Foreground Studios: City Gala 2016 at the Playboy Mansion Recap [Photos & Videos]


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This year, our team had an amazing opportunity to be a proud sponsor of the CITY Gala 2016, an official fundraising event hosted by the Community Inspiring Today’s Youth - a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles. The event took place on Monday Feb.15th, at the world famous Playboy Mansion followed the evening of the 58th GRAMMYs®. The event kicked off with keynote speaker Sir. Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group), who joined the guests for the night and engaged in small discussions with Jane Seymour. Influential figures such as American engineer and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, second man in history to walk on the moon, and American businessman John Paul DeJoria (co-founder of Paul Mitchell, The Patron Spirits Company) were also honored at the event. Aldrin was presented with the City Lifetime Achievement Award by Greg Reid, while DeJoria was presented with the Legacy of Inspiration Award by Ryan Long (City Gala executive producer).


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This fundraiser was an exclusive invitation-only black-tie event, offering VIP experiences and a number of entertainment for its attendees. From open bar, gourmet food, honorable recognition, celebrities meet & greet, charitable poker tournament, live music entertainment, to fashion show presented by Hemp Blue, the mansion was boiled with nothing by good vibe.

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Epic VIP Entrance of the Playboy Mansion.


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Sir. Richard Branson (founder, Virgin Group) & Jane Seymour (multiple Emmy & Golden Globe winner)



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Billie Mitchell (City Gala event producer/ founder, Supernova Models & Billie Mitchell PR)


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Buzz Aldrin (Former NASA astronaut and last crew member of the original Apollo 11 mission. Second man in history to walk on the moon)


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Kelsey Griswold (Actress)


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Carl Weathers (Actor, USA's "Colony," "Rocky")


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Travis Van Winkle (Actor)

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Khloe Terae (Model)



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Lindsey Pelas (Model)


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John Paul Dejoria (Cofounder, Paul Mitchell hair care; the Patron Spirits Company)


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Donicia Barrios and Blake Lewis (Singer)

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Kylpso


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A. J. McLean (Musician, Back Street Boys)


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Lloyd Klein (Fashion Designer)


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Aldrin was presented with the City Lifetime Achievement Award by Greg Reid.


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DeJoria was presented with the Legacy of Inspiration Award.


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Nick Lachey (American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality)


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Khloe Terae (Model)


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John Salley (Former NBA player: Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Panathinaikos BC and Los Angeles Lakers)


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Victoria Fratz (Model)

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A number of celebrities made appearance for the event, which included Gene Simmons (Kiss); Carl Weathers (actor, USA’s “Colony,” “Rocky”); John “Spider” Salley (Four-time NBA Champion); Nick Lachey (98 Degrees); A.J. Mclean (Backstreet Boys); Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge); Grammy-winning artist Mya; Barbie Blank (“WWE Raw”); Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls); legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer; Bruce Buffer; celebrity fashion icon Lloyd Klein; comedian Andy Dick, Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi, Gilles Marini (“Devious Maids”), Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill”), Donny Most, Jose Conseco, Willie Galt, Chuck Lidell, Travis Van Winkle (“The Last Ship”) and Miss Universe 2014, Nia Sanchez, among many others (Source: PRWeb).

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One quote from the night particularly stood out to us as it perfectly describes our brand motto of Rise Independently: "Knock on door number one hundred with the same enthusiasm as you knock on door number one, and that's how you succeed." - John Paul DeJoria

Event producer: Billie Mitchelle of Billie Mitchelle Events.
Set designer: Sandra Costa of Sandra Costa Design Group.

For more info:
Website: http://www.citygala.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citygala
Twitter: https://twitter.com/city_gala
Instagram: @citygala


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