Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Emerging Designers and Project Runway Talents Collide
Michail Sykianakis – Michail Sykianakis – Miachail is a womenswear fashion designer, with an exquisite skill in draping and producing designs directly on the body. His designs have been featured in Vogue, Urban, In-Style and a number of other publications. Michail is now concentrating on the launch of his own designer line, "Mihail Kian."
Kent Denim - Designer Noah Landis launched Kent Denim, a label that offers modern tailored profiles with a fashion forward aesthetic. Kent Denim’s design philosophy pivots on “a man’s wardrobe is more than just about clothes, but great garments to experience life in.”
Brenna Hoffman - Brenna is an organic fashion designer, merging the people with the earth. Launching her line XYST in 2009 with the goal of reminding people that we exist with nature. Brenna won 3rd place in the Cirque De La Mode Fashion Circus Show, in April 2012.
Lauren Stucky – For Lauren, cultivated freedom was quested to engineer her Spring 2011 Women’s collection. Lauren has been featured in The Icon Concierge, DLIST, H&M, Bunker Hill along with a multitude of other publications. With a refined edge of sexy, casual dressing that can easily mesomorph into nighttime glam.
Camiille Liim - Camille Liim has produced costume designs for films such as Jewtopia, and Long Time Gone. She has worked with Chanel Cruise collection, Armani Prive, Brighton Accessories, Teen Vogue and 20th Century Fox. Camille aspires to be prosperous in the fashion and entertainment industry.
Candice Wu Couture is founded by Boston based fashion designer Candice Wu. Although she is fairly new to the fashion business, having only been in the business since about a year ago, Several fashion events have featured Candice’s work including Boston Fashion Week, StyleWeek Providence, Rhode Island, Miss Mongolia USA in Chicago IL, Project Beethoven at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Ovations for the Cure fashion charity event, and the Catwalk for a Cure breast cancer charity event. In addition, her work has graced the pages of Upscale Living magazine and other publications. She is also the winner of the Boston Fashion Award 2012.
Project Runway participants:
Gordana Gehlhausen – Gordana opened her first GOGA boutique in Charleston, South Carolina, and recently opened two new boutiques in downtown San Diego and Santa Monica. Gordana has been featured in Entertainment, FINE, and Marie Claire along with many other publications.
Michael Costello –At the age of 15 Michael opened his first boutique in Palm Springs. Being self taught he was told he was over qualified for FIDM. Michael created 31 ravishing designs, which where featured in Palm Springs Life Magazine. Recently, Michael has been designing for some of today’s hottest celebrities. His portfolio includes designs for: Toni Braxton, Paulina Rubio, Paris Hilton, Mary J. Bilge, Nicole Richie, Lindsey Lohan, Celine Dion, among others.
Bert Keeter – Bert comes from California, and first realized his potential in high school. He has created with Holly Harp, Bill Blass, Arnold Scaasi and Halston. Bert found himself auditioning for Project Runway and became a contestant in season 9 as one of 20 designers hoping to make it big in the industry.
Purchase tickets to Project Ethos’ upcoming event June 19th HERE.
Flewnt Sevens Leaves A DNA Sample Through Art
Venice-based artist Flewnt believes “ART outlives its creator and functions like a DNA sample which identifies the artist and expresses his message.”
Inspired by this outlook, Flewnt has created a collection of more than a thousand pieces that brings graffiti-style artwork to a smaller portable canvas. Made with recycled wood and materials, and incorporating multiple layers of colors and different dimensions, each raw piece is one-of-a-kind.
With his depth and style in each piece, Flewnt is giving the world a reflection of himself to enjoy for all time.
Usually found selling his pieces beachside, we are excited that Flewnt will be making a rare appearance to spread his message at our show in June.
Featured LAB ARTists
We are thrilled to be showcasing live artists from LAB ART again this show.
Raised around art and captivated with graffiti at a young age, Felix’s inspiration comes from the feelings he has towards a certain subject, or, most of the time, the way things beautifully look.
“I do art to heal myself and to give the public something nice to look at on their way to work or wherever they may be headed. But in a way, its just a funny experiment to see how the people react to foreign designs in their public space, or should I say OUR space,” – said the artist whose work can be seen on his website http://www.felixstreetart.com/
Creating art for “THE LOVE ALONE,” Meex One uses his background as a graffiti artist and graphic designer to reach beyond the realm of the traditional to those who appreciate graffiti and the language of graphics.
