THIS FRIDAY:  A booksigning at the Chali-Rossi Art Gallery for acclaimed New York/ Hamptons Author COERTE FELSKE ( whose book covers with supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk have been shot by renowned photographers Ellen Von Unwerth, Peter Beard and his longtime friend Raphael Mazzucco who will be directing Coerte’s iconic book “The Shallow Man” as a feature Film in the very near future) and afterwards an invite-only gathering at the same venue of Vancouver’s Art, Fashion & Beauty Industry Elite celebrating the success of former Vancouverite and one of the Worlds Most Influential and Successful Fashion Photographers RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO alongside his family, friends & Vancouver’s best in Fashion, Art and Beauty – Our very special guest this evening will be NHL Legend & Artist RICHARD BRODEUR. Master of ceremonies JIM MICHAELS ( Co-Executive Producer of Supernatural TV Series) and Music by MISS DJ aka Chelsea Joelle. My co-presenter for this event is the brilliant Realtor Georgia Hassler Primar.

Tickets $40 Includes Book Signing & Afterparty with Coerte Felske, Raphael Mazzucco & special guest Richard Brodeur Available via E-Transfer at or (604) 374-5610




Acclaimed Best-Selling Author

*************COERTE FELSKE*******************
(Montauk/Hamptons, NY)
( Acclaimed New York Author of books such as “The Shallow Man. Word, Scandalocity, The Millenium Girl, The Ivory Stretch.)

& World Renowned & Canada’s Top Fashion Photographer -Artist

*************RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO**************
(Montauk/Hamptons, NY)
(Photographer for Victoria’s Secret, GUESS, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Ralph Lauren, Vogue, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, Danier Leather, Intimissimi, Marie Claire, Lancome Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, Neiman Marcus, Vogue Paris, Vogue Italy)


FEBRUARY 3 – 2017
Booksigning 6pm to 7:30PM
Afterparty 8PM to 1AM



Tickets $40 Includes Book Signing & Afterparty with Coerte Felske, Raphael Mazzucco & special guest Richard Brodeur
Available via E-Transfer at or (604) 374-5610


RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO is one of the world’s most influential and talented fashion photographers; an artist whose seductive style has not only become iconic with clients such as Victoria’s Secret, Guess Jeans, L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren, Bergdorf Goodman and Intimissimi, but who has succeeded in capturing our attention in major publications that include French & Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Playboy, Vanity Fair, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and many more.

Raphael’s arrival onto the art scene has been met with critical acclaim following a two-year tour of exhibitions that traveled the globe, presenting his work to Milan, Florence, Melbourne, Los Angeles and culminating in New York. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Raphael has recently brought his considerable talent to bear in creating a new collection of images (as seen in his groundbreaking anthology – “Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art”) that merge his love of the photograph with the sensuality of painting. The result produces a series of images that are startling in their honesty; images that in the same moment can inspire a deep pathos and spark new heights of exhilaration.


Coerte V.W. Felske did his graduate
work in film directing and screenwriting at Columbia University. The Shallow
Man, originally published in 1995, was his first novel. His second novel, Word,
came out in 1998 followed by The Millennium Girl in 2000 and Scandalocity in 2010. (For in-depth biography go to In 2008, the author established his independent online literary imprint, The Dolce Vita Press, founded in conjunction with, to publish and distribute his books. The imprint’s inaugural publication was The Shallow Man: 15th Anniversary Edition released in September, 2009 followed by the author’s first new novel in eight years, Scandalocity, released in May, 2010. Both are available on Kindle. All of his books have been bought by the major film studios and are due to be made into feature films

Scandalocity (defined as “the speed at which scandal measured in velocity can turn you into a star,”) is a sexy psychological thriller for the social network generation. With Scandalocity Felske, known for his Zeitgeist fiction, takes on the Information Age, scandal sheets, and our tech-driven, media-consumed and celebrity-obsessed culture. His protagonist, Harry Starslinger, is an ADHD-addled online gossip reporter who gets embroiled in the investigation of his girlfriend’s murder. There more passion and murder and Harry becomes the hunted one. The book has been termed “The Sweet Smell of Success” meets “Body Heat,” and is a dramatic, twisting and turning, page-turner which includes all the new and fresh language, a veritable lexicon’s worth, which have been the hallmarks of the author’s inimitable life-in-the-fast-lane literature (like “scandalocity,” he coined and brought the term “modelizer” into the daily vernacular). Scandalocity is the author’s second Dolce Vita Press release. The Ivory Stretch, Felske’s fifth novel, a blazing, fastastical road book which takes place in the American southwest, will be released by the DVP in May, 2011.

