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Archive for February, 2013

Do What You Love: The Men Who Dress Hollywood

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 20, 2013

By: Jeanette Mulvey

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Ever dream about finding a way to do what you love for a living? In my “Do What You Love” column, I ask people who’ve done it to tell me their secrets. Here’s hoping they inspire you to do the same.

Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under is the nation’s leader and pioneer in the design and development of short men’s clothing. Founded in Au’s his car in Hawaii, Jimmy Au’s has now evolved into the largest short men’s clothing stored in the nation.

Jimmy Au’s has outfitted stars for major film and television projects over the last 20 years. Dressing everyone from Al Pacino to Dick Clark and  Michael J. Fox to Mel Brooks.

Alan Au, who now runs the business with his dad, tells BusinessNewsDaily how he ended up doing what he loves for a living and how you can, too.

BusinessNewsDaily: Explain you what you do for a living.

Alan Au: I offer shorter men a way to look as fashionable and stylish as their taller colleagues and friends by designing and developing a clothing collection exclusively for men under 5’8” and offering it at our retail store.

BND: How did you end up doing this for a living?

A.A.: I grew up in the business, literally. When I was born, my parents (Jimmy and Nora) only had a little retail shop and couldn’t afford a nanny, so I was in a play pen in the tailor shop at the back of the store. By the time I was in high school, I was a full-fledged band-geek and proud of it. I felt certain I was going to be a music major. All this time I continued to develop my skills as a disc jockey . But as I got close to graduating, my father reminded me to remain practical. At this point I was doing quite well as a DJ. During my sophomore year I decided to change majors and what always felt comfortable was fashion. There was only one thing I could do that incorporated fashion, business and music… fashion show production. I pretty much abandoned my family’s clothing business in pursuit of building my DJ business while in school. I eventually sold my DJ business and went back to my family’s clothing business full-time. I help in all aspects, in particular, the marketing and production development.  Fast forward to today. I now co-design the collection with my father. I continue to love dance music and DJ for the youth at my church in a charitable capacity. I know where my heart is with this thing my dad started almost by accident so many years ago. I plan to take this to another level and expand and grow, so shorter men everywhere will have a chance to wear clothes that are proportioned, fit and stylish.

Read the rest of the interview at BusinessNewsDaily

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Tim Holmes, The Strong Man in Disney’s OZ The Great and Powerful, Joins LCO’s VP Zuzana Korda, at The Premier on Wednesday 2/13/2013

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 14, 2013

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Junior’s Deli, Lenny’s Deli, Half Off Prices + A Grammy Sandwich

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 8, 2013

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By: Margy Rochlin

Perhaps you, like us, have spent the past month staring forlornly at the empty husk of a building that for 53 years housed Junior’s Deli — a reliable pitstop for lox and chicken soup that was never as good as Langer’s or Brent’s, but still several notches above Factor’s — and wondered what would fill its place. In late January, it was announced that its replacement would be Lenny’s Deli.

Read the rest of the artice at LA Weekly

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Gail Thackray Helps You Communicate with Your Pets

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 6, 2013

Gail Thackray Helps You Communicate with Your Pets

Watch Gail Thackray on Better Kansas City give tips on how to talk to and listen to your pets.gt

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Jackie Keller Advises on How to Eat Better While Dining in MarketWatch.com

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 5, 2013

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” Even a relatively healthy dish like a couple of scrambled eggs — standard calorie count: around 200, if made with a nonstick pan and cooking spray — can become problematic at a diner. “You’re getting easily double the amount of calories,” says nutrition expert Jackie Keller of the diner version of the breakfast dish.”

Read the entire article at marketwatch.com

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Alan Au Advises Women on First Date Attire in SHEKNOWS.COM

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 5, 2013

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“Anything too short or too low-cut says that you’re trying too hard and that you may be promiscuous, says Alan Au, VP of Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8” And Under.”

Read the full article at SHEKNOWS.COM 

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Alana Stewart Talks to CELEBUZZ About Family Life, Fundraising, and More

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 5, 2013

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Written by: CELEBUZZ

“Alana certainly has plenty to talk about otherwise: besides running the Farrah Fawcett Foundation — which aims to raise money for cancer research in memory of her best friend — the philanthropist and author recently released a memoir, Rearview Mirror.”

 

Read the full article at CELEBUZZ.COM

 

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BlogTalkRadio/ Take2 Talks to Alana Stewart About Her Memories of Farrah Fawcett

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 5, 2013

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Interview by: BlogTalkRadio/ Take2 

“In 2007 Alana began working with her dear friend, Farrah Fawcett on Farrah’s Story, a documentary of Farrah’s courageous struggle with cancer which Alana filmed and produced. In 2009, Farrah’s Story debuted on NBC to record breaking viewers and was nominated for an Emmy Award as an Outstanding Nonfiction Special.”

 

 

Listen to the full interview on blogtalkradio.com

 

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Alan Au Contributes Words of Wisdom to Investor’s Business Daily

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 4, 2013

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“Spiff up. Investing in your wardrobe isn’t just for appearances. “It makes you feel more confident,” said Alan Au, vice president of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based clothier Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8″ and Under.”

 

 

 

Read the full article at investors.com

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Lenny’s Deli Makes Top 5 Westside Stories in Palisades Pacific Patch

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 4, 2013

Written by: Sara Fay

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Close out your weekend with a recap of the newsiest and most popular Patch articles from last week. Here are the five stories that topped the headlines on Westside Patch sites… – Junior’s Deli in Westwood closed in December and will be replaced by Lenny’s Deli,”

Read the entire article at pacificpalisades.patch.com

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