Archive for January, 2011

First Peek: My Next Cover


As I tweeted very excitedly earlier this month, the epic book I've been toiling over for way too long is finally off to press.

Hurrah.

The book is a biography of Fred Hayman—marketing architect of Rodeo Drive and a fragrance that revolutionized the beauty industry; co-owner of the iconic Bevelry Hills store that introduced names like Halston, DVF and Thea Porter and Patrick Kelly outside of New York and London; former fashion coordinator for the Oscars and the reason why the Golden Globes are at the Beverly Hilton; champion of the Los Angeles Opera—and a certain kind of glamour, L.A. […]

Posted in Books, Design, Style

Return of the Castillian Badass

This weekend marked the return of the Castillian Badass behind the turntables.

Yes, that would be me.

In celebration of the birthday of our pal, writer Deanna Kizis, her wonderful husband, filmmaker Julian Cautherly, came up with the clever idea of inviting friends to deejay for 30-minute sets. […]

Posted in Design, Music, Style

Dudamel Rocks Bernstein+Beethoven


Better late than…

I finally witnessed—live—the force of nature that is Gustavo Dudamel. Electrifying, charming, fun, the 29-year-old conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic lives up to the hype.

By intermission last Thursday night, following the opening "Slonimsky's Earbox" by John Adams and "Symphony No. […]

Posted in Current Affairs, Music