& the house on Venice Beach shook to the timbers. It didn’t feel like an earthquake, but that can never be discounted in SoCal. I was convinced it was an explosion. Nothing was broken, just a few paintings were askew. No sirens, helicopters or electrical outages. Life went on as usual outside.
It turned out we were at the EPICENTER of a quake that hit in the ocean, just one-mile off the Venice Pier. Amazingly, it was tiny, just 3.4 on the Richter scale.
I’ve experienced countless tremors & many earthquakes; a hurricane in Fla.; a cylone, going down the other side of a fairway on a golf course in Ohio; & a typhoon in China!–But this one spooked me.
& dressed to kill….
Dear Reader: Pls, don’t be aghast at the sheer vanity of this trivial fashion info!
Residence: Hancock Park/Los Angeles & Venice Beach
TT’s Signatures: Mixing it up; no brights, sometimes a touch of print — black, neutrals, wht, denim.
Fashion Icons: Garbo & Dietrich (personal clothing), Millicent Rogers, Betty Catroux, Kate Moss, Bugsy Siegel, Fred Hughes, Lapo Elkann
Must Wear: Giant Victorian Medusa cameo mounted in coiled onyx.
Handbag: Bottega Veneta chartreuse python.
Favorite Purchase 2008: faux snakeskin sandals w/ just the right heel–from HSN.
JL’s Daytime Looks: Puma velour track suits, Sulka paisley robe.
Fashion Icons: Cary Grant, Bugsy Siegel, DD Ryan.
Shirts:Comme de Garcon, Helmut Lang.
Sunglasses: Vintage Gaultier–flat lense.
Best Accessory: Charlie–the smart, scrappy white “Foo” dog.
I’m often disappointed by “FINE ART.” My idea is art can be anything. When someone slaps paint on a canvas, THAT’S always called ART, no matter how bad or mundane…Art to me can be the work of a brilliant surgeon, a financial genius, or a ground-breaking scientist. ART should be exceptional…not just an easily attained label, in certain narrow catagories.
OBSOLETE is a store on Main St. in Venice. A brilliantly curated gallery filled w/ choice, curious antiques of a specific order, it also shows a few contemporary artists. In the window right now is an installation of 4 extraordinary vignettes, featuring objects from the store. I WISH CURATORS FROM MUSEUMS WERE AS INNOVATIVE & ORIGINAL AS OBSOLETE’S RAY AZOULAY.