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Fresh Gossip from the Hollywood Backlot

Fresh Gossip from the Hollywood Backlot: Cory Grosser & Associates is Primed for Victory in the Musical Category!

Unscrupulous Hollywood gossip monger Nicole Gemma corners a busy Christy Wulfson of Cory Grosser & Associates to get the skinny on competing in “ENVELOPE, PLEASE!”

Wulfson (far right) with her team.  Their film genre is MUSICAL.
Wulfson (far right) with her team.  Their film genre is MUSICAL.

GEMMA: “Christy!  Christy Wulfson!  Do you have a moment to talk to IIDA-Socal Gossip?”

WULFSON: “Not really, I’m on a deadline.”

GEMMA: “SMASHING!  Tell our gossip readers – what excited you most about this year’s theme, ENVELOPE, PLEASE?”

WULFSON: “Personally, I was excited about the theme being a genre, as opposed to a specific movie—lots of options. Have a great day.”

GEMMA: “Not so fast, Christy!  Inquiring IIDA Minds want to know – how are you using this year’s new competition structure to motivate your design?”

WULFSON: “I would say knowing that other teams have been assigned the same genre motivated us to be extra sure to do something super original—it would suck so much to have the same concept as the other team!  Can I say “suck”?

GEMMA: “Absolutely not!  Tell our readers, Christy, what is your favorite film of all time?”

WULFSON: “Moulin Rouge!  Which is in our genre!!  But I was totally outvoted so no Elephant Love Medley from CG+A this year.  OK, take care!”

GEMMA: “I will….AFTER you tell our readers what your biggest challenge has been thus far!”

WULFSON: “Narrowing down our ideas and maintaining a clear concept.  There are so many musicals to choose from.  Oh, and then finally making a decision and discovering that our chosen movie (NO SPOILERS!) is actually a tragedy and not a happy-ending love-fest.  We were all devastated.”

GEMMA: “RIVETING, CHRISTY!  Last question: if you could give an award-winning speech, whom would you thank?”

WULFSON: “My team, who has never participated in Haunt before and had no clue what I was really getting them into when we signed up!  Now I really really have to go.”

GEMMA: “You’re a STAR, Christy!  See you on the runway!”

WULFSON: “OMG bye.”

Cory Grosser & Associates is proudly sponsored by HAWORTH with textiles by ARC COM.

Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen.

For the last century, the icons of celluloid have amused, amazed and thrilled us. This year’s theme will transport us to faraway lands and back in a flash with music and costumes! The team with the best story-line, choreography and performance will bring home the trophy and bragging rights! Hit your marks and be ready for “lights, camera, action!”

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available here!
Tickets for the big show are available here!
Want to volunteer for envelope, please? email us here!


Big Reveal Recap!

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Nicole Gemma interviews Creative Co-Directors Sean Kim (Lionakis) and Dan Nickerson (United Interiors).

EXTRA! EXTRA! HOT NEWS FROM HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA -The stars came out in droves for last month’s Big Reveal Party and we have exclusive footage of the event!

Join Haunt Couture Correspondent Nicole Gemma as she browbeats this year’s committee into spilling the secrets of IIDA SOCAL HAUNT COUTURE 2017: ENVELOPE, PLEASE!

Take a look at the video of the event here!

SMASHING!

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Here’s a list of this year’s competing teams and their generous sponsors.

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Sponsorship Opportunities are still available here!
Tickets for the big show are available here!
Get involved with IIDA SoCal here!

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Michelle Rodriguez of Gensler LA reveals her team’s film category: Horror.

Stay tuned to IIDA-SOCAL.ORG for more behind the scenes coverage of the big show!


Haunt Couture 2017: Come Play With Us! (Volunteers Needed)

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The Big Reveal has come and gone and now it’s time to get down to business…SHOW BUSINESS, that is!

We’re putting out our very own casting call for top-tier volunteer talent! This year’s production is sure to be a Box Office smash!

Please contact NICOLE GEMMA at ngemma@glas-pro.com if you’d like to join our volunteer team.

See you on set!

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Sponsors:
Haunt Couture is the premier place to see your name in lights. We can’t make the magic happen without your support. Please click here to see all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Haunt Couture 2017: Wednesday, October 25

Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen. For the last century, the icons of celluloid have amused, amazed and thrilled us. This year’s theme will transport us to faraway lands and back in a flash with music and costumes! The team with the best story-line, choreography and performance will bring home the trophy and bragging rights! Hit your marks and be ready for “lights, camera, action!”