Suspend Magazine went to his studio garage to go behind-the-scenes and get an exclusive interview with the artist: http://www.suspendmag.com/
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Virtual Boy Converging Sounds Live June 19th
When two young musicians meet and collaborate at Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music, the finished product is usually classical. In Virtual Boy’s founders Henry Allen and Preston Walker’s case, the norm was redefined and a signature sound was created. Who would’ve thought that the duo’s Music Technology class compositions would eventually lead them to releasing their first full-length record?
During their freshman year, the classical guitarist from Albuquerque, New Mexico (Henry) and the Southern California native singer (Preston) bonded over their shared passions for dusty vintage synthesizers, new electronic-music genres, classic formalwear and girls that look like they could star in a ‘60s Godard movie. With that eclectic mix of interests, it’s no surprise that their musical influences range from Bach and Mozart to Ratatat and Air to Nosaj Thing and The Glitch Mob.
After their live debut at Low End Theory in Los Angeles, they were approached by Daddy Kev of Alpha Pup Records. Through Alpha Pup, Virtual Boy released Symphony No. None in February of 2011 and most-recently, their first full-length record, available for purchase on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/
The Los Angeles Times Music Blog writer Randall Roberts defines their music as a “convergence of analog and digital” and wrote, “they funnel acoustic sounds ranging from strummed guitar to Vocoder-transformed voice to make digital songs that sound thoroughly modern while suggesting the futuristic vibe of 1970s synthesizer music.
Link to The L.A. Times Music Blog - http://latimesblogs.latimes.
com/music_blog/2012/01/video- premiere-virtual-boys-let-go- alpha-pup.html
Check out some of their videos on their site http://wearevirtualboy.com/
and don’t forget to purchase your tickets so you can watch them live at our
show on June 19th.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A big thank you to our Gift Bag Contributors! These brands rock and are all featured in our Giftbags for our upcoming June 19th event. Here's an inside sneak peek into what will be presented:
21 Choices Yogurt Coupon
21 Choices has four locations and proudly serves fresh organic ingredients and cultured yogurt everyday in Los Angeles! Look forward to your coupon for free yogurt in the bags!
Aladdin has been manufacturing sustainable and reusable products since 1908! Their insulated food containers are perfect for making your own "take-out" to go! Can't wait for our attendees to go green with these awesome containers.
Kor Water has a stylish and functional array of reusable and sustainable water bottles. What a fashionable way to keep hydrated. We can't wait to use ours from the event!
Kent Denim is a bold clothing line that has some amazing jeans and t-shirts! We cannot wait to see the cool graphic tees we get in the bags this year!
Lululemon on Robertson Blvd.
Lululemon is an well established yoga and exercise wear brand who we can't get enough of. The Robertson Blvd. store has been amazing and donated their reusable bags for the event! WE LOVE LULULEMON!
Goody hair accessories and products are your go-to hair goods for just about anything. We love that they are in our bags! Hair emergencies won't be an issue at the event.
Hint Mint, the first designer mints, was started in 1998 and has been a must have accessory for anyone's pocket and purse! Be cool when you cool your breath! No bad breath at this event, ladies and gentlemen!
imPRESS Press on Nails
The imPRESS Press-On Manicure delivers an instant salon-perfect manicure without the drying time of polish or nail glue.
Marc Edward Skincare
Marc Edward Skincare provides amazing and luxurious skincare products and spa treatments! We are so thankful that we are receiving Marc Edward Lip Balm in the gift bags! Luscious lips here we come!
Paradise Airbrush Tanning
Paradise Airbrush Tanning is professional mobile tanning service. Since 2005, they have been bronzing skin around L.A. There will be gift certificates and tanning lotion in all of our gift bags!
"Think popped! Never fried. Never baked." Pop Chips is an amazing healthy snack that we have included in our bags for many shows.
Violent lips is a line of temporary lip appliqués that last up to 8 hours! What a fun way of getting lasting lips with a statement! We can't wait to see all of our guests sporting trendy lips!
Zico water is a hydrating, healthy, and tasty line of coconut water! These all-natural drinks will be in our gift bags for those thirsty guests! Website: http://zico.com/
Thanks again to our donors and we are so excited to give these gift bags out! Hope to see you at the event.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
ProjectEthos.TV covered our LA Fashion Week event this past March, and the footage is amazing. We can't wait for you to see it in our upcoming web series about the show! We are working hard with our production and distribution partners to get this series out! We will be covering our June event for Season 2 as well so look out for an exciting lineup of webisodes on ProjectEthos.TV.