SUE WONG’S ROCKIN’ APPOLONIAN/DIONYSIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE: A PARTY FOR THE STORYBOOKS!

SUE WONG’S ROCKIN’ APPOLONIAN/DIONYSIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE: A PARTY FOR THE STORYBOOKS!

To create great art, one must contrive a confluence of Appolonian and Dionysian tendencies: a passionate Dionysian vitality must be melded with an Appolonian diligence and attention to detail.  Sue Wong masterfully combines these seemingly disparate forces to create epic New Year’s Eve parties at her den of enchantment, The Cedars.  This year was no exception! Sue Wong was an eminent designer of elegant dresses and now focuses on the creation of unique luxury art…

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The Gupta Impact: Anna’s Designs Captivate the Crowd at Art Hearts Fashion Show

The Gupta Impact: Anna’s Designs Captivate the Crowd at Art Hearts Fashion Show

Anna Gupta, soon to be a force in fashion, set the stage for her ascension as a designer with a stunning breakthrough presentation of her latest creations at the Art Hearts Fashion show on Friday, October 15, 2021 as part of Los Angeles Fashion Week. From the moment the music started and the first Gupta model came down the runway, one knew it was going to be a show of moment. How best to describe…

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Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles Shows Its Warrior Spirit!

Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles Shows Its Warrior  Spirit!

On October 9, 2021, the Historical Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan of the Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles hosted what proved to be a momentous cultural event, gloriously meshing traditional Chinese entertainments with a martial arts exhibition, a special ceremony of discipleship, a heart-felt and brilliant speech, and a birthday celebration to synthesize a rousing and spiritually uplifting occasion.  Upon arriving at the temple, I was greeted with the soothing and emotionally uplifting tones of…

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Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe, or “The Carla”, so named after the chef Carla Baldieri, is a charming cafe that offers simply delicious food precisely prepared for your pleasure and served on sidewalk tables in a perfectly peaceful atmosphere in Beverly Hills.  Da Carla is a joint enterprise of Chef Baldieri and Tony Cacciotti, and the restaurant is a loving creation which inculcates their years of experience in the business into a delightful dining experience for their…

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The Emergence of Anna Kile-Gupta, Fashion Designer

The Emergence of Anna Kile-Gupta, Fashion Designer

                          On a slightly chilly night in December, 2019, a light rain began to fall on an outdoor stage at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, but that most certainly was not enough to stop the long-awaited student fashion show I was about to witness. The music commenced and got progressively louder as models, two at a time, crisscrossed through the large audience which…

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Sue Wong’s Brilliant View of The Oscars

Sue Wong’s Brilliant View of The Oscars

Sue Wong’s spiritually uplifting Academy Awards Gala, held on Oscar’s greatest night, February 9, 2020, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, presented a living canvas of the international fashion designer’s accomplishments and aspirations. Indeed, the event was a stimulating and enriching experience which honored the glory and glamour of old Hollywood and simultaneously paid homage to the unconquerable human spirit within us all. The Wong gala was a diverse program, to say the least, featuring…

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Zoltan Papp: Master of Art Restoration and Recreation

Zoltan Papp: Master of Art Restoration and Recreation

When Zoltan Papp was asked by noted fashion designer Sue Wong to help her restore an old Hollywood mansion she had acquired to its previous glory, little did he realize he would be embarking on a three year project. At first, Ms. Wong asked him to restore the Norma Talmadge room of the estate, but before that they agreed that he would do a sample restoration for that room. When Ms. Wong saw his work,…

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Designer Sue Wong Struts with the Goddesses: Retrospective Show at Los Angeles Fashion Week Brings Down the House

Designer Sue Wong Struts with the Goddesses: Retrospective Show at Los Angeles Fashion Week Brings Down the House

How many times can it be said that one was moved to tears by a fashion show? I can say so and still am in the thrall.  I am not speaking about just any fashion show, I am speaking about the memorable one I witnessed on March 16, 2018 at the MacArthur in Los Angeles to culminate Art Hearts Los Angeles Fashion Week: the magnificently momentous and daringly dramatic Sue Wong Retrospective Fashion Show celebrating…

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The Sue Wong Fashion Show: An Artistic Onslaught of the First Order

The Sue Wong Fashion Show: An Artistic Onslaught of the First Order

The beads and sequins dazzled like stars shimmering in the moonlight as the Sue Wong Fashion Show commenced amid a pounding gothic beat, the highlight of the second annual Masquerade Ball for Michelle Long’s Avant Garde Magazine, held on October 29, 2016. The music reached a crescendo and out walked a beautifully clad model in a glittering silver gown exquisitely complemented by her headdress and diaphanous shawl. Most of the models on this night were…

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