With its mellow pace and near-constant sunshine, Los Angeles takes on a dreamlike quality, and the city's style is reflective of that — mellow, hazy, and full of fantasy. It makes sense that Cleola, the clothing line of native Angelino Savannah Davis, found find its home in the sprawling city. The line has a childhood dress-up appeal to it, with plenty of flowing chiffon and shiny satin for princess and cowgirl cosplay. Cleola isn't just demure dresses though — there's a sense of bad-girl adventure, shown most notably with its star-shaped bra that's actually more nipple pasty than article of clothing.
Cleola fell quiet for a few months, only to reemerge in a burst of color and magic on Instagram a few weeks ago, along with a hint at a new collection. The line's latest designs are inspired by ’80s prom dresses, all high-shine, tiered, and worthy of being worn by a John Hughes heroine. Cleola also designed a custom bra for Cardi B's recent GQ feature, a corset-adjacent piece that taps into the trend du jour of glowing iridescence. Find more of the starry-eyed fits below, and shop Cleola here.
Thumbnail via Cleola Forever's Instagram.