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03

Feb

It’s that time of year again; SUPER BOWL. First thing you would normally think of would be football, then the parties to watch the big game, and then who is going to win the bet pool of cash you put in for the winner of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. These are the usual topics that come to mind in years past, but more recently viewers are now looking forward to the times when the game is NOT flashing on the big screen TV in front of you. That’s right, the commercials and advertisements. In all of the anticipation to see who is going to come out with the top commercial for the Super Bowl this year, companies are now blasting “teaser” campaigns on YouTube to show a little preview of the amazing ads they plan on showing this year during the big game.
The commercials during the Super Bowl have become an industry within themselves. All companies vie for at least a 30 second spot during the game, which this year comes in the tune of $3.5 million, up from $3 million for 2011. That does not even include the cost to actually produce the commercial that is ONLY for the time during the game! To claim one of these spots and have the campaign be a complete touchdown for the product is like an actor winning an Oscar. This is the awards show for commercials.
To continue on from last year, the front runner for the big commercials is Doritos. They use a tactic called crowd sourcing, which could possibly be one of the least expensive ways to create a good commercial that the viewers will enjoy, because it is essentially created BY a viewer. In this form of creating advertisements, the company calls out to all of its consumers to submit different videos portraying something involving the product. This is one way to create an amazing ad that people will love, because they feature normal people, not some random celebrity, and all in usually funny or entertaining situations.
Aside from the crowd sourcing technique, advertisers pull out their big guns for super bowl commercials. Every single one is bound to be funny, or powerful in some shape or form. I am so excited to see what everyone has to offer this year, especially seeing how it’s the big match up of the New York Giants and New England Patriots!! So this year after the game, let us know what your favorite commercials were! We would love to hear your input!
~Elyse Michelle

It’s that time of year again; SUPER BOWL. First thing you would normally think of would be football, then the parties to watch the big game, and then who is going to win the bet pool of cash you put in for the winner of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. These are the usual topics that come to mind in years past, but more recently viewers are now looking forward to the times when the game is NOT flashing on the big screen TV in front of you. That’s right, the commercials and advertisements. In all of the anticipation to see who is going to come out with the top commercial for the Super Bowl this year, companies are now blasting “teaser” campaigns on YouTube to show a little preview of the amazing ads they plan on showing this year during the big game.

The commercials during the Super Bowl have become an industry within themselves. All companies vie for at least a 30 second spot during the game, which this year comes in the tune of $3.5 million, up from $3 million for 2011. That does not even include the cost to actually produce the commercial that is ONLY for the time during the game! To claim one of these spots and have the campaign be a complete touchdown for the product is like an actor winning an Oscar. This is the awards show for commercials.

To continue on from last year, the front runner for the big commercials is Doritos. They use a tactic called crowd sourcing, which could possibly be one of the least expensive ways to create a good commercial that the viewers will enjoy, because it is essentially created BY a viewer. In this form of creating advertisements, the company calls out to all of its consumers to submit different videos portraying something involving the product. This is one way to create an amazing ad that people will love, because they feature normal people, not some random celebrity, and all in usually funny or entertaining situations.

Aside from the crowd sourcing technique, advertisers pull out their big guns for super bowl commercials. Every single one is bound to be funny, or powerful in some shape or form. I am so excited to see what everyone has to offer this year, especially seeing how it’s the big match up of the New York Giants and New England Patriots!! So this year after the game, let us know what your favorite commercials were! We would love to hear your input!

~Elyse Michelle

22

Dec

Here it is everyone: VanIsh’s last runway show event for the year of 2011. And in usual VanIsh style, we went out with a bang. On Friday December 9th, we had our big Christmas party along with a Dainty Hooligan holiday fashion show. Both of these amazing events in the same night were held at Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach. With 14 models in tow and amazing hair and makeup teams, the night was sure to be a great one.

