Halloween with Feed a Model @ Ecco
On Halloween night, the model/artists of Feed A Model hosted an eco-friendly evening of art, fashion, and charity. Feed a Model benefits Global Green USA. All of the artwork uses Low & Zero VOC paints, and natural and recycled materials. The models who created the art were dressed by eco-friendly designer Deborah Lindquist as different themed princesses Some of the larger artworks were auctioned off live. According to the press release, "The lucky winners of these pieces will also get a dinner date with the gorgeous models..." Hmmm.
We missed the live auction, so we can't report on the slightly creepy 'date auction" situation. In spite of being eco-friendly, Ecco was not very user-friendly so we didn't dawdle. From the press release:
Hollywood's newest hot-spot, Ecco, located at 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd, was designed by Beau Robb, mastermind behind some of Hollywood's most celebrated clubs such as Area and Privilege. It will be one of the nation's first Eco-friendly L.E.E.D. certified venues. The nightclub is constructed of recycled and renewable resources, uses green power, has neutralized carbon emissions and energy efficient insulation. There will also be free valet service for hybrid vehicles. Even the bathrooms feature flush-less toilets, Dyson "Airblade" hand dryers, and organic cleansers and hand soaps.
We were greeted at the door by velvet rope bruisers with major 'tude. There were some nice people hanging out, but the room was fairly empty. As the evening wore on, we did meet a few cool model/artists. We did not, however, want to pay for bottle service just for the right to sit down, so we hit a pretty hasty retreat. But not before the eco-friendly Airblade hand dryers scared the hell out of me. You have to put your hands all the way into them, and I was afraid if I told a lie it would bite my hands off.
According to the press release, "The event is sponsored by Gen Lux Magazine, a luxurious publication dedicated to style and beauty." I don't know what exactly the sponsorship included, since there were no complimentary food or beverages - oh, wait - there was a bowl of Halloween candy.
We wish we could say nicer things - it was a charity event. The model/artists seemed to have the best intentions. And Ecco, well, it's a nice idea. But the last thing Hollywood needs is another place that charges you 500 dollars to sit down. Maybe next year I'll pick out my guest's costume and make them come dressed as a chair.