Spring is here and the celebrity filled pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair are all abloom with fabulous floral frocks and dreamy dresses. But with old Malibu being pushed out by $800 designer T-shirt shops, where can frugal fashionistas go for beauty on a budget?
The eclectic Malibu emporium Indiana Joan’s (a favorite of Shirley MacLane) is long gone, but the old Malibu hippy, vintage Malibu style lives on if you know where to look. That’s good news for star stylists like Roxy Jensen who marks a six-year milestone at her well-edited offerings at a price that everyone can afford. The well-selected racks are filled with embellished tunics, heaven-sent sarongs, eye-popping scarves, Mexican jewelry and more.
“With summer, I will have everything for the look of Malibu at the beach. Sexy Brazilian bikinis for those blessed with the body and comfy embroidered sun dresses for those who need room to groove,” Jensen said. The Malibu La Costa Mall is having a bit of a renaissance.
Pistol & Lucy next door is also filled with reasonable ’Bu related clothing and dishy accessories like rhinestone hats and bags that spell Malibu in dazzling rhinestones. Just pretend they are diamonds, darling.
Another vintage favorite of Hollywood stylists is a short jog up Topanga to Hidden Treasures, where you’ll find everything from classic cashmere sweaters to Asian silk robes. While you’re at it, check out the funky, cheap and chic offerings at Boubolina just a few steps up the street.
So, if ever you lament the loss of Joan’s or Banana Republic, there are still ways to get the flash without the cash!
A WONDROUS WOMAN
Strutting her magic in Hollywood, “Wonder Woman” icon Lynda Carter joined the legions of legends with a magical star on the Walk of Fame. She is in good company, surrounded by 2,632 industry greats. At an amazing 66, Lynda is in superwoman shape and doesn’t look like she’s aged a day since her heroic adventures.
“Wonder Woman gave birth to my career,” she said, “and now we have millions of new fans,” noting the new fans sparked by the revised blockbuster version with Gal Gadot. Whoosh!
A SPOON FULL OF CINEMATIC SUGAR
Longtime Malibu residents Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews made their characters come to life for generations.
Now with reboots like ratings-buster “Roseanne” and sequels all the rage, look to the sky for a super nanny and her umbrella, look for chimney sweeps and nostalgic tunes. Mary Poppins is back!
In 1964 film became a beloved family classic and has been going strong ever since. Emily Blunt plays the new super nanny in “Mary Poppins Returns.” What else can you say but supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?