Style Archive

The R+A Behind A+R

By: Andy and Rose

As we mark this winter 2015-2016 season by celebrating a decade of A+R, it’s telling in this age of Amazonian retailers and “boutique” brands backed by VC’s, that there are always clients surprised to learn that there really is someone behind the “A”—Andy Griffith—and the “R”—Rose Apodaca. (Yep, and we count on an amazing team […]

In Pixelated Color with Cristian Zuzunaga

By: Rose Apodaca

“The pixel is the icon of our time,” declares the Barcelona-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Certainly, with the elemental pattern in his command, he more than makes his argument with an expanding range of décor and fashion products realized in his signature graphic Technicolor textiles that are fast raising the 30-something designer to icon status. Digital […]

When Design Just Clic’s….

By: Alex Dinari

I like a naked iPhone. Apple created a thing of beauty when it came to the iPhone, so it takes something special for me to cover it up. But at first sight, it’s hard not to love the Clic Wood iPhone Case from Native Union .The contrast between natural wood and the vibrant colored plastic or […]

White Hot

By: Rose Apodaca

Maybe it was the 81-degree weather by 8 o’clock this morning, but I craved the crispness of white today. Normally clad in black, I slipped into an over-sized white shirt, a recent acquisition from the COS for Opening Ceremony collab. On my feet, my comfy white Puma ballet slipper-like sneakers, and on my nose my […]

Coachella Part 2: A+R Social Media Manager Alex Dinari Counts Down His Festival Top 5

By: Alex Dinari

This Disclosure/Outkast/Lorde/Banks/Pharrel fan is trekking out to the Coachella Polo fields for a weekend of musical debauchery. I keep my luggage lean and simple but these essentials are always on.

Coachella Part 1: A+R Manager Conor Ford’s Top 5 Festival Hits

By: Conor Ford

It’s that time of year again for the mass exodus to the desert know as the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. I’m looking forward to catching most of this first weekend’s lineup—specifically Outkast, Disclosure and Banks. While the polo fields are trampled under the hordes of tent dwellers, I plan to enjoy the weekend in […]

High Kicks

By: Rose Apodaca

Sneakers have lone been an integral part of street style, and as prices continue to skyrocket for an original, pristine pair of Air Jordans, it should comes as no surprise that sneaker heads—especially those with careers that depend on their appearance as much as anything—would help fuel the current obsession in fashion circles for designer […]

We Heart Tory Burch: A+R as seen on TB Blog!

By: Rose Apodaca

Already fans of the striking magazin-blog that design powerhouse Tory Burch and her team do, we were tickled to be showcased in her ongoing feature on entrepreneurs and as part of her “L.A. Issue,” marking the opening of her latest store in town, this one on Rodeo Drive. Suffice it to say, Tory doesn’t do […]

The Art of Dining

By: Rose Apodaca

There are few luxuries we prize more in life than a meal with good food and good talk. As luck would have it, Andy and I get to indulge in such a pleasure more often in a month than our waistlines should bear, and at times under extravagant circumstances. Yet one of the most no-frills […]

Stepping It Up

By: Emily Chang

Catching Rick Owens’ spring 2014 “Vicious” collection online Thursday night, I was struck by a strangely enlightening feeling when I watched. Here I was, ensconced in my apartment in Minneapolis, which is geographically nowhere near Paris, and this 11-minute distraction from studying human DNA gave me an entirely mind-blowing sense of an evolution under foot. […]