Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A fashionista's guide to West Hollywood


*Shopping on Melrose*

Here we are back in Singapore after an amazing holiday in LA with the family. In the next few posts I will create a travel guide with some of my favorite hotspots in lala land. 
Today I will start with West Hollywood; if you are not so familiar with this city, when you hear Hollywood you might think of a movie star, the walk of fame, the Hollywood sign or the Kodak Theatre but don't be fooled, there is much more to this ;) 

MELROSE 
Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue. Melrose Place is a beautiful and chic street just off Melrose Avenue where you will find boutiques such as Chloe and Oscar de la Renta as well as the famous Fig&Olive restaurant. 
You then have Melrose Avenue which has a wider variety of shops, from DVF, Marc Jacobs and Herve Leger to vintage stores and also more alternative ones. Shopping aside, you can have breakfast at Pain Quotidien (where I spotted Jessica Alba and family - picture below) or Urth Cafe, and for the art lovers you will find lovely fine art galleries, one of my favorites being Hamilton-Selway.

ROBERTSON BOULEVARD
This is another cool shopping and dining street. Here you will find shops like Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Kitson and Tory Burch. As a fashionista you must go to LF stores, here you are sure to find the latest Jeffrey Campbell's :) Of course if you are on Robertson you have to try the Ivy Restaurant for lunch but there is also another delicious restaurant just off Robertson on Beverly Boulevard called Madeo, this is seriously one of the best Italian restaurants in L.A.


*Melrose Place street style*

*Fig&Olive restaurant on Melrose Place*

*Chloe on Melrose Place*

*Herve Leger on Melrose Avenue*

*Melrose Avenue street style*

*DVF on Melrose Avenue*

*We literally bumped into Jessica Alba + family outside Pain Quotidien and I managed to take this picture*

45 comments:

  1. Mmm shopping on Melrose and grabbing lunch in Hollywood sounds like a dream come true.

    :) Ewa

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  2. wow wonderful
    thnaks for sharing

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  3. I adore this reportage! it's simply fantastic!!!!
    ciao my dear friend!
    hope that you had a happy Easter!

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  4. Lovely post. Can't wait to see more of your posts on LA.

    xoxo
    Lizzo

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  5. great pictures and reportage!!!!
    xoxo

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  6. Loving this guide. I only spent 3 days in LA which wasn't enough time!
    Happy Wednesday hun xoxo
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  7. wow so cool that you bumped into jessica alba and her family!
    great guide :)
    xxx

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  8. I'll definitely keep these spots in mind if I'm travelling to LA! :)


    - Victoria
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  9. I love these !!! They are so stylish - makes me want to go there for a vacation now
    I can't believe you got that shot of Jessica Alba - she looks very down to earth.
    Joanne

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  10. Hello:) It's fantastic that you want to follow each other!:) I'm following you by google and by bloglovin:) I'm waiting for you to do the same:) Have a nice day!:)

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  11. Very cool pics! Thanks for stopping by my illustration blog! I bring a line extra for fashion bloggers out now! Unique fashionable illustrations for blog headers!

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  12. Love LA! Glad that you had a great time. And how fun to bump into Jessica Alba. Only in LA. Well, in NY too. I sat next to her at the Rose Bar years ago :) xoxo

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  13. Wow sounds like you had an interesting trip. Celebrity sightings are always fun!

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  14. Wow i love these photos. It's a very nice and interesting reportage.
    LA is amazing !

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  15. these photos are amazing! Love it!
    I'm your new follower ;-) really enjoy your blog!

    xoxo

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  16. gotta love Melrose!!! :) great pics, and too funny that you ran into jessica alba! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  17. I love Fig & Olive. I have only been to the on in NYC though.

    Such amazing photos.

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  18. So cool! Great pictures. I love that you got a pic of Jessica Alba.

    Amy

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  19. love shopping at melrose and robertson!! did you check out the LF store? and I can't believe you bumped into Jessica alba! love it!

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  20. You have amazing pictures!
    I'm visiting LA too, but next year :)
    I love your blog and now I'm following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog :)

    Kisses,
    annchica ♥
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  21. looks like you had a fun time in LA! :)

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  22. This is so awesome! Great photos, love the street style and the restaurant!

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  23. I almost spat my coffee out from shock and excitement at you bumping in to J Alba and co. Coming from Perth, Australia I dont think this would ever happen in a million years so excuse the non LA excitement! The photos are amazing though and I literally cant WAIT to get over there.

    Anna xo

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  24. Great post!! That's my hood! Love getting lost on Melrose Place! We are having a giveaway on our blog! Check it out and enter to win! http://bit.ly/H6zWJ4

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  25. OMG, so jealous!!! Also loving your outfit in the first photo. that dress is awesome!

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  26. That picture is so cute of Jessica Alba's family!!

    XO,
    Caitlin
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  27. Great photos!! I love Jessica Alba!!! Lucky you!

    Evi xoxo

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  28. wow, cool pictures, i have never been to l.a. :)
    its so cool that you saw jessica alba, and you took a really good picture, little paparazzo ;)
    love from germany, svenja

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  29. Great stuff! My husband and I went to LA on our honey moon and I had so much shopping. :)

    xo,
    Em

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  30. I love L.A.! its just great ! Had a lovely brilliant time around !!
    you got a stylis blog , like it loads

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    keep posting dear !!

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  31. awesome photos and i really like your blog!

    XXX,

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  32. You've found some of my favorite LA spots! I love Melrose--and how cool that you saw Jessica Alba and her family!

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  33. nice pics

    kisses
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  34. Great pictures, everything looks great! <3

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  35. looks like you hada great visit to la!

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  36. Hope you enjoyed your holiday! Robertson has always been one of my favorite streets in L.A. for shopping.

    Kristin
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  37. Hope you enjoyed your holiday! Robertson has always been one of my favorite streets in L.A. for shopping.

    Kristin
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  38. Fabulous pictures. Looks like so much fun! I love Jessica as well!
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  39. ahhhhhhh i live on sunset and la brea! haha :) this is cute! i ran into jessica alba at the LA county fair!

    following you now! xo jenny
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  40. Love this! These photos are great.

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  41. Great pictures, everything looks great! <3
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  42. Ah this is the photo from jessica with the blue pants. Great :) lucky girl
    xo, Petra

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