At the LAFC Fall 2013 Collections Odylyne show last year, I fell in love with this kimono inspired dress:
I had to have it. What I love about Odylyne dresses is that not only do they make a statement, but it gives the illusion that the wearer is floating while she walks into the room.
Fast forward to November 2013 when I was lucky enough to be in the Odylyne studio for a sample sale and found the dress! The only one there, which I assumed was the one the model wore on the runway. I did a little happy dance when I found out that it was for sale.
With just a little bit of altering on the bottom, because I’m most certainly not model height, the dress was ready to go. I wore it on my Birthday, but two weekends ago when the LA Dance Project was performing at the Ace Theatre, I thought it was be appropriate to bring it out again.
From runway to the streets of DTLA. And yes, this dress came right off the model’s body.
Photo by: Kelsi
(Skipping this weeks Cover Thursday)
It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to a gallery opening. When I first moved back to LA, I was in the Culver City Art District gallery hopping with friends almost every weekend (and grabbing drinks here). Being an Art History major and former Chelsea gallery ASSistant it’s kind of a shame that I haven’t been taking advantage of the art scene here in LA.
I went to the Risk and Nathan Ota opening at the Corey Helford Gallery last weekend. I was familiar with Nathan Ota’s work, having seeing him in a group show at La Luz de Jesus over a decade ago, but I was not familiar with the work of Risk. The two have painted together since they met high school in Los Angeles and are known as seminal graffiti artists.
Admittedly, I am a dilettante when it comes to the LA Graffiti scene - I spent most of my years studying and representing “traditional” modern art. I really enjoyed the collaboration between these two artists. There is something eerily haunting and raw about some of the works in this show and the figures seem to almost jump out of the canvas.
The figure of the young girl in yellow galoshes resonated with me the most. Here is a pure innocence juxtaposed with a cacophony of color and noise. Adding to the mystery is that we never see her face or what it is she is drawing. According to the press release, “‘Innocence Lost’ is a show that explores the artist before he or she becomes am artist. That magical moment, where you are mesmerized by the power and mystique of art. It also explores those pivotal moment when things become all too real”.
If you are familiar with Risk, you will recognize his signature on this detailed photo:
And here is quintessential Ota imagery:
"Innocence Lost" runs from February 15-March 8, 2015 at the Corey Helford Gallery located at 8522 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.
Every season or so I get really fixated on one color. For this spring it’s a light pink with a touch of salmon. I am already stocking up on some pink pieces. Below is my wish list for the season.
1. This 90s slip dress from Nasty Gal has all the component that I like. Short, flirty and a sexy back. What’s not to like?
2. I’ve been obsessed with another version of this Valentino flat for some time. It also comes in this less flashy flat. Unfortunately, this color is no longer available, but the hot pink is a nice alternative, and a little bit sassier!
3. This Kate Spade pendant necklace is perfect to make a subtle statement whether with a white tank or T-shirt.
4. I am DYING to get my hands on this blazer from Forever 21. It’s “totally” from the 80s, but has a modern fit. This is the perfect piece to take from a business meeting straight to a night out.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t leave you with the perfect Pretty in Pink Song.
Here’s a special Valentine’s version of Cover Thursday.
How cute is this Arctic Monkey’s cover of the 1965 Barbara Lewis single, “Baby I’m Yours”?
One of my favorite movies of all time is “Pretty in Pink" - boy meets girls from the wrong side of the tracks and falls in love. Yes, there is a closet romantic inside of me. The last scene still makes me a little verklempt and the OMD song, "If You Leave" is the perfect song for that moment when Andie and Blane kiss in the glow of his beamer headlights.
Fun fact: “If You Leave” was not the original song OMD selected for the soundtrack, but when the ending was changed (in the original ending Duckie gets the girl), the music supervisors had to find a track that was more appropriate.
This was the song that broke OMD to a US audience. I recently came across this Nada Surf cover of the same song and fell in love all over again.
“If somebody doesn’t believe in me, I can’t believe in them.” - Andie