Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beach Style - El Matador

El Matador is my favorite beach in LA. Every time I visit, there's always at least one photo shoot or music video filming taking place. It's majestic, it's sexy. I don't even mind being pelted by tiny rocks falling from the constantly eroding cliffs. I could just watch the waves carve the rocks for hours... collect sea glass... work on the tan. Another fun beach activity is watching the endless stream of beach chic boys and girls. Snap snap. My new favorite summer pass time? Document beach style instead of street style!
 Me, looking for sea glass to add to my collection...
It was overcast when we reached Malibu so we had to make a quick pit stop. We found a few stores open early at the Malibu Country Mart. We didn't want to purchase yet another schleppy sweat shirt so we opted for a jersey blazer - warmth, comfort AND style! We were laughing all day about our  contribution to beach trends - beach blazers! Blazer Hurley, bikini H & M.
 It's fun to set up camp in the little nooks and caves of the cliffs. So many portions of the beach feel private...

Drinking and smoking on the beach are strictly prohibited in California. The police monitor this periodically by randomly choosing coolers to be opened. They then place a fancy meter inside which can detect  the presence of alcohol. If you are caught they serve you with a fine!

I love blazers and I love sweaters at the beach! Chanel shredded this one herself...

What are some of your favorite trends you are seeing on the beach this summer?


Sonia said...

That beach looks amazing!

Miladies said...

The landscapes are so beautiful :)

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

WOW amazing photos,gorgeous people, beautiful bikinis :) I love fedora hats, thats my favorite trend ;)


Fashion Fractions

stylecomb said...

I love the beach blazer haha! Great beach shots.


Linda said...

Looks like an amazing day at the beach! Loving all the bright prints! I love the 2nd to last photo- it looks like a firework! (:


Giulia said...

wow those pics are amazing!
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FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

ohh. LOVE!

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STEFANIE said...

nice pics :) looks like fun!

Helena said...

I love the pictures! Look so fun! Amazing blog!!!



So lovely!

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absolutelyfaaabulous said...

Waou... I LOVE this new beach trend that your blog is taking. I want some more.. every weekend pls! So cool. And well done to you and Chanel. Good style girls. Just cant believe what you said on the police.. seriously? this is so American for me ;)


Pop Champagne said...

the beach looks beautiful! It's been way too long since I've been to a pretty sandy beach!

letiziabarcelona said...

I love your pictures, I wanna go to California, and Malibu!!
You say you can't smoke on the beach?? Oh my you can't do that kind of rules in Europe nobody would follow them ahha!


Cari-Jane Hakes said...

with two small trainee surf boys my fav. beach trend is the shortie wetsuit with bikini underneath!

Angela said...

Super photos!!! L ete!!! J adore
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Lisa said...

Such a pretty place! And I love the shredded sweater, I might try that once too!

I couldn't find your email, so I'll just ask this in a comment: this summer I'm going to visit California, including LA! I was wondering whether you could give me some addresses of great places to eat or to visit, LA is such a huge city that I wouldn't know where to begin... Thank you so much in advance!

Love, Lisa

PS I love the whole concept of your blog, I think a lot of people are kind of prejudiced and this helps them see it the other way around!

E R I N said...

a seriously cool looking crew! x

Fashion Addict said...

This post makes Malibu look like such a beautiful place to visit and I so want to go one day. You're really lucky to be able to take photos of this beautiful beach.

Sada said...

Aaahhh....you made me so homesick!! Love it!! I miss that beach. Thanks for the great photos and the great post on beach style! Love it! Kisses from much too far away in Australia!
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KC said...

your photos make me wanna head back to the beach..


Leonie said...

Fun pictures!


M said...

Love the idea of the 'beach style' instead of street style! Cute blazer, too.

Michelle Lee said...

Amazing photos perfect summer

theglitterpost said...

So much fashion going on on that beach!