City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion, from Bohemian to Rock

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9780062088406: City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion, from Bohemian to Rock

A stunning visual ride through L.A.’s fashion past, City of Style reveals Los Angeles’s far-reaching influence on the style evolution of the world at large—and showcases the brilliant, idiosyncratic individuals who have fueled its powerful transformations. Written by Melissa Magsaysay, the West Coast’s reigning style authority, City of Style is an irresistible look-book with a trove of fascinating stories and a beautiful photographs both classic and modern. Unlike any other style book available, City of Style sends the pulse of Los Angeles’s fashion beat right beneath your fingertips.

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City of Style "City of Style" is a visual ride and intellectual approach through L.A.'s fashion past, the mark it's making on the world today, and the individuals who fuel this influential style. Full description

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“City of Style provides a rich history of L.A. style and captures how modern day trends are translated by girls today to look effortless, free-spirited and cool.” (Rachel Bilson)

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