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The hottest pop-ups, drops and art events to add to your summer calendar

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Orchid Eau De Parfum

With a shift of the season come new scents to revel in. Gucci’s Flora Gorgeous Orchid Eau De Parfum is the latest fragrance release from the Italian house, with a campaign featuring Miley Cyrus under the direction of creative director Sabato De Sarno. A sumptuous white floral with heavy doses of vanilla and a light ozonic accord to boot, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Orchid is perfect for the heat, clinging and settling on the skin while retaining an airy quality about it. $135. gucci.com

Zerina Akers’ Saint Helen’s House

Zerina Akers in sitting in her showroom

(Courtesy of Zerina Akers)

Emmy-winning costume designer and celebrity stylist Zerina Akers is opening Saint Helen’s House in L.A., a social club dedicated to the intersections of wellness, art and fashion that will be home base for Akers’ new venture, a luxury fashion rental showroom on-site style concierge service called The Show Must Go On. Akers, who has styled artists such as Beyoncé, is the founder of Black Owned Everything, an online marketplace for Black-owned products. Saint Helen’s House opens this month in L.A. 5162 Otis Ave., Tarzana. tsmgofashionrental.com; sainthelenshouse.com

Born X Raised Online Ceramics

Born X Raised

Born X Raised Online Ceramics

Born Online, a collaboration between Born X Raised and Online Ceramics, is being billed as the ultimate L.A. streetwear linkup. Inspired by the Myspace pages of yore, the collection includes hats, tees, jerseys, hoodies and a chenille patched letterman jacket complete with everything from blingee graphics to ASCII art. The collection goes live July 19. bornxraised.com

Al-Baseer Holly’s “Public Figures” at Band of Vices

Artwork from "Public Figures" by Al-Baseer Holly

Band of Vices celebrates its recent move to DTLA from West Adams with “Public Figures,” an exhibition by Seattle-based artist Al-Baseer Holly. Holly, a former recording artist who has worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams, focuses on collage with the self-referential “Public Figures,” utilizing original photography and images from his previous work. Up through Aug. 3 at Band of Vices. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave, Suite 371. bandofvices.com

Akila X Market X Smiley

Akila X Market X Smiley
Akila X Market X Smiley

(Anthony Treviño / Market)

Summer calls certain things out of us. Namely, a ravenous need for a new pair of sunglasses. Cult sunglasses brand Akila and streetwear brand Market have collaborated on a collection of sharp rectangular frames in classic black, camouflage and green glitter candy paint — with the iconic Smiley punctuating the temple of each pair. $120. Available now at: marketstudios.com.

Estevan Oriol X Teen Angel at Beyond the Streets

New Teen Angels X Estevan Oriol Collaboration Issue

Estevan Oriol, “Artesia Backyard.”
Archival image of a Teen Angels issue

(Estevan Oriol) (Teen Angel’s Magazine)

“Dedicated to You,” an exhibition by iconic documentarians of Chicano culture, legendary photographer Estevan Oriol and Teen Angel of Teen Angel’s Magazine, is up at Beyond the Streets through Sept. 15. Featuring a deep dive of Oriol’s photographic universe, juxtaposed against the Teen Angel’s archive, which has long served as inspiration for Oriol’s work, the exhibition celebrates L.A. culture and legacy. 434 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. beyondthestreets.com

Hunza G’s L.A. store

Hunza G's L.A. store

There is a universal truth that becomes more and more evident as the months become hotter: Hunza G’s bikinis hit. The brand’s first West Coast retail location is open through the summer in West Hollywood, featuring its iconographic crinkle-cut fabric swimsuits IRL until Sept. 22. 8402 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. hunzag.com

Vitaly: Heavy Machinery: Capsule 02

Vitaly: Heavy Machinery: Capsule 02
Vitaly: Heavy Machinery: Capsule 02

(Vitaly)

Vitaly’s latest drop is inspired by the tread on massive tires, the sharp metal on mechanical gears and the intensity of an industrial engine. In other words: Think chunky, think spiky, think statement. The new drop, available online and in Vitaly’s L.A. boutique, features the Chase Nose Cuff ($80), the Process Bracelet ($85), the Burst Chain ($135) and the Paragon Chain ($225). vitalydesign.com

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