Click here for tickets and sponsorship opportunities!


Haunt Couture 2017 Reveal Party

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And the nominees are…

Join us for the Haunt Couture 2017 reveal party Thursday August 24. Please RSVP by 8/23, 5pm to secure your spot.

Sponsors!
Haunt Couture is the premier place to see your name in lights. We can’t make the magic happen without your support. Please click here to see all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Teams!
Spaces are limited, act fast before all the seats are taken.
If you are interested in competing this year, please contact:
Goli Nagdali: gnagdali@westelmworkspace.com
Teri Burkhart: Terri@EPICcontractgroup.com

Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen. For the last century, the icons of celluloid have amused, amazed and thrilled us. This year’s theme will transport us to faraway lands and back in a flash with music and costumes! The team with the best story-line, choreography and performance will bring home the trophy and bragging rights! Hit your marks and be ready for “lights, camera, action!”

Save the Dates!
Haunt Couture Reveal Party: Thursday, August 24
Haunt Couture 2017: Wednesday, October 25

Click here for tickets and sponsorship opportunities!

Stephen Sudeth
GlasPro


It’s Almost Showtime for Haunt Couture 2017

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The lights are dimming, it’s almost showtime!

Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen. For the last century, the icons of celluloid have amused, amazed and thrilled us. This year’s theme will transport us to faraway lands and back in a flash with music and costumes! The team with the best story-line, choreography and performance will bring home the trophy and bragging rights! Hit your marks and be ready for “lights, camera, action!”

Save the Dates!
Haunt Couture Reveal Party: Thursday, August 24
Haunt Couture 2017: Wednesday, October 25

Sponsors!
Haunt Couture is the premier place to see your name in lights. We can’t make the magic happen without your support. Please click here to see all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Teams!
Spaces are limited, act fast before all the seats are taken.
If you are interested in competing this year, please contact:
Goli Nagdali: gnagdali@westelmworkspace.com
Teri Burkhart: Terri@EPICcontractgroup.com

Click here for tickets and sponsorship opportunities!

Stephen Sudeth
GlasPro


Haunt Couture 2017: 10.25.2017

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Are you ready for your close up?

Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen. For the last century, the icons of celluloid have amused, amazed and thrilled us. This year’s theme will transport us to faraway lands and back in a flash with music and costumes! The team with the best story-line, choreography and performance will bring home the trophy and bragging rights! Hit your marks and be ready for “lights, camera, action!”

Save the Dates!
Haunt Couture Reveal Party: Thursday, August 24
Haunt Couture 2017: Wednesday, October 25

Sponsors!
Haunt Couture is the premier place to see your name in lights. We can’t make the magic happen without your support. Please click here to see all of our sponsorship opportunities (include link to the form stack).

Teams!
Spaces are limited, act fast before all the seats are taken.
If you are interested in competing this year, please contact:
Goli Nagdali: gnagdali@westelmworkspace.com
Teri Burkhart: Terri@EPICcontractgroup.com

Click here for tickets and sponsorship opportunities!

Stephen Sudeth
GlasPro


Light, Camera, Action! Haunt Couture 2017

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Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen. For the last century, the icons of celluloid have amused, amazed and thrilled us. This year’s theme will transport us to faraway lands and back in a flash with music and costumes! The team with the best story-line, choreography and performance will bring home the trophy and bragging rights! Hit your marks and be ready for “lights, camera, action!”

Save the Dates!
Haunt Couture Reveal Party: Thursday, August 24
Haunt Couture 2017: Wednesday, October 25

CALLING ALL DESIGN FIRMS!
If you are interested in competing this year, please contact:
Goli Nagdali: gnagdali@westelmworkspace.com
Teri Burkhart: Terri@EPICcontractgroup.com

Click here for tickets and sponsorship opportunities!


Join Us: LA Haunt Couture 2015!

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Thank you everyone for your support for Haunt Couture 2015! We’ve already had a great response from firms and sponsors who are interested in participating. There are only 13 A&D teams and three student teams who will be competing this year so DESIGN FIRMS be sure to get your information to us as soon as possible, and start contacting your sponsors for support.

CALLING ALL DESIGN FIRMS! If you are interested in competing this year, email Dan Nickerson at dnickerson@uiinteriors.com for information on registering your team.

