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

On Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm, Award Winning Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer Sai Suman launched her much anticipated official Hollywood Fall/winter 2017 Runway collection titled “The Queen in Me”, 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 the vivacious entrepreneur Lousine Karibian and the media partners of the event who hosted the red carpet, noted actress/fashion blogger and HPC’s own Vida G. (The Mindy Project, Jimmy Kimmel Live, So Very Vida) and celebrated actor Ford Austin (Heels, Live by Night) of “Live with Ford and Vida”.

Celebrity fashion designer Sai Suman

 

The bustling red carpet, chock full of international celebrities and media, started at 7pm and was followed by the Fashion Runway show at 9:30pm having the elegant royal era theme, ‘The Queen in Me’ with a romantic Paris feel and runway music reminiscent of “La Vie En Rose”. Models walked in the perfect Royal exquisite and glamorous designs illustrating of the theme as it describes, swaying the audiences taking them back to the 1920 era with the modern touch of 2017 styling and detailing on a time travel back and forth between 1920’s to 2017 with the mesmerizing women and men’s fall/winter collection. The collection has a very unique fabric and appliqué detailing on women’s collection whereas Mens suit/tux has a very interesting and eclectic mix of fabric combination seen in velvets, cotton and even leather making it stand out from the basic regular tuxedo trend. This dazzling collection has gold, diamond and pearl delicate appliqué with few having a 3D flower laser cut detailing on the Royal style gowns.

Sai with her models at the grand finale of the show!

Overall it was a show that truly gave a feel of all the Queens all gathered in a royal gala charming the audience with their regal style and fashion in a story narrated by the designer herself with her limitless imagination and creativity.

Sai with noted actor Jimmy Jean-Louis. Both are dressed in Sai Suman Couture!

This designer is surely going to be one of the names to be remembered in history among the other legendary designers who are as gifted as her! Sai Suman is an epitome of style and fantasy and has surely achieved a niche at a very young age inspiring many young aspirants to achieve their dreams.

“I live fashion…I breathe fashion! Fashion is not just a necessity for me, but it’s also my passion. Impossible unique creations challenges me. Fashion for me is a platform to narrate story in my own way through my Runway collection! This season’s inspiration “The Queen in me” is dedicated to empowering women and highlighting their beauty within. The Queen in me is to let all women know and discover that there is a Queen/ princess in everyone. It’s all about embracing your beauty no matter what shape or size you are! You are beautiful because you are you,” said Sai.

The Hollywood Launch Runway fashion show was a concept created by Sai Suman and was executed by the World Networks to showcase Sai’s vision and creativity to all her celebrity and media colleagues for them to experience the journey of her fantasy and glamour under one roof, giving them the experience to be a part of a world-class Couture high fashion fall/winter 2017 launch collection.

ABOUT SAI SUMAN

Sai Suman has been designing for HOLLYWOOD’s A list stars at red carpet galas and premieres as well as other events and also has done personalized designing. Her collection and designs have been a hit and quite popular among the Hollywood actors and the whole entertainment industry in no time where Sai at such a young age has reached an international level of high appreciation and credibility. 

Sai has been showcasing in many international platforms as well presenting her collections at premieres and highly acclaimed top fashion events such as New York Couture Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia and Mercedes Benz fashion week in Europe, to name a few and Sai has carved a niche for herself at the very beginning of her journey.

Recently Sai was honored by the Entrepreneur Award of the year 2017 in Fashion Designing at the World Networks in Los Angeles as the ambassador of Dubai for the Network. 

Sai has also been awarded as “Fashion Designer for 2013-14” at the Dubai Fashion Awards. This wunderkind has also won “Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Excellence in Designing” award at the Global Achievers Awards held in Bangkok in May 2013 for her astounding creative sensibilities.

‘SAI SUMAN’, has been transforming her imagination, fantasy into a wearable piece of art. Her work represents a unique and intriguing combination of fashion and technology. Sai’s collections are compromised of impeccably cut outfits and sophisticated haute couture and red carpet gowns that are ornate and intricately detailed while her designs speak volumes about her passion and her work.

