What’s Going On?

I have decided that I am going to post upcoming events in the Los Angeles area every week from now on. I hope this is helpful for those in the area looking for some interesting events to check out.

Week of July 11, 2010 – July 17, 2010:

-Sun, 7/11: DIM MAK presents: Cannonball Sunday Nights @ Drai’s, Hollywood – 21+
-Sun, 7/11: LA Phil presents: A Beatles Celebration @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood – ALL AGES / $15-$120
-Sun, 7/11: South Pacific @ Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles – ALL AGES / $30-$120
-Mon, 7/12: Streetlight Manifesto w/ Supervillains, The Wonder Years, & Dan Potthast @ Key Club, West Hollywood – ALL AGES / $15
-Mon, 7/12: Deckstar / The Cobra Snake / Vitamin Water / FMS present: Spin the Bottle ft Marshall Barnes & Shifty @ The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood
-Mon, 7/12: Monday Night Social presents: LA Riots & Donald Glaude @ Playhouse Hollywood, Hollywood – 21+
-Mon, 7/12: Kings of Leon @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood – ALL AGES / SOLD OUT
-Tues, 7/13: Streetlight Manifesto w/ Supervillains, The Wonder Years, Dan Potthast @ Key Club, West Hollywood – ALL AGES / $15
-Thurs, 7/15: Hawthorne Heights w/ The Story Changes, PMToday, & Acidic @ Troubadour, West Hollywood – ALL AGES / $11
-Fri, 7/16: Sean Healy presents: Lil’ Kim w/ Toni Monroe, Crown Loyal, & Pakafella @ Key Club, West Hollywood – 18+ / GA – $30; VIP – $40
-Fri, 7/16: MGMT w/ Francis and the Lights & Helios Creed @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles – ALL AGES / GA – $35
-Fri, 7/16: Project Ethos presents: Love Sick @ Music Box, Hollywood – 18+ / GA – $20, VIP – $50; Floor Seats – $100
-Sat, 7/17: HARD LA ft MIA, NERD, Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Rye Rye, Switch, Joker, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, 12th Planet, Borgore, Jason Bentley, Destructo, Nguzunguzu, The Gaslamp Killer, & Ninjasonik @ LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles – ALL AGES / GA – $60
-Sat, 7/17: Giophonics / The Noise Academy present: Break Festival @ The Glass House, Pomona – ALL AGES / GA – $15
-Sat, 7/17: Relentless Beatz presents: The Gold Line ft Droog & Loose Village w/ aDJnamedCK & Danny Miller @ Senor Fish, Los Angeles – 21+ / $5
-Sat, 7/17: Avaland presents: Sharam @ Avalon, Hollywood – 21+

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Jeremy Scott Fall 2010 Collection

Jeremy Scott has always been a great designer combining great fashion with the kid in everyone having tapped into the Flintstones for inspiration for his collection for the Spring 2010 season. His Fall 2010 collection looks “normal” compared to Jeremy Scott‘s previous collections with a mostly black palette. I adore his work and here are my favorite pieces from the collection:

Alla Kostromicheva

Tati Cotliar

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Victoria Beckham Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Victoria Beckham as a designer has always stayed very true to her own unique style creating pieces that she would actually wear herself. Her Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection was presented during New York Fashion Week taking inspiration from the 1940’s era and Dick Tracy. I love the color palette she used in the collection and here are my favorite pieces from the collection:

Eugenia Mandzhieva

OMG, i want this dress SO bad!

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Alexander McQueen Ready-to-Wear Fall 2010 Collection

Karlie Kloss (NEXT)

Prior to his tragic death, Alexander McQueen‘s fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection was about 80% completed. According to his right hand person, Sarah Burton, he turned away modern technology for inspiration. She said, “He wanted to get back to the handcraft he loved, and the things that are being lost in the making of fashion. He was looking at the art of the Dark Ages, but finding light and beauty in it. He was coming in every day, draping and cutting pieces on the stand.” Presented in Paris in February, the show ended with “Each piece is unique, as was he.” Here are the 16 pieces from his final collection:

Alla Kostromicheva (WOMEN)

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SewDown @ Lot 613

As part of Spring LA Fashion Week 2010, I attended SewDown tonight downtown at Lot 613 with Jeff for the runway show. I really liked the venue because there’s a lot of space to work with. I’ve been there one other time when Media Contender and HARD presented Rusko Live. Although I like the venue, the production was pretty poor in my opinion. The room that held the runway was way too cramped and cluttered with vendors when a lot of those vendors could have fit outside. ┬áMaybe they should have just held the runway outside since there is a lot more room to groove outside. The catwalk looked quite filthy and unpolished. A lot of the female models looked like they were having difficulties walking in heels, which I feel is EXTREMELY important as a model and strange as a female, and the male models looked very uncomfortable in their skin. My thoughts on each designer is below along with the images from the show, but all in all, I would have to say the show was mediocre. Maybe I just have too high expectations for others. It’s not like I was expecting this huge, elaborate production, but I was expecting to see a show that’s polished and not so sloppy. I would also like to see more creativity please!

This band opened the show. Although the singer looked cute with her pink pigtails, I would have enjoyed the music more if se had better stage presence. She had an entire catwalk to utilize as her stage and she barely took advantage of the space, and the only reason she slightly moved forward was because a production person told her to. She also looked up almost the entire time making insincere contact with the audience.

Sloane & Tate is supposed to be menswear inspired women’s lingerie, but it just looks like undesigned muscle tanks and booty shorts…

The designers of Sloane & Tate.

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