My Night With Audrey – Audrey’s Night Out – The Barker Hangar

Audrey’s Night Out, hosted by Audrey Magazine was held at the fabulous Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Saturday evening. Hundreds of people, fashion notables, and well-known Asian-American celebrities packed the brilliantly transformed hangar. Simplistic in it’s transformation, black curtains hung from ceiling to cement floors, which were left barren to make way for the contrasting stark-white chairs that were placed around the runway. Pink, blue, and purple lights provided an intimate setting for the room. Upon entrance guests were greeted by a star-studded red carpet that included, Audrey magazine’s cover girl, Jamie Chung, as well as Justin Chon, James Kyson, Jane Kim, Grace Su and including the well-known music group, Legaci.

Once inside guests had the chance to take in the scenery. A private jet was placed at the rear of the hangar. The jet, provided by 360 Jets who also sponsored the event, additionally donated a round-trip flight to Vegas for one lucky attendee and three of their closest friends. The trip for four also included a complimentary suite at The Cosmopolitan. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers by additional sponsors; Lawry’s Kabuki, and a Hosted Bar by Jameson Irish Whiskey & Tequila Loca as well as coconut water by, O.N.E. Coconut.

After walking the entire hangar a few times, I settled into the long awaited sushi line, which was catered by Kabuki. As someone who considers herself to be an avid lover of all types of sushi—I was pleased with the options provided—as Kabuki did not disappoint. The entire catering staff worked tirelessly creating tray after tray of sushi right up until the lights dimmed for the runway show to begin. The announcer even had to politely inform guests to please take their seats, “as no more food would be served.”

Being careful not to spill on my dress I finished my plate of sushi and found my seat. I sat eagerly awaiting the runway show, which featured designers: Rebecca Grant, Richard Bowman, Brian Lichtenberg, and Julia Clancey. The Show kicked off with Jamie Chung, and Justin Chon providing some comic relief while waiting for microphones to be placed on stage. The two, (second-cousins) had a noticeable rapport and put the audience at ease.

The show began with a performance by Legaci—the all male-Filipino group, recently finished touring with Justin Bieber. The group seeming pleased with their performance exited the stage, leaving the roaring crowd behind them.

 Smiles were strewn across their faces, which were easily seen from the second row. The designers presented lines with varying aesthetics; each was unique to the designers themselves. Noticeable themes arose on the runway including varying shades of dark hues, mainly black. Sequins appeared in several of the designer’s collections. Several designers chose to incorporate feathers, and different embellishments to enhance their collections. A variety of silhouettes and style-lines graced the runway leaving the audience with plenty of eye-candy to choose from.

The close of the night, unfortunately, left the audience somber—but not empty handed. The highly anticipated performance by Carly Rae Jepsen was canceled due to a flight delay but VIP audience members left with a gift bag provided by sponsors: NYX CosmeticsTC ChartonLa FreshAmore PacificLaundryWi SpaCrunchyroll, Naked Princess.

 

Now in it’s fifth year, Audrey’s Night Out was a success, despite a few minor details. The producer for the night Andrew Patterson (Producer for America’s Next Top Model) delivered an event that was beautifully organized, and well received. It’s apparent that with each passing year, Audrey Magazine continues to deliver. With anticipation and yearning I cannot wait to see what Audrey Magazine has in store for the year to come.

©2012 The Los Angeles Fashion

A.Z. Araujo Runway 2013 Swimwear debutes at Miami’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Brazilian designer A.Z. Aruajo’s collection of swimwear for summer 2013 debuted this past weekend at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in sunny Miami, Florida.  Aruajo’s designs are the epitimy of stylish swimwear with elements incorporated from his home country, Brazil.  His swimsuits include both a women’s and men’s line with luxury and ready-to-wear bathing suits in the collection.  The fabrics included fruit and floral motifs.  The bright  and cheery colors remind one of sunsets and tropical rainforests.  A lemon covered swimwuit was also featured in a variety of half shoulder styles.  Another had intricately placed zig zag cut-outs, sure to leave an interesting tan line of body art.  Feminine high-waisted shorts in a matching fabric as the swimsuits were also included in the runway show.  Perfect for wearing to and from the beach.

Araujo, the talented designer behind all of these fabulous pieces,  was born and raised in Brazil. His inspiration to design started when he was a young boy, watching his aunt make clothes.  His first job involving fashion began after he had been working as an actor on a soap opera television show. Upon befriending the wardrobe stylist, he eventually became an assistant to a well-known costume designer in Rio, Hilda Marinho.  Here he learned how to work with fabric and the art of detailing.

Ten years later, Araujo headed to New York City to continue his acting career. But his passion for designing and working in fashion was not left behind.  In 2008, he decided to create his own fashion line and his namesake brand, A.Z. Araujo, was launched.  The collection first debuted last year at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Miami.  The event even featured celebrities from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and Miami. Araujo’s designs have also been worn by Miss Universe 2009 and 2010 winners.

The men’s swimwear line included not only board shorts and swim trunks, but also cropped and full length pants as well.  The shorts came in two varieties; one with a longer hemline and another slightly shorter, more European looking swim trunk.  Bright, tropical patterns were also used for the these pieces adding a bit of flare to the male physic.

For more information please visit the A.Z. Araujo website:

www.azaraujo.org

Photography courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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The LA Fashion Magazine August “Swimwear 2013” Issue is Out!

On August 6th 2012 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine announced its third Print Publication, the The LA Fashion magazine 2013 Swimwear Collections Issue. This is the 3rd printed “teaser” issue the LA Fashion magazine has published on a bimonthly basis. Starting in October, The LA Fashion magazine will release regular monthly editions on both Print and Digital platforms.

Los Angeles, CA August 6, 2012

The Magazine’s print issue is available for purchase on The Los Angeles Fashion magazine’s website http://www.TheLosAngelesFashion.com as well as on some of the most popular Los Angeles News Stands. Digital copies are also available for free of charge from the website, and an Apple Newsstand subscription starting in mid August, is on its way.

The Los Angeles Fashion magazine has released 3 issues so far and in a very short time has gained quite a momentum with the digital reader community. The June issue featuring Alexis Bellino (Orange County House Wife ) and Tal Sheyn for example has boasted over 120,000 individual digital readers.

August 2012 magazine cover -the Los Angeles Fashion
The LA Fashion magazine August 2012 Cover

This third issue is 100 pages printed on high gloss, high quality 100lb paper, features over 40 pages of 2013 swimwear collections by designers and labels such as Beach Bunny, Maui and Sons, Culture Swimwear, Nicolita, Red Carter, Mara Hoffman, Lisa Blue and more.

Exclusive interview and feature story with  Kristi Yamaguchi (Gold Medal Olympic figure skater, Dance with The Stars  winner) about her upcoming active wear line Tsu.Ya is featured in this edition. The issue is also loaded with the best of Paris Couture Fashion week such as Elie Saab, Versace, Stephane Rolland and more.

 

The Los Angeles Fashion magazine is committed to stay “green”. The printed publications are printed on demand, and the distribution numbers are to be kept at a possible minimum. “We believe that paper publications should be considered Luxury items, not something you toss in a garbage can. Considering the natural resources used to create a publication, we should all look at alternatives when it comes to a magazine. But let’s not forget sometimes a printed magazine on a coffee table, in retail store, or a designer’s studio is just irreplaceable. After all, we all love the feeling of paper, looking at beautiful big images and so forth…, it’s just that we need to find the balance of what and when” said Csaba Fikker founder of The LA Fashion magazine.

 

The Los Angeles Fashion magazine launched its website 10 months ago. In a very short time The Los Angeles Fashion magazine has gained a large base of readers and social media followers, reaching over 1.5 million people monthly, becoming the fastest growing fashion source in the US . Social media presence and the website combined, provided over 20 million impressions last month alone, and is expected double in the next couple of months.

