Thursday, March 4, 2021

Stringing It All Together

Crimson statement necklaces made from authentic coral reef are layered precisely and delicately fastened onto the neck of a woman that embodies cultural pride. In Nigerian culture, the color red represents the strength and endurance of people that live there. Pamela Adewoyin is the CEO and founder of Lola Ade, a jewelry line influenced by her West-African heritage. The name Lola...

In the heat of the moment

Marci Javril lays on her stomach while firespinning at the basketball court at Jefferson Park in Culver City, Calif., on Oct. 9 , 2019. Photo by Chris Torres.Cameron Vermeulen swings his fire whip at the Burn Club meet up at Jefferson Park in Culver City, Calif. on Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Chris Torres.Main Faces at the...

Dance to the Heart

Moments from the Ballet Aztec performance at the Saint Cyril of Jerusalem in Encino, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2019. Photos by Kevin Lendio For many people, a home does not have to be a physical place. Instead, it’s a feeling. Inside Amy Navarrete’s dance studio Ballet Aztec, it’s...

Covering Up Has Never Been So Sexy

  Beachwear typically is not meant to be worn away from the beach or pool, but Revaajh cover ups are stylish enough to be used for a day out in Malibu or a night at a Los Angeles club. Revaajh allows the wearer to express themselves in a splash of vibrant colors and styles. Karan Sethi, the man behind the designs,...

Meet the New iSitter

Story By: Alvaro Gomez The catchy cartoon jingle of “Little Einsteins” is drowned out by the even louder sound of an iPad. Inches away from the SmartGlass screen, fixated on the device held to his face, a toddler perches on his elbows and ignores the world around him while his mother picks up after him. Gabriela Lopez, the boy’s mother, walks...

The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and your Dog: Dogstrology

Illustration by: Chelsea WestmanDog astrologer Yesenia Flores smiles with her dog Zeus. Photo by: Hannah Davis It was another Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, and the sun was blazing down as if it was deep in the summer. But it’s April 29 and in the middle of a pandemic, a dog...

Mother Plucker

Photo by: Sonia Gurrola Five blocks from MacArthur Park, on a gloomy secluded street east of downtown Los Angeles, you will find the Mother Plucker Company. Entering the concrete building there is a showroom full of feathers. Willy Zelowitz, a true artist, is the owner of this magical feather shop. Over 40 years ago with a $40 bag of feathers, Zelowitz...

The Audacity to Be Me

Pull up a seat, grab a pen and some paper and listen to this. Yet another meeting where a co worker is discussing a law case. Now take in the room. The white walls, the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the 10 foot long table and the multiple chairs that surround you. Make sure you’re taking notes and don’t drift off....

On a Wing and a Prayer

Story By: Silvik Hagopian Aviation has come a long way since the Wright brothers first took flight. Though now incorporated into the cycle of modern day life, few can say they’ve flown or been in an open cockpit biplane. Not chafing away the raw experience of flying, there’s something different about seeing the world 360 degrees openly; feeling the wind...

Other Worldly

A half-formed face pieced together from scraps of clay stares at the blanched ceiling—voiceless yet unnerving. Its hollowed eyes gaze upward in a state of perpetual shock while its mouth—prodded and pulled out of alignment—hangs slack-jawed as if it were screaming. Like the many other sketches and sculptures that litter Naomi Nadreau's modest home, the mask is a work...