First Issue of LA HOT Magazine Live on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android tablets, Kindle, etc
Excerpt from the Note from the Editor:
Since LA HOT Magazine’s motto is to break the global stereotypes that label LA as plastic and devoid of substance, the theme of this issue is simply to showcase LA’s SUBSTANCE & break this global sterotype that LA is devoid of it.
The responses to the theme involved celebrities discussing their favorite charities, Haute Couture influenced by the culture, artchitecture and landscape of LA, hilarious celebrity YouTube spoofs about the fools who actually strive to be these LA stereotypes, artists working in brand new media combinations, visual masterpieces ranging from the macabre and teratology to refined beauty and glamour, and stories contemplating maintaining appearances, humanity and spirituality in such a world wind of a metropolitan area such as Los Angeles where the whole world seems to be watching on tv or the internet.
With imagery from breathtakingly beautiful and sexy to raw and down right frightening and stories that are light and humorous to deep intellectual dives, I encourage to take a journey into the part of LA that rarely make the headlines.
I, also, encourage you to join the coversation and add your own answers to these questions above.
Founder of LA HOT Magazine, LLC
Bree Olson graced the cover of LA HOT Magazine for our Fall 2012 issue in honor of her favorite cause: ANIMAL RESCUE.
The article and photo spread is about how sex sells and why not use sex appeal and get a worthy cause like pet rescue some money and spotlight. Other articles discuss the media’s role & responsibility, the macabre, teratology, even a portrait study of face transplant patients, and most importantly the parts of LA nobody gets to see because of the focus on celebrity worship. The table of contents is in yesterday’s blog and I guarantee you will be impressed… Bree Olson is a very intelligent and sweet woman and it was kind of her to donate her time for such a worthy cause for no pay whatsoever when other pay people pay her quite a bit for similar photos.
The whole reason I chose her to be our cover model in honor of pet rescue was because like me she rescued her dog as did the photographer Kevin Michael Schmitz. Animal rights mean a great deal to all of us and is a huge issue in Los Angeles that can be seen by literally walking around in any neighborhood on a weekend. There are pet adoption posts in all the LA hot spots. I really hope you take the time to donate to Bree’s favorite pet rescue facility SPCALA and even adopt a friend for life! Cats, dogs, and rabbits are available by clicking the pink button below.
To be entered into the contest you must tweet that you donated or adopted at SPCALA and mention @LAHOTMagazine and @SPCALA with #LACares. If you do this, Bree might tweet you to show proof of your donation &/or adoption and give you the very collars worn on the cover photo below!
Donate or Adopt at SPCALA To Be Entered to Win Bree Olson’s Cover Photo Outfit!
Deadline is January 31st, 2013 now July 30th, 2013
Special thanks to Oliver Peoples on Sunset Boulevard at Sunset Plaza for donating their shop for the photos shoot!
The photograph above [Not shown here] is from the photographic series that sparked LA HOT Magazine, LLC. I became a fan of Nikos Vasilakis instantly. After contacting him and realizing he is as humble and sweet as he is talented, I was determined to meet and learn from him. I ventured to Athens to take a personal lesson where I photographed the lovely Christina Zafeiriou. I became ignited with inspiration and cannot wait to bring Nikos as our guest teacher for a LA HOT Magazine workshop in 2012 to share his knowledge and inspire you, too. Then you can see why Nikos is truly LA HOT for yourself.
In this issue, people from around the world answer what comes to mind when they hear the words “LA HOT.” Los Angeles is a global brand that invokes many images, but I personally didn’t realize what really makes LA HOT, until I moved here. Many move here with nothing but a dream based on LA’s image. Despite whatever obstacles, the fearlessness in which these individuals work to achieve their dreams is a huge inspiration for me and for people around the world.
LA HOT Magazine, LLC’s motto is to break the world wide stereotypes that label LA as plastic, superficial and devoid of substance. We aim to prove and showcase through photography and video that it’s the substance here that makes LA HOT. We believe you do not have to be in LA to be LA HOT and most importantly we believe it’s not who you know, but indeed who you are.
Founder of LA HOT Magazine, LLC
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Arthur Galestian DJed a set to get the crowd ready for his sister, Ellenie Galestian. She is breaking into the music business after years as a dancer and actress, so be prepared for a good performance if you are lucky enough to catch her perform. Her music is positive, sexy and fun.
