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Rhonda P. Hill to Curate Exhibition in Santa Barbara

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Rhonda P. Hill to Curate Exhibition in Santa Barbara

Ventura's Rhonda P. Hill, founder of EDGExpo, a fashion intelligence website, will curate an exhibition on fashion as art at the GraySpace Annex on Gray Avenue in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. The show seeks to show the ideas and work of fashion designers who work outside of wasteful fast fashion contexts and make fashion statements that are works of art in their own right. The working title for the show is "Blurred Boundaries: Fashion is an Art."  
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Sense & Sustainability: An interview with fashion forward thinker Sica Schmitz.

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I had the opportunity to sit with Bead & Reel's Sica Schmitz in her beautiful work space in Los Angeles. Founded in 2014, Bead & Reel has provided quality Fair Trade clothing and accessories for women. 
 
As a Hollywood costume designer Sica had a hard time finding fashion forward clothing that met with her vegan and humanitarian values; so she created an online boutique where she would want to shop and also brought like-minded brands together to create an one stop ethical shop.
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29
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MINAN WONG: A Tale Of Two Cities

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 This season I decided not to attend any of the shows for fashion week in Los Angeles, mainly because I feel Los Angeles is still trying to define themselves in this industry (a story for another time), and it can be a little chaotic getting through some of the hype.  Anyhow, my mind was set… that is until Rhonda Hill from Edgexpo suggested that we attend one day of shows for FWLA because the designers "looked to be progressive" for that day. Well that was enough for me to take another look at the designers who were presenting their collections. There was one particular designer’s collection I had to see in person after watching their video from New York Fashion Week on the Runway and that designer was Mimi Wong whose brand is called Minan Wong.
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My Interview with Emerging Fashion Designer Jenny Kang of Ro & De Noir

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RO & DE NOIR FALL 2016 Collection for Fashion Week L.A
RO & DE NOIR is a Los Angeles-based contemporary women's line. The designers gave us 25 fresh styles from their fall 2016 collection. I was treated to many feminine patterns and silhouettes. Pieces ranged from a sleek black V-cut jumpsuit to a sophisticated skirt suit. What impresses me most about this brand is the range of styles they produce. The pieces are functional and mesh well in any setting.
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MAR
18
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STYLES FILES: Ear Wear

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A 90's trend that came  back with a vengeance!
 
Modern spin on the "ear wear" known as ear climber, ear crawler, ear cuff, wrap around cuff, or ear jacket are a few names that we came across in our research. This "ear wear" trend has graced the earlobes of some of Hollywood's most elite actresses, such as Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stones and Kate Bosworth.
 
Here's our short list of 10 styles that you will surely want to add to your jewelry collection-
 
 
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MAR
11
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Trend Report Spring 2016: Off The Shoulder

Off the shoulderGo out and bare your shoulders this spring.
Here are our seven picks for this trend this season. Whether you pair yours with high-waisted trousers,  a pair of jeans, or chose one of the dresses, these seven beautiful options will have you looking like a trend setter.
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FEB
12
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Fashion Archives: A look at our past coverage of runway shows at LA Fashion Week.

2014 10 08 16.34.22 resizedWe thought it would be fun to go into our fashion archives and take a look at our coverage of Los Angeles Fashion Weeks from the early days. 
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DEC
11
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Best Hats To Wear This Fall Season.

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Mme. Chanel knew a thing or two about hats; that they were elegant, chic, and most of all, necessary to complement any outfit. The art of millinery is timeless and as fashion designers showed during their past Fall collections, the novelty of a hat will never cease. As the cold season is here, face the crisp weather in style with hats that are sure to be the talk of the season. 
 
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DEC
04
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Baby It's Cold Outside.

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Here are a few pieces to add to your wardrobe to take the chill off.
 
 
 
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OCT
14
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25 Handbags for the fall season for under $100.

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Seasons come and go and so do fashion trends. We've seen our fair share of trends and fads that have earned their spot on fashion history's timeline, and that's where they will stay - in history.
 
But there is one thing that will never ever go out of style, no matter how many seasons pass or even the latest trend - HANDBAGS.
 
 
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