Lopez and Le Vian

Jennifer Lopez wore Le Vian diamond earrings and a Marli diamond ring to the FYC event for NBC’s “World of Dance” on May 1, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.


Le Vian diamond earrings

Considered one of the oldest jewelers in the world today, Le Vian’s glittered archive tells the story of a family’s steadfast integrity and love of gemstones and quality. Capturing the eyes of ancient royalty and the most famous celebrities on today’s red carpet, Le Vian’s® designs are regarded as works of art. Artisans craft rare natural decorative color diamonds including Pink Orchid Diamonds™, Sunny Yellow Diamonds™, Blackberry Diamonds™, Vanilla Diamonds™ and Chocolate Diamonds® into innovative designs, combining colors of gems and flavors of gold with intricate detailing and a passion from days gone by. Master gem cutters then utilize Le Vian®’s proprietary and innovative cuts to brilliantly reveal the exceptional beauty of each gem. For more information, please visit www.levian.com


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Marli diamond ring

Founded in New York in 2014 by Maral Artinian, Marli is redefining minimalism with distinctive, original jewelry design, artisanal craftsmanship and precious materials. Marli draws inspiration from a novel mix of pop culture, urban life and Haute Couture fashion. Every jewel is meticulously hand-crafted in 18K yellow, rose or white gold and top quality diamonds. Discover the magic of minimalism at www.marlinyc.com.
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The Key to Healthier Skin: Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s HydraFacial and Skincare Tips

Brita Beseth

By Meg Taylor

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/20/18 – Celebrities such as Janice Dickinson, Gretchen Rossi, Nikki Lund and Shanna Moakler have all raved about the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s HydraFacial.

HydraFacial treatments use a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion® delivery system, and a multi-step application process. This approach cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts impurities and dead skin cells all at once, while at the same time replenishing vital skin nutrients such as antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. This unique delivery system ensures effective reversal of skin imperfections such as fine lines & wrinkles, and hollow, loose skin; and gives instantaneous, long-term results. Continue reading “The Key to Healthier Skin: Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s HydraFacial and Skincare Tips”

The Upper West Restaurant Hosts “Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” – An Opening Reception for Artist Maureen Tepedino on April 22

Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2018 (The Hollywood Times) – By Henry K. Long – The Upper West hosts an opening reception for artist Maureen Tepedino on Sunday April 22nd, 2018, from 4-7pm. The artist will be in attendance. A fan of the restaurant, Tepedino said she is looking forward to seeing her work exhibited on the walls of the upscale restaurant. “I was first introduced to Upper West Restaurant last fall, by a dear friend and was immediately impressed with the ambiance, food and service.”

Tepedino’s love of art started when she was just seven years old. Inspired by her surroundings (Jamaica, W.I), she painted vibrant sunsets and serene subjects. Maureen’s connection to art led her to becoming an interior designer. After studying at Interior Design and Art, and Santa Monica City College, she implemented her love of color into her projects with an exceptional flair. Tepedino also has a background in fashion. For over twenty years, she owned and operated Maureen’s on Main Street, a successful fashion and clothing boutique in Santa Monica.

Like most artists Tepedino visits museums to find inspiration. Vincent Van Gough, and Jackson Pollock are at the top of her list, but she was recently moved by some emerging artists. “I was recently exposed to a body of work by a Local School in the Downtown area and felt that the students had great potential to become household names in the Art Industry.”


As an artist she is constantly inspired by her daily life. She describes the impetus to creating one of her works in the show…“Coming from a large family, when I painted Family Gathering, I had so many wonderful memories of all the times we were together as a family, e.g. around the dining table sharing meals, taking walks, and on Sundays where my parents would take us to the Beach and after, my Dad would show us the progress of the Buildings he was working on!”

Another painting entitled The Fisherman was inspired by her childhood. “While living in Toronto, CA as a teenager, I went fishing many times and later enjoyed taking my two sons along for the experience. Painting “The Fisherman” brought back many happy memories.”


Her paintings are sold nationally by interior designers, art consultants, architects and contractors for high-end residential and corporate projects. She also specializes in corporate art by creating original pieces designed for Commercial spaces.”

The opening artist reception for “Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” will be held on April 22nd, from 4:00-7:00pm. The Upper West Restaurant is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405; 4:00pm – 7:00 pm. http://www.theupperwest.com

Visit Maureen’s website for additional information. http://www.designbymaureen.com/


Sarafyn and Kotlar

Angela Sarafyan wore AS29 diamond earrings and a Harry Kotlar diamond ring the Premiere of HBO’s “Westworld” Season 2 on April 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

AS29 diamond earrings


Founded in 2008 by fourth-generation Belgian diamond dealer Audrey Savransky, AS29 by Audrey Savransky broke new ground with her rock ‘n’ roll inspired, flirty designs. By 2009 AS29 was available in countless jewellery stores around the globe and counted Project Runway judge Nina Garcia and stylist Rachel Zoe as early fans. Offering modern women the perfect cure to diamond envy with her unique provocative take on fine jewellery, the AS29 designs are both bold and feminine. Each collection is created with the same precision applied to any chemical compound, while the line’s name is inspired by the elements in the periodical table, combined with Audrey’s initials and lucky numbers. www.as29.com

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Facebook: @AS29

Harry Kotlar diamond ring


Spanning six decades of beauty, art and perfection, Harry Kotlar is recognized as the premier source for the highest quality diamonds. Founded in 1948, Harry Kotlar began his career as a diamond dealer and supplier. With a natural charisma for business and a great appreciation for cut stones, Kotlar’s business began to flourish, quickly securing his legacy in the world of luxury. Now under the esteemed leadership of his grandson, David Weiner, Harry Kotlar continues to produce collections that evoke old-world artistry with modern sophistication. In 2003, David continued to advance the Harry Kotlar collection by launching two of the designer’s now hallmark designs, the Artisan Pave collection and the Kotlar Cushion cut diamond. For more information, please visit www.harrykotlar.com 


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Sweet Talk Swim Slayed Style Fashion Week Palm Springs 2018

Albert Evangelista Photography

By:  Meg Taylor

Photos: Albert Evangelista Photograph for Style Fashion Week, Arlen Keshishian 


Palm Springs, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/9/2018 – “We want to inspire girls across the world to live life, not just exist! To be dream chasers and independent. The world is our oyster and we are just getting started.” -Cheyenne Anderson, designer of Sweet Talk Swim.  

Sweet Talk Swim slayed Style Fashion Week in Palm Springs this past weekend with their collection of bathing and body suits that are the perfect staple piece for Coachella 2018. 

