Pre-Launch Party for Across Time I Cry

On Thursday, May 21st, fashion and costume designer extraordinaire Julia Clancey held a pre-launch party for Across Time I Cry, a film she produced, co-wrote and was the costume designer for. This swanky event was held at the Tropicana Bar of the Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of Hollywood.

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Pink Pump Affair Kicks Up Its Heels for Charity

Attorney General Kamala Harris,  actress/philanthropist Nicole Ari Parker, the Good News Foundation (Pat Harvey, Leslie Miller, Dorothy Lucey, Ana Garcia) and Bonnie Rubin, an Executive Vice President, 1st Century Bank) were honored as 2015 “Women of Distinction” at the can’t miss 7th Annual Pink Pump Affair to benefit Special Needs Network (SNN) . This upscale event will took place at the ballroom of the  swanky Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, May 17th. The highlight of the afternoon was a couture fashion show by high-end designer St. John with L.A.’s top models.  

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So Very Vida’s Hollywood Photo Shoot

I had the good fortune of running into some amazingly talented photographer friends at the Sanyae Demure fashion show at the Art Hearts Fashion boutique at the Hollywood and Highland Mall and also at the Kino Croatia event, so I ended up having a great photoshoot.  I have so many great memories of covering events over the years in that part of town, so I kinda felt like it all came full circle that evening. I feel blessed to have worked with the creme de la creme of fashion and celebrity photographers. Photos courtesy of the amazing Sheri Determan, Bob […]

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Going Gaga for GOGA by Gordana Designs

Acclaimed designer Gordana Gehlhausen showcased her beautiful designs from her GOGA by Gordana label at the Kino Croatia film festival at the Amerian Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Kino Croatia celebrates the latest films from Croatia and it was great to see Gordana, who is from the former Yugoslavia, have her fashion show there. There was also a great performance by the Mozart Twins, two amazingly talented violinists. Ever the child fashion prodigy, Gordana knitted her first sweater at the tender age of 7. She created a children’s line while living in Atlanta, Georgia and […]

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The Seductive Sanyae Demure Trunk Show

Sahar Amiry, the creator of the sexy new Sanyae Demure line, had a trunk show on May 16th in conjunction with Art Hearts Fashion’s (AHF) exclusive boutique at Hollywood and Highland. There was a special performance by Phoenix and Kian as well as a DJ, pole dancer and even a burlesque dancer! Ever the amazing hostess, there was also Sahar’s Sanyae label signature pink champagne and her spicy handcrafted drinks. Gourmet pizza was served from Pieology as well as traditional Persian dishes made painstakingly from scratch by Sahar’s aunt, prominent Iranian-American businesswoman Lily Fard. The models in the fashion show […]

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Superb Super Saturday Sale Raises Money for Charity

On Saturday May 16th, I attended the Superb Super Saturday Sale at Barker Hangar. Over 2,000 people attend each yearly Super Saturday–guests include supporters and their families, designers, celebrities, editors, media, and fashion lovers. The NY event is hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan, and sponsored by QVC, while the LA event is hosted by Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman and Molly Sims & Scott Stuber. What I love about this sale is that ALL proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Such a great cause, such amazing designers and just an all around fun event. And the […]

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Guilt-Free Shopping at Gilt City

I checked out the Gilt City Wearhouse Sale right when it opened at Siren Studios in Hollywood and boy am I glad I did. While I swooned over Valentino, Reem Acra, and other haute couture designers, I was all about the bargains. I picked up a great jacket for $15 (!) and a nice Sam Edelman coat for a song. I spied some great stuff there. Couture hounds beware! Reem Acra gowns that are worn by A listers at the Oscar. A box shaped jewelry encrusted Judith Leiber clutch and some other great bags. Other coveted designer brands featured at […]

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Jeanie Madsen at Minnie T’s

I went to visit a friend earlier, the amazing Jeanie Madsen, at Minnie T’s, a super swank and hip boutique in Santa Monica, where her designs are sold. Jeanie is very excited to have her clothes featured at this exclusive boutique, which is owned by Barbara Phillips. “Barbara is a trailblazer. She opened the first boutique of this kind on Abbot Kinney 13 years ago. I’m really excited to feature my line here,” said Jeanie. What I like about Jeanie’s line is that she utilizes natural fabrics like gauze and linen and her designs are oh so flowy and cool. […]

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Sue Wong Soirée Sweetens Hollywood

Renowned fashion designer Sue Wong recently hosted a very exclusive and upscale launch party for her new perfume and ecommerce store in the heart of Hollywood at the popular Hollywood and Highland complex. This was a very small and intimate party, so I was honored to receive an invite. The location was a separate part of the Sweet store where Art Hearts Fashion (AHF) has their lineup of exclusive designers, who have held fashion shows via AHF’s Parker Whitaker Productions.   I was really impressed that they had such a large retail space and was delighted to have a bird’s […]

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Style Fashion Week Opening Night Reception

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Veronica Kerzner is a force. Born in the OC and currently living in NYC, she created Style Fashion Week in 2011. This event is the largest and one of the most prestigious fashion events of the season. This creative businesswoman brings her warm Southern California exuberant spirit and her East Coast fashion sense and know how to this wonderful event, truly making it the industry standout that it is in a city not known for its fashion sense. I managed to catch up with Veronica at the SFW opening night party she […]

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