Runway to holiness? Young entrepreneur finds vocation in liturgical design #LAFashion @TheLiturgicalCo

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Runway to holiness? Young entrepreneur finds vocation in liturgical design #LAFashion @TheLiturgicalCo

Los Angeles is one of the fashion capitals of the world, where for many Catholics, the path to holiness can be found walking down the runway, or styling a photo shoot.

But for the past three years, Sequoia Sierra, a young Catholic entrepreneur working in style and design, has channeled her love of faith and fashion into a unique start-up, The Liturgical Co., with a mission to make the Church’s beautiful liturgical design more accessible.

Sierra, a lay Third Order Norbertine and alumna of Christendom College, gained experience in the secular fashion design and style world, working in both television and film. She studied costume design at Los Angeles City College, and fashion merchandising at Los Angeles Trade Tech. Over the summers, she continues to take courses on faith, sacraments, and the spiritual life at Christendom College’s Notre Dame graduate school.

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Recycled fashion gets an artistic twist at Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show #LAFashion

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Recycled fashion gets an artistic twist at Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show #LAFashion

ashions created from reclaimed, reused or recycled material were modeled Saturday in the Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show in front of more than 2,000 guests from the fashion and design world and the Laguna Beach community.

Four prizes of $1,000 each were awarded at the ninth annual show, for Most Creative Concept, Most Exciting Ensemble, Most Innovative Use of Materials and Most Glamorous & Elegant red carpet-worthy creation. Visitors voted in the People’s Choice category.

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At Designer Camp’s first O.C. session, students get a taste of fashion 101 @AlexandraChan10

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At Designer Camp’s first O.C. session, students get a taste of fashion 101 @AlexandraChan10

hen Kristen Dees and Mercedes Curran made high school visits on behalf of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to speak with adolescent students, many of the pupils seemed unsure about pursuing a future in the industry.

“It was almost too late, like they were too scared to know if this was something they wanted to do for the rest of their lives,” Dees said. “Some parents wanted tutoring and mentoring geared toward the college-bound kids. But what about the age before that?”

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Sonas Denim And Disrupting A Fashion Staple #LAFashion @SonasDenim

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Sonas Denim And Disrupting A Fashion Staple #LAFashion @SonasDenim

Many innovators end up in the business of commerce or technology because they are trying to solve a problem — usually their own. This is often a good or service they find they need, and that the market doesn’t offer, which sets off a light bulb and begins the cycle of innovation.

Gerry Kelly didn’t have a problem so much as he had an interesting pair of pants. The pants in question were patchwork jeans, and purchased in a San Francisco vintage shop while Irish-national Kelly was on a world tour — a tour which included a final stop at Burning Man. Kelly needed appropriate attire, and he felt the patchwork pants would get the job done.

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Moda 360 Walks on the Wild Side for the Los Angeles Zoo  #TheNewMart @moda360intl

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Moda 360 Walks on the Wild Side for the Los Angeles Zoo #TheNewMart @moda360intl

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presented a sustainable runway to benefit the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens conservation program and celebrate the Zoo's 50th anniversary on Aug. 1, 2017 at The New Mart in Downtown LA.

Moda 360, a fusion of art, fashion and film, incorporating exhibits and live presentations and encouraging collaborations between the three creative industries, brought sustainable designers from London, Los Angeles, New York, Colombia and Guatemala and showed the art of sustainability. This innovative company was founded by Debora Pokallus. Ethical fashion took center stage on the runway with Los Angeles designers Julie Gardner, a photographer who prints her images on cashmere, silk and cotton for a collection of brilliantly colorful scarves, kimonos and sarongs, and Deborah Lindquist, the Green Queen, who created a special animal themed collection for the Zoo, representing their West Coast home town. Atelier Tammam, a vegan couture collection from London, showed red carpet gowns with a touch of Old Hollywood. Juan Pablo Martinez debuted his new collection of recycled denim with exquisitely tailored dresses, jackets and jeans. Recent New York Fashion Week participant Melissa Lockwood brought zero waste knits from her collection IQ Test. TNT Agency created the jungle themed hair and makeup styles adding drama and excitement to the show.

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On the Town: La Providencia Guild members host fashion show to benefit hospital #LAFashion @ChildrensLA

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On the Town: La Providencia Guild members host fashion show to benefit hospital #LAFashion @ChildrensLA

akeside Golf Club served as the venue for the women of the La Providencia Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ 2017 annual summer meeting, luncheon and fashion show this past Saturday.

Presented under the theme, “The Guild’s Gorgeous, Glamorous Goddesses,” the event sees guild members model fashions available at the CHLA Thrift Shop located on Burbank Boulevard.