Stocked up with the amazing hair and makeup teams, Team Indulge and independent makeup artists who graduated from CAMMUA (Couture Academy of Modern Makeup Artistry), they made sure that every single one of the models looked fantastic hitting the runway in their holiday outfits from Dainty Hooligan Boutique. The boutique now has an additional location in Bella Terra shopping center, in Huntington Beach, CA to add to its first location in Newport Beach. As all of the models were being prepped, boutique owner Jessica Harris and her assistant Megan Salazar could not have been more thrilled. All of the outfits the models were wearing looked amazing, the makeup was flawless, and not a single hair was out of place. Just before the show, each one of the models had their own personal photo shoot with VanIsh Media photographers Travis Ishida and Kevin Gast, as they do every show. A special token of appreciation for each of the models! Then it was show time.

The inside of Ten Nightclub is incredible! As soon as the models hit the runway four walls of lights completely lit up the entire venue making the models in Dainty Hooligan styles the center of everyone’s attention. All of the models looked amazing walking down the runway and they all had a blast! The show turned out great, and all parties were very happy with the turnout.

Along with the Dainty Hooligan fashion show, the VanIsh team was celebrating the holidays by inviting out friends and family to help celebrate. Also, it was the official celebration of VanIsh president Travis Ishida’s birthday! So many reasons to celebrate and the night was absolutely amazing from start to finish. To close out 2011 with a night like this was the best way to go. Everyone had so much fun, and we are all so excited to see what 2012 has in store for us!

~Elyse Michelle

Shop Dainty Hooligan Boutique! Orange County stores are located in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, CA (www.daintyhooliganboutique.com) Stay Dainty! xoxo

Check out the links below for the photos and video from the show!

Behind-the-Scenes:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.263605037031158.61572.161294853928844&type=3

Fashion Show (Part 1):

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.265171563541172.61844.161294853928844&type=1

Fashion Show (Part 2):

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.264759550249040.61753.161294853928844&type=1

Photo-shoot: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.264788846912777.61761.161294853928844&type=1

Clubdistrict:

http://www.clubdistrict.com/gallery/6767/0

http://www.clubdistrict.com/gallery/6766/0

Video:

http://youtu.be/gjIZrHGFJtI

http://www.clubdistrict.com/video/Dainty-Hooligan-Runway-Show-Ten-Nightclub-Newport-Beach-Dec.html

 

CREDITS:

Dainty Hooligan Boutique

Jessica Harris-Owner/Founder

Megan Salazar-Assistant

VanIsh Marketing & Media

Dominic Antonini

Travis Ishida

Brittney Weldon

Michael Enriquez

Elyse Berger

Kevin Gast

Jon Felix

David Cusick

Elena Harshaw

Models

Timarie Bryant

Miranda Schreiber

Michelle Caswell

Claudia Hernandez

Caitlin Wood

Laurie Sombounkhane

Jacqueline Hoffman

Hailey Pharmer

Jennifer Gonzalez

Elena Harshaw

Tavia Wilson

Samantha Bradley

Erika Eckert

Charlene Lindeman

Hair-Stylists

Olga Loera

Sarah Danklar

Rosie Arizpe

Laura Jones

Make-up Artists

Amenda Beck

Daneen Summer

Jackie Hanchana

Tracy Tran

SPECIAL THANKS TO TEAM INDULGE & CAMMUA MAKEUP SCHOOL

(Source: youtube.com)

09

Dec

Is it really December?! Where has this year gone! 2011 has flown by so fast and VanIsh has grown and been so successful in this quick year, it’s hard to believe it’s nearly over. We are closing out our year with some fashion shows, and on December 2, 2011 VanIsh hosted the District Collection (www.DistrictCollection.com) fashion show at Sutra in Costa Mesa. The show was sponsored by Blvd. Boutique (www.BlvdMB.com) in Manhattan Beach, CA, and featured hair styles by Team Indulge, makeup by a team of talented women who graduated from Couture Academy of Modern Makeup Artistry (www.Cammua.com), and clothing by the District Collection by Brooke Goldman.

