Dina Bar-El’s 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El is known for the stunning yellow dress Kate Hudson wore in How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days and some of the dresses at Los Angeles Fashion Week in October were just as stunning.

There were a variety of dress styles to hit the runway and they all had one thing in common, form-fitting and super sexy, and some were even fun. The light-hearted white citrus fruit dress was all about fun, a carefree dress for a more casual encounter. Polka dots make an appearance in a half sleeve off the shoulder dress with that same elegant sex appeal Julia Roberts had in her polka dot dress in Pretty Woman. The sexy styles continued as the show went on. The mustard criss-cross front and teal ruched dress were both low cut and super hot. Depending on your intentions, wear them to the office or to play, either way you are sure to be noticed. There is also shine and shimmer in this collection. Between the cocktail dresses and gowns, glittery gold and rich blues with scooped necks or shoulder straps made Dina Bar-El’s new collection a dazzling one.

The glamorous evening gowns were the stars of this collection. Dina Bar-El definitely mixes luxury with life. The smashing off the shoulder long red dress had two silky accent lines running down the front with a high-cut slit giving this dress an exquisite attitude. The best however was a white floor length gown with a rhinestone waist accent shaped like a giant snowflake was as graceful and elegant as it gets. Most of Dina Bar-El’s 2012 collection has the elegant look a woman wants and the comfort she demands, for a price of course.

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection

Dina Bar-El's 2012 Collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week

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

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Victoria’s Secret Introduces “Angel” the New Fragrance and an All-New Dream Angels Bra Collection

Victoria’s Secret Angel, the NEW Victoria’s Secret fragrance collection, is the one gift every Angel wants. It embodies the beauty and glamour of the iconic Victoria’s Secret Angels, from the thrill she feels when she wears her very first pair of Angel wings and the reaction of the crowd as she steps onto the runway to the sexiness and confidence she exudes as the cameras flash. It is also the perfect complement to our ever popularDream Angels bra collection.

Victoria’s Secret Angel blends freshness and sultry warmth with heavenly notes of sparkling plum, sheer violet and amber accented with a touch of pink pepper, Musk and Agarwood – a luxurious ingredient known as “Fragrance Gold.” The collection includes an Eau de Parfum which retails for $59, a Fragrance Mist which retails for $25, a Fragrance Lotion which retails for $20 and a Shimmer Lotion which retails for $20.

The ALL-NEW Dream Angels bra collection is now softer than ever featuring Memory Fit™ technology with luxurious lining that conforms to your curves for a flawless fit and dreamy feel.  It’s a romantic, everyday sexy collection designed for ultimate comfort. The Dream Angels Bra is available in a Push-Up or Demi silhouette with a brushed, super soft cup lining and elastics encased in plush microfiber for extra comfort and wearability. For the holiday season the Dream Angels collection is available in a smooth version with a touch of lace as well as a beautiful new bi-color lace style accented with rhinestone embellishments. An array of rich colors perfect for the holiday season are available including black, eggplant, navy, dusk blue with plum lace and more. The Push-Up bra is padded for maximum lift and instantly adds two cups sizes. The Push-Up bra comes in sizes 32A-C, 34A-D, 36A-D and 38B-D. The Demi is lightly lined with underwire cups and available in the sizes 32C-DD, 34B-DD, 36B-DD and 38C-DD. The Dream Angels Push-Up and Demi Bra retails for $48-58 for smooth patterns and $52-$59.50 for lace fabrics.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel fragrance and Dream Angels bra collections are available online, catalogue andVictoriasSecret.com.

Victoria's Secret Introduces New Fragrance

Victoria's Secret Introduces "Angel" the New Fragrance

Victoria's Secret Introduces "Angel" the New Fragrance

Victoria's Secret Introduces "Angel" the New Fragrance

Victoria's Secret Introduces "Angel" the New Fragrance

Victoria's Secret Introduces "Angel" the New Fragrance and an All-New Dream Angels Bra Collection

SOURCE Victoria’s Secret

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season Victoria’s Secret unveils its newest Angels – The NEW Victoria’s Secret Angel Fragrance and the ALL-NEW Dream Angels bra collections

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

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: 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

Karen Capili – The Modern Renaissance Women of Los Angeles Fashion Week 2011

Saturday night at Sunset Gower, designers’ new collections brought jaws to the floor and Karen Capili did just that. Wow!

Embroidery with intricate detail, each facet of the gowns were carefully and meticulously detailed with flowers, floral embroidery, sequence and even feathers. These gowns were a show stopper. There were gowns with hundreds if not thousands of delicate flowers carefully connected to create exquisite and wearable pieces of art in bold reds, yellows and pinks. The lavish gowns all had their own unique styles. From the yellow feathered gown that would make big bird blush to the Cinderellaesque design of the bustled lavender and pink ball gown, Capili spared no imagination and glamour when creating this new collection.

Capili’s variety of colors and fabrics are inspired by the boldness of those the 1980s was known for, entwined with the eloquence of the Victorian Era. Even the more modern designs like the black bubble mini with a white one- shouldered top and the dress designed with reusable supermarket bags for the eco-friendly consumer, were a smashing hit. Capili is definitely one to watch in the coming year for more unique and bold collections.

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Karen Capili 2012 Collection

Karen Capili - A Modern Renaissance Woman - LAFW Oct. 2011

Filipino Designer Karen Capili to Debut Spring/Summer 2012

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

Crash & Burn Launches online storefront

Los Angeles-based  Crash & Burn, has launched their new e-commerce website. The Crash & Burn line started as a women’s contemporary line and has grown to include a men’s line as well. Today this rock/metal inspired  collection is a combination of tattoo prints and graphics with a vintage look and feel. The Fall 2011 collection offers up mushy tops, cool tunics, and light layering pieces for the females. Men can be outfitted in comfy casuals in dark tones.Crash & Burn is a graphic driven line with a distinctive aesthetic; reflecting a love for Rock & Roll, tattoos and Art Nouveau that caters to a large number of Los Angeles, especially Hollywood crowd. Be sure to check their website as they are offering free shipping during the first month of operation in November.

http://www.crashandburnapparel.com/