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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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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Calling All Dolls to Paper Dolls Open House!

Paper Dolls, an elegant new co-working collective designed for professional women, held their open house on May 14th at their beautiful Brentwood studio featuring complimentary Glamsquad makeovers and professional headshots for members and invited guests.  Attendees enjoyed “staying fit at the office” tips  from Orange Theory Fitness and toured the adjacent Paleoista studio.  Tasty eats were provided by local area restaurants including the new Brentwood hotspot Balltaire. “This event really validates for us that there are so many amazing female business founders that need a sense of community as well as a community that supports them and I’m glad we could […]

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Christofle at Greystone Mansion

Christofle held an exclusive event at the historic Greystone Mansion on May 7th. Food by Design did the catering and there was plenty of Chandon Brut Classic for the guests. Emilie Martin, a master silversmith with Christofle hand-crafted a beautiful silver necklace at the event that was auctioned for charity.   Proceeds from this event went to the Wounded Warrior project. More info at http://us.christofle.com/us_en/, http://www.greystonemansion.org/, and http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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