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Skingraft Spring/Summer Collection Behind the Scenes #Clothing #Fabulous #LALabel

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This company is one of the reasons I love and adore working in the fashion industry. Smart, chic, modern and damn sexy, Skingraft is ‘IT’. To get back to business, here is their Spring/Summer editorial video.

Enjoy the hotness and shop Skingraft’s amazing collection here; https://www.skingraftdesigns.com/

Skingraft Spring/Summer 2014 Behind The Scenes from SKINGRAFT on Vimeo.

Victoria Beckham FW 2014; Simplicity in Design #FW2014 #Beckham #KISSMethod

When it comes to the fashion industry we do not take kindly to celebrities turned designers. Our world moves faster than most, is fickle and is overly discerning leaving us hyper critical of our peers. Add the fact a ‘celebrity’ turns designer (see Kanye/Kardashion’s/Nicole Richie/The Olsen Twins) and we are down right bitchy.

As we move forward in the industry, we have embraced the celebrity/designer. Fashion about growth. This has opened the door to talent like Nicole Richie, Gwen Stefani of L.A.M.B and of course Victoria Beckham.

Beckham’s designs have always been simple, clean and easy to mix match. This can be a drawback. Earlier designs from her introduction around 2010 were outright plain, boring and according to Style.com ‘boyish’. Learning from past mistakes she has dropped the androgyny from SS 2014 to create a properly appealing ‘women’s’ line that is less futuristic and modernized. Victoria Beckham brought a new and fresh style with a sleek, feminine look. With elongated dresses and skirts, the sheer trend that adding touches of well placed print and embellishment of pleats, prints, leather trim and fur, she has drawn from an almost vintage look.

Victoria has surpasses her old design’s with excellent choices in emphasizing a silhouette, adding dash of the sheer trend, creating a line that would look classy on any woman.

Beckham has won us over with her FW 2014 collection using elegant style with timeless chic.

See full FW 2014 collection below;

Double the Fun with House of Eleven. SS 2014 Preview at the Falls in DTLA #PrivateShowing #CelebSightings #Bespoke

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Bespoke Listeni/biˈspk/ is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer’s specification (personalised or tailored). While the term historically is applied to only men’s tailored clothing, it now generally includes footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.

Welcome to the world of House of Eleven. A bespoke clothing line that has not only won my heart, but is now No. 1 on my Xmas shopping list.

Started by the Silva Twins, Darcey and Stacey, around 2 years ago, this line has coming out as a ‘cut’ above the rest. They are winning over the fashion industry at large, but also, a HUGE celebrity clientele.

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Me and the Twins courtesy the fabulous Michael Bezjian/WireImage

The event was at the historic downtown LA bar/club, The Falls. When I arrived it was already packed. So much for being fashionably late.

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The crowd included everyone from local reality stars, to buyers, fashion TV and agency photographers. Some of the admirers and celebrities present were  Angie Everhart, Vianey Arana(Miss California Latina)and  Apollonia Kotero.  Caroline D’Amore showed up earlier and I missed her. She is the runway model who notoriously flipped off reality trash Scott Disick and a Jenner, for being drunk and disorderly in the front row of a runway she was walking recently. Besides being gorgeous, I love her for that, and wish I could have told her so.

I caught Jennifer Jimenez, RHOBH friend of Brandi Glanville, with my cell totally by accident.

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Caught off guard, I see you Ms. Jimenez!

However the reason I go to these is not the celeb heavy crowd. That is an easy draw in LA but I truly came for the clothes.

House of Eleven is beyond what I hoped. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection consists over piece’s with breathable leather in creams, grays, blacks, and some really nice splashes of coral pink. Everything is well-stitched, tasteful with an edge, includes sexy and playful leather trim and made for all body types. The thought of wearing leather during a hot day or night in Los Angeles seems unbearable. Yet, looking at the make of the design you see House of 11 has made it light and breathable, without sacrificing design.

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SS 2014 Leather and Cotton long sleeve

I did get to corner the fabulous twins, Darcey and Stacey Silva, for a moment to grill them about the their line. Turns out this line is a true LA story.

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Born and raised here in LA, they began House of Eleven just a little under two years ago.

After only three fashion seasons, they are bi-coastal, with boutiques in LA and NY. I am beyond impressed to find out have incredible backing by; fabulous celebrity clientele, international recognition, work with amazing PR representation and are busy, busy, busy.

Here’s where the story brings the ‘awwwz’. They are single, hard-working moms, with NO previous design/seamstress experience, and are completely self-taught. With incredible designs that are double stitched, bespoke with perfect designs(leather can buckle and get wavy if seams are done badly) and lines for Women, Men and Children, you have to wonder how they do it.

Obviously, quite well.

After talking to Darcey and Stacey they handed me a lovely packaged ‘Hof11’ gift box with their cards. Way to sway this blogger ladies. I love gifts!

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Thank you ladies. You are amazing.

I met one of the CEO’s, Michael and we talked business,’Hof11′ background, and how badly I wanted his ‘Hof11’ shirt. Last, but never least, I was given a drink and double kiss from my fav PR peep’s at Genevieve/HSMPR.  If you haven’t heard of them you should. They are responsible for creating events for clients like VOGUE/CFDA FASHION FUND Finalist Presentation, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles’ (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party with Stella McCartney, and of course presenting these two bombshell designers from House of Eleven SS 2014 collection.

