Friday, March 29, 2013

"Modern Family" star Julie Bowen attended the Audi Golden Globe Kick-Off Party in this cocktail dress by Jenny Packham, a beautiful dove grey one-sleeve dress with silver beading from the British designer's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Bowen accessorized with a Swarovski clutch. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dita Von Teese attended the British Fashion Awards last winter wearing this Jenny Packham’s black wrap front plunging neckline gown with beaded long sleeves from the British designer’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stuart Weitzman Receives 
Lifetime Achievement Award
with a Tribute by Beyoncé

Stuart Weitzman was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award for his many successful years as a luxury shoe designer by Footwear News tonight in a ceremony held at The MOMA in New York City.  Among his many fans/clients around the world is Beyoncé Knowles, who taped a special video tribute for the occasion. Weitzman and Beyoncé have collaborated together for years on her performance shoes, so it made the celebratory evening quite special for the designer.

Below is link to Beyoncé's video tribute to Stuart Weitzman

Jane Weitzman, Stuart Weitzman, Andrea Wynn, Steve Wynn (Weitzman's college roommate!)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nikki Reed attended the Oslo, Norway premiere of "Breaking Dawn 2" carrying Swarovski’s  bronze leather Party Time clutch. The Swarovski clutch is seen here in black.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Emily Blunt was spotted embracing the iridescent footwear trend on the red carpet in Stuart Weitzman's rose specchio Naughty pumps at the 2013 National Board of Review Awards in New York. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Elle Macpherson carried this Swarovski’s Star Collector gold evening clutch to the G'Day USA Black Tie Gala.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A healthy and happy Claudia Christian
Babylon 5 Star Claudia Christian's
Tell-All Candidly Chronicles Her
Battles With Addiction

by Joachim Jocson
BeansTalk Contributor

Celebrities, with their seemingly endless supply of adulation and alcohol, are no strangers to addictions; sadly, it's the frequent subject of entertainment magazine covers.  In a universe where relapse is more common than sober success, popular "Babylon Five" actress Claudia Christian can count herself in the latter category. 

Christian's battle with alcohol addiction is the subject of her memoir Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Addiction

Christian, currently on a book tour, tells BeansTalk it was a conversation with Dr. Roy Eskapa (The Cure for Alcoholism), that sparked her interest in penning her book. Eskapa suggested she chronicle  her experience with alcohol addiction and the Sinclair Method treatment. Sinclair, she says, provides an effective solution to excessive drinking. 

The actress candidly discusses her pre-sober life and her days of rehab and recovery, for which she credits the Sinclair Method. 

It’s been four years since she applied the Sinclair Method to her recovery, Christian tells BeansTalk. Like many who suffer from addictions, finding a successful path  was a rocky road. Initially, she went to a rehab facility in northern California and dabbled in psychotherapy for a couple of years. 

She combined therapy with hypnosis, vitamin therapy, and the best known program, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). 

“I would go from one to 11 months and never hit the year mark, then I would fall off the wagon,” says Christian. For five to six years, she struggled with attempts to quell her addiction. She fretted about seizures, visited a detox center. Finally, in 2009, she discovered the Sinclair Method and for four years Christian has been clean.

The book has been a cathartic experience for her, but it hasn't been without its challenges: “I think the most difficult part for me was to come clean about my problem of alcoholism, because it is embarrassing. When you go through it, you are in denial. So to 'fess up, that was really the hardest part to write.” 

Unlike many addicts who fight with their inner demons daily, fighting the urge to drink, Christian says she hasn’t thought about drinking or had one, that specter of alcohol addictions no longer lingers like a cloud above her.

With her book, Christian says she'll not only remain sober, but she's committed to   to help others affected by alcohol addiction. She stays true to her word: her book's website ( offers readers an opportunity to leave a message and she promises to respond with advice on methods and treatments. 

“I would tell them if they are drinking too much, or if their drinking is controlling/affecting their life in a negative way, to give the Sinclair Method a chance,” she encourages. Christian recommends Dr. Eskapa’s book for insight as to the science of alcoholism.
Christian as Commander Susan Ivanova of "Babylon 5"
Next month Christian and former "Babylon 5" castmates reunite for the 20th anniversary of the series' pilot. She continues to write, and is at work on a science-fiction military novel, Wolf's Empire, which already has a publisher. For more info, (

Christian's candid memoir will be of interest, not only to the legion of "Babylon 5" fans, but to anyone interested in the proverbial road to recovery. 

Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Addiction is now available. In addition to her addiction, Christian dishes on celebrity relationships, including those with Rob Lowe, George Clooney and Dodi Fayed (who died alongside Princess Diana). She also discusses a very awkward date with the acclaimed, then-married "Babylon 5" creator and writer J. Michael Straczynski, spurning William Shatner's advances, her departure from "Babylon 5," and sci-fi legend Harlan Ellison's subsequent diss. Christian also has had her share of obsessive fans, and she recounts (with great humor) the time when a fan, dressed as a giant Tribble (think and remember "Star Trek"), shot her (luckily the bullet was a blank).  For more, get the book!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mike Vensel and Elliot 
Evan Debut Collections 

By Alex Stedman

BeansTalk Biz Contributor

One of the dresses of Vensel's 2013 Fall-Winter collection, Oblivion. 

Two Fall-Winter 2013 hotly anticipated collections were released at Siren Studios in West Hollywood Saturday, March 9, 2013, as a part of LA Concept Fashion Week.

Mike Vensel helped start LA Concept Fashion Week years ago and used the outlet he created to release his Fall-Winter 2013 collection, Oblivion. The runway show featured models in his iconic, classic, feminine designs. They strutted down the runway in formal monochrome dresses that featured pops of color throughout the show.

 Models wearing some of Evan's designs in his Never Forever, Uniform A collection at Siren Studios.

“I just try to design from the viewpoint of, ‘If I was a woman, what would I want to wear?’” Vensel says. “What is the ultimate dress? Or what is the ultimate minimal statement? Or the ultimate piece or the ultimate t-shirt, even? So I try to always think with these silhouettes, but always try to be kind of body conscious.”

The veteran designer is known for his feminine cuts and this collection featured what followers of his fashion are used to, but with touches of new flare, including one piece where an entire model’s face was covered.

LA Concept Fashion Week at Siren Studios in West Hollywood, where Mike Vensel and Elliot Evan, among others, debuted their 2013 Winter-Fall collections.

Vensel said LA Concept started as just him and a couple of friends believing shows could be done better, so they reached out to designers and sponsors and the event has grown over the years. Concept used to be held at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, but in recent years moved to Siren Studios.

“We want to kind of create something that’s consistent and known by people, and people are familiar with it, and it’s intimate and comfortable, and affordable for the designers,” he says.

 During the day, noted designers Jen Awad and Nikki Rich had runway shows to debut their newest collections. Vensel had the last show of the day.

Models showing off dresses in Vensel's Oblivion collection

LA Concept featured past designers, like Vensel, but also featured a newer designer named Elliot Evan, who Vensel endorsed as an “amazing up and coming designer.” The 26-year-old debuted his Fall-Winter Collection Never Forever, Uniform A at the same time as Vensel in a presentation that was part of a rooftop party at Siren Studios, complete with an open bar, a view of downtown Hollywood and tons of well-dressed young people.

Evan is known for his designs in menswear. The presentation featured male models in his signature sleek, sharp cuts. They stood for onlookers around motorcycles and crushes beer cans for props, and fog even eventually filled the room later in the evening.

“I’m just interested in who I am and I’m trying to see myself in an alternate universe,” Evan says of his menswear designs. “I’m trying to perfect it. That’s one of the biggest things, is like, me in the perfect world. And I’m just going to keep making that until it’s perfect.

The show also featured some women’s designs as well, though. Evan said he likes the softness of a woman and that woman’s designs can often be more androgynous.

Vensel said Evan has shown with him three times in the past six months. Evan also recently debuted at New York Fashion Week as well.

“Luckily, people liked what I made and seemed to be really positive,” Evan said of New York Fashion Week. “I had amazing models, amazing makeup, all those pieces of the puzzle came together and made a great show.”

(Photos by Alex Stedman)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Phish 2013 Summer Tour

Phish will kick off its 2013 summer tour with its first-ever concert at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine (7/3), which will be followed by a three-night stand at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (7/5-7). The outing will also include an evening at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre (7/9), marking the band's first concert in Canada in nearly 13 years, and Phish's first shows at Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island(7/19-21), which is located on a 91-acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan and offers a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.

