LA Girl: Cristina Parker

When I first saw the stunning Cristina, I demanded that she be one of my LA Girls. Don’t be fooled by the “I’m a publicist” line. I’ve attached some snaps of her art. Contact her if you’re interested. Here she is in her own words:

Hello there creatures of the night. I’m a bi-coastal gal. I’m originally from NY. I split my time between LA/NY.

I am a Publicist in the entertainment/music arena…I can cook up some mean rice & beans, plantains with a side of pulled pork while painting. Follow your Bliss! Cheers.

 My favorite products I use are Neutrogena and Aveeno, especially for the face. I start off with these simple steps wash with Fresh Foaming Cleaners then applying Pore Refining Toner moving onto the Aveeno ‘Positively Radiant ‘ daily moisturizer. I put a little bit of the Aveeno lifting and firming eye cream and that’s about it…it works like a charm.

I take my everyday vitamins, which consist of B-12, B-6, Vitamin D and Vitamin C.

I drink loads and loads of water never ever drink any juices or sodas except for the occasional vodka and bourbon. I exercise twice a day mainly sit-ups. I do not belong to a gym, it’s not my style. I walk everywhere. I don’t drive. I split my time between LA and NY and don’t need to have a car.  A car is like having a human electric baby no thank you.

My scent of woman is TokyoMilk by Margot Elena  – Eden # 3 I drink it by the gallon the perfume is located at one of my favorite Los Feliz shops – Leap located on Vermont Ave – Beverly the owner is wonderful.

My hair is just straight, long and dark. I use Pantene – Frizzy to Smooth (not to fancy) (My hair is actually really curly but you would never know.)  Best place I go for a blow out is Bon Bon’s in NY over on 37th & 3rd, Vivian is awesome.  Best coloring is by Jenda in Los Angeles over at Warren-Tricomi Salon -she works miracles. If you want a sexy Brigitte Bardot haircut go to the amazing Sweet 9 Salon over on Melrose – owner Dawn is bad ass. 

I love to cook. You can ask any of my friends their bellies are plenty full when they come to my dinner parties. I eat everything except bread and pasta. I am a huge meat eater and lots of veggies. I’m Puerto Rican and make everything pork, plantains, rice and beans to my homemade eggplant parm. Marinara sauce I can’t live without is RAO’s which comes from the amazing restaurant located in NY.  When not cooking I go over to Little Dom’s in Los Feliz where I’m obsessed with their Rice Balls and Meatballs and over to Bar Covell (Los Feliz) love the east coast vibe – the vino, owners and staff are a true delight.

Clothing is just stuff I make up I may go out wearing the Theo Huxtable shirt to just jeans and vest. I’m a tomboy at heart but I do wear red lipstick from time to time.  

That’s all Folks!  XO 🙂

Cristina says about her art: life inspirations dedicated to my uncle Ruben Gonzalez who passed away from AIDS
taught me life is beautiful even when it’s not so easy

Funky JenKat Griffin’s Hair Essentials, BombshellBassist Laurie Es, Jane Cantillion, Elise Thompson, Francine Stern, Alice Bag’s Calavera, Rebecca Seven, LA Girl Thanks, Julie Wolfson, Lauren Landers, Molly Schiot, Kitten Natividad, Cin X, Alexia Haidos, Carol Wood

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.
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