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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Stop Telling Women to Smile Hits L.A. March 12-19th

Stop Telling Women to Smile, the art series created by Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh that is quickly gaining momentum, comes to Los Angeles Wednesday. Aimed at addressing street harassment, an all too common experience for girls and women everywhere, the series utilizes the scene of the crime in the form of murals and other forms […]

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Long Live the Basic Tee

As I approach my two year anniversary of living in the City of Angels, I realize that my style actually has evolved.  But not in the way you think it would have. The thing is…it’s only evolved to become MORE atypical of L.A. Call it stubbornness (even in the face of practicality), but I still […]