March is a big Fashion month for Los Angeles.LA Fashion Week is just around the corner -next week to be exact! I’ll be covering a few shows via Style Fashion Week and I’m looking forward to being able to share those with you, so stay tuned! Along with LA Fashion week there are a lot of other industry fashion related events going on around town. Here are a few events happening this month, and I will post more as I hear about them (click the images for more information). Get your calendars ready ladies!
The highlight of my visit to the Select Contemporary trade show at the CMC was discovering the Amarie line, designed by Ann Marie Saguil. Amarie is a two year old line based in the Phillippines that supports local female artisans. In turn, these artisans are helping to revive a dying art. The Amarie line consists of beautifully crafted, hand woven clutches and chain strap bags made of raffia palm leaves, hand dyed ikat and Kamagong wood studs. Bright jewel tone tunics called Barong Tagalog’s bare a hand woven traditional design. Though typically a pattern worn by men, Amarie has translated the design onto modern fabrics and colors that any woman would want in her closet this summer. Clutch prices retail from $116-$176 and clothing retails from $96 to $360. Visit shoplatitude.com or for more information visit annemariesaguil.com.
Druzy, Labrodite and Lapiz stones adorn gold cuffs and chains at the Marcia Moran booth.
News Flash: I LOVE the Marcia Moran jewelry line! I wasn’t familiar with this line before attending the show, but I was able to meet Marcia and briefly chat about the line which happens to have been around for 10 years thus far. Marcia offers many beautiful pieces that will carry you throughout the seasons. Using semi precious stones, gold and rhodium-plated metals, the line offers contemporary styles in stunning shapes and settings. Spring 2014 sees her using more Druzy, as well as Chrysoprase, Quartz, Blue Agate and Chalcedony to name a few. Pieces retail from $80-$300. Find more Marcia Moran jewelry at marciamoran.com.