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Live Fast Mag curates the best of fashion, art, sex, and travel. A vivid and sexy inspiration board for the aesthetically-inclined, Live Fast features in-depth interviews, putting the spotlight on up-and-coming artists, designers and the beautiful minds of our time.

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Cool Find: Trove Belts

It’s music festival season – the next two weekends are filled with that hot Coachella Valley, beautiful music, scantily-clad ladies and gents plus the opportunity for a spontaneous rendezvous. Warm air on your skin, the soft lullaby of the Pixies playing in the background and you finally are face to face with that person you’ve had your eye on all weekend at the campsite. Anything and everything is on the table and you’re never one to turn down a good time, but before you two get ahead of yourselves… are you wearing your Trove belt?

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Interview Series: Sagan Lockhart

A couple weeks back I bumped into Sagan Lockhart at New Image Art Gallery and I liked the guy instantly. Best known for his work documenting the popular Odd Future hip hop collective, this talented young photographer offers a fresh take on the mighty and the gritty of the industry he grew up in. You have to celebrate his Southern California roots; a quick glance at his work will give you a really slick representation of what Cali photography is becoming now; instant, a bit nostalgic and thinking out of the box. Enjoy our Q&A and a selection of favorites from his portfolio!

This is Cash. I took this when I first got my camera at the Diamond store. I’ve heard grown woman say some very sexual things about this picture…

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Introducing A New Sex Column

I’m a twenty-something on the verge of something.

I just know it. I don’t want to make a fuss, but it feels like the body of a blooming woman, the mind of a teenage-girl, and the libido of a teenage-boy.

And you know, the soul of a samurai or something.

The science of being twenty-four: displaced rebellion, falling asleep during yoga, and staring at my cat. Cats. Plural.

That’s just me, though. Miss Messy.

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Snapshots From FYF Fest 2012

I seem to make a lot of spontaneous decisions in life… this may either come back to haunt me or make for some very interesting stories, but so far it has seemed to work out in my favor. I really had no intention of going to the FYF music festival in Los Angeles until an hour before I somehow ended up at that very location with a group of good friends.

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Interview Series: Seasick Mama

I was introduced to Seasick Mama by Dan Regan from The Black Banditz when her journey finally brought her to the West Coast. By the time our schedules finally allowed us to meet it was her last day in Los Angeles. So when deciding where to meet up I had only one burning question: Have you been to Château Marmont?!

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Snapshots from Coachella 2012

I’m going to start this off by saying that if I hear one more thing about the Tupac Hologram… I might punch a hole through a computer screen. Now that we have that over with, I still think Coachella is over hyped. Don’t get me wrong, it is an incredible experience that I think everyone should try at least once, if not for the music… at least the people watching. After breaking my Coachella cherry last year I went into this year’s extravaganza a little more level headed knowing that I wasn’t going to get to go to every party I wanted to go to, see every band I wanted to see, and meet up with every friend I wanted to meet.

Laura Austin Coachella 2012

Somehow the guys my friend Darren was staying with managed to sneak a shopping cart full of alcohol into their second story hotel room. I was impressed.

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Art Crush: David Copithorne

Things are certainly about get a little psychedelic with Coachella looming over us this weekend and the next, and upon discovering photographer David Copithorne, we just can’t get Pink Floyd’s music out of our heads. Copithorne’s 3D prismatic shapes over Brazilian landscapes feel reminiscent of the famous Dark Side of the Moon triangle, giving the work a cosmic twist to an otherwise still environment. So… put the needle to the record and have a look at these art pieces while you pack your bags for the desert:

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Fashion Radar: Minimale Animale

If you followed Kat Turner’s Detox to Retox challenge, you’re not only ready to rock your skimpy Coachella outfits for the next two weekends, you’ve also given yourself a killer body makeover that will keep your sexy bum in check for the whole entire summer. Show off your assets by investing in an edgy, fashion-forward piece of swimwear by Los Angeles-based line Minimale Animale, brainchild of designer and stylist Cassandra Kellogg. The goods are currently available at the Hellawood Pop Up Shop at Space 1520 in Hollywood and you can also shop a selection of supermodel inspired styles online here. Get your mesh on and go swimming!

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Countdown to Coachella 2012: FINAL CHALLENGE!

