For the first in our LA Days series, we would like to introduce you to our latest girl crush, model Emily Labowe. We would best describe her as California's answer to Jane Birkin crossed with a Sophia Coppola character.
From the moment I found Sarena, she instantly became a muse for me. Her big doe eyes, that insane pout...hello, girl crush! She is the kind of model who can do it all: sexy, innocent, sophisticated, badass. Her energy is easy going and she was up for trying anything. It was so much fun to work with her.
Last week, I had the pleasure and good fortune to work on a new editorial with a wonderful team. It was so much fun to be surrounded by such creative people. The photographer, Mandy, found this awesome spot in Culver City. It was the perfect setting for the minimalist looks we had put together with pieces from the site. I hope these can serve as some fun minimalist style inspiration for you.
One of my biggest inspirations and muses is my sister, Carolina. Since she was teeny tiny, she was so fashion forward and experimental. To me, she will always be an It Girl because she can pull off the most incredible outfits. From grungy to sophisticated, she just knows how to make any style look cool.
Last weekend, I met with Elise Gabriel from Accidentally Jetset. If you are looking for lifestyle inspiration, look no further. Elise is a full-time marketing director, a job that sends her to a different city every week (ahem, #girlboss). From her constant travels and her edgy-meets-sophisticated fashion sense, a blog was born.
For those of you who have been following Via Los Angeles, you already know that Mishkan is a brand that we have carried since the beginning of 2015. While our last few Q&As have all been with the creators of our latest additions, I couldn't resist interviewing Nicolette Mishkan, the designer behind those sexy-but-sophisticated strappy swimsuits.
Two weeks ago, I excitedly wrote about a new label that we would be carrying on Via Los Angeles. Today, Saul by Yasmine Farimani is finally being launched!!! Saul is the kind of brand I have been wishing to stumble upon in my searches. So when it crossed my path, I had to know more. Beyond design, this brand has an incredible story and is doing its part to make the fashion industry more sustainable.
Here's the story: Girl goes on travels. Girl gets inspired by local cultures. Girl learns about plant medicine and natural remedies. Girls starts experimenting in her kitchen -- and just like that, girl creates a line of body and home products inspired by ancient practices. She names it Moon Nectar Apothecary.