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The Best of Fashion Plates: Los Angeles

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We've gathered the outfits that'll make you the dish du jour at LA's hippest new spot for bright young things, Public.
Feel the joy of the lush life as you sit beneath hand-painted ceilings and atop over-stuffed upholstered chairs at Public, the newest spot nestled inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Chef Tim Goodell, the man behind 25 Degrees, presents a super-rich menu—Neapolitan meatballs with currants and pine nuts, potato and three cheese fritters served in a dippable basil aioli—meant for the snacker who likes to nibble, or those with a serious lust for the reddest meats. Though the light is romantic, the tropical flora and moss-covered walls deserve a little sun, so choose something bright to stand out against all of the rich brass and wood tones. A place Don Draper would take his ladies—if they were LA-based—the retro-inspired floral tones and old school clutches look great alongside the diamond-tufted banquette. One promise though: Don't spoil your appetite on the legendary Parker House Rolls—they're to die for.
Public Restaurant, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at North Orange Drive), (323) 466-7000.
Clockwise, from top left: Dior Addict Lipstick in Singuliere 465, $28, available at Dior; Chained Wrap Watch in Yellow, $108, available at Nasty Gal; Diane Von Furstenberg 'Agantha' One-Shouldered Top, $385, available at Bloomingdale's; 3.1 Phillip Lim T-strap Platform Heels, $750, available at SSENSE.
Fig and Olive makes us yearn for the European seaside, so here's the right look to keep things as easy as a day on the playa.
Such a clean and fresh environment needs something light and sporty, with a touch of elegance like a golden clutch or a great bangle. Fun, Spanish-inspired heels can kick off a tailored look, and a great trench is day-to-night ready. The other gals can have lunch—you can be a lady who leisures.
Fig and Olive, 8490 Melrose Place (At North La Cienega Boulevard), West Hollywood. (310) 360-9100.
Clockwise, from top left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Striped Blazer, $675, available at Ssense; Dior Addict Lipstick in Gibralter 682, $28, available at Dior; Cheap Monday Darlene Dress, $85, available at Urban Outfitters; MIA Studio Cork Sandal, $66, available at Revolve Clothing; Rebecca Minkoff Large Zip Metallic Leather Wallet, $160, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Besides a feel for fresh food, killer bespoken drinks come straight from the farm as well, like the #34, Cocchi Americano served with elderflower and soda, or the milky-bourbon of #48. With all of the complex flavors, keep things simple with the "It" colors of 2011: beige and black. A minimal pair of sleek trousers beneath a more flowing, neutral top will keep the focus where it should be: you. Oh, and the food, too.
Red Medicine, 8400 Wilshire Boulevard (Between South Hamilton And Gale Drives), Beverly Hills. (323) 651-5500.
Clockwise, from top left: Rag & Bone Corniche Jacket, $575, available at La Garçonne; Dior Addict Lipstick in Diorkiss 578, $28, available at Dior; J. Crew Toothpick Jean in Selvedge, $168, available at J. Crew; Carvela 'Blue Kennis' High Heel Shoes, $228, available at Debenham's; Madewell Silk Capulet Tank, $70, available at Madewell.
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