When temperatures climb in Los Angeles, the fashionable set heads toward the water for weekend strolls. One of the most popular destinations is Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, a chic stretch featuring hip boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Habitues here differ from their counterparts on the Boardwalk, who tend to favor bikinis, cutoffs and flip-flops. Printed sundresses and skirts paired with boots and sandals are the norm along Abbot Kinney, as are bright pops of color, fun hats, and, of course, oversize sunglasses. Locals like Maria Bello, Elisabeth Shue, Camryn Manheim and Julia Roberts often blend right into the beautiful crowd.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"