Thousands of people lined up in anticipation to join the fun at the L.A. Pride Festival in West Hollywood, but many of them were turned away at the gates because the event sold out Saturday night.
The massive party attracted around 40,000 people, who enjoyed entertainment on three stages.
"We are sold out. We are sold out for the first time in L.A. Pride's history and I think that just goes to show the enthusiasm of being in safe spaces, spaces that embrace you for who you are," said Estevan Montemayor, president of L.A. Pride.
The official theme of the event was #JustBe, a call for participants to each express what Pride means to them in their own authentic way. Here are our favorite moments from the two-day festivity.
photos by: Luis Ontiveros and Gio Perez
This collection has us impatiently waiting for Fall! Tapping into his renowned tongue-in-cheek wit, Jean Paul Gaultier presents a collection worthy of the Fall/Winter 2017-18 wardrobe of the Snow Queen. Here are some of our favorite looks...
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“RUPAUL’S DRAGCON” SHATTERS RECORDS WITH OVER 50,000 ATTENDEES
Spearheaded by RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions, RuPaul’s DragCon provided a platform for fans – of all ages and backgrounds – to meet and interact with world-renowned celebrities and icons in more than 340,000 square feet of friendly and accessible environment.
The convention featured over 350 vendors and exhibitors, panel discussions, screenings, autographs, and photo opportunities.
"The overwhelming success of this year's DragCon is a testament to the talent and creative vision of the hundreds of drag artists who attended the convention," says World of Wonder co-founder Randy Barbato. "Drag has become a cultural force that is here to stay.”
Here are our favorite moments!
Photos by Luis Ontiveros and Luis Almejo.
Amber Rose kept the streets free of slut-shaming and sexual assault Sunday October 1st as she held her third annual SlutWalk in Downtown Los Angeles as her superhero alter ego: Captain Save a Hoe.
Established in 2015, The Amber Rose Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote discussion about women’s rights and equality issues. The foundation is specifically geared towards women, arts empowerment, and fighting against victim blaming.
More than 15,000 people filled the streets of Los Angeles to make their voices heard. The day long festival included all types of entertainment as vendors, speakers, panelist, performances and live DJs served the empowered attendees under the California sun.
Photos by Luis Ontiveros and Gio Perez
We just had to share more of Gucci's FW17 film campaign. Photographed and directed by Glen Luchford, the imagery features extra-terrestrials, robots and dinosaurs, whilst referencing classic films such as Star Trek, Creature of the Black Lagoon and Forbidden Planet. An incredibly psychedelic mash-up of all things sci-fi. Let your inner nerd and taste for fashion indulge in such fun and creative imagery.
“this season the collection is transported to a parallel universe where a mixed cast of humanoids, aliens, robots and earthlings unite for the Gucci invasion from a galaxy far, far away.”
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS THIS FALL IS GARETH PUGHES FOR THEIR AMAZING TAILORING AND OUTLANDISH RUNWAY AESTHETIC.
photos by: Alessandro Garofalo / Indigital.tv
IMATS L.A. returned to the Pasadena Convention Center! Produced by Make-Up Artist Magazine, 135 vendors split among three separate halls, allowed returning and first-time exhibitors to offer exclusive live demos from top talent, premiere new products and offer discounts to attendees. With six shows in four countries, IMATS is the most diverse and fastest growing professional make-up show in the market today. We covered closing day of this truly inspiring event and had such a great time shopping, and talking to some of beauty’s top industry professionals. Here are some of our favorite moments!
Jeremy Scott’s joint Resort and men’s show in L.A. this past Friday was an ode to uber-groovy psychedelic glam, an over-the-top cultural mish-mash of ’60s references."I just wanted to make something fun,” Scott said backstage before the show, “something a little theatrical, something colorful, and upbeat, and bright, that my SoulCycle instructor, and neighbors, and the pop stars who I adore, who are also my neighbors, could come and see together.”
Photos: Pablo Latorre / Indigital.tv
LA Pride is annual celebration that brings together the skills, talents and vision of the city’s diverse LGBT community to produce a unifying event filled with fun, unity, laughter and cheer. Since 1970, the Christopher Street West Association has produced a pride parade and festival while championing its goals of providing human rights, education, outreach and understanding within the local LGBT Community. The celebration itself acts as a unifying force that provides a platform for the organization to promote and accomplish its goals. Attendees of LA Pride can expect to experience such exciting and uplifting features as live music performances, drag shows, an artists’ alley and of course the grand parade. Here are some of our favorite moments.
Photos by Melissa Ver.
LEARN MORE AT WWW.LAPRIDE.ORG
Photos by Steph Wilso.
JACK VANZET is a creative director and multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne, Australia. From the moment we came upon his work, we were mesmerized by the rich color and emotion each of his pieces exude. Get inspired as you loose yourself in such talent!
London-based photographer Maisie Cousins explores femininity, social norms, textures, and color in her intriguing photographic close ups. Her unique approach in displaying several themes and emotions has grabbed the attention of many.
Flawlessly keeping the old school craft alive in the digital era! A look at the stimulating handmade collage artworks of Spanish photographer and artist Pablo Thecuadro.