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In the Swim with Karina Copado

Tenten Wilshire plays perennial host to luxury swimwear designer Karina Copado’s high octane events. Karina’s tireless team kicked up the energy at 1010’s sixteenth floor penthouse on Saturday, July 28th with a 40 Doll Review featuring knockout suits from Copado’s Little Black Dress, White Diamonds, La Capitana, and Dollhouse Collections.

Within just two years the classically elegant contrasts of Little Black Dress and White Diamonds have veered enthusiastically into the nautical and neon La Capitana and Dollhouse palettes. Copado’s Dolls always come complete with big hair, big hair bows, and big hearts.

Designer Copado, a former swimwear model herself, hails from Texas where bigger is ALWAYS better be it at nighttime mansion shows or daytime poolside soirees. Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” has been one of her fashion show theme songs and this is right where Lady Copado deserves to be.

Randi’s Candi and other fashion, jewelry,and lifestyle vendors were pleased to attend and promote their on trend offerings, adding to Tenten Wilshire’s summertime sizzle. Once again water was sponsored by Sinai H20, symbolic of this penthouse party’s serious purposes. Ethno Nightlife was on hand to film the Dolls and their entourage while joining inthe fun.

Karina Copado has once again shown she is truly in the swim with LA’s diverse and sun-drenched fashion scene. We can feel LA Fashion Week holding its breath for her poolside creations’ next bold plunge.









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Dr. Laura Wilhelm was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 17, 1965. Her family lived briefly in Palo Alto and Oakland, CA before settling in San Diego when Laura was 10. In 1988 Laura graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College in Portland, OR with a major in Russian and minor in Classics. She received her doctorate in Russian language and literature with honors from the U of Kansas in 1994 before relocating to Los Angeles with her husband, Christopher. Laura belongs to Dobro Slovo, the national Slavic honor society. Laura received much recognition for her work with the City of West Hollywood's Russian-speaking immigrant community before moving on to an eclectic teaching and consulting career in the Greater Los Angeles area. Since May 2009 Laura has run an award-winning business and talent development company called LauraWil Intercultural. Her associates comprise major international names in the arts, entertainment, fashion, literature, and science. Laura is a member of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and sits on several of their committees. In West Hollywood she has helped to develop and promote programming for major world events such as Fashion's Night Out sponsored by VOGUE Magazine. In 2011 Laura's company was nominated for a WHCC Creative City Award (Category: Creative Communications). In January 2012 Laura was appointed CEO for a youth oriented online media company called vrmedia based in Washington, DC that has quickly formed networks up and down the East and West Coasts. At around the same time she started collaborating on charity fund raising for the Foundation Fighting Blindness with celebrated beauty pageant winner April Lufriu (Mrs. Florida, Mrs. America, and Mrs. World). Laura works with many other charities such as Finding Freedom International, Pals Around the World, and We Care For the World. She has been invited to serve on the Board of Directors for Designers 4 Africa, whose clientele includes A-list celebrities such as Cameron Diaz and Gisele Bundchen. Laura's Los Angeles company is running an ongoing bi-cultural RUNGLISH book promotion whose author Nina Naydenova is allied with renowned Russian luminaries such as tenor Nikolai Baskov and Oksana Fedorova, Russia's only Miss Universe to date. vrmedia plans to carry a definitive annotated translation of Leo Tolstoy's classic autobiography CHILDOOD-BOYHOOD-YOUTH as well as many other world masterpieces through Penguin Classics. As Los Angeles Chair Laura reviews fashion events for Emerging Global Designers. She also writes regular features on cultural topics for COLD HEAT NEWS and HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY. She has appeared live on KNBSTV.COM and Global TV. In graduate school Laura worked and studied in the former Yugoslavia and Soviet Union. She and her husband have visited Greece and led two successful Explorica tours of Italy for students from Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA. Laura is active with the American-Russian Business Council, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Sister Cities. Recently she was designated Russian Ambassador for the multicultural 2012 Global Independence Day awards event at the Beverly Hilton. She has listings in numerous WHO'S WHO, American Biographical Institute, and International Biographical Centre publications.

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One Response to "In the Swim with Karina Copado"

  1. Stupak says:

    thanks for this article. easy read.