Designers Cheyenne and Camille Anderson – 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography

Officially taking off in June 2016, twin sisters Cheyenne and Camille Anderson launched this line to create original pieces that they had never seen before. 

Sweet Talk Swim has a wide variety of fun colors and statement pieces that are for the girl who wants to stand out not fit in and who always wants to achieve an edgy look with a twist of glam.



Ranging from neon pink velvet to sexy red snakeskin prints, there is a suit for every personality. This line exudes sweet, spice and everything nice and promotes confidence and boldness in the woman wearing the suit. 

Sweet Talk Swim is for all women. A feminist line whose designs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

“We want women to feel beautiful,  empowered, and super cool when wearing our clothes or suits,” said Cheyenne Anderson, “Our mission is all for one and one for all. A worldwide girl group.”

Sweet Talk Swin Fashion Show model (Arlen Keshishian)

Sweet Talk Swim’s collection launches April 11, 2018, just in time for girls to get their Coachella fix and have cute pieces for the festival. To shop and learn more information, go to www.sweettalkswim.com

2018 Albert Evangelista Photography


Sweet Talk Swin Designers with their models backstage (Style Fashion Week)

Twilight star Nikki Reed enjoys post-baby vacation at Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California

Nikki Reed at Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Califonia- 04/01/2018 (PHOTO by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)
Nikki Reed wearing Natalie Martin dress, Gladys tamez hat, . AWAY luggage. Leica camera (Photo by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)

The 29-year-old actress was accompanied by her husband Ian Somerhalder (not pictured) and was attached to her camera during her luxurious stay.

Nikki Reed golf carting around with gal pal Lindsey (Photo by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)

Nikki‘s good gal pal Lindsey was also by her side while they relaxed and enjoyed their quality time with their babies.


“Thank you @fairmontgranddelmar for taking care of us at your majestic estate,” Nikki captioned with one of her Instagram posts. “We had an amazing time and can’t wait to come back!

Nikki Reed wearing Zeynep Arcay dress Leica camera (Photo by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)
Nikki Reed wearing Awaveawake Orange dress. Leica camera. Gladys tamez hat (Photo by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)

Celebrity Stylist, Ashley North, to Host Opening Night of Style Fashion Week Palm Springs

Ashley North

On Friday, April 6th at the Palm Springs Air Museum, celebrity stylist Ashley North, will help kick off a three-day series of runway shows, art installations and music performances. On Friday, Style Fashion Week guests can look forward to debut collections by Andre Emery, Richard Hallmarq, Smock Me, Sweet Talk Swim, Father Akki and Bohimi.

While Style Fashion Week has been known for supporting established, emerging and international designers since their beginnings in 2011—this Friday during Style Fashion Week Palm Springs, they will bring to the runway many emerging, Los Angeles-based designers in effort to support the increasingly popular streetwear culture. These young brands and designers, often the inspiration behind luxury giants, rarely make their way to the New York Fashion Week runway—operating under tight margins without corporate budgets to produce major runway shows. Style Fashion Week helps to share the cost of these major productions—providing designers the platform to display their work on the same level as their luxury competitors. Style Fashion Week recognizes that these designers are a vital piece of the fashion community and will continue to work to support them.

Guests will enjoy music performances presented by Vezt music app as they sip Notorious Pink Rosé, as you explore and shop our expansive marketplace featuring local and international artwork, beauty brands, pop-up shops and more. Style Fashion Week is proud to have partnered with the Desert Aids Project in support of the community cause. For more information, visit www.stylefashionweek.com

Stop Dieting And Start Living With A Simple And Scientifically-Proven Plan To Eating Right

San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2018 ― Who doesn’t want a flat belly? Well, finally, there is a scientifically proven way to shed stubborn pounds and keep them off, especially for weight around the midsection.

The secret to beating the bloat and enjoying lasting weight loss is a healthy gut.

A healthy gut—fueled by superfoods, anti-inflammatory fats, and prebiotic and probiotic foods—can balance your appetite, reduce cravings, regulate blood sugar, fight inflammation, and fuel your body with key nutrients for optimal health.

Award-winning dietician brings gut health all together without the guesswork with his proven, seasonal eating plan. And, fat-burning, pound shedding and feeling youthful never tasted so good!

Introducing Flat Belly 365: The Gut-Friendly Superfood Plan to Shed Pounds, Fight Inflammation and Feel Great All Year Long (ISBN: 9780757320101 – January 2018 — $18.95)

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Full color recipes like Fig Jicama Salad, Beef Bone Soup, Chocolate Smoothie Bowl and California Avocado Gazpacho will have your mouth watering as the weight comes off.

Chocolate Smoothies Bowl recipe

All plans are adapted for all eating styles including vegetarian and vegan.

Flat Belly 365 provides an initial “reboot,” a 7-day kickstart plan to rev your body into optimal fat-burning.

Villacorta’s clients report up to six pounds of weight loss, an average of 1.5 inches gone from their waistlines, better sleep and renewed energy levels after the first week.

His publicist reported a loss of 20 pounds in thirty days on his last program.

Tantalizing recipes like Cauliflower Walnut Soup, Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, Moroccan Lamb Stew, Cannellini Chicken Sausage Bowl and Citrus Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding.

About Manuel Villacorta:

Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience. He is the author of three books, Eating Free, Peruvian Power Foods and Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet.

Villacorta is a trusted voice in the health and wellness industry ― a national media spokesperson, a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post and an on-air contributor for Univision. Manuel is the owner of MV Nutrition, a San Francisco-based private practice, and the recipient of five “Best Bay Area Nutritionist” awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 News and Citysearch. Read more on: http://www.flatbelly365.com.

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact

HCI Books – http://www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441-5569

Flat Belly 365: The Gut-Friendly Superfood Plan to Shed Pounds, Fight Inflammation and Feel Great All Year Long

ISBN: 9780757320101 – January 2018 — $18.95

The Gut-Friendly Superfood Plan to Shed Pounds, Fight Inflammation and Feel Great All Year Long
Manuel Villacorta, M.S. RD

1. What made you decide to write Flat Belly 365?

I like to keep up with current nutritional science. Nutrition is a dynamic. There are always new findings. What made me write this book is that, in the past, I have written about superfoods and weight loss. But lately, there has been new evidence about how gut health affects weight and overall health. So with Flat Belly 365, I’m marrying the concepts that I have written before on weight loss with current knowledge regarding visceral fat, inflammation and gut health.

2. What makes Flat Belly 365 different from any other book in its genre?

This book is not just a compilation of research findings and tips, but also it gives you the how-to’s which can be key. I am holding people’s hand with this book. Not only do I provide lists of foods to eat, but also recipes on how to use these foods, and detailed meal plans on how to use these recipes throughout the week along with shopping lists. When I showed my book to my sister-in-law, who is not a kitchen-friendly person, she said to me “Wow, I can do this.” Anyone can. It’s that easy.

