Vintage L.A. (Hardcover)
Eats, Boutiques, Decor, Landmarks, Markets & More
William Morrow, 9780061122781, 240pp.
Publication Date: June 24, 2008
L.A. native and style guru Jennifer Brandt Taylor grew up in a culture that fostered extreme creativity, a unique fashion sense, and an obsession with everything Hollywood, everything vintage, and everything glamorous. In Vintage L.A., she takes readers on a true insider's tour of this glittery town, with gorgeous, original color photography as well as charming vintage photos and rare relics. She showcases the best of vintage locations, including such famous L.A. hotspots as the Beverly Hills Hotel, Musso and Frank's, Decades, and the Château Marmont, and reveals dozens of ways to live the vintage L.A. lifestyle, highlighting the best places to eat, shop, view classic films, and hang out.
Complete with interviews with famous Los Angeles natives, prominent vintage collectors, and indie rock bands, Vintage L.A. is a heartfelt homage to the city's decadent past by a modern Hollywood dame.
About the Author
Jennifer Brandt Taylor (formerly Jennifur Brandt) established herself as a writer and clothing designer at the young age of sixteen when she began self-publishing her own magazine, Pesky Meddling Girls, out of her bedroom. In 2001, she penned Life Is a Movie Starring You: The Pesky Meddling Girl's Guide to Living Your Dreams, and wrote a teen advice column for ELLEgirl from 2001-2006. Jennifer is currently designing vintage-inspired jewelry for her upcoming line, J.B. Taylor, as well as custom stationery for Thunderwing Press, the letterpress company she founded with her husband in 2007. A lifelong Los Angeles resident, she recently relocated to New York City, where she is working on her next book, Vintage New York.