News From The SB Style Front 2009: Paul Wellman

News from the SB Style Front

Paul Wellman Diane Garmendia of 33 Jewels.
Wallaces New Dude Duds, DIANIs Sole for Souls, and Art-on-the-Mesa Day She also carries an awesome variety of complete pieces, and right now, its worth stopping in just to check out the Miriam Haskell collection: decadent costume jewelry designed for the stars, dating as far back as the 1920sand Lana Turner. Asked if she ever finds herself the teensiest bit glum over parting with a special piece, Garmendia said, I live in the worlds best jewelry box I dont lust for anything. In her travels, shes been known to pick up a sapphire here, a pearl thereostensibly for a piece shell design and have madeonly it rarely comes to that. I have a box of sketches and a box of loose materialI guess just being around all of this is satiating enough. Lucky, lucky girl. Sole Shakedown: After a hugely successful turnout last year, the team at DIANI (1324 State St., Ste. H) is gearing up for its third annual Soles4Souls event. Soles4Souls is an international charity dedicated to providing free shoes to needy people the world over, and DIANI has stepped up in a big way in years past, collecting more than 1,000 pairs of gently worn mens, womens, and childrens flat-soled shoes last year alone. Drop yours by the shop anytime between now and the big soire, which will go down on Thursday, May 21, from 6-10 p.m., with hosts Carolyn Murphy and Tracy and Noah Wyle, and which will feature wine and hors doeuvres by Demetria Estate. And while youre there, check out the luxurious latest from Isabel Marant, and her less-expensive sister line, Etoile: a little bit bohemian, a little bit rock n roll. So mark your calendarsand consider: Isnt a little footwear feng shui in order Movin on Up: One perk of the atrocious economy is that prime real estate on or near State Street is popping up at prices our local boutique owners can afford. Lucia Loves Luigi is ditching its incognito locale on Brinkerhoff Avenue and getting ready to open its new doors at 21 West Ortega Street. The higher-profile spot offers natural light, convenient parking, and some fabulous new lines, including leather sandals from Soixante Neuf, graphic tees from Before & After, and linen trenchesshort-sleeved for summerfrom Kay Park. The grand opening is slated for this coming week, and the only question that remains is: How will Luigi the dog deal with the wildcat down the street
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