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Hilary Duff and Younger's Costume Designers Explain the Difference Between New York and Los Angeles Fashion #LAFashion

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Hilary Duff and Younger's Costume Designers Explain the Difference Between New York and Los Angeles Fashion #LAFashion

When you film a fashion-centric show in New York City (one of the world’s style meccas) the clothes become characters too. Need proof? Just watch one episode of TV Land’s hit Younger.

In a new exclusive behind-the-scenes video, the costume designers behind the show, Jackie Demeterio and Pat Field, along with star Hilary Duff talk about the benefits of shooting their show in NYC. “We’re so lucky,” Demeterio says. “Pat [Field] and I live here and we have so many resources [being] in the fashion capital.”

“The stuff people buy in stores here is different,” Duff explains. “If we were in LA, trying to act like we were shooting in NY, it’s a lot harder to shop because people buy different stuff. People dress a lot more here.” If anyone knows, it’s Duff herself. When she’s not filming the show, she’s living in L.A. “Here, if it’s a nice spring day women are putting on a skirt and a cute tied up shirt,” she says. “In LA, it’s like cutoff shorts.”

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This Secret L.A. Shop Is Making Custom Fashion for Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and More #LAFashion

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This Secret L.A. Shop Is Making Custom Fashion for Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and More #LAFashion

Bootlegging isn’t what it used to be. In the ’80s and ’90s, designers who refashioned old Vuitton leather or reprinted the Dior logo onto their own designs were relatively unknown; for the most part, it was an underground sport. Today, the act of taking a familiar slogan, label, or monogram out of its original context and putting it on something entirely different is par for the course. Faux-luxury, cheap-chic fashion is everywhere right now, but years before the Instagram designer kids were slinging their punny Chanel and Versace shirts online, Freak City was leading the charge.

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These orthodox Jewish designers are transforming 'modest' fashion #LAFashion #DTLA #TheNewMart

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These orthodox Jewish designers are transforming 'modest' fashion #LAFashion #DTLA #TheNewMart

n a particularly busy May Friday, Rachelle Yadegar, 24, and Judith Illulian, 26, are scrambling in their office on the ninth floor of an old, marbled building in the fashion section of Downtown Los Angeles to send out 300 dress orders. They own a brand of fashionable-but-modest clothing for Orthodox Jewish women called RaJu, and the start of Shabbat, Memorial Day, and the Jewish holiday Shavuot will leave them unable to work for a week.

The square room is cluttered with merchandise. A magenta sequined roll of fabric inspired by J.Crew pours out of a cardboard box. Papers cover the desk. Floral dresses folded in plastic lay on the floor. The columns of white shelves lining the walls are stacked with Raju's signature styles, like the "eye-catching" Jenna, a light-blue leopard print body-con dress made of polyester and spandex.

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Bella’s skin ‘trips out’ after fashion week @bellahadid #LAFashion

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Bella’s skin ‘trips out’ after fashion week @bellahadid #LAFashion

Bella Hadid’s skin ‘’trips out’’ after fashion week, and she plans to go on a skin, hair and body detox next month.

 

The 20-year-old model has revealed starring in catwalk shows back to back takes its toll on her face and hair, and to combat the negative effects of having her hair constantly washed and styles, as well as her face being plied with cosmetic products, she avoids wearing any make-up for the following weeks and will try hair and face masks.

She told ElleUK.com: ‘’I’m pretty much at the end of fashion week now. My skin is tripping out and I think my hair got washed four times yesterday, so usually I like to do a lot of masks. I like to not wear make-up also.

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The Children Are The Future In Fashion: Unincorporated Life's Unique Fashion Camp #LAFashion

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The Children Are The Future In Fashion: Unincorporated Life's Unique Fashion Camp #LAFashion

Los Angeles may not be a fashion capital, but it turns out we have some of the most unique and talented fashion designers right here in Southern California. If you saw them on the street, you might not think they’re designers… that’s because they’re six years-old.

We recently discovered the incredible Fashion Camp Experience at The Unincorporated Life in Los Angeles. It’s a weeklong summer program for kids and teens ages 6 to 18 years-old.

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Balmain Celebrates LA Store Opening With A Celebrity House Party #LAFashion @Balmain

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Balmain Celebrates LA Store Opening With A Celebrity House Party #LAFashion @Balmain

Bringing a touch of French fashion to the California coast, Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing celebrated the store's first Los Angeles outpost in Melrose Place with his closest celebrity friends.

