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Fashion Icon Betsey Johnson Joins Style Fashion Week’s 7th Season at L.A. LIVE



 Style Fashion Week is back this March with a stunning line up of designers taking over the runways like never before. Now in their 7th season, the mega-fashion event welcomes designer and fashion icon Betsey Johnson to showcase her FW14 Collection during the week on Wednesday, March 12th at 8PM. Betsey Johnson’s latest line will turn up the heat in the City of Angels with her trademark style and unrivaled creativity. Inspired by Rihanna’s smokin’ style and the year’s sizzlin’ film, American Hustle, Betsey’s hot FW14 Collection is for the rock star in all of us.

Style Fashion Week LA is the largest, most influential fashion event of the season. This season of fashion events will be held March 9th-13th on the renowned L.A. LIVE Event Deck. The 5-day, high-energy event will feature two full runways showcasing national and international designers and the most talented emerging designers from all over the world that will be styled by Official Hair Sponsor FHI Heat and Makeup Sponsor STARLOOKS PRO Cosmetics. An expansive brand marketplace will immerse guests in art, fashion, and design and allow them to directly engage with brands and designers throughout the week. Boulevard Nightlife Group, Style Fashion Week’s Bar and Nightlife Partner will be crafting specialty cocktails for guests to enjoy during the event.

Official sponsors of Style Fashion Week include: Nespresso, FHI Heat, STARLOOKS PRO Cosmetics, Boulevard Nightlife Group, TIMEZONE and Millennium International Travel.

This season doors will open at 5PM on Opening Night, Sunday, March 9th with shows running 7PM-10PM. Tuesday-Thursday doors open at 4PM with shows running from5PM-10PM.

Sunday March 9th

6PM Opening Ceremony

7PM Ina Soltani

8PM Tatyana Designs

Monday March 10th

5PM Nancy Vuu

6PM Andre Soriano

7PM Mimi Couture, Mariely Pratts, Tatiana Shabelnik

8PM R. Michel’le, Walter Mendez, MT Costello, Michael Costello

 Tuesday March 11th

5PM Skinny Bikini Swimwear, Kinsman SWIM

6PM Vanwolff, Consort 62 Miss Consort

8PM AIDS Healthcare Foundation Presents Art Hearts Fashion

-M the Movement


-Jason Ryan

-Mister Triple X

-Maggie Barry / m8 Urban / Shoppe / Tern Bicycles

Wednesday March 12th

5PM Dede Allure

6PM Civil Society, Control Sector

8PM Altaf Maaneshia

8PM Betsey Johnson


Thursday March 13th

4PM Jamie Elyse Stephens (Presentation)

6-8 PM Kicka Custom Design (Presentation)

7PM Lolly Clothing

8PM Quynh Paris

10PM Furne One

Official Hair Sponsor FHI Heat will work hand in hand with the designers to create unique and innovative hair concepts that complement the designer’s Fall 2014 Collections. Makeup Sponsor STARLOOKS PRO will craft the hottest runway makeup looks for this season’s designers, using the newest, most luxurious and innovative PRO products from their Cosmetic Line.

 Some of the brands guests will enjoy in this season’s brand marketplace include: FHI Heat, Starlooks, Puretergent, Luevo, Sweet! Hollywood, Simply Salad, Naked, Marianna Harutanian, FTL Moda, Lolly Clothing, Tatyana Designs, TIMEZONE, Control Sector, Hollywood Doll, Nancy Vuu, Jamie Elyse Stephens, Quynh Paris, Kicka Custom Design, Johnny Cupcakes, Art Hearts Fashion will present works by talented artistsSequoia Emmanuelle, Sham Ibrahim, Lillipop Fauxtography, Ludovic Baron, Lisa Reilly, Dave The Rainbow, and Graphics Metropolis.

A special thanks to VoCe, Prive, Luevo, Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, BNG, Gibson, Hint Water, Diabolo, Neuro, Monster, La Marca, Magnolia Bakery, SoyJoy, Speck, Arbonne, CLIF Bar, Luna Bar, WGSN, CA Apparel News, LA Fashion Magazine, Daily Front Row, and New York Fashion Times. Sunday silent auction provided by Bang the Gavel.

For more information about this season’s designers please visit the Official Style Fashion Week blog and our website in addition to Twitter @stylefw Facebook @stylefashionweek and IG @Stylefwla

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 Altaf  Maaneshia: Altaf Maaneshia’s high end contemporary ready to wear line is inspired by neat and clean cuts. The Fall ’14 collection features an array of materials including wool, tweed, satin, silk, taffeta, and leather with light silver detailing.