West Coast dates include Phish's return to The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA (7/26 & 27), the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA (8/2-4) and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl (8/5). For the third consecutive year, the band will wrap up its summer run with a trio of Labor Day weekend shows (8/30 - 9/1) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. See below for a complete itinerary.

An online ticket request period for the tour is currently underway at Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning March 29 and 30. For details, visit prices for each specific date on the tour will include a free MP3 download of the evening's entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can be redeemed at shortly after the band steps off stage.

In a 2012 live review, the SF Weekly praised Phish's "undeniably infectious appeal," noting: "a live Phish show is a wholly unique experience...Songs like 'Possum,' 'Tweezer,' and perennial fan favorite 'Run Like An Antelope' were positively thrilling rides of sonic confluence" while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette observed: "the lawn was absolutely packed -- the usual turnout -- and it was difficult to find anybody who wasn't having the time of his life." "[The] quartet still has the ability to surprise...The Hollywood Bowl has rarely been as ebullient as it was on Monday," said the Los Angeles in a review of a sold-out 2011 show. Rolling Stone recently named Phish as one of "The New Immortals" - current bands that the magazine predicts "will stand the test of time."

Phish - 2013 Summer Tour

Date    City/State                  Venue                                  

7/3       Bangor, ME                   Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
7/5       Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/6       Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/7       Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/9       Toronto, ON                 Molson Amphitheatre
7/10     Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center
7/12     Wantagh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/13     Columbia, MD             Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/14     Columbia, MD             Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/16     Alpharetta, GA             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre        
7/17     Alpharetta, GA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/19     Chicago, IL                  Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/20     Chicago, IL                  Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/21     Chicago, IL                  Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/26     George, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre
7/27     George, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre
7/30     Stateline, NV                Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
7/31     Stateline, NV                Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
8/2       San Francisco, CA        Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/3       San Francisco, CA        Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/4       San Francisco, CA        Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/5       Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Bowl
8/30     Commerce City, CO     Dick's Sporting Goods Park
8/31     Commerce City, CO     Dick's Sporting Goods Park
9/1       Commerce City, CO     Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Monday, March 18, 2013

Justin Time

World Premiere of Justin Timberlake'’s 
New Eight-Minute Music Video 
During One-Hour Special on The CW

A new one-hour special, "Target Presents The IHeartRadio Alb“um Release Party With Justin Timberlake airs Tuesday March 19, 2013 (8:00-9:00pm ET) on The CW and will be rebroadcast Friday, March 22, 2013 (8:00-9:00pm ET). The special features Timberlake performing live and discussing the album.

The special also marks the world premiere of Timberlake's eight-minute music video for "IHeartRadio."

The special will be filmed live today, March 18, 2013, at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Timberlake will perform and be interviewed during a release party for his latest album, 20/20 Experience. During the actual performance on the 18th, there'll be a live, national 30-minute on-air radio special, and Timberlake will discuss making the new album and performing with his band.

The performance and interviews will be recorded to air the following evening on The CW, and will include an exclusive eight-minute world premiere of Timberlake’s new music video.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Office star Ellie Kemper wore Tabitha Webb’s sleeveless ‘Daphne’ dress in sunflower on a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Tabitha Webb is a British design house selected by the world’s most style aware women from the Duchess of Cambridge to Miranda Kerr. Tabitha Webb was founded by acclaimed designer Tabitha Somerset Webb, and is renowned for its eminently feminine and modern aesthetic. Inspired by vintage prints and classic iconic cuts, Tabitha Webb is fast becoming the international go-to label for women attending the most glamorous and high profile of events.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Red-PR Tips on Hair Fashion

What's Hot in Hair

Nape-Skimming Fishtails

To get the beautiful braided nape-skimming braid crown from Christian Siriano's FW13 show, begin by blow drying hair with the Centrix Q-Zone Dryer.Create a straight part down the center of hair, all the way to neck with the tail-end of the Amped UP Teasing Brush. Smooth each side, then divide each side into two sections above the ear and smooth with the Friction Free Paddle Brush. Take one section on the right side and create a fishtail braid. Next, take the second section on the right side and create a traditional three-strand braid. Repeat on the left side, except switch fishtail and 3-strand braid opposite from right side. For the final step, take each braid and tuck into the opposite side where the sections meet. Secure with bobby pins. 

