Nov 11, 2013

Billy Idol for John Varvatos ROCK IN FASHION

2013 was a rough start, as you all know.   It seems that the year has only gotten better and better, case in point: This week I was invited to attend the new book launch for John Varvatos held at the Varvatos store in West Hollywood.   It was hosted by Billy Idol.   That alone would be enough of a bucket list item to make it an unforgettable evening.

Here are videos of Billy Idol, John Varvatos, Mick Rock, Robert Matheau, Robert M. Knight all on a panel discussing images from the book:

discussing Lou Reed...

discussing Billy's pants...

Also, Hotpress.com posted a gallery...  
Some bonafide rock royalty were out in force in LA last night, to mark the release of designer John Varvatos' first Rock In Fashion book.
'Rebel Yell' singer Billy Idol and legendary snapper Mick Rock were the special guests for the event on Melrose Avenue, with son-of-a-Beatle Julian Lennon also in attendance.
Representing the Irish was Jack Matthews of Children of the Son, who have just completed recording in LA with Warren Huart, producer with Aerosmith and The Fray. The 15-year-old singer has one of the most extraordinary voices in rock, frequently eliciting comparisons to Robert Plant in his Led Zep heyday.
"It's been a real love affair between the band and LA," one industry insider told Hot Press. "There is a feeling that this young Irish band can go all the way. The response from musicians and from the creative community in LA has been fantastic. A number of record companies are already on the case. The question is: which one is going to be lucky enough to get them to sign on the dotted line."
Click here for the full gallery of last night's goings-on.
- See more at: http://www.hotpress.com/archive/10410147.html#sthash.6IJHgN56.dpufand here is one of my favorite images:

oh look, at the very back, on the right, yes, hello :) me and Mosha

The night would have been complete.   But wait, there's more.   Aside from the sheer awesome of getting to stand in a room full of rock legends and their friends and family, watching while they reminisced about amazing moments in rock fashion and history.   I was able to hear the stories, details behind some of the pictures that are in the book, that represent amazing moments, from people who had been there, been a part of it.

 

Not only did I get the opportunity to pose in front of the table where Billy Idol was signing books for everyone, cutting the line of people in the process ... but then this happened:
Thank you to John Varvatos for a wonderful event.   Thank you to my boss Mosha who asked Lionel Ritchie's girlfriend to take this picture for us (she is stunning by the way).   Mosha also got to have her photo taken with Julien Lennon by the talented Brad Elterman so thank you Brad!

And thank you life, for being awesome.



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