LAFW Recap: ConceptLA Fall/Winter 2014

Between two stage sets, ConceptLA delivered both informal presentations and runway shows showcasing what’s to come for Fall/Winter 14 to a crowd of trendsetters that just looked “so L.A.” See our recap!

Exclusive Interview: Phil Varone Talks Sex Tapes, Politics and Rock n Roll

Outspoken rockstar drummer Phil Varone, who's had sex with thousands of women while playing drums for Saigon Kick and Skid Row, discusses his comedy tour, politics and immortalizing his penis with the Phildo.

Exclusive Interview with Blake Anderson of Workaholics

Blake Anderson is one of the three powerful forces in the hit Comedy Central show, “Workaholics.” If you're unfamiliar with the series, his character, Blake Henderson, works for a telemarketing company, TelAmeriCorp with fellow best friends played by Adam DeVine (Adam Demamp), and Anders Holmvik (Anders Holm).

Exclusive Interview: AFI's Davey Havok Discusses His Debut Novel 'Pop Kids'

Davey Havok, singer and frontman of rock group AFI, has just released his debut novel, Pop Kids, on April 4th, 2013. Offering an unflinching portrayal of a teenage generation obsessed with modern media and the cult of celebrity, Havok captures both the thrills and dangers of growing up in an overly connected world.

Exclusive Interview with Fatlip of The Pharcyde

We caught up with Fatlip (Derrick Stewart) of The Pharcyde to discuss the Bizarre Tour, his progression in music over the years, his thoughts on fame and success, as well as his upcoming projects.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Q&A with EDM's DJ Flyswatter

We recently caught up with Electronic Dance Music's DJ Flyswatter to discuss his sound, inspiration and new album. Get to know DJ Flyswatter and listen to a sneak peek his latest music endeavor. 


Disarray: Tell the world who you are and the type of music you make?

I am DJ Flyswatter or simply, Fly-swatter. I am an electronic dance music (EDM) enthusiast and singer/song writer/producer.

Disarray: Give us a rundown of some of your songs. What inspires your music?

A few of my most popular songs are titled, "R U Mad?" "Tall Ship" and "Winning" The inspiration behind these songs came from the combination of watching too many funny Youtube videos and restlessness.

Listen to a sneak peek of the album below:




Disarray: Which artist (living or throughout history) would you like to work with and why? 

If I could have had one chance to write a song with Daft Punk, I could say that I have lived.
Disarray: How does fashion play a part in your image?

Fashion plays a huge part in my image mainly because I perform in costume, which is out of the ordinary for most other DJ's. I believe that it is the only way to stand out from the rest.

Disarray: How important is social media in the music business and to you?

Social Media plays a huge part in music. It always has. Today, you won't even be recognized unless you have some sort of following on Youtube, Twitter, etc. To me, it's the only way to reach out to my fans. Without it, I am completely silent.

Disarray: Are there any current events that may lead you to write a song about it?

I'd like to write a song about the Russian's military presence in the Ukraine or about flight 370. For some reason, global news like that get's me motivated to write.


Disarray: Tell us bout your latest night club performance experience? 

I recently had a chance to perform live as a guest featuring West Republic! That was perhaps one of the most fun Saturday nights I've had all year.

Disarray: Do you have a album coming out soon and if so when? What's the name of it and how will it be released?

Yes, my first album is scheduled to be finished towards the end of April and I will be dropping my new release May 2014.

Disarray: You recently did an event with the charity, Wings of Love. What was that like? What next for D J Fly Swatter?

The Wings of Love charity event was a real eye opening experience for me as an artist. I was very honored to be the man behind the music that day. What's next for me? Getting my music up on Sound cloud and Youtube!

For more information, visit: 
https://soundcloud.com/dj-flyswatter



About the Author
Parris Harris puts the meow in Catwalk. Harris is one of LA's hottest fashion event producers and creative directors. He has coordinated fashion events and runway shows from Hollywood to L.A. to San Francisco to San Diego to Bakersfield to Florida to Alaska and back to Hollywood again. 

Since 2005, Harris's list of industry professionals has grown, gathering an army of models, designers, make up artists, hair stylist teams, celebrities, media outlets, managers, agents and stylists. 

