As much as we love to incessantly snap locals striking a pose
, we find nothing more alluring than a gal whose mind outshines even her look
, for that matter). That's why, for this week's dose of street style, we wanted to bring you a side of L.A. that's both aesthetic and
academic — so obviously we looked to the city's ever-expanding artistic industry.
We found nine winsome gallery girls
who can happily chat for hours about every art movement since the beginning of time — from surrealism to deco — and they know what they're talking about. Without further ado, meet the amazing curators, entrepreneurs, and fundraisers who are living the dream and rising to the top of the L.A. art-realm heap…in grand style, of course.
Photographed by Lani Trock