Two weeks ago (July 26th and 27th), I had the pleasure of attending the second annual La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (LJFFF) in La Jolla, Calif. This was actually my first time attending and so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The festival’s producer, Fred Sweet, had reached out and invited me via LinkedIn – and after I checked out the line-up and discovered there was a Karl Lagerfeld screening – I was all in! My girl, Jackie (of TgifGuide.com) and I drove down from Hollywood and rented a nice little condo by the beach, and an hour later, we found ourselves in a darkened theater watching all of Karl Lagerfeld’s films in their entirety! The first one we watched was “Remember Now” – which ended up being Jackie and I’s favorite – and so the rest of the trip we just pretended that we were in Saint Tropez and characters in the film. Zany girls, I know lol, but it was fun!
However, nothing compared or even prepared me for the fashion films at the screening. Each one was so moving and beautiful – and yet different and powerful in its own way. In between the two days of fashion film screenings – there were red carpets and other networking/ social events – but my favorite part was just being in the theater and watching all the films.
Posing on the red carpet
Below are pictures that Jackie and I snapped of ourselves – and this group of cool Russian film-makers that we met – during both red carpets (there was one for each day of the festival). You can also find out the winner’s of the film festival’s categories and also videos of my favorite films.
Hands down, “Pasos de Sirena,” the winner of the 2013 Best Cinematography category was my favorite. So beautiful! However, much congratulations to everyone at Free People and Starworks Group for “Roshambo” – winner of the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress categories! It was my second favorite film – and Christopher Abbott is hot!
Watch “Pasos de Sirena” – My favorite film of the festival! Note: The YouTube version does not have subtitles (as the film is spoken in Spanish). For subtitles, watch on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/67186310
Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for more LJFFF coverage! There’s nearby restuarant reviews and even an mock editorial shoot Jackie and I did inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s “Remember Now!”
Jackie (right) and I (left) posing on Day 1 of LJFFF
Jackie and I posing with our Russian friend on Day 2 of LJFFF
Watch “Roshambo” – Free People and Starworks Group
International Fashion Film Award Winners 2013:
Free People & Starworks Group for “Roshambo”
Guy Aroch & Jonathan Doe for “Roshambo”
Michael Kenneth Williams for “The Reinvention”
Sheila Marquez for “Roshambo”
Pablo Clemente for “Pasos de Sirena”
Eric Chang for “Lilith”
Damien Krisl for “Urban Hippie”
Aviv Kosloff for “Mia”
Raul Rosillo for “Chimera”
Viktorija Pashuta & Miguel Gauthier for “Lovers Game”
Adrian Lazarus for “Steam 1886″
Julian Acosta for “Moving”
Fashion film still images courtesy of Fred Sweet and www.LJFFF.com