Check out the haute secrets of Hanna Rochelle, the founder of lifestyle brand Lyric Culture. The entrepreneur combined two of her greatest passions, music and fashion, in creating the company and teamed up with all the major music publishing labels to secure rights to the song lyrics that appear on her products. Lyric Culture is beloved by celebrities including Rihanna, Fergie, Halle Berry, Carmen Electra, Mary Louise Parker, Kelly Clarkson, Denise Richards, Michael Shannon, Ashley Greene, Christy Turlington and Mario Lopez, to name a few. Hanna’s latest collection, The Who men’s collection, debuted exclusively at Bloomingdales on April 15. Here are Hanna’s haute secrets.
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Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
I moved to LA from Houston, Texas when I was 11
West Hollywood off the Sunset Strip
Founder of Lyric Culture, a music and fashion lifestyle brand inspired by the world’s greatest song lyrics
Wa Sushi on La Cienega. Don’t let the 2nd floor strip mall location fool you. It’s the most creative and freshest fish in town.
Angelini Osteria on Beverly Blvd. Small space, huge taste!
Best place for a romantic date:
Sunset Marquis, that’s why I got married there.
Best Sunday brunch:
Geoffrey’s in Malibu. The view is to die for and so is the Scotch Eggs Benedict.
Best place for a power business meeting:
Soho House, where else?
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Petit Ermitage run by the very handsome sons of the founder of Le Ermitage. It’s charming and eccentric décor, coupled with it’s very private roof deck is one of the best kept secrets in LA.
Favorite Cultural Event:
iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra at Disney Hall every summer. My father conducts a group of classical music super stars from 28 different countries.
I don’t eat steak, I’m a pescetarian
The squash blossom pizza and that heavenly crust at Pizzeria Mozza challenges any NY slice.
The chopped salad at The Ivy less the bacon and turkey plus BBQ wild salmon is my own little creation and one of my favorite lunches.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Who needs a gym when you’ve got hiking in Franklin Canyon or roller blading on Venice Beach. There’s nothing like the outdoors for working out in LA.
Annenberg Space for Photography has had some great exhibits including “Who Shot Rock n Roll” and “Beauty Culture.” I love the farmer’s market in Beverly Hills on Sundays
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
I love the farmer’s market in Beverly Hills on Sundays
Best aspect of Los Angeles
The weather and the carefree lifestyle