Wednesday, February 23, 2011
It was pouring rain Saturday evening. I really didn't feel like going out because of it. Well, I braved the rain when I heard the event I was supposed to go to wasn't cancelled, and that tents were put up. Yay for going to see Ted Leo play the Mondrian Sessions at the Skybar! As soon as I got there, I felt happy that I made it out. I would've been dumb to miss it. It was super awesome to hear Ted Leo's acoustic set in such an atmospheric setting. He even did a Nick Lowe cover. You're so cool.
Wet streets of Hollywood
Monday, February 21, 2011
My super, lovely, awesome, talented friend flew in for the weekend with her husband for the Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary art show that they helped put on. She did all the wonderful graphic designs for the t-shirts and stationery (see below). It was held at the historic Clifton's Cafeteria in Downtown LA. It was the perfect setting for this art exhibit. The line literally stretched all the way down the block. A lot of people came out, which was not surprising given the size of the TV show's cult-like following. I had a really good time and it was so nice to see my friend. I don't see her often since she moved, but she is always an inspiration to me. Not only is she super creative but she is so fun and has a positive beautiful energy.
Crystal bleeding deer by one of my favorite artists: Elizabeth McGrath (love her band Miss Derringer, too)
Friday, February 11, 2011
Last September, I heard a song on NME radio that I fell in love with instantly. Sadly, I had no idea who this was. Lucky me, the next day, they played it again and the DJ said it was a song called "Listen To Your Love" by Mona. I found the one song available on iTunes and bought it. Since that day, it's been on heavy, heavy rotation. Just something about that song was so perfect, so cool, so rock and roll. I always think to myself, I want to look like that song. This song made me really excited about the music scene again. Being that the UK is so much more forward and unbelievably more stylish than us, Mona has made a name there already, have played several shows, and signed with Rough Trade Records. Being in LA, I had to just sit and wait for months. Then, they finally came and played their first LA show at the Echo the other night. I had a lot of expectations, and having seen so many live bands, I've become a tough critic. However, it was all that I wanted. Their live set was so tight and sounded amazing! Nick can really sing. The band's got swagger. They're just pure rock and roll that I love. This night was a reminder of how happy rock and roll music makes me. Their album will be out this May. So exciting.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday night, we went to the opening reception of the 19th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit at FIDM. It was a nice night. The invitation said "cocktail attire" to which I wore a Ben Sherman shirt, Diesel leather biker jacket, black skinny jeans, Giuseppe Zanotti boots, Vivienne Westwood earrings, and rings by Noir and Fallon. It was super packed as usual but I think I've mastered the art of maneuvering my way through the crowd, even when the crowd has plates of food or drinking glasses. The costumes were exciting to see, as always. This exhibit is free and open to the public, should you feel like checking it out. These are the actual costumes from all the movies. It's great to see the use of different fabrics, and seeing how it looks worn and aged, and not new.