For Your Health- Vitamin Paper Art

Weapon of choice? Paper. French Graphic Design duo, Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmerman are known as Zim & Zou. Their approach to graphic design is making an illustration into a real object and their latest work is a pill-poppin bonanza.

Check out more of there work here.

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Rick Baker Conjures MAC’s Makeup Ghouls

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Rick Baker, Steampunk Frankenstein

It’s Christmas in October! Well it was  for me a few nights ago because I was given the chance to attend Rick Baker’s Halloween party. The best part of it all….IT WAS IN HIS STUDIO. Yes, I geeked out majorly because Mr. Baker has been featured in credits for legendary productions such as Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller, and  How The Grinch Stole Christmas, just to name a few for his work in special effects makeup.

The ghoulish party was an event to celebrate Rick’s recent collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, who’ve released a collection based on three monster looks. Can you guess the three creepy creatures?

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When one is invited to a Halloween bash hosted by an epic monster maker, you can expect some of the most amazing costumes. This statement was fulfilled to its capacity. In attendance, there was the delightful Kelly Osbourne as the lilac hair -colored comedy queen Dame Edna along with Andy Garcia who was in full Dia De Los Muertos costume. However the crowd favorite had to be internet famous, Grumpy Cat who was caught several times on the dance floor getting his boogie on.

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Grumpy Cat says NOPE! 

As for myself, this has had to be one of the best parties I have attended during Halloween! The event had a bunch of creative makeup artist together, an awesome DJ who played all the right tunes from films like ‘Ghostbusters’, and a tour of Rick Baker’s studio that was such a kind gesture of him. It was a complete honor to have been invited and I can’t wait to create my own monster look with MAC goodies I received at the end of the night!  Check out more images from the party below!

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Local Discoveries: Glendale Tap

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BEEEEEEER! As a Los Angeles native, I can admit that I don’t know were all the cool bars, simply because I stick to one venue  that I’m comfortable. However it’s exciting when theres an opportunity to try new bars in the Glendale area. You see…I work in Glendale so I mostly familiar with The Americana and Glendale Galleria.

So lets cut to the chase! The Glendale Tap bar is my recent discovery thanks to the lovely folks at Hello Glendale. Located in a street corner off San Fernando Road I entered the dim lit dive bar that had such a laid back vibe with two pool tables FREE for drinkers to enjoy. Whoop whoop!

The night I went was extra special because it was Card Night.  I had no idea how this drinking operation was suppose to go down but our lovely bartender Steve held my hand and walked us through game. First I was to select a card out of the bartenders deck, show him the card, then Steve would pour a sample of the beer you got. There are 52 beers on tap so who knows what you could’ve picked! Now, Steve was clever because he would let you taste the beer first and then would explain to you the type of beer and the history of it.

I was just amazed that he knew extensively about all 52 beers. I ended up pulling a 4 of cloves out of the deck which got me a delicious coffee beer ( I can’t remember the name LOL). Overall I had a great time at the bar because of their extensive beer list. My other favorites were Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale and Crispin Cider. I sure love me some girly beers!

I definitely recommend Glendale Tap for locals and any other folks around the Los Feliz, Atwater and Eagle Rock area. It’s so close and their happy hour is awesome!  If you get hungry, please try the empanadas! My favorite was the spinach 🙂

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App That Changed My Social Media Life ‘PHOSTER’

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You know that feeling that you get when you discover something so amazing you heart begins to race and you palms get sweaty? Well this might sound ultra nerdy but I get that feeling and I am majorly in love with this app called Phoster.

Developed by Bucketlabs, this app is most useful to me because I can cheat my way out of Illustrator or Photoshop. HA! I dont need to stress too much about typography either, so its a very relieving for something like this to be so easy!

Check it out and download it for $1.99 on iTunes

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Here are a few I have made

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Lucky Fabb Confernce PLUS LeSportsac x Dylans Candy Bar Bags

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Holey moley donuts you guys! I had no idea that attending this years Lucky Fabb (West) was going to be so amazing. Because I have an awesome boss who introduced me to this event, The Stylesmith and I headed out to the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hill to meet with over 300 hand-selected beauty and fashion bloggers.

Now…the first thing I had to know about the conference was about the key-note speakers and industry panelists.

Day one  was Ms. Kelly Osborne who was grown into an inspiring bad ass female. Kelly was sweet on stage sharing her work experience at E!’s Fashion Police of tackling her co-workers and opening up of how her mother Sharon taught Kelly how to dress and discover a style. But the most memorable quote of Ms. Kelly O was “I get told everyday I should die for my opinion but I don’t care” … YUP. I told you she was a badass.

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Now I want to tell you about my favorite thing spotted at this event. Are you ready? It’s the LeSportsac and Dylans Candy Bar collaboration! For those who’ve never been to a Dylan’s Candy Bar…girl let me tell you. It is the sweetest place on earth filled with all your favorite cavity inducing products that you love. I’ve been to their New York location where they serve delicious alcoholic candy drinks and it was definitely the most memorable thanks to that HOT TAMALE shot.

What is fabulous about this collaboration is that your daily life will be filled with fashionable sugar sweets! Sadly the bags aren’t edible 😉 instead they are made with LeSportsac’s rip-stop nylon that is lightweight and durable. I honestly cannot wait til this releases online! Their price points are from $18-$138 so check them out online.

 Here is the full on set up at Lucky Fabb:

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Sweet right?!

You’ll Have Candy in Every Bag