Celebration of Fashion Runway Show

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Spring has arrived in San Diego which means it’s time to roll out the new Spring/Summer trends.  Fashion Valley Mall shared some amazing new looks from retailers like Boss Hugo Boss, White House Black Market, Scotch & Soda, Anthropologie, Halston Heritage, AllSaints, Ted Baker London, Joe’s Jeans, & Macy’s.  If that lineup doesn’t get you excited, you need to check your pulse!  One of my favorite trends is the boho vibe including platform shoes, flowing maxi dresses, and fringe covered coats and bags.  If only my mom had kept her clothes from her teenage years!  I’d be right on trend!

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#FWSD15: Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase

DSC_0188There really is nothing better to get you pumped about new up and coming designers then a teaser runway show.  At Fashion Week San Diego‘s Spring Showcase, they let us take a sneak peek of the featured designers set for the main event next October.   Each designer selected only one look to send down the runway.  This year might be the most sensational yet!  Just look at some of these pics I took from the show!  I’m super excited about the move to La Jolla as well.  It’s literally shutting down a full street for the show!  Incredible.

Pre-Sale tickets are available online now but are going fast.  I have my tickets, do you have yours?!  Click here to purchase.  See you there!

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#FWSD Viva La V Series – Stefan McKellar


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Fashion is so much more than just clothes.  It’s accessories, handbags, shoes, and even luggage.  That’s what I had the pleasure of experiencing at the first Fashion Week San Diego Viva la V series featuring Stefan McKellar at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.  His luxury luggage is so wonderfully full of detail that it is a perfect blend of the past and present.  It evokes memories of vintage train cases while remaining very of-the-moment.  It’s classy tough girl chic at it’s ultimate finest.  This is the type of luggage that is not to be checked but carried with pride through the airport to your next adventure.

I am so very much looking forward to seeing more at Fashion Week San Diego this year (Sept. 29th-Oct. 5th 2014).  Purchase your tickets to the show now!  See you there!

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My look to this day time fashion event was a simple and classic sleeveless sweater dress by Kate Spade.  I love dresses you can either dress up or down depending on the event.  Expect to see this one a lot over the holidays when I’m dashing from party to party!

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Dress: Kate Spade New York, Bag: Tiffany & Co. (Via shop-hers.com), Sunglasses: Dior (Similar), Heels: Givenchy (Similar)

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Salon on 30th Event – June 6th

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Ever wonder how to get that perfect summer hair look?  This is your lucky day!  On June 6th from 5-7pm, Salon on 30th is hosting a customer appreciation day that will be chalk full of great tips and tricks to have you looking your best all summer long!  Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a current customer to attend.  Just come on by and enjoy the show while sipping some delicious beverages and tasting some appetizers.  I’ll be there as the hair model for my regular stylist, Beth Chambers.  Here are some sneak peek pictures of my ‘do!  Hope to see you all there!!

Event Address: 2225 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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‘Tis The Season Holiday Shopping Event

I loved all these great Kiehl's gift sets!

For as long as I’ve been in San Diego, I’ve never had the opportunity to visit The University Club, a members-only club at the Symphony Towers in downtown.  So when the invitation came along for me to attend their ‘Tis The Season Shopping event, I jumped at it!  We got to sip champagne and browse vendor booths from Fashion Valley Mall.  The view of downtown from the club is beautiful.  I was there after dark but I would imagine it’s a stunning place for sunset cocktails.  It was a perfect way to get my holiday spirit sparked and get some gift ideas.  I was particularly tempted by some gorgeous Chanel sunglasses but refrained.  Can’t let the champagne do my spending!  😉

 

These boots can be worn as booties or just trap on a top piece to wear them as knee high boots!  Genius!

These boots can convert from booties to knee highs! Genius!

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Being silly at the Ugg booth

Being silly at the Ugg booth

How do you like my new 'do?

How do you like my new ‘do?

The view from The University Club is spectacular!

The view from The University Club is spectacular!

The top pair are the ones I'm lusting over.  There are little pearls on the top!!

The top pair are the ones I’m lusting over. There are little pearls on the top!!

I'm still swooning over these Chanel sunglasses...

I’m still swooning over these Chanel sunglasses…

Fashion Week San Diego: Day 2

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Day 2 of Fashion Week San Diego kicked off the runway events!  I was so impressed by all the emerging designers and floored by the spectacle of the “Styled to Rock” preview.  All the emerging designers were hand picked to present their collections over the course of the 3 days of runway shows in an effort to be voted as Best Emerging Designer.  The winner will receive cash, an opportunity to meet with buyers, and many more amazing prizes.  So you know they’re showing us their absolute best!!  With everything from gowns to swimwear, the audience was fully captivated.

The show closed with a preview of 3 designers from the coming series “Styled to Rock.”  I can’t even begin to find words to describe the incredible designs.  It was just amazing to see these visions!  Here are some of the highlights of the event.

For today's show I wore a vintage skirt with a moto jacket.

For today’s show I wore a vintage skirt with a moto jacket.

Here's a shot of the detail on the vintage skirt I wore tonight.

Here’s a shot of the detail on the vintage skirt I wore tonight.

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Emerging Designer C Venti

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Photo Credit:  All photos other than the images of myself are were taken by Fashion Week San Diego.  I was having camera problems that day but never fear!  You will see Chelsea vision again at the next show!

History Happy Hour

Oh you know... just chillin' with my homies at the Saloon.

Oh you know… just chillin’ with my homies at the Saloon.

It's amazing how similar beer garden parties are today!  This image was from the late 1880s!

It’s amazing how similar beer garden parties are today! This image was from the late 1880s!

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San Diego Beer

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We were invited to attend The San Diego History Center’s History Happy Hour this past Friday and I’m so happy we were able to go!  It was such a blast!  There were about a dozen booths set up throughout the exhibit to taste beer created by home brew clubs from San Diego County.  This whole event was to promote the Bottled & Kegged exhibition that shows San Diego’s beer history.  I was surprised by how long craft beers have been produced in my home town!  Some of the images and fact were dated back to the 1880s!  This is a must see exhibit and the History Happy Hours are a fun way to do it!  Hope to see you at the next one on September 27th!

Dress: Bailey 44, Shoes: Sole Society, Necklace: Nordstrom BP, Bag: Kate Spade

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