Fall Fashion at South Coast Plaza with Rachel Zoe

Video: Live the Look South Coast Plaza


Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza
Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza (aka “the happiest place on earth”) is in the middle of its three-day style celebration “Live the Look”  this weekend.

First up was a fall fashions presentation featuring designer/celebrity stylist and reality TV personality Rachel Zoe. The petite blond (dressed in a black Fendi midi dress) presented a runway show  fall fashions from some of South Coast Plaza’s luxury designer boutiques.

Zoe, an obvious fashion enthusiast, drooled over the looks from Gucci, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, Brunello Cuncinelli, Barbara Bui, Fendi, Chloe,  Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Versace and Lanvin at South Coast Plaza Thursday night.

“Fall fashion means layering; it’s an excuse to wear more clothes,” said Zoe, pointing out what most true fashion fiends feel: Fall is the best season of the year.

Fendi cape at South Coast Plaza
Fendi cape at South Coast Plaza

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Go see some fashion at OC Style Week

I love this time of year: it’s when everything starts happening — style wise that is.

One way to see lots of cool stuff you can buy NOW is StyleWeekOC with events happening at Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum.

The week started off Wednesday at Fashion Island with a Fall Trends show by Neiman Marcus featuring a tons of ornate looks in saturated colors and piled high with glittering jewelry and furs …


Models walk the runway at Fashion Island in a Neiman Marcus trend show.
Models walk the runway at Fashion Island in a Neiman Marcus trend show.


It continues tonight at Fashion Island (Friday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.) with a retailers’ show featuring looks from American Rag, Ella Moss and more.

Then 5 p.m. Saturday with “Fashion Island’s Evening of Glamour” Featuring designs by FIDM students for Celebrity Cruises ad a evening looks from Fashion Island boutiques.

Next week the action shifts to Irvine Spectrum where, on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., yours truly will join celebrity designer Nick Verreos to judge another Celebrity Cruise design competition.

In between the Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum shows there will other presentations such as a Children’s runway show from Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island and a Street Scene show at Irvine Spectrum.

Check out the entire calendar of events here: StyleWeekOC.

Hope to see you on the 20th at Irvine Spectrum …



Now who’s gonna police the fashion? #RIPJoanRivers

Just a quick post to remember comedienne and TV and Fashion pioneer Joan Rivers who died today at age 81. I never met her but I know a few people who did and they all describe her as a funny, irreverent, smart and warm woman.

She was also a self-made fashion icon.

Back in the ’90s she reframed the way people talked about fashion — for good or ill — when she began hosting E! Red Carpet. She was the first to ask “who are you wearing?”. The actress  she questioned didn’t know who she was wearing because back then actresses mostly just went out and bought dresses.

Not anymore.

I think you could rightly call Joan the godmother of celebrity stylists because with that one question she launched a multi-million dollar celebrity-style industry.

It’s sad and somehow appropriate that Joan Rivers died on the first full day of New York Fashion week — an event that she and her co-hosts at “Fashion Police” were all set to cover. Seems like she went out in style.

Here are some of the fashion blog tributes to Joan from around the web:

WhoWhatWear: Joan Rivers’ funniest quotes of all time

The Cut: Remembering Joan Rivers’ Iconic Style

The LATimes: Joan Rivers: Making Fun of Fashion