Saturday, April 14, 2012

STOP STARING! by Alicia Estrada / Mexican Cinema and the Golden Age
Fall Winter 2012 Los Angeles, CA

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Starting out with the bomb seats A-22 and A-21 front row with Loulou Von Brochwitz and a few seats down from Beverly Hills 90210’s AnnaLynne McCord was a super start and super beginning for Alicia Estrada’s viewing of her Fall Winter 2012 Collection of STOP STARING! at the Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. The beautiful venue and beautiful runway glorified the glory days with wicked era piece dresses in rosy print full skirted dresses and checquered hipster calf length hip hugging secretary like beauties also in baby blue, cherry print and sailor made with a grand finale of a Oscar Winning Jessica Rabbit ensemble in brilliant glittering gold.

The models wore super sophisticated hats from Louise Green Millinery and super sexy shoes from Michael Antonio Footwear.

Of course I was sold immediately with the collection with her opening pieces in Lace Two Piece Peplum Blouse and Skirt also with a Fur Caplet and Scallop Caplet.

Who could resist that ?? In any era !

Pin Up Model Loulou Von Brochwitz sported Stop Staring!’s Belinda full skirt one pc dress in Navy and Tan and AnnaLynne McCord appeared in the two piece paulet crop top in black and full skirt in white. Both looked very GLAMOROUS!!

Alicia Estrada’s entire collection was inspired by Mexican Actress Dolores del Rio.

Complete Collection can be viewed at Apparel News at following Link:

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Starting out the Week here in Las Vegas for the bi yearly Fashion Tradeshows began at Curve Expo NV ( focusing on Lingerie, Swimwear and Mens Elegance apparel. With Lingerie dominating most of the focus this time around, I quickly recognized A.Che's booth having just last seen them at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 in Miami. Having a chat with JD Bowman, Director of Branded Swimwear from A.Che's parent company, PARISA, he informed me that their tier sizing gave them good presence there in the mostly intimate apparel forum and to expect new designs from Amanda Che' for the coming season. .. Can't wait for that.

Next door was CAPSULE;a fashion tradeshow featuring innovative brands with other venues in New York, Paris and Berlin.... Walking around I came across CIRE TRUDON (contact, oldest wax manufacturer dating back to Lous XIV's reign in beautiful handmade glass vessels. .. perfect for backyard camping in a HEIMPLANET inflatable diamond grid 5 person tent ( And for fun beach camping and spring frolicking I found an assortment of fun Beach bags from Fun Junk ( based out of Washington and FRESCO ( featuring matching soft terry cloth pillows and robes.. ooh so soft on your face and body. Always to complete a good outdoor manuever is a good set of headphones in metallic at the eskuche' booth( for clearer vision and listening. More about Capsule at

Later that eve I found myself at the traditional Crazy Horse at MGM for The So CURVE Fashion Show Crazy Horse Paris featuring lingerie ensembles by Leonisa, Parisa, Parfait by Affinitas, Huit, Fantasie, Fauve, Freya, Cass, Mia, Only Hearts, Rhonda Shear, Rago,Simone Perele, and the fun and dubious Pull-In for crazy boy toy action. Take a peek at a previous So Curve show at the following link:

Good thing CURVE NV came along to put some clothes on those fantastic burlesque dancers ... even though it was just lingerie. Still . those babes were hot hot hot. .

The following day was a great start at MAGIC, Sourcing, and Platform at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where I found myself amidst a swarm of fashion booths, artists, iconic designers, models, lounges, celebrity bloggers, runway shows, race car drivers, and fun samples.

Cruising along in my Fit in Clouds Glam Black Sequins Foldable Flats also available at was way cumfy as I made my way past sleek lounges from HSTUDIO(
for three days straight in a row not to miss the Fashion Runway Shows in North Hall featuring selected styles from across the MAGIC platform.....

...with Mikey Koffman from Sunset Gower Studios L.A. Fashion Week producing them all. (

and fun model celebrity appearances by one of Tyra Banks America's Next Top Models, Alexandria from ANTM All Stars.

Speaking of models.. running into PIN UP MODEL LouLou Von Brochwitz was definitely a perk. I took advantage of taking a few flexed out pics with her. LOL!

She was in a super good mood, having Betsey Johnson the day before sign the cover of SEVEN from the previous year; where LouLou had the cover in a Betsey Johnson frilly two piece swimsuit. .. totally cute.

Yes, I got the chance to also catch a pic of Betsey's parade at WWDMAGIC having been there the day before taking photos with her fans and introducing her new pricepoint can view more at the following link ...

With great new colors from Pantone and fun plates and designs at the Minx nails lounge, there were great receptions and chinese music and culture at SOURCING with famous master Chinese calligraphist, Mr. Peng Han Cang.

With artists and parties everywhere you could count on an even bigger one because there is

ALWAYS a hip party at the Desigual lounge.. with live artists and food, drink, and fun.I was able to catch their live Artists painting four live models as onlookers watched. Fascinating!
Well a close out to another session and travelling tradeshows we wait in anticipation for the next time this coming August 2012.


Isabel writes for Bikini Shell and other medias. She attends Fashion Week in L.A. and South Beach and looks forward to soon be following the trends worldwide. Contact: