Friday, April 24, 2015

Britweek LA: McLaren 570S Launch in Beverly Hills

April 23, 2015
By Karen Ostlund
The new racing-derived sports car, is fresh from it's debut at the New York International Auto show.
McLaren 570s Launch w guests and NBC host Jay Leno

Invited guests, including Jay Leno attended last night's unveiling of the 570S.
Jolyon Nash, Executive,
 Director of Sales held
opening speech
Jolyon Nash, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for McLaren Automotive introduced the car to eager car- enthusiasts.
Musical group Nvidia kept the guests moving as a magician toured the floor.
Performances by NVidia

McLaren announced that the first model to be launched in its Sports Series family will be called the 570S Coupé.
This V8 powered, carbon fibre structured two seater showed its beautiful form when it debuted at the 115th New York International Auto Show, April 3rd-12th earlier this month.

McLaren Launch of 570S at their Beverly Hills Showroom
McLaren 570S

The 570S marks a new chapter in McLaren's 51-year history. Set to be priced below the company's current range of McLaren P1™ and 650S exotic cars, the 570S breaks new ground for the Surrey-based manufacturer.

570S weighs over 300 pounds less than its nearest competitor and accelerates half a second quicker to 100 MPH.
Interior McLaren 570S
Every Sports Series model will share its DNA with the Super Series and 
Ultimate Series, which sit above it in the McLaren hierarchy. 
A pure McLaren,offering class-leading levels of performance, coupled with 
optimism handling characteristics and driving dynamics.
The 570S Coupé marks the first time McLaren has offered its pioneering and 
race-derived technologies in the sports car segment.
                                                                                                The naming begun with the 650S, the number 570 gives the power output of this first McLaren Sports Series model 570PS, equates to 562 in hp.F.

McLaren Racing Limited, trading as McLaren Honda, is a British Formula One team based at the McLaren Technology Centre,WokingSurrey, England. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rock'n Rolla Ecoluxe Lounge to Celebrate Coachella & MTV Awards

Durkin's Rock'n Rolla Ecoluxe Lounge to Celebrate Coachella & MTV Awards Weekend.

By Karen Ostlund
Actor Ken Davitian and event producer Debbie Durkin
With Coachella and MTV Movie Awards around the corner, LA's  TV/film product placement producer Debbie Durkin held her annual EcoLuxe Lounge last Wednesdaat The Avalon in Hollywood.
Film and Television personalities and notables from the cast of Vanderpump Rules, KENDRA, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and The Goldbergs stopped by Ecoluxe Lounge to try the eco-friendly launches of food, beverage and fashion.
Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo and Mama June Shannon

Notable attendees included: Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo and Mama June Shannon (Here Come’s Honey Boo Boo); Scheana Marie Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Kristen Doute, James Kennedy, Tom Schwartz and Peter Madrigal (Vanderpump Rules); Jessica Hall (Kendra On Top); Octavius Johnson (Ray Donovan); Sabina Gadecki (Entourage The Movie); Scott Bailey (The Bay)Dexter Darden (The Maze Runner); Lexi Ainsworth (Emmy Nominee General Hospital); Ken Davitian (Borat); Monty Greer (MTV’s Awkward); Barbara Alyn Woods (One Tree Hill) with daughtersNatalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs), Alyvia Alyn Lind (The Young & The Restless) and Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge).
At Sweet Choices Candy Bar by Infinity Sweets

Choices Recovery filmed celebrity interviews co-hosted by Chase Masterson (The Flash/Star Trek) and Herman Moore (retired NFL wide receiver Detroit Lions) to create awareness about addiction in Hollywood while enjoying their "Sweet Choices Candy Bar" courtesy of Infiniti Sweets.
At DJ Booth: right DJ Mike Shay of Superbox Music

Talent, Media and VIP’s enjoyed a fun day of music from DJ Mike Shay of Superbox Music and Vanderpump 
alcohol infused sweets from Sugar and Spyked,
Tattoos by Adam Daniel and a motorcycle display  of Nash Motorcycles.
Make-up artist Victoria Rowe
promoted her Promo Lash growth

Hair styling by Stephanie Martinez

Make-up touch-ups by celebrity makeup artist Victoria Rowe and hair styling from Stephanie Martinez. 

Veggie, turkey or beef burgers by
Fresh & Meaty
Glamping vacations to Moab and Glacier National Forest from Under Canvas.
Claudia Wells from Back to the Future

Rock'n Rolla  guests enjoyed burgers from Fresh & Meaty at the outdoor patio.

 Labrador CUSTOS in the celebrity pet lounge 
from CAMP Run-A-MUTT

Dog certificates from Camp Run-A-Mutt w doggie toothbrush
Letters To The Universe teens-on-tour collected letters from celebrities to generate a connection with self, others and the Universe.(photo below)

Right, designer Pol Atteu dog Snow White at Letters To The Universe Booth
Refreshing drinks were served from Icebox WaterTrue ToniqsSlim Chiller cocktails with zero calories and popsicles.
Blender Fruits Margarita, Slim Chiller

Award-winning beer from Beachwood Brewing served in sustainable tableware from Repurpose Compostables.

Beachwood beer

Hopeful  Coachella festival goers picked up Brazilian yoga jumpsuits from Shama Jade, jewelry-bracelet from STAGE Men's Collection & Glamarella JUNK
Jumpsuits from Shama Jade

STAGE men's Collection jewelry, featured in Viva Glam mag.

On display at Avalon Eco Luxe Lounge:Nash Motorcycles.

Sugar and Spiked alcohol infused desserts

Rock'n Rolla Exoluxe Snackbag:
Tattoos by Adam Daniel
Durkin hosted an after party in Bardot which featured passed appetizers from the Avalon HollywoodSNOwater and Slim Chiller while guests took pictures in the Party Life Photo Booth.

Monday, April 6, 2015

STYLE FW Fall 2015, Sexy Lingerie & Bikinis: Latrodectus and Kinsman

By Karen Ostlund
Los Angeles, CA

March 19th, 2015. Latrodectus set Style FW's runway on fire at "The Reef" downtown LA (1933 S. Broadway) - with its sexy & sophisticated line of Couture Lingerie. 
Designer Kaila Methven studied fashion at Esmode, and did her masters at the prestigious International Fashion Academy. With knowledge of design techniques and the amount of experience she's gained over the years, she decided to launch her brand Latrodectus.
Her show consisted of eccentric pieces that were inspired by the Victorian era showcasing a variety of couture bras, corsets, jackets and her signature piece the tutu tube skirt. 

Her new line of haute couture lingerie is an extraordinary collection of exceptional pieces celebrating the essence of a woman's body which resonates with most audiences within a wide spectrum of society. (photos below)
Lacrodectus, almost topless
Lactrodectus Victorian influence

Joanna Kinsman debuted her fun and flirty collection of swimwear during Style Fashion Week. Kinsman showcased a collection consisting of swimwear tops, bottoms and  cover ups that were perfectly paired together demonstrating the versatility of her collection. Pieces in her collection could have simply been paired with a variety of others within the collection and always resulting in a fashionably trendy assemble. (photos below)
Joanna Kinsman
Joanna Kinsman Swimwear can be mixed and match together

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wedding Salon's US Tour for newly engaged couples

Strawberry Tequila Rose
By Karen Ostlund
Century City, CA

The Wedding Salon is a bridal trade-show that connects couples with the best vendors in the industry. 
In the Spring of 2004, CEO & founder Tatiana Byron partnered with Martha Stewart to launch the Wedding Salon.
Since then it has expanded to events across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Miami.
InterContinental table setup

March 24, 2015 The Wedding Salon visited InterContinental – Century City in Los Angeles.

The Wedding Salon Los Angeles presented a wide variety of categories, including  florists, venues, gowns and formal-wear, wedding planning, photo booths, catering, beauty services, photography, wedding travel and honeymoons.

The bridal showcase is a one-day event, designed to look and feel like a luxurious wedding catering to the affluent bride, engaged couples, celebrities and socialites.



The tradeshow features honeymoon & wedding displays, cake tastings, cocktails – couples have the opportunity to speak with vendors face to face.
                                        Los Angeles, InterContinental Hotel highlights:
Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kimberly Bosso, Event Design, Styling, and florals by Designer Dana and  Lavender & Clove.
Tasty cocktails, a mixologist, and beverages by BevMO! & Eternal Beverages.
Hansen's Wedding cake

right, Tatiana Byron, CEO and founder

Winnie Couture


Couture gown selections and informal modeling included Claire Pettibone, Winnie Couture, Panache Beverly Hills, Aerithe, and Combatant Gentlemen.
Fitness regimens to shed for the wed, included Pure Barre Fitness & David Barton Gym.
Cutting edge bakeries were providing tasty treats from Hansen’s Cakes, Sugarfina, and PinkBerry.
An ultimate goody bag with luxury and popular essentials for attendees: Tan Towel, Gold Ink Tattoos,Mentholatum Anti-Aging Face Masks, Murad Intensive C-Radiance Peels, Essence Lip Liner and Incoco Nail Appliqués.

Oh-La-La Dessert Divas

Upcoming Wedding Salon Bridal Shows tour dates:

April 27, 2015
4PM - 8PM

June 15, 2015
4PM - 8PM

September 21, 2015
4PM - 8PM

October 2015
4PM - 8PM

November 16, 2015
4PM - 8PM

LA Fashion Spring 2015: Kimberley London's Swimwear Launch at London Hotel in West Hollywood

By Karen Ostlund 
Kimberley Garner flew from London to West Hollywood to personally present her Spring 2015 festival-inspired collection

March 31st, 2015 the British "It Girl" and  E4's reality drama Made In Chelsea star Kimberley Garner launched her new swimwear line Kimberley London on the rooftop of The London Hotel in West Hollywood.

Kimberley Garner as the host at the roof of London Hotel in West Hollywood
She joined the show Made in Chelsea in series 3 as Oliver Proudlock's friend from church, who worships at the Holy Trinity Brompton once a week. 

In UK  the show became a BAFTA Award-winning show, but Kimberley quickly moved onto become an in-demand fashion designer featured by everyone from Daily Mail to GQ UK

Her West Hollywood launch was her American "Coming Out" Party, and at the end of Los Angeles fashion week runway shows.
Kimberley's Swim Suit models
The British inspired launch party served tea, champagne, scones & dessert and a whole lot of bikinis - and a personally preview of the Spring 2015 festival-inspired collection.
Featuring a selection of solid colored bikinis and cut-out swimsuits. The colors are red, white, black, navy and leopard prints. The swimsuits are double lined.
The Kimberley London collection has been designed entirely by Garner.

Kimberley said "All of my products are made in England, the fabrics are Italian and the gold pendants are Parisian. I wanted to create something truly beautiful but affordable for young women."

People at Kimberley London Swimwear Spring 2015 Launch at London Hotel rooftop in West Hollywood