Friday, December 28, 2012

Stuart Weitzman's Study in Black & White

Stuart Weitzman's It's a Guy Thing

Stuart Weitzman's Itsaite

Stuart Weitzman's Puff's 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anna Kendrick wore a cocktail dress by Georges Chakra Couture to the "Trevor Live" event. Anna selected to wear a short sky blue tulle and lace cocktail dress from the Spring 2012 Couture collection.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

GREAT PERFORMANCES at 9 p.m. on PBS, 4 January 2012: “Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey” explains why Graceland was so controversial in 1986 and why Paul Simon faced such vehement criticism.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Concert

Legendary Carly Simon held a special concert that streamed via StageIt, with donations to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Classic and iconic singer-songwriter Carly Simon performed live from her living room along with her children, Ben Taylor and Sally Taylor. Fans were invited to request songs and ask questions. A portion of the tips were be donated to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The top five tippers will be sent signed CDs by Carly, Sally and Ben.

11/21, 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor

Friday, December 21, 2012

Bella's Mom Cleans Up Nice

Actress Sarah Clarke attended The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 premiere wearing British designer Pamella Roland’s midnight-blue ombre sequin cap-sleeve cocktail dress.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bling It

Fun, sparkly footwear for the holidays: Tory Burch's Eddie with glittery bow. $250.00

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nirvana News

New Nirvana Book

Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 Features Dozens of Never-Before Seen Early Photographs of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana's Original Lineup

Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt Returns to Public View with E-Book About Nirvana's Pivotal First European Tour

A Portion of Proceeds From Book Sales Will Go to
The Vera Project in Seattle

Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, a historic photo journal of the band's pivotal first European tour featuring dozens of never-before seen early photographs of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana's original lineup, is now available exclusively on Apple's iBookstore.

Independently published by Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt and filled with an unexpected trove of previously unseen photos from his personal collection, the immersive digital book-a "grunge micro-history"-chronicles Nirvana's legendary 1989 maiden voyage overseas from a truly intimate perspective for the first time.

A portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to the Vera Project ( in Seattle. Vera is an all-ages volunteer fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Vera's programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24.

Pavitt did a "Meet the Author" session at the SOHO Apple Store (103 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012) Friday, November 16, at 7 pm. He did a short reading, a Q&A session with legendary rock journalist Michael Azzarad and fielded questions from the audience. Pavitt then went to the Ace Hotel (20 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001) and DJ'd a grunge set from 12 am - 2 am.

Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 provides an inside look into a crucial eight-day period in the life of pre-fame Nirvana. Pavitt, who had signed the band to Sub Pop, connected with them in Rome, as they were finishing up a grueling European tour with fellow label-mates Tad. Pavitt followed the bands to London, where Nirvana and Tad would support headlining act Mudhoney to perform the biggest showcase of their careers, "LameFest UK." Nirvana's stunning opening performance that night at the Astoria Theater won over both fans and the influential British music press, and marked the beginning of their ascension from humble opening act to global superstars.

The book's photos, taken by Pavitt with an Olympus pocket camera, were shot randomly and intuitively on venue stages, in dressing rooms, submerged in sweaty roiling crowds and while walking among the great monuments of Europe with a future icon who had only recently tasted life outside of his native Aberdeen. The candid, spontaneously shot images -- sometimes out-of-focus or oddly cropped -- enhance the book's uniquely honest, revealing, and intimate feel. Mojo magazine's Keith Cameron, who was among the press who attended the "LameFest UK" show, penned the forward. The book also includes an interactive map tracing the tour's progress across Europe and reprints of original UK press coverage from 1989. spoke with Pavitt about Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989. You can check out the interview at

The book marks Pavitt's return to the public after moving to Washington state's remote Orcas Island following his departure from Sub Pop in 1996. Pavitt was compelled to create the book following his re-discovery of the photos, his desire to share a truly intimate look into Kurt Cobain's less-chronicled musical adolescence with the world, and to correct the historical misconception of grunge as a soundtrack for anguish and depression instead of the loud, sweaty, joyous and fun music he experienced at its inception.

Pavitt was also driven by recognizing Apple's iBooks Author book creation app as the natural evolution of the DIY 'zine culture where he first cut his teeth. Pavitt and collaborator Dan Burke created the book with iBooks Author, and are self-publishing exclusively on Apple's iBookstore.

