Today's Los Angeles Times Magazine showcases six folks I believe are influencing the way the world–including Angelenos–are seeing L.A. style.
Fashion is one way, and much of the group counts forces from that realm: celeb stylist Nicole Chavez, Project Runway finalist Rami Kashou and designer Trina Turk. But Turk's impact is also evident in her efforts to preserve the Southland's Modernist buildings, as well as her ongoing championing of architects, artists, craftsman and others contributing to a signature California look and lifestyle. So, too, Liz Goldwyn, who also champions new designers with her maverick personal style. But not simply a clotheshorse, Liz's unexpected interests in cultural footnotes inevitably lead her to producing documentaries, articles and books, and even the lecture circuit.
Another tireless multitasker featured is Jason Pomeranc. More than a hotelier (the latest being the new Thompson Beverly Hills, where photographer Christian Witkin shot the portfolio for the magazine), Jason has his fingers in publishing, art collecting, architecture and interior design and creating overall experiences with his venues. And rounding out the six is Daily Candy editorial director Eve Epstein, whose influence in what she greenlights for the highly influential website cannot be underscored enough.I could've written major features on each one of them (and you might just see more from me on each one at a future date). Instead, the brief profiles on each of the six (which you can read at the jump) offer only a superficial snapshot.
The Style Makers
Photographs by Christian Witkin | Styling by Arielle Antoine | Produced by Rose Apodaca
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