Malin Akerman partied with the cool girls last night at the Vena Cava GenArt soiree at Chateau Marmont in LA. Some might cringe at the thought of paisley prints, but Malin's Vena Cava silky, high-waist rendition looked effortlessly slick — and gave her legs for days. A fitted black crop top balanced out her proportions while a Vince Camuto oversized clutch and gold wedges added just the right amount of flourish to her party attire. Quick tip: swap out the gold shoes for patent point toe pumps and add a blazer for a stylish take on office dressing. Intrigued? Shop our inspired picks now.
Think you'll never have a chance to get to Sundance? Well, if you're into making shorts this is your lucky day. For the second year, GenArt and Delta airlines are teaming up for a short film competition, "Delta's Fly-In Movies." Filmmakers are invited to submit short films into the contest and five finalists' movies will be shown on Delta flights and flown out to the Sundance Film Festival where the winner will be announced and awarded $10,000 and a pair of round-trip plane tickets.
Viewers on both the selected transcontinental Delta flights as well as online (where the finalists' films will be available) will be able to vote for the winner. I'll probably end up catching the films online, but the inflight viewing idea is great. Considering the impulse to watch whatever an airline is showing, no matter how insipid, the thought of watching a few short films sounds like the perfect way to cut the boredom on a lengthy cross-country flight. Very cool. If you're interested in learning more, check out the full set of rules and regulations here. Thanks to Cinematical for the heads up on this competition!
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How often are you guaranteed a cool party? As you all may or may not know, I spent a good chunk of my years in New York City. My early twenty-something years. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun. And once I discovered Gen Art I learned that their events would be guaranteed fun.
They recently featured yours truly in a Gen Art Pulse email newsletter so I'm sharing the love with this advertorial. So check it:
Gen Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists. And, they throw way fun parties! With offices in New York, LA, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago they produce over 100 events annually ranging from a week-long film festival to star-studded fashion shows, DJ competitions, art exhibitions, multi-media events and more. Basically, it's a really cool organization that throws red carpet events that are seemingly intimidating to attend, but actually aren't.
If you live in any of the above cities you can become a member and experience a guaranteed cool party. Whether you're into fashion (duh), music, art, film, or all of the above, Gen Art is an awesome organization to get involved with. My favorite events to attend: the film screenings & shopping events!
If you don't live in the above listed cities, you can read their online magazine, Gen Art Pulse, for cool stuff relating to design, fashion, film, leisure, music, travel and more.