Noted actor Lester Speight and Sir Jones Get Elevated Red Carpet event

Got elevated at noted actor and fellow Marylander Lester Speight and Sir Jones wonderful Get Elevated red carpet event at Elevation Lounge. This dressy crowd brought a lot of much needed excitement to Sherman Oaks. So great to catch up friends and acquaintances like Lester of course, Reatha Grey, Leontine Abdullah, Saul Mejia, Kash Hovey, Scott Butler, Natasha and Martin Blasick and many more! Great event and great sponsors, but my favorite was Tamara Anderson’s wonderful sweets from Sugar and Spyked and I also enjoyed meeting the founder of LA Lime Kibwe Trim and his lovely girlfriend. Kibwe is one […]

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I’m the First Person Of Iranian Descent to be Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, I was the first person of Iranian descent to be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton in Los Angeles. Many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world were inducted as well, so I was truly in great company and I was bestowed with the Trailblazer Award. So all those kickboxing classes paid off! Other celebrities awarded at the gala were legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary […]

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Artists For Trauma models the Michael Kors Line at In Store Fashion Show at Macy’s Topanga

On Sunday, September 17th from 2 pm -4 pm, Artists For Trauma (AFT) in conjunction with the upscale Macy’s Topanga and the noted Michael Kors line will present a fashion show with AFT adaptive models. “These six chosen models are adored by their community and are not only gorgeous, but physically and mentally strong, having persevered through life challenges that most of us will never know.” – Laura T. Sharpe, Artists For Trauma Founder and CEO WHO: Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, the founder of Artists for Trauma, AFT model and celebrated actor […]

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The Launch of the Lucky Strike Film Festival

Noted production company Lucky Strike Films has just launched the much anticipated Lucky Strike Film Festival. In addition to giving filmmakers the opportunity to have their movies premiered before enthusiastic audiences, the Lucky Strike Film Festival will also host an awards show, complete with a snazzy red carpet event and after party! This epic event will take place on September 22nd, with the awards ceremony on September 22nd at the Regency Valley Plaza 6 Theatre in North Hollywood. If all that wasn’t enough, the winners for Best Film will also receive a distribution deal through Lucky Strike Productions. This is a wonderful opportunity for films […]

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Honored to be a presenter and official media partner of Moda360

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presented a sustainable runway to benefit the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens conservation program and celebrate the Zoo’s 50th anniversary on Aug. 1, 2017 at The New Mart in Downtown LA and I was truly honored to be a presenter, media partner and to have a film I acted in, “Strangers in a Book,” screen there.   Moda 360, a fusion of art, fashion and film, incorporating exhibits and live presentations and encouraging collaborations between the three creative industries, brought sustainable designers from London, Los Angeles, New York, Colombia […]

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Honored to be a part of the MODA360 Exhibit of Art, Fashion and Film

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presents a special event benefitting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens’ conservation program and celebrating the Zoo’s 50th anniversary August 1, 2017, 3 to 9 pm, at The New Mart in Downtown L.A. Incorporating exhibits and live presentations by international fashion designers, artists and filmmakers, Moda 360 encourages collaborations between the three creative industries. The 2017 edition of Moda 360 shines the spotlight on sustainability and the importance of preserving the habitats and inhabitants of our planet. A unique feature is “A Walk on the Wild Side,” a […]

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Hollywood Meets Medicine, Science, Art, Technology, and Policy in LA LA Land

 So Very Vida is so very excited to participate in this event. It will take every smart gene that I didn’t inherit, but I wish I had, to keep up with these geniuses. Here’s the deets: The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (“SBMT”), Brain Mapping Foundation (“BMF”), and the National Center for NanoBioElectonics (“NCNBE”) will hold their 14th Annual World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. SBMT was founded in 2004 to break boundaries in healthcare and to promote global interdisciplinary research to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients […]

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Award Winning Celebrity Fashion Designer Sai Suman’s ‘The Queen in Me’ Fashion Show is a Regal Success

Award-winning celebrity fashion designer Sai Suman’s Official Hollywood Fashion Show Launch, ‘The Queen in Me,’ at the Sofitel Hotel was a rousing success and I was thrilled to be a media partner (twice!) as well co-host the event with my Live with Ford and Vida colleague, celebrated actor Ford Austin.​​ This was a much anticipated official Hollywood Fall/winter 2017 Runway collection, which took place at the swanky Sofitel hotel at 8555 Beverly blvd in Los Angeles. It was a completely star-studded evening jam packed with celebrities and media. The event was presented by Sai Suman in conjunction with the World Networks which was founded by […]

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Award Winning Celebrity Designer Sai Suman’s Upcoming Fashion Show Launch in Conjunction With The World Networks

On Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm, Award Winning Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer Sai Suman will launch her much anticipated official Hollywood Fall/winter 2017 Runway collection, which will take place at the swanky Sofitel hotel at 8555 Beverly blvd in Los Angeles. It will be a completely star studded evening jam packed with celebrities and media. The event will be presented by Sai Suman in conjunction with the World Networks which was founded by the vivacious entrepreneur Lousine Karibian and I’m honored to be media partners for the event as a co-host for “Live with Ford and Vida” with celebrated actor Ford Austin (Heels, Live […]

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Unity at the Multicultural Film Festival

On ​​​​Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm, the Universe Multicultural Film Festival held their Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at the RHCC Community Center in the swanky city of Rolling Hills Estates. Celebrities in attendance from the event were Lynn Tang, Festival Founder and President, Awardees Aki Aleong (Babylon 5, Walker, Texas Ranger), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Chuck Norris’ An Eye For An Eye), Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop, Sky, the #1 trending movie on Netflix opposite Norman Reedus) and presenter actor/filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill (Check Point, Lazarus: Day of the Dead). Aleong received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Landon received the Trailblazer […]

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