Los Angeles Archive

British Fashion Council Announces Nominees for The Fashion Awards 2016

LOS ANGELES, United States — Jonathan Anderson, Alessandro Michele and Christopher Kane have all been nominated in multiple categories for The Fashion Awards 2016. Dame Natalie Massenet, chairman of the British Fashion Council, announced the nominations during a brunch at Soho House West Hollywood, alongside Karlie Kloss, ambassador for the event’s lead partner Swarovski, and Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive officer. Roksanda Illincic, Simone Rocha and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen …

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Back in the 1950s, any association with “stars” and “cars” would be the envy of any modern city. But today, that’s sometimes overshadowed by images of aggressive paparazzi and gridlocked freeways. Thankfully, over the last five years, the emergence of big content-centric startups like Maker Studios, Hulu and even Snapchat has shown that LA can embrace …

Come see me in Portland, Riverside, LA, and San Francisco

I’ve got a busy couple of weeks coming up! I’m speaking tomorrow at Powell’s in Portland, OR for Banned Books Week; on Wednesday, I’m at UC Riverside speaking to a Philosophy and Science Fiction class; on Friday I’ll be at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, speaking on Canada’s dark decade of policy denial from climate science to digital locks; and then …

BoF Exclusive | Dov Charney’s Next Act

LOS ANGELES, United States — Dov Charney is once again on the edge of something exciting and in the middle of a shitstorm. At first, he refuses to even say the name of his former company, mouthing “American Apparel” across the room as if speaking about a dead, scandalised relative. It’s an indication that he has perhaps, finally, moved on, or least that’s what he …

What do we mean when we talk about home?

HOME: Stories From L.A., a member of the Boing Boing Podcast Network, is on a brief hiatus, and returns for its fourth season in October. If you haven’t heard the show yet, this might be a good time to catch up with an episode from the archive — like “The House On The Hill,” about a forgotten figure from the Golden Age of Hollywood; or “A Home, …

The Blonde Salad Ups the Ante

LOS ANGELES, United States — Chiara Ferragni’s stream of selfies has drawn more than 6.5 million followers to her personal Instagram account. But the super-influencer has transformed her digital property The Blonde Salad, which she launched as a personal blog back in 2009 that now attracts an average of 500,000 unique visitors each month, into a full-fledged magazine that relies on plenty more than her …

What happens when you bring a kid from the other side of the world into your home forever?

This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.: What happens when you bring a kid from the other side of the world into your home forever? How does it change what home means to her? And to you? This week it’s the story of one mom, the daughter she chose, and the way they keep Ethiopia alive in the home that’s now theirs. PROGRAM NOTE: This …

What Happened to Saint Laurent’s LA-based Team After Hedi Slimane Left?

LOS ANGELES, United States — When news broke that Hedi Slimane had exited Yves Saint Laurent, many wondered about the designer’s next move. Behind the scenes, Slimane’s right hands, as well as the junior and mid-level creatives and business executives he had recruited, were plotting their next moves too. However, many of these employees were based in Los Angeles, where Slimane lives and works most of …

Dancers in the house

This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.:  A roving. shifting company of dance and performance artists is nudging its audiences to think about home differently — by bringing one-off, site-specific performances to houses, live-work spaces and tiny apartments all over the Los Angeles area. Meet homeLA. HOME is a member of the Boing Boing Podcast Network. If you like what you hear, please rate/review the show …

Los Angeles: Freaky "Boogeyman"-themed occult art show (opens Saturday!)

Tomorrow night, the Boogeyman descends on Los Angeles’s Nicodim Gallery for an eerily compelling group art show, titled Omul Negro (“The man in black”). The theme is an exploration of evil, madmen, monsters, darkness, and the faceless (and multi-faceted) “Boogeyman” as a cultural archetype. Above is Los Angeles artist/filmmaker/occultist Brian Butler with his “Circle and Triangle of Art for the Evocation of Bartzabel, …