13 must-have pieces to give some sassiness to your fall wardrobe

Los Angeles Times

Are you ready for some of the season's coolest offerings? Perhaps you must have a neat moto jacket. Here are some of pieces that can seamlessly update your wardrobe for fall. Los Angeles designer Cat Wu makes these suede and leather jackets by hand in her downtown L.A. studio. A white cotton and mesh shirt from Australian designer Dion Lee has a slender cutout at the nape and subtle metal detailing at the collar.


Atlanta-based menswear brand Sid Mashburn expands to the West Coast

Los Angeles Times

Atlanta-based menswear designer/retailer Sid Mashburn opened the Dutch doors of his first West Coast outpost at the Brentwood Country Mart on Oct. 4, and it's a bigger deal for SoCal men (and the women who might be shopping for them) than the 750-square-foot space might initially indicate. One reason is that the shop, sandwiched between the Christian Louboutin boutique and the Diesel bookstore, will eventually be joined by a separate 500-square-foot, appointment-only, made-to-measure and tailoring space nearby in the same complex. Another reason is that the affable Mashburn hasn't just replicated the merchandise mix that's put him on the menswear map in a handful of cities across the country since opening his first shop in Atlanta in 2007 (his wares are available online at sidmashburn.com), The boutique is tiny but flooded with natural light thanks to skylights and large windows facing 26th Street, and the masculine (but not clubby) décor includes seagrass carpeting, dark gray shelving, tartan curtains, vintage Turkish kilims and a mood board by the door that can't help but put a smile on your face thanks to the random juxtaposition of items including photos (think Elmo from "Sesame Street"), signs ("No Negativity Allowed," for example), newspaper and magazine articles (one, depicting a skier taking a tumble, is titled: "How to Fall Safely") and a red-and-white pack of Kings candy cigarettes straight out of a mid-1960s childhood. The store is stocked with Sid Mashburn-branded tailored clothing (suits start at 995, with most of the off-the-peg options falling in the 1,250 range), dress shirts (a plaid button-down we picked up had a 145 price tag), and English-made leather footwear (even though we've never particularly been a fan of the monk strap shoe, a pair of 595 Sid Mashburn double monks in autumn brown calfskin had us rethink our long-held aversion).


Hailey Baldwin returns for her second appearance in a Guess campaign

Los Angeles Times

Hailey Baldwin is back as the Guess girl for the holiday season, and she has a new date. The 19-year-old model is returning from her stint fronting Guess Inc.'s fall ad campaign in new photos taken by David Bellemere. Standing longingly by her side is Stefano Sala, who's making his premiere as the Guess guy for the Los Angeles-based company. The young couple smolders in a minimalist house in Palm Springs surrounded by desert rocks which serve as a spot for them to soak up the sun. Their outfits are typical for the holiday season, when novelty fashion tends to attract shoppers who are seeking to buy gifts or statement-making pieces for themselves to wear to parties.


Asos creates capsule collaboration that pays homage to Princess Diana

Los Angeles Times

Asos.com has teamed with Wah Nails founder Sharmadean Reid on a capsule collaboration that nods to Reid's West London friends and to the late Princess Diana, when she was known as Lady Di. The Princess Di inspiration stemmed from a book that Reid read while studying at Central Saint Martins. The tome included pictures of the late royal's style, which led her to pen an article in WAH-zine called "Princess Di was Really Fly." Reid took her cue from Princess Di's Eighties aesthetic – and worked in East London influences creating a range that's a mix of smart and sporty casualwear. The Sharmadean Reid x Asos 20-piece range includes suits, shirts, sweaters, dresses, jeans, skirt, outerwear, a scarf, shoes and jewelry. It followed suit with Princess Di's style -- the royal was adventurous and playful -- as seen in a red-and-white stripe varsity sweater paired with a pearl choker necklace or a little black dress with multi-pearl straps.


13 holiday markets that will get you in gift-giving mode

Los Angeles Times

The Echo Park Craft Fair at Mack Sennett Studios is one of several independent sales being held in and around Los Angeles during the holidays. The Echo Park Craft Fair at Mack Sennett Studios is one of several independent sales being held in and around Los Angeles during the holidays. Have a holiday sale to contribute? Share it in the comments below, and we may include it in a Saturday section. The curated craft, art, and design pop-up includes music, a wellness marketplace, and an organic food fair.