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Amelia Johnson’s Candidacy for Mrs. Asia USA

The multi-talented Amelia Johnson hails from Angeles City, Philippines where she was raised in an entrepreneurial family running a successful restaurant business for over 40 years. Growing up in that environment really affected her and allowed her to to truly become a successful businesswoman who has also really focused on customer service. She continues to carry on the family tradition but has a very good eye for fashion and cultivated that know how. That brought her to the United States where she became an influential CEO of a self-owned “Elegant Style” fashion business. Eventually she returned to the trade of her upbringing where she became a successful manager of operations for a major US food chain. That brought her to the level of assistant to the Vice President, where she oversaw over 12 locations nation-wide.

The beautiful Amelia Johnson!
The beautiful Amelia Johnson!
Amelia is a red carpet stunner!
Amelia is a red carpet stunner!
Power couple...Celebrity photographer Mark Sevier with lovely Amelia
Power couple…Celebrity photographer Mark Sevier with lovely Amelia

Since then,  she’s also pursued career endeavors in the realms of acting, TV and film production, joining her skills, passion, and creativity to greater heights. Amelia currently is producer of the successful TV show “Broken Reeds”, a cable and satellite faith-based weekly series as well as starring in the upcoming soap opera“Love Lies and Deceit” and in the upcoming film “Radical”, a faith based action movie. She is also starring in Joss Gomez’s upcoming film “Among Us.” It’s a truly compelling and gripping tale and has it’s own genre, “Sci-Real,” as opposed to “Sci-Fi,” as it’s “Science Reality” and not fiction.

Amelia with actor, filmmaker and acclaimed journalist Joss Gomez on the set of Among Us
Amelia with actor, filmmaker and acclaimed journalist Joss Gomez on the set of Among Us
Amelia with the cast and crew of Among Us, with Joss Gomez and Solecito Vazquez in the center. Gomez wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film while Vazquez acted and produced the film
Amelia with the cast and crew of Among Us, with Joss Gomez and Solecito Vazquez in the center. Gomez wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film while Vazquez acted and produced the film

Not only is she pursuing her modeling career, but she is also a candidate for the prestigious Mrs. Asia USA 2015 contest based out of Los Angeles. Amelia is a natural beauty with effortless glamour, and her experience in the financial and customer service realms has given her much respect and appreciation in the City of Angels. Her limitless assistance in this community has touched singers, music producers, writers and others of the entertainment industry. This red carpet stunner is currently raising funds for her candidancy in this project. For more info on how to donate, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/acjohnson?fb_action_ids=10206765377956838&fb_action_types=og.shares

All photos courtesy of Mark Sevier

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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Gilt City Offers Guilt-Free Shopping

On Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, Gilt City will have their popular warehouse sale at Siren Studios at 6063 W. Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. Tickets go on sale at  www.gilt.com/LAWH

Some Gilt City goodies...
Some Gilt City goodies…

 

Attendees can sip cocktails with friends during this two-day shopping extravaganza, where they’ll find designer clothing and accessories from Gilt’s top brands for women, men, and kids, plus home décor and more – all at up to 80% off retail.

Hot Couture...
Hot Couture…

Hundreds of the most coveted brands, including both up-and-coming designers and the most venerable fashion houses like Zac Posen, Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera and more will be presented at the sale. For the guys, think Paul Smith, John Varvatos, and GANT, just to name a few.

It's raining men! Menswear that is...
It’s raining men! Menswear that is…

Just in time for spring,  Gilt City is teaming up with the makers of Zyrtec to showcase the latest fashion and beauty looks for all of this season’s outdoor occasions. Shoppers can also enjoy complimentary on-site makeup applications and beauty tips to combat allergy face, the beauty challenges associated with allergies, such as watery eyes, a red nose and puffiness.

An excited shopper is all smiles as she checks out the designer bargains
An excited shopper is all smiles as she checks out the designer bargains

There will be complimentary drinks served including Palm Breeze sparkling spritzes, La Marca Prosecco, Darkhorse wines, Icelandic Glacial water, and snacks from Popchips.

On friday night, there will be an exclusive media session to Gilt City members. A very limited number of tickets are available for this session, so be sure to snag one quickly!

