HOLLYWOOD DAZE is a place to discover (and re-discover) the great City of Hollywood. We like cocktails, creativity, shopping, and little events that pop up spontaneously, art and all things culture, intense fitness but also cheeseburgers — we assume you do too.
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There has always been a California cool in the work of Michael Kors, with its combination of elegance and ease, its ideal wearer someone with a sun-kissed complexion who can look elegant in a three-inch heel or barefoot on the beach. When Vogue checked out the show for his current spring collection, “there were all sorts of nods to the bright days of summer: surf shirts and baja sweaters in cashmere, easy cotton dresses in juicy shades of lime and watermelon, and metallic brocades to wear bare-legged to dinner. For the color-averse, he did a white lace bell-bottom jumpsuit that he described as the love child of Julie Christie and Jane Birkin (what a vision!), and eveningwear that could double as swimwear if the mood struck.”
When you live at El Centro, in a new luxury rental in the heart of Hollywood, that sense of ease translates to the art of shopping itself, when you can literally walk to the Michael Kors shop at The Grove, where you will also find Diane Von Furstenberg signature dresses and the minimalist day-to-night chic of Vince. For her summer collection, Furstenberg combines classic lines with bold prints, like the New Julian Two Silk-Jersey Wrap Dress in Kimono Leaf, the kind of piece you can dress up or down depending on your mood, or the occasion. Vince and Madewell are the perfect shops for rounding out your summer wardrobe with clothes that can take you from the pool deck to the beach or the farmers’ market.
Iguana Vintage, deemed one of the best vintage stores in LA by Time Out, is, according to the magazine, “an artifact in itself, a mainstay Hollywood shop for more than 20 years...This quirky vintage shop is also no stranger to the stars, with celeb patrons such as Bruno Mars and Carmen Electra.” If you want to get creative or nostalgic with your fashion, this is the place. They have everything from wigs and crinolines to wrangler shirts and perfectly worn-in denim.
Shiekh Shoes is your go-to store for sneaker wedges and gladiator sandals. Stock up on Pumas and Converse and set yourself up for the comeback of the Reebok high-top, which you can find here in pink metallic.
At Lost and Found, you will come across one-of-a-kind or hard-to-find pieces like a Mii Green Jamdani Floral Dress, whose elegant textile design, combined with a loose drape, is the perfect thing to wear to a party on the beach, or you can snap up that Ulla Johnson Lillian Blouse, romantic enough for a special occasion and casual enough to transform a stroll around town with an ice cream cone into a fashion occasion. And isn’t that kind of flexible sophistication the essence of living in the sun-filled Hollywood lofts for rent at El Centro?