Honored to be co-hosting the 6th Annual Love Your Body Event!

I have the distinct honor of co-hosting the lovely and amazing “Karen Michelle’s 6th Annual Love Your Body Fashion Show and Shopping Event this Sunday, November 4th at the super swanky Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel at 11461 Sunset Boulevard in fancy schmancy Brentwood with Karen herself. Love Your Body (LYB) is all about body positivity and after years of being in fields where I’m on-camera and appearance is everything, it’s so refreshing to be a part of an event like this. And Karen is a super bubbly artistic ball of energy with such style and panache! She’s like a younger, spunkier […]

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Betrayed Premiere is the Talk of the Town

On Wednesday Sept 26th, Betrayed had its’ world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatres 6 in 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. This much anticipated action crime thriller from multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen, “Betrayed,” stars Richard Tyson, John Savage, Billy Wirth, TJ Storm, Yan Birch, Kaiti Wallen, Nick Sarelli, Calhoun Koenig, Angelina Danielle Cama and Blanca Blanco. Numerous celebrities and VIPs were in attendance such as filmmaker/actor Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), TJ Storm (Punisher: War Zone), Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind), Yan Birch (The People Under the […]

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SAG/AFTRA Actress, Radio Personality and Honoree Amber Lynn Sparkles at the Los Angeles Nollywood Awards

Stunning and svelte SAG/AFTRA Actress, Radio Personality and Humanitarian Achievement Honoree Amber Lynn sparkles at the Los Angeles Nollywood Awards. Amber evoked Hollywood glamour with Veronica Lake-esque curls in a sparkling Mac Duggal gown with Azzedine Alaia heels.   Interestingly enough, this being an international festival, Amber obliged, even in her couture apparel as Mac Duggal is a designer of Indian heritage and Alaia is of Tunisian descent. So her fashion was South Asian and North African inspired! The perfect fit for the Nollywood awards! Amber Lynn ( registered trademark) is an iconic California born-and-bred, rockin’ wild child – blonde, […]

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Designs By Vida on So Very Vida!

As if it wasn’t enough to be honored at the Nollywood Awards at the historic Miracle Theatre for my voice over career, I was also honored to wear a custom hand made beaded and vintage lace one shoulder champagne gown from my namesake, the lovely, talented and delightful Designs by Vida. I matched it up with some vintage costume jewelry, clutch and accessories from #themitracollection But there is so much more to Vida than her designs and creativity. Vida is also a philanthropist and mentors many young people. She is also concerned about the safety of our youth in the […]

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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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Mathilde Badji’s Sophisticated Couture Designs Rock Countless Red Carpets

A wonderful designer just came under my fashion radar and that is the amazingness that is Mathilde Badji. Born in Paris, France, Mathilde is of Senegalese descent. Her rich cultural background is represented in her sophisticated yet brightly colored and bold designs, which are a nod to her heritage. Mathilde’s mother is a skilled seamstress, so her talent is genetic. As a kid, when most girls played with Barbie dolls, she would make clothes for her little sister’s Barbie doll. She attended the prestigious Formamod Paris, where she graduated as a stylist and also modeled. At the fashion school, she was part […]

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Fred Segal x CFDA Sustainability Cocktail Party

Great time at the Fred Segal x CFDA Sustainability Cocktail Party. It was a pleasure to meet designer Behnaz Sarafpour, who was one of the event hosts. And I really enjoyed sampling her organic fragrance line. Like me, Behnaz is of Iranian descent and this line is a nod to her Persian heritage. Her pure rose scent is much like Iranian rosewater and her pure neroli (orange blossom) scent, reminds her of her mom’s hometown Shiraz, which is full of orange blossom. I also enjoyed checking out the cool vintage fashions sold to raise funds for the CFDA. It was […]

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Honored to be Awarded with A Trailblazer Award at the Universe Multicultural Film Festival

The Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) was held last Friday, April 6th to Sunday, April 8th. A number of events happened in 4 venues in Palos Verdes Peninsula cities. Hundreds of filmmakers from Hollywood and aboard met in the beautiful peninsula for a full 3 days of film, fashion, finance, and multicultural harmony. All events were open to the public by purchasing admission tickets online. The honorees of UMFF were nominated by audiences worldwide. I was truly honored to be presented with the Trailblazer Award for my efforts in acting and media. Being of Middle Eastern descent, I feel underrepresented […]

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Honored to be a presenter at The World Networks Entrepreneur Awards

Big congrats to all the awardees of THE WORLD NETWORKS (TWN) 2018 ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS! I was truly honored to be a presenter for my friend, the lovely Ester Plavdjian, founder of Club Pilates Noho. TWN founder, the lovely Lousine Karibian and her amazing team did an amazing job! Joshua T Berglan, CEO and founder of Live Mana Worldwide was a fabulous MC as well! Here’s the awardees: Leadership and Community Enrichment D’ANDRE LAMPKIN CO-FOUNDER, CARE STAFFING PROFESSIONALS CO-FOUNDER, D’ANDRE D. LAMPKIN FOUNDATIONTHE WORLD NETWORKS 2018 ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS   Leadership and Community Enrichment JESUS ANDRADE CO-FOUNDER, CARE STAFFING PROFESSIONALS CO-FOUNDER, D’ANDRE […]

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The Universe Multicultural Film Festival in Palos Verdes Peninsula

The 2018 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) will be held this Friday, April 6th to Sunday April 8th. A number of events will happen in 4 venues in Palos Verdes Peninsula cities.  Hundreds of filmmakers from Hollywood and aboard will meet in the beautiful peninsula for a full 3 days of film, fashion, finance, and multicultural harmony. All events are open to the public by purchasing admission tickets online. The honorees of UMFF are nominated by audience worldwide and I’m honored to be one of them! The opening gala will be hosted this Friday, April 6th. The Masters of Ceremony […]

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