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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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation First Annual Blue Diamond Gala

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Former Dodger pitcher Darren Powell with his wife at the Blue Diamond gala

April 16, 2015 Over $2,000,000.00 was raised for charity at The Inagural Dodgers Blue Diamond Gala. The Jackie Robinson foundation raised money along with the Los Angeles Dodger foundation. Their goal is to support education, literacy, and sports for families that are in need in the Los Angeles area.

The Blue Diamond gala is the foundations first event for 2015. Many great things have been happening since new ownership took over. Magic Johnson is on the board of directors at the foundation and an owner. Last year the foundation raised $1,000,000.00 for charity.

The Celebrities in attendance included Rachel Robinson, widow of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Many Dodger players from today and the past were in attendance.
Manny Motta and his wife Margarita spoke about the importance of education for children. “Education is number one!” Manny said. Manny also spoke about Yasiel Puig. “Its exciting to see what Puig has accomplished. He just keeps getting better and better.”
Another celebrity that walked the blue carpet was Alex Anfanger. He is one of the creators of Big Time in Hollywood on Comedy Central. The show is creating a lot of buzz. The Comedy Central channel brings such a high level of comedy to television. Alex said he was at the event as a huge Dodgers fan. When asked about his thoughts on education he said, “Education is important!”k

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Former Los Angeles Dodger Tommy Davis on the blue carpet

Tommy Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers stopped by and had so many positive things to say about the Dodgers. He spoke of the foundation supporting literacy programs in the city and told some great stories about signing up with the Dodgers many years ago.

Dennis Powell, a former Dodger pitcher stopped by with his wife to take some photos. These older baseball celebrities have such a positive outlook on life. It was a lot of fun to be around them and hear what they have to say.

Darryl Thomas was an opening day pitcher in 1980. He went on to play every position on the field except pitching. He played for the Dodgers for 15 years and had many great things to say about them. Darryl went on to reflect on Jackie Robinson. How Jackie had opened doors for many black ball players. Darryl said that Jackie was well structured for the job. His experience in the military helped him deal with racism in baseball. Darryl said that baseball takes a lot of dedication.

Finally, Justin Hartley walked the blue carpet with his wife. Justin said the silent auction is great way to raise money for kids. Originally from Chicago, Justin is a long time Dodger fan and supporter. He said the new ownership of the stadium is amazing.

Some of the silent auction items at the Blur Diamond Gala
Some of the silent auction items at the Blur Diamond Gala

It was such an honor to meet these legends of Dodger baseball. It was a lot of fun to be down on the baseball field. It was also great that so much money was raised for inner city youth who will benefit from the programs that this night has funded.

Dodgers website

http://m.dodgers.mlb.com

Dodgers Foundation

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/community/dream_foundation.jsp

Jackie Robinson Foundation

http://www.jackierobinson.org

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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Ladygunn Magazine Issue Launch Party

Ladygunn Magazine had their #11 Issue Launch Party at the trendy Roof at the Standard in Downtown LA.  Actresses Brittany Snow, Chrissie Fit and many others celebrity guests were in attendance. The popular band, The Relationship, performed for the audience and the DJ spun some great tunes. Sponsors for the event were the Organic Face, The Style Club and Tristan + Trista.

Actress Brittany Snow on the red carpet.
Actress Brittany Snow on the red carpet.
Editorial director Heather Seidler with a guest
Editorial director Heather Seidler with a guest
Band member from The Relationship sings his heart out
Band member from The Relationship sings his heart out

Photos courtesy of Ladygunn Magazine

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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Lovesick Fool Wins at the Hollywood Short Film Festival

Director and Producer, Founder of The Hollywood Short Film Festival, Mark Mos, held the festival’s awards ceremony at Sal’s Comedy Hole on popular Melrose Avenue on February 21st.  He hosted the event  with actress and comedienne Tanya Estrada.

Q and A with festival founder Mark Mos and filmmakers Hania Malachowski ("Fetch") and Dominic Polcino ("Lovesick Fool"). Photo courtesy of Vida G.
Q and A with festival founder Mark Mos and filmmakers Hania Malachowski (“Fetch”) and Dominic Polcino (“Lovesick Fool”). Photo courtesy of Vida G.

Lovesick Fool, a film which I voiced two roles in, won best animated film at this prestigious festival. This film was written and directed by Dominic Polcino (The Simpons, King of the Hill, Family Guy) and it starred Lisa Kudrow, Fred Willard and Janeane Garofalo.

Dominic with his award for best animated film. Photo courtesy of Vida G.
Dominic with his award for best animated film. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

This year there were many quality films screened at the festival and the judges were Craig Hutchison (Director/Producer), Chris Ramirez (Director/Producer), Natalia Nova (Director/Producer). These films were short dramas, comedies, documentaries, animated films and more.

From left to right: Allan Jacobsen of Nickelodean Animation, HPC's Vida G., legendary voiceover casting director Wally Burr, Dominic and voiceover artist Paul Gregory. Photo courtesy of Vida G.
From left to right: Allan Jacobsen of Nickelodean Animation, HPC’s Vida G., legendary voiceover casting director Wally Burr, Dominic and voiceover artist Paul Gregory. Photo courtesy of Vida G.

“We got to screen some great films. It was time well spent for moviegoers attending the festival,” said Mos, who is also a filmmaker with 150 movie credits under his belt. Ever the diehard supporter of films, Mos also created the Sunset Film Festival and the LA Short Film Festival.

Attendees at the Awards Ceremony were Janet Bergstrom, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies UCLA, creator of “Sunrise” for Twentieth Century Fox Films, Dominic Polcino, Director/Animator (Family Guy, King of Hills, The Simpsons, Lovesick Fool), Tahyna Tozzi-MacManus, Actress/Director (CSI, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Charlie’s Angels), Kyle Robinson, Director/Visual Effects Supervisor (Red 2, Green Lantern, Man of Steel), Seri DeYoung, Actress/Director (Breaking Bad, Medium, NCIS), Michael Kehoe, Miscellaneous Crew: Mission Impossible III, Speed, Panic Room, Vanilla Sky, Hangover, John T. Connor, Cinematographer/Assistant Camera (Birdman, Her, Fight Club), Lee Crowe, Animator, Faculty memeber at The Art Institute of California, Hollywood, Alex Sparrow, Actor/Composer, Director, Winner “X-factor”, Yannis Zafeiriou, Director/Assistant Director (Extreme Makeover, Greystone), Aloaye Melvin Omoake, Writer/Director, Joshua Ovalle, Director/Writer, Guy-Roger Duvert, Director/Producer/Composer, Nello DiGiandomenico, Writer/Director, Taeho Kang, Director/Producer, Josh Miller, Director/Producer, Allan Jacobsen of Nickelodean Animation, Wally Burr, renowned voiceover casting director, Paul Gregory (Lovesick Fool) and yours truly, HPC’s own Vida G. (Lovesick Fool).

Kicking up my Chanel heels to celebrate Domnic's win with my beautiful Kathy Fielder clutch in tow. Photo courtesy of HPC.
Kicking up my Chanel heels to celebrate Domnic’s win with my beautiful Kathy Fielder clutch in tow. Photo courtesy of HPC.

More info about this festival at hsff.weebly.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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