Locals: Tasya Van Ree – LA

On outward appearance she has put on the first thing she has found on her floor but for the fashion enthusiast its all too obvious that that ripped white t-shirt is a Helmut Lang release and the jacket is that Rick Owens masterpiece that has been sitting in your net-a-porter wish list for months. She wears designer shoes, when not rocking those vintage boots she has picked up at the markets, the type you are never lucky enough to spot. She drinks green juice and is a vegan, for that flawless skin and to die for body isn’t just god’s good grace. She is covered in tattoos, but not the type that seem to appear all but over night, no. For her, tattoos are not a trend but a journal of mysterious thoughts, travel and love lost. This L.A. girl is of course -an artist. A mysterious soul that likes to make the rules, not break them. This girl is not a cliché, she is Tasya Van Ree a.k.a. TWAINS girl crush and INSTAGRAM inspiration board.

Who better to talk L.A. travel with than the girl who has made the city her own. Get to know where the cool kids hang from the L.A.’s finest.


Name: Tasya van Ree

Occupation: Artist/Photographer

Current city: Los Angeles

I have lived here for…19 years

I moved here because…I was being too wild up in SF

Career highlight here: Exhibiting at the Leica Gallery

What you might not expect…True Artists residing here

Favourite thing to do: Taking pictures in nature

Must visit: The Getty

For an authentic meal: Necco Japanese Restaurant (1929 Westwood Blvd.)

For fine dining: Urasawa (218 N. Rodeo Dr.)

For a hard earned beverage: Bar Stella (Silverlake)

Easiest way of getting around: By motorcycle

The fashion here is: Very individualistic

For thrift shopping: Wasteland

For local designers: Echo Park Craft Fair

For high end shopping: Church Boutique

You need to stay: The Chateau Marmont

Hidden gems: The Window (On Melrose) + Reform (On Melrose)

This city in 3 words: Dreamy. Indulgent. Passionate.