Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner and Gifting Suite

The super swanky Roger Neal Style Hollywood Academy Awards viewing dinner and Oscar Suite Presented by Suzan Hughes S.H.E Foundation , and brought to you by Sprin Jewelry, Best Way Co. ,and The Autism Changes Foundation will take place on Oscar Night February 26th 2017 at the World Famous Hollywood Museum (The historic Max Factor building) located at 1660 Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood (www.thehollywoodmuseum.com). Roger Neal, who for the past 21 years and produces the RNSH Oscar suite, said “We are beyond thrilled to be back at the Hollywood Museum which houses the largest collection of entertainment […]

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Golden Globes Gleaming

I know yellow is the trend this season, but I was blown away by these looks:   Stone ( or her stylist!) always makes great choices. I loved her beaded top and pants with a sash at the last Golden Globes. I’ve worn gowns that have various lengths and it’s really hard to pull off. Monae does this effortlessly! I normally think polka dots, tulle and sequins (!) are too busy, but she really slays in this gown! I normally wouldn’t go for a statement so bold, but Wood looks stunning and I’m a big Dietrich and Bowie fan, so […]

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Ladies Kicking Butt at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

Had an amazing time at the first night of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival at the Wilshire Screening Room, where the film that I acted in and co-produced is an official selection of the festival. I was honored to have my film screen in the “ladies kick butt” block of films. Kudos to Patricia DiSalvo Viayra, the CEO and Co-Founder of the festival and her husband Mike Viayra, her Co-Founder and Festival Director. Lady Filmmakers Festival is under the umbrella of the newly formed Lady Filmmakers Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charity. Lady Filmmakers Festival is in its 8th year and […]

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So Very Vida Bestowed with A Nollywood Excellence in Media Award

I was presented with a prestigious Excellence in Media Award at the fourth annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) on Saturday August 6th at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA. This event recognized renowned international talents in the film, music and media industries within the African communities globally, so it was truly an honor to receive this wonderful award. LANFA has experienced tremendous growth since it’s inception and wanted to appreciate all those who have stayed the cause and also given back to their communities. King Bassey is the founder of the Nollywood awards and LANFA. Mark Sevier was the LA […]

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Sai Suman’s Sizzling Designs

  Sai Suman is a talented fashion designer with a chic eye for detail who blends the western culture with traditional choices to craft the best in clothing. She has designed gowns for many celebrities and is a red carpet staple especially during awards season.   In 1995 when she was conferred with the title of Miss Thane (Jr.), her aspiration towards fashion took off, having done a ramp show for Alyque Padamsee added another dimension to her persona. Hailing from a family of educationists, she traveled a path less trodden in the field of fashion technology. She got chiseled […]

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Best Dressed At the Oscars

While I’m no Richard Blackwell, I’ve done my fair share of fashion journalism over the years, so I can only hope to know a thing or two about couture. I must say that there were some amazing gowns this year at the Academy Awards, but I was really feeling the blue and green toned gowns worn by  two time Oscar nominee (The Impossible, 21 Grams) Naomi Watts, and this year’s nominees Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Cate Blanchett (Carol). I love the sapphire blue and purple embellishments on the Armani Prive gown she wore and how she went all out with […]

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Awarded with an Entrepreneur Award by The World Networks

On December 8th, I had the honor of being bestowed with an Entrepreneur Award by the lovely, amazing and inspiring Lousine Karibian of The World Networks at the lavish Taglyan Complex in the heart of Hollywood. The event recognized the top 25 Entrepreneurs and community leaders who have been selected for the following:  (1) being recommended by numerous people for their leadership skills (2) offering a unique product or service (3) being involved in the community by supporting non profit organizations (4) making a difference in the world as they have made a mark in their industry (5) empowering other […]

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The Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner

                                THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM PRESENTS    THE ROGER NEAL STYLE HOLLYWOOD OSCAR VIEWING DINNER          FEB 28TH OSCAR NIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE NAMED AS A MEDIA SPONSOR THE JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH AND SAFETY HARBOR KIDS ARE THE OFFICIAL CHARITIES The Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner which will be a yearly event will take place Oscar Night Feb 28th at the World Famous Hollywood Museum located On Highland Ave in Hollywood Ca. www.thehollywoodmuseum.com Roger Neal is […]

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Nice time at the APSIH Networking event

It was a meeting of the minds as The Association of  Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH) held their networking event on November 18th. Following their previous successful networking event, they hosted their second quarterly Networking event at the Garage in West LA.       APSIH is a group that I hold dear to my heart as they awarded my beloved father, Dr. Abolghassem Ghaffari, with a Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award at UCLA shortly after his 100th birthday. This was one of my favorite LA moments, not just because of my dad receiving the award, but also […]

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Delphi Greek’s 30th Anniversary!

Opa! On October 18, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending Delphi Greek Restaurant’s 30th anniversary. This Westwood-based restaurant was honored with an impressive nine commendations from government officials. There was even a festive blue carpet and ribbon cutting ceremony. Roozbeh Farahanipour is the tireless and kindly owner and operator of Delphi Greek and along with his devoted family, his lovely mom and his talented wife Chef Rana, an award-winning pastry chef, they run a wonderful family business. The ceremony was MC’d by Chairman of the Westwood Community Council Steve Sann and awards were presented to owner and operator Roozbeh […]

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