To attend, guests can purchase tickets for the following dates and times:

  • Early Access media session (limited number of tickets available for Gilt City members): Friday, May 15, 7PM-9PM, $25
  • Late Night Entrance: Friday, May 15, 9:30PM-11:30PM, $20
  • Saturday, May 16, 9AM-11AM, $10
  • Saturday, May 16, 11AM-1PM, $10
  • Saturday, May 16, 1PM-3PM, $10
  • Saturday, May 16, 3PM-5PM, $10

 

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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Introducing Feature Artist Pastele!

Singer/Songwriter Pastele shoots an exclusive photo shoot in West Hollywood, amongst local graffiti art and hollywood culture.  May 5th 2015

The colorful edgy recording artist is known for her combination of visual art and music. Knowing, that Pastele attended NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology for illustration, it’s probably a given for her to enjoy modeling in front of inspiring street art in Los Angeles CA.

The photos are vibrant, funky, and fun while Pastele poses with attitude showing off her artistry. The interesting thing about this girl, is that, she’s heavily inspired by the Jamaican culture, and often crosses her music over into reggae and dancehall. Pastele has spoke about major influences in her music such as Gwen Stefani, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Bruno Mars, and Pink which explains how she is able to merge pop culture and the reggae/dancehall world.

Pastele, is set to feature on a major single coming out with artist/producer Mr. Wonder this month called “Falling”. The song is describe to tie in reggae, hip-hop, and a bit of a slowed down DJ Mustard vibe as well as having reggae artist Lutan Fyah, feature on one of Pastele’s singles.

The latest release by Pastele right now, is her Official Music Video “Lazy Lazy Love” which combines a sensual beautiful video and paint on bodies, definitely worth checking out. The song has a funky reggae beat with up-stroke guitar while Pastele sings in a lower register into a powerful loving chorus. It’s great how this artist keeps to her brand and uses paint and art in almost all her photos and videos!
We can’t wait to see more from this artist and hear all she’s got coming out, should be a good year for her. It’s about time the industry takes a daring dive into music with more culture and wordily influence.

First look at Pastele’s latest shoot here!


Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Sue Wong Sweet Hollywood Party



Photos courtesy of Greg Doherty

For those in the know, prominent fashion designer Sue Wong, held an exclusive and upscale fashion event in the heart of Hollywood at the Hollywood and Highland complex. Sue held this event where her close friends and supporters could enjoy some cocktails and canapé. This space, which is a part of the Art Hearts Fashion’s (AHF) designer lineup, was set up with some of LA’s top clothing brands who have held fashion shows via AHF’s Parker Whitaker Productions.

Sue’s team did a great job of organizing the event. Greta Kovacs-Schmid, Sue’s personable and skilled publicist, ran the red carpet quite smoothly in this busy location, all while wearing a beautiful Sue Wong art deco inspired gown with feathers at the hem.

Luke Eleftheriou, Wong’s executive attache and go-to guy, excelled at displaying Sue Wong’s fragrance. Luke has such a great eye for layout and style. This alluring fragrance smells so luxuriant.

Aside from seeing the elegant Sue Wong herself, there were many entrepreneurs, celebrities and even some royalty at the event. Sue has been busy designing fabulous gowns and traveling around the world and can now add this frangrance to her great line.

The backdrops that photographer Greg Doherty took for Sue Wong were prominently displayed on the red carpet area. They made such cool back drops for photos.

The first two people I saw on the red carpet were Sarah Whitaker and he sister Erin of Parker Whitaker Productions. Known for their classy events, the ladies from Parker Whitaker were promoting their latest nail polish line. Erin said, ”were trying to make something fun and exciting in fashion. Something that can be worn every day and makes a statement.”  The nail polish comes in five different colors. Each one has its own naughty name. There’s Blow, Sugar High, Gold Digger, Trashy Chic, and Rich & Popular. The nail polish is a lot of fun. The ladies have plans for lounge wear and booty shorts.
Check out their website at ParkerWhitaker.com

Actress Jacqueline Murphy was stunning on the red carpet in her fabulous Sue Wong dress in blue. She recently starred in “Run All Night” starring Liam Neeson. HPC’s Vida G. also made a fashion statement in a feminine silver and lace gown from Sue’s line. Also in attendance was Faith Boutin, the managing Editor at FVM Global magazine. It’s a blog for news from the fashion trenches. Also on the red carpet dressed in Sue Wong’s designs were actresses Lori Alan and Fia Perera, the Co-Founders of No To Dog meat. This is a worldwide campaign to end the illegal dog and cat meat trade through Asia.
More info about this cause at notodogmeat.com.

