As the garden of the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif., was transformed into a serene, spring candlelit dinner, FRAME fans like Emily Ratajkowski, Rachel Zoe, Molly Sims, and Dylan Penn filtered in to celebrate the Melrose Place opening of clothing designers Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede’s first boutique.
“I’m so excited to be here,” Ratajkowski, who rocked jeans, a FRAME top, and neutral Stuart Weitzman stilettos told InStyle, before enjoying a glass of Champagne with friends. The evening felt relaxed and comfortable, with tables topped with fresh bouquets of clematis, passion flowers, and anemones in gold vases, as well as gold-rimmed white plates and tall gold candle holders adding even more serenity to the scene.
“It’s gorgeous,” Penn, who rocked a bomber jacket, white sleeveless FRAME top with a bow and Salvatore Ferragamo kicks told InStyle. “I mean, I just love this setting... I think there should be more places like this in L.A. where you can just sit outside."
Jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, who helped host the event with Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede and posed for photos with actress Jaime King (above, left), also was in love with the decor, telling us with a smile, “I mean, how romantic is it? It feels very romantic. You want to have a wedding or something. I’m into it.” Meyer, who wore a black suede FRAME blazer, FRAME jeans, Stuart Weitzman shoes and pieces from her own jewelry collection, said she wanted to help host the designer duo’s dinner because she “adores them,” adding, “They’ve always been great friends. When they asked me to do this with them, I couldn’t have been happier.”
As Sims (below) grabbed a lemonade vodka cocktail in black FRAME bellbottom jeans and chatted with good friend Baby2Baby co-founder Kelly Sawyer, the model told us she was particularly enamored with the “beautiful” setting as well, adding that she was excited to see her favorite flower, the anemone, on the table. Meanwhile, Lisa Rinna, who wore FRAME jeans and Jennifer Meyer jewelry to the bash, snapped a cell phone shot of her menu at the table, telling us she was looking forward to trying the kale salad with quinoa and ricotta.
And while the always stylish Rashida Jones (below) didn’t wear any hint of indigo, she did turn heads in a ruffled sleeveless white top with an adorable bow and black jeans paired with boyish oxfords. Her look was spot-on, and fell in line with what Grede had in mind for the dinner. In fact, the designer told us he and Torstensson wanted the event to feel “elevated but relaxed,” as well as “chic, but not pretentious.” He added, “I think people feel that in the clothes and the store environment. This dinner’s certainly beautiful, but it’s not stuffy.”