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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Kat Graham, Emeraude Toubia, Lo Bosworth, Alisha Marie And Many More Celebs And Influencers Celebrated Beauty, Fashion, Self Love And Wellness At SIMPLY LA!

17 Aug

Photo Credits: SIMPLY LA

As what the great Coco Chanel once said, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” and that’s exactly what was celebrated at the brilliant SIMPLY LA event that took place at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California on August 11, 2018. The event had everything and more that you could ask for – from tons of spectacular celebs and influencers to amazing and insightful panels, an endless amount of exceptional brands and terrific, networking opportunities.

Attendees were able to decide between two, different tracks – either the Influencer Track or the Digital Marketing Track. SIMPLY LA guests who chose the Influencer Track were able to enjoy extraordinary panels including the “Grow Your Engagement: Increasing Your Visibility On Social Media” panel which featured Alisha Marie, Sazan Hendrix, Ale La Chula and was moderated by Sara Snyder. Other panels that were a part of the Influencer Track included “Land Your First Deal: The Art Of Negotiation,” “Squad Up: When To Grow And Scale Your Business” (which featured Lilit Caradanian, Lauren Bushnell, Marcel Floruss, Beca Alexander and was moderated by Nina Ojeda), “Monetize Your Influence: Turn Your Blogging Hobby Into A Career,” “Styling In The Digital Age: Powered By The Only Agency” and “Create Your Voice & Make An Impact” featuring Lo Bosworth, Lauren Elizabeth, Rachel Levin, Stephanie Shepard and was moderated by Sydne Summer. The Real talk show host, Jeannie Mai was supposed to be a part of a panel earlier in the day but was stuck at the JFK airport. After getting off of her flight, she rushed straight on over to SIMPLY LA to join in on the fun and still took part in a panel later on in the day. She is a true #MVP and jet-setter and everyone at SIMPLY LA appreciated what she did to be a part of this marvelous event.

The Digital Marketing Track had some incredible panels for those who want to dive into the business side of things. Panels at the event included “Interpreting Analytics: Influencer Marketing Tools That Work,” “SEO: What It Means And Why It’s Valuable,” “Influencer Campaigns: What To Expect,” “Content That Sells: Building Successful Social Media Ads,” “The Power Of The Micro-Influencer: What Follower Numbers Really Mean,” and “Mastering Marketing: Advice From Top Social Media Directors.”


Two, special keynote panels also took place at the event. SIMPLY LA kicked off in the morning with a keynote presentation by Shadowhunters actress, Emeraude Toubia. SIMPLY LA ended in a memorable way with a keynote panel by Kat Graham. The Vampire Diaries star, who will also be voicing the role of April O’Neil in the reimagined, 2D animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon, talked about all of her exciting, new projects including her sunglasses line, Foster Grant. Graham spoke about how she creates her outfit based on what kind of sunglasses she puts on first. She revealed that her fave kind of #OOTD is wearing a vintage T-shirt, a simple pair of jeans and some stand-out, funky sunglasses. Kat Graham rocked an amazing pair of sunglasses at the event.


Lo Bosworth, creator of the stellar women’s wellness company called Love Wellness, talked all about how she was able to find true happiness in her life and find inner peace after having a hard time dealing with the aftermath of being on reality TV. Through her terrific company, Bosworth has helped many women with self love and confidence.


In addition to joining in on all of the panels, attendees were also able to discover new beauty and fashion brands through the several activations that were at the event. OGX hair products, Who What Wear, LUNA Bars, TOTALEE, BH Cosmetics, FHI Heat, Grey Goose Vodka, Foster Grant, Bless Box, Bellevue, Endless Summer, MiniLuxe, Ographr, Ladurée, Sugarfina and many other magnificent brands were at SIMPLY LA to add extra fun and excitement. The Mode Relier app was a big hit at the event. This fabulous app makes styling your outfits all the more easier and helps curate the greatest looks for you to rock anywhere and everywhere.


Now in its seventh year, it’s clear to see why SIMPLY LA is one event that receives high praises from everyone. CEO and Founder of SIMPLY LA, Sarah Boyd truly brought out one of the most awe-inspiring events. It’s a great event that inspires all attendees in a countless amount of ways and it’s a remarkable opportunity for those who want to kick off their careers in the beauty and fashion worlds, learn from experts and hear some exceptional advice from some of the best of the best in the industry. It’s a wonderful get-together of people who are interested in and passionate about the same things as you are, so you also get the chance to meet other people who you can work with and learn more about your craft from.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of covering SIMPLY LA again this year and this event never fails to blow me away. It surely is a beauty and fashion heaven for everyone. Check out some more pictures from the event below!


Be sure to follow SIMPLY LA on Twitter: @simplystylistxo and on Instagram: @simply and visit here to learn more about this phenomenal event.

Photo Credits: SIMPLY LA

Article: Nickelodeon Has A Lot Of Excitement In Store At The 2018 San Diego Comic Con – Check Out Nickelodeon’s Panels And Activities Here!

