Alina Aliluykina by David Bellemere

There is very little not to like about Los Angeles-based Alina Aliluykina – not just a model, but also an actress and a talented pianist and singer. The 21-year-old is fast becoming one of fashion’s most intriguing muses. Alina is now the apple of David Bellemere’s eye, with a recent shoot for nude fashion magazine Treats! … Continue reading

On How To Feel Better…

On How To Feel Better… After Being Heartbroken is a lovely romantically-charged film to watch today on International Happiness Day. The film by Los Angeles-based film director and photographer Joshua Kang charts a love-lorn woman’s route back into love and happiness through 13 simple steps. It is a captivating piece that makes you leave feeling … Continue reading

PRISM – Mario Testino

PRISM gallery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, is hosting the first gallery exhibition by Mario Testino in the United States in seven years. One of the most celebrated photographers in the world, Testino ingenuity lies in his capacity to cement the cultural, social and commercial impulses of the moment and distill them into lustrous images. … Continue reading

James Christopher Photography

Los Angeles-based James Christopher has two very different types of photography, one shooting women semi or completely naked in natural surroundings and images of the weird and wonderful that creates intrigue and interest and just a little bit of madness. Naked women and images so strange they make you laugh… sounds good to me.

NightFall – Los Angeles time lapse

NightFall is a three minute tour of light through the City of Angels by Pacific Star Productions’ Colin Rich. Rich says of the piece, “I shot the time lapse film in an attempt to capture Los Angeles as it transitioned from day to night.” The result is a beautiful portrayal of one of the busiest, … Continue reading

Bon Iver – Towers (Video)

Bon Iver are one of the greatest acts out there at the moment, their melodic indie folk pop is a regular stayer on my weekly playlist and Towers, the band’s forthcoming release since their Grammy win, has been there for weeks and weeks. The stunning cinematography by Nabil Elderkin, a Los Angeles-based director and photographer … Continue reading

Jason Schwartzman celebrates L.A. art with John Baldessari

In a stunning video by Molly Butler, American actor Jason Schwartzman celebrates artist John Baldessari. Schwartzman has made his name in quirky indie films like The Darjeeling Limited, Funny People and I Heart Huckabees stars in a typically funny and surreal short film where Baldessari stalks him until he gives up and gets a lesson … Continue reading

Prolific “Hound Dog” songwriter Jerry Leiber dies at 78

Celebrated lyricist Jerry Leiber, who partnered with composer Mike Stoller to write such iconic hits as “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and played a key role in the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, died on Monday at age 78. Leiber died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of cardiopulmonary failure, said Randy Poe, president … Continue reading

Coachella 2012 to expand to two weekends

The Coachella Music Festival, the biggest annual gathering of its type in the United States, will expand to two weekends next year, its promoters said on Tuesday. The event, marking its 13th year, will take place in the southern California desert 130 miles east of Los Angeles on April 13-15 and April 20-22, with the … Continue reading

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a model Transformed

So the latest in the selection of some of the world’s most beautiful women is 24 year old British model slash actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, girlfriend of actor of all of those terrible action movies, Jason Statham. To top that Rosie is now set to take over from Megan Fox in the latest Transformers movie out … Continue reading

Zack Herrera’s ‘Stripland Nights’ sees Los Angeles under street lamps

Los Angeles photographer Zack Herrera, has shot his local surroundings at night in his latest project, ‘Stripland Nights’, creating a beautifully engaging look at the busy city at sleep and under the captivating light that illuminates the subjects by the street lamps. ‘Stripland Nights’ is a personal excavation of Herrera’s city; a series of photographs … Continue reading

Who knew that car parks could be works of art

Los Angeles based practice Brooks + Scarpa have completed improvements to the Frank Gehry-designed parking garages at Santa Monica Place Mall. building on the success of the 3rd street promenade and Southern California’s ideal outdoor climate, now creating a more walkable and friendly atmosphere. Offering large canvas spaces for local public art, the completely redesigned … Continue reading

LA “dougie” rapper M-Bone killed in drive-by shooting

Los Angeles rapper M-Bone, 22, a member of the group Cali Swag District, was killed in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting, police and celebrity news sites said on Monday. Police said a man was shot while outside a liquor store in the Inglewood area on Los Angeles on Sunday night and pronounced dead … Continue reading

Bruno Mars takes number one in UK singles chart with ‘The Lazy Song’

Bruno Mars (the stage moniker of Peter Gene Hernandez), the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter from Honolulu, Hawaii, reached number one in the British singles charts, the Official Charts Company announced today. The singer, who was raised in Hawaii and recently announced how proud he is off his Filipino roots, moved up one place on last … Continue reading

Alyssa Miller, Intimissimi’s new girl

I am sure I am not alone when walking down Oxford Street, being drawn to the window of Intimissimi, the Italian lingerie company that has ties to Victoria’s Secret. Most recently the model adorning the windows has been Irina Shayk, but next up is 20 year old US model Alyssa Miller, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit … Continue reading

Tattoo stupid – gang killer betrayed by body art

The jury that found gang member Anthony Garcia guilty of murder in a Los Angeles court this week must have been pretty sure they were making the right decision: the defendant had evidence of guilt quite literally written all over him. In a bizarre piece of detective work, police have claimed that Garcia first came … Continue reading

A Place in the Sun: Picturing California

A Place in the Sun: Picturing California, which opened yesterday in Los Angeles as part of the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) and in association with Hi-Lite, and WSTRNCV Magazine showcases some brilliant quirky and thought-provoking images of life in LA. Curated by Audrey Landreth, the group exhibit showcases a selection of images by … Continue reading

Lindsay Lohan out of jail after rollercoaster day

Lindsay Lohan was briefly jailed again on Friday after a rollercoaster day in which a judge downgraded her jewellery theft charge, but sentenced the actress to four months behind bars for violating her probation. Looking confused and distressed, Lohan — who was locked up for two weeks last summer — was taken immediately to jail … Continue reading