SPEND YOUR TIME SHOPPING SMALL THIS WEEKEND 

  Photo Credit: Vanessa Acosta

Photo Credit: Vanessa Acosta

By: Ashley Coffey
July 7, 2017

There will be free events happening in Los Angeles this weekend. Yeah, I know, we're surprised too. On top of that, they all support creative entrepreneurs. It's like the city is being taken over by millennial mavericks and our wallets are reaping the benefits. By collectively collaborating, this generation has birthed small business communities. They only flourish if we help sustain them. So We Take Note of them by spotlighting them.

Every event below was selected by our crew because we admire the hard work these entrepreneurs exhibit. Their names are Vic Styles, Vanessa Acosta and Ciarra Walters. They are female powerhouses. Get familiar with them and support them by shopping small this weekend. Trust us when we say they are fiscally-responsible forces on the rise. 

 
 
  Photo Courtesy of HERENOWUS

Photo Courtesy of HERENOWUS

HERE NOW US Shopping Pop-Up

When: Saturday, July 8 from 1pm to 4pm

Where: Leimert Park - Marikoko - 3123 W. Vernon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008

This shopping pop-up is hosted by HERE NOW US, a collective featuring Vic Styles. She is a fabulous fashion blogger and stylist who has been spotlighted on sites like ESSENCE, Refinery 29 and Teen Vogue to name a few. We recently connected with her at a photoshoot that will be released soon. We're glad we connected with Vic Styles because she introduced us to HERE NOW US. Their next curated event will be held at Marikoko in Leimert Park. The pop-up shopping event will feature complimentary tarot readings and in-store discounts. Be sure to RSVP with HERE NOW US at here@herenow.us so you can spend your Saturday supporting some fashionable and financially-savvy entrepreneurs. 

 
  Photo Courtesy of We Are Wild Riot

Photo Courtesy of We Are Wild Riot

Wild Riot "Sunday Funday" Pop-Up featuring Vanessa Acosta

When: Sunday, July 9 from 11am to 4pm

Where: Highland Park - co-LAB Gallery - 5319 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042

If you've been following our site and socials then you know we have been fans of Vanessa's for a while. We first met her when we were collaborating with #RESIST: Speaking Truth to Power (@truthxpower) earlier this year. Now, she's our resident photographer for Create Art, Find Peace. She also owns a fashion line called Paragon Desert (@ParagonDesert). Her designs will be on display at Wild Riot's "Sunday Funday." This collective is focused on bringing creatives together in the name of community and collaboration. All 35 vendors at this weekend's event exemplify the company's motto: Stay Local, Be Wild. There will also be $10 tattoos, live painting, tacos as well as free mimosas and micheladas. Want to kick it with the We Are Riot Crew and Vanessa Acosta? Then simply stop by co-LAB Gallery before they close shop July 15.

 
  Photo Courtesy of Ciarra Walters & Space15Twenty

Photo Courtesy of Ciarra Walters & Space15Twenty

"Boys in the Front Seat" Curated by Ciarra "CBOZ" Walters 

When: Sunday, June 9 from 6pm to 9pm

Where: Hollywood - Space15Twenty - 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd. Suite #1 Los Angeles, CA 90028

"Boys in the Front Seat" is curated by Ciarra "CBoz" Walters. It will be a documentary and photography collection that explores black male emotions and relationships. Did you know that some of LA's prominent creatives will be featured? We don't want to reveal too much, but what we can say is that one of the leading men toured with Isaiah Rashad of TxE. When Ashley, a member of our team, met with Ciarra last month at a cute coffee spot on the westside this project was in the process of being completed. The two chatted over lavender drinks and clicked through photos on Ciarra's digital camera. Now, this talented creative, whose words have been published on Saint Heron, has manifested her photo and video project into reality. Another Saint Heron collaborator, DJ Kyle Woods, will be setting the vibe right all night and complimentary drinks will be flowing freely. So come kick it with Ciarra at Urban Outfitter's UO Space to celebrate this high-spirited Sagittarius on her special night.