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Fashion Week San Diego is This Week!


Hurrah, my blog is finally back online!  My apologies for the delay, and I’ll definitely be playing catch up as I’ve promised posts on past events as well as some collaborations I’m working on through outfit posts and product reviews, not to mention concert posts (like oh, KAABOO).  If you want to keep up with me real-time, follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as I prepare summaries and additional photos here on my blog.

This weekend, I’ll be attending Fashion Week San Diego in La Jolla.  Tickets are already sold out, and I’m excited for the Saturday runway show because my fashion friends Pashn by Survi and The Stylish Bisou will be showing that day!

If you were lucky enough to grab tickets, I’ll see you there, otherwise follow me on my social media for all the action.  Cheers!


WHEN: Saturday, October 1st

WHERE: Hotel La Jolla

TIME: 6:00-9:30pm

DETAILS: Runway Shows featuring 13 of the 26 Fashion Week San Diego 2016 Designers.

Featured Designers include (in alphabetical order):

Albert Ray Collection, As Much Again, Bryan VaughnBerry, Circa Suzy Vintage Couture, Gloria Guerrero, Jaded Marie, LK Fashion, Pashn by Survi, Territa Torres, The Stylish Bisou, Theo Doro Fairyland, Timmithea, y-u-l-i-y-a.

Hosted by NBC 7 San Diego‘s Jodi Kodesh & Jeff Krapf.

Fashion Week San Diego: The Trunk Show

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Here is the final post of my Fashion Week San Diego experience, the trunk show.  I really had a great time because it was a very relaxed vibe, and we got to meet many of the designers.  They announced the winning designers of #FWSD, and we got to partake in the celebration with several champagne toasts.  I also met up with a few of my blogger buddies at the show, and not only left with goodies courtesy of the #FWSD VIP gift bag, but I also made a purchase from Dexter Simmons, who will appear in the reality show Styled to Rock later this week.  I took pictures galore, but here are the highlights.  Hope you had a great weekend!

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Hats and shirts by Dexter Simmons, including the one I purchased (photo courtesy of Dexter’s Instagram).

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The man himself, Dexter Simmons!  He is such a nice guy, and it was nice to know he is definitely influenced by music in his designs. I wish I could have met Cecilia Aragon and Andre Soriano (who is from San Diego).  I will definitely be watching them this Friday on “Styled to Rock“!

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Designer Lauren Cram of Victrola Designs; designers Otilia Mendez and Denise Munoz of Diestra Brand and a beautiful gown from Ashley Raymond.

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Pieces from WM Couture Designs and Noia by Evelyne.  So pretty up close!

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Gorgeous jewelry by Yuwei Designs.

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Runway models from A’doreus

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Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape and I with A’doreus designer Sharlene Estrella Borromeo.  In front of us is a table with wrapping paper made in the same print as that on the dresses in her runway show.  Quite lovely up close!

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The #FWSD Advisory Panel, including announcer Jeff Krapf.

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Toasting the winners of #FWSD:  3rd place, Greenpacha; 2nd Place, WishNow; 1st place, RHCreation.  They are seen with sales and marketing director of #FWSD Rhiannon Marquis and Allison Andrews, director and founder of #FWSD.

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Cheers!  Celebrating with Laura of Laura Neuzeth and Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez.  Photobomb by the Peroni Italy poster gal!

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Greenpacha, Hats for a Better World

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Dresses from WishNow Designs.  The detailing was exquisite!

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Richard Henderson and Timothy McGee of RHCREATION.

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The Naughty Monkey Shoes display.  I had no idea they were based in San Diego!  I would love to tour their facility someday.  They provided shoes for the runway shows, and designers even got to design their own shoes!

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With Kendall of The Fishbowl by Kendall and Laura (photo taken by Alessandra).

My outfit:  Oasap dress; GUNAS purse from Modavanti; Steve Madden shoe boots; Honeybadger glasses from BonLook  

Fashion Week San Diego: Runway Show Day 3 Recap, Part 1

DSC02989 (2) (1280x1280)Princess of Punk, designer Zandra Rhodes (whose studio is in Del Mar), was present at Fashion Week San Diego.  Very exciting!

Because of the heavy amount of pictures for day three of runway shows for Fashion Week San Diego, I’ll split the posts again into two parts.  While I definitely had favorites from each designer’s collections, I did have favorite overall designers.  Part one will again include my favorite designers of the evening, and I will post the rest of the designers on either Friday or Saturday (depending on how long it will take to edit the pictures).  I will close my coverage of #FWSD on Monday with a post about the trunk show.  Enjoy!

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Adoreus Collage 1A’Doreus

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I loved the model on the left.  She WERKED it on the runway!  The patterns on dresses in this collection are also available on wrapping paper and stationery.  A’doreus designer Sharlene Estrella Borromeo (on the right in black) currently works for Zandra Rhodes, and is also grew up with some of my cousins.  I hope I can chat with her more in the future.

Ashley Raymond Collage 1Ashley Raymond

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Ashley Raymond Collage 3Two of my favorite dresses from this collection.

Ashley Raymond Collage 4This dress was so dramatic and stunning in person.  I took several pictures of this design.

SONY DSCAshley Raymond designer Ashley Ann Barno, with an adorable future runway model!

