5 Ways to Dress Up Chic and Pretty for the 4th of July 2020

With approaching of the 4th July next weekend, it is that time again to wear the festive patriotic theme of red, white, blue, stars , stripes and sparkles with some fun. Life is about celebrating each moment to make them memorable. Today, we are going to share 5 ways to dress up for 4th July in style without being too cheesy and overboard. Read on to find out how.

  1. Red: Pair washed-up blue jeans with a red feminine ruffled top, finish the look with a on-trend woven handbag to create a chic, organic and festive summer vibe. This out will look great when you stroll around the city.
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A Day in Little Tokyo / Art District

 

Last weekend we did a small walk in China Town, DTLA.  It’s quite amazing experience and we quite like the authenticity of China Town and cannot wait to go back to get some Dim-sum.  This weekend we decided to visit Little Tokyo to check out what life look like during Post-COVID19. 

Little Tokyo also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America. With roots dating to the 1880s, Little Tokyo is a major cultural and civic center for Japanese Americans living in Southern California.  It is one of  only three official Japan towns in the United States.   Before COVID-19, we often came here to visit museums, restaurants, bars and all kinds of art events.  Read on for our walking tour today in Little Tokyo.

 

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A Drive-Through in DTLA

As you know, we had a little get-away in Historic State Park and China Down  yesterday.  We actually also had a quick drive-through in DTLA at the end of the day. After all, it has been more than three months we haven’t been there thanks to the pandemic lock-down.  Here is a quick video we put together.

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An Artist’s Process for a Portrait Drawing

We were invited toBarakat Gallery last Saturday for LA renown contemporary artist Robert Vargas‘s new portrait works’ opening reception.  We really like how Robert’s contemporary artworks  contrast with Barakat’s ancient antique collections. It is also such an amazing learning experience by observing Robert’s creating process. As a portrait artist,  although his work is in abstract art, he spent quite some time to adjust lighting to make sure the lighting is right for his art creation process. I noticed that he did apply those lighting effects on his model’s portrait drawing, which is very fascinating,

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And he did spent a little time to chat with his  model and tried to understand him.

 

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When he started the process, he started from drawing his eyes.

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Then a lot of fine tuning.

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And he finished the whole creation process without any pause.

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A Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Today, basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were remembered at an emotional public tribute as thousands of mourners gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And several weeks ago , we visited LA Live square just as thousands others from the world to pay our tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

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Kobe’s quote On chasing success

“When you make a choice and say, ‘Come hell or high water, I am going to be this,’ then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that … when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been [in your mind] the whole time.”

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Kobe’s quote on leadership

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” 

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Kobe’s quote on teamwork

“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”

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Kobe’s quote on hard work

  • “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”
  • “I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”
  • “Dedication sees dreams come true.”

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Kobe’s quote on winning

  • “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”
  • “The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win”

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Kobe’s quote on resilience

  • “I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury — unless it’s completely debilitating — I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.”
  • “Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

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You can read more Kobe’s more quotes by clicking here

R.I. P. Kobe and Gina.

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Art & Design I from LA Frieze Art Fair Week 2020

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Frieze Los Angeles returns after the sold-out success of its inaugural edition last year and quite a few high-end furniture showrooms put up very  impressed curated art  displays together with their new furniture collections. From today, we will start to blog a series on art & design.

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RALPH PUCCI Los Angeles & Galerie Magazine present Jeff Quinn and Marjorie Salvaterra

 

About artist Jeff Quinn: Jeff Quinn was born in 1964 in Bucks County, Pa. Jeff graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986 with a BFA in Painting. Residing in New York for 33 years, Jeff has worked numerous shows, group shows and commissions. In 2003 he presented his first show for Ralph Pucci, and is currently teaching drawing and painting at the Parsons School of design. In May 2012 Jeff created a painted installation of over 3,000 square feet of floor and walls for Ralph Pucci during ICFF’s furniture design week.

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We love how Jeff Quinn’s calming muted-color paintings pair with  mid-century bright orange sofa.

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Pop of red in the art bring interest into this vegnette. Love this marble cole.

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Art,  for sure , will invoke a conversation at  this cozy  seating area.

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Marjorie Salvaterra is an award-winning photographer, based in LA, who joined Ralph Pucci in 2017.

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From Buildings to Home Collections—Breathtaking Works by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Mohammad Hadid  (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was an Iraqi–British architect.  Known as  the “Queen of the curve”, She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004.  Her major works include the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China.  Please click here to learn more about Zara Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s Legacy

Zaha Hadid in Heydar Aliyev Cultural center in Baku nov 2013

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One of Zaha Hadid’s final New York City apartment buildings

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Guangzhou Opera House resonates with its riverside location.

