Archive for November, 2009

Join Us and Feel Good

Every Thanksgiving for the last several years, we've delved into the dark cave of the Echo nightclub and and joined Moj Mahdara and dozens of other pals to assemble hot meals for those less fortunate in our 'hood.

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Giles Deacon and Fay Have Us Covered

Christina Ricci and Giles Deacon

The chic refinement of '50s French actress Capucine may have guided Giles Deacon's Spring 2010 collection of treated-suede cloaks, down-filled puffas and cropped trench coats for the Italian house of Fay.

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POP Rocks for MOCA

Not so reserved Rose McGowan in scarlet Donna Karan

There she was, the second coming, Miuccia Prada, and not one paparazzo paid her notice. Even as she sauntered into her waiting town car, ear to ear smiles at 2 a.m., those goombas had their lens pointed at Wolfgang Puck.

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Catch Greg Gorman and His Beautiful Boys

Our pals at seminal visionary brand L.A. Eyeworks are hosting a book signing this Thursday at the original Melrose location for their long-time collaborator Greg Gorman. The featured image of a young Rupert Everett is so utterly beautiful that we can't wait to flick through the rest of the monograph.

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A Moving and Able Literary Feast

The Literary Feast at chez Haymans

Two of my greatest delights–the public library and bottomless bottles of Veuve–came together last week to raise some serious dosh to secure books and computers for the downtown Los Angeles central word temple and its 72 neighborhood branches around Los Angeles.

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Past Present Future: Courrges and Moreau

Chez Jean Moureau with its Le Corbusier lounge

The sound of power saws and drills filling the house these days, with one DIY project followed by another, silenced, at least in my head, when I spotted these interior shots of the futuristic homes of fashion designer Andre Courrèges and actress-director Jeanne Moreau, circa late 1960s, early 1970s.

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Tiger Lillies at Royce Hall

Martyn Jacques

Diabolical, blasphemous, grotesque and debauch are almost understated qualifiers when it comes to the Tiger Lillies. The London trio are also gifted and utterly glorious, and well deserving of the oft-repeated branding as "the foremost avant-garde cabaret band in the world."
We took in the Tiger Lillie's performance at UCLA's Royce Hall Saturday night, and while much of the audience turned out in Halloween costume, the band came as they are–which can be creepy enough any time of the year.

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