Author Archives: Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.

Spring Ahead: The Big Combo

Ushered in by a Solar Eclipse* happening off Scotland, Friday’s new moon (a Supermoon at that, arriving at 2:38 AM) also heralds the Vernal Equinox. A Solar Eclipse at an Equinox is quite rare – you’ll have to wait another … Continue reading

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Albert Maysles, Life Changer

I heard that Al Maysles passed away yesterday at his home in Manhattan. I was just talking about him last night. As a kid, the first thing I watched on our new betamax (!) was his film, Gimme Shelter. I … Continue reading

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Pre-Oscar Party Time: Beauty at the W

Secret Room Events hosted a day-long invite-only gifting and luxury suite for talent and industry insiders on Friday. Held at the W Westwood, the Beauty Bar and Luxury Lounge was jam packed with top-to-toe essentials for beauty inside and out. … Continue reading

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LeSalon at Sofitel: Grand Opening

Sofitel’s Director of Sales & Marketing Bill Hanley cuts the ribbon. L to R: WeHo Commerce Members, Stylist Lindsay Tasior, WeHo CofC’s Genevieve Morrill, Head Celebrity Stylist Angela Kalinowski, Hanley; Stylist Gia Sinatra; and Sofitel’s Marketing & PR Manager, Joe … Continue reading

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New Moon: Wheel of Fortune

Orion is bright in the sky this month – the best time of year to see our Hunter friend – especially in the early evening (that’s Betelgeuse sitting on his left shoulder, with blue star Bellatrix  the female warrior – … Continue reading

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Grammy Night Glamour

Pre-award beauty prep began with celeb hairstylist Paul Norton using Joico products to create Golden Globe winner Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez’s gorgeous, full-bodied locks. Using a cocktail of Joico’s JoiWhip and Heat Set to dry, adding  Joico IronClad … Continue reading

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Frederick’s of Hollywood Closing?

I was saddened to see these signs up at Frederick’s last week. Most of their nationwide mall locations have already closed, and I wonder if Frederick’s has finally thrown in the crotchless panties. The Hollywood staff said they were “moving … Continue reading

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LA Girl: Jennifer Ilene Perry

Lately I’ve been eschewing driving and Uber-ing it. What a relief to have someone else drive, while I get to enjoy Los Angeles through fresh eyes and meet interesting people.  Having Jennifer show up made me want to joyride all … Continue reading

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New Moon: The High Priestess and No Action

Recently, a friend wrote that he’d pulled this card. We often joke about our etheric connection (beginning with our shared birthday) – but this one really made me smile, because I keep The High Priestess (from the Rider-Waite mini deck) … Continue reading

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Globes: Colgate Beauty Bar

Smile! The Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar headed to the Chateau Marmont’s Selma House Saturday during this year’s award season kickoff. Professional stylists indulged with exclusive picture-perfect hairstyling sessions using the new Rowenta Beauty Tools. Other stay-gorgeous comps included Priv … Continue reading

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