District fashion was created and is owned by Brooke Goldman. She is also the lead designer of the clothing, her experience coming from working in retail for many years, and earning her Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design from Cal State Long Beach. Brooke also opened a small designer boutique in Laguna Beach, CA in 2006. Her main inspiration for her styles, which officially debuted in fall 2011, is entirely attributed to her late father’s humor, confidence and energy. Her collection is her way of paying tribute to him and everything he contributed to her life.

The night started off early, prepping the 14 models that would be featured in the show. Everyone from Team Indulge for hair and the makeup artists were on top of their game to get all of the models ready on time for not just the fashion show, but their own personal photo shoots as well. All individual photo shoots were done by VanIsh Media photographer Kevin Gast before they hit the runway. Then it was show time. All of the models looked fabulous in the District Collection clothing, and the crowd loved the show. Brooke paid attention to every single detail for the show, down to how each model would have her hands while walking down the runway. It all worked out amazingly and everything looked great!

Everyone was very happy with the show, including the entire VanIsh Media team, District team, Team Indulge and the MUAs. We here at VanIsh look forward to the next time that we all get to work together for another fashion show!

~Elyse Michelle

Check out the links below for the photos and video from the show!

Behind-the-Scenes: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.258938844164444.60934.161294853928844&type=1

Fashion Show: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.260075667384095.61093.161294853928844&type=1

Photo-shoot: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.260153550709640.61101.161294853928844&type=1

Video: http://youtu.be/KjHQt1FLm18

CREDITS

District Collection

Brooke Goldman-Designer & Founder

Art Delgadillo-Assistant

Kathryn Izquierdo-Assistant

 

VanIsh Marketing & Media

Dominic Antonini

Travis Ishida

Brittney Weldon

Michael Enriquez

Elyse Berger

Kevin Gast

David Cusick

Jon Felix

Elena Harshaw

Models

Erika Eckert

Arienne Gachupin

Sonam Gohil

Ashley Hamler

Cristina Belecaia

Olya Podorozhko

Haley Sapp

Yuri Choi

Melyssa Silva

Nichole Sneddon

Jessica Fang

Charlene Lindeman

Chloe Nowell

Elizabeth Moore

Hair-Stylists

Olga Loera

Sarah Danklar

Rosie Arizpe

Make-up Artists

Daneen Summer

Amenda Beck

Gia G. Gevorgyan

Tracy Tran

Special Thanks to Joe Michaels and Gia Deo at Cammua!

(Source: youtube.com)

28

Nov

The entire VanIsh Marketing & Events, Inc. (VIME) & VanIsh Media team was so excited to produce the Electric Stars Designer Runway Show at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar on Thursday, November 17th. 2011!

Grace Young the founder and designer of Electric Stars is a very artistic, young woman. The fashion line she showcased was incredible! From the sexy corsets to the elegant dresses, the crowd was able to see just how talented she really is!

Lesli Del Rio, VIME’s media correspondent, briefly spoke with Grace about her line. Here is what she had to say:

Lesli: What inspires you to design these outfits?
Grace: Originally inspired by rare bright colors. Also inspired by natural elements like metal.

Lesli: When do you usually come up with your original ideas?
Grace: “Usually thoughts about my designs come up before going to bed. I’ll think of an idea an immediately think about using it. “

Lesli: How old were you when you first found an interest in designing?
Grace: “Found an interest my junior year in high school. “

Lesli: What three words describe your designs?
Grace: “Bright, detailed, and fun!”

Everyone here at VIME wishes Electric Stars all the best and hope to do more work the designer line soon!

Electric Stars Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ElectricStarsClothing

Follow the links below to see photos from the show!

