Tess Giberson Fall 2015

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Tess Giberson just does not lose her touch, ever. Stellar collection of gorgeous layers, knits and everything we want to wear not just for fall and winter but all year long. LOVE! Continue reading

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Lonely Whale

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There are so many reasons for this film to get made. A documentary on the lonely whale, who has apparently never been seen only heard and never by his own species because he ‘speaks’ at a completely different decibel than other whales, is a study in science, nature, and humanity all at once. Adrian Grenier is producing the documentary, and as always putting his money where his mouth is by supporting causes near and dear to his heart, which also happen to be near and dear to my own. Our environment has been in crisis for decades (anyone who went to high school with me will recall the only 9th grader within vicinity screaming about the ozone layer and recycling in 1988) and this creature has been out there for decades calling out amidst isolation and oceanic noise pollution, which comes in so many forms. Last night Adrian along with the filmmakers and their friends and family of supporters, launched a Kickstarter campaign at an event in Venice, to raise $300,000 to fund the expedition to find the whale, which would be historic to say the least. Watch the sizzle, donate a little money and wait for the mystery to be solved. Continue reading

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Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2015

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Alexander McQueen pre-Fall 2015 collection. Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg Performs at the 3rd Annual Pre-Grammy’s Party

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Another epic night from Levi’s and Snoop Dogg, the team du jour. Last night at Hollywood’s Palladium Snoop Dogg performed at the 3rd Annual Pre-Grammy’s party with a stellar line up of friends, and 3,000 super fans. His highly anticipated new album, Bush, produced by Pharrell, will be out in the Spring of 2015. The opener was Diplo with Skrillex, followed by Snoop at Midnight, with Pharrell, and a surprise appearance from Chaka Khan, who had just come from the Essence Black Women in Music event. We danced for hours and also spent some quality time, between performances, in the ladies room making short films. More pics below. Thanks as always to Levi’s for making our lives jam packed with creative love and inspiration (*and new 501CT jeans). Continue reading

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Obligatory Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Don’t be fooled, this is basically a list of things I want. I am not buying gifts for anyone on V-Day so think of this as a narcissistic exercise, but isn’t V-Day just that anyway? I’m in a fight with romance. That said, aren’t these Dolce Gabbana heels gorgeous? Ditto the Givenchy patent leather tote, Clarins lip balm, Smythson notebook, and this cute pleated shirt dress with a drawstring waist. Continue reading

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Sundance 2015, What To Watch, Part 2

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If you’re watching films at Sundance you’re basically living through a week long manic episode of laughing crying, laughing crying, laughing crying. It’s like The Cars’ “Drive” video with Paulina gone haywire. Seriously, it’s emotionally draining (in the best way possible). Also slightly similar to the first season of Glee. Anyway, I digress. Here are the rest of the films that kept me up from 7am til midnight in Park City, including the one above that nailed it on all counts. Dope has everything: a great script, a cool young cast, and a fantastic story line full of heart, soul, depth, music, intelligence and just the right touch of political undertones, that makes my heart go boom. Rick Famuyiwa directed this breath of fresh funny air, which Forest Whitaker produced (I love the Continue reading

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Lights, Running With The Boys, Leisure Cruise Remix

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Love this remix by Leisure Cruise (Dave Hodge and Leah Siegel) of Lights‘ “Running With The Boys.” Listen here. They’re touring in a few weeks, all the dates below. Continue reading

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Sundance Road Trip

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I didn’t take a lot of photos driving to and from Sundance this past week, but I did manage to get a few of what has officially become an obsession: the rest stops of America. They are surprisingly beautiful, almost like paintings after a second look. These are some of the few I pulled over for while driving back to LA yesterday. It’s a 13 hour drive each way but goes by fast, even faster when you are shooting or making quick films on your iPhone (see Instagram). Continue reading

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Chef Dance, Eddie Bauer, Cat Footwear, Woolrich, & More

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You can’t walk two feet on Main Street in Park City without seeing some really great fashion, a lot of it acquired right there at the festival from all the generous brands who come out for the first weekend. This year we stopped by a few of the suites to say hello to old friends and get our snow fashion vibe in full effect. I got a new pair of super cute boots from CAT Footwear and some new bangles from NY-based Alex & Ani, at the TR Suites at The Blue Iguana Lounge, and a cute new coat from Eddie Bauer, which came in handy despite the unusually warm weather (no one is complaining!) In between film screenings we stopped at the Stella Artois cafe for lunch, where LA’s Animal restaurant took Continue reading

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Sundance 2015, What We Saw & What To Watch, Part 1

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Liz Garbus’ documentary What Happened Miss Simone opened the festival on Thursday evening with a layered overview of the life of Jazz musician and political activist Nina Simone. I loved this documentary, which gives a deeply personal view of her life, work and family throughout decades of extreme change in this country. The film is timely, packed with archival footage of the Selma march, speeches by Malcolm X and Stokey Carmicheal, as well as the Shabaaz daughters, who grew up with Lisa Simone, Nina’s daughter and the producer of the film. Next up was The Bronze, which failed to deliver on it’s Napolean Dynamite with a perverted twist vibe though it was at times funny and I can see John Waters laughing his ass off at it. Continue reading

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