Fresh Faces in Fashion

On November 8, 2009, in Fashion Week, Street Style, by Kerry Cushman

Held at the Petersen Automotive Museum last week, Gen Art brought together five emerging designers for their annual “Fresh Faces in Fashion” runway show.  With a tastemaker crowd and alums like Zac Posen, Rachel Pally, Jeffrey Sibilio and ahem…Kushcush (yes, a shameless plug), the show is always one to watch!


Somewhere in-between floaty florals and Doc Martens is Seneca Rising. The juxtaposition was like a of coming-of-age story where feminine youth is replaced with growing despondence & grunge.



Safari chic at Leyendecker



Hardcore music pumped as MG Black mixed James Dean cool with disgruntled ivy-league prep



A 60’s kaleidoscope at Rory Beca



Fashion loves some drama and Valerj Pobega certainly brought it. Behind the ball gag and nipple tassels were kimono sleeves and white silk caftans with gray hand-dyed stains. The finale proved no less the wallflower, with a beautifully disturbed ballet dancer twirling on high toe to an operatic pitch.



Kaley Cuoco and friends watching the drama front row



Pretty little things! Jewelry installation by Ludevine



The evening’s hostess: Kaley Cuoco from “The Big Bang Theory”



Fashion off the runway….cant go wrong with Gucci and a velvet blazer!



Loving the look…These boots are made for more than walkin’!

Photos by InHouse LA

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70’s Chic!

On October 30, 2009, in Fashion Week, Kerry Cushman, Style This!, by Kerry Cushman

Seen at: GenArt’s Fresh Faces in Fashion

GenArt always bring out the style-setters and scenesters wearing the next big thing, so last night’s Fresh Faces in Fashion runway show was the perfect event to rock my new obsession, vintage super hi-waisted jeans I picked up last week in Phoenix.

Style This! The jeans are a serious statement, so the key to not making them look like you’re going to a 70’s theme party is keeping the rest of the ensemble modern, clean and chic. I paired them with a cream silk top by Banana Republic, a few wrist bangles from Vita Fede, tan Mary Jane platforms from Shoes for Lovely People and my grey leather Miu Miu. I love how the braided handle looks with the hi-waist, it reminds me of the 70’s, but is totally modern.

Stella McCartney? Chloe? Every fashionista with a blog was inquiring on my fabulous vintage find. Check out some pics below.


Me being interviewed by FabSugar for their “Look of the Day.”



Dont forget the shoes!



Louis Verdad & I talking fashion… “Vintage?” he asked. “They are too fabulous, tell them they are Stella McCartney!”


And the jeans? I bought them on a road trip to see U2 last week. One of my favorite things to do on a road trip is to check out local vintage and thrift stores. These came from ‘Classic American Kaos’ in Tempe, Arizona. A fabulous mix of vintage jeans, cowboy boots, concert t’s and vintage dresses with a super knowledgeable & friendly staff.


Classic American Kaos @ 1810 N. Scottsdale Road * Tempe, AZ * (480) 947-8245

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