Moore From L.A.: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on Their Return to the Screen With ‘Making the Cut’

Looking for some fashion distraction? Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are ready to help — and maybe change the business along the way.
The former “Project Runway” hosts and mentors lead the cast of “Making the Cut,” premiering Friday on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service. The show is revolutionary in that it will let viewers in more than 100 countries shop winning designs after every episode from the same online platform. And with the coronavirus keeping millions at home worldwide, the timing could prove fortuitous.
“I hope that people are able to take a break from focusing on the situation to enjoy the show,” said Klum, who had her own health scare recently, but is recovering after testing negative for COVID-19. “We had the best time creating and putting this together.”
With Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie as judges, the program follows 12 entrepreneurs and designers from places such as Berlin, Milan, Los Angeles and more competing for a $ 1 million prize and the chance to turn their fledgling businesses into global brands with a year of mentorship at Amazon Fashion.
In addition to selling winning looks from individual challenges along the way, Amazon has exclusive rights to sell

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Top Chef All Stars L.A. Week 1: Who Was Eliminated?

Top Chef All StarsSeason 17 of Top Chef All Stars L.A. is in full swing, and the competition is especially fierce this time around.
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L.A. Restaurants, Caterers Adapt to Coronavirus With More Takeout, Delivery Options

As entire restaurant groups shut down in New York (Momofuku) or transition to takeout-only options like Seattle’s Canlis, Los Angeles restaurants are starting to follow suit to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, some are exploring other ways to deal with coronavirus precautions, and catering companies are stepping up to the plate […]

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Teams, arenas in L.A., Chicago to pay event staff

Coalitions of professional sports teams and their arenas in both Los Angeles and Chicago joined together to provide financial support for event employees while the NBA and NHL remaining regular-season games are halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Weinstein Accusers Commend 23-Year Prison Sentence At L.A. Silence Breakers Conference

Members of the Silence Breakers – a group of women who have spoken out about sexual harassment and abuse that includes several Harvey Weinstein accusers – reacted with shock and elation after the former movie mogul was sentenced to 23 years in prison in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday morning. “This is a historic moment […]

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Gucci Beauty Unveils L.A. Pop-up and Latest Release, Mascara L’Obscur

Dani Miller’s beaming smile — her red lips and beautifully imperfect teeth — is on prominent display around the world these days.
“My mouth is on the side of every building,” said the Surfbort frontwoman and face of Gucci Beauty. “All over, in Milan, London, New York.”
In Los Angeles, too, and in fact the image was plastered steps away on the corner of 8175 Melrose Avenue, where Gucci is celebrating its $ 35 “Mascara L’Obscur” (also modeled by Miller), the newest release following last year’s lipstick line debut, with a two-day pop-up instillation on March 6 and 7 in partnership with Sephora.
She was “shocked” first seeing the ad Miller shared at the VIP opening on Thursday evening. “But now, I’m seeing it like a freak flag, reminding everyone to love themselves how they are. Things that could be considered a flaw are actually what makes you unique and special and rad.”

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How does it feel being a muse for creative director Alessandro Michele?
“I think Alessandro liked the raw, crazy, ‘I don’t give a f–k, be yourself’ vibes that I have with my band,” she shared. “He recognized that and that’s how he is. He wants other

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Gucci Beauty Unveils L.A. Pop-up and Latest Release, Mascara L’Obscur

Dani Miller’s beaming smile — her red lips and beautifully imperfect teeth — is on prominent display around the world these days.
“My mouth is on the side of every building,” said the Surfbort frontwoman and face of Gucci Beauty. “All over, in Milan, London, New York.”
In Los Angeles, too, and in fact the image was plastered steps away on the corner of 8175 Melrose Avenue, where Gucci is celebrating its $ 35 “Mascara L’Obscur” (also modeled by Miller), the newest release following last year’s lipstick line debut, with a two-day pop-up instillation on March 6 and 7 in partnership with Sephora.
She was “shocked” first seeing the ad Miller shared at the VIP opening on Thursday evening. “But now, I’m seeing it like a freak flag, reminding everyone to love themselves how they are. Things that could be considered a flaw are actually what makes you unique and special and rad.”

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How does it feel being a muse for creative director Alessandro Michele?
“I think Alessandro liked the raw, crazy, ‘I don’t give a f–k, be yourself’ vibes that I have with my band,” she shared. “He recognized that and that’s how he is. He wants other

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Report: L.A. deputies shared Bryant crash photos

Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people.
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Amanda Bynes & Fiance Pack on the PDA in L.A.

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Moore From L.A.: At Paris Fashion Week, Air Kissing Is Out, Hand Sanitizer In

The LVMH Prize cocktail party is the latest cancellation at a Paris Fashion Week gripped with anxiety over coronavirus, where bottles of hand sanitizer, not perfume, were door gifts at the Paco Rabanne show held Thursday at the Conciergerie, the historic French Revolution-era site that’s certainly seen more head-spinning disasters.
The invisible menace hasn’t emptied the lunch crowd at L’Avenue, or cleared Caviar Kaspia (“We are fully booked every night with a huge waiting list,” reports chief executive officer Ramon Mac-Crohon.) And it didn’t keep Rachel Brosnahan, Demi Moore and Sigourney Weaver from the front row at Dior, Usher from Rick Owens or Carla Bruni and Tyga (what a pair) from coming to Off-White.
But it has created new rules of engagement, as the most social creatures on earth adjust to the “social distancing” being recommended by medical professionals to prevent the spread of the virus.
Air kissing is out, the arm squeeze is in, and every greeting (at fashion week, there are so, so many) is fraught with awkwardness as people gauge their coronavirus comfort level. “Wait, did you just come from Milan?” joked Anthony Vaccarello, kissing Vogue editor Mark Holgate on each cheek backstage after the Saint Laurent show. “No!” Holgate

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L.A. Musicians’ Union Local Endorses Bernie Sanders

Boldly declaring itself “the first musicians union in the country to take a position in the 2020 Democratic primary,” the 7,000-member American Federation of Musicians Local 47 announced Wednesday that it has has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, a little less than three weeks out from the California primary. In making the announcement, the union […]

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Moore From L.A.: When the Oscars Red Carpet Tried to Go Green

This will go down as the year the Oscars red carpet tried to go green. But what does green mean exactly?
Wear it once but make it compostable? As if Louis Vuitton would ever allow it. Nevertheless, the French fashion house went all in for sustainability on Sunday, creating two custom looks using eco-friendly materials (more on that in a minute), as luxury brands raced to use the Oscars’ global fashion platform to prove they are doing something to save the globe.
Kaitlyn Dever was a knockout in a custom red Louis Vuitton strapless gown and stole made of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Taroni silk-satin embroidered with red-blue beads at the Vermont Atelier in Paris, certified according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and approved by the Red Carpet Green Dress organization. Who knows what all that gobbledy-greengook means exactly, but it sounds good coming from a brand whose parent LVMH has faced criticism for not signing the United Nations’ fashion industry charter for climate action.
“You realize you can amplify and alter behavior,” said Dever’s stylist Karla Welch of the awareness the gown could bring, which hopefully will translate to action. “We are showing a big brand can lead — and I