Andre Soriano:(Bravo’s –Styled to Rock) The Fall 2014 collection for Andre Soriano is titled “Screen Sirens”. The collection is based on the beauties of the silver screen. The woman who captivates you and never let’s you go. She is graceful and chic. An Aristocrat with ingenious elegance, simply refined. each style is based off of a different winner of the Academy Awards who embodies a story through the gown. the collection will channel Old Hollywood Glamour with a Classy Edge, befitting of a Siren of the Screen.

Civil Society: With Civil Society’s FALL 2014 Collection: “FIRE AND ICE” designer Brad Schwartz has created truly unique and signature looks, and really bridged the gap between refined and tailored young mens contemporary apparel and street fashion. “I was inspired by today’s youth movement… these days guys want to do things their way, there are no rules. We took the same approach and ended up creating one of the best collections we have ever done.”


Consort62: After a whirlwind year, Consort62 continues its no holds barred approach to clothes for very confident, and boldly expressive men. Consort62 takes its favorite pieces out of the closet and reworks them to offer new takes on fan favorites. Miss Consort is Consort62’s female line, offering whimsical dresses for daring girls.

Control Sector:Drawing on their collective background in the worlds of action sports, the underground scene, and technology, Control Sector’s F/W ’14 collection Beautiful Disaster displays their uniquely aggressive and ultimately free-label aesthetic.

Dede Allure: Headquartered in North Reading, MA, Denise Gaeta (AKA Dede Allure) is rapidly becoming known as the “Curvy Coco Chanel” by creating timeless, classic pieces designed to caress every curve with elegance.

Amato by Furne One: This season, couture designer Furne One features two quintessential feminine images: the spoiled and lavish Marie Antoinette and the demure and phantasmagorical geisha merged into one being, journeying down the catwalk. Meters and meters of tulle, lace, and silk made for a heavily produced collection. Stiff, sculpted powdered hair and huge poufs sprayed in orange, green, and pink matched with obi belts and pieces of high jewelry. The clothes were all presented in macaroon hues or immaculate white in a stunning display of innovation and creativity.

Hollywood Doll: Designed by Kaya Jones, Hollywood Doll is a collection for young girls that promotes respect, love, and compassion. Full of bright colors, unexpected and delightful flare, and fabulous style, the designs of Hollywood Doll are exactly what the fashion forward girl is looking for.

Ina Soltani:Inspired by the edgy and sensual culture of Los Angeles, Ina Soltani’s FALL 2014 Collection presents tailored clean silhouettes and powerful leather features. The elegance and everlasting style of Ina Soltani’s designs have made her a favorite of the Hollywood elite.


Jason Ryan: The avant-garde menswear collection, “Love, Corrida”, is inspired by the carefully crafted courtship of the Toreador and his bull–each unaware of their fate.  Jason Ryan’s passion for design and illustration has existed from an early age–constructing dresses for his mother out of ordinary household items.  He attended schools in both New York and Los Angeles, and has designed for companies such Redken/L’Oreal, BeBe and Walt Disney Entertainment.

Kicka Custom Design: Award-winning costume designer Marika Soderlund-Robison launched Kicka Custom Design in 2004. Born and raised in Sweden, Soderlund-Robison’s creations have appeared in rock operas, music videos, and in countless theatrical shows. Her dramatic and intricate designs evoke a fantastical and timeless sense of extravagance. “It’s avant-garde fantasy haute couture for artists, performers, and dancers working in television, film, and stage.”- Marika Soderlund-Robison

Kinsman Swim: Brought to life in Southern California, Kinsman Swim exemplifies a dramatic combination of top shelf lingerie and high end luxury swimwear. Each piece is hand sewn with the utmost detail to provoke the highest inherent quality in each Brazilian cut design. Small, perfect, and bold, these distinct and intricate swim separates are pushing the envelope in poolside luxury.

Lolly Clothing: Get soft and sexy for Fall 2014 with LOLLY Clothing’s Fallen Angel Collection. The line offers buttery soft jersey, fluttery knits with a peppered texture, French terry flanked by faux leather accents, sheer crepe moments, and cozy flowing tops with thumbhole cuffs. In this collection, LOLLY introduces its newest and most unique print to-date: an exclusive black and tan “skeleton” dye.

