Westside Story

Westside Stories
Let’s play a game of associations. When one thinks vintage Levi’s, the shape that typically pops into one’s mind is a high rise. It captures the heritage aesthetic better than any other fit.

Now, when you think of a quintessentially Los Angeles street – one that combines a host of stereotypes of Southern California, more and more Abbot Kinney is the street that comes to mind. It is a crossroads of some of the best arts, fashion and food that LA has to offer, all wrapped up in Venice beach scene.

These two icons were put together to create the first chapter of the RE/DONE Westside Stories. And with the RE/DONE Headquarters located so far downtown, who can blame our creative team for looking for any excuse to spend a day out of the office, catching the fresh beach air and snacking at our favorite poke spot.

Our wandering shoot down Abbot Kinney took us first to the south wall of Gjelina, where local Venice artist, Diana Garcia’s antlered, three-eyed, leopard mural hangs. The piece is part of her “I’m Not a Wolf,” series that represents the freedom to “Be What You Dream.”

Our next stop took us to the restaurant, Salt Air, which is as beachy as the name suggests. In between sips of rosé and slurps of oysters, we shot the beautiful Fabienne Hagedorn casually against the bar.

Follow our Westside Stories series to find out where our adventure in Venice leads us to next.


Ted Emmons:
A native of Southern California, Ted received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from CSU-Long Beach, an Associate degree in Science in Architectural Technology and a Certificate of Achievement in Architectural Drafting. Ted draws his inspiration from nature, fashion, and all mediums of art. He has previously shot for Conde Nast, Nylon Magazine, Refinery29, Complex Magazine, Sony, and Universal.