CALLING ALL SPONSORS: Sponsoring a team is a fantastic opportunity for maximum visibility at the design community’s hottest event, click here to be an event sponsor or to sponsor a design team.

Click here to check out the video from last year for inspiration!

ABOUT HAUNT 2015: Haunt Couture is the industry’s biggest design competition combining high fashion, art and design in a fun-loving runway showdown between 16 committed teams with limitless imaginations.

Here’s our second teaser, can you guess the theme?

Questions about Haunt 2015?  Contact Erica at esteenstra@wearetaylor.com or Shannon at smcshea@klawiter.com

Alexis Chicoye
Coalesse


See You at LA Haunt!

COME ON DOWN TO SEE THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS EVENT OF THE YEAR AT LA EXCHANGE!

Come out and support your favorite design team as they battle for who’s the fiercest and fairest on the runway. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces or reconnect with your favorite colleagues and clients. Preshow cocktail networking hour starts at 6pm before the competition begins.

Tickets are available at the door:  $60/General Admission, $85/ VIP and $20/Student.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Free Arts for Abused Children. Free Arts provides programs for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness through innovative creative arts programs and positive interactions with caring adult volunteers. For more information, visit http://www.freearts.com/.

SPONSORS STEP IT UP TO SUPPORT HAUNT COUTURE 2013!

Haunt Couture would not be possible without the generous support of our Chapter Event Sponsors:  The Mohawk Group, Knoll, Milliken, Shaw Contract Group, Teknion, Interface, Herman Miller and Tandus.

Our Diamond Sponsor is Westfield Design Studio. Platinum Sponsors are Cosentino and Howard Building Corporation. Gold Sponsors are Pivot Interiors, Warner Constructors and David Silverman and Associates. Photo Booth Sponsors are Stone Source, Studio by 3form, Humanscale and Casa Medici.  Bar and Catering Sponsors are Longust, GlasPro, Dirtt, TekWorks and Corporate Contractors.

2013 Team Sponsors who are supporting unprecedented 12 Design Teams are:
Herman Miller, Crossville, Arcadia, Coalesse + Tangram Interiors, Kimball Office, Knoll Office, Gunlocke + Allsteel, Associates Purchasing + OFS, KI, Global, Formica and Prudential + Targetti-Poulsen.

2013 Fabric Sponsors are:  Luna Textiles, Designtex, Unika Vaev, Bernhardt Textiles, Knoll Textiles, HBF, Pallas Textiles, Ultrafabric + Space Solutions, Carnegie and Innovations.

In addition, Bentley is generously donating the red carpet to the event!

For the latest on all things Haunt, join and like the Official Event Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/702408916452074/


LA City Center Going Strong in 2012!

2012 is looking to be a busy and exciting year for the Los Angeles City Center!

On February 15th we resume our fantastic Speaker Series with Liesbet Trappenberg. This session’s topic “From Crisis To Opportunity: How To Attract Your Ideal Client or Job” is not only timely but also relevant and should not be missed!

We will also be holding an open City Center Committee meeting Feb 8th during which we will be planning all of the year’s upcoming events; Sample Swap, Artwalk, Student Exhibition, Haunt and more! We are in need of more volunteers to keep up the momentum of last year’s  fantastic, hardworking City Center committee members; Alexis Dennis (Gensler), Constance Foster (Inscape Solutions), Ed Melgar (Wirt), Hana Dorani (Sidemark), Kam Kamran (JLL), Kaylee Moroski (Herman Miller), Karina Silva (Wolcott), Kelsey Sebastian (Teknion), Lindsey Sage (Tangram Studios), Michelle Marotta (Cuningham Group), Nicole Smith (Gensler), Niki Valdes (Arcadia Contract), Pam Neiman (Neiman Studios), Sarah Glass (System Source) and Tiffany Fairbrother (System Source).

If the above reasons aren’t enough to get you interested in joining City Center here are a few more reasons from City Center volunteer Tiffany Fairbrother, a designer at System Source!

1. Be a part of and lead a tightly knit team of talented, intelligent people who are passionate about the Design Industry.

2. Gain knowledge and experience with event management and planning.

3. Gain industry wide exposure and recognition.

4. Make new friends, connections and relationships.

5. To have FUN!

Please contact City Center Director’s Kathleen Selke Kathleen_selke@geigerintl.com or Darcy Royalty droyalty@dlrgroup.com with questions or to join City Center!

Kathleen Selke,  Industry IIDA
Geiger International