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L.A. Brand to Watch: Holden Outerwear Boosts Fashion, Women’s

Holden Outerwear has had a few different homes and iterations since it was founded by pro snowboarder Mikey LeBlanc 18 years ago.
But fall 2020 marks a new chapter for the business, now headquartered on Abbot Kinney in Venice, Calif., which has transitioned from purely men’s alpine performance wear to include fashion and a women’s wear proposition.
With a Japanese sensibility, new offerings include mid-weight pieces in stylish proportions and hybrid indoor-outdoor fabrications that can function as street or workout wear, including down puffer jogger pants or shorts; cropped sherpa hoodies; seamless Fair Isle sweaters; hi-loft quilted down kimonos, and oversize, oil-finish metallic parkas with fishtail hems.
Holden will be selling during women’s fashion weeks in New York and Paris for the first time this season.
“We want to be a more stylish Canada Goose and a less status Moncler,” said co-founder and designer Scott Zergebel, emphasizing that in addition to using luxe European textiles, the brand has been eco-conscious from Day One, using recycled cork insulation and trackable down, for example.
“We see the emulation of the technical in traditional fashion,” Le Blanc said of Holden’s potential. “And there are so many large down brands that have been very successful. Now that they are

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L.A. Spas Jump on the CBD and Hemp Craze

“Hemp is the plant of our generation,” says Amy Duncan, founder of the California-based Mowellens CBD skin care line used at The Spa at the West Hollywood Edition (editionhotels.com). Unlike other cannabis plants, hemp produces higher levels of CBD but lower levels of THC, responsible for intoxicating effects. In beauty products, CBD has antioxidant and […]

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Sox shipping Betts to L.A. part of future plan?

It seems counterintuitive that Boston chose to remove the best player on its roster in exchange for a few future maybes, but perhaps this was all intentional.

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‘The ’20s are going to be the Dodgers’ decade’: L.A. starts new chapter with Mookie Betts trade

The Dodgers needed a spark to close the book on a string of postseason disappointment. By acquiring arguably the game’s best right fielder, they have gotten exactly that.
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Bellinger on Astros, Red Sox: L.A. did it ‘right way’

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Moore From L.A.: 2020s Fashion Predictions: Synthetic Stylists, Stilettos by Drone, Chanel AR Glasses

I’ve seen drones hovering over fashion runways, “dancing” over Coachella crowds, and buzzing my backyard. But in my most “Legally Blonde” moments, I’ve often wondered when a drone could do something truly useful to me: deliver shoes. Ha! Why, I thought, can’t I order up a few pairs from Nordstrom, have them flown over, keep the one I like and send the rest back, all without leaving my desk?
Well, that fashion fantasy and more could come true in the 2020s with the next generation of tech giving us even more opportunities to shop faster with AI and data-mined precision, including browsing “the real world” through smart glasses, and stocking our closet with the help of a “synthetic stylist.”
“The era of fashion and technology becoming inextricably intertwined is upon us,” said Amy Webb, chief executive officer of Future Today Institute.
At the same time, concern about the climate and sustainability is feeding anticonsumerism sentiment and global protest movements. That has also spurred innovation; the rental and resale sectors are booming, and bio-materials (in 2019, Central Saint Martins launched the first master’s course in bio-design), and digital clothing (Louis Vuitton has already designed skins for Riot Games’ “League of Legends” and Moschino for

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The Reemergence of Brands Made in L.A.

With a renewed focus on sustainability, local manufacturing is becoming a priority for fashion once again, and Los Angeles looks to be at the center of the boom.
Dozens of brands have cropped up in the state over just the last two years, nearly all of them proudly exclaiming “Made in L.A.” Although generally lacking the fashion forward ethos of brands coming out of the European fashion capitals like France and Milan and the still emerging Copenhagen, a new L.A.-based and made label seems to launch every month.
Brands like Cherry, Rezek Studio, Calle Del Mar, Pretties, Gil Rodriguez, Lykke Wulf, Feel Denim and Roxana Salehoun (only the last two being denim and swim, respectively) have launched since 2017. They’re coming off the popularity by varied L.A.-made brands Reformation, The Elder Statesman, Eve Denim, Cotton Citizen and Clare V., among a few others. All of these brands helped shift decades of perception that L.A. was home to mass produced T-shirts, denim and the odd boutique swimwear line. 
There is still denim and swim coming out of L.A., but many new brands offer a casual sportswear type of look and often vintage-inspired styles. And lines are pushing where they’re made as a real selling

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Billionaire British Heiress Scoops up L.A. Midcentury Modern

When Academy Award-winning film editor Joe Hutshing (“JFK,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”) put his Los Angeles home of two decades up for sale, the $ 5.5 million pricetag raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, the 1968 modern home, while sleek and pristine, spans barely 3,000 square feet of […]

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Another meeting in L.A. for Russ, Harden, Kawhi and PG

Four of the best players in the NBA squared off in the latest Rockets-Clippers meeting, and they just happen to be from the L.A. area.
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Harry Styles Launches Pop-ups in L.A. and N.Y., New Merch

To celebrate his sophomore endeavor, “Fine Line,” out today, popstar and Gucci muse Harry Styles is opening pop-up shops in London, New York City and Los Angeles. All three will run concurrently from Dec. 14 to 19 with the L.A. pop-up located at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard and New York City’s on 329 Broome Street.
The events, offering raffles and giveaways, will allow shoppers to step into the world of “Eroda,” the mystical island featured in Styles’ video for “Adore You,” whose introduction is narrated by Spanish star Rosalía. Fans have been decoding the meaning behind “Eroda,” adore spelled backward, and now have the chance to experience it firsthand.

The merchandise features artwork from the new album, “Fine Line.” 
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For the occasion, a partnership with Live Nation Merchandise, the 25-year-old English singer and actor, who rose to fame as a member of One Direction before venturing as a solo artist, is also releasing limited-edition products, including T-shirts, satin bomber jackets, totes and a beanie. The goods, priced between $ 15 and $ 100, will feature the album’s new artwork and his slogan as of late, “Treat People With Kindness,” the title of a song on the new album. Along with “Adore You,” as of now, Styles

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Moore From L.A.: 5 Trends to Watch This Red-Carpet Awards Show Fashion Season

‘Tis the season…for Hollywood red-carpet prep!
There will be parties for hosting, blockbusters for toasting and campaigning ahead of the show — it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. But, like this holiday shopping season, this awards season is compressed. Two weeks shorter than last year’s lead-up to the Oscars, the accelerated schedule has stylists and designers working overtime, all in the name of glam.
Tom Ford has already thrown down the gauntlet by moving his runway show from New York Fashion Week to Los Angeles, hosting it on Feb. 7, two days ahead of the Feb. 9 Oscars. And he’s likely to have a banner year because of it. (Rather than a runway show, he could just have had his fall collection modeled by nominees walking the Oscars red carpet and saved a step.)
But there’s still a lot of spotlight before then. This week, nominees were revealed for the Golden Globes (Jan. 5), Critics Choice Awards (Jan. 13) and SAG Awards (Jan. 19). And, with so much streaming content from Netflix, Amazon, Apple and the like, it seems as if there is a record number of A-list women to be dressed, including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Phoebe Waller-Bridge,

