Behind the Scenes of “The Closeup”

Behind the Scenes of “The Closeup”

Edith relished the opportunity to dress Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard.  “Dressing her meant dressing an idol,” she remembered.  Though at first she was anxious about working with the “meticulous” actress who was well versed in fashion–both Banton and Greer had mentioned her exacting nature–Edith found she already had an admirer in Gloria.  After all, Edith had enjoyed great success since succeeding Banton as Paramount’s head of costume design in 1938.  This included contributing to style in film noir…

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A Stellar Evening Honoring Sue Wong

A Stellar Evening Honoring Sue Wong

Reposted from Los Angeles Weekly Times A Stellar Evening Honoring Sue Wong At The Lionsgate Awake Your Inner Body Event August 11, 2022 by admin Business, Pop Culture The Awake Your Inner Body Female Empowerment Panel honoring iconic designer Sue Wong was a resounding success. Female Goddess Sue Wong was honored on August 8th, 2022 at the Awake Your Inner Body’s magical and extraordinary event at the exclusive private club, RAFFI’s Place located in the exclusive beach community of Malibu, California. Remarkable…

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Sue Wong’s Villa Feliz: A Synergy of High Art and Luxury Living

Sue Wong’s Villa Feliz: A Synergy of High Art and Luxury Living

Sue Wong’s VILLA FELIZ, a once in a life-time residence and property, is now available.  This is a property so unique, so distinctive, and so captivating in its design that it is both a residence and a life experience simultaneously! It is frankly inconceivable you will ever find a house so imaginatively, meticulously, and lovingly designed! Legendary designer Sue Wong begins a new chapter of her creative life with SUE WONG Designer Estates. The SUE WONG…

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Dessert Storm, Tapas Thunder, and Wine Whirlwind as Persian Gulf Restaurant Opens in Westwood

Dessert Storm, Tapas Thunder, and Wine Whirlwind as Persian Gulf Restaurant Opens in Westwood

The man who has single-handedly saved the West Los Angeles restaurant scene is at it again, opening his third restaurant on Westwood Blvd, Persian Gulf, the unveiling of which was gloriously celebrated with great food, drink, and camaraderie on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 5-7 PM. Roozbeh Farahanipour, the human dynamo in question here, already owns two restaurants on the famous street: Mary and Robb’s and Delphi Greek, both of which he saved from extinction!…

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HOW GODZILLAS PROWESS, INTIMIDATED THE ITALIAN MAFIAS

HOW GODZILLAS PROWESS, INTIMIDATED THE ITALIAN MAFIAS

FROM #GBLX68 BEST SUITED TO READ/VIEW ON DESKTOP/LAPTOP. When you are the GODZILLA, its fun to intimidate the two Italian Mafias, as it was time to show the prowess of the NISSAN GT-R. That’s exactly, what I did, I am playing catch me if you can with the Ferrari F430 NOVITEC 610hp and Lamborghini Huracan 610hp, and the Godzilla is at 590hp at the 2nd edition of The GBLUXE SUPERCARS SPARR. So we are doing…

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GUSTAV KLIMT’S “EXPECTATION” 

GUSTAV KLIMT’S “EXPECTATION” 

The oil on canvas painting, Expectation Stoclet Frieze, illustrates artist Gustav Klimt’s gold phase as he incorporates flourishing tones of gold and bronze to accentuate his Egyptian inspired painting. The artist had co-partnered with his colleagues Adolphe Stoclet and Josef Hoffmann to create the masterpiece. An arrangement of patterns are strategically placed throughout the artwork, shades in colours of gold to transcend the piece. Klimt had traced his drawing to marble plate, and then had…

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WASSILY KANDINSKY: A Look at Abstraction

WASSILY KANDINSKY: A   Look at Abstraction

Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866. He grew up in a bourgois, cultured family and learned to play the piano and the cello. In 1886 he began to study law and economics at the Moscow University. After passing his exams he started a teaching career at the Moscow Faculty of Law. He had many interests and apparently a great gift to teach himself different skills. In 1895 Kandinsky saw an exhibition of French…

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ALEC MONOPOLIZES DUBAI WITH EDEN GALLERY

ALEC MONOPOLIZES DUBAI WITH EDEN GALLERY

FROM #GBLX68 BEST SUITED TO READ/VIEW ON DESKTOP/LAPTOP. What a super cool artist dude, I must say, ALEC MONOPOLY is, as he made a hot entrance, exited the mall car, wrapped in his iconic logo and dollar bill motif, he headed to the DJ console and djeyed, the guests went berserk. Wow, and he performed superbly, crowd cheered, turning EDEN GALLERY into a night club and shoppers outside passed by, stood outside the gallery and…

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Vegan AT LARGE: Lawry’s Restaurant

Vegan AT LARGE: Lawry’s Restaurant

How A Castle For Carnivores Became Valhalla For A Vegan One might think that a vegan at Lawry’s Restaurant, which specializes in prime rib, is as dead as the meat they serve. Think again! When I ate at Lawry’s in 2021, I was a vegetarian who ate eggs and cheese, so I enjoyed my delicious Lawry’s salad with egg (provided to me by a beneficent waiter, who felt sorry for me amidst a group of…

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THE RESTAURANT AT ADDRESS BOULEVARD’S ECLECTIC LUNCH FOR GB BAJAJ

THE RESTAURANT AT ADDRESS BOULEVARD’S ECLECTIC LUNCH FOR GB BAJAJ

FROM #GBLX68 BEST SUITED TO READ/VIEW ON DESKTOP/LAPTOP. As soon as I landed in Dubai, I directly headed to pick up the Rolls Royce Wraith and so hungry, I zoomed towards the modern and elegant architectural marvel, The Address Boulevard. As I park the Wraith at the VIP section, I am warmly greeted by Mr. Pascal Dupuis, General Manager of The Address Boulevard Dubai, who reiterated, “Downtown Dubai is one of the premium destinations that drive…

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