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Eye on L.A. does home and fashion w/ distinct LA flair

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September 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eye on L.A. explores some of the biggest trendsetters in home décor and fashion from interior design to fabulous runway trends all with one common theme - distinct, L.A. flair.

Tobi Tobin Design

"Eye on L.A." caught up with Tobi Tobin - designer extraordinaire. She designs everything from vintage furniture to couture clothing, scented candles to handmade chocolates. We stopped by her showroom in West Hollywood to learn more about her various collections and her passion for home design and fashion [Watch video].

Red Light PR

Style begins on the runways, but it needs a little help making its way to mainstream America, and that's where Red Light PR comes in. Red Light is a full service entertainment awareness firm, specializing in product placement, publicity, entertainment marketing and celebrity product placement.

The firm represents brands looking to achieve recognition in the fashion and entertainment arenas, as well as the consumer marketplace. By utilizing Red Light's expansive industry database, clients are provided with access to the entertainment industry and Hollywood's elusive A-list clientele.

Red Light provides its clients with connections to leading fashion and accessory editors in New York and Los Angeles, stylists and costume designers, in addition to facilitating event participation and other consumer marketing initiatives.

Celebrity home and fashion entrepreneurs

Some celebrities are taking fashion one step further. Soleil Moon Fry opened her own boutique, The Little Seed, which sells eco-friendly fashions and furnishings for kids. Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott recently launched InvenTORI, also selling home furnishings and children's fashions. L.A. Laker-turned-reality-TV star Lamar Odom is making his own fashion statement with his line of Rich Soil T-shirts.

Actress and TV personality Lisa Rinna also got into the fashion retail game in L.A. Her boutique Belle Gray sells women's clothing, shoes and accessories by local designers.

The Annenberg Space for Photography - BEAUTY CULTURE

BEAUTY CULTURE is a photography exhibition at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. Through various subtopics, the exhibit sets out to explore the definition of beauty in society. The collection features the work of more than 100 world-renowned beauty, fashion and fine art photographers. BEAUTY CULTURE runs through Nov. 27, 2011 [Watch video].

[Eye on L.A. Extra: Learn more about the BEAUTY CULTURE exhibit].

L.A. Mart Design Center

Discover the region's most progressive interior product designers, artists and craftsmen emerging on the cutting-edge of California design, now accessible to shop at L.A. Mart Design Center's latest design collective and exhibition.

[Eye on L.A. Extra: See more of Eye on L.A.'s interview with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh].

Architecture photographer Scott Frances

Renowned architecture and design photographer Scott Frances held his first West Coast exhibition this year at the Pacific Design Center. His amazing photographs have been featured in various illustrious magazines like Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest.

Known for his incredible eye for detail and lighting, Scott's lenses have captured the homes of Hollywood celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Cindy Crawford. His collection of architectural photography can also be seen in his new book "MonoVisioN." [Watch video]

Big style, small budget with Theodore Leaf

Looking to update your home but don't have much of a budget? Lifestyle expert Theodore Leaf of GinghamCottage.com took Eye on L.A. on an adventure around the city and showed how a little imagination and knowing where the experts go to shop can get you high-end style on a low-end budget.

Learn easy DIY tips and insider shopping locales like the Los Angeles Flower Market and Michael Levine Home Fabrics in downtown L.A. and the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena.

[Eye on L.A. Extra: Flea market tips from Theodore Leaf]

Los Angeles Flower Mart

For the best and freshest flowers at wholesale prices, visit the Los Angeles Flower District and its member flower markets and merchants downtown on Wall Street for a treasure trove of flowers and floral supplies for every occasion and all your floral design needs.

The Flower Market is where the actual florists, supermarkets and shippers shop wholesale, but during certain hours and for a $2 admission fee, the incredible selection and wholesale discount prices are available to the public as well.

Michael Levine Fabrics

Michael Levine is one of the largest, one-stop fabric shops in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. With over 60,000 square feet of fabrics and accompanying accessories from every corner of the world, you can find everything in fabrics that you can imagine. Visit Michael Levine Home Fabrics and then cross the street to check out Michael Levine Apparel Fabrics.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the most famous markets in the world. Open on the second Sunday of every month, the flea market features over 2,500 vendors at the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Regular admission starts at 9 a.m. for the general public at $8.00 per person and children under 12 years old are admitted free with an adult.

You can also take advantage of express admission from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at $10.00 per person, and early admission from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at $15.00 per person. Special preview VIP admission is from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at $20.00 per person.

All vendors are not all moved in and set up until 9 a.m. The box office is open until 3 p.m. after which sellers begin packing and leaving. The public may shop for those last minute bargains until 4:30 p.m. There is plenty of free parking and there is also VIP preferred parking close to the entrance.

Los Angeles architecture

L.A.'s architecture ranges from the fantastic to the fantastical [Watch video].

Designer Sue Wong's mansion

Sue Wong gave Eye on L.A. a tour around her Venetian-style palazzo in L.A. It's called The Cedars and was once home to Norma Talmadge, Johnny Depp and Jimi Hendrix.

House made of 747 wings off Malibu cliff

Southern California is no stranger to unusual homes, but the 747 Wing House in Malibu is taking architecture to new heights. Three-hundred-fifty tons of scrap metal, a junked 747 was re-imagined as a house high atop a mountain in Malibu.

Annenberg Community Beach House

The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica was once the home of actress Marion Davies. William Randolph Hearst built the 110-room mansion for her in the 1930s. Today, the property is open to the public to enjoy its original pool surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities including a café, locker room, meeting rooms, volleyball courts and children's play areas. Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children, $5 for senior citizens and $24 for a family of four. Parking is $10.

Get contact information and addresses of all the places featured on this week's episode.

[Original air date: June 4, 2011]

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