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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Sue Wong’s Super Sale!

Calling all fiscally savvy fashionistas! International designer Sue Wong’s mega sale awaits this Wednesday, June 13th to Friday, June 15th ! There are amazing bargains of the century to be had for a fraction of the cost! 50% to 70% off WHOLESALE prices!!! The prices will be give away!!! $59 to $199 for regular items normally priced from $300 to $1,000!! It’s a once in a lifetime change to acquire exceptional collectibles in fashion, furniture, art and accessories like rare archival samples from an iconic designer. I’ve already bought a couple of gowns and will be heading back to get […]

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Getting Glammed for My So Very Vida Launch

Since I have a fashion and beauty blog, I had to get glammed in the best way possible for my So Very Vida blog launch event, so who do I turn to for the best makeup in town? The fabulous Jade Martinez, celebrity makeup artist extraordinaire and founder of one of my favorite makeup lines on the planet, Moonstar Cosmetics. Jade collaborated with two of my favorite sisters in the makeup industry, Sher and Lili, of Mazi Salon in Glendale. The sisters are a dynamic duo in full face makeup and contouring. They are amazing and would put the Kardashians […]

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Super Saturday Sale

Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber all co-hosted the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 3rd Annual Super Saturday at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Saturday, June 11th. For 2016, Super Saturday LA welcomed QVC Presents Super Saturday Live with Melissa Rivers to the west coast for the first time ever. The broadcast brings together all the celebrity excitement and fantastic shopping finds for a worthy cause to more than 106 million homes.  QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE has raised more than $10.3m for ovarian cancer research. Retailers such as Barry’s Bootcamp, Black Halo, Brighton, Calleen Cordero, ColorProof Evolved […]

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Impromptu Promo Photoshoot for Live With Ford and Vida!

I recently attended the Taurus birthday party of celebrity photographers Uncle Bob and Jenna Urban as well as Angela Downey of Downey’s Desserts at the W Hotel Hollywood. I usually run on “Persian time,” but got there early, so I took advantage of the extra time and had an impromptu promo photo shoot for a new show I am co-hosting with my friend actor Ford Austin, called “Facebook Live with Ford and Vida.” Luckily Ford is on point and always arrives to his destinations early (as opposed to yours truly), so we had a lot of time to spare. Ford […]

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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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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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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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Artistic Housewarming at Sue Wong’s Arthaus Estate

Had a nice time at noted fashion designer Sue Wong’s housewarming party at her scenic Arthaus estate in Malibu. Sue is an avid art collector and a huge portion of her extensive modern art collection is housed at all three of her properties;  each which embodies a different aspect of her Body, Mind, and Spirit approach to life and lifestyle. Her home in Malibu is the embodiment of “Mind”, the ever-conceptual, infinite collective imaginative pool which inspires, fuels and houses her creative essence. Sue was excited and happy to finally share her newly-renovated and furnished Malibu home which she calls Arthaus since it houses […]

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