Archive for July, 2009
Word up all entertainers, both rising and already supernovas: The bluntest way to hit your audience between the eyes and ears is to treat them with sophistication, honesty and satiated.
"I really want to take this on the road," Dita Von Teese told me sometime before 2 a.m., and a couple of Champagne glasses after the curtain dropped and the confetti blasted on her ballyhooed return to Los Angeles–in this case, The Avalon in Hollywood.
If you haven’t heard of Michael Schmidt, it’s because he’s a kind of secret celebrity—and secret weapon—among the entertainers, fashion designers, stylists and costumers who’ve tapped his talents for one-off statement pieces to boost their singular superstar status.
Loving the fall campaign Stella McCartney conceived with artist Ryan McGinley featuring model Sigrid Agren along with Bambi and the gang. Ryan shot the images in the woods of Worcestershire, England.
Yes, friends, it's the day you've been dreaming of: A warehouse full of Case Study daybeds and planters, Noguchi dining tables and Eames shelves up to 80% off. Modernica is celebrating two decades in business today with a major spring clean out in downtown L.A., at the former Southern Pacific freight terminal at 7th and Alameda streets, from 10 a.m.
This afternoon, word was out that Julius Shulman, among the greatest lensmen and the one most responsible for giving a visual poetry to a modern city and some of its best architecture, died last night at his home.
A love that dare not speak its name? That's been the case for Jil Sander junkies (including yours truly, Andy+me), who've been awaiting any new word on the German designer's new collection for Japanese powerbrand Uniqlo, launching this fall.
We're big fans of Karen Kimmel, an artist whose forays into craft are generating engaging and distinctive works with an organic flourish–be it a colored stencil or hand-stitched embroidery of a flower or an actual bloom that is an integral element in her sculptures.
I've always loved this photograph because of what it embodies, a promise of America that is spirited, youthful, sexy, driven, rebellious, hopeful, outrageous. Lensman Douglas Kirkland clicked this now iconic image of Ann Margaret in the Las Vegas desert in 1971.