I attended a trunk show that my friend, Tina Summers was hosting at her boutique- Uniqbill one evening in downtown LA. This particular trunk show was special because Alicia P., one of the New York designers I met while at MAGIC (you can check out the coverage and blurb on Alicia P. here). Alicia showcased her sculptured necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets to a roomful of fashion-minded people. I just love her creativity! Her jewelry is so unique and artistic. Think semi-precious stones, resin, seashells from Barbados and beyond…all wrapped with suede and other found materials. Check out Alicia’s website here.
My friend, Houstina Summers held a fashion show at the AGENDA Loft during LA Fashion Week, along with Holly Waas. The lovely model and actress- Emma Zerner hosted the event. I was fortunate enough to own a couple CGH dresses and wore the mini light pink halter to the affair. First up was Indie designer Holly Waas, who showcased her line of fun tops, skirts and dresses. There was a short intermission and then the Cowgirl Heaven show started. Houstina’s collection, themed “Winter Love, Romance” had me saying “ooo and ahhh” as each model walked the runway. The collection has since continued to blossom since the first time I saw it a couple years back. It went from short halter dresses to strapless, spaghetti straps, jackets, tops and now- shoes! The shoe collection was fierce, with heels snazzed up with large pink jewels, flowers, spikes, feathers and pearls. According to Houstina, “I wanted to create a shoe line that will spark the imagination for your wardrobe.” Indeed, it will create a spark… I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw them on Lady Gaga during the next Grammy awards red carpet. There really wasn’t one favorite piece in my opinion, because EVERY piece was amazing in its own right. Houstina’s favorite is the grey victorian jacket. She told me she already had a pile of orders for it. Prices for the collection range from $250-650. She has a studio in downtown LA and will be opening a flagship boutique with her sister and mother. The grand-opening is set for the art walk in April, so stay tuned! For more information, check out her website and blog.
Special Thanks: Arun Nevader of AGENDA Loft, Vivian Killilea of Wireimage.com, Michael Wellington, Houstina Summers, Holly Waas and Emma Zerner.
I attended the trunk show for my friend Houstina Summers of Cowgirl Heaven, who was also launching a stylish jewelry line called Junquie Girl with my other friend, Emma Zerner at Taylrz Joynt Boutique in Sherman Oaks. Both girls found out they shared a desire of wanting to start a jewelry line and since Houstina comes from a fashionable background of designing red-carpet worthy dresses and Emma’s background in Gemology, it was no surprise that these two would join forces to create something fantastic. Houstina had designed new signature halter dresses in Spring hues and fabrics for the trunk show,while Emma was on hand, wearing a beautiful magenta Cowgirl Heaven original and presenting the costume jewelry collection to the public. The pieces were very girly with a vintage feel. I saw a mix of soft pastels, large jewels, lace, bows, roses and chains. When asked about their inspirations, the duo stated, “We both love big, bold accessories and jewelry, which can complete or enhance any outfit. Junquie Girl incorporates daring, fun, and fashion-forward styles, combined with a rocker edge to create something something fascinating for you. From glittering bow-ties added to necklaces and belts, to heavy shiny gold and silver-toned chains, eye-catching beads, shiny chandelier adornments, bold and beautiful belts, multi-layered necklaces, and eye-catching rings, Junquie Girl Collection is constantly at work, designing intriguing color combinations, matched with an array of themes, to bring out the unforgetful, eye-popping accessory that is Junquie Girl.”
For more information,check out www.junquiegirl.blogspot.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cowgirlheaven.etsy.com, http://emmazerner.blogspot.com and http://cowgirlheaven.blogspot.com
**UPDATE: Junquiegirl has launched at Etsy!!! Check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/junquiegirl !!!!! **