Originally Posted by aubrgene
I associate fragrance lovers as confident individuals with a strong sense of style. How would you describe your style? I mean, are you avant-garde, fashionable , always keeping up with trends or conservative? Just curious. Living in L.A., my style is casual elegant but edgy. I like to mix my wardrobe.
Upscale casual on the edge;
Los Angeles is a desert, so unless you live right on the beach, sleep till 3 pm., or are completely insulated from the heat by air conditioning EVERYWHERE, there's only so many cream colored suits you can wear before you sweat to death.
Think "Saudi Arabia West."
The San Fernando Valley in particular ( From whence the term ' Valley Girls' like, so awesome, totally came from) is close to 80+ degrees-- on a pleasant afternoon.
There's also a lunatic noeuveaux-employed ( they ain't riche ) component: The VG descendants who scramble for rent money, but spend $300 on a leather check book because it has the Gucci Logo on it .
" It shows class. " As like, she so awesomely totally told me. ( True enough: Lower-middle class, but class.)
That's our heritage! Along with a gadzillion malls.--- Welcome to a New Yorker's nightmare.
I once ran into Ayn's Rand's ex, Nathaniel Branden. We were both wearing faux military style shirts with epaulets. Opened discreetly enough to show chest hair..
Back In Manhattan we'd probably have been shot.
Then threre's the folks in the biz, who hip-slum it. Baseball caps worn backwards and t-shirts are de rigeur if you're a producer or casting director.
Sounds bad? I love it here.
I't just that the most ancient and traditional part of LA/ Hollywood culture is to whine and moan about how much you hate the city.
We are a colorful bunch.
Get a good tailor and a copy of Details Magazine. It's a start.
If you can be elegant here, you can be elegant anywhere.
It's a challenge.
The Eclectically Attired.