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Style Stakeout: Culver City
Shifting temperatures and streets made for walking? How novel! We go guerrilla amid the movie studios and art galleries of Culver City to see what peeps are wearing (think lots of layers and comfy shoes)
Heather Taylor, 31, gallery owner and food blogger
Wearing: Band of Outsiders top and skirt, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Marni necklace, Clare Vivier tote bag
“I’m really into dramatic earrings and necklaces and prefer incredibly vibrant clothing that borders on costumey. I try to support local designers as much as possible and be really smart about my shoes—I like them comfortable enough to run around in and go easily from day to night.”
Jess Noble, 27, studio manager
Wearing: JBrand jeans, Zara shirt, Free People jacket, Shelter bag, “really old” Jeffrey Campbell oxfords
“I have trouble regulating my body temperature, so I like to layer and wear stuff over one shoulder. I’m from New England, so my style is kinda preppy but eclectic.”
Kevin Jacques, 20, student
Wearing: True Religion jeans, New Orleans Hornets jersey, H&M jacket, Air Jordans, Oakley shades, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones
“My style is inspired by other people. I like Pharrell Williams’s look and bright colors. I haven’t got it down completely yet, but that’s what I try for.”
Kathryn Lundeen, 40, boutique owner
Wearing: Splendid leggings, Maison Martin Margiela top, Eileen Fisher cardigan, Tracey Tanner bag, GeeWaWa boots
“I like trendy clothes, but I need to be comfortable and always dress monochromatically. My whole closet is pretty much tan, gray, black, and navy.”
Mark Florez, 38, restaurant manager
Wearing: Dark denim jeans, Chuck Taylor All Stars, flea market shirt, hat, and watch, messenger bag from Israel
“My look is classic punk mixed with a little modern flair. I tend to dress in an old-school 1950s style, with Chucks, cuffed pants, and rolled sleeves.”
Tyler Brewington, 20, student
Wearing: Cotton On tribal dress, thrift store denim jacket, Endless Couture feather earrings, sandals from QVC
“I like mixing feminine and masculine pieces. This jacket adds boyishness to my kinda-girly maxidress. I’m also really into nail polish.”
Andy Fischer-Price, 24, actor
Wearing: Levi’s jeans, Stapleford shirt, ThINK jacket, Nike sneakers, $2 sunglasses
“I’m either a jeans-and-T-shirt or a jeans-and-semicasual-button-shirt guy. I pretty much dress ready to go wherever so I won’t get turned away at a bar.”
The Trend Report
Get the Culver City look with these four signature pieces
The Austrian company FreyWille is known for its enamel mosaic and gold pieces inspired by Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt. » 441 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-777-0009.
In December, G-Star RAW became the first denim boutique on Rodeo Drive. Its line of plaid shirts is more rock star than lumberjack. » 413 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, no phone.
Chuck Taylor All Stars
Converse’s Santa Monica flagship offers 200 styles and a “customization station.” » 1437 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 310-451-0314.
L.A. designer Clare Vivier began creating minimalist carryalls after she noticed a shortage of chic laptop carriers and briefcases. » seevivier.com.