MENDEL TIME: Gilles Mendel made his annual sojourn to Los Angeles to host a lunch timed to Thursday’s Golden Globe nominations hosted by Claiborne Swanson Frank, Rochelle Gores Fredston and Minnie Mortimer. “I plan to do some special things for the nominees,” he said. “Being in L.A. always inspires me. I see Marilyn Monroe.” Several of the guests were wearing his creations, including Abigail Spencer, Molly Sims and Rosario Dawson. Also in the mix were Katherine and Jane Ross, Tatiana Sorokko, Brook Davenport, Julia Sorkin and Angelique Soave. Mendel will be back in Hollywood next month to finalize fittings and partake in some of the Globes festivities.