Artists For Trauma models the Michael Kors Line at In Store Fashion Show at Macy’s Topanga

On Sunday, September 17th from 2 pm -4 pm, Artists For Trauma (AFT) in conjunction with the upscale Macy’s Topanga and the noted Michael Kors line will present a fashion show with AFT adaptive models. “These six chosen models are adored by their community and are not only gorgeous, but physically and mentally strong, having persevered through life challenges that most of us will never know.” – Laura T. Sharpe, Artists For Trauma Founder and CEO WHO: Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, the founder of Artists for Trauma, AFT model and celebrated actor […]

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Honored to be a Nominee and Presenter at the Los Angeles Nollywood Awards

I am truly honored to be a nominee for Strangers in a Book and a presenter tomorrow, Saturday, August 26th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards (LANFA). Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as LANFA founder King Bassey, Honorees Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Check Point) and Dawna Lee Heising (Bladerunner, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Special Guest noted radio host and media personality Mother Love, Co-host Ford Austin (Live By Night, Bosch) and yours truly. Press Check-in is at 4:30pm, with red carpet arrivals at 5-6:30pm, the much anticipated awards presentation at 6:30pm-9:30pm and […]

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Award Winning Celebrity Fashion Designer Sai Suman’s ‘The Queen in Me’ Fashion Show is a Regal Success

Award-winning celebrity fashion designer Sai Suman’s Official Hollywood Fashion Show Launch, ‘The Queen in Me,’ at the Sofitel Hotel was a rousing success and I was thrilled to be a media partner (twice!) as well co-host the event with my Live with Ford and Vida colleague, celebrated actor Ford Austin.​​ This was a much anticipated official Hollywood Fall/winter 2017 Runway collection, which took place at the swanky Sofitel hotel at 8555 Beverly blvd in Los Angeles. It was a completely star-studded evening jam packed with celebrities and media. The event was presented by Sai Suman in conjunction with the World Networks which was founded by […]

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Award Winning Celebrity Designer Sai Suman’s Upcoming Fashion Show Launch in Conjunction With The World Networks

On Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm, Award Winning Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer Sai Suman will launch her much anticipated official Hollywood Fall/winter 2017 Runway collection, which will take place at the swanky Sofitel hotel at 8555 Beverly blvd in Los Angeles. It will be a completely star studded evening jam packed with celebrities and media. The event will be presented by Sai Suman in conjunction with the World Networks which was founded by the vivacious entrepreneur Lousine Karibian and I’m honored to be media partners for the event as a co-host for “Live with Ford and Vida” with celebrated actor Ford Austin (Heels, Live […]

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Well Heeled at the Heels Premiere

Really enjoyed the movie Heels with my good friend fashion designer Sai Suman and had a nice time at the premiere and after party. The only thing missing was one of the stars of the film, my “Live with Ford and Vida” colleague Ford Austin, who was missing as he had come down with a bad cold that he couldn’t shake. The film’s LA premiere was at the Laemmle Noho 7 as part of the popular Noho Cine Fest. Heels is the story of two adopted brothers, Ronnie (Britt George) and Jodi Lackey (Ryan Bottiglieri), who also wrote, directed and […]

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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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The World Premiere of the Tragedy of JFK (As Told by Wm. Shakespeare)

The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) is a very moving play about the conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States and its aftermath. Using Shakespearian text, this groundbreaking theatrical event illuminates what might have happened surrounding one of the most shocking events in American history, which altered the course of this entire nation for decades to come. This play also showcases the tragedies the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. I was really affected by this show as reliving a very challenging part of American history was really heavy and […]

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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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Getty Museum’s Media Appreciation Night

Had a great time at the Getty Museum’s Media Appreciation Night in their scenic hospitality suite as the sun was setting, so it was quite a vista. There were curator-led tour of the replicas of the Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road, which was very informative. I managed to also do some segments for “Live with Ford and Vida” with my co-host, celebrated actor Ford Austin. Here’s some links to our segments: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1730790300509202/ https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1730792203842345/ https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1730800313841534/ https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1730846760503556/ Guests in attendance could also check out Friday Flights performances and installations and the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective. More info at http://www.getty.edu/museum/about.html     […]

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