KC Mussman from Nocturnal Designz was also on the red carpet. She is the founder and CEO of this exciting effects makeup company. She told me about the challenges of doing effects makeup in there fashion world. She showed me some strikingly cool designs of hers from her Facebook page.
Check out heir website at nocturnal-designz.com.

Another well known Sue Wong collaborator was Marika Soderlund-Robison of Kicka Custom Design Inc. Marika designed all the headdresses that are so prominently displayed on the celebrity supermodelsthat wear Sue Wong gowns on the runway. During Sue’s show last month’s Art Heart Fashion show, the paparazzi was wild with excitement over her new designs this season and Kicka’s headdresses.
Check out her work at kickacustomdesign.com.

The surprise guest of the evening was Prince Maximilian Ferdinand Von Anhalt, who is known for his role on the reality TV show, Millionaire Matchmaker. Prince Ferdinand is a lot of fun to be around and he dresses so well! He’s the adopted son of Zsa Zsa Gabor and his father is Frederic Prinz von Anhalt who himself was adopted by Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt.

It was so nice of Sue to host this event for her line and spend time with her friends at this exclusive event. The Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to our next event with this amazing designer.
Check out Sue Wong’s latest designs at suewong.com.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Unici Casa Tangos Into Spring

Unici Casa held their swanky “Tango Lovers in Buenos Aires” event on April 18th.

Sponsor Dr. Kathy Zahedi, who is also the wife of Unici's owner Michael Foroutan beautifully kept with the red and black theme of the evening. Photo courtesy of Unici Casa
Event sponsor Dr. Kathy Zahedi, who is also the wife of Unici’s owner Michael Foroutan beautifully kept with the red and black theme of the evening. Photo courtesy of Unici Casa

The sponsors were Maserati, Allegria Magazine, Samimi Law Group, Kathy Zahedi DDS, St. Petersburg Vodaka, Choux Choux Bar, and Draken Private Security. The dress code melded with the theme of the erotic dance of tango with the ladies wearing red and black and the gentlemen wearing black suits and ties.

Michael Foroutan, the owner of Unici Casa and an excellent event host. Photo courtesy of HPC
Michael Foroutan, the owner of Unici Casa and an excellent event host. Photo courtesy of HPC
Muy Caliente! Tango dancers heat up the red carpet.
Muy Caliente! Tango dancers heat up the red carpet.
Prominent entertainment attorney Nadia Davari on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of HPC
Lady in Red…prominent entertainment attorney Nadia Davari dazzles on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of HPC

The dancers for this event were styled by Marleney Aleman and designers Sahar Amiry of Sanya Demure and Anna Sycz showcased their beautiful designs in an upbeat fashion show.

Tango in Los Angeles...Talented tango dancers on the catwalk. Photo courtesy of HPC
Tango in Los Angeles…Talented tango dancers on the catwalk. Photo courtesy of HPC
Pucker Up...models from Sanyae Demure get ready to walk the catwalk. Photo courtesy of Sanyae Demure
Pucker Up…models from Sanyae Demure get ready to walk the catwalk. Photo courtesy of Sanyae Demure
Model in a Sanyae Demure design. Photo courtesy of HPC
Sparkle…Model in an elegant yet sexy Sanyae Demure design. Photo courtesy of HPC

The Sanya Demure line is sexy yet conservative, playful yet refined and elegant while the Contessa brand was super sexy glam with lace, sequins and a whole lot of skin showing.