Aren’t those breath-taking design?  And besides buildings, she also designed a series of home collections. One of them is Cove Kitchen she designed for Boffi Kitchen.

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The Cove by Boffi and Zaha Hadid Design.
Photography by Tommaso Sartori courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

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We were invited toBoffi Los Angeles re-grand opening last night and able to see this cove kitchen island in person.

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Boffi is a luxurious contemporary Italian kitchen company with more than 50 years of history.

Zara Architects  based the curvaceous Boffi Cove kitchen on the forms of its famous MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

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We had a panel discussion to pay tribute to Zara Hadid.   Over the panel discussion, we were trilled to know that  there are a series of Zaha Hadid home collections too and they are as fabulous as Zaha Hadid-designed buildings. We handpicked some of  Zara Hadid’s home collections here and believe they will definitely uplift your home.

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Alessi Niche Table Centrepiece By Zaha Hadid

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Alessi Niche Centerpiece with Interposable Elements by Zaha Hadid

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Alessi Crevasse Vase By Zaha Hadid in Steel by Alessi

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6 New Innovations by Kohler in the Year of 2020

 

We couldn’t make to KBIS2020 this year but we were invited to Kohler Signature Store Irvine Grand Opening last night and were able to see some new products Kohler showcased at KBIS2020 which include Intelligent toilets, digital showering and an all-new lighting collection , bath accessories…

  1. Kohler Lighting—KOHLER Lighting made its official debut at KBIS 2020, with six new collections that offer a range of choices for creative interior lighting solutions.  The designs – from edgy industrial chic to classic understated form.  And last night we were able to view some of its new lighting collections. IMG_1702IMG_1710 Each of these lighting fixtures were designed by Kohler with the focus on bathroom and kitchen applications yet has the versatility and flair that can easily carry into other areas of the home, from entrance way chandeliers to dining room pendants.

 

2. Kohler Konnect :  Based on our research, what’s new in Kohler’s  Konnect concept is that  its new Moxie showerhead and wireless smart speaker blends the sophistication and design excellence of Kohler Performance Showering with a powerful range of impactful sound designed by Harman Kardon.  The showerhead features a full coverage spray and delivers the benefits of connected bathroom technology through its portable smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and the KOHLER Konnect App.

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3. Kitchen Sinks and Faucets: the Graze and Crue Collection of kitchen faucets embrace design and innovation to provide products that deliver superior performance.  Each collection offers a model with voice capability through KOHLER Konnect, allowing homeowners to use simple commands to turn the water on and off and dispense measured amounts of water.

 

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4.Kohler’s all new bath accessories.

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5.KALLISTA’s new   Argile™ Freestanding Bathtub, the first design represented in its fixtures’ collaboration with New York-based Workshop/APD.  The tub’s unique half-moon shape is decorated with a textural raised pattern that cascades over the exterior in decorative relief offering an uncommon design not typically available within today’s mainstream marketplace.

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6. ROBERN’s Vesper Vertical Lighting Collection . Boasting the same Robern technology, quality craftsmanship, and ease of installation its clientele has come to expect, the Vesper Vertical Lighting designs feature a modern, understated aesthetic and chic, barely there profile with three designs to fit myriad space configurations.

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Other things we love about last night’s grand opening:

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From Pantone Fashion Colors 2020/2021 to Oscar 92nd Red Carpet to Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House

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It’s New York fashion week and Pantone released its fashion color guide report 2020/2021 last week.  This report features the top 10 colors, as well as four classic neutrals, we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new Autumn/Winter collections.

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Based on Pantone’s report, people now choose longevity over colors.  ‘Less is more’ mindset is becoming increasingly important to consumers prioritizing value and functionality.   Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said:”Imbued with strength and personality, colors for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 encourage our ongoing desire for unique self-expression through creative and unusual visual statements that stand out.”

So here are top 10 fashion colors:

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A voluptuous sultry red, Samba introduces an upbeat energy.

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Tied to nature, earthy Sandstone speaks of the rustic outdoors.

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Classic Blue
A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.

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A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.

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A gentle dusky pink, Rose Tan imparts a sense of composure.

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Ultramarine Green, a deep cooling blue-green, exudes self-assurance and poise.

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Strong and sturdy, Fired Brick adds gravitas.

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Nurturing Peach Nougat embraces with its inviting warmth.

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A hypnotic purple shade, Magenta Purple intrigues and mesmerizes.

You can read the rest of Pantone Fashion Colors 2020/2021by clicking here

And today we are going to focus on color of Rose Tan  because we spotted this  pink shade on  yesterday’s Oscar red carpet and Kips Bay Palm Beach show House 2020 as well.

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On yesterday’s  Oscar Red Carpet:

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Actually, all kinds of  pink shades dominated yesterday’s Academy Red Carpet:

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