Interview Series: Graham Dunn
BY Vivianne Lapointe 22 Oct 2012 @ 10:28 am | Categorized: Featured, Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
L.A.-based photographer and director Graham Dunn doesn’t only capture physical beauty and style. He has the rare ability to literally dig into the soul of a subject with his lens. Extract its purity. Just look at all the eyes in the spread below! Dunn has shot for Lovecat, Bambi, Ben Trovato and has a really wonderful portfolio of short fashion films. He’s one of our favorite portrait photographers, yet “Gray Area” was his first story for Live Fast Mag, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce him in our Interview Series. He’s not a man of many words, but the images definitely do the talking.
Preview: Gregory Siff’s “Matter Of Time” At Gallery Brown
BY Vivianne Lapointe 17 Oct 2012 @ 4:34 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Studio Visit
Gregory Siff‘s swift rise to fame among Los Angeles’ street and contemporary artists can be explained by three obvious things you’ll notice when you meet the man and take a look at his work: talent, determination and a real good heart. The actor, writer and painter just won’t stop ’til he gets enough and we are thrilled to see what he created for “Matter of Time,” his upcoming show at Gallery Brown.
Editorial: Siouxzen Kang’s “Fully Frida”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 17 Oct 2012 @ 1:15 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
How inspiring Frida Khalo’s life was, even to this day, so it’s no wonder photographer Siouxzen Kang emulated her style and grace in this glorious Live Fast Mag exclusive titled “Fully Frida.” Frida’s life as a painter and as a lover was defined by her difficult health issues caused by polio and a tragic accident as a young woman. But despite her limitations, she defined herself by creating some of the world’s most recognizable and influential paintings with her colorful folkloric style.
Talking Shop: Q&A With Cheryl Cohen
BY Vivianne Lapointe 17 Oct 2012 @ 11:32 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
I was reading an article on IFB last night about the Internet’s current obsession with getting inspired… Well, you know what inspires me way more than typed out inspirational slogans? Success stories… in the flesh. I’m completely obsessed with the story of Cheryl Cohen’s journey as a young babe with a head full of dreams, moving to L.A. and opening a vintage store on a hip block of Hollywood with her beloved husband.
Art Crush: Found, Never Seen Before Photos Of The Stones
BY Vivianne Lapointe 09 Oct 2012 @ 9:51 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Featured, Live_Art>, Music, Photography
Last week my girlfriend Lauren White unveiled “Found,” a set of never before exhibited photos of the early Rolling Stones on a road trip in the U.S. back in 1965. Twenty-three beautiful, intimate photographs were lost in a box and found at a random flea market in Saugus, CA.
Wanderlust: Christopher Swainston’s “Oblivion”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 09 Oct 2012 @ 11:37 am | Categorized: Live_Travel>, Wanderlust
Photographer Christopher Swainston shoots an exclusive for Live Fast Mag and plays with the soul of the the human condition against desolate locations smashed in a double exposure. Swainston tagged along on a trip to Ely, Nevada with photographer Steven Stone while he was shooting Zuriick’s latest lookbook campaign and captured these behind the scenes images. Feel the softness of humanity as you experience this fleeting yet tender day that our protagonists drive through.
Giveaway: Lookmatic x Loeffler Randall Shades [Closed]
BY Vivianne Lapointe 05 Oct 2012 @ 12:10 pm | Categorized: CONTESTS_GIVEAWAYS, Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>
Our friends over at Lookmatic recently collaborated with Loeffler Randall‘s Jessie Randall to design a modernized 1960′s cat eye frame in a funky horn color resembling leather. We love these shades, so we decided to give two pairs away… Everybody needs a good pair of statement glasses!
Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a pair!
Giveaway details here!
Babe Talk: Leore Hayon of The Girl Habit
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Oct 2012 @ 1:11 pm | Categorized: Babes, Featured, Live_Sex>
When Israeli, Moroccan, Swedish and Italian beauty genes mix, you get a stunner like L.A.-based model and actress Leore Hayon. With her wild, untamed hair, deep green eyes, contagious smile and unique style, she is one of our favorite new faces right now - I could honestly stare at her all day and we are thrilled to feature her in this week’s babe talk. Enjoy our Q&A and watch out for this rising star!