3. How is this book different from your other three books?

My first book, Eating Free, was more about mindful eating and freeing people from food guilt. I see my second book Peruvian Power Foods as an encyclopedia with recipes showcasing superfoods. My last book, Whole Body Reboot, was the marriage between these two books. With Flat Belly 365, I am focusing on gut health and visceral fat, but still using superfoods and taking into account eating mindfully.

I have meal plans also, but more complex. 7 different breakfasts, 7 different lunches – but people don’t eat like this! Even I don’t eat that way. So I said “Do what you do Manuel. If you’re succeeding there must be a reason.” In this book, I’ve kept it simple, but even more effective.

4. How do you know Flat Belly 365 works?

As I mentioned before, I not only read the literature to find the latest research in nutrition and write books on it, but I also apply it in my private practice in San Francisco with my clients. Once I see that my recommendations are working through my client’s success is when I decide this is worth writing about. So, before I published Flat Belly 365, I tried the meal plans out on several clients who had great success.

5. What does gut health have to do with weight loss?

There is a growing body of evidence that the right combination of gut bacteria can cause changes in a person’s weight. Researchers can now even identify an individual as obese or lean just by looking at their gut bacteria. Several studies have even transplanted gut bacteria from obese mice into lean mice, which resulted in weight gained without any changes in their diet and exercise. The same result occurred when the microbiome of lean mice was transplanted into obese mice; they lost weight.

6. What are probiotics and prebiotics?

Probiotics are the good type of bacteria that are live, active organisms that help keep the digestive system happy and healthy. The more probiotics in our gastrointestinal system, the healthier our microbiome and a healthy microbiome means lower risk if chronic diseases such as low immunity, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and even depression among others. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods such a yogurt, kefir and other fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut.

Prebiotics are the fuel to help probiotics thrive and multiply. Prebiotics are fibers found in foods such as avocados, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, onions, garlic, leeks, among others.

7. You talk about visceral fat. So are there different types of body fat?

Not all body fat is created equal. There are 2 main types of fat in our bodies some of these fats can be harmful to health in large amounts and others can actually be beneficial. It is also important to know that where this fat is located in your body can have an impact on your health. Flat Belly 365 is specifically targets visceral fat which can cause inflammation. Visceral fat surrounds your organs and the other fat, subcutaneous, is located just under the skin.

8. Why worry about inflammation?

Chronic inflammation you can’t see or feel and it’s difficult to test for. Your body is constantly releasing inflammatory chemicals, such as cytokines, that are produced from factors such as having excess visceral fat. Cells, artery walls, and fibers are affected, which leads to other chronic diseases and advanced aging.

9. What are the main concepts of the book?

There are three main concepts of the book. One is tackling visceral fat with anti-inflammatory fats and superfoods. Second is keeping your gut healthy which can help reduce weight and prevent other chronic diseases and third is reducing inflammation by eating anti-inflammatory superfoods.

10. You’ve written Peruvian Power Foods and Whole Body Reboot which both talked about Peruvians superfoods. Are the ingredients in Flat Belly 365 easy to find?

Yes, this book is all about simplicity. This book focuses on good old American fruits and vegetables. Given that California produces a significant majority of the fruits, vegetables and nuts sold in the United States, I decided to follow California’s seasonal growing chart, which focuses on American-grown superfoods and can be found throughout the United States


Grace + Soul & Mother Wit – New Cookbook by Daphne Maxwell Reid

A Cookbook Spiced with Personal Memories


By: Judy Shields

Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 4/9/2018 “I kept thinking well I have to really codify this sometime and I was encouraged to get that cookbook off my computer. After publishing four other books I said I could do this. I decided this was the time to do it and I did it.” Daphne Maxwell Reid told The Hollywood Times during a phone interview from Virginia.

I totally have to write this: Every person out there who thinks cookbooks are not worth having, you are mistaken. You, plus everyone else out there in the universe needs to have this cookbook. Order one today for yourself and why not get one for that unique gift for a new bride, new mother or anyone that enjoys cooking.

Daphne’s new cookbook will conjure the souls of your grandmother, mother and aunts. It is Unique!

From the first page where Daphne talks about “children not being taught “living” skills, like home making, manners, and common sense and if you think the microwave oven is an essential cooking tool, this may be an eye-opening book for you.”

The second and third pages with a photo of what a table setting should look like and a photo of her beautiful parents Mother Rosalee and Father Green.

Daphne has turned this cookbook into her personal memories opening the door to her life and ask us to come in and make ourselves feel at home.

The introduction pages are filled with her fond memories of her parents and pictures of them, Daphne’s family and adorable pictures of her and her photographic career from 1948-1960 and 1966-1999. She shares wonderful memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays at her farm in Charlottesville, Virginia and has a few pictures of the amazing grounds and spectacular view.

Throughout the book, she shares some of her memories as well as some of her favorite recipes. Page 9 starts with Setting Up the Kitchen, what really, we truly have to set up our kitchen. That is what I’ve been doing wrong all along!

Daphne shows formal dinner place settings as well as casual place settings. Tableware for daily meals, essential pots & pans, utensils along with optional pots & pans and utensils. Pantry and refrigerator essentials. She even has a couple of her beautiful menu cards. She is so talented. There is also basic cooking terms and measurements & stuff.

I really enjoyed the Appeteasers, as her Father Green Maxwell used to call appetizers the “teaser” before the meal. Her Guacamole and Mom’s Cheese biscuits recipes are delicious.

Daphne and I had a great conversation about her new book, her passion for photography and her Custom Made Wearable Art creations called DAPHNE STYLE which are Chinese inspired silk brocade coats she makes and sells on her website: http://www.daphnemaxwellreid.com/page3/index.html
The Hollywood Times (THT): What are you doing for fun these days?

Tim Reid & Daphne Maxwell Reid (Photo IndieWire)

Daphne Maxwell Reid (DMR): “I also have a collection of wearable art that I have made and I do photography and write books about that and I help my husband (actor Tim Reid) with his institute where he is training filmmakers and, and, and. We have been in this film business for many years now and we built a studio here in Virginia for him to work and we had that for about 18 years and we sold it about three years ago. Now he has downsized to a smaller studio about eight years ago. He started an institute to train filmmakers on the college level because they were not getting any practical knowledge in the schools. It has become an international institute and he has trained over 80 fellows that have gone through this program.”

THT: What was your inspiration for this cookbook?

