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Fiesta Movement Rides Again! @FordFiesta Fashion w/ @ParrisHarris @LoriMoreno @AzmythKaminski @EdMagik
A remarkable Celebrity Oscar Suite & Party – Kathy Duliakas‘ 5th Annual Celebrity Oscar Suite & Party Benefiting the KIND Campaign was an event to remember. My hat goes off to Kathy Duliakas. Wow! What a massive undertaking to produce this incredible event and it was quite obvious from the start that this event was created and produced from the heart.
The Taglyan Complex in Hollywood is a prime and perfect event location that has everything to offer; from their awesome grand ballroom, beautiful garden oasis, food catering (Taglyan’s own Divine Food and Catering created some amazing eats!) and plenty of parking to mention a few. Thanks to Parris Harris, I have been lucky to be a part of several amazing Fashion Shows that he has produced there.
Most importantly, I was very happy to find out this event benifited the KIND Campaign. The Founders Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson were on hand to spread awareness about girl-against-girl “crime” and to support their efforts to launch KIND KITS this fall. Many Celebrities filmed PSA’s against bullying before they entered the gifting suite.
Anti-Bullying is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. Bullying is unacceptable and I am glad it is getting the attention that it deserves.
I was very honored to be a part of this event and the Social Media / Twitter Lounge. Together along with a group of Social Media Influencers; Lori Moreno, Dana Waldie, Holly Follis, Evangelina Rexes, we rocked the hashtag #SweeetSwag and created a ton of buzz across all forms of social media. It truly was an interactive experience and people from all over the world had the opportunity to join in on the fun, conversation and ask celebrities questions in real time.
The event featured numerous brands such as Maleku Jewelry®, LA SkinAesthetics, MEGUMI•O™, Beach Girls, Isabeau™, Divine Food and Catering, LEX Cosmetics™, DharmaSmart, GOGA by Gordana, Julie Lopez, Nina.B.Roze®, Twisted Silver®, Hot Iron Holster®, Perch™ By TII, Single® by Galina Sobolev, Tough Luv®, Trips 4 Fundraising™, Big. Bold. Fierce.®, Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery Center, Chilanthropy™, Nava Natural, M.B. York™, Kah® Tequila, Eco Swim™, Nick Chavez® Beverly Hills, Divine Food and Catering, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Joia® All Natural Soda, NitroCream, Photo Booth Pro, 9021Pho, Zing® Vodka, Twistband®, ShowStoppers®, Soaptopia®, 95 & Sunny, Hawaiian Springs® Water, Justin’s®, LUNA®, Pirate’s Booty, Pretzel Crips®, Erewhon, Tea Forté®, Zestra®.
The Celebrity Guests that attended was a huge list included Adrienne Maloof (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Rory Cochrane (Argo – Won Oscar® for Best Picture), Jackson Pace (Homeland), Lucy Alibar (Oscar® Nominee – Writer, Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ali Saam (Argo – Won Oscar® for Best Picture), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory), Tara Summers (Hitchcock, Ringer), Jason George (Gray’s Anatomy), Wes Ramsey (CSI: Miami), Matt Nolan (Argo – Won Oscar® for Best Picture), Natasha Henstridge (The Secret Circle), Gilles Marini (Switched At Birth), Nicholas Bishop (Body of Proof), Todd Lasance (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Tiffany Brouwer (The Help), Judi Shekoni (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Jay Harrington (Hot in Cleveland), Carly Rose Sonenclar (The X Factor Finalist), Matthew Fahey (Awkward), Nikki Deloach (Awkward), Sophie Winkleman (Two and a Half Men), Sean Stone (Savages), Sandra Vergara (The Devil’s Ink), Pandora Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules), Marilu Henner (Celebrity Apprentice – All Star), Renee Olstead (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Caitlin Thompson (90210), LuAnn de Lesseps (The Real Housewives of New York City), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), Amy Rider (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Stephanie Pratt (The Hills), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Brian White (Beauty & the Beast), Chelsie Hightower (Dancing with the Stars), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter), Victor Alfieri (Southland), Cas Anvar (Diana), Rowly Dennis (Jane by Design), Charlene Amoia (American Reunion), Okera Banks (VH1 Style Expert), Patricia Velasquez (The L Word), Kristen Quintrall (The Helpers), Carly Steel (TV Guide Network On-Air Host), Danielle Nicolet (X-Men), Nikki Tomlinson (The Funny Man), Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends), Ariane Bellamar (Beverly Hills Nannies), Amy Paffrath (Trend This!), Matthew Hoffman (On Air Personality), Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson (Kind Campaign), and more!
