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Designer Duos

What’s in a name? Well, it depends. Some people we run into have no idea who made the clothes they’re wearing; others can rattle off labels right away. These dashing duos fall into the latter category. Let’s see who they’re wearing …

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Zacharri Lobo, Model, and Justin Cone, Actor

WeHo resident Lobo, 21, left, and Cone, 24, are wearing American Apparel from head to toe — and for good reason. They’re “brand ambassadors” for the American Apparel store on Melrose Avenue.

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Tatiana Carrier, Entertainment Reporter, and Colin Carrier, Business Executive

WeHo-turned-Bel-Air residents the Carriers, both 29 years old, were shopping near Melrose and Orlando avenues when we spotted their designer goods. Tatiana is wearing a necklace and rings by Cartier, along with Brandy Melville separates, Report Signature shoes, a Fendi bag and Oliver Peoples sunglasses. Her husband Colin is wearing an Urban Outfitters shirt, Citizens of Humanity pants, a Diesel watch and Tom Ford sunglasses.

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Mike Wilson, Accountant, and Ryan Raftery, Actor

We saw WeHo resident Wilson, 42, and N.Y.C. resident Raftery, crossing the street in style on Santa Monica Boulevard. Wilson is wearing a neutral Urban Outfitters shirt (he thinks) with bright red H&M red jeans and Zara shoes. Raftery is wearing a plaid shirt by Ralph Lauren, J.Crew corduroy pants and a Cartier watch.




Prints and Patterns Galore!

Prints are huge this spring, from pretty florals to classic stripes. But while designers went bold with this trend on runways, WeHo residents seem to prefer a toned-down approach on the street. For a case in point, these individuals paired their prints with neutral pieces and muted shades.

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Randell Mayrina, Graphic Designer/Photographer, and Jason Kimmel, Student

Mayrina, 31, and his friend Kimmel, 18, were sitting on Sunset Boulevard, minding their own business when we saw their zigzags and spots. After chatting about their gelato (mango, and roasted almond and fig from Caffe Primo), we learned that Mayrina was playing host to Kimmel, a pre-dental biology student visiting from Indiana. “We’ve been to a few clubs … and just went to the flea market,” Mayrina said, referring to the Melrose Trading Post. Kimmel’s top is from Wasteland on Melrose (“I dressed him!” Mayrina said), and Mayrina’s top is from Topman at the Grove.

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Stephanie Lee, 24, and Angela Lam, 26

Lee, left, and her friend Lam were in town from Thousand Oaks and San Gabriel Valley to eat at The Griddle Cafe. The popular breakfast spot and tourist destination on Sunset Boulevard is frequented by locals and celebrities such as Halle Berry, Alexander Skarsgard, Jessica Alba and Megan Fox. Here, Lee is wearing a gingham shirt from Express, while Lam is wearing a floral Forever 21 skirt.

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John Coelho, Advertising Account Executive; Matt O’Dorisio, Interior Decorator; and Robbie Sutton, Sign Language Interpreter

Who could miss this jovial trio strolling down Santa Monica Boulevard? West L.A. resident Coelho, 35, left, is wearing a seersucker shirt from J.Crew while WeHo residents O’Dorisio, 39, center, and Sutton, 35, sport a gingham shirt from Banana Republic and a striped T-shirt from Urban Outfitters.




WeHo Doggie Style: Can You Match These People to Their Pooches?

On any given day, dogs are arguably one of the West Hollywood’s most common fashion statements. (OK, we know, man’s best friend is much more than an accessory.) See if you can match the people we saw along Santa Monica and Robertson boulevards with their cuddly canines.

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How to Layer in L.A.

Just 10 days before the official start of spring, the weather in L.A. couldn’t seem to decide whether it was hot or cold. On this particular day, the temperature went from a low of 46 degrees to a high of 71 degrees — prompting these pretty pedestrians to layer up.

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Crista Russo, Pop Songwriter

Russo, 24, had her fiery red hair tucked under a knit cap as she waited for a table at Toast, a popular brunch spot just outside West Hollywood. Born and raised in New York, she has the layering technique down pat — from her vintage yellow jacket and printed skirt to her faux leather leggings.

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Shelly Matlin, Real Estate Professional

Matlin’s brightly colored scarf pairs well with her tomboy-style oversized tank top and a sexy bright peekaboo lace top. “I didn’t realize how it looked,” she said. “I was cold!” We saw the 27-year-old New Yorker outside Joan’s on Third, where she said she broke down and bought and a scarf in Brentwood after realizing the weather here wasn’t as warm as she expected.

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Jessica Yorkin, Aspiring Singer/Screenwriter

West Hollywood area resident Yorkin, 20, was also outside Joan’s on Third, underneath this men’s hat, Balenciaga jacket and James Perse shirt and pants. “I was trying to hide,” she said. “This is considered actually dressed up for me.” (Nice try, Yorkin! One quick Google search shows you are much more stylish than you’re leading on.)




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