Japanese cosmetics brands have long had a presence in the high-end American beauty market. Shiseido and Shu Uemura products have been widely available in the United States since the '90’s and have many adherents who appreciate the high quality of these brands. A few years ago, cosmetics retail giant Sephora introduced us to Imju’s Fiberwig Mascara, which promised to create as-long-as-fake lashes with its high-tech formula. Since then, interest in Japanese cosmetics and skincare brands have expanded rapidly as beauty enthusiasts spread the word about favorite products via blogs and message boards. Most of this hype is focused not on high-end cosmetics, but on drugstore and youth-market brands not normally sold outside of Asia.
Social media, fondly branded the poor man's therapy session, offers the perfect medium to vent one’s personal frustrations, usually matched with the much needed empathy and support of complete strangers. However, in recent days, it's extended its reach to a not-so-poor man in Kobe Bryant. Following a season ending surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during the final minutes of a must-win game against the Golden State Warriors, Bryant immediately turned to Facebook to air his frustrations, disappointment, despair, and palpable anger toward the worst injury of his career. While the Lakers continued their playoff chase, eventually securing a seventh seed in the Western conference, Bryant allowed the world an uncharacteristic bird's eye view into his life, his recovery, and the hilarity spawned from the boredom of a brilliant NBA superstar.
Are they or aren’t they? On and off-again couple, 2011’s Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper and the
modelesque, Zoe Saldana were spotted leaving the ArcLight Dome Theater in Hollywood on Saturday night. Saldana in a rare for her, casual ensemble with Cooper’s arm wrapped tightly around the actress.
Cooper, 37, and Saldana, 33, were first spotted together back in January after co-starring with one another in The Words.
The Golden State’s most popular city created a basin of options for people to dive into on Monday when dineLA Restaurant Week began. The dining event takes place over a 12-day stint and allows foodies, both native and visiting, to indulge in prix fixe menus for over 300 restaurants in Los Angeles neighborhoods. Its goal is to drive LA’s restaurant business while helping the city to build a reputation as a prime dining destination.
Restaurants participating in dineLA Restaurant Week will feature their prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. The menus are broken down to Deluxe, Premier, and Fine Dining options and cost $15, $20 and $25 for lunch and $25, $35 and $45 for dinner.
We live in a peculiar era of music. What persists around us is a constant clash of new and old. The collision of styles, sounds, and tools of the past and present put interesting pressures on artists to create something which is completely their own. With the power of laptop production and knowledge of the classic principles of music breeds a new generation of musicians. Limited only by time and enhanced by their personal, constantly expanding abilities, these unique talents reign true in an industry gripped with mediocrity.
Amongst these forward thinking producers rests the uber-talented Jake Weary, aka Agendas. This New Jersey native, Los Angeles transplant has been molding and adapting his style and passion since he could walk. Armed with a rich voice and an ultimate melodic ear he pushes his music to defy the norms of the electronic sound that have been so universally accepted.
The city of Los Angeles has no shortage of nightlife, and now thanks to Sunset Entertainment Group and Boulevard Nightlife, the largest mega-club, Lure, has been unveiled in the heart of Hollywood.
In an attempt to redefine the standards of nightlife and the very definition of glamour, Lure is an 18,000 square foot indoor/outdoor club that truly delivers.
Designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ Design and 2009 recipient of the Hospitality Design’s “Wave of the Future” award, Lure will live up to its name as you beg to see what’s beyond every turn.
Recently Agendas lent his vocals to the ever-so cool DJ Groundislava for his latest Friends of Friends LP. Agendas is not only a mastermind behind the computer screen, but is the drummer for the art punk band NAR, whose badass lead singer, Natasha Roozrokh has opened for the likes of Justice, Peaches, MGMT, Beck, Warpaint, No Age, Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis. Agendas is a genre defying artist and currently signed with I Versus Eye (IvsEye). He lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his dog Lilu, who is a constant source of entertainment and inspiration.
Founded by Gary Richards in 2007, The HARD imprint has taken the concert and festival world by storm. Starting out as a singular, but excellently curated NYE festival, HARD has grown into one of the largest concert brands working today. Putting on dozens of shows and events each year, they continue their gnarly showings with this year's HARD Summer Festival, August 3-4, right in downtown Los Angeles.
This year's HARD Summer features some of the biggest names in EDM and rock, including Skrillex, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Miike Snow, Nero, Bloody Beetroots, James Murphy, Squarepusher, Chromeo and more!
Techibeats and Danceland have teamed up to bring the Los Angeles bass music community a show of epic proportions.
Mimosa resides at the pinnacle of big room, dance floor shaking party music. His ever expanding talent makes him one of the most versatile producers and exciting performers in the industry. His sets are packed with his classic remixes and bass heavy originals. Indescribable energy. Check out this video of him live at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville earlier this year.
ill.Gates's inclusion in this lineup makes it a truly special event. He is a pioneer amongst Ableton junkies and bass heads alike. When it comes to outrageous productions of beat driven maximalism, he sits on the throne with his frequent studio collaborators Bassnectar and Jantsen. His ingenuity and originality are unparalleled. Check out his free download archive here.