Crown of Braids

What could be better than a romantic half-up half-down incorporating a crown of braids? Rodarte was on-point with their ethereal hair look this season. Start by blow drying with Centrix Q-Zone Dryer with additional reinforcement from the Power Booster attachment. Create loose texture around the head with the Friction Free 1¼" Curling Iron. Take a 3" section of hair from the temple, and pull away from hairline on each side. Braid both strands. Once secure, pull apart the knots to give more texture. Bring braids together to meet in the back of head and secure into each other in a messy bun using bobby pins.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Artistic Uprising
The Arts in Nazi
Germay's Camps

Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance
Sunday, April 7, 2013
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS

– Gripping story of an artistic uprising in a Nazi concentration camp is told through archival film, prisoners’ artwork, survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations,
evocative animation and soaring concert footage –

In the spring of 1944, a handpicked group of Nazi officers was treated to an unusual performance by inmates in a concentration camp. What appeared to be a soaring rendition of a choral masterpiece was intended as a subversive condemnation of the Nazis and a desperate message to the outside world. In the face of horrific living conditions, slave labor and the constant threat of deportation to Auschwitz, the Jewish inmates of Terezin concentration camp — artists, musicians, poets and writers — fought back with art and music.

Led by conductor Raphael Schächter, a chorus of 150 inmates performed one of the world’s most difficult and powerful choral works, Verdi’s Requiem, a Catholic work re-imagined by imprisoned Jews as a condemnation of their captors. Ultimately, they performed for Nazi senior officers and the International Red Cross, singing what they dared not say. Six decades later, conductor Murry Sidlin and a new choir take Verdi’s Requiem back to Terezin to reawaken this little known chapter of heroism and the resilience of the human spirit. Combining soaring concert footage, powerful survivor recollections, evocative animation, archival images and the prisoners’ own artwork, this artistic uprising is brought to life in DEFIANT REQUIEM: VOICES OF RESISTANCE, premiering Sunday, April 7, 2013, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.

Just 40 miles west of Prague, the old fortress town of Terezin had been converted into a makeshift “holding pen” for the Czech Jews during WWII. Within months, the town built for 6,000 people was bursting with nearly 60,000 Jewish inmates. An imprisoned conductor, Schächter rallied his fellow inmates with clandestine musical gatherings, and what began as a fight for survival soon exploded into a cultural rebellion. Artists captured the horrors around them on paper, playwrights staged plays with makeshift sets and costumes, composers wrote new compositions, and thousands of concerts and lectures provided late- night escape for inmates longing for a return to humanity.

This artistic uprising reached its peak when Schächter attempted a performance of one of the world’s most demanding choral works, Verdi’s Requiem, intended as a condemnation of the Nazis. Schächter painstakingly taught the Latin text, which promised divine judgment against evil, to his choir of 150, using a single smuggled score. They performed the Requiem 16 times for fellow prisoners, accompanied only by a single piano.

Eventually, the Nazis took notice of the artistic enclave at Terezin; rather than crush it, they twisted it to their own advantage. They invited the International Red Cross for a highly orchestrated visit to what they call a “self-governed Jewish city” and cynically documented the town’s makeover in an infamous propaganda film, The Führer Gives a City to the Jews. Following massive deportations, Schächter’s choir had been reduced to 60, but they seized the opportunity to use their music to confront the Nazis under the gaze of the Red Cross delegation, desperately hoping their condemnation might pierce the painstakingly staged propaganda.

Now, 60 years later, conductor Murry Sidlin has realized his dream of bringing his own chorus to Terezin to honor Schächter and all those who were imprisoned in Terezin. In a former warehouse – where Nazi commandants once worked Jewish prisoners to their deaths – more than 160 young American singers and instrumentalists, along with an orchestra from Prague, gathered to perform Maestro Sidlin’s concert drama The Defiant Requiem. To capture this extraordinary moment, producer Peter Schnall and Partisan Pictures filmed the historic concert with an international crew. Schnall and director/writer Doug Shultz used this powerful and moving performance to re-tell the story of Schächter, his chorus and Terezin.

For Schnall, his journey to this former Nazi concentration camp became more than just another filmic experience. During production, he learned, for the first time, that his own great-grandmother had died while imprisoned within the walls of Terezin.

DEFIANT REQUIEM: VOICES OF RESISTANCE producer: Partisan Pictures. Producers: Peter Schnall and Doug Shultz. Director/writer: Doug Shultz. Music director: Murry Sidlin. Editor: Mark Fason. Executive producers: Whitney Johnson and Peter Schnall. Associate producer: Adina Pliskin. Director of photography: Peter Schnall. Production manager: James Burke.

About Partisan Pictures:
Founded by seven-time Emmy-winning producer and cinematographer Peter Schnall, Partisan Pictures is a pioneer in documentary film and television, with a reputation for producing insightful films – true stories distinguished by humanity, intrigue and integrity…and the highest network ratings. Since 1997 Partisan Pictures has been proud to have a world-class team of innovative writers and producers who constantly re-imagine how stories can be brought to life for the most respected non-fiction networks in television, including PBS, History Channel, Discovery and National Geographic Channel. From adventure and intrigue to science and history, Partisan Pictures brings big screen, cinematic technique to the small screen to create a visceral experience that connects audiences with the world.

Facing Up to Your Skin

Skin Up, Kids: Get a 
Celebrity-Style Facial at Home

Nicola Joss' At-Home Treatment
Now from QVC

Sanctuary Spa’s facialist Nichola Joss clients include Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Gwyneth Paltrow, says the company's rep. During the recent, January/February award season Joss was in Los Angeles using her go-to Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Collection "to create flawless, youthful looking skin for Hollywood’s elite," and even The New York Times wrote an article about Joss.

Now everyone can have  a similar experience (although you'll just have to imagine Joss administering to you): Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Facial-In-A-Box for just $39.00 at QVC.

The Youth Boosting Facial In-a-Box is a revolutionary at-home treatment developed by Nichola Joss and the Sanctuary’s Spa highly-trained therapists. This all-in-one set includes the exact Youth Boosting Collection products she uses in her facials, as well as her professional tips, techniques and secrets that have made her renowned facials so popular among the stars.

Step 1: With fresh, clean skin gently exfoliate with the Youth Boosting Microbrasion Polish, working into the skin for at least 30 seconds while the gentle heating action opens pores. Remove with soft face cloth and warm water.

Step 2: On dry skin, smooth Youth Boosting Time Reversal Face Mask in an even layer over the neck and face. Allow the mask to set for 10-15 minutes while you relax in the comfort of your home. Remove mask with warm, damp cloth.

Step 3: Gently glide a pea sized amount of the Youth Boosting Firming Youth Serum over forehead, chin and cheeks, follow with another pea sized amount on the neck and décolletage area. Allow serum to absorb while you relax for another five minutes.

Step 4: Dot Youth Boosting Lift & Brighten Eye Complex around the eye area, paying particular attention to any fine lines and wrinkles.

Step 5: Protect and hydrate skin with the Youth Boosting Night Concentrate gently pressing into the cheekbones, forehead, chin and nose.

Follow these steps with facial in-box for visibly firmer and smoother skin that is better protected against early signs of aging.
Celebrity Facialist Nicola Joss

More information on Joss, check out her website.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eagles Soar (If They Do Say So Themselves)


Eagles Doc on DVD

The Eagles

Capitol Records has acquired the exclusive DVD/Blu-ray rights to History of the Eagles, the iconic band’s acclaimed documentary, which is set for release on Tuesday, April 30.   This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles’ two-night stand at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.  

History of the Eagles will be released in both DVD and Blu-ray three-disc configurations – all with 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo audio – beautifully packaged in a six-panel digipak with accompanying photographic booklet.  A Super Deluxe Box Set will be released as a limited edition, complete with three Blu-ray discs; a 40-page casebound book featuring still photos from the films; 10 archival-quality photographs of the band from throughout its storied history; and a specially created lithograph of the band’s desert-bleached skull icon.  All elements in this limited edition deluxe set will be packaged in a specially designed foil-stamped and embossed box, with a Native American blanket-inspired liner, beautifully wrapped in a leather tie, and fastened with a bone button.

All three versions of History of the Eagles will be available for preorder beginning today, March 12 through and the Eagles website (

Seeking to provide an unprecedented and intimate look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music, the Eagles partnered with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) to produce the film.  Directed by Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place), History of the Eagles is a meticulous creation featuring rare archival material, concert footage, and never-before-seen home movies that explore the evolution and enduring popularity of one of the world’s biggest-selling and culturally significant American bands.

