It's no secret that fashion-loving LA girls are, in addition to shoes, addicted to handbags. Even back in high school, fewer things were cooler than having a signature Longchamp tote or Marc by Marc Jacobs quilted satchel. But for fresh-out-of-college millennials and young working women, splurging on designer bags just seems excessive when there's rent to pay. Yet we've also clearly grown out of the days of adorning our night-out looks with a Forever 21 crossbody. As always, finding affordable, quality options in that perpetually awkward middle ground of fast fashion and high-end contemporary/ designer is undoubtedly a challenge. But since LA is a breeding ground for creatives and fashion designers alike, shopping local is no longer just a trendy social cause but a solution to this problem. Providing that very-LA take on everyday handbags is Monserat de Lucca, the bohemian Los Angeles based fashion brand with quality, locally made options in the $60-$300 price range. Between the organic shapes, luxe fabrics, and of-the-moment designs, it's no wonder why Monserat de Lucca is quickly becoming a favorite amongst LA tastemakers. Keep scrolling to learn more about the brand and check out my 3 must-have bags for Spring!Read more
Since I first started wearing the Tomboy Jeans from Amo Denim, I knew I was in love. Not only did they fit me, which any woman knows is a small miracle when it comes to jeans, but I loved how they conformed to my body over time. The brand quickly became one of my denim go-to's, and I was even more excited when I found out that they're made in LA! With a mission to create the perfect pair of jeans, Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars founded the line in 2014. Now, they're modern yet vintage inspired collections can be seen on everyone from Olivia Wilde to Kendall Jenner. I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Kelly and Misty, learning more about the history of the line and where they see denim going. Click through for the full interview!Read more
Though Spring isn't my season (hello, Fall), I do appreciate the variety of prints, colors, and shoe styles that are now available because of the weather. For this Spring, I'm looking for casual, easy styles that seamlessly transition from winter-to-spring and day-to-night. Those throw-on jeans, everyday sandals, and ultra-cool lightweight trench are just a few of the pieces I'm lusting after. Click through to see the rest!Read more
Designed in La Jolla and handmade in LA, Lane + Lanae is a local jewelry line made by two sisters that is "neither elaborate nor understated." The pieces are delicate and trendy, but feel classic and long-lasting; we love the selection of lariat necklaces, hand chains, and stackable rings. The line boasts that ultra-cool minimalism that seems to be everywhere right now, but has a more grown up feel to it, while the additions of hamsas and handchains give it that local, California vibe.Read more
Love that ultra cool, Maximalist knit dress I was wearing yesterday? Well, you'll be pleased to know that it's now up for grabs! Because everyone likes free stuff, The Editorialist LA is teaming up with the lovely ladies at Maximalist for a giveaway with serious sartorial cred. One lucky winner will receive the Mia dress from Maximalist (in their size, of course), and all you have to do is follow the very simple instructions below.
2. Post a photo of your favorite LA scene (can be anything in LA: skyline, coffee shop, etc!) with the hashtag #editxmax
3. Tag 3 friends in the comments section of the Instagram giveaway announcement post!
We'll choose our favorite LA scene to be the winner! The entry period will close on 2/8, and we'll announce the winner on 2/9 with details for receiving your gifted dress!
Happy giveaway, and may the odds be ever in your favor!