Alia Penner is an artist with unquestionable style. Her work is scattered all around L.A., from her loopy '70s-inspired Cinefamily posters to her work designing T-shirt prints for Shepard Fairey's company, Obey. But she's also become an online style darling for her hippie aesthetics and kooky collection of vintage dresses. This isn't surprising, given that Penner comes from the bohemian enclave of Topanga Canyon, and spent her childhood dreaming about bright, psychedelic color.
After a T magazine profile on her brief foray into dress-making, she's been flooded with requests for lookbooks and portfolios.
Recently, the laid-back Penner's stylish, retro illustrations have taken her into the epicenter of the very un-laid-back world of fashion. She's been set designing and photographing for cult indie fashion magazine Lula, worked with model Erin Wasson and Missoni among others, and just came back from a trip to Paris, where she did a collaboration with Colette, the Parisian dictator of cool.