As a human fashion machine, Harris is a producer, photographer, runway coach, celebrity stylist, social media marketer, publicist, blogger, fashion brand agent and casting director. Separating himself from the rest, Harris takes the F from Fashion, adds a  P H and turns it into "P.H ashion! Parris Harris is also excited to be working with Haberdashion as the National Director of Fashion Activity, Events and Social Media Affairs.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Goldie's Restaurant: Home of the Best Brussel Sprouts


On the ever-popular 3rd Street near the Beverly Center, Goldies is the trifecta of style, substance and service.  A low-key, small restaurant with quality food and atmosphere, the beautiful understated-industrial dining room opens to a great patio - the perfect place for happy hour and brunch as the weather starts to warm up.


The farm-fresh seasonal ingredients start with the cocktails, thru the menu to the desserts, (Harry's Berry's Strawberries with cream, when I went).  The menu changes with the season but my favorite was the brussel sprouts. Yes, they are everywhere but THIS is my favorite - a little heat, lots of charred crispy edges - delicious!  And right now, they are offering a Bucket of Mary's Fried Cornish Game Hens for $25 on Sunday nights! Staff is super but Jon stood out.



Know Before You Go

My advice is go early, hope for Jon, order the brussel sprouts, and repeat.

For more information, visit:

Goldie's Restaurant
8422, 3rd Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-677-2470

Photos courtesy of GoldiesLA.com


About the Author 

Barndi loves the City of Angeles and her passion is to help others feel the same way.  Whether it's by sharing the best route from Laurel Canyon to Rustic Canyon on Friday night (Mulholland to Sunset to San Vicente) to the best yogurt parfait in the city (Bouchon Bakery), she will do what it takes to make you fall in love. You can find @barndi on most digital platforms, including here at Disarray Magazine!

Brick and Mortar: Your Santa Monica Gastro-Sports Bar


For a sports-bar, Brick + Mortar is almost a gastro-sports-bar, if there is such a thing. With fantastic truffle fries, a variety of solid pizzas, cocktails with fresh ingredients and desserts, you couldn't do better to watch the obligatory "Big Game" with a mixed crowd of men and women, fans and non-fans alike.


The rustic-industrial decor and a fair amount of patio seating makes it the perfect post-work dinner and drinks, especially for 25-35 year-olds and I imagine it will be equally fun for brunch. If you're a group of single females, this would be the best place to "suffer" through a game since they have a range of non-gut-busting menu items and lots of wine, beer and a full bar.



Know Before You Go

In addition to the "Big Games" you can watch on the multitude of TVs, you can also count on them to have a party for all the expected events: Mardi Gras, New Years Eve, etc.  I've heard it gets sceney and the douche quotient gets pretty high Thurs-Sat nights, but it's a trendy sports bar - what do you expect?

For more information, visit: 
http://www.brickandmortar-brg.com/

Brick + Mortar
2435 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone. (310) 450-3434

All photos by Brick and Mortar


About the Author 

Barndi loves the City of Angeles and her passion is to help others feel the same way.  Whether it's by sharing the best route from Laurel Canyon to Rustic Canyon on Friday night (Mulholland to Sunset to San Vicente) to the best yogurt parfait in the city (Bouchon Bakery), she will do what it takes to make you fall in love. You can find @barndi on most digital platforms, including here at Disarray Magazine!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Restaurant Spotlight: Sqirl Jam Becomes an L.A. Eatery


It's hard to describe Sqirl - after all, when a small DELICIOUS local jam company becomes an eatery, you're happy to be able to get coffee with their jams on giant slices of toast and some other baked goods to slather them on. However, the range of savory, non-jam dishes they have on their menu is not only wide but inventive and delicious - just like their jam flavors.



The location, the patrons, and the almond milk cappuccino served in mason-jars-wrapped-in-felt is at caricature-level hipster but before you judge, try the Kokuho Rose Brown Rice Bowl with nut-free Sorrel Pesto. It's so delicious, it almost makes waxed, handle-bar mustaches look sexy.