Joining the designer, who, at 25, was appointed the youngest ever creative director in the brand's history, were Poppy Delevigne, Kerry Washington, Hailee Steinfeld and his long-time BFF, Kim Kardashian West. 

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Henry Cherner, AIMS360 Managing Partner, 66 #LAFashion @AIMS360

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Henry Cherner, AIMS360 Managing Partner, 66 #LAFashion @AIMS360

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Henry Cherner, a Los Angeles pioneer in software programs for the fashion industry and an apparel industry veteran, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday. He was 66.

Cherner, was in the apparel business for decades before transitioning into the world of fashion technology as a managing partner of software company AIMS360. He was also a founding board member of Fashion Business Inc., a Los Angeles nonprofit business incubator that helped startups and young apparel companies become more successful. He was on the FBI board since the organization’s inception in 1999 and was an advisory board member of the California Fashion Association.

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MODA 360 Event to Spotlight Sustainability, Benefit LA Zoo Conservation Programs #TheNewMart @Moda360Intl

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MODA 360 Event to Spotlight Sustainability, Benefit LA Zoo Conservation Programs #TheNewMart @Moda360Intl

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presents a special event benefitting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' conservation program and celebrating the Zoo's 50th anniversary August 1, 2017, 3 to 9 pm, at The New Mart in Downtown L.A.

Incorporating exhibits and live presentations by international fashion designers, artists and filmmakers, Moda 360 encourages collaborations between the three creative industries. The 2017 edition of Moda 360 shines the spotlight on sustainability and the importance of preserving the habitats and inhabitants of our planet. A unique feature is "A Walk on the Wild Side," a sustainable runway fashion show with creations by artists and designers reflecting the species, habitats and conservation projects championed by the L.A. Zoo.

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Trina Turk to pop up at W Hotel #LAFashion @shoptrinaturk

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Trina Turk to pop up at W Hotel #LAFashion @shoptrinaturk

Resort and Trina Turk pretty much go hand-in-hand. The designer’s latest project had her collaborating with the W Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills on custom cabanas at the property’s Wet deck pool using prints from her Trina Turk indoor/outdoor Schumacher line.

It’s the first time the prints — a turquoise ikat and another inspired by the waves in Carmel — have been used on cabanas and it’s the first time Turk has partnered with a hotel in Los Angeles. She did cabanas a few years ago for the St. Regis on Kauai in Hawaii and this past spring for The Diplomat Beach Resort in Florida.

On Sunday, the designer will bring her namesake line along with Mr. Turk for a cabana pop-up at the W as part of the hotel’s summer pop-up and event series it’s calling Daydream. Turk will host two more pop-ups at the W in August and September.

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It's an Aussie invasion. Australian fashion brands and designers turn their attention to the L.A. crowd #TheNewMart #LAFashion

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It's an Aussie invasion. Australian fashion brands and designers turn their attention to the L.A. crowd #TheNewMart #LAFashion

ngelenos are known for many things, including their love for the great outdoors, their preference for casual dressing and their good fortune of being able to enjoy near-perennial summers and mild winters.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that fashion brands and designers from Australia are making a beeline for La La Land.

“The beaches, the mountains, all this space and the lifestyle,” said Lisa Gorman, founder of the Melbourne, Australia, brand Gorman. “Being in a city where we could stock the same collections we have in Australia was really important.”

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The (very) gilded world of the Boohoo billionaires: How the family who began with a market stall and built a £2bn fashion empire @boohoo #TheNewMart

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The (very) gilded world of the Boohoo billionaires: How the family who began with a market stall and built a £2bn fashion empire @boohoo #TheNewMart

It has no High Street shops and few people over the age of 40 will have even heard of it. But online fashion retailer Boohoo is instantly recognisable to teenagers and twentysomethings everywhere.

And thanks to its remarkable ability to replicate celebrity fashion trends in a matter of days, it’s one of the most extraordinary British success stories of recent times.

The brand has humble origins on a Manchester market stall but it is now worth £2.6 billion – almost five times as much as Debenhams – after the shares surged tenfold over the past two years.

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B.James Tells L.A. Story With Emerging Label #LAFashion

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B.James Tells L.A. Story With Emerging Label #LAFashion

In Brandon James’ tough South Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1990s, the people who dressed well and had money were known as hustlers according to James, now a designer.

“If someone hustles, that defines everything. They can sell drugs, cars, anything to pay bills. It wasn’t always the 9-to-5. People would say, he is a hustler, he has ambition, and fashion is the way I do it.”

Out of 40 of the boys in his group of neighborhood friends, four are still alive and avoided lengthy jail sentences, according to James. It was easy for the boys to get swept up into violence and troubles with the law.

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