Something Different: The Fashion Friendly Guide, L.A. Edition

In terms of fashion potential, Los Angeles hasn’t always had very much going for it, save for movie premieres and assorted award shows. But that’s all changing, thanks in part to the arrival of Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. L.A. is emerging as a fashion player, and Vogue Paris’s US correspondent Carole Sabas is there to document Tinseltown’s transformation.

In Los Angeles: The Fashion Friendly Guide — the latest in the Fashion Guides series — Sabas and twenty other fashion and beauty insiders uncover L.A.’s best style spots, and not just trendy new Melrose stores. Think indie stores, botanical perfumers, celebrity facialists, the Rodarte sisters, models Angela Lindvall and Erin Wasson, and the Elder Statesman. Basically, “uncharted, stylish, fun Los Angeles, far away from the touristic cliches.”

However, even fashion insiders have to eat, so among the recommendations for private showrooms and vintage dealers are listings for gourmet kale salads and cheap taco trucks, as well as swankier dinner restaurants. Think of it as a parallel universe, far from amusement parks and private beaches.

$15 at McNally Jackson

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