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OBSESSED: A BEAUTIFUL MESS, OXBLOOD, AND CANDY

We bring you a pretty big list today. Some old meeting new, some bloody ox, and a way to rot your teeth – sounds like a blast, right? Also, in #sonotobsessed we warn you of a sickness that is going

RECAP: HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR AT REDBULL SOUND SELECT

When one associates RedBull and music, it’s usually with bands that are indie, edgy, and active. The latest edition of the RedBull Sound Select series really flipped the switch. At a packed house in West Hollywood, east side kids poured

FOOD SCOOPS: THE EVELEIGH ON SUNSET

We couldn’t find the restaurant at first since there’s no sign out front, and we still are unsure if “Everly” is even the correct pronunciation, but as we walked through the nice courtyard dining area, we were already looking forward to

GET CRAFTY: LAST-MINUTE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Hope everyone has had a great pre-halloween weekend! But if you were at home, saving all of your energy for Thursday, and are still racking your brain as to what you should dress up as, we got you covered –

RECAP: FLAGSHIP AGENCY’S FALL LAUNCH PARTY

Flagship Agency practice what they preach, which is: “live good, look good, feel good.” This past Tuesday was no exception as they threw an event to celebrate their efforts behind the launch of L.A. Men’s Market. The creative agency, whose clients

RECAP: KILLSPENCER’S SILVERLAKE WORKSHOP GRAND OPENING

Industrial design graduate Spencer Nikosey is the creative mind behind the premium leather goods that make up KILLSPENCER. This past Thursday was the grand opening of his Silverlake Workshop. At this shop pieces are handmade by a group of in-house

OBSESSED: FALL PASTELS, NICK WOOSTER, AND NAKED CATS

Welcome to week two of OBSESSED, our little list of things that make our hearts flutter and our wallets antsy (see last week’s installment here). This week, we switch it up. We added something cute and cuddly to the list.

IN FOCUS: BI-COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHER, ANDREW KUYKENDALL

Andrew Kuykendall claims the east (NYC) and west (LA) coasts as his points of origin – and it shows. He takes his high fashion clientele from the NYC likes, and gives them a laid-back and often hazy photographic vibe, much

RECAP: THE LA MEN’S MARKET

The NTWRK Agency, The Park Showroom, The FNDTN and Flagship Agency joined forces for this year’s LA Men’s Market at the California Market Center in DTLA this past Monday and Tuesday. The event was absolutely a success, and the hype

INTERVIEW: ZANEROBE

What started off as a bet over beer, two friends/designers – Leith Testoni and Jonathon Yeo – both felt they could design the better shirt. Now, 11 years later, the game evolved into a complete menswear line that can be

VENUS//MARS: UPXUNDR

UPXUNDR pretty much gets it: Streetwear is the new menswear. This LA-based brand started creating menswear and streetwear synergy just a few months ago, and already have a medley of perfectly-executed button-up baseball jerseys made from atypical materials. Also part

OBSESSED: WEEK ONE

We are trying this new thing where we give you a list of our obsessions for the week ::cue Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed”:: They (our obsessions) range from fashion finds/icons, to people, to colors, etc. – and they change daily. That’s

PREVIEW: L.A. MEN’S MARKET

Sooo the word on these here streets is that L.A. Fashion Week is no NYFW… or London, or Milan, or Paris, or even Vancouver… However, the fashion juggernauts here at LA CANVAS would like to stress the power of the

VIDEO OF THE DAY: JARINA DE MARCO’S “SPELL ON YOU”

Self-proclaimed bruja, Jarina de Marco, uses Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ classic “I Put a Spell on You” to introduce herself to the world, and it is fitting. Signed to Wyclef Jean’s new independent label, AllHandzOnDeck, the latin songstress gives you english

GIRL WONDER: PETRA COLLINS

Once again, we wonder what these pregnant moms were drinking in the 90s. The young talent pool is filled, and we are jealous – okay, not exactly jealous, more like intrigued At the age of 20, Petra Collins has a

INTERVIEW: LOST MIDAS

East of downtown, just crossing over the 4th St. bridge, is a warehouse complex of art studio lofts. In one of the smaller, tucked away and yet-to-be-completed sound studios sits Lost Midas a.k.a Jason Trikakis. He’s working on his craft –

VIDEO OF THE DAY: DRAKE’S “HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME”

In case you were unaware, Drake’s album dropped Tuesday. It’s hard to ignore the man since he has been just about everywhere lately wearing those promotional tees. Anyway, we’ve been feeling a lot like Jaden Smith at the VMA’s since the

RECAP: FIRST NATIONAL RED BULL FLUGTAG LONG BEACH

Last Saturday, the laws of physics were defied and put naysayers to shame as a flock of brightly colored chicken suited daredevils known as ‘The Chicken Whisperers‘ soared over Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach at the first National Red Bull

RECAP: LOVE NAIL TREE’S 6TH EDITION COLLECTION RELEASE

Last Thursday, September 12, LOVE NAIL TREE and LA CANVAS joined forces to celebrate the unveiling of LOVE NAIL TREE’S 6th Edition Collection of hand-crafted jewelry and printed apparel.  Fashion followers, film enthusiasts, and creatives came together at the LOVE NAIL TREE Warehaas in Downtown

VENUS//MARS: SEE YOU MONDAY

Here at LA CANVAS, we love a good ol’ fashioned battle of the sexes. So, for this week’s edition of VENUS//MARS, we present the unparalleled legging savants over at See You Monday. Since its initial conception, SYM has been outfitting

RECAP: FASHION ISSUE RELEASE PARTY

The saying is, “work hard, play hard,” and here at LA CANVAS boy, do we breathe that mantra. This past Tuesday, we were back at it again at Palihouse with another kick-ass event in our Fashion Issue Release Party, getting

THE NEW SCHOOL: PUBLIC SCHOOL

What happens when the unconventional becomes popular? In the case of menswear designers, Public School, increased popularity simply means more people at your parties. It’s been said that the principal fundamentals of “cool” are achieved through a nuanced concoction of

A LATERAL EXCHANGE: THE DRESLYN

The LAC crew recently got up close and personal with the new online boutique The Dreslyn. Aside from the graceful, impactful, and highly intuitive site designed by clubhouse faves Hugo and Marie, The Dreslyn is seriously capturing our sartorial desires.

RECAP: BRITISH DUO ALUNAGEORGE AT THE EL REY

What a belle époque to be a male-female music duo: Beach House, Sleigh Bells, Purity Ring, we really could keep going. One tag-team we’ve had our ears out for is British duo, AlunaGeorge. Producer George Reid and songstress Aluna Francis

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