I love the new hit: “Play in LA”
We had a chance to interview her and her talented dancers last year:
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When Rolls Royce Motor Cars invited Rankin to their immaculate plant on the Goodwood estate, there was no need to convince Rankin to work on an artistic photography project to celebrate the centenary of the Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy. Once he saw the artisan touch taken to create each Rolls Royce, he was so impressed and enamored of the cars themselves, Rankin not only said yes, but “it has to be 100 photographs” Rankin. The title and theme of the series of 100 photographs is the Spirit of Ecstasy, aka the Flying Lady, Rolls Royce’s iconic symbol. “This is one of the biggest projects I have ever taken on – creating 100 unique pieces of art, each of them embodying the Spirit of Ecstasy” Rankin
Admiring Rolls Royces has been a long standing tradition in my family so when I hear that one my favorite photographers was to showcase 80 of the 100 photographs here in Los Angeles at his self-titled gallery, Rankin, on Melrose, I was elated. As a member of the RROC, Rolls Royce Owners Club, and an award winning show car owner, my grandfather,William Spanjian, cherished his 1961 Silver Cloud II more than anything and any Rolls Royce aficionado could explain why. The level to which my grandfather took care of his car mirrors exactly the love that Rolls Royce puts into each car. My grandfather was famous for this love as you can see below in an ad I dug up from family files.
Rankin’s love for the cars, also, is clearly immense as can be seen in every detail of his photographs like the matching of his models’ nail polish to the unique exterior color of a Rolls Royce. Rankin uses several techniques, themes, models from his wife to celebrities such as Kelis in locations all over the world to capture the Sprirt of Ecstasy. For instance, in some of these photographs he expresses the exhilaration the Spirit of Ecstasy induces when you drive a Rolls Royce by creatively moving an exposed camera, leaving streaks of luminous light in the image. Rankin portrayed the ageless beauty of the Rolls Royce by using a stunning and mysterious 67 year old woman as a model. He put metallic substances on the models to create a living version of the ornament yet “showing the life in the eyes” (Rankin). He clearly captured the mystery and intrigue of the woman behind the statue. Another theme he used was the mirror image several times in this series to represent the book-matching of the interior wood of a Rolls Royce.
Rankin, also, recreated Charles Robinson Sykes’ first statue which was the Whisper. Created before the final Spirit of Ecstasy statue, the Whisper signified the secret love affair between Lord Montagu, the founder of The Car Illustrated, and his secretary, Eleanor Valesco Thornton, who did not share Lord Montagu’s social status. As the Whisper was a bit too conspicuous, Lord Montgau commisioned Charles Sykes to create a more subtle statue for the 1909 Rolls Royce Ghost and this was the Spirit of Ecstasy.
Admirers of Rankin’s photography can see his work in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, GQ and Esquire or at one of his galleries in Los Angeles or England. This humble workaholic has worked with almost any celebrity you can think of from Her Majesty The Queen of England to Mikhail Gorbachev to U2. What is most remarkable about Rankin is that he somehow remains the sweetest photographer always willing to give a moment to talk to anyone, no matter how famous or established. It’s this ability and willingness to connect to all people that draws out such a beautiful work of art in all his photographs. Rankin embodies what we believe to be LA HOT.
Photography provided by Rolls Royce Motor Cars where indicated and LA HOT French photographer Emmanuelle Choussy.
Videography provided by Emmanuelle Choussy.
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Zoraya Judd, is a completely breathtakingly beautiful, exotic and award-winning pole dancer, yet somehow completely humble and calm when you speak with her. Hailing from Utah, this half Argentinean and half Swedish aerial pole dancer will astonish you guaranteed. I have never seen such body control and strength and grace all together simultaneously. Kelley Koski, a burlesque dancer for Zen Arts and a friend, and I both agree that she is amazing and we will definitely be taking a aerial pole dance class with Zoraya Judd when she moves to Los Angeles in the coming months. I highly suggest you join us.
Zoraya is a mother, a fitness model, and pole fitness instructor. She has won the titles, USPDF West Coast Regional Competition – PRO DIVISION – FINALIST 2011, Miss Pole Fetish Utah 2009 CHAMPION, World Pole Dance Championships – BEST ENTERTAINER 2011, and Aerial Pole International Championships – BEST TRICKS 2011.
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