One of the most drastic changes the city of Los Angeles has seen in recent years has been in downtown. Over the past decade, Downtown Los Angeles has completely transformed from one of the seediest neighborhoods into one of chicest/most happening parts of town. So what brought about this complete 180?
Back in January 2014, the Ace Hotel chain opened up an outpost in the exquisite old United Artist Theater building in downtown. The 182 guest room property comes equipped with one of the city’s hottest restaurants – L.A. Chapter, an unparalleled concert venue - the restored United Artist Theater, and a breathtaking rooftop with unbeatable views of the downtown skyline.
L.A. based design group, Commune, created a true spectacle – from a design stance - when they brought life back to the historic site. A marriage between 1920’s Hollywood glamour and modern minimalism - the Ace is unlike any other hotel in Los Angeles. Even after a year of being open, it’s still one of our favorite places to be in the entire city!
The 60s and 70s are two of my favorite time periods for fashion. Music had a major influence on style. From tie dyed rock n’ roll to denim clad disco, there was a renaissance of music and fashion that forever changed both industries.
For this shoot I’m sporting the Owen jean jacket by J Brand. Denim jackets are perfect for spring and fall’s milder temperatures. The roof at the Ace can get a little windy, so it’s smart to layer.
As a child of the 90s myself, I have a true appreciation for tie dye. While it’s not something that I usually tend to incorporate into my wardrobe, I’m nostalgic for childhood when I see it. I love this tie dye tank from Zanerobe. Usually tie dye is overwhelmingly colorful but I like the simplicity of the black and white.
Shoes can make or break an outfit and these loafers by Christian Louboutin really complete my ensemble! Paired with black skinny jeans and Ray-Ban Aviators for a complete rock n’ roll look.
Like the 60s and 70s that revolutionized music and fashion, the Ace Hotel has revolutionized Downtown Los Angeles. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, grab a drink on the roof or a bite to eat at L.A. Chapter, you won’t be disappointed!