A Rendezvous at the New LAX

White Military Jacket

Los Angelenos might be familiar with the #LAXisHappening campaign taking over Instagram and Twitter feeds. An elevated way of saying “pardon the dust,” Los Angeles International Airport has been undergoing a major facelift in the form of a Fred Segal boutique, not-your-typical-airport-food eateries and luxury lounges.

Of course, I couldn't help taking a peek while waiting for my flight to Kuala Lumpur a few weeks ago.

Rachel Zoe Military Jacket
Pink Leather Passport Cover
Los Angeles Airport Uber

Thank goodness for Uber -- my secret weapon to getting everywhere in la la land.

Travel Outfit
Leather Bag Tag
Leather Bag
Ann Taylor Striped Sweater

As someone who has made LAX her second home by default (blame those 4am redeye work trips), I was delighted to see that the changes were not only aesthetically chic but that the overall airport experience changed.

Nina Ricci Sunglasses

There was still quite a bit of construction going on, but the line up of newly-opened duty-free shops and Sunset-worthy restaurants was impressive.


Style Note
Rachel Zoe White Military Jacket similar here
Ann Taylor Black & White Striped Sweater
Ralph Lauren Black Knee High Boots similar here
Bang and Olufsen Headphones
Nina Ricci Sunglasses
Read more about what's new on LAX here



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  • Well, actually, you look quite impressive with your outfit! Also love the Nina Ricci glasses and the headphones, so chic!

  • Leigh Curtis says:

    Haven’t traveled outside CA for a while, been busy at work, is all. I’m amazed by the changes in LAX, thanks for sharing them, it would be so cool to lounge for a bit on all those new stalls while waiting for your flight. As always, look amazing, too!

  • Helga says:

    You are stylish, really! Going to LAX had never been so much beautiful, I agree, with all the new changes happening there. Girl, you’re rockin’ that outfit!

  • Valerie says:

    I love your airport outfit, so pretty and modern, plus with those big headphones, it does complete your contemporary look. I’d love to bump with you in the airport someday and share notes about fashion.. 🙂

  • Marielle says:

    I was there a couple of days ago, and I agree, the improvements are much better and tolerable, since there are new sights to behold. I’d be happy to rendezvous with my friends there when we’re set for some high-flying adventures really soon!

  • Misty says:

    I admit, I don’t really take a look at myself when I go to airports, I don’t have that many dresses or suits to choose from, I just go for jeans and T-shirts. But seeing you here with style and confidence, I’d love to challenge myself to look good once in a while, especially on airports since I travel out of the country most of the time. Maybe I’ll get to see the new LAX soon and get to wear something fab like yours 🙂

  • Ashley says:

    I’m not a frequent flyer and have been to LA thrice. I definitely want to see the changes there in LAX the next time I visited my peers. Your airport outfit is awesome!

  • Margaret says:

    Those boots are made for walkin’, and you sure look ruggedly classy with them! Love the whole vibe you’re exuding.

  • Serena says:

    LAX has been busy this past few weeks with all the renovations undergoing. I often go through the stalls and take a cup of coffee while waiting for my flight, but in all those years that I’ve been flying, I’ve never looked as good as you. You are absolutely gorgeous with everything!

  • Xandra Collins says:

    I love your black knee high boots, it made your legs look longer. Yes, there’s been heavy construction being done on LAX, I noticed that too a few weeks ago. Can’t wait to see the finished outcome soon!

  • Arianne says:

    Yes, I’ve been seeing a lot of #LAXisHappening hashtags lately on IG and Twitter, and it really peaked my curiosity, since I’m not really much of a traveler and haven’t set foot on LAX in two years. I guess it’s time for me to spread my wings and fly this spring break and head over to LAX to see what’s been happening there. I’m sure I’d be totally psyched to see all those new stalls and boutiques when I decide to get there.

    You, on the other hand, look simply amazing in everything! I love the boots and the headphones, so funky and cool!

  • Ruby Rose says:

    Looks like I’m gonna see a lot of those improvements you mentioned the next time I go to LA. And I’m gonna make sure I’ll strut my way there with style 🙂

  • Susan Armstrong says:

    I must say, travel and leisure had never looked this so good. You’re a vision, Heidi!

