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What’s On My Playlist? The Grammys Edition

I’m not much of a club scene girl, but I do love music and I love to dance! And, I’m very much looking forward to this year’s Grammys show — if for nothing else, I can’t wait to see the wacky and cutting-edge fashions that musicians dare to wear!

To prepare myself for the Grammys, I asked DJ Manero to give me his Top 10 list of songs that I should listen to before the big show on Feb. 10, 2013.

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Welcome to My Official Website!

Welcome to OliveOyl.com, the best source for news about me and my favorite things which includes fashion tips, beauty finds, events and projects. Here, you’ll get to see the latest must-have fashions from up-and-coming designers, as well as my collaborations with today’s top style brands. It’s a fun, content-rich blog for fans of mine who love fashion, art, pop culture, yoga and healthy living.

Each week, I’ll talk about things that are near and dear to my ultra-romantic heart. In “Olive Loves,” I’ll share my musings on music, art, fashion and culture. In “Olive Live,” I’ll talk about hot lifestyle topics, while “Olive Goil” will profile women who live as boldly and fearlessly as me. So, welcome and please visit my website often! To stay in touch in real time, you can follow me on Twitter via @OliveOylloves and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oliveoylloves.

 

OLIVE GOIL: Jacqueline Castel

I know that I have told you this before my friends, but I am telling it again – women directors rule!

Alas, there are still far too few of them, and that is why it is up to us all to give loud and long shout- outs, to the fine filmmakers of the female persuasion!

Today I am singing the praises of a lovely lady who creates the dreamiest music videos and experimental shorts, a mystical, magical sort of gal who has imagined alternate worlds and mysterious messaging for acts like Lola Jesus and Moon Duo.

Miss Jacqueline Castel studied at fine schools like CalArts and NYU and honed her directing skills by doing it, by commitment and exploration and experience. Over just the last few years, Jacqueline’s work has been featured internationally, on the BBC, MTV2, NME, The New York Times, Pitchfork, and VICE. Her short film work has been exhibited at The Director’s Guild of America, The Museum of the Moving Image, and SXSW.

Take a close look at her work and I think you’ll agree that Miss Castel has a voice all her own – a strange, slightly spooky, but utterly beautiful – aesthetic that reminds me of exotic lands and outer space and deep woods and high seas.

Miss Castel is a filmmaker that manages to create images you have never seen before, except for maybe in the deepest of dreams.

Olive Loves: The Standard Hotel

Travel is all about adventure and new experiences and tales to tell when you return!

As you all know, I am a dedicated wanderer, a globetrotter extraordinaire, fond of roughing it on the high seas, exploring the deep, darkness of exotic jungles or traversing endless deserts on camelback.

But every once in a while, my lovelies, I do enjoy a touch of luxury and glamour.

Take my trip to the City of Angeles for instance, to Hollywood and shiny stars and palm trees and Tinseltown fabulousness. What better place to lay my weary head each eve than the amazing Standard Hotel, which, by the way, is anything but Standard.

Sun by the pool, chow down on burgers (Wimpy, you’d be jealous!), take a nice little nap inside the glass case by the check-in desk so that all can admire your beauty! Whimsical and fun, surreal in just the way, The Standard is a perfect reflection of one of my very favorite cities.

Where else can you surf the waves, climb the hills and put on a cocktail dress and dance ‘til dawn – all in one sweet day?

Viva Los Angeles!

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