Well this is it, the final countdown! Dust off your feathers and Wayfarers and roll out the maxi dresses because the first Friday of Coachella is just 4 days away. If you’ve been following my Coachella Challenge Detox Program up to this point you’ve done a crazy amount of work on yourself – like whoa! In week 1 you gave up refined carbs and sugar and started drinking more water, in week 2 you gave up soy and dairy and added in lots of colorful fruits and vegetables, and in week 3 you kicked grains and alcohol and added in delicious healthy fats. Amazeballz!!

Photo credit: Caesar Sebastian

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Detox Til You Retox: Mother’s Little Helpers

As a now-reformed party girl I’ve had my fair share of crippling mornings as the result of carefree fetes from the night before. My most memorable hangovers, (that one trip to Mexico, NYE, my birthdays 2005), now etched deeply in my psyche, give me pause to reflect (shudder) and now aid me in the prevention of overdoing it.

One such hangover, perhaps the biggest motherf*&^cker of them all, was post-Coachella 2010- aka the greatest party weekend of my life, and of all lives involved. It was one of those week-long hangovers that began with unbelievable pain (and me waiting in line at 8am Monday morning at the Coachella lost and found in the blazing sun for a hour, only to not find my Blackberry) and ended with a depression that had me convinced that no one would ever love me and left me generally questioning what my life’s purpose was.

Kit Kat Coachella 2010

Evidence of a good time, with Kit Scarbo at Coachella 2010

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Countdown To Coachella 2012: Week 3 Challenge

So the first weekend of Coachella is less than 2 weeks away, but don’t freak out! We still have plenty of time to get ourselves properly primed for the myriad of pool parties and marathon of shows. By now you’ve got to be feeling pretty good! In weeks 1 and 2 you cut out all sugars and sugar substitutes, refined carbs, soy and dairy, and you’ve started drinking loads of water and eating a double rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Now that’s a major accomplishment! But we can’t just stop there… We can take it deeper, we can get even more primal…

Coachella Stage

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Detox Til You Retox: Pop your Physique

When I left this morning, hair mussed and heart pumping, I was bathed in light briny sweat and my thighs were still quivering from the events that had taken place over the course of the last hour. Behind that door we had experienced something powerful, the forging of a new and exciting relationship. I knew that tomorrow I would still be sore down there, but in that good way, like the pain was a reward for a job well done; a badge of honor.

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Countdown To Coachella 2012: Week 2 Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of the 4-week Coachella Challenge! If you’ve been sticking to the plan since last Monday, I bet you’re already feeling healthier and more fabulous! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out Week 1, then pull up your bootstraps and get ready to get SERIOUS.

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the sun sets over Coachella Valley

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Detox Til You Retox: Start A Gratitude Journal

The Beastie Boys had it right when they snarled that gratitude would set you free. When you make a habit of expressing things you’re grateful for, it trains your brain to focus on the stuff you like about your life instead of all the junk you don’t, which frees us from the gnarly grips of negativity.

Ease into it! Keep a notebook next to your bed and jot down at least 3 things every night before you go to sleep that you’re grateful for. This could seriously be anything; maybe a friend talked you out of driving home from the bar, or you found a sick pair of Celine heels on sale at Barneys, or you decided to stay home and catch up on your Netflix rather than responding to his “drinks?” text (hmmm, wonder how many girls he sent that to?).

ME, ME, ME Panama Notebook by Smythson

ME, ME, ME Panama Notebook by Smythson

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Countdown To Coachella 2012: Healthy Ways To Get In Shape

There are only 4 short weeks left until the first weekend of Coachella! Gasp! my excitement is entirely subdued by my night terrors; waking up in a cold sweat stressed by the subconscious reminder of my seriously winterized physique… which isn’t even remotely close to being bikini-ready. Honestly – I’m not even sure it’s burka-ready. How am I supposed to get Jarvis Cocker to fall in love with me with these tree trunks I’m working with?

Tree Trunks Lady Illustration by Kit Scarbo

Illustration by Kit Scarbo

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Montreal: La Belle Province

There are a million reasons why Québec, la belle province, is the best place in the world to be during summer – Montreal especially. Even Oprah is curious to know more about the “French Canadian” quality of life, as inquired on her website:

Live in Montreal? We Want to Hear From You!

We want to know what life is like in Montreal for a typical Canadian family and how it’s different from those of us in the United States. How is your daily routine different from a typical Americans? Are there customs or traditions you follow that are unique to your family, Montreal or Canada? Does your family speak French at the dinner table? Are you a hockey fanatic? How is Montreal different from say life in Cleveland, Ohio? If you or someone you know is the quintessential Canadian, we want to hear from you! Tell us your story. If we were to spend an average day with you or your family, what would we see?

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