Beyond the heaven

Hello my dear readers, sorry for the lack of post but here in Spain I have a really bad connection. Nevertheless I share with you today like a sign of my apologize an absolutely breathtaking editorial from June-July issue of L’Officiel Singapore. All these pictures are so beautiful that can be compared to heaven.  Arhitecturally modern setting completed by minimalist looks, interesting silhouettes, and feminine texture. The next week I will post first photos taken in Spain. Stay tuned!

Have a lovely weekend my dear readers!

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Amante Pizza and Pasta Opens in the Fashion District

Amante Pizza and Pasta Restaurant is opening its first California location in the Fashion District. The restaurant will be opening next week, on Thursday, July 2, 2012 at the California Market Center (CMC) and offering all CMC’s tenants a 50% discount to eat in their restaurant for the first seven days. Sweet!

Amante serves pizza, pastas, salads, subs, low-carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian options for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. All ingredients are freshly made in-house, using their own family recipes, including their own dough.

With a three-mile delivery radius, Amante guarantees delivery in 40 minutes or less. Restaurant hours are 10:00am-4:00am Delivery and Dine-in, Monday-Friday, 11:00am-4:00am Delivery and Dine in on Saturday and Sunday. For more information including their full menu, please refer to their website at, or give them a call at 213-488-4999.

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"Life is a Journey, Not a Destination"

There's just something about the summertime that makes you want to climb into the car, swoop up a friend, good playlist & map in tow and take a roadtrip. Although I don't think my boyfriend trusts me when it comes to navigating, I will happily choose the fun roadside attractions and catchy playlists.

These images all evoke the ideas of a perfect summer roadtrip; an open road, sunny skies & windows down. I think Emerson's quote truly says it best!

There's only so many radio stations you can flip through, and games of words with friends you can play before boredom inevitably sets in. Take advantage of some quality time in the car to get to know your friend or boyfriend a little better. 

These are some of my favorite roadtrip questions, but feel free to add your own!


I'm taking a little vacation over the 4th to my grandparents lake house to see family and get in some R&R. For once, I'm actually looking forward to the drive!

Leave your favorite roadtrip questions in the comments!

xoxo, lauren

Miguel Torres Boutique Opens on 8th Street

Miguel Torres is celebrating the start of summer with a night sale and party tomorrow at his new location. The LA-based designer relocated his boutique to 8th Street four months ago, but he has been part of the DTLA fashion scene for over nine years. After moving to San Francisco from his native Mexico in 1998, Miguel began designing and manufacturing what would become his namesake line. Miguel Torres focuses on versatility and color, with many multi-use pieces in bold graphic prints.

His new location is a retail storefront with manufacturing space in the back. Everything is made on site, meaning they can tailor any of their garments upon purchase, and they even offer custom made designs. If you see a design you like but you don’t like the color or the print, you can choose from the available fabrics and they’ll make one just for you!

Miguel’s DTLA boutique is an extension of his retail business in Mexico. He carries other LA-based designers as well including jewelry, accessories, and bath and body products.

One of Miguel's most popular and requested items are his handmade hats and fedoras. They come in a variety of colors and styles and like his clothing line reflect the designers love for bold colors and graphics. While the boutique retails mainly women's clothing and accessories, it also offers a selection of children's clothing in fun, girly colors and styles.

For wholesale and retail inquiries contact Miguel Torres:
214 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA

Miguel Torres Boutique Night Sale & Party

LA-based designer Miguel Torres will be hosting a party on Thursday, June 28, 2012 to welcome the start of summer, at his 8th Street boutique. The festivities will include discounts on many of his designs, refreshments, and a a photo booth. We love the Miguel Torres Boutique for its eccentric collection of jewelry and accessories. Miguel designs comfortable-chic clothing in bright, colorful prints. It's the perfect place to find versatile pieces for your summer wardrobe. Don't miss it!

