Friday, April 29, 2016

"KISS ROCKS VEGAS" movie to be released May 25 2016

By Karen Ostlund
 KISS helicopter
The helicopter descended upon the infamous Hard Rock Hotel, November 2014, as KISS invaded Las Vegas for an historic nine-show run. Now, for one night only on May 25, fans will be able to experience this spectacular night for themselves as ‘KISS Rocks Vegas’ hits cinemas across the globe. From this blistering live show, fans can expect sky high flames, ear-bursting volume and a few drops of blood! 
The movie includes exclusive interviews with band and footage you will only see in the cinema.
As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands.
Famed for their iconic face paint and stage attire, KISS was formed in New York City in 1973 by Paul Stanley (Vocals, Rhythm guitar) and Gene Simmons (Vocals, Bass guitar). 
Their sensational live performances feature fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics to spare. Tommy Thayer (Lead guitar, Vocals) and Eric Singer (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) round out the band’s powerful lineup.  Tommy is also Producer of the film KISS Rocks Vegas.
Quotes from the members:
Paul Stanley (Vocals, Rhythm guitar)
 “See us on the big screen with the awesome power of surround sound. Feel like you are in Vegas and don’t be shy ‘Shout it out loud”! 
Gene Simmons (Vocals, Bass guitar)
“Join us for a ‘Crazy Crazy Night’ in your cinema!”
Tommy Thayer (Lead guitar, Vocals)
“We are all tremendously proud of this production; it captures a truly unique performance. You need to see it in a cinema to get the full on experience”
Eric Singer (Drums, Percussion, Vocals)
“We rocked The Joint at Hard Rock in Las Vegas. You get up close and personal with KISS. You’re going to LOVE IT “

The band’s global sales exceed 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums . Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. 
Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2015 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z.  Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North & South America and Australia.  
Annually the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (2016 year will mark their 6th voyage).
KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2015 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin' The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales.
KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing  in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles.  KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews. 
KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations.
Trailer from KISS ROCKS VEGAS:
More information, visit
A select number of cinemas worldwide will also be screening the concert in Dolby Atmos, providing a powerfully immersive and moving audio experience for the cinema audience.
For more information and to book tickets for the cinema event please visit

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance returns Sunday May 1st in Beverly Hills

(Beverly Hills, CA) April 21, 2016

ReVamp models in vintage fashion at 2015 Greystone Concours

By Karen Ostlund
Now in its 7th year, the City of Beverly Hills and the Friends of Greystone are pleased to announce the annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate.
Classic Cars will take Center Stage at Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance,
and will showcase vintage motorcycles and over 140 automobiles in eighteen classes, manufactured prior to 1974, including Pre-War US and Pre-War European.
The Garden at Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance 2015
 The day event will include Five-Star Cuisine, Libations, Fine Art, Lectures, Scotch Tasting and more.
 The all-inclusive, private event ticket price includes unlimited gourmet food, beverages and adult libations from Tito’s, Stella Artois and Asombroso Fine Tequila and desserts by Sugarfina.

There will be free offsite parking and shuttle service to Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate. 

Event highlights include a City National Bank sponsored lecture and scotch tasting in the living room with prominent car collector David Gooding, and an exclusive book lecture and signing presented by British Wheelers Dealers television personalities Mike Brewer and Edd China.
Upper Lot Car exhibit at Greystone Mansion 2015 - Day event
Unique access to the interior of Greystone Mansion will provide guests with a glimpse of rarely-seen rooms, including the speakeasy, billiard and bowling alley where "There Will Be Blood" movie and countless other movies were filmed.
The first floor of the mansion will become a shopper’s delight with high-end vendors selling fine automotive art, vintage posters, automobilia, books, jewelry, vintage fashions and unique gift items. ReVamp models will stroll the concours in vintage fashions.

140 automobiles in eighteen classes, manufactured prior to 1974, including Pre-War US and Pre-War European.

“This event has become a favorite among car enthusiasts who are passionate about their cars, but is also attracts architectural lovers who enjoy the history of Greystone mansion and look to support Friends of Greystone in their preservation and restoration of the 1927 estate,” said Cindy Brynan, Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance Event Director. “The historic Greystone mansion and estate is a nationally registered historic landmark and one of a few located in Southern California. What better way to enjoy a display of over 150 world class automobiles and motorcycles while being in this enchanting setting,” said Brynan.

