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#girlcrush: DJ LOLA LANGUSTA (+Coachella ready mixtape!)


In honor of our Coachella-la Event this coming Saturday 3/14 ( 1 pm – 5 pm, in case you didn’t know! ;) We asked the babe of babes female DJ, LOLA LANGUSTA to create a little Coachella-ready mixtape for us! It will be streaming throughout the party & we’re giving you a sneak peek listen here via our blog!
Read on to swoon hard…

Why you should be obsessed with our Pinterest Boards too….

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If there’s one thing we love here at Principessa – it’s visual inspiration. Have a look at our Pinterest & get obsessed. All things beautiful make the world go round… !!



Halloween is upon us! And since it’s one of our favorite holidays, you know we have to throw a party…

Please make sure to join us Saturday October 25th for a very-Principessa-Halloween-party with one of our favorite (and sexiest) designers, Leticia Loza. She’ll be purveying her incredible sorceress inspired webbed dresses just in time for your Halloween costume perusing… and if that wasn’t enough, the babes behind LIVINLARGE PHOTO will be changing out our mural, one Goddess for another… Read on to meet the designer & see what we have in store for you…

Unicorn Takeover: Natalia Benson takes over Principessa’s Blog


Hello Princesses of Principessa – Natalia Benson here. It is with great excitement that I let you know.. I am taking over. & I have some wonderful things in store for you on the weekly right here on Principessa’s blog!
Read on to hear my story & what I have in store for you…

Fashion Crush


Fashion Crushin….. The Monokini As you see from our instagram (follow us @principessa_venice) we’re a little obsessed with Venice local @pacific_and_driftwood! Worthy of a cult following, designer Christian Cox elevates swimwear to the next level by up-cycling coveted vintage rocker tees into the ultimate beach babe monokini. Her unique lifestyle brand Pacific and Driftwood cultivates the essential gypsy California girl style with it’s beyond amazing fashion designs. These one of a kind rocker beauties go from the beach to wherever the day-tripping fever takes you. Can you say Coachella bound?         Available In-Store only at Principessa on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. Shop our newest obsessions at XOXO- Princi

Behind the scenes with Nana Ghana & Angelina Bordeaux


Much more to come from this magical day of shooting in our little hippie hideaway (thank you Tova!), but for now, some of our favorite ‘behind the scenes’…because that’s where the real magic happens. xx      

More from Principessa Model Muse Angelina Bordeaux


Often times when we do a photo shoot, tons of gorgeous pics end up on the cutting room floor…and when you shoot a beauty like Angelina, it’s a damn shame!  So we thought we’d share some of these with you…after all, beautiful pictures are meant to be seen!  xx

Model Muse: Angelina Bordeaux


Had a fun-filled dreamy day shooting local Venice beauty Angelina Bordeaux…in our own back yard! Much more to come from this gorgeous creature…

Principessa & Livinlarge…The making of an incredible mural.


A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of working with the amazing crew from Livinlargephoto (street artists Jill Sutherland, Anne Staveley & friends) on a custom designed mural for our store front…and we couldn’t be happier with the results! She is stunning!! Next time you’re in Venice, come by and check her out in person…

Principessa, Luxury Jones & Hanna Beth present: Diamonds in the Desert Trunk Show 3/23/13


Diamonds in the Desert
The Luxury Jones Coachella Collection 2013 Trunk Show
Saturday, March 23rd 12pm-5pm
1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, Ca 90291

Principessa & Cynthia Vincent together for Fashion’s Night Out


  We’re so excited that one of our favorite Los Angeles designers Cynthia Vincent is joining forces with Principessa for Fashion’s Night Out! Stop by our boutique between 6pm and 11pm on September 6th for a night of fun, fashion, music, incredible giveaways, discounts and personal styling by Cynthia herself. For one special night only, shop an incredible inventory of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent ready-to-wear, handbags and shoes. Yes, shoes!!   Check out these pics from Cynthia’s Fall 2012 lookbook for a sneak peek at some of the stunning styles you’ll be able get your hands on!! See you September 6th…    

