Christos Garkinos explores the evolution of the "L.A. girl's" style.
On tonight's episode, I do a fun closet visit with my friend, Monet Mazur. Monet is the archetypical L.A. girl. Artist, blonde, bohemian -- too pretty for words. The kind of girl you could have a clambake with in Malibu, or hang out at the Chateau Marmont for some sexy drinks.
L.A. women have always been a big influence on me. Growing up in Michigan, it was all about the movie stars -- I was obsessed with Raquel Welch, Ali McGraw, and the girl who was on my wall for two years -- Farrah Fawcett.
I moved to here in the '90s when women were sort of stereotyped as having big hair, wearing lots of makeup, being overly-tanned. Ya know. L.A. Back in the day. Real Angelyne. Pink Car. Fake Boobies.
New Yorkers would sniff at us.
However, I think over the years L.A. women have come into their own. L.A. has become a trendsetting place, where the red carpet rules. The fashion world looks to our L.A. ladies for style direction.
Monet is one of those girls. And she is joined by people like Rosetta Getty, Angelique Soave, Erin Wasson, China Chow, Rachel Zoe, and Nicole Richie... to name a few.