The Jameson Petty Fest Hits Los Angeles

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The Jameson Petty Fest once again returned to LA’s El Rey Theater this past Thursday for a high-energy night of fun.

Dozens of performers including the Cabin Down Below Band, Flea, Albert Hammond Jr., The Walking Papers, Brendan Benson, Nikki Lane, Dhani Harrison, Jason Lee, Butch Walker, Pete Yorn, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Danny Masterson, and much more got together to perform Tom Petty songs and benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The charity aims to provide financial assistance to struggling musicians with medical needs.

Jameson Irish Whiskey famously sponsors The Fests, so 100% of ticket sales for the event went directly to Sweet Relief.

The fest was a completely sold-out event and the entire night was a huge success.

(photo via: Debi Del Grande)

Supreme X Nike: Love of Shoes Gone Wrong

Sneakerheads united and were quickly turned away this morning in New York City, after things got a little out of foot.   Nike x Supreme recently announced the launch of their new shoe Foamposite. The shoe was first released in the late 1990s and has caught attention all around the world! Foamposites has become a collectors item.  Fanatics, eager to get their hands on the $250 pair, camped outside the Supreme Store days before the release. Supreme has been known to cause a ruckus with their collaborations and morning releases. With the throng of people, NYPD was forced to move people out of the area due to safety concerns and potential riots. The lines were as long as a couple city blocks and the police couldn’t control the crowd. Due to the massive amounts of people and violence, Supreme was forced to cancel release and only sell them on their website.

 Supreme Riot Annex Magazine

American Music Awards: Red Carpet Do’s and Don’ts

Last night the 41st American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles and the big winners for the night were definitely  tied between Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, with One Direction coming in close behind them. Though the music and performances were top notch, Ariana Grande received standing ovations for hers, the outfits are what we truly want to see. Here are a few looks of the night that caught our eye, for better or for worse.

DO’s

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T-Swift is rocking this Julien Macdonald mini, which had jaws dropping all night. A sexier dress for the AMA’s is a fun, good way to get attention. Wonder if Harry Styles was wishing they were still an item….

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Christina Aguilera stunned in this tight-fitting Maria Lucia Hohan gown. In past years she’s been criticized for being a bit heavier during AMA season, but this year she’s looking fit and amazingly sexy.

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Lady Gaga WOWed in this Versace gown and her white stallion paired quite nicely. Gaga always does know how to make an entrance.

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Miley Cyrus wore a Versus Versace white suit, which is far more tame that we we’ve seen her wearing lately… Or not wearing, I should say. This suit was chic and sexy, though it could have been tailored better to her small frame.

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Katy Perry looked gorgeous in this Oscar de la Renta gown. It was stylish and classy yet added a little bit fun with white spots dispersed throughout the dress.

DON’Ts

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Ke$ha was on the edge of the list. With a more tame look, we can appreciate her trying to find her classy side, but the two-toned hair makes it difficult to truly appreciate the Michael Costello masterpiece. If the hair was better styled (preferably in one color) and her make up made her look a bit more alive, it could have been one of the best looks of the night.

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Heidi Klum is quite possibly one of the sexiest women alive, but this Marchesa fringe dress just didn’t do it for us. It was a bit overwhelming and not in a good way. The long earrings, fringe, the embellishment in black and gold, the seemingly random pieces hanging from the straps  just makes it a bit much to take, lucky for Heidi, she could wear a trash bag and she’d still be hot.

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Kelly Osborne was named one of the worst dressed of the night, despite her usual savvy fashion knowledge as a Fashion Police member . Somehow this dress just didn’t read on the carpet and on camera how she thought it would, Kelly even tweeted: “:( my dress did not photograph anywhere near as good as it looked in real life!”  Adding gold spikes to her hairdo further confused whether she was going more for the classic Hollywood style or an edgier look. Next time Kelly, next time…

Images via  dailymail.co.

Now Playing: Dear Boy – Oh So Quiet

Dear Boy’s music video “Oh So Quiet” was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Baley Wynn, the video features the members of Dear Boy as the subjects of four bittersweet love stories.

 

Bitter-sweet alternative rock with roots in both post-punk and 90‘s British guitar pop.

