Hors d’oeuvres were served throughout the show from Pacifica Del Mar Restaurant. The models came out with two different segments revealing Christiann Moore’s fall collection, chic dresses by Timmithea, handbags by Tina Frantz Designs, berets by Diana Cavagnaro, and jewelry by ila blu.
Moore is a La Jolla-based designer who specializes in comfort and sophistication. She showed her fall collection of leggings and tops to the audience. Some of the standout pieces were the Lauren Plaid Tuxedo Pants, Sydney Faux Snake Skin Pants, and the Tabitha Turquoise Stretch Velvet Pants.
The crowd was excited to see the new collection with must-have pieces. Moore also collaborated with Mesa College student Jessica Holland to manufacture the Jess Dress. We were given a sneak preview and the dress will be in the spring collection. For more information, check out christianmoore.com.
Designer Timmithea showed off her Asian Romance Collection. This eco-glamorous collection creates minimal waste and was manufactured from sustainable fabrics. One favorite dress was called the Asian Knot dress that was finished by three peek-a-boo front silver frogs. Timmethea looked stunning in the floral silk print Asian MuuMuu. The standout was the Kimono Slip Dress that has a V-back with floral embroidery. Find these urban chic designs at timmithes.com.
TINA FRANTZ DESIGNS
Handbag designer Tina Frantz Designs was on hand with her stylish handbags. This eco-conscious accessories designer creates one-of-a-kind repurposed handbags. Frantz formerly worked in the interior design industry in Manhattan and saw upholstery swatches that were tossed. She began collecting the throwaway swatches and making luxury clutches out of these beautiful tapestries. Repurposing these handbags helps reduce the landfills. Take a peek at these gorgeous clutches at TinaFrantzDesigns.com.
Stephanie Banka brought her jewelry line to the fashion show called ila blu. This line is a fusion of folklore and modern metaphysics. The literal translation of ila blu is holy blue. Banka said her pieces are infused with intention. This Adornment Guru said that she also does consultations with clients and creates the most life-affirming pieces for them. In December, she will have a one-week residency at the Golden Door. Check out her amazing designs at facebook.com/ileblu.
DIANA CAVAGNARO MILLINERY
Diana Cavagnaro Millinery was on hand to show her latest beret collection inspired by Mary Quant in the ’60s. Cavagnaro recently saw the Mary Quant exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Zandra Rhodes’s Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Cavagnaro came home and was energized to create ’60s inspired collection reflecting this fun period in history. Cavagnaro berets can be seen in the POP Showroom in London, Masaki Matsuka at the Fashion Island in Newport Beach, or at DianaCavagnaro.com
BEAUTY BY DESIGN
Heather Arnold was at the Grand Reveal Party to apply the makeup line of Trish McEvoy. Arnold’s business is called Beauty By Design and she is a mobile makeup artist who specializes in weddings and event makeup. Guests had so much fun during the social hour coming up and having their makeup polished off with McEvoy. Arnold can be contacted at beautybydesign.me.
- Thursday, Dec. 5 – Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon presented by Leonard Simpson at the U.S. Grant Hotel beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event will benefit The Arc of San Diego. For more information, contact Jennifer Navarra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – 50 Fabulous Years luncheon to celebrate Zandra’s 50 years in fashion at the L’Auberge Del Mar. There will be an auction for some of Zandra’s historic pieces and a private viewing and sneak preview of the film “Zandra with a Zee.” For details, email Dakota@zandrarhodes.com.
Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned Couture Milliner based in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Learn more about our hat designer, teacher, and blogger at DianaCavagnaro.com.