For more information, visit:

Sqirl http://sqirlla.com/
https://twitter.com/sqirlla
http://instagram.com/sqirl_confitures

Address:
720 N Virgil Ave #4
Los Angeles CA 90029

Hours
M–F 6:30a–4p, S–S 8a–4p
(323)284-8147

All images sourced from Sqirl

About the Author 

Barndi loves the City of Angeles and her passion is to help others feel the same way.  Whether it's by sharing the best route from Laurel Canyon to Rustic Canyon on Friday night (Mulholland to Sunset to San Vicente) to the best yogurt parfait in the city (Bouchon Bakery), she will do what it takes to make you fall in love. You can find @barndi on most digital platforms, including here at Disarray Magazine!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Project Ethos Showcases Rising Talented Designers at LA Fashion Week 2014


Project Ethos LA Fashion Week showed the latest trends from this season’s most celebrated up and coming designers at this exclusive industry event presented by Scion, and powered by French Tuesdays. Hosted at the Avalon on Hollywood and Vine, this soiree brought fashion, music and art together under one roof in an intimate setting. Everything was on point, from the mixer with an open bar and desserts by Buzzbar, to the Midori Art Gallery upstairs at Bardot.

Marialia



Opening the evening’s fashion event, Marialia’s show was the thunder and lightning before the storm. Pretty in punk, this ready-to-wear FW2014 collection is fit for Hollywood’s chic rock and roll scene!

Glitter sparkled up and down the runway as Marialia’s signature style left the audience star struck by her latest designs. With shimmery skirts, deep jewel tone velvets, and a studded gown, the young designer makes LA haute couture into streetwear, presenting trendy pieces in neat, classic silhouettes. Rich colors for the festive seasons, Marialia’s line features pieces in ruby, charcoal, and emerald mixed and matched for a spunky, playful vibe. Feather cuffs, petticoats and metallics made an appearance in her line, giving it a feminine edginess to the bold and sexy.  Celebrating youth culture, the artist’s personal taste flares in every spirited design. Her creations were brilliantly styled to be perfectly flashy—the studded ruby long-sleeve mini paired with the sparkly black high-thigh stockings with black roses on the garters was a favorite look of the night! No extra accessories needed for the elegantly embellished garments.

Marialia’s most stunning design for the finale was her studded ruby velvet gown for an LA punk princess. Leaving the crowd in awe, the wonderful artist came onto the runway with a pink streak in her long blonde hair in one of her designs matching the models. A rock star in the fashion world, Marialia will continue to dress Hollywood royalty, and we can’t wait to see her again at next year’s Fashion Week!

Wood Underwear



A fashion show wouldn’t be much of a show without beautiful models revealing some skin. Teressa Zimmerman’s new collection for her Wood Underwear brand gave us fashionistas something to look at, and then more.

The male undies line shown at this year’s Project Ethos Los Angeles Fashion Week event presented comfortable looks of the basic cotton shirt paired with matching form-fitting boxers or briefs that are known for their unique design that stays on his shape without shifting up his leg. Soft and simple, Zimmerman’s creations are manufactured with a blend of cotton, modal and elastine that makes Wood Underwear stand out in the city’s fashion industry as the designer undergarments that won’t fall out of place.

As the first model made his way down the runway, all eyes were on the shirt and briefs combination that neatly suited his body in a smart, fashionably casual grace. Reaching the end of the runway, the handsome man flipped his shirt off, and tossed it to his new adoring fans in the second row. Wood Underwear’s spring and summer collection offers bold solid colors, like the popular orange, blue and violet in addition to the classic black with the white waistband, and the neutral, subtle camouflage prints. Perfect for the sunny seasons, the men’s boxers look great with or without their matching shirts! The show was a roaring good time as every model stripped down to his bottoms and personally gifted a random lucky guest in the audience.

Indah Clothing



Exquisite and sexy came together on the runway in the Project Ethos fashion show for the luxurious swimwear brand Indah by designer Libby De Santis. Indah was recently featured in Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Swimsuit Edition, and is taking the fashion industry by storm as this island-inspired brand designs swimwear and beachwear that not only shows off the ladies’ sun-kissed skin, but shows her free spirit, too!

All of the swimwear pieces were aesthetically interesting. Some gorgeous and sweet, while others more edgy, De Santis takes the classic bikini look and reshapes them to create fun silhouettes that reflect her island girl identity. Indah uses rich, bold, bright colors for the tropical effect, in lavish prints and in shapes perfect for the sunny leisure days of spring and summer. Tiny string bikinis, bright colorful two-pieces, and whimsical one-pieces made a wave on the runway.

