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Interview with Actress Narisa Suzuki

January 26, 2015  
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Interview with Actress Narisa Suzuki

{Photo by Madoka Hamlin} Narisa Suzuki, a Japanese native who moved to the United States at the age of 18, is an actress and model based in Los Angeles with a background in musical theater and opera. When asked about how she defines success, her answer wasn’t about getting to a certain destination or reaching a […]

Accessories with Lyrics: Meet the Co-Founders of Budding Jewelry Line, Zoetik

May 12, 2014  
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Accessories with Lyrics: Meet the Co-Founders of Budding Jewelry Line, Zoetik

Lately, a spate of new jewelry lines have been popping up everywhere, whether by an A-list celebrity or just a fashion-loving commoner with a knack for bling—and it’s not going to die down anytime soon. Accessories are—and have always been—a hot market and Zoetik (pronounced as zo-etik) is basking in this steady mass appeal. Launched in 2013, what […]

Interview with John Griffiths, Entertainment Journalist/TV Critic at Us Weekly

April 28, 2014  
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Interview with John Griffiths, Entertainment Journalist/TV Critic at Us Weekly

[PHOTO CREDIT: FOX TV PUBLICITY] As a television critic and entertainment journalist, John Griffiths has interviewed a long list of big names in the industry including Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Ellen DeGeneres, and on and on. When one of the writers at Collaj first read his work in Statement Magazine profiling Christina Applegate, she knew […]

Meet Edgy High-End Jewelry Designer Lauren Bedford Russell

April 8, 2013  
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Meet Edgy High-End Jewelry Designer Lauren Bedford Russell

You rarely see ‘edgy’ and ‘luxurious’ in the same sentence, but with Lauren Bedford Russell, the words nicely fuse together. Lauren is an edgy high-end jewelry designer (and Reality TV star) who creates unique engagement rings, as well as other avant-garde jewelry, different than the typical silver and diamond-encrusted duo. And best of all, she […]

A Mix of Sarah Bareilles Meets Adele: Interview with Up-and-Coming Singer Samantha Aurelio

February 6, 2013  
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A Mix of Sarah Bareilles Meets Adele: Interview with Up-and-Coming Singer Samantha Aurelio

By Amanda Deltuvia — Hailing from the East Coast, Grammy nominated singer Samantha Aurelio is petite but she can hit those notes with strength and prowess. With a Sarah Bareilles-infused piano style synced with a voice comparable to Adele’s amazing pipes, it’s clear that Aurelio is a tour de force. Samantha Aurelio received a Grammy […]

Art in Movement: Interview with Dancer, Cobey Chang

November 29, 2012  
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Art in Movement: Interview with Dancer, Cobey Chang

SHE’S GOT IT down pat—the hip hop groove, the beat, the rhythm, the sashays and ground sweeps that enthrall an audience. Meet Cobey Chang, a serious dancer born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dancing since the age of 4, Chang was trained at the Honolulu Dance Studio and 24-VII Danceforce in jazz, ballet and hip […]

Outside the Ordinary: Harvard-Educated Electro Pop Artist Turns Up the Beat (Interview with Musician Baker)

September 24, 2012  
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Outside the Ordinary: Harvard-Educated Electro Pop Artist Turns Up the Beat (Interview with Musician Baker)

Meet Baker, a Harvard-educated and classically trained cellist who is beginning to blow up in the pop music genre. Incorporating a mix of 90s trance with a hint of Enrique Iglesias, his catchy electro-pop songs definitely get you in the mood to dance. His passion for music is infectious and evident in his songs. Baker […]

Laws of Attraction: Interview with Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur, Lucy B.

June 20, 2012  
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Laws of Attraction: Interview with Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur, Lucy B.

Lucy Baldock-Sacchi is no ordinary woman, as even the complexity of her name might subtly hint. Working extensively with celebrities including Claudia Schiffer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Minogue and Johnny Depp as a hair and makeup artist, Lucy didn’t just rest on her laurels. As founder of Lucy B. Cosmetics, Lucy finds her business asking for “110 percent” […]

Artful Exposure: Interview with Photographer Emma Ven

May 29, 2012  
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Artful Exposure: Interview with Photographer Emma Ven

  THE ART of photography is about capturing the best moments in life whether its on-the-fly or or sophisticatedly planned out. Recently, Collaj spoke with South-African based photographer Emma Ven, who recently shot model and celeb Summer Crosley (pictured above) in Malibu after visiting LA back in March. Capturing celebrities on camera is nothing new […]

Beat Street: RJ Brings R&B back to L.A.

May 18, 2012  
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Beat Street: RJ Brings R&B back to L.A.

By Shontel Horne — The music industry can be a tough road to maneuver, filled with confusing signs, unexpected roadblocks and others trying to get to the same place as you. L.A.-native Ronald Hodge (RJ) has braved the traffic by carving out his own lane, with a soulful sound and pop appeal that is sure […]

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