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Moore From L.A.: How Chrome Hearts Is Wooing the Next Generation

Arnaults, Pinaults…make way for the Starks.
The family at the helm of Chrome Hearts could be the next luxury fashion dynasty, only Made in L.A. with a rebel edge.
Founder Richard Stark and his wife Laurie Lynn Stark started Chrome Hearts three decades ago from scratch, building it from biker leathers to fleur-de-lis silver jewelry to luxury lifestyle purveyor of handcrafted $ 165 Gothic lettered logo T-shirts; $ 1,750 cross-shaped leather patched vintage denim; $ 1,490 sterling silver truffle shavers; $ 169,000 ebony dining tables; custom car interiors, and more for the f–k-you money set — Elton John, Cher, Kanye, Rihanna, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne among them.
But it’s the Stark children — Jesse Jo, 28, a rock-‘n’-roll singer and the company vice president, and still-in-school 16-year-old twins Frankie Belle and Kristian — who are bringing the next generation into stores through collaborations with pals like Bella Hadid, their entrepreneurial spirit and social media clout.
“We see it in the reports based on what they buy, what their friends buy, what they show on Instagram, that they have all this power all of a sudden,” says Laurie Lynn. “Business is growing tremendously. We can’t believe they are saying retail is dead and people aren’t spending. They

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FaZe Clan to Launch Kappa Collaboration at L.A. Pop-up

FaZe Clan has held only two pop-up events to date — at Stadium Goods in New York City and a space in Santa Ana, Calif. They were both shut down by the police.
On Nov. 16, the e-sports and gaming lifestyle brand makes its third attempt with FaZe Arcade in its home city of Los Angeles at 7312 Melrose Avenue.
The Eighties arcade-themed pop-up will remain open through December and will host games and collaborations with Kappa, followed by Clot and Lyrical Lemonade, a hip-hop collective from Chicago, as well as merchandise drops with rapper Offset and FaZe member Ewok.
The Kappa collection features FaZe Clan and the Italian brand’s co-branding on T-shirts and hoodies, track jackets, pants and shorts, short- and long-sleeve polo shirts, soccer-inspired jerseys and accessories such as socks, slippers and bags.
This isn’t the first time the two have worked together. Their partnership actually dates to 2018 when the two collaborated on merchandise and a pop-up tied to the Gumball 3000 car tour in Los Angeles. Conversations about a bigger capsule began there.

A rendering of the FaZe Clan pop-up in Los Angeles. 
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Gucci Opening Restaurant in L.A. in Spring 2020

More experiences are coming to Rodeo Drive.
Gucci is set to open a restaurant on the famed shopping thoroughfare in spring 2020, WWD has learned. It will be the second restaurant opened by the Kering-owned luxury giant and the first outside of Italy.
In January 2018, Gucci Garden opened in Florence with a boutique, exhibition space and restaurant — or Osteria — headed by three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura, a longtime friend of Gucci’s president and chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri.
Sources say LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Dior is also plotting a restaurant on Rodeo Drive.
The two openings would up the experience level on Beverly Hills’ retail row, which from June 28 to Nov. 10. hosted the 22,000 square-foot Louis Vuitton X pop-up and Instagram hot spot, showcasing the luxury French house’s 160-year history of collaborations with artists from Sol LeWitt to Jeff Koons to L.A.’s Alex Israel.
The restaurants would also key into a broader trend in the luxury industry, which has had fashion brands including Ralph Lauren (The Polo Bar), Prada (Pasticceria Marchesi), Tiffany & Co. (The Blue Box Cafe), Burberry (Thomas’s) and more luring experience-seeking Millennials with in-store eateries, stand-alone pastry shops and more.
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BMG Announces Move to Bigger Digs in L.A., Following Nashville and NYC Relocations

Less than two months after announcing a planned move to a bigger and better facility in Nashville, BMG has declared plans to do the same in Los Angeles, with a deal in place to develop a two-story, 30,000-square-foot facility in the Miracle Mile district. It won’t be a long move: the location for the “proposed” […]

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Rick Owens Returning to L.A. for First Time in 16 Years

L.A.’s fashion son is coming home for the first time in 16 years.
Rick Owens, who got his start in Los Angeles in 1994, is returning Nov. 18. He will be at his store from 7 to 10 p.m. signing copies of his two new Rizzoli books, “Legaspi by Rick Owens” (about the Seventies-era New York designer who created costumes for Grace Jones, Funkadelic and most notably Kiss, and had a formative influence on young Rick) and “Rick Owens Photographed by Danielle Levitt” (featuring 150 photographs of his grunge-glam work).
The by-invitation-only event will be held in the 5,200-square-foot boutique he opened in 2015 at 819 North La Brea, just down the street from the Plaza, a drag bar where he spent many a late night, including one when he met “a shriveled little man” on the dance floor who turned out to be his hero Iggy Pop.
“My goal was to create something Cecil B. DeMille-worthy,” said Owens at the time of the store opening. “Epic, biblical movies were the first idea of exoticism I could cling to when I was growing up and have influenced everything I do — doomed heroic purity in black and gray-draped robes in huge, dusty, marble

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Moda Operandi Touches Down in L.A. to Fete Johanna Ortiz

There were so many dramatic sleeves and ruffles in the private dining room of the San Vicente Bungalows in Los Angeles on Thursday night that the women wearing them had to artfully dodge one another when it came time to hug hello.
The occasion was Moda Operandi’s new holiday capsule collection with Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz, known for her dramatically fenimine silhouettes — floral prints, blooming shoulders, fluted skirts, flounces — but also marked the e-commerce company’s first significant event since opening its L.A. office earlier this year.
Lauren Santo Domingo, Moda’s cofounder and chief brand officer, said L.A. is the company’s second best market after New York, and after looking at the data the company culls from transactions, she found it’s the number-one market for Ortiz’s collections.
“Our customer is very feminine,” Santo Domingo said. “She loves color, runway dresses, and she likes full looks.”
While talking about the Moda customer and her affinity for Ortiz, Kate Hudson came up with a friend to enlist Santo Domingo’s help getting out of the patio area where the event was cordoned off. Security wasn’t letting them escape the small crowd for a quick smoke.
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Farfetch, Proenza Schouler Touch Down in L.A. for Dining in Color Series

“The reviews were great, sales have been great, it was a good one,” Lazaro Hernandez said of the spring 2020 Proenza Schouler collection, while taking a break from greeting pals Rashida Jones, Hari Nef and Lisa Love at a dinner hosted by Farfetch in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. “Things are going well. It’s a whole new chapter for us,” he said, referring to the brand’s new financial backing from Mudrick Capital Management. “We have a lot of freedom to do what we want and the team is amazing.”
While the designers have kept a relatively low profile since their Barneys New York-hosted Hollywood Hills fete to celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2013, they travel west often. “I always fantasize about bringing the company out here,” said Jack McCollough before sitting down to dinner at NeueHouse, where a private room had been decorated for the occasion in dark tones and textures by artist Jordan Wolfson.

