Sue Wong’s Epic Fashion Show at the Avant Garde Masquerade Ball

I had a blast at internationally renowned designer Sue Wong’s EPIC fashion show at the Avant Garde Masquerade Ball. This phenomenal event was held at the Majestic downtown, which was an apropos location as it dates back to 1921 as the original LA headquarters of Bank of America, which is an era that Sue’s designs often harken to!  Many of the vintage design features of this location are similar to The Cedars, Sue historic estate. This enchanted evening was the second annual Masquerade Ball for Michelle Long’s Avant Garde Magazine. Her runway included celebrity guest models Eugenia Kuzmina and Ava […]

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Sur Le Mur’s Premiere Opening of Per Bernal’s Fine Art Photography Studio

Had a blast and was truly honored to host the red carpet portion of  the much anticipated premiere opening of Per Bernal’s Fine Art Photography Studio presented by Sur le Mur. This well attended gallery opening in West Los Angeles was the talk of the town and truly raised the bar of the LA art world. “Per Bernal is a world class photographer praised for his talents in capturing the strength and excellence of the human body, thus has garnered the nickname; “The Annie Leibovitz of the Fitness World.” This exhibition, aptly titled “Oh Shoot,” was an eclectic evening featuring photography, graffiti, street, […]

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Happy Tees Relaunch Party

On Thursday, October 20th at The Stir Lounge in Sherman Oaks, I attended the re-launch of Happy Tees’ inspirational apparel line while benefiting the 501c3 non-profit organization, Breast Cancer Angels as October is breast cancer awareness month. The event showcased the apparel line, while attendees enjoyed, food and music. A portion of the proceeds from each shirt purchased were donated to assist in taking care of the direct needs of Breast Cancer sufferers and their families. A donation box was available for those wishing to support Breast Cancer Angels and VIP Items were auctioned with proceeds donated to the charitable […]

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Halloween Hotness Heats Up Downtown LA

Had a great time at this year’s third annual Halloween Hotness at the Reserve in downtown LA. So nice to catch up with friends and check out the cool costumes all for a truly great cause. This charitable endeavor was created by Brian Sikoff to raise awareness about cancer. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. This event was conceived in honor of Brian’s fallen family members, Carmen and Lynn Kuchera, who passed away far too soon from this terrible disease. “A big thank you to everyone who supported us the last two years. We look forward to seeing all of […]

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So Very Vida Bestowed with A Nollywood Excellence in Media Award

I was presented with a prestigious Excellence in Media Award at the fourth annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) on Saturday August 6th at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA. This event recognized renowned international talents in the film, music and media industries within the African communities globally, so it was truly an honor to receive this wonderful award. LANFA has experienced tremendous growth since it’s inception and wanted to appreciate all those who have stayed the cause and also given back to their communities. King Bassey is the founder of the Nollywood awards and LANFA. Mark Sevier was the LA […]

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Artists For Trauma Adaptive Artists Multi-Media Art Show

Artists for Trauma (AFT) held their Adaptive Artist Multi-Media Art show at the noted ENGEL & VOLKERS SOUTH BAY. This AFT fundraiser and public awareness event was a great introduction to this worthwhile charity and their mission to empower adaptive artists recovering from life altering trauma and who utilize healing through artistic platforms to expedite quality recovery and reinvention of their lives. The Artists For Trauma Adaptive Artist Multi-Media Art Show featured artwork by talented inspiring artists, utilizing various artistic disciplines following their life altering traumas that resulted in a total life change due to paralysis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic […]

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Sai Suman’s Sizzling Designs

  Sai Suman is a talented fashion designer with a chic eye for detail who blends the western culture with traditional choices to craft the best in clothing. She has designed gowns for many celebrities and is a red carpet staple especially during awards season.   In 1995 when she was conferred with the title of Miss Thane (Jr.), her aspiration towards fashion took off, having done a ramp show for Alyque Padamsee added another dimension to her persona. Hailing from a family of educationists, she traveled a path less trodden in the field of fashion technology. She got chiseled […]

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Van Choat’s Undaunted Journey

Van Choat is a lovely woman with a very gentle disposition that I had the pleasure of meeting at the Love International Film Festival (LIFF). I had received a nomination for my work in Strangers in A Book, but I was much more taken with Van and her incredible journey. I rarely cover memoirs, but Van’s story really captured my heart. Van’s beloved grandmother Mau Vu lived to be a 106 years old much like my dear father. Van is the Chief of Specialized Contracts for the Los Angeles Air Force Base. There is much more to Van than her […]

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Love International Opening Ceremony

Nice time at the Kickoff Party, which was the opening ceremony of the Love International Children’s Film Festival (LIFF) at Flame International restaurant in West LA. The festival will continue throughout the week with all day screenings at the iconic Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA; official selections and show times can be viewed at www.loveinternationalchildrenfilmfestival.com.  July 16th will bring the festival to a close with an extravagant and celebrity-attended closing ceremony at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, an after-party at Bardot-Avalon Hollywood will immediately follow. The official after-party will be announced in the days leading up to […]

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BET Girlfriends & Champagne Spa Party & Gifting Suite

Had a nice time attending the BET Girlfriends & Champagne Spa Party and Gifting Suite at the scenic Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. Braved the heat with my fearless “Live with Ford and Vida” colleague, celebrated actor Ford Austin!       The interviews are all at these links: Just Brittany interview: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1722476294673936/ It Works products: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1722471054674460/ Carte Blanche Teeth whitening:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1722468514674714/ Salon Niquel: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1722464618008437/ Afrowear: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1722462934675272/ Sugar and Spyked: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1722459504675615/

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