At the beginning of December, I was invited to an awesome trunk show/sale at The Beat Clothing by stylist Astrid Montalvo. She styled and presented t-shirts from the Brooklyn based clothing brand, Social Decay. I have seen the Social Decay brand at The Beat for the better part of the year now, so I was looking forward to seeing the trunk show because I simply adore Astrid’s edgy style. I loved the new line of t-shirt so much, I bought one for myself and you’ll see how I styled in my latest outfit post, going up next week. Cheers!
Designer Vault is having another fabulous Vintage Chanel Trunk Show this Wednesday at The Lot in La Jolla. I’ve attended the last two events, and they’re always so chic and fabulous. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to attend this year’s due to a conflict with my son’s Winterfest assembly. But I still wanted to share the information about the trunk show because it’s such a great event where 10% of all sales and consignments from the show will directly benefit the wonderful non-profit organization, Promises2Kids.
All of my own Chanel pieces were purchased directly from Designer Vault, so I personally know the quality of what Christina Samoylov has to offer. Here are a couple of pictures from the last two events I attended, just to give you an idea of what to expect. Cheers!
2013 Trunk Show
2014 Trunk Show
Last year, I attended Designer Vault’s “Vintage Designer Trunk” show, which featured so many wonderful vintage designer items, including the most Chanel I’ve ever seen in one place at one time (original post here). It was a lovely event, where a percentage of the sales went to benefit Promises2Kids.
Since then, they’ve been put on the Coco Chanel map due to Miley Cyrus and Refinery 29 (click the link for their blog post). So it’s no surprise that this year, Designer Vault will present another vintage trunk show, but will feature all Chanel clothing, handbags and jewelry, where 10% of the sales will again benefit Promises2Kids.
Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.
All of the details are below on how you can RSVP, and I’ll be in attendance so I hope to see you there!
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!
Hats and shirts by Dexter Simmons, including the one I purchased (photo courtesy of Dexter’s Instagram).
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“!
Gorgeous jewelry by Yuwei Designs.
Runway models from A’doreus
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!
The #FWSD Advisory Panel, including announcer Jeff Krapf.
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.
Greenpacha, Hats for a Better World
Dresses from WishNow Designs. The detailing was exquisite!
Richard Henderson and Timothy McGee of RHCREATION.
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!
With Kendall of The Fishbowl by Kendall and Laura (photo taken by Alessandra).