Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
ARA GALLANT.......hairstylist and photographer. he made a NAME for himself working for AVEDON and introducing the "FLYING HAIR" effect for a shoot (pictured below WITH TWIGGY). while his work was becoming celebrated across the world,he sadly took his own life in 1990. DAMIANI is now coming out with a COFFEE TABLE book called ARA GALLANT. it will be available this month :)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
you rule VANESSA! CELEBRITIES who ADOPT and don't SUPPORT PUPPY MILLS are few and far between. a picture like this can help change the world of ADOPTION for ANIMALS. please EDUCATE yourself and take a SHELTER STROLL. see all the INNOCENT animals just waiting to be RESCUED. PUPPY MILLS and BREEDERS are the EPIDEMIC. do research. LOOK at PUPPY MILLS online. look at what the MOMMA pup ends up looking and feeling like. WITHOUT DEMAND there will be NO SUPPLY. please ADOPT,DON'T SHOP!!!!!
P.S. ALL BREEDING IS WRONG in my OPINION. i challenge anyone to argue with me.when 800 healthy and beautiful pups die a week in this city..don't even get me started
if you are going to be BRAVE and rock a HEEL at nite for a FUN COACHELLA POOL PARTY...grab a PAIR of BALENCIAGA brown and pink woven heels. they would work well with a BRIGHT dress BEACH HAIR. add some thin GOLD BANGLES, and you have a sexy NITE TIME look for your VACAY. i also see these with shorts and a BOYFRIEND BLAZER when you're out and about in LA or NY. hapyy hunting. available at BARNEYS AND NEIMANS, as well as KIRNA ZABETE, NYC
with COACHELLA approaching i can't help thinking about tan GAMS in SHORT SHORTS. VOGUE ITALIA did this right, take a peak. IF HEADING TO THE SPRINGS this weekend, throw on a pair on denim shorts with a crisp white shirt and NUDE GLADIATORS, a wide brimmed HAT for good measure and you are ready to ROCK! SAFE TRAVELS
one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE sittings EDITORS in the world. TONNE GOODMAN from VOGUE will be receiving the PRESTIGIOUS ELEANOR LAMBERT AWARD at LINCOLN CENTER on JUNE 7th. very big deal. CONGRATS TONNE!
P.S. nice to see REAL FASHION EDITORS get RECOGNIZED..by "REAL" i mean the NEW YORK ones who work their asses off and live and BREATHE the book they are employed by.
the LOVELY CAMILLE MICELLI is now the ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of COSTUME JEWELRY for DIOR. very EXCITING, this fashion PUBLICIST turned DESIGNER is responsible for so much of MARC JACOB'S GLORY as well as LOUIS VUITTON where she was the FORMER accesories DESIGNER. i am very excited to see what she will do for the HOUSE OF DIOR and it's LUXURY ITEMS. i am never a big fan of DIOR RTW. i much prefer the COUTURE. let's see where the GORGEOUS CAMILLE takes us. EXCITING
P.S.At the age of only 15, Miceli became an intern at Chanel and Azzedine Alaia. She was a publicist for Chanel for seven years before she moved to Louis Vuitton to design jewelry. Her work has great buzz; we'll be interested to see what she comes up with
TILDA SWINTON, (my FAVORITE actress on the RED CARPET these days) is starring in a new flick called.."I AM LOVE" the movie is about EMMA RECHI, the wife of a textile-factory industrialist. the WARDROBE is by RAF SIMONS for JIL SANDER. can u die? i am so excited for these two worlds to collide (ones of great fashion and acting) ...directed by fellow ITALIANO, LUCA GUADAGNINO release date JUNE 18th. can't wait
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
POPPY KING! you brought my FAVORITE LIP GLOSS EVER back to BARNEYS,NY! i have been searching for SHINE in RED SINNER for years and i finally found it AGAIN! REUNITED and it feels so GOOD! the brand is CALLED LIPSTICK QUEEN and you can find it ONLINE or at BARNEYS NEW YORK. she also does a BLACK LIP GLOSS that is SUPER LUSTY. i am wearing my SHINE RED SINNER now to LUNCH with my man. blog later with his REACTION ha!
