had never heard of the name before, but i bought these ava catherside shorts from ln-cc that i had had my eye on for a while. so worth it.
my pic, worn:http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/9078612370_ce399e6b58_c.jpg
the fabric, alcantara, is really cool. i imagine it's synthetic, but it's kind of like suede except lighter and stretchier. the pattern looks really cool after a bit of wear. there's no lining so it can be a bit see through, heh.
also bought a l&f jacket at atelier. it's a bit big in the sleeves but i might get it altered. price was too good. anyone in the area that hasn't yet should check out their sale.