Marielly Pratts:Being Chic is an ongoing journey of personal development that just occurs in a everyday Life Style. There are Many Chic women in the world, some famous others not. You want to become this Chic women, she is an unstoppable women. The vision for this fall/winter 2014 collection is for the successful young adult women, she’s is very sophisticated, I always say that the basic is always a classic piece of art, but the choice of fabric is what makes a different to the basic look.

Michael Costello: The Michael Costello F/W 2014 collection ‘Winter Wonderland’ is inspired by Michael’s trips to New York in the winter. A snow covered magical city, filled with effortless beauty and inspiration. Rich textures that glisten in the light mixed with organic yet structured silhouettes that compliment a woman’s body. The collection features gently draped silhouettes along side structured mermaid gowns creating a balance between hard and soft. Michael’s winter wonderland dresses are covered with intricate beading, sequins and embroidered lace. The Michael Costello F/W 2014 collection is a high-end collection made for the modern woman.

Mimi Couture: Designer Jamie Lee’s current line was crafted in honor and remembrance of his late grandmother, Mimi. Every piece in his collection has been a recreation of Mimi and a reinvention of her signature pieces. Drawing inspiration from his many travels around the world, this theme is an Egyptian Safari filled with rich gold, silver, black, and reds from the native animals of Africa.

MT COSTELLO: As the Costello fashion group continues to expand, Michael joined forces with Stephanie Costello to create MT COSTELLO. A line of chic edgy dresses, that break the rules and raise the bar. An unapologetic aesthetic that redefines luxury and caters to an edgy clientele. The MT Costello Fall 2014 collection is inspired by Victorian influences brought to the 21st century. The color palette consists of oxblood, black, nude and metallic. Sheer is a major element that is incorporated through the entire collection.

Quynh Paris: Quynh Paris Fall Winter 2014 collection is dual. Dual purpose, dual shape, dual colors and dual fabric. Seduction goes on in winter. Let’s dress warmly but let’s go on charming. Double face linen to keep warm and double face silk to be sensual. Strong colors, which are not less Manichaean, will liven up winter days. Each color is binarily either bright or moderate. Shapes are either tubular or pencil, structured or twist. Even the prints are dual, leaves or striped, but always luxurious.

R.Michel’le: The brand began as the sister brand to Supastar, a sophisticated twist on young modern contemporary womans clothing, designed with love by Rachael Broussard.Rachael Broussard established herself in the fashion world officially in 2004 as a young and talented fashion designer and stylist of Supastar Company.  Originally from Beaumont Texas, Rachael relocated to Los Angeles Califonia to build the empire.

While In Los Angeles she quickly elevated into the ranks of fashion establishing herself as successful wardrobe stylist to an A-list clientele.

MessQueen: Former NYC messenger turned designer, Courtney N. Gamble is the 24-year-old lead designer of MessQueen New York – a collection of leggings, harem pants, catsuits, high-waist bikini bottoms, as well as accessories. Established in 2007, her playful use of bright colors, prints and shapes express an anarchist state of mind – going against the norm of everything fashion

M THE MOVEMENT: A luxury designer streetwear line for men and women  comprised of denims, cashmere sweaters, fashion knit tops, intimates and accessories, with an emphasis on eco-friendly fabrics with humanitarian efforts. M The Movement is one of the hottest eco-friendly designer streetwear brands on the West Coast.

Mister Triple X: Mister Triple X the edgy streetwear line represents an artistic story told through fashion. Conceived by designer Erik Rosete, the line has quickly become a staple in the fashion world headlining coast to coast at Style Fashion Week Los Angeles and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York. The Mister Triple X F/W 14 collection features leather trimmed western shirts, bold patterned pants and sexy chains and harnesses for both men and women.

Nancy Vuu: Based in Bay Area California, Nancy Vuu is a children and tweens vintage inspired couture clothing line with a modern twist. In addition to her collections, she designs one of a kind custom made couture wear and headpieces. With a passion in fashion since childhood, Nancy Vuu designs to meticulous detail, utmost quality, and hopes that each piece will find its way to a child’s heart with style. “Be BOLD. Be ELEGANT. Be DIFFERENT. Be YOU.” ~ Nancy Vuu

Skinny Bikini Swimwear’s 2014 collection Jet Set Glamour is dedicated to bold, confident, unique women who are passionate about life, strong in their sense of individuality, worldly in their outlook, and classy in their etiuette.

Tatiana Shabelnik’s style is marked by the interplay of bold colors and mixing textures. Her current collection showcases pieces in leather, silk and chiffon, and is partly inspired by the colorful works of Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky, and Belarusian/French artist Mark Chagal.