Sai Suman is a designer who creates a blend of western fashion elements with a traditional touch of handwork, creating a new fashion statement. She likes experimenting to create uniqueness in her style and to bring out timeless yet trendsetting collections. Sai Suman loves to create a unique blend of western with a traditional touch to it. She has always been inspired by the futuristic vision in fashion hence has presented several art pieces integrated with light technology in many esteemed international fashion week show. Sai Suman has been a pioneer in experimenting the use of unique fabrics designing the costumes for Bollywood actresses. Sai has also designed looks for international television stars, contributed her designs to several Bollywood music videos, magazine cover shoots, reality shows and is now styling for Hollywood as well.

Sai is the youngest designer to create and combine fashion with technology and creativity, presenting Haute Couture with Hi-Tech designs in various international platforms as the youngest Indian designer alongside with the top senior renowned international designers from different countries respectively.

The inspiration for this young and talented Hollywood celebrity fashion designer, ‘Sai Suman,’ has been the surrealistic fantasy world that tickles her imagination and transforms that fantasy into a wearable pieces of art.

More info at  www.saisuman.ws

Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Grand Opening of Art Lewin Bespoke in Downtown Santa Monica

Santa Monica — On Thursday, November 10, 2016, The Hollywood Press Corps had the pleasure of attending the Art Lewin Bespoke Grand Opening of its newest location in Santa Monica — Store #6 for entrepreneur Art Lewin.  This highly anticipated,  invitation-only event, sponsored, in part, by BuyWine.com, offered guests the best of the best including gourmet cuisine, scrumptious desserts, Napa Valley wines from Sparrow Hawk and Highway 12 vineyards, Hint Water, Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden, contemporary tunes and the most superb in custom clothing.

Inside of the newly opened Bespoke showroom. Photo by SmugMug
Inside of the newly opened Bespoke showroom. Photo by SmugMug

Over 100 of Southern California’s finest turned out to celebrate the exclusive opening of Art Lewin Bespoke, Santa Monica including members of the legal community, business professionals and celebrities.  All guests were gifted with a Mario Masotti Hand-made Silk Neck-Tie. The ties are beautifully crafted and designed with stunning fabrics and patterns.

In attendance was 2016 Primetime Emmy winner, Patrika Darbo, known for her short film “Acting Dead”. Photo courtesy SmugMug
In attendance was 2016 Primetime Emmy winner, Patrika Darbo, known for her short film “Acting Dead”. Photo courtesy SmugMug

So what makes Art Lewin Bespoke so special?  “One of our many unique features with our full canvas grade clothing is the canvas itself.  Our canvas is hand padded and not machine stitched as is common with many  other tailors. We also offer an extensive library of world class quality fabrics from internationally renowned mills in England, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Germany,” says Daniel Simons, Partner, Art Lewin Bespoke, Santa Monica.

Bespoke founder, Art Lewin, with partner Danny Simons at the Art Lewin Bespoke launch in Santa Monica. Photo by SmuMug
Bespoke founder, Art Lewin, with partner Danny Simons at the Art Lewin Bespoke launch in Santa Monica. Photo by SmuMug

A favorite with Hollywood celebrities, including, Jon Voight, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, William Shatner, Lou Ferrigno, Esai Morales and Robert Wagner, to name a few, Art Lewin Bespoke is also preferred by a cadre of stylists.  And, what about Art Lewin Bespoke for Women?  “Art Lewin Bespoke is not just about clothes that make men look great,” adds Simons, “we also apply our expert talents to a woman’s wardrobe with the same quality, workmanship & knowledge enjoyed by our male clientele, just ask the beautiful actress Sofia Milos!”

International model and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina, with her VIP swag bag that included a silk tie. Photo courtesy SmugMug
International model and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina, with her VIP swag bag that included a silk tie. Photo courtesy SmugMug

For more information, please visit http://www.artlewinbespoke.com/

or telephone Art Lewin Bespoke at 310 734-4990

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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WORLDboots Official Launch

WOR The Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2016) –From founder Marc Bruder and designer Ben Zerbe comes the next generation of footwear, WORLDboots. Since it’s creation, WORLDboots’ purpose has been to establish and re-envision the genre of sneakerboots, using handmade craftsmanship and premium materials, combined with a “fashion meets function” mindset. WORLDboots desires to introduce unique, timeless and luxurious pieces all while helping the less fortunate by contributing to Soles 4 Souls, in an effort to eradicate poverty.

