Our Carrie Bradshaw Moment: Orange County Fashion Week

Imagine walking into a world of camera flashes and red carpets, where everyone is dressed to impress and schmoozing is at an all time high. It was a world of glamour, one that we were excited to join. When we received our invitations, we couldn’t believe it—we’re going to Orange County Fashion Week! Among the glitz and the glamour and sparkles, oh so many sparkles, our A-List team observed the hottest trends for hot for next spring. So while we fantasize and prepare for our fall and winter picks, the fashion world has introduced their Spring/Summer 2017 lines, and we’re more than willing to oblige and report.

If you follow us on Instagram (@a_listgreek) you saw a sneak peak on our insta-story of some of the designer’s pieces. But in case you missed it, we have a stunning trend for the spring to report: slouchy, one shoulders. While the “cold-shoulder” trend is going strong into the fall and winter, come spring, skew that light sweater off to the side and let it slouch!

Photo Courtesy of Elle Magazine and NYFW
Photo Courtesy of Elle Magazine and NYFW

We were surprised at the hot color of the runway shows: white! White was so “in” at this Fashion Week, that their networking Industry Night, required all white attire. Admittedly it looked crisp and clean; who knew monochromatic would be so chic for next spring?

 

Rubbing elbows with Designers, Models, & OCFW Organizers. Photo Courtesy of @bullychasers
Rubbing elbows with Designers, Models, & OCFW Organizers.
Photo Courtesy of @bullychasers

 

All white from designer, IONICA. Photo Courtesy of On South Street
All white from designer, IONICA. Photo Courtesy of On South Street on Instagram

One of the amazing designers we had the privilege of meeting was Egypt Ufele, an 11 year old fashion prodigy who doubles as a social activist. An advocate of anti-bullying and please, Egypt has devoted her young life to highlighting women of all shapes and sizes. Most recently, she was featured in Teen Vogue! How amazing is that! 

Egypt with Laguna Design Center Owner. Photo Courtesy of @bullychasers
Egypt with Laguna Design Center Owner. Photo Courtesy of @bullychasers

For fashion weeks in the future, here are some tips for both attendees and observees. For those who can’t make it down to your nearest fashion week, it’s easy to follow the action via the Instagrams and Snapchats of famous models. Want something a little more organic? It’s more than likely that your favorite blogger is in on the action, either sitting and watching or reporting from behind the scenes.

For those attending, wear comfortable (yet stylish) shoes–sometimes shows are standing room only for those who buy general attendance tickets, so make sure you’re able to stand for a couple of hours at a time! Second, read the photography policy for each show. Some designers and/or venues ban larger cameras and only allow phones or small digital cameras (and let’s be real, who carries those anymore?). Avoid confiscation, and read the fine print! And lastly, enjoy! Take lots of pictures, network, and take it all in. You never know if you will ever get this chance ever again, so love it!

Took advantage of the pro-camera policy!
Took advantage of the pro-camera policy!

 

And red carpet photo-ops!
And red carpet photo-ops!
Signing off from OC Fashion Week! XOXO
Isn’t our new black diamond Gem Bar cute? Signing off from OC Fashion Week! XOXO

Follow the rest of our adventures on our Instagram! Can’t wait to see what the future has in store!

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