Pacific Standard Time’s Performance & Public Arts Festival
Don’t miss this art-filled spectacle.
January 20, 2012
Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr’s 1968 art installation Disappearing Environments
Starting today, Pacific Standard Time’s Performance & Public Arts Festival begins an 11-day visual art spectacular to revisit and reenact the most memorable performance artists in LA’s modern art history. As part of Pacific Standard Time—a multi-museum extravaganza of Southern California’s art scene (from 1945 through 1980) that began in October and ends this spring—the festival (running through January 29) offers more than 30 performances in sculpture, installation, experimental theater and sound art, social and political interventions and just plain spectacle. Expect parachuting painters, iconic punk bands, laser light shows and a 27-ton dry ice sculpture. For a complete schedule visit pacificstandardtimefestival.org.
Prada’s Red Carpet Runway Show
The label debuts its 2012 menswear collection on a star-studded runway.
January 18, 2012
Actors including Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Emile Hirsch walked a different kind of red carpet in the name of Prada last week. The Italian label debuted its 2012 Fall menswear line in Milan with the help of the famous gentlemen, who walked the red runway in a collection of finely tailored overcoats, smart white turtlenecks and fitted pants.
photograph by gettyimages.com
New Fashion Book: Framed by Greg Gorman
Framed looks at the famous faces behind one of the most famous eyewear campaign ever.
January 18, 2012
Framed, the new book from photographer Greg Gorman, is a testament to the power of promotion. In 1982 L.A. Eyeworks, a small LA-based eyewear company, placed an ad in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine that launched one of the longest-running photo campaigns ever produced. Shot by Gorman, the black-and-white portrait series is defined by celebrities wearing the brand’s quirky frames with the tagline, “A face is like a work of art. It deserves a great frame.” Famous faces such as Frank Zappa, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Pfeiffer and Andy Warhol (who liked the campaign so much he asked to be featured) are among the 171 boldface names in the glossy tome. Purchase Framed ($50) online or in the shop where it all began. L.A. Eyeworks, 7407 Melrose Ave., 323-653-8255
Golden Globes Afterparties
The stars continued celebrating at big-ticket Golden Globes afterparties.
January 17, 2012
The beauty of the Golden Globes isn’t only the fact that it unites the biggest movie and television stars under one roof, but also that the evening’s afterparties are held within feet of each other. Spread out over the grounds of The Beverly Hilton Hotel, the post-celebrations—hosted by HBO, The Weinstein Company, Warner Bros. and InStyle, Fox Searchlight and NBC Universal—are where celebrities really kick back and let loose.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein welcomed the night’s big winners including Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Jean Dujardin, Kelsey Grammer, Idris Elba and Madonna to his annual Weinstein Co. bash. Also on hand to celebrate: Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Cameron Diaz, who snuck in the back door.
The Warner Bros. and InStyle afterparty drew the dancing crowd. Sophia Vergara got down to ’80s tunes with boyfriend Nick Loeb and son Manolo while Jessica Alba swapped her Gucci gown for a more manageable mini to boogie with husband Cash Warren. Funny women Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy also enjoyed some laughs.
HBO’s post-party took over Circa 55 restaurant and its adjoining outdoor pool—which was partially drained to create a chic sunken lounge—and hosted Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins, Jane Fonda, Laura Dern, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seth Rogen. Also attracting plenty of (female) attention, the men of True Blood: Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten and Joe Manganiello.
NBC Universal’s tented rooftop party offered an art deco vibe complete with LED chandeliers. Partying under the dim lights were Nicole Richie, Zachary Levi, Paula Patton and an ageless Elle MacPherson.
Zooey Deschanel, Claire Danes, Jane Lynch and the cast of Modern Family hopped a golf cart to head over to Fox Searchlight’s event.
photographs by gettyimages.com
Red-Carpet Trend: Headbands at the Golden Globes
A headband trend emerged on the Golden Globes red carpet.
January 17, 2012
FROM LEFT: Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams
With all the stunning dresses, it’s rare that an accessory becomes the talk of an award show red carpet. But that was the case when Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams arrived at the 69th annual Golden Globes wearing dazzling headbands. Inspired by the Roaring ’20s, Theron’s vintage Cartier headband paired perfectly with her fairytale Dior gown while the vintage Fred Leighton sparkler that Williams wore added a bold statement to her blue velvet Jason Wu frock.
photographs by gettyimages.com
BlackboardEats Presents “Dinner + Show” with Coldplay
BlackboardEats kicks off its new dinner series with a Coldplay show at the Hollywood Bowl.
