FWSD Preview Lunch: Bjashi and Responsive Textiles

DSCN2296Fashion Week San Diego is teasing us again with an amazing sneak peek of two designer’s looks for the October showcase.  We sipped champagne and ogled over the incredible talent it takes to create pieces of this caliber.  The knitwear from Responsive Textiles is created entirely from one string of yarn.  That means no cutting and sewing pieces together.  Amazing!  And Bjashi mixed her Native American heritage with couture fashion creating looks that are beyond unique.  Just take a look at some of these deigns!  I also added pics of my look to the event with my new Responsive Textiles necklace!

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Details for My Look –  Crop Top: Alice & Olivia (Similar) , Skirt: Like Mynded (Similar & Similar), Necklace: Responsive Textilesstilettos

#FWSD Viva La V Series – Stefan McKellar


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!


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)


Fashion Week San Diego: Day 3



San Diego Fashion week continues with another fashion show for emerging designers to win the votes of the viewers.  The audience got to see some amazing work tonight.  There was everything from edgy swimwear, to bright floral swimwear, to amazing hats!

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society also did a doggy fashion show!  If you ever wondered what a warehouse of collective swooning sounded like, you would have heard it during when the first pooch entered the runway.  These cuties will have no problem finding homes!  I got a great seat tonight (and my camera decided to start functioning again) so I was able to get some fun shots of the show.  Here are some of my favorites!





















Fashion Week San Diego: Day 2


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.


Emerging Designer C Venti

Emerging Designer C Venti





































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!

Fashion Week San Diego: Day 1



FWSD lookFashion Week San Diego is finally here!  After watching weeks of fantastic fashion activity from around the world, it’s our turn to have some fashion fun!  Night 1 kicked off with the Art & Beauty Behind Fashion event.  We got to listen to industry experts about upcoming trends for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.  We also got some amazing tips to recreate some of the hair looks we saw on the runway into wearable everyday looks.  One of the panelists, Dean Hall of HALL & SAKS,  even gave me a shout out because of my super loud McQ Alexander McQueen dress!  If you ever wanted to see me blush to a deep shade of red, that was your moment!

One of my favorite discussions was about upcoming nail trends.  I love nail trends so for me it was really exciting!  The co-founder of CND, Jan Nordstrom Arnold, gave us some really great inspirations for the coming months.  I’ll share more of her tips in another post.  Stay tuned!

Fashion shows will take over for the next 3 nights and I couldn’t be more excited.  It’s so inspiring to see the designers’ imaginations come to life.  I’ll be taking photos and posting them on my social media and on the blog so make sure you’re following me for the most up-to-date news!  Here are some night 1 highlights.


The final product from one of the live art demontrations

The final product from one of the live art demonstrations

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Marylle Koken of Sebastian International giving us some hair trend tips

Uh Oh, Where's my lipstick?

Uh Oh, Where’s my lipstick?

Leopard Clutch

These babies got me through 4 hours of standing room only

These babies got me through 4 hours of standing room only

Claudio Lazo of Wella gave us some great tips to recreate some fun runway hair looks

Claudio Lazo of Wella gave us some great tips to recreate some fun runway hair looks

Another great live art moment

Another great live art moment


Dress: McQ Alexander McQueen, Shoes: Proenza Schouler, Bag: Forever 21, Bracelet: Swarovski