Hollywood Nights with a Pink Zebra

Get Down with the Clique: Does anyone remember the ‘80’s cartoon series, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” What about the series’ heroine? The female journalist for Channel 6 News named “April O’ Neil?”

Well, that series had a huge impact on my childhood and perhaps is even partly responsible for my career choice. When I was younger, I used to role play with my four best friends (who coincidentally just happened to be male), and each of them would be a different Ninja Turtle and I would be April O’ Neil. Later, after I declared my college major and started getting heavy into journalism, I thought back to those days and decided to create a fun “news alias” for myself. Can you guess what it was? Of course, none other than “April O’ Neil.”

After I started calling myself “April O’ Neil”, I suddenly had an epiphany: Why not create a clique of female reporters who all have cartoon/ comic character aliases? Lois Lane, Brenda Star… They were all reporters! How cool would that be? So when I told my good friend, Jennifer Thompson, a reporter for CBS and Our Weekly, about the idea, she immediately jumped on board. Hence, “Vicki Vale” (Batman’s girlfriend in the DC Comic series and also a reporter for The Gotham Gazette) was born.

Flash Forward, The Event: On Tuesday, Vicki Vale invited me to interview and take pictures of the celebrities in attendance at the Geanco Foundation’s “Impact Africa” Fundraiser and Celebrity Charity Event.  Since it was being hosted at an upscale lounge (Café Entourage in Hollywood), I wanted to wear something classy and conservative, but still sexy and sassy so I decided to wear my baby pink zebra-striped jumpsuit and all silver accessories to bring out the color. Judging from all the looks and compliments we kept getting all night, I would say that both Vicki Vale and I were a smash! ;)

The blue wristband was my press pass, not a part of the outfit lol

Vicki Vale (aka Jennifer Thompson), the Editor of Vizage Magazine and myself (April O’ Neil)

Bella’s (April O’ Neil) Outfit Details:
Zebra Jumpsuit: Akuadani
Jewelry: Silver Key Earrings, Ring, Bangle Bracelets  (All From Various Boutiques)
Belt: (From Fashion Trend)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (From Nordstrom)
Sweater: (From Forever 21)

Marcus Hill, one of Ralph Lauren’s newest male models :)

Mercedes Nelson of “Football Wives” wearing a dress that she designed. Stay tuned, I’m going to interview her about her clothing line, “Merci Bell” soon!

Actress Joyful Drake rocking a gorgeous white dress

Jennifer’s (Vicki Vale) Outfit Details:
Blazer: Foreign Exchange
Pants: H&M
Jewelry: (From Downtown L.A.)
Purse: Bebe
Watch: Dolce & Gabbana (From Nordstrom)

Follow Bella and Jennifer on Twitter: @MsBellaGraham and @R0seBeauty

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