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Runway Report – Courtney Allegra Swimwear at Art Hearts Fashion #LAFW #Swimwear #Runway #2015

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Courtney Allegra shined at Art Hearts Fashion during LAFW swimsuits. Bringing her unique style’s in swimwear, Allegra, began designing and producing her line at 12. Now at 18 she is a strong entrepreneur coming into her own on the runway with clean lines, knowledge of fabrics, and a drive for business, creating a perfect collection for this coming SS 2015 season.

This season Allegra presented her line with Art Hearts Fashion at the Taglyan complex in Hollywood. Brimming with fashion industry the Art Heart Fashion brings out the best in Los Angeles with buyer, models, singers, actors and magazine editors lining the front row.

The pit of photographers is packed to the brim at the end of the runway and the show seats sold out. I want to thank Parris Harris Entertainment for not only bringing us to the show but planting me in the front row with a clear view and gift bags from the amazing sponsors FHI Heat.

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Front Row at LAFW/Art Hearts Fashion for Courtney Allegra with journalist Kiera Renee and actress Jae Hitch

This season Courtney Allegra Swimwear passed on the blue, orange and yellow color’s and beachy patterns that we normally get in traditional swimwear. This year metallic’s and solid’s graced the collection. Models dripped with dashing belly brazing necklaces by Sweets Jewelry adding to an eye-catching mix of black and silver cover ups, revealing banded bottoms and bikini tops.

Local celebrities graced the front row including Sam Sarpong, Kiera Rene of Trendy/Mii, myself and actress Jae Hitch as my guest.

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Celebrity model Kiara Belen from ANTM cycle 19 walked the runway perfectly, looking like a leggy goddess in Courtney Allegra’s couture swim designs for summer.

20150311_195317Bikini tops ranged from modest to shameless. Sheer cover ups and bottoms showing more booty then butt coverage, but that’s the way we like it. SS 2015 is sure to keep you sizzling in summer wear. Courtney Allegra made a sexy statement for summer 2015 we’re not likely to forget.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Live Broadcast #Day3 #MustStream #Awesome #NYFW

Yes I have been missing and yes I am still in California suffering the wrath and indignity of NOT being at NYFW. Actually I am gearing up for LAFW because there is a lot I am involved in and have to stay West Coast bound.

Since you, dear reader, aren’t there either but are most definitely craving the feel, insanity and sore feet,  I give you;

MERCEDES BENZ NEW YORK FASHION WEEK LIVE!!!

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Well almost.

That above is a screenshot your fearless fashionista took of the LIVE Herve Leger show.

What’s in store so far for SS 2015? White’s, brown’s, pinks/coral, neon with attention to metallic detailing. But I know how dead set everyone is on drawing their own style and details from the SS 2015 fashion season.

Ready to start viewing? Don’t worry between show’s they re-broadcast the good stuff and highlight’s so you won’t get bored.
Onward and forward darlings;

MERCEDES BENZ NYFW LIVE STREAM;

 


 

Cyber Monday presents ‘Cherry Punk’ from Sonia Rykiel for Christmas line. #Hotness #HanneOdiel

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I love a gorgeous model. I love Editorial videos.

Most of all, I L-O-V-E Christmas.

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Not Me, but I would like to thank the girl who took this.

Apparently so does Sonya Rykiel. Presenting hot Belgium model Hanne Gaby Odiele, Sonya Rykiel brings us a very ‘Cherry Punk’ Christmas in this short editorial viddy.

I love that designers are getting not so pretty with it and getting kinda punky. Let’s hope we see more of this, a la Cara Delevigne.

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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Time to shop for Spring/Summer 2013, @MonikaChiang Style #Accessories #Shoes #Want #BlackisBack

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If you haven’t acquainted yourself with up and coming designer Monika Chiang, now is the perfect time to. Having just received an email about her fabulous shoes I thought I ought to give her website a quick spin. Always, a great idea for a new Spring/Summer wardrobe, and bad idea for my bank account. Because….I want everything! But instead I’ll share a few key pieces I love.

