Hollywood’s iconic Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon neighbourhoods are steeped in a bohemian culture and style that has been indicative of L.A. since the seventies. Back in the day, anyone who was someone lived in this hidden neighbourhood, from Jack Nicholson to folk stars like Joni Mitchell and Carole King.
"The inspiration for this story was Angelica Huston when she was dating Jack Nicholson,” says Leslie Rutledge, Velvet’s Art Director. “In the 70s, Laurel Canyon was really relaxed and creative so that’s what we’re capturing.” Silhouettes from our Fall Collection were perfect for showcasing this boho-chic haven. "I kept thinking of this as the new retro,” adds Jen Patryn, who helps style our LA Stories series. “The colour palette of spicy shades also feels new and plays nicely off of the pastels from summer.” To complete the looks she mixed in classic accessories like Gucci loafers, a vintage 70s YSL scarf, and a straw hat she picked up in Thailand.
The relaxed styles of fall, such as the easy loungewear were also inspired by the looks from then, but on-trend for now. “We really just go with the flow for these stories and let them unfold, and this one really showcases the magic of Laurel Canyon but also feels current.”