Designer Ben Zerbe on the red carpet at the Workdboots launch supporting Souls for Soles Charity
Designer Ben Zerbe on the red carpet at the WORLDboots launch supporting Souls for Soles Charity. Photo courtesy Ian Bailey

The paradigm of fit and function coupled with a fashion frame, Worldboots represents a fresh genre of footwear. They call them ‘Sneakerboots’. Breeding the athletic midsole base with an upper that exudes quality and luxury, we combine podiatric expertise with fashion-forward innovation. The event was produced by http://www.vajamusic.com

Actress and recording artist, Serena Laurel, on the red carpet. Photo by Ian Bailey for the Hollywood Press Corps
Actress and recording artist, Serena Laurel, on the red carpet. Photo by Ian Bailey for the Hollywood Press Corps

What separates the ground from your foot is more than material; it is intention and purpose, the path you walk as an individual, as one and as many we strive forward together. Available in suede or leather and a variety of fashion forward colors including royal blue, Spanish pink, haze grey and true black with a sole that is designed to support you. The line offers two different collections, the Hemera and Lees, both priced from $250-$500, featuring over 10 styles composed of eccentric colors with complementary tones, combined with definitive style.

Actor and musician, Weston Cage, on the red carpet at the WORLDboots launch
Actor and musician, Weston Cage, on the red carpet at the WORLDboots launch. Photo courtesy Ian Bailey for the Hollywood Press Corps

The Hemera, constructed with two exclusive skirts – a full skirt and fringe style, is a fashion led ankle sneakerboot as the Lees, a high top sneakerboot, offers a must-have pair of sneakerboots for every occasion and look. The distinctive skirts seen on the Hemera can also be purchased separately as an accessory to fit every sneaker and boot making it a perfect standout to match any style.

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“One size will not fit all but one world will” – WORLDboots. You’ve felt it before. “Unusual, unique, cerebral, inviting question and resistance”; you recognize it. It’s you. It’s who you are and want to be.
For more information and to purchase your very own pair of WORLDboots visit https://www.worldboots.com/

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Dustin Brown

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TREATS! MAGAZINE 4TH ANNUAL WHITE PARTY SPONSORED BY STELLA ARTOIS

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? For the fourth year in a row, treats! hosted a luxurious all-white dress code party in Malibu with a beautiful background of the Pacific Ocean, celebrating people in fields of art, fashion, music and entertainment.

Sofia Richie attends the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
Sofia Richie attends the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)

While the party started out with a chill Malibu vibe, it soon picked up as the DJ started spinning and guests began to arrive. Everyone enjoyed cold beers and a variety of other drinks out of their iconic Stella Artois chalices. Early arrivals included “WAGS” star Nicole Williams and beau Larry English and Nick Simmons, who enjoyed the stunning view of the Malibu coast. Many known models like Tika Camaj arrived wearing Indah dresses and For Love & Lemons in the trend of lace and bell sleeves in white and ivory. Most models were in bright white lace and stood out significantly. British fashion designer Julia Clancey wore a stunning and statement-making dress and head piece emblazoned with fine jewels and crystals.

MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of atmosphere and guests at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of atmosphere and guests at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)

Sofia Richie got into the theme of the event wearing a white t-shirt dress with the word “white” on the back, paired with white high tops and sunglasses. It was an edgy street style look that fitted with the relaxed vibe of the beach side event. She attended with a male friend and was seen reading a copy of treats! Magazine and enjoying the beautiful grounds of the stunning property.

 A view of the party from above at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
A view of the party from above at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
Nick Simmons (R) and guests attend the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
Nick Simmons (R) and guests attend the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)

Later on in the evening, Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado, strolled in and joked around enjoying the laid back pool vibes and stunning view. Absolute Elyx also served up Moscow mules to the thirsty guests including Steve Shaw, treats! Editor and founder, who was entertaining friends and guests including pal Spencer Garratt and Singer Matt Bellamy (MUSE) and his girlfriend, model Elle Evans. Foster The People’s Mark Foster got in the party spirit and playfully photo bombed some of guests!