  • Antoinette says:

    I have that same white military jacket by Rachel Zoe, only, it looks better on you than when I wear it. Love the glasses and headphones, by the way.

  • elleselauner says:

    I love all these photos of you! That hot pink passport holder is adorable. I agree, LAX is look a whole lot better. Even terminal 5 was stocked with local bakeries and restaurants, which impressed me! I can now buy a flourless chocolate croissant before a flight, haha! Lots of love, Ellese from http://rockpaperglam.com/

  • Sofia says:

    I heard many people are complaining about #LAX maybe because of all the construction revamp that’s been going on. But from my point of view, I think it’s gonna be much more exciting once the constructions are done. I am sooo loving the new boutiques and stalls that are sprouting there. And nice to see you there, too Heidi. I thought maybe one day I could bump into you (there in LAX)

  • Megan says:

    I was just there a week ago during Holy Week and I actually liked the renovations and all-too-new boutiques sprouting in LAX. A perfect resting and waiting place, never a dull moment when you know which place to go to and what to get!

  • Thalia Chica says:

    OMG, I’ve just been there today, when I met my boyfriend’s family. LAXisIndeedHappening! You are so gorgeous, by the way!

  • Isabella says:

    you look so cool, Heidi.. Funky and cool and of course, breathtaking!

  • loreleichung says:

    Lovely! I meant, you.. you are lovely! I wouldn’t mind sharing a seat with you in Fred Segal boutique 🙂 I saw the renovations at LAX a few months ago, too. They’re doing great!

  • Sofia says:

    I see you mention Uber here.. It’s my life-saver app, gets me to shortcuts to places I intend to go to at a shorter time. You look marvelous, Heidi!

  • Tricia says:

    Oh, groovy! You’re one savvy, sassy chic when it comes to flying! I like a girl like you. I travel a lot too, and I’m sometimes conscious with the outfits I wear, and oftentimes, I am just laid back and dressed down. Maybe I’ll bump into you in LAX some time 🙂

  • MJ says:

    Wow, so many changes have happened in LAX since the last time I was there. I can’t wait to get back to sunny LA and spend spring break with my friends. Looking forward to the new LAX

  • Brenda says:

    Oh what a beauty! I’d like to look as fashionable as you when I fly and go to airports, too!

  • Tanya says:

    Oh, lovely is an understatement. I think you look absolutely stunning with your flight getup! How I wish I’ve got that same waistline as yours. 😀 You’re rocking the airport scene, gal!

  • Drew says:

    I’mma gonna go there to drop my boyfriend off and hope to see the changes in LAX/ Who knows, I might ust bump into you one of these days 🙂 Ciao bella ..

  • Maybelline says:

    When do you think the constructions/renovations in LAX would be completed? I would love to drop by there when I got the chance to visit LA one day. You look good!

  • Erin says:

    I have to say, you are the one that brightens LAX airport. Your mere presence brings beauty and exudes glamour in that populated area/ You stand out among the crowd!

  • Ellen says:

    Oh, I’ve always loved travelling and LAX had been the most comfortable airport I’ve been to. Glad to see the renovations and constructions going on, I’m sure LAX would definitely be worth staying at while waiting for your flight. I like your travel outfit by the way!

  • Charlotte says:

    I’ll be on a flight to LA this weekend, by then I’ll finally be able to see all the happenings in LAX! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Tamiya Rowlands says:

    Oh, a rendezvous at LAX is definitely happening to me and my friends this spring break! LAX here we come!

  • Nadine says:

    From head to foot, I know everyone would take a second look at your beauty and flawless fashion style! I would love to fly with style like yours in the future!

  • Wena says:

    Beautiful outfit! I love the tone-down style, black and white plus a dash of bright pink definitely looks hot!

  • Bernadette says:

    Lookin’ good, Heidi! I love your airport outfit, really cozy!

  • Shauna says:

    I just got there last night (LAX) and it’s looking so trendy and chi and I felt like my second home! I love the new boutiques and small pampering shops!

  • Brenda says:

    You look outgoing and full of energy! I like the whole outfit Heidi, so comfortable!

  • Tatiana says:

    Wow! Shopping between flights can be this so much fun! Love it!

