Although the group has been burning up the New Zealand charts and grabbing multiple New Zealand Music Awards since 2008, we formed our fan club when lead singer Jeremy Redmore started rocking some amazing frames from l.a.Eyeworks, including his Braga 2 in Wet Black seen in the video. And Jeremy's no one-frame front man either: he also wears a Bent in Blue Abbey. Vocal range and focal range -- we like!
Midnight Youth has just returned to New Zealand from Los Angeles, where the band performed at the legendary Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip as part of Musexpo 2010.
Solid bet: they'll be back real soon.
Midnight Youth are: guitarist Simon Oscroft, guitarist/keyboardist Nick Campbell, bassist Matt Warman, drummer Aidan Bartlett and vocalist Jeremy Redmore.
Get micro with us at a book
signing event featuring Mimi Zeiger, author of TINY
HOUSES, on Wednesday, August 12, from 5:00 to 8:00PM,
at l.a.Eyeworks, 7386 Beverly Boulevard (at Martel
between Fairfax and La Brea). TINY HOUSES, published by Rizzoliin April 2009, focuses on dwelling spaces all under
1,000 square feet that challenge readers to take a look at their own homes and
consider how much space they actively use. Using a thoughtful application of
green living principles, renewable resources for construction, and clever
ingenuity, these homes exemplify sustainable living at its
Mimi Zeiger is the author of TINY HOUSES. She is also the founder of loud paper, an architecture zine and now blog. In addition
to her writings on art, architecture, and design, it's no surprise that Mimi is
also one of our amazing "Fiction Faces." Come meet her in person next
Eric Nakamura, publisher and co-editor of the zine-that-became-a-bible Giant Robot, gives a nod to l.a.Eyeworks in his Top 10 list for the 15th anniversary edition. That's Eric in his King Cab frame, and if you haven't dipped into Giant Robot's world of all things hip and fascinating in Asian and Asian-American culture, then support one of L.A.'s coolest independent businesses by picking up an issue or visiting their stores.
l.a.Eyeworks salutes the eleven amazing Los Angeles photographers honored in "L8S ANG3LES," the inaugural exhibition at the new Annenberg Space for Photography. From Tim Street-Porter to Catherine Opie, it is a special moment for us to reflect on the amazing artists--and the diversity of visions--we've been privileged to know and work with over the years.
Of course, we're particularly proud to congratulate Greg Gorman on the exhibition. Greg's portraits (more than 200 in all!) for our "A face is like a work of art" campaign are an indelible and cherished part of the l.a.Eyeworks signature.
"Ladies, start your engines!" exclaims legendary drag performer RuPaul as his reality show extravaganza RuPaul's Drag Race shantays and sashays into high-heeled gear on the Logo and VH1 networks. Wearing l.a.Eyeworks' Bent frame, RuPaul coaches and schools the participants of the show as they vie for the chance to become America's Next Drag Superstar.
In addition to outfitting the hippest host, l.a.Eyeworks is giving the champion diva the coveted prize of a place in our legendary portrait campaign, shot by the renowned Greg Gorman. Whoever she is, she "better work" hard to top RuPaul's sensational appearance:
To see the other great drag divas who have served it up in the "A Face is like a work of art" campaign, visit the archive!
RuPaul's Drag Race airs on Monday nights in Logo and VH1. Complete episodes can be viewed online.
What a beautiful 'escape' it was! Obie award-winning composer Robert Een made a splash at the REDCAT theater at Disney Concert Hall with his opera, The Escape Artist. l.a.Eyeworks made a special appearance at the performance by framing each musician with Bent in creamora latte, giving a stylish contrast to the moody staging. We last checked in with Een just a couple of weeks before the show. For more information on Robert Een and his extraordinary compositions, make sure to check out his website.
Every year, l.a.Eyeworks is
part of the Los Angeles holiday shopping extravaganza, Divine Design.This year, from December 4th-8th,
l.a.Eyeworks made a splash with an iconic collection of eyewear, to the
appreciation of the clamoring crowd.
Traditionally, dozens of Los
Angeles based designers get together and donate clothing, home furnishings,
cosmetics, and accessories and more, with one hundred percent of the proceeds going
to Project Angel Food, which provides meals for people living with AIDS.
is always an honor to give back to the community in such a great way, and we
are already looking forward to next year’s jubilee!
to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV,
including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became
newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected
with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.
of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat
to men, women and children on all continents around the world.
Started in 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving eduation. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
In honor of the 20th
Anniversary of World AIDS Day / Day With(out) Art, l.a.Eyeworks says:
that the response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the epidemic,
it is essential to eliminate the social inequalities and injustices that fuel
that empowering individuals
and communities to respond to AIDS is a critical and a fundamental part of
respecting, protecting and promoting human rights.
that it is time to deliver
on the promise of the urgent need to scale up significantly towards the goal of
universal access to prevention programs, treatment, care, and support by 2010.
each of us has something unique to contribute, from standing up against stigma
and discrimination to educating ourselves about HIV prevention, from knowing
our status to learning more about the commitments our leaders have made. Our
voices can make a difference.
Ultra pop star Britney Spears gives l.a.Eyeworks’
idea of transformation a whole new twist in her latest video! After a stunning
sweep of victory statues at MTV’s Video Music Awards, Spears is creating
gigantic buzz with the release of her first new single, “Womanizer,” from her
forthcoming album Circus. The video features Britney in three
feisty personas, but of course our favorite is the saucy secretary styled to
perfection in l.a.Eyeworks’ own chart-topping frame, Echo Park.
Clearly, this is the frame of choice for those who
want to get wicked at the water cooler. Check out the video for extra
credit tips on office strutting, Xerox room flirting and other “professional”
ways to work your eyewear.