Fashion designer Christian Siriano revealed his Resort 2016 collection today, and much to our delight, Siriano says that the entire collection is directly inspired by 1960s Palm Springs and Peter Moruzzi’s book, Palm Springs Holiday. The collection is full of great pastels, prints and silhouettes that hint at the past without crossing over into kitsch. See below for the full lookbook (including the most darling hand-painted backdrop of pastel midcentury buildings and palm trees, plus vintage lawn chairs!).
California namesake brand PacSun has always been a favorite among the West Coast cool crowd. And with its recent rebranding and new-age, modern storefront on the world famous Third Street Promenade, the beach-ready brand continues to solidify its place as one of the raddest retailers in town. According to CEO Gary Schoenfeld, PacSun took two years to restructure the store and now considers this Santa Monica location a flagship. The newly redesigned storefront features an eye-catching 22-foot billboard created by LA artist Tyler Spangler and is just steps from the beach, making a bikini purchase even more tempting (but justified). Head on over to admire the views and shop favorites like RVCA, Hurley, and Gypsy Warrior, and who knows – you may even bump into Kendall and Kylie.
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A daydream that turns into a real-life lookbook? Sold. That’s exactly the scenario that played out once we laid eyes on Paige’s recent shoot for Planet Blue. The California-cool brand created a scene that’s everything our dream day at the beach include: think killer shades, chunky, bold accessories and breezy rompers. Oh, and did we mention there are also some retro roller skates involved? Keep on scrolling.
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Resort fashion was taken to the next level quite literally at last night’s Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection show. Situated high above ground at the gorgeous Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs, guests like the face of the brand Michelle Williams, besties Miranda Kerr and Selena Gomez and even Kanye West himself enjoyed the picturesque, hilltop views of mountains and palm trees.
Dream vacation setting aside, the clothes were pretty major. Designer Nicolas Ghesquière presented long, flowy A-line maxies with structured moto jackets that created the perfect equilibrium of California cool. Leather, suede and fringe details also contributed to the mixture of high-low style, as seen on our model Carly Moore.
After the show wrapped, the crowd ventured over to the Parker Hotel to munch on bites of West Coast staples like tacos and caviche in between claw games featuring Louis Vuitton purses as prizes (we’ll let that just sink in for a minute). All in all, this event seemed like the true California dream.
Want more? Watch the full show here.
California, here they come! Continuing along the western road recently paved by high fashion designers Burberry and Tom Ford, global luxury house Louis Vuitton is ditching Paris for Palm Springs, CA to host their Cruise 16 Resort Collection.
Palm Springs has long been a chic oasis only a two-hour escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles (It’s the Hamptons to our Manhattan). Now, with the arrival of creative director Nicolas Ghesquière and the rest of the LV squad, the global spotlight is finally cast on the modern desert town, solidifying its rise as a fashion capital.
Tonight’s invite-only show is rumored to draw an elite crowd of around 800-1000 to the historic Bob Hope House. This famous estate boasts futuristic, out-of-this-world vibes that are sure to be a foreshadowing of something major in store. And while the details of this much-anticipated event are understandably being kept on the DL, we anticipate that the results are going to be #epic.
Catch the action live here, and check back tomorrow for our recap of what’s sure to be nothing short of an amazing show. Because you know what they say: shoot for the moon (or, a house that looks like the moon).
With rainbow colored rooms situated against postcard-worthy desert views, its easy to see why the The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs is a mecca for dreamers and music fans alike. And for those of you unbeknownst to its multi-colored frenzy, this ultra-rad photoshoot will provide you with a glimpse into the dreamworld that Diane and Lyzy got to experience in their Coachella Spread for Palm Springs Style Magazine.
Decked out in some of the most coveted threads (re: killer MinkPink shorts, and stunner Dior sunglasses), the girls re-defined the definition of Coachella style with each photo. Read on to see what else we can’t stop California dreamin’ about. And if afterwards you’ve suddenly come down with a severe case of FOMO about missing out on this infamous weekend away in the desert, allow us to be the bearers of good news: you can watch killer performances by FKA Twigs, Azealia Banks and more all from the comfort of your parent’s couch through CoachellaLive.com. Rock on.
Read more Palm Springs Style here.
Spring break season is just around the corner, aka the ideal time of year to introduce a little (or a lot) of color back into your wardrobe. Say sayonara to your black winter wear and head on over to Tilly’s, your one stop destination for vacation-inspired looks du jour. This So Cal-based brand has a knack for adventure and an ever-evolving knowledge of lifestyle trends, perfect for exploring new places during your time off from school or work.
Tilly’s assortment of tribal-chic pieces as modeled by Alexis, Bridget, Giza, Maggimae, Monica, Lyzy, Sydney, and Taylor will immediately have you dreaming of wearing them someplace exotic. Sip a fruity beverage poolside in a bright orange bikini, and then slip into a gorgeous ethnic-patterned crop top & mini skirt combo as you head out to try the cuisine of a new culture for the evening. Nothing but road trips planned? A passport is not needed to sport these fun looks. Race through town in a breezy, tie-dye fringe dress, a traditional American ice cream cone in hand.
Whatever your spirit desires, Spring Break 2015 will be one for the books for all Tilly’s girls out there. Browse through the rest of our favorite looks here to see what adventures are in store!
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Don’t envision yourself cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway with your hair blowing in the wind anytime soon? Not to worry: all your West Coast desires will be fulfilled when you watch this adorably awesome video starring Faith Picozzi and her boyfriend Filip, shot and directed by photographer extraordinaire John Huba. Based in New York and repped by Elyse Connolly, John recently escaped the East Coast chill to warm up by shooting alongside the California coast, and we really can’t blame him. Watch as the real life couple drive down the coastline with the top down in a convertible Mini Cooper, frolic along Venice Beach trying on heart-shaped sunnies, and eat sweet potato french fries by the beach – all while the sweet, melodic voices of The Everly Brothers’s “I Kissed You” play in the background. (Swoon). Just a forewarning, though, we’re already experiencing major FOMO – and we actually live in LA.
Most, if not all, photographers we love have a signature style. Dana Pennington is no exception – his shots stand out for their uniqueness in terms of light and contrast. From serene gardens to edgy alleyways to even a simple room, his backdrops always seem to make for captivating canvases on which our girls stand out. We love the way he illuminates each model in his shots, immediately drawing the audience’s eye on them. Check out some of our favorites below. Thank you, Dana for your awe-inspiring work!
Photographer – Dana Pennington