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