Thursday, 21 March 2013

Free People's LA Designer

While I was in LA, I had the opportunity to visit one of Free People's designers that used to design for FP Beach and now purely creates a collection from LA, right out of her Echo Park home. It goes without saying that her style oozes the laid back, cool LA vibe, but it has a twist…  leaving you curious for more. There’s always a story behind each piece of clothing she owns, you just know there’s something unique about what she is wearing. I walked into her closet space with her, the bright LA sun glowing through her window. “I love LOVE rail stripes right now” and then she throws down her favorite pieces on her bed for me to get a feeling for her fixation. She’s the type of girl that gets drawn to clothes more if they have history or a unique aesthetic  detail behind them, not so much a designer name. She’s a passionate soul, a beautiful person intrigued by everything around her. A couple of hours in her company and you feel like you’ve drifted into another world that’s carefree, carefully executed, and cool. Here we show you her style, enjoy!

 These railroad pants and the Chinese kid shirt are my LA staples, I never carry a purse so that outfit is like a carry all. The railroad overalls I literally saw on a walk home one day and I was really confused, they were in a pile on the sidewalk. Walking around in LA always gets you magical finds, since everyone drives. So I took the overalls home, threw them in the wash and for some reason they fit me perfectly. Sometimes I think that’s a sign from the universe that your on the right path, when perfectly fit railroad overalls are on the ground waiting for you.

I am a drawer person and I’ve been here for only but 32 years of my human days.
I went to college at California college of Arts and Crafts and studied Illustration and Print Making
I will always be eating and drawing m’love
My favorite album of all time is Mary J Blige What’s The 411. Right now I’m listening to Wendy Rene, Donnie and Joe Emerson and lots of Dub, Big Youth, Yo La Tengo’s new album
My go to outfit is black jeans, white slick button up and lipstick
To get inspired I live my life and be so glad for all the things
My own self defeat and chocolate chip cookies are my biggest weakness
In my next life I want to come back as a ladybug
Beauty is an aesthetic choice/value
Growing up I was chubby
My favorite book is The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Ordinary Princess
The best beauty tip I’ve learned is smiling with your eyes open 
I never go anywhere without my talismans
My sweet friends always put a smile on my face
My word is my most prized possession
Never being worried about tomorrow is what free means to me

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