September 2009

September 2009

Stuck in the Middle

Stuck in the Middle

Her surprisingly quick recovery from being trapped in an elevator has Carol Wolper convinced L.A. really is the Big Even.

Categories: My L.A.

50: First Dresses

50: First Dresses

Every famous designer once had an opening number. See photos of early Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Dior and more.

Categories: 50

Buff or Polish?

Buff or Polish?

Producer R.J. Cutler shares how he pitched Anna Wintour on making The September Issue and what he feared most about their meeting.

Categories: Fashion / Hollywood Rules

Jeff Greenberg

Jeff Greenberg

Nic Harcourt interviews the 40-year music vet about his favorite memories and revitalizing the Village Recorder studios in West L.A.

Categories: Interviews / Music / Turn It Up

Kabul Lullaby

Kabul Lullaby

Against many odds, laws and safety risks, Richard "Dobbs" Hartshorne is quietly bringing music to Afghanistan.

Categories: Music / OMG / Politics

Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man

Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man

Melissa in Brentwood wonders if she should stand by her man. The answer? Remedies in the written word include Lady Chatterley's Lover and The Portrait of a Lady.

Categories: Books / Lonely Hearts Book Club

The Style List—September 2009

The Style List—September 2009

Kiki de Montparnasse's Nuit collection lace leggings, L.A. Spa Week, Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte boots and Kimberly Ovitz's Martin cutout dress.

Categories: Fashion / The Style List

Culture(d)—September 2009

Culture(d)—September 2009

Douglas Aitken at Regen Projects, Ruven Afanador's homage to Andalusian music and a new Ralph Pucci collection by L.A.-based William Emmerson.

Categories: Art / Culture / culture(d) / Design

Tim Gunn Motivator in Chief

Tim Gunn Motivator in Chief

Project Runway's resident gentleman reflects on fashion, fame, and a brilliant and unforseen career shift from one dream job to another.

Categories: Fashion / His Own Words

L.A. Fashion Shape Shifters

L.A. Fashion Shape Shifters

Inspired by the silhouettes of the past, this season's best looks come to life with sex appeal and architectural bravado.

Categories: Fashion / Photos / Pictorials

L.A. Fashion Rough Cut

L.A. Fashion Rough Cut

Strong, silent and iconoclastic is the ticket for this season of men's fashion.

Categories: Fashion / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven

Half of the country's top bartenders are in L.A., making it the most exciting cocktail scene in the country. Meet the mixologists and their drinks.

Categories: Cocktails / Drinks / Photos / Pictorials / Recipes

Cocktail Recipes The Donají, the Barbacoa, Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Cocktail Recipes The Donají, the Barbacoa, Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Watch Rivera's Julian Cox create the mezcal-enhanced Donají, an ode to the storied Zapotec princess, and get three of his recipes.

Categories: Cocktails / Drinks / Recipes / Video

Cocktail Recipe The King of Bahia

Cocktail Recipe The King of Bahia

Watch the godfather of L.A.'s cocktail renaissance craft his crown jewel of concoctions, and find out which farmers' market ingredients make it reign supreme.

Categories: Cocktails / Drinks / Recipes / Video

Cocktail Recipe The Arsenal

Cocktail Recipe The Arsenal

Watch the former Sanderson Hotel and Bar Marmont bartender artfully combine Bulleit bourbon, agave nectar, Angostura bitters, olallieberries and passion-fruit puree.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe The Nettle

Cocktail Recipe The Nettle

Watch the former Providence, now downtown Doheny-based mixologist flaunt what may be the best use of absinthe ever.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe The Brown Derby

Cocktail Recipe The Brown Derby

Watch what Marcos Tello, cocktail historian, founder of the Sporting Life and bartender at the Edison and Varnish, can do with only three simple ingredients.

Categories: Cocktails / Drinks / Recipes / Video

Cocktail Recipe The Spiced Mule

Cocktail Recipe The Spiced Mule

The Aussie native is consistently mentioned as one of the best barmen in L.A. Watch him make this rum, nutmeg and ginger-spiked Mule.

Categories: Cocktails / Drinks / Recipes / Video

Cocktail Recipe South of the Border Sazerac

Cocktail Recipe South of the Border Sazerac

Innovative drinksmithing is this assertive barman and New Orleans native's specialty. Watch him revere this classic while breaking new ground.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe Remember the Maine

Cocktail Recipe Remember the Maine

Watch the pedigreed mixologist who relates "drinks to moments and experiences" commemorate the attack on the USS Maine via rye and absinthe.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe The Fashionista

Cocktail Recipe The Fashionista

Despite this drink's name, its creator relies on intuition more than trends. Watch Kupchinsky mix gin, bitters, tarragon, cherries and vinegar into his signature libation.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe Old-Fashioned

Cocktail Recipe Old-Fashioned

Watch bartender John Coltharp construct his version of the venerable classic, and jot down the recipe.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe Frescura

Cocktail Recipe Frescura

Get the recipe for Pablo Moix's tequila, mezcal, orange, lemon, chamomile and ginger refresher, served at Long Beach's Hotel Maya.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes / Video / Videos

Cocktail Recipe Pisco Sour

Cocktail Recipe Pisco Sour

Watch Barcelona native Lucas Paya, of Bar Centro at the Bazaar in the SLS Hotel, break down one of his best.

Categories: Cocktails / Drinks / Recipes / Video

Buzz Aldrin + Daniel LalondeRocket Men

Buzz Aldrin + Daniel LalondeRocket Men

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Vuitton visionary Daniel Lalonde talk passion, perseverence and the pitfalls of life at the tip-top.

Categories: Feature Story / Interviews

Christian Louboutin Sole Seduction

Christian Louboutin Sole Seduction

Konstantin Kakanias reflects on his 30-year friendship with Christian Louboutin, a man who woos with far more than the color of his shoes’ undersides.

Categories: Fashion / Feature Story

Alexander Wang Savage Cool

Alexander Wang Savage Cool

With a fashion career only in its infancy, Alexander Wang has already achieved more success than most designers will ever know.

Categories: Fashion / Video

True Blue

True Blue

Howard Rosenman on his 40-year friendship with Diane von Furstenberg, a woman who's remained true to herself despite the remarkable paradox in her family.

Categories: Fashion / My Best Story