Today I am excited to share some highlights from the Stella Carakasi Fall Style Event at Stella Studio that I modeled in recently. The fashion show was chock full of wearable, versatile and gorgeous wardrobe pieces for fall and winter.
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and enjoy these highlights fresh from the Stella runway. I have included every look from the show so you will almost feel like you were there with me!
I arrived in the early afternoon for my fitting, makeup and runway practice. A big crowd was expected!
While the other models and I got ready and practiced in the warehouse where the fashion show took place, guests began arriving at the adjacent Stella Studio.
Guests shopped, sipped wine and nibbled on tasty appetizers from Whole Foods Market Berkeley.
Whole Foods generously catered the event, as they have for past events. Their finger foods are always a bit hit! And they provided the flower arrangements too. Whole Foods also gave the first 50 guests swag bags filled with beauty products and other goodies!
Back stage, makeup artist Danielle Robinson was on hand to make us runway ready!
Some false eyelashes, eye shadow and pretty lipstick and I was ready to go. I brought my favorite black hat along to wear with a coat I was wearing in the show.
At a little before 6:00 pm, guests were asked to head into the warehouse and find a seat in one of the many chairs flanking the runway. It was soon packed with people!
Stella Carakasi, looking as elegant and stylish as ever, came out from behind the curtain and addressed the crowd.
It was a particularly exciting show because Stella had just been awarded the Best in Ready to Wear by Fashion Community Week a few days prior. So well-deserved!
After Stella spoke, it was time to kick of the show!
As I mentioned earlier, I included every outfit that was featured during the Fall Style Event. The photos were taken by both my husband, Bill, and professional photographer David Delahoussaye.
Most of these pieces are available on the Stella Carakasi website now but some won’t be introduced at Stella Studio and online until the end of October. I have linked to items that are currently available.
So…let’s get the online show started!
These Slimming Ankle Pants, which have vegan leather front panels and zippers at the ankles come in both black and Moonglow, look fantastic with a black and gray patterned V-neck flared sweater, arriving later this month.
For my first look, I wore an Alpaca coat – called Rumor Has It Coat – that has two layers and zips up the neck and will be available in a few weeks. Under it, I had on a Top Rated Tee in Atlantis, a lovely dark blue green shade, and wore Love the Look Leggings, which I also have from last season. They have been my go-to black pants throughout the year and I am so glad Stella brought them back again this season. They also come in a gorgeous gray shade.
The Slimming Ankle Pants were a top choice for the models (models get to pick out their outfits for the show) and new to the Stella Carakasi collection this season. Here they are worn with a lightweight sweater and the Take Note Vest, available later this month.
For my second look I wore The Ultimate Dress with vegan leather panels on the arms and a beautiful architectural hemline. I felt very sophisticated and stylish in this dress!
A not-yet-released sweater is worn with Defining Moment Ankle Pants.
Another appearance by the popular The Ultimate Dress worn here with a long gold necklace and strappy sandals.
Once all the models had shown their two outfits, it was time for the finale! We all walked the runway with Stella in the lead.
What a success! Models and guests alike seem to have really enjoyed themselves, and the fashions!
After the show, Marlena and I made sure to get a photo together wearing The Ultimate Dress!
Once we changed back into the clothes we arrived in, we joined the guests in the Stella Studio for some wine, appetizers and shopping! It was a great night. I loved getting to see all the new Stella styles for fall and had such a great time with the other models.
Be sure to use your 15% off discount code – RICHLIFE15 – on your first purchase at Stella Carakasi. And visit the New Arrivals page to see what’s brand new for fall. New pieces will be arriving later this month!
Final Reminder: How I Wear My: Neckerchief is happening this week! Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day today – October 3, 2016 – and be sure to include a quotable description of your look! Visit the How I Wear My page for more information.
Make it a rich day!