I’ve recently started doing some freelance copy editing for The Hollywood Reporter, and this article about the New-York-vs.-Los-Angeles Culture War was one of my favorites to edit so far. It appeared in the April 20-May 3 Spring Double Issue, which is The New York Issue of the industry magazine.
As a transplanted East Coaster living in Los Angeles, I found that I still cling to my East Coast ways. What about you? Do you prefer Diet Coke or iced tea? Do you go to the gym? What time do you arrive at the office? What time are your dinner reservations? How many cocktails do you sip before heading home? Your answers to these questions might determine whether you are better suited for a New York or L.A. lifestyle. Check out the photo gallery here.
The issue also includes an article about which styles sell best in N.Y. vs. L.A. That article is available only online to subscribers, but here’s the lead-in by Carol McColgin:
Manhattan and Beverly Hills women love their Louboutins, but that’s where the shopping similarities end. Polished, sophisticated neutrals are the go-to styles back east, while bright colors and playful pieces are the rage out west.
So here are the Louboutins that are preferred on the East Coast, according to Barneys New York:
And here are the ones preferred by the West Coast girls:
I’m definitely siding with the East Coasters on this one, if only I could afford the $1,245 shoes.
And this Givnechy Bird of Paradise dress, which is $2,395.
For a more affordable way of showing your East Coast vs. West Coast allegiance: East Coast women tend to choose J Brand’s pastel skinny jeans for $170, while West Coast women choose neon denim leggings by Rag & Bone for $188, according to the article.
Me? I might not be trendy, but I’m sticking with always-flattering dark skinny denim.