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Walking through Eastside Luv's first Day of the Dead outdoor party in East LA was a transcending experience. The placita where the event took place was rocking to the sounds of Oingo Boingo (minus Danny Elfman), and Ceci Bastida, Pilar Diaz. Gil Cerezo from the band Kinky on the turntables. As you descended towards the event, carried by the music and joining very much alive calaveras shuffling across the floor, and catrinas with flowery hairstyles and elaborate dresses swirling with grace, you passed by street artist Robert Vargas and stopped to observe him skillfully paint a timeless masterpiece in ten hours in front of your very eyes. The flowing movements of the crowd might lead you to the stage, or to the bar Eastside Luv, one of the hubs of this event. If you had forgotten to paint your face in the colors of life, that comes after life, then talented make-up artists could transform you into an afterlife vibrant being. If you were lucky to cross the hosts of this cultural explosion, Willie and Arlene Uribe, owners of Eastside Luv, you would then understand how this gathering had come to be. As their event, they are overflowing with culture, warmth and a true celebration of life. The bar itself was filled with friends, whether you knew them or not, and rocked to the sound of mariachis and top-notch DJs.
Under those painted faces, the vibrancy of life was very real, and exuded onto the hearts of all those present.
This Day of the Dead was a celebration of life, the life of those who passed and moved us, their heritage, their culture and how they have imbued our souls with it, and also a celebration of our lives, that when we also pass one day, someone can dance and laugh, and under a painted face, remember us with a smile.
Written by Roman TeslerRead More
Monday, October 29, 2012 12:31:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
My dear friend Adriana Tesler is the Lovemadly featured stylist of the month. Her work is featured on the cover of this month's British Vogue. Congratulations!!
Art is everywhere: it scintillates at your fingertips, it is a maelstrom in your mind, it is the murals you painted as a teenager while your children played with the empty pots, it is the hair you mold to fashion perfection, art is you. From painting portraits and murals in the town of South El Monte, California, Adriana Tesler has accomplished an amazing journey to the highest levels of fashion hairstyling. Retaining a profound bond to art at her core, she began to further her inclination by attending Art Center, then obtaining degrees in cosmetology and joining some of the most respected hair salons in the Los Angeles area: Art Luna in Santa Monica, Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills and Byron and Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills. From humble beginnings, and being a single mother at a young age, she shone through her talent and developed her skill at frightening speed to become one of the best in Los Angeles, consecrated by Allure Magazine two years in a row as best blow-out in Los Angeles. But working in a salon was not enough to fulfill her calling: she is a creator and therefore, ceaselessly strives to express her creativity with hair as her medium. She then expanded her horizon and worked on fashion photoshoots. Her talent was quickly recognized and soon thereafter, she was shooting with renowned photographers such as Terry Richardson, Alasdair McLellan, or Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Magazine. She traveled the world with her clients for advertising campaigns, editorial photoshoots or fashion shows, and was called to work on a number of shows at the New York Fashion Week.
Art is limitless. It moves, it motivates, it drives us to explore all that we are continuously, it compels us to be creators. Adriana Tesler has a fire burning inside of her, which has also been fueled by the need to provide single-handedly for her two children. She must express her art, everything that she is, and with an acute and fresh approach on fashion today, she has risen to the highest levels of fashion hairstyling, becoming a trendsetter and remaining a true creator.
You can see her work at: hairbyadrianatesler.com and her blog: www.hairbyadrianatesler.tumblr.com.
Monday, October 22, 2012 12:27:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
My daughter Hannah has always inspired me with her unique sense of style and good energy! This is a photo I took as she was helping me with my photo shoot.Read More
Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:53:17 PM America/Los_Angeles