Another great surprise adventure for Twisted Silver on Saturday night…
What started out being a drive home from Palm Springs to the San Francisco Bay Area (after a heavenly week of family, great friends, endless pool time, water slides and smoothies) ended up in Hollywood and being a part of a wonderful launch party for the hip and very demure ELIZA magazine.
Through Heather Fish of Pearl Swimwear, ELIZA founder and creator Summer Bellessa connected with me last week. Thrilled after taking a glimpse at her new magazine http://www.elizamagazine.com I told her that I looked forward to being a part of it. Long story short- Heather called just as I was traveling home through L.A. and the next thing I knew I was at the Launch Party for ELIZA at the very hip Mood club in Hollywood with Twisted Silver featured in a the fashion show with Pearl Swimwear.
It is really very surprising that I made it there in time, with the heavy traffic, my creative sense of directions, and a family that needed to get settled in to a hotel. Before heading to the room (for a quick change of clothing) at a neat hotel on Wilshire Blvd, I asked the all too helpful concierge for directions to the club Mood, his comment to me was “I hope you plan on changing clothes…this club is very… well, very Hollywood, it is a hot club” I JUST need directions please, but it did give me another clue as to what to expect. This club Mood on Hollywood Blvd http://www.moodla.com/ was a prime place to host this launch, considering it is one of the cities favorite clubs.
The launch was complete with beautiful Ford Models, press, fashion show, (again I am struck by how incredibly beautiful the Pearl Swimwear line is) swag bags, and the lovely Summer Bellessa. It was fun meeting the brains behind the beauty ELIZA. With a long background of modeling and the designer of the clothing line Sorella Bellessa, this magazine is a natural for Summer. To peruse this sleek new magazine for yourself http://www.elizamagazine.com to subscribe. I will be on the sidelines cheering her on, as she undoubtedly succeeds in this new adventure!
In 1984 I saw The Police in concert, Synchronicity Tour, at The Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The warm-ups were Stevie Ray Vaughn and Brian Adams… with “warm-ups” like that, you Know it will be a good concert. Helicopters flew over the stadium dumping roses out into the crowd of 60,000 or so, if I recall. The Police were at the top of their game, in the peak of their career. Incredible to say the least!
Now more than 20 years later The Police have re-united for one last tour, and last night my husband and saw them at Oakland Coliseum. The anticipation of what they might sound like, look like, preform like, was thick in the air among the heavy crowds all desperately trying to get in to the parking lot (which it turns out was full anyway) We were able to get in to the stadium at the time that The Police entered the stage- and in the 2nd song got in to our seats!
Wow, I was surprised how great they sounded after all these years. They certainly looked like a different band, although Sting has aged so well, and still the coolest man on the planet. I heard about the early reviews of the tour, including reviews written by their very own iconic drummer Stewart Copeland, saying basically that they stunk. I think the feeling was that maybe they had lost it. It did seem to me that a lot of the songs were written in a lower key, and I missed hearing Sting sing so many of his high notes, but now that I am seeing them several shows after the tour start, it is clear that these seasoned musicians have taken the concert tour curve and they appeared to be in their groove again.
My favorite part of the concert aside from Roxeanne (just as I remembered it) was when Sting was singing about being a young apprentice, and as he did it he looked out at the crowd with a big shrug and a smile.
1984 Police/2007 Police: The sound is basically the same, the look is a bit more distinguished, the crowd is a lot more distinguished, But for the most part (If I closed my eyes) they were The Police I knew and loved in my twenties! The Police with a Twist:)
It’s an exciting week here at Twisted Silver beginning with an invitation from GRAMMY Foundation to join in their annual A Starry Night event. The event will honor Quincy Jones
” which salutes noteworthy humanitarians whose charitable work and contributions align with the mission of the organization.”
Quincy Jones has had a legendary career, but even better than that he has given so much of himself to worthwhile causes around the world. Also great is that 2007 Starry Night is one of the first celebrations of The Recording Academy’s 50th milestone celebration. Twisted Silver is thrilled to be a part! http://www.grammyfoundation.org.
Last year performers and presenters included Natasha Bedingfield, Eric Benet, “Babyface” Josh Groban, Renee Olstead, Oprah Winfrey etc. After that event it was fun to get phone calls from Renee, Josh and several others including Neil Portnow (the President of the Recording Academy), wanting more Twisted Silver- I look forward to that again this year:) I really hope to get a call from Oprah!
The week continued strong as I hosted an event with designer Heather Fish of Pearl Swimwear, a line of incredible fashion forward swimwear…unlike any line I have ever seen. http://www.pearlswimwear.com. Her retro-inspired designs were a hit here in the San Francisco Bay Area. From Laguna Beach, she was here on business and called hoping to connect- which we did! A gathering of friends and loyal Twisted Silver customers were here to see her line of swimwear (the line I have been raving about since I met her last year.) It worked out nicely for both of us. (check out the suit I have- and LOVE!…and look- she is wearing the Twisted Go-Go Ultra! ) http://www.pearlswimwear.com/collection/dashofsass.html)
So all in all, a great week- I will keep you posted:)