Dubbed “Nuit Noire,” the event was the third and final in Farfetch and NeueHouse’s three-part Dining in Color series exploring the intersection of fashion, art and design. The first installment, Coral Bloom in New York City, celebrated the red and pink hues in Carolina Herrera’s resort and

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Moore From L.A.: In Paris, Everyday Grandeur Reigns and Green Is the New Black

It wasn’t the Chanel runway crasher, the Rick Owens bubble makers or Mr. Funkadelic himself, George Clinton, at Sacai that stuck with me most this week (though all were awesome). It was a quaint scene on the balcony of an apartment building across from the Valentino show, where a couple had set out a white tablecloth and wine to watch the runway feast.
They just wanted to catch a glimpse of the grandeur (some of their balcony neighbors even had binoculars in hand). And grandeur is the word that comes to mind for the season; Paris wouldn’t be Paris without it. And neither would fashion, no matter how comfortable are jeans, leggings and sneakers.
It could be nostalgia for a going, going…and bygone era — pre-impeachment, pre-yellow vests and pre-revolution. But it seems more like a calculation by designers that they had to go big, even with ready-to-wear, or go home. Which could also explain the crazy number of looks in some runway collections, including Dior and Balmain. (Who can take it all in? And what kind of a sustainable message is that?)
Certainly there was lots of couture-like fantasy — in the lush, trailing coats and billowing skirts by Christian Lacroix, welcomed

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Moore From L.A.: Amidst Environmental Outrage, Can Fashion Week Save Itself From Extinction?

Buckle up people, fashion month is going to be wild.
I’m not talking hemlines (excuse the OG reference), I’m talking headlines — Trump’s tariff war, the U.K. in Brexit chaos and Italy trying to cobble together a new government. There is a lot of news to keep up with this season, including Tom Ford’s imprint on the CFDA and the impact of luxury brands’ new diversity councils. (Will Ava DuVernay show in the front row at Prada?)
What’s likely to be the most pressing topic, though, is sustainability, especially with climate change reminder Hurricane Dorian creeping up the East Coast; 16-year-old Swedish environmental hero Greta Thunberg building momentum for the Sept. 20 global climate strike with her rallying cry, “The house is on fire, let’s act like it,” and Extinction Rebellion turning the heat up on the British Fashion Council. At least, there are 150 brands that can say they have signed French President Emmanuel Macron’s Fashion Pact.
But with the growing public outrage, will it be enough? Can fashion week save itself from extinction?
“Theater production isn’t closing, movies are not stopping, TV shows are still being made so why should our industry not continue to showcase our form of art as well?

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EXCLUSIVE: Damsel in Dior’s Jacey Duprie to Open a Shop at Platform in L.A.

While many of her fashion blogger contemporaries are boosting their personal brands by launching their own labels through online retailers — a trend as of late — Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior is showcasing her virtual world “IRL” with a brick-and-mortar location this fall.
“I want to get it open, like, yesterday,” said Duprie inside Platform, the trendy shopping project in Culver City and location of her pop-up, By Damsel. The two-month lease, with the option to extend, starts Nov. 1. “As soon as we can get in there, get it painted, get set up, we’re open.”
“Everything now is so digital,” she continued. “The whole influencer space is so saturated now, as well. I wanted to think outside the box. I wanted something for people to come and experience the brand firsthand, a space where they could feel everything we stand for, the touch, the smell, the overall aesthetic of the brand, in person.”
She described that aesthetic as “elevated basics, pieces that you’ll be able to wear for years to come, that can be incorporated with today’s trends.” The 600-square-foot shop will feature a range of items she has curated — priced $ 20 to $ 2,000 — from about a dozen

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Rolling Stones Retail Experience Pops Up at Maxfield L.A.

A tongues-and-lips logo Artipoppe baby carrier, Bird scooter and Ladurée macarons can be yours at the new Rolling Stones x Bravado pop-up shop at Maxfield L.A. this week.
Timed to the band’s “No Filter” tour, which stops at the Rose Bowl on Aug. 22, when half of Hollywood is expected to rock out, the store features an assortment curated by Sarah Andelman of Paris boutique Colette and the consulting company, Just an Idea bringing together special products inspired by and celebrating The Rolling Stones, including Cactus Plant Flea Market T-shirts with the new barbed wire tongue-and-lips logo, Edward Bess lipsticks, Casetify Iphone cases, Yeti coolers and more.
L.A.-based multimedia artist Matt McCormick, who draws inspiration from Western Americana, painted the installation that resides in Maxfield’s pop-up space across the street from the flagship. And there are plenty of gigantic fiberglass lip sculptures for Insta moments, of course. The multicity experience, which kicked off last month at Bergdorf Goodman, is the brainchild of Universal Music Group’s Bravado merchandising arm.
The pop-up is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 24, at 8825 Melrose Avenue.

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Everlane Opens First Permanent L.A. Store

San Francisco-based, direct-to-consumer brand Everlane has opened its first permanent shop in Los Angeles, where it all started eight years ago.
The mission-driven basics line beloved by Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie and more, has opened a 3,188 square-foot store at 1101 Abbot Kinney in Venice, stocking Everlane’s denim, Ts and popular shoe styles including the Day Heel and Day Glove, alongside seasonal new arrivals. The space features huge glass windows, tons of natural white and a dramatic archway leading to the fitting rooms. 
“Everlane has had roots in L.A. since we launched in 2011. It’s where our first product, the T-shirt, was made just outside of downtown, where they’re still made today. It’s also the home of our first pop-up and recent experiential concept store, Tread by Everlane,” said Tara Shanahan, vice president of retail at Everlane. “We know there is a huge appetite for the brand and after testing concept shops in a few different areas in L.A., we landed on Abbot Kinney for its sense of community, laid-back feel and the incredible foot traffic it sees on a day-to-day basis.”

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Eckhaus Latta and Ugg Throw an L.A. Dinner Party in Honor of Their Collaboration

“You can see my house from here,” said L.A. native Este Haim on a summit of Montecito Heights overlooking Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Leave it to Eckhaus Latta to showcase someplace new, a part of town in Northeast L.A. — east of Echo Park — unfamiliar to most. “You can also see the high school I went to. This view doesn’t suck.”
The bicoastal brand, founded in New York City by Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus in 2011, was throwing an al fresco dinner party to celebrate their recent collaboration with Ugg.
“We listened to a lot of techno in the car,” she said of the ride over with sisters and Haim bandmembers, Danielle and Alana Haim. “We listened to a bunch of Eiffel 65. And do you remember Rockell? She was a late-Ninties techno artist. When we’re on our way to a party or dinner, we like to put on music that helps inform the vibe of the night to come.”
“These are my sisters,” she continued, as Danielle and Alana appeared. The three were donning the same outfit, head to toe.
“It’s legitimately the same garment,” said Este. “We had the opportunity to, and we just kind of grabbed the bull

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Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Reunite in L.A. Following Post-Split Getaway

