I was on the scene on behalf of Buzzine the other night at the Fred Segal Store in Santa Monica for the unveiling of the Nude Collection by Lyric Culture’s Hanna Rochelle Schmieder. As fan of fashion and rock’n roll, it was the perfect fit for me (though I may have to lose a few lb’s to wear *those* clothes!), so I took a million more pictures than Buzzine will ever publish. The logo tees and tights feature prose and snippets from classic rock songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s (via special arrangement with the artists, so they can cash in too).
I’m posting many of the images here (some by me, some by Enzo) plus a video of the wet’n wild grand finale by the band Semi Precious Weapons. Singer Justin Tranter was there to perform, but also to show off his Fetty (F’n Pretty) jewelry collection (fun fact: Tranter’s mom is a custom engagement ring designer) and to unveil Lyric Culture’s first foray into modern-day bandom with a limited edition SPW “Sticky” (With Champagne).
The unseasonably chilly August evening began with some red (OK, champagne-colored) carpet shenanigans from special guests and the band.
SPW is a band from New York City (not unlike The New York Dolls, come to think of it) consisting of Justin Tranter on vocals, Stevy Pyne on guitar, Cole Whittle on bass and Dan Crean on drums. They have two excellent dancers and all-around cheerleader party-gals who perform with them onstage, but for the life of me I could not find their names anywhere online. If you know, drop a comment — they deserve recognition, too. (I’ve posted a few pics of them here, but if you want to see the naughty bits, you have to go my personal CONCERTS photo album at Picasa.)
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Rochelle strikes a pose with the glammy guys and gals.
A band apart.
Just the boys. (The guy to the far left of the screen looks so much like Kato Kaelin, doesn’t he?!)