Hollywood – On Wednesday night, the LA Times hosted their annual Rock/Style start of summer music & fashion event at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Tropicana Bar and Pool. The World Famous KROQ’s own Ted Stryker hosted the festivities which featured a live performance from bewitching singer-songwriter sister act The Pierces.
Perfect weather—not too hot for fine couture, not too cool for a punk-rock miniskirt–provided just the right atmosphere for Macy’s “Brasil” live fashion show. With a white runway stretching across the Tropicana pool, male and female models treated the crowd to the latest in swim, rock and prep styles. The grand finale was an “Ode to Brasil” segment where the models, dressed in pieces exclusive to Macy’s by Brazilian designers, were accompanied by Carnival-style dancers and drummers.
Coco Brevé kept everyone tipsy with two new flavors: Kiwi Lime and Mango Citrus. Courvoisier Rosé’s ‘Belle Rosé’ signature cocktail, Courvoisier’s ‘Ginger C’ cocktail, and Hornitos Tequila’s ‘Hornitos Paloma‘ cocktail were perfect for a night of fashion, music, & poolside mingling.
Special guests included Nick Simmons (“Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels”) and Whitney Moore (“Snake and Mongoose”), Abby Miller (“Justified”), DaMarcus Morton (designer), Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark (“Classy Ladies with Alie & Georgia”), Lauren Elaine (designer/model), India de Beaufort (“Jane by Design”), Kate Lang Johnson (“The Campaign”), Jennifer Freeman (“My Wife and Kids”), Jay Giannone (“The Iceman”), Katrina Parker (“The Voice”), Erica Chase (musician), Simone Smith (designer), Gabrielle Wortman (musician), Nikki Lund (designer), Amy Paffrath (“Hollywood 411”), Drew Seeley (actor/musician), Jen Lilley (“The Artist,” “General Hospital”), Ralph Rieckermann (musician), Charley Koontz (“Community”) and Michael Silas (touring dancer with Lady Gaga) among the spirited gathering of music and fashion aficionados.