Monday, August 19, 2013

Levi's~Party In Your Pants

Levi's Vintage flashback to circa 1972 "Party in your Pants" this past Saturday (held at a private 40 acre estate in Topanga Canyon) was by far the coolest event I've been to in awhile. I've always felt that I should have experienced life in that decade ~ so the hippie within me felt lucky to get a taste of it with this backyard style music scene with badass bands playing classic Dead tunes and much, much more...

Presented by KLVC, the aesthetic of this day long affair held to true hippie form....tie dye and flower crown stations, peace signs, flared denim, BBQ and booze options of Schlitz, PBR or good ol' Jack Daniels (what else do you need), cowboy boots, fringe, tee-pee tents, army style water cantinas...and for more entertainment the biggest Twister mat I've ever seen across from a playground complete with see-saws.

Musical highlights included Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) Chevy Metal Stones tribute project performed mid-day, joined by none other than band mate/founder Dave Grohl, who of course blew everyone's mind. The fact that Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana was enough in itself to get me overly excited about seeing him perform live.Things continued to remain awesome when Jonathan Wilson and his talented band took the stage covering Grateful Dead songs that resulted in an actual 'people-pile' of hippies front stage. The evening closed out to the anticipated Dawes tribute to The Band....watching the sunset behind the mountains surrounded by the reunion of my best friends/LA family was one of the most memorable moments of Summer (so far).

On the outfit note...the Rock-n-Roll Fantasy halter top I recently bought at an LA pop up store was the perfect thing to wear -- AND, the designer of Idylwild spotted me at the event and turned out to be sitting with friends of mine. How kismet! I would have worn a pair of Levi jeans (seriously still my favorite brand of denim/not just sayin' -have quite a variety)...but the heat factor just wasn't working.

Lastly, let's not forget the point of this entire shindig...Levi's clever marketing strategy for it's 'old/new' Orange Tab collection ~ a collection Levi's introduced in 1969 and made until the late 70's....which has been recreated and hits stores Friday!! In the meantime, it can be found at Levi's Vintage website.
hangin' with the ladies.....
Heyoka Leather designers Angie and Leslie Crow (opposite ends) and Margaret Sche of The Sche Report
Musician Johnathan Rice kicking things off...(I remember liking him from his track on Walk The Line)
Bandit Brand designer Jen, photographer Alexandra Valenti, and Margaret Sche of The Sche Report
Rock-n-Roll Fantasy halter tank by Idylwild -- follow on twitter HERE
Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl  layin' down the Stones (photo from Live Music Blog)
Jonathan Wilson nailing The Grateful Dead....
My buddy's Bull Riding action!! (what see-saw, that thing was crazy). above and below pics by The Sche Report
(All photos by me /unless noted).

Friday, August 16, 2013

90's Edition

Last night my partner in crime and I were pretty stoked about having an opportunity to show our true reflections of self! Myspace X Milk Studios threw a 90's theme party - we definitely won 'best costume' of all those who attended...photographers were loving us. The whole 90's thing is a trend anyway these days, so most people just wore a band-T or something plaid and thought that was solid. Oh no. We took it to the actual 90's with our styling....complete with cross choker necklaces, dark purple lipstick, dr marten combat boots and in my case -checkered flannel. My friend was a nice representation of 'Blossom' with the hat and  floral print, while I encompassed a goth-rocker chick who is obviously a major Pearl Jam fan. True 80's children here just taking a trip down memory lane to our Jr High days....

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Too Cool For School

Yesterday was exciting to check out the teen Vogue (Back-To-School Saturday) fashion show and support our la models runway girls who looked amazing strutting stylish Fall looks! Here are some of my favorite looks down the runway -- glad to see that plaid is staying in the mix this season (we know I love the 90s)...and that beanies are making a comeback as well. The clunky platform shoes and socks trend will be going strong as well for the 'younger generation'...a look I won't quite be going for but none the less, cute. Mostly looking forward to the unviersal cropped leather and quilted jacket trend that looks cool with just about anything...any age...
 The event was co-hosted by teen vogue editor in chief Amy Astley and shake it ups Bella Thorne (pictured below) by Maybelline NY....and the runway show kicked things off which was my favorite part of the entire event! The fashion show was followed by a live musical performance by U.K.'s 'hottest girl group' Little Mix. (below). Myself - far from being a teen anymore - had no idea who these singers were...but they must be popular as I've never heard so many high pitched screaming girls or seen so many i-phones raise in the air at once to take photographs...
 (All photos by me).