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.

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. 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!

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.

LA Fashion Week: Project Ethos Recap

LA Fashion Week: Project Ethos Recap

So unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to see all the shows due to being stuck in notoriously horrible LA traffic. But the best shows were really saved for last!

Michael Costello runway event for Project Ethos 2013 event

Michael Costello runway event for Project Ethos 2013 event

Michael Costello for Project Ethos 2013 event

Michael Costello for Project Ethos 2013 event

Michael Costello for Project Ethos 2013 event

Michael Costello for Project Ethos 2013 event

Michael Costello for Project Ethos 2013 event

Model Sarah Stage featured in Michael Costello’s collection. Perhaps inspired by the Angelina Jolie leg?

By far my favorite presentation was Project Runway alum Michael Costello. After watching several interesting shows, every piece that sashayed down the runway literally took my breath away. From the draping, to the dramatic cuts, Costello nailed it! What I loved most about the collection was he designed pieces as an art form. Costello not only brought fabulous designs but a celebrity guest model as well. Lily Ghalichi of reality TV show “Shahs of Sunset” concluded Costello’s show in a stunning lime green and black lace piece.

Lily Ghalichi of "Shahs of Sunset" was the Costello's celebrity guest.

Lily Ghalichi of “Shahs of Sunset” was the Costello’s celebrity guest.

Michael Costello taking a final bow.

Michael Costello taking a final bow.

One of the things to keep in mind about LA Fashion week, is it is not neccessarily a prediction of a season months to come, but rather a celebration of individual spirit, attitude and style. I had to remind myself of this when Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva made his presentation. While initially, the collection reminded me of Betsey Johnson when she started embracing grunge, I silenced my inner Joan Rivers and really started to focus on the glam behind the grunge. Some of my favorite pieces of course were the ones accented in metallics or the gowns covered in sequins. As a self proclaimed lover of all things that sparkle, I really did find love in a hopeless place.

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

Tumbler and Tipsy for Project Ethos Event 2013

House of Pink Lemonade, debuted a collection that still has me contemplating what I thought of it. I did not love it, nor did I hate it. While many in the audience expressed rather puzzled expressions while the models very slowly walked the runway, as a photographer trying to capture the movement, I loved this unique aspect of the show. The pieces were VERY hit and miss. I loved the suits in bright colors and embellished with trim or buttons, everything else was just OK.

House of Pink Lemonade of Project Ethos 2013

House of Pink Lemonade of Project Ethos 2013

House of Pink Lemonade for Project Ethos Event 2013

House of Pink Lemonade for Project Ethos Event 2013

House of Pink Lemonade for Project Ethos Event 2013

House of Pink Lemonade for Project Ethos Event 2013

House of Pink Lemonade for Project Ethos Event 2013

House of Pink Lemonade for Project Ethos Event 2013

The highlight of the evening though, for those of us that stayed for the after party and mingle amongst the beautiful pieces of art was definitely the surprise show by men’s underwear designer, Andrew Christian. Naturally, when you have mostly naked, very attractive and very ahem, built men walking down a runway you are going to get a lot of enthusiasm from the crowd. Seriously, I felt like I had somehow gotten trapped in the filming of Magic Mike. But the energy that came from that segment of the show definitely set the pace for the rest of the night as everyone seemed to begin to enjoy the event and immerse themselves in all things fashion and art.

Project Ethos 2013

Project Ethos 2013

Andrew Christian for Project Ethos 2013

Andrew Christian for Project Ethos 2013

Overall, the evening was nothing short of anything I would expect from an LA fashion show. There was complete appreciation for a variety of styles, and all the attendees took the opportunity to express what style means to them. My only concern for LA is, fellow Angelenos for being the most excentric of the fashion lovers crowd we really need to embrace more color! So much black and white you would have thought we were attending a runway event hosted by Coco Chanel herself. I guess when it comes down to it despite all the rough edges we are quite a classy crowd ourselves.

My favorite art piece at the show!

My favorite art piece at the show!