DMR: “I started this cookbook about 38 years ago. Just living life and collecting recipes from the people who I was working with and the people I grew up with and hung out with. I would have a meal at their house and say this is good and they would give me the recipe. I have been collecting them for years and years and Tim and I used to print these little calendars out with the recipes and send them out as Christmas gifts.”

“It was time for a memoir too, because people kept asking me about my life. When you live a long time they want to know where you are from, how did you do this, so I just put a little bit in the cookbook.”

THT: Do you still talk to your Vivian Bank’s family?

Daphne Maxwell Reid Aunt Viv from Fresh Prince of Bel Air

DMR: “Sure, we hang out together and we help each other do whatever it is we are doing. Kids and babies and going to weddings. It has been great. It’s rare that it ends up being that cohesive.

I have done a bunch of series and this is the one that is most cohesive of the remaining people who were in the show.” (The show being Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

THT: You were a model back in college, how was that for you?

DMR: “I got discovered when I was in college and did that as a lark and it turned into a lovely lark. I kept doing it until I started doing commercials and that was fun and then I started doing voiceovers and that was even more because I didn’t have to put on makeup to do it. Robert Conrad discovered me in Chicago and put me on television on a show he was doing called “The Duke” and that was fun. When I left Chicago and moved to Los Angeles, he was doing another show called “A Man Called Sloan” and he put me on that show and I just kept falling into these wonderful opportunities and learning what I could learn behind the scenes to keep having fun. The stars aligning and taking advantage of opportunities and being prepared for those opportunities by boning up on what I was supposed to know.”

THT: When you were doing modeling was it good back then?

DMR: “It was great, I was in college in Chicago and modeling in New York. I was flying, doing my job and saying hi to my Mom and then going back to school. I had no drama like what is going on with the me too movement now. I was young and really never ran into that. I think they understood that I wasn’t going to put up with something like that. I believe one agent did one approach and he didn’t need to do that anymore.”

THT: What was your passion in college? Modeling?

DMR: “No not at all. That was an opportunity to make some money to get me through school. All they asked me to do was smile and I really know how to do that. I never did runway or anything like that, I was a junior model and I did a lot of editorial stuff. I was never seeking to be what has become supermodels. They did not have supermodels back then, because they had working models. I was happy when they called and not distressed when they didn’t call. I was studying interior design and architecture and having a really good time doing drafting and planning to be architect.”

“I had a real deep interest in detail and architect itself. Being in Chicago you can’t escape great architecture. It was a great environment to be exposed to all sorts of different styles and see where my eye took me. It was helpful in my later years when I turned 60 and decided to become a photographic artist, you just declare it you know, you just say today I’m going to be a photographic artist. (Laughter) you put it there and figure out how to make it come true. I decided to be a photographic artist and realized that the pictures that I had been taking for years were all details of architecture and mostly doors. I started a whole series of photographs from around the world and they became books, and notecards and prints that sold like crazy before the economy crashed. That was my passion for a good ten years. I’m still doing that and now I had to shift my focus to my design work.”

“I was born with a lot of gifts and God gave me gifts of things that I need to share. So I am taking this time to share those gifts and express the creativity that I was Blessed with.”

THT: What are you designing?

DMR: “I am designing Chinese coats that folks have been buying very much and I hand make all of them and it takes too much time to do both photos and that.

So I do a spirt of designing and sewing and then I go back to my photography and then I talk about the cookbook and another third thing and another track that is keeping me busy. I have having a great time of my life.”

THT: Tell us about these Chinese coats.

DMR: “Go onto my website at Daphne Style and you will see these toppers that I have been making out of Chinese 100% silk brocades and I have been wearing for years and people have always stopped me in the streets and asked where did you get that and I want one of those and I would say I make it and no. Then finally about three years ago my husband said you should really start making those for other people. And I knew what the time commitment was going to be and I was in the middle of finishing up the cookbook and my fourth book of photography and I said yeah I’ll get to that. He had a fundraising fashion show and he said you are going to be in it so make something. I was able to sell a coat right off the runway and continued on that track for the past two years. I did New York Fashion week, which was a lot of fun. I am getting ready for another fashion show. So I am going to be a little beaver in my studio selling stuff for the next month or two. We have fundraisers here in Virginia for my husband’s institute.”

Check out her designs at: http://www.daphnemaxwellreid.com/page3/index.html

THT: Are you doing any type of television work?

DMR: “I have local show here on PBS called “Virginia Currents” and I am the host of that. It is a show that is shown every week, although we tape it in bunches. I will go where any of the casting agents call me. I still have agents and still do auditions, haven’t landed anything lately, but okay.”

Daphne has three grandchildren, ages 16, 14 and 12, which also keeps her busy. She also said that Northwestern has a great deal of her archives. She said she loves their facility and they maintain it digitally so that it will be available for research and for her kids. She was very honored when they asked for that.

Opening Closed Doors: Cuba 2015 is available now. Travel with Daphne through Cuba, just prior to the process of lifting the United States embargo, to see the beautiful Cuban culture through her eyes.

Belgium: Doors Old & New is the third of her collections, a catalogue of two wonderfully charming cities in Belgium, Brugge and Antwerp.

France, featuring the beautiful doors she found in Auvillar, Toulouse, and Paris.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: A book without doors, Grace, Soul and Motherwit: A Cookbook Spiced with Personal Memories AND the 2018 Calendar from Venice, Italy (autographed on your birthday) is now available.

All of her books are dedicated, autographed, and dated when purchased. Get them today, one for yourself and get several, they will make excellent gifts.


Website: http://www.daphnemaxwellreid.com/
About Daphne Maxwell Reid

People remember me as “Aunt Vivian” from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Throughout my years of work on television, I traveled the world and captured images of portals, doors, gates and architectural details, some of which have sparked a strong emotional response in me; they awakened the sense of wonder and curiosity that took me back to my childhood when I was endlessly exploring what was behind the many doors that surrounded me.

The time has come for me to share my photographic eye with you. I hope to awaken your childhood sense of wonder and curiosity with “Daphne Maxwell Reid’s Fresh Prints®” a collection of signed DIGITAL PRINTS, and four BOOKS that share with you the stories of the journeys that have taken me around the world, as well a one book of memories in the form of a cookbook entitled “Grace, Soul & Mother Wit”.

Reid was born in New York City, the daughter of Rosalee and Green Maxwell. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. She received a degree in interior design and architecture from Northwestern University, which she attended on a scholarship and where she became the first African-American woman to be named homecoming queen. While at Northwestern she began a modeling career, eventually signing with the Eileen Ford modeling agency. She was one of the first black women to be on the cover of Glamour magazine.