Download Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 from the iBookstore at

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

First in Five Years: L.A.'s 
The Bronx to Release Album 
5 February 2013

The Bronx

Today White Drugs/ATO Records released "Ribcage," a song from the forthcoming album by acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx. Fans can stream the new track at It is available as a download at all digital retailers and on 7" vinyl at The limited edition vinyl also features "Into The Black," a previously unreleased b-side.

The Bronx (IV) will be released by White Drugs/ATO Records in the U.S. on February 5, 2013. It's due out February 4 in the UK/Europe (PIAS) and February 8 in Australia/New Zealand (Shock Records). Produced byBeau Burchell, The Bronx (IV) is the band's first album in five years and comes as the group celebrates its 10th anniversary. It can be pre-ordered now at See below for track listing. In advance of the new album's release, all three of the band's previous full-length records are now available digitally.

NME hailed The Bronx III as a "brilliantly sleazy punk rock'n'roll album," urging: "Play it loud; for 33 thrilling minutes it'll make you feel like you can walk through walls." Since its release in late 2008, the band members have recorded two eponymously titled mariachi albums as Mariachi El Bronx and toured widely under both names.

The Bronx - Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers and Ken Mochikoshi Horne - will be playing songs from throughout its career on a fall headline tour of the UK and Europe. The band will also supported The Hives on a series of European dates in December.

The Bronx (IV) - Track Listing

1. The Unholy Hand
2. Along For The Ride
3. Style Over Everything
4. Youth Wasted
5. Too Many Devils
6. Pilot Light
7. Torches
8. Under The Rabbit
9. Ribcage
10. Valley Heat
11. Life Less Ordinary
12. Last Revelation

Monday, December 17, 2012

Carla Gugino stayed chic for the Gate Negro Films & The Cinema Society Screening of "Hotel Noir" wearing Platinum Cluster Flower Earrings with round brilliant cut diamonds and the Cluster Diamond Ring with more than 4 carats of pear shape diamonds from Jacob & Co. Her dress was by Naeem Khan Resort 2012.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Start Thinking About Resort Shoes

OK, we know it's winter, but it's never too early to start thinking about Resort Wear. Seen here: Jimmy ChooBlast Glitter Platform Cage Sandal $995.
We love these, even though you could buy a functioning car with how much they cost: Jimmy Choo Kendall Beaded Platform Pump $2995

Jimmy Choo Diva Crystal Cutout Sandal $1495

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Celebs Get Crafty

P.S. Arts Express Yourself

Parks and Rec's Adam Scott

Joel McHale of NBC's Community

The 14th Anniversary of P.S. Arts Express Yourself was set as 40,000 square feet of arts, food and fun for kids of all ages at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar.

Host committee included: Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis and George Kotsiopoulos along with guests and their families including: Julie Bowen, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott, Joel McHale, Jessica Capshaw, Rob Riggle, Kevin Nealon and SusanYeagley, Aaron Sorkin, Kim Raver, Mark Feuerstein, Amanda Righetti, Rachelle Begley, Jason and Randy Sklar, Megyn Price, Neal McDonough, Shawn Pyfrom, Demetri Martin, Matt Walsh, Dondre Whitfield and Salli Richardson, Dan Bucatinsky, Colin Ferguson, Robert Herjavec Sandra Taylor, Lenny Krayzelburg, Aubrey Aderson-Emmons, Tyree Brown, Charlotte Ross, Walton Goggins, Yara Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi, Ryan Potter, Skye Jackson, and many
more to enjoy entertainment, arts booths, food and a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. 100% of tickets sales benefit P.S. ARTS.

Entertainment industry executives, influencers, celebrities and their families gathered at the Barker Hanger for an afternoon of family fun and participated in dynamic arts-related activities that spark the imagination. The afternoon featured a food fair with participating restaurants offering the flavors of the city from Il Pastaio, Lemonade, Pressed Juicery, Josie, M Street Cafe and Toscana plus dozens of experiential crafts and interactive arts booths featuring incredible projects. Guests were also able to
help by supplying the Paul Frank “Decorate an Apron Station and Art Supply Roundup” booth with sharpies, markers or crayons, sketchpads, glue sticks or art kits.

