Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bloc Party

New Album Digitally out now. Get it physically October 28th.
Order it HERE



Check it out, DEVON WEISS modeling for the new designers Summer 09 Women's Line.


Friday, September 26, 2008


"BOXeight exists out of necessity," says Peter Gurnz, CEO and founder of BOXeight studios. COCO recently shot its first photo shoot at BOXeight with major league player, Dirk Mai. Centered in the heart of Downtown LA. BOXeight has solidly fostered something where creative minds can linger, cultivate growth, and be entertained. So far, BOXeight has hosted a wide range of events including weekly parties in Hollywood and artist exhibitions.

The space is, in one word, or two, jaw-dropping. I remember when I first stepped inside, it seemed like something out of a movie. I definitely felt in “LA”. But the best part was the people. It was so great to see so many motivated artists in one place, living, breathing, and in a sense, bathing in what they love to do: create. BOXeight is definitely a breath of fresh air, considering there is nothing like it, or even similar to it. What they have going on is real, and inspiring. COCO demands you attend the next BOXeight event. It is an experience.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


New COLD WAR KIDS album.

For fans of distinct music.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Cody Kennedy, one of our premiere girls, was recently named "It-Girl" in this next month's October NYLON issue! Keeping the Kennedy Dynasty strong, in the footsteps of her older sister Cory Kennedy, she was also featured in ELLE Girl (JAPAN) posing as a poster girl for LA street fashion. Be sure to pick up the NYLON issue!

Sunday, September 21, 2008



I don’t know anyone who dislikes Daft Punk. Nor do I know anyone who hasn’t heard of Daft Punk. But I do know that there is a good handful of you who haven’t heard about DAFT PUNK’S ELECTROMA. ELECTROMA is a feature film about two robots (Daft Punk) that are on a quest to become human. The film is Written and Directed by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo. The film is out now, and can downloaded on iTunes!

Saturday, September 20, 2008



Remember our little introduction featuring our mystery girl Devon? Well, we’d love to catch you up. She’s been spotlighted plenty of times since we last spoke about her. So here’s the low-down. Our very Devon was spotted Thursday night modeling at the TEEN VOGUE Party in Los Angeles. She was caught in the act by Mark the Cobrasnake owning the catwalk. What better way to spend a Thursday night?

Our mystery girl also recently worked on an editorial for HOLLYWOOD LIFE MAGAZINE with supermodel May Anderson. She also recently worked on an ANGELENO editorial which was shot by world famous Tony Duran. The editorial is due in November. What’s next?

you can catch the rest of the photos here: TEEN VOGUE

The Black Ghosts

I can honestly say that the Black Ghosts have mastered the art of record making. Their self titled debut hit the digital racks July 8th. This is something I would definitely expect from ex-Simian members. This album can either turn turn round and round while you go about your daily routine, or it can be given full attention and it won't be a waste of your time. The electronic UK group has put together a truly smart, elegant, fast paced collection of post dance songs. Don't hesitate to give it a chance. I'm surprised it hasn't received the attention it deserves. Songs to pay attention to: "Anyway You Choose to Give it", "Repetition Kills You", and "I Want Nothing".
4 out of 4 stars. Solid Gold.
Pick it up if you like Simian, Black Kids, Gameboy/Gamegirl.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Brian Lichtenberg with DAFT PUNK and their FEMBOTS
We all know Brian Lichtenberg to be one of the most creative, inspiring and original designers of our generation. If you don't, get with the times! BL is hitting the fashion world hard. M.I.A., Santogold, Peaches, Katie Perry, Beth Ditto of the Gossip, Milla Jovovich, Kid Sister, Nicole Richie, and Zac Efron have already been spotted rocking BL. I KNOW right! He's not playing around.

With no traces of slowing down Brian is currently living in Silverlake, CA and working on his Spring/Summer Collection to debut during LA Fashion Week in October. You'll stick around if you know what's good for you.

We asked Brian for an exclusive interview, and here's what happened...

1. So we all know and love BL, but we're dying to know how and where
you got started.

BL: I started sewing in high school when fashion design really sparked my
interest and I experimented with making clothing out of tyvek paper

2. There is so much originality in your work, what inspires this post
futuristic chic?

BL: My obsession with the future, electronic music and all things sci-fi
and fantasy. I grew up in the 80s so I was really influenced by movies
like Star Wars, Tron, and the Dark Crystal.

4. We have all seen celebrities rock BL, how did you establish this cool?

BL: Just a month after I started selling my clothing, 8 years ago, my first
celeb customer was Gwen Stefani. I think it helps to live in hollywood
the media capitol of the world

5. Describe your work in one word?

BL: itshardtodescribeitinjustoneword

6. What can we expect from BL in the near future?

BL: More collabos with musicians and also established clothing brands.

7. What is the piece of advice you would give to aspiring designers?

Make what you really want to make, you will be more respected for it.

8. Where can we pick up some BL?

Later on this month at

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


by Sarah Kowaney

(World Class Youth: Cody Kennedy, Jackie K. for COCO by Dirk Mai)

Whether you recognize any of his photos or not, Dirk Mai has definitely made a name for himself the past four years. Most well known for his photographs of MySpace “celebrities” and other fashion photo credits under the name [fingers crossed], Dirk is living his lifelong dream.

