Jason and Laura O’Dell, owners of the Silver Lake boutique Bucks & Does, love their ‘hood. To prove it, they created a limited-edition capsule collection of silk separates inspired by their favorite Silver Lake haunts. And that’s not all—they’re also donating a portion of the collection’s proceeds to the Silver Lake Reservoir Conservancy (SLRC), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to keeping Silver Lake’s open waters clean and looking pretty.
The collection, which launched this summer under the couple’s namesake brand, The O’Dells, features four signature prints photographed by Jason in eight styles designed by Laura. The “Reservoir” print is a photo of the shade balls that float on the Silver Lake Reservoir’s surface to keep harmful algae from forming (the area is Laura’s favorite jogging spot). The “Casbah Café” print is a nod to the basket of fresh limes sold at the café Jason and Laura visit daily. The “Clementine” print features a rustic arrangement from the floral shop of the same name that Laura and Jason are so fond of. And perhaps the most recognizable print—”Intelligentsia“—was inspired by the iconic tiles of the hip Silver Lake coffee shop where Jason and Laura are regulars. I wore the Intelligentsia ruffle top and matching track skirt to a house party recently and I got a kick at out of how many people recognized the pattern, or sorta did. Like this one guest who kept staring and pointing at me. “I know that print from somewhere…” she said, as she continued to stare. “It’s a floor! You’re wearing a floor.” Well, that is one way to look at it. I prefer to look at it as fashionably showing a little civic pride.