A remarkable Celebrity Oscar Suite & Party – I look forward to Kathy Duliakas’ next Annual Celebrity Oscar Suite & Party. It truly was a day to remember. Not to mention I got to meet some incredible people and run into a few old friends! Plus I got to finally meet Actor Brian White. Brian and I have been tweeting each other for years and it was great to finally met in person.
Many Thanks and Blessings to Kathy Duliakas, Dana Waldie, Melanie Marden and Kathy’s great staff / team! It was fabulous to meet and talk with Ali Saam, Nicholas Bishop, Sean Stone, Wes Ramsey, Gilles Marini, Jay Harrington and so many others! Big Thanks to Kurt from Joia® All Natural Soda, Debra Mitchell from Twisted Silver®, OMG Lori Moreno & I had so much at the Photo Booth Pro LOL
Rockin’ the Oscars omg! Insider style – This year’s Academy Awards proved fantastic like no other! The red carpet was Fabulous and together with the omg! Insider Twitterati we were rockin’ the tweets live from the OMG! Insider Studios on the CBS lot.
You had the amazing Anne Hathaway looking “classic” in Prada, Naomi Watts “out of this world” in Giorgio Armani Prive, Charlize Theron “White, sharp & Flowing” in Dior Haute Couture and the “Silver Lining” of Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Coutue. Glamorous with a capital G.
Congrats to Quentin Tarantino. I’m so glad he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained. It was such a powerful and moving film. I met Django producer Reginald Hudlin at the PGA screening they had for us members and I told him you guys are winning best picture and screenplay. One for two. Also, I loved Argo and I’m very happy that Ben Affleck and his team won Best Picture.
It was a fast and frenzied pace at the OMG! Insider Studios as all of the Twitterati were tweeting, cheering, clapping and having a grand time as we “owned” Twitter! It was amazing as were Trending on Twitter Worldwide and in the United States.
THANK YOU DEPARTMENT:
HUGE & SUPER THANKS to Bryan Moore, Brad Bessey and Nina Parker for hosting this fabulous event! Thank you Marie Walker Riddle for the cool swag bags you graciously provided us with and for the use of your great photography.
The Entire OMG! Insider staff and crew for being so inviting, gracious, polite and professional. Together we rocked it!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Samsung for the Awesome Samsung Galaxy Note II! The Twitterati rocked the #GalaxyAtWork hashtag! Thank you Katie from Edelman! I really look forward to tweeting from this amazing phone! Samsung + Galaxy Note II = Grateful. Love you Guys!
Yael Lustmann from Sweet Crush Ice Bar – Wow everything was absolutely fantastic and sweet! Look forward coming into your store!
Check my previous blog from the OMG! Studios:
Together we worked the social media networks and our teamwork paid off! #omgInsider was Trending Worldwide on Twitter three times!
A HUGE Thanks to Thea Andrews Kevin Frazier and Michael Yo for lettings us tweet from their chairs on the set of OMG! Insider Studios on the CBS lot. You guys are awesome! PS. We love where you guys hide your Mintz from Trader Joe’s LOL
OMG! Insider #HashTagMoments at the Grammys – Wow there we so many hilariously fun filled #HashTagMoments all of us kept saying, “We can’t wait for the Academy Awards!” Wow did Justin Timberlake rock the #Grammys house Frank Sinatra style or what?!?!
A Huge Thanks to Calvin Lee at Mayhem Studios for the cool T Shirts! Cheers and a huge thanks to all the Amazing Staff at the OMG! Insider. Also check out the #omgInsider Twitterati Queen @LoriMoreno ‘s blog:
Awakening by Alex Fishgoyt is a breathtaking and awe inspiring piece of artwork. Frankly, it’s much more than that. It is an experience that dramatically engages the viewer. Fishgoyt artfully invites you to enter his world and to believe in the dream. Once the viewer dares to enter and explore he challenges you to join him on the journey.
At first glance the journey seems inviting, exciting and as you move deeper into it you begin notice that it is unpredictable, scary and maybe even dangerous. Fishgoyt creatively illuminates your journey with hope as you cross a bridge over the vast and mysterious ocean to a brilliant white city. Or how about a long journey down a shadowy back alley where even a small faint light gives encouragement to the inquisitive traveler?
Awakening is filled with many possibilities. First, you must be willing to get on the ship where there is no turning back. This is a ship headed toward a gigantic wave. Will this vessel capsize or will it break on through to the other side and transport us to our Awakening?
The woman is the fulfillment of the journey: a journey that is rich, fertile, beautiful and fulfilling – all that the dreamer is. She completes the cycle of life. Welcome to the journey of Awakening – a pathway filled with many awakenings.
