Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dan Levy for The Coveteur

I don't know if I'll ever become a sneaker head like TV personality, Dan Levy. The City and The Hills after-show host has an incredible collection of eyewear, both optical and sunnies. I cannot wait to get my first pair of optical frames, which I'm about to order next week so be on the look out! I couldn't help but think the other day about my wardrobe and how I have this hidden love for color and prints and Levy sums it up nicely (minus the Ebay part), "If I'm going to wear a dress shirt I'd like it to be fun. Pattern is key. I find most of my favorite shirts on Ebay."
"I collect three things: T-shirts, Sneakers, and Eyewear. Love them all equally. The eyewear, fortunately and unfortunately, is a necessity so you have to make the best of it."
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EmmySF Article on Bay Sunday

I can't help but feel extremely grateful that EmmySF published my article on Bay Sunday, a CBS 5 San Francisco Talk Show I used to be a production assistant for! I don't think I've ever had anything published, let alone for the Emmys, so this was definitely one of my most proudest moments. Low and behold, my article in full:

Discover The Bay Area’s Most Assorted Community Affairs Program, Bay Sunday
By Ishmael Dizon

CBS 5’s Bay Sunday is a local community affairs show with an eclectic mix of news, arts, and community information all tossed up in lively conversation. Bay Sunday first began in the summer of 1989 with retired CBS 5 Anchor, Barbara Rodgers, the show’s original host and Deanne Hamilton, the show’s first producer. After Hamilton's departure in the early 1990’s, Lena Sullivan became the show’s permanent producer. In 1996, Rodgers took a brief hiatus and came back to host the show in 2000 until she retired in 2008. Rodgers, who in her 36 years of hosting has interviewed more than 8,000 individuals and has done more than 2,400 interviews for Bay Sunday while she hosted the show for a total of 15 years.

Although she’s interviewed thousands of prominent people throughout her career, Rodgers admitted that some of her favorite guests on the show included Blair Underwood, Eartha Kitt, Delroy Lindo, and Stanley Turrentine. Her most proudest moments as she recalls were the live production shows she did at the Oakland Coliseum when Nelson Mandela arrived as part of his visit to the United States after his release from prison in 1990 and when she had done an on location show with director, Spike Lee for his film “Malcom X.” When asked about how she felt about her hosting duties on the show, Rodgers explained “hosting Bay Sunday for so many years and helping to create the show and give it life was one of the most rewarding experiences of my 29 and-a-half-year career at CBS 5.”

After Rodger’s reverential departure, hosts for the show have included permanent hosts Sue Kwon and Tracy Humphrey, and Roberta Gonzales, Claudia Lombana, Juliette Goodrich, Simon Perez, Monique Soltani, and Joe Vazquez as fill in hosts. Bay Sunday has also profiled CBS 5’s very own Dana King, Wendy Tokuda, Juliette Goodrich, and Allen Martin as guests for the show.

The local community affairs show is now hosted by award winning and CBS 5 News Anchor, Sydnie Kohara and since Sullivan’s departure in 2009, the San Francisco Bay Area Market Communications Director for CBS 5, Akilah Bolden-Monifa has continued to produce the highly diverse show. As the current host for Bay Sunday, Kohara is nationally recognized for her work as a journalist, where she has covered stories such as the San Francisco earthquake in 1989, which she provided live global coverage for Europe, Japan, and Australia. Kohara is also no stranger to the Bay Area community as California Governor George Deukmejian, serving as the Chief of Communications for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, appointed her political appointee. She also served as a Quarterly Chair for the Commonwealth Club of California, which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum to date.

Bay Sunday Host, Sydnie Kohara with local musician, Chris Grady.
As current producer of Bay Sunday, Bolden-Monifa admits that she knew nothing about producing until she coproduced the show with Sullivan for six weeks before her departure. “I learned everything from Lena, Stephanie John, and other news producers, sitting in, reading, watching Bay Sunday, and other shows, and thinking,” said Bolden-Monifa. So far, the now part time producer enjoys producing content and exposing people of the Bay Area to things they may not know about whether it’s local restaurants, books, plays, politicians, or non-profit organizations that are doing outstanding work in their communities.