Though Felske had been writing extensively in the years since his last original publication he held off going to marketplace with the new material. The Dolce Vita Press was the reason. The author launched the DVP to have significant contact with readership, exercise creative control over his work, and to have the freedom to incorporate the talents of top photographers, graphic artists, and book jacket designers. (World renowned photographers and artists Peter Beard, Raphael Mazzucco and Ellen von Unwerth shoot Felske’s memorable covers, featuring supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Irina Shayk.)

The Dolce Vita Press label derives from the Italian term “dolce vita,” which translates to the “sweet life.” Felske was influenced by Federico Fellini’s cinematic masterwork, La Dolce Vita, which tells the tale of a carefree, decadent group of seemingly glamorous partiers, nightclubbers, and exotic women as they navigate their way through Rome’s high society, all pursued by a dashing playboy paparazzo. The author has often referred to his literature as “dolce vita fiction,” stories about nightclub impresarios, serial womanizers, fashionistas, fortunehunting women, entertainment business hopefuls, and scandal sheet writers, entrenched in a similar dolce vita circuitry; in essence, characters living modern versions of that illusory sweet life depicted in Fellini’s film.

Felske has three more new works completed and coming soon from the DVP. His next, The Ivory Stretch, will be released in May, 2011 ( and re-released in 2016), followed by Chemical/Animal, his second written in first person as a woman, in the spring of 2012, and the A Touch of Noir in 2013 (go to for details). All Coerte V.W. Felske titles for The Dolce Vita Press are available at the author’s Web site,, as well as


LuvnGrace Entertainment is one of Canada’s most diverse and cutting edge event planning companies specializing in Fashion, Art, Photography and Music.. LuvnGrace started out in 2007 by Vernard Goud with the purpose of making events and nightlife less one dimensional and more interesting by blending the avant-garde with high brow culture and mixing demographics from all walks of life. LuvnGrace has organized everything from the Official Lady GaGa Afterparties with Interscope Records, Bowie-GlamBalls to events & shoots for his longtime friend Raphael Mazzucco who happens to be one of the worlds most influential and talented fashion photographer artists. LuvnGrace Entertainment Clients include : Lancome, Interscope Records, Raphael Mazzucco, Lady Starlight/Lady GaGa, Adrien Grenier (Entourage TV Series), Danier Leather, Ronnie Negus (Real Housewives of Vancouver TV Series), Sascha Mazzucco, Natalia Kills, Anna Kosturova, Vancouver Eco Fashionweek, Bowienet, Skinny Puppy.


Georgia Primar has been a licensed Real Estate Broker with Sutton Group Seafair Realty for 5 years. She comes to the Real Estate Industry with an extensive business background including owning and operating a successful enterprise in downtown Vancouver.
Georgia’s dynamic personality and natural gift with people and sales led her to a successful career with TV sensation John Lovelace (Wings over Canada). Georgia and John have an ongoing Commercial business that focuses on Farms and Ranches through out BC.
In February 2015 Georgia and John held a very successful Investors Expo in Richmond. The event has created some strong relationships with over seas buyers as well as local.
Georgia also landed the role to play a Realtor in HGTVs Humble Homes episode All Aboard and notable mention qualified in the top 7 to play the Realtor in Vancouver’s Love it or List it. Georgia has an ongoing relationship with producers of Love it or List and has secured clients with having their homes featured in the show.
Most recently Georgia has developed a working relationship with Impressario (event planner) Vernard Lg Goud. Vernard’s body of work is quite diverse but notably has done work for Lady Gaga, Pamela Anderson, Raphael Mazzucco. Vernard and Georgia are presenting an event titled The King and I for hockey legend Richard Broduer to show case his wonderful paintings. This pairing gives Georgia the opportunity to give back to the arts, that she is most passionate about.
Georgia prides herself on honesty, loyalty and hard work. Georgia treats everyone with kindness and respect but also knows when it’s time to be tough.


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