LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2009 / FW/ — Shopping is no longer just shopping. Taking a lesson from French and haute couture, American designers are now offering shopping, champagne and cupcakes in one evening to entice their clients to come.
Omelle Shoes: Champage, Cupcakes + Shoes
Thursday, May 14th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
186 East 16th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Omelle is a luxury shoe line that launched their first collection for the Spring / Summer 2009 season. Pronounced ähm’ elle, this fabulous new brand started with a spark, something akin to the perfect pair of boots.
Amidst illustrations, scrap fabrics and inspiration boards at L.A.’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, two shoe-obsessed designers discovered a common interest—luxury footwear with a distinct and imaginative voice.
Combining a singular vision with years of experience, Cherise Angelle and Nicole LaFave have created a partnership dedicated to serving the sophisticated shopper, a lady who not only speaks in style but continually lives in it.
With a background rich in style, business and design—Angelle has worked in luxury product placement, while LaFave has honed her talents in graphic and knitwear design, working as an art director and self-employed designer—each woman offers a unique and varied background which helps to guide their direction.
While Angelle appeals to the high-end sophisticate with a penchant for pumps and pearls, LaFave draws from her artistic roots, setting a new pace in fashion. When mixed and melded, the outcome is Omelle, a new voice and vision within the luxury footwear industry.
Quiksilver Woman & American Rag
An evening of wine, shopping and dressing up, filled with fashion makeovers and style tips from Fashion Editor and Stylist Beth Jones!
Meet Beth, get their shop on and indulge in some much-deserved vino from Barefoot Wine. There’s even a special gift with Quiksilver purchases of $100!
Thursday, May 28
5pm – 8pm
American Rag at Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach CA 92660
Quiksilver’s new women’s line builds upon the brand’s legacy of creativity, confidence and progression. The collection is equal parts rebellious and refined. With a range of knits, woven tops, dresses and denim, the offerings run the gamut of tomboy chic styles to ladylike looks. These are clothes as creative wanderlust for women who find their destinations by trying on all the options.