Miley Cyrus, Kaitlynn Carter **EMBARGOED UNTIL 7:30pm PT Aug 14Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter’s self-described hot girl summer is continuing stateside.
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Model Georgia Fowler Lands in L.A. as Azzaro’s Wanted Girl

With 960,000 Instagram followers, 27-year-old model Georgia Fowler is on the verge of hitting the milestone million.
“Yes! Come on,” she said at 1 Hotel in Los Angeles, where she was promoting Azzaro’s Wanted Girl fragrance on Thursday night. She’s the face of the perfume and ambassador for the brand, which is reportedly in talks to be bought by L’Oréal from Groupe Clarins. “Follow me!”
Growing up between New Zealand and Australia, she started modeling locally at age 12. Then, at 16, she was signed to IMG Models and left home for New York City. She was able to easily adjust, she said, since much of her childhood was spent traveling with her family.
“My dad was working overseas, because he’s a professional golfer,” she shared. “So, he was on tour, and we were in a different city every week growing up.”
Today, she’s one of Victoria’s Secret’s most recognizable faces, walking the show –– now canceled –– for three years.
“It was disappointing,” she said of the fashion show’s cancelation. The model is also host of “Project Runway New Zealand.” “We had so much fun doing the show. So, we’ll see what happens.”
Victoria’s Secret has been under scrutiny this week after news broke that

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Rodarte Presents Eighties-Themed Capsule Collection at L.A. Roller Disco Party

It was an Eighties-themed night seemingly off the set of “Stranger Things” inside Milk Studios on Thursday in Los Angeles, where Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy showcased a limited-edition capsule collection.
“We wanted something that spoke to nostalgia a little bit, but also felt of-the-moment,” shared Laura of the event, a collaboration with IMG’s Made and Mastercard.
Neon lights filled the room, which featured a see-now-buy-now Fred Segal Sunset pop-up in the style of a romanticized teenage bedroom. The line of T-shirts, selling for $ 150 each, and sweatshirts for $ 280 — with “Radarte” written across the front — is a collaboration with artist Mari Eastman and sold exclusively at the retail store starting today until Aug. 14.
“Made approached us and said that they were going to do a series of projects where they want you to unite with an artist,” said Laura prior to the presentation, which had models strutting around a makeshift roller-skating rink. “We immediately thought, ‘Oh, this is an amazing opportunity to work with an artist that we admire,’ and we’ve known Mari for years. She’s an amazing painter and professor. Everything was very organic, and it was just a step-by-step process of doing something that was heartfelt

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Rhude’s Rhuigi Villaseñor Celebrates First Puma Collaboration at Kith in L.A.

Off the heels of Rhude’s Paris Fashion Week debut last month, Los Angeles-based designer Rhuigi Villaseñor commemorated his upcoming collaboration with Puma by throwing a party at Kith on Saturday evening.
“I wanted to celebrate silhouettes that already existed, but amplify that and bring it to an audience that doesn’t necessarily understand the heritage of Puma, while incorporating my own twist,” said Villaseñor in a sit-down with Kith’s Ronnie Fieg inside the Los Angeles location of the trendy retail store on Sunset Boulevard. “I’m in a space where I feel like I can concur that. It’s for the new age.”
In front of an audience that included singer Miguel and former New York Giants player Victor Cruz, Villaseñor shared that he wasn’t initially sold on the idea of working with the sportswear company. A conversation with Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, Adam Petrick, changed his mind.
“It was about­­ –– just life and what’s happening in society, and I felt that he took a stand,” said Villaseñor. “It’s important to take a stand…We talked about gun violence and different things that I personally care about…I thought it was larger than just a partnership of products. It’s about ethics.”

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KCET Leads 2019 Local L.A. Area Emmy Awards; KTLA, KMEX Earn Top Newscast Nods

Newly merged local public outfit KCET/PBS SoCal led this year’s Los Angeles Area Emmys, winning a combined seven awards on Saturday night — six of which went to KCET, the individual station leader. Other big winners included Univision’s KMEX, Tribune’s KTLA, and Telemundo O&O KVEA, which earned three Emmys each. KVEA won the Emmy for […]

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Rodarte Teaming With Made for Capsule Collection, L.A. Party

Rodarte is throwing a summer party with the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs on Aug. 1 in Los Angeles.
The Eighties-themed concert bash is being held in collaboration with Made and Mastercard to celebrate a new capsule collection of “Radarte” pieces incorporating artwork by Los Angeles-based painter Mari Eastman, which will be sold at L.A.’s Fred Segal beginning Aug. 2. The event is expected to draw 300 guests, including friends of Kate and Laura Mulleavy, models, celebrities and fashion notables from the Endeavor agency roster. (The designers are represented by the talent agency, which also owns Made.)
“We are so excited to make these T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring artwork by artist Mari Eastman. We are such fans of her body of work,” the Mulleavys said in a statement of the capsule, which will also incorporate blockchain technology developed by Mastercard.
“Mastercard is happy to be a part of this collaboration. We will address the 94 percent of supply chain leaders who think digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains for the better with the unveiling of a technology that will help consumers explore the journey of the product and shop with confidence,” said a company statement from Mastercard.
“Fred Segal is at the forefront of retail

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M’s Leake loses perfect game in 9th, blanks L.A.

Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by Angels rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off Los Angeles for a 10-0 win Friday night.
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Canadian DTC Jewelry Brand Mejuri Opening Door in L.A.

Toronto-based, direct-to-consumer jewelry brand Mejuri is expanding to the West Coast.
The label founded in 2015 by Noura Sakkijha with the goal of delivering everyday high-end jewelry that Millennial women can afford to buy for themselves, will open a showroom/store on Aug. 10 at 8404 Melrose Avenue, adjacent to the trendy Melrose Place shopping stretch that houses Glossier, Marc Jacobs and Isabel Marant.
After Toronto and New York, L.A. marks the third brick-and-mortar outpost for the minimalist jewelry brand with 488,000 Instagram followers, which in four years has quadrupled revenue year-over-year, grown to 120 employees, and inspired waitlists up to 70,000 customers, according to a spokesperson. The L.A. location is the first to open since the brand raised $ 23 million in series B funding in April for retail expansion from venture capital firms including NEA, Felix and Imaginary.
Mejuri operates with a weekly drop model, and its delicate mini hoop and chain threader earrings, diamond-line necklaces, zodiac signet rings and dainty chain bracelets run from $ 29 to $ 2,000. The brand also sells engagement rings.
“California has always been an important market for Mejuri and there’s nothing more valuable to us than meeting our community where they are,” Sakkijha said of the new opening. “The

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Moore From L.A.: Could San Francisco Become a Fashion Capital?

Could San Francisco become a fashion capital?
It’s not a media hub like New York or a manufacturing center like L.A., but it is a hotbed of fashion disruptors following historic blue jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. and casual Friday pioneer Gap in changing the way people dress and shop.
What sets many of San Francisco’s fashion brands apart is that they are direct-to-consumer, mission-driven and digitally enabled from inception to tackle industry challenges, including sizing and transparency. Many are also led by female chief executive officers or creative directors designing into a polished, functional aesthetic that’s resonating in this new feminist era.
Now that these start-ups are coming of age (and setting $ 1 billion-plus public offerings), they are attracting more talent, including designers, stylists and editorial directors, and a new creative class is starting to emerge in San Francisco.
Everlane has ambitions to be the next Gap, only with a transparent supply chain. ThirdLove, the size-inclusive, female-first lingerie maker, is taking on Victoria’s Secret. Cuyana is selling attainable luxury ready-to-wear and leather goods with the mantra “fewer, better things.” Meanwhile, fashion-tech brands Stitch Fix and online resale giant The RealReal are reshaping the shopping experience.
“We’re not a fashion-forward city, but that’s OK.

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Happy Socks Founders Open Creative Hub in L.A., Tout U.S. Expansion

The novelty sock wars are heating up.
Just up the freeway from San Clemente, Calif.-based Stance, which has collaborated on limited-edition styles with Rihanna, the NBA, the Grateful Dead and most recently with singer Billie Eilish, another multimillion-dollar sock brand has moved to town.
Happy Socks founders Mikael Söderlindh and Viktor Tell established their brand in Stockholm 2008, but since last August have been spreading sock love from Los Angeles, where they recently planted roots with a new store-meets-creative hub on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
“We have done so many collaborations with celebrities and now we can meet them here instead of a huge office,” said Söderlindh, president of the socks-to-lifestyle brand that has paired with Snoop Dogg, Iris Apfel, Wiz Khalifa, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones among others, and most recently launched Happy Socks swimwear with David Hasselhoff.

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“We wanted to feel creative again,” Tell, the brand’s creative director, said of the move and the opening of the new office, which will be used to identify local talent for capsule collections. The colorful duo have dubbed it The Rabbit Hole after “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” “We wanted to look at Happy Socks from a new way. We

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Busy Philipps, Irene Neuwirth and Peter Pilotto Celebrate Capitol L.A. Opening

“Forget Coachella — Ren Faire, that’s the only way I want to dress. Mark my words, it’s the next thing,” said Busy Philipps, nodding approvingly at Capitol boutique founder Laura Vinroot Poole dressed like a fair maiden in a Peter Pilotto square-neck liquid organza gown, a blonde braid wrapped around her head.
Philipps took time off her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” to join Poole and L.A. jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth to celebrate their newest venture — the opening of an outpost of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Capitol boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart. The Peter Pilotto designers came over to L.A. to join the festivities, hosting a pre-dinner trunk show at the store, which has a shop-in-shop full of Neuwirth’s nature-inspired fine jewelry.

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“Our work brought us together and we became friends. There is such a synergy. We are both so drawn to color,” said Pilotto of how his vibrant prints mix with Neuwirth’s surf-and-sky-inspired gemstones. “I remember in school, Peter had such a fascination with opals,” added Christopher de Vos.

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L.A. Accessories Label Cult Gaia Opens Pop-Up Shop at Platform in Culver City

Los Angeles-based accessories label Cult Gaia has timed the opening of its first pop-up shop at Culver City’s Platform retail development to festival season and Coachella. After graduating from FIT in 2011, Jasmin Larian started Cult Gaia with the now ubiquitous flower crown, and has since expanded with wire and fabric headscarves, headbands, lace chokers, bamboo handbags and women’s apparel retailing from $ 17 to $ 180.
“Every piece is a peacock piece, a conversation-starter,” said Larian. “If I can’t get a ‘made you look’ reaction from it, it’s not worth putting in the collection.” Larian has also created lighter and more luxe versions of the flower crown made with glass leaves, leather petals and headbands made from braided rows of beads. “It’s taking a hippie and making her look so rich,” she said while modeling one style featuring a delicate side-tie detail.
Open through June, the pop-up shop will also showcase the limited-edition men’s button-down shirt line Cult Guy, started by Larian’s younger brother, Cameron, as a project created for a reality television show about Silicon Valley start-ups. The men’s shirts, neck scarves, women’s apparel and head scarves all come in matching fabrics, because, the Larians note, “subtle, elevated matching is the next

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From Nirvana to GG Allin, Flipside’s Krk Dominguez Photographed Post-Hardcore in L.A.

Like all vital, dynamic art movements throughout history, punk rock suffered from the high bar set by the earliest proponents of the movement. By 1980, no punk band in England could ever hope to match what the Sex Pistols and Clash had done and likewise in Los Angeles, the Germs and Black Flag were high water marks of the genre that few in the mid to late 1980s could reach.

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Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

As it was for the bands in L.A., so too was it for the photographers on the scene. The footsteps of the great Ed Colver were impossible to fill. With the lion’s share of the iconic shots hoarded by that one talent, few could imagine that an artistic record of the ongoing movement would make for a compelling art exhibit.

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Nirvana onstage at Al’s Bar, Downtown Los Angeles, June 1989. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

And yet, almost thirty years after he began, Krk Dominguez has delivered a reminder that there was life after “Damaged” in the clubs and bars and that documenting it in the shadow of a giant allowed him to find his own artistic voice. Hanging floor to ceiling, the over-poster-sized photo editions are printed on thick paper and feature glimpses into bygone moments of beer, sweat, anarchy and the culture of suburban American nonconformity made manifest.

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Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

The bands that came after punk’s first wave knew they were not foraging new territory and that created a hunger to push any edge they ever happened upon. At L.A.’s Lethal Amounts Gallery, Dominguez presented “More Than A Witness,” his solo exhibit documenting thirty years of photographing punk and alternative performances. Dominguez casts a wide umbrella to describe the scene he covered: Post-Hardcore. The Post-Hardcore scene broke from many orthodoxies that had strangled the creative energy out of punk. Long hair, the last taboo of original punk, seems the trademark at times in these pictures. Bands suddenly didn’t give a shit to admit they liked Black Sabbath as much or more than they liked Fear or Bad Religion. The Post-Hardcore scene welcomed many touring acts through Los Angeles, returning the favor that many early L.A. greats had done small scenes nationwide in relentless touring across the country.

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A large centerpiece triptych of GG Allin installed beneath an enlarged proof sheet of Norvana playing in 1989 at Al’s Bar. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

Post Hardcore was good at finding the edges and Krk’s camera found its chief purveyors heading straight toward the cliff. The glazed eyes of GG Allin stare into oblivion in the show’s artiest indulgence, a wall installation triptych that repeats the same photo of Allin once on a car hood and twice on more traditional rectangular surfaces. The patron saint of self-destruction holds center court, but look above – a proof sheet blowup of Nirvana playing to twenty people on a bill they shared with bands like Claw Hammer at Downtown L.A.’s Al’s Bar in 1989. The installation seems to imply that while Allin did himself in quite spectacularly, Kurt Cobain was ultimately no less self-destructive when he committed suicide.

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A photo of Nirvana at Raji’s from 1990 emblazoned across the front window of the Lethal Amounts gallery. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

Nirvana pops up a lot here, with the legendary Claw Hammer co-bill show and hanging out at Raji’s two years before fame would strike, pre-Dave Grohl. Nirvana’s “Grunge” label belies them as the ultimate purveyors of a Post-Hardcore sound that fearlessly played verses slower than the punk thrash standard and then blew out all cylinders in sheer intensity on choruses. Yes, they were the band that “won it all” and in true punk fashion, threw it all away. And Krk was there when they were just one more band to shoot and interview for the pages of Flipside, L.A.’s longest-running punk zine.

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Photographer Krk Dominguez at the mid-August opening reception for his solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

The motto of founder Al Flipside: “Be more than a witness,” is a maxim Dominguez took in earnest. We are treated to a chaotic stage shot of Savage Republic that blurs where the band ends and the crowd begins. GWAR in all of their costumed glory are still the furthest thing from quaint over 25 years after Krk shot them in what appears to be a nightclub parking lot. Fugazi, the Dwarves, the Melvins – it all starts to blur in an installation that packs in large prints with no concept of what a minimal hanging might even look like. And were proper gallery centerline hanging instructions given, well, El Duce, of the Mentors, has a time-honored one-finger salute to cure you of any illusions of artsy seriousness or nostalgia for a simpler time.

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El Duce Hollywood Live, Hollywood, circa: 1991. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

•All photos here from the gallery’s opening reception courtesy of Ben Easley.
•Photos of Nirvana and El Duce are courtesy of the artist.
•Krk’s solo show runs thru the end of September at Lethal Amounts Gallery in Downtown L.A. – for more info visit their website.
•Follow Krk Dominguez online: FaceBook – KRK Dominguez • instagram: @krkdominguezphoto

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Pharrell, Pusha T Propel Creativity With Adidas and L.A. Kids

THE NEW SUPERSTARS: Rap music fired up more than 200 artists, athletes and students to get creative with Pharrell Williams and Adidas at Los Angeles’ Milk Studio on Saturday night.
Using the athletic company’s Original Superstar sneaker as a canvas, guests dug into a tote bag of tools provided by Adidas, which wanted to see how the Millennials would reinvent its signature shell toe detail. Each unique design was then digitally printed onto an actual pair of shoes and projected as the backdrop for a surprise performance by rapper Pusha T, one of the five influencers hand-picked by the multifaceted Williams.
“The goal was for Adidas to open up doors and provide a platform for young creative minds to, you know, bring their ideas into fruition and to see that it could be done,” said Williams, who enjoys an ongoing collaboration with Adidas that lets him show not only his artistic side but also his progressive views on society and culture.
“It’s just a way to be with the culture, with the kids and with the people,” Pusha T said. “We’re pushing creativity, and getting to see the youth.”
The event embodied Adidas’ fall campaign motif of creating for an audience of one, something exemplified

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L.A. Reid Says It’s Not ‘Realistic’ For Mariah Carey To Make Another Number One Hit

Mariah Carey has a new compilation of her number one hits entitled, “#1 to Infinity.” Sound familiar? Yes, it’s her third. On Monday, the songstress gave fans a sneak peek of the music video for the album’s lead single, “Infinity.”

Although the single failed to crack Billboard’s Top 10 charts — it debuted at 82 earlier this month— Carey’s longtime label boss, L.A. Reid, says it’s not “realistic” to expect the Grammy Award-winning songstress to regain her previous chart-topping success in today’s music climate.

“Mariah Carey made her first hit record in 1991. To even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment, because radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends,” he said.

But he didn’t stop there. In a new interview with Billboard, Reid explained why he feels veteran artists such as Carey, Bruce Springsteen and Prince have difficulty earning radio airplay.

“Radio caters to in-the-moment stars… Nobody that put out records 25 years ago is going to have a No. 1. Not Paul, Stevie, Bruce, Mick or Keith. Not Prince, not anyone. So if she can get on the radio, we’ve done damn good. Would we like to have a No. 1? F– yeah, I’m greedy. But it’s not realistic.”

Reid’s revealed his solution for veteran artists to the mag. “I like concept records, I like the idea of thematic, storytelling records. I love duets and the Great American Songbook. I think a great vocalist should un-cage themselves and think about things like that sometimes,” he stated.

“I mean, Frank Sinatra did it. It’s fun to sing songs you love. And let’s not forget that one of Mariah’s biggest hits, ‘I’ll Be There,’ was a cover. There are many things that Mariah can still do.”

Read more of L.A. Reid’s Billboard interview here.

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Sources: Goodell says no L.A. team in 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
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L.A. Dodgers 3-Pack Clothes Hangers

L.A. Dodgers 3-Pack Clothes Hangers


Celebrate your L.A. Dodgers fandom with these 3-pack clothes hangers. You are the type of fan that likes to keep your team apparel wrinkle-free and these convenient clothes hangers will have you covered. They feature printed L.A. Dodgers-themed graphics on each hanger and have extra strength for those L.A. Dodgers jackets or hoodies. Shop for your favorite MLB gear at Fanatics.com
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Matt Kemp L.A. Dodgers Triple Play Game Used Photomint

Matt Kemp L.A. Dodgers Triple Play Game Used Photomint


Your office needs a touch of Los Angeles Dodgers pride in it. Make it a point to show the rest of your coworkers who you root for on the diamond by hanging up this Matt Kemp Triple Play game used photomint. This 16 x 13 frame features a highdefinition photo of Kemp, his stat sheet, a Dodgers commemorative coin and a coin with authenticated infield dirt. This limited edition photomint is numbered out of 1000, so you better make room for this frame in your office before they sell out!
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Made in L.A. 2014

Made in L.A. 2014


Used – Celebrating the Hammer Museum’s biennial, this volume brings together the work of thirty-five emerging and under-recognised artists from Los Angeles. It features new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings, commissioned exclusively for the biennial, and offers a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of the L.A. scene. Each artist is featured in multiple pages, along with six foldout spreads specifically designed for the book by some of the a

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Neil LaBute Q&A: The Controversial Playwright Talks About His L.A. Theater Takeover

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Fans of safe and saccharine theater in Los Angeles better run and hide this summer because acclaimed and controversial playwright Neil LaBute doesn’t just have one production currently in town — he has two!

Vilified and labeled as a misanthrope and misogynist thanks to his unflinching brand of art, indeed his plays and films have shocked many, including films In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty and The Shape of Things to Come. It’s interesting to have LaBute’s unrelenting drama, often filled with self-absorbed characters and very poignant and disturbingly social themes, takeover Los Angeles theater.

Continuing with his beauty trilogy in Reasons to Be Pretty at the Geffen Playhouse, LaBute takes on society’s ongoing fixation with beauty and in particular one man’s inability to say the right thing — ever. When Greg makes an innocuous, off-handed remark about his girlfriend Steph, it triggers a battle by which their relationship will forever be defined. Tony nominated for Best Play, Reasons to Be Pretty continues a series that includes The Shape of Things, Fat Pig (a previous Geffen Playhouse hit) and Reasons to Be Happy.

Meanwhile, across town on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, LaBute’s personal In a Dark Dark House focuses on the many effects of sexual abuse and the way society might be expected to react to abused victims.

While LaBute has recently directed episodes of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” as well as the good natured ensemble comedy Death at a Funeral possibly giving way to a kinder and gentler LaBute, it’s his taut dramas that have caused critics and some audiences to label him as a pariah.

Who can forget Aaron Eckhart’s character Chad in In the Company of Men hatefully blather, “Women. Nice ones, the most frigid of the race, it doesn’t matter in the end. Inside they’re all the same meat and gristle and hatred just simmering.”

Or that other gem of his, “Never trust anything that can bleed for a week and not die.”

You can see why LaBute is a lightning rod, even if the man himself doesn’t.

Your name and work evoke a strong gut reaction. Do you consider no reaction the worst kind of reaction?
I probably do. I would think just about anybody would feel that way. We’re taught at some age to always want positive reaction but it makes sense when you’re out there asking questions, which is a big part of what playwrights are supposed to do, not always having answers but at least asking questions. I think, depending on the questions, it’s very important to take the temperature of people. If people think you have nothing to say or you’re of little interest that would probably be the worst.

If everybody were to love your work, is that not the reaction you would want either?
I’m not the kid in class who only wants negative attention, that’s certainly not me. I’ll take nothing but positive attention, that’s OK. I feel that I’ve had almost negative attention for some things. I know what it feels like on both ends. You’re always trying to connect and tell stories that are different than what everyone else has. I’m always looking to connect with an audience, and yet, sometimes it’s negative but through that negativity sometimes you’ve left them with something to think about. I think both sides of that can be useful.

In college, some of your plays where shut down immediately after their premieres. How do you define success–just opening?
Getting in front of an audience, in this world, is the requirement for the endgame, at least for theater. Once you’ve written something you’re part of the way there. You do need to get in front of an audience. To have a connection with an audience is ultimately the goal.

With everything you’ve accomplished, is there still room for you to grow as an artist?
Of course, that’s why I probably go back to teach as often as possible, just because you learn a ton from teaching people. There are so many parts of this world that I’m interested in. I get more interested in editing as I work in film; I haven’t done much television and that world is new to me. Broadway is still a creature that I’m weary of. Event at my age, there are a lot of aspects that I have to learn or try to fail at.

Your name sparks a reaction. What’s the biggest misconception about you?
The ones that I hear upon meeting people sometimes are, ‘You’re much nicer than I thought you’d be.’ I wonder what it was exactly they were thinking. They imagine you’re the worst. They never seem to think you’re the best at what you can imagine. You were able to think of something, therefore, that must be you. Also, for the last seventeen – eighteen years, there’s been this label of misogyny that started with In the Company of Men, that’s a hard one to kick because people label you and once they’ve done that, they make it very hard for you. If they see something else, they’ll say, that’s no as misogynistic. For a movie that so many people actually saw as being a critical essay of men, being labeled misogynistic I thought was strange.

Is it fair that 17 years later people so closely identify you with that film?
I don’t think it would hurt to reassess things every five years or so. That would be nice of people to check in on that sort of thing. I know how it happens but it’s a bummer when you don’t agree with it.

Can you talk about the power of the written word and what the various outlets mean to you?

Theater is still a place that allows you to say anything you want to say and take on anything that is of interest to you. There is no taboo, not for me at least. There’s nothing that shouldn’t be taken on.

Film, I think, is a medium that people still see as a more popular form of entertainment. Television, I think, is becoming a great place for writers and storytellers. I like this idea of telling multiple stories about a set of characters. I always turn the page and write about a new group of people. For a writer, that’s a really interesting task to take on.

You have two shows currently playing in Los Angeles. What’s that like?
They’re two very different ones as well. I’m really excited by the people who are in them and also the directors.

What originally inspired these two productions?

You never know. I ended up with this third play in this trilogy about beauty; and I knew I wanted to do something about beauty and the way that we’ll change ourselves or change for others. In a Dark Dark House was just a story that came to me, not thinking about my own past so much as filtering what I knew about the lives that these characters have and then wanting to tell a story about siblings.

You’ve called In a Dark Dark House very personal, yet this version was tweaked from its original form when it premiered in New York. Is it still as personal now?
I think so. The work that was done honed the structure and I moved things around and ultimately I think this version is the best structure of the play. It’s not autobiographical but it’s touching on things that were close to my life.

So plays are never finite?
Oh God no! I just wrote a new monologue for Amber Tamblyn in Reasons to Be Pretty. She had some questions and thoughts and it led me to write something. They’re finished for now until somebody opens the book again and you start working on it again.

Reasons to Be Pretty marks your fourth collaboration with the Geffen Playhouse. What do you like about that theater?
It’s nice to have a home somewhere. Because you can spread yourself so far around and with so many people, it’s always great to go back to a place or group of people who you know and work with. It’s great when the Geffen is interested in me doing something again. I love the space but I also love the people who run the place.

Are you happy playing in intimate theaters or do you want Broadway or the Pantages, which is the big theater in Los Angeles?
I tend to write things that are often pretty small cast and I love small theaters. That said, there are things you write that you think could be for Broadway but I tend not to think or write in those terms. Sadly, what usually drives people to think something would be good for Broadway is the fact that they have some star who might be interested. Rare is the play that I’ve written that I think it can only fit on a stage for a thousand people. They’re often very intimate character studies.

You always get great talent in your plays, from David Duchovny to Ed Harris. What attracts big name actors to your work or is it that they just have to work?
It’s probably a mix and that’s OK for me. I think actors do, at some point, get a sense of a person who like actors and writes for actors, and is interested in them. I certainly feel that I’ve always liked actors and they get a buzz off me that says that. I never tend to write for people, as many good actors as I’ve had, I always have written just for characters and then good actors will appear. But like you said, some actors just want to work.

What do you hope audiences take away from a production of yours?
I just hope that there’s something that they find there, whether it is characters or themes. I tend not to write about themes so much, but I love the idea that somebody in today’s world, because we’ve created this kind of speed that we devour information these days, that any time that somebody goes to see your work and thinks about if for any length of time is a total victory.

Both Neil LaBute productions play through August 31. In a Dark Dark House plays at the Matrix Theatre, and Reasons to Be Pretty plays at the Geffen Playhouse.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Eckhart
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L.A. Shape Diet

L.A. Shape Diet


Dr. Heber maintains that everyone is born with a particular shape and that this shape makes a huge difference in how you should approach weight loss. We’ve all heard about apple shape vs. pear shape and upper body fat vs. lower body fat, but how does this affect your ability to lose weight? Apple-shaped women tend to have more muscle than pear shaped women of the same height, and upper body fat is easier to lose than lower body fat, which is maintained by female hormones. Dr. Heber teaches the difference between the shape you can change and the shape you cannot, and how to do this with the right amount of dietary protein (and most women eat too little protein). Based on over 3500 measurements made by his researchers at UCLA, Dr. Heber has come up with tables that estimate how much protein you need in your diet at a given height and weight, and how many calories you should consume every day. Then Dr. Heber helps you build your own ideal diet, starting with protein, then 7 colourful servings of fruits and vegetables and finally whole grains. Dr.Heber explains not only glycemic index (how fast blood sugar goes up) but glycemic load (glycemic index + how much carbohydrate a food provides), which determines how a particular food affects the overall diet. He groups foods into four tables to make it easy for readers to navigate their dinner table.-

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