Lookbook Lust: LUV AJ Heavy Metal Lover
BY Vivianne Lapointe 10 Nov 2011 @ 12:11 am | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Amanda Thomas is one of the coolest, smartest babes in Hollywood. It doesn’t hurt that she can create badass jewelry either, and we’re definitely obsessed with her jewelry line Luv Aj. We had a chance to sit down with the busy designer to discuss the launch of her latest collection, and here’s what she had to say:
Los Angeles: Sexy Cocktail Named After Mae West
BY Vivianne Lapointe 10 Nov 2011 @ 12:10 am | Categorized: Food & Drinks, Live_Travel>
I’ve recently decided to embark on a sexy cocktail tasting journey to keep myself (and my lover) warm & fuzzy during the long, cold nights of winter. First stop: Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel, where mixologist Matt Biancaniello created a tasty aphrodisiac cocktail especially for me using Spiced Saint Germain, Hendricks gin and heirloom tomato juice. It’s sophisticated, yet packs a punch – immediately I thought we should name it after sex symbol Mae West, and he liked the idea!
Lookbook Lust: Jeffrey Campbell Shoes Resort 2012
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Nov 2011 @ 10:30 am | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Jeffrey Campbell shows off an unconditional love affair with Los Angeles in this Resort 2012 lookbook, a fashionable tour of the City of Angels which will takes you from Venice to DTLA to the sound of Sublime. It also brought me right back to 1995… and I loved it!
Sex Links: 11/07/11
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Nov 2011 @ 12:18 am | Categorized: Fun Fun Fun!, Live_Sex>
16 tricks for hotter monogamy.
This chick gives a whole new meaning to food porn.
Best of pulp: Margaret Brundage.
The most kissed face.
Do you pack your vibrator in your carry-on?
Molly Stone’s Blue Moon: Abby Brothers
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Nov 2011 @ 9:55 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
This week’s Rising Star – Molly Stone – blew us away with her portfolio & interview, and she’s just as bold delivering this brand new, INSANE exclusive editorial titled “Blue Moon,” shot in film in L.A. and featuring ever so sexy model Abby Brothers in vintage digs. How can you not crush hard on this girl?!
Los Angeles: High Tea With Susan Hancock
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Nov 2011 @ 9:40 am | Categorized: Hot Spot, Live_Travel>
Culver City conceptual space Royal/T is a million things at once; surely a reflection of the dynamism & extravagance of its founder, Susan Hancock. Merging contemporary pop art gallery, cafe and shop, it features a luxurious canopy tea pot bed in its bay window and an iPod Porta-Party in the back entrance. You can rent the 10,000 square foot space for anything from a birthday party to a public piano recital, and if you haven’t fell in love with Japanese anime yet, promise you’ll do it there. It’s just a really cool venue, and so are the people who gravitate towards it. I’ve had a chance to sip on high tea and talk about life, work and collecting art with Susan, and here’s what she had to say:
Travel Links 11/04/11
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Nov 2011 @ 6:42 am | Categorized: Live_Travel>, Scrapbook
Oh show me the way to the next whiskey bar…
Top signs that a snake is poisonous.
Bali, je t’aime.
Stylish at the airport.
Road trip with Lara Stone.
Exploring the pyramids connection.
10 useful secrets the major airlines don’t want you to know
Interview Series: Molly Stone
BY Vivianne Lapointe 03 Nov 2011 @ 10:55 am | Categorized: Live_Art>, Photography
L.A. photographer Molly Stone‘s dreamy fashion portraits, depicting quiet, reflective & intimate moments amidst the earth’s elements, creatively fit the bill for both the fine art and commercial sides of photography. Her inclination toward softer light and the intense emotional stillness she gets from her subjects reel the viewer in. So strong, so free.
Fashion Links: 11/03/11
BY Vivianne Lapointe 03 Nov 2011 @ 10:47 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
We’ve barely come out of our Halloween hangover and it’s already almost Friday! Here are some great fashion links from around the Web.
Dots on dots in Milan.
Eyewear e-tailer Spexclub is now LOOKMATIC.
Need new eye cream? Don’t look any further.
Petites Gouttes De Soleil by photographer Akiss Paraskevopoulos.
