halloween 2015

heidi klum + halloween…

THE infamous halloween bash of the year is hosted annually by supermodel heidi klum. the effort she & the team make in her costumes basically turns everyone into a basic b*tch puts everyone to shame. this year for her 16th annual party, although i arrived late [after surviving many obstacles & dramatic situations the day of] i was able to make it and witness her amazing transformation as jessica rabbit. it was held at lavo in new york, sponsored by gsn’s hellevator show & svedka vodka, filled with celebs, reality stars, models, hotties, cool kids and the usual mix of douchebags. i would have loved to harass say hi to jLo if i had known that was her in costume nearby.

what i wore: designed & handmade by yours truly. thanks.

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daenerys + rhaegal x3

i first obsessively viewed stills of daenerys on google, drawing inspiration from her actual wardrobe on the show, fan sketches, deviant art, other obnoxious random things that would pop up, and i came up with a rough idea of my rendition of her outfit for halloween. then i browsed endless fabric stores in search for fabric & textures that spoke to me: “hail!” they would say. [no, not crazy, they really did].

inside the party:

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social media shiz

selfie, cuz.

selfie with rhaegal, cuz.


selfie w/rhaegal + devilish pumpkin


superman taking a picture of us

here’s a cute photo of me & heidi — yes we’re matching. it’s cute.

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photo by mike coppola, getty images.

rhaegal decides to video bomb heidi’s sexy glam fabulous performance as jessica rabbit. of course he would. #middlechildproblems || video snippet below:


questlove? on the deck! with a giant version of his infamous afro comb.


the mesmerized crowd while heidi flaunts her new curves as jessica rabbit


mets? clown boy is not entertained.


rhaegal wants a piece of the selfie cookie.

a handful of #selfiecookies were provided at every vip table, with images of heidi klum’s past costumes for halloween. i tasted one, and it seemed like a fairly healthy light chocolate coconut cookie. cool.


game of thrones meets day of the dead.



“lean on yourself. okay,” i said to myself.


closer look at my creation.

then change of scenery to meet up w/the girls…


found this snuggle muffin.


catch. freeze.

earlier halloween parties i stopped by must be included in this post, clearly. so here they are:

feeling regal like the queen in my gorgeous feathered neckpiece by katie kansas. love her stuff. delicate, sparkly black & gold mask from my last trip to venice, italy. linda is wearing a gold fringe neck piece made by me, which you might have seen before here.


photo by bill chin.


[black] swan princess costume. tutu by Lolli Popitt. feather headpiece by katie kansas, crown segment by me.


closer look at my makeup. [crown needs fixing]


another day, another masquerade


guess who?

finally, halloween is over. but it doesn’t mean the costumes + masks ever end. let’s just try to keep it real.

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’twas such a pleasure meeting olivia wilde. girlcrushing charmed [as if i wasn’t already] at nylon magazine’s event celebrating olivia on their cover. one of the parting gifts was a cute cereal box of olivia & a t-shirt with their latest cover printed on it. superb.

olivia wilde sinsu co nylon magazine

like an over-excited child, circa 2011

sinsu co nylon magazine

apple cheeks. cereal box to keep forever.


curling my hair on virgin america flt jfk-lax & straight to the event. #itswhatido

meadowland, the directorial debut of cinematographer reed morano, stars olivia wilde and luke wilson: “in the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, married couple sarah and phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions.” chills ran down my spine + tears ruined my [waterproof] mascara throughout the film = proof of a job well done by all of the brilliant cast & crew.

