Style Fashion Week Fall 2015

So another Style Fashion Week has come and gone and despite a new career opportunity with weeks of training consuming my time, I was able to make it to the season’s closing evening. And while I was sad that I missed the dramatic sequined gowns by Sue Wong, and the Style Me Pink event one of my good friends has helped planned for almost a year, I was eternally grateful for the opportunity to attend at least one event.

It isn’t an LA Fashion show if there are not infinite amount of swimsuits sashaying down the catwalk. And while something as simple and small as a bathing suit might not strike one as being a fashion choice that emits creative inspiration, I personally enjoy seeing the variety of silhouettes. Traditionally when you think of swimsuits you think of two choices: the one piece and the two piece. But there are sooo many more options. You’ve got string options, sleeve options and infinite amount of pattern and embellishment options. My favorite and a label that I’ve seen previously is A’Qua Swim. It’s as though the forces have aligned with Mattel and Bob Mackie and inspired the label’s designer Adrienne Fuqua to create fabulous pieces traditionally believed to only exist in the world of Barbie.

Then theres the Marco Marco show. Legendary amongst the LA fashion crowds and best known for his theatrical presentation, Marco Marco was an experience that is almost a right of passage. From fluorescent skin tight ensembles covered in fringe and crystals modeled by some of the most notorious drag queens, and social media stars it was surely the event of the season. The show which was slated to be “part 2” of his show that debuted during New York Fashion Week brought an energy and excitement that even attracted the likes of Carmen Electra. As someone who has been attending LA Fashion Week (Style Fashion Week as some refer to it) for a few years now, the excitement that is now affiliated with it and the notoriety of some of the labels gracing the lineup, I’m excited to see what else is next! Before it seemed like it was solely a resource FIDM’s finest could utilize as a resource to launch their career and introduce themselves to local So Cal boutiques. Now, it seems as though it is launching the careers of some of fashion’s elite and capturing the attention of icon’s such as Beyonce. To see that some of our hometown hero’s are now sharing their talent with international and even New York audiences is a humbling concept. While yes, it’s given us loyal LA attendees bragging rights in the form of “I saw them first!” it is exciting to see that just in any industry passion and commitment to success combined with a dash of theatrics makes for the perfect recipe of success. Literally cannot wait to see what next season brings as each time it seems to get bigger and better.

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Got to experience the evening with one of my favorite Fashion Bloggers, Kerry of KLM Fashion Style.

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Top, Blouse and Necklace: Forever 21 Shoes: Valentino

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LA Style Week Officially A Hit For Us Little Fashion Bloggers!

LA Style Week Officially A Hit For Us Little Fashion Bloggers!

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Shoes: Chanel Jewelry: Tarina Tarantino

Oh and also the designers who put a TON of hard work putting together memorable shows.

Ok, so LA Fashion week is yet to be held at the same level as New York, Paris or Milan. We are not about our name brands, but rather about our own names. Los Angelinos, while I’m sure are just as bad at being label whores as some of New York’s most elite (I’ll be first to put my name on that list) take more pride in promoting our individual style as opposed to a massive fashion house.

So first things first. This was my first official “LA Fashion Week” runway show. Yes, earlier in the year I attended Project Ethos which is a great event affiliated with Fashion Week however they are more an after party with great participants. Still a lot of fun, just less official. Tonight, I ventured out to LA Live (which if you ever decide to do this, please carry cash with you so you can park for half the price across the street rather than $25 at the venue.) Alas, I arrived and checked in at the media table.

What I love about the setup is the moment you walk through you’re treated like a VIP and given the option to walk the red carpet. Which naturally I did. Drinks are complimentary and there is an overabundance of local vendors promoting their collections. Some of which I’ll highlight in future blog posts to come.

The fun really began when the tents for the runway shows opened, and the models began strutting down the runway. Because of traffic (again) I missed the first two shows. Prohibition on flash photography prohibited me from taking decent pictures of the first show I attended, XCVI.

Fortunately, for me a sweet fellow fashionista, or fashionisto I suppose, saw me struggling to use my overly efficient camera and offered to give me some tips prior to the next show. Which was in my opinion the best show of the evening.