Nicole Williams (L) and Steve Shaw attend the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
Nicole Williams (L) and Steve Shaw attend the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)

Treats! Magazine is known for its glitzy events and always attracting a beautiful fun loving crowd. Treats! Magazine is an artistic magazine released quarterly that celebrates the natural beauty of women in a sensual, sophisticated and unique way.

 A few of the guests enjoying the party at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
A few of the guests enjoying the party at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)

Treats! partners world-class renowned photographers with some of the most captivating models to create images that are not only beautiful, but provide both the subject and photographer with a place they can be free to truly express themselves in a stylish, uncensored and unrestricted way. The new issue of treats! includes; Bryana Holly (shot by David Bellemere), Joanna Krupa (Steve Shaw), Sanda Kubicka (Justin Macala), Kathryn Eisman (Steve Shaw), Hunter McGrady (James Macari), Sarah McDaniel (Robert Voltaire), Ireland Baldwin (Arthur Belebeau) and cover model The Fat Jewish (Tony Kelly). The current issue is on newsstands and available for order at www.treatsmagazine.com

Obe of the gorgeous models posing for the photographer at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
One of the gorgeous models posing for the photographer at the Treats! Magazine 4th Annual White Party Sponsored By Stella Artois on September 17, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
Dustin Brown

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NU MUSES INTERNATIONAL MODEL SEARCH

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 17, 2016 – Global model search announced!

Submissions now open through end of August online at www.NUmuses.com and at open castings in New York and Los Angeles.

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From the founder of treats! Magazine, Steve Shaw, and photographer David Bellemere, comes a global model search to discover the first NU MUSES – 12 of the world’s most modern and inspiring beauties to be photographed for a luxurious and timeless photographic calendar. A millennial take on the classic Pirelli calendar of the 1970’s, NU MUSES will reestablish “the nude” as fine art to grace the walls of art galleries and collectors’ portfolios. The calendar will be launched at a VIP event during Art Basel Miami in December 2016 at an exclusive art gallery exhibition. Showcasing 24 stunning images, NU MUSES will be celebrated and gain worldwide exposure. In addition, the whole process will be shot for an hour & a half documentary to be shown in 2017 on one of the largest TV networks in the USA, and later distributed worldwide.

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“We are launching NU MUSES at a time when things are highly censored, and restricted: we have pop culturecelebrities flashing body parts to get attention and music lyrics that are overly sexualized, but we need to bring back the female form as classic fine art that is highly celebrated verses gratuitous ”, explains Steve Shaw, founder of the project. Adds Christianne Brooks, Creative Director of the project, “This is about making something timeless through Intention vs. Attention. Intention by using a photographer who is a master of lighting, a master at working with talent and crafting these beautiful moments to capture them in. This is nothing new about nudity, yet we arepushing the boundaries and we are celebrating the uncensored beauty of the naked body.”

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From landscapes and portraits in history, nudity was once recognized as the highest form of art, but over time has lost its point of view. We need to get back to showcasing timeless and classic nudity where women, as well as men, feel comfortable and inspired by these images of the female body. Women will want to be a part of this project because it’s a beautiful piece of art.

Starting today, models are invited to submit online or attend one of the open castings this month in either Los Angeles or New York. The search will be curated and finalized via live castings, social media voting and fashion industry judges.

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If selected to be one of the 12 NU MUSES, you will be:
One of 12 models in the NU MUSES calendar art project
Rewarded $10,000
Flown to an exclusive location for a shoot with David Bellemere
Flown to Miami for the calendar launch event and dinner at Art Basel in December, covered by major press outlets
Featured in theDecember issue of treats! with the chance to grace the cover of the magazine
Featured in a documentary to be shown on one of the largest TV networks in the USA, &distributed worldwide.

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Agents and models can submit talent to the NU MUSES website. All submissions must be received by August 30th. Alternatively, models can attend live open castings being held in Los Angeles on August 24th and New York on August 29th.

For more information on live castings, guidelines, and the overall project process visit www.numuses.com and submit for the career opportunity of a lifetime!

