Our recent trip to the City of the Angels (Los Angeles for those not fluent in Spanish) also resulted in the sweet union of architecture, music, fashion and sexiness. Lizzie and I share an appreciation for all of the above. But, let me just shut up and get to the video you must see if you, too, love architecture, music, fashion and sexiness:
Despite the fact that we’d already left the Golden State, we were transported back as I was showing Lizzie some of my favorite videos of Cibelle who did “London, London” with Devandra Banhart – together, two of the most interesting and beautiful voices in music today. Then, I clicked through some more Banhart videos and BAM! A beautiful woman (who I later learned was Banhart’s girlfriend, Rebecca Schwartz ) was sitting naked in a tub with Banhart. Even sexier are the first few frames of the video, when you see John Lautner’s famous “Rainbow House“, also known as the “Garcia House”. Lautner, a student of Wright, gave birth to the “Googie” style of architecture. I must give credit to my dear friend, Don, for introducing me to the vast world of architecture over 20 years ago. My appreciation for this amazing field has grown ever since, particularly the architecture of Los Angeles, where Frank Lloyd Wright and all his descendants (his son Lloyd Wright, Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, et al) designed and built some of the most celebrated architecture in the world.
The lovely dovey, sexy music and sweet flirtations of Banhart and Schwartz set the stage as the two lovers playfully model an array of stylish Oliver Peoples frames that cherryontop this video. Shot in the gorgeous light of the magic hour; sweetness ensues, in a Mad Men-esque way – well, at least a la the episode in California where Don proposes to Megan. Oops, spoiler alert … but, you get what I mean about the whole mid-century thing.
Because I’m the type of guy that likes to get to the background on random things, I was led here: Nowness.com. Lisa Eisner‘s piece is quite possibly the sexiest little video I’ve had the good fortune to see. Lizzie has had a thing for Oliver Peoples for quite some time and after this slice of heaven, I do too. So there you have it: music, architecture, sexiness and fashion, not necessarily in that order and all jumbled together in a sweet symphony.