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From the latest news on Kristen Stewart's Sundance movie to a must-have L.A. fashion collab, check out all the stories that had our city buzzing this week.
What do you get when you mix French girl chic with California cool? Isabel Marant's new collaboration with L.A.-based brand Oliver Peoples. The Parisian designer has launched her first collection of sunglasses, featuring two sleek shapes — an aviator and an oversized iteration — in five different colors. Scoop them up this month at Oliver Peoples and Isabel Marant boutiques. (Style.com)
Two L.A. 'hoods made Sunset magazine's list of the 24 best places to live and work in 2014. With its cute downtown and great schools, South Pasadena was the reader pick for best suburb, while Santa Monica was the runner-up for best place to launch a career (second only to San Francisco). (Sunset)
You might've heard about its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and now it's coming to a theater near you. Camp X-Ray, the Kristen Stewart movie about Guantanamo Bay, has been acquired by the distributor IFC Films, so keep an eye out for its silver screen release. (Entertainment Weekly)
We're calling it Trojans vs. The Bruins: Music Edition. LA Weekly pitted USC against UCLA to see which school had the superior music scene. They considered factors like on-campus performances, notable alumni, student bands, and more. The verdict? UCLA narrowly beat out its crosstown rival. (LA Weekly)
Blame it on writer's block, lack of inspiration, or just plain ol' laziness — sometimes, it can be hard to flex your creative muscles. If you could use a few imaginative ideas, check out the eight lessons Fast Company learned from an animator at Pixar, one of the most creative companies on the scene. (Fast Company)