I have to thank them for putting on an amazing event and introducing me to the talented Silva twins. And House of Eleven my newest addition to my wardrobe this spring/summer.

Are you ready to shop and hit up House of Eleven? Click the picture below and head over. Christmas IS right around. Happy Shopping!
PS – They give you 20% off your first order if you sign up with them so save some dosh and do it. We LOVE a good deal!

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Runway Report – Prabal Gurung FW 2013 Collection #GracefullyEdgy

Prabal Gurung has stepped out to be a celebrity favorite in recent years. His clothing has something for everyone. From Michelle Obama to red carpet divas, his collection is both surrealistic art and feminine grace.

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This year Prabal Gurung has taken the theme of military colors style that we see in so many collection’s and mixed it with draped material that flow against the body. Not forgetting well-placed fur trim, casual sweaters and and classic military chic crossed with with a vintage look of class from the 1940’s. These are apparent in every collection for Fall/Winter 2013. So what makes Prabal Gurung stand out above the many collections we have seen?

He crossed it with his personal touch including; well placed cut outs and the ever influential Gothic element, creating a striking collection. The biggest selling point? His above the knee buckle boots that are to die for.

See the collection below;

Leighton Meester Works Flaunt Magazine Like #thesex

It’s a slow news day. Hostess, COPS and Britney Spears are all cancelled in one way or another. Everyone in the grand ol US of A is prepping houses and food for Thank-turkey, and no one is acting trashy enough to make the news. Except the Kardashians. They are always trashy, so that isn’t news.

So instead of trying to pry news from the net with the jaws of death I found Leighton Meester actually looking sexy. That of course is because she is in one of my favorite publications, Flaunt Magazine.

Flaunt Magazine has the amazing ability to make anything and anyone look gorgeous. Between amazing shoots and heavy photoshopping they always win. This also conforms one of my favorite fashion trends of winter, goat hair. We are talking leather and goat hair, jackets, boots and purses are ON trend. Or at least the geniuses (no sarcasm) over at Flaunt think so.

Enough talk of accessories for winter. Here is Leighton Meester looking undoubtedly sexy.
Flaunt dishes it up smoking, sexy hot. Check it;

Damn.

Props to Flaunt Magazine. You guys get an A++ for effort and a gold star for ass. Except next time leave the girl/girl photo out. Leighton failed that.

In the meantime I will try digging up decent news. Enjoy the Meester and congrats to Flaunt for killing it…yet again.

Where to get your Fall Fur Freak on, Fall/Winter 2012 from Idra Alta Moda #Lookbook

As August set’s in, it is time to start shopping for your fabulous and very luxe wardrobe. As I spoke of before fur covered everything is all the rage and DKNY has already released its first set of ‘hair’ inspired accessories. Add ‘Apocalypse Now’ weather in New York City and winter is looking extra tough.

The question raises well-groomed eyebrows everywhere. What to do, and where to shop?

Idra Alta Moda darling!

I know I have sung their praises before. Now that I have met and spoken with the owner, Jessica Soifer, I am in LOVE. This company devastates me, along with their jackets, capes, ear muffs, etc.

Feeling the need for classy, sexy, furry? You can even shop for your hunny with their MENSWEAR LINE (gasp)! Check out their Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook;

 

Like what you see? So do I!

I am literally ‘In Love’. That last jacket WILL be mine.

I love these. All these looks are classically inspired and can be worn with anything. A night at the Met or heading out to get drunk with drag queens.

For a truly metropolitan and/or continental look these sleek jackets are perfect for LA/NY/Paris. Too sleek and sexy for words is the well named, ‘Collezione’ by Idra Alta Moda.

I am terribly sorry if the gorgeous, fabulous and well-dressed men are feeling left out. I haven’t been blogging men’s fashion. Thank goodness for small and well thought out fashion collections, Idra Alta Moda has you covered.

For the man who dresses better than I do.

Last but hardly least Idra Alta Moda do custom wear as well as accessories.What about this fierce purse?! I am adding this to my collection for winter.

Idra Alta Moda is indeed a collection to watch and covet.

They are taking over the Fall/Winter 2012 fashion fur/leather scene. If you have met the owner, possibly the world. (Word is she is secretly in cahoots with Adolfo Sanchez in LA and a Russian designer who makes out-of-this-world clothing. More on that later)

Follow them on Twitter at @IdraAltaModa and owner @Ima_Soifer

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Just shop their website at http://www.IdraAltaModa.com

What are you waiting. If you live in New York you could be pelted with hail or a blizzard in 3…2…1

Get Fashionable!

Skingraft Garter Belt….for the Bitch On the Go. Girl Gear with a wicked twist.

Feeling in a rush? Need to keep fashionable? Strap this bad girl garter belt by Skingraft over a pair of leggings and you’ll not only look unique, but like a sexy metro leather bitch with an attitude. And it has a handy side pocket for lipstick, ID and…other.

Buy one for yourself. Buy one for your girlfriend. If she wears it, she’s a keeper.

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