Backstage Beauties

Behind-the-scenes at LA’s Fashion on Broadway Spring 2010 Collections.

Model backstage at Fremont

Old-school glamour! Model backstage at Fremont.

Me chatting with lead-makeup artist Andre Sarmiento

Me chatting with lead-makeup artist Andre Sarmiento

Transforming the modelsAndre and the beauty team in action

Beauty doesnt come easy! Check out the tools of the trade for the Mineral Essence beauty team, the look for Mike Vensel’s “Wild Horses” show, Future Heretics mood board (loving the braids!)….and my fave pic: the man-braid.

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Old-school Glamour

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The historical Los Angeles Theater and it’s elegant nod to a refined LA before Juicy Couture and Havaianas took over  was a spot-on backdrop for the old-school glamour shown at Fremont. With a live jazz band playing, models eased down the runway in casual yet polished ensembles that evoked a new perspective on weekend casual. While the clothing spoke loud and clear to the future of relaxed fashion, the soft wavy hair and dark crimson lips whispered memories of a film siren from days ago.

The men at Fremont had an air of a brilliant, but tormented professor who philosophies with his students under a big oak tree. Suit jackets and even a tux tails  were the new definition of casual chic in washed fabrics with rolled trousers. The women were equally as polished in refined rompers and flowy dresses done in crimson, polka-dots and fresh florals, taken up a notch with silver statement necklaces.

The easy, chic style of Fremont’s Spring 2010 Collection reminds us that sometimes you have to look to the past to look to the future.

{Just a thought… be inspired that comfortable doesnt have to be super-casual. On your next weekend brunch or afternoon movie date ditch the flipflops and jean shorts and try a little romper or easy, flowy dress with sandals and see if you dont feel just a little more confident.}

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The Future is Calling

The Rachel Zoe dream team at Future Heretics

The Rachel Zoe Project's Brad Goreski & front-row fashionistas at Future Heretics

These may just be the guys you want to party with. A self-proclaimed “band of militia surfers from Southern California who call themselves the ‘Future Heretics.’” And the beverage of choice for said militia surfers and their gaggle of good-looking hipsters? Colt45. Yes, with a rowdy crowd ready to go, the revolution started with Colt45 in paper bags handed out to the seriously-styled front row. Talk about a photo op.

The guts and glory of the Spring 2010 collection were the  gorgeous leather jackets and vests in muted greys and mustards, sent down the runway on both the guys and the girls. I love an unisex statement piece and paired with one of their signature tees and shades, this one is laid-back chic with a Risky Business cool factor.

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Trendsetters like Rachel Bilson, Hayden Panettiere and Jeremy Piven already love contradicting their good guy/gal images with Future Heretics edgy tees. And while the new IT tee is probably not “The White Man is the Devil,” Im pretty sure this gang of militia surfers have a few more choice words for the fashion-savvy crowd ready to listen.

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