Got it Covered – I spotted Alexia on Abbot Kinney Blvd and she looked so cute in the perfect denim coveralls that designer Etienne Marcel is calling a romper. (I’m really loving this designer, btw). You can pick up these cute Carter Chambray coveralls on the designer’s website and at Free People. I especially love Alexia’s take with the Urban Outfitters bandeau and thick turquoise necklace. By the way, the peek-a-boo bras are still raging all over LA and someone mentioned Free People was trying to capitalize on the trend and it looks like that’s true.
I’m told Alexia loves to hang at flea markets and vintage stores. Some of the brands she’s into right now are Levi’s Vintage Clothing, RRL, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, The Great Frog jewelry and Bandit brand. [Thanks for the details, Alexia and Larry.]
Summer Chambray is trending all over LA, which I’ll show you in an upcoming post.
Fun News! – VOGUE Germany just featured me — with a slideshow of some of my favorite past and present summer style shots — in their Streetstyle Trends section with “L.A. Summer” now online.
I’ve also included the original images below, after the jump. Thank you to all the fun people on the streets of Los Angeles (and New York City and Tokyo) who’ve indulged my style curiosity. Now seems like a good time to put it out there: I’m looking for a photo agent to rep my archives and future library. Coming up next, Alexia’s take on the coveralls trend.
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Inside Out – I spotted her on Abbot Kinney as she was heading to Intelligentsia Coffee with friends. She’s wearing a great hybrid of high / low in this men’s shirt from Target, juxtaposed with Proenza Schouler’s classic PS11 bag (one of my faves) and two-toned Chanel espadrilles. (Oh and yes, she has legs for days, but is wearing shorts).
Kawaii! She found her iPhone case on ebay.
I love the structure of this boxy Proenza Schouler bag, available here. You’ve gotta see the mini croc version that will set you back close to $12,000!
I’m seeing such great casual style in LA that makes me want to purge my closets and load up on new things asap. Next up, meet another blonde spirit in Venice, CA who nails the coveralls trend.
Some summer favorites from my past adventures in NYC:
Rings & Things - I spotted Los Angeles based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas for her great outfit on Abbot Kinney, but my focus soon shifted to her jewelry. She’s sporting an Opening Ceremony sweatshirt (out of stock) and Parabellum bag along with her company’s array of clever rings and this shooting stars necklace. Want to SUPERSIZE them for a closer look? Click the pics or here and here.
BTW, the Parabellum bison arrow keychain is trending in LA, especially among upscale men. The red one is currently on sale here. @stylespotting
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Paint Pattern – I spotted Lucy Pieper Bull on Abbot Kinney in a Meghan Kinney shirt and French Connection shorts. There was something cool about her shirt and it turns out it’s her painting, which was translated into fabric. Lucy was working in the designer’s East Village shop, Meg, when she pitched turning her painting into a Fall 2013 fabric. She says, “I then went on to do the art direction for that collection’s look book, as well as model it.” (If you’re curious, you can see a couple of those images here and here). This collection sold out, but you can shop and scroll Meg’s current collection here.
Band Boy - I spotted Miniature Tigers bassist Brandon Lee on Third Street in Los Angeles at Joan’s on Third, sporting some serious style on a busy sidewalk. I had the pleasure of also spotting Brandon in New York on a Soho Sidewalk, carrying a man bag he designed. (By the way, a variety of hip hats are dominating summer style on LA men). His band’s new album is being released soon, so go order their album here! Their new single USED TO BE THE SHIT just dropped on May 6 — and you can check it out below. Catchy song.
I’ve been sitting on so many photos that I’ll be back to posting daily. I tend to be kind of private (I’m working on that) and haven’t mentioned that when I landed back in LA about a year ago, I got signed by ICM as an Executive Producer, so I’ve been booked on TV and Digital projects with consuming schedules. I just finished launching a music video series with Vevo and finally have a little gap to go through my personal photos and video files, so I can share some style stories from my travels. I have to say that after being surrounded by high fashion in New York, it’s actually even more fun to witness LA’s laid back style. A collection of my images are landing somewhere fun and I’ll share more when I can. Coming up, I’ll be mixing posts from LA, New York and including even more trends from this Tokyo trip. Now, hear this:
If Brandon wasn’t in a band, he’d be working in fashion. Naturally.
Fun News – I forgot to mention one of my shots of editrix Miroslava Duma at New York Fashion Week landed in the March issue of Cosmo as the first photo in a streetstyle feature! The shot is pulled from this slideshow post. I’ve also featured Miroslava wearing Tommy Hilfiger, ducking the rain and in this image for press. If you follow her fashion, keep a lookout for a fun streetstyle video I shot of Miroslava after a NYC show – coming soon. (If you’re wondering about the blonde model above, it’s Frida Aasen and I spotted her here in Brooklyn). More news to share soon. Wink.
By the way, these are iphone screenshots from NextIssue, my latest obsession, even though I’m still a rabid fan of turning pages, OG style.
Tactile – I spotted actress Lauren Avery at the Paris Photo event at Paramount Studios yesterday, trying to follow directions on the phone to find her friends. Of all the great styles surfacing during this Hollywood photo fair the last couple days, her conflicting textures stood out and the bobby pins added that final flair.
Something amusing about her tweets. @stylespotting