BET week Pre-Beauty & Brains Fashion Show and Gifting Suite

In the hulabaloo of my commendation at the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce the week before, I decided to check out the BET week Pre-Beauty & Brains Fashion Show and Gifting Suite at the California Market Center, a true mecca of West Coast fashion. It was great to run into my friends Phillip Delacruz from Dama Tequila and BJ from Hula Girl.  

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Guilt-Free Shopping at Gilt City

I checked out the Gilt City Wearhouse Sale right when it opened at Siren Studios in Hollywood and boy am I glad I did. While I swooned over Valentino, Reem Acra, and other haute couture designers, I was all about the bargains. I picked up a great jacket for $15 (!) and a nice Sam Edelman coat for a song. I spied some great stuff there. Couture hounds beware! Reem Acra gowns that are worn by A listers at the Oscar. A box shaped jewelry encrusted Judith Leiber clutch and some other great bags. Other coveted designer brands featured at […]

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Calling All Dolls to Paper Dolls Open House!

Paper Dolls, an elegant new co-working collective designed for professional women, held their open house on May 14th at their beautiful Brentwood studio featuring complimentary Glamsquad makeovers and professional headshots for members and invited guests.  Attendees enjoyed “staying fit at the office” tips  from Orange Theory Fitness and toured the adjacent Paleoista studio.  Tasty eats were provided by local area restaurants including the new Brentwood hotspot Balltaire. “This event really validates for us that there are so many amazing female business founders that need a sense of community as well as a community that supports them and I’m glad we could […]

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Sue Wong Soirée Sweetens Hollywood

Renowned fashion designer Sue Wong recently hosted a very exclusive and upscale launch party for her new perfume and ecommerce store in the heart of Hollywood at the popular Hollywood and Highland complex. This was a very small and intimate party, so I was honored to receive an invite. The location was a separate part of the Sweet store where Art Hearts Fashion (AHF) has their lineup of exclusive designers, who have held fashion shows via AHF’s Parker Whitaker Productions.   I was really impressed that they had such a large retail space and was delighted to have a bird’s […]

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Fire and Ice at the Vida Emanuel Day Spa and Beauty Lounge

The Fire and Ice event at Vida Emanuel’s high-end day spa and beauty lounge heated and cooled swanky Beverly Hills at the same time. This event had two new non-invasive procedures to reduce fat and tighten skin on the face, neck and body, so this roving reporter had to check it out! The Venus Legacy heats the fat off, while the CoolScupting Machine freezes the fat off, hence the title of this event and article. The Venus Legacy is a machine made by Venus Concept that utilizes radio frequency and magnetic energy to tighten the skin and reduce cellulite. Their […]

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All Made Up for Modern Family

As fate would have it, I recently had the good fortune of having a brief, impromptu visit on the FOX lot for an on-set visit to Modern Family, of one of my favorite shows. It wasn’t just a day on the sound stage though…I got to go on location at a quintessential location that is so LA…a shopping mall. Namely, the Century City Mall. I had a blast watching the behind the scenes action of this iconic hit show and learned a lot about makeup from Stephanie Massie, the show’s talented makeup department head. This visit was courtesy of my friend […]

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