FASHIONFEEDLV Volume 3 June 2014
#FASHIONFEEDLV WE ARE HERE TO BRING YOU THE COLLECTIVE FASHION CONSCIOUSNESS OF LAS VEGAS. WE CAPTURE THE EVENTS, FIND THE BOUTIQUES YOU NEED, AND FEATURE LOCAL TALENT IN EVERY ISSUE, AND EVERY PAGE. THE PARTY DOESN’T BEGIN UNTIL YOU’VE STEPPED OUT OF THE DOOR LOOKING YOUR BEST.
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Photo: Stacey Shively Summer of Love
Steven Strazzullo: Editor in Chief
For those of you who stumbled around with a dumb grin on your face after the clock magically struck twelve on the first of this year, it has now become high tide. 2014! This is going to be the year when things happen around here, you proclaimed, and now you are swirled up into that prophecy, so tightly at times, that sparks fly off of you, sometimes onto the pessimistic passerby. You have fallen and risen, and on each swell you can’t help but fall madly in love. Such is the way of the true artist that creates with an open heart. As the summer heat begins to sink in, these feelings will fester, swell, and explode into the air, causing a chemical reaction that will stain the city with a yellowish hue. Your body will become more pliable, and you will move along Fremont Street like a piece of chewing gum, pulled slowly from clenched teeth. Let yourself burn, as brightly and as raging as it takes to get yourself there, because you are ready, and the universe awaits. Yours to the moon and back, Catherine and Steven
CONTRIBUTORS Charles henry
Fashion Blogger http://mystylereligion.com
Photographer of Street Style
derek de la luz
3 BAAAD SHEEP Artists
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#CONTENTS edc dolls pg 29 Follow the dolls on their pilgrimage to EDC Las Vegas Dress for Success with Louisa Voisine
Who Let The Dogâ€™s Out?
Dapper Factory Opening
Valley of the Dolls
Dance Meets Fashion Our New Street Style Photographer
Trashed Fashion Show
Made In Downtown
JUNE EVENTS june 7
First Friday Fashion Show featuring Hot Mess Boutique, Rhinestones and Razorblades, and more. At Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd.
RAW Artists Showcasepresents “Panorama”at theFremont Country Club. 601 Fremont, Downtown Las Vegas. Event features local designers, artists, musicians and more. 7-11pm Click here to purchase
ARTrageous- Annual art extravaganza benefitting the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of SouthernNevada, widely known as the Center. Themed as “Artists in Wonderland,” it will be held at the Center, 401 S.Maryland Pkwy. ARTrageous Vegas celebrates art in its many forms – visual, culinary, performing and fashion featuring works form the Vegas community in a party atmosphere for 21 and up. 5:30-10:30 pm Click here to purchase.
Trunkshow at the Window Den featuring CORINTHIA PEOPLES Summer 2014 Collection entitled: DIVINE DIRT ‘The Glem In The Grit’ June 21 & 22, 2014.
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DRESS FOR SUCCESS WITH LOUISA VOISINE To start off Mayâ€™s whirlwind of fashion events, the Four Seasons hosted the Derby Rose Champagne Luncheon, held by Dress For Success Southern Nevada. In the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, extravagant hats designed by award winning milliner Louisa Voisinewere featured on the runway. The final portion of the show featured gowns designed by Vegas Couture designer Wanda Potter-Merritt. Dress for Success, an organization created to provide mentoring and proper interview attire for women seeking employment, was happy to announce that the event raised over $10,000 on the silent auction alone. In addition to offering their gracious support, the attendees were dressed to impress, many of them wearing hats by ... Louisa Voisine, of course. View Gallery Here
THE DAPPER FACTORY IS OFFICIALLY OPEN
Dapper Factory Brings Grace and Glam to Downtown Las Vegas with Mayor Carolyn Goodman at Grand Opening Party On May 8th, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, graced the doorway of the new Dapper Factory with a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate its grand opening, and also to announce that the property and its surrounding area will become a garment district for Las Vegas. Derek Smoot, the owner and designer for Dapper Industries and founder of the Dapper Factory had a vision, not only to create a hub that would bring awareness for local designers and provide for better quality control of the making of his products for Dapper Industries, but to alleviate the need to outsource manufacturing, keeping sales revenue in the state of Nevada. “Las Vegas thrives on style, high fashion and class. I wanted to create a home for local fashion brands to showcase their talent and add some flare to the Las Vegas retail district. I couldn’t feel more thrilled about the dy-
namic new clients we’re servicing and our ever-present capacity for growth,” says Smoot. The Dapper Factory is the first and only garment manufacturing company in Las Vegas offering custom tailoring, bridal wear, sportswear, formal wear, swimwear, uniforms, leather and “cut and sew.” Opened by Derek Smoot and with generous guidance, mentorship and contributions from expert celebrity haute women’s couture designer David Tupaz, it features a showroom storefront for local designers to showcase and sell an exclusive selection of locally-made fashion. The Dapper Factory proudly hosts all Made-in-USA women’s and men’s fashion wear and accessories as well as women’s athletic apparel and jewelry. They also manufacture bulk garments for casinos and private designers alike. The event included a runway show with gorgeous models strutting the catwalk with looks from seven local designers, and a surprise finale performance from Freakshow, a dance troupe from San Diego. TC’s world famous BBQ Rib Crib served up southern-style BBQ to party-goers with proceeds benefitting the Fashion Hope Charity. View Gallery Here 7
