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Carlota Espinosa and Kelly Lynch Reveal Their Top Style Picks for the Season

By Laura Eckstein Jones | December 6, 2019 | People


After years of doling out SoCal-centric style advice, Carlota Espinosa and Kelly Lynch recently launced LACaKe, a lifestyle site devoted to everything they’re crushing on. “We want LACaKe to be a place where you can discover new and exciting things, be it fashion, home, beauty decor... the list just goes on,” explains Hollywood Hills-based Espinosa, a former television producer and co-founder of HauteLook. Lynch’s 40-plus years of acting and modeling have been perfect training for this tastemaker role. “I’ve been lucky to know and work with some of the most talented people in the fashion, beauty and entertainment businesses,” says the Los Feliz resident, who lives in a John Lautner home with her husband, writer-producer Mitch Glazer. “It felt right and fun to join forces with my behind-the-camera bestie to share some of the tricks of the trade we’re both privileged to know.” Here, Espinosa and Lynch reveal their style picks for the season.


1. “My dear friend Rebecca de Ravenel’s Mini Bazaar green amethyst earrings are the accessory to spruce up any outfit.” $285, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills,;


2. “This book is very special to me because it was a birthday present from my boyfriend.” David Hockney: A Bigger Book, SUMO Collector’s Edition, $2,250, Taschen, Beverly Hills,


3. “This is the ultimate chic bag you’ll have forever.” KHADIJA in cognac nappa leather, $590, Kendall Conrad, Brentwood Country Mart,


4. “I am never without my Irene Neuwirth moonstone ring and Lena Wald gold heart ring band.” Rainbow moonstone ring, $1,140, Irene Neuwirth, Melrose Place,; Tiny Hearts rings, $420 each,




5. “This collab is made in fashion heaven! They’re the perfect Paris-in-the-’70s-inspired slouchy boots to wear with jeans or under a mididress.” PIC knee-high boots, Tamara Mellon x FRAME, Tamara Mellon, Palisades Village,


6. “Launched just before summer, Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch is already a classic and still going strong. It works with everything—casual or dressy.” The Pouch 20, $1,390, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills,; bottegaveneta.‌com


7. “My husband gave me a wrist full of fabulous Aurélie Bidermann bracelets for my last birthday. Major thanks to our pal Sofia Coppola who’s a big fan of the French jeweler and gave him the idea.”

8. “Because pollution doesn’t stop at your front door... I love Dyson air purifiers! They capture 99.97% of allergens, pollutants and gasses as small as 0.3 microns, look cool and work on an app so you can remotely check the air outside and inside your home, and adjust. We got ours after last year’s fire season. That ash you see on your car? You do not want that in your lungs.” Pure Hot+Cool Cryptomic™ HP06 purifying heater + fan, $750, Dyson Concept Store, Westfield Century City,


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Photography by: Portrait shot on location at Villa Carlotta by James Houston; product photos courtesy of brands