Posts tagged "Interview"
LivingWells on Out in the Vineyard Radio

LivingWells on Out in the Vineyard Radio

I just recently sat down for a chat about life, luxury and all things LivingWells with my wonderful friends Mark Vogler and Gary Saperstein , the co-hosts of the Out in the Vineyard radio show. It was a crazy evening, because I accidentally double-booked myself so I had to sneak out of a cocktail party in Beverly...
Bernhoft: Giving Voice to Norwegian Soul

Bernhoft: Giving Voice to Norwegian Soul

  In a week when everyone seemed to be buzzing about Justin Timberlake, I found myself rapt by the intricately, layered sounds of Bernhoft, the Norwegian retro-soul sensation who is currently barnstorming across North America igniting venues with his uniquely inspired blend of socially conscious musings and quirkily groovalicious beats. He may not yet be...
VIP Lounge: Johnny Weir

VIP Lounge: Johnny Weir

When I met Johnny Weir at a photo shoot in Hollywood, he wasn’t at all what I expected—a revelation that the well traveled, two-time Olympian has become all too accustomed to hearing. He was smaller than I had imagined, but then again most celebrities are. His voice was neither boisterous nor demanding, but instead disarmingly...
VIP Lounge: Jackie Collins

VIP Lounge: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins doesn’t just write about Hollywood, she embodies it. Her books chronicle and capture the ethos of the mythical place not-so-affectionately known as La La Land, where the dreams of a lucky few are packaged and sold, while those of most are dashed and laid to ruin. She is at once Hollywood’s premier historian...
Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’

Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’

Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’ Duane Wells 12/16/2010 In more charismatic churches down South, there is a thing called the Holy Ghost that is anything but benign. To the true believers in these churches, the Holy Ghost does not sit quietly on the sidelines and demurely acknowledge the penitent prayers of...
Designing Men: Tim Wildman

Designing Men: Tim Wildman

TIM WILDMAN WILDMAN T, USA By Duane Wells Unlike many of the other underwear brands to pop onto the radar in recent years, Tim Wildman’s saucy, sexy WildmanT(www.wildmant.com) brand began with a caffeine-fueled practical joke, rather than a business plan. Though Tim studied fashion design at Syracuse University and always had an interest in underwear, nothing...
Designing Men: Anderson Prata

Designing Men: Anderson Prata

ANDERSON PRATA ELEMENTOS, BRAZIL By Duane Wells Peruse the sexy, primal, body-hugging styles in Brazilian designer Anderson Prata’s recently launched Elementos(www.elementosbrazil.com) underwear and swimwear lines, and you’d probably never guess they were the brainchild of a former accountant. Urged by his family and unsure of his own passions, Anderson graduated from college with a degree in...
Designing Men: Brian Edgar

Designing Men: Brian Edgar

BRIAN EDGAR EXPOSE, COLOMBIA By Duane Wells Canadian-born Brian Edgar spent years as an executive in the fashion industry working for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and several European brands before deciding to get into the men’s underwear game with the Colombia-based Expose (www.ex­pose­underwear.com). In fact, it was on a trip to Colombia to do sourcing for...
Designing Men: Stephen Ristefsky & Vincent Macheda

Designing Men: Stephen Ristefsky & Vincent Macheda

STEPHEN RISTEFSKY & VINCENT MACHEDA Ristefsky Macheda, Australia By Duane Wells If there’s one thing that Stephen Ristefsky is clear about, it’s that theRistefsky Macheda (www.ristefskymacheda.com) brand is more about sophisticated design, high-end fabrication, and an up-market clientele, than it is about gimmicky, cutesy prints and styles. “We’re not a fun-derwear brand,” co-founder Stephen says plainly,...
Designing Men: Jason Sutherland

Designing Men: Jason Sutherland

JASON SUTHERLAND PISS & VINEGAR, CANADA By Duane Wells As the founder and former president of the hugely popular Ginch Gonch label, Jason Sutherland is no stranger to breaking new ground in the men’s underwear category. Quite the contrary, he’s a bit of a legend in it, but even Jason had no idea that he...
Jenifer Lewis: Interview

Jenifer Lewis: Interview

If there’s one thing Jenifer Lewis doesn’t have time for these days, it’s a walk down memory lane through all the folks she may or may not have encountered in her three-decade-long career. I discovered this when I asked her about a mutual friend during a recent chat that began and ended with pure hilarity....
Jackie Collins Takes Hollywood

Jackie Collins Takes Hollywood

Vanity Fair dubbed her “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust,” and the late director Louis Malle called her “a raunchy moralist.” But Hollywood insiders tend to call Jackie Collins the Queen of Hollywood, because no one better understands the players in the city of dreams and what drives them. While Hollywood itself may be in upheaval, the queen...
Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

When Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron teamed up to make Aliens, they made movie history in the process. Now, with a string of impressive solo accomplishments behind them both, the Oscar-nominated actress and Oscar-winning director are back together for Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar, which promises to break new ground in filmmaking once again. Shot in 3-D and utilizing revolutionary...
Madison Hildebrand

Madison Hildebrand

A little over a week ago, reality TV star Madison Hildebrand (pictured) was all smiles at Tthe Abbey in West Hollywood as he cohosted what was meant to be a celebratory event for the third-season finale of his hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Listing. The event was also intended to raise money for the Leap Foundation,...
Sam Worthington: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing?

Sam Worthington: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing?

By Duane Wells When Aussie actor Sam Worthington enters a room, an almost palpable cloud of testosterone trails him. He is both every man and guy next door yet a heroic and action figure-like spirit also lurks behind his scruffy demeanour. Dressed casually for our interview in a faded black T-shirt, black jeans and a...