New (*and old favorite) Music

Missing Coachella this weekend for the first time in eight years so have to get my music fix in other ways. Luckily my inbox is constantly packed with great new sounds. Love this track, Wild from Meeka Kates, a single released five weeks ago. Lights has a new acoustic album, Midnight Machines, which came out last week that I’m into. I spent the last year listening to her album over and over again while on the road and the acoustic versions are beautiful. Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, a band that belongs in every music festival, has a new album out in June and a few tour dates somewhere over the ocean. Another group in the same vein, who are playing Coachella this year and have a new album out, is St. Germain. I discovered both of them about fifteen years ago while on a trip to Paris for work. They both have a timeless sound, and their albums are on that list of artists which never get old (Miss Kittin, Everything But The Girl, New Order, Minor Threat, Operation Ivy and PJ Harvey are on the list too). Listen to one of my all time favorite tracks from Saint Etienne, “We’re In The City,” above and Miss Kittin below. I really am sad to miss Coachella this year, the line up is one of the best in years. Have fun, don’t do drugs in the sun, drink water and wear sunscreen! Continue reading

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Erin Fetherston Shoot, April 2016

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New shoot and blog posts up on Erin Fetherston’s website this week, which I photographed last month at The Ranch in Laguna Beach with model Becca Lane, hair by Kelli Christine Frazser and make up by Laramie Glen. New images will go up every Monday from this shoot for the next four weeks and check out what we are doing on Erin’s Instagram. More pics from our shoot below. Continue reading

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Marilyn Minter at Orange County Museum of Art

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Marilyn Minter‘s new show, “Pretty/Dirty,” is opening at the Orange County Museum of Art this weekend, April 2nd through July 10th. There will be a curator talk with her and the exhibition curators, Bill Arning and Elissa Auther, at 2PM Sunday April 3rd. A new book accompanies the exhibition with texts by a very cool list of names: Bill Arning, Elissa Auther, Nick Flynn, K8 Hardy, Richard Hell, Colby Keller, Eileen Myles, Jenni Sorkin, Neville Wakefield, and an interview with Linda Yablonsky.

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Early Spring, Day Look

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The arrival of an early spring obviously means we can bring out our chiffon breezy floral dresses asap and wear pretty in pink trench coats fearlessly. Above, an Etro lace trimmed cotton and silk-blend dress, L’Autre color block suede shoulder bag, Gianvito Rossi Brooklyn suede boots and a Rochas self-tie duchess-satin coat.

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Bat For Lashes, New Track

Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes is putting out her new album, The Bride, July 1, 2016 and just released another preview track, “In God’s House,” from the much anticipated record. Watch and listen above. Very excited for this, she is one of my favorite ethereal happy sad voices. She is playing St.Ann Holy Trinity in Brooklyn July 1st, with more dates below. Continue reading

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Tegan & Sara, Love You To Death

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So excited for this. Tegan and Sara‘s new album Love You to Death is slated for release on June 3rd, with new tracks coming out April 8th. They’ve got a couple of shows coming up in Los Angeles and New York in May. Full list below, more tour dates will be announced soon. Also digging the 80’s make up and style vibe on the cover, which is this week’s trend du jour. Continue reading

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Spring Awakening: Beauty & Books

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Spring has sprung, and it’s really early this year. It was 73 degrees in NYC this week so goodbye winter, hello global warming and LA weather everywhere. But I digress. One of my favorite things as seasons come and go is an excuse to scout new beauty products and good stuff on the horizon. Below are some fantastic products coming out for your skin and your mind (books and beauty go hand in hand, right?), including the Clarins Multi-Active Jour creme above, which features an extract from the South African plant myrothamnus to help absorb the effects of daily stress on your skin, and Couture Confessions, a new book out in June from Rizzoli written by Pamela Golbin, who has compiled a collection of favorite designers talking about their lives and inspirations. Continue reading

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LOVE !!!

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I just binge watched all 10 episodes of Love, the quietly hysterical brilliant new Netflix series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, which is probably one of the best reflections of the dysfunction of “modern romance” I have seen in a long time. It is very LA-centric, so obviously it nails the horror of dating in this city and the underlying asshole-ness of dealing with work, life and love in a town which inspires more insecurity in the human race than puberty. It is also packed with a long list of old friends and new, in cameos from the art and music world, including the lovely kick ass Chantal Claret above (I photographed her over ten years ago when she was the lead singer of Morningwood), Mike Sawitzke of The Eels, Binky Shapiro, and artist/skater Ed Templeton. It’s like going to your cool friend’s place in Silverlake for a BBQ on a Sunday. Also love seeing fellow Baltimore chic Tracie Thoms’ gorgeous face in half a dozen episodes! Watch the trailer below. Continue reading

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Saint Laurent, Fall 2016

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Today’s theme of the day is apparently the 80’s (*see post below for accompanying musical inspiration). While I’m not always a fashion fan of the era for my own personal closet, since I grew up during those murky post-disco, full on punk rock Reagan years, I do appreciate the aesthetic for editorial and photo shoot inspiration and the whole St. Mark’s Place is alive and well Blondie-Lena Lovich- Siouxsie-vibe. More from Saint Laurent fall 2016 below. Continue reading

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Kristin Kontrol, X Communicate

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New track from Kristin Kontrol, of Dum Dum Girls, which I am digging this morning. It’s got a great 80’s synth-pop sound that gets me excited, and will do the same for you, especially if you are of a certain age and a fan of New Order, Depeche Mode, and all the rest and best of that era. Listen here.

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