When I was in LA, I spent a couple nights with Nicole, videographer extraordinaire. She’s one of those friends who I always get to brag about. Her latest endeavor? Living a bi-city life with gigs in SF and LA, where she’s renting a huge, gorgeous live/work art loft/warehouse space in the Fashion District.
This may be one of my favorite outfit shoots to date. Nicole bought this dress for five (yes, five!) bucks from one of those random shops in the Fashion District, where most of their inventory is hosted on a rack outside. She demanded that I try it on, but given its skimpy nature I resisted at first. Not that I like to pretend like I’m such the demure damsel—I just thought it wouldn’t fit. But once I shimmied into it, and we saw how the greens picked up the mint chip paint on the wall and the light bounced off of it, we knew it’d make for a great shoot. There was no set up necessary. Nicole’s room literally looked like this when I walked in. Bass in the corner, her photography spread out on the floor. The light that flooded the room was perfect, and we started snapping away.
Have you ever been shopping in the Fashion District in LA? Did you score any crazy deals? What unique pieces did you find?
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.