A lot of people claim that L.A. is devoid of fashion, and to be honest, I got a little angry when I saw this Spearmint Rhino-looking mess outside of Kitson for Fashion's Night Out:
|dressed for the male gaze, not for beauty|
But it got better. In fact, I had more fun than last year and took in a fashion show. Santa Monica Place had been closed for eons, had a giant L.A. Facelift and unveiled last year. It's now an open-air mall, sadly devoid of one-of-a-kind boutiques but filled with mall-ish stores of the uptown variety. Thankfully, there are exciting new features, like free KCRW concerts with everyone's crush, Jason Bentley, non-mall restaurants (take that, Sbarro!) and outdoor movies.
|Laura Mercier makeover|
|mini cupcakes at Brandy Melville|
|Amazing stuff from Betsey Johnson|
|wine and cheese spread at Kitson|