Archive for July, 2009


Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

How to Start Collecting Art, by Cathleen Madwick

Oprah Magazine, July 2009


Monday, July 27th, 2009

If you feel like satisfying your urge for craftsmanship, or are sick of the uniformity of malls, go check out the stuff–dresses, jewelry, handbags–at Taylor De Cordoba. Taylor De Cordoba is Heather Taylor’s sweet little contemporary art gallery in Culver City. They don’t normally sell clothes and accessories (and the art usually appears on the walls). But they’re doing a month-long summer project called L.A. Fashion Bloom (until August 8).

LA FASHION BLOOM: Lipstick Tracez

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Influential curator and gallerist Heather Taylor has transformed her gallery into a temporary fashion boutique. I love that the current economic climate has encouraged an informal attitude to bridge the gap between art and fashion. Anything goes and people are enjoying that. Up through August 8, they are featuring the work of five LA-based designers – Clare Vivier, Annie Costello Brown, Gregory Parkinson, Jesse Kamm and Wren. A portion of all proceeds go to P.S. Arts, a local non-profit dedicated to restoring the arts in public schools.

LA FASHION BLOOM: Nylon Magazine

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

For a limited time only (like, about a month), the Taylor De Cordoba art gallery in Culver City is housing wearable art pieces.


Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The most buzzed about LA-based designers Clare Vivier, Wren, Gregory Parkinson, Jesse Kamm and Annie Costello Brown are offering their wares through August 8 at Taylor De Cordoba, a contemporary art gallery in Culver City. On our wishlist: metallic leather tote bags by Clare Vivier, Annie Costello Brown’s outfit-making long fringe necklaces and Wren’s gem-hued short silk dresses. A portion of the proceeds will benefit P.S. Arts.

LA FASHION BLOOM: Blackburn and Sweetzer

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Thursday night Christina (who also took these lovely photos) and I hit up Taylor De Cordoba (2660 South La Cienega Boulevard, Culver City) for the opening night of LA Fashion Bloom – a pop-up boutique the gallery is hosting through Saturday, August 8.


Friday, July 10th, 2009

Paintings and sketches have given way to handbags and dresses at La Cienega’s Taylor de Cordoba gallery, which has been temporarily transformed into a cozy boutique dubbed LA Fashion Bloom. Until August 8, new and archive pieces from five of LA’s most esteemed labels – Wren, Jesse Kamm, Gregory Parkinson, Annie Costello Brown and Vivier – will be up for grabs, with a portion of proceeds going to arts education charity P.S. Arts.


Tuesday, July 7th, 2009


Public Dates: Friday, July 10 – Saturday, August 8

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present L.A. FASHION BLOOM, a temporary fashion boutique installed in a contemporary art gallery setting. In lieu of a traditional “summer group show,” gallery co-owner Heather Taylor has curated a selection of artfully installed pieces by five Los Angeles-based fashion designers:

Melissa Coker of Wren – clothing designer
Annie Costello Brown – jewelry designer
Jesse Kamm – clothing designer
Gregory Parkinson – clothing designer
Clare Vivier – handbag and accessory designer

All items will be available for purchase and a portion of proceeds will be donated to P.S. Arts, a local organization dedicated to restoring arts education in public schools. The designers will be featuring pieces from previous seasons in addition to debuting new fall items.

Some of L.A.’s most sought after design talent will transform the space from gallery into boutique. Local artist and Reorganica designer, Tony Brown, has created reclaimed wood store fixtures. Vintage lighting and accessories are courtesy Empric with floral landscaping designed by Holly Flora. L.A. FASHION BLOOM will exist for one month.