By Valerie Milano
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 11/22/12 – “Ultimately we’re just trying to make the boot urban.” Duran Brown told Hollywood Today on the new line of “urban” themed Durango Boots. This past Saturday, November 17th, the historic boot company along with Shoreline Ambulance hosted Art N Life, an exhibition of fashion and art, at Thomas Paul Fine Art Gallery located in the trendy Fairfax and Beverly neighborhood. The well-attended event featured live mannequins striking poses and showing off Durango Boot’s new collection, which is inspired by city living. Along with an amazing DJ that rocked us out with Deep House grooves, guests also had an opportunity to view stunning works of art depicting Los Angeles gang life from artist Carlos Donjuan.
Though the evening was about Durango Boots and the role they play within the intertwining communities of fashion, music, and art, it also helped raise awareness for Shoreline Ambulance. Shoreline is the premier pre hospital emergency care and medical transportation service for the entertainment industry and was one of the sponsors for Art N Life. Event attendee Raphael Lavon, also known as The Premier Star says, “This event has great company and drinks and a great vibe.” The gallery, which fit 50 or so people comfortably was an excellent setting to mix and mingle with the young fashionistas, artists and designers who were buzzing about. Passed hors d’oeuvres, a selection of colorful vodka cocktails, good music and Durango Boot’s live mannequin display of super hot boots had everyone in lifted spirits and open communications.
Art N Life is a perfect example of the many under/above ground events that support and celebrate LA’s rich culture of creatives, media and entertainment, and as we see the relationship between word, art and fashion continue to grow I dare say we can expect more companies like Durango Boots to forge these partnerships.