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The Sartorial Sleuth Makes A Run For The Border
We’ve got Mexico on our mind with Wednesday’s premiere of FX’s new, bi-cultural series, The Bridge. Save the TJ trip for tequila and chimineas. Señorita style can be found downtown, no passport required. Make a run for south-of-the-border fashion at Olvera Street, L.A.’s historical Mexican ‘hood. Tourists flock to this “Little Mexico” for taquitos; savvy shoppers come for the clothes.Embroidered dresses, ruffled tops, and colorful tunics fiesta up your summer wardrobe. Silver baubles from Taxco sparkle on sun-kissed skin. For the hombres, get the laid-back, Latino look with summer shirts (guayaberas) and leather sandals (huaraches). No need for pesos; prices are the same, or lower, than our Baja neighbors. Our slideshow will show you how to spice up your style. We’re livin’ la vida loca, without long lines at the border.
With over 10 years of costume designing under her belt, Alexis Steinman has shopped this town inside and out. Working on prominent shows (“Weeds”, “CSI”) and outfitting an array of celebs (Jenna Elfman, Anne Hathaway, Sir Richard Branson), this industry insider will be sharing her cinema secrets with us weekly.