Silver Lake’s Most Swoon-Worthy Spots

Why is artist/designer/model Langley Fox our latest L.A. girl crush? Well, in a town where trends come and go faster than a food craze, the lady has actual, real fun with fashion. Whether she's wearing wild prints from head to toe, sporting funky socks, or planning a night out as an excuse to try that new silhouette she spotted on NET-A-PORTER, the girl isn’t afraid of playing around with her wardrobe.
So, we were beyond thrilled to tag along on a tour of this Angeleno’s favorite Silver Lake spots. From her go-to watering hole to the best shop for indulging her inner vinyl-phile, she showed us all her local haunts, sharing some fashion-savvy tricks along the way. Read on for a healthy dose of style inspiration and to find out what’s next for the lovely Ms. Fox. Hint: It involves a trip down a Louis Vuitton runway!
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Photographed by Olivia Malone in Fox's home.
We know we’re in your home, but let’s get down to business: Tell us about your job!
“I do freelance illustration, but I like to think of myself more as a freelance graphite artist. I studied fashion design in college, and drawing is a main part of the course. When I left school, I realized how much more I love to draw and just started to pursue it. I was lucky enough that people started to hire me for my drawing skills and am now developing a certain style that is personalized. My favorite part of it is that I get to do what I love most for a living and do it from wherever I’m most comfortable. “

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
What inspires you?
“I get inspired by all sorts of imagery, everything from quirky, old photographs to other people's drawings to landscapes and nature."

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
So, tell us about the vibe of your place.
“My house is decorated with lots of vintage signs from my mom, little collectibles that I’ve taken from my dad’s Idaho house, and anything I think is cool and slightly sentimental. I love little knickknacks and almost creating little stories around my house out of my weird things.”
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Is there anything in your closet that your friends would describe as “so Langley?”
"I think that an outfit is 'so Langley' when it's pretty random and has a slight hint of humor to it. I really like the feeling of putting on outfits that not everyone thinks they could wear together, like mixing weird prints, adding a funky sock, or matching just a little too much."

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
So, how is this outfit a win in your book?
"I’m combining clashing prints and also making a bold, yet playful, statement. This amazingly structured Alessandra Rich long vest is so original and looks cool paired with some rag & bone houndstooth jeans. And, of course, I love Pamela Love, so her gold pentagram is an obvious go-to."

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
You might not steal from Mick Jagger’s closet, but what about taking style cues from the guys?
“I love a look with a menswear feel to it, like my Marc by Marc Jacobs striped, classic shirt paired with a reliable blue jean from R13. The coolest thing about this outfit is the Valentino ivory cape — it really brings everything together. It’s such an original piece: simple, yet structured, and just plain cool.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
What staple does every L.A. girl need to make her wardrobe complete?
“Well what people don’t realize is that SoCal may stay hot during the day almost all year round, but we’re in the desert, so the weather drops quite significantly at night. You have to remember to take a jacket with your when you’re leaving the house for the evening.”

