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Local Fashion Insider Spots of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Fashion Designer  Joanna Kinsman of Kinsman Swim shares her favorite local Los Angeles Hot Spots.


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FAVORITE RESTAURANT
C&O Tratoria
Website
31 Washington Blvd
Marina del Rey, California 90292

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT
The Hudson
Website
1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Brick + Mortar
Website
2435 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Katsuya
Website
6300 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Lemonade
Website
1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA

 

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FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE SPOT
Sonoma Wine Garden
Website
395 Santa Monica Pier #300
Santa Monica, CA

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FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE SPOT
Bungalow at the Fairmont Hotel
Website
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA

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FAVORITE SPOT FOR A COFFEE OR TEA
Urth Caffe
Website
Multiple Locations Around LA

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FAVORITE SPOT FOR A COFFEE OR TEA
Inteligentsia
Website
Multiple Locations Around LA

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BEST INTERNET CAFE
212 Pier
Website
Santa Monica, CA

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FAVORITE SPOT TO RELAX OR UNWIND
The Beach!

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THE ONE THING TO DO IF YOU ARE VISITING FOR ONE DAY ONLY
Visit the LA Fashion District 

Fashion Blogger to Follow-Jas + Ness From Los Angeles

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NAME: Jas and Ness
WEBSITE/BLOG: Jas and Ness – http://tessa-jay-circanow.blogspot.com.au
CITY + COUNTRY: Los Angeles, United States

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?

Jas: I read blogs all the time and honestly it’s the comments that inspire me! Lol no matter how negative or positive, it shows passion and enthusiasm. I’d like to have a blog one day that brings that commentary. Also, just to be able to show people who follow us different sides of us, keep them updated with the cool things we do.

 

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?

“A Twins Way Of Life” derived from a fellow blogger who used the name “A Kings Way Of Life” it had a little ring to it. That’s the point of our blog, to show you our way of life ​ through photos​ … ​ with the “Jas & Ness: Fashion, Music, Lifestyle” it’s pretty straightforward

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?

There are these two racially ambiguous, super attractive girls who dress there ass off and look just alike! ​:-p​

 

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?

Jas: my motto is “Stay Ready, Ain’t Gotta Get Ready!” In my world, I never know who I’m gonna meet next or what wave I will be thrust into LOL so I dress convenient​ly​. I like to look dressed up all the time, so I wear gold jewelry with everything and over-accessorize! My signature style my is cat eyeliner and swooped bangs.

Ness:​ In one word, it would be VERSATILE. I can start the day off in sweatpants and a crop top and then by evening drop the sweats, throw on a skirt and heels and be ready to go after a couple touch ups!

 

WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?

Jas: Petite Asian women, I realized that when I lived in Flushing Queens, New York. We used to take the 7 train and it was located in the Chinatown part and I would see all these older Asian women with their shirts tucked into their jeans with a belt and a wrap. That’s definitely where my “base” style comes from.

Ness: I’m inspired by overseas fashion; mixing Asian and European with a little bit of South Sacramento.

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?

Jas:​ ​HommeFemme is a streetwear brand on the come up. They take really basic silohuettes, alter the cut and the dopest intricate detail to it! www.HommeFemmeLA.com RoperRope is a good friend of ours. He has the most original yet classic style I’ve seen and he inspires me not only with his designs but with his work ethic! ShopRoperRope.com

Ness: There’s a couple girls designers I really like right now that I think are very original and creative – @slimjawn is dope and there’s this shop on Melrose I just discovered, Luxury Jones (@luxuryjonesmelrose)

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES?

Jas:​ ​NecoleBitchie.com it’s my guilty pleasure

Ness: Complex; for all music and pop culture stuff, NecoleBitchie; for all my gossip, and I like discovering cool underground sites like AntiSociety.com by David Sebastian – he’s dope, check him out!

 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?

Jas: [image: Inline image 2] ​”Fancy Trinkets” Sequined top from www.jasandness.com​

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Ness:​ [image: Inline image 1] ​”Crossing Lines” Furry Sweater from www. jasandness.com​

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FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?

Jas: Book- The Coldest Winter Ever, Movie- Holes (yes, the Disney movie w/ Shia LaBouf. My 5th Grade teacher read it to me and for some reason it always resonated with me), Band- Majid Jordan
Ness​: Book- I got this one called “Book of Questions” it makes for
interesting conversations. Movie- “Gia” w/ Angelina Jolie Artist: Tupac

 

IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR?

