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L.A.'s Men of the Moment

By Allison Mitchell

Photography by Vijat Mohindra


From the only screenwriter in film history to clock $226 million at the box office before age 30 to a booming restaurateur-turned-brew aficionado, the men of Los Angeles are having a moment. Here, five trailblazers sound off—in their own words.

: Taking famed L.A. design firm and showroom Consort bicoastal

“I grew up in the theater and moved to New York from Florida to pursue anything along those lines. I had no money and was living in a 250-square-foot apartment in the West Village that I decorated in an over-the-top nautical theme—like Pee-wee’s Playhouse meets Ralph Lauren—and it ended up on the cover of Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces. I started to freelance for them, and suddenly I was a journalist. Condé Nast then tapped me to help conceive and relaunch Domino magazine, a dream job. While they were looking for funding to make the relaunch happen, Clique Media Group brought me to L.A. to start MyDomaine, and that’s how I fell into interiors. I was working with Hollywood girls, decorating their houses, and my partner, Brandon Quattrone, and I realized we had to quit our day jobs. In December 2015, we launched Consort’s retail and interior design showroom on Melrose: vintage furniture, wholesale, high-end, repurposed—we have it all. Jessica Alba has been a big part of our story and success. We did a lot of work on her house and designed The Honest Company headquarters in Playa Vista. The business was doing so well, we opened another Consort location in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood in September and plan to launch a playfully chic furniture collection toward the end of this year. We are really looking to grow the brand and become a well-known name. To feel like you’ve made an impact on a community is very special.” 

Shot on location at Consort; Styling by Coco Ogburn; Grooming by Jasmin Ponce