Thursday, December 26, 2013

Part 2: Style Fashion Week's Cocktail Dresses for Spring 2014

Los Angeles, CA (West Hollywood Today) 12/26/2013

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund

 Twice a year, Style Fashion Week presents the season's must-see shows, unforgettable performances & installations.

Many of the garments we will see at many of the SAG & Oscar events in January thru March 2014.
Bettie Page Spring 2014 retro fashion
Last October, the 6th season of Style Fashion Week, the 5-days event  breaked new ground with official endorsement by the city of Los Angeles, a new venue at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck, and a line-up of international designers fashion for Spring 2014.
Bettie Page cocktail dress
Spring 2014
The Style fashion week’s venue tripled in size with two runways, and received the Seal of Los Angeles supported by City of Los Angeles Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.

The ever-growing and innovative week of events earned Style Fashion Week a respected position of influence in the fashion community.

An expansive brand marketplace immersed guests in art, fashion, and design and allowed them to directly engage with brands and designers throughout the week.
Betty Page dot style dress


 Bettie Page Clothing: Bettie Page Clothing is a unique, retro-inspired and feminine collection that allows women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodies.

Designed by Russian model Tatyana Khomyakova, the tasteful sexiness of Bettie Page Clothing reflects the beauty and mystery of women. Whether you're heading to the office or a night on the town, these statement dresses can be worn day or night and flatter women of all ages. Bettie Page boutiques can be found in Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Minnesota's Mall of America, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Portland, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Nashville and online at
Gregorio Sanchez Spring 2014
chiffon, organza, silk & linen
Gregorio Sanchez: Returning designer, Gregorio Sanchez brings his 15 years of experience in the fashion industry to his remarkable collections. His Spring 2014 collection is inspired by the natural environment representing serene energy of nature.
Gregorio Sanchez long

His progressive earth toned palette is designed to create a harmony between feminine and environmental beauty. The light fabrics; chiffon, organza, silk and linen, give freshness and natural movement to the simple silhouettes in the collection. Pieces will be paired with leather bags, clutches, and straw print totems. Gregorio Sanchez is the first Mexican designer to have his own boutique on the exclusive Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. You can find his collection at 421 North Rodeo Drive inside the Rodeo Collection.
Octavio Carlin Spring 2014
Octavio Carlin: Octavio Carlin's Spring 2014, "Azul" collection is inspired by nature and especially the deep and serene blue of the ocean. Also inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, the Octavio Carlin Collection is accessibly glamorous for women who want to be noticed on their way to the opera, at a cocktail party, a wedding, or walking into the Oscars. The modern, yet classically glamorous fashions of exclusive ready-to-wear, Special occasion and bridal wear are impeccably detailed to highlight a woman's inner beauty and uniqueness.

Octavio Carlin Spring 2014



Sachika Spring 2014
Sachika: SACHIKA's Spring 2014 "Fearlessly Sensual "collection presented clothing for the fashion fearless, who like to command, have fun, and express their playful side. The line presents the balance between effortlessly wearable and statement-making, a balance that SACHIKA is known for. For Spring 2014, TUXX by SACHIKA, the newest label for men, will show revamped fashion essentials for the confident man who can handle the "Fearlessly Sensual" dominant SACHIKA woman.


Kicka Custom Design
by Marika Soderlund

Sachika TUXX men's Spring 2014
Kicka Custom Design: Award-winning costume designer Marika Soderlund-Robison launched Kicka Custom Design in 2004. Born and raised in Sweden, Soderlund-Robison's creations have appeared in rock operas, music videos, and in countless theatrical shows. Her dramatic and intricate designs evoke a fantastical and timeless sense of extra-vagance."It's avant-garde fantasy haute couture for artists, performers, and dancers working in television, film, and stage." said Marika.
Dollcake, vintage ruffle dresses
for girls through age 12
 DOLLCAKE: Vintage Ruffles: Designed in Melbourne Australia, Dollcake is the girlswear collection known for its soft palette, delicate frocks overflowing with frills, and use of vintage lace and embellished accessories. Dollcake's Vintage Ruffle Collection reflects a whimsical, old-fashioned elegance. Designer Christina Campbell finds inspiration in the grace and style of decades past. This collection's range of dresses and headpieces is designed for girls, newborns through age 12.
Dexter Rose Simmons
Spring 2014
Dexter Rose by Dexter Simmons is a designer, stylist and make-up artist.
Bay area native Dexter  hopes to be fashion’s next triple threat with his avant-garde style of costumes, and a different kind of evening-wear on the runway.
Andre Soriano
Spring 2014
Dexter Rose Spring 2014

Andre Soriano's  design includes all type of garments from active wear to classic evening wear, and specializes in elegant wedding and couture gowns.

Styled to Rock, a fashion reality show 'executive produced' by Robyn Rihanna Fenty gave him an exposure of having a celebrity wear his clothes, which allowed him the means to expand his clothing line beyond San Diego.
Andre's fashion mantra is "Peace, love, glamour and fashion!"
-with influences from cosmopolitan cities worldwide such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan and Tokyo. (Andre Soriano's
photos by G. Castaneda)

Andre Soriano bridal gown Spring 2014
 Style Fashion Week closing its doors, I'm
at the red carpet entrance



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