Fashion Designer

“I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know.” –Vivienne Westwood Where It All Began When I was younger I always aspired to be a fashion designer and work in a design house in a big city. I dreamed of running around in heels with a latte in my hand.  My journey in fashion began when I enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). I graduated with an Associates of Arts in Merchandise Product Development and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at the Los Angeles location. My major at FIDM was one of the most well rounded, therefore, IRead More →

casey horst

Casey Horst is a 22-year-old senior at UC Riverside studying creative writing. She hopes to take her experiences and work as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Growing up with a mother for a hairstylist made Casey’s interest grow in the world of beauty. As she got older, Casey’s favorite pastime on the weekends was going to the mall with her friends and expanding her closet to refine her different “looks.” She grew to love the industries that combined creativity and imagination into feats of entertainment, beauty, and fashion and had dreams of becoming a part of it. Casey attended community college and graduated with her AARead More →

Easy and Healthy Fall Recipes

Here are 30 easy and healthy fall recipes to make this season. We know everyone’s eating habits are different, so we’ve included of variety of options for food lovers of all kinds. From vegan to vegetarian and from meat lovers to kid-friendly. It’s all here. When you’re done drooling at how good these all look comment below and tell us which one you’re most excited to try. If you have any bomb-ass recipes you’d like to share, paste the link below. Enjoy! Roasted Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach Source: Green Valley Kitchen Vegan Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas Source: This Savory Vegan Chia, Acai and StrawberryRead More →

The Deuce

I had been waiting for The Deuce to premiere for what seemed like eternity. Having a love for New York City and being obsessed with the 1970s, as soon as I saw the trailer this past winter, I couldn’t wait. But first, let’s take a look at how New York City looked back then… Times Square in The 1970’s Image via Image via Recreating The Disco Era The Deuce is written by David Simon (The Wire, The Corner), so you know it’s going to be gritty and intense. The show centers around the disco era of Times Square when the sex industry and drugs ranRead More →

yoga on the beach

Discovering Yoga My first time trying yoga was a couple years ago. I was in search for a new workout and had heard great reviews from friends. I learned quickly why so many people love this exercise. Leaving my first class I felt amazing physically and mentally. It was easy to see why so many swear by doing yoga to better themselves. Since then I try my best to fit in a yoga class every so often. I’ve never gotten to a point of doing anything too advanced, though there has been some improvement in my flexibility. My main reason for continuing a yoga practiceRead More →

summer nights in Los Angeles

On a typical summer night with my hectic schedule, I’m usually writing, editing or responding to my overflowing inbox. When I’m not doing that, I’m squeezing in time at the gym (usually later in the evening), or if I have the time catching up on my favorite TV shows. I find it important to go off track every once in a while and switch it up a bit. My boyfriend and I try to, at least once a week have one of those amazing LA summer nights. It doesn’t have to be much, or cost a lot of money, in fact some of my favoritesRead More →

My staple clothing item is… long sleeve oversized tees that double as dresses. I would never leave home without… my wallet (duhhh!) I stay fit by… running and yoga. In my spare time I… sleep <3. The first thing I do in the morning is… hit snooze and think “Do I really need this job?” JK My favorite labels/designers are… Saint Laurent and Chanel | Brandy Melville for basics. The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on… designer handbags and aesthetic brunches. My guilty pleasure is… champagne gummy bears from Sugarfina. My beauty essentials include… moisturizer and mascara. My favorite musicians/bands are… Justin Bieber, the 1975, LANY,  Blackbear, Ariana Grande,Read More →

Summer mornings

There truly is no place like Southern California in the summer time. The weather isn’t too different from the rest of the year but the feeling of summer brings upon a whole new attitude. Which comes with new routines for getting yourself set for the day ahead. Unfortunately for some, summer doesn’t always mean a break from getting up early and working. With work and other obligations I still find myself hitting snooze on my alarm rather than taking an extra hour or two to sleep in. But with the sun out in the summer I find myself wanting to get up and get onRead More →

Melissa Deza

Being raised in a Latin household Melissa Deza has always been fascinated by art, music and fashion. After moving to LA County in 2015 her appeal for the arts and fashion has only grown. Since working in marketing for the past three years, she’s decided to pursue her passion for writing and is excited to be joining the A Girl in LA team! My staple clothing item is… a denim jacket. I always bring it with me to add to my outfit or in case it gets a little breezy at night but not cold enough for a leather jacket. I’ve put pins on it that i’veRead More →

thrift shop in la

As National Thrift Shop Day passes us by, I’ve been thinking more and more about where to spend my time and my money. I’ve come up with a shortlist of thrift shops in LA where you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love, and at a reasonable price. If you’re familiar with the retail market in Los Angeles, you  probably expected Melrose Avenue to be the center of thrift shop paradise. You’d be absolutely right. Melrose avenue became an LA hotspot in the early 80’s and has since maintained it’s trendy, truly Californian vibe. The stores listed here are simply my personal favorites, and I’ll tellRead More →