History of the Eagles made its television broadcast debut on Showtime last month, earning the network its highest ratings for a music documentary in eight years.  Part One premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great acclaim.

History of the Eagles Part One dedicates two hours to the chronicling of the band’s creation and rise to fame in the 1970’s through its breakup in 1980.  More than 25 new and exclusive interviews were conducted with all current band members -- Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - as well as former members Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder.  Also featured are new and exclusive interviews with Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, Irving Azoff and many other seminal artists and band contemporaries who have been closely involved with the Eagles’ history. 

While personal stories from band members, managers, and music industry luminaries frame the narrative, it’s the unexpected moments—recording sessions, backstage interactions, and even a whimsical sequence from the Desperado cover shoot—that convey the extraordinary bond linking the artists, their music, and the times (an era when country-tinged rock and finely-honed harmonies spoke to a nation still reeling from unrest).

Additionally, the documentary features previously unreleased home movies and archival footage.  Personal photos, video and memorabilia amassed by the Eagles over the course of their career will also be seen for the very first time.

History of the Eagles Part Two reveals the personal and professional struggles members faced while the band was apart, and chronicles the group’s dramatic reunion in 1994, as well as its resurgence in recording and performing throughout the next two decades.  Among the band’s many achievements since reforming are its triumphant Hell Freezes Over tour, the 2007 release of Long Road Out of Eden (which sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide and earned two GRAMMY® Awards), and its ongoing ascendance as an international supergroup.

Eagles Live at the Capital Centre - March 1977 features previously unreleased concert performances of “Hotel California,” “New Kid In Town,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Best Of My Love” and “Take It Easy,” all captured during the band’s two-night stand in Washington, D.C. during its historic Hotel Californiaworld tour. 

Directed by Alison Ellwood and produced by Alex Gibney, History of the Eagles was created with a select crew of filmmakers including: Blair Foster, Executive Producer; Alison Ellwood and Ben Sozanski, Editors; Karim Karmi, Co-Producer; and Erin Edeiken, Line Producer.

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards.  Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units.  The band’s Hotel California and Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 have sold more than 16 million and 11 million albums, respectively.  The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.  For more information, visit the band’s website

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bag Envy

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. took their kids, toddler Charlotte and six-month-old Rocky to the Happiest Place on Earth (aka Disneyland in Anaheim) and the Daily Mail UK offered readers up a pictorial of the outing. In addition to donning Minnie Mouse ears, Gellar carried a bag that BeansTalk' s not embarrassed to covet: Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Natasha Crossbody bag in Nude. The bag also comes in ivory, black, orange, Cardamon (burgundy-ish) and our favorite, Peacock (a gorgeous deep Turquoise).

Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Natasha Bag

Adjustable shoulder strap, 19"-20½" drop
Flap closure
One zip pocket on flap
One outside flap pocket
One outside open pocket
Two outside zip pockets
One inside zip pocket
Two inside open pockets
Fully lined
12½"W X 9"H X 3½"D
$438 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbob, Marc Jacobs and Bonanza. 

Friday, March 08, 2013

Striped For the Taking

Star of the Season: Stripes

Here's a look at one of the hottest trends in retail fashion: stripes, stripes, stripes.

Tory Burch Lori Striped Slub Top: The Tory Burch Lori top will catch eyes with its bold stripes and relaxed style. Striped slub. Boat neckline. Bracelet sleeves. Relaxed fit. Linen. Imported. Neiman Marcus, $150.

Ella Moss Striped Scoop-Neck Top Striped slub. Scoop neckline. Short sleeves. Relaxed silhouette. Rounded hem. Supima® cotton/cotton. Made in USA. Neiman Marcus $68.

Aiko Haven Andie Long-Sleeve Top Aiko takes it easy is this draped striped top. A surplice back lends it edge. Paneled striped jersey. Scoop neckline. Bracelet sleeves. Surplice, cutaway back. Asymmetric hem. Pullover style. Rayon; dry clean. Imported. Neiman Marcus, $105.
Theory's Mariya Solid-Sleeve Striped Blouse Striped georgette with solid sleeves. Scoop neckline. Long sleeves; barrel cuffs. Front pockets. Back zip. Silk. Imported. Neiman Marcus. $215

Thursday, March 07, 2013

BeansTalk's Boots

BeansTalk's Boots

The window for boots in Los Angeles is pretty darn tiny.

