September 25-27: Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry Trunk Show & Reception

EM & Co presents

jewelry by Joe Viboonviriyawong
September 25 - 27, 2009

Champagne cocktail reception: Friday, September 25, 7-10 PM
DJ jMotion

EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., LA, CA 90048

About Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry:
Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry, named after the designer's mother, is created by Polthakorn Viboonviriyawong (Jo-Jo). Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Jo-Jo watched his mother, Vilaiwan, start and build a successful diamond business. His earliest creative memories are of his mother asking him to use his burgeoning design skills to help design new settings for her jewelry. When design became his passion, Vilaiwan sent him to the U.S. to study, and to turn his passion into a career.

Jo-Jo has a Masters Degree in design from UCLA, and received his professional design degree at FIDM, where he graduated first in his class. While at FIDM, Jo-Jo's creative vision took shape into the form of a jewelry line whose statement-making pieces are works of art. Inspired by many vintage styles, Vilaiwan pieces make flowers the centerpiece of their design and the Vilaiwan signature, which was born of the designer's tropical background and love of flowers. This latest collection, which will be on display at EM & Co, carries the designer's signature style over to pieces as minimal as singular strand necklaces, and as intricate as bib-like, bejeweled collars.

Jo-Jo makes every piece of Vilaiwan jewelry by hand, and uses his extensive relationships in the jewelry business abroad to secure only the finest materials - metals, semiprecious stones, crystals, shells and pearls. Each Vilaiwan piece is an original, no two pieces are ever alike. When you own a Vilaiwan piece, you own an original. For more information about Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry, please visit:

And special thanks to our event sponsors:

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100% Natural Premium Chilean sparkling wine
infused with hand picked strawberries from Patagonia

September 24: Art Opening - "SEA HORSE SHARP": Paintings by Andreea Allman

EM & Co presents

paintings by Andreea Allman
September 24 - October 29, 2009

Opening Cocktail Reception:
Thursday, September 24, 7-10 PM

Romanian wines, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres.

EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., L.A., CA 90048

About Andreea Allman:
Andreea Allman, originally from Transylvania, studied at one of Europe's
leading art schools, to which she earned a full scholarship. She graduated
Summa Cum Laude, with a dual degree of Masters in Art Pedagogy and
Artistic Photography. After winning the National Art Olympics and showing
her work throughout her home country, Andreea relocated to the U.S.

Her style, inspired by the Masters (Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, and Dali),
is complemented by her passion for color and movement. She draws her
inspiration from love, music, the universe, and all that it contains. Her
strongest attractions, however, are to the ocean and the myriad of wondrous
creatures inhabiting it -- random outcroppings of sea creatures can be found
hidden throughout many of her paintings. All of her paintings are acrylic on
canvas, ranging in size from 8x10 to 30x40 inches. For more information
and to view Andreea's portfolio, please visit: