Rock OUT Presented by Lexus – a Los Angeles Fashion Week Kick-Off event as OUT magazine brought East Coast style to Southern California for a second straight year. The evening also featured a runway show by Macy’s, and an underwear show by 2xist.
Cheyenne Jackson – Broadway singer/actor; Glee
Justin Mikita – co-founder of Tie the Knot, actor, producer Allison Holker – All-Star-So You Think You Can Dance
Aaron Hicklin – OUT’s editor in chief
Paul Colichman – Here Media CEO Lea Delaria – Orange is the New Black Alex Newell - Glee David Cruz – Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker Justin Bird – Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker
Jonny Drubel – E!'s #RichKids of Beverly Hills Morgan Stewart – E!'s #RichKids of Beverly Hills Brendan Fitzpatrick – E!'s #RichKids of Beverly Hills Roxy Sowlaty – E!’s #RichKids of Beverly Hills
Emrhys Cooper – Here TV’s From Here on OUT Junade Khan – Here TV’s From Here on OUT Terry Ray – Here TV’s From Here on OUT Lorielle New – Here TV’s From Here on OUT Suzanne Whang – Here TV’s From Here on OUT Anthony Marciona – Here TV’s From Here on OUT David Millbern – Here TV’s From Here on OUT
Craig Horner – Hindsight, Legend of the Seeker, Blue Water High Tom Payne – The Physician, Luck, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Waterloo Road Chris Galya – Jessie
Johnny Cannizzaro – In Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood coming out this June Melissa Paulo - In Sex Tape with Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Jason Segel coming out this July Miguel Pinzon - In Mystery Girls on ABC Family with Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Veronica Diaz - Nominated for best actress Imagine Award and about to film the independent film Gripped Brianna Hildebrand - New up and coming singer actress
Charlotte Ellen Price – The X Factor, So You Think You Can Dance, The New Paul O'Grady Show Allison McAtee- The Haves and Have Nots Eva Tamargo – The Haves and Have Nots Gavin Houston – The Haves and Have Nots Michael J. Willett – GBF, Faking It Mike Manning – producer, Youthful Daze Rita Volk – Faking It
Hollywood Makeup Artist Robert Hensley and Guests Enjoyed California Wines, Cheeses and Chocolates at V Wine Room in West Hollywood to Celebrate the Launch of the Artist's Signature Mineral Makeup Collection
Top Image: Award-winning Actresses Traci Lords and Valarie Pettiford flank makeup artist Robert Hensley.
Above - from left to right: Tasha and Hoyt Castagna of TNT Cosmetics with daughter; Valarie Pettiford, Podcast host Tony Sweet, Award-winning actress Ann Walker and TOETAG EFX's Jerami Cruise; Gift Bags; Robert Hensley with beauty educator Reiynne Dekora. Photo Credit: Niela Photography
Within his Legendary Ladies lip paint (potted lip colors) series, he created 'Oh My Lords' - a creamy vintage red named for Traci Lords, and 'Valarie Dances' - a sheer gold color named for Valarie Pettiford. Both actresses attended the event and were gifted their namesake colors in limited edition lip stick form. Another favorite among guests of the event was a playful pink nail color, 'Puppy Love' - part of Robert's Natural High color series, which benefit's Elaine Hendrix's The Pet Matchmaker charity.
Guests were given exclusive gift bags filled with samples of loose shadows, nail colors and lip paints.
Control Sector, one of Style Fashion Week’s most anticipated menswear lines, makes their debut in Los Angeles following a well received show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. Control Sector will hit the runway Wednesday, March 12th at 6PM.
The streetwear line focuses on re-inventing fits for non-traditional menswear. Drawing on their collective background in the worlds of action sports, the underground scene, and technology, Control Sector’s FW'14 collection Beautiful Disaster displays their uniquely aggressive and ultimately free-label aesthetic.
“We’re proud to bring our vision to the west coast,” said Adam Thomison of Control Sector. “Our collection brings street wear to the next level while still remaining wearable.”
In addition, Control Sector will have a pop-up in Style Fashion Week’s brand marketplace, featuring its SS'14 & FW'14 Collections for guests to enjoy.
Control Sector, launched in June 2013, by brothers Luke Deenihan and Adam Thomison, and partner Maxwell Amadeus. The three attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and teamed up to create a lifestyle brand that combines an aggressive mix of influences. The brand is set to appear in stores across North America this spring.
"Grace in women has more effect than beauty." William Hazlitt
I have always dreamed that a designer would take notice of my work and say to me something like this:
"Please bring some of your favorite models and we will leave you alone in the mansion and supply you with as many dresses as the yogini/models want and all we want you to do is have a great time and dive into the depths of creation."
Well, Sue Wong did just that and Liz Arch, Noelle Beaugureau and Cristi Christensen and I spent the day at her beautiful home with her exquisite designs and made art.
Creating in The Cedars was all improvised. A model would put on a green dress and we walked over to a green painting. Or, I could say we carefully planned everything (for days) - but I would be lying. Nothing is ever planned and there is, without a doubt, poetry to be discovered in every moment.
One of my favorite Picasso quotes: "If you know exactly what you are going to do, what's the point of doing it?"
