Archive for October, 2009

“Spooktacular” on a String

The Witches of L.A.'s Eastside, Bob Baker style.

Never mind the hyper-realized Halloween celebrations taking place at amusement parks around SoCal this weekend with their silly rubber masks and gallons of smelly, fake blood.

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New Rachel Pally Pop Up

Rachel Pally and host Amy Smart

My adventures last night started at the opening fete for designer Rachel Pally's new pop-up shop. Rachel's sensual jersey tops, dresses, even jumpsuits are an effortless, gorgeous way to dress comfortably.

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Lucas Michael Saves World One Gap T at a Time

Lucas Michael in his studio.

Just got word that the first of Lucas Michael's T-shirts benefiting Gap (PRODUCT) RED program is now available. The ongoing initiative is designed to give half the profits directly to fund The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Lucas' "Spread the Word" style below is the latest in the widening collection of projects since the campaign began three years ago.

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Viktor & Rolf + Studio Job = Divine Madness!

Dynamic Duos: Studio Job frames Viktor & Rolf Spring 2010.

As my closet reveals, I've got a thing for Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. Well, their heels and clothes. My heart on for the Dutch duo only bolstered after experiencing their retrospective last summer, a multimedia overload complete with 55 porcelain dolls clad in mini versions of their looks.

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A Sci-Fi “Siegrfried”

As the Stage Turns: A scene from the first act of "Siegfried."

There is something incredibly exciting about the neon-striped stage set and Burning Man-styled costumes in the L.A. Opera's presentation of "Siegfried," the third installment of Wagner's “The Ring of Nibelung” cycle which we caught last night (and is scheduled for a couple more performances before returning next year for the complete cycle).

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R.I.P.: Irving Penn

Great is the individual who enables the rest of us to see the inconceivable beauty in this world.
You will be missed Mr. Penn.

Two Models Reading Tarot Cards, 1948 by Irving Penn.
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“Whip It” Good

The Real Deal: The Varsity Brawlers of L.A. Derby Dolls

If I suffered through any annual rite growing up, it was the routine rush to the emergency room thanks to some fall from grace in dance class or dashing around the school yard: Head to toe fractures, sprains, stitches and out-right bone breaks and tendon tears are inventoried in my doctor's files like some M.A.S.H.

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