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Summer Reading - Patti Smith, Just Kids

The late 60’s was the time to seek out independence, art, and music. It was also the beginning of the life long friendship between Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe http://www.mapplethorpe.org. Just Kids is...
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  1. Canyon of Dreams

      We can't properly love our boho chic unless we revere it's beginnings. Canyon Of Dreams is a book that is part music fanzine and part history lesson. It is...
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  2. A Johnny Was Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

    In 1975, Fleetwood Mac formed a lineup that would make them famous:  John and Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Bob Welch, and Stevie Nicks. These five musicians wrote Grammy award winning...
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  3. New York Nostalgia

    When I lived in NYC my apartment was in the west village rather than the lower east side (I am a pretty, not gritty, sort of girl.)  However, I frequently...
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  4. Remembering the Spirit of Fashion.

    (photo source: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/helen-gurley-brown-obituaries-11678140) Helen Gurley Brown, author, editor, publisher, and style icon, passed away on August 13th. Today, Johnny Was remembers this true innovator. A pioneer in the publishing world, Brown...
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  5. Inspirational woman: Exene Cervenka

    Part punk rock, part rockabilly and part country music essentially sums up the woman Exene Cervenka. Best known from the Los Angeles punk band X in the late 70’s and...
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  6. Angelino Heights

    Though mid-century modern and spanish styles of architecture are lovely, my heart belongs to the homes in Angelino Heights, a preserved historic district full of (mostly) restored Queen Anne and...
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  7. Mason Jar Flowers for Weddings

    My BFFTI (Best Friend Forever To Infinity--acronym power), who is also the assistant designer of 4 Love and Liberty, is getting married this August in the Pennsylvania countryside. Part of...
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  8. Four Dresses, a Pair of Silk Pants, and a Wedding

    The season of matrimony is upon us and if you are wondering what you should wear to a wedding, it is always great to think outside of the box. Many...
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  9. Laura Jean Anderson Sings "We Don't Belong To Anyone"

    The video you will see in this post was shot at our June photo shoot with Nikki Deloach and the song playing in the background is "We Don't Belong To...
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