P.S. ARTS is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to improving children’s lives by bringing arts education to underserved schools and their communities. P.S. ARTS, which was originally founded as an outreach project of the Crossroads Community Foundation, benefits thousands of children in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in California. P.S. ARTS also offers
arts-related workshops for classroom teachers, integrating creative expression and the arts into the core curriculum. Recognized by local, county and state agencies as an outstanding arts provider, P.S. ARTS now serves as a national model, advocating arts for all students.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

NYE With Coldplay

On Monday, December 31, 2012 Coldplay will round off a memorable year by performing a very special co-headline show with JAY Z at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

The New Year's Eve show will be preceded by two headline shows for the band, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on December 29 and at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn on December 30. Naturally 7 will be the supporting act for the December 29 and 30 shows. The three year-end dates mark Coldplay's only remaining US shows for 2012.

This will be the second time in two years that Coldplay has celebrated the new year with
long-term friend and collaborator JAY Z, the band having shared the bill with him at a Las Vegas concert in 2010. More recently, JAY Z performed onstage with Coldplay at the spectacular London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony.

The two Brooklyn dates also mark the first shows that Coldplay has put on sale in NYC since September 2005.

Tickets for the Uncasville show will go on sale on Friday, November 16, at 10 AM ET, at

Tickets for the two Brooklyn shows will go on sale on Saturday, November 17, at 10 AM ET, at

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets for the two Brooklyn shows beginning Tuesday, November 13, at 10 AM ET through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit

Coldplay released Live 2012, its new concert film / live album, on November 19.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Carrie Underwood  took the stage of the 46th Annual CMA Awards (she's seen in it in bottom row, second from the right) wearing a short gold and silver sequin dress with black satin strips and sheer neckline from Edition by Georges Chakra's Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik accessorized her look at the Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 premiere with Elephant Heart Jewelry’s Dark Crystal Ring.

Friday, December 07, 2012

We Love Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs!

Everyone has their favorite designers and, undeniably, Marc Jacobs is one of BeansTalks. Here are some MBMJ items we own. We're showing stock pic and the items we own are slightly different (colors, etc), but with only minor variations.

Pretty silk blouse 

We have this purse in bright fuchsia -- ours has a flap for the turn lock.

We got our Baby Groovee (in Bronze) at our first -- and so far only -- Black Friday sale at Las Vegas' Saks Fifth Avenue at the Fashion Show Mall, last year.

Love these rose gold leather Marc by Marc Jacobs sandals.

Cute MBMJ flats

Haven't even carried this MBMJ turnlock wallet yet!

Our Miss Marc canvas tote is similar, in burgundy. 

Our velvet Marc Jacobs sandals are a great touch of dress up!

We have this Percy crossbody by MBMJ in a pretty, deep fuchsia.

SO wanted this Mokume Floral by Marc by Marc Jacobs and was convinced to wait it out -- it would eventually go on sale -- and it did! A mere 3.5 months later, I got an excellent deal!

We have this MBMJ Natasha bag in a deep olive color (the lining is a pretty multi-colored stripe print.

We have this super cute houndstooth dress, too.

Our Shifty Turnlock is in black, versatile and gorgeous.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Aaron Nevill

Aaron Nevill Tours/New Album

Iconic soul/R&B vocalist Aaron Neville launches a pre-order for his upcoming new album My True Story, his debut for EMI’s Blue Note Records that will be released on January 22nd, 2013. As of today, the album is available for pre-order at and

My True Story finds Neville revitalizing some of his favorite songs from the doo-wop era and beyond, including “Tears on My Pillow” and “Under the Boardwalk,” and performing them in his inimitable vocal style. The album, which was produced by Keith Richards and Blue Note Records President Don Was, finds Neville backed by a top-flight rock & roll band, led by the distinctive, propulsive guitar work of Richards himself. The other musicians include Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow), Benmont Tench on organ (founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan), and Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones).

 Aaron appeared with The Neville Brothers on the November 4th episode of HBO’s acclaimed series Treme, which is set in Neville’s hometown of New Orleans. The episode, directed by Tim Robbins, takes place as preparations are being made for Mardi Gras in 2008 with The Neville Brothers performing at the Washington DC Mardi Gras Ball. Aaron has a cameo in addition to singing the lead on “Louisana 1927.”

Neville performed at the annual Gala for The Doe Fund, a New York nonprofit organization that helps formerly homeless men and women achieve independence and self-sufficiency. The Gala was dedicated to the formal expansion of Operation Opportunity, a social services and transitional employment program catering to the needs of returning veterans. Neville, who performed in support of the cause, reflected about his own connection to The Doe Fund and the “men in blue.” “In my life, I have faced starting over many times,” he says. “As a youth, I wrestled with drug addiction and was incarcerated, and I know how tough it can be to get a second chance and make it work out. I support The Doe Fund because of their tremendous work in breaking the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal patterns and helping individuals become self-sufficient and productive.”