Art work by Anja Van Herle. And yes those glasses are actually bedazzled. Naturally I want this.

Art work by Anja Van Herle. And yes those glasses are actually bedazzled. Naturally I want this.

The show that closed tonight’s event was “Day by Day” an LA based collection of So. Cal loungewear. All the collections I saw today were the epitome of So. Cal chic. What better way to go about your day to day routines than in some comfy loungewear? Lord knows when doing extensive traveling or just having a relaxing “me” day I love a good track suit complete with matching jacket and bottoms. And let me tell you from experience this combo is perfect for long hour flights. It’s like the fashion gods said “here is the answer to your need of cute and cozy travel wear.” More of a cute tee gal? “Day by Day” has a piece for you too! This collection already has an extensive celebrity following including Alessandra Ambrosio and Kourtney Kardashian.

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Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14. Bottom center, yes that’s Kendal Jenner. 

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14. And yes, that's Scott Disick in the bottom right hand corner.

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14. And yes, that’s Scott Disick in the bottom right hand corner.

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

Day by Day Style Week LA SS14

And speaking of the Kardashians, the Jenner girls and Scott Disick made an appearance at the show as well! I was fortunate to get a photo opp with Kylie Jenner after the show, and let me tell you the girl is gorgeous. Both of the girls seemed very reserved, not seeking attention by any means but rather just showing up to support something they love, LA FASHION!

Scott Disick, and Kendal and Kylie Jenner arriving to the show!

Scott Disick, and Kendal and Kylie Jenner arriving to the show!

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Kylie Jenner taking a seat. I got to meet her after and she is an absolute sweet heart! I loved that she was sporting a dark red lipstick to match her dark red leather pants tonight!

Kylie Jenner taking a seat. I got to meet her after and she is an absolute sweet heart! I loved that she was sporting a dark red lipstick to match her dark red leather pants tonight!

Michael Goldstein arriving on the red carpet.

Michael Goldstein arriving on the red carpet.

Bonnie Mckee, rocking Minnie Mouse ears front row. I love her!

Bonnie Mckee, rocking Minnie Mouse ears front row. I love her!

Overall, my experience at this show was nothing short of fabulous. I got to meet some incredible talent, some fun new people and a rising fashion icon. Now I can’t wait till “Rock That Fashion” on Friday!

LA Fashion Week Here I Come! And It’s The Show For The Tiniest Fashionista I’m Looking Forward to the Most!

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For those of you lucky fashionistas fortunate enough to attend the pre-ceremonies, I am emerald green with envy. While those of begin striking your poses in front of sponsor created backdrops, I’m sitting here on a Saturday night munching on Halloween Oreos, researching the excitement to come.

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While I’m suuuuper bummed I won’t be able to make it to Michael Costello’s runway event tomorrow, I am looking forward to being introduced to new designers. One label being featured at this season’s “Style Week” is Dollcake, a name that caters to the tiniest princess.

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If I was 7, I don’t think I would have wanted to dress in anything else! From the ruffles and the potential twirl factor, these princess perfect creations make me realize I’m so lucky I don’t have a little girl (right now.) Because if I did I’d need everything. In pink. With lots and lots of ruffles. The brain child for this stunning collection, Christina Campbell is absolutely right. “The ingredients for inspired girlswear are to be found in decades long gone.”

Ugh, is it Tuesday yet?

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Expressing My Wildest Dreams in A Wildfox Tee

One of my favorite pairs of shoes in my shoe collection, my  pretty pink Valentinos.

One of my favorite pairs of shoes in my shoe collection, my pretty pink Valentinos.

Hat: Saks (I know I wear it a lot but my roots will be taken care of next week!) Shirt: Wildfox Jeans: J Brand

I have gone on rants before about how much I love Wildfox. However, with LA Fashion Week, or Style Week as it is so stylishly referred to now I am carefully selecting my outfits for the next few days based on their relation to LA. What better way to represent one of the Fashion epicenters of the world then by promoting home town success stories right?

Thus ladies and fashion forward gents, I bring you my outfit of the day. Entire outfit with the exception of the glasses (Prada) and shoes (Valentino) LA inspired and made.

