Friday, February 22, 2019

28 results for 'KLiedle'

Recycled Jewelry

By KLiedle, published on May 5, 2010

In this month's Elle Magazine Fashion Insider, I read about a couple of companies who are fashioning jewelry from recycled materials. Thrive, a company based here in L.A., makes jewelry from electrical circuit boards, old hard drives and the like. It's not exactly my style, but I applaud the efforts of a company using 'found objects'--especially computer and electrical items. With a new upgrade of something every time we turn around, I imagine they have lots of components to choose from.

Lauren Manoogian, also featured in this month's Elle, is a designer that uses anything and everything... (more)

Tags: mother's day gifts, recycled jewelry, elle magazine fashion insider, fingernail clippings, world of good, ten thousand villages, lauren manoogian

Dressing The Part: Motion Picture Costume Design

By KLiedle, published on Mar 3, 2010

The empty cloth body of a doll is placed on a sewing table. Sawdust pours into the doll's body, giving her form. Then, yarn hair is attached, button-eyes are sewn in and suddenly a little girl in a yellow raincoat we come to know as Coraline falls into the next frame. It is with this same attention-to-detail that a costume designer approaches the challenge of dressing characters for a film.I've always been in awe of costume and fashion designs. My mother taught me to sew by hand. All it took was a needle and thread, some cloth, and a vision. Simple, yet complicated. Enriching... (more)

Tags: los angeles, oscars, academy awards, fashion design, motion picture costume design

Electric Youth Spurs Modern Love

By KLiedle, published on Feb 12, 2010

IM Googled, status updated, linked, and blogged. Thumbs flying, ear-buds blasting;, here I am. Did you get my text? ‘Cause I am next: I am Electric Youth. Valentine's Day may be just around the corner, but how can modern love compete with my latest tweet?

In the late ‘80s, Electric Youth was not an adolescent with ADD and an ipod in his hand. No, no-- it was a Debbie Gibson album and a popular perfume that teenage girls clamored for. Back then, remember? Valentine’s Day was still fun and untainted. We handed out Looney Tune valentines to our classmates. We baked heart-shaped... (more)

Tags: valentine's day, twitter, technology, it's always smoggy in l.a., web series, texting, modern love

A Brief Encounter And Glimpse Of A Midlife Crisis

By KLiedle, published on Jan 29, 2010

I am a big believer in public transportation. Mostly the subway, sometimes [not often] the bus. Whenever I can realistically ditch my car, I will. Yes, sometimes my fellow riders smell funny or scratch themselves or speak in funny languages I can't understand. But other times, my encounters are more revealing in other ways. Occasionally, I'm touched by the snapshots of life I'm able to observe and those people that fleetingly pass through my day. Here's one from awhile back:

Midlife Crisis on the Orange Line

Another stop. The doors open. A Latino man sits next to me. He is of... (more)

Tags: brief encounters, human stories, l.a. metro orange line, mta, public transportation los angeles


By KLiedle, published on Jan 26, 2010

Too many times I've stood before a mirror

And gazed into Eyes I did not recognize as my own

Evil eyes. Angry eyes. Eyes full of hatred.

The dark and the light collide into one space

As I long to bring myself into the existence I know

Wholeness makes my heart beat fast;

Adventure within my soul, yet--

The elation of airiness has me float like a marshamallow

Beyond this world and back

Light as a feather, stiff as a board.

It's not the temptation I shall fear,

But its leader that I follow--

The devil masquerading... (more)

Tags: dark poetry, devil, the devil has my soul, twisted poetry, heavy metal

Wii, Mii And Getting Ahead

By KLiedle, published on Jan 20, 2010

When it comes to computers and technology, I can usually figure things out-- mostly out of perseverance. That isn't to say that I necessarily like it or that I'm even close to being technologically advanced. In some ways, it's really gotten irritatingly fast and furious. Damn those printer drivers and software updates that have rendered the "scanner" function of my perfectly good printer useless. (Thanks again, HP!)It was only last year that I finally got an ipod. I do enjoy it, especially for working out and music on the go. Yet, I'm only utilizing a fraction of its memory and I've run out... (more)

Tags: iphone, technology, ipod, gps, wii fit plus, dsl, it's always smoggy in l.a., web series, dial up internet

Filmmakers Rising To The Occasion

By KLiedle, published on Feb 26, 2008

In the aftermath of this weekend's 80th Academy Awards, many filmmakers, stars, and fashions will be showered with attention. Others who woke up with a golden statuette on their pillow Monday morning are not necessarily stars or A-listers ~ in fact, you may not even recognize them. For the good or the bad, most documentary filmmakers fall into this group.This past week, I had the privilege to attend the IDA (International Documentary Association) Academy Award Documentary Nominee Program and reception as well as Docuday. Seeing the programs, meeting some of the filmmakers, and hearing... (more)

Tags: iraq, harry potter, michael moore, movie, police, music

Valentine Cynics: How To Deal

By KLiedle, published on Feb 8, 2008

When I think of Valentine's Day, sometimes I think of beauty and roses and loving feelings sprawled out in their nakedness like a half-eaten box of chocolates. Within these thoughts, Valentine's Day is an idyllic occasion in a classically romantic film, preferably in French.

Usually when my dreams wander into Valentine-induced Candyland, I discover that I'm a florist or the proprietor of a widely successful, high-end greeting card company or that I've mastered the long-lost art of making balloon animals. I see dollar signs line up in my eyes like the winning the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, hollywood, lesbian, flickr

A Hairy Hollywood Situation

By KLiedle, published on Jan 11, 2008

This whole writer’s strike business is getting hairy…really, really hairy. Now that Warner Brothers is rumored to be cutting up to 1,000 jobs and the Golden Globes have been reduced to a press conference, I don’t know what to think.Will the Oscars be next? What’s a fashion designer to do? Some days I wonder if it will ever end. For awhile (back in November,) I was thankful for my freedom, sans WGA membership. As an unaffiliated writer, I could write to my little heart’s content while supporting the WGA union writers and their cause.“Hey, I’ve got no guild to tie me down,To make me fret and... (more)

Tags: hollywood, fashion, flickr

Rose Bowl Float Volunteering: Not For The Faint Of Heart

By KLiedle, published on Jan 7, 2008

For years, my father and I watched the Tournament Of Roses Parade on our dinky, little television, somewhere in the Midwest. According to my personal diary accounts, this tradition goes way back into my childhood. Like clockwork, I’d be there at the kitchen table, promptly at 8 a.m. on January 1, with a bowl of steaming oatmeal before me and eyes primed for floral creations beyond my wildest childhood imagination.Years and years later, I found myself living within a short commute of Pasadena, California, long-time home of the Rose Bowl Parade.“Such a shame,” I thought,... (more)

Tags: california, burbank

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