Hands-On 3rd

A lot of people say that I’m a pretty colorful chick. I wear hot pink nail polish, neon accessories and gold banger earrings. When I was strolling along W. 3rd Street in LA I saw some REALLY colorful chicks in the window. No really, they really were chicks! POP FLOCK.

There is also a massive one sitting there on the left.
The chicks are by crochet artist Cheryl Cambras. These happy cute birds were part of a workshop at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2008. Cheryl is the artist in residence during the month of June at Hands On 3rd.

Hand-On 3rd is a place that provides real skills & workshops. They teach quilting, sweing, let’s get knotty, millinery (straw hats) and crochet. Every month, they have a FREE workshop called Sewing Rebellion. I am definitly going to check out the one of July 19th from 3-7pm. Check back to see what I learn to make!

Hands-On Giving is another free program they have to express gratitude to Iraq War Vets. They will supply materials to create an artists trading card and they art will be given to the men and women who bravely served America. What a great idea!

For more info http://www.hands-on3rd.com/


It’s fun, but it’s more than a hobby, it’s a passion – Norma Schlager

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One more angel in heaven

So crazy, I was at the Grove in LA when we first heard the news (on the Blackberry of course). People were gathered in front of TV screens of LA Times and people were CRYING. In tears, it was surreal. He died because of a cocktail of 7 drugs taken incorrectly and cardiac arrest. UCLA cancelled evening classes because of the insane traffic this has caused near that area. MJ is human, and seceptible to death – but his contributions to fashion, music and style will live on forever.

I got this Tweet:

“Aaliyah died on the 25 Micheal Jackson-25 Static Major-25 Left eye-25&JamesBrown-25 Farrah Fawcett-25”

Google search hits went way up with the #died on 25th.

Searches related to: died on 25th
farrah fawcett died michael jackson died

There’s one more angel in heaven, there’s one more star in the sky.



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Thriller

Today marks a sad moment for pop music icon fans all over the world. Losing Michael Jackson at the age of only 50 has us all in shock! Michael was the first African American to internationally crossover with such mass appeal!!!
He taught us the moonwalk, Thrilled us to bits & then assured us about Billy Jean! He changed pop music in a way that no one else ever had, doing so with a sequinned glove and black or white fedora. Even I, myself, an 80’s baby had an MJ t-shirt since infancy and a Mum who used his records to lull me to sleep. Friends of mine have even purchased both show & transportation tickets for next months first of 50 scheduled sold out shows in London, UK.
Although most recent news of Michael Jackson weren’t the utmost in positivity, they could never be enough to side-track all the great memories of fans set in the company of a Michael Jackson track.
HeyDoYou appreciates a great artist, accepts a human being & misses Michael Jackson on behalf of fans for years to come!!!
Michael Jackson performing Thriller Live, 1987

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The King is Dead. Long Live the King.


‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson died today at the UCLA Medical Center after he was brought in by paramedics who found him not breathing at his home, according to various reports. Cardiac arrest is the supposed cause, although Jackson had been suffering from other ailments.

I, like so many of you, grew up listening to Michael Jackson. The Christmas album he recorded with his brothers still plays in my house every year. The timeless energy of his songs dominate old and new school jams alike, lending courage to listeners world wide who would dare try to emulate his swag on the dance floor. The Moon Walk. The leg kick. The pop locking. The crotch grab. The scream. The hat throw. The glove. The red leather jacket. The hair. The white socks and black shoes. That infectious smile.


No matter the scandals, no matter the personal issues. No matter how you remember him…The music my friends, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel‘, ‘P.Y.T.’, ‘Billie Jean‘, ‘One More Chance‘!!! You know I could easily go on and on, because Mike was a musical genius. Most of us revered him for that and tried not to let his image be blemished by the hordes determined to see him fall from glory. To the haters, I say ‘Beat It‘, so you ‘Wanna Be Startin Something‘? ‘You know I’m Bad‘ right?! ‘Why you wanna trip on me‘?


Don’t trip. You know he got you open kid. Don’t front.

Rock With You!!!!!!’ “Girrrrrl, close your eyes/ Let that rhythm, get into to you/ Don’t try to fight it/ There ain’t nothin’ that you can do/ Relax your mind/ Lay back and groove with mine/ You gotta feel the heat!/ And we can ride the boogie/ Share that beat of luuuuuuv”

Sing it! I know you know the words!

What’s your favorite album? Mine has to be Thriller, but how can you really choose?!
Off the Wall is just as Epic!

Here’s a list of his albums, dig them up, listen, pay homage to the KING!

* Got to Be There (1972)
* Ben (1972)
* Music and Me (1973)
* Forever, Michael (1975)
* Off the Wall (1979)
* Thriller (1982)
* Bad (1987)
* Dangerous (1991)
* HIStory (1995)
* Invincible (2001)

Earlier this year, Jackson announced his return to live performance with a series of 50 concerts in London, slated to begin July 13.

Rest in peace MJ. But listen up, because the entire world is bumping your music right now!

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Barchef 1st Annual Mixologist Competition

So last night was Barchef’s 1st Annual Mixologist Competition… I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
I will say though, that it was an AWESOME night!! Congratulations to Wes (Winner) and to all the other Mixologists, you guys ROCKED!!

Fun TIMES!!

Top right: Wes (Winner) CONGRATULATIONS!
He won a week long trip to France, and a mixology package valued at over $7,000!!
He can tell you any and everything about cocktails!

The First Impression

Elan’s so cool 🙂

Nishan you are amazing!

Mmmmmm….

Moses and I (Prince and Princess lol)
Miss Elizabeth Savage will give you a run for your money! Watch out for her!!

Bottom right: Brent and Me
Far left: Mixologist Renata and Me 🙂

Top right: The Winner (Wes) and I
Bottom left: Mixologists Elan & Wes, and me!
Bottom right: Select Wines National Director of Marketing Mr. Trace Hanlon

The cocktail culture needs to be embraced!! Look at all the happy faces!!

Kisses for the heydoyou team!!

Enough said. Next year YOU should be there, but until then embrace the cocktail culture, and GO experience Barchef for yourself. You won’t regret it!

xoxo

Bella

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Magpie Designs Summer Cocktail

“Magpie Designs is all about exploring new ways to think about textile and design in women’s fashion…”

Lovely ladies, Angela Mann and Cathy McDayter recently celebrated their relaunch of Magpie Designs, and I was honoured to be in attendance at this special occasion! The Magpie Summer Cocktail was a lovely evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and informal modelling!


I love that Magpie Designs are unique, exhibit a wide range of textures, and have so much personality!

The Magpie models doin’ the damn thang!

GORGEOUS!!


The garments and accessories are ALL HAND-MADE, and are creative in their crafting of linens, tapestries, woolens, hand-painted silks and leathers, antique textiles and exotic beads. When it comes to their garments; they allow the uniqueness of every piece of fabric to guide the design process as a way to respect the integrity of the textile. The striking and memorable accessories are influenced by many countries and cultures that have supplied their textiles. For example, Africa, India, Japan and Italy to name a few.


These garments are truly unique and exotic! The best part about them is that they are custom-fitted to the customer, allowing them to have that one-of-a-kind design! They offer a diverse range of jackets, dresses, blouses, skirts, pants, coats, jewelry, belts and scarves.

Pictures don’t do these garments and accessories any justice. You just have to go and see them for yourself!! Their store is located in the diverse and vibrant Queen Street West community, at 884 Queen Street West at Crawford.

These ladies definitely “push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion phenomenon.”

Wanna see more?! Click here!

xoxo


Bella

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