PHOTOS

Behind-the-Scenes:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.249688648422797.59585.161294853928844&type=3

Photo-shoot:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.251558541569141.59892.161294853928844&type=1

Fashion Show:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.251445618247100.59868.161294853928844&type=1

 

Fashion Show part 2:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.251467028244959.59872.161294853928844&type=1

 

 

CREDITS

VIME/VanIsh Media

Dominic Antonini

Travis Ishida

Brittney Weldon

Michael Enriquez

Elyse Berger

Kevin Gast

Lesli Del Rio

Elena Harshaw

Hair-Stylists

Heather Martin

Perla Vaca

Makeup Artists

Christen Hiller

Jennifer Cartwright

Models

Alejandra Salazar

Arienne Gachupin

Claudia Hernandez

Elena Harshaw

Jennifer Gonzalez

Kristina Bruno

Lauren Berger

Michelle Caswell

Perla Del Rio

Timarie Bryant

16

Nov

Beauty pageants. Long dresses, BIG hair, makeup perfection, and “world peace”. These are the usual and stereotypical factors that go in to a beauty pageant. Well, this year for the Miss Long Beach pageant in Long Beach, CA, the majority of that changed. This pageant was the very first year that an open lesbian was allowed to compete for the title of Miss Long Beach. Her name is Janelle Hutcherson, a 25 year old hair stylist from Long Beach. On this Sunday November 13th, I attended the actual pageant with VanIsh Media Correspondent Lesli Del Rio to see how everything was going to play out. We had a blast! Lesli actually got a hold of Janelle to speak with her regarding her participation in the pageant. Here is what she had to say:
Lesli: What are you expecting to get out of Miss Long Beach after the competition ends?
Janelle: “A great experience, some new friends and hopefully to have painted a new picture in people’s minds of what, I as an artist in the beauty industry, see as beautiful.”
Lesli: How supportive is your family about your decision to be a part of the Miss Long Beach pageant?
Janelle: “They have been absolutely nothing but supportive, my mother will be going on stage with me at Miss Long Beach to show her support for my running, and of course as a reminder to all parents to support their kids. Crazy hair, tattoos, piercings, artists, likes to wear tuxedos or is openly gay- a parent’s support must be existent in a child’s life; it plays an important role in order for them to grow to be confident and successful.
Lesli: What is one piece of advice that you would give to all women about beauty?
Janelle: “I have one piece of advice for all, not just women, to embrace who you are, even your ‘imperfections’, to love yourself and to be a light of love to those around you. It does make a difference.”
Lesli: Is there something new you learned about yourself throughout this experience that you didn’t know before?
Janelle: “Yes. Just how far believing can take you. I’m 25 and this is something amazing, bigger than me, bigger than I imagined it to be. I thought at the beginning of this that if I could reach San Diego and San Francisco that would be amazing. It all started by choosing to be a light and use my power for good, a light within the dark for people to see, and now, I see lights glowing everywhere!”
This young woman rocked that stage on Sunday. Decked out in clothes that she made all herself from scratch, from her tuxedo she wore for evening wear, to the shorts and tank top for swimsuit. This pageant was focused on the immense diversity of the community, as well as the changing views all over the world. Janelle had not only the support of her family, but of friends, the audience, and the other contestants. Using her free time as a mentor to young children in Long Beach to teach equality in such a diverse community, Janelle will leave her mark on society, and in a big way. She did not win the crown, but she definitely accomplished more than a crown and a title.

Beauty pageants. Long dresses, BIG hair, makeup perfection, and “world peace”. These are the usual and stereotypical factors that go in to a beauty pageant. Well, this year for the Miss Long Beach pageant in Long Beach, CA, the majority of that changed. This pageant was the very first year that an open lesbian was allowed to compete for the title of Miss Long Beach. Her name is Janelle Hutcherson, a 25 year old hair stylist from Long Beach. On this Sunday November 13th, I attended the actual pageant with VanIsh Media Correspondent Lesli Del Rio to see how everything was going to play out. We had a blast! Lesli actually got a hold of Janelle to speak with her regarding her participation in the pageant. Here is what she had to say:

Lesli: What are you expecting to get out of Miss Long Beach after the competition ends?

Janelle: “A great experience, some new friends and hopefully to have painted a new picture in people’s minds of what, I as an artist in the beauty industry, see as beautiful.”

Lesli: How supportive is your family about your decision to be a part of the Miss Long Beach pageant?

