New York, London, Paris, Milan. While these cities are commonly known as the capitals of fashion, there are many cities that have become lost in the mix despite having a lively fashion scene, Los Angeles being just one of them. Happily, that is no more thanks to City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion, from Bohemian to Rock, a new book by Melissa Magsaysay, style editor of the Los Angeles Times.
In City of Style, Magsaysay explores the different fashion subcultures that exist in Los Angeles—including romantic bohemian, skater and surfer, chola-style, casual chic, indie-eclectic, and so on. Each of these styles has been shaped by the climate, history, and personalities of Los Angeles, not to mention the individual neighborhoods where each style was born. In addition to explore these looks, Magsaysay has interviewed Los Angeles-based fashion personalities and designers including Trina Turk, Cameron Silver, and Cynthia Rowley, all of whom offer up a taste of what inspires them about Los Angeles.
To check out City of Style ($22), head to Amazon.com now. Still not convinced? Let Rachel Bilson sway you: “City of Style provides a rich history of L.A. style and captures how modern day trends are translated by girls today to look effortless, free-spirited and cool.”