So Very Vida was the Mainstage MC at Wonder Women Tech

I was honored to be the main stage MC in the grand ballroom of the Long Beach Convention Center at the noted Wonder Women Tech (WWT) Conference on Sunday, July 17th. WWT was founded by Lisa Mae Brunson, a true creative visionary, speaker, author & social innovator that is committed to impacting humanity on a global scale. She created a  non-profit organization which produces an annual conference and series of educational programming and initiatives that highlights, educates, and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) innovation and entrepreneurialism. Their conferences and programming offer a variety of speakers, panel discussions, coding […]

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Sue Wong’s Keynote Speech and Fashion Installation at the LA Times Multicultural Business Forum

Renowned international fashion designer Sue Wong was a keynote speaker at  the LA Times Multicultural Business Forum. She was invited Uriel Saenz, the VP of Multicultural Development, who is also a talented fashion designer.   She spoke about creativity and the commerce of fashion and Sue is a great speaker, so it was a wonderful evening. She highlighted her triumphs and struggles and how each fall only drove her with even stronger determination, reinvention and focus to succeed. Sue is truly an inspiration, so it’s really wonderful to hear her speak. Kudos to her and Uriel. What a great night! Twice that […]

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Tea Time with Diplomats Diversi-Tea Gala

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 8th annual Diplomats Diversi-Tea Gala this Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the scenic FantaSea Yacht Club in Marina del Rey where my amazing friend, Global Fashion Icon-Philanthropist Sue Wong was bestowed with a humanitarian award. This  gala celebrates international diversity and cultural inclusiveness, spotlighting Diplomats who represent our global community. In addition to Sue, honorees included, His Excellency United Nations Ambassador Eden Charles from Trinidad and Tobago, and The Honorable, Consul Belen Gonzalez del Val from Spain.  They also recognized outstanding individuals who are empowering our world and Global Philanthropist Evalee Treen. […]

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Seeing Double…The Sartorial Elegance of the Harris Brothers

I formally met the Harris brothers probably around a year or so ago at noted designer Sue Wong’s estate, but I had seen them at various events over the years. Though I see a lot of dressy people at events around town, I am constantly struck by how they can both be such great dressers, but also hold on to their individual style, which I’m sure is hard to do as identical twins, especially in a casual blue jeans and a T-shirt town like LA. Mark has more of a classic look to his style and Matt is more rock […]

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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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