Friday, February 24, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch: Gypsy 05 Spring 2012!

Gypsy 05 has its own dye house which gives it a major advantage over many other labels.  Being able to experiment and control the dying process allows them to create brilliant and innovative colored garments.

But color is not the only draw to Gypsy 05.  The designs themselves are reflective of a lifestyle that is relaxed, yet sophisticated.  A favorite of Hollywood stars, Gypsy 05’s California chic style has an appeal that goes far beyond the borders of the Golden State!

Opening the show for their Spring 2012 collection with a performance by the PTERO Dance Theater, designer’s Osi and Dotan Shoham of Gypsy 05 once again set the stage for one of their spectacular shows.  Projected images became the backdrop to the show, with doorways opening up to bring us to middle eastern bazaars, rain forests, waterfalls and beyond.

Creating a complete theatrical experience is just one of the reasons that Gypsy 05 is one of the most anticipated shows each season at Style Fashion Week LA.  And of course the beautiful garments is the other reason!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch: Sergio Davila Spring 2012!

Peruvian designer Sergio Davila initially made his mark on the New York fashion world with his beautifully designed men’s collections.  But not content with limiting himself to menswear, he then began incorporating a line of women’s wear into his collections using the same aesthetic.  Shown side by side, both the women's and men's collections compliment each other as well as being relevant on their own.

During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, we attended the presentation and spoke to Sergio Davila about his collection for Spring 2012.

Video Photography by Nicholas Waickman

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch: Odilon Spring 2012!

Drawing inspiration from concepts as varied as Venice Beach, CA to Françoise Hardy, Los Angeles based designer Stacey Clark showed her Odilon Spring 2012 Collection during New York Fashion Week last September.  This collection will be appealing to a wide audience who will appreciate its clean lines and wearability.

The 25 year old native of Victoria, B.C. studied painting, sculpture and art history at the University of Victoria before moving to LA to study fashion at FIDM.  Initially launching Odilon with a small group of outfits, Stacey Clark has gone on to be named one of “12 new designers to watch around the golbe” by Women’s Wear Daily!

Watch the video of the Odilon Spring 2012 Collection and interview with Stacey Clark to discover why you will want to keep an eye on this designer as Well!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch: Lulu Frost Spring 2012!

I’ll be honest, when I was invited to the Lulu Frost Spring 2012 presentation, I had no idea what I would be seeing.  Upon mounting the stairs of an old building just off of Union Square, I was all of the sudden transported into a seaside atmosphere complete with sand, surfboards, driftwood and swimsuit clad models!  The theme of this collection was presented impeccably.

Lulu Frost, the jewelry brand founded in New York in 2004 by designer Lisa Salzer, mixes antique, vintage and modern elements to produce a jewelry line that is classic and timeless.  Partially taking it’s name from Lisa’s Maternal Grandmother’s, Elizabeth Rock Frost, the Frost family has been involved in the Estate Jewelry Business for generations, making Lisa’s creation of her own line a natural progression.

We spoke with Lisa Salzer about the Lulu Frost Spring 2012 Collection and the inspiration that created her “Endless Summer” line!

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Video Photography Nicholas Waickman