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Nov 14, 2014

Alter – Handmade With Art And Soul

When she’s not creating music with her partner Statik for their band Collide, the lovely and talented kaRIN designs jewelry, t-shirts, and handmade leather accessories that are edgy, hip, and oh so chic.

I’ve been a long-time fan and supporter of Karin’s artistic work in both music and fashion, so I was excited when I heard she launched a retail site where people worldwide can purchase her exquisitely designed products.   

Oct 30, 2014

Looptworks – Repurpose With Purpose

There’s a pretty cool company based in Oregon that we’re excited to tell you about – Looptworks. This eco-friendly organization rescues quality, unused material and turns it into limited edition, hand-numbered goods. Every product they make adheres to fair labor practices and comes with a “Loopt4Life” guarantee in order to ensure it doesn’t end up in a landfill and meets the company’s standard of being a quality product that can be trusted to last a lifetime.

Oct 28, 2014

L.A. Fashion Weekend Closing Party

Endless Road Entertainment hosted a closing party for L.A. Fashion Weekend at Planet Salon in West Hollywood. The swanky affair—which celebrated Fashion, Art, and Music—called for cocktail attire and guests were dressed to impress.

Including my favorite fashionable duo – Alan McCune and Enrique Godoy Ynzenga. Alan informed me that the second book in the Annabella and the Secret of the Mirrors book will be out soon. The Skinny Executives also have something exciting in the works, which I’ll be able to share with you all in a few weeks.

Planet Salon owners Ginger Boyle and Dean Roybal have been longtime supporters of Mikey Koffman and her LAFW events, so it was only fitting that the closing ceremonies be held in their luxurious salon.

Oct 23, 2014

Luxelab Pasadena Benefit For Pasadena Humane Society

The lovely folks at Luxelab Pasadena hosted a fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society. We here at BiteMe! M+F have supported PHS since adopting our dog Coco Chanel from them six years ago. Since then we’ve participated in the annual Wiggle Waggle Walk and this year team BiteMe! Squad raised $3,835 to help our furry friends, so needless to say I was happy to attend this fabulous event.

Oct 20, 2014

Art Hearts Fashion SS15 Event

The Art Hearts Fashion two day presentations were held at the elegant Taglyan Complex and featured collections from an array of artistically inspired designers. The event supported a great cause—AIDS Healthcare Foundation—and attendees were urged to text in donations by texting “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444.

Oct 16, 2014

Concept Los Angeles: SS15 Collections

Concept Los Angeles’ SS15 fashion showcase was held at ACE Museum. The evening kicked off with an installation by Mike Vensel. Not only is Mike a talented designer he is also the brains behind Concept.

Oct 14, 2014

Day to Night at the W Hollywood

Hosted by ParkerWhitaker Productions the Day to Night Womenswear event took place at the W Hotel Hollywood. The fashionable affair raised awareness for Dress For Success – an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Oct 13, 2014

LAFC SS15 Emerging Designer Showcase

Kelsi Smith, founder and director of Los Angeles Fashion Council, held this season’s Emerging Designer Showcase at Market City LA. The two-day event focused on up-and-coming L.A. designers in order to provide them with much needed exposure and support.

Sep 23, 2014

PopGrotto – A Hip, New Social Media Site For Collectors

There’s a new reason to be excited about social media again and it’s called PopGrotto. Founded by Chris Vranian, PopGrotto is a collector memorabilia website focusing on curating the world’s largest compilation of collections on one platform. The site—which features never before seen items from the Hard Rock Hotel, Capital Records, and several well-known rock and roll era bands—provides collectors with a platform to “show off their cool stuff” (sports, music, jewelry, etc…) and socialize about it in a comfortable environment. In addition to the PopGrotto website the company also plans to launch a mobile app and will also host a series of online exclusive collection releases in various collector categories and moderated discussions with area experts, which will allow people to socialize with key personalities in various collectible industries. Check it out now and show off your cool stuff. – NIN

Sep 5, 2014

FBA360 Emerging Designer Contest

Are you an emerging designer looking to get your career off the ground? If so, then you’ll want to enter FBA360’s Kick Start Your Career contest. Three designers will win a spot in the FBA360 Kick Start Your Career Bootcamp, hotel and airfare to NYC, and a guided tour of the Fashion District and mentor session with FBA360 founder Liza Deyrmenjian. In order to enter you’ll need to submit a photo or sketch of your best work and encourage your friends and family to vote for you. The three designers with the most votes win! Submissions will be accepted until October 1st and voting starts September 8th. Click here to enroll. – NIN

Sep 2, 2014

Outasight - Anchor Down

(RPM MSC Dist)

When an artist takes a break from the center stages (The X Factor and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to name a few) and comes back and presents an album that was put together by just his say you might shudder and think of how horrible or get chills of how good it might be. Outasight, our dear readers, is the latter. The single “Anchor Down,” which hit airwaves end of July, lives up to its name and leaves you anchored down listening on repeat while you take a moment to enjoy the hip-hop-esque beats partnered with a unique voice rapping about an unexpected love.

Sep 1, 2014

Everything Goes Cold - Black Out The Sun

Founded by Eric Gottesman (formerly of Psyclon Nine) Everything Goes Cold has carved out a credible niche in the coldwave genre. Black Out The Sun blend’s the Cali based industrial unit’s old school sound with a modern twist and stylistic markers that are clever and articulate. The album derives its character via the inclusion of 8-bit video game tones courtesy of an original Nintendo system.

Aug 25, 2014

Information Society _hello world

(Hakatak International) 

One of electronic music’s most influential bands, Information Society, is back! Featuring the original founding members Paul Robb (synths), Kurt Larson (vocals) and James Cassidy (bass, keyboards), the group’s new release _hello world blends InSoc’s core sound—warm analog style synths, odd samples, and great beats—with modern pop influences. While all of the tracks emit the Minneapolis based electro unit’s distinct vibe, none sound the same and there is a nice flow from beginning to end.

Aug 22, 2014

Nicole Boutique

Established in the 1980’s, Nicole boutique offers high style for the customer who wants nothing less than top quality.  Upon entering this fashionable shop, the sleek décor and modern design foreshadow the variety of clothes and accessories – ranging from timeless pieces to special occasion items that you won’t find anywhere else.

Aug 18, 2014

Mustered Courage – Powerlines

(Travianna Records)

Hailing from Down Under, Mustered Courage is an expert band of songwriters/musicians that breathe new life in the genre of bluegrass. Their latest release, Powerlines, propels the Melbourne based quartet into the current mainstream with its distinct sound that bridges the gap between traditional bluegrass and mainstream folk pop.

The record features a blend of melodic toe-tappers that derive their character from the inclusion of a banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.  It’s hard to listen to Powerlines and not feel good by the end of it. Standouts include: “Standin’ by Your Side,” “Behind the Bullet,” “My Hometown,” and “Still Shining.” Do yourself a favor and check these guys out. They’re on tour through October, and their live show will blow you away. In the meantime, enjoy the video for “Standin’ by Your Side” and download their new album. It’s probably the most pleasantly surprising release of the year. – NIN
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