Janelle: “They have been absolutely nothing but supportive, my mother will be going on stage with me at Miss Long Beach to show her support for my running, and of course as a reminder to all parents to support their kids. Crazy hair, tattoos, piercings, artists, likes to wear tuxedos or is openly gay- a parent’s support must be existent in a child’s life; it plays an important role in order for them to grow to be confident and successful.

Lesli: What is one piece of advice that you would give to all women about beauty?

Janelle: “I have one piece of advice for all, not just women, to embrace who you are, even your ‘imperfections’, to love yourself and to be a light of love to those around you. It does make a difference.”

Lesli: Is there something new you learned about yourself throughout this experience that you didn’t know before?

Janelle: “Yes. Just how far believing can take you. I’m 25 and this is something amazing, bigger than me, bigger than I imagined it to be. I thought at the beginning of this that if I could reach San Diego and San Francisco that would be amazing. It all started by choosing to be a light and use my power for good, a light within the dark for people to see, and now, I see lights glowing everywhere!”

This young woman rocked that stage on Sunday. Decked out in clothes that she made all herself from scratch, from her tuxedo she wore for evening wear, to the shorts and tank top for swimsuit. This pageant was focused on the immense diversity of the community, as well as the changing views all over the world. Janelle had not only the support of her family, but of friends, the audience, and the other contestants. Using her free time as a mentor to young children in Long Beach to teach equality in such a diverse community, Janelle will leave her mark on society, and in a big way. She did not win the crown, but she definitely accomplished more than a crown and a title.

10

Nov

The Hollywood Walk of Fame. That is the ultimate dream of every aspiring, current, or past entertainer’s dream to be a part of. Now to add to the famous sidewalk down Hollywood Boulevard is the 2,454th star, belonging to Colombian singer Shakira. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Shakira has been working through the entertainment business since the debut of her first album at a very young age of 13. But even before her beginning in music, her mother told her something very interesting on a trip to that famed sidewalk when she was only 7 years old.
In her speech to the immense crowd on Tuesday in front of the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, Shakira remembered that conversation with her mother. On her very first trip to Los Angeles passing by the Walk of Fame, her mother looked at her and said, “Shaki, one day you’re going to have your name on this place.” Having her star on the Walk of Fame just adds to her numerous accomplishments. She is the only entertainer from her home country of Colombia to have a star, as well as being the highest selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer, just behind Gloria Estefan. Shakira has also been awarded two Grammys, seven Latin Grammys, 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her song Despedida from the film “Love in Time”. She began her career with her debut album, Magia in 1990, followed by Peligro. She had a few other albums that were produced and released, but her explosion of fame came in 2001 with the album Laundry Service, which also served as her crossover to English language music. Her mega-hit “Whenever, Wherever”, the first single off of that album, is still a very famous and well known song to this day. Through all of her criticism about Laundry Service, it ended up being the most successful selling album of 2002, with more than 13 million copies sold. Since then she has released many other singles and albums including more recently She Wolf and an amazing collaboration with Usher and Stevie Wonder for the presidential inauguration in 2008. Needless to say, Shakira more than deserves her star on the Walk of Fame.
She humbly dedicated her award to her fans across the world, saying it is for those “who have listened, supported and understood my music all these years.” There is no doubt in my mind that she will continue to grow, prosper, and expand musically as an artist. Congratulations!
~Elyse Michelle

The Hollywood Walk of Fame. That is the ultimate dream of every aspiring, current, or past entertainer’s dream to be a part of. Now to add to the famous sidewalk down Hollywood Boulevard is the 2,454th star, belonging to Colombian singer Shakira. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Shakira has been working through the entertainment business since the debut of her first album at a very young age of 13. But even before her beginning in music, her mother told her something very interesting on a trip to that famed sidewalk when she was only 7 years old.

