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Director Emmanuel Itier and Sharon Stone

So, I got out of my Pj’s and off the computer to attend a fancy event recently for my husband’s documentary,  ‘The Invocation‘. Emmanuel Itier directed it and Sharon Stone narrated the documentary on Religion around the world and how it effects our world today. Deepak Chopra, Desmund Tutu, Mark Wahlberg, Rosario Dawson, Dave Stewart, and music by Annie Lennox and many many others are all in ‘The Invocation’. The event was The Beverly Hills Film, TV, and New Media Festival and the cast of  ‘The Invocation’ was awarded a Humanitarian Award. Here is a clip of Sharon Stone’s speech that night ( I am on the far left side):

I wore a custom-made (by Lillia) 1950’s-style toile dress (it was upholstery fabric, so it was a little heavy) with a bow (can’t not wear a bow- I’ve tried- doesn’t seem to happen). My necklace was Vivienne Westwood, gloves by Arden B. and my shoes were satin Chanel ballet heels from the spring 2001 collection and the ballet handbag is something I made and can be purchased here. My phone, lipstick, a piece of chocolate, some cash and a credit card fit well in the handbag- that’s it.

For the second night, I wore a flapper-style dress I made ages ago with feather, lace and bead detail. I was feeling a little Boardwalk Empire. I have to say this dress is pretty comfy because the fabric is stretchy cotton. I had just had a delicious meal of half rack of ribs, fries, coleslaw, soda, and a slice of ice cream pie before the event, so it was nice to not have to loosen my belt…my dress just s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d. Love that. You can buy one here on my Etsy.

I did my hair and make up for both events and used Puppycatmeow’s rosettes and braid extension found here. All styling was by moi.

~Today, I turn 29 years old for the 4th time. I’m gonna stuff my face with cupcakes, candies and tea! Yay!!~

photos: Babak Bina, Rick Carter, E and Fifi

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Me with a kitty

It’s that time of year again! Award season. I had the pleasure of attending the DPA Golden Globes Gift Lounge again held at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. In attendance were Billy Zane, Edie Falco, and Kate Flannery, to name a few. Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, this particular gift lounge is one of the most unique in the business and offers the most luxurious new products and services around. Producer of all the DPA Gift lounges around the world, Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko hosts gift lounges in Cannes, France, Venice, Italy and Dubai during their respective film festivals and cinema awards creating a timely momentum for the hottest and chicest stars to attend.

Kate Flannery

Kate Flannery

Starting with fashion wear, Brazilian designer, Barbara Bela and Canadian designer SODALISCIOUS showed off their formal evening-wear creations for women. Toronto’s Starkers! Corsetry had beautiful corsets on display, each made by hand and in a wide array of fabrics and patterns including one (my favorite) with golden bees upon hunter green. Worn by the likes of Eva Longoria-Parker and other ‘Desperate Housewives’, casual day dresses with a variety of prints and colors by EVA VARRO were also gifted. Tristan + Trista offered a more avant-garde style of clothing with very loosely knit dresses and a butter-soft leather jackets.


me with a Ginger McGann necklace

Punk-inspired jewelry with safety pins and pearls by Ginger McGann were on hand to compliment a bold dress. As well as, jewelry made with precious stones and sparkling Swarovski crystals by Micalla. Fantastic couture headbands with lighting bolts and Hawaiian flowers were gifted to guests by Geisha Fabulous. Diane von Fustenbourg sunglasses for MARCHON and leather bracelets by Royal Blush rounded out the swanky accessories that were given at DPA.

Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko with Edie Falco

Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko with Edie Falco

Tranquil and rejuvenating spa treatments and massages inside the three suites were provided by THE MASSAGE EXPRESS and New York City spa, SPHATIKA. Sphatika utilizes the elixir of quartz crystal in all their skin care products, rendering a pure, high quality and chemical-free product. Their ‘gold finish serum’ is a one of my favorites. A $1500 Natura Bisse skincare Diamond Collection gift box were given to special guests, as well as Kerstin Florian’s luxurious caviar line of skin care products. More beauty treatments were provided by Sisley cosmetics and Brazilian Blowout, a revolutionary, smoothing hair treatment at the Argyle Salon & Spa, used by the likes of Nicole Ritchie and Halle Berry. Tanya of B’Fly by Tanya gave me a wonderful manicure. She also does the new nail technique called Minx, which is a photocopy of any image, heat-transferred onto your nails for maximum wear and tear. I’m tempted to put my cat (Mr. Marmar) on my nails (seriously). If you are not sure about the new lash treatments available, then this breakthrough lash conditioner, MD Lash Factor, may be for you. Thicker and longer lashes without the harsh chemicals are at this brand’s core. Eyebrow artists from Beverly Hill’s Anastasia salon provided on-site eyebrow shaping and their own brand of mascara and brow gel.

me with Tanya of B'Fly by Tanya

me with Tanya of B'Fly by Tanya

Guests traveling to New York City must venture to Harlem for a new, experimental retailer called SWING. With exclusive items from around the world, you can find the very best and rare items from music to house-wares to accessories and kid’s clothes- all under on roof. For the superstitious, Good Luck Horseshoes showed off their unique gift of gold-plated horseshoes, as well as horseshoes in pink, baby blue, silver. I saw an engraved, gold-plated large horseshoe reserved for Robert Downey, Jr. and a large, gold horseshoe necklace fit for a rapper.