  • Enzo says:

    I just got there a few hours ago and it seems like it’s now complete, the renovations and boutiques, I mean. LAX is still the best airport I’ve been to.

  • Nikki says:

    Although it’s been known to impact passengers, LAX made sure that there are boutiques and small stores we could stay on and keep calm while waiting for our flights. I liked the renovations being made there actually, the construction didn’t bother me a bit. I just wish I could travel with style just like you!

  • Bethany says:

    You’re right.. I’ve been living in LA all my life and all the drastic changes in LAX had been really awesome. I sound like a total nerd.. but I am excited about the changes for more shopping!

  • Caitlyn says:

    You sure travel with style and fun Heidi, I love your travel outfit, so comfy!

  • Charlotte Summers says:

    I think the new LAX is complete and the stalls and new booths are really amazing. Yes, this would be my and my friends newest rendezvous!

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    I’m here at LAX most of the time and I can’t complain with all the changes and renovations happening, it’s all for the best! I love your travel fashion style Heidi

  • Carmencita says:

    Now that’s what I call traveling in style!

  • Tanya says:

    The new LAX is definitely happening! It’s my first time here yesterday and I was blown away with all those kiosks and booths and amenities. I could lengthen my stay here if I get to see all these wonderful restos, too!

  • Francesca says:

    Oh dear, you look perfect. Can I be one of your travel buddies? I sure could learn a lot from you!

  • Shirley says:

    You look fantabulous! I love your travel outfit, it’s so comfy!

  • Amanda says:

    You look really cool, beautiful and collected amidst the chaos of LAX. Gotta admire a girl like you who could look amazing even though there are a lot of people around you. Kudos!

  • Marcy says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous with this airport ensemble! Amazing!

  • Nadya Bangs says:

    I am so loving the newly renovated LAX, all those boutiques and shopping sprees, I think I’ll be able to live there instead of at my home.. (j/k) I love your outfit too!

  • Brandy Mitchell says:

    I seem to b spending a lot of time in airports, too, traveling from one country to another for business conferences. I have to admit, LAX improved a lot from the last time I’ve been there. Looking forward to spending some time there again on my next US stop.

  • Nimfa says:

    If only I could travel with style, just like you. I love how you look whatever you wear, wherever, whenever!

  • Jennifer says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me or LAX really is relaxing. Yeah, I know it’s bustling with people and all these booths and boutiques and restos, but somehow, the energy this place gives makes me really calm and happy. Every time I go abroad, I make it a point that I have at least two hours to spare in LAX to enjoy all that it has to offer.

  • Macy says:

    Oh those headphones are driving me crazy, I love it! You look gorgeous even when you wear simple outfits, you’re rockin’ the whole airport look!

  • Ruby Rose says:

    This is indeed the best airport in the world, I love spending time here even for just a few minutes before my flight. I love the new boutiques and restos there.

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    You really are one cool superfabulous chick! Do you know that? You look great in everything!

  • Lady Viveca says:

    I’m from England and the first time I got to LAX about 6 months ago, the construction woes are making traveling painful. I wasn’t prepared with the onslaught of shops and booths and restos. But at least I enjoyed some peace and quiet there, even for just half an hour. I liked that there were plenty of places to shop and eat until they start boarding for your flight.

  • Blue says:

    Haven’t been there in a lonnnng time. My cousins said I’d be surprised with all the improvements and new stuffs in LAX. Thanks for posting some pics. Looking forward to traveling there soon

  • Lady Deanna says:

    I love spending my leisure time or waiting time there. The sights and sounds are exhilarating to the soul!

  • Li'l Miss Sunshine says:

    Last time I’ve been here, it was crazy and daunting! I’m afraid I’d get lost because there are a lot to see!

  • Debbie Diaz says:

    LAX is definitely happening right now. So many new booths, so many places to explore, so many things to see and enjoy! Hooray!

  • Antoinette says:

    The new LAX had become my second home too, so I perfectly understand how you feel 🙂

  • Mildred Cooke says:

    Oh, you’re a wanderlust, like me! I wonder when am I going to bump on you in LAX. You sure have a very fashionable taste!

  • Shauna says:

    It’s been two years since I last step foot at LAX and everything looks amazingly magnificent now! I could stay here for hours