Stephen Shore, New Book & Signing

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Stephen Shore has a new book, From Galilee to the Negev, being published by Phaidon, out in stores in May, and next Thursday April 24th he is doing a book signing at Hennessey + Ingalls inside Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd in Los Angeles. Slideshow presentation at 7pm followed by the signing and a reception. Stephen still teaches photography at Bard, which is where I discovered his work years ago as a freshman. He pretty much invented color photography as it is today. A lot of what we see in travel and food photography and even Andreas Gursky, he did first. Continue reading

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Diamond Version, Debut Album CI

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Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai, who play together as Diamond Version, have an electro rhythm filled debut album, CI, being released on Mute records June 3rd. Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys collaborated on one of the tracks, Were You There. It’s old school electronica and synth, which you will either love or hate. I am of the former. It makes me feel like sweaty, humid summer nights, dancing outside in a field somewhere. Impossible not to love that. Continue reading

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Thale Blanc, Flutter & Zodiac

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I am an avid fan of LA-based designer Deborah Sawaf’s accessories line Thale Blanc for the red carpet as well as any excuse I can find for her little works of art. A clutch is a great way to keep your day or evening free of unwanted crap that we usually end up dragging around with us in our bags (do you really need three shades of lip gloss and half the contents of Rite Aid in your satchel? I know, sometimes I do too.) On occasion I carry a clutch inside my big bag for easy access, which doesn’t help keep things light but who said fashion has to be logical? Beyond head over heels for the butterfly one above as well as the zodiac collection below. Continue reading

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Spring Look, LA Style, Chateau Living

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One of my favorite shoots I photographed and styled for Women’s Wear Daily in 2008 while working as their West Coast Fashion Editor. We shot it at the Chateau Marmont, Bungalow 4. The dress above is from Collette Dinnigan, jewelry from Erickson Beamon, hat by Eugenia Kim and boots by LA-based designer Calleen Cordero with a Vintage Classics belt and DKNY stockings cut off into knee socks.

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Mint, Morning, Noon & Night

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Call it an obsession or a fixation but I can not give up this color. It’s been more seasons than I can count and I don’t care. It’s pretty and cool and makes me happy. Butterfly diamante top, Chinese Laundry sandals, Marc Jacobs pleated skirt, and Topshop faux leather satchel above and more below. Continue reading

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Peter Som for Kohl’s

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Peter Som’s collection for Kohl’s is hitting stores this week. I styled a shoot for Cosmo with the collection and fell in love with the dresses, jumpers and prints. It’s a great collaboration with amazing prices. The black jumpsuit was everyone’s favorite the day we were shooting so we’ve all made a promise to text each other if we are out on the same night because chances are high we will be living in that jumpsuit this season. More photos from our shoot below. The photographer was Kathryn Wirsing, Kat Zemtsova did hair and Caitlin Wooters did the make up. Our models were an awesome mix of real cool girl writers and friends. All clothing by Kohl’s, with accessories bought at some of my favorite go tos for the occasion (trade and styling secrets revealed). Continue reading

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Stan Brakhage at Anthology Film Archives

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Anthology Film Archives on 2nd Avenue is screening a series of Stan Brakhage films starting this weekend Saturday April 12th at 6pm and 8pm, when they are showing several of his hand painted shorts as well one of his sound films, Blue Moses. Sure, you can watch Mothlight below on You Tube but it is so much cooler (and a rare sighting these days) on the big screen. Continue reading

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The William, Shakespeare & Peacock

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Tuesday night we went to the newly opened and renovated William Hotel on 39th between 5th and 6th which, used to be the Williams Club of Williams College that opened in 1924. It’s a hotel with a great old school English vibe in the restaurant and pub, and super modern extended stay residences and hotel rooms. The Shakespeare pub downstairs and The Peacock restaurant upstairs are packed with a good looking crowd, serving a similar menu of fantastic food by English-born chef Robert Aikens, including a pate that I had to have a bite of. It was worth it. For dinner I had an order of the deviled eggs and the Cheddar Caesar salad with white anchovies. Insanely good. Continue reading

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Tory Burch, Kissing Elephants

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Pulling clutches for a client going to the MTV Movie Awards this weekend and googly eyed over this Tory Burch wooden ‘kissing elephants’ clutch. So cool.

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Lyon Apprentice, Debut EP

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Lyon Apprentice‘s debut EP ‘Be Honest, Be Wild, Be Free’ is being released digitally worldwide today Friday April 4th. Listen to the single ‘Be Careful’ here and the video for ‘Beautiful Thought’ below. Continue reading

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