The ultimate gift at every DPA gift lounge is the complimentary, exotic escape to Tahiti, French Polynesia at LE TAHA’A private island and spa and the ST. REGIS BORA BORA. This gift was given to a very special guest, usually a nominee at The Golden Globe Awards.

In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, DPA gift lounge had set up collection boxes for the non- profit organization, Hollywood Unites for Haiti throughout the suites reminding us all of how lucky we are and how fragile life can be.

With impeccable taste for the luxurious, Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko of DPA has an eye for everything superb that attracts the biggest stars (Sharon Stone, Queen Latifah, Scarlet Johansson, and Catherine Deneuve, among others) with discernment.

Other products and refreshments were provided by STEAZ ICED TEAS, Cloud b, Kara Pilates, Brazilian Cabana Cachaca , St Germain, Bird Pick Tea, Roo tote bags, Garret Gourmet Popcorn, Me and Goji artisan cereal, Chokolinis (Austrian organic apple pieces covered with chocolate or yogurt), Volvic, Nature baby and Little Spoon desserts.

Check out this video I made of all the goodies! Click here if you can’t see it.

Photo credits: Kerstin Alm, Ariel Bisbee

My hair clips by PuppycatMeow

Wardrobe by Betsey Johnson

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor


Sharon Stone

Every year for the past 27 years, the generosity of Macy’s and American Express show through in an event called Macy’s Passport –Fashion and Compassion Come Together. More than $28 million has been raised over the years for HIV/AIDS services, prevention and research and have recently added Feeding America to its organizations allowing impoverished families eat during these difficult economic times.

This year’s show brought back Founding Chair, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Although the legend’s speech was short, it most certainly was sweet. Dripping in jewels and a powder blue and silver silk embroidered long tunic dress, Dame Taylor looked her usual glamorous self and still passionate about the cause.Another Macy’s Passport veteran, Sharon Stone returned with her usual femme-fatale style wearing a sexy, black knee-length dress and a chic, tight chignon. Stone skipped the usual auctions this year, and instead got hefty donations from the charitable audience.

Standout segments in the show included a live dance performance by the Harajuku Girls (Love, Angel, Music, Baby) accompanied by local elementary and junior high students. With costumes in the Japanese ‘kawaii’ (‘cute’ for Japanese) fashion, the young dancers took us to Harajuku without leaving our seat! It was fantastic! Think pretty, pink, punk meets Hello Kitty, which is the Harajuku style.

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A segment called Casanova, evoked a Venetian experience with the beautiful operatic voice of Melody Moore and daring aerial acrobatics. The stage was transformed to a Canal in Venice complete with masked masquerade dancers and lots of velvet, brocade, and candelabras. This show belonged to menswear designer, Tallia Orange, with lush, velvet, smoking jackets and suits in deep jewel tones of plum and sapphire.

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With vampire-mania everywhere today, it was impossible not to get bitten eventually. Glampire, a segment featuring Marc by Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Nanette Lepore and others, was a coed fashion show with the most vampy of the Goth trends this season. With bustled dresses in taffeta, frilly Elizabethan collars and cuffs, more velvet than Velvet Jones, the season’s trends translated into a Transylvanian dream.


Far from Transylvania, lingerie and underwear company, b.tempt’d by Wacoal and Papi journeyed us through an exotic tropical forest with a shower rain on the stage. The drenched female models dressed in delicate lingerie and alluring, tropical flowers sprouted from their backs like wings, was reminiscent of a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. As for the men, they, too, were drenched, and in underwear. That’s all I have to say!

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The three tremendous designers of the night were Calvin Klein (who was in the audience), Hugo Boss and special guest Rachel Roy, whose collection debuted this summer at all Macy’s stores. Each had their own segment of fashion shows showcasing their season’s bests. Other’s participating in the show were American classic, Levi’s, and American Rag.


An Outdoor Market Place was the theme of the before and after party featuring a plethora of local foods and spirits, including Sprinkles cupcakes, Chaya and Don Francisco coffee. The focus was on organic, local foods and environmentally safe products for a sustainable future.

After taking a visual fashion trip around the world, you realize the world is actually small and people are connected in some way. That night, Fashion and Compassion came together again and made a difference in people’s lives for the needy, hungry and ill, thanks to the altruism of Macy’s and American Express.



me with my arm candy.

photos: Babak Bina (my big bro!)

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