Monday, September 29, 2008

Talking Back

are invited to participate in an L.A. shoot for the book

projectTALKING BACK-A Presentation of T-shirt Messages and the Bodies Who Wear Them
Bring Yourselves and Your Shirts to
8549 Higuera St., Culver City
Noon – 8:00 PM
Any message, design, statement or image is welcome.
Be smart, be clever, be yourself and TALK BACK.

Shoots previously conducted in New York, Austin and New Orleans.

The book launch and work from the project will be shown in October 2009 at the Art Director’s Club in New York and will tour throughout the U.S.

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Alexandra Wagner

Last week I treated myself to a facial. Boy was I in need. Alexandra went to work, buffing, polishing, micro derm, oxygen, mini-peels and when I walked out my skin was hydrated and glowing!

Her salon is quiet, clean and cozy right on Abbot Kinney. For more info visit her website

No question, I will be going back again!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Well...happy birthday to you Diesel

Seems like a lot of people are celebrating in your honor. Funny and creative use of porn!

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No promises...

BUT if you are dying to see me, I may be swinging through....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

The New York Bad Times

Don't know about you but after seeing this chart/image in the NYTimes

my first thought, was most definitely not empathy. More like anger, thousands of people are losing their savings and investments, jobs and let's not forget the ripple effect this causes, further damaging our already shaky economy. Yet, they still hold options to the tune of hundreds of thousands, even billions of dollars, in some cases. Why, for destroying and bankrupting the companies. they ran? I guess if they can sleep at night in good conscience, than more power to 'em......said with much sarcasm!!!!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

PABLOVE - You listen, you give = YOU HELP

LOS ANGELES, September 17, 2008 - Some of the most recognizable names in indie and alternative music have donated new, unreleased, live and remixed songs for Filter Magazine and Urban Outfitters' benefit compilation, Give. Listen. Help. Volume 5, a double CD created in support of the Pablove Foundation. This charity has been established in honor of Pablo Castelaz, the 5-year-old son of Dangerbird Records' co-founder Jeff Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. The album will be sold at all Urban Outfitters locations beginning Wednesday, October 15 until January 31, 2009, and is comprised of more than 25 tracks, featuring Radiohead, Oasis, Jack Johnson, Garbage, Bloc Party, Rilo Kiley, CSS and many others on disc one, while Dangerbird's tight-knit family, including Silversun Pickups, The Dears, Sea Wolf and Darker My Love, have rallied for the cause on disc two.On May 17, 2008, Pablo, the effervescent, boisterous preschooler, was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms' Tumor, a rare form of children's cancer that strikes less than 500 American kids a year. The cancer appeared out of nowhere. In the past month, Pablo has endured four surgeries in merely sixteen days, resulting with the removal of his right kidney and a third of his left kidney. He is currently on a nine-month chemotherapy regimen and an 11-day radiation treatment, equating to months in and out of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and countless hours in the oncology clinic. Over these past few grueling months Castelaz, Jo Ann and Pablo's older brother Grady have experienced the love and dedication from doctors, researchers, administrators and legions of volunteers they've encountered and so in turn, they want to give back. Every penny raised through the Pablove Foundation will go to CHLA, specifically directed toward play rooms, cancer research at the CHLA Saban Research Institute and to the new hospital set to open in 2009. Each year, CHLA treats over 93,000 children who need care that is so complex, it can only be provided by medical experts at the highest level. Every artist on these two discs has made a choice to participate, and to donate the usual fees and royalties to the Pablove Foundation. Kicking off with a previously unreleased track by Garbage (they completed this song especially for Pablo), the album is crammed with rarities from a who's who of alternative music all-stars. Disc two proudly displays Castelaz's other passion, his label Dangerbird Records which he co-founded with Peter Walker, with rare and unreleased tracks from his beloved musical family - most of whom have watched Pablo grow up.Although Pablo's form of Wilms' Tumor is the toughest, most rare kind, his treatment is advancing well. His progress has been chronicled on PABLOg, a blog fueled by Castelaz's daily newfound trials and tribulations, eloquently written with an equal dose of humility and humor.
Give. Listen. Help.
1. Garbage - "Witness to Your Love" (previously unreleased)
2. Radiohead - "House of Cards"
3. Of Montreal - "Jimmy" (M.I.A. cover)
4. Bat for Lashes - "What's a Girl" (Plaid remix)
5. Oasis - "Falling Down" (Chemical Brothers remix)
6. Rilo Kiley - "Draggin' Around" (previously unreleased)
7. Bloc Party - "Flux" (JKL remix)
8. The Faint - "The Geeks Were Right" (DIOYY remix)
9. CSS - "Rat Is Dead" (Rage)"
10. Decemberists "Billy Liar" (live)
11. Ra Ra Riot - "Can You Tell" (Little Ones remix)
12. Ladytron - "Ghosts" (Modwheelmood mix)
13. The Little Ones "I Don't Want to Dance" (previously unreleased)
14. Other Lives - "Paper Cities" (previously unreleased)
15. Two Sheds - "You"
16. Jack Johnson "All At Once" (live at Bumbershoot 2008)
1. Silversun Pickups - "Table Scraps"
2. Eulogies - "Is There Anyone Here?"
3. Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
4. The Dears - "Crisis 1 & 2"
5. Sea Wolf - "The Promise"
6. The Curse of Company - "All the Mines"
7. One a.m. radio - "Old Men"
8. Ed Laurie - "Albert"
9. Eric Avery - "All Remote and No Control"
10. Dappled Cities - "Vision Bell"
11. La Rocca - "Cross the River"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Overheard today...

'Books are IN, everybody is reading!'

yeah, left me speechless too.....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Can't get enuff

Now I can't stop....not really much to see but

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Stevie Wonderful + Tom Ford

Oh how much I love Stevie. I was heartbroken when I found out he was playing at the Hollywood Bowl and I had to go out of town.

Here's a good clip of Stevie on Sesame Street.

Even though the video is what, 25+ years old ??, his shades could easily be a part of Tom Ford's sunglasses collection this year IE

check out the whole fab line here

For those of you interested, I am definitely more of a sunglasses girl than a shoe girl. Though, I won't pass up a free pair of either...haha

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Cardiac Arrest

Thats what the charts from the market (this is courtesy of looked like early this am...I just about had an attack myself when I read the news. We are on our way to hell in a handbasket....or already there?

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thoughts elsewhere

today to come up with anything. Rather, I direct you to the creative thoughts, images, rantings and ramblings of Kate and Jessica respectively...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Propr Launch

I rarely mention my events on this blog but for whatever reason I am sharing one of my two from last night. The launch of Ben Harper and David Arquette's Eco Clothing Line Propr. As you can see from the photo montage (via above, guests included Jennifer Aniston, Laura Dern, Meg Ryan (not pictured), Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Ben Harper. In honor of David's birthday Ben performed.

Keep an eye out for future Propr hits

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My favorite words

include hoodie, cashmere (others not related to this post could include chocolate, french fries, use of someone else's amex black....) Inhabit makes some of the finest cashmere IMO. Congrats on their recent article in W Mag, though I would rather keep them to myself. While, way way way out of my budgie, there are so many cashmere + hoodie fabulous pieces on the Inhabit page it must be shared. Click here to visit the site

And here are a few of my fav's

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

No, this is not an Onion headline...

Japanese wives wanting a divorce hire professional full article here

This blog becoming dormant for the rest of the week, start of next week. Catch you then.....

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