30 Jun

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

The highly-anticipated San Diego Comic Con is right around the corner and we seriously cannot contain our excitement. There will be tons of panels, an endless amount of fun activities and surprises at every corner. Needless to say, one of everyone’s favorite networks, Nickelodeon, has a bunch of spectacular panels and activities in store for attendees to enjoy at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con. Nickelodeon will be bringing fan-favorite icons together at its 1,800 square-foot booth at the convention floor. The network will bring attendees to the City That Never Sleeps as it celebrates its new, reimagined series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as let fans enjoy the legendary Double Dare hamster wheel, a larger than life Reptar from Rugrats and many other thrilling activations.

Select fans will also be able to be a part of a virtual reality experience like no other as Nickelodeon will be offering a “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live” virtual reality experience where San Diego Comic Con guests will be immersed into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ New York City world and have a conversation with either Mikey or Donnie, voiced live on the scene by Brandon Mychal Smith and Josh Brener, respectively. This is definitely an experience that SDCC guests will never forget!

According to the press release, “Each day of the Comic-Con International convention, Nickelodeon’s booth will feature: a towering New York City cityscape, featuring the bright lights, energy and iconic billboards of Times Square; a hidden Turtles lair, housing a gif opportunity; the Double Dare hamster wheel, where fans can take photos with the iconic obstacle course challenge; a photo opportunity with life-size characters from The Loud House; a 23-foot-tall, Reptar hovering above a retail area; INVADER ZIM-themed transaction zone, featuring exclusive Nick-themed collectibles and custom t-shirts and totes; costumed-character appearances; and autograph signings with the voice casts and creators from Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, INVADER ZIM, SpongeBob SquarePants and more.

Nickelodeon will present two panels: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, featuring the new voice cast and a sneak peek at the upcoming series; and INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!, a reunion with the original voice cast celebrating the new TV movie.”

It’s clear to see that Nickelodeon put in a tremendous amount of effort to make the San Diego Comic Con experience an unforgettable one for all who will be attending. There will be tons of awesome photo-opportunities and so many memories that will be made thanks to Nickelodeon’s exceptional line-up at SDCC.

Check out the full list of panels and activities that Nickelodeon will be offering at this year’s San Diego Comic Con below! Also, be sure to check out the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles official theme song below.

Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, will YOU be attending San Diego Comic Con this year? Which one of Nickelodeon’s activations at SDCC are you looking forward to the most?

(source: press release)



  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Thursday, July 19, 1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. (Room: 6A): Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with Nickelodeon’s brand-new mutation of New York’s half-shell heroes with a panel that celebrates the latest incarnation of Turtles and reinvention of the world famous franchise.  Joining the discussion is the new voice cast–Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter–along with the co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. The panel will feature never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series and will be moderated by Keely Flaherty (BuzzFeed).


  • INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!


Friday, July 20, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. (Room: 6A): Fans will strap on their tuna-filled jetpack, prepare their bladders for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as their favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon’s forthcoming new movie, INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus.  Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talent–Richard Horvitz (ZIM), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red) and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple)–will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).




  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Experience: Attendees can step inside the Turtles’ secret lair under the streets of New York City for a gif opportunity.


  • Double Dare Hamster Wheel: Fans can take photos with the iconic obstacle course challenge.


  • The Loud House Photo Opp. Enter the Loud family’s living room, sit on the couch and take a group photo with Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters.


  • Customized T-Shirt and Tote Station: Fans can purchase a t-shirt and tote from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Double Dare, INVADER ZIM, Hey Arnold! and Rugrats.


  • Autograph Signings: Signing opportunities with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent and executive producers, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tom Kenny, INVADER ZIM voice talent and creator, and the Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel cast.


  • Costumed-Character Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.


  • Retail: Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures and collectibles, the summer edition of the Nick Box, t-shirts, pins and more.


  • Giveaways:  Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.


Article: Nickelodeon Reveals A First Look At The Characters In “Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!”

23 Feb

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are truly legendary. From TV shows to blockbuster hit movies, toys, video games, apparel and more, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made an incredible impact on all of us in so many ways. We can’t wait for Nickelodeon’s brand new, animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is set to premiere on the network later this year. The phenomenal and much-anticipated show focuses on the four, renowned turtles: Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello with their trusty, tech-savvy ally, April O’Neil and their adventures and fun in the mystical world beneath the streets of New York City.

Just recently, Nickelodeon revealed a first look at the characters of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With a brand new look, we can already tell that this series will be absolutely remarkable and something that will have us glued to our TV screens. The characters’ looks were unveiled via a Facebook live.

According to the press release, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the characters in a fresh new way, featuring jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.”

#ICYMI (In case you missed it) – check out the Facebook live revealing the characters of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles below! Be sure to follow @Nickelodeon and @TMNT on all social media networks to keep up with the magnificent, new show.

Article: Meet The Cast Of Nickelodeon’s Brand New Series, “Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!”

