I was just thinking about how, in 2009, I should resolve to dress a little nicer, a little more professional, a little more feminine. Does this have anything to do with the fact that, when getting ready for our New Year's Eve date, I couldn't even find any mascara in my shabby little cosmetic bag? Well, maybe....
I was strolling along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, an eclectic mix of commerce that includes Latino travel agencies, dollar stores, hipster bars, carnicerias and tortillerias and taco stands, when I came across a cute funky little pink-and-black boutique called Le Bohemian Chic.
Inside the tiny space were displays of fun artsy jewelry, pretty little soap and bath accessories, flirty flowered blouses, and other fun stuff.
On a shelf near the back of the store, I found this little black eye-shadow compact for only $10. I couldn't resist.
It's a chunky little box, with a peacock figure and a tiny chip of mirror. It cleverly unfolds its tail feathers - an array of colorful eyeshadows. The peacock flips down to reveal a tiny brush and a highlighter and dark shade.
Isn't it clever?
The proprietor of Le Bohemian Chic is a pleasant young woman whose young daughter helps her in the store. She's also a handbag designer - her leather bags come in bright colors and feature big pleated leather roses.
Le Bohemian Chic is located at 1527 West Sunset Boulevard, at Leveta in Echo Park.