Style Fashion Week Fall 16

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So I sincerely apologize dear readers for publishing this er- fashionably late. Typically I’m on top of my runway posts as timing is everything when it comes to these sorts of things but alas, here is my recap of this seasons styles.

The event took place at the Pacific Center For Design. Had I known the event would start hours after promised I would have stopped to get a milkshake from Millions (it’s been a hot second since I’ve hit that place up. Actually, does anyone go there anymore? It’s no longer on TMZ every 5 minutes so maybe not?) Anyways, the production was well worth the wait! I was so glad I opted for an ensemble that involved sequins considering my new favorite label, Julia Clancey, clearly was all about making a sparkling statement. Julia opened the show with models rollerskating down the runway, rocking out to Zanadu. It was an experience that I never dreamed I had to have. Sparkly turbans, sparkly tunics and outfits that looked like they were inspired by Zenon- I was in runway heaven!





Next on the bill was a label I have grown accustomed to look forward to each season- A’Qua Swim. The designer, Adrienne Fuqua always brings an energy to the catwalk that can only be described as So. Cal Chic. Her designs are always the ultimate summer swimsuit goals. From whimsy two pieces to asymmetrical cuts, Fuqua always takes swimwear to a whole other level.

K RaShae was next to grace the runway. The collection exuded strength, power and resilience and was probably the first true ready to wear collection to walk down the catwalk for the night. My favorite piece was a graphic bomber-which by the way are totally the key statement piece of Fall! You know when you see something in about 20 different varieties at H&M it’s probably a piece you want to invest in. I loved that this designer seems to have used lots of organza- or at least a material that looks an awful lot like organza. Typically whenever I see this material I think of 80’s prom gone way bad. However, this collection utilized this material and made it modern and cool again.



These were among my favorite shoes to walk on the runway!

Moods of Norway was the next showcase of the evening, and the first men’s collection! I go very back and fourth when it comes to men’s apparel. More often than not I utilize these shows as an intermission if you will. However, I found the refined details of this collection especially captivating. The fact that men’s bags were incorporated into the styling details of the designs also helped keep my attention, especially since my job now includes working with men’s bags, once again proving my point that whether you’re a sales person, an editor, a designer, a buyer etc. we technically all work with one another thus my elevated interest and attention to the styling details of this collection. If I could describe this collection in two words I would say it was definitely modern and refined with industrial details.


Shanna Gall was the designer to close out the evening. Her designs were exactly what I needed and look forward to the most in a runway show- drama, and details that make you say ooo, I need that! From feathers and ruffles, her collection was for the girls who aren’t afraid to be girly. Literally, Gall’s designs reminded me of the hey days of Bob Mackie-like she was designing for Barbie herself. ¬†And what better way to accent her designs straight out of a fashionistas real life fairy tale than to include a furry and equally fashion forward friend in her presentation! So does this mean next season I can bring my beloved Olivia Benson? She loves fashion just as much as her mommy does of course! Gall is definitely one label both myself and my precious Olivia will look forward to in the seasons to come.



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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