Supernatural Candice

Candice Swanepoel is showing her perfect body in the latest Muse issue. I really like what I see now, and I almost didn't recognize a bombshell Candice. I like the styling and especially those voluminous curls that reminds me about the 90's golden era.

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A Map Guide To the Fashion District

We know the Fashion District can be a little overwhelming at times, with 100-blocks of retail and wholesale vendors it's a huge area to cover in one day of shopping. In an effort to make your summer shopping trips to the district a little easier (and less time consuming!), we’re giving you the insider breakdown of our map, which you can download here.

We’ll start at the top of the map and work our way down, from one labeled area to the next:

Housewares, Textiles, & Electronics: This area stays true to its designation in that it offers a mix of products. You will find a mix of shops and vendors selling everything from cell phone covers to women’s fashion and perfume.

Men’s Wear: In the area on Los Angeles Street designated as Men’s Wear you will find stores selling mostly men’s suits and tuxedos. The most popular of these is probably Roger Stuart, but there are a couple hidden gems for the ladies including The Cooper Store where you can find discounted designer duds, and upscale-boutique Style Gallery.

Flowers: The LA Flower District is actually part of the Fashion District and home of the LA Flower Mart and the California Flower Mall, along with numerous specialty flower and floral accessories vendors. They are open to the public! Click on the respective links for hours and general info.

Textiles: Adjacent to the Flower District you will find the Fabric District, where DIY-ers and designers alike come to source fabrics for their latest designs. If you’ve never visited before, we highly suggest starting your trip at Michael Levine. They have incredible fabrics and the friendliest staff!

Women’s Wear:
This is where it starts to get tricky. Over half of the Fashion District focuses on women’s fashions and accessories, but not all of it is open to the public. 70-80% of the district is wholesale, meaning it is only open to those looking to buy in large quantities for resale. But that doesn’t mean you can’t shop retail. There a plenty of retail shopping options in the Fashion District.

If you’re looking to shop retail (meaning you don’t own a store and just want to shop for yourself) we recommend sticking to the RETAIL CORE. The retail core is the area in and around Santee Alley, from Los Angeles Street to Maple Avenue, spanning the entire length of the district. Unlike the rest of the district, this area tends to be open 7 days a week including holidays. Here you will find women’s, men’s and kid’s fashion and accessories, and some of the best bargain hunting in town.

If you’re looking for prom and special evening gowns, visit Santee Street between Olympic Boulevard and 15th Street. This is where the majority of our prom and special evening gown vendors (retail and wholesale) are located.

The Women’s Wear area along Wall, San Julian, and San Pedro Streets to Stanford Street and Griffith Avenue (from 9th Street all the way to the 10 freeway) is where the concentration of women’s wholesale is located. In this area you will find the San Pedro Wholesale Mart and the LA Fashion Mart. These vendors are strictly for the trade and rarely open to the public.

Accessories: This is the area to visit for jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses. We’ve also seen beauty supply wholesale vendors pop up in this area recently. Stores along Main Street tend to be wholesale only but you will find plenty of stores open to the public along Los Angeles and Santee Streets.

Kid’s Wear: This section boasts baby and children’s clothing. Many of the stores in this area are open to the public. You can also find baby, children’s and tween clothing in Santee Alley and along Maple Ave.

Athletic Wear: The place to go if you’re looking to source T shirts, tanks, gym shorts, socks, etc.

Men’s Casuals: If you’re a guy looking to shop for casual clothes but want to avoid the hustle-and-bustle of the alleys, this area is for you. You’ll find jeans, tees, button-ups and dress shirts at the same low prices, if not more discounted than the alley.


I have always love the Fashion Gone Rougue's editorials, they always have something special. This one is no exception. An ultra feminine story showing us their latest exclusives. Feminine and at the same time girlish style of 60's is perfectly illustrated by using summer pieces from the likes of Cheap Monday, Isabel Marant, Vivienne Westwood and Free People.
Be feminine with Fashion Gone Rogue!

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