Archive - February 2011

Amy Marie Goetz "A Kiss of the Orchid" Launch-AGENDA Loft
19th Annual Costume Exhibition- FIDM
Onch Movement Presents "Eat It All" at Petro Zillia

Amy Marie Goetz "A Kiss of the Orchid" Launch-AGENDA Loft

The trendy venue- AGENDA Loft- in downtown LA once again hosted a delightful new designer by the name of Amy Marie Goetz. She’s new to LA, by way of Cincinnati, and I believe will fit in very well in the fashion scene. Her collection that evening, called “A Kiss of the Orchid”- was inspired by the abstract works of Parisian painter, Michael Stervinou. “I was instantly inspired by Stervinou’s artwork, the way color in itself influences a mood. Each woman should feel energetic and passionate when wearing an AMG creation,” Amy stated. The collection, also inspired by Hollywood Glamor, consisted of evening wear and ready-to-wear in matte/chine high-end fabrics. The designs were beautifully draped. There were pieces that looked simple as the model walked out, but when they turned, there were fun surprises (or details) in the back. Her ready-to-wear collection was designed to layer, with every piece that can also be taken from the office to a night out on the town. Along with Amy’s collection, milliner Izziana created couture headpieces for some of the models to wear.

The evening ended with AGENDA Loft co-founder, Kaylene Peoples (dressed in AMG) singing, “Amy Marie,” in French. The song was written by Kaylene and was inspired by Amy and based on her life.

Amy Marie Goetz is currently accepting custom-made orders online on her fan page.

Special Thanks: AGENDA Loft, Kaylene Peoples, Arun Nevader, Anna Ferguson of Stiletto Marketing, Amy Marie Goetz, the models…

19th Annual Costume Exhibition- FIDM

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising once again opened their doors for industry members and alumni for the “19th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” reception. There were costumes on display from such blockbusters as: Shutter Island, The Young Victoria, True Grit, Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, Clash of the Titans, Nanny McPhee Returns and much more. The costumes were wonderfully done and it was cool to be them up close and in person, as you can see how tall the actor and any little hidden detail that you may have missed while watching the movie. I would have to say that my top three favorite picks from the exhibit are: Burlesque. They were designed by Michael Kaplan and were stunning. Words cannot describe the beauty in the colors and detailing of the gowns and lingerie. The Alice and Wonderland part was my absolute fave! The costumes were designed by Colleen Atwood. When I saw the costuming in the movie, I was immediately blown-away at the avant-garde Tim Burton-esque gowns. I loved the halter gown with ruffled neckline. It’s very “me.” Lastly, I admired the gown designed by Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria. Loved the purple hue and floral decoration!

Besides the exhibition, were two giant buffets and an open bar happening in the tents outside. That evening’s weather proved to be perfect for such an outdoorsy event. I also wanted to mention that jewelry designer and FIDM alum, Joe Viboonviriyawong was showcasing some pieces of his line- Vilaiwan. For all you celebrities and stylists out there, vying for that “one” piece of jewelry for the red carpet or editorial, Joe is your go-to man. His pieces are breathtaking. The line was named after his mother- Vilaiwan, in honor of her supporting his passion. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind. He is definitely one of LA’s next major jewelry designer!

The exhibition is open from February 8th- April 30th and is FREE to the public. Hours are Tuesday- Saturday 10am-pm and is located at the FIDM Museum 919 S. Grand Ave. 90015.

Onch Movement Presents "Eat It All" at Petro Zillia

Celebrity jewelry designer Onch of Onch Movement (best known for the razor, lips and pretzel necklaces) debuted his latest collection, “Eat It All” at Petro Zillia boutique in West LA and was hosted by Allison Melnick. The party produced quite a turnout, (I spotted Nicky Hilton among the crowd) and there were quite a few party-goers decked out in their “sweetest” outfits. As for myself, I was wearing my own “cotton candy-inspired” concoction. Onch’s jewelry line was showcased around the store, ranging from candy and sweets inspired (along with pieces he collaborated with Twinkie Chan on and the exclusive high-end line by Jason of Beverly Hills ) to the infamous “Meatlace,” Mugo MP3 player and the necklaces he designed for the Trevor Project. Other highlights of the evening included: open candy and sake bars, live butterflies and ladybugs, a flash mob and the Boba Truck.

Special Thanks: Onch, TJ Fantini, Nony Tochterman and Petro Zillia, Jason of Beverly Hills, Twinkie Chan, Michelle of Bubble Punch Events, Lil Rae Cakes, the Boba Truck (follow on FB and Twitter!) and T. Rains.

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