Vintage LA

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Last Saturday, I made the trek up the 10 freeway to the boulevard of the uber hip and notoriously trendy – Melrose Ave. But I was willing to guzzle some gas just to check out the latest vintage themed book Vintage LA by Jennifer Brandt Taylor. I was relieved to see no hipsters nor trendsters — nothing but stylish, slightly eccentric and interesting people.
The book release soirée took place at Fred Segal and the place was crawling with interesting folks. I spotted Rodney Bingenheimer of KROQ and apparently the Mayor was running around. He sure loves fashion events.
Vintage LA is a feast of pictures ranging from kooky LA personalities, enviable dresses and shoes, and enchanting LA establishments and landmarks. Think of it as a road map for everything vintage under the LA sun. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the book also includes entertaining prose whereas other books on vintage are usually very dry and to the point. Jennifer does a great job of telling us little known stories about the gems in LA.

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me and Jennifer


Aileen and bf Matt


hot blonde


and her 1920s hat (quite unusual)

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And be sure to check out Rose Apodaca’s interview with Jennifer.

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1 lady coveted { 07.03.08 at 7:43 am }

oh my god… that hat is amazing!!!

2 The Q { 07.04.08 at 7:03 am }

I agree. Both the blonde and the hat are gorgeous!

3 kelsey elayne { 07.04.08 at 10:10 am }

Oh I love Aileen’s dress and the white dress on the brunette with silver sandals.

4 Veronica { 07.06.08 at 7:27 am }

Thanks for the tip on the new book. Will have to get a copy asap!

5 Liz { 07.06.08 at 11:39 am }

Looks like a fun group. I wish I could have been there and shown off some of my own eccentric style.

6 Katie { 07.07.08 at 4:54 am }

BLAH! I am so jealous!!! I can’t wait to get the book. Great pics!!

7 Debutante Clothing :: The Deblog { 07.09.08 at 5:21 pm }

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