Portraits – Henri Myers and and Lisa Elliot-Rosas of COEUR

(From left: Henri Myers and Lisa Elliot-Rosas)

Occupation: Founders of COEUR, a new gift and accessories trade show premiering on October 17- 19. (They’re also the brainchild behind eM Productions, a full-service fashion, sales, press and production company.)

Address: The Cooper Building, 860 S Los Angeles Street, 11th floor; coeurshow.com

Why we like them: Lisa and Henri have set their mind on amping up our LA Market week and there’s no question that we need it! The two have spent months selecting the right mix of accessory designers with such favorites as Gabriela Artigas, Heidi Merrick, and Dream Collective all on board. The strict focus is on brands that have proven themselves and have a strong signature style with the support of such retails havens as Opening Ceremony and Satine. The endeavor is surely bound to be exciting! (Find out about this duo’s favorite East Side/WeHo spots after the jump).

Where are you from? Lisa: Los Angeles / Henri: Queens, NY and Seattle, WA.

How long have you lived here?  L: Off and on throughout my life (in NY and Boston some of the time). / H: 14 years as of August 31st.

Where do you live in LA? L: Silver Lake / H: West Hollywood.

Favorite restaurant in your hood:  L: Blairs / H: The Counter (don’t laugh).

This place makes the best coffee/tea:  L: Lamill / H: My House.

Coolest store:  L: Des Kohan / H: Zappos.com.

And that’s what I bought there:  L: Gabriella Artigas jewelry, Bare bag, Helmut Lang and Soyer / H: Alexander McQueen x Puma electric blue high tops and John Varvatos x Converse leather zip up trainers.

First three adjectives that come to mind when describing your  neighborhood: L: Community-minded, humble, interesting / H: Pleasant, green, and walkable.

Favorite LA artist: L: Lesley Moon. I discovered her at the See Line Gallery. / H: David John Attyah and Mark Gens.

Best kept secret about your neighborhood: L: Trails Cafe in Griffith Park.

When I need a time-out, I go to: L: Walk on the Silver Lake Resevoir or Griffith Park / H: Lions Spa.

The one thing that’s a must-see in LA: L:  Frank Lyold Wright House at Barnsdell Park  / H:  Hollywood Bowl.

Why did you pick this particular location for COEUR? L: There is a niche here for an Accessory/Gift show that is curated. / H: The LA business market is one of the best places to launch a fresh new venture. There is a need and a demand.

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