Nov 28, 2010

Clean Water For Christmas

Clean water is the perfect gift to give this holiday season . Donate anything you can, all funds will go to projects that are in the development to bring clean water to nations who do not have clean water. please go to http://www.mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=10718 to donate and remember anything makes a difference.

Nov 24, 2010

Purple Lips


This season we are seeing more and more celebrities and models wearing dark lips. Purple and plum are the colors to go for the winter. From Lanvin for H&M to Leighton Meester, everyone is wearing dark colors. So put the red lips away for a while and go get yourself some purple lipstick/lipgloss. 


Nars Lipgloss Limited Edition in Downtown


Mac Lipstick in Capricious www.maccosmetics.com

 Mac Lipstick in Hang Up





Fashion and Culture Behind The Scenes

Here are some behind the scenes pics from the filming of the documentary Fashion and Culture in Los Angeles. Please visit www.whyla.net to become part of the documentary!


Nov 18, 2010

"ABEL"

Diego Luna's directorial debut is about a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence. The film stars Karina Gidi, Jose Maria Yazpik and real-life brothers Christopher & Gerardo Ruiz-Esparza. It was produced by Diego Luna and his good friend/partner Gael Garcia Bernal through thier production company Canana Films. "Abel" screened at the famous AFI Fest at the Grauman's Chinese theater in Hollywood. In attendance were the lead actress as well as the two young brothers. This film is tragic comedy that truly surpassed any expectations that I had about it. Actor Chistopher Ruiz-Esparza who plays the title character is remarkable and steals the show hands down. I recommend seeing the film any chance you get. Below is the trailer for the film.



Nov 16, 2010

Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight wins Best Environmental Film for HAVFS!



Filmmaker of Fashion and Culture in Los Angeles awarded Best Environmental Film for "Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty" documentary at the Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles. Thanks to Red Nation Film Festival for recognizing the Native Hawaiian's struggles. To follow the making of the documentary Fashion and Culture... in Los Angeles go to www.whyla.net . A work-in-progress.

Nov 14, 2010

Mockfilm Festival!

This weekend I attended the 2010 Mockfilm Festival. The festival is dedicated in "showcasing best comedies and mockumentaries from around the world." The corky red carpet was funny and extremely entertaining with filmmakers and actors from the films. For more information on the films that were screened and red carpet information please go to www.mockfilmfest.weebly.com





















Nov 10, 2010

Seres Queridos!

Seres Queridos is a project taking place in Mexico in which artist from all over come together to share their talent and cultural influences. Featured artist include El Mac from the U.S. Mr. Kern from France, Akut from Germany, and El Nino.

 For more information on this project and how to get involved please visit the website www.serequeridos.org.  Enjoy a clip below!

Nov 9, 2010

Farmers Market

Local farms from outside Los Angeles come out every Sunday morning and set up their booths with freshly picked organic fruits and vegetables. By supporting local farmers and food vendors, you are supporting the local community and helping environment. Prices are by the pound like any grocery store, but the quality of the product is definitely higher. This market also prides itself on being very kid friendly. You will see many families here enjoying a beautiful Sunday morning/afternoon picking some wholesome fruits, vegetables, breads, etc. Which leads me to wonder if this ritual has now replaced going to church on Sundays for this generation. My top three favorite items from this farmers market are the vibrant sweet strawberries, freshly baked sourdough bread and small purple hydrangea plant. If you have not been to this market, I highly recommend it.












Many vendors offer samples of their produce to endice costumers to buy their fruits.





The market offers a variety of vendors including:
Farmers- fresh fruits & vegetable, many of which are organic, flowers, plants, herbs & spices
Hot food vendors- bacon wrapped hot dogs, breakfast burritos and tacos, sweet/savory crepes
Beverages- full coffee stand, fresh sugar cane organic juices, wheatgrass & snow cones
Packaged food- cheeses, jam, humus, yogurt, salsa, granola, sauces, dressing & honey products
Bakeries- bakes daily loafs, specialty breads, cookies, cakes, pastries,
Crafts- baby clothes, handmade jewelry, kitchen ware, oils/soaps/incense, aprons
Musical performers- steel drum players, blue grass flute & guitar players
Children attractions- inflatable castles, horse riding, petting zoo, hand crafted toys, face painting



Fresh organic starwberries range from $5-7 for a 3 pack depending on the vendor













Tips:
Get there early!: The phrase "early bird get the worm" has never been more true. First people there get the best pickins. Many vendors bring what they assume they can sell in one day, meaning they tend to run out of produce.
 
BYOB: Bring your own bag. You are already going green by buying locally produced fruits & veggies, so why not bring your own re-usable bags and avoid wasting small plastic bags.
Cash only: This is very common in most farmers markets. There are a couple vendors that do accept cards, but don’t count on it.







Studio City farmer’s market
Located on Ventura Place between Laurel Canyon & Ventura Blvd.
Open on Sundays from 8am-1pm
For a full list of vendors and additional information go to- www.studiocityfarmersmarket.com