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We enjoy where we live, thus we created Southbay magazine. We enjoy how we live, thus Southbay HOME magazine. We enjoy maximizing on how we live, thus Southbay HEALTH magazine. We also enjoy the aesthetic in which we live, so it is my pleasure to bring to you our most recent title, Southbay’s Et Cetera magazine! This publication celebrates local fashion, design and artful living here in the South Bay. We are not Beverly Hills, Silver Lake or Hollywood … and we don’t want to be. I would like to think our fashion fingerprint is something very pure—obviously with a certain level of design sensibility but also a direct reflection of how we revel in life on the coast. So enjoy our take on local fashion and style. As you get further into the book, hopefully you will notice Et Cetera has its own unique aesthetic that is a major departure from anything we have ever produced. Cutting-edge, contemporary design coupled with refined utility. Our unveiling issue is brought to you by our very good friends at Rusnak Maserati of South Bay, who will soon will be releasing the first ever Maserati SUV, the Levante, which joins the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the Maserati lineup. So come, appreciate and experience Italian automobile design at its finest right here in the South Bay. Thank you, and enjoy!
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We are so excited to launch this, the first issue of Et Cetera magazine! Et Cetera brings together beautiful style, design and fashion—passionately curated right here in the South Bay. Even in this digital age, there’s just something so pleasurable and authentic about holding a magazine in your hands and feeling your inner fashionista inspired by the images and stories. Sometimes that inspiration can seem a bit removed from reality, but that’s why we just had to share Et Cetera with you—there’s so much style and inspiration within reach, right here in our community and in Greater LA. In these pages, we wanted to put the design spotlight on inspirational people doing cool work— such as designers Staci Woo of Woo and the ubiquitous Chan Luu, who has very successfully built an empire with her beautiful bohemian jewelry line. We have local South Bay residents Paul Goncalves and Johann Conforme, who have designed a super-cool new app, Mod Thread, which empowers anyone with the tools to design and make their own clothing. We feature real people whose style acts as our muse, share hidden gems like a local consignment store, show you how El Segundo is quietly becoming the Abbot Kinney of the South Bay with their huge art movement, and take a look at some pop musicians with mad style. And with our beautiful cover girl, Lilla Frederick, we get a little peek into her life here in the South Bay with future hubby and local hero Steve Nash.
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We hope you love it as much as we love putting it together for you. I feel very grateful to be the editor for this first edition. For more daily fashion and style inspirations from the South Bay and beyond, you can follow my fashion blog @thekayagirl. Thank you, and welcome!
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FALL 2 01 6
Street Smart What the South Bay’s wearing
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Greigh Goods Sole of Brasil The Urban Clothes Horse Gum Tree Kids
9 fall fashion trends
Worldly Joys Catching up with Chan Luu
Shoe Biz This season’s stylish footwear
The Muse of El Segundo
Out of the Woods Beach & Beverly Margaret O’Leary Trina Turk
Holly Socrates shows us around our favorite art walk
Tidal Wave Getting groovy with Capital Cities
Lovely Lilla From volleyball court to cover girl with Manhattan Beach’s Lilla Frederick
Comeback Couture Everything old is new again for consignment shoppers
Design in Hi-Def Making patterns with the new Mod Thread app
I Love Woo Both kids and their parents uncover creativity with Staci Woo On the Cover Styled by Tanya Monaghan Photographed by Kremer Johnson Makeup & hair by Jenny Karl Black dress by Stone Cold Fox Paris; The Beehive in Manhattan Beach. Hammered large hoop earrings by TAI; Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach. STYLED BY HELEN RAY PHOTOGRAPHED BY LAUREN PRESSEY
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IT’S WHAT THE SOUTH BAY IS WEARING. Photographed by COLIN WATKINSON
Juliet Ritchie MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA CHILD-REARER-IN-CHIEF TO THREE SONS MY PERSONAL STYLE: “A mix of beachy bohemian, sporty and urban.” WHAT I’M WEARING TODAY: “I love this Ulla Johnson dress of mine, but adding my Golden Goose high tops makes the outfit a little less girly and adds a little urban flavor.” DRESSING DAY-TO-DAY: “My clothes need to be comfortable and suited for an active woman who on any given day could be found teaching Young at Art in the kids’ classrooms, crawling around on preschool carpets playing make believe, or out on the soccer field coaching AYSO.” MY FAVORITE PIECE: “Isabel Marant Crisi boots that I have had for five years. I wear them with jeans, dresses, you name it.” CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: “I know I look my best when I feel content and wear my smile and when I see other women of all ages, shapes and styles who are generally happy with themselves.”
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Ben Meek REDONDO BEACH TECH BUSINESS MANAGER MY PERSONAL STYLE: “Beach business casual. Is that a thing?” WHAT I’M WEARING TODAY: “I pulled style inspiration from a few designers and brands: Apolis, J.Crew, CWST designer Derek Buse, Sol Angeles—to name a few.” DRESSING DAY-TO-DAY: “Living and working in the beach communities, you can afford to have a little more of a casual dress style. My life is relatively active. So I like to dress comfortable enough to throw a football or ride a bike at any time but look respectable enough for a business meeting.” MY FAVORITE PIECE: “My sneakers. I often dress myself from the bottom up.” CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: “Can I say my daughters? They are the real fashionistas in the family.”
