I'm elated to be featured in the Oct. issue of Flairmagazine(with a portrait by Vintage LA's wonderful photographer, Jeaneen Lund)!
Here is the translation:
"This book is my love letter to L.A.". With her moon kissed complexion,
and scarlet lips, that's how Jennifer Brandt Taylor, the most famous "style
guru" in Hollywood, defines "Vintage LA" (Harper Collins), her ultra-glossy guide to all modernized glam. Nothing's missing:
from the thrift store 'Junk For Joy' to the desert resort Al
Capone built for his mistress, from art house movie theaters (which
show only classics) to lifestyle advice. All these secrets have been
collected over years of obsessive research which she began as a young
girl: "As a child I used to steal my grandma's fake lashes," says J.B.
Taylor, as her friends call her, and in 1984, struck by Cyndi Lauper's
video for 'Girls just want to have fun', "I bought my first vintage piece: a
flowery 50's style dress." Today her most extensive collection is her
purses ("only if they have a sense of humour"). David Bowie is a fan of
hers and American television is considering giving her her own show.
Her advice for wanna-be vintage queens? "First, when it comes to
fashion, never limit your choices to a single decade; mix 'em up.
Second: when shopping, look high up, and down under the shelves. Third:
always scout your local old fashioned boutiques." In the meantime, with
twinkling Los Angeles already in the can, Taylor has already started
another "tour" of second hand chic: next year, Vintage N.Y. will hit
*Special thanks to Andrea Cangioli (for the beautifully written story) and Ilaria Meloni (for the translation).