The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night. The first Monday of May is the one night celebrities come out in their most extravagant garments and attend the gala’s charity event. The event is hosted by editor in chief of Vogue and creative director of Conde Nast, Anna Wintour, and this year co-chairs were Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele. This year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion The theme was based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay where she explains what Camp is. To try to define Camp in one way is impossible. The camp is all about extravaganza, gaudiness, over the top garments, fashion so outlandish and outdated that … [Read more...] about Met Gala Recap – Bring on the Camp
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The rise of e-commerce sites such as eBay, Offer-up, Poshmark and more have given people other ways to make some extra cash online. The simplicity and convenience of shopping online have prompted people to use those sites instead of shopping retail, with most online sites offering free shipping and generous discounts to promote sales. As the simplicity to sell online starts to become more and more efficient, people can take advantage of the online shopping trend to sell their own items. Poshmark, Offer-Up, Depop, Mercari and Ebay are some of the most popular sites to sell online that are both user-friendly and give growth to creating an online business. Whether its books, … [Read more...] about Reselling Online – Made Easy
I have noticed some automatically assume vegan food is a plate of vegetables and are afraid to try it. When in reality you might have a meal at a restaurant and not realize it's entirely plant-based. It's that good. "What do you eat if you're vegan?" Most asked question ever. I have made looking for the best vegan brunch locations my newest hobby. This is a guide to some trendy locations around Los Angeles. I am starting off the list with CATCH, Los Angeles. Catch is a rooftop bar/restaurant. Stated in their website, "CATCH LA keeps it fresh, incorporating local and sustainable ingredients wherever possible as it cultivates a menu mix of Catch classics like the Catch Roll, … [Read more...] about Guide to Vegan-brunch
What are the best five plants for busy people to own and why? Life slows down for no one this day and age. People are occupied with jobs, families, school and other responsibilities that take them away from the house or keep them from discovering their hidden green thumbs. Plants are beautiful to look at and they add as great decorations to any space, whether that be in the home or at the office; however, since life can be very busy, many people can not take on the responsibility of high maintenance plants. To name a couple, elephant plants and banana plants. These two plants need daily watering and excessive hours of exposure to sunlight throughout the day. These plants, and others like … [Read more...] about Best Plants for Busy People
Every day local musicians such as myself gather in garages and studios around the Inland Empire to create, practice and record original music. Bands spend thousands on gear and travel to play gigs with hopes of gaining fans and some extra cash. There are ample amounts of bands that dedicate themselves to genres ranging from Metal to Folk and anywhere in between. With tribute bands taking over the bars and venues that actually pay talent, it makes an artist such as myself question what the future holds for unknown musicians that want to play original songs rather than covers. But rather than get bogged down with the popularity of regurgitated tunes, I sought optimism from other … [Read more...] about Is copycat culture killing original music in the Inland Empire?
The stress that comes with being a college student can be overwhelming at times, and students are always looking for ways to manage their stress as well as stay healthy and fit. Yoga has tremendous benefits for both physical and mental health. Yoga is beneficial because it incorporates both physical activities as well as focus on the breath through a variety of forms of meditation. Physically, yoga increases flexibility and muscle strength while also toning the body and even provides energy. Mentally, yoga can help relieve stress, and muscle tension while also increasing body awareness and overall focus and concentration. These benefits are very common for traditional yoga, … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Yoga for College Students and New Trends
Every spring, the most prominent fashion designers come together to showcase their fall collections to the press, stylists, celebrities and the general public. Each February the four fashion capitals of the world—New York, London, Milan and Paris—host week-long fashion shows, in that order, by various designers and their latest inspirations. This is called fashion month. Aside from the glamorous lighting, celebrity-filled seating charts and the perceived frivolous conversations that surround the events, fashion month serves a significant purpose in which it contributes about 1.2 trillion dollars to the global economy. As fashion, modeling and the commercialization of art began to … [Read more...] about Fashion Month: What Is It?
Twenty 2 Salute is a Hard Rock band from the Inland Empire who started off as "The League" but later changed it to be more unique. The lead singer and guitarist Michael Schoon, bass player Mark Schoon, and drummer Raul Padilla known as J, performed at the Down N' Dirty Festival on the weekend of January 18th at the Adelanto Stadium in California. The two brothers have been surrounded by music their whole lives so it was given that one day this would be something they do together. "Our father was in a band growing up, he was in a rock band and he was a singer so it became our normal life to be in a band and we love music," said Mike Schoon. There were about 1,000 music … [Read more...] about Twenty 2 Salute Hits Down N’ Dirty
Black nail polish, red lipstick, gold hoop earrings, a pantsuit and a skirt. These items have more in common aside from their relevance at department stores or fashion magazines. They are mediums of communication that aim to make bold statements and challenge status quos. They are eye-catching, they are scrutinized, and they are used by women to alter the narrative of what “should be.” In the new wave of feminism where women aim to redefine themselves, fashion is used as a tool of voice in political and social issues leaving followers with the question: is … [Read more...] about Fashion Reporting Isn’t Sexist
Complex Con is a fairly new convention that made its first debut in 2016 by bringing together fashion, design, art, music, and food. It takes place at a Long Beach convention which also happens to be located right in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. Upon walking into the convention center, once making it past the line to get in and the metal detectors at the entrance convention, goers are greeted by a large digital mural with notable and distinct flower artwork done by Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, who also happens to be the curator for the entire Complex convention. Once passing the large mural, you are welcomed by the slew of street fashion lines and retail vendors that … [Read more...] about Complex Con: Where pop culture and art unite