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film still from meadowland

but what a powerful and captivating performance by olivia. moreover, it was during the q&a after the film screening where she continued to shine even more as an awesome, inspirational human being while she shared her stories with reed & the journey to get this film made, as well as the positive & bullsh*t negative experiences in the industry overall. empowering. cheers, ladies! i’m inspired and working on a new song now.

olivia wilde

oops, photobombed. #squadgoals

thanks for keepin’ it real, olivia.


film still from meadowland

meadowland is at select theaters & also on demand via itunes now. enjoy.


i ain’t sayin’ she’s a gold digger…but she’s drippin’ in gold in san francisco during the gold rush.

my recent trip to san francisco proved to be quite festive, with the main excitement being the infamous gold party thrown annually for the past 5 years, with each year outdoing its previous one. this was the perfect event to rock out in fabulous headpieces & neck gear — designed, personalized & hand-crafted by yours truly specifically for this grand evening.


ride or die [in gold] til the end

the wonderful host of the party

our wonderful lively host of the party

step & repeat is just all gold

step & repeat is just all gold

the chandelier.

the chandelier.

the satellite.

the satellite.

the golden mason jars.

the golden mason jars.

the fantastic tattooed airbrush artist.

the fantastic tattooed airbrush artist.

the forbidden fruit.

the forbidden fruit.

the cosmo jello w/gold droplets.

the cosmo jello w/gold droplets.

the flame thrower

the flame thrower.

the gold-starred chocolate cakes.

the gold-starred chocolate cakes.

the bling.

the bling. [with thoughts of wolfie]

the boyfriend i found - he doesn't speak much.

the boyfriend i found – he doesn’t speak much.

the candid moment.

the candid moment.

the gold masks & chains on a vintage piano.

the gold masks & chains on a vintage piano.

behind the scenes, before the party, is the party at the hotel lobby…which usually means slr’s and selfies. “make yourselves at home,” the perfectly fit & well-proportioned height x weight x everything adorable bell boy said as he greeted us. oh we did, thank you.

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and this concludes the photo sesh at the marker hotel, and scenes from the gold party. more soon about my visit to alcatraz…

football season

#tbt to this video, because it’s football season again. *sigh* haha. enjoy.

and for more fun videos, here’s my blizzard boyfriend.

defense attorney

“you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – harvey dent [two face], the dark knight.

my sister, a brilliant defense attorney hailing from columbia law, helps keep me out of trouble [not that i would ever need…] but part of the idea is taking preventive measures. stay informed about your rights & the law. here’s more about her modern law practice:  http://sueanne.co 

as part of her birthday present, i’m gifting this knowledge to you, yes, you. and thank you for reading.

izakaya akatora la

izakaya akatora || 115 w. main street, alhambra, ca 91801 || (626) 943-7872

new gem by michael cardenas of innovative dining group [katana, sushi roku, boa steakhouse], and favorite trendy hot spots all across los angeles & las vegas has arrived: izakaya akatora. it’s a more casual, traditional sushi bar & izakaya feel but offering high-quality fish & tapas located in the historic city of alhambra — a city in the suburbs of la, known as the san gabriel valley.


i aint sayin’ she’s a gold digger, but she’s only eating sashimi with gold on top.


kinmedai. flame-torched golden eye red snapper. i ate the james bond of snappers, basically.


omakase me pls.


close up of the fresh, sexy oyster + uni & ikura neighbors.


yam ice cream – a reinvented traditional japanese dessert that will make you swoon


classic chocolate volcano done right


remember to thank the sushi chefs


sake to you…sake to me…


akatora, red tiger in japanese, is named after michael’s father’s fishing boat.


blondetourage. i’m wearing my favorite leather clutch by liucia

thanks michael for a wonderful dinner & for adding another awesome restaurant to this world! need to be back when i’m out west again [and try the foie gras]. arigatou!

for more delicious goodness, visit my post on the neighboring sushi roku in pasadena.


the all-star team behind this past weekend’s shoot for popfoods.tv, hosted by the infamous chef russell jackson, directed by raffi asdourian, shot by jon chen, and yours truly [me] as one of the special guests, along with award-winning, tv chopping star chefs lance knowling, and pastry chefs ashley holt & thiago silva. more soon. for now, you can drool over one of his recent tastings below and/or also a past tasting here at louro or the dirty bad santa xmas dinner party i hosted as the top chef.