 

About Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw has a background in celebrity & fashion photography, shooting for Elle, Vogue, and British Esquire. In 2011, British-born Steve Shaw conceived and launched treats! Magazine as a European-inspired, multi-media brand merging high fashion, and sensuality as the ultimate lifestyle luxury publishing body. Created in the spirit of fine art, treats! goal is to provide everyone with a platform to express their ‘art’ – from fine print to digital. treats! is designed to give the world’s best photographers a sophisticated, creative outlet with the freedom to have their work published without restriction. Steve focuses on celebrating the beauty of women as nature made them, which can be seen throughout his work.

Founder of Treats! Magazine Steve Shaw
Founder of Treats! Magazine Steve Shaw

About David Bellemere
David Bellemere was born and raised in Paris, France. He discovered photography during his high school years, which led him to studyvisual arts after his Baccalaureate. While in college, David caught the eye of various French magazines that commissioned him in his early 20s. Over the next few years he traveled throughout Asia regarding his time there as the most influential in his photographic style to this day. David is recognized for his unique light, colors, and composition, always celebrating beauty. The adjectives most often used to describe his pictures are sensual, delicate, and feminine. David currently contributes to the following magazines: Marie Claire Italy, Vogue Paris, Vogue US, Vogue China, Nippon Vogue, VogueSpain, Elle US, GQ UK, LUI, Porter Magazine, MUSE, treats! and Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Photographer David Bellemere
Photographer David Bellemere

The Hollywood Press Corps joins art lovers from around the world who love art and beauty. NU MUSES is a cool project that’s seeking 12 new faces. These models will be part of something big and memorable in the industry. For fine art aficionados, this calendar will definitely be in the category of the “highest form of art”.

Dustin Brown

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SE7EN Reasons Why Opens for the Iconic 80’s Rock Band The Tubes on Friday Night at the Canyon Club

The energy level at the Canyon Club in Agora Hills on Friday night was high and the 80’s vibe was strong as the crowd anxiously anticipated the arrival of Fee Waybill and “The Tubes” to hit the stage. But before the hit band of 40 years of iconic music appeared, the opening band, “Se7en Reasons Why” with front man Mick Scott took the stage, and the floor, and the bar and the rafters!

Mick Scott with Se7en Reasons Why photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Mick Scott with Se7en Reasons Why
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Se7en Reasons Why is a throw back band in hard-rock-80’s style that is known for heavy metal songs such as “Writing on the Wall”, “Living in the Now”, and the time appropriate song, “World Gone Mad”.  Scott is an amazing performer and acrobat who draws the audience in with his piercing expressions and spontaneous gymnastics.

Se7en Reasons Why photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Se7en Reasons Why
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

He is backed by a talented and eclectic group of musicians including Jason Stalk, the primary songwriter, lyricist and lead guitarist of “Se7en Reasons Why”. Hiro Goto, the band’s violin player, is a well-known composer for singer-songwriters and films. He also serves as a live sound engineer and audio technician. On the drums is the versatile performer, Michael Villiers, who is considered the backbone of the band. Break Twomey rounds out the sound with his melodic bass playing and dramatic style. Together, “Se7en Reasons Why” creates an unforgettable, unique experience for their fans and audience members.

Mick Scott photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Mick Scott
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

With just enough break time to get a new cold beverage, The Tubes began to set up their equipment for their tour-through-time-and-space, back to the punk rock era of the 1980’s. The Canyon Club quickly filled with patrons and the hundred degree heat from outside began to leak into the venue itself. That didn’t stop the band and fans from rocking until their hair dripped with sweat.

Fee Waybill of The Tubes photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Fee Waybill of The Tubes
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The phenomenal journey through 40 years of The Tubes music began with an instrumental performance by Roger Steen on guitar, Prairie Prince at the drums, Rick Anderson on bass and David Medd on keyboard. The audience was swaying with the melody waiting patiently for the arrival of the star of the show, and master of disguises, Fee Waybill.

Fee Waybill photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Fee Waybill
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The audience jumped to attention and the hoots and  howls began as Fee sauntered onto stage wearing a gorgeous, perfectly crafted Zoot Suit complete with hat and swagger. He opened the set with “You Never Can Tell”, followed by “Monkey Time”.

