Photo shoot with The Artists Project LA

Had an amazing photo shoot with The Artists Project LA (TAP), which was founded by celebrity photographer Michael Bezjian of Gettyimages/Wireimage, who graciously opens his spacious home to any up and coming performer who is in need of headshots. Usually headshots can cost hundreds even upwards of a thousand dollars and need to be updated pretty regularly, so Michael and his team provide a priceless service as a shoot like this is impossible unless one is an A list actor and has his or her bank account, not to mention an A listers rolodex of contacts!   Upon entry to […]

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Getting Glammed at the Sai Suman “The Queen in Me” Show

It really does take a village in putting an event together. With the help of celebrity hair and makeup team of Alma (makeup) and Saya (hair), I was camera ready all night from the glaring lights of the red carpet to the runway and even in the frenetic flow backstage. As for product, I really like Alma’s use of Kryolan eyeshadow and Media Pro’s high Definition Foundation. I also liked how Saya smoothed my hair with Tigi’s Bed Head. Every hair stayed in place and so did my makeup. No small feat! Alma is a professional makeup and hair artist […]

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Celebrity Connected 2017 Luxury Gifting Suite Honoring The Academy Awards®!

Had a great time at the Celebrity Connected 2017 Luxury Gifting Suite Honoring The Academy Awards® at the Millennium Biltmore downtown. Ever the foodie, I was excited to try all the treats such as Nu-Health Fruit, Gourmet Inspirations Salted Carmel Whiskey spread, Twizzles Tasty Treats (my favorite flavor thus far is peanut butter), Route 66’s Root Beer, Gorp Clean Energy Bars, Ricos Nachos on the Go, Something Sweet’s by Maddie Lu’s chocolate chip sweet edible cookie dough, Vegan Noms (my favorite was the brownie variety), Ohana’s Cupcakes (especially the lemon flavor), Sorelle and Co’s sweets, Kung Fu Tea (the Mango flavor), Hemp […]

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Secret Room Events Golden Globe Awards Style Lounge

Had a great time at the Secret Room Events Golden Globe Awards Style Lounge on Friday at the swanky SLS Hotel Main Ballroom. Their proud Platinum sponsor In the Secret Room Style Lounge are Anne Neilson Home, which  “delivers faith with a flourish: creating art and lifestyle products that provide one-of-a-kind beauty and quality while always giving to a higher purpose.” Anne’s luxury candles are a great Valentine’s gift…great scent, classy looking and super romantic. Other sponsors for this incredible event were Barlean’s, Martinni Beauty, Inc, Serumtologie ®, The Happiness Box, COTE Hair Care, Imagine Home, MCCOY Co. ltd, Julie’s Real, Urban Heal, […]

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Covergirl Outlast Works All-Day Everyday

I had the opportunity to try some wonderful new Covergirl Outlast All-Day products thanks to the fine folks at Influenster. Their soft touch concealer, matte finishing powder and lipgloss duo were a part of my gifted voxbox.   Though the powder and concealer were a bit too dark for my complexion, they were good blenders for when I want to do a light contour, but not too extreme that it looks obvious. My favorite was the lipgloss duo. I love the nude intensity base for daytime use and then the clear gloss to bump it up for the evening. Great […]

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Sneak Peek of Upcoming Cover Shoot for FVM Global Magazine!

Had a blast shooting #BTS videos and pics of an upcoming Live with Ford & Vida cover shoot for FVM Global Magazine created by hair and makeup artist extraordinaire Steven Pellissier. Big thanks to him, the lovely Faith Harrington-Boutin, Managing Director of FVM, her stylist for the shoot,  the fabulous D’ Jesus Trujillo, wonderful photographer Joshua Kent, internationally renowned designer Sue Wong for the gowns, PK Bijoux for the beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry, Grenier Clothier for the suits, #DareToWearByDrRobby hand painted ties and the Fortoli showroom for the off the hook location! For more #BTS videos: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/ Photos courtesy of Steven Pellissier, […]

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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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So Very Vida interviewed by Amber Lynn on Rock N’ SeXXXy Show

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the stunning Amber Lynn on her popular Rock N’ SeXXXy show on LA Talk Radio alongside cool guests like Playboy Playmate, actress and comedienne Julie McCullough and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd. As it turns out, Amber is acting in a film called Who’s Jenna with Ronnie Marmo, a friend of mine. We will also be acting together in multi award-winning filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill’s much buzzed about film, Blood & Iron. I am always astounded by how small our community is. I learned a lot of beauty tips […]

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Rae Morris Book Signing

Celebrity makeup artist Rae Morris had the launch party for her new book, “Rae Morris Makeup Masterclass” at the exclusive Soho House West Hollywood. This is the sixth beauty book she’s written and she was  joined by the beautiful Victoria’s Secret angel Shanina Shaik, who graces the cover. Rae gave some insight into her career, the book and some tips and tricks on best make up practices. The limited edition 420-page book is a real treat for those obsessed with makeup application! More info at www.raemorris.com

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