Ever since he was a kid in Caro, Michigan, Dirk knew he wanted to have a career in photography. His father and uncle were both photographers, inspiring him early on in life. When he was in high school, his father gave him his first camera, a Nikon FG that he now has tattooed on his chest. In 2007, he moved to Santa Barbara, CA to study photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography. While living there, he started taking party photos at the Factory, a popular club in downtown Santa Barbara. This eventually led to him taking photos of MySpace celebrities such as Jeffree Star, Audrey Kitching, Hanna Beth Merjos, and more, leading to massive exposure and many opened doors.Dirk Mai

Dirk is currently shooting at the BOXeight Gallery in Downtown L.A. His photos are used for ad campaigns, look books, and model portfolios. Currently, he has been shooting 3-4 times a week while working on his own fashion portfolio. The future looks bright for Dirk Mai. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

World Class Youth: Jackie K., Cody Kennedy (Gene Simmons Family Jewels, 7 things-Miley Cyrus, October NYLON "It-Girl", Miguel Angel (Stay My Baby iCarly Miranda Cosgrove Video) for COCO. Photo by Dirk Mai.



Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"The House Bunny" Losen up a little.

We recently caught up with Kimberly Makkouk, who just finished “The House Bunny” starring Ana Faris. For those of you who haven’t seen it, we suggest you have a break from all those other serious movies and have some fun. What is more exciting than having a Playboy Bunny having to find a new job elsewhere? Well, maybe 2.

1. How was it working with Ana Faris?

It was such an honor; she is a very talented actress. I learned so much from just watching her act.

2. Your hair. Drastically changes. What was the process? Was it something that you had agreed to when you agreed to do the movie or was it something that was spontaneous?

When I first got the role, my hair was a platinum blonde, I knew there were going to be some changes, but I was extremely surprised when the hair stylists colored my hair dark brown. I didn't mind because it was part of my character, and it's part of being an actress. We had some amazing wigs made just for us, so when you see me as a blonde, that's really a wig.

3. If you had the chance to film the movie again would you do it?

I sure would. Everyone was so amazingly talented; we were all like a family. Every day on set felt like a group of friends, hanging out, and doing what we love. The experience was awesome.

4. Was there anything that bothered you on the set or something that you generally disliked about filming it?

Everything was wonderful.

5. Your role seemed like a fun one. What was your favorite thing about the film?

My role was fun just because Tonya reminded me of myself in a way. The best thing about the film was the transformations. We looked so dorky, and unattractive in the beginning, then all of a sudden we are caterpillars turned into butterflies.

6.What is next for you?

Hopefully some more movies. Be on the look out.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


We've all done it: Danced to "Let's Make Love" or "Music is My Boyfriend" until morning. CSS dropped the bomb again 7/21, except this time they're all grown up. But there is no need to panic; they've done it without losing their flair. Donkey, despite its title, has mastered sophisticated undertones that still get you in the mood. Okay, maybe after a couple of drinks if you're shy. Regardless if you haven't already done so, we advise you to pick it up soon. You're already 2 months behind! Songs to pay attention to: "Believe Archive", "Move" and "How I became Paranoid". This time there is no reference to DFA1979 or that DJ...Which one was it?
4 out of 4 stars.
Pick if up if you like The Sounds.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Visionaire is a Santa Monica based Fashion happening on Friday September 5th that you all should attend:it's for a good cause. We'll be there to cover it.



Monday, September 1, 2008

Partie Traumatic

If Bloc Party, The Teenagers and The Gossip got together and jammed you would get The Black Kids. The Black Kids debut, Party Traumatic features our favorite, "I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You." Unlike The Teenagers though, The Black Kids have flair and originality. We gave up on the Teenagers when then passed on one of my compilations and could not even fill The Echo; how embarrassing!
3 out of 4 stars - Why the Chromeo rip off at the end of I Wanna Be Your Limousine? - INMUSICINLOVE
Debuted #5 on the UK album charts.
Pick it up if you like the Cure.


by Sarah Kowaney
"I used to be pretty quiet and shy. I didn't like attention and I was kind of self-conscious. My whole life was about getting out of high school…and certainly not doing anything involving attention on me." With this mentality, up-and-coming model Devon Weiss never expected what the future had in for her.
At the age of 14, Devon was discovered backstage at a live taping of American Idol. When her and her sister spotted Miss J. Alexander from America's Next Top Model, they decided to approach him. He insisted that Devon had to have been a model; when she said that she wasn't, he took a few snapshots of her and referred her to Warning Model Management. Shortly after, she went to the agency and was signed on the spot. As simple as that, the dreams of many became a reality for Devon.
With the help of her manager, Omar Alberto, Devon has already accomplished so much. He's been her backbone, pushing her to work hard and simply believing in her. "He told me that I was going to be something," she says, "and that I had so much potential. He raised my self-esteem and helped mold me into what I am now." Devon has already worked with numerous models from America's Next Top Model, including Cycle Nine winner Saleisha. She has worked with fashion photographer Bruce Weber for an Abercrombie & Fitch ad, as well as already booked various runway shows for up-and-coming designers Jesse Kamm, Melissa Coker, Whitley Kros, Kelly Nishimoto, and Suh-Tahn.
What's next for this L.A. model? Devon plans on staying in L.A. for now. She recently shot her first commercial, and plans on honing her acting skills in addition to modeling. In the meantime, Devon will soon be featured in Vogue and InStyle in an ad she worked on with celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves. As for the future, if you see Devon walking the runway, on a billboard, in a feature film, or wearing your favorite designer in Vogue...don't be surprised.