The title of “fashion photographer” has a lot of baggage. You think of a person who takes straightforward photos of models and occasional creates interesting, unrealistic worlds for fashionable whimsy to take place. Bennet Perez is a Los Angeles fashion photographer and he absolutely does not subscribe to that idea of presenting clothes on film. His eye for style is a lot more interesting and often funny. There is an artistry to his work and a bluntness. He doesn’t shoot fashion as a precious something: he shoots things as they are, even risking the subject looking ugly (“ugly”) as a result.
Love West 3rd’s men’s store Wittmore? Well, learn more about the man behind the store by way of a giant article over on Style No Chaser. Really great story!
It’s not very often that you find clothing made for kids that make you say, “Shit: I want that for me. Does that come in adult sizes??” That doesn’t happen outside of Crew Cuts catalogues (at least, that’s how I feel when I look at that). Nico Nico is a local effort to get cool LA kids looking even cooler through locally sourced, environmentally conscious clothing. They’re also super cute and super hip. Again: we wish we could wear these clothes!
Stance is an Orange County based luxury sock maker. Well, they’re not the *fanciest* sock makers but they do wild things with the format like print NBA legends on them and let artists design them. They’re like an experimental version of the now omnipotent Happy Socks. Their latest effort sees them joining the coasts by creating a collection with Santigold. The collection is the manifestation of many of ‘Gold’s influences all placed onto nice looking—Yet affordable!—local socks.
Joyrich is celebrating their Joyrich Giza collaboration with an event Friday, February 28. There will be DJs and artwork and—duh—some of the wears.