When we're invited to a summer house party in Bel Air, we go. And when we found out fellow LA designer Shay Todd was hosting a party with Nivea, we slathered on our sunscreen and hit the pool party with gusto. But nothing, and we really really mean NOTHING could have made us more happy than to see a gorgeous blonde wearing the tie dye Suburbia dress.
We introduced ourselves, so flattered over how phenomenal the piece looked on her, and gushed only to find out that this blonde wasn't just any old LA blonde. She's THE Blonde. Kathryn! You know, of TheBlondeandTheBrunette.com? Yea, her. pfhthbt.
She snagged the very last Suburbia at Planet Blue on Montana in Santa Monica, but we hear there may still be a few left in stock at other locations.
It didn't take Ricardo Tisci's Givenchy resort show yesterday to make us realize how into 80s surf culture and fashion we are right now, but his show did make us literally giddy and lightheaded and stunned all at once (as good art should, we think). No, our obsession started with the purchase of Jessica's hot pink and black aztec print cropped "Hammer pants" a few weeks ago.
And so, more surfy stuff that is just so righteous right now:
All it took was the removal of her Miu Miu sunglasses to invite in the compliments of a group of dudes at the local breakfast spot. There is something about wearing Leyendecker that ALWAYS warrants compliments from strangers. We just died when we heard this incredible story from our friend, Zoe.
"Obviously clad in Leyendecker, I arrived arrived early, before my friend, and took a spot next to a group of boy hipsters and as soon as my sunnies came off, one of the guys (who had amazing style) leaned towards me and was like, 'Hey you must be in fashion, that is such an amazing top.' I looked surprised because I'm actually not at all in the fashion industry and I told him so. Then his friend said 'Oh, are you a musician? An artist? A writer?' I sell pharmaceuticals, so no. But I asked 'so all this because of my top?' and they, as a group, all agreed 'It's hot.' It was super cute to see this group of hipsters humbled and honest and well, cute! All thanks to the power of a super cute crochet top."
What attention has wearing Leyendecker brought you? Tell us!
Versatility is part of our design theory. Day or night. Dress up or down. Winter or summer. But we're also really really digging two-fers. As in, wearing one piece two very different ways. Like, backwards or forwards. Our long sleeved Reversible Crochet and Lace Mini Dress is just one ejemplo of our idea of a perfect-o two-fer. We're pretty sure that Two is not only better than one, but that it's better than anything.
Here, another example: Just Cavalli's Reversible Bikini, Gold shimmer on one side, l-l-leopard on the other.
And another example: Getting your nail polish remover WITH your Nail Polish, thanks to the brilliance of Butter London (Fairy Lights is such a perfect pink).
And as if you needed ANY more convincing, Jessica's Cash and Leroy.