City of Style by Melissa Magsaysay

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The breezy book is divided into sections about romantic bohemians, glamour, skaters and surfers, rockers, chola-style, indie eclectic and casual chic, with historical context for each.
-LA Times

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A deep appreciation and a wild visual ride through the wonderland of Los Angeles-style

Los Angeles harbors its own canon of styles: Romantic Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Rocker, Chola-Style, Indie-Eclectic, and Casual Chic—each shaped by the unique mix of subcultures, climates, geography, history, and personalities that have coexisted in different pockets of the greater LA area. These signature looks continue to inspire celebrities, clothing designers, and stylists the world over. In City of Style, Melissa Magsaysay, style editor for the Los Angeles Times, draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes, and fashion innovations of today's Angelenos—while offering a taste of the retail landscape, a guide to stores and shops, and helpful tips on how to buy and wear key pieces for each different style.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Los Angeles's most influential designers, retailers, and trendsetters, including:

Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Tony Hawk
Georgina Chapman (Marchesa)
Phillip Lim
Slash
Cameron Silver
Cynthia Rowley
And more.

 

About Melissa Magsaysay

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Melissa Magsaysay is the style editor of the Los Angeles Times, covering fashion, culture and beauty as well as styling celebrity and fashion photo shoots. She writes a weekly style advice column and trend stories that are syndicated all over the world to mass appeal. Prior to her current role, she was the West Coast Market Editor at Women's Wear Daily, observing the trends, style and fashion phenomenon that bubble up along the west coast. A Bay Area native who spent her college and post-college years on the east coast and Europe, Melissa now lives in West L.A. with her husband Cory and their dog, Duke. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/melissa_magsaysay/
 
Published May 22, 2012 by It Books. 192 pages
Genres: Other, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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All: 4 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 1

NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on May 22 2012

Let’s say that City of Style is most definitely skewed toward the kids to the exclusion of anyone in or entering their third decade or beyond

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Booth Moore on May 20 2012

The breezy book is divided into sections about romantic bohemians, glamour, skaters and surfers, rockers, chola-style, indie eclectic and casual chic, with historical context for each.

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Refinery Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Refinery Magazine on Sep 26 2012

In City of Style, she draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes and fashion innovations of today’s Angelenos.

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Yahoo! Voices

Good
Reviewed by Sheri Newton on Jun 05 2012

This is a perfect book for all fashionistas and people who just love fashion in general. I highly recommend it.

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