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Clothes parties in Black and White

August 05, 2004

GREER WYLDER

You can throw a girls'-night-out party at the White House/Black

Market boutique at Corona del Mar Plaza. The store offers shopping

parties for up to 10 of your friends. Associates act as personal

stylists, while guests try on stylish clothing and accessories.

Guests will receive 10% off purchases made during the party, and the

hostess receives an additional $25 gift certificate. Or the group can

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donate its 10% discount to its favorite charity. The parties can be

planned for bridal showers, charitable groups, reunions and birthday

parties. You invite the guests and White House/Black Market provides

the clothing, refreshments and personalized service. Prices range

from $48 to $168. White House/Black Market is a women's apparel

boutique that specializes in classic black and white day and evening

fashions. Sizes range from 0 to 14. In addition to its clothing,

White House/Black Market also carries lingerie, handbags, jewelry and

other accessories and gifts. (949) 721-6740,

http://www.whiteandblack.com.

AN ITALIAN JOB

Italian-based Miss Sixty caters to young, sexy, fashion-forward

women. Many celebrities wear Miss Sixty's jeans, including Britney

Spears, Cameron Diaz, Madonna and Kate Moss. The retro-futuristic

store has won numerous design awards -- it's unlike anything in the

mall. It features cocoon-like camarinis, Italian for fitting rooms.

The camarinis suspend from the ceiling, the design fitting Miss

Sixty's goal.

"You go in as a girl, but you emerge reborn in a Miss Sixty way,"

said Andrew Pollard of Miss Sixty USA. "It's like, in nature, a

cocoon that a beautiful butterfly emerges from."

Miss Sixty offers an incredible selection of denim, great

tailoring and silhouettes. Denim comes 100% ring spun, manufactured

and designed in Italy. At any given time, Miss Sixty has 50 to 70

jeans to try on, five or six fits, each with five or six fabric

washes and no extreme-low rise jeans.

"Rises are starting to come up in Italy, compared to U.S. denim

designers," said manager Paul Voight. "Seven-inch rise is the norm."

Other apparel to choose from includes pants, shorts, skirts, shoes

and accessories. And a small selection of its cutting-edge Energie

line for men. Level Three, Crate and Barrel/Macy's Home Store wing.

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. (714) 327-0131,

http://www.misssixty.com.

TSE FLIES IN FASHION

TSE (pronounced say) is a European fashion house known for its

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