Photo by: Janell Shirtcliff
On one of my recent trips to California, I attended an art show that Vivianne Lapointe also known as Ladyshark put on at a neat art space in Hollywood. Being a big fan of the ocean and having always been fascinated by sharks, I was really excited by this exhibit and fundraiser. From then on, I started following Ladyshark on social media and discovered that she was also the founder of an amazing magazine called – Live FAST Mag. Over the past couple of months, it’s become my go-to mag for inspiration – they always have such beautiful photos, travel and art features as well as so much more! Vivianne and her team recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of their very first annual issue. “A big glossy book with drool-worthy features that you can pick up a year or 10 years from now and flip through with the same pleasure,” she says. You can check out the campaign and what Live FAST Mag is all about here. I’m thrilled to present to you today my 5 Questions With Vivianne Lapointe.
1) Can you talk to us about your style evolution from your teens until now? How would you describe your style today? (you can provide us with photos if you’d like)
My personal style was a bit all over the place growing up – like I’d wear thick socks in fancy heels, and I remember people making fun of me because I’d straighten my hair only in the front and leave the back really messy. I was always into platform shoes, knee high socks and hats. Right now I spend a lot of cash on great lingerie and stockings, because somehow it makes anything I put on after sexier and more expensive. When I’m chilling at home or at the office I look like a tomboy – skinny jeans, oversized tees, snapbacks – but when I go out I like to feel like a sex pot.
2) Who are your style icons?
Claudia Cardinale, Brigitte Bardot, Dita Von Teese and then a lot of my super stylish friends like Janell Shirtcliff, Kelley Ash, Cyd and Dal from Stone Cold Fox, Leemor Rhodes and Chiara Ferragni.
3) What inspired you to create Live FAST Mag? What is your mission with the mag?
FAST stands for Fashion, Art, Sex and Travel – the best things in life. Think about it… you can really lose yourself in an amazing orgasm, the view you discover when you reach a mountain peek, a great book, staring at a painting, or wearing a gown in the most gorgeous silk. Life is so short! I hope we inspire people to live to the fullest and to do everything they can to stretch the precious time we are given on this earth.
4) What are some of the most memorable moments thus far with Live FAST Mag?
Our first Babes On Tour, when we documented our road trip from Los Angeles all the way up to San Francisco. That’s when I fell in love with the Madonna Inn and Big Sur. I’ve been back twice since. Another great moment is when the president of the NY Observer emailed me to tell me he is a huge fan of the mag! And both of my trips to Pow Wow Hawaii were pretty life changing.
5) You’re a big fan of the ocean and of sharks, where does this passion come from?
It stems from fear and has come full circle since. I’ve written about it pretty extensively here.
Best of luck with the campaign!