Backstage at Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion LA

I’m wearing a Hurley dress, H&M jacket, Bebe belt, Jeffrey Campbell Mel shoes (that you can’t see), necklace and bracelet via Varga and Topshop bag (to lug my Rebel camera around).  Mel (my twinny) is wearing my vintage 80′s dress via Nasty Gal.

It was great to finally meet Nora from Fashion + Geometry (3rd from left)!

Host of the night, Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory, dressed in the latest plastic fashion trends

Below are some shots I snapped backstage before the shows kicked off.  The models all looked so amazing… and now I want to go out and buy a hair crimper.

Yes to the cutouts

Designers Jessica Moss and Lisa Guajardo of Leyendecker

LOVED the crimpy hair at Seneca Rising

Yes to the socks with shoes

Last night’s 12th Annual Gen Art “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Show Plastics Make it Possible was amazing.  Held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, it was the Official Opening Show for Rock Fashion Week Los Angeles and showcased cutting-edge designers and artists, and how plastics are shaping the future of fashion and design.

Womenswear designers Leyendecker, Rory Beca, Seneca Rising, Valerj Pobega and menswear designer MG Black rocked the runway.  Really liked all the collections but my personal fav was Seneca Rising for the vibe of the overall show and styling.  I’ll be posting photos of some choice runway looks, but in the meantime, hope you enjoyed seeing my photography skills put to the test backstage.

Hope you all have a fun Halloween weekend!

 

Model Favs

Loving these…

isabeli-fontana_wish-reportMakes me want to cut my leather gloves and turn them into fingerless ones.

Isabeli Fontana by Michael Roberts for Wish Report May ’08, styled by Matheus Mazzafera.  Image courtesy of Wish.

constance-jablonski_japanese-vogueWant this hair. For a day.

Constance Jablonski by Terry Richardson for Japanese Vogue.  Images courtesy of Marilyn NY.

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sessilee-lopez_vogue-nipponFierce.

Sessilee Lopez by Terry Richardson for Nippon Vogue.

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suvi-koponen_numero-korea4Vintage(y) and retro.. love.

Suvi Koponen by Dusan Reljin for Numero Korea. Images via tFS.

larenatashalakshmimariacarla_givenchy-f-w08The “girl gang”

Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Lakshmi Menon, Mariacarla Boscano by Inez and Vinoodh for Givenchy F/W ’08.

Images via Models.com


An Oldie But Goodie

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Some say boring.  I say classic.

Gap Design Edition SS08

Photographers:  Inez & Vinoodh

Irina Lazareanu, Du Juan, Lily Donaldson, Doutzen Kroes, Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam, Catherine McNeil, Anja Rubik

Runway Back In The Day

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Beautiful model Donyale Luna rocking the runway at a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, 1967.  Check out those thigh-high lace up boots in the first three pics that extend way above the knee. Wow.

Images via Time.com / LIFE

Boy Oh Boy

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duckie-brown_nyc-fall-fw09_1Duckie Brown – NY F/W ’09 Fashion Week – Marcus. Michael. Mark Cox. Jerome

duckie-brown_nyc-fall-fw09_3_sean-oDuckie Brown -  NY F/W ’09 Fashion Week -  Sean O

duckie-brown_nyc-fall-fw09_4Duckie Brown -  NY F/W ’09 Fashion Week -  Jakob. Ryan Kennedy. Courtney. Matthew Hitt. Rogier. Baptiste Demay. Jerome. Marcus. Shawn. Dominique. Joshua Ku

veronique-branquinho_paris-fw09_ryan-kennedyVeronique Branquinho -  Paris F/W ’09 Fashion Week -  Ryan Kennedy (photo by Eric Sposito)

marc-by-marc_nyc-fall-fw09Marc by Marc -  NY F/W ’09 Fashion Week -  Jakob Hyboldt. Jonathan Kramhoft

z-zegna_nyc-fall-fw09Z Zenga -  NY F/W ’09 Fashion Week -  Cesar Casier. Danny. Jamie. Sean. Vladimir. Drew Jenkins. Andrey Ivanov. Tyler

perry-ellis_nyc-fw-ss09_2Perry Ellis – NY S/S ’09 Fashion Week – Brittain. Blaine.

Images via Models.com