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Holdin’ It Down for the Hometown

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The editor of Racked L.A. Tasha Nita Adams hold her head up high for L.A.

How would you defend L.A. style to a snotty New Yorker who says that Angelenos only wear flip-flops, tight jeans and $300 T-shirts?

Adams: “I think one of the greatest benefits of L.A. is that we’re not tied to wearing designer labels in the the same way that New Yorkers are, which lends to a lot of creativity. I would say at one time that the stereotype was a lot truer than it is now. L.A. has become much more sophisticated in the past five years; sure people wear jeans, flip-flops and tees, but if they’re going out, it’s much more dressed up, while still maintaining an aesthetic reflective of living in a warm climate and so close to the ocean.”

“I would also drop a few names: Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Cynthia Vincent, Geren Lockhart of Geren Ford, Jenni Kayne, Rami Kashou, Corinne Grassini of Society for Rational Dress, Michelle Mason, Juan Carlos Obando (who was just nominated as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist) — amazing designers come out of L.A.”

[Taken from LATimes]

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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 18, 2008 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    New Yorkers have define their own style so we at Los Angeles are doing the same. It is about fitting the life and defining our own styles.

  2. Posted July 18, 2008 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    ‘I love smiling, smiling is my favorite!’ –(also from Elf) (c)

    *ha, ha, thanks for your comment, made me break out in a smile!! 🙂

  3. Posted July 19, 2008 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    It’s because of the weather! Well for me at least in Hawaii! The look for the girls here are slippers (what we call flip flops), jeans (pants or shorts), and a cute tank. I try to veer from this look, but it’s not fun walking to class in boots or shoes and getting nasty sweaty! I just wear strappy flat sandals, shorts, and t-shirts or tailored tops.


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