Jas: My pinstripe carrot pant, with a black ribbed tank top, belt w/ gold buckle, and a furry jacket, lots of gold accessories​ ​

Ness: All black, several layers w/ pops of color and lots of gold accessories- to represent my true fashion essentials.

 

SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?

Jas: Satisy You- Puff Daddy ft R.Kelly, Doja Cat- So High, Majid Jordan- Her ​

Ness: Get Away (Remix) – Kehlani, FWU – Pia Mia, Play No Games -Big Sean, I’m That N*gga – Tshawntrust, Drowning (Lido Remix)

 

ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE?​ ​

Finding cool Tumblr pages​.

 

BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?

Jas: go longer than a day w/ a broken acrylic nail! ​ ​

Ness: I turn mistakes into fashion statements! ​

 

3 FASHION TIPS?

​Jas: 1. When in doubt, wear black! 2. Nails equal SALES 3. Fill in your brows and put on a cat-eye

Ness: ​1. Stay ready, don’t gotta get ready 2. Put some damn accessories on! 3. Dress like you might run into your ex today.

 

FAVORITE SNACK – PICK ME UP?​ ​

Jas: Sushi from Wockano during happy hour. ​

Ness: Crab cakes!​

 

WHAT IS THE STYLE OF THE CITY YOU LIVE IN AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR CITIES STYLE?

Jas: Living in LA, it can be very casual but coming from New York, I can’t help but wear fur or leather still. I love LA because you can wear pretty much anything anytime of day. ​

Ness: I like LA because I feel like everyone is so casually sexy! I like to mix that with a little NY edge… ​

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?

Jas: I have 2. The first is to do the costumes for either a music tour or a movie (or both) and the second is to DJ a big party overseas in London​!

Ness: Ultimately, to be 1/2 of the dopest Twin Designer DJ duo from east to west and all around the world…

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

​Jas: My first job was at 14. I worked for the Mayor’s Office as an
assistant. I would run mail around downtown, organize files, decorate the rooms, get coffee. I was ballin’ out at 14​ it was dope.

Ness: Yeah, me too. We’ve basically always had the same jobs/worked together since then, lol ​

 

WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL DAY LIKE?​ ​

Jas: Wake up around 10am, workout for 15-30 min, turn some music on, and get dressed for like 2 hours! LOL Then get on the computer, work on JasAndNess.com. Run my downtown LA errands, link up with some cool kids, have an midday cocktail. Then get some plans going for the night.

Ness: I’m NOT a morning person at all – so I usually get things going around 1pm. I look at my to-do list and try to divide & conquer all! Mastermind 24/7

 

GUILTY PLEASURE?​ ​

Jas: viewing naked women on Tumblr. ;-x ​

Ness: ​breaking hearts 🙂

Fashion Blogger to Follow- Grace Ramsey From Los Angeles

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NAME: Grace Ramsey + Lili Eichler
WEBSITE/BLOG: Cook. Capture. Create –  www.cook-capturecreate.blogspot.com
CITY + COUNTRY: Los Angeles, United States

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?


Wanting to work in the creative arts field when I’m older was the main reason to start this blog. Being able to showcase my work and love for photography and fashion is a great way to get started. You have to start somewhere!

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?



Having the three things women love in this era (food, fashion, photography) creates a more relatable environment attracting and inspiring more people.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?


I don’t think its possible to pick one style! Everything depends on the mood I’m in and I love switching things up!

 

WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?


I can’t get enough of  Candice Swanepoel’s style.

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?

Denise Carolyn.

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES?



Most of my inspiration comes from either Instagram, or of course Tumblr.

 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?


My favorite item in my closet right now is my green army jacket! Its big, comfy and works with almost anything!

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FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?

My absolute favorite movie would have to be ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. As far as books, anything with romance! And although I can’t pick one, I love The Weeknd.

 

SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?

I’m Not the Only One, by Sam Smith

 

BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?



Biggest mistake- thinking its the 80’s and trying to wear a chunky belt with every outfit.

 

3 FASHION TIPS?

1. If you’re not confident with what you’re wearing, don’t wear it.
2. Don’t hide you’re worst features, show off you’re best.
3. Less is definitely more in some cases. Simple and clean outfits work!