She has appeared in numerous television programs. Her best-known role was replacing Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 to 1996. She joined the show right after the fictional character Nicky Banks was born toward the end of Season 3, when Hubert-Whitten was released from her contract after a contract violation and multiple problems working with the show’s star, Will Smith. She had a recurring role as JT’s mother, Frances Hunter, on the UPN sitcom Eve, and then played Juanita Lawrence on the BET sitcom Let’s Stay Together. Reid is also an accomplished photographer. During the 1980s and 1990s Reid served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute.

Recipient of the Women of Vision Award from Women in Film & Video – DC. (Wikipedia)

Cindy Crawford Cover Star of Town & Country Magazine’s May 2018 Issue

Cindy Crawford-Subscriber Cover T&C Magazine

On Newsstands April 10th

Photos by Victor Demarchelier

At 52, Crawford, who was photographed for T&C in Malibu by Victor Demarchelier in a Valentino swimsuit and jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, opens up on being a “Model Matriarch.” Crawford gets candid on how she and husband, Rande Gerber, are raising two young children in the fashion industry, why she isn’t worried anyone will mess with her kids, and the advice she bestows upon them. The theme of T&C’s May issue is “Why Wellness is the New Wealth” and Crawford is the embodiment of that.


On her relationship with daughter, Kaia Gerber: “…We talk every day, at least, and text. If she doesn’t text me back within 15 minutes, I do one in all caps and a lot of exclamation points. Just respond, okay? Or else I’m going to track you through your Uber account.”

Cindy Crawford poses with daughter Kaia Gerber, husband Rande Gerber, and son Presley Gerber (Photo Omega)

On raising her children with moral values: “I didn’t find that hard to do at all, actually. Kids don’t always listen, but they are always watching what you do. If you’re polite to people, they learn to be polite. If you make family time a priority, they don’t even question spending time together. …You lead by example.”

On being a mother of two rising young models: “I’m really lucky, because I don’t have a #MeToo story. As far as being a mother of two young people going into fashion, of course I worry. But let’s be honest. My kids are blessed in that business because they aren’t coming in as unknowns.

People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids.”

On giving her children the confidence to stand up for themselves on modeling jobs: “I’ve done nude photos, lots. The only ones I regretted were the ones that I kind of got talked into.

I don’t want my children to ever look back and think, ‘Gosh, I wish I hadn’t done that.’ I want to empower them to just say, ‘I’m outta here.’”

On why she chose to start her skincare line, Meaningful Beauty: “I was 35, living in L.A., with children, and there was a shift in me.

I felt like it was time to take a chance on myself. So I took a gamble and started this company with Dr. Sebagh.”

Cindy Carwford (Photo Victor Demarchelier)

Fashion Credits:
Left – Robe: Prada; Bra: Eres; Earrings: Sidney Garber;  Bracelet and Ring: Van Cleef & Arpels

Center – Swimsuit: Valentino; Shorts: Citizens of Humanity; Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels

Right – Shirt: Oscar de la Renta; Swimsuit: Valentino; Earrings and Bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels


Designer Spotlight: Michael Howard – Smock Me Style Fashion Week—April 6, 2018 – Palm Springs Air Museum

By: Carley Schumann – Style Fashion Week

Photography by: Eva Maria Guggenberger | EMG Photography

This week, Style Fashion Week visited the West Hollywood studio of emerging designer, Michael Howard—the creative mind behind Smock Me.

See below for sneak-peaks of the collection and a full interview with Michael about his beginnings as a designer and insights on his career as he continues to build his vision.

Entering the studio, we were immediately greeted by Michael’s mischievous pig, Mr. Meat, who has become the inspiration behind of some of Smock Me’s upcoming designs.

Mr. Meat, the SmockMe pig, has a wardrobe of his own and changes his hair color frequently—check out his Instagram @mr.meat_ He definitely takes after his father.

As we talked, I sifted through the many unique designs draped amongst the racks, when one particular jacket caught my eye. The back read, “Fear is Fuel for the Soul.” He walked me outside of his studio to reveal the mantra painted on the wall as well. “I came here with nothing but my backpack.” He explained.

It was eight years ago, after losing both of his parents, that he decided that it was time to immerse himself in a new environment. He packed his backpack, and left for Los Angeles without a plan.

He explained how the fear of the unknown propelled him forward on his journey. Without a place to stay, he ran into a friend on his first day in town, who gave him a temporary home as he established himself in his new surroundings. He experimented in acting, but when it failed to inspire him, he began working and designing for a shop on Melrose. He additionally began teaching himself to sew.

Growing up in the Brooklyn 90’s, Michael has always found inspiration in brands like Iceberg and Coogi. He also finds inspiration in vintage cartoons like Rocco’s Modern Life, CatDog and others that bring his audience feelings childhood nostalgia. Fashion and the expression of dress was always something he admired—specifically, unique pieces that couldn’t be replicated. He was never interested in fashion that felt like something “everyone else was wearing.”

It was three years ago when he designed his first piece. The garment was a second hand jean jacket, which he distressed and customized by attaching some 1930’s Pop-Eye characters from his collection. He placed the jacket in the Melrose storefront where he was working.

When almost immediately, a customer recognized the value and uniqueness of the garment, Michael knew he was onto something. He began designing more distinct pieces for himself and his friends, and when they continued to receive a tremendous amount of attention when wearing the garments, Smock Me was born.

Michael takes pride in the originality of each garment. Each piece is a reflection of the emotion and inspiration that was flowing within him on the moment of creation. While these core pieces can never be replicated, he has begun to incorporate graphic design into his collections.

He intends for the Smock Me graphic collection to be similar in exclusivity to his core designs—once released, there will be only a limited amount of each graphic collection available. His first graphic collection will debut during Style Fashion Week Palm Springs.

On April 6th at the Palm Springs Air Museum, guests can look forward to a collection launch which will include Smock Me core, graphic, swim and accessories. Smock Me presented his first collective during New York Fashion Week this past February. This will be his first time showing with Style Fashion Week.

Michael continues to let the unknown guide him in all of his endeavors, creating each moment with the stroke of his brush and letting his intuition lead the way. We look forward to his collection debut at Style Fashion Week, Palm Springs.


Andre Emery Set to Debut New Collection at Style Fashion Week in Palm Springs

Los Angeles,CA, By Carley Schumann,(The Hollywood Times)04/01/2018 – This weekend, Style Fashion Week met up with celebrity designer, Andre Emery to discuss his upcoming collection debut at Style Fashion Week, Palm Springs. Style Fashion Week is a global producer of high-profile fashion, music and art events. It provides a turn key platform for established, emerging and international designers, artists and musicians to display their work in a professional environment, growing their business and generating revenue. See below for sneak-peaks of the collection and a full interview with Andre about his beginnings as a designer and insights on his career as he continues to build his empire.

