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Steal of the week: Rebecca Minkoff LA Sample Sale

Pastels, sundresses, and sandals galore.  And up to 70% off?  Yes, please. Check out the LA and online event next week. Advertisements

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Should You Wear a Native American Headdress to Coachella?: A Handy Flowchart via Vice

Coachella is finally here!

The denim capital: L.A. births premium brands despite industry decline

“The fashion capitals of the world may reside in cities like Paris, New York, and Milan, but the denim capital of the world is undoubtedly Los Angeles, California. Equipped with some of the best wash houses and textile mills in the country—and home to the casual cool aesthetic and lifestyle that denim so expertly embodies—the […]

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Georges Marciano Since 1978: Here’s to California

One of the most admirable things about fashion designers is, aside from obvious creative skill, entrepreneurial spirit.  It’s certainly the American Dream to forge your own way and succeed according to your own rules, but it’s even more indicative of West Coast panache.  It’s the willpower required and unpredictability inherent in stepping into unknown territory—physical […]

Hudson x Flaunt Magazine

Originally posted on Ashley Staples:
For The Distress Issue of Flaunt Magazine (which also includes my interview with Troian Bellisario), I wrote about some cool LA creatives for a collab between Flaunt and the revered denim brand Hudson.  Keep an eye out for the issue!

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First Post for Ruevenue Magazine

My first post for Ruevenue Magazine is up–and it’s so very L.A. These guys are really cool and crazy supportive.  Check them out!

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Shop Local Pt. Deux: More L.A. Brands to Love

I’m finding more reasons to love the City of Angels (finally). The Reformation This brand is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands overall–a retro appeal manifested in recycled fabrics that feel substantial and hold up after wear.  Their dresses are particularly enticing in that they so deftly mix sexy and adorable, functional and unique, vintage […]

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Etsy Spotlight: How Many Cosmetic Bags is Too Many Cosmetic Bags?

Pamela Barsky Shop on Etsy makes me seriously ask myself that question.  Also: how much money is too much money to spend on lots of cosmetic bags? Why am I so taken with cosmetic bags? Maybe it’s because the artist seems to understand my affinity for New York, and not in a I’ve-never-been-to-New-York-but-I-own-the-Sex-and-the-City-box-set kind of way.  But in […]

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Coachella 2014: What Did We Learn?

Coachella, the music festival that started out fairly popular and blew up into a cultural phenomenon/beacon of basic-ness (props to this Basic Bitches’ Guide to Coachella for keeping it real), is like that tropical vacation/cruise you take with your family every few years;  It’s the only time your dad ever wears a Hawaiian shirt, and you […]

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Sandals & Ugly Feet: Together at Last

I’ve just passed the two-year mark in L.A., thus far abstaining from those things called flip-flops, something I often find to be a minor personal victory.  Except when I’m at the beach or the pool, which, having grown up on a lake, is perhaps actually less often than when I lived in Michigan. Flip flops are more […]