Unique LA hosted a great show this weekend in Los Angeles. Found in December 2008 by LA native designer, writer and community activist Sonya Rasula, it is now the largest independent design & gift show in the country.  Shoppers have the opportunity to discover great local, independent design while taking part in community and supporting the local economy.

Missed out this weekend? We’ve got you covered as we hand selected some of the best designers and artist featured at the show.

Designer #1 || Sea Pony Couture

This San Francisco based jewelry line caught my eye using recyecled pieces (the pieces below from a chandelier), geometric shapes with an over all antique feel. The long chain earrings reminded me of the tribal feathers trend, but more timeless. Great price points as well, necklaces selling for $25.

www.seaponycouture.com


Designer #2 || Pocket Square Clothing

http://www.pocketsquareclothing.com

We all love a man with style and if you can pull off a bow tie, you gotta have style! Pocket Square delves into realms of Urban, Vintage, Street, Hip Hop, and Chic. Very much preaching the idea that style transcends beyond materialistic articles of clothing, and past the ideals of fashion, and rather comes down to composure and being; the way one carries himself.

Interactive Design Station || Design Your Own Headpieces

KIDS INVITED!


Check back soon, another post to come. xx

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Through a project for work, I came across some photos by the iconic photographer Richard Avedon.  Already being a huge fan, something struck me even more yesterday.  After critiquing many photographers work, past and present, there is something substantially different about Avedon’s photos that impressed me even more. Each one, standing alone outside of it’s collection, has a way to knock you off your seat. They are dramatic, poetic, simple and dignified, which is why he remains to be remembered as one of the best.

Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an Americn Photographer.  The New York Times said after his death that, “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.” (wikipedia)

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NYLON + Volcom toasted to Olivia Wilde to celebrate her August Denim Issue Cover at The Mondrian, West Hollywood.

The weather couldn’t have been better as we sipped on complimentary organic vodka under the stars and mingled amongst some amazing talent: these are the times I actually like West Hollywood. It was one of those city nights, fashionably impressed, cheersing Aziz Ansari, that makes you remember why you go out.

Olivia Wilde looked more beautiful than it should be allowed, Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) happens to be just as adorable as when he played the journalist who fell for Kate Hudson and the Hilton sisters seemed to close the party down, typical.  A beautiful crowd, everyone was relaxed on the couches around the pool and of course keeping it L.A. proper, with none other than Kanon Organic Vodka. Other notables included Crystal Castles, Samantha Ronson and designer Jeremy Scott.






images via Laura Taylor for Kanon Organic Vodka

A special thanks to People’s Revolution for a great evening. xx

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This is why I love LA: last Thursday, after our day at work we popped over to Amoeba Records to see a free show with Theophilus London. Maybe it was because we were two feet away from the stage, maybe it was the style, but something made me fall for this guy. And trust me, you will too.

London has found a perfect balance of fashion, music and dance, reaching a wide range audience. The cool kids definitely made an appearance, but so did the real kids. He brought two kids on stage that knew ever word by heart.

London is pop enough for those that don’t like hard rap, sweet enough for the top 40 crowd and hot enough for all the fashionistas out there. His dance moves should have another post entirely, so fluid!

He entered the stage wearing his signature hipster sunglasses, skinny jeans paired with hightops and topped it off with some gold bling hanging around his neck, of course. His style is unique, fashion forward but not selling out. We’re impressed!

Great downloads at Record Download Label.

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Last night’s Cine-Shorts event at The Standard, DTLA featured four works by Jeremy Rall. Cine-Shorts brings together some of LA’s most hip creatives, and last night was no different. We may have found the most perfect Summer hair-do, reason enough to make it out. Who doesn’t love the high-bun, especially for Summer? This is an even better take, with an added french twist! LOVE.

Photo credit Doug Neill

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Ahhh, finally I found something new that caught my interest today after listening to many, many songs. RJD2, a college of cut-and-paste Hip-Hop mixed with Electronica, Rock, Trip hop, Lo-fi, Nu jazz, this guy will for sure be keeping you on your toes!

