A few summers ago, I picked up a tattered and yellow paged copy of The White Album from my father’s book shelf. I had read Joan Didion’s raw and devestating memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking a few years back, but didn’t know much about her older works. The book is a compilation of essays about the decade defining pop culture events of the 60s in southern California. Didion covered the Manson trials, sat in on recording sessions for The Doors, and escaped on sojourns to Bogota. Her bohemian chic style was effortless, and while I don’t think she cared so much about fashion, she certainly had that southern California hippie allure. She began her literary career at American Vogue, after all. I’ll be channeling a 60s Joan Didion this summer in Alice Ritter’s prairie dress, Tucker’s flowy skirt and Mara Hoffman’s boho tunic.