Being a long time Beastie Boys fan, I had to check out the art show at The Geffen Contemporary At Moca now through this Sunday the 6th. It is curated by Mike D (congrats to the Beastie Boys for their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) and features 16 artists, bands, food, a coffee bar and more and admission is FREE! I would also recommend checking out the exhibit by Cai Guo-Qiang in the same building. Crop circles, gun powder and explosions. Amazing stuff!
Outside of Moca
The show is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Our friends Mark & Silvia with Wade, keeping it real.
A set of cards featuring each of the artists was given to us at the door.
Hanging at the coffee bar in the middle of the art show.
Pinwheels by Ara Peterson & Jim Drain
Painting by Sage Vaughn
If you are looking for something to do this weekend I would highly recommend checking out the exhibits and festivities at The Geffen Contemporary 152 N Central Ave. LA CA 90012.
*This is an add on to this post. I just found out that Adam Yauch, the founding member of The Beastie Boys passed away this morning at age 47 after battling cancer for the last 3 years. May he rest in peace.
This week I had the pleasure of being a part of the first west coast Lucky Magazine FAAB (fashion and beauty bloggers) conference at the beautiful Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica. Although I missed out on being an attendee (the tickets sold out in the blink of an eye) I was asked by Lucky to be a volunteer. I said count me in! I arrived at 7am having no idea what I would be doing and I ended up working the VIP room which was amazing (you can imagine my excitement!) as there were so many fabulous people there to speak. I had a fantastic day, was so inspired and can’t wait for next years FAAB!
My first job in the VIP room was to prepare the passes. Then I met some other lovely blogger volunteers like Kena of The Fashion Camp (with me above), Kate of The Forgetful Wife, and Sharzad of Luxelyfe. The opening speaker was Zac Posen (he is Michelle Obama’s go to designer) Wow! What a way to start the day! He was very charming. He is posing (no pun intended!) with the Lucky editors who were also lovely to meet. Next up was the oh so sweet (and tiny) Jessica Alba. She was speaking about her brand of eco-friendsly, non-toxic baby products The Honest Company.
The beautiful and talented Elizabeth Banks was speaking about her blog. Kiernan Shipka, the adorable little actress from Mad Men was there (being interviewed above) speaking with the Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant about fashion. There was a panel talking about How I Became an Entrepreneur which included Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay, Alli Webb founder of Drybar, Kate Somerville of Kate Somerville Skincare, Andrew Siegel of Advance Publications, Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY and Soleil Moon Frye (remember Punky Brewster??) social media expert and author. I also met the man himself Michael Stars and his wife and their cute little dog. They had a room next to the VIP’s where they were giving away these awesome gift bags!
Later in the afternoon I had a chance to get out and explore and made this cute little video with Jellypop shoes. Click on the photo above to see these green jeans and adorable (super comfortable) shoes in action!
Tacori also had a fun, interactive booth where you could try on their jewelry and get your picture taken. I of course piled on about 10 pieces!
There were so many more talented speakers and bloggers…too many to mention, that made for a long day full of excitement and inspiration and I am hungry for more! Hopefully I can make it to the east coast FABB in New York in September!