As we made our way into Andre’s studio in DTLA, we were greeted by a group of designers wrapping up a shoot in the studio. The Bronx-born designer has transformed his home into a live-in studio, where artists, designers, and creatives can rent space to set up shop and crank out their work—making his home a space constantly buzzing with creative energy.

Throughout his time as a designer, Andre has dressed the likes of Lana Del Ray, Rhianna, Slick Woods, Chris Brown, Paris Hilton and other notable celebrities. Emery made his first runway debut during Style Fashion Week, Los Angeles in October of 2017. He then brought his designs to the Style Fashion Week stage during New York Fashion Week in February of 2018. He plans to introduce menswear to his collection in Palm Springs this April.
We began by asking the most obvious of first-questions: When did it all begin?
Andre Emery’s interest in fashion began in high school when he started customizing outfits by cutting graphics from scrap clothing and gluing them onto his own garments. “I never wanted to sew.” What started as a creative hobby gained recognition from his peers, but it wasn’t until a few years later that he thought to pursue fashion a bit further. On a whim, he sent in an online application to the Art Institute of California—when he was called within minutes he realized that it was time to take his design career to the next level and made the move to Los Angeles. Pursuing a career in design was an uncharted path for Andre, who grew up in a family of “nine-to-five” workers—while his family didn’t fully understand the magnitude of his career choice initially, they have remained supportive.

He described much of his career as serendipitous, the details falling into place seamlessly over time. In college, it was his intention to design menswear but came to find that the menswear courses had been cancelled for the semester. He took it as a sign and dove into womenswear. He immersed himself in an entirely new world, learning the “language” of fashion design—understanding the female form, the ways that garments drape and move and most importantly, how the woman wearing them feels. In school, he particularly enjoyed studying the history of fashion declaring, ”What people don’t realize, is that it’s all a cycle.”

His love of history is not limited to the history of fashion. Much of his collection inspiration is drawn from classic films—the production, the actors, the characters and the stories. We could see the passion in his eyes as he discussed his admiration of classic films and their ability to bring light to specific eras, ideas, and messages. It is his goal to do the same through his garment design. He is not simply designer, but a director.

Andre Emery designs for the women in power, the women who travel, the women with an undeniable sex appeal, but who carry it with an air of grace that cannot go unnoticed. He creates garments for the women with a story and with each stitch, he writes that story.

Emery 2

We look forward to Andre’s next collection debut on April 6th at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Photography by: Eva Maria Guggenberger | EMG Photography

Paley Fest Hosts Ultra-Aware “The Good Doctor” Panel

By Audrey Rock

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/27/18 – When THT interviewed Freddie Highmore, the star of television’s hit “The Good Doctor” at Autism Speaks Into the Blue Fashion Gala last October, it was already apparent the young actor is more than qualified to portray an individual on the autism spectrum.  “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” he’d said while mingling with other high-profile autism activists, advocates, and the media at Union Station.  Continue reading “Paley Fest Hosts Ultra-Aware “The Good Doctor” Panel”

OBEY Clothing Partner with Children Incorporated on New Tee-Shirts Designed by Artist Shepard Fairey

For the latest OBEY Awareness Collection, OBEY Clothing partnered with Children Incorporated, a non-profit that aids children both around the globe and at home in the United States.

The tee-shirts for this collaboration feature a graphic by Shepard Fairey, based on photos taken by Shelley Callahan, the Director of Development for Children Incorporated.

Obey clothing 2008 Nordstrom Dept Store

The collection is now available online at OBEYCLOTHING.COM and worldwide at select retailers.

OBEY will donate 100% of net profits from sales of the Children Incorporated tees to the cause at hand.


Children Incorporated envisions a world in which all children have access to education, hope, and opportunity.

We share the belief that our future generations are our most valuable resource and want to see all children be given the support and resources to thrive.

Since 1964, their incredible organization has helped offer sustainable solutions for children in need. By providing basic needs like food, clothing, and healthcare, as well as affirmation, encouragement, and social support, they empower children to thrive.

To date, Children Incorporated has reached over 250,000 children across 23 countries with over 300 programs and outreach projects, making a real difference towards breaking the cycle of poverty.

OBEY Awareness: Children Incorporated

OBEY Awareness was founded in 2007 as a way to educate and fundraise for causes and organizations that Shepard Fairey and OBEY support and are passionate about. Throughout each year OBEY Clothing features dedicated collections to raise funds for these causes.

This unique program is always evolving, advocating for a myriad of different causes with a sense of hope and a willingness to help as the central constant. All net profits generated from the sale of OBEY Awareness product are donated to the cause at hand. We encourage you to learn more and make a difference.

To purchase the tee-shirts: https://obeyclothing.com/collections/obey-awareness-children-incorporated


About Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1989 he created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign, with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. After 29 years, his work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, which includes the 2008 “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama, found at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The artist collaborated with Amplifier in 2017 to create the We The People series recognizable during the Women’s Marches and other rallies around the world in defense of national and global social justice issues.

Fairey’s stickers, guerilla street art presence, and 85 plus public murals are recognizable worldwide. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others.

The artist’s most recent body of work “Damaged,” was his largest-ever solo fine art exhibition, which ran in Los Angeles from November 11, 2017, through December 17, 2017.

The “Damaged” opening reception set record attendance with more than 10,000 guests and the show drew an unprecedented number of visitors to experience the art firsthand during the exhibition run.

For more information on OBEY, visit https://OBEYGIANT.com



About Children Incorporated

Children Incorporated is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides assistance to children in twenty-three countries around the world, including the U.S. For more than fifty years, their organization has helped offer sustainable solutions for children to receive food, clothing, and healthcare. They envision a world in which all children have access to education, hope, and opportunity. By meeting basic needs and providing affirmation and encouragement, they empower children to grow and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

To date, Children Incorporated has reached over 250,000 in 300 projects around the globe.

For more information on Children Incorporated, visit https://childrenincorporated.org

Festival Season – Here We Come

Are you getting ready for Coachella? With festival season right around the corner, here are some ideas for you that are hotter than the desert sun! More info below!

Ariana Pierce – Available for Coachella Coverage & Social Takeover!
Coverage or it didn’t happen! Forbes Recognized Micro Influencer, Author, and Entrepreneur, Ariana Pierce will be attending Coachella again this year! As a Vogue influencer, Ariana can show your audience the ins and outs of the Coachella grounds. Whether its food, fashion, events, or music, Ariana is available for your social takeover needs with an impressive Instagram following of 91k!


