Sunday, February 23, 2014

Oscar Nominated Costume Design on Display thru April 26th 2014

Oscars 2014: Nominated Costume Designs are now on display thru April 26, 2014.
FIDM Museum & Galleries is located at 919 S. Grand Avenue downtown LA, and is open Tuesday thru Saturday,
10am until 5pm, with free admission.
Photos & story by Karen Ostlund
Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson of American Hustle in front of his costumes
 Actors from American Hustle:  Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, and Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser.
22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to experience the work of talented costume designers, which features over 100 costumes, including all five 2014 Academy Award nominees for Best Costume:
American Hustle (Annapurna Pictures)
The Grandmaster (Weinstein Company)
The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Invisible Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)
12 Years a Slave (Summit Entertainment)
Previous year’s  Academy Award® winner for Best Costume Design, Anna Karenina, designed by Jacqueline Durran
 All three costumes were worn by Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina.

Costumes from selected films of 2013 are on display in this annual Oscar exhibition of film costume design. Highlighted in the exhibition is previous year’s  Academy Award® winner for Best Costume Design, Anna Karenina, designed by Jacqueline Durran.

Also featured are costumes from other amazing films of 2013, including 42, 47 Ronin, After Earth, The Butler, Ender's Game, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Man of Steel, Oblivion, Oz the Great and Powerful, Pacific Rim, Romeo and Juliet, Saving Mr. Banks, Star Trek Into Darkness and Thor: The Dark World.
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster costumes by William Chang Suk Ping, 2014 Oscar® Nominee for Costume Design. (L to R) Ziyi Zhang as Gong Er, Tony Leung as Ip Man.
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby costumes by Catherine Martin, 2014 Oscar® Nominee for Costume Design.
Actors: Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby.
Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman costumes by Michael O'Connor, 2014 Oscar® Nominee for Costume Design. (L to R) Felicity Jones as Nelly, Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens.
12 Years a Slave

  12 Years a Slave costumes by Patricia Norris, 2014 Oscar® Nominee for Costume Design. (L to R) Vivian Fleming-Alvarez as Mulatto Woman, Storm Reid as Emily, Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps, Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup.
47 Ronin
47 Ronin costumes by Penny Rose (L to R) Ko Shibasaki as Mika, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Kira.
Thor: The Dark World costumes

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Launch of Pussy & Pooch's New Pet Lifestyle Center in Beverly Hills

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund   Beverly Hills, CA
Last Thursday at the VIP opening, award-winning pet retailer Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center in Beverly Hills (9388 South Santa Monica blvd) lend a “strong paw” to Animal Welfare Superheroes Friends, Kitty Bungalow and FIX Nation.
(center) Vice Mayor of Beverly Hills Lili Bosse w models
The 2-floor 11.000-square-foot flagship store is dedicated to healthy pet nutrition, lifestyle enrichment, education and learning and fitness.They offer products and services including a holistic Wellness Spa, canine Training Lab and Social Club, in addition to our signature one-of-a-kind Pawbar in-store pet café, Pethouse Boutique, full-service pet grooming Bathhouse, and Meat Market pet grocery.

(left) Jane Lynch from Glee

Named “Best of LA 2011” by Los Angeles Magazine and “Outstanding Companion Animal Promotion Award 2012/2013” by Pet Product News Retailer of the Year program, pet lifestyle retailer Pussy & Pooch features moderately priced high quality products, services, and everyday essentials with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for pets.

It’s also the exclusive home of the one-of-a-kind Pawbar® where furry friends can feast on made-to-order meaty pet meals.
Dedicated to its local communities, Pussy & Pooch regularly hosts Mutt Mingles, Meow Mingles, Pet Adoptions, Pet-centric Charity Events, Pet Nutritional Guidance and more.
Pet-entrepreneurs Rob Gaudio and Janene Zakrajsek,
founders of Pussy & Pooch

Its fourth location in Beverly Hills  (the original opening was downtown L.A. in 2007), offers signature experiences such as:
The Wellness Spa, offers a comprehensive menu of holistic  pet and wellness services for dogs and cats, with services exclusively provided by Dr. Audra MacCorkle.
Los Angeles Latina
Adriana Michelle

Super Pooch Midori
drinks for human
Doggie treats, duck hearts - all healthy
The Training Lab, under the guidance of renowned celebrity animal trainer and pet behaviorist Kirstin McMillan, focusing on lifestyle enrichment, learning, socialization and more for canine clients.

The Social Club canine fitness center, also under McMillan’s guidance, with supervised playtime and socialization in a modern environment with original artwork by contemporary artist Max Neutra.
Pre-packaged meals for dogs and cats in store
Exclusive “store within store” branded pop-up shops showcasing Jax & Bones, LuxeMutt, EzyDog, Sleepypod, hauspanther, Diamonds in the Ruff Ruff, and The Honest Kitchen.
Fresh pre-packaged meals and hot out of the oven treats from the bakery.
Style Studio to customize select items.
Caterium glass enclosed cat habitat and display area where felines frolic and strut around the store showcasing products and interacting with customers.
Wellness Center room for pet-owner and pet to relax after treatment
Downtown Los Angeles | 564 S Main St | 213.438.0900
Belmont Shore | 4818 E 2nd St | 562.434.7700
Downtown Long Beach | 222 E Broadway | 562.624.1199
Pet Lifestyle Center | Beverly Hills | 9388 S Santa Monica Blvd | 310.221.8644

Guests w/their pooch