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Jo Watkinson MANHATTAN BEACH PERSONAL SHOPPER AND MUM OF TWO MY PERSONAL STYLE: “Versatile and individual. I don’t conform to one particular style, as I like to change my looks regularly.” WHAT I’M WEARING TODAY: “My new love for culottes inspired the outfit, along with the beautiful detailing on this blouse. The neutral palette worked well together.” DRESSING DAY-TO-DAY: “My style has to be comfortable and I’d like to think on trend.” MY FAVORITE PIECE: “My Isabel Marant navy leather jacket. It works well with most pieces in my closet and gets better with age.” CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: “Anyone who knows me knows I love a scarf. It can change a look of an outfit quickly and effortlessly.” |||
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Looking Good THIS COMING SEASON MAKES US NOSTALGIC FOR THE ‘90S—BUT WITH A FASHION-FORWARD, MODERN TWIST. WE CUT TO THE CHASE AND BREAK IT ALL DOWN RIGHT HERE WITH A HIT LIST OF THE TOP 10 WEARABLE TRENDS FROM THE FALL 2016 RUNWAY SHOWS. Written by TANYA MONAGHAN Illustrated by CHRISTINE GEORGIADES
All Tied Up The fashion world’s fixation with scarves and bandanas has now evolved into fall’s pussy-bow blouses and ribbon neckties. This top is best paired with a high-waisted pant or skirt.
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Floral Prints The “it” print for this fall season is bold and brave, showcasing large floral prints. Go bold and stand out in these exciting designs. Choose a fun dress or add some flair to your wardrobe with a fun pant or blouse. Wearing happy prints like these can oftentimes lift your mood. .
Tiered Ruffles Whether featured in tops, skirts or dresses, designers managed to mold structured, highfashion ruffles into wearable art. This trend isn’t for everyone; however, you can take baby steps by pairing a ruffled, off-the-shoulder top with high-waisted jeans or culottes. If it works for you, go a little bolder with a ruffled dress for your next formal event.
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Statement Choker It doesn’t matter if you prefer a velvet ribbon or a chunky number— just make sure something is around your neck this fall to add a little interest to everything from T-shirts and buttondown blouses to cocktail dresses.
Cold Shoulder This season one-ups previous seasons’ “off-the-shoulder” trend and takes it to another level of drama with the “power one-shoulder” trend. For fall, the cut is sexy and asymmetrical, revealing just one shoulder. Try a one-shoulder top paired with a pair of jeans for date night. Your date will thank you.
Dark Romance Designers took a gothic turn for fall with countless looks celebrating black sheer and lace. These “black swan” runway items exude glamour with an ode to punk rock. Again, you don’t have to commit to a head-to-toe black lace ensemble. You can start with a top and include some fun accessories to add edge.
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Velvet Velvet was seen up and down all the runways in an array of styles— from slip dresses to suiting. Designers did not hold back on showcasing their use of wild colors with this luxe fabric. Velvet adds a touch of glamour to any outfit and is the perfect addition to one’s wardrobe going into the upcoming holiday season.
Checked Out The pattern that took over on the runway was obvious, and it seems designers across the board were not mad at plaid. There were simpler, cleaner iterations, though some leaned more schoolgirl or even Westerninspired. Combine plaid prints with basics to break up the overall pattern.
Navy Naval We’ve seen lots of military cycles in the past, but this season the focus was very nautical. Designers applied fresh takes on this classic look. Choose investment pieces like a jacket, sailor pants or a doublebreasted coat.
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Greigh Goods SolE of Brasil THE Urban Clothes Horse Gum Tree Kids
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Summer NOT QUITE READY FOR SUMMER TO END? WITH WARM WEATHER STRETCHING WELL INTO SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, THE SOUTH BAY WOMAN MUST PERFECT THAT IMPORTANT TRANSITIONAL WARDROBE. FORTUNATELY, OUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS ARE STOCKING GORGEOUS PIECES IN THE SEASON’S COOLEST COLORS AND TEXTURES ... HEAD-TO-TOE STYLE FOR BOTH THE VERY YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART.
Styled by TANYA MONAGHAN Photographed by ANNIE DEPTULA Makeup and hair by JENNY KARL
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Rhapsody in Blue Evolving and always on the go, our local woman appreciates volume, movement and comfort while giving a nod to calm femininity and clean modernism. Whether in whimsical prints, slinky satins and silks, soft velvets or textured chunky knits in bold, rich hues, she dazzles as the constant chameleon.
Greigh Goods Beth dress in azure blue silk by Greigh, $325 1300 Highland Ave. #108 in Manhattan Beach 424-262-2881 | greighgoods.com Facebook: facebook.com/greighgoods | Instagram: @greighgoods
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Young & Lovely Fresh off the Rio games, Brazilian flavor should samba through the remaining season. Always with the beach on the front of her mind, the South Bay woman doesn’t need summer’s heat to uncover her coastal cues. Globally inspired and locally relevant, she’s unafraid to cap off the coolest outfit with a bold exclamation point.
Sole of Brasil Calf-hair nubuck lux sneakers by Carrano, $160 soleofbrasil.com Instagram: @soleofbrasil
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Beachside Bohemian What if Coachella moved from April to October? This modern woman likes her vibe to be chic and sophisticated yet relaxed and totally effortless. Basic black is that constant classic and essential to her wardrobe. Mix with some seasonal textures, trendy accessories and just a pop of color, and she’s SoCal cool … at any age.
