Taking a bite out of the Sharknado 3 Syfy Party

Much fun was had at the Sharknado 3/Syfy Party at super swanky Hotel Solamar during Comic Con. Ran into a few friends and made some new ones. Everything was of course, shark-themed, even down to the “Singnado” karaoke room. The highlight of the evening was running into the acclaimed Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, who is one of the stars of the hot new Syfy show, The Expanse. She is also a relative and is the first woman to be featured on www.Ghaffaris.com, our family geneology site. It’s been a pleasure to interview her over the years and I’d […]

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My Freshman Comic Con Experience

So at practically the very last minute I attended my first Comic Con. And boy was it a learning experience. I missed out on so much as I literally attended it on the fly, but learned more than I ever imagined. There were so many great moments…all in one day! So I’ll sum it up here visually with a few snippets and many photos… I was very excited for my friend and fellow Persian Cas Anvar who is currently rocking it as a series regular in two, yes that’s right, TWO Syfy series, The Expanse and Olympus! The Expanse is […]

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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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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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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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So Very Vida’s Hollywood Photo Shoot

I had the good fortune of running into some amazingly talented photographer friends at the Sanyae Demure fashion show at the Art Hearts Fashion boutique at the Hollywood and Highland Mall and also at the Kino Croatia event, so I ended up having a great photoshoot.  I have so many great memories of covering events over the years in that part of town, so I kinda felt like it all came full circle that evening. I feel blessed to have worked with the creme de la creme of fashion and celebrity photographers. Photos courtesy of the amazing Sheri Determan, Bob […]

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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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Sue Wong Soirée Sweetens Hollywood

Renowned fashion designer Sue Wong recently hosted a very exclusive and upscale launch party for her new perfume and ecommerce store in the heart of Hollywood at the popular Hollywood and Highland complex. This was a very small and intimate party, so I was honored to receive an invite. The location was a separate part of the Sweet store where Art Hearts Fashion (AHF) has their lineup of exclusive designers, who have held fashion shows via AHF’s Parker Whitaker Productions.   I was really impressed that they had such a large retail space and was delighted to have a bird’s […]

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