Kareena’s 2012 Collection – Exotic Apparel for All

Kareena’s handmade tunics and kaftans are a must for any woman’s wardrobe.  All of her designs are handmade from the finest silks and cottons. Most of the pieces were adorned with carefully placed semi-precious stones and others with sequence and shimmering embroidery creating dazzling necklines and sleeves. The hand embroidery is impeccable and the colors, spectacular. From your basic blacks and whites to the bold mustards, greens, reds and turquoises that seem as if they came right out of the Brazilian Rainforest. The models sparkled down the runway in the sheer delicate tunics and kaftans adorning each woman so elegantly. The tie-dyes were a more casual hit, yet equally phenomenal to their more eloquent counterparts. The styles, each very unique, were worn with bikinis however one can surely see these not just as sexy beach wear, but a spectacular tunic for a night on the town. Jewelry is optional with these designs; they are quite the eye-catcher on their own. Tunics and kaftans in a variety of designs ranging from subtle animal prints to Native American inspirations were just a few of the exotic patterns found in this new collection. The far east influence is also apparent. These designs are so modern, so fashionable and so unique, that Kareena’s Trends 2012 collection is sure to be seen from the beaches of Malibu to the nightlife of Hollywood. Whether you prefer heels or flip flops, Kareena’s Trends are sure to complement anyone’s style.

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line

Karrena's Trends 2012 Spring Line- Style Fashion Week 2011 October

  Photography by Kai He – ©  2011 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine

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XCVI Annual Warehouse Sale

XCVI Annual Warehouse Sale on December 3rd and 4th from 9am till 3-pm.

This a great chance to pick up some of your favorite XCVI items at a highly discounted price.

Tops between $15 to $20

Jackets at $30

Cash only!!!

XCVI’s Warehouse

2311 S. Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90058

 

Betsey Johnson – The Queen of Funky Fashion

       Sunday, October 23, at   LA Fashion Week at Sunset Gower Studios, Betsey Johnson unveiled yet another classic collection. As you may know, over a decade ago, Betsey Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer, and although when first diagnosed, she confided only in her daughter Lulu, today, she is a survivor and she loudly and proudly supports breast cancer awareness through fashion events, parties and donations to the non-profit organization, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, and her fashion sense is still rockin’. Betsey Johnson is known for her wild fashion sense and funky fusions of fabrics and styles. We saw everything from tartan plaid paired with red leopard and lace, to school lessons, yes a “teach me a lesson” bright yellow ruler knit top.  As always, her patterns and fabrics in combination with her wild ideas rocked the runway. A personal favorite was the pink tutu dress, accented by a dark brown leopard print coat (reminiscent of my first $600 faux leopard coat bought 20 years ago, a classic Betsey Johnson I still wear today.) The pink zipper-top bustier ruffled dress worn with a crocheted black sweater, accented with a floral trim was also a crowd pleaser.

       The collection had a variety of minis, from skirts to dresses, all with bustier corset tops in the bubble or tutu style. One stunning design was the burgundy velvet bustier corset dress accented by a huge pink ribbon set across the chest. It had a hot pink ruffled tutu bottom with light pink trim that bounced about the runway. Velvet, fur and lace, all classic to Betsey Johnson’s style, made a plentiful appearance. There were bold colors and patterns mismatched in a way that only Johnson can pull off. Always a fan of a woman I consider to be a goddess of the fashion world.

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Betsey Johnson 2012 Collection

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

 Photography by Kai He – ©  2011 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine

Fashion Week LA: Tumbler and Tipsy Sparkles and Shines

Fashion Week was fun, but the Tumbler and Tipsy show was a whole new level of fun.   I witnessed a glitter explosion as the runway sparkled and shined with sequins galore! Michael Kuluva’s line seems to be a hit with celebs too- the gorgeous Matthew Morrison was sitting right in front of me!  I have personally met Michael, and he is so friendly, funny, and beyond creative. I couldn’t believe that he was an Olympic Figure Skater when he was younger!

The show began with models walking out in shorts in blue, purple, and gray. Models wore black tights under the shorts which made a pretty wild short into something a tiny bit more demure. The top pieces showed some skin, either having one clasp holding a sequined cape together, or pairing a short muscle tummy top with high wasted shorts.  One model came out in shorts wearing a gray, simple tee, silk screened with neon designs.  The next look was something I would absolutely wear- the model was dressed in a flowy, backless dress that was so versatile- could be worn to work, or out- depending on how you choose to accessorize. Speaking of accessorize…. our simply dressed model was draped with tons of Tumbler and Tipsys’ signature necklaces- painted corks hung on chains! These went with the neon theme, and were paired with long chain necklaces. When a model walked out in a blue sequined short dress (later, there was also a purple!), I couldn’t believe it- I have been looking for a dress like that for months for my upcoming birthday!  I liked the concept of the clear shirts and jackets (looked almost like saran wrap- that’s how see through they were), but I’m not sure I would wear something that daring.  Ever since I saw a sequined jacket on Lauren Conrad, I’ve desperately been on the lookout for my own- so, when I saw a sequined gray blazer, I just about fell out of my seat-I am so adding that to my shopping list!  Move over superman, Tumbler and Tipsy has made a cape even you would die for! Capes were so versatile-some were perfect for a cold day and looked super cozy, and others were covered in square sequins (Michael explained to me that he only uses these because they’re much prettier than regular ones. Also, he explained that if one falls off, the whole string of sequins doesn’t too!).

