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
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.
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.
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 […]
Acclaimed designer Gordana Gehlhausen showcased her beautiful designs from her GOGA by Gordana label at the Kino Croatia film festival at the Amerian Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Kino Croatia celebrates the latest films from Croatia and it was great to see Gordana, who is from the former Yugoslavia, have her fashion show there. There was also a great performance by the Mozart Twins, two amazingly talented violinists. Ever the child fashion prodigy, Gordana knitted her first sweater at the tender age of 7. She created a children’s line while living in Atlanta, Georgia and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Paper Dolls, an elegant new co-working collective designed for professional women, held their open house on May 14th at their beautiful Brentwood studio featuring complimentary Glamsquad makeovers and professional headshots for members and invited guests. Attendees enjoyed “staying fit at the office” tips from Orange Theory Fitness and toured the adjacent Paleoista studio. Tasty eats were provided by local area restaurants including the new Brentwood hotspot Balltaire. “This event really validates for us that there are so many amazing female business founders that need a sense of community as well as a community that supports them and I’m glad we could […]
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/