Rising Star: Alice And The Glass Lake
BY Vivianne Lapointe 11 Nov 2013 @ 12:21 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Music
Brooklyn-based Alice and the Glass Lake is ethereal music for dreamers, the kind of tunes that can switch your mood around and change the story in your head when you’re having a bad day. The gorgeous songstress recently released a fantastic new video shot at Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains for her single “Coming Down,” premiered last week during a private concert in Los Angeles at Space 1520. We hung out with Alice for a portrait session with L.A. photographer Evan Lane and talked about dreams, inspirations and new chapters.
Art Crush: Mark Rubenstein’s “Gone By Dawn” (NSFW)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 10 Nov 2013 @ 11:18 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Photography
In “Gone By Dawn,” a photographic body of work spanning 13 years, Mark Rubenstein introduces his muses; beautiful ingenues caught in a transitional period between the vulnerability of childhood and the power of their future self. The images are moody and surreal, reflecting the shaky, yet exhilarating feeling of being “not a girl, not yet a woman.” The book (limited edition of 100, signed & numbered) has just been released at Colette in Paris and although it hasn’t had its Los Angeles debut, Rubenstein’s already way deep into his next journey. Enjoy our interview and peep all these babes!
Preview: Faith Ann Young’s “Eat Cake” 11/09/13 At The Space 650
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Nov 2013 @ 7:04 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
“Eat Cake” marks a critical shift for Venice-based photographer Faith-Ann Young from straight documentary style to more stylized Fine Art portraiture. An escapism series inspired by romanticism and magical realism, it depicts eccentric Parisian performance artists, House of Drama, role-playing in a bohemian, velour-covered attic in Paris. Be sure to join us for the exhibition’s preview & opening soirée on Saturday, Nov 9th, 7pm-11 PM at The Space 650, located at 650 Sunset Ave Venice CA.
Lookbook Lust: Wasteland “Paint It Black”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Nov 2013 @ 3:58 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Harper Smith‘s “Paint It Black” editorial for ShopWasteland.com‘s relaunch channels that dark bohemian look we all lust for in the fall. “I love vintage photography vibes, so I wanted to create something a bit dark and nostalgic to set the pace for Wasteland’s modern take on vintage,” the photographer explains.
Preview: “LA Odyssey” @ Bruce Lurie Gallery
BY Vivianne Lapointe 03 Nov 2013 @ 10:54 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Photography
Three photographers, Lily Flores, Serge Gil and Kristy Mann, pooled their creative juices in this compelling ongoing series “LA Odyssey” opening Nov. 7 at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in LA. In part one, “Conceptions,” they explore the idea of the masked nude interacting with the vast canvas and place they call home, Los Angeles.
The Ugly Duckling, Hollywood Hills, Kristy Mann
Interview Series: Amanda Jasnowski
BY Vivianne Lapointe 03 Nov 2013 @ 7:01 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
Life is short, do what makes you happy… Everybody’s on that tip, but Amanda Jasnowski is actually doing it; living in Brooklyn, traveling the world with creative friends, falling in love with a man on a different coast, directing ad campaigns for iconic brands, getting featured in 30 under 30 lists. Not bad for a 21-year-old, right?
Check In: Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa
BY Vivianne Lapointe 02 Nov 2013 @ 11:00 pm | Categorized: Featured, Hotel Tour, Live_Travel>
Whether you’re going on a solo retreat, on a road trip with a group of girlfriends or on a romantic getaway, Big Sur is sure to bring peace to your heart. It’s the perfect destination to truly disconnect from the daily hustle and enjoy some quiet time in the middle of nature. A mile away from Pfeiffer Beach, we’re checking into the Ventana Inn and Spa - a Joie de Vivre Hotel, a luxurious rustic resort surrounded by redwood, oak and bay laurel trees.
Editorial: “Freestyle” by Kayla Varley
BY Vivianne Lapointe 27 Oct 2013 @ 10:36 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Featured, Live_Fashion>
If it’s fall foliage you’re after, Los Angeles can’t deliver. But as the weather cools down, days become shorter and nights lengthen, we start craving pie, bundle up in cozy sweaters and hit some skate spots with the boys. This feel-good editorial by the proficient Kayla Varley perfectly captures that vibe…
A Photographic Tribute: Vicki Dougan, The Real Jessica Rabbit
BY Vivianne Lapointe 21 Oct 2013 @ 11:54 pm | Categorized: Babes, Live_Sex>
“You don’t know how hard it is being a woman looking the way I do,” famously said Jessica Rabbit, a sultry character inspired by 1950′s model, actress and party girl Vicki Dougan who was propelled to fame thanks to her publicist who commissioned a series of provocative backless dresses.
Healthy Addiction: Lashfully Beverly Hills
BY Vivianne Lapointe 19 Oct 2013 @ 11:39 pm | Categorized: Body & Beauty, Live_Fashion>
My beauty philosophy is pretty simple: less is more. I grew up with a mother who glorified “le bare face” and a healthy glow, with a general disdain for the overdone. I’m always shocked when I’m greeted by a perfectly dressed young gal with glossy curls and a fully made-up face at 9 in the morning. How can anyone pull this off?
I like to cleanse, moisturize and call it French chic; however lately I’ve been cheating on my roots by adding a little drama to my blinkers without any change in my morning routine, thanks to my fabulous friends at Beverly Hills salon Lashfully.
Lookbook Lust: RVCA Womens Holiday 2013
BY Vivianne Lapointe 16 Oct 2013 @ 11:54 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Earlier this month I took a couple of my faves to the RVCA Fairfax store for a little fun… Spring Breakers style. We shotgunned a couple PBR’s in the alley and proceeded to break into the side door (Ashleah’s got skills) for a very private shopping mission.
Editorial: “Deserter” by Evan Lane and Kayla Varley
BY Vivianne Lapointe 08 Oct 2013 @ 6:29 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Photographers Kayla Varley & Evan Lane were at it again this past weekend, rushing away from the city heat with model Alissa Geraghty (Whilhelmina) in favor of a hot spot somewhere in the middle of the desert in Lancaster where they shot this gorgeous editorial titled “Deserter…”
Editorial: “Rush Hour” by Evan Lane and Kayla Varley
BY Vivianne Lapointe 18 Sep 2013 @ 7:52 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Put together Los Angeles photographers Evan Lane and Kayla Varley at a lovely Eagle Rock crib with the beautiful Heather Kemesky at magic hour and you’re in for a treat. This photo board will make you want to hold onto the last days of summer. Check it.
Hotel Tour: The Saguaro Palm Springs
BY Vivianne Lapointe 23 Aug 2013 @ 10:48 am | Categorized: Featured, Hotel Tour, Live_Travel>
“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Lookbook Lust: Wasteland “Summer’s End”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Aug 2013 @ 8:59 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
“There is a lot of life in foliage. Flowers and plants are their own characters and bring a lot of energy to my pictures. I like the use of a flower as a metaphor for feminine eroticism,” Amanda Charchian says about her new photos shot at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden for Wasteland‘s August lookbook, Summer’s End.
Interview Series: Melissa Findley
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Aug 2013 @ 8:56 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
When I met Melissa Findley at Pow Wow Hawaii earlier this year, I instantly fell in love with her vibe and her beautiful, open mind. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she’s a world traveler who draws inspiration from the people she meets, but also the simple things she experiences on the road. She travels and works with her boyfriend Steen, and as a couple they feed off of each other’s creative energy. Her photography speaks for itself, it is sensual and universal. This is the first Live Fast Mag feature for this self taught photographer, and I look forward to many more!