Another costume change for Fee photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Another costume change for Fee
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

His costume changes were almost as spectacular as the tunes he was belting out. He changed from his suit to a straight jacket, to a Quaalude shirt and pill box mask, to a ball gag with a bare chest and leather pants. After many other clothing changes, his fans were nearly brought to tears as he was escorted out onto the stage in a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” style drag queen outfit complete with 24 inch heals and sexy platinum wig.

White Punks on Dope photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
White Punks on Dope
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

He belted out the cult classic “White Punks on Dope” and he truly mesmerized the audience. The band took over again as he once again changed his outfit.

She's a Beauty photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
She’s a Beauty
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

This time he appeared in a turn-of-the-century, red and white striped, barbershop quartet-style jacket and pants and wowed the crowd with “She’s a Beauty”.

Straight Jacket on Crazy Fee photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Straight Jacket on Crazy Fee
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Can't keep Fee tided up photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Can’t keep Fee tided up
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The other songs that set the crowd on fire were “Life”, which he sang with passion and clarity, and he closed the show with two fan favorites, “Saw Her” and “Talk”. The night was magical, incredibly hot and excessively memorable. Two great front men from two different bands. The Tubes rocked the house like it was still the Reagan era. It was a great night of traditional, good old-fashioned rock and roll.


Judy Hansen Pullos

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Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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Celebrated Actor Ford Austin and Actress and Noted Blogger Vida Ghaffari Hosted the Exclusive IberJoya Jewelry Show in Conjunction With Macy’s Topanga

To quote the iconic Marilyn Monroe, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” as celebrated actor Ford Austin of  http://www.actorfordaustin.com (Bosch,Dahmer vs Gacy) and actress and noted fashion blogger Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project, Jimmy Kimmel Live, www.soveryvida.com), of “Facebook Live with Ford and Vida”, co-hosted the luxury event of the season, the exclusive IberJoya trunk show at Macy’s Topanga Mall on Sunday, June 12th.


There were coveted gift bags for the VIP guests stocked with beauty products and fragrance samples from Proctor & Gamble’s P&G Prestige Products Line. P&G also had a raffle for a gift basket worth $500 and the winner was actress Holly Fields (The O.C., Jag).

“We were very excited about this partnership between Macy’s Topanga and the Iberjoya jewelry line and we hope to continue this thriving collaboration with Ford and Vida,” says Jon Albert, store manager of Macy’s Topanga.

“I’ve been dreaming of this collaboration with on-air talents Ford and Vida and this Iberjoya show was the perfect opportunity to showcase beautiful jewels with skilled influencers like Ford and Vida,” added a proud Marie-Rose Akiki, Executive Fashion Stylist and Corporate Sales at My Stylist @ MacysTopanga.

“There was a great buzz at this Macy’s surrounding this event and Iberjoya received a very strong social media presence as a result of this popular event,” said Iberjoya sales rep Michael Falvey.

“I had the opportunity to wear almost $200,000 in exquisite Iberjoya jewelry, and I felt like a million bucks. With all the black tie events I’ve attended, I’ve never seen any jewelry line that rivals this line in terms of elegance, style, quality, and sparkle! What a glitzy and momentous way to launch the first event that we co-hosted, which was at our all-time favorite department store Macys,” said an excited event co-host Vida Ghaffari.

Numerous celebrity and other VIP guests attended such as Ford’s wife, Emmy award-winning producer Lauree Dash, Laura T. Sharpe, Founder, Artists For Trauma, Laura Saltman (Correspondent, Producer The Insider, Access Hollywood’s Dish of Salt), actors Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor, Car 54, Where are you?), Pej Vahdat (Series Regular on Bones), Lisa Cash (Actress, General Hospital, Model, Maxim St. Patty’s Day girl), Anna Easteden (Actress, Junkie, At the End of Time), Michelle Bernard (Actress, Any Given Sunday, Grease Live!), Rico E. Anderson (Actor, The Fosters, Star Trek: Horizon), Suze LanierBramlett (Actress, Hills Have Eyes, Betrothed), Reatha Grey (Actress, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Betrothed), Tyrone Tann (Actor, Filmmaker LavanderiaBlooob, On-Air Host Stauros Entertainment), Alain Washnevsky (Septembers in Shiraz, Scandal), Entertainment attorney Nadia Davari, Legendary Iranian actresses Apick Youssefian(The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, Cry of the Village) and her daughter Mary Apick (Homeland, 12 Angry Men and Women), as well as royalty such HRH Prince Emad Zand II (Persian Zand dynasty) architect, luxury interior and jewelry and accessories designer as well as the upper echelon of stylemakers and influencers such as Faith Boutin, managing director of FVM Global Magazine and others were in attendance to show their support.

