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Fashion Off the 405

Fashion Off the 405 is a Flickr-based project that documents the many different visitor styles of the Getty—from the trendy to the casual to some wild street style.

As summer’s heat wave hits here in Los Angeles, we’re all looking for the best way to stay cool. Fortunately, here at the Getty Center, summer has never been cooler. The Getty Center is frequented by some of L.A.’s most stylish, and they are bringing many shades of cool to the museum scene. We were so impressed, we had to share.

Whether you’re trekking to the top of the hill for Friday Flights, looking to dance the night away at Saturdays Off the 405, or just coming to peruse the garden in full bloom, we want to capture your perfectly curated outfit.

Check out some of my favorite looks and be sure to drop by and say hello if you see me in the crowd, camera in hand.

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Find us at the next Saturdays Off the 405 and see you on the interwebs.

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2 Comments

  1. Lili K
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Such great pictures! I especially love the second from the bottom. :-)

  2. Bloomtiful
    Posted July 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Dope

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      All Hail Tiberius, Least Media-Savvy of the Roman Emperors

      Tiberius was proclaimed Roman emperor on September 17 in AD 14, exactly 2,000 years ago.

      He was also a bit idiosyncratic. “He was the least media-savvy emperor you could imagine,” says curator David Saunders, who has been in charge of this bronze portrait of Tiberius which leaves us on September 22. He point to this description found in the writings of Cassius Dio:

      Tiberius was a patrician of good education, but he had a most peculiar nature. He never let what he desired appear in his conversation, and what he said he wanted he usually did not desire at all. On the contrary, his words indicated the exact opposite of his real purpose; he denied all interest in what he longed for, and urged the claims of what he hated. He would exhibit anger over matters that were far from arousing his wrath, and make a show of affability where he was most vexed…In short, he thought it bad policy for the sovereign to reveal his thoughts; this was often the cause, he said, of great failures, whereas by the opposite course, far more and greater successes were attained.

      Moreover, David tells us, “Tiberius’s accession itself was a farrago: Tiberius sort-of feigning reluctance, the Senate bullying him, he being all, ‘Well, if-I-have-to,’ and in the end—according to Suetonius—saying he’ll do it as long as he can retire.”

      Suetonius is full of great, albeit spurious, anecdotes about poor old Tiberius, David reports. “When someone addressed him as ‘My Lord,’ it is said, Tiberius gave warning that no such insult should ever again be thrown at him.”

      Happy accession, My Lord!

      Portrait Head of Tiberius (“The Lansdowne Tiberius”), early 1st century A.D., Roman. The J. Paul Getty Museum

      Statue of Tiberius (detail), Roman, A.D. 37, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei – Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Laboratorio di Conservazione e Restauro. Currently on view at the Getty Villa following conservation and study.

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