Elle Italia August 2010: Erin Wasson

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Elle Italia August 2010 | Erin Wasson by David Mushegain | Styled by Alberto Zanoletti

Texas has never looked better than in Erin Wasson’s 34-page spread in next month’s Elle Italia.  Naturally effortless, Wasson looks amazing in the easy-livin Texas-themed editorial.   Road trip to Austin, anyone?

photos via TFS (blackangel41999)

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Meeting Chanel Iman

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Cutting right to the chase, we met Chanel Iman!

A few weeks ago Mel and I met up with Nora from Fashion + Geometry and her boyfriend Ryan at the Vintage Expo in Santa Monica.  Though I was a bit bummed to walk out empty-handed, I was stocked that we had the chance to meet, let alone spot, the model sensation.  Chanel was super sweet and naturally gorgeous.  I love her sweater cardigan.

Me, Nora & Mel

Wearing American Apparel cropped top & double zipper leggings. Hurley vest. Topshop boots & bag

This photo cracks me up, mainly because I can’t believe how much air we managed to get.

Thanks to Ryan for our mini photo sesh outside of the Expo and capturing our silliness and giggle-fest session.  Yes, I just said giggle.  Rarely do I use that word, but that’s what naturally ensued after several attempts at prolonging our hang time.

It’s funny that something as small as jumping in the air can make you feel jovial.  I also look like I’m 13.

Hope your weekend is as carefree as this photo.

xo, becs

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LA Fashion Weekend: Finale Night

Two weeks ago, I attended the finale night of L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios, which showcased collections from four designers:  Civil Society, Division E, Zanerobe and Buffalo David Bitton.

Below are some select shots I snapped during the show.  Yes, these are from the (far off) angle from where I was sitting but thought it would be more interesting to show you the looks as how I saw them walking toward me, along with the audience’s reaction to the collections.  Plus, if you look really closely at the front row, you will spot celebs Mena Suvari, Shaun Sipos (Melrose Place)  and Nicholas Gonzales (Melrose Place).

First up was menswear designer Civil Society.  Modern with an edge, the overall vibe of the collection was hip but not overly done.

Next was Division E, showing off soft jersey dresses that you could throw on if you had only five minutes to get dressed and run out the door still looking effortless.

The standout and audience favorite was Zanerobe.  With the models sporting athletic gear and feather headdresses, you couldn’t help but fall for the line.

Closing the show was Buffalo David Bitton.  Leather jackets, denim with camo pants and thigh high Report Signature boots graced the runway.

Me, Patty Ann from Alpha Beta Chic, Katie & Jennifer from Red Sole Diary
Me, Patty Ann & Mel from Wrecked Stellar

Urban Outfitters top & shorts. Jeffrey Campbell Mel shoes. Topshop belt & bag



BOXeight Fashion: Refocus


A refreshing experience in the middle of L.A. Fashion Week was BOXeight Fashion: Refocus, held March 19 – 21 at BOXeight Studios.  Featuring an intimate behind the scenes look at 14 designers’ Fall/Winter 2010 Collections, attendees not only had the opportunity to watch models strike a pose in the designers’ creations, but also got to observe top-notch photographers in action.

Throw in a stylish crowd, good energy and a non-traditional viewing experience, and you get a standout event among a sea of traditional shows/presentations.  I attended Saturday night and saw collections from Eduardo Lucero, Lekuin, Michael Costello, Lloyd Klein and Le Sang Des Betes.

Based in Los Angeles, designer Eduardo Lucero is known for his vivid colors, feminine detailing and romantic & curvaceous shapes.  The standout among the looks that I saw was the dress (pictured first) with the amazing beading detail and cutouts.  The headpieces added a creative touch, further enhancing the drama of his collection.

Lekuin designer Leticia Garcia

I love the idea of saving recycled material and creating something new.  As the core genius behind LEKUIN, the designer cuts and distresses rescued fabrics, carefully piecing them back together all by hand to create a special, one-of-a-kind garment.  Topped with an industrial but delicate vibe, I was feeling LEKUIN.

DJ Caroline D’Amore

Insanely amazing hair seen on the models' for Michael Costello. Photo credit: Chad Wilson

Stunning is one word that easily comes to mind when viewing American Couture Fashion Designer Michael Costello‘s collection.  Combined with amazingly gorgeous hair, his gowns were beautiful and definitely an elegant highlight of the presentations.

Sophistication at its best. Photo credit: Chad Wilson

(Back of) Peter Gurnz, founder of BOXeight & designer Lloyd Klein

After seeing designer Lloyd Klein‘s collection, it’s no surprise that he initially trained in architecture.  Using luxurious fabrics, his pieces are chic and timeless, with great care to detail.  Check out that amazing necklace paired with the tan coat… wow.

I love feathers... especially worn as an elaborate headpiece. Photo credit: Chad Wilson

The mastermind behind Le Sang Des Betes is Trang Chau, a Los-Angeles based artist and designer, who has a background in sculpture, film, architecture and costume design.  With a modern gothic vibe, the collection showcased feather headpieces that distracted you from the see-through garments… for a second.  I did like the intricate patterns and details, and could see myself wearing the leggings with an oversized shirt.

Me, Patty Ann (Alpha Beta Chic) & Neekoh (LiveLoveLA)

Me & Kevin (KVNbyKevinNguyen.com). Photo by Neekoh

I’m wearing a vintage faux fur vest, H&M men’s shirt, James Lillis Cage leggings, Jeffrey Campbell Doo shoes & Topshop bag.

* All photos were taken by me, unless otherwise noted.

Participating designers Friday & Sunday nights included:

Skin Graft | Gold Spun | Funktional | Isabel Lu | Orthodox | Kanvis | Gabby Applegate | Future Heretics | Postage