The Urban Clothes Horse Black maxi dress by Free People, $128; embellished kimono by Alphamoment, $285; green jasper with bronze wings necklace by Zowee Jewels, $225; prized possession silver mesh bracelet by Liquid Metal, $255; silver giant shell ring by M. Drake, $138; black genuine leather fringe pochette by Leatherock, $178; black sandals by Bed Stu, $125 1901 S. Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach 424-247-8948 | urbanclotheshorse.com Facebook: facebook.com/urbanclotheshorse | Instagram: @urbanclotheshorse Twitter: @UClothesHorse | Pinterest: @UClothesHorse
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Out for Adventure Even our youngest fashionistas can’t wait to try on this year’s biggest trends. Shiny metallic, faux fur, beautiful prints … these are just a few of the textures and designs kids can look forward to this year. In the South Bay, we believe the younger set can look just as chic as grownups—no matter the season.
Gum Tree Kids Navy faux fur jacket by Egg by Susan Lazar, $68; gold brushed Elodie dress by Pink Chicken, $74; fairy wand by Mouche Paris, $34; cuddly bear by Jellycat, $28 323 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach 310-376-5107 | gumtreela.com Facebook: facebook.com/gumtreela | Instagram: @gumtree_la
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Annie Deptula Fashion photographer Annie brings a unique sense of style and creativity to every photo she captures. Before working alongside contemporaries such as Dove Shore, Melissa Rodwell and Emily Soto, Annie was a successful model working on campaigns for Asics, Orangina, Target, Schwinn, Sofina Skincare, 7 For All Mankind and Sony. She credits her time as a model with giving her the distinct attention to detail that encompasses every campaign she develops. She currently resides between Los Angeles and New York.
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Worldly Joys VIETNAM–BORN CLOTHING AND JEWELRY DESIGNER CHAN LUU OPENS HER FIRST FLAGSHIP LIFESTYLE BOUTIQUE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND REVEALS WHY SHE IS HUNG UP ON THE PAST. Written by JENNIE NUNN Chan Luu, founder of an eponymous Los Angeles–based lifestyle brand that bears her name, attributes much of her successful career to three key trends: a skinny scarf, a hand-painted seashell necklace and iconic wrap bracelets. “The company is where it is today because of those three trends,” says the clothing and jewelry designer who was born and raised in Nha Trang, a coastal town in Southern Vietnam. Chan, who resided in Palos Verdes for more than a decade and owned a boutique in Rolling Hills Estates, majored in business education at Boston University and initially launched her company in 1996. Today Chan’s designs span boho, dip-dyed, viscose fringe scarves handcrafted in India; leather wrap bracelets replete with stones such as labradorite, cat’s-eye, freshwater pearls, agate, semi-precious stones culled from Botswana and white iridescent Chinese crystals; hand-embroidered floral maxi skirts; and even men’s jewelry. “I love creating beautiful products that are inspired by my experiences,” adds Chan, who now lives in Pacific Palisades. “There are a lot of things that influence my designs: nature, diverse cultures, ancient crafts and traveling the world.” For her handcrafted, global-inspired designs (many worn by the Hollywood set), Chan admits that she looks to the past. “We are a very evolving company, and I use ancient craft techniques and recreate my experience into today’s fashion,” she explains. “Even though my products are contemporary, each style always has a relationship with the past.”
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This year Chan opened her first flagship lifestyle boutique in the United States at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica. “Chan Luu is a trendsetting company, and each new idea takes our business to the next level,” she says of the light-and-airy, 925-squarefoot store now added to the small roster of stores previously only in Japan. “Our business has thrived on discovering great talent who have taken my creative direction and expanded my vision. I have built a great infrastructure, and now I am proud to say we have Chan Luu USA and Chan Luu Japan and products sold around the world.”
What’s New? White pearl wire thread thru earrings, $80 (Worn by Michelle Obama!) Labradorite choker on dark brown leather, $145 (also available in moonstone and hypersthene) Silver bead wrap bracelet on natural brown leather, $295 (also available in gunmetal)
Now in addition to jewelry and apparel, Chan has debuted CL Lifestyle—a collection of refined home-wares including handloomed cotton Turkish beach blankets, handcarved wooden coasters made in India depicting stars and floral patterns, and made-to-order woven reed tote bags constructed in Ghana and adorned with cowry shell strands, cotton cord tassels and brightly-hued small pom-poms. When she isn’t jetting on a plane, she spends time playing one of her favorite instruments. “I am a classical pianist, and when I am not traveling I spend two hours a day practicing piano,” says Chan, who splits time between her primary residence in Pacific Palisades and her organic fruit and flower farm in Kauai. “I love to cook and have dinner parties when I am home in Pacific Palisades. This is where I share laughter and life experiences with friends. When I travel to my third home in Santa Fe, I focus on painting and art.” |||
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Mules in black by Matisse with tassels, $135; matissefootwear.com
OUR SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT’S TRENDING IN FALL FOOTWEAR Styled by TANYA MONAGHAN Photographed by SHANE O’DONNELL
Over the ankle bootie by Dolce Vita in suede, $160; The Beehive in Manhattan Beach
Showstopper high heel shoes by Sam Edelman, $130; Details in Hermosa Beach
Rich burgundy velvet heels by Rag & Bone, $496; Wrights in Manhattan Beach
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Block heel by Seychelles, $110; Details in Hermosa Beach
Silver laminated sneaker, $39.90; Zara at Del Amo Shopping Center, zara.com
Over the knee boot by Dolce Vita, $200; The Beehive in Manhattan Beach
High-heeled boot in green by Isabel Marant, $720; Wrights in Manhattan Beach
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HELEN RAY LAUREN PRESSEY
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THE MUSE OF
HOLLY’S MAKEUP BY FRIDA SILVA OF SALON SIX DEGREES
AFTER OPENING A GALLERY ON MAIN STREET IN 2014, ARTIST HOLLY SOCRATES ENGAGED HER CREATIVE NEW COMMUNITY AND HELPED LAUNCH THE EL SEGUNDO ART WALK—WHICH RECENTLY ENJOYED A SUCCESSFUL SECOND SUMMER. HOLLY GUIDES US THROUGH THE ART, STYLE AND SYNERGY OF THE CITY THAT INSPIRES HER.
