I am a proud OC girl just as much as Summer Roberts. But sadly when it comes to devoting a whole week to all things OC Fashion, OC needs to step up their game. Don’t get me wrong, I know some amazing talented fashionistas in the region who live and breathe couture and who are thoroughly committed to bringing attention to how fab this lifestyle really is. And I’ve seen them put together stellar fashion productions. And yet the only memo I got regarding this was a teeny tiny little flyer I came across when I went to Fashion Island today.
Only a handful of stores were participating in the event, and when I walked in these stores were less then helpful in offering information. The only thing I knew for certain was Brandy Melville was closing promptly at 7 PM, due to a private event. Apparently private events mean customer service fails to exist for actual customers shopping prior to the event.
Finally, I’d had enough. There were not going to be any runways shows, style experts but rather pop up shops. Great! So select merchandise from participating vendors were going to be scattered across the mall? Yawn.
Alas, I figured I could stay and succumb to a lackluster attempt at “Style Week” or I could make a mad dash to the beach and enjoy a beautiful sunset. And talk about the best decision I’ve made all week! Nothing says OC quite like a serene sunset at Crystal Cove.
Friendly tip, don’t ever ask Suri for directions to Crystal Cove. I should have known better and at the end of the day I decided to trust what I know and follow the signs on PCH. If you leave it to Suri she might direct you to a boat destined for Catalina.