Framed – Fa Empel caught my eye, coming out of Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney, sporting shades she designed for her company, CAST Eyewear. She was visiting from Bali, in LA for both work and Coachella. She described her style as always evolving, depending on her mood and hair style.
Baliwood - She prefers to shop vintage and thrift and has a lot of her silver and leather pieces custom made. When I asked where she likes to shop, she caught me a little off guard with, “I am from Bali. We make stuff over there. We don’t really shop.”
If you like her shades, her limited edition white version is still available here.
The Skinny - I’m phasing back onto the grid after some traveling, am firmly planted back in Los Angeles and looking forward to sharing some fun LA personalities, NYC archives and upcoming videos.
My Q&A with Langley Fox – I was shooting a MADISON event last fall when I spotted celebrity stylist/designer Britt Bardo (left) and Langley Fox (right). Britt’s reacting to the tiny cursive print in Langley’s journal (witnessed after the jump). Langley had this, hmm, almost romantic presence and I was curious about her and did some sleuthing. She’s a 22-year-old [very talented] freelance illustrator and designer, who’s more recently dabbling in modeling. She’s also a Hemingway. Her mother is actress Mariel Hemingway and her sister is model Dree Hemingway. I could see the talent in her hand and was curious to get her story and she was kind enough to indulge in a little Q&A, below.
Q: On growing up Hemingway…
Growing up a Hemingway is just what I know as a human being. I realize that it is unique and I feel honored to be attached to such a great man and also a whole line of inspiring people, but I don’t let it characterize the person I am or becoming.
Q: Is that your given name and is there a story behind Langley Fox?
Yes, Langley is my first name and Fox is my middle name. I’ve come to realize that people think I make up the Fox part of my name but it is in fact my grandma’s maiden name and my given middle name. I like it though because it makes me feel like [Click for the full story >>>]
Rouge Red – I spotted Liz Cherk, a model, marketer and popular blogger, at a Soho House event in LA. She has roots in the bay area and had recently moved to LA to put her media marketing skills to work for e-commerce brands. She’s wearing Alice + Olivia pants, a stylestalker blouse, a serious jewelry combo and I know at least one of those great rings is from Threadsence.com. She has killer style and a closet that must go on for days. She never expected her blog to take off like it did and appreciates that it’s lead to bigger opportunities. You can follow her outfits and adventures on Late Afternoon.
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[Editor's Note: Stay tuned for more Party People. I'll be posting photos of people from different parties I've shot in LA + NYC.]
I spotted him in front of Gjelina in Venice, CA and loved his hair and schoolboy style. Gotta love a bold bowl haircut with edge.
Clutch Me – You might’ve already noticed my fetish for this YSL clutch last year, but the desire only multiplied when I spotted these other luxe colors at Madison’s 3rd Street location in LA a few months ago. Katie (pictured below) originally wanted the clutch in a lipstick red, but ended up checking out a few other shades before [spoiler alert] taking the cobalt clutch home.
I happened to take a lot of images at this Madison location that night, including store manager Kristin Hans’ Luxe Accessories and publicist Kathy Djonlich LaValle’s Color Theory. Look for upcoming stories coming on stylist/designer Britt Bardo and we’ll even peek inside Langley Fox’s private journal.
MADISON 3RD STREET: 8745 WEST 3RD STREET || LOS ANGELES, CA 90048 || 310.275.1930
Brass in Pocket – Smiley Stevens and Philippa Price are twenty-something emerging designers whose embossed brass wallets accidentally launched a brand. I met up with this duo recently at LA’s Soho House during Fashion’s Night Out, and their inspired designs had a certain cool literally stamped all over them. In describing their line, the designers said, “Guns. Germs. $teal. is a brand driven by our desire to discover, reinvent, and blend history with our present day youth culture.” Translation: swagged out. [Catch more of their story, in their own words, after the jump.]
I was curious about the catalyst for their creative collision and heard back from them in an email. I liked the spirit in their words, so I thought I’d share some excerpts below: Click for more on these cool girls.
I spotted Mary, an LA blogger, on my favorite street in Venice, CA a couple months ago and fell for her ombre topknot and vixen lipstick. She launched the blog Fabulous on a Budget with her friend Leah (featured here), dispensing a range of tips for “living la dolce vita on a dime.” I ended up taking her streetstyle shot for Racked LA and thought I’d share her budget beauty tips with you, too. Catch Mary’s Five Ways to Save after the jump.
My Beauty Rules: First of all, I am one of the most low maintenance girls, so I choose easy beauty routines that are fail proof. Regardless of my attire, if I have red lips & a top knot, I’m insta-chic — even just grabbing coffee in the hood (like here). Here’s how I save on looking fab… [click to continue…]
Luz Gaxiola stopped on Abbot Kinney for a short song with Circus Finelli.