the subculture dining experience: think a museum, with your favorite artist having an art installation ready for viewing, but only for a limited time — the bonus is you get to harass the chef himself and pull a portandia “can i see the chicken’s headshot & resume? did the chicken have a happy life?” kindly inquire about the dish choices and ingredients since the chef is in clear conversational view. foodies’ challenging questions are welcomed!

chef russell jackson has his “pop-up” tastings enjoyed at various locations, each with a different theme, different exciting courses, different wine pairings, simply different and full of surprises.

the chef at work, and we have the pleasure of watching him add final touches to each course, aka front row for a top chef competition.


avocado toast: compressed avocado, agua de chile, apricot ginger seed sauce, onion sprouts, crispy tostada
yucca: smoked in mesquite with spiced vinegar tapioca, orange mojo – great refreshing starter
paired with: anahitos


empanadas: foie gras in chile spice crust, & spruce smoked calabaza squash and crab, hazelnut, currants, queso fresca – very interesting.
paired with: orange sugar gin, french 75 finished with champagne


clams in pozole verde, poblano lime cumin broth, micro greens – excellent.

paired with: toasted kombu rum, velvet flurnum & green juice drink with muddled jalepeno


and what do we have here? brown paper bag…bringing you back to its roots


picadillo taco: aged cabbage, mexican creme, chile arbol salsa – amazing.

paired with: chile vodka, kummel, lime, pisco style


chicken roulade: crispy skin, rose petal mole sauce [perfected poached chicken breast might i add]


iberian carnitas press: cascbel adobo sauce & deep fried turnip, scallion ash, nori – something different.
main courses paired with: tobacco-infused rye, barolo, carbonated


palate cleanser: deep fried pineapple. dehydrated honey and chipotle salt


THIS MAGICAL DESSERT. in the glass for dipping: blue corn alote, chocolate, pilincco, buttered rum + buckwheat churros


redefining churros, with a fancy, intoxicating yet delicate flair.


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the redhot shot.IMG_1574.JPG

the pate de fruit, banana/dry rum

as per usual, i was quite behind on my cocktail pairings. amazing experience.

his next upcoming “art installation” is coming up and more info here! enjoy! 

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usher yacht

i know him…

“you walked into the party, like you were walking onto a yacht…”    – carly simon.

but i was walking onto a yacht. classified as a mega yacht part of fleet miami, usher is a luxurious 154-footer that i have known since 2013. even before he became a movie star in the infamous entourage film opening today, june 3rd, he is no stranger to hosting supermodels, actors, musicians, lively personalities, & movers and shakers across the world. here is an inside look of some photographs of our relationship i’ve compiled over the years.

when we first met during the xmas/new year holiday season of 2013, i thought wow, he’s huge…



take note of the flawless detailing from exterior to interior…






variety of seashells from the seashore + glistening sand encased in the glass coffee tables reveal an art lover, reminiscent of the beach life that is often simultaneous to a yacht life.


long table screamed out photo-op, so i got up on top.


beautiful automatic glossy glass doors.


sun deck for your tanning pleasure, fully stocked with plush towels & various sunblock & skin products.


proper table to catch up with some work on your ipad.


the indoor bar which can also be transformed into a small gambling table…


i met usher again during his maiden voyage to new york city in the summer of 2014, and of course, i had to play him a few new songs of mine.


then again for thanksgiving of 2014…he hasn’t changed much. still majestic. still tip top cream of the crop.


the usher staff patiently awaits our next request, whether it be photos or drinks…IMG_0336

the hot tub on the 3rd deck which i’m sure will be highly featured in the film alongside naked scantily clad bodies.


view from the 3rd deck.



the view from the control center


jelly fish at their best.


dinner napkin holders are even in theme. golden sea grapes or coral reef?IMG_0343

i hear that a fantastic james beard award-winning chef, jarle saupstad, has graced usher’s presence with delectable delights onboard. hello foodies!



different guitar, same yacht.


the view from the hot tub on the top deck. IMG_0351all aboard! for roughly 3 unicorns and your nyu tuition $200K a week, you can also enjoy this luxurious yachting experience at its finest. til we meet again, usher! i cannot wait for you to see my new blondie look. au revoir!

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