Fashion News Ed’s Diary: LA Day 3

Greeting from Los Angeles readers! Oh boy, do I ache or what? Surfing yesterday was like an all over body workout and my shoulders are on fire today! Luckily my last day in LA is all about cool, laidback happenings, starting with world famous skateboarder Eric Koston’s new trainers launch. I’m not going to sit here and pretend I’m a skateboard buff – I hadn’t heard of Eric before this morning’s Nike launch but it was obvious from the start that the man’s got one heck of a cult following. He’s the Karl Lagerfeld of the skating world, what Jamie Oliver is to foodies and his fans follow him around the world, queuing for hours to have their skateboards signed by him. You can read more about Eric online at Nike’s skateboarding platform and all those bona fide skate fans out there should check out Eric’s brand new Nike trainers, specifically designed with skateboarding in mind.

A quick stop off at In-N-Out Burger (no trip to the States is complete without a meal at a greasy burger joint) and we were off to MOCA, LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art for the ‘Art In The Streets’ exhibition. Housing all of the best street artists from across the globe, it was graffiti and quirky installations galore. If you’re visiting LA soon, be sure to swing by, it’s great for any keen photographers.

And that, ladies, brings my time on the Left Coast to an end. I’m off to tackle the 11-hour flight home to Heathrow, but not before a quick shop for American candy and souvenir T-shirts at the local corner shop Downtown. I’m stocking up on coconut M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces. Ciao for now! LW   

Art In The Streets at MOCA is on until 8 August 2011, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012