Beauty experts with publicists and celeb clients are a dime a dozen in this town. Thankfully, there are those who are so truly passionate about healthy skin that they are less concerned with pushing their latest magic potion and more focused on doing what’s right for your individual case.
Archive for May, 2008
Breaking News: Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been charged with three counts of assaulting a police officer over an alleged air rage incident last month at Heathrow Airport.
The rebirth of craft is bearing out extraordinary work by a new generation of artisans who, raised on a culture of mass consumption, are carving out a reputation, a career and a living on works rendered by their own two hands.
As a 10-foot-tall Julia Child hacked at a jumbo tuna and the elfin girl next to me ripped a strip of lampshade and smothered it in smoky, salty butter, I had to admit it was well worth the $30 cab ride out to MonkeyTown.
Of the dozens of parties surrounding this year’s ICFF, which ended today, a standout was Housewarming, the fete presenting some of the U.K.’s star designers, which took place at not yet another storefront but a series of unfinished, 34th floor condos with magnificent views down 24th Street and Sixth Avenue.
“It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever,” Spinal Tap guitarist David St. Hubbins immortally said. The twisted stage production of “The 39 Steps” thankfully flits inventively yet frivolously from start to end, aptly delivering on its tagline of Hitchcock to hilarious.
While I prefer to wield the camera, sometimes I'm in the line of fire. And in this case, it's not that of Beth Ditto, who absconded the big black box off an unsuspecting photographer (the blonde in the striped shirt).
Alexander McQueen loathes fashion parties. And who can blame him? So while Joy Bryant, China Chow, Eve, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Kiedis and the usual L.A.
Buddhists believe being in the presence of an image or figure of the Buddha can remind us of our potential for compassion.
The spectacular, 16-foot long, gilded Buddha, reclining before us certainly got our attention at the recent opening for "The Vision and Art of Shinjo Ito” at the Westwood Art Forum near UCLA.
Whether it’s a new chef in Chelsea or a new discovery in Koreatown, we make it a point to get a first-hand taste. Yet oddly, for all our escapades in eating, Andy and I never considered trying out the “Dining in the Dark” experience when it opened three years ago in L.A., with its servers from the Braille Institute, or even when it started popping up nearly a decade ago in other foreign cities we trekked through.
It was a lady’s lunch all right, but not in the old school sense. Well, not completely. Sure the guests who came to the Sunset Tower Hotel’s Terrace Room yesterday turned out mostly in dresses, mostly bejeweled, and mostly in the fiercest heels.
Like minds think alike, at least that's a maxim the fashion-minded can bond over regardless of their place in the real world. Artist-turned-designer Christie Frields emailed me, with a wink and nudge, regarding Madonna's latest outing and our shared obsession for piling on the necklaces she hand strings from colorful silk ribbon and industrial washers.
"It's like being a farmer and taking your apples to market," is how Rick Owens reasoned going to New York to show his collection a decade ago, while choosing to cultivate his crops, er, collection from the Hollywood space he shared with his other half, the chicly eccentric Michèle Lamy.