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.
me and Jennifer
Aileen and bf Matt
and her 1920s hat (quite unusual)
And be sure to check out Rose Apodaca’s interview with Jennifer.