 

The World’s Most Fashionable Garage Sale – Super Saturday 15

Over the summer New Yorkers have a tendency to let their fashion senses slip a bit in the city. Every working weekday women can be found prancing down the steaming pavement of Fifth Avenue wearing Prada on top and $1.99 Chinatown flip-flops below to beat the stifling heat. But one weekend in The Hamptons marks the halfway point of the end of summer lazy fashion choices and the beginning of ready to wear Fall glory.

On July 28 Donna Karen, Kelly Ripa, Paula Patton and Ariel Foxman hosted what is playfully known in the fashion world as the planet’s largest and most fabulous garage sale. Hundreds of Manhattan socialites and fashion lovers migrated out East to attend Super Saturday 15 and to support The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Celebrities and fashionistas gathered in the fields of Watermill, NY to shop at the Rolls Royce of super sales. Over 200 prominent designers this summer donated their merchandise for purchases that supported the fund and the research done to beat the disease.

Shoppers gather their purchases

“At Super Saturday you can go home with a great bag of goodies at a great price and know you have done something good with it,” stated Heather Thomson of The Real Housewives of New York. “I think it is an easier pill to swallow than just writing a $5,000 check.”

The Real Housewives of New York getting ready to shop
The Real Housewives of New York getting ready to shop at Super Saturday

Fashion houses this year included Donna Karen, Theory, alice + olivia, J Brand, Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Intermix, Ralph Lauren and Smythson. And for the fifth consecutive year, the “Designers A to Zoe” booth by Rachel Zoe featured luxury designers such as Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Chloe, J Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs and Marchesa.

Shopping in the tent

“The fashion community was so big in the beginning of this,” stated Audra Moran, CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. “They have allowed it to grow and grow.”

Super Saturday was created in 1998 by Donna Karen and the late Liz Tilberis in the designer’s own backyard as a way to give support to the fund and her dear friend suffering from the disease. The event went from raising an initial $200,000 to eventually becoming what it is today one of the hottest tickets to purchase in the world of fashion.

Survivors and loved ones signing the annual Wall of Hope outside the shopping tent

“I have been working at Super Saturday for several years,” stated volunteer Brian Mullane while working at the MK Totem booth. “We had a close family friend who was affected by the disease and my family comes out every summer to volunteer because it is important to us and so many other women.”

Despite stormy weather beating down on the annual sale, this year, it did not keep the shoppers out of the tent looking for a unique way to donate to the beloved non-profit charity. Well over $3.6 million was raised and proved that even in dark clouds the fashion world always finds the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

This years benefit raised nearly four million dollars despite smaller crowds due to thunderstorms

“It has been a great 15 years,” said Moran. “We hope to be out of business by next year, but that probably won’t happen since we have a long way to go to find a cure.”

L*Space: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week/ Miami Swimwear 2013

Creative director and lead designer of L*Space, Monica Wise, finds inspiration from the Southern California coast and every beach paradise she gets the chance to visit. She is also inspired by the decades of swimwear designers before her, especially from the 1960’s when mod, trendsetting, and timeless pieces started. L*Space is fashion-forward, chic, glam, and surfer girl all in one line. The pieces are well fitting, well made, and the line has even won numerous awards such as the SIMA Swimwear Brand of the Year and Mercedes Benz Designer of the Year, which was awarded to Wise herself.

L-Space bikini collection

L-Space 2013 Collection one piece

L-Space 2013 Collection swimwear white

L-Space 2013 Collection retro red bikini

During the show at Miami Fashion Week 2013, the collection was sexy, glamorous, and fun-all at the same time. Bikinis in different styles, colors, and prints stole the show. I have been a major fan of the brands fringe tops for awhile now, and the colors were exquisite. Paired with mismatched bottoms, the tops were flattering and flowed gracefully when the models walked the runway. I loved how a simple one-piece was turned into something so much more when the sides were cut out to add a whole new element of edge. My favorite suit was a one-piece that was actually made to look more like lingerie. A simple grey hue with darker lining, the cups were outlined to resemble a bra, and it was something else-absolutely stunning. The same style was shown again in a strapless one-piece and a high-waisted bikini . The collection featured pieces in gorgeous colors, ideal for an unforgettable summer look. With pretty pastel yellows and sky blue’s, models looked sweet and stylish. Floral prints were also a theme in the show, whether they were shown in a tiny bikini or more demure style such as a one piece, they were still beautiful and unique. A black one piece that was lined and accented with white lining stole the show and was reminiscent of the 1960’s style Wise has said inspires her.

