Cult-curated selections of what to eat, see, drink, do, and adventure for the week, and what we’re obsessed with and why you should be too!
“Going Hollywood” by Jeffrey Deitch in the F/W 2013 issue of Purple Magazine. The former MOCA director describes what it was like meeting some of LA’s pioneering cultural innovators and the new generation of Angeleno artists. Some of the folks who are “redefining the role of the artist”? Well, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Hedi Slimane, Miranda July, Alex Israel, and Ben Jones to name a few. “Los Angeles has long been a place that invents culture,” concludes Deitch, “It is now becoming a platform for the invention of a new kind of progressive movement that fuses the conceptual edge of advanced art with the accessibility and broad reach of mass media.” Amen!
Speaking of Slimane, be sure to check out his latest portfolio of photographs. The Creative Director of Saint Laurent Paris is not only incredibly talented in the design department, but he’s quite the sharp shooter as well. His muses in front of the lens range from red carpet A-listers to tattooed locals, and his most recent series focuses on the latter.
GLOSSYBOX for Net-A-Porter Luxury Limited Edition Beauty Box
Between the Korane dry shampoo and Natura Bisse’s oil-free SPF, the latest set from GLOSSYBOX is the equivalent of an LA-dweller’s survival kit. Items like the Thermal Spring water spray and the roll-on parfum from Joya Ames are ideal for those constantly caught in traffic — not only do they deliver, but these products fit perfectly into your glove compartment.
Jemma Swatek’s label, Lykke Wullf (especially her “Seeing Eye” items!)
Technically hailing from England (she was born there), Jemma Swatek can thank her Danish upbringing for influencing her career in design. With a BFA in knitwear from AAU in S.F., Swatek was able to create the pieces she wanted in her wardrobe, but did not exist. Currently, we’re coveting her Seeing Eye range, which includes a party-perfect frock and high-waisted shorts. Due to the hand-printing process, each item is truly unique. But be warned: strangers will stop and stare once you slip on one of these eye-catching creations.
Joy The Baker’s Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts With Brown Butter Glaze
It’s officially autumn, which means all dishes must somehow incorporate either apples, cinnamon, or pumpkin. Well, two out of three ain’t bad! Behold: the most delicious desserts for your next fall fete (or, you know, late-night baking mission). A super easy recipe and witty banter, courtesy of Joy herself, what could be better?
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