Tatyana Designs: For Fall/Winter 2014, Tatyana Designs will feature Bettie Page and Tatyana Collections that take you through the seasons, transitioning from the beginning of autumn to the fun and festive holiday celebrations. Autumn Leaves: Inspired by nature itself, this collection reflects the gradual change in the rich autumn leaves. Holiday Celebration: This holiday-inspired collection embodies all that is glitz and glamour.

TIMEZONE: Each time zone serves as an inspiration for the new collection. Shapes, colours and the unique character of each region and its habitants, influence their designers and creations. For Autumn/Winter 2014 they have selected Scotland with its Highlands and the urban industrial area of Glasgow. Keeping focused on our denim roots, the Scottish soul flows into the details.

Walter Mendez: The Walter Mendez Fall 2014 collection is inspired by the layers of the human body. A 3-dimensional feel of the feminine figure that leaves its host vulnerably free and emotionally stripped. The collection features sleek gowns, each with slices of intricate beading and carvings of elaborate detailing that chip away at each coating of the female frame. Unbound, unrestricted, and undoubtedly exposed.

Sponsors and Brands:

AHF: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest Global AIDS organization and the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 280,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare

ART HEARTS FASHION: Established in 2011 by designer and entrepreneur Erik Rosete, ART HEARTS FASHION presentations have been held coast to coast benefiting multiple charities including Aids Project Los Angeles, Women’s Cancer Research and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen. Art Hearts Fashion events are highly supported by celebrities and have become a premiere platform for designers. Celebrities in support have included Lindsay Lohan, Adam Lambert, Bobby Brown, Floyd Mayweather, Jojo, Perez Hilton, Gloria Govan, Tatum O’neal, Tia Mowry, Neon Hitch, Bonnie Mckee, Evenesence, Alexis Arquette, Philip Bloch, Colette Carr, Kayla Brianna, and an endless list of celebrity artists.

Arbonne is a highly regarded, premium brand with a Swiss heritage, sold exclusively through a network of independent consultants. At Arbonne, beauty begins with superior ingredients and scientific innovation.  Inspired by nature, enhanced by science, we create amazing botanically based products that are pure, safe, and beneficial.

Diabolo Beverage Company: Inspired by the iconic French beverage Le Diabolo, Diabolo Beverages put a unique spin on a classic with their collection of lightly carbonated refreshers in natural flavors. Low in calories & enhanced with Vitamin B., Diablo makes the perfect guilt-free mixer in classic & exotic cocktails and is a delicious beverage all on its own! For store location & more information about Diabolo, please visit our website:

FHI Heat: Founded in 2003, FHI Heat® is a world-renowned Professional Hair Care Company that transformed into a prestigious, award winning and celebrity adored brand. The distinguished brand offers the most innovative and technologically advanced hair tools in the beauty industry. FHI Heat’s® superior high quality is reflected in their patented heating system that uses larger heaters and a unique gem that is embedded within the ceramic plates and infused with the exclusive Proprietary Nano-Fuzeion™ Technology, Gentle Far Infrared Heat, and low EMF (Electromagnetic Fields), which prevents damage producing unmatched conditioning and shine. Available at, top salons and beauty stores. Call toll-free 1-877-FHI-HEAT (877-344-4328). International inquiries call 323-344-2900. Available at, top salons and beauty stores.

Johnny Cupcakes: Founded in 2001, Johnny Earle started out by selling quirky cupcake-themed t-shirts inspired by his nickname, Johnny Cupcakes, from the trunk of his beat up ’89 Toyota Camry. Creating a cult-like following, Earle continued to develop the brand by personally selling t-shirts out of his suitcase while on tour with his band. What started out as a hobby, grew into a global clothing & accessories brand based on word-of-mouth & curiosity.

La Marca: Founded more than 40 years ago, La Marca is a cooperative representing 5,000 local winegrowers who farm more than 17,000 acres in the Veneto region of northern Italy. La Marca Prosecco is crafted in a clean, refreshing style with a delicate, floral palate and bright acidity. Made from the expressive Glera grape – found in the hillside vineyards of Italy’s Prosecco capital, Treviso – La Marca Prosecco is an elegant, luxurious sparkling wine that pairs beautifully with a variety of foods. Learn more

Luevo is on the leading edge of fashion, building the first product-based crowdfunding platform for fashion designers. The startup is committed to helping up-and-coming independent fashion designers get the funding they need, while offering consumers the chance to find the latest most exclusive fashion. Doing business in the fast-paced world of fashion, Luevo is always on the hunt for the future’s hottest designers and is partnering up with fashion week events across North America to bring you the latest in fashion.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles: Enjoy your stay where celebrities, presidents and dignitaries have also enjoyed the historic grandeur and modern luxury of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Located steps away from Staples Center and NOKIA Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dodger Stadium and the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you want to venture outside of downtown LA, enjoy a short drive to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other beach areas.