L-Space 2013 Collection sky blue bikini

L-Space 2013 Collection little black bikini

L-Space 2013 Collection bikini with black bottom and yellow top

L-Space 2013 Collection mesh cover full length

L-Space 2013 Collection 1960s style red one piece

L-Space 2013 Collection silver and black one piece

L-Space 2013 Collection light silver one piece

L-Space 2013 Collection floralone piece red balck white

L-Space 2013 Collection muli color blue bikini

L-Space 2013 Collection teal blue one piece

L*Space’s collection said a lot about the line. Rather than adding embellishments, sparkles, and more of the like, the designs are simple, except for colors and prints, which showcases the style and beauty in each piece. Each piece was flattering, easy to wear, and could be worn on a tropical vacation or at a pool party- they really are fun and functional. With models in gorgeous sky-high gold heels, gold jewelry, and feather earrings, the suits were the focal point. Models rocked gorgeous glows, beachy hair, and simple makeup, which only added to the sole fact that these suits could be worn by anyone from the average woman to a runway model.

L-Space 2013 Collection dark blue one piece

L-Space 2013 Collection white full length for the beach

L-Space 2013 Collection see through cover and bikini

L-Space 2013 Collection bilini and red cover

L-Space 2013 Collection dark aqua bikini

L-Space 2013 Collection  little sexy black cover for bikini

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Dorit Swimwear 2013 at Miami’s MBFW

Dorit Swimwear debuted their 2013 collection on Monday evening, July 23rd in the Cabana Grande at Miami’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Dorit International is an Italian resort and swimwear line founded and designed by native Italian Dorit Lemel. Lemel established the company in 2009 upon a move to New York City after working in fashion in Italy for almost ten years. With a design, manufacturing and sales background behind her, Lemel sought to bring her European design sensibilities and commitment to luxury to her own swimwear line. Dorit suits are constructed of only the finest Italian fabrics and each collection is designed with versatility in mind. Many suits are constructed with reversible and adjustable tops and bottoms. The suits are designed for the fashionable, well travelled, autonomous woman who wants to avoid mainstream, commercial swimsuit brands. Dorit also offers resort wear making their female customer’s transition from pool to lounge to dining room virtually seamless. Models walked the runway Monday night in fifteen new looks including bikinis, sheer cover ups, and one of the most popular swimwear trends this season, monokinis.

Dorit black monokini

Keeping the concept of versatility and flexibility in mind, Dorit creates small, interchangeable themes within her larger collection. For instance, the short, sheer, swirl patterned tunic shown over a coral colored bikini

colorfull swimwear coverup

orange bikini

is also designed to go with the bikini constructed of the same swirl pattern or with an orange bikini. Both of these swimsuit options were also shown on the runway. Dorit also showed some very strong neutral suits in a light, linen like color as well as some bright bikinis in blue, green, and yellow. A linen colored, long tunic was also shown to complement the neutral colored suits. With the transition concept in mind, this linen dress would be just as beautiful as a pool cover up as it would to wear out to dinner.

yellow blue bikini

little white bikini

yellow bikini

white swimwear coverup

A personal favorite in the collection though, tan lines aside, was a unique black halter monokini with descending cut outs.

black one-piece monokini

An up and coming luxury swimwear brand, a red Dorit bikini was recently featured on model Michelle Vawer in Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Swimsuit issue. Currently, Dorit swimwear can be purchased online at South Beach Swimsuits, Swimwear Boutique, Pescatrend and Pesca Boutique. They can also be found at select boutiques in Manhattan such as Foravi Boutique and Pesca Trend and outside the city at boutiques such as Great Shapes and Jerrie. Internationally, they can also be purchased at Palmers stores in Greece.

