Photo shoot with The Artists Project LA

Had an amazing photo shoot with The Artists Project LA (TAP), which was founded by celebrity photographer Michael Bezjian of Gettyimages/Wireimage, who graciously opens his spacious home to any up and coming performer who is in need of headshots. Usually headshots can cost hundreds even upwards of a thousand dollars and need to be updated pretty regularly, so Michael and his team provide a priceless service as a shoot like this is impossible unless one is an A list actor and has his or her bank account, not to mention an A listers rolodex of contacts!   Upon entry to […]

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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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Getting Glammed at the Sai Suman “The Queen in Me” Show

It really does take a village in putting an event together. With the help of celebrity hair and makeup team of Alma (makeup) and Saya (hair), I was camera ready all night from the glaring lights of the red carpet to the runway and even in the frenetic flow backstage. As for product, I really like Alma’s use of Kryolan eyeshadow and Media Pro’s high Definition Foundation. I also liked how Saya smoothed my hair with Tigi’s Bed Head. Every hair stayed in place and so did my makeup. No small feat! Alma is a professional makeup and hair artist […]

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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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Hollywood And Me.Com Official Launch Party

Great time at the Hollywoodandme.com  official launch party at the Sofitel Hotel. It was also the birthday party for one of their founders, Anthony G. Cohen. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony at The World Networks’ Entrepreneur Awards, where he was an awardee and I was a presenter. Billed as the Gatsby Affair, the theme of this event was the roaring 20’s, so it was great to see all the flapper costumes! I wore a gown by noted designer Sai Suman, who was also an awarded an Entrepreneur award. In fact, we hung out with Lousine Karibian, founder and CEO […]

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Celebrity Roast of Actress Joycelyne Lew

I had a wonderful time at the Celebrity Roast of Actress Joycelyne Lew at the Golden Dragon Restaurant in Chinatown!  Lew was roasted by some legendary stars of screen and martial arts such as Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Chuck Norris’ An Eye for An Eye), Aki Aleong (V, Babylon 5), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda, Blade Runner), Gerald Okamura (G.I. Joe, The Rise of Cobra, Mortal Kombat), Peter Kwong (The Golden Child, Big Trouble in China), Host Grand-Master Eric Lee (Rambo: First Blood Part II, 3 Ninjas) and many more. It was great catching up with noted celebs […]

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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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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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DPA Pre-Emmy Awards Gifting Suite

During Emmy week, I got to check out The DPA pre-Emmy awards gifting suite September that was hosted by Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko and DPA at the penthouse terrace of the super swanky LUXE Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. DPA has produced the past year all the backstage gift suites for Dick Clark Productions for events such as American Music Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, People Magazine Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Four “coups de Coeur” in this season DPA Pre Awards gifting suite: Gavee Gold, 24 K purified liquid Gold skincare with a $700 gift bag, Cinq Etoiles a new […]

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