Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leather kids

Just as I was feeling the need for something creative, inspiring, unusual to pop up and breath some life into the day, I came across Leather Kids…


Sabi van Hemert, lives and works in Rotterdam. Hemert creates sculptures that are a fusion between child and animals.

Her sculptures have a quality of alternately denying and confirming what you think you see in them and what feeling they give you. Because it is not immediately clear what you are seeing, the relation between viewer and sculpture is more complex.
“I create images that evoke associations with people and animals. I imagine the balance between the many conflicting feelings and thoughts that a man can have. Balance between opposites as attractive / repulsive, happy / sad or fear / security. My pictures have something in them that causes you to think what to see and feel that it gives you, and then confirm again denied.”

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. Alexei Sayle


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Missoni x Demo – Statue of David

Fall Fashion Trends for 2012: Luxe Looks for Less

Summer is quickly coming to a close and it’s time to turn your attention to fall fashion. As promised Gia On The Move is reviewing, summing up the past couple of months and previewing what’s happening for Fall with upcoming September Fashion Weeks.

With each new exciting season, style and trend there’s also another stressful little secret:  shelling out the cash to update your closet. Today you can let out a sigh:

 POSHGLAM founder and style expert, Kimberly E. Stone,  shares some of her top picks for where to shop for this season’s most fashionable finds.  Because, “you don’t have to spend a lot to look like a million bucks!”

What to watch and how to shop this fall:

Trend: Peplum Tops – undoubtedly the season’s hottest silhouette, Kimberly says the peplum shape  accentuates curves in a sophisticated way.

Brand To Buy:ASOS ( 

Trend: Gold Accents – a touch of gold can make a piece look much more expensive that it actually is. Gold hardware on shoes and bags are the easiest way to pull this off.

Brand To Buy:Rachel by Rachel Roy (

Trend: Statement Necklaces –jewelry is one of the easiest and most inexpensive way to spice up your wardrobe and add new elements to your look each and every season.

Brand To Buy: Bauble Bar (

Trend: Structured Bags – the epitome of class and sophistication, a structured bag in a neutral color is not only a hot trend for fall 2012 but a look that will always be in stuyle.

Brand To Buy: Melie Bianco (


Who Likes Art?

You’d be surprised…












170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036


Summer Nights in Chinatown, LA

And this is how it ended…

But it started off with a determined trip to catch the MiXTAPE Los Angeles Pop Up exhibition CURATED BY Jessicka Addams & Brian Wakil

Mechanical Man by KRK Ryden inspired by DEVO

“LISTEN & LOOK, 24 artists, 24 songs, ONE stream of consciousness.  “LA MiXTAPE documents the effect of music on the process of creation, asking each participating artist to create a piece titled after a song, artist, or band that has inspired or influenced his/her creative process – until August 28th at LeBasse Projects Chinatown at 932 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

As I wandered the lit courtyards, I even managed to go shopping in the dark at 9:30pm and accidentally ran into the girls from Dle Cosmetics who enthusiastically convinced me that I needed 3 All Natural LightUp Lip Glosses.  Even the guys were into this one (they sell a man’s lip balm too!)

But it was KCRW DJs Jason Bentley, Anthony Valdez, Jeremy Sole, Valida & Aaron Byrd who pulled out all the stops with a Chinatown Summer Nights dance party on the final night of a 3 night immersion of art, culture, food & music!


Spontaneity RULES!

Milwaukee Rep Opens GUTENBERG This Sunday (8/26)

“Anyone who likes the zany humor of Monty Python will love this two-hour festival of silliness, laughter and joy about two guys and a pianist pitching an incredibly ludicrous, over-the-top musical filled with 16 ridiculous songs.”

I love theatre.  And apparently so do Doug and Bud.

So when I saw that Milwaukee Repertory Theater would be kicking off its 2012/13 Season with the wacky, award-winning musical comedy, Gutenberg! The Musical!, I thought, Ok time for some laughs.  But bummer!  It’s not in LA.

That doesn’t mean, however, that the rest of you out there searching GOTMLA today can’t enjoy, two men, one pianist, thirty baseball caps – and one massively misguided dream!

Nutley, New Jersians, Bud and Doug wrote a big, splashy musical about Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, the evil monk trying to stop him and the beautiful girl who loved him.

“Tonight is the night that they are pitching this fabulous show to potential Broadway producers. It’s a “reading” of the musical, so there’s no set, no real props and no cast. Bud and Doug must play all the parts themselves. And that’s where the fun begins. They are so proud and so excited, that they have no idea that their material isn’t really as good as Wicked or Les Miserables.  But Bud and Doug love to dream big. And they’re having the best night of their lives.”

They may not have a cast, an orchestra or a clue, but with an unending supply of enthusiasm, they’re pitching their hilarious, 16-song epic to Broadway producers who just might fulfill their bright-eyed ambitions!

Listen to the Gutenberg MegaMix!

25 Gutenberg! The Megamix! (recorded in Bud_s apartment)

Gutenberg! The Musical runs in the Stackner Cabaret from August 24 – October 14, and opens Sunday, August 26.

Originally workshopped at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The first two-act version premiered in London in January 2006. Since its premiere, the show has been performed extensively throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Australia and Finland. The musical has won numerous awards including the 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. Playwrights Scott Brown and Anthony King won the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical and Gutenberg! The Musical! also won the 2007 Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.



Tickets for Gutenberg! The Musical! start at $35.00. Single Tickets for all of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2012/13 productions are now on sale and can be purchased online 24/7, through The Rep’s Ticket Office by calling 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street. Group tickets are also available for purchase by calling Patron Relations Manager Christine Yundem at 414-290-5340.


Gerard Neugent (Doug) just completed his tenth season with The Rep, his sixth as a member of The Rep’s Resident Acting Company and, with the start of the 2012/13 Season, is now a Rep Associate Artist.

Eric Damon Smith (Bud) is a former Milwaukee Rep acting intern from the 2002/03 Season.

Paul Helm (Music Director/Pianist) returns to The Rep after performing in Always . . . Patsy Cline last season. 


Stephen Carmody (Scenic Designer); Rachel Laritz (Costume Designer) Charles Cooper (Lighting Designer); Sarah Hoffmann (Stage Manager) Jason Simpson (Stage Management Apprentice) Maggie Ellsworth (Assistant Director).

Laura Gordon (Director)

To learn more about The Rep or its productions, please visit

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works, full-scale musicals and side-splitting comedies housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements, The Rep is committed to creating plays that are meaningful and relevant to the society we live in – plays that are challenging, visceral and engage the community through the issues they explore.