Red Bull is searching the nation’s major cities to find artists who can bring their visions to design Red Bull coolers. Winners will have the opportunity to exhibit their work this December at the SCOPE Miami Art Fair, known for contemporary art, which is taking place during Art Basel. Last night, FACTORY WEST, an art gallery in West Hollywood, hosted an event to showcase the coolers covered in innovative art and party-goers were asked to cast their votes on-line to help choose a winner.
One of LA’s historic landmarks, the Vibiana, was front and center last night as it hosted Brigade LA’s runway show, all a part of Style Fashion Week LA. Vibiana, a former Roman Catholic Cathedral constructed in 1876, was considered an architectural jewel when it debuted, but over a century later was almost demolished due to the damage it received in the Northridge earthquake. Its had a facelift and has been converted into a fabulous venue which is reigniting the excitement surrounding LA Fashion Week – which has been struggling since Mercedes Benz pulled out as a sponsor years ago.
Brigade LA, a trendy boutique in downtown LA that carries a variety of great lines, showcased looks that could currently be found at their location. As with all fashion shows, some pieces one can imagine themselves possibly wearing, such as the flirty one-piece Union Jack swimsuit. Other looks, not so much, like the skin-tight pink jumpsuit. By the end of the evening, I was hopeful at the possibility of the city’s fashion week being rejuvenated.
Rosario Dawson hosted a gathering at LA’s Bar Marmont last night to raise funds and awareness for The Lower Eastside Girl’s Club of NYC. The organization helps disadvantaged girls become empowered thru various programs which help build confidence and lead them towards a more successful future.
The people have spoken. Last night the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live complex was flooded with screaming fans, swarms of media, and glittering stars as it hosted the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Jennifer Lawrence and “The Hunger Games” walked away with a handful of awards, Alicia Keys got the crowd going with amazing performances of “Girl on Fire” and “New Day,” and Christina Aguilera received the “People’s Voice Award.” One of the most important awards of the evening, “Favorite Humanitarian,” went to Sandra Bullock for her efforts with helping to rebuild a New Orleans high school post Hurricane Katrina. For a full list of winners visit: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/
Legends say she was one of the most beautiful women in the world. Powerful, intelligent, and seductive, she used her charm to attract two of the most influential men of her time. Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, has intrigued people for centuries – including WeSpyGlam. The California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles has brought the largest collection of objects from her time which will be on display for only a few more days. Long lines will await you upon your arrival but trust us, you’ll be happy you came.
Egyptologists and archeologists have been on a mission to not only find her tomb and body, but also piece together what her life was really like. The exhibit explains how her ancestry was actually linked to a Greek dynasty which often blended the Greek and Egyptian gods to create new figures of worship. It also highlights the discovery of several ancient Egyptian cities which had been submerged under water for thousands of years due to natural disasters. It’s an awe-inspiring experience to be in the presence of massive sculptures which had recently been uncovered from the depths of the sea. Another exciting piece on display is a stone structure which is believed to be the world’s first astrological chart. What’s really unbelievable is a document with Cleopatra’s signature!
The only disappointment – still no images of her face! Yes, several coins were on display which have her profile but they aren’t accurate. Unfortunately, the Romans destroyed many of her images and portrayed her unfavorably in writings, but apparently even they along with her other enemies admitted that she was breathtaking.
It was all about the bling last night as famed jeweler BVLGARI was inducted into the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style which honors those who’ve contributed to the worlds of fashion & entertainment. The exterior and interior of the BVLGARI store on Rodeo was enveloped in chic black carpets and cases of the breathtaking jewels were on display throughout. Socialite Lydia Hearst, supermodel Anne V., stylist George Kotsiopoulos and actress Kate Walsh were some of the onlookers as Drew Barrymore presented Bulgari’s Vice Chairman and third generation family member Nicola Bulgari with the award. The brand has played a significant role in Hollywood for decades appearing in films & red carpets around the world. Mr. Bulgari will also have a plaque with his quote and signature embedded into the sidewalk of the famed fashion street.
AskMen.com, one of the top lifestyle destinations for men online, hosted a stylish event last night at David Arquette’s establishment, Bootsy Bellows. The AskMen Academy events have been taking place in various cities across the U.S. and showcase the top trends in men’s fashion & grooming. Angeleno men came looking dapper at the intimate gathering. On hand to share the latest advice was Trend & Menswear expert Tom Julian of TOMJULIANGROUP along with the Blind Barber, grooming experts who were giving free wet shaves to party attendees.
Urban Daddy & Samsung Mobile hosted an event at the Andaz hotel in West Hollywood to welcome the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone consolidates multiple devices into one and makes life easier on-the-go. It has a gorgeous large screen and comes with a stylus for writing, great for both work and play! I watched in awe as an artist painted my caricature on the smartphone using the stylus. It doesn’t look like me but it’s cute
Why not glam up your weekends at LA’s newest brunch destination! Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills launched their Yacht Club brunch parties yesterday which will take place every Sunday. Enjoy food, cocktails & people watching while poolside at this beautiful hotel. This is one of the latest properties from the famed Cipriani family.
One of this summer’s must-see films that will have you singing along is the musical comedy, Rock of Ages. It’s the latest film to hit theaters from screenwriter, Allan Loeb, who brought us 21, Just Go with It and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. The story is set in the late ’80′s in Hollywood and follows a small-town girl who comes to LaLaLand to fulfill her dreams. It’s an all-star cast with Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blige & Malin Akerman. The big hair bands of that decade provide the fabulous soundtrack for the amazing musical acts. I think everyone will enjoy Cruise’s portrayal of a big time rock star.