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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An Evening with Fashion Designer Sue Wong

FGI LA held an evening with iconic fashion designer Sue Wong at her studios. Sue provided insight into her fascinating life, career, history of her brand, her aesthetic philosophy and exciting vision for the future. Pieces from her timeless archives were showcased accompanied by music by guitarist Medi EM. Medi’s wife, model Dustin Quick, did a beautiful flamenco dance as well. My favorite parts of the evening were were Sue gave brief anecdotes about the gowns and when she designed them. “Sue Wong is the embodiment of a Joseph Campbell hero. Through hard work and passion she has overcome all […]

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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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Sue Wong’s Epic Birthday Party and Fashion Installation

Internationally renowned fashion designer Sue Wong hosted a star-studded Birthday celebration and fashion installation extravaganza announcing D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries LLC as the new Licensee of the SUE WONG Evening Collection. The exclusive celebration, themed “From MAO TO NOW”, honored the designer’s origins from a remote humble village in Maoist China, journeying to America as a young child and transforming herself into the Empress of Fashion. Sue’s story is so inspiring and I so admire her for all her achievements.  Being the quintessential Phoenix, she now finds herself poised on a threshold she calls her Third Phoenix Rising. The next most […]

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Sonia Été’s Birthday Party

Sunday, April 24th was a great day for Beverly Hills and fashion! In addition to the launch of Beverly Hills Couture Art Fashion Week (BHCAFW), it was also the birthday of talented fashion designer Sonia Été at 424 Beverly Hills. Sonia is the founder and CEO of Academy Of Couture Art,  the only couture college in America! Sonia has an extensive and admirable background in the fashion industry. She was the design director for Neiman Marcus and has designed embroidery exclusively for Haute Couture design houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Pierre Balmain, Yves Saint-Laurent, and countless […]

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Stars and Sparkles at the Quynh Paris Fashion Show

Noted international fashion designer Quynh Paris unveiled her Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show, aptly titled “The Light of the Stars” as a part of Style Fashion Week at the Pacific Design Center (PDC).  Quynh is a noted international designer in the true sense of the word and I love how she has a great fusion of East meets West. I also loved how the setting of PDC, or “Blue Whale” as it’s referred to, fit the occasion perfectly. The runway for the PDC shows was surrounded by water, which fit in with Quynh’s theme of the galaxy and there was no tent […]

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High Tea Couture with Sonia ÉTÉ

On Sunday, March 6th, The Beverly Canon Committee held a high tea and fashion walk in honor of esteemed celebrity couture designer Sonia ÉTÉ and her beautiful designs.  ÉTÉ is the founder of the highly regarded Academy of Couture Art, the only couture college in America! “It’s great to be a part of this event with this wonderful community after building my academy for ten years,” she said. “It’s the only couture school in the country. We rank 23rd in the world and we’ve only been around for a decade.” As for having her academy in Beverly Hills as opposed to downtown LA, ÉTÉ responded without skipping […]

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Sue Wong’s Awe Inspiring Fashion Installation with Prestige Private Air

Noted fashion designer Sue Wong and Prestige Private Air collaborated on an exclusive Prestige Private Air Luxury VIP Jet Hangar Gala on January 21, 2016. This exciting partnership featured an jam packed red carpet press event announcing new international membership flight routes: Van Nuys – Shanghai/Beijing, Van Nuys – Mexico City and Van Nuys – Tel Aviv; as well as celebrating the ribbon cutting for Prestige Private Air’s new International Flight Clubs. Prestige Private Air’s VIP Gala celebrated all things luxury and glam, synonymous with the limitless elegance and‪ high fashion that SUE WONG gowns epitomize. It was the perfect […]

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Iconic Sportswear Designer Heather Verran

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing sportswear designer extraordinaire Heather Verran. In the small world that is Los Angeles, I later discovered that Heather’s sister is amazing event photographer Sheri Determan that I often run into at events. So creativity truly runs in the family for these amazing ladies.  If you are of my gender and have worn the likes of The Gap, Zella, Shape Active and/or other notable activewear designs at the gym or around town (this is So Cal after all and casual, comfortable style reigns supreme), then you have surely worn Heather’s amazing designs. Verran is […]

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O’Chea’s Amazing Designs

I recently came across the lovely O’Chea at an awards ceremony where we both received media appreciation awards from noted fashion designer Eugene Sidney. I love her amazing designs and wonderful personality. And she’s got the best smile ever. Truly a lovely lady.

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