KRAFTY KORNER: FALL KALENDAR—Who Shot Rock & Roll?

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By GAIL MIYASAKI

Sure to brighten any work day is a sparkly ID badge holder crafted by Nicole Kobashigawa of Rancho Cucamonga. (Courtesy of Bubbles and Bling)

Photographers and music rockers, this is your last chance to find out!

The exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City closes this Sunday, Oct. 21. For those of you who have no clue that such a place exists in L.A., come on down.

This hidden gem, an unobtrusive one-story structure, is situated outside of the contemporary CAA building nestled next to an unexpected open green space with trees.

Much more like a gallery than a museum, the Annenberg space is smallish and works ideally for exhibits like “Who Shot Rock & Roll” or past exhibits about beauty, sports, water. And it’s free! Parking is a buck with validation, up to $3.50.

Well worth that hour wait in line. A must see is the film shown on two opposing screens in the spacious center area. Snag a comfy spot to sit down.

Take a captivating visual journey in time, listening to photographers, some famous, others less familiar relate to these old images. There’s many a story of these musicians being at the cusp of the careers as they performed on stage, or just hung out.

Using your smartphone you can even try the audio tour that was created as part of the original print exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

From the 50’s to the present, celebrity icons have been captured on film—Elvis, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, KISS, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Joan Jett.

It’s a good idea to book your photographer now to get started on your Christmas card photos before the holiday rush. One less to-do on that big list!

Trekking from Rancho Cucamonga due north to Saratoga this Saturday for the Crafty Foxes Holiday Boutique at the Pisani Community Center is this daughter-mom duo of Nicole and Joy Kobashigawa.

Support breast cancer awareness by clipping on a glitzy pink hope ID tag. (Bubbles and Bling)

All because of their three-year-old Bubbles and Bling business making products with that bling, they’re able to spend quality time together.

One day while browsing the net, Nicole stumbled upon ID badge holders. With her creative juices flowing, she envisioned all the people she sees daily at her job at Kaiser wearing their designs.

“Everyone loves their badges, and it’s a fun way to add a little sparkle to plan scrubs, or any outfit!” she said.

A bunch of hard-working Kaiser fashionistas love the sparkle of Swarovsky crystals so much that they make their own statement wearing a different one for each day of the week.

Nicole looks at normal things and thinks “I bet I can make that cuter. I see inspiration in everything! Anything is possible!”

On Sunday, shoppers can head out to the WLA JACL’s Aki Matsuri Boutique on Sunday at the Venice Japanese Community Center.

Fashions with that Asian flair are popular with so many of the JA gals. You can easily spot them at various community events. Among the list of designers is Citron Clothing, a stylish Asian-inspired line of silky tops and coordinates. Look for rep Anne Mizutani with samples at reduced prices.

Citron Clothing has been around since 1992. Created by South African native Rocki Wolman, a select group is available at Nordstrom’s as well as small boutiques all over the country.

Mizutani was the owner of Nobu in W.L.A. where one could find unique gifts for the home, textiles, vintage kimono and funky fashions, including Citron. Her taste for the Japanese aesthetic in art, design and craftsmanship was what kept us all returning for more.

A red hot mandarin collar silk shirt is one sample from the line of Citron fashions offered by Anne Mizutani of W. Los Angeles. (T. MIYASAKI)

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Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Crafty Foxes Holiday Boutique
Joan Pisani Community Center
19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga
408-356-2764, Carol Yuki

Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
WLA JACL Aki Matsuri Boutique
Venice Japanese Community Center
12448 Braddock Dr., Culver City
323-980-8225. Jean Ushijima

Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Krafty Delites Fall Boutique #1
Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson St., Carson
[email protected],
Stephanie Nakayama

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