my SECRET SKIN WEAPON is facialist NARINE NIKOGOSIAN. she is AMAZING and keeps my skin FRESH and CLEAN. i love her whole facial process, as she deep cleans your pores without making you look TERRIBLE after. you can totally do a date nite after one of NARINE'S DEEP PORE CLEANSING FACIALS. she is also super SWEET and fun to chat with about SKIN and REMEDIES. she wrote a FABULOUS NATURAL SKIN CARE BOOK.."RETURN TO BEAUTY" which you can pick up at your local BOOK STORE. i am asked all the time where to go for FACIALS and NARINE is the BEST !
to book an appt call OLE HENRIKSEN FACE AND BODY 310 854-7700
you will love me for this SECRET. please note: for anyone who struggles with SUN DAMGE,FINE LINES,and ACNE she is also AMAZING for these problems. not some FROU FROU facial..you get ACTUAL RESULTS you will see right AFTER!
i am DYING for a CHANEL SUIT. it's the CLASSIC in me. yesterday i took a quick whirl through CHANEL on RODEO and fell in love with a BLACK AND WHITE TWEEDY CHANEL coat with BRASS hardware. this will be my NEXT BIG PURCHASE, as i am only investing in CLASSIC pieces these days. FEW AND FAR between, i only buy it if i can wear it for THE REST OF MY LIFE, i have enough THROW AWAY fashion. i am tending to shop as more of a COLLECTOR these days. what's your SHOPPING STYLE?
p.s. COAT will be worn with jeans only :) keeping it YOUNG,FRESH, and MODERN
Monday, April 12, 2010
meet CHARLIE. i am IN LOVE
Meet Charlie - this little Shepherd mix male is about 10 weeks old and was rescued from the Downey shelter with his 2 siblings -
he is a really sweet little boy - loves to play and is the more quieter out of the three - such a handsome boy - this guy is going to be a med sized love bug - can get puppy feisty when he's having fun, but always calms down to lay right next to you
could you give him a furever home?
Danielle Robillard Adoption Director (714) 561-9028
MATTIA BIAGI was born in Italy in 1974, and is a graduate of the I.R.F.A, an Italian art and design school. In 2001, Biagi moved from Italy to Los Angeles, California. Upon his arrival, he was inspired by one of the city's most famous landmarks, the La Brea Tar Pits, which would provide the inspiration for Biagi's current body of work. As it happened, the prehistoric site elicited a visceral reaction from the artist. Entranced by the texture of the mysterious substance, he also was immediately intrigued by the dichotomy he had uncovered: a natural, primordial element existing within a modern, urban environment was a transcendent concept to the artist. Clearly, Biagi is drawn to tar for simple and tangible reasons as well as complex, conceptual ones. Initially, he gravitated to the medium for its aesthetic qualities: the depth and dimension of its blackness; its richness of texture. Yet, as he began to work with the substance, he discovered it was the medium's unpredictability that mesmerized him. Biagi appreciated that while the material resists control, it can be coaxed and manipulated, the resulting drips and imperfections creating a cocoon-like "second skin" which imparts depth to whatever it comes in contact with. Biagi believes that the tar has such a strong physicality, anything it touches is forever transformed. The artist's first project involving tar was focused on children's Teddy bears. The combination of such a powerful and dramatic medium used to encase the ultimate symbol of childhood innocence resulted in a loaded and charged image, which would come to serve as the artist's hallmark. The body of work that has followed builds on the use of tar to embody the juncture of nature and the modern environment—and what results when those two, often divergent, entities collide. Importantly, the artist's work stimulates the viewer to consider objects, in a wholly new light. The use of tar stirs the viewer in a way that may be disturbing and may evoke spontaneous reaction. In fact, it is Biagi's ability to infiltrate the psyche with his use of tar and its applications that generates an otherworldly aura around his work.
my two favorite hosts,VICTOR and STEVE had MAZ,MY MOM and I over for EASTER. their HOME is my DREAM. everything is PERFECT, like a HIP MUSEUM. i was especially taken with the PORCELAIN WELLIES in the DINING ROOM.the DESIGNER is QUBUS, and their stuff is BEYOND! i found a few of their PIECES at TWENTIETH on BEVERLY BLVD (across from SWINGERS)