A Photographic Tribute To Bettie Page (NSFW)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 23 May 2013 @ 10:21 pm | Categorized: Babes, Live_Sex>
“I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live.” – Bettie Page… Rest in peace.
Lingerie Guide: Hopeless Lingerie SS13
BY Vivianne Lapointe 15 May 2013 @ 10:29 pm | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
I’ve been meaning to write about Gabrielle Adamidis’ Hopeless Lingerie since I first saw a teaser for her epic black satin elastic Pentagram Harness on Instagram. The Aussie designer has spent the last five years perfecting her wicked ways with lingerie… no wonder this moody and glamorous collection is her best yet!
Lookbook Lust: Wasteland “Lost LAndia”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 14 May 2013 @ 10:14 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
“When I was 12, I thought I wanted to be Kurt Cobain’s wife,” Staz Lindes told Galore Mag in a Q&A earlier this year – well, Wasteland thought she should get her fix. In this 1990′s throwback summer lookbook shot by Gavriel Maynard, the scrumptious blonde parades around L.A. in vintage grunge staples and new goods from MINKPINK, Luv AJ, Stolen Girlfriends Club and UNIF. Smells like teen spirit, alright?
In Focus: Austyn Weiner x Cara Delevingne
BY Vivianne Lapointe 14 May 2013 @ 3:29 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Photography
Cara Delevingne’s piercing eyes and infamous goofy expressions steal the show in this Warhol-esque series by Miami-born, New York-based mixed media artist Austyn Weiner - aka Austyntatiouss.
Editorial: Brittney Panda x Marcus Cooper “Tied”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 13 May 2013 @ 3:57 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Featured, Live_Fashion>
Whether she’s behind the lens or basking in the spotlight doing one of her signature, seductively distorted poses, Brittney Panda is one hell of a storyteller. In her edgiest shoot to date, B strips down to her underwear and gets wrapped in yarn, #doingthebrittneypanda for NYC photographer Marcus Cooper on a rooftop in the Upper East Side.
Preview: Le Grand Fooding Crush Paris-L.A. 2013
BY Vivianne Lapointe 25 Apr 2013 @ 11:49 am | Categorized: Food & Drinks, Live_Travel>
A man of many words, food critic Alexandre Cammas created the term “Food” + “ing” to make food rhyme with feeling. He started Le Fooding in 2010, producing unconventional gastro-fests to promote a unique philosophy celebrating creativity and fun, and taking food outside of the restaurants.
He quickly made a name for himself for having palace chefs serve street food, holding giant picnics cooked by star chefs in art institutions and other stunts such as having star singer Neneh Cherry handle room-service.
Illustration by Floc’h
In Focus: David Koma AW13
BY Vivianne Lapointe 15 Apr 2013 @ 3:08 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Last week we were invited by H. Lorenzo to host London-based designer David Koma’s AW13 trunk show at their iconic West Hollywood boutique. It’s a very personal collection for Koma, who explained that his bold, 1960′s-inspired silhouettes and eccentric choice of fabrics are directly inspired by memories from his upbringing: “My parents used to collect records and I was always fascinated by how old school they look, while at the same time they are very modern and futuristic.”
Magic Hour With Guy Mariano
BY Vivianne Lapointe 05 Apr 2013 @ 10:33 am | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
My Magic Hour interview with Guy Mariano was ironically set on one of the few gloomy days of the year in Los Angeles, but there was no way I was going to cancel or reschedule, excited as I was for a moment with such a legend on my rooftop, especially a few days after he had won big at the 15th Annual Transworld Skateboarding Awards. In case you didn’t know, he took home two trophies; one for the coveted ”Readers’ Choice” award and the other for “Video Part of the Year” for Pretty Sweet, which also won “Video of the Year.”
Interview Series: Brad Elterman
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Apr 2013 @ 9:11 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
Remember when you could really feel the heart of rock & roll beating, walking down the Sunset Strip? I don’t. Most people who read this mag weren’t born in time to have lived and loved in 1970′s – I’m pretty sure all of them wish they did…
Joan Jett at The Whiskey, 1977.
In Focus: LA Art Benefit For Skateistan
BY Vivianne Lapointe 29 Mar 2013 @ 1:18 am | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>
On March 31, 2013, Los Angeles artists and the skate community are coming together at Nomad Collective Art Compound to raise money and awareness for Skateistan, an International non-profit charity providing skateboarding & educational programming in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Cambodia.
Along the edge of the old Russian pool on Bibimaru Hill, Kabul.
Hotel Tour: Thompson Beverly Hills
BY Vivianne Lapointe 27 Mar 2013 @ 3:17 pm | Categorized: Hotel Tour, Live_Travel>
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It’s not. It’s the opposite of vulgarity.” – Coco Chanel
Chelsea’s dress: Miu Miu, Kelley’s dress: Prabal Gurung, Sunglasses: RAEN Optics
Preview: Sametan “Don’t Tread On Me” At Spoke Art
BY Vivianne Lapointe 26 Mar 2013 @ 5:12 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>
PangeaSeed & Tokyo-based vinyl toy designer Cometdebris (Koji Harmon) are pleased to announce their latest shark-saving effort: Sametan – Don’t Tread on Me. This upcoming weekend at Spoke Art in San Francisco, they will host a one of a kind art exhibition featuring 30 custom Sametan vinyl figures designed by 30 global artists including Frank Kozik, Buff Monster, Jenn Porreca and many more.
Babe Talk: Breanna Box
BY Vivianne Lapointe 19 Mar 2013 @ 10:17 am | Categorized: Babes, Live_Sex>
“I love watching people do primal things – sleep, eat, f**k,” is what Breanna Box wrote me when she sent this phenomenal new editorial by Shelby Duncan. Actress, songstress, model; her universe is complex, yet she is fascinated by simplicity. The series of photographs is titled “Young Blood” – she affectionately referred to it as “pancakes.” It’s all in good fun for this mad woman, so enjoy the food porn and our pillow talk with a Hollywood rising star!
Studio Visit: Laurel Broughton of Welcome Companions
BY Vivianne Lapointe 11 Mar 2013 @ 1:48 pm | Categorized: Cool Finds, Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Welcome Companions introduces a new collection inspired by good times snacking in the park, making out on a polka dot blanket and falling asleep under the sun. Summer are you here yet?
Photo Of The Week: 08/3/13
BY Vivianne Lapointe 08 Mar 2013 @ 12:12 am | Categorized: Live_Art>, Photography
A couple weeks back two of our favorites – Brooke Frederick and Abby Brothers – got together for a wild shoot at the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. This photo is an outtake from a series portraits titled “The High Priestesses.”
For The Record W/ Tamara Sky
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Mar 2013 @ 7:00 pm | Categorized: Live_Art>, Music
In the first installment of For The Record, a new profile series presented by SOL REPUBLIC, the vivacious Tamara Sky talks about how she fell in love with music, her move to Los Angeles and current projects.
Tamara is a legend born in the Bermuda Triangle. In addition to being an amazing DJ, the co-founder of Los Angeles’ infamous underground Lil Death party is a stunning model, talented illustrator, witty writer and brilliant business woman… Who says you can’t do it all?
Photo by Cameron McCool