Getting Glammed at the Sai Suman “The Queen in Me” Show

It really does take a village in putting an event together. With the help of celebrity hair and makeup team of Alma (makeup) and Saya (hair), I was camera ready all night from the glaring lights of the red carpet to the runway and even in the frenetic flow backstage. As for product, I really like Alma’s use of Kryolan eyeshadow and Media Pro’s high Definition Foundation. I also liked how Saya smoothed my hair with Tigi’s Bed Head. Every hair stayed in place and so did my makeup. No small feat! Alma is a professional makeup and hair artist […]

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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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Sue Wong’s Epic Fashion Show at the Avant Garde Masquerade Ball

I had a blast at internationally renowned designer Sue Wong’s EPIC fashion show at the Avant Garde Masquerade Ball. This phenomenal event was held at the Majestic downtown, which was an apropos location as it dates back to 1921 as the original LA headquarters of Bank of America, which is an era that Sue’s designs often harken to!  Many of the vintage design features of this location are similar to The Cedars, Sue historic estate. This enchanted evening was the second annual Masquerade Ball for Michelle Long’s Avant Garde Magazine. Her runway included celebrity guest models Eugenia Kuzmina and Ava […]

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LA Fashion Week’s Opening Night Gala

I had the pleasure of attending the LA Fashion Week opening night event thanks to the lovely Laura Sharpe, Founder and CEO of Artists for Trauma (AFT). This event was held at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club right on Sunset Boulevard. I’ve been collaborating with Laura on projects, so it was nice to have a night out and take a break or in my case, eat too many tasty treats from Sugah Rush Bar and drink too many sugary drinks. Bad Vida! I will say that I really enjoyed the Bai drinks especially the Bolivian black cherry flavor and the […]

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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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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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