In fact, just a few days ago, the temp clocked in at 81-degrees. Still, when it's cold, it's time to untether boots from shapers and sleepers. Here's what we wear.
COLE Haan Air Tantivy Over-the-Knee Boot Concealed Nike Air® technology for ultimate comfort. Tonal topstitching; almond toe Decorative equestrian inspired brass buckle on shaft Back stretch gore inset for a flexible fit Inside partial zipper. $398 original, now $199 on Amazon
Uggs, just because you have to. We have 'em short in natural, sneaker soled mid-cafe in red, mid-calf in umber, mid-calf in black, tall in brown, short in black.

STUART WEITZMAN Emphasis Black Suede Boot This boot, made of stretch suede has a trendy style that's form-fitting in a knee height design. The pointed toe and slim heel is a stylish feature while the pliant rubber sole offers stability. They don't make this style now, but there are very similar versions to be had. And get Stuart Weitzman's, because they are crazy comfortable for how sizzlin' they look.

EILEEN FISHER Brown Jaunt Boot Strata-style stitches grace a soft suede boot. Approx. heel height: 1". Approx. boot shaft height: 6". Suede upper/leather lining/leather and rubber sole. We actually have these in a slightly lighter color By Eileen Fisher; imported. Salon Shoes. Nordstrom, originally $260, now $109.

TARYN ROSE Stephalie We have these riding style boots in brown. They don't make them anymore, but there are similar versions.
COLE HAAN Air Whitley Tall Boot: A sleek and smooth hand-painted calfskin boot with stretch ultra-suede upper. Concealed NIKE AIR Technology Leather and fabric lined Fully padded leather sock lining Suede buffed sole with rubber forepart/ 1 1/4" stacked heel Although there is an elasticized leather panel, these boots fit very snuggly around the calves. They actually need to be stretched (for us). $327 to $158

STUART WEITZMAN Saratoga Black Suede OTK Wedge Boots Suede upper,suede and fabric lining, rubber sole Elastic inset at back of knee for leg extension 23" shaft and 15" leg opening 3.25" covered wedge and .75" platform. Reluctant omission: we have these, but still haven't actually worn them!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

NYC's Summer Mega Concert

Guns N' Roses added to 
Annual NYC Governor's
Ball Concert

Three days of music, art and entertainment
Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June in NYC

Founders Entertainment added of Guns N' Roses as the third headliner for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival. "We're stoked to be performing at the Governors Ball!" says Axl Rose, "we're all really excited in GNR to be part of this festival, and with such talented and diverse acts in what looks to be a great weekend!!" The 3rd annual edition of New York City's marquee live music event will be held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th in Randall's Island Park and feature over 60 world class performers, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long.

With its expansion to 3 days of Music, Art, and Entertainment, and an impressive list of talented performers, The Governors Ball Music Festival drew considerable attention upon the announcement of the 2013 lineup, described by Spin as "stacked," and Consequence of Sound as "insane" to name just a few of the excited declarations made in regards to this years festival. Within five minutes of tickets going on sale on Friday, January 25th, both Early Bird and Advanced priced tickets had sold out.

3-Day Regular Price GA Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at

Along with expanded programming in 2013, Founders Entertainment will unveil a new festival site layout to the grounds at Randall's Island Park, giving music fans extra space to spread out and fully enjoy the amazing performances and art installations. Governors Ball 2013 will also build upon the collection of highly regarded NYC food-trucks and restaurants providing culinary delights at this years event. 2013 will included favorites from last year like Luke's Lobster, Cool Haus ice cream, Asia Dog, Ports Coffee & Tea, and Pie For The People, as well as new additions including Brindle Room, Mexicue, Bare Burger, Little Muenster grilled cheese, Num Pang sandwich shop, Wooly's, and La Sonrisa empanadas among other vendors to be announced.

Visit for further info.

As in years past the Governors Ball grounds will feature an array of fun activities including a silent disco, ping-pong, lawn games, a life sized game of Connect 4, and more. After working up a sweat dancing to a favorite band or competing in an intense game of ping-pong, attendees will be able to help themselves to one of the 8 free water refill stations on the grounds. The stations will feature state of the art filtration systems (including ultraviolet sterilization), bringing music fans refreshing and great tasting drinking water free of charge, so they can keep hydrated while at the same time reducing the amount of plastic bottles used at the event.

