December 31, 2010
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ANTEBELLUM presents ANGELS in REVELRY : A Decade in Los Angeles 1977 - 1987
photography by IVY NEY
opening reception JANUARY 14TH, 2011
By 1976, at the age of twenty-three, Ivy was living in Los Angeles, working for the LA Times under the iconic fashion editor Mary Lou Luther.
It was her ticket into the Hollywood nightlife, rubbing shoulders with and photographing celebrities like Lucille Ball and John Travolta, in timeless black and white.
While living off the Sunset Strip, a stone's throw from The Whisky A-gogo, Ivy became a fixture on the LA music scene, documenting the early days of the The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Go-Go's, Henry Rollins, X, local punk darlings- The Screamers, and capturing candid portraits of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
Ivy usually needed just one snap to capture the essence of her subject. This resulted in her most memorable images.
December 27, 2010
Just before the holidays I took my little guy to get a hair cut from our friend Shane @ Baxter Finley Barber and Shop on North La Cienega. This was the 1st time I had been there and well, I was pretty impressed. The attention to old school details was spot on and the porcelain chairs kinda blew my mind.
CONCEPT: We see guys trending to tradition, so whether we are talking fashion, or choice of barber, guys are looking for simple and traditional surroundings. The shop is NOT a lounge, or place to get spa services. We want to keep it simple and build a reputation for excellence in barbering and service.”
LOOK: The aesthetic is certainly masculine ... and the elements used were specifically chosen to create a traditional look, but also to blend textures (such as fine leather, and porcelain chairs + rough cut reclaimed Douglas fir flooring) allowing the space to be usable and comfortable.
December 26, 2010
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Had to pull some vintage boards shown above. They are so RAD! And even though I don't surf, I totally wouldn't be bummed to have one around. I love the brand now as much as I did in 5th grade.
December 21, 2010
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You might also want to know that they set up a pop up Sample Sale store in the Westfield Topanga Plaza.
December 19, 2010
December 18, 2010
See full article here and take a look at his 1935 Schindler Guest House here.
December 16, 2010
December 14, 2010
I'd like to introduce you to Alicia Lawhon from RECLAIMED IN LA. She is a good friend of mine and one of my favorite local designers whose unique clothing I've been wearing for a quite a while now. Because I love her style, I've asked her if we could get a peek into her home and find out more about what she does and what influences her designs.
D*BP: Tell us about what you do and how long you've been doing it?
A.L.: I execute wardrobes in every way. I envision them, create them, and produce them. I work with commercial and personal wardrobe needs. I deal with desires. I produce desires. RECLAIMED IN LA is a collection of wardrobe stories solely utilizing existing and found materials. The concept was born out of a love for vintage, re-purpose and discover beauty in old items made new. I practiced this concept when I was a child in Mexico and then again 20 years ago for a collection for Ron Herman called 'A.L' and now.
D*BP: How long have you worked from your space..is it at home? What part of town is it in?
A.L.: 10 years. I have a home studio in Silver Lake on top of a hill.
D*BP: Describe your style?
A.L.: Earthy elegance well traveled with a sense of humour.
D*BP: What inspires you?
A.L.: Right now it rebellion, necessity, nature, integrity, tact, desire, music, food, Made in the USA, the past and talent: Zoe Crosher, Bari Ziperstein, Simon Story, Dee Dee Cheriel, Charles Krubian, Roger Herman, Nick Lowe, Sage Vaughn, Tracy Wilkinson, Jessica Kerwin-Jinkins, and David Huffman
D*BP: What do you love most about your space?
A.L.: It is an anti-depressant. I don't get visual anxiety. Its a positive reflection. A meditation and mood altering.