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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Fashion Dolls Preview Party

Nice time at the Fashion Dolls preview party at the Camden in the heart of Hollywood, which was a beautiful venue with a super nice and cool crowd. This show is produced by Dov Serrot Productions LLC and Noemi Torres. Torres also produced the event. The cast consists of Destenee McKenzie, who is the CEO, Assal “Pursia” Udenka, Director of Operations, Khrystyna Tyminska,Talent Coordinator, Beatrice Marshall, Stylist, and Image Consultant, Jessica Ross, Publicity Coordinator and Location Manager and Briana Manrique, Production Manager and Office Administrator. In this show, the dolls are boldly pursuing their dreams of being in the cutthroat worlds of entertainment and fashion. It was great […]

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My Favorite Oscar Looks

There were not a lot of favorite standouts for me this Oscar season, as I liked the looks at the after parties more. Here’s what I did like… When I saw the gown, I thought of the song “Blue Velvet.” Taraji looked elegant and sexy at once. Not many can pull that off. Oscar winner Stone with her flapper inspired gold, Swarovski crystal-embroidered gown, gave a real nod to vintage Hollywood with her Veronica Lake type curls and red lipstick. Very fitting considering her winning performance was from the modern day classic La La Land!

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Golden Globes Gleaming

I know yellow is the trend this season, but I was blown away by these looks:   Stone ( or her stylist!) always makes great choices. I loved her beaded top and pants with a sash at the last Golden Globes. I’ve worn gowns that have various lengths and it’s really hard to pull off. Monae does this effortlessly! I normally think polka dots, tulle and sequins (!) are too busy, but she really slays in this gown! I normally wouldn’t go for a statement so bold, but Wood looks stunning and I’m a big Dietrich and Bowie fan, so […]

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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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Gilt City Warehouse Sale

I checked out the Gilt City Wearhouse Sale press preview benefitting the Rett Syndrome Research Trust at Siren Studios on Orange in Hollywood. I swooned over the high end designers like Oscar de la Renta, Guiseppe Zanotti, Manolo Blahnik, but I was all about the bargains! I spied some great stuff there. Couture hounds beware! There were great sparkly Judith Leiber clutches and all sort of bags, boots and high end shoes. They even had a kids section and a menswear section. Complimentary drinks were served by Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, Aloe Gloe, as well as Barefoot Bubbly and […]

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Sneak Peek of Upcoming Cover Shoot for FVM Global Magazine!

Had a blast shooting #BTS videos and pics of an upcoming Live with Ford & Vida cover shoot for FVM Global Magazine created by hair and makeup artist extraordinaire Steven Pellissier. Big thanks to him, the lovely Faith Harrington-Boutin, Managing Director of FVM, her stylist for the shoot,  the fabulous D’ Jesus Trujillo, wonderful photographer Joshua Kent, internationally renowned designer Sue Wong for the gowns, PK Bijoux for the beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry, Grenier Clothier for the suits, #DareToWearByDrRobby hand painted ties and the Fortoli showroom for the off the hook location! For more #BTS videos: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/ Photos courtesy of Steven Pellissier, […]

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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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Sue Wong’s Arthaus Malibu Sizzling End of Summer Celebration

Had an amazing time at internationally renowned designer Sue Wong’s BBQ celebration at her Arthaus Malibu estate! Sue celebrated the holiday weekend and the end of summer and guests toasted to Sue’s recent career developments such as her excellent licensing projects unfolding, diversifying the SUE WONG brand to a broad category of Fashion, Home and Lifestyle classifications. Sue look elegant in her timeless vintage obi she purchased in Kyoto Japan over 30 years ago! Sue’s guests were luminaries in the fields of Architecture, Design, Real Estate, HotelInvestment, PropertyDevelopers, Fashion, Music, Entertainment and the media such as Christine Devine of FOX […]

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