Written by DARREN ELMS Photographed by MONICA OROZCO Styled by TANYA MONAGHAN
AFTER THE EL SEGUNDO MUSEUM OF ART opened a few years ago, Holly Socrates quickly zeroed in on the potential of the quiet but eclectic region of the South Bay. When a corner location came up for rent just two doors down from the museum, she jumped in. “To tell you the truth, I had no idea what I was about to discover in terms of artistic culture,” she admits. But presented with an empty canvas, an artist must paint. And so she did.
As a small business owner of the Holly Socrates Gallery, she did much of the work herself to transform the space—including painting and scraping tint off windows.
With the presence of a high-caliber museum, local artisans and enthusiastic art patrons, the warehouses and storefronts of the “smoky” streets just north of Chevron began filling up with galleries, studios and restaurants. “Out of all the coastal cities, it’s El Segundo that lends itself to the arts,” says Holly. “The city has bluecollar roots and a small-town feel.”
“As I was working, often wearing my yellow dish gloves, my neighbors stopped in to welcome me to the neighborhood,” she remembers. “Aside from being incredibly friendly, I realized that each one of these business owners were in some sort of creative industry. The more people I met, the more I discovered. Around every corner there was something completely unique … and cool.”
With its red brick buildings—many intact from the early 1900s—and old manufacturing warehouses repurposed into creative studios, there’s a unique preservation and appreciation of history that certainly stands out. “I think artists are attracted to that,” she adds. “El Segundo doesn’t try to be cool. It just is.” Both art and fashion have strong roots in Holly’s own family history. Her grandfather worked in the textile business in Europe, and he was also was a fine art oil painter. “I grew up in a home where creativity and problem-solving were modeled and encouraged,” she shares. “After college I worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles for over a decade as merchandiser, designer and wardrobe stylist. Style and art intersect for me in a lot of ways. I’m such a ‘curator’ at heart. I love to put things together that work well together—whether it’s shoes to a dress or artists to venues at the art walk.”
Holly came up with a rough idea of an art walk and thought, “If I could get a dozen or so of these creative minds in a room to have a conversation, something great would come out of it.” Luckily it did. The El Segundo Art Walk just completed its second engagement this summer and will return again in 2017. “I enjoy the people the most,” shares Holly, who personally showed us around the July installment of the event. “Everyone seems to have a smile on their face and are enjoying themselves … from the business owners to the artists to the patrons. It’s great to be around that.” With an open house/studio tour vibe, each venue at the art walk is a creative local business. We stopped in photography studios, art galleries, production houses, as well as workshops for furniture, motorcycles and interior designers. With more than 30 venues and 50+ artists to engage, it can be a busy event.
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HERE WE HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE STOPS, MANY THAT YOU CAN ENJOY ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. ➽ OLE SMOKY TENNESSEE MOONSHINE Appropriate that a distillery by this moniker would open its West Coast headquarters here in Smoky Hollow. The building becomes quite lively during the art walk, which happens to time perfectly with happy hour shenanigans. Made from a 100-year-old recipe, the Appalachian brew comes packaged in mason jars and a variety of flavors, including the Original Unaged Corn Whiskey, White Lightnin’, Moonshine Cherries, Blackberry and their world-famous Apple Pie. olesmoky.com ➽ EL SEGUNDO MUSEUM OF ART (ESMOA) The cultural hub of the El Segundo arts scene, this incredible museum continues to surprise and inspire with cutting-edge exhibits and a formidable permanent collection. Since opening in January 2013, ESMoA has functioned as a catalyst for creative thinking and expression, sparking the light of inspirational sources while embracing creativity in a broad sense that distinguishes it from classic museums. 208 Main Street, esmoa.org
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➽ OLD TOWN MUSIC HALL A treasured cultural landmark, this historic venue has hosted classic film screenings since 1968, not to mention notable jazz and popular music concerts. The main attraction is the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive 1925 wind-powered pipe organ that has been meticulously preserved so silent classics can be experienced with live musical accompaniment, just as they did when they were first shown. It’s something you really have to see and hear to believe. 140 Richmond Street, oldtownmusichall.com ➽ MOTOART STUDIOS A blissful afterlife for airplanes. Since 2001 MotoArt has been turning vintage airplane parts into dazzling custom furniture, art and more. Just stepping into their massive warehouse in Smoky Hollow is like a time warp to an era when chrome was king and passengers flew with style. It’s satisfying to see these amazing artifacts live on in masterful and lovingly created pieces. 119 Standard Street, motoart.com
➽ SOUTH BAY CUSTOM What MotoArt is to planes and nostalgia, South Bay Custom is to motorcycles and music. Part custom motorcycle shop and part art gallery and music venue, this awesome outpost does double duty with function and fun. Whether your ride needs service or you want to serve a party of 50 for a raucous event, this unique and eye-catching venue has you covered. 115 Penn Street, southbaycustoms.net ➽ EL SEGUNDO BREWING COMPANY Leasing their space on Main Street in 2010, founder Rob and his crew put hops front and center in their local brew, producing more than 400 barrels a month. Their taproom features a rolling roster of drafts, all made fresh right next door. 140 Main Street, elsegundobrewing.com
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“EL SEGUNDO DOESN’T TRY TO BE COOL. IT JUST IS.”
