web analytics


The LA Flake

The LA Flake

Never have I ever lived in a city where being a flake was a part of the culture. Being late is no big deal and, because of cars and congestion, it’s often assumed that people are going to be late or simply flake out. Nearly everyone I know in the city has flaked on me and I have undoubtedly flaked on them subconsciously in return. It is acceptable in Los Angeles to get too tired from driving all the time and then telling your friend you had dinner plans with that you cannot make it because “something came up.” It’s almost expected on a Friday night that you stay in to watch Project Runway or ditch your initial going out plans for another because you simply do not want to go to a concert you promised so-and-so you’d attend because you don’t want to drive to Highland Park or you don’t want to drive to Venice or you don’t want to drive to Sherman Oaks. You might as well drive to New York City!

Continue Reading…

The Los Angeles Nudie Jeans Showroom

The Los Angeles Nudie Jeans Showroom 34

Nudie Jeans are very subtly taking over Los Angeles. From their homey Melrose store to their getting their goods into Palihotel to outfitting the guys of Handsome Coffee, the Sweedish brand has made an active yet quiet effort to make their presence known in Los Angeles. Around two months ago, the brand opened another space in Downtown Los Angeles which they dedicated to being their showroom. The opening allowed for the Melrose store to focus on selling and–now–the Downtown location is focused on showing off the Nudie goods.

Continue Reading…

A Few Upcoming Shows At LACMOCA

A Few Upcoming Shows At LACMOCA 1

You guys! Did you hear that insane news that LACMA wants to join forces with MOCA? Um, yeah. That is now a thing and it certainly has forcefully stirred up the conversational pot of “What ifs…?!” in regards to Downtown’s favorite art institute to debate. The merger would make for a massive art collection and would preserve MOCA’s name. This is neither the first time LACMA has attempted to help nor is it MOCA’s only option (as a USC partnering is also being mentioned, too). There are a lot of pluses to this–which LACMA’s Director Michael Govan points out on Unframed–and would certainly put all art eyes on Los Angeles. Beyond this, what does it means for shows? What would shows at LACMA/MOCA or LOCA or LACMOCA or MOCALAC or COMALOCA or COLAMACMA or ACALMCOMA look like? We thought we would brainstorm a few potential shows that may in the LA’s future should the two museums fuse together…

Continue Reading…

Sweet Lolita

Sweet Lolita

A couple of months ago, I saw postings on Facebook from a girl I knew in middle school about this fashion runway show she was putting together. I never personally knew her in middle school but remembered her name and, after seeing some of her photos, I had to friend her. Most of her photos I was fascinated by were pictures of her posing in different lacey outfits, costumes, and wigs while having a childlike demeanor in her bedroom. Her room looks like that of a ten year old girl with light pink colored walls, silky window curtains tied with bows, and Hello Kitty dolls–and other stuffed dolls–bove the bed. I couldn’t stop looking at all her photos. I was obsessed. This was my first introduction to the Sweet Lolita fashion subculture.

Continue Reading…

Newsbites

The Cartographer_Samira Yamin Cody Trepte

Charles James Gallery has a grou art show opening on July 26 called The Cartographer. This will include works from Cody Trepte, Clarissa Tossin, Samira Yamin, and more. It’s on view through August 30!

Full Story →

TeamFollowBack C.W. Moss Actual Size

Check this out: there’s going to be a performance / art show called #TeamFollowBack by C.W. Moss on July 26 at Actual Size in Chinatown. What’s that? Moss will literally have you follow him and he will follow you for two hours. You can sign up to be a follower/followed, too!

Full Story →

Katin 2014

Surf brand Katin have released their latest collection which is brilliant, of course. If you haven’t gotten into Summer yet, this should help.

Full Story →

Avalon Hollywood Radio Slave Born Electric

Avalon is welcoming a night called Born Electric on August 16, where you can catch Radio Slave and Plastic Love will be performing.

Full Story →

More News