In her speech to the immense crowd on Tuesday in front of the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, Shakira remembered that conversation with her mother. On her very first trip to Los Angeles passing by the Walk of Fame, her mother looked at her and said, “Shaki, one day you’re going to have your name on this place.” Having her star on the Walk of Fame just adds to her numerous accomplishments. She is the only entertainer from her home country of Colombia to have a star, as well as being the highest selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer, just behind Gloria Estefan. Shakira has also been awarded two Grammys, seven Latin Grammys, 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her song Despedida from the film “Love in Time”. She began her career with her debut album, Magia in 1990, followed by Peligro. She had a few other albums that were produced and released, but her explosion of fame came in 2001 with the album Laundry Service, which also served as her crossover to English language music. Her mega-hit “Whenever, Wherever”, the first single off of that album, is still a very famous and well known song to this day. Through all of her criticism about Laundry Service, it ended up being the most successful selling album of 2002, with more than 13 million copies sold. Since then she has released many other singles and albums including more recently She Wolf and an amazing collaboration with Usher and Stevie Wonder for the presidential inauguration in 2008. Needless to say, Shakira more than deserves her star on the Walk of Fame.

She humbly dedicated her award to her fans across the world, saying it is for those “who have listened, supported and understood my music all these years.” There is no doubt in my mind that she will continue to grow, prosper, and expand musically as an artist. Congratulations!

~Elyse Michelle

27

Oct

It’s officially Halloween week! Now while some of you may have been celebrating all month, VanIsh officially kicked off the Halloween fashion with the Sydney Maria USA Fashion Show at Sutra this just past Friday, October 21st. Halloween is usually dubbed for the scary and creepy, but VanIsh and Sydney Maria pulled all the stops for a sexy and flashy Halloween show.

Every single one of these one of a kind outfits are so incredible from the giant bright feathers down to the smallest bead. Sydney Maria designs the outfits based on the traditional samba costumes worn by men and women. The most common place to see these outfits are at the Carnival Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seeing how these gorgeous creations are covered in feathers, beads, and elaborate fabrics, they are hard to miss, duplicate, or dislike. VanIsh Marketing & Media correspondent, Lesli Del Rio, asked some attendees of the show which outfit was their favorite and they responded either the white, sexy bunny worn by Rebecca Rangel or the elaborate hot pink feathered outfit worn by Timarie Bryant. They are all so beautiful! 

This fashion show was incredible! All of the models were so excited to be a part of this. Model Jennifer Gonzalez stated before the show how much she loves the outfits because of their originality. The outfits are all so unique and fun and every single girl ROCKED each and every one. While the models usually walk the runway to top 40 and various other artists, this time was different. As they were approaching show time, traditional samba and Brazilian tunes hit the speakers. Definitely set the tone for the show! Before it all began, the models learned a few fun samba dance moves to show off on the runway. They all did a fantastic job with the dance moves, and they definitely added to the overall effect of the show!

All members of the VanIsh team as well as those from Sydney Maria USA had a great time at Sutra for the fashion show. Even the amazing designer donned one of his elaborate outfits and danced on stage at the end of the show! Everyone here at VanIsh wishes Sydney Maria USA all the best and we hope to do more work with them soon!

Follow the links below to see photos from the show, as well as the Sydney Maria USA Facebook and website!

Sydney Maria USA Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-Maria-USA-Samba-Costumes-and-Designs/290145811002252

Website: www.SydneyMariaUSA.com

PHOTOS

Behind-the-Scenes: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.238458582879137.57381.161294853928844&type=3

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150435848423060.423587.707998059&type=1

Photo-shoot:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.238634449528217.57403.161294853928844&type=1

Fashion Show:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.239265949465067.57546.161294853928844&type=1

Clubdistrict:

http://www.clubdistrict.com/gallery/6713/0

CREDITS

Sydney Maria USA Fashion Show

Sydney Maria

Jon Winston Hauer

VanIsh Media

Dominic Antonini

Travis Ishida

Brittney Weldon

Michael Enriquez

Elyse Berger

Kevin Gast

David Cusick

Lesli Del Rio


Hair & Makeup by Team Indulge
Olga Loera
Justin Lewis
Trenton Alan
Tracy Brunelle
Sergio Vasquez
Nona-Maria
Johanna Uribe
Sarah Dankler
Catherine Kay

Photography
Travis Ishida
Michael Enriquez
David Cusick
Raul Lozano

Models
Timarie Bryant
Alejandra Salazar
Jennifer Gonzalez
Kira Weldon
Marissa Harman
Rebecca Rangel
Callen Mielnik
Jerica Scott
Sonaria Curtis
Olga Loera

(Source: )

19

Oct

We had Milan Fashion Week, and now the designers setting the standard for styles for spring 2012 are in sunny So Cal! That’s right, it’s LA Fashion Week! The big events were officially kicked off this just passed weekend on October 14th with Project Ethos at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard. I had the opportunity and pleasure of attending this fabulous event, and I am more than happy to tell you all about it!

“Project Ethos produces events showcasing fashion, music and art, all under one roof, on one night. By merging a fashion show, live concert, and art gallery in one space, we create a unique new experience for participants and attendees. Project Ethos furnishes opportunity for featured participants by arranging an invigorating event attended by key buyers, media and tastemakers.” (http://www.facebook.com/projectethos)

This whole evening was incredible from the start. Walking in, some of the sponsors including 97.1 AMP Radio, Vitamin Water, and Stand Up to Cancer in honor of Pink Month (SU2C) all had booths and decorations hanging around the venue. For the first couple of hours of the event, there was a bright pink carpet and press wall set up to take photos with the who’s who of the night. The whole place was filled with guests, designers, models and other sponsors. Also with 97.1 being a major sponsor, the venue was booming with great music! To kick off the event inside the venue, The Black Cards performed for the very first time in California, and let me tell you, I LOVE this band. This is a new group featuring Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, and singer Bebe Rexha whose voice is incredible. Definitely a group to keep an eye on.

Following the great live concert was the fashion shows. There were a total of 10, yes 10, different designers in the show. I had my favorites, but all of them each had their own unique styles. The fashion lines in the show were I.Am. by Will.I.Am, B by APERIRE, BritBoy, GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez, Lauren Nicole, Pentard Couture, Multeepurpose, NAMI, Frederick’s of Hollywood Swim, and Cardiwrap by Kymaro.

I would keep writing more and more, but that would take too much time. So check out all of the photos from the event on the event’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/projectethos), and you can make your own opinions! I had an absolutely fabulous time, and I’m looking forward to more events for Fashion Week LA as well as the next Project Ethos event!

~Elyse Michelle

13

Oct

VanIsh has officially kicked off the fall season of fashion! On October 6, 2011 at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar in Costa Mesa VanIsh coordinated and produced another fabulous fashion show, this time for the incredible designer Alexis Evelyn. This show was a bit of change of pace from the summer shows that had been held at Scott’s, and let me tell you it was a beautiful show. Alexis Evelyn is a one of a kind designer, with a fun, flirty, vintage and funky feel to her clothing. Her style is put in to words perfectly on her website, “Instead of looking ahead in fashion, Alexis Evelyn decided to take a step back to study vintage techniques and styles. Her inspiration comes from vintage silhouettes, style lines, and textiles. Which are mixed with today’s urban and modern styles. Incorporating concave and convex curves while maintaining structure and durability is a factor that reflects her favorite personal quote from Coco Chanel; ‘Fashion is architecture. It is proportions.’” 

VanIsh has worked with Alexis Evelyn on another project that is currently in post production and will debut soon! After seeing her amazing styles and clothing from the other project as well as her numerous fashion shows all over California, VanIsh was thrilled to have her designs in a fashion show. Among the fashion show at Scott’s, Alexis has won many awards for her designs including 1st Place in the TALA (Textile Association of Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, CA, the Textile Achievement Award for TALA, along with other prestigious awards in fashion. She has also been featured in the RAWartists fashion show at 8Eighty8 Nightclub in Newport Beach, and the RAWards fashion show held at the Music Box in Hollywood. This very young designer is so incredibly talented and on her way to the top of the fashion world! 

For the show on October 6th, all of the models were beyond excited to start prepping for the show and getting in to the Alexis Evelyn styles! All of the hairstylists and makeup artists went along with the fun and funky vintage feel for styling the models, and they all looked fabulous! The girls were so happy with their looks and fun accessories for the show. Every single model worked the runway, and the show turned out great! Alexis thoroughly enjoyed the show and was very happy with the turn out, as was the entire VanIsh team. We really look forward to working with Alexis Evelyn again, and wish her all the best!

 

To purchase Alexis Evelyn designs, visit www.alexisevelyn.com 

 Special Thanks to everyone who came out to support and to those who help make this event a success! 

 

VanIsh Media

Dominic Antonini

Travis Ishida

Brittney Weldon

Michael Enriquez

Elyse Berger

Kevin Gast

Vanessa Salazar

 

Make-up Artists

Coni Flasco with Makeupstar Team (www.makeupstarteam.com)

Elise Concepcion with Makeupstar Team (www.makeupstarteam.com)

Sarah Michel with Envious Makeup (www.enviousmakeup.com)

Brittany Zavala

 

Hair-Stylists

Ashley Gannon (www.facebook.com/makeup.hair.ashley)

Leanne Hare (www.facebook.com/Hair.by.Hare)

Jackie Nanfro (jackienanfro@yahoo.com)

Ragen Kainani (ragenferry@yahoo.com)

Precious Dass (preciousdass@yahoo.com)

 

Models

Alison Miller

Charlene Lindeman

Christina Buffington

Elena Harshaw

Kailey Vining

Kristina Bruno

Lauren Berger

Lesli Del Rio

Perla Del Rio

Sarah Schlueter

Timarie Bryant

 

Here are the links for all of the fashion show, photo shoot and behind-the-scenes photos!

Behind-the-Scenes- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.230673530324309.55789.161294853928844&type=3

Runway- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.231911126867216.56099.161294853928844&type=1

Runway courtesy of withinadream.com- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.231976096860719.56111.161294853928844&type=1

Photo-shoot- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.233336426724686.56370.161294853928844&type=1

Clubdistrict- http://www.clubdistrict.com/gallery/6669/0

~Elyse Michelle

30

Sep

Fashion week is back again! This time all of the designers are pulling out their best looks and trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 lines at Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Let me tell you, it has taken me a while to write this because I keep looking at all of the AMAZING styles. Along with the not too hot ones. But for the most part, these lines are incredible. While the fashion was absolutely wonderful to look at, there has been some controversy this year in one show in particular.

To start off with the trends: GOLD. This shiny and expensive metal was all over fashion week in shoes, clothes, and just bursts of color all around. The one line that took gold to another level was Roberto Cavalli. Almost every single piece in this line has some form of gold in it, even having the entire outfit made of gold. Another trend that is really taking place across all designers is a more feminine, older-style feel to the clothing. Geometric shapes, longer skirts, and fitted jackets in lighter and softer colors all attribute to that trend. But, whenever there are a multitude of amazing pieces, there are bound to be a few not too great ones. Personal preference, but some of the overly baggy and sagging pants and jackets, with barely-there and borderline see-through outfits are not my cup of tea. Again, it’s a personal preference, but some of the designs weren’t looking too great on the runways. There are so many other trends and fabulous things going on for this year’s fashion week that I would love to write about, but I would be going on for days.

The fashion was fabulous through the lines, but there was a big controversy this year in the Gianfranco Ferr runway show. Model Alana Zimmer was turning heads for more reasons than just the gown she was wearing down the runway. Zimmer has been described as “skin and bones”, or in other words, far too thin. Back in 2006 there was a ban placed by the higher ups in the fashion world on models that were too thin, requiring all models to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 18.5. That number is still low, but a decent size. This is a very big issue in the modeling world with all of the models trying to be the thinnest out there. It gives off a bad image to the rest of society, thus causing young women and men to develop different diseases and disorders. Any type of crack down on the “thin race” is a good one. I personally hope that this stigma and image of high fashion models will change soon.

Keep reading for more updates on Los Angeles and NYC fashion weeks coming soon!!

~Elyse Michelle

(Source: MSN)