Jun 17, 2016
Ladies, don’t miss out on the hottest accessory for Summer – the ICJUK Union Jack Flames Dolman Tee. This limited edition piece is designed to accentuate your lovely figure. Featuring a slimmer fitting bottom hem, a relaxed drapey fit, wide neck (to show off your sexy shoulders), and flowy dolman sleeves this sultry top will make you sizzle. While you’re there be sure to check out what’s new in the “Fun Finds” section. Claire’s picked out some fabulous things for you. Plus, you’ll get $10 off when you spend $50 or more with offer code: TENBUCKS
Jun 8, 2016
I heard about KC from my dear friend Claire Jane Vranian (designer for ICJUK). This lovely gal did a stunning photo shoot for some of Claire’s fabulous fascinators. It turns out there is more to this multi-talented artist than just a pretty face. She’s a lady of many talents. Read on and find out.
BM: Tell me about yourself and what you do.
KC: I do many things. I’m a singer. I do my own individual projects, and I also sing in Vaud and The Villains. I also do various freelance work in performance.
May 17, 2016
Claire Jane just released her latest design for ICJUK – the Union Jack Flames Tee. Inspired by James Bond meets Charlies Angels, this eco-friendly, unisex V-Neck is a limited edition so be sure to grab yours ASAP. It’s a perfect gift for Father’s Day, and if you spend $50 or more you get $10 off with offer code: TENBUCKS
May 16, 2016
About a week ago Crista, a consultant from Perfectly Posh, contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out the company’s products. I hesitated at first because there are only a few facial products on the market don’t make me to break out. However, I decided it was worth a shot to test them out in hopes of discovering something new to add to my beauty regime.
Perfectly Posh’s motto is: “We don’t sell ‘beauty products’ we sell pampering products. You are already beautiful.” It’s a positive, uplifting statement that will make you feel good about doing something nice for yourself. Another bonus is that their beauty and spa products are made in the U.S. from natural ingredients and are cruelty free, paraben free, paraffin free, sulfate free, soy free, and a majority of the line is vegan friendly. The company offers a variety of specifically targeted products for both women and men that will keep you looking fabulous.
May 6, 2016
Socially conscious fashion brand Antar Penguin has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund “Smart Casual – A Shirt For A Second Chance.” Founders Jimi Feng and Spoze Shen hope to raise $20,000 over the next two months in order to facilitate a program that will help the homeless in the nearby community.
May 2, 2016
Sound Soiree will be hosting their 2nd annual benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on May 11th at the Teragram Ballroom. Singer/songwriters Jason Ryan Taylor and Brian Ripps will host the event along with LLS Woman of the year nominee Stephanie Insalaco, who is a top Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser.
Apr 29, 2016
KBD Studio/ALTER will be at the Jackalope Festival in Central Park, Old Town Pasadena this weekend April 30th – May 1st . The two day Art and Craft Fair will feature over 200 hand-selected artisans selling trendsetting indie goods ranging from art, handcrafted wares, food, and more. It's the perfect opportunity to find that perfect gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or graduation. A series of free workshops will also be held. The event, which is free and pet friendly, will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 275 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 You’ll find KBD at booth 58 – NIN
Apr 25, 2016
Summer is around the corner and ICJUK has added a line of smoking hot bikinis that will help you flaunt your beach-ready bod while making you look and feel fabulous. Be sure to also pick up one of Claire’s great rock and roll tees because festival season is just getting started. – NIN
Apr 20, 2016
Fashionistas you can save 25% off at b.Yellowtail’s End of Season Sale with promo code: SEASON16 And, be sure to pre-order a copy of “In The Company of Women” by Grace Bonney. The book features inspiration and advice from 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs including designer Bethany Yellowtail. – NIN
Apr 19, 2016
Skold’s The Undoing is the album that almost wasn’t. Originally slated for an April 2014 release it was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Two years later Skold’s second CD will finally be revealed on April 22nd .
The whole record kills but stand-out tracks are “Escape,” “The Oldest Profession,” “Chasing Demons,” “Wake Up and Die,” and “The Bleeding Heart.” – NIN
Apr 18, 2016
The Los Angeles-based dance rock pioneers Moving Units have just unleashed their adrenaline fueled fourth release titled Damage With Care. I’ll start by saying that this is one of those albums you’ll want to listen to when you need all your cares to melt away. Trust me, they’ll be gone as soon as the indie new wave dance pop beats of “Hyatt Girls” invade your aural senses. From there the excitement continues with the fresh, funky vibe of “Opposite of Rhyming.” (Click link for free download) “Wishful Thinking” will make you want to hit the dance floor as will the retro disco vibe of “Fragile Magic” and “War on the Floor.” Try all you want to resist but the catchy upbeat nature Damage With Care will have you hooked. This album bursts with excitement and energy – fusing dance, pop, alt-rock, funk, disco, and punk into one neat little package. It’s a non-stop dance party from beginning to end. – NIN
Mar 23, 2016
Style Fashion Week has come a long way since its first showcase at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. The FW16 Showcase was held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
The event began with a cocktail reception under the stars where guests socialized with industry insiders and celebrities.
Mar 18, 2016
FWLA hosted its second Trade Show/Runway Presentation at the historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. The two day event featured informative panels and runway shows and provided designers and brands with the opportunity to build stronger relationships with apparel buyers and West Coast Boutiques.
Mar 16, 2016
Former White Zombie bassist Sean Ysuelt will exhibit her solo art show in Los Angeles on March 18th. The collection, titled SOIRÉE D'EVOLUTION, presents a series of tableaux vivants documenting the soiree of a historically inspired secret society set in lavish Garden District mansion in New Orleans circa 1873. Inspired by the grisly depictions of the 17th century Dutch Masters and the high society culture of the 19th century, each print is a storyboard for a narrative of murder, mayhem, and excess. The unveiling of SOIRÉE D'EVOLUTION will take place at Lethal Amounts Gallery, 1226 West 7th St. Los Angeles 8 p.m. – NIN
Mar 15, 2016
On Saturday night I attended the L.A. Emerging Designer FW16 Showcase. The intimate event included a dual runway so everyone in attendance could get a good view of the apparel and accessories presented.