Indah is fun and flirty, and fashionable above all. Each distinct look captures the free spirit of the beach girl, and the whole collection is lively, happy and chic as is Indah. Libby De Santis has lived in Tahiti, Hawaii, and now resides in Bali where Indah is based. One reason this artist loves to design in the magnificent island is because its people truly exist in the moment, and she likes to bring that way of life into her brand. Indah’s new line was a rainbow in the clouds!

Layana Aguilar



Cocktail and red carpet wear are essential for women in big cities! This year for Project Ethos, the multicultural designer Layana Aguilar showed her latest collection during Los Angeles Fashion Week, presenting a line that is trendy, feminine and sophisticated.

Having grown up in Brazil, and now living in New York, Layana’s designs bring together modern Brazilian culture and classic New York looks, we can see the two worlds colliding in her elegant garments. Layana’s collection featured soft colors for the coming seasons, with flowy pale pink trousers, a black and champagne-nude dress, and a light translucent printed white dress. The structures of these pieces, from form-fitting to loosely draping, along with the festive ruffles, created silhouettes for an evening in the city lights.

Notably, Layana Aguilar’s stunning white gown captured the crowd’s attention for its very LA vibe, though it’s obviously unique in style and design. The almost mermaid-dress is a pure, refreshing white with a bold black angular shape in the front below the chest. On the back it has a black outlined slit down the leg to the floor. The modern regal garment is effortlessly cool and classic. Layana’s creations are impeccable in movement, styling and taste; internationally perfect!

Aleena Khan



Infused in blue, the two-piece gown with a sheer vertical-striped princess skirt and a bold solid-color top with golden embroidery down the right shoulder strap brilliantly introduced Aleena Khan’s style to Los Angeles Fashion Week at this year’s Project Ethos event. Born in Lahore, Aleena Khan currently lives in LA as a designer, combining cultural influences from Pakistan with the city’s streetwear trends to create a one-of-a-kind brand that presents eccentric luxurious garments as a ready-to-wear collection into the fashion world.

Beadwork, crystals, zardozi, and silk threads are featured in her pieces as the artist Aleena Khan handcrafts all her designs, creating elaborate outfits that captivate LA’s eccentric style. Using an array of colors, this designer pairs bright with bold, offering color blocking that also makes the vibrant color pop!

Culture shock and shock value married in two of her outstanding looks, have the see-through element in dark colors and cuts, trendy to LA during these spring and summer festival seasons. A black lace miniskirt with a black sheer cape blouse draping over it showcase the city’s streetstyle, and the designer’s blue floral and striped embellishment on the top makes it one of Aleena Khan’s signature looks. Her remarkable gown in black lace with a legging in place of a skirt, with a translucent striped long skirt on the back gives the look a “gown” feel that would shine on a Hollywood red carpet. The skilled and talented LA designer Aleena Khan has an eye for the trendiest looks from two unique cultures, and creates the best of two styles into the fashion world as an exciting brand!

Maor Luz



A lifestyle of Los Angeles, Maor Luz is more than just a trendy fashion brand. In the dark with the lights still off at the Project Ethos event, the song “Molly” started playing, grabbing hold of the crowd’s attention for who’s hitting the runway! The lights went on, and the first pair of models came out strutting to the beat of repeating “Molly, molly, molly, molly…”

Maor Luz is based in Los Angeles, designing comfortable, everyday streetwear for both men and women. Designs include sporty pieces like sweatpants and t-shirts, and various outerwear garments like blazers, sweaters and jackets, all in the bold colors and intriguing prints that are Maor Luz.

On the runway we saw many unconventional pairings that make each fabulous piece stand out. Flawless swag, the models looked effortlessly cool. The first guy on the runway wore baggy green pants styled with cowboy boots, a skull drapey black shirt and a sun hat. On the next guy were Maor Luz’s essential sweatpants, gray with black between the legs. Simply styled with a snapback and peculiarly accessorized with chains across the chest, the model cradled on his side a small, clothed pooch as his prop. Casual and fashionably clever is the Maor Luz LA look.

Other features in the collection was the UK flag print on a shirt, dress and vest, more chains hanging from the neck, and comfy pants dressed with blazers. Maor Luz was a hit at Project Ethos and a top trend setter this LA Fashion Week!

