Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Pin Up Divas, A Fashionable Church, Sexy Tattoos, and Lady Gaga??? Welcome to Style Week LA...
Grab Your Caipirinha's...It's Fashion Week: Nick Verreos and a bevy of Pin Up Divas, including the ever-so-fabulous Karen Mamont (second from left), Stop Staring! Fashion ShowLast night, I was invited to attend the inaugural night of Style Fashion Week LA at Vibiana's in Downtown LA. Yes, kids, in case you did not know, it is LA Fashion Week Fall 2011, and there are several events/venues going on around town showcasing Los Angeles Fashion, its Designers and LA Style. My friend, Arturo D. Chavez styled the entire show and he was kind enough to put me on the list to attend---and support the fashions and see his fabulous styling work. Stop Staring! is an LA-based clothing company headed by "Vintage Vixen", Designer Alicia Estrada, and is known for its sexy Vintage-inspired cocktail dresses, with very fitted 1940's and 1950's shapes, inspired by "Pin Up" and Rockabilly. Stop Staring! has been in business for over ten years and has grown a cult-like status with all the Diva Pin-Up and Rockabilly girls as well as A-List celebs such as Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian and some of the "Twilight" girls. I hear the dresses are affordable AND they make them up to size 18: Hello!
Ladies Man: Nick Verreos flanked by guests of Stop Staring! Fashion Show including LA Board of Public Works Commissioner Cynthia Ruiz (2nd from left)LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Commissioner of the Board of Public Works--and LA Fashion Champion!--Cynthia Ruiz, is a big fan of the clothing line, if not their "Muse". Every time I was at an LA event--and she was there-- I always wondered whose dresses she was wearing because: A) She always looked so good; and B) they always fit perfectly! No surprise, they were Stop Staring! Well, naturally, Cynthia was there last night, introducing the fashion show and featuring a fitted black and red number that looked divine! I also ran into Designer Maggie Barry (above) who, as always, was working her look! Loving those gold leather winged high-tops! The Fashion:
Amanda! Model Amanda Fields modeling a red full-skirted dress, Stop Staring! Fashion Show, Style Fashion Week LAAnd Finally...Yes, that's me--with the Madame Tussaud's wax figure of Lady Gaga. She was there on display at Vibiana's Style Fashion Week LA, don't know why but YOU KNOW I had to get a photo next to her...I mean, it...I think... Happy LA Fashion Week! Click Below for the Final Model Walk of the Stop Staring! Fashion Show: