My Current Faves:
Hot Read – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Hot Movie – Dope
Hot Designer – The Hill-Side https://twitter.com/thehill_side
Hot Shopping District – Venice’s Abbot Kinney
Hot Gadget – Dash Earbuds
Hot in San Diego – Fairweather
One of my fave styling clients is Bonton. It’s a joy to work with them. Everyone is so nice & over the past 2 years I’ve made real friends there. I’m always so happy to travel to Milwaukee and shoot with them. It feels like home and being on set with them has really helped me grow as a working, professional stylist.
As a wardrobe stylist you never know what gigs will come your way. Recently I got a call to style top model River Viiperi for his 1st trip to the Cannes Film Festival. River really wanted to dress with a bit more polish & swag. For me it was a dream opportunity to work with a rising star.
This is September and I’m supposed to be excited about Fall/Winter ’10 Fashion. Honestly I’m not inspired. The shows echoed the same trends they have the past 4 seasons. 80’s, 60’s circa Mad Men, Classicism, Knitwear. Don’t get me wrong I love fashion & I have already purchased a new pair of boot cut trousers! (Yea! They’re back!) But isn’t there more?
Recently I saw Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts (Mediocre, spent too much time in India, Julia is luminous as always, Viola Davis & James Franco’s talents are wasted.) and it started me thinking. Everyone’s journey isn’t about finding yourself chanting to a cold looking Indian woman while flies swarm around you. Some of us want to Eat, Pray and Love in other ways. Since this is my blog we’re going to CONSUME, WORSHIP & STALK with joie de vivre!
Tender Greens with 4 locations, 2 in LA & 1 in San Diego, and a 5th opening in Walnut Creek, is becoming the hippest, healthiest restaurant chain on the planet. The owners describe it as comfortably urban and the majority of the produce comes directly from farms here in California.
Magnolia Bakery in New York is my happy place. Since 1996 they have been open at the legendary Bleecker St. location. 4 NYC locations later, they have finally opened in LA’s Beverlywood neighborhood on the corner of 3rd & Orlando Av. Have the carrot cake cupcake. It’s all about the cream cheese frosting!
So Details did THE BEST MENS SHOPS IN L.A. Though I agree with their choices why only 3? Yes, LA is incredibly style challenged. On any given day all you see is too-skinny, slacker actors in too-skinny colored jeans, vintage tees and those girly lil tennis shoes that make a man’s foot look like he’s a tranny at an all girls parochial school. This however just means they should stop shopping at Urban Outfitters (in the girls section) or Fred Segal (in any section).