First Friday at Principessa


Today was my favorite kind of day at Princi…when so much new shipment comes in it feels like Christmas, when good friends (little & big) come by to visit, when our favorite designers personally drop off new goods (thanks Temma & Lola!!), and when the whole day just feels like one big party. It was definitely one of those days and the energy in the store was electric! Just lovin’ on our Princi family & friends today…xox

this week at Princi…


It’s been a hotbed of activity here at Princi this week…and it’s only Wednesday!  We kicked the week off with a visit from the lovely Niki of Luxury Jones fame (along with her little pup Carlos)…she dropped off more boots (yay!!) and a bevy of new styles she’d been working on just for us!  Then we all fell madly in love with Bosley, Cari’s adorable mini poodle.  Then there were all the shipments!  Off-the-charts sexy Sophia Loren-esque body-hugging dresses from Ticci Tonetto, Jen’s Pirate Booty bags (I’d like one of each please), some insane Mikal Winn one-of-kind cuffs, intoxicating new scents from Ebba’s new Boho Collection, and the sold-out Otis & Maclain aztec print skirt is now back in stock!  So basically we’re just bracing ourselves for a crazy (fun) weekend…you’ve got to love summer in Venice :)

Sartorialist Surfing


I’m always so inspired by street fashion…the way everyday girls interpret the trends (or buck them all together) and put their own unique spin on them.  In my opinion, the best site for this real-life fashion voyeurism is still The Sartorialist. If you don’t already have it bookmarked, you should!  The photography is beautiful, the peeps are relatable (for the most part) and you can’t help but get inspired by these women (and men) of all ages and the creative ways they make a statement.

This just in…more amazing boots by Luxury Jones at Principessa Venice


When Niki Dimitras (the clever mastermind behind Luxury Jones) drops off new boots, we revert to kids-in-a-candy-store around here.  Each pair has a personality all it’s own, made from vintage western boots and adorned with vintage belts, scarves, and various other treasures.  You know we’re suckers for anything one-of-a-kind here at Principessa, and these Luxury Jones boots fit the bill perfectly.  Genius.  Thanks Niki! xo  

Jacquie Aiche Herkimer Diamonds


Ladies, feel free to forward this post to your man ;)
Get a jump start on Valentines Day with Jacquie Aiche’s herkimer diamonds. I love the rawness of these gems (prong set in gold vermeil) and the fact that no two are exactly alike…it’s what makes each piece so special, beautiful, and one of a kind…just like you xo

Gregory Beauchamp aka ‘beauchamping’


In the “not-just-because-he’s-my-boyfriend” category, talented local artist Gregory Beauchamp is really making a name for himself these days. Featured in the ‘sneak peek’ section of Design*Sponge yesterday, Gregory’s home is a true example of Venice living…half the treasures were found at local flea markets and alleyways! And his beautiful art is a reflection of his home…simple, thoughtful, inspirational and best of all, affordable! His work has been published in several books and magazines and he’s been featured on countless design blogs…thought it was high time I gave my man a little shout out of my own :)

Directional Motivation bags at Principessa Venice


Local designer Naomi Strauss (an avid surfer and absolute sweetheart) is an angel in my book…she’s created my dream bag line. The perfect blend of boho & preppy, these bags are made of reclaimed army canvas and deadstock materials. They remind me of the perfectly aged LL Bean totes I grew up with back East, but with enough edge to give them a little street cred. The overnight bags are perfect for a weekend getaway and the italian tote has two side compartments for wine (at least that’s how I see it)…genius.

Mikal Winn


Sculptor-artist-jewelry designer Mikal Winn makes magic from his 29 Palms studio in the Mojave Desert. Inspired by the glittering bounty flowing from the treasure chests in the Indiana Jones movies, Mikal hand-crafts every piece to create one-of-a-kind show stopping jewels for the treasure hunter in all of us. Part brutalist, part fairy tale, every piece Mikal creates is sure to add just the right amount of amazing to any outfit.