The best part of doing a feature on Carine Roitfeld? Her rapid-fire thank-you, which came with all the enthusiastic effervescence one expects from this spitfire in stilettos. The following story appeared in the Winter 2013-2014 issue of 7Hollywood Magazine, which featured no fewer than seven covers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Courtney Love, Laetitia Costa, Irina Shayk, Jared Leto, Dakota Fanning—and Carine, as seen as the start of the slide show. […]
Given the day, I thought I’d share my “La Vie En Rose” column on Giorgio’s, the Saturday night fever at Mmhmm Bar at The Standard Hotel on Sunset. The weekly bash has taken hold of Hollywood—both the city and its shakers and squatters—in a way that’s spilled over into other parts of the culture (just look at the disco-flavored fashions on the recent runways). […]
Gregory Arlt gives good face. He’s the only professional our bosom buddy Dita Von Teese embraces on set when she relinquishes doing her make-up herself. And as Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics, he relentlessly tours the world making his mark on editorial shoots, for runway shows and other showcases for the international beauty brand. […]
Please join me Wednesday evening, June 11, for an inside peek at one of the most talented individuals in the world of fashion and rock.
Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Tina Turner and a galaxy of pop culture’s supernovas owe a flash of their sparkle to Michael Schmidt, whose imaginative, provocative costumes and accessories are innovations in craftsmanship and materials—as disparate as plastic Legos, razor blades, Swarovski Elements and sterling silver links. […]
With the news Thursday that swimming screen star Esther Williams’ 91 years on this planet has faded to black, I remembered my brief conversation with her during an intermission at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion less than a decade ago. […]
The future of fashion is here. Well, almost. The first fully articulated 3D-printed piece of fashion is now a reality. This mind-boggling work by Michael Schmidt was brought to life on stage last night at the New York outpost Ace Hotel when Dita Von Teese was laced up within an inch of her life in this high-tech haute couture. […]
Tis the season…in our world that means our annual Valentine’s Card. No time at the end of the year holidays to share in that ritual. So we’ve made our own, which we share by post and internet. […]
Sorry for the silence…been distracted with deadlines and the like.
But I’m eager to get back to posting…Till then. -R […]
On the final hours of 2012, that annual tradition of reflecting on another year in life gets underway. As we have always done individually and together, Andy and I strove to do it to the hilt. […]
Eleven more days. I tell myself this over a sip of English tea, as I mentally and physically prepare for another jam-packed day in the retail marathon to Christmas. It goes without saying this is our most hectic time of the year. […]
As I tickled my laptop keyboard prepping the morning A+R newsletter with Andy, in the other room, Nina and I caught parts of Soul Power, the engrossing 2008 documentary on the three-day music celebration known as “Zaire 74.”
The concerts brought together some 80,000 fans to experience live African and African-American artists as seemingly disparate as Bill Withers and Miriam Makeba in the name of Black Power and, more specifically, the re-match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman, billed as the “Rumble in the Jungle.”
Every one of the performances—both on and off the stage—are a captivating testament to the power of culture. […]
I don’t know why the announcement on the other end of the phone about the decision to go into jewelry was such a surprise during a recent conversation with Juan Carlos Obando—whom those who’ve known the Colombian-born, L.A. […]
So many fashion dinners, so few reasons to attend. But the promise of catching up with friends poolside and under the stars at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood gave me motive enough to set out yet again in an already bustling week of fashion and beauty parties. […]
Today, action matters.
Even if you’re not in a “swing” state such as Ohio or Nevada or Colorado, it does matter that you get out and vote and show the rest of the country—the world—that there is, indeed, strength in numbers. […]
As one scary flick after another is tapped on this Hallow’s Eve among those settling in for this fright night, I’m reminded by pal Ann Magnuson of her turn in one of the sexiest and chicest looking (if not, let’s face it, bordering on camp at times) films, 1983′s The Hunger. […]
At the nexus of this week’s whirlwind is the grand opening of our new outpost of A+R. A storefront twice the size of our Abbot Kinney location, this one is located at 171 S. […]
Saturday, October 6 marks the return of one of my favorite vintage resources, A Current Affair.
Organizers Richard Wainwright (of NEW/FOUND) and Joey Grana (of Scout) have collected some 30 vendors from around the state to tempt me and visitors at the one-day only event at downtown L.A.’s Cooper Building. […]
Resistance appears to be futile. I’ve tried keeping at bay a wee longer the inevitable Elmo invasion that happens to every parent of a toddler.
It has not been easy. There was the gift of an Elmo-emblazoned sippy cup from the nanny. […]
Some films have to be experienced by an over-sized silver screen, and certainly an over-sized personality such as Diana Vreeland requires a sprawling canvas. Thankfully, the co-director and producer behind the new documentary, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” managed to summon the verve and individuality of this legend in a visually lavish and inspiring 86 minutes that one could imagine would make its subject grin one of those signature Cheshire slashes of red lipstick. […]