And yes my loyal followers, the rumors are true and I have been approved media to cover next weeks events! So stay tuned for all the latest fashion debuting on the runways of LA!

Got a feeling or emotion you need to share with the world. Wildfox has got all your crazy wildest dreams covered.

Got a feeling or emotion you need to share with the world? Wildfox has got all your crazy wildest dreams covered.

The day is almost here! LA Fashion Week Project Ethos Event is tomorrow!

The day is almost here! LA Fashion Week Project Ethos Event is tomorrow!

This picture really does not do this dress justice. The possibilities to accessorize this dress are endless.

Well I am officially in my favorite predicament. I have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. I love my designers but I also love my signature pieces. I have worn the heck out of my favorite Zac Posen for Target red ruffled dress. So alas, I’m contemplating debuting some of my closet favorites that have yet to see the light of day.

For LA Fashion, pretty much anything goes, and that’s my problem! Too many options, too much freedom and my fashion senses just continue to run a muck. I’ve been racking my brain for weeks now and this is what I’ve come up with.

Do I go fancy? If that is the route I go, my choice is my romantic lace turqoise halter cocktail dress. I’d have to wear my hair up to show the stunning detail in the back and I have TO DIE for blue crystal jewelry that would be the perfect accent. Not to mention I’d be able to strut my favorite sparkly Chanel heels on the red carpet.

Chanel heels+ Sparkle+LA Fashion Week= A match made in heaven <3

Chanel heels+ Sparkle+LA Fashion Week= A match made in heaven ❤

Or do I go the fun whimsical route and wear my Free People hot pink endless lace dress. The model on Free People’s web site sports this with an uber awesome large brimmed hat, and that would answer my current root problem. Not to mention, pink is my signature color and my rhinestone incrusted hot pink Manolo Blahnik’s would be a match made in heaven. LA Fashion is all about expressing who you are through fashion. This outfit screams Barbie and have I ever mentioned that’s my nick name? This would definitely be my signature look.

Sleeveless miles of lace dress by Free People....pink is my signature color

Sleeveless miles of lace dress by Free People….pink is my signature color

An investment I made at Neimans a few years ago...pink, plus sparkles, plus Manolo's= Jesus made these shoes for me

An investment I made at Neimans a few years ago…pink, plus sparkles, plus Manolo’s= Jesus made these shoes for me

My final option would be to go uber chic with an Alexander Wang goddess type jersey and silk dress. This dress reminds me of a blank canvas. It’s so elegant but the possibilities to accessorize the dress are amazing. I love how this blogger accessorizes hers with large chunky jewelry. The shoes of choice for this dress would be my Sergio Rossi cut out ankle booties.

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Gah! Decisions decisions! Whelp friends and fellow fashionistas, help a gal out and help me pick an outfit! The choice will be announced on Wednesday when I recap all the exciting fashions I experienced at the Project Ethos Event.

LA Fashion Week IS ALMOST HERE!

So after watching New York, London and Paris fashionistas do their thang at their respective fashion weeks, finally fellow Los Angeles fashion lovers our time is almost here! So, ok we are not going to have Chanel, Burberry or even Marc Jacobs participate but in the spirit of LA fashion, that is just fine.

LA Fashion Week is more about celebrating the styles that  make LA Fashion whimsical, sassy, genuine and unique. Don’t get me wrong, in LA we love our labels but we also love using fashion as means of expressing ourselves and our individual spirit as well.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to actually get to enjoy a show this year! (In past years I’ve volunteered behind the scenes at the Vibiana.) This year I’ll be attending the Project Ethos event, which is a runway, art exhibit and runway all in one.

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So naturally I’m doing my research and seeing who is all participating. In doing research I’ve stumbled upon an AMAZING shoe collection that reminds me of an eco friendly version of Jeffrey Campbell. The collection is by an up and coming 22 year-old, Los Angeles based designer Deandri. The label, which includes clothing, shoes and jewelry takes classic fashion favorites and has added a unique twist to it. Case in point, check out their clear oxford. OMG! Can I get 3?! This label definitely captures the spirit of Angeleno’s tendancies to embrace classics and re-imagine them with spirit.

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Is it Tuesday yet?