Rock Fashion Week LA

Rock Fashion Week LA
A Blast of Style Makes Rock Fashion Week LA Fabulous!

Rock Fashion Week Los Angeles was a fabulous mix of new collections from emerging and established designers. Plus the big two-day event reached out to help a worthy cause, with sassy celebrities joining the runway models to show off the Pink Dress Collection, which has been touring the country to benefit the Susan G. Komen cancer research foundation.

The Gen Art’s 12th Annual Fresh Faces in Fashion launched the first day, with Rock Fashion on day two, both successfully hosted by the folks at Rock Media and Entertainment.

Why was it such a success? Oh my, the runway had it all going on. The showcase of style held on the tented rooftop of the Petersen Automotive Museum was a blast of fashion framed with exciting music and parties.

The 2009 showcase also proved to be an innovative platform for progressive designers. Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion show was sponsored by the “Plastics Make it Possible” program. It promoted cutting-edge designers that used the latest innovations in plastic fabrics to push the limits of fashion.

The pretty star of CBS’ meg-hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco hosted the Gen Art’s show, and boasted that her bright blue toga-styled mini was actually made from plastic-based fabric.

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Kaley Cuoco

Kaley looked sensational in the dress when she took the stage and announce “an awesome competition to challenge designers to make innovative creations from plastic fabrics, and turn today’s plastic water bottle into tomorrow’s trendy little dress.”

Seen on the runway the first night was a lot of creativity from the emerging talent in the fashion world. The pre-party had accessory displays with Ludevine jewelry designs dazzling the crowd. Then the show had everybody buzzing about the lines from womenswear designers Leyendecker, Seneca Rising, Valerj Pobega (with a strange bondage inspired collection) and dazzling Rory Beca (which embraced florals, pinks and girly-girl minis). Menswear sole designer was the MG Black line.

The next night, Rock Media and Entertainment presented the debut of impressive Spring and Summer 2010 collections, featuring four shows. It started with the LA-based Tristan + Trista, glorifying the female form with sophisticated clothing, and later the Biatta Intimates took that theme to the next level with sexy models showing off the latest in elegant lingerie.

The line called Boy Meets Girl from NY-based Stacy M. Igel had a carefree and ultra-comfortable flair to it. Chatting with Stacy backstage she said, “It’s been an amazing journey to get here. I sewed my first skirt when I was six, and I opened by business eight years ago.” Now she’s living the dream, and her line has been seen on Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries, along with other trendy shows.

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Boy Meets Girl

There were celebrities with fashion flair who strolled the runway for The Pink Dress Collection show benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Looking pretty in pink was Lo Bosworth of The Hills, who hosted the show and mentioned that the dresses would be auctioned off to benefit breast cancer research.

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The Pink Dress Collection

Among the other ladies showing their support wearing wonderful pink dresses as the symbol for breast cancer awareness, were Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), Megan Joy (American Idol), Carolyn Hennesy (Cougar Town), and Tamala Jones (Castle). They all wore cocktail dresses and evening gowns donated by top designers including Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson, Binetti, Luca Luca, Nanette Lepore, and many more.

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Megyn Price and Stacy M. Igel

It was two wonderful days of celebrating the fantastic designers who make Rock Fashion Week LA really rock! Credit should also go to the makeup artists from Sephora who performed their magic on the models making them look fierce in the spotlight.

Among the celebrities enjoying the parade of beautiful women and fashions down the runway was James Kyson Lee (Heroes). James is a regular at all the trendy Hollywood events, so it was no surprise to see him sitting in the front row for the show with a gorgeous gal by his side.

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James Kyson Lee and Margie Barron

James remarked that he like the unique line of Roar clothing I was wearing, and told me that style is important to him, and it should be “for everyone who wants to stand out in this world.”

He said, “I like to shake things up, and add things to whatever I’m wearing, whether it’s a hat, vest, jacket or accessories like necklaces. Individual style is all about whatever you’re comfortable with, that makes you who you are.”

From a gentleman’s point of view, James also revealed his opinion of what makes a woman look fabulous? He said, “Someone who is comfortable with her body. Uses colors and understands what looks good on herself. I love women who are unpredictable, so that just when you think you’ve figured out their style, they surprise you.”

The Rock Fashion Week designers he saw really impressed him because they were full of surprises.


Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to be half of the husband and wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who have written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 30 years.

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