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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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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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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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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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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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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