City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion, from Bohemian to Rock

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A deep appreciation and a wild visual ride through the wonderland of Los Angeles-style

Los Angeles harbors its own canon of styles: Romantic Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Rocker, Chola-Style, Indie-Eclectic, and Casual Chic?each shaped by the unique mix of subcultures, climates, geography, history, and personalities that have coexisted in different pockets of the greater LA area. These signature looks continue to inspire celebrities, clothing designers, and stylists the ...

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Overview

A deep appreciation and a wild visual ride through the wonderland of Los Angeles-style

Los Angeles harbors its own canon of styles: Romantic Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Rocker, Chola-Style, Indie-Eclectic, and Casual Chic—each shaped by the unique mix of subcultures, climates, geography, history, and personalities that have coexisted in different pockets of the greater LA area. These signature looks continue to inspire celebrities, clothing designers, and stylists the world over. In City of Style, Melissa Magsaysay, style editor for the Los Angeles Times, draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes, and fashion innovations of today's Angelenos—while offering a taste of the retail landscape, a guide to stores and shops, and helpful tips on how to buy and wear key pieces for each different style.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Los Angeles's most influential designers, retailers, and trendsetters, including:

Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Tony Hawk
Georgina Chapman (Marchesa)
Phillip Lim
Slash
Cameron Silver
Cynthia Rowley
And more.

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Rachel Bilson
“City of Style provides a rich history of L.A. style and captures how modern day trends are translated by girls today to look effortless, free-spirited and cool.”
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062088406
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 969,921
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Magsaysay is a style and beauty writer for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was the West Coast fashion market editor at Women's Wear Daily. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Great read! Will recommend it to my Book Club

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!!!

    What I love about this book is that it's not only a guide to fashion, but a history of it!
    It's a great read with plenty of pictures illustrating Los Angeles fashion. I hope there are more City of Style books on their way!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Highly recommended !! A very interesting illustration of LA fash

    Highly recommended !! A very interesting illustration of LA fashion history with great information for creating individual style!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    a great fashion guidebook !!!

    a great fashion guidebook !!!

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    highly recommended-practical recommendations for individualizing style

    I enjoyed the history behind fashion evolution in LA and never realized how people combined and modified fashion history into their own....LOVE IT!
    CD50

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    This a must - read for those exploring LA's vibrant fashion tren

    This a must - read for those exploring LA's vibrant fashion trends and history !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    An excellent manual for style conscious people! I recommend it

    An excellent manual for style conscious people! I recommend it highly for people who want to be trendsetters or just want to be cool!!

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