Born in Ohio, lived in Oregon for sometime, now residing in Philly, Ramble John Krohn (RJ) began his career DJing in 1993 with a pair of turntables bought from a friend. He claims his name originates from another friend who referred to him as “Rjd2” in his raps, and the name stuck (Wikipedia). He’s worked with Radiohead and continues to produce, along with working with many independent rappers, such as Copywrite, Cunninlynguists, Cage, DOOM, Diverse and Aceyalone.

Free Downloads Here

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Beaded Rosary Necklace Forever 21

Forever 21 Graduated Colors Necklace $6.80
Need Supply Co Arrow Earrings $14

House Of Harlow Arrow Earrings $30

House Of Harlow Sunburst Earrings $30
Navajo Beaded Cuff $16

SHOPBOP's ADIA KIBUR LONG CHAIN EARRINGS $19.60

SHOPBOP THICK WOODEN BANGLE $20

Who says you have to spend a lot on amazing accessories. See above my choices from Forever21.com, Needsupply.com, Shopbop.com, and ShopTheTrendBoutique.com.

Accessorizing is a great way to incorporate the latest trends. Sometimes a big wooden bangle is all you need, Shopbop offers a great thick wooden bangle for $30. The tribal trend is still showing influence on all the great pieces out in stores these days. I love the long chain earrins with beads, only $19.60. I love everything House Of Harlow does and many great options for Forever 21 too.

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Hats might just be one of my favorite accessories. They have the ability to completely change a look and the also protect your skin from harmful sun damage.

With the funky fashion styles this season, there are so many creative options outside of your average fedora. Panama Hats, channelling your safari adventure (through LA traffic), have become a staple for many girls closets. Floppy Hats are always a glamours option.  And it doesn’t stop there, A.P.C. makes a fisherman hat this season & Rag & Bone offers that ever so cool wool floppy fedora(#6).

xx, Style Wax Poetic

1. O’neill Panama Hat – $26

2.  A.P.C Fisherman’s Cap – $136 (also available in black)

3.  Madwell Panama Hat – $58

4.  Maison Martin Margiela Straw Hat – $130

5. Rag & Bone Estelle Hat $105

6.  Rag & Bone Floppy Wool Fedora $140

7.  ASOS’s Oversized 70s Floppy Hat – $34

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This is what heaven sounds like – a beautiful done remix of Cocteau Twin’s Cherry Coulored Funk by Seefeel – as it’s nothing but soothing. Seefeel’s music lies somewhere between dream pop/shoegaze and ambient techno/Indie Dance Music. Stylistically, at the top of the creative boundaries, in comparison to the average band. Great music for film, for any filmmakers out there.

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New Summer Arrivals at Pixie Market caught my eye. Always a great store  if you are feeling your wardrobe needs a little funkiness – think Urban Outfitters but more upscale.

They carry new designers so you’ll be sure to know your pieces will be unique.  The cream bootie [bottom left]  in my opinion is too good to be true – a perfect juxtaposition of cowboy feeling, sweet and a just enough edge. They can be worn all year long and will go with everything. Love cream, just love it.

Crochet dresses are the perfect outdoor festival piece – easy done with boots, head band maybe and a long satchel. One thing I’ve noticed about Pixie Market, is they sell out of pieces really quick . Get them while they’re good.

SHOP HERE – pixiemarket.com

With love, xx Style Wax Poeetic

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ASOS Tank Dress - $34.48

ASOS Midi Dress with soft skirt

Emily and Fin Lucy Dress from Farfetch.com

Michael Kors Printed Dress from Macys

Top Shop Printed Yellow Dress

Floral tier button down dress from Pixie Market $95

Strapless Printed Maxi from Pixie Market $65

Vero Moda Butterfly Chiffon Top Dress by ASOS.com

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