At the end of the show, Michael came out with an enormous smile, thanking and waving to the packed room. It’s pretty much a guarantee that we will be seeing more and more of Tumbler and Tipsy- on the street and the red carpet!

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Tumbler and Tipsy LA Fashion Week 2011 Runway Show Pictures

Photography by Kai He – ©  2011 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine

Michelle Monroe’s Trunk Show Red Carpet – Nov 19th

Michelle Monroe fans, AMA Attendees and “Black Friday” shoppers are invited to stop into Coast Anabelle Hotel for a “Trunk Show” & AMA Style Suite hosted by AB Weddings & Special Events. You’re invited to stop in and take advantage of “Black Friday” sales without all of that traffic and mad rush. We are also styling attendees of the AMA’s with Michelle
Monroe handbags and accessories.

This red carpet event includes: VIP gift… bags, Europa Productions DJ Nicko, Sakura’s Gourmet Cupcakes, and DAMA cocktails by Phillip Delacruz. Free/Open to public.

MORE ABOUT DESIGNER:

Michelle Monroe designs distinctive handcrafted handbags that are made in the U.S.A. Each piece is adorned with custom hardware handset with Swarovski crystals. Swarovski recently added Michelle Monroe Designs to their Los Angeles showroom. Patricia Fields (Sex and the City Emmy Award Winner/Stylist) recently hosted her annual “Fashion Night Out” event that featured a special collection of handbags that she created with Michelle Monroe Studios.

Michelle Monroe’s handbags and jewelry have been very popular with celebrities and on multiple red carpet events, awards shows and movie premieres. Mariah Carey enjoyed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection in her last concert at the Rockefeller Center in New York and in her music video, “Oh Santa”. Paris Hilton is also a collector and has been photographed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection on the red carpet as well as while shopping in Los Angeles wearing her Red Koi Fish Cuff. Sharon Stone has also recently been spotted with Michelle Monroe’s new “Box Clutch“.

Michelle Monroe Studios Official Website: www.MichelleMonroeStudios.com.
Michelle Monroe Studios Press Website: 
www.MichelleMonroeStudios.wordpress.com

Michelle Monroe's Trunk Show

Michelle Monroe's Trunk Show Red Carpet Event

Designers “Delicate Raymond” & Kami Shade’ Sample Sale

Celebrity Designers “Delicate Raymond” & Kami Shade’ Official Sample Sale!!
This Saturday Oct 29th 2011. These to designers have been  featured in In Style, Lucky Magazine, People Magazine. They have dressed Your favorite Celebrities – including Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Carrie Underwood, Marcia Cross, Taraji P Henson, Rhianna, Hiliary Duff & more.Don’t Miss It – This Saturday  Oct 29th Only!
2011Meet & Greet With Designer’s Michelle Delicate Raymond Flying in from New York exclusively & Designer Kami Shade’
WHEN: 11am to 5pm (go eEarly to avoid the crowds!)
WERE: Kami Shade’ Atelier  – 5849 1/2 Sunset Blvd. (Across From Sunset/Bronson Studios & KTLA TV Studios) Hollywood, CA 90028
Kami Shade and Delicate Raymond Sample Sale

Kami Shade and Delicate Raymond Sample Sale on Oct 29th. 2011

Fashion Week LA: XCVI’s Flattering and Versatile Collection

XCVI debuted their new collection at LA Fashion week and it was stunning to say the least. XCVI’s effortless, eclectic, bohemian style is a perfect match for any confident woman. Their loose, breezy clothing looked far from frumpy- in fact, the clothes were more flattering than many of the lines I’ve had the privilege to view during fashion week. XCVI’s biggest strength would absolutely be the fact that their clothing is universal- any type of woman could wear a multitude of pieces from the line.  XCVI prides themselves on the luxury of their fabrics being extra soft and breathable, and after viewing this collection, their description is on par.

The clothing was gracefully draped against each models body, and the fact that every piece from the collection looked as if it could be mixed and matched is perfect for someone like me. XCVI showcased ensembles that would be fitting for the workplace or a night out- true versatility! I adore an outfit I can wear to the office then straight to after work drinks.

Without further ado, let’s go over the pieces that caught my eye on the runway. XCVI kept hair and makeup effortless, allowing the crowd to focus on their clothing. Models makeup was minimal except for fire engine red lipstick and a touch of mascara.  First off, the dresses were mostly long and solid in color. An orange, Grecian inspired dress caught my eye more than most- enticing color, ideal length, and elegant detail- although there was just a simple tie at each shoulder, that alone added an interesting touch to an otherwise simple frock. Other dresses walked the runway with lace and fringe detail (I have been seeing a ton of this lately). My favorite piece was a black and white flowy skirt with a black men’s inspired button down that showed the perfect amount of cleavage; it was paired off with a thick brown belt that tied the look together impeccably. Pants seemed to be a staple in the show- lengths ranged from short to long and material ranged from cargo to linen- the list was endless.  I especially liked an off the shoulder white and blue peasant top paired with capri’s. This show really proved my point that the A-Line is back and in a big way- long skirts were paired with loose fitting tee shirts were an ideal mix of classy and casual. The rule “don’t wear white after labor day” is one I choose not to follow, and apparently XCVI agrees with me. The show featured various white pieces with lace and crochet detail. Models looked young and fresh in white maxi dresses, detailed blouses, and movable, flattering skirts.

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

XCVI 2012 Collection

XCVI at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Photography by Kai He – ©  2011 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine