Monday, November 29, 2010

I Am Love

Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Just see it...its stunning. Opulent, elegant, operatic.

Tilda Swinton, what can I say? She's purely amazing. However, every time Marisa Berenson is on camera, I'm entirely distracted. She moves like a sleek cat and lights up the screen with her smile. Berenson was a major model in the 60s & 70s and her maternal grandmother was fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Double exposure

i was watching the "Secretariat" trailer and wanted to see the sunset shot again... as I paused it and re-wound, I caught this image in the transition. A great double exposure of 2 things that go so well together. Kinda 70s style.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mr. Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is a man who to me always captures the spirit of what it is to be an American. I think if he and Thomas Jefferson would have been around at the same time, they would have been fast friends. Of course I find him wonderfully talented, but I also think Willie has always had cool style. ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Casual Day

The talented Lance Drake popped by on a cozy & casual Hollywood afternoon. He always mesmerizes my regal rescue beasts Mimi & Callie :) (The vintage leopard booties are from SCOUT on Cherokee Ave in Hollywood.)

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Friend Jane is an amazing belly dancer

Jane has some of the most amazing photos from her work of anyone I know. Case in point. A job in St. Louis from last summer. Who knew St. Louis was so radical? This is from a Carts & Cocktails fundraiser for Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Barbara Lynn. She plays guitar like a lady...

Completely amazing. Beautiful voice, cool lyrics, great style, and lady-like guitar playing skills.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Patti Smith wins National Book Award!

Patti Smith is the perfect woman as far as I am concerned. Reading "Just Kids" further confirmed this. I started the book on a trip to NY while staying at the Chelsea Hotel. I can't say enough of how inspiring and touching the book is. It gives you a look at the tender and nurturing side of this incredible woman. Its a very lovely and intimate glimpse into the lives of these two broke young lovers turned life-long friends and collaborators.

Congrats to Ms. Smith!

Her book made me wish that in all of my gypsy travels, many lives, and moves around the country, I would have kept writings and journals more instead of the often ceremonial burning once I moved on to a new life chapter. (For me, sometimes looking back on certain experiences can be a bit too painful.)

Here is a great interview with her on NPR's Fresh Air. (Thanks to Stephanie Ballauer Pair for sending that my way!)

Great quote from the LA Times: "I've loved books all my life," a teary-eyed Smith said as she took the stage at the gala ceremony in New York. As a clerk at Scribner's Bookstore, she said, she shelved the National Book Award winners. "I used to wonder what it would feel like" —

Design Loves Art

LA folks, get out to the PDC tonight 5-8PM to see all the fantastic art openings at Annie Wharton Los Angeles, Yann Perreau's Here is Elsewhere Gallery, Jenny Le & Janet Levy's curated group show at See Line Gallery, and Piero Golia's Project Space amongst others.

We've got my friend Reggie Casagrande in the See Line show, Annie always has amazing foresight into what artists are happening, and Yann has a brillliant take on embracing Venice, California's artists.

Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood
, CA, 90069
OPENING 18th of November from 5 -8.30 pm
Hours: Tues - Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm