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Award-Winning Glamour and Style...Sue Wong and her exquisite evening gowns at the red carpet entrance of the lounge

Award-Winning Glamour and Style… talented designer Sue Wong and her exquisite evening gowns bring a regal element to the red carpet entrance of the lounge. Known as the Empress, she truly lives up to that title. Who else looks so stylish in 80 degree weather in a tent packed with media and celebs?

The stylish gals from Single...Hailey and Carrie rock the Single briefs while dressed in the feminine and popular line

The stylish gals from Single…Hailey and Carrie rock the Single briefs while dressed in the feminine and popular line

Dr. George Sun and his lovely wife Zehra of MDSUN Skincare Inc

Dr. George Sun and his lovely wife Zehra of MDSUN Skincare Inc

The wonderful, all natural Pura D'or line

The wonderful, all natural Pura D’or line

 

 

Livin' the Vida Loca...I rock my VIDA hat with the guys from disnapback.com

Livin’ the Vida Loca…I rock my VIDA hat with Victor and Simon from disnapback.com. It’s now my favorite and ironically eponymous hat.

 

The gang from Silvana K jewelry

The gang from Silvana K jewelry

With the lovely Sue Wong, one of my favorite designers on the planet with one of her dresses. Ever the perfectionist, Sue kept telling me, "Vida, please stand beside the dress, as it has green it in like your dress. It'll look nice. I'm very visual you know."

With the lovely Sue Wong, one of my favorite designers on the planet with one of her dresses. Ever the perfectionist, Sue kept telling me, “Vida, please stand beside the dress, as it has green it in like your dress. It’ll look nice. I’m very visual you know.”

On Thursday, February 12th, 2014, Fig & Olive– THE ultimate Hollywood Hotspot on super exclusive Melrose Place which features gourmet cuisine from the French and Italian Rivieras – opened its doors once again to host Doris Bergman’s seventh annual Valentine Romance Style Lounge and Party. 

This highly anticipated invitation-only event, hosted by MD Sun Skin Care and presented by Pura D’ Or, offered an incredible array of fashion for him and her, the finest in beauty, skin & hair care, stunning jewelry collections, chic chapeaus, fashion-forward timepieces, fabulous fragrances, comfy footwear, a gourmet luncheon prepared by Fig & Olive Executive Chef, Pascal Lorange, unique spirits, delectable sweets and much more!

As always, Bergman herself did a great job putting the event together. With her shock of bright reddish hair, she’s very personable, smart, savvy, spunky, enthusiastic, festive and has the most colorful personality in Los Angeles. I personally think she’s one of the grand dame’s of the gifting suites and her bubbly energy makes this great event even greater.

Gifts and services were provided by: Sue Wong, Single by Galina Sobolev, Kaya Di Koko, Guess, Twisted Silver, Whirl-A Style, Silvana K, Art Lewin Executive Clothiers, Samiah Fine Clothing, Hint Water, Fox 11, Color Wow, Handmade Hearts, Tequila Azul Imperial, Bling it! Hat Designs, Kelley West Microderm 360, My Saint My Hero, She Queen of Beer, disnapback.com, Nitro Cream, County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services, Perch, Tanus Designs, Spongelle, Model in a Bottle, Telic Sandals, IKS, Offenbacher Fudge, The Virgin Curve, and My Dog Nose It.

The empress of haute couture fashion, Sue Wong herself, attended the gifting suite and brought a real elegance to the event in her regal dress and jewelry. Upon entry on the red carpet, one sees her beautiful and feminine gowns holding court. A star of the fashion world, Sue had more paparazzi bulbs flash for her than all the celebs in the suite combined. And the celebs there were pretty prominent ones such as Chris Mac Donald, Deidre Hall, Patrika Darbo, Marilu Henner, Richard Greico, Rosa Blasi, Sofia Milos and many others.

As for what is on the horizon for Sue and her exquisite line, she said,”I’m excited about my big show in March for LA Fashion Week. The theme is ‘Myths and Goddesses,’ and any woman who wear my gowns exemplifies the mythic goddess and connects ultimately to the highest sense of the feminine divine.” I said she was the Empress and I meant it! Even in conversing with her gets a sense of her eloquent style and communication skills.

Silva and her husband Nubar handcraft all the jewelry in this line locally…in downtown LA. They are members of the Green Business Bureau (www.GBB.org), said Gabriella, a model and sales rep for the line. “Inspired by her Middle Eastern culture and nature, Silva’s line is so special as she hand polishes every item.”

Next up was the popular Single line by Galina Sobolev. Galina’s designs on display were an eclectic assortment of dress in sequins, floral, lace, polka dots, and animal prints. They also had nice button**down shirts and stylish jumpsuits.