The new science behind your spending addiction.
Outstanding holiday party looks by Topshop.
Art Crush: Debra Baxter’s Outstanding Stone Carving
BY Vivianne Lapointe 02 Nov 2011 @ 6:38 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
New York / Seattle jeweler Debra Baxter got her first big break back in 2009 when she released her now famous Crystal Brass Knuckles, aptly named I’m going to realign your chakras motherf***, yet I just discovered her outstanding stone carving work. When asked about her inspiration, the artist states: “There is a very obvious Eva Hess and Louise Bourgeois influence. But others are Bas Jan Ader and Tracey Emin, artists that wear their hearts on their sleeves and make work about longing and failure. I’m interested in the power that comes from being vulnerable and giving up.” If you fall in love with the sculptures below, you’ll covet everything from her DB/CB Crystal Bomb jewelry collection, a (somewhat) affordable line featuring semi-precious stones. Crystal lovers rejoice!
Lingerie Guide: Nichole de Carle
BY Vivianne Lapointe 01 Nov 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
Our beloved “boudoir consultant” Sarah Jones turned me on to London luxury label Nichole de Carle and I am smitten. Shortly after graduating from the prestigious “Contour” course at DeMontfort University in England, the talented young designer went on to work with Alexander McQueen in London and Donna Karan in New York – both experiences which led her to launch her own bespoke lingerie company in 2008. Her unique designs are inspired by literature, history and architecture; they’re resolutely modern and incredibly sexy. Peek at our fave picks from the Onyx and Opal collections below:
Kristin Kirgan’s Euro Tour
BY Vivianne Lapointe 01 Nov 2011 @ 4:45 pm | Categorized: Live_Travel>, Wanderlust
“Travel shapes youth” – the old French saying is true. And when it comes to soul searching, nothing is more exhilarating than a solo journey through the beautiful, old cities of Europe. Back in September, photographer & young American poet Kristin Kirgan rented a flat in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, the first step of a four-city tour that would take her to Rome and back. She documented her trip in a photo-journalistic, but lyrical way – with high contrast and dramatic compositions – showing an undeniable emotional connection to her trip and experiences. The result is a striking photo story that will make you want to book a one-way ticket, now.
Lookbook Lust: Russian Designer Ulyana Sergeenko
BY Vivianne Lapointe 01 Nov 2011 @ 1:19 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Time travel back to a fairytale-like Russia circa 1950 with Ulyana Sergeenko‘s magnificient FW 2012 collection: so polished and refined it’s hard to believe it is only her debut. Makes me want to move to a lavish country house, play dress up, and maybe write a murder / mystery novel. How do you feel about it?
Art Crush: Scott Campbell – Skulls, Bones And Dollar Bills
BY Vivianne Lapointe 31 Oct 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
Love me some skull & bones on a day like today, so in the spirit of one of our favorite holidays of the year – Halloween – we’re crushing hard on Brooklyn-based Scott Campbell‘s “Cut Currency.” How much would you spend for burnt money in the name of art? When producing this series, Campbell sourced an obscene amount of uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint to create large sculpture-like pieces with a sunken relief effect. For instance, he used $11,000 worth of dollar bills to create a two-foot cube into which a spooky 3D skull is carved-out. Let’s just say he took a pricey bet, and the results are striking:
Krystal Simpson’s Day of the Dead
BY Vivianne Lapointe 28 Oct 2011 @ 10:53 am | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
Woke up today again in a spooky state of mind, and thought I’d re-post this stunning editorial celebrating the Day of the Dead’s iconic skull face painting traditions. It was orchestrated by model & writer Krystal Simpson for her blog, what is reality anyway. If you don’t know this young lady, you’re missing out on one of the coolest Cali-based young style icons of this decade. Learn more about her in this interview on the SGC-NYC site - but first indulge in these colorful pics inspired by the Mexican Holiday.
Interview Series: MJ Lindo
BY Vivianne Lapointe 27 Oct 2011 @ 1:09 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
Bay Area artist MJ Lindo‘s fabulous paintings on wood panels are inspired by surrealism and “Day of the Dead” type of art, which makes her the perfect Rising Star for this late October edition. Take a peek at her work & learn more about her process and art style in the interview below!