alexa BlackBook: California Girl: Drew Barrymore — Who’s Starring on Netflix’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ and in a New Campaign for Crocs — Shares Her Sunny Design Finds


For the latest issue of alexa BlackBook, actress and star of the hit Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet Drew Barrymore rounded up her go-to picks for stylishly gearing up for spring.


“Admittedly, I’m a hat lady. This sun hat provides true UV protection while still looking super stylish.”

Beach hat with UPF 50+, $49.50 at


“Yellow is the new pink! I love this sweatshirt because it is easy to wear but still whimsical and happy.”

Sweatshirt, $125 at


“I love to change up my shoe look by adding an ankle sock. These socks are a perfect mixture of silly and chic.”

“Liza” sparkle ankle socks, $18 at


“Nothing beats a day at the pool with the kids. This is the perfect accessory to liven things up.”



Fred Segal x CB2 “Love One Another” pool float, $80 at


“When in doubt, put a rainbow on it! That was my thought when designing an everyday tote that I didn’t want to be a typical everyday basic.”

Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore “Rainbow” vegan-leather tote, $95 at


“I own these in several colors. I love them because you can change out your color with your current mood. Current mood: Tangerine Dream.”

SunglassLA rimless sunglasses, $13 at


“These are my current go-to jeans. They combine comfort and style with a megadose of ’90s nostalgia.”


Levi’s “Wedgie” high-rise jeans, $98 at


“Wearing Crocs’ iconic ‘Classic Clog’ is about more than making a comfort statement. It’s about being comfortable in all that you do and not being afraid to poke holes — no pun intended — in conversation.”

“Classic Clog” shoes in “Tropical Teal,” $38 at


“My go-to carry-on for 
last-minute weekend getaways. Not only is it functional, it’s also fun to look at.”


Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore “Take Me 
With You” carry-on suitcase, $125 at


“Move over dresses, it’s time to suit up for spring. Lately, all I want to wear is a suit. I love this one because it takes a typical fall silhouette and lightens it up for spring.”


Double-breasted blazer, $119, at


“I love statement earrings because they can transform your look in seconds and make an LBD way more interesting.”


Bianca Mavrick “Otis” drop earrings, $108 at


Photos Courtesy of the Designers.


Summer of Cruel Shoes

This summer has been a roller-coaster ride for the Croc-hater. Earlier, the Boulder-based company rolled out a new, unfortunate style that looks like Espadrilles mated with ballet slippers. We thought that, yes, finally, this was surely to be the shoe’s death-spiral, and perhaps the final summer of the Croc. Well, good news and bad.

Crocs Inc. tumbled an eye-popping 45% on the NASDAQ. But we’re not out of the woods yet — while sales of actual Crocs (which fetch anywhere between $24.95 to $69.95 a pair) drop, similar cruel shoes are flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart for as little as $5. Cruelty isn’t getting kinder, it’s just getting cheaper.

Crocs Reimagined: The Cruelest Shoes

imageThey’re back! Crocs! Just when you thought it was safe to step outside, those Colorado hippies have rolled out another fashion footwear assault. Sure, this time it’s not molded rubber kid-killers, but it’s still bad. The new shoe is called the “Santa Cruz.” The upside is that these kicks are made from far more naturalistic canvas fiber. The downside? They look like a sick pair of Espadrilles mated with droopy ballet slippers. And why canvas slip-ons are named “Santa Cruz” is anyone’s guess.