Fashion Week LA: Lawren Michelle’s Romantic Collection

Lawren Michelle’s line is feminine, romantic, and anything but boring.  The constant splashes of color in the line are only fitting for a collection that is sure to stand out over so many other ready-to-wear collections.  Michelle’s collection can be mixed and matched, spans from comfortable to date night frocks, and boasts an array of stunning accessories. The line is perfectly tailored to fit all different shapes and sizes of women, making me truly aware that Lawren has created her line to be functional and beautiful with the contemporary woman in mind.

The ensembles were perfect for us LA girls, with the perfect amount of color to make you pop out of a crowd.   Michelle’s collection is comprised of separates and one pieces. I especially loved her short two-toed orange jumper- it screamed fall! It was paired with a short blazer and finished off with a skinny belt.  It was interesting to see the print come out again- this time in a skirt, and matched with a polka dotted sleeveless top- an immensely different combination- yet, it worked so well!

Here come the brights! Lime green and hot pink separates were paired with high wasted polka dotted shorts and pants and the look was polished and professional. I never would have thought neon and polka dots mixed well, but I was absolutely wrong. Michelle’s high wasted parachute pant stood out to me; paired with a crisp, white button down, these pants would be great for the office (plus, they looked ridiculously comfortable!).  I enjoyed seeing the use of the lines’ mixing and matching of fabrics. A pink neon dress with leather detailing was extremely effective in portraying that “good girl with an edge” look. The detail along the neckline added some extra “oomph” to the average style of the dress.

A huge theme of the line was khaki. Whether it was pants, a blouse, a skirt, a dress, or a full on pantsuit, the khaki alone or paired with the colorful blouses Lawren Michelle is known for were bold and beautiful.

I just about died when I glanced at the runway and a light green short dress with a cut out in the front waltzed by me- the color, the shape- everything was fabulous! I would wear it alone, or with a boyfriend blazer in cold weather.  Lawren’s royal blue based floral collection looked stunning on the models skin, and brought some added cheerfulness to the line. Michelle used this print in a dress (with cutouts, once again), and as a blouse paired with a royal blue, ruffled knee length skirt.

Lawren Michelle’s flawless collection was a true success based on the fact that I, along with numerous other people that I spoke with, wanted to purchase everything on that runway. Check out Lawren Michelle’s line and get a universal wardrobe that will flatter any figure!

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

Lawren Michelle Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct. 2011

Lawren Michelle LAFW 2011 - SS 2012

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

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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

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/