Interview Series: Vanessa Mooney
By Julia Childs 02 Jul 2014 @ 11:23 am | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
You obviously know who Vanessa Mooney is at this point…right? She’s the designer behind our latest editorial, recently teamed up with a certain Live FAST favorite to create her latest lookbook, and is constantly fusing different eras, continents, and styles into her jewelry to create unique pieces. If perhaps you’ve been neglectful of your fashion upkeep lately, now is a great time to familiarize yourself with Vanessa Mooney Jewelry.
In Focus: Andrea Doria
By Julia Childs 09 May 2014 @ 12:45 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
The dichotomy created by the constant pull between dark and light, reality and the cerebral musings of a dreamlike space, remnants of the past and souvenirs of the future. These are the driving forces behind Andrea Cohn, the twenty-eight-year-old creative director/founder of Andrea Doria. Established in 2012, the New York City-based label focuses on quality over quantity, crafting small-scale collections that explore the liminal space between opposing energies. Named after the luxury liner that met its beautifully tragic demise in 1952, Andrea Doria is a line that lusts to maintain the intricate balance between destruction and creation.
Cool Find: Trove Belts
By Julia Childs 10 Apr 2014 @ 10:31 am | Categorized: Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>
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?
Interview Series: Sagan Lockhart
By Vivianne Lapointe 13 Nov 2012 @ 4:00 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
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…
Introducing A New Sex Column
By Caitlin Thomas 17 Sep 2012 @ 7:08 am | Categorized: Babes, Live_Sex>, Relationships
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.
Snapshots From FYF Fest 2012
By Laura Austin 05 Sep 2012 @ 9:42 am | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Music
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.
Interview Series: Seasick Mama
By Kayli Baldasare 08 May 2012 @ 2:00 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Music
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?!
Snapshots from Coachella 2012
By Laura Austin 18 Apr 2012 @ 6:19 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>
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.
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.
Art Crush: David Copithorne
By Abby Wilcox 12 Apr 2012 @ 4:11 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
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:
Fashion Radar: Minimale Animale
By Vivianne Lapointe 12 Apr 2012 @ 10:00 am | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
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!
Countdown to Coachella 2012: FINAL CHALLENGE!
By Kat Turner 09 Apr 2012 @ 10:36 am | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
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
Detox Til You Retox: Mother’s Little Helpers
By Kat Turner 06 Apr 2012 @ 9:32 am | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
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.
Evidence of a good time, with Kit Scarbo at Coachella 2010
Countdown To Coachella 2012: Week 3 Challenge
By Kat Turner 02 Apr 2012 @ 10:23 am | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
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…
Detox Til You Retox: Pop your Physique
By Kat Turner 29 Mar 2012 @ 11:27 pm | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
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.
Countdown To Coachella 2012: Week 2 Challenge
By Kat Turner 26 Mar 2012 @ 11:46 am | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
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.
the sun sets over Coachella Valley
Detox Til You Retox: Start A Gratitude Journal
By Kat Turner 23 Mar 2012 @ 9:09 am | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
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