Los Angeles Style Fashion Week – LAFW

March 28, 2016

Greta Constantine DressOne of the highlights of moving to another city is experiencing new things.  Toronto Fashion Week was an event that I attended twice a year.  When I couldn’t attend this year, it dawned on me that I had taken my lifestyle back there for granted.  I ended up feeling really sad about it at first, but then it turned into a strong desire to make the most of what I had here.  Luckily, in the midst of Toronto Fashion Week, Los Angeles was having their own Style Fashion Week, also known as LA Fashion Week (LAFW).  As a newcomer, I didn’t want to miss this chance of dressing up, checking out a new spot and seeing clothes come down a runway. 

In place of a little party dress that I had I had pulled aside, I decided to wear a classic grey dress by Greta Constantine purchased from a prior season. Greta Constantine has presented their collection in both Paris and Toronto, and happened to be the closing show at Toronto Fashion Week the very same night I was attending LAFW.  This also marked their 10th year as a fashion label, so there was no better way to celebrate the occasion than to wear a Canadian fashion label, so as Greta Constantine went down the runway, I would be wearing one of their own. It was a very East Coast look for a very West Coast event.

LAFW Outfit DetailsStyleFW LAFW Greta Constantine You know how there are power suits? This is my equivalent of a power dress.  It’s classy, elegant, simple, yet different.  Great for a job where you want to be the boss and still nice to wear out to dinner and events afterwards. With the dress, I wore my suede Prada open toe heels decked out with crystal. I paired those with my vintage Versace belt.  This ZARA clutch is one I’ve used so many times and never get sick of.

Prada ShoesVintage Versace BeltLAFW started in the evening.  As we approached the event site, I was caught off guard by a brief glimpse of the crowd and backdrop of the stage behind the fenced up wall.  An outdoor fashion week was something I had not thought of, as I had always attended fashion week in cooler climate, so that in itself got me excited!


StyleFW-2016StyleFWcrowdThe other thing about LAFW that caught my attention were the models. On runways around the world, you have tall and lean models.  For LAFW, there were some who were busty, curvy with different shapes and sizes. Overall, LAFW had a different approach to fashion week than the rest of the world and in some ways, laid back; fit for West Coast lifestyle.

Below are a few pictures from the Mario de le Torre, Foxbait and Armature shows.

Mario de le Torres LA Fashion Week

Mario de la torresMy favorite look of the night was this all white look.

Mario de la torres looks

FoxBaitFoxBait StyleFWArmature

Going to LAFW was a humbling experience and reminded me of what it was like to attend a show for the first time.  I’m so grateful for being able to experience LAFW outdoors and am curious to how this might grow in the long run.

If you enjoyed this post, please comment below.  Have you ever felt like you’ve had to re-experience something again?  Have you been to an event that had a cool feature that you really got to enjoy?  I’d love to hear!



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Outfit: Dress by Greta Constantine.  I love this camel one by Asos. Belt by Versace (vintage). Clutch by ZARA. Target has an affordable one in a similar style for under $40 here. Earrings by Olivia Palermo X Bauble Bar.  Bracelets by Forever21.  Shoes by Prada.

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  • yuka March 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    what an amazing dress! you look gorgeous. The event looks so fun, I totally agree with you that it’s so awesome LAFW uses curvier models.

    • miki March 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much Yuka! It’s awesome to see more diversity on the runway.

  • Sybil March 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    that’s such a cool experience!! glad you can take part of it and share it 🙂

    Have a great week!
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    • miki March 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Mary March 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I live in San Francisco and I had no idea LA has a fashion week, it looks like an amazing experience and I’m happy you are taking advantage of your new surroundings. I love the way you styled that Greta Constantine, those shoes are amazing and I can’t stop staring at that purse. Looks like you had a great time. 🙂

    • miki March 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Mary. I didn’t know until I moved here, so that makes us both! 🙂

  • Jennifer March 29, 2016 at 12:55 am

    You look gorgeous! What a unique and pretty dress– it looks perfect on you!

    xo, Jennifer

    • miki March 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks Jennifer!!

  • Michèle March 29, 2016 at 5:39 am

    oh you look fabulous in this dress! so chic!

    • miki March 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Mademoiselle Coconath March 29, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Your outfit’s so fab!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    • miki April 13, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Dreammerin March 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    You look gorgeous. I would like to go to LAFW one day. Just amazing place and fabulous experience.

    • miki March 30, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks so much! I hope you get to experience it too! 🙂

  • Anna March 30, 2016 at 1:52 am

    You look so elegant!

    • miki March 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm


  • Remi Sabbah March 30, 2016 at 2:46 am

    You look fab darling! I love the details of your outfit! The clutch and the shoes are divine! <3 xxx
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    • miki March 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

  • Erica March 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

    You look gorgeous! This dress is just perfect!
    Love all the pictures! I hope you had an amazing night!
    XO Erica

    • miki March 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Erica!! 🙂 It was brief, but really nice!

  • vivalaViv March 30, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Very sharp and sophisticated! I love that metallic clutch!!

    Vivienne X

    • miki April 13, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Thanks Vivienne!

  • Laura April 1, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Your outfit was wonderful!
    I like it a lot!
    The Zara clutch looks really nice too! 😉


    • miki April 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you Laura! 🙂

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