WHATS A FASHION EVENT WITHOUT A RUNWAY SHOW? The seven designers whose looks were featured in the fashion show and whose products are available for purchase in the showroom of The Dapper Factory include:
David Tupaz of David Tupaz Couture // High-end Women’s Formal Wear and Ready-to-wear Derek Smoot of Dapper Industries // Men’s Accessories Wanda Merritt of Vegas Couture // Women’s Sophisticated Classics Katherine Bruening of Kate Swim // Women’s Swim Wear Alyssa Hynes of BlueFit Clothing // Yoga & Athletic Apparel for Women Kristen Pock of Rhinestones & Razor Blades //Hand-crafted jewelry Louisa Voisine of Louisa Voisine Millinery // Kentucky-derby-style hats
MODELS 4 MUTTS
On May 10, Land Rover Las Vegas hosted Models for Mutts, a bi-annual fashion show, produced by Tolga Katas. Las Vegas top models strutted the runway wearing fashions from several local designers, while walking adorable, adoptable dogs from the NSPCA, a local no-kill shelter. View Gallery Here
By Catherine Treu Photos by Derek De La Luz
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. Clothing Provided by Coterie Downtown Photographed by Charles Henry, The Progeny Photo
UNIF Overalls $170.00 UNIF Bathing Suit $122.50 Cupcake Headband $40.50
the asia doll Geisha, Gypsy Lover
the danny doll Hairdresser, Queen of the Plastics
UNIF Long Hair Donâ€™t Care Tee $72.50 UNIF Boyfriend Jeans $135.00
COTERIE DOWNTOWN 515 E. Fremont St.
UNIF Bathing Suit $122.50 Vintage Acid Wash Cutoffs $132.50 Strappy Bralette Top $82.50 Unicorn Headband $40.50
the rin doll Steampunk Princess, Science Nerd
the steven doll German Space Boy, Editor
Zanerobe Denim Vest $149.00 Prince Peter NKOTB Tee $70.00 Knomadik Drop Crotch Shorts $187.50
DANCE MEETS FASHION On May 17th, Nancy Boucher of Extreme Beauty Marketing launched Dance Meets Fashion at the Lily Lounge at the Bellagio. Benefitting the Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, the event featured a beautiful Argentinian tango, an art auction, and a fashion show featuring the 2014 evening gown collection by Jeaune Roe. Once again, Roe has proved herself to be one of Las Vegasâ€™ top designers, producing a stunning array of black gowns, many featuring sheer elements, yet still retaining the height of class. To accent them, Kristen Pock and Karyn Brown, of Rhinestones and Razorblades, personally adorned each model with pieces from their statement-making jewelry line. Roe and Pock were both named Las Vegas Raw Artist of the year in December in their respective categories, and have been collaborating in a whirlwind of high-fashion shoots ever since. Their visions complement each otherâ€™s beautifully, and their pieces are perfect for any upscale event. Hats off to Nancy Boucher, for producing such a lovely event for such a lovely cause.
Photographed by Derek De La Luz 18
Meet the newest member of our team, street style photographer and blogger,
She is truly passionate about capturing the essence of our city’s style. In addition to newly launching her site, offtheblvd.com, she will also be doing a monthly street style column for us. We know how it feels to step into the blogging world, and couldn’t be more happy she took the leap. Here is her first piece, along with some great shots she was able to get of some of our stylish citizens. Street Peeper A few years back my friend Janelle was photographed for a Street Fashion Blog out of NYC. Truthfully, I’ve always admired my friend’s fashion sense — or maybe I was a bit jealous. She’s never been afraid to go out on a limb and express her own personal style. Let’s face it, most people wouldn’t wear a red felt sombrero, but she rocks it. Not just because she looks good in it, but mostly because she “owns” it.
Its true, Vegas isn’t Paris or New York in terms of fashion but we have style. Look off the the bright lights of the Blvd and you will notice Vegas represents in its own way. Especially now that our arts district and downtown are buzzing with new creativity and inspiration. Las Vegas- a crazy melting pot of east meets west, meets north & south. I love it. It is unique and I am here to capture it. Hopefully, I can bring some inspiration to your closet, or at least give you the encourThe thought of photographing a complete agement to let your chic flag fly. stranger, in the street, sporting their own unique style was intriguing. In the back of xo, my mind I thought, “One day I am going to Stacey Shively muster up enough courage to start my own Editor & Photographer of OfftheBlvd. blog”. Months of procrastination turned into com years but that little seed of inspiration never died. I finally realized, “It’s now or never, Shively, go get it.” Just start this blog. 20
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Town Square // Las Vegas â€œMost of the clothes I wear come from a thrift store or yard sale, I am a big thrift store junkie. I love creating an outfit that I know no one else will have. My current obsession is trying to find overalls.â€?
