Liz Cherkasova Discovers Eclectic Vintage Treasures in the Desert

4 Apr


Liz Cherkasova, the blogger behind Late Afternoon, understands all of the amazing things the California desert has to offer. Sure, she goes to soak up the dry, soul warming heat and lay poolside in a flowy embroidered caftan, but this style setter also seeks out the gorgeous natural terrain, best dive bars and coolest vintage boutiques unique to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree.

She set out on her dream trip packing chic and flirty pieces that work to enhance the romance of the open road. Her French Blue flare jeans, sun bleached Slim Illusion skinnies and Malhia Kent: ankle skinnies in rose gold, all paired perfectly with the flowy and eclectic items she brought along to layer for her day to night look.


“French Blues and a lace robe lend a sense of romance and intrigue on the road.” Liz says about her boho-chic ensemble. She also brought along her favorite, trusty pair of black ankle boots that served her up-for-anything sense of adventure as well as her laid back style.

“You never know when you’ll come across a rock to climb.” She adds. “That’s why I always opt for my go-to boots and denim.”


When she wasn’t scaling the stunning red rocks of the deserts, Liz was hunting for treasure – vintage clothing treasure that is – at one of her favorite stores for scoring the sartorial gems she loves to incorporate into her signature look.

“The Fine Art of Design is the best vintage boutique in all of California.” Says the pink-haired blogger. “It is owned and curated by a dear friend of mine who has an impeccable eye for vintage. When you’re there you can find anything from Chanel to a 1960’s gown worn to the Oscars.”


The vintage rocker vibe of her denim and vintage outfits were perfect for heading out to hear some amazing bands play at a local venue she frequents while visiting the area.

“Pappy’s is by far the best secret venue in the desert.” Says Liz “It hosts some of the coolest bands and in between weekend 1 and 2 of Coachella you can see some of the artists for the price of a couple of beers. Plus they have the best chili I’ve ever had.”


Whether it’s gearing up for a music festival or seeking out the best of Palm Spring’s local culture, Liz doesn’t take any of it for granted and always manages to sport the dreamiest outfit while experiencing all of it.

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