Awakening – I was so excited to receive this huge package from FedEx today. A big Thank You to Vladimir Kush and Karyn Anderson of the Kush Fine Art Gallery for turning me onto Fishgoyt’s amazing surrealism! Also I greatly appreciate Alex signing and personalizing his work with an inspiring note to me on the back of the painting.
If you are interested in finding out more info on the awesome works of Alex Fishgoyt please contact Karyn Anderson 775 – 997-87 ZeroZero – Don’t forget to mention Sebastian’s blog for a discount.
How much fits into a FORD FIESTA? Still to this day I’m constantly asked this question. I guess it’s because I still drive a 2011 squeeze green Fiesta. I now drive the American version but I truly loved and miss the European version. Honestly, I would love to have a Zetec! If you have a chance, check them out, they really are amazing!
Exciting news! I am very happy to say I just received along with my Executive Producer, Parris Harris, a 2011 Telly Award for our work in the Ford Fiesta Movement. This award is for the video: How much fits into a FORD FIESTA?
This my second Telly Award for producing and directing a commercial style marketing and branding video / commercial. My first Telly Award I won in 2009 for a Budweiser Spec Commercial.
What’s a Telly Award? “The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web” – Telly Award website.
How much fits into a FORD FIESTA? I am very happy to say this video plays in every Ford dealership throughout North America. Anytime you walk into a Ford dealership to check and/or purchase a Fiesta there is a kiosk that plays a few videos and one of them is: How much fits into a FORD FIESTA?
A big Thank You to the Brand Manager for the Ford Fiesta, Sam DeLaGarza and the Head of social media at Ford Motor Company, Scott Monty. These gentlemen were very generous and dedicated to working with all of us Ford Fiesta Agents to make the Ford Fiesta Movement one of the most successful automotive marketing and branding campaigns ever!
A super big Thank You to my Executive Producer, Parris Harris. Parris is the sole reason I got involved with the Ford Motor Company and the Ford Fiesta Movement. I’ll never forget the morning of my birthday, a few years back, Parris woke me up at 7am on a Sunday morning. He said that the Ford Motor Company has this amazing market campaign that they were asking him to be involved in and that he needed my marketing and branding skills.
Parris thought we could be an amazing team. Parris’ vision couldn’t have been more right on. Together we were one of the most successful Agent Teams in Chapter 1. I gotta be honest with you, it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in the name of marketing and branding. I think we helped to sell a lot of Ford Fiestas. The amazing thing is Parris and I never once said buy a Ford Fiesta. People just saw us having a good time with the Fiesta as we produced numerous Ford Fiesta Fashion Shows & Events.
Parris and I also created Ford Fiesta Fashion Week. It was amazing experience and I will blog on that later.
I really appreciate being the only Agent to be involved in all aspects of the 14 month program from Chapter 1, Twitter Expert Program and Chapter 2. It was a lot of hard work. By the way, I really miss my European Fiesta.
Meet the new Salvador Dali – Vladimir Kush is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting painters in the art world today. His work is vibrant, vast, deep and overflows with a radiant abundance of colors, symbols and allegory. His imagery instills a wealth of dreamlike thoughts and visions. His craftsmanship while flawless and virtually seamless appears not to have any apparent brush strokes.
Vladimir refers to his art as metaphorical realism. In my opinion, he is the new Salvador Dali. He really has taken over where Dali left off. It is surrealism at a whole new level. I find that his work would best be described as a progenitor who dwells at the creative edge of our hearts and minds. (See his At the edge of the Earth painting below)
Here are some highlights from Vladimir’s Bio courtesy of Kush Fine Art.
Born 1965 in Moscow, Vladimir’s parents learned that he at the early age of three or four had the “talent.” His father would start drawings and amazingly Vladimir would complete them. Eventually, he would be formally trained at the Art Institute of Moscow under the Cezanne method, which he quickly mastered. After Kush’s first successful show in Germany in 1989 it brought him to Los Angeles and eventually Maui, his home today.
Vladimir sums it up for us: “Due to political and geographic restraints, I was forced to travel with my mind as a child, and it is this most of all that has shaped my artistic perception and voice, but I would likely never have painted the colors or clouds seen in my paintings if it hadn’t been for the sights of my tropical, second home.”
Vladimir Kush explains further: “I want to touch my audience on a much deeper emotional or intellectual level than would be possible by painting a pretty landscape or still life where viewers are tempted to place themselves in the landscape, or consume the bowl of fruit—the goal of realism is also its limitation. I try to provide layers of meaning for viewers to explore and emotionally respond to the discoveries they find in my art.”
Take a Metaphorical Voyage into the World of Vladimir Kush.