The Greystone Concours d’Elegance is produced by the City of Beverly Hills, with the support of the Friends of Greystone, whose mission is to raise funds to restore and preserve the Doheny Greystone Estate, a nationally-registered landmark.

For more information about Greystone Mansion, and tickets for $125 online at
Montage Beverly Hills, Luxe Hotel Rodeo and Sixty Beverly Hills are offering exclusive hotel packages online at

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Recap of Style Fashion Week Fall 2016 at Pacific Design Center Plaza in West Hollywood

By Karen Ostlund

Style Fashion Week (16-20th of March 2016), presented for the first time at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. It welcomed thousands of guests, attendees, celebrities, buyers, press, and fashion industry leaders.

Pacific Design Center Plaza and guests in attendance of first fashion show during StyleFW
The award-winning Pacific Design Center Plaza, located in the heart of West Hollywood, was transformed into a fashion spectacular with an innovative runway and magnificent Californian backdrop.                        The fountain was covered and turned into a runway.
Ranked among the most beautiful and influential productions in New York and Los Angeles, Style Fashion Week once again outperformed itself as an international platform for emerging and established artists. 

Attendees were international press, media, stylists, buyers and designers from around the world, 

Style Fashion Week attracted celebrities such as Natalie Zea, Janice Dickinson, Johnny Wujek, Naima Morn, Brandi Glanville and Carlton from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which were in attendance.

The week opened with an exclusive model party at Villa Lounge in West Hollywood.
Amongst the many models that attended, there were also celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio who came out to join.  Following this, Style Fashion Week welcomed all of their guests to The Abbey in West Hollywood for both an opening and closing reception of all shows.

HALE BOB Fall 2016 Fashion

Daniel Bohbot opened the week with his Hale Bob Fall/Winter ‘16 collection. Bringing all things fringe and prints, Hale Bob brought “Pre-Coachella” to the runway. 

Quyhn Paris

Vietnamese designer, Quyhn Paris,  designs were full of texture, 3D materials and gowns that progressed into short, modern dresses. 
Franco Montoro was bringing neutrals, cut outs and sheer sections to the runway fall 2016.
Mario De La Torre

Opening the second day of shows was the Los Angeles trinity of designers, sleek and cool Mario De La Torre, followed by rock-and-roll glam Armature. 

Foxbait showed a high-end, ready-to-wear collection.
The 8th Continent gold swim

Bringing heat and confidence, swimwear collections The 8th Continent and Ca-RIO-Ca took the runway the second day.
Ca RIO Ca swim

Closing out the evening Farah Angsana showed her “Dark Angels” collection. Inspired by her recent tragic love story, she sent warrior-like models down the runway in her sensual designs. 
Farah Angsana
Opening the final day, TBS premiered a new comedic series named The Detour. Guests watched the pilot episode and watched the stars of the show who took the red carpet. 
I am Zoe Collection

Later, star Natalie Zea walked the runway of I am Zoe, bringing a mix of fashion and entertainment to Style Fashion Week. Bringing equal parts youth and glamour were Linda Gail, Fuschia Couture and Coral Castillo, who were the next brands to take the runway. Rounding out the evening, there were designers Nancy Vuu with her luxury children swear and I am Zoe with her light, feminine collection. X Factor’s Mali Nicole and Central Ave took the runway with their music meets fashion performance. Electrofur brought a Burning Man experience to the runway as it entertained the crowd with their performers and illuminated fur. Finally, concluding the evening, top Chinese designer Helen Lee brought sophisticated urban Shanghai to the Los Angeles runway.

Style Fashion Week's expert team and boundless supporters included: The Pacific Design Center, Jim Faulk Lexus, St. Petersburg Vodka, Elation Lighting, Cosmo Sound and Lighting, BubbleFish Media, Brigade LA, The City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, The City of Los Angeles, International Chamber of Design, The Morgan Stanley C2G Group, Seed Mobile, Aquafina Water, Related Garments, The Abbey, Kitchen 24, Villa Lounge, TBS and International Press Corps.

Coral Castillo
Helen Lee
Style Fashion Week is Los Angeles’s most desirable fashion event to attend each season. Celebrities such as Natalie Zea, Janice Dickinson, Johnny Wujek, Naima Morn, Brandi Glanville and Carlton from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were in attendance. 

Linda Gail, a graduate of FIDM, showed her eponymous Fall 2016 girls special occasion dresses and gowns from 2T to pre-teen collection 
Nancy Vuu kids couture

X Factor's Mali Nicole