Category Archives: Fashion

Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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The 2017 Doo Dah King and Queen are Chosen!

Last weekend at the American Legion Bar in Pasadena, the Doo Dah Queen was chosen from amongst the usual motley contenders for the 40th Occasional Doo Dah Parade. The judges include former queens and anyone willing to buy the queens … Continue reading

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The LA Community Comes Together to Remember Sean deLear

Sean deLear was born Anthony Robertson, a Valley Boy from Simi Valley (who eventually became a well-known Valley Girl). Sean was always jet-setting from Europe to LA, and it was in Vienna that he succumbed to liver cancer last Tuesday. Best known … Continue reading

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American Horror Story at The Paley Center

The Paley Center in Beverly Hills is presenting a free exhibit, “American Horror Story: The Style of Scare” through August 13th. The exhibit, featuring the work of writer-director-producer Ryan Murphy and award-winning costume designer Lou Eyrichis encompasses nearly 4000 square … Continue reading

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Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack 2017: Big Hats & Fast Horses

The 78th Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack took place last week on a hot, sweaty Wednesday. Whereas last year over 40,000 people swarmed together, this year the numbers were down to a little over 34,000 people. Perhaps the competition from the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Incomparable Rose Hartman”

Opening this Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center is “The Incomparable Rose Hartman,” a short documentary about the notorious NYC fashion/celebrity photographer. Directed by Øtis Mass, who is yelled at several times on camera by his feisty subject, the film is a humorous … Continue reading

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“Jersey Boys” at the Ahmanson Theatre – Oh, What A Night

“Jersey Boys” is what I call a feel good jukebox musical. Whether you’re a fan of The Four Seasons or not, by the time you leave the theatre, you’ll be singing many of the great songs the group wrote and recorded. … Continue reading

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“Little Shop Of Horrors” Rocks At The Hillcrest Center For The Arts

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a comedy rock musical by composer Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  The musical is based on the low budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name.  It opened Off Broadway in 1982 where it … Continue reading

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My Dystopia With André: REDCAT presents The Designated Mourner

2017 has and continues to be a year of landmark plays and players in Los Angeles.  REDCAT plays host for ten performances to just such a production when it stages Wallace Shawn’s “The Designated Mourner” from May 11th to 21st … Continue reading

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Wanda Wen and Soolip Sensuality

Touch. Glint. Lustre. Glow. Heft. The way cold metal warms to bare skin. The bumpy, glossy feel of a reptile-emboss. The tough-yet-tender suppleness of laser-pierced black leather. Yum. Wow. Los Angeles and the world at large continue to rediscover Wanda … Continue reading

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