Rochelle Carino



Top trends and chic styles were put together into one glitz and glam collection by the whimsical designer Rochelle Carino. Spunky and charming, these outfits exude happiness and a fun attitude, playing with elements of sex appeal and unapologetic femininity. There are so many fantastic pieces in this line—each one just as pretty as the next!

If clothing were food, Rochelle Carino would be chocolate for being exciting and sweet. The first look on the catwalk was a leopard print skirt with a black petticoat, a big bow on the waistline, and a zebra print top with a horizontal cutout above the chest. Incredibly dazzling, this combo represented the best of Rochelle Carino’s AW2014 ready-to-wear collection. Stylish coats with just a dress underneath makes the perfect upscale party look for the city it girl. Classic Hollywood is represented in her bold solid blacks and warm brown and gray prints. More astounding outfits included precious metallics, angelic feathers, divine sparkles and lovely sheers. There is a lot going on in prints and textures, but the neat, symmetrical cuts make this spontaneous style very mod and classy.

Rochelle Carino is a brand of girly, flirty, sexy and fun women’s clothing. She offers a complete wardrobe for the LA princess! Every garment has a personality of its own, though it’s all uniquely Rochelle Carino. The sheer, sparkly lavender dress shone beautifully on the runway in front of the flashing light, and one can only imagine how stunning it would look in the city lights!

David Tupaz



Timeless, yet innovative, the closing fashion show for Project Ethos exhibited the avant-garde custom collection by haute couture designer David Tupaz.

Conservative cuts tailored into extravagant silhouettes, the classic looks astonished the audience, leaving everyone agape in awe at the eccentric, romantic garments.  Classic looks from past decades were featured in this collection in the ever-fashionable rich, metallic colors. Victorian gowns in silver and bronze graced the runway, showcasing the artistry of David Tupaz as a creator in design and tailoring. Modern elements in the looks were seen in the sparkles on traditional ensembles, and elaborate prints on the dresses.

The draping was stunning on the Golden Age style dresses, and the feathers on the headpieces added a feminine elegance. Sparkles and furs made the collection look vintage and fresh. Subtle showing of skin through the lace bodice of a gown, and short, daring draping put today’s LA trends in the designer’s nostalgic garments. Aside from the chic styling, David Tupaz presented designs that are contemporary in their architectural structures and silhouettes. Overall, this David Tupaz high fashion collection had a European twist on historically American designs. It was a crowd favorite, and an awe-striking way to end the Fashion Week night!

All photos by Raphael Maglonzo 

For more information on the designers showcased at Project Ethos, visit: 



About the Author 

Janice Gonzalez is a Los Angeles lifestyle blogger, loving fashion, music and Hollywood culture. She attends concerts, does PR for a record label in WeHo, and listens to music all day. Trendy in streetstyle, this LA girl is loving the city life and live tweeting her adventures @itgirljanice!







Sunday, March 23, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Skinny Bags by Elena


Los Angeles has always been famous for its creative and talented people. The latest Style Fashion Week, which was proclaimed by the Mayor Eric Garcetti an official Fashion Week of the city of Los Angeles, boasted over 30 runway shows showcasing many talented emerging designers from LA and all over the world.

In celebration of LA fashion and recognition of so many talents living here in LA we are excited to introduce you to Skinny Bags, a young Los Angeles company, which has already become a big hit among fashion buyers, bloggers and other industry influencers.


Skinny Bags was launched in August 2013 by a young and life-loving couple that combined their fashion and engineering experience to create an outstanding product. Every Skinny Bag is a bold statement piece, while very durable, reliable and practical.

Each Skinny Bag is made with love and care, using only high-quality leather from sunny California. All handbags are produced in the USA, because the founders care for the quality of their product and understand the importance of supporting the local economy.


5 interesting facts you need to know about Skinny Bags:
1) Not only can these bags exhibit your cute and sophisticated personality, but they look like a book, which is a great conversation starter.

2) The best thing about these purses is that you can create your own Skinny Bags, customize the title and tell your story.

3) Skinny Bags company is a member of BuyDirectUSA movement, which supports local companies and encourages customers to buy American Made products.

4) Skinny Bags have recently gone global and are now available in several high-end boutiques in the very center of Moscow, Russia.

5) Skinny Bags have recently launched their crowd-funding campaign on the Luevo platform, which was one of the official sponsors of Style Fashion week this season.

