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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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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Impromptu Promo Photoshoot for Live With Ford and Vida!

I recently attended the Taurus birthday party of celebrity photographers Uncle Bob and Jenna Urban as well as Angela Downey of Downey’s Desserts at the W Hotel Hollywood. I usually run on “Persian time,” but got there early, so I took advantage of the extra time and had an impromptu promo photo shoot for a new show I am co-hosting with my friend actor Ford Austin, called “Facebook Live with Ford and Vida.” Luckily Ford is on point and always arrives to his destinations early (as opposed to yours truly), so we had a lot of time to spare. Ford […]

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Taurus Birthday Party

Great time at the Taurus Birthday Party of Uncle Bob (Delgadillo), Jenna Urban and Angela Downey at the W Hotel in Hollywood.   Bob and Jenna are hard working and very cool and kind celebrity photographers. I emphasize the word kind as this can be a tough, isolating business, but having great people out there like Bob and Jenna, makes a tough biz a lot less tough. They have always taken such great care of me and anyone else attending events in addition to being amazing photographers. In addition to all of this Jenna is also producing a film called […]

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An Evening with Fashion Designer Sue Wong

FGI LA held an evening with iconic fashion designer Sue Wong at her studios. Sue provided insight into her fascinating life, career, history of her brand, her aesthetic philosophy and exciting vision for the future. Pieces from her timeless archives were showcased accompanied by music by guitarist Medi EM. Medi’s wife, model Dustin Quick, did a beautiful flamenco dance as well. My favorite parts of the evening were were Sue gave brief anecdotes about the gowns and when she designed them. “Sue Wong is the embodiment of a Joseph Campbell hero. Through hard work and passion she has overcome all […]

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Suzanne DeLaurentiis Daytime Emmy Gifting Suite at Dylan Keith Salon

Had a great time at the Suzanne DeLaurentiis Daytime Emmy gifting suite at the wonderful Dylan Keith Salon in the heart of Burbank. Sponsors for the event were Cinema Secrets, Nassif MD, Vivan’s Boutique Erica’s Organics, New Day Talk show, Sweet Bottom Treats & Events, and MX4D, the Motion EFX Industry, which is an immersive 4D experience, the next evolution in cinema. Proceeds from the event benefitted Operation Hollywood, a deserving veterans’ charity. More info at http://suzannedelaurentiisproduction.com/ and http://www.burbanksalon.com/ Photos courtesy of Donna Dymally.

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Sue Wong’s Epic Birthday Party and Fashion Installation

Internationally renowned fashion designer Sue Wong hosted a star-studded Birthday celebration and fashion installation extravaganza announcing D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries LLC as the new Licensee of the SUE WONG Evening Collection. The exclusive celebration, themed “From MAO TO NOW”, honored the designer’s origins from a remote humble village in Maoist China, journeying to America as a young child and transforming herself into the Empress of Fashion. Sue’s story is so inspiring and I so admire her for all her achievements.  Being the quintessential Phoenix, she now finds herself poised on a threshold she calls her Third Phoenix Rising. The next most […]

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Seeking Valentina Los Angeles Premiere

Seeking Valentina premiered at the Los Angeles World International Film Festival at the historic Crest Theatre in Westwood. Afterwards, there was a Q and A with the cast and crew. I had a nice time reminiscing all things Valentina with writer-director-producer Armin Nasseri, actress and producer Kristin West, digital effects expert Tawan Bazemore, composer Skykross and the moderator Syr Law. Big thanks to Armin Nasseri, Kristin West and the rest of my fellow cast members and crew. Also want to extend a big thanks to manager Matt Chassin as well as event photographers Bob Delgadillo, Danny Go and Mark Sevier. […]

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Stars and Sparkles at the Quynh Paris Fashion Show

Noted international fashion designer Quynh Paris unveiled her Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show, aptly titled “The Light of the Stars” as a part of Style Fashion Week at the Pacific Design Center (PDC).  Quynh is a noted international designer in the true sense of the word and I love how she has a great fusion of East meets West. I also loved how the setting of PDC, or “Blue Whale” as it’s referred to, fit the occasion perfectly. The runway for the PDC shows was surrounded by water, which fit in with Quynh’s theme of the galaxy and there was no tent […]

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