Stella Carakasi Fall Style Event

Stella Carakasi Fall Style Event

I’m still riding high from the fun, excitement and fabulousness of the Stella Carakasi Fall Style Event last Friday night. What an amazing fashion show and party! It was the perfect way to celebrate fall style and kick off San Francisco Fashion Week.

Last May I partnered with Stella Carakasi for the Spring Luxe Event at the Stella Studio. It was the first time Stella Carakasi had a fashion show at their studio. It was such a great event, we decided to do it again for fall!

This time, the show took place in the Stella Carakasi warehouse for a very hip industrial feel and a much bigger space. They created a runway, added more lighting and made a deconstructed warehouse setting, perfect for a chic fashion show!

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While people gathered in the Stella Studio for finger foods and shopping, we models practiced walking the runway for about an hour then stayed behind the curtains to organize our outfits and fix our hair and makeup. Then we waited with anticipation for the big show to begin!

I want to introduce the models in the line-up. From left to right: professional model Lauren Lee Robinson, Wendy Packer of Fashion Over Fifty, model Shadi, Janaia Roeder of Daisy Tribe, Savona Charisse of Style Equation Magazine, Tori, me, Kendra Cardoza of Paleo Paparazzi and Daisy Tribe, customers Judy and Linda, and Janet Harrer, a jewelry designer whose gorgeous pieces were featured in the show.  

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Gorgeous, talented, brilliant and approachable Stella Carakasi herself got things started by addressing the crowd. She spoke about her desire to support women, women in business – Stella Carakasi is a 95% female company – and about her passion for creating clothing for real women. It was so inspirational and I could tell she really had the crowd’s attention.

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Once Stella finished with her welcome message, she introduced me as a partner of the event. To share the spotlight with someone as talented and successful as Stella was a privilege and honor I don’t take for granted.

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As usual I was nervous, especially after seeing such a big turnout. Public speaking is terrifying for me but I got through it. I made sure to tell the audience to brace themselves for some spectacular looks on the runway!

For my “speech look” I wore a Perfect 10 Tunic and Love the Look Leggings, both in black with a beaded tassel necklace by Janet Harrer. All jewelry featured in the show was made by Janet.

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After my brief speech, we got things moving on the runway with DJ Rimarkable’s cool beats. While talking in front of large groups makes me anxious, walking the runway is a blast. I love it! Especially when I am wearing such gorgeous and stylish clothing.

Stella Carakasi creates eight collections each year. The latest fall collection, Fall 2, debuted on the runway Friday night and is now available online at StellaCarakasi.com!

I have put together a number of looks from the fashion show along with links to clothing available now.

Wendy wore a Sheer Thing Top in Echo with Echo Flood Pants.

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Judy, a loyal Stella Carakasi customer, wore Love The Look Leggings with Eloquent Jacket in the gorgeous teal color, Dragonfly.

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Linda, also a loyal Stella Carakasi customer, wore the Everything Tunic with Slimming Ankle Pants and Take Note Vest in Mosaic. This Take Note vest is so cool – it’s ombre!

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Shadi wore Off Duty Sweater in Black and Dawn with Ready To Wear Leggings in black.

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Yarra, Head Stylist at Stella Carakasi, decided to walk the runway this time. Last May she emceed the fashion show. She wore Pragmatic Vest in Papyrus with the Ascent Skirt Color Block Knits.

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Savona wore a Take It Easy Sweater in Malbec with Love The Look Leggings and the Definitive Coat in black.

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Judy wore a black Take Note Vest with Everything Tunic and Love The Look Leggings.

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Pencil skirts made a big showing on the runway. The Finesse Skirt was worn by Janaia who paired it with Defining Moments Tunic. Lauren wore the Notorious Sweater in Dawn and Yarra the color blocked Spotlight Sweater with their skirts. And Kendra, far right, wore a Finesse Skirt in Imperial with the Epitome of Style Sweater.

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Janaia wore the Printed Attitude Tunic with Define Yourself Ankle Pants in Jaspar and a Fall For It Coat.

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Wendy modeled Ready to Wear Leggings with A Fresh Coat, both in Teak.

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Kendra showed off Love The Look Leggings with the stunning Intuition Coat in Malbec (which I brought home with me!).

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Shadi wore Inevitable Dress in black, a gorgeous and feminine frock, part of the Fall 2 Collection.

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I wore the Masterpiece Tunic in black and gray with Love The Look Leggings and I carried my Adora by Adrienne bag.

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From Fall 2 Collection is the Everywhere Top with Heritage Pants, both in an art silk and modeled by Lauren.

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Tori styled her Stella tops with denim. Her casual look featured the On Point Cardigan in black and in her dressier look she wore the Resolute Tunic in Imperial.

