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Sugar and Spice: Le Premiere
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Concept LA- First Night (LAFW 2010)

Sugar and Spice: Le Premiere

Sugar and spice makes everything nice……

Timmery Turner’s ‘Sugar’ production keeps getting bigger and better! This last show had a first….female and male artists showcasing together. It was held in a large warehouse in a secret location and guests had to be shuttled from parking lot to the venue. This time, the show featured eighteen designers, as well as numerous vendors, a bar, the Urbansalt.com photo booth provided by Katie Hillier and run by fellow blogger-Sasha Jones (www.LAinspiration.com), mixed media artists- curated by my funky fashionista gal pal Rebekka Lien. It was definitely a packed house.

This show included some very talented designers and featured great pieces like the edgy duct tape and paper skirts by accessories designer Kimberly Tabay or the hoodie and gloves with bobcat heads on them and a structured headpiece by Shawn Owen Button of SOB Apparel. Green Reincarnation by Allesa Willis featured fun embellished recycled pieces and after the show, punk hop group, Crazedotcom performed (wearing Green Reincarnation as well). Candy Spooky Clothing was also on my recycled clothing radar. Laura Brown’s designs are colorful and girly. The models in the clothes (to me) were characterized like pin-up meets Tarina Tarantino’s pink hair meets underground starlets like Audrey Kitching. Laura Brown also won the Sugar & Spice designer contest and was the proud recipient of a free website worth $1500 by sponsor ModelsDesired.com. Congrats Laura!! LSD Fashion Lab and 1981 Collection were also very popular brands featured that night. LSD designer, Phuong Tran channeled Lady Gaga by having models wearing over sized round flip-up sunnies, along with the make-up, hair and styling being very Lady Gaga-esque. Timmery Turner’s 1981 Collection created a commotion among the females in the crowd, when two models wearing black boyshorts and neon yellow safety vests came out and started putting small cones along the edges of the runway. The female models strutted out, wearing black bandeaus, boy shorts and had roads painted on their bodies. Each girl was wearing accessories from the line.

Again, another heartfelt congrats to Timmery on the successful production. Stay tuned for Sugar Cubed on the 13th of August!!

Special Thanks: Timmery Turner; J; Rebekka Lien; Candy Parker; the models (Danielle Korman); artists; vendors; designers- Daniel Telles of Common Wealth, Cari Byers of Green Tease, Estrella Fernandez of Fierce Jungle, Melanie Howitt of Morning Glory Jewelry Creations, Matt Geiger of Nature’s Mistake, Kimberly Tabay of Tabaybe J, Shawn Owen Button of SOB Apparel, Lashan Goodwin of L by Lashan, Allesa Willis of Green Reincarnation, Phuong Tran of LSD Fashion Lab, Chea Keo of Cheaky Clothing, Roger Hayes of California Raw Steel, Norma Jones of Sick Princess, Laura Brown of Candy Spooky Clothing, Linda Tovar of Da Bidnez, Lisa Snyder of Rock Thiz Clothing and Carlos Hernandez of Muzwear Garments; the performers: Le Ti, Crazedotcom and Xanimo; Sasha Jones with Urbansalt.com.

Concept LA- First Night (LAFW 2010)

I was once again joined by fellow fashionista, Ashleigh at the first Concept LA show at the Spring Arts Tower. That night, there were three fashion shows by designers: Chelsea Rebelle, B:SCOTT and Fremont. Chelsea Rebelle designer Sarah Brannon showed off a collection with aspects of a gothic schoolgirl theme-meets- girly girl- meets- ‘Wilderness Girl’. I thought her use of faux fur was clever in a few of the dresses- one use was fur draped around the shoulder and the “claws” at the bust with “blood droplets” under the bust, imitating an empire waistline. Check out www.chelsearebelle.com for more information. B:SCOTT designer Brandon Scott showcased classic jackets, denim and hooded sweatshirts and sweaters. For more information, go to www.bscottdesign.com. Fremont was the last show of the evening. Fremont designers Brittany Pham, Devin Carlson and Jessica Loria had some amazing pieces in the show, such as an organza shirt dress accented with a leather vest and spats. Check out Fremont at www.fremontapparelco.com.

Along with the fashion shows, there was a fashion installation, “Love in the Time of Fast Fashion,” which was created in seventy-two hours. It was a glimpse of designer Katie Kay’s (Otto Gates) line. Contact Katie at (213)739-6933 or katiekay@ottogates.com.

There were also three other fashion installations on the mezzanine level of the Spring Arts Tower. Designer and Concept LA show producer Mike Vensel was doing a photo shoot with a couple models. The brand Farm Tactics (www.farmtactics.com) set up a farm theme, while Elmer Avenue (www.elmerave.com) had a model walking slowly in a huge plastic ball (like a hamster playing in its ball).

While the shows were indeed the hit of the evening, the crowds were very trendy as well. I met Audrey Kitching, who was wearing a fun Indian headdress inspired headpiece from her own accessory line. Hats and headpieces played a big role in the trends of the evening, along with hip heels and lots of vintage!

Special Thanks: J, Ashleigh, Mike Vensel (www.mikevensel.com), the designers and models, Audrey Kitching, Felix Salzman of LookbookLA.com, Spring Arts Tower, Smashbox Studios, Toni & Guy (www.toniguy.com) and Michael Shane of Gorgeous PR.

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