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Steffie Nelson

Directors Maria Demopoulos and Jodi Wille in the lobby of the Standard

The Source Family Comes Home to Hollywood, On Its Own Terms

It was not your typical happy hour on the Sunset Strip. Last Thursday, the Standard Hotel hosted the L.A. premiere of The Source Family, a documentary by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos. In honor of the 1970s Hollywood commune portrayed in the film, which is the first feature for both......
She loves the nightlife: Shereen Arazm. (Photo by Kevin Scanlon)

Clubland Empire

A tree grows in Parc bar(Photo by Jean-Louis Darville)Parc, a sexy restaurant/lounge where the paparazzi are regularly staked out most nights to catch Britney or Justin coming or going (though the staff won’t breathe a word about what happens inside), was inspired by the kind of elegant, “loft-y” New York......
Arianne Phillips:  Madonnas stylist

Exterior Decorator

“Oscar nominee” is a title you keep for life in Hollywood, and though it has served style visionary Arianne Phillips well, the honor, received for her work as costume designer of the Johnny Cash–June Carter biopic Walk the Line in 2005, was kind of like a tiara on top of......

The Family That Primps Together…

“How do you like my feet? Do you think they are pretty?” So ran the continuous black text on a white video screen — provocative questions about female body parts, self image and love — that formed the backdrop for the fashion presentation by Alms, one of three lines featured......

I Found Salvation in Maui

No, I'm not talking about the surfing, though I did take a lesson with "surf teacher to the stars," Tide Rivers, whose dad founded the Maui film festival...and I got up on the first try! Nor am I talking about communing with the gods at Haleakala, aka House of the......

Townie

“This is the best street in L.A.,” declares Eric Garcetti as we step onto Park Drive in the hills of Echo Park. It’s 7 a.m. and we’ve just climbed, according to him, the longest staircase in the city. This walk in the hood is a twice-weekly tradition for the City......