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

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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…

Upcoming Event: COACHELLA-LA 3.14.15

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It’s almost our favorite time of year again: Festival Season. Mark your calendars beauties because Saturday March 14th we bring you our 2nd annual Coachella-la featuring some of our favorite Coachella-ready brands to get you ready to roll to all of your favorites this year… Save the Date & read on for more details!

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Shane Fauve Hobley

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Name : Shane Fauve Hobley Hometown : Venice beach, Ca Zodiac Sign : Leo, duh! lol Secret Talent?: Being able to put together a gourmet meal out of the random ingredients on hand! ;p What are 10 Things you can’t live without? : 1. Coffee with cream “You do not want to interact with me before I’ve had my morning coffee. And I don’t understand people who use half-and-half or soy or anything like that. Coffee was made for cream and vice versa.” 2. Sunshine “I’ve lived my entire life in Venice Beach (and I’m not one of those people who moved here for college and says that! I went to Venice High). I can’t imagine living without constant sunshine.” 3. My dog, Dixie “Quite possibly the love of my life.” 4. A good nights sleep “See my comments on coffee and cream and multiply that by two.” 5. Citizens of Humanity Rocket high rise jeans “I have a hard time with most denim because I have narrow hips and a little waist but I still have a butt. These fit like they were made for me.”  6. A good waist belt “This also saves me–it’s a quick fix for dresses and skirts that overwhelm my petit frame. I love skinny vintage ones–I own about a million.” 7. Comfortable but cute everyday shoes. “Heels just don’t work for me. I usually wear Frye boots or a classic wedge.” 8. Mascara “My eyes are my most prominent facial feature. I like to highlight them.” 9. Music “Old & new!  (Recently I’ve been loving me some Songza!) 10. Integrity

#labelcrush : TULAROSA Abbot Kinney Brunch

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So who doesn’t love Venice Beach sunshine, blogger babes, incredible Gjelina eats
complete with bottomless grapefruit mimosas?…
(No one raises hand)
The beauties of TULAROSA label treated us to a gorgeous lunch atop Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
to celebrate the debut of their Summer 2015 collection (available at Principessa next month!)
Read on for event recap & pictures of our favorite Wednesday morning to date of 2015…

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Cassandra McFarland

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  Name : Cassandra  Hometown : Denman Island, British Columbia Zodiac Sign : Virgo Secret Talent? : Belly Dancing What are 10 things you can’t live without? : 1. My Monthly Horoscope (I’m a bit of an Astrology dork and I love to plan, so anything that helps me plan out my month is always a must) 2. The Pacific coast (I’ve always lived steps from the Pacific ocean; It keeps me grounded and connected to myself) 3. The ‘Notes’ app on my iPhone (Its actually slightly horrifying how much I use this app, I will write anything from shopping lists, songs I like, text/email drafts, love notes, you name it. I use it at least 3x a day) 4. Salmon Sashimi/ Blue Crab hand rolls from Hama Sushi (One of my favorite local Venice sushi spots. I made it my mission to find the best blue crab hand roll in LA, I really did, and this one takes the cake) 5. James Perse White tees (I will literally sleep in them and wear them the next day. Whoops! The best hands down) 6. California Cabernet (I love a good Cali Cab before any Italian or French wines, always a west coast girl) 7. To-Do Lists (Being true to my Zodiac sign, I love a good To-do list. I make them daily. I don’t always finish them, but my intent is strong) 8. Mario Badescu Rose Water and Herb facial spray (CANNOT get enough, I spray this morning, day and night. It even sets your makeup!) 9. Citizens of humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans (Anyone that knows me knows that I can’t live without a great pair of Jeans, I wear these until I can’t anymore, and sometimes buy them In bulk) 10. Spotify (I basically have a different playlist for every day of the week, and even time of day. kind of obsessive)

Event Recap: AGAIN Collection + Jacquie Aiche

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A little party recap on the incredible event we hosted with the mega babes of AGAIN!
Thank you to the girls of AGAIN & Jacquie Aiche for such a great trunk show! xoxo

Channeling our Inner Janis : Made for Pearl Event Recap

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Our Made for Pearl Trunk Show last Saturday was a gorgeous experience (think Janis Joplin inspired line + her favorite cocktail + all the babes of Principessa in bell bottoms & paisley;) Read on to see event photos, who wore what & Janis Joplin’s favorite drink recipe – the Bobby McGee Hurricane, complete with moonshine soaked cherries!! (eek)

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Amy Jane

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In honor of one of our amazing Managers’ Amy Jane’s birthday this week (she’s a Sagittarius;) –
we wanted to celebrate her with this month’s rendition of 10 Things I Can’t Live Without!
Every month we will feature one of our Principessa girls & the 10 things they couldn’t exist without…. cowgirl boots, italian take out & the lot… ! Read on!

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Mehera Hunter

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Meet the Principessa girls! Every month we would like to introduce you to the Princi gals & 10 things they cannot live without! This month we introduce Principessa’s Manager, the beautiful & incredibly multi-faceted Mehera Hunter!

ANNUAL MADNESS : Abbot Kinney Festival Recap

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The Abbot Kinney Festival was an incredible time at Principessa this year!! The Princi girls were looking amazing, our bohemian inspired booth was popping off & I got to walk around & check out the organized chaos. Thank you again to Unicorn Airlines for supplying us with so many gorgeous head pieces!
Click on to see my recap in pictorial form …

Unicorn Takeover: Natalia Benson takes over Principessa’s Blog

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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…

Behind the scenes with Nana Ghana & Angelina Bordeaux

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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

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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

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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…

On location: Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA

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 We’re back! Our website is alive & kicking and better than ever….and growing every day! Of course this means constant photo shoots…and what better location than Abbot Kinney? Our neighborhood is a huge part of who we are…we’ve been on this street for over a decade and have watched in total amazement as it’s evolved into one of the most talked-about streets in the world! We’ve loved our hood since day one…and in an effort to honor and celebrate our eclectic, magical, bohemian beach town, we do all of our web shoots on and around Abbot Kinney. The crowds, the cars, the construction, the alleys, the graffiti…we love it all & we use it all. Makes for the perfect backdrop if you ask us! Come visit the shop the next time you’re in Venice, or check us out at www.principessavenice.com xx

Principessa & Livinlarge…The making of an incredible mural.

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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

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

First Friday at Principessa

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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…

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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 :)

Message from a Rodeo Queen

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There’s nothing I love more than the story behind a great vintage piece.  Our own Shane H. was rockin’ this belt at work the other day and I have to say I had a serious case of belt envy.  Especially when she told me it belonged to her dad when he was 12!  The story goes that he was working with the rodeo in Tempe, AZ back in ’74 when he was injured and wound up in the hospital.  A visit from the reigning Rodeo Queen quickly lifted his spirits as she gave him well wishes and inscribed the back of his favorite belt…lucky kid, and lucky Shane.  

Gregory Beauchamp aka ‘beauchamping’

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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 :)