Lastly, Neville kicked off his yearly Christmas Celebration tour on December 1st, during which he will perform holiday songs, fan-favorite hits, and new songs from My True Story. All tour dates are listed below. Neville was on the road over the summer and earned rave reviews, with the Orlando Sentinel reporting that “Neville made everything look easy. From the gospel of ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ to the nostalgic ‘Tell It Like Is,’ that voice is nothing but soul."

Aaron Neville’s tour dates:

December 6       San Antonio, TX               Carver Comm. Cultural Center
December 7       Corsicana, TX                    Palace Theatre
December 8       Salina, KS                            Stiefel Theatre
December 10    Sante Fe, NM                     Lensic Performing Arts Center
December 11    Tucson, AZ                         Rialto Theatre
December 12    San Diego, CA                    Anthology
December 14    Turlock, CA                        Community Theatre
December 15    Stateline, CA                      Harrah's Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
December 16    San Francisco, CA            Palace of Fine Arts
December 18    Los Angeles, CA                Disney Hall

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

36 Elephant and Trueheart Events partner to produce a PSA campaign
in support of LGBT Equality and the non-profit Friendfactor

From BeansTalk friend, Amy Malin: Amy Malin, partner at special event & public relations firm Trueheart Events, teamed up with her long time friend and colleague Denny Marte and his producing partner at 36 Elephant Cristian “Koko” Stambuk, to produce a public service announcement (PSA) campaign in support of LGBT equality and the non-profit Friendfactor.

“This is one of the most important issues in our lifetime, to ensure that everyone is entitled to the same rights and freedoms.  The fact that in 2012 there are people who want to police other people’s love and commitment, is an embarrassment to the human race.  Standing up for equality for ALL is a human issue.  Being gay doesn’t make you any less of a human being, but discriminating against someone who is gay, well, there isn’t anything humane about that to me, “ said Amy Malin.  “I have many friends who are gay and to think that they can’t get married or have a family the way that I can is heartbreaking.  It is hard enough to find your soul mate, and then once you do, if you’re gay, you’re told that you can’t legally be recognized as a married couple, or as a family if you want to have children.  This blatant discrimination is a violation against the LGBT community’s same rights that heterosexual citizens have to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  So when I discussed this issue with my dear friend Denny Marte and his producing partner Koko Stambuk, we all decided to utilize our talents to take a stand for something we believe in,” continued Amy Malin.

With Denny’s background as a highly successful record executive and music manager and Koko’s acclaimed career as a GRAMMY nominated recording artist and songwriter, their new venture with their production company 36 Elephant is destined for success.  In recent years, Koko has stepped behind the camera to direct award winning music videos and commercial campaigns which have featured Lenny Kravitz and Kate Moss to name a few.  36 Elephant is currently in the process of raising funding for their first feature film.

The trio of Denny Marte, Koko Stambuk and Amy Malin, decided to pool their collective talents, experience and resources and donated their time to produce a public service announcement campaign in support of LGBT Equality and through it, to applaud the wonderful work that the non-profit Friendfactor has been doing.  Friendfactor has effectively harnessed the power of social media in the fight for Equality and was instrumental in helping the LGBT community win the right to marry in New York.

Koko Stambuk directed a beautiful, sexy and artsy piece depicting gay and straight men and women who all feel that love is love no matter what your sexual preference is.  The PSA’s theme is that we are all created equal and so we should all be treated equally. "I feel it is very important as an artist to connect with our consciousness, with love behind the creation, never fail to capture the energy in the pictures of the things around us that we forget sometimes, and again, always with Love. always", said director “Koko” Stambuk.

You can view the EQUALITY PSA here:

Friendfactor is the gay rights organization for straight supporters. Using both social media and innovative public education campaigns, Friendfactor enables everyone to take simple actions for historic results: ending the legal inequalities that people's gay friends face in employment, housing, and marriage.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Pretty Taylor Swift

At the 2012 Ripple of Hope Gala on Dec. 3, 2012 in New York, NYTaylor Swift wore Lorraine Schwartz champagne diamond earrings and OFIRA bracelet