Yuwei Designs Collage 1

Yuwei Designs.  Beautiful, bold and powerful jewelry.

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Yuwei Designs Collage 3????????Yuwei designer Yuwei Lee

WMCouture Collage 1WM Couture Designs

WMCouture Collage 2I had so many favorites from this collection.  Check out the polka dot print layered in the skirt, and that beautiful ombre dress.  Lovely!

WMCouture Collage 3More fantastic polka dots, both subtle and bold.

WMCouture Collage 4I saw both of these up close at the trunk show.  The detailing in the skirts are breathtaking.


WM Couture designer Wendy McMillan

Wish Now Collage 1WishNow, winner of most innovative designs and second runner-up of FWSD.

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These designs closed the show, and in such a fun way, because the models danced and shimmied down the runway.  The dresses were not only so pretty, but each piece had exquisite detailing.  Loved this collection!


WishNow designer Victoria Roberts, who also worked with Zandra Rhodes.

DSC02990 (2) (854x1280)My outfit – Made for Impulse dress; Jump from Paper bag; Miista shoes; London Undergroud cuff c/o designhype; rings by Suki Bijoux; Lucky Brand glasses; handmade 45 RPM adapter earrings (post here).  Photo taken by Laura of Laura Neuzeth

Fashion Week San Diego – Runway Show Day 1 Recap

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Wow!  Fashion Week San Diego has come and gone, and it was quite an amazing few days of events.  When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure where it would take me, but I had hoped I would someday be able to attend events just like this.  As I am getting to know the fashion industry, I’m also learning about who I am as a blogger and what I want to present.  The reason I’m explaining all of this is because I actually don’t have any truly great pictures from day one of the runway shows.  We (bloggers) were seated a bit further back than desired, which made picture-taking quite difficult.  Some of us then started to move all the way to the back so we could stand without obstructing the view of others, which meant I only captured half of an outfit, along with the tops of people’s heads.  After awhile, I sort of gave up a bit and just enjoyed the show because I knew I just couldn’t post most of the pictures I had taken.  When the “Styled to Rock”* designers came up, I felt compelled to capture something because the designs were right up my alley:  rock inspired and gothic.  Long story short, I have a few pictures of the venue, some pictures of the video screens and three videos of the “Styled to Rock” segment, and a scan of  the flier showing the designers for the night.  For fantastic pictures of day one of the runway shows, check out Fashion Week San Diego’s Facebook page.  All this week, I’ll be featuring recaps of the runway shows and the final trunk show of Fashion Week San Diego, so keep checking back for all of the fabulous fashions and action on and off the runway.  Hope you had a great weekend!

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San Diego Style Bloggers in full effect!  Laura of Laura Neuzeth, Paulina of Lil Bits if Chic, Lisa of Mona Lisa Marie, Amber of FACE IT Catalog, Paula and Pat of PATFLOR

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A list of designers for day one of the runway shows. I apologize again for not having any pictures to present of designers prior to the “Styled to Rock” designers.

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I fell completely in love with Dexter Simmons and all of his pieces. So very rock inspired and edgy.



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Andre Soriano and Cecilia Aragon’s collections were so wonderfully gothic.  Love!


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My outfit for day one of the runway shows:  Glamorous shirt dress (purchased from ASOS); Vintage Judith Leiber clutch; Vince Camuto boots (old); Suki Bijoux necklace; BonLook “La Marquise” glasses.  (Photo taken by Laura of Laura Neuzeth)

*Styled to Rock is an upcoming American reality competition television series, executive produced by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna which focuses on fashion design. The contestants compete with each other to create the best outfit for one or more famous music acts every week. They are restricted in time and materials. Their designs are judged and the music act of the week chooses his favorite one. One designer is eliminated each week.

The series was originally scheduled to debut on November 5, 2013 on the Style Network. However two weeks before its September 23, 2013 debut, the Esquire Network was announced as taking over Style’s channel space, rather than G4 as originally planned. It was announced on September 30, 2013, that the series will premiere October 25, 2013, on Bravo.

(Styled to Rock excerpt from Wikipedia)

I *Heart* Discounts & Happy Fashion Week!

This week, my email is just busting with deals and discounts, just in time for Valentine’s Day and Fashion Week.  As you know, it doesn’t take much convicing to get me to shop, and these deals give me even more reasons to do more than just browse.  Enjoy!

(Click the images and the links to get to the appropriate sites.)

 Any Second Now readers can use code SECOND50 at checkout to enjoy a 50% off discount on everything at High Gloss Fashion (the code is good until 11:59 pm CST on Feb 13, 2011)!


 A new online vintage store called Dan-T-Chan Vintage is offering first time visitors a 10% off discount with the code promo2.  If you love vintage like I do, this is worth checking out!


Neiman Marcus’ Last Call always has great deals, and you can take advantage of 20% off regular priced handbags and shoes today (started yesterday).

These sites are offering FREE SHIPPING for their orders either at a certain dollar amount or for a limited time:

Juicy Couture



 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (Free shipping with code VKD25 at checkout from Feb 11-13, 2011)

Finally, keep up with everything Fashion Week at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week website by clicking here.  For those of you lucky enough to be there in NYC, have fun, be safe and warm!