This is not a fashion post, it’s a love letter to my glorious adopted home and an homage to these magnificent bridges that are soon to be torn down. The historic 4th & 6th Street bridges that connect Boyle Heights to the LA Arts District are dilapidated and unsafe in spite of their beauty and are set to be knocked down in the coming months. Its sad to see them go they are iconic structures having been featured in numerous films and videos, but its part of the ever changing landscape of the city. I have frequented Downtown LA long before its gentrification. I was introduced to DTLA when I first came to LA by a friend who had a merchandising company, he showed me around the fabric district and I was hooked! When I was on a collage shopping budget my friends and I would come shop “The Alley” for inexpensive clothes, I also shopped for my boutique here at the California and San Pedro Marts and later I worked on gallery row for a few years. I have also either shot or auditioned for countless projects down here. My husband and I love coming down here for dinner and walking around the city streets (Little Tokyo is fabulous) its amazing to see the transformation over the years and I’m thrilled that DTLA is once again becoming the nucleus of the city. Happy Friday and if you find yourself in LA check out downtown and all the amazing things it has to offer!
Photos by Silas Brandon