by Yasmin Santana
Basic Magazine held its Power Issue release party August 11 at the prestigious Beverly Hills Club on Rodeo Drive. The Gangsta Black Tie Affair featured an over-the-top, glam Fifth Element meets a mythological fashion theme with beautiful golden drip fashion collection provided by Calvin Hiep. From futuristic dancing unicorn fashion models to colorful robotic butterflies, Basic Magazine’s founder and Editor-in-Chief, Viktorija Pashuta hosted the event sporting a futuristic glamorous look of silver colored mermaid style locks by Victor Mendoza to match her silver and creme colored caped gown, styled by Oye Decova and Ama Fashion PR. The night kicked off with red carpet photo opportunities for the guests, as well as red carpet interviews by the magazine’s own beauty editor Lisa Wayne. The VIP Celebrity guest list included The Young Six, a hip hop artist from Nurnberg Germany, who has performed alongside artists such as 50 Cent, Cassidy, and Fabulous. Other celebrities among the crowd were singer/actress Ava Gold, actor Odain Watson, fashion stylist George Blodwell and Karen Bystedt (Andy Warhol photographer), just to name a few.
Under the creative direction of Oye Decova the highlights of the night included a live dance performance from unicorn models dancing behind a glass window and a live art drawing by Mysterious Artist Sage. The guests turned up the dance floor with music by DJ Lead Oscillator and a special DJ appearance by KORR-A, who recently published her music video and working on creation of her first EP. At the meantime she performs as a DJ while she is mixing her own songs with other POP and EDM hits . Her upcoming performances you can find here.
BASIC models walked around the venue in stunning futuristic costume like fashions from Film MYTH designed by Manuel Albarran, and what fashion magazine party would be complete without fashion? Some well-known models spotted throughout the night included the beautiful Yazemeenah Rossi, Olivia Ekelund, Xuan Bui, Katie O’Malley, and Arreyon Ford. Yazemeenah Rossi was seen modeling a one-piece that was designed by established Los Angeles based luxury designer Fernando Alberto Atelier and the gorgeous jewelry featured on the models were by Los Angeles celebrity jewelry designer, Marianna Harutunian, who’s stunning avant-garde creations have graced the bodies of mega celebrities such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Madonna.
Special Thank you to Jackson Chong, Oye Decova, Cece Leyton, DJ Lead Oscillator, Lisa Wayne, Aman Segal, Valencia & Max, Calvien Hiep, David Anthony / company D.A.M.G, Morgan McGinnis & Jeremy Ponce, Shauly Waksberg
Glam Team: Victor Mendoza, Lupe Moreno, Kristin Andrea Cicala (aka AtmaHari), Michael Bui, Kevin Lim, Leon Klima, Jerry Avila, Cynthia Ramirez, Steve Romero
Models: Christine, Olivia Ekelund, Katie O’malley, Arreyon Ford, Adriana, Lorraine