “fashionable” man prefers a slimmed down Continental cut, Jack Taylor’s teachings remains.
As I approached the door Richard shook my hand once more, and gave me the same soft smile. It was a special parting gift from Art Lewin & Bespoke: a shop with a lot of experience, a lot of stories, and a lot of warmth.
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Doris Bergman’s 9th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party by LEMPEREURMAGAZINE
"Doris Bergman threw her star studded Ninth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge and Party at Fig & Olive on February 23, 2017. The event honored the upcoming 89th Annual Academy Awards with almost 100 of Hollywood’s most prominent figures including Oscar® Nominated actors, former Oscar® winners and presenters in attendance. Among Hollywood’s elite that attended include: Oscar Nominees Benj Pasek (“La La Land” Best Song), Justin Paul (“La la Land” Best Song), David Greathouse, Executive Producer (“Hacksaw Ridge”) Best Picture, David Permut, Producer (“Hacksaw Ridge” Best Picture),"
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Art Lewin is the Owner & Creative Director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation's premier Custom Clothiers.