13 Jan

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are icons in every way and form. From animated series, to toys, games, and more, who doesn’t love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?! That’s why, when Nickelodeon announced that its brand new, animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be premiering this new year, we all couldn’t contain our excitement. In the outstanding, new series, the four, legendary turtles will be making their way to the streets of the City That Never Sleeps – New York, where they will find themselves getting into even more kinds of adventures.

Nickelodeon recently announced the cast-members who will be bringing these classic characters to life. Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith and Kat Graham will all be voicing characters in the brilliant show.  Omar Miller will voice the role of Raphael, Ben Schwartz will take on the role of Leonardo, Josh Brener will lend his voice to Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith will play the role of Michelangelo and Kat Graham will voice the character of April O’Neil. It’s clear to see that this is one all-star, immensely talented cast that can’t be beat and we know that they will do justice to their characters.

According to the press release, “The highly comedic voice cast shapes the team in a fresh way and breathes new life into the characters’ distinct personalities, including: Raphael, as the oldest and physically biggest brother, he is now the leader and his enthusiasm and bravado puts him front and center for most of their bizarre adventures; Leonardo, the self-professed ‘coolest’ brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello, an unflappable mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; Michelangelo, the youngest brother, an artist and awesome skateboarder with a wild colorful, and imaginative personality; and the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker who is always ready to join in the fun.  Additionally, Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) joins the cast as Splinter, both father figure and sensei to the Turtles.”

Chris Viscardi, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Animation shared his excitement over the cast joining the series and said, “This incredible roster of voice actors provides a fresh take on these globally recognized characters, and they are going to bring this version of the Turtles to life in a whole new way. We have reimagined the series to be filled with humor, loads of action and a dynamic look, and it’s packed with all new heroes, villains and cityscapes for the Turtles to explore.” (source: press release)

Here’s what viewers can look forward to in the show: “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.”

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is bound to be one remarkable show we all will definitely be obsessed with. Follow @Nickelodeon and @TMNT on Twitter and Instagram for more updates on this sensational, new show.

Article: Streamy Awards Announce The Finalists For “Entertainer Of The Year” And “Show Of The Year”! Get Your Votes In!

3 Sep


Photo Credits: @Streamys on Twitter

The success of digital media is skyrocketing rapidly and the renowned and prestigious, extraordinary Streamy Awards is coming back for its 5th year running bringing together some of your favorite YouTube and social media stars together under one roof. The Streamy Awards has already announced its wonderful list of nominees for this year’s award show, which the full list of Streamy Awards nominees can be seen on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com here; and since the success of YouTube channels and YouTube videos going viral and content creators becoming a sensation is all because of their viewers and fans, the Streamy Awards is now having YOU have your voice heard in the award show!

The Streamy Awards is having two categories dedicated to the audience’s choice where YOU all can vote for who YOU want to see win “Entertainer Of The Year” and “Show Of The Year”. The Streamy Awards have now officially announced the finalists for the audience choice categories: “Entertainer Of The Year” and “Show Of The Year” which can be seen below! (source: press release). YOU all can vote for who you want to win at: streamys.org/vote or www.vh1.com/events/streamy_awards/vote/ or even by using TWITTER! You can tweet using the #name or #show of who you want to win and writing “vote” and using the hashtag #Streamys. Here is an example: I vote for #name / #show for Entertainer of the Year / Show of the Year at the #Streamys.

Entertainer of the Year

Show of the Year

The Streamy Awards, which will be broadcasted live on VH1 and all of its digital media platforms will be hosted by Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley and will be taking place on September 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET / PT at the Hollywood Palladium. The Streamy Awards had a lot of other excitement to announce today including some of the many presenters at the event. According to the press release, “Presenters for the 5th Annual Streamy Awards include superstar Paula Abdul, Mel B. (America’s Got Talent), Phil DeFrancoRicky DillonGloZell Green, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Hannah HartMamrie Hart, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Harley MorensteinIngrid Nilsen, Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), Smosh and more to be announced.”

Ten awards will be presented at the 5th Annual Streamy Awards. The rest of the winners will be announced at the Official Streamys Nominee Reception by Chelsea Briggs and Glozell, however, all winners will be recognized the day of the award show on September 17th. The winners of the categories below will be announced live at the Streamy Awards! (source: press release)

·         Beauty

·         Comedy

·         Entertainer of the Year

·         First Person

·         Kids and Family

·         Lifestyle (New Category)

·         Original Song

·         Pranks

·         Show of the Year

·         Viner

Be sure to vote for who YOU want to see win at the 2015 Streamy Awards by voting here: streamys.org/vote or www.vh1.com/events/streamy_awards/vote/ or using Twitter! Be sure to stay in the loop and be connected by following the Streamy Awards on Twitter: @Streamys and using #Streamys! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who will YOU be voting for to win “Entertainer of the Year” and “Show of the Year” at the 2015 Streamy Awards?