Tres Waves Film Premiere Ft. Lainney Dizon by Lainney Dizon

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I absolutely love collaborating for creative projects that inspire me to step my game up. Recently, I had the pleasure to work with film director Larry Rodriguez of Looming Bear Productions in a short film titled Tres Waves. Tres Waves is a series of short stories featuring Los Angeles creatives.

My story, Ratchet Rampage, features a situation we can all relate to: getting parking ticket. The scene opens up in Studio City, where I find out that I parked in a 'no-parking' zone and transitions to me dancing angrily in a warehouse. The scene then goes to me finding peace and serenity at the beach and transitions to flames within a bonfire. Special thanks to my talented producer friends Dakota and V Fresh for providing the dope instrumentals to this fun scene. Watch the feature below: 

A special thank you Larry for allowing me to share my art and dance in this film and thank you to all my close friends and family who came out to support last night at The Colony Theatre! I'm truly blessed to be surrounded by creative and passionate individuals. Check out Looming Bear Productions for upcoming showcases and projects. 

Dizon Dreams Share the Importance of Filipino Culture in Food and Family with Buttermilk Co. by Lainney Dizon

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Special thanks to Zoila for allowing Dizon Dreams to be a part of Buttermilk Co's #JustLikeMoms social campaign. 

 Buttermilk Co, a cultural food tech brand based in Seattle started by Mitra Raman, is honoring women and their mothers this Women's History Month through a simple Instagram campaign called #JustLikeMoms. Mitra is the first generation daughter of an Indian immigrant so we are focusing on the relationship between women, their moms and their culture through food. Read on as we share the importance of Filipino culture in our food and family: 

We're born and raised in LA, but our parents came here in the 1980s to find jobs and create a better future together. Filipinos are very food-orientated, so cooking traditional dishes is so important in passing along our family's culture and traditions.

My favorite memory was cooking banana-q with my mom, a fried banana dessert. Also, during the holidays we make lumpia, a traditional Filipino dish. Our auntie usually cooks us pancit or spaghetti during our birthdays because long noodles symbolize a long life. It's a tradition :).

We love cooking! We usually go to an Asian supermarket to get all our ingredients. When we have food traditions it makes me happy to be blessed to have a culture that celebrates food and family and community. These dishes give me feelings of happiness, contentment and joy. I love food and family.

Genius & Dropbox Present Visual Art Exhibit ‘Lyrics To Life’ by Lainney Dizon

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The world needs your creative energy.

Music to me is more than just a melody, it's a way of life, a culture and a feeling that can move and inspire others. Art in it's most meaningful form is meant to create and inspire more art. That's why when Genius invited me to peep the upcoming "Lyrics To Life," in collaboration with Dropbox, I knew I had to come through and support. 

"Lyrics To Life," showcases original works of art from renowned visual artists inspired by iconic lyrics across different genres. Among my favorite art installations of the event featured Notorious B.I.G.'s iconic "Juicy" lyrics: 

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up Magazine
Salt N Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hanging pictures on my wall

Graffiti artist TYPOE remixed old school play block letters to bring viewers into what he described as "a state of childhood. A state where we didn't limit our dreams and our potential. There was less fear and more openness." 

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Photo credit: Dropbox 

Fashion designer Peggy Noland interpreted Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life" lyrics: 

In this very moment, I’m king
In this very moment, I slayed Goliath with a sling

Peggy highlighted the unlikely nature of success by showcasing a modern day David vs. Goliath scene complete with a Queen scene lips couch and slingshot aimed at Goliath. My favorite piece of this was the colors and vibrant attitude towards the monster. Oftentimes, it seems as creative artists, we think our trials rob us of our joy but it's in the perspective and attitude of our struggle that really causes us to be victorious no matter the situation.  

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Photo credit: Mariafini 

Plexi Art Queen Melfinia, interpreted Radiohead's popular 1993 hit, "Creep":

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here


Melfinia took viewers on a sweet escape with a room themed in the 90's. She explains, "In times of distress I would comfort myself by creating my own alternate reality. In this alternate space that I was able to heal, combining natural elements like plants and crystals, to draw positive energy from.” As an artist, solitude is oftentimes, the greatest thing that helps us recharge and reimagine our vision. This room was a favorite for me because it made me realize how as a kid, I had the space of being able to write in my journal, AIM with bae or just listen to music on my iPod, pre-social media era. There's happiness in stillness and imagination. 

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Other visual artists featured include rapper/filmmaker Amine, L.A-based artist Devin Troy Strother, Mokibaby and Nitemind with lyrics inspired by The Notorious B.I.G., Tame Impala, Nicki Minaj, Sia and Animal Collective. Follow the story across social with #LyricsToLife or visit the interactive art exhibit in DTLA's Art District. 

Lyrics to Life is open to the public from March 2-5. As of this writing, tickets are still available for Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5. Check ticket availability here.

Valentine's Day with The Real Talk Show ft. Dizon Dreams by Lainney Dizon

A special thanks to the ladies of The Real Talk Show for inviting us to be apart of The Valentine's Day show: Bestie Edition! We had so much fun on set and connecting with besties. The ladies of The Real spoiled us with goodies for a perfect girls night: Crafted Taste Mixer KitBiosilk Silk Therapy, Context Nail Lacquer, and Artis Makeup Brushes. You ladies sure know how to treat a gal! It's such an amazing feeling to know your girls got your back! Hope you spend today vibrantly with those you love most. 

You can watch the episode on Fox 11 at 3PM PST or BET Her 6PM PST. Peep the episode online here. 

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The Drop: 2000's Hip-Hop Party Returns February 16 at General Lee's by Lainney Dizon

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Excited to bring your favorite throwback Hip-Hop party in Los Angeles! The Drop: Best of 2000s Hip-Hop Party returns this Friday, February 16 at General Lee's. We will have special guest DJ Fatlip (formerly of The Pharcyde) and DJ Rico and DJ Mike Sincere in the building! Hosted by Dizon Dreams and Tres Stacks Brand. Have a song request? Comment below! 

Free with RSVP: https://thedropparty.splashthat.com

'For the Culture' Art SHOW Benefitting Inner-City Arts at Wallspace LA by Lainney Dizon

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We're excited to announce our first charity event benefiting Inner City Arts, a non-profit dedicated to sparking LA's next generation of thinkers, doers and creators! Presented by We Are Asential & LA Pulse Mag, 'For the Culture' is a celebration of emerging creative community in art & music with proceeds benefiting arts education for the Los Angeles Youth.

Enjoy Live Performances by: WhyFi, Jpeg Mafia, Cold Boi Bryce, Smokeey Bacon and Reydio.  
Pop-up by Tres Stacks Brand and complementary drinks by Pabst Blue Ribon

It's 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink, only $5 to enjoy all the festivities!

Come support arts education for the youth and enjoy an evening with LA's emerging creators in the world of art and music! RSVP here.

See you there!