Interview Series: Daniel Rolnik Curates INTERVIEWS
BY Vivianne Lapointe 02 Oct 2012 @ 10:17 am | Categorized: Events & Openings, Interview Series, Live_Art>
I might be biased, but I just love when writers venture into art curation. This past summer, Daniel Rolnik - a freelance art critic based in Los Angeles - has used his connections and creative sensibility to bring together a sweet line-up of contemporary artists (Joshua Petker, Jim Mahfood, Ellen Schinderman, Will Deutsch, Ryan McIntosh and many more) for his first show at CURIO gallery in Venice Beach.
INTERVIEWS opens Saturday, October 6th from 7-11pm at Curio Studio and Collection in Venice Beach (324 Sunset Avenue Venice, CA 90291). The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, and photographs – 68 pieces in total. We had a chance to chat with Rolnik about this latest project, and here’s what he had to say:
Cool Find: Bona Drag x In God We Trust x Keep A Breast Collab
BY Vivianne Lapointe 01 Oct 2012 @ 8:02 am | Categorized: Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>
Boobs necklaces are the new bff charms! Our love affair with Bona Drag continues with a new release created in partnership with In God We Trust. We’re lusting for this adorable custom brass necklace and we sure do love shopping for a good cause! In time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds from sales of this product will benefit The Keep A Breast Foundation™, the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization. So buy one of these babies for yourself, and one for your best friend >>> right here!
Interview Series: Judith Supine “Too Much For One Man”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 28 Sep 2012 @ 12:24 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
A lot of magazine clipping and much resin huffing have been going on since we last wrote about enigmatic Brooklyn artist Judith Supine. This is the final week to check out his latest body of work off the streets, a solo exhibition at Jonathan Levine gallery in New York. He claims it’s “Too Much For One Man,” but I think you can handle it…
Lookbook Lust: Jerome C. Rousseau FW12 (Video)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 25 Sep 2012 @ 4:17 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Shoes can be your best asset – a real weapon of seduction – and designer Jerome C. Rousseau has made it his career and his mission to make our legs look our best! His latest collection for FW12 is a real treat for the ladies, so let’s get festive with some of our favorite styles (sparkles, please!). Bet you’ll also enjoy this fabulous fashion video created in collaboration with director Jessica Hundley… Dance party, anyone?
Babe Talk: Makeup Artist Gia Brascia
BY Vivianne Lapointe 25 Sep 2012 @ 1:54 pm | Categorized: Babes, Featured, Live_Sex>
I remember so clearly chatting with L.A.-based makeup artist and creative Giavonna Brascia while sitting at a bar at LAX in transit on my way to Montreal in early 2011. A young, fearless Gia was telling me with passion how she wanted to see the world and to find a way for her craft to take her there. A year later, the babe has out-traveled me x 100. She’s a living example that if you follow your gut and keep your eyes on the prize, goodness happens. Oh and being hot and talented helps for sure. In this featured editorial set in Miami and titled Gods of Blood and Thunder, my gorgeous friend plays muse for the one and only, Charis Kirchheimer.
Giveaway: LOVE IS ART, So Make It! [closed]
BY Vivianne Lapointe 21 Sep 2012 @ 10:00 am | Categorized: CONTESTS_GIVEAWAYS, Fun Fun Fun!, Live_Sex>
Earlier this year we posted about the LOVE IS ART kit, a whimsical intimacy product brought to market by South African abstract artist Jeremy Brown. Under Klein and Warhol’s influence, Brown had been creating several of his body of work during sex and decided to transform his extravagant bedroom habit into a painter’s kit that anyone could use. SO FUN! We thought you’d want to try it, too, so here you go, we’re raffling two! Good luck!
Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a kit!
Giveaway details here!
Interview Series: BB Bastidas
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Sep 2012 @ 4:08 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
Los Angeles artist BB Bastidas has always had a thing for the outerspace. His colorful artistic universe is rich in Aliens, starry skies, apex predators and more awesome cosmic psychedelia. It seems like he recently found conceptual climax blending contemporary cultural references, astrological and mythological tidbits and life slices from very own birth chart in a very personal series of paintings titled BB The Extra Terrestrial, shown in Paris earlier this summer. I had a chance to sit down with BB and chat about his recent travels, ideas, icons and dreams. Enjoy!