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L.A. STYLE Award Ceremony + L.A. STYLE Most Influential 2023 Issue Release

The highly anticipated L.A. STYLE Magazine Award Ceremony took place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in LA LIVE. L.A. STYLE Magazine, hosted the event to recognize entrepreneurs, celebrities, digital influencers, and industry leaders who have made a significant impact.

Renowned for being one of the first publications in Los Angeles in the ‘80s, L.A. STYLE’s chic editorials featured illustrious and sought-after Hollywood icons, including Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe, among others. In 2015, Tricia Love Vargas took over as the owner and revitalized the magazine with a fresh global vision, aiming to blend fashion, luxury living, and philanthropy while sharing her faith with readers worldwide. Under Tricia Love’s leadership, L.A. STYLE Magazine has transformed into a modern multimedia company, connecting readers through authentic and inspiring stories. The publication focuses on industry leaders in business, fashion, and beauty, capturing personal triumphs and exploring the intersection of luxury living and social consciousness.

At the inaugural L.A. STYLE Magazine Award Ceremony, co-hosted by Pili Montilla and Elyse Murphy, the audience was treated to an unforgettable evening. The night showcased an awe-inspiring blend of thought-provoking speeches and captivating entertainment, paying tribute to the exceptional individuals at the forefront of their industries.

The event brought together powerful leaders who engaged in networking and cross-pollination. The evening was kicked by a special performance, led by comedic thought leader Michael Jr. in a set that left the audience entertained and inspired.

Guests enjoyed delectable hors d’oeuvres as well as ‘gourmet pasta on the go’ while seated in the theater during an entertainment segment, courtesy of Executive Chef and CEO, Daniel Arias of Casal Gasto. On each seat within the Clive Davis Theater, gift bags awaited guests, featuring the latest ‘Most Influential Issue’ along with gifts from Tribal Markers, Facial Lounge of Costa Mesa, and more. To complete the L.A. STYLE experience, they partnered with KLS Worldwide, which provided VIP chauffeur services for the stars who attended. Additionally, they teamed up with ALTO to offer special ride-share services for guests.

We Do It For, founded by Alexandra Ramos, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was nominated to be featured in the Most Influential 2023 Issue. The organization is recognized for its passion and mission to fundraise for several pillars of importance, including youth sports & education, mental health & physical wellness, gender & racial equality, and critical environmental issues. They were selected due to their innovative and unique approach, which makes the act of giving more accessible through their interactive platform and inspires all athletes to ‘Get In The Game Of Giving™’.

The L.A. STYLE Magazine Award Ceremony proved to be a night of celebration, inspiration, and connection. It showcased the magazine’s commitment to highlighting exceptional individuals and their transformative journeys. As L.A. STYLE Magazine continues to evolve, it remains a beacon of inspiration for readers, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in their own lives and communities.


Mutli-faceted producer, actress, and writer Roselyn Sánchez, who received the Latina Powerhouse award, shared her thoughts on the event, describing it as “uplifting and phenomenal.” She shares:

“One of my favorites nights ever.

What an uplifting and phenomenal event last night by @lastylemagazine

Surrounded by incredible humans all making a difference and living a life of purpose and good intention.

To be honest, every single person awarded, in my case I got the Latina Powerhouse award, every single one was an incredible treat to watch and listen to. Words of wisdom, words fully blessed by a higher power, stories that will make you cry and rejoice all at the same time.

It was powerful, meaningful and disruptive.

We all need that sometimes, good disruption. Thought provoking inspiration… a push to make you believe and take risks. All with God and your angels right by your side.

Thanks Tricia Love Vargas for such an inspirational night.”

The attendees took a moment to honor Candace Lightner, the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and she was presented with the L.A. STYLE Impact Award. Lightner and MADD played a key role in changing the course of America, to be against drunk and distracted driving and contributing to changing legislation to increase the drinking age to 21. 


Here is a glimpse of some of our incredible award recipients:

Iskra Lawrence || L.A. STYLE Magazine Most Influential Model of 2023

DeVon Franklin || L.A. STYLE Magazine Beacon of Light Award  

Robert Herjavec || L.A. STYLE Most Influential Venture Capitalist Award

Emily Ford || L.A. STYLE Most Influential Female Motivational Speaker Under 40 Award

Roselyn Sánchez || L.A. STYLE Magazine Latina Powerhouse Award

Iyanla Vanzant || L.A. STYLE Most Influential In Personal Development Award

Jamie Kern Lima || L.A. STYLE Magazine Disruptor of Year Award

Christen Dominique || L.A. STYLE Magazine Beauty Influencer of the Year

Michael Jr. || L.A. STYLE Magazine Comedic Thought Leader Award



The L.A. STYLE Magazine Award Ceremony also marked the release of the annual L.A. STYLE Magazine Most Influential 2023 Issue.  For this year’s Most Influential 2023 Issue, the selection of cover stars is comprised of seven remarkable individuals, all recognized for their greatness in their respective industries; including: Will Packer, Iskra Lawrence, Andrew Graham, Bethenny Frankel, Emily Ford, and DeVon Franklin.

The Most Influential Issue has a cover split featuring the following six cover stars:

Will Packer | The Record-Breaking Hollywood Filmmaker

Iskra Lawrence | Top Model Leading in Body Acceptance in the World of Fashion & Social     Media

Andrew Graham | A Visionary Producer, Driving Success & Embracing Powerful Life Principles

Bethenny Frankel | Inspiring Women in Business to be Authentic & Break Barriers

Emily Ford | Top Female Motivational Speaker Under 40

DeVon Franklin | American Producer, Author, & Motivational Speaker

The L.A. STYLE Magazine Award Ceremony proved to be a night of celebration, inspiration, and connection. It showcased the magazine’s commitment to highlighting exceptional individuals and their transformative journeys. As L.A. STYLE Magazine continues to evolve, it remains a beacon of inspiration for readers, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in their own lives and communities.


Images From L.A. STYLE Award Ceremony: 

Kevin Kreider & Devon Diep
Pili Montilla
Fiona Ma – California State Treasurer
Nicholas Hardy & Vanessa Villela
Lia Valencia Key
Nicole Valllance

Elyse Murphy

Andrew Graham

David A.R White

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