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50 | Angeleno | June 2013 the RADAR | shops Mother of Pearl Lose yourself in luster at Jennifer Nicholson’s haute new shop, Pearl Drop. | By Abigail Stone | Photography by Melissa Valladares | “This is my beach house,” says designer Jennifer Nicholson, describing the eclectic environs of her newly bowed boutique, Pearl Drop (328 S. Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.399.1304, pearldropvenice. com). Make that beach chic. Amid the store’s marine-themed flourishes is a seafoam green, shell-silhouetted couch, a twinkling crystal-ship chandelier, and a pink table with seahorse legs, all originally collected to embellish an oceanside abode. Instead, they’ve dropped anchor here, a Lincoln Boulevard outpost slowly finding traction as the new go-to spot among hip Venetians weary of jostling aside throngs of tourists Open SeaSOn Clockwise from top left: Malibu Gypsy crowding Abbot Kinney (note the bracelets; ring and pendant presence of Deus Ex Machina, a from Jennifer nicholson and Wurstküche and an outpost of San Jessica Seaton; a few of the shop’s fashion offerings; Francisco’s General Store for proof pearl Drop owner Jennifer of Lincoln Boulevard’s growing nicholson; a sign by profile). Bearing a striking likeness Timothy ernst hangs over the store; Gregory to her famous father, acting royalty parkinson dress; alex and Jack, the ta stema ker, whose Lee oversized necklace; accidental entree into design terrarium decor keeps the store’s vibe calm. was collaborating on a line with Pamela Barish at her behest, returns to the scene after the 2005 shuttering of Pearl on Montana and a child-rearing hiatus. Now she’s bringing her unique brand of bohemian rhapsody to Venice. Though its exteriors are unassuming concrete, Pearl Drop opens to reveal a bevy of sparkling treasures. Here, a tumble of Clare Vivier purses; there, a cluster of sensuous silk and linen tunics by Pamela Barish; in the corner, a spectrum of diaphanous caftans and dresses by Gregory Parkinson and GoldDust frolics with drapey Goddis cardigans. Joining the mix are Nicholson’s own in-house designs, including leather motorcycle jackets and fitted pants. The racks also flaunt brightly printed bathing suits from designer Mara Hoffman, while Loree Rodkin perfumes, richly scented creams by Persephone and Ilia lip colors kick up the beauty quotient. Credit Nicholson’s impeccably curated shop to her talent for translating memories of a childhood peopled with style icons of the ’70s and ’80s—Anjelica Huston, Bianca Jagger, Michelle Phillips and Lauren Hutton, to name a few—into a space that, like its name, is a rare find. On this score, a smattering of vintage pieces adds to the nostalgia-infused experience. Dripping in fantasy and housing objects of beauty, Pearl Drop—along with its fashion-savvy proprietress—is coming out of its shell. Dive in!

The Radar Shops

Abigail Stone

Mother of Pearl <br /> <br /> Lose yourself in luster at Jennifer Nicholson’s haute new shop, Pearl Drop.<br /> <br /> “This is my beach house,” says designer Jennifer Nicholson, describing the eclectic environs of her newly bowed boutique, Pearl Drop (328 S. Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.399.1304, pearldropvenice. Com). Make that beach chic. Amid the store’s marine-themed flourishes is a seafoam green, shell-silhouetted couch, a twinkling crystal-ship chandelier, and a pink table with seahorse legs, all originally collected to embellish an oceanside abode. Instead, they’ve dropped anchor here, a Lincoln Boulevard outpost slowly finding traction as the new goto spot among hip Venetians weary of jostling aside throngs of tourists crowding Abbot Kinney (note the presence of Deus Ex Machina, a Wurstküche and an outpost of San Francisco’s General Store for proof of Lincoln Boulevard’s growing profile). Bearing a striking likeness to her famous father, acting royalty Jack, the tastemaker, whose accidental entree into design was collaborating on a line with Pamela Barish at her behest, returns to the scene after the 2005 shuttering of Pearl on Montana and a childrearing hiatus. Now she’s bringing her unique brand of bohemian rhapsody to Venice.<br /> <br /> Though its exteriors are unassuming concrete, Pearl Drop opens to reveal a bevy of sparkling treasures. Here, a tumble of Clare Vivier purses; there, a cluster of sensuous silk and linen tunics by Pamela Barish; in the corner, a spectrum of diaphanous caftans and dresses by Gregory Parkinson and GoldDust frolics with drapey Goddis cardigans. Joining the mix are Nicholson’s own in-house designs, including leather motorcycle jackets and fitted pants. The racks also flaunt brightly printed bathing suits from designer Mara Hoffman, while Loree Rodkin perfumes, richly scented creams by Persephone and Ilia lip colors kick up the beauty quotient.<br /> <br /> Credit Nicholson’s impeccably curated shop to her talent for translating memories of a childhood peopled with style icons of the ’70s and ’80s—Anjelica Huston, Bianca Jagger, Michelle Phillips and Lauren Hutton, to name a few—into a space that, like its name, is a rare find. On this score, a smattering of vintage pieces adds to the nostalgia-infused experience.<br /> <br /> Dripping in fantasy and housing objects of beauty, Pearl Drop—along with its fashion-savvy proprietress—is coming out of its shell. Dive in!

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