Born in Los Angeles, Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized), Mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, BRMC) and Mastered by Mike Marsh (Pulp, Phoenix, Savages), the DEAR BOY EP will be released everywhere September 10th, 2013.


Dear Boy is Ben Grey (vox/guitar), Keith Cooper (drums), Austin Hayman (guitar) and Nils Bue (bass). Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized), Mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, BRMC) and Mastered by Mike Marsh (Pulp, Phoenix, Savages), the EP weaves bittersweet alternative rock with roots in both post-punk and 90‘s British guitar pop.

Performing Monday, November 18th at The Echo opening for Night Terrors of 1927
Free Show! 8:30PM
The Echo - 1822 Sunset Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90026

3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale in Los Angeles!


When:  Nov 7th, 2013 9am to 6 pm,
Nov 8th, 2013 9am to 4pm

Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St,  LA CA 90014
(entrance on Los Angeles Street, left of Pressed Juicery)

What:  Up to 70% of Women’s and Men’s RTW as well as accessories.

Happy shopping, may the fierce be with you!!!

Star Studded Halloween Bash Hosted by Casamigos Tequila

28 October, 2013 Exclusives 213 comments

In case you were wondering what your fav celebs were for Halloween this season! Below are just a few to attend the, “Dia De Los Muertos” Halloween bash hosted by Casamigos Tequila at the home of co-founder Mike Meldman alongside signature sponsor Caliche . Guests partied in an environment featuring custom painted skulls, gravestones, a photo-booth with oversize skull backdrop and shrines honoring the dead. Decor elements were influenced by Casamigos and Caliche co-founder, Rande Gerber.

 

Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford

Ryan Seacrest

 Alessandra Ambrosio

John Stamos

 

Casamigos Tequila is a small batch, ultra-premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected, 100% Blue Weber agaves, which are grown in the rich red clay soil and cool climate of the Jalisco Highlands of Mexico. To give our tequila its unique flavor and ensure the finest quality, we use old-style copper-lined pot stills for distillation. The water we use is naturally filtrated from our wells, purified and distilled to ensure no change in the tequila profile. Our Blanco is aged two months, while our Reposado is aged seven months in the finest American oak barrels, all of which are carefully selected and reconditioned after originally being used for premium-aged whiskey.

Caliche Rum was launched by Nightlife Entrepreneur Rande Gerber and 2012 Master Distiller of the Year, Roberto Serrallés, in Los Angeles on March 1st 2012. Rande and Roberto created the best rum by doing what has never been done before. Caliche Rum is distilled 5 times and is a blend of 3,4,5 year rums and aged-Solera rum. The Solera rum gives Caliche depth and character, which makes it a unique blend. We intentionally slow blend Caliche for the smoothest possible finish. The rum is aromatic and appealing to all senses. It blends well with standard mixers including: coke, soda water, coconut water; classic rum cocktails and artisanal drinks because of its flavor profile.  The Serrallés Family has over 148 years of rum making tradition and produces 65% of the rum in the land of rum, Puerto Rico, as well as being the greenest distillery in the Caribbean. The focus markets for 2013 include NY, CA, Miami, and IL.  It is available in 50 states and Puerto Rico and expanding its international footprint very soon.

Style Fashion Week is Making an Impact in Los Angeles

As fashion week came to a close, Los Angeles was the last stop to see this seasons designer forecasts and risk taking designs. Over 40 talented designers showcased their unforgettable collections throughout the week and Style Fashion Week’s landmark 6th season at LA Live was filled with five fashion packed days of shows and events featuring some new faces. Each year the event gets bigger and bigger and the guest list just keeps getting better. The Spring/Summer 2014 shows had some high-profile attendees such from celebrities including: Lindsay Lohan, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Scott Disick, Alessandra Ambrosio, Dita Von Teese, Adam Lambert, Bobby Brown, Tia Mowry, Floyd Mayweather, and Draya Michele. Guests and celebrities alike couldn’t get enough of Style Fashion Week’s live performances and breathtaking collections from designers around the world. To ring in Style Fashion Week’s official endorsement by the City of Los Angeles, Councilman Curren D. Price took to the runway before the finale shows to welcome guests and voice his support of Style Fashion Week leading the way for fashion and culture in the city of Los Angeles.

Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday Collaboration with Collection B Jackets at Nordstrom

The most exciting time for fashion is fall. It is a time where everyone revamps their wardrobe and reaches for levels of innovation not yet met. From couture designers trying to impress the ‘seen it all’ bloggers and fashion icons, to high school survivors trying to upgrade their closets from the year before, Teen Vogue takes advantage of this opportunity to share a snippet of their top trend forecasts for the fall season.

On August 10th, Nordstrom hosted an event at The Grove in Los Angeles, with Teen Vogue who partnered with Collection B Jackets. Four looks were based on the “Street Smart” trend and the other four were named “Little Darlings.” Freelance editor Michelle Meyer hosted the show and walked the audience through the magic that was happening in the mind of Teen Vogue forecasters.

Street Smarts denote that an individual is knowledgeable on how to handle oneself in the world. Dressing the part is not any different. The looks were edgy, grungy and rough around the edges. As I modeled for the event, my outfit started with sweet gray, ombre-printed leggings with a white sweater and a gray leather Collection B Jacket. The look was pulled together nicely and surely sparked an interest in a few girls in the audience to find an outfit inspired by mine.

“Little Darlings” was a trend that showcased a more lady-like look in relation to “Street Smart.” Behind the hard exterior some girls can build up, there is a soft and feminine aesthetic to us when we open up to you. My second look was all about the layers. Black leggings, a printed floral dress, cropped sweater and a red Collection B Jacket. It was girly enough to make the boys wink, but the red leather jacket said, “You can look, but you definitely can’t touch.”

The day was filled with raffle winners having the opportunity to be styled by Meyer, a special guest performance by the new upcoming boy band, After Romeo, and a stylist workshop hosted by blogger Mod Fox. Stepping outside of Nordstrom, consumers and fans had a great time in the grass receiving free mani’s, ice cream and a makeup makeover. The day was definitely packed with fun and excitement. Teen Vogue hopes that you are more than excited to start the school year and are able to open your closet on the first day of school and say, “I have so much to wear!”

Models Amanda, Mariya and Ashley with blogger Michelle from Mod Fox wearing Collection B Jackets in “Street Style” trend forecast.

Is American Apparel Going Brooklyn?

What do you get when you take Brooklyn’s ultra trendy, black leather loving retailer Oak NYC and west coast’s form fitting, neon basics manufacturer American Apparel? Well, I don’t know yet but it won’t be long until we all see what comes of this fashion transaction. In a move that nobody saw coming, American Apparel just announced its purchase of this Williamsburg-based brand, and hot damn are we excited!

In a decision so unforeseen, we’re scratching our heads out of surprise. So here’s the real question: why? As Chairman and CEO Dov Charney explained to WWD, “I saw an opportunity to build Oak without a lot of extra costs. They can leverage our manufacturing capabilities, our POS [point-of-sale] and RFID [radio frequency identification] systems, our warehousing, and our freight and distribution.” Ah, so it was an all biz kind of decision.

Much like Oak NYC, American App’s aesthetic has always been playful; toying with draped sleeves, low crotch trousers, and sheer blouses. But where Oak’s Brooklyn roots may come into play is in its sleek edge: black leather jackets, sarcastic tees, and fashion-forward men’s clothing. While the two businesses will continue to operate as separate entities, Oak NYC’s founders will consult on new AA products… so hopefully we’ll see elevated styles coming from American Apparel.

Photo VIA Oak NYC

Makeup Artist: Hilary Montez

22 April, 2013 All, Beauty 423 comments

Twenty year old, Hilary Montez has been makeup obsessed since the day she picked up her first makeup brush. She had always enjoyed being her own canvas, until people began asking her to do their makeup, and that is when she knew this was something she had a passion for, and decided to pursue it without any doubts. “Katy Perry & Lana Del Rey are my biggest inspirations because they are both beautiful, powerful women that went for their career and succeeded.”

Hilary has worked on a few independent films for the University of Southern California as a makeup artist, and has also been a makeup assistant on a short film which was shot in Los Angeles.

This past weekend, Hilary worked an event in Orange County with RAW Artists where she was able to showcase her talent on the four lovely models above.

The talented artist has also done makeup for a wedding which was located in Laguna Beach, and will soon work another wedding in San Diego. For bookings, she can be contacted at the addresses pictured below: