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Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills was one of the inspirations of the Yazbukey Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, entitled « Tropical Heatwave ».

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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Places


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City of Angels

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The Rodarte Spring/Summer 2014 Show was a tribute to the City of Angels.

To read about other Los Angeles-inspired collections, search for the « Los Angeles » post that I have published on December 4, 2013.

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Posted by on February 1, 2014 in Places


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John Lautner

Clover Canyon SS14 John Lautner

John Lautner’s Chemosphere House has inspired the Clover Canyon Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

Furthermore, Katy Rodriguez presented her Frida Kahlo-inspired Spring/Summer 2009 collection, titled « Mujeres Verdaderas / Real Women », in a John Lautner-designed glass house in Los Angeles.

Moreover, in 2011, the Steven Klein-shot Dior ad campaign, for the « Lady Dior » bag, starring Marion Cotillard, was photographed in a Los Angeles house, created by John Lautner, and, in the same year, Tom Ford rented the John Lautner-designed Arthur Elrod House, in Palm Springs, for shooting the campaign of one of his perfumes.

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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Architecture


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Los Angeles

Jasmin Shokrian SS14The fascination with Los Angeles, and the City of Angels’ numerous layers, have influenced the Jasmin Shokrian Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, which features a « Je pars habiter à Los Angeles » (« I’m going to live in Los Angeles ») slogan.

Other Los Angeles-inspired collections : Christophe Lemaire Spring/Summer 2009 (this « Sounds from L.A. » T-shirts line paid tribute to Californian musicians and record labels such as Human Ear Music, Softboiled Eggies, and Stones Throw Records), Emanuel Ungaro by Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2004 (this show was partly inspired by Giambattista Valli’s then-recent trip to Los Angeles), Nanette Lepore Resort 2014 (Venice Beach and the personal style of Los Angeles-based bloggers such as Aimee Song and Shea Marie influenced this collection), Rodarte Spring/Summer 2014 (this show was an homage to Los Angeles), RVCA X Erin Wasson 2009-2010 (this collection mixed Los Angeles’ street beach culture and New York’s style), vanessabruno Spring/Summer 2011.

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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Places


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Palm Springs

Monique Lhuillier Resort 14

The colors and the landscape architecture of Palm Springs have inspired the Monique Lhuillier Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Palm Springs-influenced collections : Banana Republic by Trina Turk Spring/Summer 2012 (this line of summer wear, launched in June 2012, featured Palm Springs-influenced prints, taken from Trina Turk’s archive), Barbara Tfank Resort 2010 (Barbara Tfank’s then-recent vacation in Palm Springs inspired this collection), Chris Benz Resort 2010 (this collection was based on Chris Benz’s trips to Palm Springs, to his grandparents’ home, when he was a child), Clements Ribeiro Pre-Fall 2012 (a « Palm Springs hostess » was the muse of this presentation), Douglas Hannant Resort 2011 (Palm Springs was one of the references of this show), Emilia Wickstead Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (in part), House of Holland Spring/Summer 2011 (the ’70s feel of this show partly drew inspiration from Henry Holland’s then-recent trip to Palm Springs), Michael Kors Resort 2014 (this collection pays tribute to Michael Kors’ recent trip to Palm Springs), Versace Spring/Summer 2006 (this show took its inspiration from Palm Springs’ colors and landscape).

Photo : Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier




Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Places


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Charlotte Olympia Pre-Fall 13Charlotte Olympia’s Pre-Fall 2013 Collection, titled « Hollywoodland », pays tribute to old Hollywood glamour.

Other Hollywood-inspired collections : Celine by Ivana Omazic Resort 2005 (this collection, dubbed « Hollywood Resort », was partly based on Beverly Hills’ actresses), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2010 (this show paid homage to old Hollywood heroines), Topshop Unique Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the theme of this show was « old Hollywood legends meet the One Hundred and One Dalmatians »).

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Places


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Katy Perry

Fleamadonna SS14

Katy Perry’s « Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) » music video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, and ’70s and ’80s Californian teenage culture influenced the Fleamadonna Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Some Katy Perry’s collaborations : ghd (in 2011, Katy Perry was the face of the David LaChapelle-lensed ad campaign for the « Iconic Eras » styler), H&M (Katy Perry designed a T-shirt, launched on May 28, 2009, for H&M’s Fashion Against Aids ! line, to support Designers Against Aids).

Furthermore, Katy Perry has launched several fragrances, « Purr » (with Gigantic Parfums), in November 2010, « Meow ! » (with Gigantic Parfums), in November 2011, and « Killer Queen » (with Coty Inc.), in August 2013.

To read about other items with cherries, search for the « Cherries » post that I published on March 6, 2012.

To read about other California-inspired collections, search for the « California » post that I published on September 3, 2012.

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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Music


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Kenzo Resort 14























The « Kalifornia » bag in the Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2014 Collection references both Dominic Sena’s eponymous film and California, which inspired the collection.

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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Cinema


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Venice Beach

Nanette Lepore Resort 14























Venice Beach, and the personal style of Los Angeles-based bloggers such as Aimee Song and Shea Marie, influenced the Nanette Lepore Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Venice Beach-inspired collections : John Galliano Spring/Summer 2008 Menswear (the theme of this collection was « Road Warriors on Venice Beach »), Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2010 (the color palette of this show was based on Venice Beach), Vena Cava Resort 2010 (this collection featured ’90s Venice Beach-influenced silhouettes).

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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Places


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Frances Bean Cobain

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Frances Bean Cobain is the muse of the Saint Laurent Paris by Hedi Slimane Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection, based on California grunge.

Another Frances Bean Cobain-inspired collection : Kristina Ti Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection, which revisits grunge, was influenced by the style of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter).

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Uncategorized


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