Luevo is an absolutely new way to discover emerging fashion designers. The platform makes it easy for the fashionistas all over the world to discover the hottest new designers and fashion fresh from the runway. Luevo platform is currently the only place where Skinny Bags can be bought or reserved.


Fashionistas, don’t miss your chance! Spoil yourself with a standout, high-end handbag, created with LOVE especially for you in sunny California!

Learn more Skinny Bags at http://skinny-bags.com/.
Like Skinny Bags on Facebook, Follow on Twitter & Instagram

KISS and Def Leppard Explore Possible 2014 Tour


This summer, by the time all of the airborne, neon body paint residue has settled from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where hundreds of thousands of ravers will have made the annual pilgrimage to the Electric Daisy Carnival electronic music festival, another giant music event will take over Las Vegas for an entirely different crowd. This week, the Daily Express reported that legendary rock groups, KISS and Def Leppard, may be teaming up for a summer U.S. tour that will include a stop in Las Vegas.

The speculation came after Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell gave an interview with TicketsThere.com, where he was asked about rumors of a 2014 tour with both KISS and Poison. “I’d say you’d be half right there, but only half right and half wrong (laughs),” Campbell told the interviewer. “There will be an announcement of our tour imminently, we’re talking a matter of days. It has to be announced because we’re almost at summertime.”

News of the possible, joint tour came just days before outspoken KISS frontman, Gene Simmons, gave a controversial interview to Radio.com, where he addressed some of the issues surrounding last year’s news that KISS would finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the interview, Simmons expressed that non-rock acts such as Donna Summer, Madonna, Grandmaster Flash and Run-D.M.C. shouldn’t be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “They can run their organization any way they’d like, but it ain’t rock!” said Simmons. “It just isn’t! If you don’t play guitar and you don’t write your own songs, you don’t belong there.”

The fully-assembled KISS will make its return to Las Vegas two years after the band’s August 2012 concert with Motley Crue at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Events Center. KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, however, returned to Las Vegas only two months after the 2012 show to debut their KISS slot machine at that October’s Global Gaming Expo inside of the Sands Expo and Convention Center. In an article titled, "17 Things You Didn't Know About Vegas," PartyPoker wrote on its blog that there are 194,000 slot machines in Las Vegas. Over the past few years, slot machine developers have received endorsements from highly recognizable musicians such as KISS, the Beach Boys, Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson. Last year, a Palm Beach Post article called the celebrity endorsements "the hot new way to attract eyeballs—and players."

Even more recently, Simmons made a cameo appearance on the crime drama television series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which he played himself in the episode, “Long Road Home.” His first return to the small screen since the reality television series, Family Jewels, finds the legendary bassist playing the role of the accused murderer of of a KISS groupie.


About the Editor
Formerly an editor at Demand Media, writer at Citysearch, The Examiner and proofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News, Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorial strategy of Disarray Magazine. Get to know the team of talented contributors.
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Los Angeles Fashion Week Recap: ConceptLA Fall/Winter 2014

Between two stage sets, ConceptLA delivered both informal presentations and runway shows showcasing what’s to come for Fall/Winter 14 to a crowd of trendsetters that just looked “so L.A.”

Here’s a recap of the designers we stumbled upon, and based on the shows, our predictions for fashion during the upcoming seasons.

Mathiasen 


Have you ever noticed that each season’s fashion trends featured in your favorite magazines are essentially the same trends from the year before, just with slight upgrades? It’s not just you. In viewing Mathiasen’s Fall/Winter 14 Collection, we’re confident he’s noticed as well.

In an informal presentation, Mathiasen showcased a collection reminiscent of all that has been Fall fashion trends for the past two years: exposed hardware, hues of oxblood, mustard yellow, burnt red and orange, and leather detailing! However, Mathiasen takes the seen-before Fall trends a step further by striking the perfect balance between masculinity and feminine flare.

The final verdict? Mathiasen’s Fall/Winter 14 line is so on-trend that it’s practical and safe. The collection will resonate with the modern woman that needs to add some edge to her everyday work wear.


Wayward

Leather, leather and more leather. From pants to vests, moto jackets and even single shoulder overalls, leather dominated the runway during our preview of Wayward’s Fall/Winter 14 menswear collection.

