From April 13 till 27, I’ll be in California, mostly around L.A., Palm Spring and Coachella Festival. I’ll be taking pictures and filming an episode of The Facehunter Show (launch coming very soon). Very excited indeed. What can I expect from the West Coast photo-wise?

– photo by Quentin Saunier –

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  1. Aava says:

    palm trees! cant wait.

  2. Kajsa says:

    can’t wait for the facehunter show episode! :)

  3. paulinew says:

    heat at coachella (but it shouldn’t be too bad this year), good designer outlet shopping at cabazon, lots of sunshine, style and shooting wise, there is a ton of variety here in LA, most of it of the laid-back sort.

    at coachella you can expect the same thing over and over on girls: fedora, raybans, sandals, ugly dresses, rompers, hipsters (mostly wannabe hipsters), etc.

    there’s not much in palm springs besides retired couples, golf, and blue sky.

    lots and lots to be found in LA, depending which neighbourhoods you frequent.

  4. Victoria says:

    Come to Silverlake!

  5. JamieDOTBall says:

    super will look forward to that!

  6. Miwah says:

    you should come to Reno, Nevada. It’s right next to California.

  7. Michelle says:

    try checking out santa barbara (where i live) it’s very beautiful, and has great architecture, there are many people with great style there also, and might be worth it!

  8. Bethany says:

    Young people in Los Angeles put allot of effort into looking like they put in no effort…

  9. Anonymous says:

    you should come to san francisco. los angeles and san francisco are practically foreigners! both have lots of great style & diversity. enjoy cali, yvan.

  10. addy says:

    its only april and its hot and windy in the OC!

  11. Audrey de San Diego says:

    Yvan, PLEASE come to San Diego! A West Coast trip is not complete without San Diego and it is so close by to where you will be.

  12. diane says:

    Be sure to let us know if California lives up to it’s Hollywood reputation. Bon Voyage!

    Oh man, I just had a thought, the girls out there are going to looooove you.

  13. richmond says:

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  14. Anonymous says:

    go to San Francisco…people are much more willing to take risk…to quote the village people “it is a city known for its freedom”

  15. christine says:

    hello! i’ll be at coachella (but only on the 18th). make sure you dress well for the socal heat! and enjoy the music and have lots of fun!!

  16. The Stylist says:

    Streetfancy will keep an eye out for facehunter at coachella :)

  17. Yay! I hope to see you around!!!!! or maybe make it on your site! that would be awesome. You will love LA. :) just make sure to go to the cool clubs.

  18. Anonymous says:

    you will probably see a LOT of urban outfitters spring collection, american apparel, and gladiator sandals at coachella. meh.

    come to san francisco and berkeley! lots of good vintage styles!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Yeah San Fran is a lot better…I mean Los Angeles was named one of the worst dressed

  20. Anonymous says:

    Adding another plug for the San Francisco Bay area. There are many stylish people here, just waiting for your lens to arrive! :)

  21. Lucky girl says:

    There are a lot of amazing people there!
    I adore L.A.
    Have fun and good luck!!

  22. Margarita says:

    sun and tans! might as well keep going north and hit up the bay area. san francisco is gorgeous right now!

  23. Margarita says:

    hit me up if you decide to go to the bay area (SF) and i will let you know where all the cool parties with beautifully dressed people are :)

  24. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I’d like to clear some confusion from some other comments. The fashion in San Francisco is horrible, especially for what you’re looking for. There is no young, or vibrant, or creative scene. Instead it’s a collection of pseudo sophisticated cynics walking around idly in the almost bare Haight/Ashbury.

    I grew up in San Francisco and LA (divorced parents), and Los Angeles absolutely kills the north in terms of fashion, but it’s harder to find in LA. Try going to the Melrose flea market on sunday mornings, or hanging around in Silverlake and Hollywood.

    I live in Santa Barbara for school right now, and someone had mentioned to go there…? Don’t. Waste of time. The only place you could find fashionable students or adults there is at SBCC, the city college. The students in Isla Vista are generally hot, but not fashionable. The adults are subpar and lack sophistication of any type.

    San Diego is a bastion of RVCA clad bros and short skirted hoes. The fashionable few are all junkies and you’re unlikely to find them in daylight.

    I think you’ll find a bunch of great looking folk at Coachella, so keep that plan.

    And I think another commenter mentioned to go to Reno, Nevada? Don’t.

    The LA style is very very unique if you know what you’re looking for. The styles that are always in:
    effortless chic
    unmanaged but beautiful hair
    excessive jewelry
    lots of skin
    a ‘natural’ look, even in cosmetics

    most style blogs featured around LA don’t really capture any of this, but the sartorialist came close in the last half of last year. Histyley and others pale in comparison.

    If you want a very creative area, I’d suggest lurking outside of the most fucked up private schools in LA, getting the over the top wealthy kids like around Crossroads or Pac Hills, and if you’re looking more for adults try silverlake or echo park.

  25. erin says:

    You’ll find style wherever you go. You’re an artist with an eye. Be spontaneous. There are people who are duplicating every look everywhere in the world and there are those unique gems anywhere as well. Be it SF, LA, Coachella, or as far north as beautiful stoned Humboldt county; all up the Coast, California is a mixture of laid back (sometimes lazy) beach town, semi chic, expensive (fake) gold bling-ish wearing, nonchalant attitudes with implanted breasts and semi nude but kind of conservative moderates with an i care don’t care enough about anything but nothing is good enough (anti) i love and hate hollywood smorgasbord of cultures and people.
    You’ll know what to do because you’re you damn it, and you’ll find the ones worth documenting.
    Stay where the music is hot and the people are real. Really sexy and really into being authentic and unpretentious. Hearts and Hugs.

  26. Anonymous says:

    ya baby come to LA…!!!!!

  27. JvdF says:

    LA is the PERFECT next stop for your work! Have a great time while your here…. it could use a little of your magic.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Who cares…NYC owns (at least in the US)

  29. Anonymous says:

    if you really want to check out SERIOUS fashion- check out LA’s fashion district by Santee Alley. The buyers that work in these showrooms, are always dressed AHMAZING. KIller! You MUST MUST MUST MUST check out downtown la.

    total hipster scene, with a background of the most amazing archetecture in LA.

  30. check out either the gothic lolita scene or the 6o’s revival scene…different and fun, both