BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA UNVEILS NEW “LIFE LIVED TRUE” CAMPAIGN WITH JULIUS CEASAR

May 29, 2018

The stunning men’s grooming barber shop Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, 515 N La Cienega Blvd LA unveiled a gorgeous visual campaign, an exploration of LA’s subcultures and it’s nothing short of incredible. I am obsessed with everything from Baxter, Julius and the incredible photos by Marcus Holt.

Head Barber Julius Ceaser

INSPIRATIONS: With these hairstyles and choices of products, I took the time to really try to understand the culture in which Baxter’s Live Lived True campaign stood for. Once that was made clear, I brought out a strong focus in building imagery that can be interpreted through hair to truly accentuate each individual’s own unique personality. In Today’s world, its almost an “anything and everything goes” type of expression, but it is important to let that translate almost instantaneously. Social Media gives the attention span a very short window, so the delivery of style must be intricate yet legible on the surface. With these looks, I made sure to not alter the individuals away from their genuine lifestyles, but made sure to bring their strong features to the forefront. Nothing is worst than style that reads off forced: you can see the discomfort in it all. One’s hairstyle and how they choose to present it to the world is definitely a prominent expression of freedom and life lived true.

HOW TO’S/NAMES:

RODNEY-  “THE SOPHISTICATED JIMI”

The Sophisticated Jimi brought back the nostalgia reminiscent of Woodstock and revolution, whilst pushing the envelope with a modern twist. The hair was set to bring out the natural fullness in curls by using Clay Effect Style Spray blowdried with a diffuser on medium heat low speed and lightly combed for a laser sharp side-part. As a musician, its important to find inspirations from the legendary forefathers of the game, and innovate new waves for today’s era. This pertains to not only through developing iconic sounds, but custom-tailored imagery…even with the choice of hairstyle.

ALEX PEDRO -“MANCHESTER SHAG”

The resurgence of longer hairstyles have been quite evident, and feeling like a rockstar has always held its place in prevalence in culture. Cut past the shoulders with added medium to long layers, and topped off with a soft fringe to frame the face, the Manchester Shag immediately yells out leather jackets and indie shows. This amazing hairstyle is meant to look free of worry, but with ideal attention to minuscule detail. Clay Effect Style Spray diffused in with towel damp hair is a great choice to pull out those layers and have them sit nicely on a modern approach to a classic shag.

ALEX CUTLER- “SUNSET SLICK-BACK” 

Paying homage to classic Southern California sunsets and kick-push culture, the Sunset Slick-Back is meant for those on-the-go, while still looking good all at the time. The hair has been cut to be easily styled in a multitude of forms to fit whatever occasion sees fit. For everyday get-up and go styling, Clay Effect Style Spray  applied liberally into towel damp hair and blowdried with medium heat high speed using a vent brush and locked in with the cold setting, and followed by a hand applied finish of Cream Pomade. A more sleek look can be achieved by simply applying  Soft Water Pomade to towel-damp hair for a manageable shine and amazing hair.

REBECCA -“TEXTURE EL NATURALE”

The care-free and accentuated raw edge approach renditioned thru the Textured El Naturale, fits well with today’s visual artists. cut short and square with the purposeful texture and wispy outline; the delivery of this confident look can work quite well with those that choose to be different without forcing it too heavy. A light amount of Clay Pomade emulsified into the fingertips and palm can be applied onto towel damp hair followed by natural air dry to carry out a low maintenance hairstyle that is easily manageable throughout the day.

Agency:  Exposure
ECD: Tom Philips
Art Director: Mitchell Lyne
Producer: Clark Jackson
Production Director: Sammy Green
Portrait Photographer: Ben Grieme
Videographer: Max Cutting & Sam Greene
BTS Photographer: Will Richter
Video Editor: Max Cutting
Hair (Cut & Style): Julius Cvesar
Skin/Grooming: Ananda Tuyes

 

The Arc’s One Year Anniversary Party! Cocktails, Shopping and Modern Feng Shui with Meghan Wallace James

May 24, 2018

My favorite people are coming together – you must come! The Arc is the most stunning shop for objects for your home and life. It’s owned by the most lovely woman who became my dear friend while working on the brand development and website. Tiffany has curated a selection of items that are as much poetry as they are useful. We will celebrate The Arc’s one year anniversary with another woman who has personally changed my life with her work. Meghan Wallace James, who does a form of Modern Feng Shui that changed my home and so so deeply – my entire life. Come learn, mingle, meet, chill, vibe and shop!!

May 31st from 7-9pm come to the shop to celebrate the one year anniversary of the website and the birth of The Arc.

 Let’s meet there and gather for a  night of cocktails, conversation and reveling in our future.

To mark the occasion, a special guest, Modern Feng Shui consultant Meghan Wallace James. Meghan will be demonstrating her unique approach to space and objects with an in-store installation.

Please RSVP to info@thearcshop.com

The Arc

5121 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

www.thearcshop.com

 

 

The Podcast Is LIVE!!!

May 23, 2018

O.M.G. LEGIT LIVE!!!!

 

 

 

Crystal 101 Class @Varley Pop-UP: Manifest your goals and intentions by combining the power of healing stones with sacred geometry

May 22, 2018

Manifest your goals and intentions by combining the power

of healing stones with sacred geometry.

7pm Wednesday May 30th

Varley x Platform LA

8850 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD CULVER CITY,

The Crystal Manifest x Varley crystal grid
 

t h e  r e l a x e r

//the restorative manifest//
this grid attunes to the vibration of peace and tranquility. it assists one with finding relaxation, clarity of mind and focused awareness.
tcm stones// howlite + clear quartz

https://www.thecrystalmanifest.com/

Each crystal + crystal set offered is hand-picked and hand-crafted for its potency, high quality, and specific healing abilities.
All of the crystals are cleansed and supercharged by a Full Moon before finding themselves in your care.
TCM is intention setting and crystal activation taken to a new level. To strengthen and awaken our relationship with our own manifestation magic within, we work with crystals and sacred geometry to create grids that support and activate your desires and intentions. Each crystal is hand-picked for it’s special potency, high quality and specific healing abilities.
 

t h e  r e l a x e r

//the restorative manifest//
this grid attunes to the vibration of peace and tranquility. it assists one with finding relaxation, clarity of mind and focused awareness.
tcm stones// howlite + clear quartz

The GLA List – Dr. Bill Dorfman

May 19, 2018

I owe my smile to my parents and Dr. Dorfman.
I had him do my upper teeth with veneers a million years ago after my original teeth were totally destroyed from years of diet soda and teenage bulimia. There was simply no enamel left. I have loved Dr. D ever since, his entire office and oh how I miss my now retired hygienist (who happens to be The Cobrasnake’s mom – fun fact!)
But it’s not just me. Affectionately known as “America’s Dentist,” Dr. Bill Dorfman is widely recognized for creating smiles for many of Hollywood’s brightest stars including some of your favorite celebrities and Instragram muses including Katy PerryMark WahlbergEva Longoria to name a few.
 
DrDorfman is a world-renowned lecturer and author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide & the New York Times bestseller Billion Dollar Smile.
The innovative and accomplished doctor is also renowned in his field as an energy-brimming inventor and brilliant entrepreneur who has brought award-winning innovations to the world of dentistry.
If you are in need of excellent cosmetic work or just a kick ass dental office, I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Dorfman and his entire practice.
2080 Century Park E #1601, Los Angeles, CA 90067
www.billdorfmandds.com
Phone: 877-510-6802