dorit black and white stripe pokadot bikini

 

To learn more about Dorit International, visit their website:

http://www.doritinternational.com/

To purchase online, visit:

http://www.southbeachswimsuits.com

http://www.swimwearboutique.com/

http://www.pescatrend.com/

http://www.pescaboutique.com

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© 2012 The Los Angeles Fashion

J SUMMER FASHION SHOW ON THE SEINE PARIS

J SUMMER FASHION SHOW ON THE SEINE PARIS
Featuring 8 phenomenal collections from 4 continents including US luxurious swimwear brand Verano High

Following the international success of the world’s highest fashion show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, global fashion mover and shaker Jessica Minh Anh (Marie Claire July 2012) set yet another milestone in the fashion world with J Summer Fashion Show on the Seine, Paris. She created a whole new fashion show experience on the river’s giant glass boat Le Jean Bruel, where guests were seated facing the multi-facetted glass window while the boat was cruising to watch models walking in front of them as if they were walking on water. Thanks to a 360 degree view from the boat, architectural masterpieces such as Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, Grand Palais des Champs Elysees and 37 famous bridges became the natural backdrop for the phenomenal 90 metre long catwalk.

The high profile showcase opened with a spectacular couture collection from Filipino designer Joyce Peñas Pilarsky, who teamed up creative crystal accessories of various shapes with long silk and lace dresses.

Polish jewellery designer Bitru Fariel presented the richness of nature in the form of colored pieces of pumices, cinnamon, coconut shells, and exotic leaves collected from all around the world as well as recycled pieces such as coins, nails, wires, electrical cables, and steel coils. Her collection is dedicated to women who are ready to break formal boundaries.

Austrian designer Richard Rozbora brought an urban style to the catwalk with high quality and multifunctional silk dresses and jackets that accentuate the women’s body.

UAE sensation Mauzan transformed traditional abaya designs into modern elegant dresses that floated beautifully on the catwalk.

Spanish fashion house Chula came back for the second time with a limited edition of geometric designs especially made for Paris. Each piece in the new collection represented a part of Paris from the Eiffel Tower and Metro to the river Seine and Moulin Rouge.

Malaysian pride Limkokwing added colour and youth to the show with extraordinary looks which combined the best of East and West.

USA luxurious swimwear brand Verano High presented an eclectic mix of exotic prints, hues and sensual silhouettes with the Latin American vibe.

To close the show with a bang, Vietnamese celebrity designer Hoang Hai premiered an haute couture collection of extravagant long tailed sequins dresses which caught the eyes of all attendees and lit up the grand catwalk.

The highly impressive and unexpected showcase was prepared in less than 2 months by Jessica and her professional team of event coordinators. Attendees, besides the participating designers, included ambassadors of 10 countries, brand managers, company directors, and the international press. “It was tricky to host such a big show in a city and country I am completely new to. But when the boat start moving and the beauty of Paris was revealed in every scene of the catwalk, I knew I made the right decision. You gotta take risk sometimes” said Jessica Minh Anh. Her previously acclaimed shows have been held at England’s landmark London Tower Bridge, the world’s celebrity destination The Savoy, and the world’s highest Skybridge at PETRONAS Twin Towers Malaysia.

J Summer Fashion Show was supported by SLA Paris, Zazen Paris, OnlyLady China, Style TV Russia, Mega Philippines, Fraiser Hospitality, Airplay Event, Club Med Gym, Print Emballages, Anti-Oxy, Brissaud 1824, Hotel Belloy Saint Germain, Le Pradey , Hotel Pulitzer Paris , Comoprint, Hôtel Astor Saint-Honoré, Champs-Elysees Mac Mahon, and Kalengo among many others. For more information about Jessica Minh Anh’s history making showcases and upcoming projects, visitwww.jmodelmanagement.co.uk or www.facebook.com/jmodelmanagement. For press enquiries, please email press@jmodelmanagement.co.uk.