Whether you’re hitting AM yoga or just need a dry place to sit, LEUS yoga towels have you covered! The team at LEUS have a collection of gym and yoga towels that bring the fun to any setting.


Filter through the festival weekend with LifeSaver’s 140z Liberty bottle. It takes out the guessing game on whether or not it’s safe to drink the water! This conveniently sized water bottle filters out viruses and bacteria with just 3 simple pumps! Ideal for travel, outdoor adventures, to use at home to guarantee safe tap water, to filter drinking fountain water, to keep handy in case of emergency, and more!

Case + Drift:

The Byron Towel by Case + Drift is an ‘all in one’ towel that can be used as a picnic blanket, tablecloth and more! The bright colors and fun pattern make it the perfect accessory for spring/summer but easily transitions into a scarf! Lightweight, quick drying, and compact, these Turkish towels are a must-have for this festival season.

Cube Tracker:

Avoid the lost and found with the Cube Tracker! With the Cube Tracker, just tag, ping and find. Use it to find your keys, phone, purse or jacket. When that thing is lost, ping Cube with your mobile phone to make it ring. You can find your phone with Cube Tracker too by simply pinging your mobile phone with the button on Cube. This cool, innovative way to keep track of your important things makes your festival experience so much better!


Snap back at bra straps with the ultra-comfy Coobie bra! This bra features a racerback style with adjustable straps to keep as much weight off of your shoulders and back as possible keeping you comfortable all day.

Grand Trunk:

Camping out this festival season? This super comfortable, parachute nylon hammock is perfect for adventures – from the backyard to the desert. Its included stuff sack makes it portable and easy to carry around festivals, while hiking or backpacking.

Sunshine & Glitter:

All that glitters IS gold! Sparkle with protection using Sunshine and Glitter’s SPF 30 gold glitter sunscreen. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Sunshine and Glitter’s beach gypsy sunscreen is made with eco-friendly biodegradable glitter and infused with natural antioxidants and essential nutrients.

STS Blue x Stylecon Kickoff Festival Season at Hotel Indigo

By Meg Taylor

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/25/18 – Festival season has officially kicked off and we celebrated with the STS Blue x Stylecon Event at Hotel Indigo Saturday, poolside with loads of fabulous denim, glam, Suja Kombucha and more. Continue reading “STS Blue x Stylecon Kickoff Festival Season at Hotel Indigo”

Lumisque Launches Groundbreaking 3-in-1 Beauty Tablet

By Meg Taylor

Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 03/22/2018 – Lumisque has yet again launched a groundbreaking beauty product, the Co2Lift Beauty Tablet, that serves as a 3-in-1 cleanser for the face, hair and body.

The first of its kind, the tablets triple as a cleanser for the hair and scalp, eliminating pore clogging dirt and grease that attach themselves to the roots. As a result, the scalp is revitalized. and the hair’s natural shine and texture is restored. The Co2 Lift Beauty Tablet is ideal for all skin types and gentle enough to use morning and night as a part of your daily skin care regimen.

It works by utilizing the effects of Carboxytherapy, penetrating deep into the epidermal layer of skin and gently removing surface oils and makeup while unclogging pores and leaving your skin feeling smooth and looking radiant. When used for bathing, it also has the incredible ability to soothe muscle soreness and reduce muscle recovery time.

These tablets are extremely easy to use, and each tablet can be used multiple times. To use on the face, simply drop a tablet into a small bowl of warm water and remove after one minute. Then, use a face cloth and the warm CO2 lift cleanser to wash your face. Follow with your favorite beauty serum or moisturizer. To use on the hair, it is the same process; dissolving a tablet for one minute and removing from the bowl. Then, apply shampoo to your hair and rinse it out with the cleansing water. Follow with conditioner per usual. To use on the body, dissolve up to 5 tablets in a bath tub, relax, and soak for 20-30 minutes. Simple and effective!

The Co2Lift Beauty Tablets are available to consumers online at https://shop.co2lift.com.

Jennifer Lopez Wore DVANI Diamond Ring & Spallanzani Pink Diamond Bracelet

Jennifer Lopez wore a DVANI diamond ring and Spallanzani pink diamond bracelet in a recent Instagram post on March 21st

Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough & Jenna Dewan Tatum

In the almost half-century since the Kordvani family began working with fine colored gemstones, they have steadily grown into the industry leader for color, quality, and craftsmanship.

Today, DVANI provides fashion-forward clientele the ability to accessorize with genuine gemstone and precious jewelry at accessible price points, truly showcasing their individuality and style.

From early in her career, through her wedding, to building a successful and happy life, Dvani grows with a woman’s lifestyle and evolves with her changing tastes.

Instagram: @dvani_adgem
Facebook: @DVANIbyA&DGem
Twitter: @DVANI_ADGem

Founded by Carlo Spallanzani in 1880, the history of the Milanese jewelry house has represented heritage and savoir-faire – an Italian style and elegance that has perpetuated for over 30 years. Under fifth generation designer Gaia Spallanzani, the collections today are a brilliant fusion of timeless tradition and contemporary innovation. Known for their iconic “Only You” bracelets, Gaia has since expanded upon the line to offer customizeable earrings, necklaces and rings.

Additionally, Gaia introduces fresh and modern spins to signature Spallanzani designs through a wide selection of timeless fine jewelry.

For more information, please visit http://www.spallanzanijewels.com.
Instagram: @spallanzanijewelry
Facebook: @spallanzaniijewelr

ABC Announces the First-Ever ‘Roseanne 300’ for the Nascar Xfinity Series Race Hosted by Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, March 17th


Michael Fishman Will Serve as Honorary Grand Marshal

ABC’s iconic comedy series “Roseanne” has been named title sponsor for NASCAR’s Xfinity Series Race at Auto Club Speedway. The “Roseanne 300” will take place on Saturday, March 17.


NASCAR fans will see Michael Fishman, who plays D.J. in the series, serve as Honorary Grand Marshal and give the command “Drivers, start your engines.” He will also participate in the post-race Gatorade Victory Lane Celebration following the race.

The official race hashtag will be #Roseanne300.

Special “Roseanne 300” branding will be prominently featured on the official pace car and throughout the track including the pre-race stage, turf logo, trackside billboard and Gatorade Victory Lane.

“Roseanne” returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast –

Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear as new character Andrea.New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner.

With fresh stories that tackle today’s issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that haven’t missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of America’s favorite working-class family.

Roseanne Barr executive produces, along with Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Carsey-Werner Television.


General admission tickets to the Auto Club 400 start at $50.00 which Xfinity tickets start at $35.00. Call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), shop online www.autoclubspeedway.com, or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.

About Auto Club Speedway

A sold out Auto Club Speedway watch the NASCAR Auto Club 400 Sunday in Fontana.

Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend, March 16–18, 2018. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

For more information on “Roseanne,” visit abc.com.

Facebook: Roseanne
Twitter: @roseanneonabc
Instagram: @roseanneonabc

Hashtag: #roseanne

CHEAT TWEET: Come see @ReelMFishman be the Honorary Grand Marshal at the @NASCAR #Roseanne300 on Saturday, March 17. #RoseanneonABC #ABCPublicity

ColorProof: The Secret to Red Carpet Ready Hair

Color Proof: The Secret to Red Carpet Ready Hair

By: Meg Taylor

As the awards season has officially come to an end, everyone is dying to know how celebrities achieved their flawless looks all season long. The key to red carpet ready hair is not only using products that are highly acclaimed but to use hair products that only include the best ingredients.

For colored hair, this has remained a constant battle on trying to find the right products to lock in color and to make your hair shine. ColorProof Color Care Authority is a complete line of professional luxury products designed exclusively for color-treated hair.

Their products are 100% vegan, sulfate-free, salt-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and never tested on animals. Sounds too good to be true? That’s what I thought, so I decided to try it out.

I tested the CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo, CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque, and the ColorProof PowderFix Texturizing Powder Spray and was stunned.

While washing my hair, the shampoo made my hair silky smooth; which normally my hair doesn’t feel that way until after it is conditioned. The shampoo includes a blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter.

CrazySmooth Shampoo

It instantly eliminates unruly frizz and infuses hair with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy condition without weighing hair down. The CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo retails at $39.00.

I thought my hair was already silky enough until I used the treatment masque. What I found interesting about this masque is that it is instructed to be applied from the scalp until the end. I was a little skeptical because I didn’t want to have greasy roots but trusted in the directions. The treatment masque includes a blend of soybean lipids, seaweed and shea butter to dramatically condition, miraculously tame, restore integrity and add much-needed elasticity and tensile strength for healthier, more youthful hair.

I left the masque in my hair for 5 minutes, instructed to be left in for 1-5 minutes, and rinsed my hair and waited for results. CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque retails at $48.00.

Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque

I have natural wavy/curly hair and don’t typically put heat to my hair. I am constantly battling frizz because I let my curls air dry. After I brushed through my hair, I noticed a difference. My hair was velvety and appeared healthier already. After about an hour, my curls were bouncy and hydrated; no frizz at all. With colored hair, people typically don’t shampoo and condition their hair everyday to maintain color vibrancy. On day 3, my hair was no where near greasy and still maintained a no-frizz look.

I did however use the ColorProof PowderFix Texturizing Powder Spray to give my hair a little volume. The spray is designed exclusively for color-treated hair with a proprietary blend of revolutionary volumizing polymers and Pro Vitamin B5 Panthenol. Texturizing sprays may sometimes leave your hair feeling brittle or appearing greasy; I didn’t have that problem with this product.

Powder Fix Spray

The easy-dispensing, puff applicator allows users to seamlessly achieve volume at the roots, crown, or specific areas with no mess in three simple steps: spray, massage, and style. ColorProof PowderFix Texturizing Powder Spray retails at $25.00.

Overall, I had an incredible experience with Color Proof Color Care Authority. They offer various cruelty-free products for every hair type. I strongly recommend to anyone who wants to achieve that effortlessly flawless look to seek out Color Proof products. To learn more or buy these fabulous products, head over to http://www.colorproof.com/.


About ColorProof

Jim Markham is a highly acclaimed Beauty Industry icon who has led an amazing trailblazing career from being a prominent celebrity hair stylist to developing and innovating over 300 products for five highly successful hair care companies, four of which he founded and five owned including: ColorProof Color Care Authority, PureOlogy Serious Colour Care, ABBA Pure and Natural, Markham Products, and Sebring International.

With each new venture the Markham name has become synonymous with authentic, premium performance products that serve as an Industry standard. To date, under his leadership, Markham’s combined companies have generated over $1.2 billion in retail sales. He is best known for developing the first luxury professional line exclusively for color treated hair and for pioneering sulfate-free shampoos that have revolutionized the way color treated hair is cared for.

Markham was inspired to launch ColorProof Color Care Authority in 2011 after realizing that color care technology hadn’t advanced much since he launched PureOlogy ten years prior. Markham states, “Technology is always improving, including ingredient technology. What was good enough 10 years ago is no longer good enough. Just as you wouldn’t use a 10 year-old phone or computer, why use 10 year-old hair care technology when much more advanced technology is available.” With the persistent urging of colleagues and stylists, and his ceaseless passion for product development, Markham was inspired to make a valiant return to revolutionize the Industry once again. ColorProof features a full line of professional, luxury products designed exclusively for color-treated hair combining the latest ingredient technology with best-in-class formulas to create a new standard in color care, protecting hair color from start through finish.

Markham is very involved with the product development process at every level. Markham states, “I’ve built an elite team of some of the best chemists, researchers and ingredient experts in the world who are dedicated to sourcing and utilizing next generation ingredients. We collaborate to create products that are the finest quality with the most advanced technology, bar none.”

The company takes a unique approach to product development. Many manufacturers, Markham explains, conceive a product looking at price point first and performance last which ultimately limits the quality of ingredients that can be used. “We’re not limited by the cost of goods,” he says. “We begin our product development process by determining, first and foremost, the product’s desired performance with superior ingredients and then work backwards – determining the price point last. This is the only way to ensure true innovation.”

Markham personally directs his team to select the very highest quality, newest ingredients available to achieve optimum performance of his dream product and then empowers his inner circle of testers including highly trained educators, stylists and consumers, who provide valuable feedback on all aspects of the product. Products are not released until they are proven to exceed the performance of any other product in their category. “ColorProof is the next generation in luxury color care,” Markham continues. “Every product in the line is best-in-class and provides maximum color protection for hair that’s shiny, beautiful, vibrant, healthy and instantly youthful-looking.”

Following Hurricane Katrina and at the urging of his good friend, the late, Vidal Sassoon, Markham and his wife Cheryl traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to fund and build homes with Habitat for Humanity.

Jim Markham styling actor Paul Newman’s hair on set

The Markhams are also well-known and active donors of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s charity, SeriousFun Children’s Network (formerly known as Hole in the Wall Gang Camp), which provides assistance to seriously ill children and their families.

The Markhams continue to proudly support worthy causes both locally and internationally.