Iberjoya is one of the leading diamond manufacturers and suppliers in the jewelry industry. Their specialties range from loose diamonds to finished jewelry. With over 50 years in the industry, they pride themselves as being highly innovative and adaptable to any market, allowing them to provide their customers with the best possible value.

Macy’s, established in 1858, is the Great American Department Store – an iconic retailing brand over 740 stores operating coast-to-coast and online. Macy’s Westfield Topanga Plaza offers a first class selection of top fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, CliniqueEstee Lauder & Levis. In addition to shoes and clothing, Macy’s has a wide variety of housewares, gifts and furniture.

Macy’s also had a private shopping sale from 3 to 8 pm and at macys.com where customers got an additional 30% off on select regular, sale and clearance clothing and jewelry. They also got an extra 20% off of select regular, sale and clearance home items and watches, an extra 10% off of select regular, sale and clearance electrics/electronics.

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Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Attorney Nadia Davari’s Sense of Style

Noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari has to walk a fine line in fashion. It’s a given that she has to look professional, but since she works in Entertainment Law, her style has to be more hip and on trend, than say, a tax attorney.  Here’s her essay on the role wardrobe plays in her thriving career as an entertainment attorney.  

Nadia in front of the iconic Urban Light display at LACMA
Nadia looks professional and elegant in front of the iconic Urban Light display at LACMA

There are many reasons for wanting to look good and dress nice. Growing up, I used to think that being worried about my appearance and how I look was being superficial. However, I have come to think differently as I started law school and then started practicing as an attorney.

Nadia is dressed casually cool at an event for a women's group
Nadia is dressed casually cool at an event for a women’s group

How we dress affects how we feel and how others perceive us. While “You can’t judge a book by its cover” may be true, who was is that said “dress for success” or dress for the part”? There is little doubt that how we dress has an affect on the way we feel. We communicate with more that the words that we speak. We also communicate with the way we dress. So, I have come to appreciate that how I dress not only affects me personally and how I feel but it also affects the audience and the people whom I meet in the way they perceive me.

Nadia looks glam at a fashion show
Nadia looks glam at a fashion show

 

Nadia with anchorwoman Katie Couric at an event
Nadia with anchorwoman Katie Couric at an event

As far as dressing for myself, when I “dress for the part” and feel good, it helps me in the visualization of what needs to get done, in turn, affecting my ability to accomplish tasks and persuade others. I know that dressing well and looking good has a direct affect in my effectiveness in accomplishing my work.

In dressing for myself to make me feel good, I have also come to realize that I must dress appropriately, meaning I must have respect for the place, situation and the audience. I want to make a good first impression. When I think of a lawyer, looking professional and dressing for the office are the first things that come to mind.Generally, when dressing as an attorney, I want to exude confidence or tell my client that you can trust me. As such, choices may include pant suits, skirt suits and all around uptight goes hand in hand with dressing for the job. While this is true for almost all of the areas of law practice, entertainment attorneys are a bit unique in this respect.

Nadia on the red carpet of the Geekie Awards, where she is a legal advisor
Nadia is dressed “upscale casual” on the red carpet of the Geekie Awards, where she is a legal advisor

In my opinion, dressing as an entertainment attorney is looking like a professional with a twist. As an entertainment attorney, I try to relate to my clients and to make them feel comfortable. This may lead to sartorial choices that are a little different than the typical attorney.  It may be a little more edgy or casual than what one may think of how a typical attorney dresses.  More info at http://www.nadiadavari.com/

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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Quynh Paris’ Futuristic Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show

The stars sparkled in the sky and on the runway at the super sparkly “The Light of the Stars” Quynh Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017  at the Pacific Design Center (PDC).  The PDC turned out to be the perfect venue for Quynh as it was a romantic setting with a vast runway surrounded by water, which really highlighted Quynh’s futuristic designs, which were inspired by the elements.


