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Wasteland recently sat down with "wardrobe whisperer to the stars," Johnny Wujek. In addition to giving the retailer a glimpse into his inspiration process ("most of my ideas come while running on the treadmill"), the America's Next Top Model creative consultant and Katy Perry stylist reveals his local haunts and favorite trends. Some key takeaways: he loves a Mexican drag bar on La Brea called Palace; he's an amazing whistler, he's feeling today's black and white stripes trend; he's not a big fan of the mullet dress. As for his most prized Wasteland purchase, they're a pair of elusive jean shorts. "They've been stolen from me many times. But, I always get them back. ALWAYS." [Wasteland; Previously]