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Linda wore the Asymmetrical Poncho in Fern with No Apologies Pants in Titanium.

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For my evening look, I also wore the Asymmetrical Poncho in Papyrus. I absolutely LOVE this piece. It’s so dramatic and the fabric is soft and drapes perfectly.

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This photo was sent to me by Susie, a guest in the audience. I was so excited in that moment to show off this look to the crowd!

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Once all the models showed off both their daytime and evening looks, it was time for the finale. We took one last walk down the runway with Stella in the lead – look at all the smiles!

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The party moved from the warehouse to the Stella Studio for noshing, sipping and shopping. It was fun to see everyone admiring the clothes, trying things on, chatting with friends new and old. What a wonderful evening!

A big thank you to Whole Foods Market Gilman for generously providing delicious food for the event. Thank you also to DJ Rimarkable for music, Sici Trevino for filming, and Kati Diaz of Daisy Tribe and my husband, Bill, for photography. And to Joey for helping out wherever needed.

And a very special thank you to Stella, Vivian, Yarra, Steven, Jeff and Allen for including me in this phenomenal event celebrating women and style. I am so proud to call you all friends!

How I Wear My: Poncho or Wrap is just days away! Send a photo of you in your poncho or wrap to [email protected] by October 5th to be featured. Be sure to include a brief description of your look. Visit the How I Wear My page for more information.

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Make it a rich day!

XO,

Adrienne

***Be sure to use the 15% off discount code – RICHLIFE15 – when shopping online at StellaCarakasi.com! 

22 Comments

  1. So much here I love..what a wonderful collection! You and your daughter look like you are having a great time! Wish she would do something like this in Texas!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:40 pm

      That would be great if Stella Carakasi could take it on the road! Who knows? Maybe someday they can!

  2. Debra Devincenzi
    October 1, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Wow! I wish I could have attended this awesome event! Again you rocked it, A!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you, Debra! Thanks for coming to the spring show. It was great to have you there! xo

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      If there is one thing I could change about my personality – other than being someone who loves to exercise – it’s being unafraid of public speaking. What a relief that would be! It truly is a terrifying thing for me. I would rather have a root canal…not kidding!

  3. October 1, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Can’t wait to check out the new things tomorrow! Love the off duty sweater and the masterpiece tunic you modeled! You looked gorgeous by the way!!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:38 pm

      I am in love with the Masterpiece Sweater….would love to have it in the Papyrus and Dawn combination. I love beiges and ivories! I also love that the sweater had such a cool design.

  4. Cheryl
    October 1, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Lovely post! I am curious about that great white blouse/tunic Stella is wearing. Is it from the new line too? I love it!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      It is a Stella Carakasi tunic but from a few seasons ago. I actually asked her the very same question at the show! Next spring she will have some tops that are quite similar. Look for them in the first part of the 2016!

  5. What a great event! The collection is beautiful, and everyone looks great!

    You look amazing in the pieces, and I especially love your evening look!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you, Andrea! The show really was spectacular. All the looks are so stylish but also real and wearable. Which is why I love Stella Carakasi! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Judy Gee
    October 1, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    What a pleasure it was to meet you, Tori and Bill! Thank you for capturing the evening and event. It truly was fun, and I am honored to have met you and the other outstanding and inspiring women. You look gorgeous both in person and in photos!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:35 pm

      Judy – it was so much fun to meet you and share the runway with you. I love your outfit choices. That Take Note Vest looks so great on you as does the teal coat. Hope to see you again at another event! Thank you for your big smiles! Your photos were fun to edit.
      A

  7. October 3, 2015 / 5:53 am

    OMG … how fun! I’m so sorry I missed this! I would’ve loved to see you walk runway, Miss Supermodel! I see Tori too! You both look drop dead GORGEOUS!!!

    Thanks so much of sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you back again next week!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:33 pm

      I wish you could have attended. It would be fun to meet you in person.
      The show was so much fun! And the Stella Carakasi Fall Collection is stunning.
      xo

  8. Linda Salazar
    October 4, 2015 / 6:45 am

    Another successful event Adrienne… it looks like you had a great turn out! You and Tori look fabulous as always, modeling is definitely in your blood. A lot of beautiful pieces in the collection!

    Linda
    xo

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2015 / 12:31 pm

      It was such a great evening! It turns out that I do really love to model…much more so than talking in front of crowds! And Tori did a great job. The camera loves her!
      xo

  9. October 5, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    What a great event and how wonderful that Tori was a part of it too.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 6, 2015 / 11:29 am

      It was so fun to have Tori walk the runway too. All the models were stunning and the clothes were fabulous!
      I will try to get my link up on your site Thursday. I will be traveling and will do it if I can!

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