 

FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP?

My go to food is any type of smoothie!

BLOGS TO FOLLOW- RP INTERVIEWS Racquel Natasha FROM Toronto + Los Angeles

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NAME: Racquel Natasha
WEBSITE/BLOG: Racquel Natasha – www.racquelnatasha.com
CITY + COUNTRY: Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, United States

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?

all my life I have been a visual learner and super creative. having discovered Aimee song blog three years ago I really wanted to start my own. After graduating at the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in 2013, I finally had the time and it has taken off since then!

 

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?

Nothing special 🙂 Just my first name and my middle name. I didn’t want to pick something out of the ordinary because, eventually I want to branch off into products and my own line.

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?

My photos and my unique sense of style. I really wanted my blog to be visually captivating to the eye, just as how

 

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?

Chic and Casual

 

WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?

Nicole Richie

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?

lovers + Friends, NBD, house of harlow

 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?

Celine Bag

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FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?

Power of Now / Dirty Dancing / Coldplay

 

IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR?

Definitely a classic DVF wrap dress! Not really my style but definitely would try to pull it off for that lunch!

 

SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?

Mr.Probz – Waves

 

ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE?

Song of Style, Kenzas

 

BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?

Layering too many heavy pieces

 

3 FASHION TIPS? 

1.Dont be afraid to mix your metals – Gold and Silver is my go too!
2.Dress up casual pieces with a statement necklace
3.Use baby wipes to remove deodorant stains!

 

FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP?

Chips!!

Blogs to Follow- RP Interviews Ashley Guyatt from Los Angeles + San Diego

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NAME: Ashley Guyatt
WEBSITE/BLOG: Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes – http://polkadotsandsailorstripes.com/
CITY + COUNTRY: Los Angeles + San Diego, United States

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG? 

I had a serious Pinterest & Fashion Blog addiction where I would just spend hours upon hours of looking at other blogs and outfit ideas. I realized that showcasing my favorite outfits on a blog was something I could also do myself, so I decided to go for it!

 

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME? 

For a while I had a hard time buying anything that wasn’t striped or polka-dotted. I am always drawn to the two patterns, and I have even been known to wear them together. I decided that it was a good representation of how my style goes back and forth from girly to edgy, and from casual to fancy…depending how I feel that day. I never know what I am going to get when I go into my closet, and that is reflected on my blog. Each post is different from the last, and my style can never really be defined. Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes was something I felt sort of just summed up the two different sides of me!

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT? 

My blog focuses heavily on budget-friendly outfits. I myself am on a very strict budget, and when it comes to shopping, there’s not much spending room in that budget! I have mastered the art of finding diamonds in the rough, and picking items that only look like they came with a heavy price-tag attached…but you will find by reading my blog, these gems are almost always $50 and under.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?

My personal style changes every day, depending on the weather, my mood, my day’s activities, etc. I sort of just walk into my closet, stare at everything, and figure out what feels like “me” that day. My style ranges from extremely girly and kate spade obsessed, to ripped boyfriend jeans and booties when I want to just look “effortlessly thrown together” and borderline grungy. I am not sure why I can never stick to one style, but it seems to work! My clothes help me be whoever I want to be that day.

 

WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON? 

I would have to say that in this point in time, it is Amber Fillerup from Barefoot Blonde. Not only does she have the best hair EVER, she throws together simple, timeless pieces, in the most effortless way. She’s also the reason my lipstick collection has increased drastically!

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS? 

Oh goodness, this is a tough one! There are so many talented designers that I have come in contact with through my blog, and I am so thankful to know them all! I am probably the most smitten with a new jewelry designer that I just recently got connected with. Her jewelry pieces are so so delicate, and very unique. I find myself reaching for the bracelets and rings I have from her day after day. Her name is Diana Ho and her jewelry line, Diana Ho Designs, is currently sold on Etsy. It’s amazing.

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES? 

I would say Pinterest is by far my favorite. I could get lost on that website all day! Another website I check daily is Barefoot Blonde because like I said in a previous question, Amber Fillerup is my #1 fashion icon at the moment! I also love love love Cara Loren’s blog. She is really good at looking effortlessly put together as well, and definitely has an edgier side that I love to channel on certain days!

 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW? 

