Los Angeles in Pieces & Parts

Images from Culver City gallery walk on Washington Blvd between Helms Walk and Fairfax Ave.















Deer at Getty Villa the Italy in LA

The calm and serenity of this recreated Pompeii Villa is easy understand, when in  Disneyland-style a deer frolics so near!

LACMA is always an iconic art stop

and bright experience especially when you start our day in the neighborhood with pastries and beyond from Republique.


This museum is so potent and dynamic that my experience fell into two distinct categories. The Armand Hammer Collection revitalized my love of some long life favorites, mainly Gustave Moreau. There is always so much to learn from the skill of these traditional masters. The beauty of these compositions and my, clearly bias, love of bouquets translated elegantly into "The Stories Of Almost Everyone" exhibit. Every object has a story. What does it mean when you place that object and that story in an institutional setting and burden it with a canon of higher meaning? Some of these works were pure cheek, while others were heartbreaking records of human history. 


The pop up shop at Hammer (Rat Bastards), GUCCI (another theme park moment waiting in the long Rodeo Drive line to get into the storefront) Laduree Salon de Tea (the height of French decadence, eventually I’ll patron every Laudree in the world)

The End

at the Castle in the Rain - Greystone Mansion and Park

An icon in the film industry. It was worth winding up into the Beverly Hills as this epic house made for a great last look at the L.A. cityscape, even through a rainstorm.

Then and Now

  Altuzarra: Then/ 2010

Altuzarra: Now/2013

Prabal Gurung: Then/2010

Note the ruffles! very spring 2013

Prabal Gurung: Now/2013

 Article via Vogue 2010
This was Vogue's artical about up-in coming designers in 2010,  so intriging at the time now some are so famous, like Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung and others still extesting in the fridges, of art house, Matthew Ames, or small labels, Gryphon. You desided if their perdictions were right on or if they have yet to make there mark on the fashion world.

The two Jewelry designers mentioned above are linked here:

Dries Van Noten Winter 2013 and 2012


                                                            Women's winter 2012

                                                                  Dries Van Noten  
is the master of textiles and print mixing.
 His extensive 55 look collections exude the confidence of an understated genius. 
The combinations are very art house yet wearable. 
All of these images come from his web page: Dries Van Noten so please explore all of his beautiful shows!