A fash­ion­able guide to Los Angeles and Tokyo.

The de­signer on Los Angeles, Tokyo and more.

Elle (Canada) - - Insider -

BLACK BOOK: LOS ANGELES

Down­town din­ner “I re­ally love the ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior at Faith & Flower be­cause it’s in­spired by the 1920s, but it’s also just very mod­ern.” Iconic neigh­bour­hood “Venice Beach has spe­cial mean­ing for ev­ery­one who lives in L.A. be­cause you experi­ence some­thing dif­fer­ent ev­ery time you go—from amaz­ing houses to the artists and en­trepreneurs who live there.” Fam­ily mat­ters “My daugh­ter has a store in Venice Beach called A Piece Col­lec­tive. One of the lines she car­ries is the Ja­panese brand Kap­i­tal—they make the most in­cred­i­ble wool scarves.” Trea­sure hunt “At the Mel­rose Trad­ing Post flea mar­ket, there’s a great area where you can just sit down and watch

I al­ways like to go to the beach and keep an at­ti­tude of grat­i­tude about living in such a beau­ti­ful city,” says Lubov Azria, chief cre­ative of­fi­cer for Los Angeles-based brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, which her hus­band, Max, founded in 1989. While Azria has mas­tered the art of find­ing in­spi­ra­tion ev­ery­where she goes (she re­cently touched down in New York, Paris and Morocco), she feels most at home in Cal­i­for­nia, which ex­plains the bo­hemian vibe she in­fuses into ev­ery col­lec­tion, along with her sig­na­ture thread of rock ’n’ roll at­ti­tude. “I’ve al­ways felt that ev­ery woman wants to be a rock star at some point.”

peo­ple and the amaz­ing ven­dors, who have re­ally great vin­tage pieces. That’s where my bud­get goes!” Run­ning route “I love the run from Will Rogers Beach to Venice Beach. Some­times they have mil­i­tary train­ing or a vol­ley­ball cham­pi­onship or kids’ par­ties.” Beach­side snack “Gjelina is a one-of-a-kind res­tau­rant. The food and at­mos­phere are very Venice Beach.”

GLOBAL AD­DRESS BOOK

Best dis­cov­ery “Tokyo is a shop­per’s par­adise. Ja­panese de­sign­ers are al­ways ahead of their time.” Re­cent ad­ven­ture “My fam­ily and I took a trip to Rome, Venice and Lake Como, where we had a fam­ily wed­ding. It was ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful.” Travel phi­los­o­phy “A trip needs great com­pany, lots of sun and amaz­ing food. Be open to new ex­pe­ri­ences, and al­ways look to bring back an un­for­get­table story.” In­flight beauty tip “I al­ways pack cu­cum­bers and lemons in plas­tic bags and add them to my wa­ter on the plane.” n

AZRIA’s TRAVEL STYLE

“I like the idea that whether you’re on va­ca­tion or just stay­ca­tion­ing, you have a real cool-girl at­ti­tude.” Silk scarf, Max Mara ($589, at match­es­fash­ion.com); rayon, ny­lon and span­dex dress, BCBGMAXAZRIA ($460, bcbg.com); Em­bry­olisse Artist Se­cret Ra­di­ant Eye ($45, at Sephora, sephora.ca); alu­minum and mag­ne­sium-al­loy suit­case, Ri­mowa ($1,469.79, at Bar­neys New York, bar­neys.com)

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