The “LAVA SWAROVSKI STONE NECKLACE, BLACK”

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This necklace oozes charm, style and a classic chic with a twist. The black lava chain gives it an industrial feel while the Swarovski classes it up enough to wear to a nice function. Absolutely a statement piece his screams little black dress and should be paired with something as fabulous as…..

Imena lace-up sandal

These shoes. These shoes that I am DYING for.

Lace-up sexy with a high heel to keep you above the rest the “IMENA LACE UP SANDAL, BLACK” screams La Femme Nikita. If James Bond ever turned int a woman she would bust these out. Seductress? Stiletto Sexy? Head turner? All of the above. I adore shoes so of course these are a must have on my list.

However, I am a woman on the go. I need to look smashing while being a little functional. Nothing says business like a black leather brief a la bag. I need a purse that screams business bitch, yet charms the man I am with.

Thankfully my search is over with the ever charming, “GABON LEATHER MESSENGER BAG”.

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This is functional, classy and is wearable for casual dates with jeans and those^ heels (Imena has my heart). The Gabon has extra zippers for an ‘edge’ and is easily carried or worn cross shoulder if you have to hit the subway.I love the look leather gets after elongated wear. Leather is forever and can last through numerous business meetings, airline flights and keep me looking classy.

Have I piqued your interest my fashionista’s? Good. Go shop the Monika Chiang collection here:

Monika Chiang Rocks!!

If you sign up for the newsletter and email list now, you can get 15% off your purchase! So what are you waiting for?

Rihanna Creates ‘Slutwear’ Line for her Debut at London Fashion Week, Jeopardizes £800,000 Contract #LFW #Rihanna #Tragic #Horror #WeedTweet

Defined as a ‘horror’ and worse Rihanna’s fashion debut at London Fashion week is a terrible fail.

Don't clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)

Don’t clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Daily Beast’ described her line as a ‘horror show’, and they were right!

According to the Huffpost, Rihanna was over an hour late starting. Making a crowd wait isn’t unheard of, but an hour?! Everything was badly simplistic. TV-esque, 90’s style, with one piece Baywatch Swimsuit & SJP LA Story, off-shoulder outfit with mini skirt. No flourish or trim and 97%  see-through, gauzy material fit for a romance novel cover. She was off-season, presenting in London late and not scheduled as part of ‘Official Fashion Week’.

If I were Rihanna right now, I would be hiding somewhere in a bottle of rum.

There are too many reasons Rihanna’s line was a failure but let’s highlight a few.

Involvement; Rihanna’s direct involvement with River Island creating her line, was small at best. She sent texts and emails, choosing the material samples and giving the OK on design via phone. Nothing more. Despite her sad choices in design and material, the real credit to the line goes elsewhere.

Her line created, sewn and draped by designer Philip Green. Green created the Kate Moss line ($$$$) and brought TopShop from a zero to multi-million dollar hero of retail. Philip Green’s collaboration with rock stars and models have ALWAYS created money. However Rihanna is a a fail and a flake. Why?

Professionalism: River Island directly works with ASOS, Primark, Zara and of course Topshop, all of which Rihanna could have had a stake in with a £800,000 contract. Then she jeopardized that.

Two days before her London debut Rihanna was stupidly bold enough to post pictures of a marijuana bud putting her line and professionalism at question with River Island and the fashion community. Mostly, River Island, who very much said that her tweet of green could kill her contract and to keep things under wraps about her love affair with weed. In the fashion community we don’t care what you do, but don’t let everyone know about it.

Over all the line was simple, sad and see through, I can’t even wear it to bed. The blatant 90’s rip off wear is too much for any serious designer to stomach. Rihanna gets a D- for effort, and if possible an F- for the line.

Back to the drawing board RiRi.

(All photos by Getty/WireImage)