Always on the Grind: Introducing pepper, Our New In-House Creative Studio

We are proud to introduce pepper, our new in-house creative studio connecting unparalleled talent to evolving brands. Taking to Agenda Long Beach for our official launch, we have a wealth of immersive experiences on deck so our attendees can experience the dynamic culture of our community IRL. Art-forward, elevated, and focused on empowering the creatives that make both Live FAST and pepper what they are, we hope you’ll swing past booth #D23 to step into our world. Thursday, July 13th and Friday, July 14th will be reserved for industry members attending Agenda Tradeshow. Saturday, July 15th marks Agenda Festival, a day that is open to the public and will feature pop-up shops and live performances

Interested in setting up an appointment with us at Agenda Tradeshow? Shoot us a note at info@livefastmag.com!

Photography Exhibit

An art gallery experience right in the middle of Agenda, our booth will feature breathtaking prints from some of our most treasured creative collaborators like Ali MittonBenjamin AskinasAnnie EdmondsSantana BellasParker Woods, and many more.

Meet Me in Zihuatanejo

Once upon a time, we disappeared to a hidden gem in Mexico called Zihuatanejo. What we found was a dreamy town where inhibitions are lost and creativity runs free. Hosting a destination showcase in our booth in partnership with photographer Magdalena Wosinska and surf + lifestyle store LOOT, we will be debuting the second edition of our book Meet Me in Zihuatanejo. Filled with new original content from our recent travels to the land of beauty, the book functions as a gorgeous travel guide that will have you going off the grid in no time.

An iconic moment from our jaunt in Zihuatanejo was riding motorcycles along the beach with locals, immersing ourselves into the surrounding culture. Artist Jenny Yuen illustrated the moment Paige Elkington hopped on the bike, a moment that encapsulated the freedom of Zihuatanejo, to be printed on Everybody’s famed recycled Trash Tee. These limited-edition tees will only be available exclusively during Agenda Festival on Saturday, July 15 – after which, you’ll have to hit Mexico to get yourself one at LOOT.

Fitness with Roxy

Thursday, July 13 @ 3:30 BOOTH D30 

A private, 45 minute low-impact pilates class led by Roxy Dunlop in collaboration with pepper and athleisure line Year of Ours (Booth D30), #FitnessWithRoxy marks the debut of an editorially-minded fitness series. Email info@livefastmag.com if you’d like to attend. First come, first served!

Installation by NewMadeLA & Amsterdam Modern 

Our booth will function as a design installation for NewMade LA and Amsterdam Modern. Champions of mid century modern and elevated design aesthetes, the look and feel of our in-booth activation will be curated by the Los Angeles-based design team.

SOLO Book Release

AGENDA DAY 1 Thursday, July 13 @ 1:30 BOOTH D23 

SOLO is photographer Laura Austin’s guidebook to solo travel. Focusing on the cerebral experience of being a lone woman on the road, SOLO reads like part photojournal, part travel diary. Additionally, we will be holding an in-booth artist signing in celebration of Austin’s debut publication. An opportunity to express the power of our creative community, this meet & greet will function as a time for readers to meet Laura, ask her questions, and receive a signed zine. Can’t make it? Order your copy here.

Buttplug Book Release 

Buttplug is an erotic book penned by Cotton Walters (you may recognize the name from his One Vagina Forever column). A lovesick, sex-positive guy who speaks candidly on his relationship with his fiancé, Walters’ latest endeavor tells the tale of an engagement ring, a journey across the world, and a buttplug. Hilarious, poignant and sweet, this is the sort of read that both men and women can relate to. Featuring illustrations from artist Alpha Channeling, the book is equal parts passion-filled lust and real life love story.

Leveling the Playing Field: Lessons From Female-Helmed Brands

An Agenda Workshop activation, Leveling the Playing Field is a panel featuring female entrepreneurs. Our very own Vivianne Lapointe will be speaking on her experiences as founder/editor-in-chief of Live FAST Magazine and founder of creative studio pepper while other key players like Mandy Fry of Amuse Society, Iva Pawling of Richer Poorer, Ariel Kaye of Parachute and others will be sharing their insight as women running the industry. Taking place on Friday, July 14th at 4pm in Room 104A, this activation is free to all trade show attendees and is not to be missed!

Lingerie Curation

Staying true to our Live FAST roots, we are bringing in a specially-curated selection of lingerie. Honoring small, eco-conscious and affordable lines that create gorgeous underpinnings, we will have offerings from Clare BareHot-As-HellUye SuranaBodybinds and Le Petit Trou.

Apothecary Offerings 

There are a few products that we can’t live without and we thought we might as well share our secret with you. NOTO botanics, a natural gender-neutral beauty line created by makeup artist Gloria Noto, offers gorgeous highlighters and rich body oils that look just as good as they are for you. The Hundredth Acre, a candle line created by Robert Brink, boasts a range of scents that are fresh and nature-inspired. Ready to up your self-care game? Swing by our booth on Saturday!

Just Have Fun 

Just Have Fun is pro-skater Boo Johnson’s passion project. Teaming up with pepper for an exclusive clothing collab, we will have a limited run of 10 Just Have Fun customized vintage denim jackets.

Curated Zine Shelf 

An erotica coloring book, Australian prose, a newspaper on gentrification… We’ve hand-picked a small selection of fantastic reads from dynamic creatives like Jenny a la ModeNicoletta Ross, Arto Saari, Natalie Krim, Dan Dealy, Cameron Strand, and Santana Bellas. A special detail in our Agenda activation, this is designed to stimulate and inspire literary nerds, book lovers, and art geeks alike.

It’s All Gucci…