To say that Disnapback.com likes to use puns in their trendy line is an understatement. With cool baseball hats with sayings like Beverly Bills, Beverly Thrills, and Beverly Pills, it’s an fashion forward study of LA culture. “People love our products. They think ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and gravitate towards it,” jokes founder Simon.

Samiah Fine Collection is a beautiful line that evokes the Victoria era, pirate, steam punk, and opera-themed style.

Arbonne has a 28 day detox which “jumpstarts you to a happy, healthier life,” proudly declared Kara, a vivacious ***sales rep with the company.

Micro360 is the top new product of the Home Shopping Network,” said Cindy, an bubbly sales rep of this line. “We’re also the only product that has a swivel tip for easy application,” she added.

Gamila Smith, a popular celebrity stylist and probably one of the most fashionably cool ones I’ve met and I’ve met many, was with Shangrilaofluxury.com and the Silverlake shop, www.SpellboundSky.com 

There was also a post-holiday gift drive for Wednesday’s Child presented by Dave Thomas. Attendees were told to bring a new, unwrapped gift, such as clothing, accessories, electronics, sporting equipment or a monetary donation. More info at http://wednesdayschild.daverthomasfoundation.org

 

Werk it! Marilu Henner models twisted silver, one of my favorite jewelry lines

Werk it! Marilu Henner models twisted silver, one of my favorite jewelry lines

Alexandra Telford, actress Marilu Henner, Deborah Mitchell, founder of Twisted Silver and Melinda Telford

Alexandra Telford, actress Marilu Henner, Deborah Mitchell, founder of Twisted Silver and Melinda Telford

 

Red carpet ready...Hairstylist Brittany, model Sita, make up artist Alisia and model Claire

Red carpet ready…Hairstylist Brittany, model Sita, make up artist Alisia and model Claire

Christine from Kama Sutra holds up one of their amazing oils

Namaste…Christine from Kama Sutra holds up one of their amazing oils

Publicist and Radio host Nicole Lester with Telic, the world's most comfy sandals

Publicist and Radio host Nicole Lester with Telic, the world’s most comfy sandals

Have a heart...Hillel Rzepka, artist and creator of Handmade Hearts holds ups his colorful hearts

Have a heart…Hillel Rzepka, artist and creator of Handmade Hearts holds ups his colorful hearts

Giselle and Melissa from hint keeps the media and celebs cool on a hot So Cal february day

Giselle and Melissa from hint keeps the media and celebs cool on a hot So Cal february day

Designer Samiah Hinton and actor Richard Grieco in her stylish designs

Designer Samiah Hinton and actor Richard Grieco in her stylish designs

With my teenybopper crush Richard Grieco, who is wearing a Samiah velvet brocade jacket

With my teenybopper crush Richard Grieco, who is wearing a Samiah velvet brocade jacket

Actress Carolyn Hennesy is adorned Twisted Silver and Silvana K's beautiful jewelry lines

Actress Carolyn Hennesy is adorned Twisted Silver and Silvana K’s beautiful jewelry lines

Hats off to you..Actress Patrika Darbo and Trudi wear adorable hats from Bling it Hat Designs

Hats off to you..Actress Patrika Darbo and Trudi from Bling it Hat Designs look adorable in hates from that wonderful line

Beyond Cleansing

Beyond Cleansing booth

 

Amy D'Ambra from My Saint My Hero

Amy D’Ambra from My Saint My Hero

Adorable actress Yara Shahidi in My Saint My Hero

Adorable actress Yara Shahidi in My Saint My Hero

The lovely Kara Nanas from Arbonne

The lovely and super peppy Kara Nanas from Arbonne

Tracy and Katy from Shoppe 815

Tracy and Katy from Shoppe 815 with their beautifully scented candles

Nyasha Vera from The Virgin Cure

Nyasha Vera from The Virgin Cure

Kim and Jill, who founded Model in a Bottle

Sisterhood…Sisters Kim and Jill Carlson, who founded Model in a Bottle

My Dog Nose It, also created by Kim Carlson

My Dog Nose It, also created by Kim Carlson

Ward from nitro crean makes some tasty and creamy rosewater ice cream

Ward from nitro crean makes some tasty and creamy rosewater ice cream

Cindy from Microderm 360 is all smiles for the gifting suite attendees

Cindy from Microderm 360 is all smiles for the gifting suite attendees

The lovely Gamily Smith, Editor and Creative Director of Shangri-LA of Luxury with some whimsical products from Spellbound Sky

Stylishly Spiritual…The lovely Gamila Smith, Editor and Creative Director of Shangri-LA of Luxury with some whimsical products from Spellbound Sky

Family Affair...Jamie, Anthony and Art Lewin of sytlish menswear line Art Lewin Bespoke line

Family Affair…Jamie, Anthony and Art Lewin of stylish menswear line Art Lewin Bespoke line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vida is an actress, voiceover artist and journalist.

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