TRASHED FASHION SHOW On Friday May 23rd, Mad Girl Productions presented Las Vegasâ€™s first Trashed event, hosted by Cari Byers and the Artistic Armory.
Trashed, a community art and fashion event, was created to raise awareness for recycling and green living. All showcased work was created with, around, or inspired by recycled materials. The standout of the night was a live demo by Angel Alcalรก, of Anarcalรก, in which the crowd stood mesmerized as he created a couture gown from recycled materials from start to finish. Other highlights included live body painting by the 3 Baaad Sheep, music by Jack of Spades, The Pax Trend and The Astaires. A runway show featuring Jenacidel Designs and GreenTease closed out the night.
Jack of Spades - https://www. facebook.com/pages/Blackbutterflies/1415465965342697 The Astaires - https://www.facebook.com/TheAstaires The Pax Trend - https://www. facebook.com/ThePaxTrend 3 Baaad Sheep - http://facebook. com/3-baaad-sheep Archala - http://facebook.com/ anarchala
THE BLUE PARTY
hOSTED BY goodwill On the eve of Thursday May 22nd, Goodwill of Southern Nevada hosted The Blue Party, a fabulous runway fashion event including art and live music. The event took place at the World Market Center located near downtown Las Vegas. Local designers were given a special task: they selected pieces from Goodwill and recreated/embellished them for the fashion show. The evening kicked off with great music and a mixer under the setting desert sun. Tasty bites were provided by Mundo- A Latin Chic Restaurant which is located within the World Market Center. Dulce Amor, Goodwill Deja Blue Boutique, and the Las Vegas Fashion Council were among some of the vendor booths in attendance. Photo opportunities that were a hit, and included TNG Models’ Marilyn Monroe, Chippendale’s Ryan Stuart, and my personal favorite, Legend’s Lady Gaga. As the sun set the fashion show kicked off, the attendees drew in close to check out the designers creations, myself included. The designers included Mitch Atkinson, Carlos Bruce, Maria Bruce, Tiffany M. Lewis, Aldo Mencatto, Wanda Merritt, and Glenn Wright. Each designer showcased impressive collections completely comprised of pieces found at local Goodwill locations. A live auction of the pieces made for the event concluded the night. By Juliette Watkins
Downtown Stylinâ€™ Made in Downtown Las Vegas On May 15,Stitch Factory and Bungalow Clothing presented the first Made in Downtown Las Vegas event. Partnering up with Chaser Brand, the event was centered around a competition between 11 local designers to win a chance to be featured in the brandâ€™s Holiday 2014 Collection. Contestants submitted a mood board, illustration or flat that best represented their design and pricing strategies. All designs were featured in a runway show in front of a panel of judges. The winning design, created by Ermalinda Manos, was a beautiful faux fur shrug, which will now be produced by Chaser and sold at their retailers. It will also be available exclusively online at BungalowClothing.com.
FOLLOW THE DOLLS TO EDC
Photos by Charles Henry, The Progeny Photo Clothing from Widow Den Costumes from Premier Show Girls Art Courtsey of 3 Baaad Sheep
Lip Service Laser Cut Cage Tank - $64
24 HRS Barbarella Body Con Silver Dress - $46
Widow Last Prayer Jersey Tank w/ Hood - $46 24 HRS Grateful Tie Dye Leggings - $45
Widow Ravenâ€™s Shroud Hooded Gown - $68
“When you discover passion with truth, you discover how short life is, you bubble or melt. Sizzle or trickle you are in the middle. And that my friend is when you know you are in the place you were meant to be.” - 3 Baaad Sheep
Far Left: 24 HRS Palm Reader Muscle Tee - $46 + 24 HRS High Waist Leggings - $42 Middle Left: 24 HRS Haute Crop Tank - $28 + 24 HRS Dirty Vending Circle Skirt - $38 Middle Right: 24 HRS Jersey Crop Top - $34 Right: Vegan Leather Harness - $45
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LAST LOOK #OOTM (outfits-of-the-month)
Panama Hat Urban Outfitters // Embroidered Vest Thrifted // Destroyed Shorts Leviâ€™s // Clutch Banana Republic // Lace Up Peeptoe Boots River Island from Opening Ceremony
Beanie ALEX&CHLOE // Sweater ALEX&CHLOE // Drop-Crotch Sweats BOY LONDON from Kitson // Boots Doc Martens from Solestruck.com // Chain TOPMAN