James Elliot Bailey is a Los Angeles based photographer who is super good at what he does. He’s a relatively new Angeleno and has seemed to embrace the city with wide open arms since moving here nearly a year ago. He does a lot of editorial portraits for brands like Paste and NPR but, like all photographers, he is passionate about sharing his more personal work. There’s always a human element to his work and some trace to the beauties of life. They’re all very positive and, funny enough, all are very centered.
Every time I go into a Club Monaco, I feel like I could transform into that rich, dressed-in-all-black European type that I’ve always wanted to be but cannot ever become because I like wearing bright colors and shorts far too much. Perhaps that is just the Californian in me, who knows, but they have a lightly serious and always cool way about them (and they’re quite affordable, too). This is why it comes as a little bit of a surprise that the brand has lowered their intense shades and have let the Californian into them: they’ve teamed up with local surf brand Katin for a collection of Summer treats. The collection is Katin for Club Monaco and it could see you perfectly suited for soon-to-stay hot beach weather.
Eszter Chen may just be finishing up her Illustration BFA at Art Center but she’s already accomplished a shit ton of work. Like what? She’s participated in a handful of shows in and out of town in addition to doing multiple illustrations for Marie Claire Taiwan. We’ve spoken about students who go above and beyond just being a student and Eszter has far exceeded her role of being educated. What is even more remarkable about the artist is that she is like seventeen different types of artists all combined into on person. Scanning her work, you can find ties between it all but, damn, is she good at keeping you guessing at what she can do (because she basically can do anything).
Charli XCX sits on a white leather couch. There’s a white iPhone in a neon pink bunny eared case a touch away from her and she’s toying with a small ring in her fingers. There’s a table in front of her with all the necessary pre-show requirements–crushed lemons, hot water, tea, bottles and bottles of water–and she has a simultaneously laid back yet anxious air about her likely because she’ll be performing in a few minutes. She has big black hair that acts like a sort of gothic lioness mane, which is swept to her right side (and she is keen to keep sweeping it to her right whenever it creeps its way over her eyes). She’s dressed like a Spice Girl styled by Fairuza Balk in The Craft: she has on black platform sneakers, a short black school girl skirt, a black half t-shirt, and a blue denim jacket, which–if you look closely–has brightly colored little flowers inside of it.
Korean food is one of my comfort foods. It isn’t one that I get often as Indian food and any sort of fried chicken always steal my eye before I can get to Korean. Somehow, we’re long overdue to explore Koreatown and to fulfill this comfort need. This is why photographer Ed Rudolph‘s recent exploration of the best Korean restaurants in LA through photos is just what we needed today. We rarely share straight up food photography but Rudolph went above and beyond in his task.