Lookbook Lust: Wasteland “Mountain High”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 16 Jul 2013 @ 2:45 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
We’re crushing hard over all of the amazing designer vintage pieces showcased in this epic new lookbook shot by in Topanga Canyon by Austin-based photographer Alexandra Valenti for Wasteland. It’s nice to see the Cali brand founded by Cheryl Cohen go back to its roots with a high fashion vibe under the guidance of their new creative director, Coryn Madley.
Interview Series: Neave Bozorgi (NSFW)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 15 Jul 2013 @ 4:05 pm | Categorized: Best Of, Featured, Interview Series, Live_Art>
Neave Bozorgi’s rise into L.A.’s photography royalty, a feat that he accomplished in only two short years, is nothing but astonishing. He has compiled an extensive body of work in this time, capturing moments of intimacy and sensual exploits. His favorite subject, as he says – legs, always and forever – reveal themselves as dominant features in many of his photographs, and he toys with the nudity often without a glimpse of the face, making the viewer hone in on the lines and curves of the body.
Editorial: Charis Kirchheimer “Gia The Beautiful”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Jul 2013 @ 11:19 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Happy 4th of July everyone!!! May your holiday be filled with hot dogs, ice creams and plenty of play time in the pool with a beautiful American babe like L.A.’s own Gia. Enjoy this rad, white & blue editorial by Charis Kirchheimer!
psssst, we’re headed to Palm Springs with Della Los Angeles!
What did you have for breakfast?
Shop the best 4th of July sales!
Awesome vintage photos of Angelenos celebrating Independence Day since 1900.
Tips for taking fireworks photos with your smartphone…
Interview Series: Karen Bystedt “The Lost Warhols”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 02 Jul 2013 @ 10:07 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
If you find yourself at an art opening in L.A. bumping into a tall, elegant blonde with wide eyes and a crystalline laugh who happens to be wearing a fabulous gown and to know just about everyone, it might be your first encounter with contemporary photographer and all-around amazing human being, Karen Bystedt.
Snapshots From Electric Daisy Carnival 2013
BY Vivianne Lapointe 26 Jun 2013 @ 12:52 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Music
Welcome to the 7th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival… In a sea of technicolor lights, drug-fueled bodies pulse in classic raver mode to the best of today’s electronic music, twerking in the tiniest booty shorts, neon bikini tops, Harajuku-style faux-fur boots, animal masks and Kandi bracelets. It’s a 3-day event of full-on orgasmic debauchery, but well worth the trip to Vegas to cut loose. Photography by Jeremy Adams.
Art Crush: Nicole Anne Robbins
BY Vivianne Lapointe 19 Jun 2013 @ 11:56 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
“In every person there is a me and a you. We see what we want to believe in, and I like to see the beauty and the madness,” Los Angeles photographer Nicole Anne Robbins explains in her artist statement. Dive into her wicked universe and enjoy a selection of her latest work.
Lookbook Lust: Billabong Womens “June Bloom”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 13 Jun 2013 @ 11:20 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
We love Zoey Grossman’s work and clearly, so does the creative team over at Billabong! In these recent SS13 lookbook outtakes, she captures that coveted lifestyle of oceanside wanderlust with New Zealand model and globetrotter, Zippy Seven.
In Focus: Becca McCharen of Chromat
BY Vivianne Lapointe 11 Jun 2013 @ 9:13 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Lingerie Guide, Live_Fashion>
New York-based designer Becca McCharen is a fashion nerd in the best possible way. Her line of lingerie, swimwear and body cages, Chromat, studied the work of futurist architects from the sixties; Superstudio‘s monolithic grid structures and Archigram‘s dystopian visions for future cities. Her latest Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was inspired by parametric design and mathematical equations such as hyperboloid structures. In this interview, McCharen opens up about her inspiring success story and her latest obsessions.
Beyoncé and her dancers wearing Chromat hoop skirts on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Editorial: David Michael Cortes x DEANDRI “Oshin”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 10 Jun 2013 @ 9:48 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Young gun stylist & designer Deanna Richmond blew up on the L.A. fashion scene when she launched DEANDRI, a sassy line of chunky platform shoes crafted out of the highest quality wood bottoms and made by hand with hella love. Lately she’s been expanding her brand into apparel, accessories and leather pieces, and photographer David Michael Cortes shot some of the newest pieces in this bright and colorful editorial featuring model Lera Pentelute. Believe the hype!
Brittney Panda by Kimberly Genevieve for ShopWasteland
BY Vivianne Lapointe 05 Jun 2013 @ 12:52 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Featured, Live_Fashion>
It’s no secret we love Brittney Panda to bits & pieces - first we interviewed her, then we featured her covered up in yarn on a rooftop in the Upper East Side and this time, we’re giving you a sneak peek into her true Hollywood story as photographer Kimberly Genevieve documents her every move from Brooklyn Projects to the sign on a hot afternoon. Full story on Wasteland’s blog.
Psssst! Like what Brittney’s wearing? From now until Thursday, June 6 at midnight PST, use the code VINTAGE20 at checkout to get 20% off everything vintage on SHOPWASTELAND.COM!
Photos by Kimberly Genevieve
On Film: Lauren Graham x Jenny Parry “This Cigarette”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Jun 2013 @ 11:06 am | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
Everybody who comes to Hollywood has a dream… what’s your dream? These famous words from Pretty Woman have us all wishing for a fairytale come true, but for most of us little ladies in the city of light, finding what we’ve come here to look for doesn’t come without a price to pay… At one point, you’ll get your heart slaughtered, you’ll be broke, you’ll be hungry, you’ll find yourself lost with nothing but a dream to lean on. But if you keep pushing, you will find your silver lining.
Sky Ferreira by Jason Lee Parry for ASOS magazine
BY Vivianne Lapointe 03 Jun 2013 @ 5:52 pm | Categorized: Inspiration Board, Live_Fashion>
Adults sucks, and then you are one. Trust Jeremy Scott to tell it like it is, but our take on it is you’ll be young forever as long as your heart stays wild and free – wouldn’t you agree? Our favorite Los Angeles photographer Jason Lee Parry shot georgeous songstress & muse Sky Ferreira in a new radical cover story for ASOS Magazine that got us wishing for a platinum blonde life…
Photographer: Jason Lee Parry
Photo Assistant: Chris Sirney
Model: Sky Ferreira
Styling: Zeba Lowe
Makeup: Gloria Noto
Hair: Alex Polillo
Retoucher: Justin Silva
Wanderlust: Day Tripping In The Florida Everglades
BY Vivianne Lapointe 31 May 2013 @ 2:42 pm | Categorized: Live_Travel>, Wanderlust
When nature calls, pick up! I always get a window seat when flying LAX > MIA so I can watch down on the swamps as the airplane descends onto wet hot Florida. After spending three days in the wild jungle of South Beach for a bachelorette party, I was in the mood for an adventure that didn’t involve tequila sodas and house music. Charis and Carlos Ramos had the brilliant idea to take me to the lush land of herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and alligators… Welcome to the Everglades National Park!
Art Crush: Robert Lamarche
BY Vivianne Lapointe 28 May 2013 @ 12:02 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
I remember when Montreal-based abstract artist Robert Lamarche - my dad – first started painting. In the early 1990′s, he had turned his charming little house by the lake into an art shack that smelled like paint and cigarettes. I was just a pre-teen and I loved it. I have fond memories of long days spent side by side, him painting and me scribbling in my journal, while he introduced me to Duran Duran and I turned him on to Cypress Hill.
Interview Series: Kimberly Genevieve
BY Vivianne Lapointe 28 May 2013 @ 11:22 am | Categorized: Live_Art>, Photography
Kimberly Genevieve is one of the most creative people I know, and one of those photographers who can turn the simplest of moments into pure aesthetic magic. Her colorful lifestyle editorials blend California’s sun-kissed surfer vibes with chic urban fashion. In this interview, we talk about her inspiration, her future projects and her love for the city she chose, Los Angeles.
Hotel Tour: Beachfront At The Georgian With Lonelydot
BY Vivianne Lapointe 24 May 2013 @ 5:19 pm | Categorized: Featured, Hotel Tour, Live_Travel>
“Don’t say a prayer for me now, save it ’til the morning after.” Duran Duran