Monster Energy Drink: Now with over 30 drinks and flavors, Monster is the go-to drink for energy and refreshment. Led by athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is way more than an energy drink, Monster is a lifestyle in a can.

Naked Juice® packs 1lb. of fruit or vegetables in almost every bottle, so you can pack in more of what you love to do! We add only the best ingredients (oh, and a label) to a wide variety of smoothies and coconut water guaranteed to satisfy any taste bud.

Nespresso: For over 25 years, Nespresso has revolutionized the single serve coffee segment by providing customers with the highest quality espresso coffee, innovative machines, and unparalleled customer services. Today, with the newest innovation by Nespresso, VertuoLine, American’s can now enjoy traditional large-cup coffee and authentic espresso with one machine. The new system features a unique Centrifusion™ technology that provides an extremely high level of precision as the system recognizes, through barcode technology, each expertly designed Grand Cru capsule and adjusts the extraction parameters to brew each blend in the most optimal way. For more information on Nespresso, and the new VertuoLine system, please

Neuro: Neuro drinks is a line of great tasting drinks with a purpose-to enhance your daily life. The company was founded in 2007 by Diana Jenkins and each neuro drink has a carefully crafted blend of healthy vitamins and minerals that provide a specific benefit.  Sourced from the best ingredients from around the world, the neuro product line includes neuro SONIC, the drink that provides sustained energy, neuro BLISS, the drink that reduces stress; neuro SLEEP, the drink that helps you get a great night’s sleep; and neuro DAILY, the drink that supports a healthy immune system. Each neuro has only 35 calories, contains no artificial flavors or colors, and has a fully recyclable bottle.  neuro is available at retailers nationwide.  For more information, please

Puretergent: Puretergent is a new botanic-based laundry soap from Berkeley, California that delivers better results and is better for you. Puretergent is petroleum-free, allergen-free, biodegradable, and rinses clean. Our high-performance laundry soap was developed by a former fashion designer, Julia Fry. Puretergent is the result of her passion for beautiful textiles and her desire to care for them properly. Design enthusiasts also like our modern packaging, which uses 75% less plastic compared to the average plastic bottle. In LA, we’re available at Bristol Farms and in May, we’ll be at Ralph’s. Puretergent is also nationwide at 500 retail locations…and counting. Find us at; on Facebook at; on Twitter and Instagram @puretergent. Our frequently used hashtags: #purestyle #pureworks #thenewclean

Simply Salad:Simply Salad is a customizable salad and wraps concept located in Los Angeles, specializing in quick and healthy, yet reasonably priced food. Simply Salad is able to offer a convenient, healthy and filling experience everyone will enjoy. Simply Salad’s customization options enable customers to create their own salad with countless combinations and endless variety! Here’s to freshness, flavor, customization and variety, all at a great value; here’s to Simply Salad.

SOYJOY: Unwrap the perfect snack! SOYJOY offers complete protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber; all 7 SOYJOY varieties are all-natural, certified gluten-free, and just 130-140 calories per bar. Baked with ground whole non-GMO soybeans and real fruit pieces, SOYJOY is a great on-the-go option that raises the bar on snacking. SOYJOY is full of joy, not junk!

Speck: Speck designs award-winning, mighty slim protective cases for mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and MacBooks. Get to know them

StarLooks: The newest revolution in the world of make-up.  It is rapidly redefining previously unattainable star-like beauty by making high-quality, professional level cosmetic products affordable to consumers online, and in their beauty box: the “Starbox“. STARLOOKS was founded by young visionary and seasoned makeup artist Marci Star who formulated the STARLOOKS cosmetics and “Starbox” to improve flaws that have often been overlooked in other beauty brands. STARLOOKS PRO Cosmetics is NOT just another makeup line! STARLOOKS PRO is the newest and best upcoming industry makeup line that Professionals

Sweet! Hollywood: Unlike any candy store ever built, Sweet! Hollywood captivates inside and out. Like a candy playground, the store explores the joy of candy in a feast for all of the senses. Visitors can build their own chocolate bars, play interactive candy games, and watch colorful candy made live in the store. Dazzling displays inside a dozen boutiques immerse visitors in distinct candy concepts.



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