While it’s commonly known that leather is a staple for the colder seasons, Wayward’s collection differentiates itself by embracing not-so-common hues and textures. The line showcased pieces in shades of rich red, cognac and chocolate brown. Our fave was a textured cognac moto jacket paired with brown leather pants – but we’re pretty sure the average beau can get away by pairing this with dark denim.

We can’t forget to mention having the privilege of sitting next to social media star, Iman Crosson, A.K.A. Alphacat. Men, please take note from Alphacat who already had the go-to menswear Fall outfit locked down: denim, a white tee and Wayward.

Anaes Erlking

Envision a Great Gatsby themed flapper party, but strip down the dresses, and you’ve got what was Saturday’s informal presentation by Aeneas Erlking. Her lingerie collection is flirty, romantic and channels everything we love about being a girl!

Within her collection are pieces in lace, polka dots, tulle and the curve ball: metallic! Erlking’s line includes two printed robes that shine beyond the rest in a slate blue metallic tone – we fell madly in love with these pieces to the point where we began imagining the robes with outfits that would allow us to rock the pieces outside of the bedroom!

Photos by Ashley Sioson for Disarray Magazine


About the Author

Ashley Sioson is a So. Cal native and PR girl (or, Hype Woman, as she likes to call it) living along the heavenly coast of Orange County. She’s fueled by faith, caffeine, dance parties and a strong case of wanderlust. Find her at the intersection of food and fashion, or follow her at @ashley_sioson.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

LAFW 2014 Interview: Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture

In celebration of Los Angeles Fashion Week and the LA Fashion Corner event hosted at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, we caught up with Designer Shekar Rahate to discuss his haute couture line. The Rahate Collection encompasses the beauty and elegance of high-fashion frock by combining a variety of styles and fabrics from form-fitting to free-flowing to multi-patterned. Check out our guest interview conducted by Parris Harris.


1.Tells us about the collection you will be showing during fashion week - fall/winter 2014. 
I'll be presenting a few designs from this years Oscar's Collection 2014.

2.What are some of the fashions trends you are excited about right now and will we be seeing signs of that in your collection?
Embroideries are a trend right now, especially in bigger dress and gown sizes. I'll be having a few dresses with embroideries, beads and crystal work.

3. How long have been designing? 
I've been designing for the past 10 years.

 4.What's are the secrets to creating a hot line?
The secrets include innovation, extreme creativity and comfortable, wearable dresses.

5.What are the price ranges of your clothing? 
Pricing ranges from $1,000 USD onwards.

6.Who are some of your clients, if you don't mind us asking? 
I have a few celebrity clients of all age groups. I make dresses and gowns, which range from teen to mature women.

7.What from your line does every woman need?
Every woman needs simplicity and elegant gowns.

6.Which celebrities would you like to dress for a living?
I'd like to dress Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong and many more!

7.Who would you rather dress Alice in Wonderland or Snow White?
Snow White.

8.What famous designer would you like to partner up with and create a line?
I'd rather do it myself...or I prefer Elie Saab.

9. How can people contact you ? 
For more information, visit:
http://www.shekharrahate.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShekharRahateHauteCouture
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shekharrahate

See the collection below!













About the Author
Parris Harris puts the meow in Catwalk. Harris is one of LA's hottest fashion event producers and creative directors. He has coordinated fashion events and runway shows from Hollywood to L.A. to San Francisco to San Diego to Bakersfield to Florida to Alaska and back to Hollywood again. 

Since 2005, Harris's list of industry professionals has grown, gathering an army of models, designers, make up artists, hair stylist teams, celebrities, media outlets, managers, agents and stylists. 

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Monday, March 3, 2014

FROM THE VAULT: Old-School 2009 Interview with Kevin Hart


We're kicking off a new feature called, "FROM THE VAULT" where we revisit notable throwback interviews. The first in the series is a recap of our 2009 interview with Comedian Kevin Hart.

=Editor's Note=
Back in 2009, we had a chance to interview Kevin Hart before his rise to fame. We headed to Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles with our rinky dink camera and recorder. Once we got to the venue, we were escorted backstage at Shaquille O’ Neal's All Star Comedy Jam. Check out the interview below as Hart discusses how he got into comedy, his early days as a shoe salesmen/guru and his experience filming on the other side of the world.



Transcript:
We are here at Club Nokia with Kevin Hart.

So, I read that you quit your job as a shoe salesmen to pursue comedy. Can you tell me more about that?