“My couture pieces and my ready to wear pieces have the same inspiration: the universe and all its stars. Via my couture pieces we can see nebulae, planets, light beams…In my ready to wear pieces we can see the trajectory of lights, either straight lines or curves,” said Quynh.

All this made for a vivid, whimsical and exciting show. It was reminiscent of Jane Fonda’s Barbarella on the runway.

Acclaimed designer Quynh has a great mix of East meets West given her worldly outlook and the fact that she has studios in Paris, Saigon, and Southern California!  Even the crowd at Quynh’s events was worldly with prominent members of the Vietnamese community like the Mayor of Fountain Valley Mike Vo to noted members of the press and Vietnamese artists as well as a European , Middle Eastern and American guests.

I also enjoyed the opening of the show, which started with a spirited performance from international singer Thanh Thoi. Thanh was dressed to impress with a top hat and a cool bespoke jacket designed  by Quynh. His rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” added to the ethereal theme of the evening and was a stellar beginning.

“Thanh comes from Australia. I loved his voice and presence  the first time I heard him sing. He is not only a singer, but  also a dancer and a stage director,” she added.

He has much in common with Quynh, who is an accomplished painter, dancer and violinist before she became a fashion designer. This multi-talented artist  incorporates her love of these art forms in her stylish couture collections with volume, asymmetric constructions, 3D sculpture structures that have a life of their own, as well as fluid movements, painting and her use of rich colors and intricate details.

More about Quynh at http://www.quynhparis.com/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016 Designer Walter Mendez – Runway

Walter Mendez is one of the top clothing designers in Los Angeles, California. The Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016 runway was the perfect event for him to showcase his award winning style and amazing designs.

Walter Mendez' full length gown were all the rage at the Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016 runway. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com
Walter Mendez’ full length gown stunned the runway at the Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016 runway. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com

 

His gowns are often seen on celebrities and many red carpets. His creations often feature dark colors and rich textures. His luxuriant styles appeal to women who love to feel beautiful. He designs haute couture fashions for young women as well as older, cosmopolitan ladies.

Walter Mendez full length gowns were all the rage at the Art Hearts Fashion Week LA 2016. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com
Walter Mendez full length gowns were all the rage at the Art Hearts Fashion Week LA 2016. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com

The fashion photographers of Hollywood packed the Taglyan Events Center last night to get a glimpse of Walter Mendez’ gowns, dresses and his bridal collection. The dark blue, floor length Sienna Gown stunned with its long train and hour glass lines. It’s deep dark color added an air of mystery and sophistication. The crowd was enthusiastic as super models from around the globe strutted down the runway.

Instagram exploded with enthusiasm as photos were posted around the world from Walter Mendez' collection at Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com
Instagram exploded with enthusiasm as photos were posted around the world from Walter Mendez’ collection at Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com

Walter has won many awards in the fashion industry such as the Designer of the Year by the World Networks. He continues to break boundaries by raising the bar in the fashion industry. The textures of the material he uses as well as an eye for quality make him one of the top designers at the 2016 Art Hearts Fashion Week Fall and Winter Showcase.

All eyes were on this dark gown with rich textures at the Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com
All eyes were on this dark gown with rich textures at the Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Fall/Winter 2016. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com

As a top designer that is sought out by celebrities. Walter remains grounded and philanthropic. He is generous with his time and loves to create eye catching gowns for his clientele.

Such iconic designs from Walter Mendez at Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com
Such iconic designs from Walter Mendez at Art Hearts Fashion Week L.A. Photo courtesy BurrisAgency.com

View the Walter collection at 939 South Hill Street #103, Los Angeles, California, 90015. You can also call or text 213-947-3139 to purchase a gown.

Check out the Walter Collection website here;
http://www.waltercollection.com

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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