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If you enjoy live music, dance sessions, delicious food, plentiful drinks and super-positive vibes, then don't miss this weekend's LA Pride Parade. Located in West Hollywood Park, the annual event is coined as the largest gathering of the LGBT community in SoCal, which is why the celebration's entertainment roster is filled with tons of fun.
Although the parade portion of the fest officially steps off this Sunday (with grand marshal Maria Menounos of Extra, no less), kickoff events have already started popping up around town. Read on for three style-inclined favorites.
· Imagine Lounge: Did you know that temporary tattoos for your lips are a thing? If you're down for the trend and enjoy turning heads, stop by the #Imagine Lounge inside the fest on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 7pm to nab a free packet of Violent Lip's new rainbow glitter lip and eye appliqués.
· Carlton Drew: Jewelry e-tailer Adornia is hosting an event tomorrow at this hip menswear shop (8016 Melrose Ave) that's cleverly called "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Like Girls Who Like Jewels." Swing by from 3 to 7pm to score a free pair of gemstone studs in the color of your choice with every purchase. 10% of proceeds will benefit the Trevor Project, an LGBT suicide prevention organization.
· Kitson: Men's swim line 2(X)IST is hosting a kickoff party at Kitson's Melrose (8590 Melrose Ave)and Robertson Men's (146 N Robertson Blvd) locations in West Hollywood tomorrow from 12 to 4pm. In addition to champagne, buff 2(X)IST models will be in the house to take photos with shoppers. Customers will also receive 20% off their entire purchase when they buy any pair of 2(X)IST underwear or swimwear.
· LA Pride Parade [Official Site]