Buying sunglasses is not the easiest thing in the world. First and foremost, you have to find a style that you like and afford. But what if it doesn’t look good on you? Read on for a few easy tips that will help you find the perfect sunglasses for you, always:
If you’ve got Jude Law’s facial features: good for you! The guy has a pretty perfect oval face, which means he can afford to wear almost every type of frame. If you’re not sure that you have an oval face, check for a good proportion, with high cheekbones and the chin slightly narrower than the forehead. The only frames you should try to avoid are those that are too large on you, otherwise everything goes. Our choice: Dolce&Gabbana DG6080.
David Beckham is a good example of a square face, with a broad jaw line and forehead, as well as a square chin. He looks good in anything that doesn’t accentuate the angularity, so he should go for round sunglasses, oval ones or aviators. If you share his face shape, avoid angular frames and color accents on the bottom of the frame, in favor of curved lenses and embellished top frames. Our choice: Gucci 1627.
When it comes to round faces, Elijah Wood knows that he should wear contrasting frames in order to look his best. His usual geek chic, thick rimmed glasses are actually most flattering on his face shape! Angular frames are very much encouraged for this type, as they draw attention from the roundness of the face, by contrast. Angular sunglasses will make your face look longer and thinner, when it’s actually relatively equal in length and width. Our choice: Ray Ban RB2140F.
A typical heart-shaped face, with a broad forehead, wide cheeks and narrow chin, belongs to David Spade. Frames should elongate the look and direct attention downwards, like narrow, round sunglasses do. Avoid Clubmaster style sunglasses, which focus on the upper side of the face, and consider those with thin temples or embellished bottoms. Our choice: Persol PO0714.
The focus on SS14 fashion trends is heating up of late. By now most of you fashionistas already have your seasonal wardrobes well planned out, if not already stocked! However, that doesn't mean it's too late to add a few fun accessories and outfits for specific spring events. One thing that comes to mind looking at the months ahead is what is sometimes affectionately referred to as "race day fashion."
Many associate horse racing events primarily with the high volume of betting activity (in addition to the races themselves), and this is certainly a major factor of race day culture. Using the upcoming Cheltenham Festival in England as an example, fans can view a constant stream of updates on major races online at the Betfair, where you can also view the odds on each event. Many think partaking in this activity adds another dimension to race day festivity. But perhaps even more important in adding culture to horse racing events is the incredible displays of spring and summer fashion (and borderline costumes) we tend to see at them.
Referring to Cheltenham again, one glance at last year's standout outfits (the festival actually has a whole day devoted largely to fashion and known as "Ladies Day") will tell you just about all you need to know about race day fashion—it's fun, festive, and vibrant. But for a more specific take on the concept, here are five tips for race day fashion in 2014, for those of you looking to embrace these events in the U.S. this year.
Wear Colorful Graphic Prints
This is a constantly appropriate race day fashion trend that will never go away. As mentioned, race day fashion is all about celebrating the bold, fun looks for warm weather seasons, and colorful graphic prints are recommended by experts at News Australia, where they know their racing events!
Wear Bright Blazers
This is a brilliant tip from Marie Claire UK for cooler days at race tracks. In the U.S., most high profile racing events are virtually guaranteed warm weather, but for mornings and evenings a brightly colored blazer can still be a wonderful option.
Opt for Nude Shows
Another tip from Marie Claire UK, nude shoes—such as those featured from Topshop with snakeskin heels—offer a wonderfully light touch for these warm weather festivals and sporting events.
Leaders In Heels posted a comprehensive race day fashion guide in 2013 with some fun and beautiful outfit suggestions, but the overall theme is worth taking into account as well. Also, play up your matching! Because race days are bright and bold, an outfit with perhaps a bit more matching color than you'd normally display can be just the thing. Just keep the tones light (pastels work wonderfully for racing)!
If ever there is ever a time to show off some bold accessories, a day at the races is it! Yellow gold accessories are in this season, but race day is more about items like ornate pins or those famous oversized hats you see at events like the Kentucky Derby. Have fun with this suggestion and some some personal style!
Ultimately, you can probably piece together an outfit out of your existing spring wardrobe if you decide to go to a horse racing event this season. But just as some go for the races, some go for the betting, and some even go for the drinks, you can enjoy the experience a great deal more by making it a fashion event!
Designer For Men, an elegant retail store in Beverly Hills, has just launched its fully-featured e-commerce website located on the Web at www.designerformen.com.
The content and products of the new site are geared towards men who want to dress well, but don’t want to spend a fortune in the process. As the DFM tagline suggests, Designer For Men offers “The Finest Quality in Men's Designs at Attractive Prices.”
Among the products available on the site the new range of menswear is organized according to 3 main categories for easy site navigation -– Clothing, Ties and Accessories. Visitors can browse high quality menswear for themselves or find excellent gifts at affordable prices.
One of the benefits of Designer For Men are the amazing ties and pocket squares.
“We want Designer For Men to offer one of the largest selections of the highest quality ties on the Internet, a place where both men and women can find one-of-a-kind designs which will last a lifetime” says Fary Jalili, the site’s creative director. “There are many Internet retailers selling men’s clothing, but if you want to find superior quality products, you have to pay handsomely. We’re going to offer the best quality menswear which is still affordable to working professionals everywhere,” she continued.
Fary Jalili says that since launching the Designer For Men site in January, her team continues to add new products every day. “We are taking our time to find the best designs and quality products which we can sell at discounts other premium merchants wouldn’t dare. We invite new customers to join our mailing list where we will share our exclusive menswear through members-only promotions.”
As the site continues to grow, Designer For Men will feature both established and aspiring menswear designers. The site is currently seeking to add talented designers to the site who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to showcase their products through an Internet retailer.
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