When I learned that Nelson Mandela had passed away, I was sad. Mandela lived a martyred life for so long and then finally came to power in South Africa after years of imprisonment. He lived to be 95 years old. Not to date myself, but I recall protesting in college against Apartheid and almost landing in jail. I wanted to further show my support by traveling to Berkeley with other U.C.L.A. students like me who were “anti-Apartheid.” My parents wouldn’t hear of it, not because […]
Archive for December 2013
I never cared for dressing up and going out on Halloween, and as luck would have it, I was given the opportunity to see an opera, INVISIBLE CITIES, which was held at Union Station in Los Angeles on October 31, 2013. This time I made an exception.
Who do you imagine yourself as, a soccer mom, a writer, a philanthropist? If you are stuck in a position where you don’t know who or what you want to be, add a little accessory to your life. It just may be your guiding light. Such is the case for CEO of Kaiio jewelry and accessories, Christine Ko.
Produced by Jeff Linett for AGENDA magazine’s The Statement, Part one of a behind-the-scenes look at the Alana Hale “Nine” photo shoot by Jeff Linett for AGENDA magazine’s The Statement. Part 2 of a behind the scenes look at the Alana Hale’s “Nine.” Click to see the fashion editorial.
Influenced by the glossy city/cool beach vibe of LA culture, Alana Hale’s collection Nines pushes boundaries with basics and directional designs, serving as a fresh take on wardrobe essentials with effortlessly chic chiffon staples and stand out pieces like the cream leather body suit, launching spring 2014.
Designer Erik Rosete is a Los Angeles fashion designer, event producer and entrepreneur. His accomplishments in business have included negotiating deals for PinkBerry, Foot-petals, and Wizard Inc. Erik’s love for art, fashion, and music led to his signing with IMG. In 2011 Erik opened Rosete Management Group, a consulting and management firm dedicated to the fashion and entertainment industries.
What do your accessories say about you? Do you relate to seeing someone wearing a certain piece of accessory and thinking, that is cute; I would like to wear the same?
Have you fallen into a rut with your life? It seems as though becoming an adult goes hand in hand with imitating a robot. Does your life feel like a scene from the movie “Groundhog Day”?
Do you remember playing in your mother’s accessories when you were a little girl? I believe every female grows up wanting to be a princess, to look glamorous, to feel pretty. Rather it was putting on high heel shoes that were many sizes too big, trying on earrings, bracelets, rings, pinning your hair up; we have spent hours in the mirror imagining being the most beautiful girl in the world. If you remember how fabulous you felt when you “dressed up,” you can relate to the little girl in your life today who wants to feel the same way.
Have you ever seen a movie and thought, “Wow, that was a great story line, but something was missing”? Do you go to the theater only to support your favorite actor/actress but leave disappointed because you kept being distracted by something? Oftentimes when a story line is not flowing, we lose focus and shift our attention to the setting, the costumes, the hair, the make-up.