Lace it up...sexy outfit from Anna Sycz's Contessa LA line. Photo courtesy of Contessa LA
Lace it up…sexy outfit from Anna Sycz’s Contessa LA line. Photo courtesy of Contessa LA

More info about the designers at http://www.sanyaedemure.com and http://contessala.com/

More info about this wonderful venue at http://unicicasa.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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SHOUT OUT! Is A Stand Out At LA Fashion Week

 

SHOUT OUT!® Apparel made a big splash among the younger set at Art Hearts Fashion (AHF) in conjunction with Parker Whitaker Productions this spring. This creative T-shirt line was the brainchild of talented actor Colin Egglesfield, who starred in the blockbuster hit film, “Something Borrowed” opposite Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin.  It’s a fun, dynamic, wearable form of individual expression for kids ages 4-10. SHOUT OUT!® shirts have interchangeable ‘Velcro’-type letters, numbers and symbols that kids can arrange to send a different message every time they wear it. They can easily Shout Out! their thoughts on the dialogue- bubble message area on the front and the strip on the back. Each SHOUT OUT!® shirt comes with three copies of letters and numbers and one copy of each symbol – that’s 108 total characters to say exactly what you want to!

 

A future star struts down the runway with her award.
A future star struts down the runway with her award in tow.
Comfort food...model in a cute Mac and Cheese T-shirt
Comfort food…model in a cute Mac and Cheese T-shirt
Colin with his models on the runway
Colin with his models on the runway

SHOUT OUT!® Apparel came about Colin’s charitable work with ‘The Door’, a Manhattan-based youth center for at risk teens, he saw first-hand how a little encouragement, recognition and support can go a long way in helping someone discover their unique voice and cultivate the courage to share it with the world. This inspired him to create SHOUT OUT!® so that anyone could have a platform for self-expression. Ever the inspiring artist, Colin is passionate about encouraging kids to find their voice, inspiring them to be self-confident, and teaching them to embrace their uniqueness. More info at http://www.shoutoutclothing.com/

All photos courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion

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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JARED JAMIN’s Debut of His Men’s Jewelry Collection

I recently went to jewelry designer JARED JAMIN’s debut of his men’s jewelry collection at a new men’s retail showroom called Choukair on the glamorous Sunset Strip. This popular LA-based designer whose jewelry graces celebs such as Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lady Gaga, and appears in Marie Claire, Schoën and Harper’s Bazaar, is taking cues from compliments received on his personal style and incorporating it into this wonderful new line. This collection consists of beautiful gemstone beads, leather, paracord, wood and horn materials with precious metal components.

Jared with Charlie Choukair, co-owner of his eponymous boutique
Jared with Charlie Choukair, co-owner of his eponymous boutique

“I feel like it’s a great accomplishment to work with raw materials. People really like finding out that all my jewelry is made locally. As an artist, it’s a real reward to go from zero to a party to celebrate this mens collection launch. It’s great,” said JAMIN.

Dr. Pedram Navab, HPC's Vida G., Jared and his boyfriend Carlo Capomazza. Photo coutesy of HPC.
Dr. Pedram Navab, HPC’s Vida G., Jared and his partner  Carlo Capomazza.
Some really cool pieces from JARED’s wonderful collection
Some really cool pieces from JARED’s wonderful collection

“What I like about the line is that JARED can make a design out of whatever you want. It’s personalized and he makes it versatile and collectible,” added Charles Choukair.

Fashionistas unite! Jenny Leeser with Charles Choukair
Fashionistas unite! Jenny Leeser with Charles Choukair

The JARED JAMIN men’s jewelry collection, the store’s first, has been paired with stylish clothing curated by owners Brad Davis and Charlie Choukair. The Italian, Dutch and German men’s clothing lines: CoSTUME NATIONAL HOMME, David Mayer Naman, GStar-RAW, Antony Morato, Low Brand, Gourmet Shoes as well as Daniele Alessandrini and Drykörn for Beautiful People, the last two of which are carried exclusively by Choukair in the U.S., make the clothing decidedly European and incredibly fashionable.

With my friend, doctor, lawyer, published author, model and GQ insider Pedram Navab on the red carpet
With my friend, doctor, lawyer, published author, model and GQ insider Pedram Navab on the red carpet

More info about JARED JAMIN’s entire Mens Collection http://jaredjamin.com/collections/men

All photos courtesy of HPC.

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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