Randall's Island Park is supported, maintained and programmed by the Randall's Island Park Alliance

Stay tuned for further announcements over the coming weeks! (For tickets and transportation information)

Visit the Private Media Page for hi-res Photos and Logo

Kanye West (First show as sole headliner in NYC since 2008)
Kings of Leon (First NYC show since end of 2010)
Guns N' Roses
Pretty Lights
The Avett Brothers
Grizzly Bear
The xx
Cut Copy
Beach House
Kendrick Lamar
The Lumineers
Animal Collective
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Young the Giant
Thievery Corporation
Bloc Party
Of Monsters and Men
DFA 1979
Crystal Castles
Azealia Banks
Local Natives
Gary Clark Jr
Best Coast
Dirty Projectors
Portugal. the Man
Dinosaur Jr
Holy Ghost!
Divine Fits
Twin Shadow
The Vaccines
Steel Pulse
Dillon Francis
Paper Diamond
Fucked Up
Wild Nothing
Icona Pop
The Knocks
St. Lucia
Freddie Gibbs
Robert DeLong
Solid Gold
Bear Mountain
Pacific Air
The Revivalsists
Swear & Shake
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
Moon Hooch

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Mimic This Makeup

BeansTalk's Favorite Make-Up Artist
Nick Barose Offers Up Tips & Secrets

Here's what Nick tells us about Ashley Simpson's different looks:

Look 1, 90's supermodel Chic , We went with strong arch dark brows with matte everything from matte brown smoky eyes ( Estee Lauder 5 Colours Eyeshadows in Bronze Dunes)  to matte nude lips with 90's essentials Mac lip pencil in Spice, remember those? all the cool sexy people used to line their lips with it.
Look 2, Orange lips with Bronze smoky eyes " Orange is in interesting colour for lips, ( MAC Lipstick in Morange ) it's less expected than red and definitely more youthful and fun, a good way to look glam but quirky with out being too formal " Red Carpet-y"  Pair it with shimmery coppery bronze smoky eyes. ( Chanel Duo Eyeshadows in 37 Sables)

Look 3 , Rockstar eyes with glued on jewels ( you can't really see here but in the hi-res pic you can see we glued rhinestones to her inner corners of eyes, ) ( Sephora Jumbo 12 Hrs Liner in Brown)
" A dark smoky eyes can look too serious sometimes so by funking it up with rhinestones, it add a fun rock star elements to it"

Look 4, Blonde Ambition, I'm obsessed with the combo of deep red lips  ( Armani Lip Maestro in 402, Tibetan Red ) with strong brows  ( RAMY Perfect Brow wand ) and those high braided bun by hairdresser Joshua-Myles Ristaino, it's our modern interpretation of the Madonna Blonde Ambition tour look!

Look 5, Icy blue smoky eyes " By dabbing a hint of pastel mint blue in the inner corners of her grey smoky eyes, it's a subtle way to match your make up to your dress " she was wearing minty blue dress so I want to tie it together but with out being too matchy matchy by adding a bit of pale minty blue liner in inner corners ( Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner in Chop Suey) .." pair it with pastel-y peachy gloss ( Mac Archie 's Girl Lipglass in Summer Sweetheart)

Monday, March 04, 2013

Fairuza Balk's Latest Release

Dose of Reality

At closing time, Tony (Rick Ravanello), a shady bar manager and bartender Matt (Ryan Merriman) discover a woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom. When she awakens to claim she was attacked, the men and the mysterious Rose (Fairuza Balk) are plunged into an escalating game of cat and mouse. Nothing is what it seems…but one thing is certain--Rose has some dangerous thorns.

Written and directed by Christopher Glatis, Dose of Reality stars Fairuza Balk (Almost Famous, American History X, The Craft), Rick Ravanello (Hart’s War, The Cave) and Ryan Merriman (The Pretender, Pretty Little Liars).

Information & trailer:

Genres: Thriller Drama
Release Date:March 26, 2013
Director: Christopher Glatis - Dose of Reality, Callback, Camouflage
Fairuza Balk - American History X, Almost Famous, The Waterboy, The Craft
Rick Ravanello - The Cave, Hart's War, Weeds, Trial By Fire
Ryan Merriman - The Pretender, Pretty Little Liars, Final Destination 3, The Ring Two
Run Time (Mins):92
Sub Titles: No
Closed Captioning: Yes