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Tidal Wave AMERICAN INDIE POP DUO CAPITAL CITIES BROKE ONTO THE SCENE IN 2013 WITH THEIR STYLISH, CATCHY, DECADE-JUMPING HIT “SAFE AND SOUND.” ABOUT TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC THIS FALL, WE CAUGHT UP WITH VOCALIST AND GUITAR PLAYER RYAN MERCHANT, WHO SHARES AN UNEXPECTED MUSICAL CONNECTION TO THE SOUTH BAY.
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EARLY IMPRESSIONS “My obsession with music started the first time I saw the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller when I was around 3 or 4 years old. It was the perfect mix of dance, storytelling and sound, and I knew then that I wanted to write and perform music. It took the next 25 years of my life to learn how to do this decently and make a career of it. Those years involved many lessons on multiple instruments, lots of bad songwriting, playing in an ‘80s cover band and a few years working as a jingle writer.” THE SOUTH BAY CONNECTION “When I was in my 20s, my good friend and I formed the unique ‘80s cover band called Neurotic City. We would produce super-modern, electronic versions of ‘80s classics and perform them with live guitar and live vocals. Almost all of our shows were in the South Bay, at places like Sangria and Harry O’s, which no longer exists. A lifeguard friend of mine would throw massive parties during the summer. I have very fond memories of this period, and it taught me a lot about what makes a good song and how to entertain a crowd effectively.” DECADE DREAMING “I think I have a soft spot for the 1970s. The music of that era was so incredibly well written, and the sonic quality was on another level. It also seems like people knew how to have a good time in a less calculated way, and I often wish I could go back and attend a raging 1970s party in the Hollywood Hills.”
MY STYLE EVOLUTION “I love simplicity in all aspects of life: clothing, music, food and design. Clutter and ‘busyness’ drive me crazy. So I would say my personal style is simple and classic, with a hint of uniqueness. When you are interviewed on camera and photographed all the time, you do become more conscious of how you come across visually. For a while I experimented with looks that screamed ‘musician’ but then realized that it doesn’t matter that much and you just need to feel good in what you are wearing. You can be the coolestlooking person in music, but if your music isn’t great it won’t get you very far. So I try to focus on making good music.” THE ESSENTIALS “I have two essential items. On a daily basis I wear a Buck Mason T-shirt in one of their many colors. They are made in the USA and are so well designed. During colder months I like to wear a scarf made by my good friend Stevie Howell. Her designs are incredibly unique and can make your simple outfit look very interesting.” WHAT’S NEXT? “We have a new single called ‘Vowels’ coming out in September and will begin touring again in October. It’s very exciting because we haven’t put out new music since 2013!” |||
INSPIRED ARTISTRY “I just saw Sting in concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and I would say he is someone I look up to as far as a style is concerned. I love people that are super low-key but truly extraordinary. I think he embodies that spirit.”
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AS SHE TRANSITIONS FROM SUMMER SIMPLICITY TO AN ADVENTUROUS AUTUMN, OUR SOUTH BAY WOMAN LEADS THE PACK WITH THOUGHTFUL LAYERS AND DYNAMIC DETAILS. STYLISH, CONFIDENT AND UNFORGETTABLE, SHE’S HARDLY ONE TO GET LOST IN A CROWD.
Styled by TANYA MONAGHAN Photographed by JUSTIN RUHL Makeup & hair by SARAH DENMAN
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Keep it Simple Come fall, the South Bay woman transitions to deeper, darker and comforting colors, discovers her new favorite pair of jeans and accessorizes more. Effortless layering allows her to be more confident, daring, flirty and fun without all the fuss. More time for family and friends, date nights in, coffee and chocolate, salty hair and sand beneath her toes.
Beach & Beverly LNA deep V tee, $88; black dolce cotton soft cup bra by Cosabella, $55; The Weekender denim pant by Mother Denim, $218; black Tulsa cowboy belt, $119; black bolo necklace by Deborah Brewer, $68; black leather choker by Deborah Brewer, $32 135 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach 310-379-9630 | beachandbeverly.com Facebook: facebook.com/beachandbeverly | Instagram: @beachandbeverly
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CLASSIC … WITH A TWIST We often associate fall with cozy sweater weather. But here in California, occasional late warming trends require style with versatility. Temperate or cool, day or night, dressed up or dressed down, this adaptable woman arrives on the scene relaxed, stylish and always fashionable.
