Mrs. Bella has always been inspired by Classic Hollywood and the talents, glamour and hard work of iconic stars of stage and screen. Bella started her love of Old Hollywood at the young age of 9 when her mom had a novelty shop in Laguna Beach that sold lots of movie posters, novelty Hollywood items and had a juke box in the middle of the store that played only music from the 1920-s 1940s. Customers would often giggle at how Bella would sing all the words to every song (“Drinking rum and Coca-coooola”) was not what your average 9 year old would sing, but Bella was destined to be influenced from such classic years throughout her life. When graduating 3rd grade, young Bella was asked to paint something “historical” on the 3rd grade art project mural which hung inside the school cafeteria. Among the astronauts and Presidents was Bella’s piece of “herstory” …BETTY BOOP! and when Bella went on to high school, she excelled in dance and drama productions always landing the role of “the flapper”. Bella even met her now husband crashing the wedding of rockabilly singer Brian Setzer’s wedding (a funny but destined night).
Classic Hollywood is a part of who Bella feels she truly is, without just imitating something or someone, Bella LIVES her love from inspiration and sincere joy. Bella’s dear Grandfather coined it best when he would call her “Lana” most of her life in reference to whom he felt lived in her soul. Bella would go on to play the part of “Lana Turner” for a skit on Comedy Central. “The glamour and beauty of Old Hollywood is something that should be remembered and honored and this is exactly why I have created my companies as we keep these Classic memories alive forever for new generations to experience”-
Denise Bella Vlasis