Taking a bite out of the Sharknado 3 Syfy Party

Much fun was had at the Sharknado 3/Syfy Party at super swanky Hotel Solamar during Comic Con. Ran into a few friends and made some new ones. Everything was of course, shark-themed, even down to the “Singnado” karaoke room. The highlight of the evening was running into the acclaimed Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, who is one of the stars of the hot new Syfy show, The Expanse. She is also a relative and is the first woman to be featured on www.Ghaffaris.com, our family geneology site. It’s been a pleasure to interview her over the years and I’d […]

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Sunday Holiday Brunch at Sue Wong’s Estate

I had the distinct pleasure and honor of getting an invite to an intimate holiday Sunday brunch over the 4th of July weekend at renowned fashion designer Sue Wong’s historical estate, The Cedars. I’ve been to her sprawling estate before, but I had never been there during the day and I truly got to see every detail and the beautiful well manicured lawns. And the crowd! It was a very diverse international crowd. I felt like I was at an embassy party in DC, but with tons of talented artists there. It was like a true salon of artists and […]

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Matriarchs/Archives exhibition at Dorriz Couture

I had a great re-connection to a fashionable part of my Persian culture that I have yet to see at Shahla Dorriz Couture last night via their bold and artistic “Matriarchs / Archives” exhibition. This is the second exhibition of the ” / Archives” series by mother and son collaborators Shahla and Alexandre Dorriz. The third and fourth generation couturiers, and photographer, are known for their working with their family’s rich historical collection of needlepoint and embroidered textiles, some over 150 years to date, which were smuggled out of Iran during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Shahla and Alexandre delve into […]

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COMING HOME WITH NICK PALANCE CHARITY CONCERT AND AWARDS CEREMONY

I had the pleasure of getting invited to the Coming Home with Nick Palance Event at the glamorous beachside Casa Del Mar Hotel where some lovely and amazingly accomplished friends of mine were given well-deserved Certificates of Recognition for all their vast charitable endeavors. Acclaimed Pop-Opera recording artist Nick Palance was the impressive headliner of “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity gala to benefit OPCC and individuals who are homeless. This memorable evening  included a red carpet gala reception, seated dinner by Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata in a spectacular ballroom overlooking the sea, silent auction, and an exciting […]

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BET week Pre-Beauty & Brains Fashion Show and Gifting Suite

In the hulabaloo of my commendation at the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce the week before, I decided to check out the BET week Pre-Beauty & Brains Fashion Show and Gifting Suite at the California Market Center, a true mecca of West Coast fashion. It was great to run into my friends Phillip Delacruz from Dama Tequila and BJ from Hula Girl.  

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Jane Owen PR’s 4th Anniversary

On Wednesday June 24th, there was a red carpet celebration for Jane Owen PR’s fourth anniversary. Cocktails, DJs, Entertainment, celebs, gift bags and good times were had at the hip new Indonesian steakhouse Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill at 826 N La Cienega in West Hollywood. Jane is a super cool publicist and such a sweet person that it’s no surprise that I ran into some good friends and made new ones. “To me, this anniversary is a real celebration of everyone who has supported me. While it’s a celebration of my career, moreover, it’s a celebration of everyone else who has helped […]

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Edison Cortez of Thomas and Edison’s Elegant Gown

This post is about an amazing gown I wore designed by this wonderful designer Edison Cortez of Thomas and Edison.   I had the honor of wearing a beautiful beaded strapless gown by the amazingly gifted Edison Cortez of Thomas and Edison at my commendation from the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce the other night. Just putting on the dress was fun as it was a wrap style dress! I love the gold beading on the bodice that was all done by hand. And the gown was pure silk. Edison’s designs are usually very sexy, alluring, and oh so […]

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Juicing it up at PURE Pressed Juice !

I went to the grand opening of Dawn Dail’s wonderful new juicery, PURE Pressed Juice in West LA. Dawn’s story is super inspiring. She used to weigh 353 pounds and is now super svelte and healthy after losing 170 lbs naturally by following a Paleo diet, drinking cold-pressed green juices and exercising daily. That’s about half of her original weight!   After this transformation, she decided to create a place where all people can come and be supported in their fitness goals. She is especially drawn to helping overweight people and sugar addicts like herself. “PURE pressed juices provide natural […]

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Scandinavian Kollektiv Brings Nordic Style to West Hollywood

Susanne Karlsson brings her Scandinavian style esthetic to stylish West Hollywood with her hip new store, Scandinavian Kollektiv. “I wanted to bring a bit of Scandinavia to West Third Street,” said Susanne. This wonderful store is a lifestyle boutique gathering and curating a collection of Scandinavian designs. all pieces are made with high quality, handmade craftsmanship, old world-meets-modern aesthetic and innovative design. More info at www.scandinaviankollektiv.com  

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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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