Margaret O’Leary Chunky mixed yarn crop pullover sweater, $198; black midi skirt, $198; black classic wrap belt by Ada, $90; Chad buckle boot by Fiorentini + Baker, $475; diamond black leather bracelet by Feathered Soul, $450; diamond black wrap bracelet by Feathered Soul, $275; black rhodium plated white diamond ring by Lulu Designs, $340 1012½ Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan Beach 310-363-8830 | margaretoleary.com Facebook: facebook.com/margaretolearycollection | Instagram: @margaretoleary | Pinterest: @margaretoleary
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Modern Magpie Our fall muse mixes prints and patterns with exuberance and a vintage flair. She layers rich textures and the perfect plaid in a whimsical fashion … fun yet always chic. This woman’s an eclectic prep, eccentric heiress and ‘70s bohemian wrapped in one pretty package.
Trina Turk Trina Turk Aubree plaid pant, $268; Trina Turk Starr top, $278; Trina Turk coated hematite dome ring, $98 333 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach 310-303-3153 | trinaturk.com Facebook: facebook.com/trinaturk | Instagram: @trinaturk | Twitter: @shoptrinaturk
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Justin Ruhl A California native, Justin feels right at home shooting for this debut issue of Et Cetera. His photographs can be seen in various editorial and advertising print campaigns. Also enthusiastic about travel and photographing other personal work, he stays busy pushing his ideas and translating them into visual representations of what he sees. When not taking photographs, Justin can be found spending time with his family and enjoying life.
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Black floral Gita dress by Ulla Johnson and velvet burgundy heel by Rag + Bone; Wrights in Manhattan Beach. Gold hanging tag necklace by Chocolate and Steel, wrap bracelet by Chan Luu and ring by Native Gem; Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach.
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Lovely Lilla MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE, THE SOUTH BAY “IT” GIRL MUST BE INSPIRING, ATHLETIC AND ACCESSIBLE TO CAPTIVATE AN ATTENTIVE AUDIENCE HERE AT HOME. LILLA FREDERICK CHECKS OFF ALL THOSE BOXES WITH AN ATTRACTIVE UNPRETENTIOUSNESS. A FORMER PEPPERDINE AND U.S. WOMEN’S JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM VOLLEYBALL PLAYER, LILLA MOVED ON TO THE PROFESSIONAL CIRCUIT AFTER COLLEGE AND IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE. THIS SPRING SHE ANNOUNCED HER ENGAGEMENT TO FORMER NBA ALL-STAR AND LAKER STEVE NASH. IN BETWEEN MODELING GIGS AND PLANNING FOR HER UPCOMING WEDDING, WE INVITED LILLA TO SHARE A FEW PASSIONS AND PREFERENCES AS A MANHATTAN BEACH LOCAL.
Interviewed & styled by TANYA MONAGHAN Photographed by KREMER JOHNSON Makeup & hair by JENNY KARL
Lilla, we know you as a formidable athlete on the volleyball court, but when did you start modeling? I started modeling right out of college. You must travel a lot for your work and your job. Which city is your favorite travel destination? My favorite place that I got to travel for work was Hawaii. I just love it there! You can’t go wrong with clear waters and warm sand.
“We love it here! It has such a small community but at the same time feels like we have our own privacy.”
As an athlete and sports model, you obviously have to stay fit and healthy. Can you share with us your weekly exercise and health regimen? I try to get a sweat almost every day. Depending on the time of year, I have practice days and off days. On off days I like to mix it up with spinning, Pilates or the gym. I try to eat healthy, including lots of fruits and vegetables, but I believe in everything in moderation. What is your favorite activity to do on the weekends? As much as I’m at the beach already, I do love to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Congratulations on your engagement to Steve. Can you tell us how the two of you met? We met at 6-Man, the beach volleyball tournament that happens every year in Manhattan Beach. He proposed in a small town in Mallorca, Spain, where my dad used to travel when he was younger. It was very sweet! We are getting married in Malibu this September. So soon! We are trying to keep it very small and intimate. You and Steve are building a new home in Manhattan Beach. Why did the two of you choose to live in the South Bay? We love it here! It has such a small community but at the same time feels like we have our own privacy. We also love the active lifestyle here.