January 13, 2012
Chris Martin of Coldplay
One of the biggest bands in the world is joining one of LA’s hottest restaurants for the new “Dinner + Show” series offered through the high-end meal deal website and newsletter BlackboardEats. The evenings (May 1 and May 2) include dinner at Suzanne Goin’s A.O.C. Wine Bar (aocwinebar.com) followed by a Coldplay concert (a stop on the Mylo Xyloto tour) at the Hollywood Bowl. BlackboardEats will be selling tickets to the event on January 17.
Sneak Peek: The Golden Globes Dinner Menu
See what the celebrities will dine on at the 69th annual Golden Globes this weekend.
January 13, 2012
The Golden Globes is largely thought of as the most fun of all the award shows. Held at The Beverly Hills Hilton, the event is usually full of laughs, memorable moments, good food and lots of bubbly. This year is no different. For the first time Moët & Chandon, the official Champagne of the Golden Globes for the past 21 years, is serving its award-winning Grand Vintage 2002 in 500 customized magnums created specifically for the occasion. (One thousand Moët & Chandon Imperial minis are also on hand.) As for the dinner menu, Beverly Hilton executive hotel chef Suki Sugiura and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi have created a menu of delicious fare. Cheers!
Makeup Moment: Chanel Blush
Blush Horizon de Chanel captures the hues of sunset.
January 12, 2012
Chanel’s Horizon Blush ($58) is a new springtime shade inspired by a glorious sunset. The pink palette features stripes of coral, rose and peach. When blended together they offer the right amount of flush for the face.
New Year Restart: The Goop Cleanse
Gwyneth Paltrow and Cleanse Program team up for a detoxified start to 2012.
January 12, 2012
Each New Year brings a new diet trend for thosewanting to lose weight. (CNN declared that vowing to drop pounds is the number-one resolution in America.) But what really works? Gwyneth Paltrow swears by cleanses—so much so that the actress partnered with her favorite detox brand, Clean Program, to create a colon cleanse under her Goop lifestyle blog. (Paltrow is following the program for the month of January.) Goop Cleanse ($425) is a 21-day commitment that promises to rid the body of toxins, boost energy levels and shed pounds. Co-designed by Cleanse Program creator Dr. Alejandro Junger, it delivers protein, fiber, digestive enzymes and probiotic supplements to the system and offers one big advantage over other cleanses: the ability to eat. Fruit, nuts, fish and non-gluten grains are allowed along with daily shakes. Dairy, coffee and sugar are among the “forbidden foods.” Need extra motivation? A photo of a recent bikini-clad Paltrow might do the trick.
Get Glowing: Sunless Tanning Salons
Choose from three of our favorite spray-tan purveyors.
January 11, 2012
Jenni Blafer of Sunkissed by Jenni
A sun-kissed glow is essential for most actresses walking an awards show red carpet. With the 2012 Golden Globes just days away, Hollywood’s leading ladies are opting out of the skin-damaging sun in favor of personalized spray tans. Here are three great sunless tanning spots for those on (and off) the red carpet.
Sunkissed by Jenni
Famous for her airbrush tanning technique, Jenni Blafer specializes in bronze contouring with a slimming effect. To define and enhance muscle tone, she sprays an all-natural, antioxidant-rich formula in all the right places. Blafer, whose client list includes Britney Spears, Julianne Hough and Jamie Lynn Sigler, also makes house calls. 1901 Westbourne Dr., West Hollywood, 310-650-3585; sunkissedbyjenni.com
Lavish Tan at Equinox West Hollywood
In addition to their popular Venice Beach location, Lavish Tan co-owners Kelsey Jones and Alexandra Dexter recently opened a tranquil spray-tan spa in Equinox West Hollywood. The two California-bred blonds tailor each tan to fit your desired darkened tone with an organic, brown-sugar based solution that is derived from apples. Customizable fresh scent formulas and shimmer drops for subtle sparkle are must-have options. 8590 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-528-4146; lavishtan.com
Chocolate Sun Santa Monica
Located in a beachy bungalow just blocks from the ocean, Chocolate Sun Santa Monica uses its organic sunless tanning products to create a perfect mixture for every skin tone. Ideal for sensitive skin, the formula is organically made with vitamins, herbs and botanicals (including cocoa) and finished with SPF 30 and essential oils. 147 Bay St., Santa Monica, 310-450-3075; chocolatesun.net