I have a lot of amazing moms in my life, including of course my very own, and for the past few years I’ve put together a Mother’s Day Box for my best friend who has two gorgeous daughters, who are also my goddaughters. The box, which can be a classic gift box or, what I like to do is throw it all in a really pretty storage box she can re-use, includes everything from wine to shoes to beauty products and books, chocolate and anything else I can think of that will make her smile. Moms are 24-hour miracle workers and every day is mother’s day but next Sunday, we can brag about it even more. To all the moms in my life, I LOVE YOU, thanks for all the life lessons, love and support! Gifts below… The Girls In The Vineyard Rose, Alexander McQueen honeycomb bee Continue reading
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Tagged Art and Farm Rose, Floral Bag, Ideas, Italian Wine Glasses, Kaplan MD Lip Collection, Love Necklace, Mothers day Gifts, Prada garden Tool Set, Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer, Wine
Pulp and James Murphy track. Soulwax remix of “After You.” The single came out April 20th on Rough Trade Records. Track and video below. Happy Friday. Continue reading
A sketch of the ballet costumes Riccardo Tisci designed for the Opéra Garnier in Paris, which is presenting Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro” through June 3rd, with Belgian choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet. Marina Abramovic is responsible for the all-black scenography.
I don’t need to wax poetic about how much I love when brands actually do what they say and mean what they say, so needless to say, I love Levi’s. Levi’s Haus in LA hosted a little soiree last night to celebrate their collaboration on a limited edition 501® jean, made of eight post-consumer waste plastic bottles, for EKOCYCLE™, a social movement founded by Will.i.am and Coca Cola. The jeans are a part of the Levi’s® WasteLessTM collection they introduced last fall to educate consumers about recycling, which is also the ethos behind EKOCYCLE™ “a global initiative designed to educate consumers about everyday recycling choices and change the way consumers think about and treat waste.” Pics from the night below. Continue reading
I love this series of photographs from Dutch artist Erwin Olaf, a few of them were up at Paris Photo last weekend. I first saw his work a few of years ago at the Santa Monica barker show. More below. Continue reading
There is the usual brewhaha over the new exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture” at The Met which opens next week on May 9th in NY so I thought it only fair that some of us who sacrificed healthy hair and various pierced body parts to the art of angry punk rock pipe in. When I was in 8th grade I discovered skateboarding and punk music. In that order. My first punk music cassette in 1986 from a fellow skater in my class (*I was the only girl amidst the boys who skated in middle school) included GBH, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Misfits, Clash and Sex Pistols for good measure. By the end of 8th grade I had also discovered Manic Panic hair dye and when 9th grade started I had my first mowhawk. A blue one to be specific. That year I ordered my first pair of skull buckle boots from Bogey’s of London (see above and below, they no longer Continue reading
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Traveling light is my favorite way to go. I hate checking luggage and usually only travel with two bags, my carry on and a large purse where I can squeeze a few extra things (belt, beauty products, maybe even my laptop or iPad and magazines, of course). In the carry on, I take as little as possible and as much as I can that can be recycled throughout my trip. Shorts are a great way to minimize if you’re going somewhere warm. I love this Equipment shirt with Rebecca taylor shorts and Banana Republic sandals. Change into an orange silk blouse and Sergio Rossi heels at night. I like to switch out my wallet for a cute clutch when I travel so the shift from day to night is even easier. A bag that can fit a ton of stuff like this Michael Kors one is perfect, ditto the Alexander McQueen studded clutch which can be your wallet by day and evening bag at night. Continue reading
This is a photo from Polina Kouklina‘s first shoot for a fashion publication (Russian ELLE to be exact). I photographed her in Moscow for it in 2001 and she went on to become a working model in Paris, Milan and New York just a couple of years after this shoot. I repeatedly told her Russian “mother agency” (an ironic term if ever there was one…) that I didn’t want to shoot girls under the age of 16 and when I saw her at a casting they told me she was 16. On set she told me she was 14 and by the middle of the shoot I found out she was actually 13. Her real mother, Continue reading
Sometimes when I am sitting in my car at a red light in LA and bored, I look left and find amazing walls staring back at me. It happens a lot. Not just in LA. Love this. No explanation necessary…
Alexander McQueen leather tiger snake print T-strap heels. Oi.