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Lilla’s South Bay Hit List Boutique: The Beehive Grocery Store: Whole Foods Café: The Source Coffee spot: Two Guns Espresso Place to work out: The beach! Night out with friend: Shellback Tavern Watering hole: Ercoles
How would you describe your personal fashion style? I don’t know if I’ve really discovered a certain style, but I do love to feel comfortable in what I am wearing. I love earth tone colors and always tend to lean toward a nice pair of booties. Do you have any favorite local stores where you like to shop? My favorite shops are The Beehive and Wright’s in Manhattan Beach. Who would you say is your fashion and beauty inspiration? I love Chrissy Teigen! What is your favorite thing about yourself? I’m happy that I am a caring person. Do you have a least favorite thing? Sometimes I care a little bit too much. What was the best day of your life (so far)? Getting engaged to the man of my dreams. Finish the sentence: I want to be known for … Being a great mom and a good friend. |||
This or That? Coffee or tea? Coffee Red or black on roulette table? Black Night or day? Day Beach or mountain? Beach BBQ or fine dining? BBQ Mac or PC? Mac iPhone or Android? iPhone Instagram or Twitter? Instagram Paper book or Kindle? Paper book Drive or fly? Fly Walk or run? Run Flats or heels? Flats Dress or jeans? Jeans Cat or dog? Dog Go out or stay home? Stay home
Black tie crop top and black culotte style pant by Flynn Skye and lariat by CLP; The Beehive in Manhattan Beach. Wrap bracelet by Chan Luu, diamond suede pyrite necklace by Pascale Monvoisin Paris and ring by Native Gem; Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach.
Comeback Couture DON’T CALL IT VINTAGE! WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE CONSIGNMENT AN ESSENTIAL PART OF YOUR SHOPPING ROUTINE. Written by TANYA MONAGHAN Photographed by LAUREN PRESSEY
magine a place right down the street where you could find a chic black leather moto jacket for half the price you would find online … or a Chanel bag in great condition from one season ago for a steal. These are the kinds of pieces available at the treasure trove FindersKeepHers in Manhattan Beach.
First let’s demystify the difference between vintage, thrift and what you would find on consignment at a store like FindersKeepHers. I love shopping online—don’t get me wrong. But for these one-of-a-kind, pre-loved pieces, I feel it is very important to see them, feel them and try them on in person. The hunt is what makes it fun. And you don’t need to shop on eBay or drive all the way to West Hollywood to score these pieces. Fortunately storeowner Cathleen Gillies-Olaya has done all the digging for you—bringing the best right to your fingertips.
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“I started FindersKeepHers seven years ago,” she says. “I was always into fashion and always loved Manhattan Beach. I used to own a store right out of FIDM when I was 20—over in North Manhattan—called Pink Pineapple. I knew that if I ever opened up another store, it would be here.” Growing up with three sisters and a mother who loved designer handbags, Cathleen discovered the charm of quality hand-me-downs early on. Now as a mother of two and lover of designer items, she appreciates the concept even more— both for the price point it offers and the time it allows her to spend with her family. “Most of our clientele live locally, though many clients drive from all over just to come and shop and consign with us,” she says. “They also love that there is a place to bring their preloved designer goods and that someone else could take a turn in appreciating these pieces that they once cherished.” I walked out of her store with that All Saints leather moto jacket, and it was a complete thrill for me as I had recently lost my beloved leather jacket—one I had worn and loved for years. What is wonderful about shopping consignment is that you never know what you are going to find … and therein lies the thrill. At FindersKeepHers inventory changes on a daily basis, and Cathleen has done a wonderful job organizing the product. The clothing is sorted by color and the shoes by size, which makes the product easy to both see and shop.
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CONSIGNMENT 101 1. DUST OFF THE GOOD STUFF. Sort through your closet and pull out the quality designer items that have worn out their welcome in your wardrobe but may brighten another’s. FindersKeepHers will come to your home and do it for free. “We pick out what we think we can sell for you instead of you coming to the store,” Cathleen says. “We tell our clients that if you haven’t worn the items or used it in the last six months, you probably will not use it again … so why not have someone else take a turn and appreciate these pieces that you once loved?” 2. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. It’s always nice to schedule a time with the store before bringing in items to sort through. If you have an eye on a specific designer bag, Cathleen can take your information and let you know when one comes in. On the flip side, as a consignor you can make some great cash for unworn pieces. For people like me who love to shop, this is a great way to keep your closet clean and make room and budget for new pieces. “We are very picky with the selection that we take in,” notes Cathleen, who consistently stocks pieces from high-end designers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès. “We make sure that they are current and in season.” Though the store offers a variety of pieces, handbags and accessories tend to go the fastest. “One of my favorite pieces to come into the store was a vintage red Chanel bag in perfect condition,” shares Cathleen. “It was one of the pieces that I wanted to take home but didn’t need at the moment, and now kick myself every time I think about it. But I don’t doubt that things come full circle when it comes to consignment. I will see it back in the store, and once I see it I will get it!” |||
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3. PRICE IT. After identifying pieces that have a potential to sell, both you and the store price the items together … offering the consignor a nice take-home and an incentive to get it out the door quickly. 4. WAIT IT OUT. FindersKeepHers offers a 90-day period for firsttime consignors. A check is cut for anything that sells, and unsold items can be picked up or stay on the racks. After the 90 days consignors can keep bringing in items to consign and check with the store every month to see what sold and what is still there. “The fun thing about consignment is our customers know that they can negotiate with us,” says Cathleen. “But when they do, we take it off our end and not the consignor’s take-home price.”
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Design in Hi-Def MANHATTAN BEACH FASHION ENTREPRENEUR PAUL GONCALVES CO-LAUNCHES A CLOTHING LINE WITH INSTANT GRATIFICATION. Written by DARREN ELMS | Photographed by KREMER JOHNSON
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In the era of Instagram and Snapchat, photos have become more than just quick memories; they function as a huge part of our daily identity. Food, landscapes, fashion, selfies … no matter the subject, our social feed chronicles the journey with every snap and spreads the message across our chosen channels. Think about how much time you put into finding the perfect filter or considering the ideal crop. Too bright? Not enough saturation? Maybe a blue tint will help. Even with little training or experience, we’re testing the limits of our artistry with each post. Sharing digital images on our smartphones may be rudimentary at this stage of the game, but wearing them proudly on a garment takes the sharing game into new territory. That’s where local fashion designer Paul Goncalves saw an opening—one where savvy social media users can create their own fashion. Mod Thread is a new customization and collaboration platform that empowers users and brands to unleash their creativity. With a mobile app, users can create custom, all-over designs with a variety of cut-and-sew fashionable products. It’s as easy as uploading designs and photos from your phone’s photo album or another app like Instagram. Users can also turn digitally rendered prints and patterns into anything from a simple cotton tank to leggings.
Paul and Johann putting the tech in textiles.
Paul founded the company last year and brought on partner Johann Conforme shortly after. “Johann and I previously worked together at Saatchi & Saatchi and more recently Phenomenon, an ideation brand consultancy firm,” says Paul, who also launched menswear line Bespoken in New York and kids sportswear line Heroes & Hooligans here in the South Bay. In the spirit of keeping it local, everything at Mod Thread is produced and sourced in Southern California. “We also work off an on-demand model, which means that an item only gets produced when a customer actually purchases it—which does away with excessive inventory and wastage,” says Paul. “All orders are fulfilled within three days.” Ready to put your mark on the fashion world? Check out Mod Thread at the Apple App Store or Google Play. |||
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I Love Woo CALI-BORN DESIGNER STACI WOO AND HER TEAM OFFER STYLISH GARB AND ARTISTIC INSPIRATION TO LOCAL CREATIVES.
fter graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Nor-Cal native Staci Woo kept moving south until she landed in sunny Los Angeles. The move eventually led to Staci’s creation, along with her husband, Mike Badt, of Woo: a lifestyle brand of beachy-chic loungewear and accessories for men, women and kids. “We cater to the lover of style who doesn’t want to look ‘styled,’” Staci explains. What began as a cool but small spot on Venice’s Main Street has evolved into Woo’s new locale in Downtown LA’s Arts District. “We’ve been in the Arts District for 10 years,” Staci says. “When we outgrew [the Venice] space, we knew it was inevitable that we would have to move downtown. It was a much easier transition after finding this little gem—it had a cool neighborhood feeling, open spaces, parking and a great community.” With a design career that began in her early 20s, Staci attributes the origin and growth of Woo to a series of “small successes” and some good advice from a worthy mentor. “I worked as Adriano Goldschmied’s assistant for a denim and garment dye clothing line,” she says. “Adriano would take me shopping and tell me to buy vintage denim, Hawaiian shirts and kimonos. [He] gave me the confidence to make the same styles in repurposed fabrics. So I did what he said, and Woo was born.” Today Woo’s customers include the “18-year-old California girl; the 35-year-old well-traveled professional; and the 65-year-old chic grandmother,” Staci notes. With Little Woo, Underwoo, Sand & Sea Club’s resort and beach wear and the new fleece line, Uplifters, Woo truly has something for everyone. But what really put Woo “on the map,” Staci explains, were the “amazing lace and cotton camisoles” they offered. “To this day women will tell me they still have one in their drawer 15 years later,” she says. “The style has varied throughout the years, but it set the tone for the rest of the line.”
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“We cater to the lover of style who doesn’t want to look ‘styled.””
As for the line as a whole, “We have pockets in every style possible,” Staci says. “We take inspiration from the styles we love and design them in fabrics we really love. We aren’t chasing trends, but we design each season based on what [people] want to wear now.” Behind the scenes, making it all come to life is Staci and Mike’s triedand-true team. “We are lucky enough to have had the same sample sewer for 10 years,” Staci shares. “We’ve also had our sample cutter/ finisher for 10 years. I am so proud of our history together.” Mike handles the production and business end of things, with Staci in charge of design and marketing. Surrounded by such talent and exuding so much of her own creativity, it makes sense that Staci and her team at Woo would want to share their art with more inspired minds in the community. The House of Woo offers a Little Woo Custom Design Workshop where kids ages 4 through 12 can design their own clothes. “It started as an event I hosted for our elementary school auction,” Staci says. “I thought it would be great for the kids to choose a style and customize it using patterns, fabrics and trims we had in our archives. [The kids] sketch it out, swatch their fabrics and customize the details.” Staci and her team then get to work cutting and sewing to the kids’ specifications for a finished design in less than two weeks. Also in the works is a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to transform Woo’s warehouse space into a workshop for local artists looking to “build their craft and at the same time have a forum to sell at retail,” Staci explains. By offering outlets that inspire creativity—not just in other creatives but in children as well—Staci and her team are doing more than selling a lifestyle brand. They’re encouraging an artistic lifestyle. |||
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What They Wore
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PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES
Women display a public notice encouraging “morality” on Hermosa’s beach in 1932. Though the parade of sunbathers look stylish in their period swimwear, the advertisement declares, “Trunks only and rolled down suits prohibited. Shoulder straps must be kept in place.” It would take another generation or two before the bikini and other modern apparel would find its place in the South Bay sun. We’ve certainly come a long way.