L.A. designers and sisters Kara and Brit Smith have just launched a lovely intimates-as-outerwear line, Elkin, and, lucky you!, it's just in time for Valentine's Day. With a fresh new range of soft, sexy, dresses and separates—and with no zippers, snaps, or belts, you can literally go from bar-side to bedside without a second thought. The sisters also wanted the line to do more than just look great—for every piece that's sold, one children's book is donated through H.O.P.E., an organizination in Kenya that brings literature and art to children in need. Their first lookbook is another work of art, starring one of L.A.'s most stylish songbirds, Z Berg from The Like. And considering the beautiful images, and that each piece comes with a reading and music list pertaining to the season's genre (this season's theme is Gothic Romance), we can't wait to slip into the entire collection after it hits stores.
Available for wait list at TenOverSix, 8425 Melrose Avenue (at Croft Avenue); 323-330-9355.