In Focus: TRUFFL
BY Vivianne Lapointe 22 Dec 2013 @ 10:35 am | Categorized: Live_Travel>, Scrapbook
We’re excited to introduce you to TRUFFL, a private members’ community for entrepreneurs, creatives, and thought leaders. The online platform focuses on people’s interests, and the hand-curated events bring together at least two experiences, such as dining, music, art, fashion or film. TRUFFL CEO Raphael Farasat wants you to have “once in a lifetime experiences, often.” Think underground sushi dinners, fancy wines and even throw a Cuban cigar in the mix. The club quickly becoming all the rage in Los Angeles, where people in the community have already started stepping up and creating events themselves. Have a read of the interview below:
Solestruck In Miami: “Sole Sisters” By Carlos Ramos
BY Vivianne Lapointe 17 Dec 2013 @ 3:07 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
75,000 international visitors attended the 2013 edition of Art Basel in Miami. This year again, we’ve spent some of the best four days and nights of our lives, rolling with the best crew through this magical town with eyes wide open & sky high heels… and there’s no way we could have done it all on so little sleep without taking some time off to chill and adjust our buckles, so we could better keep going.
Interview Series: Schoph
BY Vivianne Lapointe 14 Dec 2013 @ 2:56 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
When he’s not floating down the mountain on his snowboard or drinking beers at the pub with his mates, Schoph is making art. He literally squirrels himself away for months at a time to spark his creative juices, living meagerly in his studio, but happily in the simplicity of his life. He recently collaborated with fellow snowboarder and friend Corey Smith, who we interviewed a while back, along with Gordon Holden for a group show “This Place Is Nowhere” which opens tonight in LA’s Paul Loya Gallery. If in L.A., it’s definitely worth a gander.
Solestruck Does Art Basel, One Shoe at a Time
BY Vivianne Lapointe 05 Dec 2013 @ 2:44 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Let the Art Basel Miami Beach games begin! Whether you’ve made the voyage for the arts or for the nightlife, there is so much to see in such a short amount of time. We do Basel right by obeying two simple rules; don’t think you can catch everything (invites overload, anyone?,) and make sure you catch up on your sleep before you leave, because you’re in for a ride…
Photo by Carlos Ramos
Hotel Tour: Miami’s Delano Beach Club
BY Vivianne Lapointe 02 Dec 2013 @ 8:55 pm | Categorized: Hotel Tour, Live_Travel>
Life is a race to the sun, and every year without fail you’ll find us in Miami for Art Basel, ready to beat the winter blues and party ’til the break of dawn in the magic city with all the cool kids. It’s too late to book luxury accommodations at this point – most hotels on the strip sell out months before the event – but as you start planning for 2014, you’ll want to check out the images Charis Kirchheimer captured during my bestie’s bachelorette party in the penthouse of the fabulous Delano Beach Club.
Abby Brothers & Brooke Frederick Take New York
BY Vivianne Lapointe 25 Nov 2013 @ 8:14 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Brooke Frederick and Abby Brothers gallivant around NYC with an assortment of Wasteland garments, rolls of film and an adventurous attitude. We’re stoked on Abby’s recent move to the city that never sleeps; check out her exclusive interview on the Wasteland blog.
Interview Series: Kayla Varley
BY Vivianne Lapointe 25 Nov 2013 @ 8:09 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
Kayla Varley‘s photography reels you into a spontaneous, but intentional space, where every photograph feels like a poignant moment in her life. This passionate young artist is building up her portfolio at an impressive pace, shooting editorials and campaigns alongside a team of likeminded friends & creatives while traveling around her native state of California.
Art Crush: Rone “Project M” For Strychnin Gallery, Berlin
BY Vivianne Lapointe 16 Nov 2013 @ 8:26 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Street Art
The most exciting street artists are those who are consistently trying to push boundaries of form and expression. These past couple weeks, Rone has been working in the freezing cold, high above Berlin, on the largest wall he has ever attempted. Painting around windows and balconies in his signature cinematic style, the Melbourne-based street artist delivered three sumptuous renditions of the gorgeous Teresa Oman. The project was curated by Strychnin Gallery.
Hotel Tour: Madonna Inn’s Pick & Shovel Suite #123 (NSFW)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 13 Nov 2013 @ 10:52 pm | Categorized: Hotel Tour, Live_Travel>
The mayhem continued well after midnight in our equestrian themed Pick & Shovel Suite. With a suitcase full of rad clothes, a couple delicious bottles of One Hope Wine and a camera, we had ourselves one hell of a drunken dress-up dance party. If that wall-to-wall red leather couch could speak it would probably tell you that it hasn’t seen that much fun in a while…
Lookbook Lust: The Dreslyn “Tell Me All The Things You Do”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 12 Nov 2013 @ 10:28 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
In the over-saturated world of fashion e-com, The Dreslyn is raising the game. The highly-curated shop founded by ex-Montrealer Brooke Taylor Corcia keeps it real with a focus on style before fashion, offering a true glimpse into the mind of the California fashionista. In time for the colder months, this gorgeous black & white editorial featuring Amanda Hendrick reflects Corcia’s personal style mottos – she wears “a lot of black; I look for pieces that can take me the distance. I’m a big believer in an investment piece. I love a great jacket, leather, things that are more timeless.” Have a look, and get shopping!
Editorial: “Cold Mountain” By Evan Lane & Kayla Varley
BY Vivianne Lapointe 11 Nov 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Our favorite pair of roadtripping shutterbugs take it to Topanga Canyon with the fab Avery Tharp for a gorgeous new exclusive editorial titled “Cold Mountain.” Have a look!
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