Yes, yes I did. I was a successful shoe salesman, one of the best in the business. I could break down anything about a sneaker: Polyurethane, etc., those are the things that I'm educated on.

When I decided not to take that career any further, I said you know what, let me branch off into stand up comedy. The reason why, because I can go far in that, said I'm not going to go that much further selling sneakers because I know everything there is to know. At this point, I was a guru. I was going to work for NIKE but then said I don't wanna do it, let me start doing comedy. Did some amateur nights, once I did amateur nights, quit my job instantly and said this is what it is, this is what I want to do - told my mom and then mom supported me, put me on her back and said , "OK babe, if this is what you want to do, I want you to do it to the best of your ability," and I did. Long story short, got successful, things started to happen right after.

Now, how old were you when you decided to jump the "shoe ship"?

I was... what was I? I was 17, 18.

Wow, that's daring. So, are there any comedians you admire?

Oh, there's tons man. All the ones that, I guess you can say, paved the way for me to do what I do. From your Pryors, to your Cosby's, to your Eddie Murphy's to your Chappelles, Sinbads to Cosby, to guys that you wouldn't even know. Keith Robinson, Patrice O'Neal, Rich Voz, Jim Norton, tons man. The list goes on and on. It's not about who's successful, it's about people that motivate you. Colin Quinn, another good guy that was around me. You know, guys that pushed me to go and get to another level.

Ok, and how was it working on "Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire"?

In Budapest! I was over there in Hungary for 3 in a half months. You know it was a fun experience. Anytime you get to work out the country, you know, experience culture in a different place, you have to adapt to people that speak a different language, it's fun, educational. I'm not a big traveler though. Not to places where I'm really a foreigner, where I don't know what's going on. I had a good time, as far as the work goes but as far as enjoying the city, I didn't do much. I was a hobbit. Went to my hotel, went to the gym, ate Subway everyday and pretty much went to work. That was it.

So, how do you balance being away from your family?

Um, there is no way to balance it, you know you kinda gotta accept it for being what it is. You know, I work, I'm an entertainer, but unfortunately, you know with being an entertainer, it's not all gravy. Some things are rough. You gotta try to find a small balance. The time you do have with your family, you capitalize on it, when you work, you make sure your family understands why you work and why you work as much as you do. It's to support them at the end of the day.

Are you working on any projects right now?

Just got done doing a movie, "Death At a Funeral" that comes out in February or April - it's one of those months. I'm about to do another hour special for Comedy Central, getting ready to do a campaign with eBay that I just booked - being a spokesperson for them, doing several commercials for them, touring going to theaters now 2000 - 2500 seaters. Good things right now. No complaints.

Awesome, so what do you do when you're not working? What do you do in your spare time?

I try to be with my kids as much as I can. Sleep, trying to sleep. Go to the gym and try to become a sex symbol. That's what I'm workin' on. Getting these pecks together. That's really it man. Play a little poker every now and then. Other than that, I try to put time in with my little ones.

Ok and do you give back to your community in any way?

No! To hell with, nah I'm joking. Philadelphia, last year was the first year that I did something to give back. I did a toy drive where I did comedy shows and donated all the proceeds, it was about $25,000 - $30,000 donated back to the community and put on a toy drive for the kids, had them come out. This year, I'm not going to do toys, I'll probably do something as far as books, raising money and donating a check to a local youth center or you know, a local "Y" to rebuild some things rather than do a toy drive. It's easy to give kids toys but now I've done that, been there so I'm trying to step it up and see if I can do something else.

Great and what are some of your goals and have you achieved most of them?

I achieved one of them that's really important. I make money by making people laugh. That's my job. I love it, I don't want to change it for nothing. I don't want to change it at all. Another goal was to start a production company, I did that and now, just to get it moving I want to get some projects going where I'm producing, directing and starring in my own films and raising beautiful babies, keep my family together and keep 'em off the cookies their mom keeps giving them.

Ok, that was the last question... Alright, that's a wrap.

(Kevin to his daughter) "Say, ok thanks for talking to my daddy."

Talk into the recorder. Aww she's shy. THANK YOU!

Nah, she ain't shy. Thank you.

SOURCE: 
Original Article: http://www.disarraymagazine.com/2009/09/interview-comedian-kevin-hart.html?m=0 



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