Andrea Lieberman, Petra Flannery Team for A.L.C. Dinner

The flurry of Los Angeles store openings continues at Palisades Village, the latest being A.L.C., the contemporary brand founded by former stylist Andrea Lieberman in 2008. Lieberman teamed with her former assistant and current super stylist Petra Flannery to host a small dinner at The Draycott on Thursday for her close friends Liz Friedlander, Jennifer Meyer, Erin Foster plus stylists Karla Welch, Erica Cloud and Annabelle Harron. Draycott owner Marissa Hermer was also in the mix, as was actress Olivia Hamilton.
“A small gathering is more my speed,” said Lieberman, a Westside resident. “I admire all these women so much and am so thankful for their support all these years.” Flannery has similar praise for her old boss and good friend. “I’ve learned so much from her, and how she puts her brains into her business. Andrea is proof that you can do it all — family, work, friends.”

Andrea Lieberman and Erin Foster 
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She’s certainly come a long way since she opened her first shop in New York’s SoHo, Culture & Reality. That was inspired by the two years she spent living in Africa post-Parsons, and Lieberman said she still treasures a trunk of old merchandise that her father saved from

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Tumi Holds Sale Event to Benefit Petra Nemcova’s Charity

Tumi will hold a 20 percent off event beginning Thursday until Sept. 24 to benefit Happy Hearts Fund, with 5 percent of all proceeds donated to the charity.
Happy Hearts was founded by philanthropist and model Petra Nemcova in 2006 for the purpose of rebuilding schools in areas impacted by natural disasters. She also is a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Nemcova is Tumi’s brand ambassador.
The brand last year held a similar event, and raised nearly $ 286,000, which was earmarked for both the rebuilding of the Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School and as a partial contribution for the rebuilding of the Shree Mahendra School, both in Nuwakot, Nepal.
Nemcova, who is in the city for New York Fashion Week, was keeping close tabs on the path of Hurricane Irma this past weekend. She and her family live in Miami, and Nemcova is also a member of All Hands Volunteers, a program partner with Happy Hearts, that had teams on standby — including Nemcova — for deployment with relief efforts.
“We are in the process of determining where we will go and help,” Nemcova said. Her charity has already provided some help to residents affected by Hurricane Harvey and she said the proceeds

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Costume Jewelry Brand Melinda Maria to Collaborate With Sarah Michelle Gellar, Petra Flannery

Los Angeles-based costume jewelry brand Melinda Maria is finding its groove with a slew of collaborations and an expansion on QVC. The brand, which has a celebrity following that includes Selena Gomez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Swift, Chrissy Tiegen and Victoria Justice, is known for fashion-forward pieces that retail from $ 38 to $ 298, with a median price of $ 78.
This summer, founder and designer Melinda Maria Spiegel launched her first collaboration with Rebecca Gayheart and Kelly Oxford to benefit the Chrysalis foundation — a pair of butterfly-shaped earring jackets, a bracelet and a necklace. That was followed last month by a capsule with celebrity hair colorist Tracey Cunningham to benefit Nanci Ryder’s ALS charity.

Melinda Maria earrings 

“We design the pieces together and only the strong pieces will survive the cut. It’s not a traditional way of doing a collection for me; it’s very item-driven more than a ‘collection’ because the purpose is to create pieces so customers feel like they are wearing a beautiful piece of Melinda Maria and feel good about giving back,” Spiegel said.
Next month she will link with Sarah Michelle Gellar to benefit the World Hunger Organization, and in September, she will tie up with Kelly Sawyer and Norah Weinstein

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No Shoes Petra

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This book reminds us of the many blessings that surround us each day. Just when Petra realized the way in which she was blessed, she was pleasantly surprised by what is possible when we put our trust in the Lord. The story of Petra will inspire every young child to believe. About the Author: Donna Clarke was born in Montreal and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Universite de Sherbrooke. She received inspiration for this book through her mission and development work in Africa. During speaking engagements in Africa, the children would break out in applause when it was suggested that she would pray for the same favour that rested on Daniel to rest on them. Recognized for her creative community engagement, she has sat on various boards of non-profit organizations and is a member of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association. Donna is now living in Ottawa with her husband and daughter.

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Mele & Co. Petra Large Wooden Jewelry Box in Cedar and Black

Mele & Co. Petra Large Wooden Jewelry Box in Cedar and Black


Mele & Co. Petra Large Wooden Jewelry Box in Cedar and Black Cedar and Black finish wooden jewelry box Cedar finish lift lid with full interior mirror Black jewelry box with rounded profile and inset panel detailing on front Scroll-footed platform base Interior compartment features two lift-out trays that rest on their own support ledges The small top tray spans half the jewelry box and has three open sections The full sized lower tray has two large open sections and a generous ring roll section Ample open storage in bottom compartment Aged bronze tone hinges Hand lined in black sueded fabric 14″ x 9″ x 8″ Made by Mele & Co. Style Number: 00342S11
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