Archive - May 29, 2010

Sugar and Spice: Le Premiere
Legends of La Cienega: Catherine Malandrino

Sugar and Spice: Le Premiere

Sugar and spice makes everything nice……

Timmery Turner’s ‘Sugar’ production keeps getting bigger and better! This last show had a first….female and male artists showcasing together. It was held in a large warehouse in a secret location and guests had to be shuttled from parking lot to the venue. This time, the show featured eighteen designers, as well as numerous vendors, a bar, the photo booth provided by Katie Hillier and run by fellow blogger-Sasha Jones (, mixed media artists- curated by my funky fashionista gal pal Rebekka Lien. It was definitely a packed house.

This show included some very talented designers and featured great pieces like the edgy duct tape and paper skirts by accessories designer Kimberly Tabay or the hoodie and gloves with bobcat heads on them and a structured headpiece by Shawn Owen Button of SOB Apparel. Green Reincarnation by Allesa Willis featured fun embellished recycled pieces and after the show, punk hop group, Crazedotcom performed (wearing Green Reincarnation as well). Candy Spooky Clothing was also on my recycled clothing radar. Laura Brown’s designs are colorful and girly. The models in the clothes (to me) were characterized like pin-up meets Tarina Tarantino’s pink hair meets underground starlets like Audrey Kitching. Laura Brown also won the Sugar & Spice designer contest and was the proud recipient of a free website worth $1500 by sponsor Congrats Laura!! LSD Fashion Lab and 1981 Collection were also very popular brands featured that night. LSD designer, Phuong Tran channeled Lady Gaga by having models wearing over sized round flip-up sunnies, along with the make-up, hair and styling being very Lady Gaga-esque. Timmery Turner’s 1981 Collection created a commotion among the females in the crowd, when two models wearing black boyshorts and neon yellow safety vests came out and started putting small cones along the edges of the runway. The female models strutted out, wearing black bandeaus, boy shorts and had roads painted on their bodies. Each girl was wearing accessories from the line.

Again, another heartfelt congrats to Timmery on the successful production. Stay tuned for Sugar Cubed on the 13th of August!!

Special Thanks: Timmery Turner; J; Rebekka Lien; Candy Parker; the models (Danielle Korman); artists; vendors; designers- Daniel Telles of Common Wealth, Cari Byers of Green Tease, Estrella Fernandez of Fierce Jungle, Melanie Howitt of Morning Glory Jewelry Creations, Matt Geiger of Nature’s Mistake, Kimberly Tabay of Tabaybe J, Shawn Owen Button of SOB Apparel, Lashan Goodwin of L by Lashan, Allesa Willis of Green Reincarnation, Phuong Tran of LSD Fashion Lab, Chea Keo of Cheaky Clothing, Roger Hayes of California Raw Steel, Norma Jones of Sick Princess, Laura Brown of Candy Spooky Clothing, Linda Tovar of Da Bidnez, Lisa Snyder of Rock Thiz Clothing and Carlos Hernandez of Muzwear Garments; the performers: Le Ti, Crazedotcom and Xanimo; Sasha Jones with

Legends of La Cienega: Catherine Malandrino

Of course the weather couldn’t be lovelier (though it was somewhat warm when not in the shade) when designer Catherine Malandrino hosted an outdoor fashion show, along with her friend and longtime fan, Keisha Whitaker. This event was part of the two-day event: Legends of La Cienega 2010- which honored design (mainly set decor and interior design) on the silver screen, television and those talented folks that made Hollywood the entertainment capital.

Catherine’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection “Nomads” was inspired by tribal cultures of the Sudanese clans, Saharan nomads, Peruvian tribes and Polynesian natives. A majority of the dresses and pants had a draped or wrapped-around-the-body silhouette. In keeping up with the theme; vibrant, earthy color palettes were used. I was in awe at the attention to detail that was put into the garments. The beading….knitting….draping…simply astonishing!

Special Thanks: J, Malandrino Los Angeles PR Brittany Rubinger, Catherine Malandrino, Keisha Whitaker, Felix Salzman of, Production: SPEC Entertainment, Lighting: Bernhard Link Theatrical, Styling: Brian Molloy, Music: Rene Arsenault, Performance: Celia of Les Nubians, Hair Styling: Laurent Philippon for Bumble & Bumble, Make-Up: Tom Pecheux for MAC, Nails: Creative Nail Design, Casting: Jon James Casting, Front of House: BPCM, Jewelry: Malandrino, Stone Necklaces: Siman Tu for Malandrino, Shoes&Handbags&Belts: Malandrino. For more information, go to!

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