Since you’re now officially an L.A. girl, what do you love most about the city?
“My favorite thing about the city is the weather, most importantly, and the close proximity you have to escape into nature. I grew up between L.A. and Idaho, and three years ago I left for a year-and-a-half to experiment with New York, only to realize how much I love L.A.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
We’re digging the old-school look of this sign at Fox's go-to record store, Vacation Vinyl.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Having a regular record store is kind of amazing. What brings you to Vacation Vinyl?
“Vacation Vinyl is great — it’s right down the street from me. It’s a cool environment to get vinyls and old tapes, and the owner of the shop is super-nice. I like to browse the classic rock 'n’ roll section and occasionally look into something newer. Also, the album art alone is worth spending some time gazing over.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
How did you choose to make Silver Lake your home?
“I was drawn to the area, because it has more of a neighborhood vibe to it. You can walk around for errands, food, coffee, shopping, and don’t have to rely on your car (which seems to be an obscene idea for people who don’t live here to understand). I love that I have hikes about five minutes away that I can escape into when I’ve been cooped up too long!”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
With such killer personal style, you must have some equally enviable style icons. If you could raid the closet of anyone — past or present — whose would you chose?
“My style icon is first and foremost young Winona Ryder: early Tim Burton flicks, Heathers, Reality Bites — really anything that kooky little character was in. I also admire classic looks from Audrey Hepburn, Anna Karina, and Jane Birkin, mixed with tougher looks from Mick Jagger, Patti Smith, Mathilda from Léon: The Professional, and things like that. It’s not really about raiding any of their closets — it’s more about the overall vibe you get from their very original looks.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Okay, we usually try to avoid all thing stair-related when talking about heels, but we’ll give in this once.
“I love to take a little walk around the neighborhood or up in the hills, and these stairs are another great place to get a little exercise and quite a nice view. It’s important to stretch your legs during the day and doing it outdoors in the L.A. sunshine sounds like a wonderful idea to me.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Langley’s style motto is definitely one we can get behind.
“I think you should create your own look that’s original but also comfortable.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
So, before we hit the Silver Lake stairs, tell us, do you have any secret weapons when it comes to dressing?
“I think the biggest fashion secret weapon is making the most out of every outfit — pair things you may think are silly together, because fashion is really just about being playful. If you give yourself a giggle while getting dressed, because you look a tad bit ridiculous, then go for it. People will notice you and think it’s cool…or at least remember you for something!”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
In terms of stocking your fashion arsenal, what’s one of your go-to shopping spots?
“I like NET-A-PORTER, because it’s reliable. Its products look the way they’re featured on the site — they are good quality, and you’re really getting your money’s worth at the end of the day. I mainly like to check it out to see what new cool silhouettes and styles are out there and to figure out some way to involve them in my social life!”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Got a particular go-anywhere, do-anything combo you always fall back on?
“I have a true love for plaid and velvet, and this Stella McCartney sweater and Saint Laurent skirt combination really speaks to that. I paired these two key pieces with a sick Christian Louboutin ankle boot that has really lovely silver hardware and just a hint of the classic red sole peaking out. It’s slightly feminine, but still has those edgier details that make you feel ready for almost any occasion." Advertisement
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
It seems like you really like to make a statement with your outfits. What’s your motto for dressing up?
“I like to make sure my jewelry makes a debut and have some great pieces from Pamela Love that I’m completely in love with. I’m also really into a strong black shoe, and if that means a cool Louboutin ankle boot, I’m in.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
What’s your trick for transitioning an outfit from day to night?
“I really feel comfortable wearing the same thing I wore all day to any night event (as long as I’m warm enough). The one thing that helps me make the mental transition is a good lipstick or a little more eye makeup; if I dress my face up a little more, comb my bangs, and add a jacket, I’ve easily gone from day to night.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
So, what’s next for you?
“I’m working on some backstage sketches from the Louis Vuitton show, which I just had the pleasure of walking in, and then some other commissions for charity and trades.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Um, whoever said, “It’s all in the details” was so right.

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
We love this edgy look for a night out!
“I’m obsessed with this lovely velvet Saint Laurent number: This beautiful mini burgundy dress is amazing. I really feel like Saint Laurent just gets me…Or, I get Saint Laurent — whatever the case, we make a good team. This dress is very simple with a statement-making, strong structured shoulder. On top is an awesome Skaist Taylor black jacket, which is just one of those classic jackets that feels very original and adds something really nice to an outfit.”

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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
So, why is L&E Oyster Bar a spot we have to check out?
“Mainly for its interior aesthetic. I’m not even an oyster fan, but it’s a nice bar to have a drink at with friends or even a date…if I knew anything about dating.”
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
What made you pick this look?
“This outfit is great for L&E Oyster Bar, because it’s slightly dressed up for the evening, but still cool and young. I’m wearing heels, which is amazing and means I’m not doing anything too physical, so having a little bite or drink is very appropriate. Also, I just feel pretty in this outfit, and that’s a great way to be feeling when you go out!”

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