After originally being a one-hour production with six to eight segments, Bay Sunday now consists of four segments and looks into profiling local non-profits, organizations, musicians, authors, directors, and more. In the past, the show has profiled some of the most prevalent actors in Hollywood including Naomi Judd, Benjamin Bratt, and Danny Glover, while having interviewed renowned comedians such as Charlie Murphy, Marga Gomez, and Will Durst. Major performers like Janet Jackson, Brooke White, and Goapele have also appeared on the show. Villy Wang’s BAYCATS and Susan Mernit’s Oakland Local are only two of many local non-profit organizations the show also profiled.

Bay Sunday has also sat down with many representatives from an assorted group of film festivals including the Jewish Film Festival, LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Latino Film Festival and many more.

Bay Sunday is a weekly program taped at the San Francisco station every Friday at 9:45 AM and is aired the following Sunday at 5:30 AM.

To engage viewers and keep up with the evolution of the World Wide Web, viewers can now follow Bay Sunday’s twitter at www.twitter.com/cbs5sbaysunday and Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/BaySunday for all the back stage extras and exclusives. Some segments can be watched on the show’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/baysunday, where viewers can also check out the latest tech and gadget extras.

Viewers and community members can pitch story ideas to amonifa@cbs.com. Copies of a full episode are available for purchase for $25 or $20 for an individual segment. For order inquiries, please contact amonifa@cbs.com.

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Burberry Brights

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Other than your classic aviators, wayfarers, club masters, cat eyes, and Jackie O's, everyone needs a bold bright pair of sunglasses. Burberry's Brights are exactly what my wardrobe needs! I hope we get these guys in store, I'm in love with the orange and green pairs! It's def a statement piece.

Lady Gaga for HBO Special

I've been a fan since the start, and I CANNOT wait for this HBO special on Lady Gaga. Just watching these trailers, gives me goosebumps and excitement. She's truly a voice of our generation!! JUDDDAAAASSS! lol

About her latest single's music video, Judas:

Well the video, in essence, suggests that [pauses] forgiveness and betrayal are hand in hand and that… how do I say this? The video puts destiny above all things and postures that the mistakes in your life are in fact not mistakes at all, they are just part of your overarching potential and your destiny.
I want to allow the video to speak for itself but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle Fellini movie where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem. And I play Mary Magdalene leading them into the town where we meet Jesus and I will leave the rest for you to see. But it's meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.

"It's ALWAYS wrong to hate... but it's never wrong to love." - Lady Gaga

Friday, April 22, 2011

Coachella 2011

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Some photos from D. Ha.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kanye West for Coachella 2011

Although streaming Kanye's performance LIVE at Coachella made me upset because it takes out the exclusiveness of his performance for his Coachella viewers, I'm glad I have the ability to look at his WHOLE performance all over again, because it was definitely one of the best performances during the entire three day concert. Enjoy!

Gisele Bundchen for Numéro Tokyo

I'm not sure there's a bigger Brazilian supermodel that can work it in high fashion than Gisele and her editorial shoot for the May issue of Numéro Tokyo shows exactly that. Besides sporting different wigs, girl can give us some good face and poses.
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Another Good Movie: The Help

Featuring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard,Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, and Octavia Spencer.

Coachella: Style & Celebs

Although I promised myself I wouldn't do Coachella ever again after Saturday's 96 degrees in Indio, I quickly changed my mind on the last night of the festivity. Spending my 23rd birthday at Coachella was definitely an incredible experience despite the heat and me getting so hammered I lost my phone. With that said, the music was great, the fashion was both chic and interesting (to say the least), and the celeb sight seeing was awesome. From David Hasselhoff at Yelle, Amber Rose at Wiz Khalifa, Camilla Belle, and more, the weekend was awesome and I can't wait to do it again next year! I will add pictures from my personal camera soon, but for now, enjoy these celebs/style photos! So bummed I didn't get to see Penn Badgley, the Hilton sisters, Kate Bosworth (along with beau, Alexander Skarsgard), Nicole Ritchie, and Alexa Chung!
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Natalia Vodianova & more for Vogue US

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova joined with the Fanning sisters, Hailee Steinfield, Matthew Gubler, Dave Franco, Chloe Moretz and more for a great editorial for Vogue's May issue. I love a good filmography type editorial. It reminds me of the shoot Grace did with Jeremy Renner and Lara Stone. Everyone in the shoot looks stunning, and I can't believe how Dakota is all grown up. Such a budding fashionista she is, along with her sis, Elle. Natalia is styled in various designers from Prada, Balenciaga, Sonia Rykiel and Oscar de la Renta and looks absolutely fab. Then again, when doesn't she look fab?
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