On Leap Day 2008, "Stars Aligned" Event Merged Fashion, Music and Art at the Avalon in Hollywood; Eclectic Audience Included Star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and Hundreds of Other Partiers for a Cause
by Don Rose
Project Ethos transformed the Avalon nightclub into a creative haven featuring a range of young, up and coming talent, and drew a packed house for the six hour event, which is now an annual tradition. Here are some of the event highlights:
Music - A range of mystical notes filled the Avalon Main Theatre space with melodic acts featuring Tyrone Wells, Meiko and Amber Rubarth. Tyrone was especially popular, it seemed; loved his medley of a range of hits that crossed many musical styles (and, come to think of it, who does medleys anymore? we miss 'em). Guests also imbibed cocktails at three full bars.
Fashion - The big fashion finale of the night started about 2 hours late, but that seems to be a standard thing with fashion shows, since their start times in LA seem to always run at least an hour behind (like clockwork, if you pardon the irony). I guess it is more dramatic that way, and when tonight's show finally began it was certainly worth the wait. A very sexy bellydancer came out first and gyrated seductively with others on stage behind her (see, I was so distracted I forget what the others were doing), followed by around 50+ celestial bodies covered in the divine creations of 8 excellent fashion designers. The nebula of fabrics, fashion and design were a fitting capper to the night's entertainment in the Main Theatre.
During the fashion show was when I spotted none other than Larry David, "Seinfeld" co-creator and star of HBO's hilarious "Curb Your Enthusiasm" - one of The LA Report's all time favorite TV programs. Although we can't confirm, from our vantage point it seemed Larry was on a date with an attractive young babe (as any single mensch worth hundreds of millions of dollars should be). Since the Avalon is a haven for young babes, and Larry is known to support worthy causes (which Project Ethos is), coming to this event was a perfect choice.
Art - We also enjoyed visiting the upper level (Spider Club) to see works by around a dozen artists, who created a wonderful array of color, imagery and form that stimulated all who came by. Very talented group indeed. The LA Report especially liked the color caricature of Prince Charles (granted, his facial features make him perhaps the easiest monarch ever to poke visual fun of), and the image of a reclining (or was it dying?) blue elephant on an American flag ("GOP RIP" might have been an apropos title).
Finally, there was the excellent Directors After Party at around 1am, where Project Ethos founders Heidi and Jason partied with VIP guests, press, designers, and other creative stars of the evening. This exclusive party featured DJ Johny Luv (www.myspace.com/djjohnyluv), free readings (from a seer of the future seated at a corner table), and delicious passed appetizers from Convivial Catering (our faves being the eel and avocado bites, Kobe burger sliders, tomato-and-cheese slices, and eggrolls). This after party was located inside Honey, the late night bistro that serves as an intimate "club within a club" for the Avalon.
All in all, The LA Report most enjoyed this Stars Aligned event. Since it is an annual affair, we recommend you attend next year. Keep it tuned here at The LA Report for future details. Special thanks to Jason at Project Ethos for his assistance.
For media who want more info on Project Ethos, please contact Jason@ProjectEthos.com. All other inquiries: contact Heidi@ProjectEthos.com. The LA Report recommends this annual event for next year, due to its multi-fun creativity and eclectic performance lineup.