I go through moments of hating my entire closet, so right now this is really hard to answer! I would have to say my white coat with fur on the bottom half. It’s not a piece that I get to wear very often, but it’s one of those pieces that I want to put on display because I think it’s just so darn pretty. I love it!

 

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FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND? 

My favorite book(s) at the moment are actually a series by G.J Walker-Smith. It’s such a silly little love story that follows an Australian girl and a Parisian-American guy from NYC, but I love to just unwind and get lost in it after a long day of working. I think it’s the hopeless romantic side of me that can’t get enough of it!

My favorite movie is and will always be ‘A Lot Like Love.’ Partly because I am obsessed with Ashton Kutcher, but mostly because I think it is such a good love story. I am a sucker for romance movies, and I love the way this movie shows that if it’s meant to be, it will be no matter where life takes you. It’s the best!
My favorite band, you’re going to laugh, is One Direction. No shame! I am obsessed with Harry Styles. Even if I am a couple years older than him, I don’t even care!! Haha…but really. They are my favorite. 😉

 

IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR? 

Oh my goodness I don’t even know!!! I would have the most insane outfit-anxiety of all time planning for a lunch like that! I would probably stick with a flattering, bright dress from kate spade, with a cute eclectic coat over it, maybe leopard print or something fun! For shoes, I would definitely stick to a pair of mid-height heels (just so I don’t trip…I am extremely clumsy!). I think that it would be a sophisticated choice that is not only fool-proof, but also fashionable.

 

SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT? 

I have been absolutely obsessed with Blank Space by Taylor Swift. So good, and so fun to sing at the top of your lungs in the car when you’re stuck in traffic!

 

ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE? 

Atlantic-Pacific is definitely a favorite of mine; I get a lot of outfit inspiration from Blair Eadie and try to recreate her beautiful looks with more affordable options.

 

BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE? 

Oh man…definitely when I bought a pair of kitten heel, sling-back, pointed toe shoes in black AND white. I thought they were the perfect shoe for everyday, and every outfit…and I definitely used them that way! They even had a little bow on both toes. So bad. So much regret. My only saving grace is that I was only 13, so I had a lot to learn.

 

3 FASHION TIPS? 

1 – If you like it, BUY it.
2 – If someone else hates it, BUY it (unless it really is terrible). A lot of my favorite pieces have come from this philosophy; your style is different than anyone else’s, so don’t let them decide what you’re going to wear for you.
3 – If something is just a little too big or a little too small, pass on it. I have fallen into this trap so many times, where it is the last one, and I just have to have it. But you have to remember, it will never fit you well, and you will always wish it was different! In fact, I am wearing a pair of heels that are just a tad too big as I write this, and I regret it every time I wear them. Be patient and keep looking! If it’s not meant to be, don’t force it.

 

FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP? 

That has to be a cheese & charcuterie plate, paired with a glass of red wine, and followed up with yummy dark chocolate. I think I could live off of this diet (I blame this on my time studying abroad in Italy).
Ashley Guyatt

Curator Jordy Tulleners Modeling Shoots

Jordy Tulleners is the Curator for Runway Passport’s Los Angeles and Antwerp (coming soon) boutique.  When he is not scouring emerging and creative designs to bring onto Runway Passport he spends his time modeling for amazing photographers. Check out some of his work below.

Visit City Pages: Los Angeles / Antwerp (coming soon)
Explore Boutique Pages: Los Angeles / Antwerp (coming soon)

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1- “Doors”:  Photographer Eva-Marie Guggenberger
2 – Portfolio Shoot
3 – Photographer:  Jono Madison I Styling-Grooming: Malcolm Joris
4 – Photographer: James Loy I Styling-Grooming: Malcolm Joris

 

Jordy Tulleners: Curator for Los Angeles + Antwerp

Visit City Pages: Los Angeles  / Antwerp (coming soon)
Explore Boutique Pages: Los Angeles / Antwerp (coming soon)

“It’s incredibly rewarding and satisfying to be contributing to an artistic fashion concept, such as that from an emerging brand”. Jordy

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Back in 2011 Jordy started his career in the fashion industry as a model in Belgium, Europe. Shortly afterwards in 2012 Jordy moved to Los Angeles where he divides his time now between LA and Belgium. He’s been traveling all over the globe to be representing established- and emerging designers by inhabiting their visions and designs. Because of his expertise in this field, Jordy has an excellent understanding and passion for the emerging designer and their goals.