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Gen Art LA Fashion Alumni Celebration

March 18, 2010

On March 16, the 80+ degree Los Angles afternoon segued into a hot kickoff to LA Fashion Week, courtesy of the Gen Art LA Fashion Alumni Celebration. An impressively stylish crowd gathered poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel’s Tropicana to honor Gen Art’s fashion alumni who have influenced the design community. Below are the alumni designers we celebrated:

Brigid Catiis * Eduardo Lucero * Elmer Ave * Endovanera * Erik Hart * Freddie Rojas * Geren Ford * Grey Ant * Jared Gold * Jeffrey Sebelia * Katy Rodriguez * Kit Scarbo * Louis Verdad * Orthodox * Rami Kashou * Society For Rational Dress * Wren

Project Runway Season 3 Winner Jeffrey Sebelia with his model. Each alumni was accompanied by a model flaunting a signature look. (Photo: Wire Image)

Former Ford model, Amber Rose, hosted the event. (Photo: Wire Image)

Designers and models being presented. (Photo: Twirlit)

Designers Andrew Christian and Nick Verreos. Andrew competed on The Fashion Show and appeared on The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Nick was a Project Runway Season 2 contestant. (Photo: Bec of Style with Benefits)

Bec of Style With Benefits, Andrew, Patty Ann of Alpha Beta Chic, and me

Obligatory, yet desired sister photo.

In addition to the Project Runway designers who were being commended- Jeffrey, Rami Kashou (Season 4), and Kit Scarbo (Season 4)- Bec and I were happy to see Althea Harper (Season 6) and Mila Hermanovski (Season 7) in attendance. Other guests included Law & Order’s Anthony Anderson, designer/House of Jazmin’s Jazmin Whitley, E! News personality Ashlan Gorse, Big Brother Season 3’s Marcellus Reynolds, and designer/interior designer/TV personality Bobby Trendy.

Bobby Trendy striking a fierce pose. (Photo: Bec of Style With Benefits)

This was my second Gen Art event- my first being the “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Show this past October. Gen Art is dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists- and that celebration of the creative spirit is what makes Gen Art so stand out. I left with a renewed sense of hope for my emergence into my own craft, and fittingly walked along Hollywood Boulevard past the wandering tourists looking down at the stars of those who have emerged in their own rights. LA’s the city of dreamers and a town of achievers and I was happy to celebrate both that night.


P.S.- This is Part 1 of 2 posts from the event. Next, I’ll be posting photos of the fabulous bunch of fashion bloggers I hung out with. We all had a fashionably fun time!

25 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2010 10:50 am

    amazing photos! looks like a blast! love your outfit, so colorful!! love the obligatory sister pics – gorgeous as usual!

  2. March 18, 2010 12:21 pm

    You look very cute. This party is very L.A. Style!!

    B* a la Moda

  3. Matt permalink
    March 18, 2010 1:02 pm

    Very nice dress!! You and Bec look awesome!

  4. March 19, 2010 4:41 am

    How cool you were there, Mel! Thanks for the report. I once interviewed Brigid Catiis for a magazine, she does really nice things!

  5. March 19, 2010 4:59 am

    This looks like fun. :o)

    Lola Re

  6. March 19, 2010 7:35 am

    Great photos, looked like a fabulous time!

  7. March 19, 2010 8:19 am

    i LOVE your dress!

  8. March 19, 2010 1:04 pm

    Looks so colourful and amazing! Wow it’s so different from European graduate shows!

  9. March 19, 2010 2:37 pm

    Great post and summary of the night. So much fun. I think you were right to go with the blue beanie… it was the perfect accessory for the bright dress!

  10. March 19, 2010 3:25 pm

    Love, love, love Genart too! Looks like much fun – (of course it was, it’s Genart). Thanks for the recap! Cute dress too:-)

  11. March 19, 2010 5:35 pm

    You look great in colour. Wow such an interesting dress! Looks like sushc a fab event to attend! You girls are such beauties!

  12. March 20, 2010 12:47 am

    Your dress was magic! I love color!!!

  13. March 20, 2010 10:52 am

    Really fun pics, darling!
    Love your dress ~ you look fabulous!


  14. March 20, 2010 8:51 pm

    how fun, great pics! ok i know this might sound crazy but I finally realized you Style With Benefits are twins! I was so confused lol.

  15. March 21, 2010 7:37 am

    Awesome pics!! Love your dress! Thanks for the comment!:):)

  16. March 21, 2010 12:04 pm

    Looks like you had a great time! Love your colorful tube dress! And gotta love Bobby Trendy’s outfit as well 😉 Looking forward to part 2!

  17. March 21, 2010 2:19 pm

    Oh my… I adore the striped dress you are wearing…! I once saw I photo of lindsay Lohan wearing something similar but I can genuinely say you look way better 🙂

    Love love love,



  18. March 21, 2010 8:31 pm

    This looks so much fun and I love your colourful dress.

  19. March 21, 2010 10:09 pm

    looks like a really fun event and you looked great!

  20. March 21, 2010 11:37 pm

    looks like an awesome night! WOW, at your dress, the colours are just amazing 🙂 brilliant blog,

  21. March 22, 2010 2:21 am

    Oh you are looking so fab in that multi-hued stripped dress! And is it strange that Amber Rose is starting to grow on me? Haha I found her so tacky before but now…I love her confidence and boldness

  22. March 22, 2010 4:20 am

    Love the photo of you and your sis, too cute!

  23. March 23, 2010 5:58 am

    Looks like you had a time, and there were CHARACTERS there.

    Lola Re

  24. March 24, 2010 10:55 am

    great pictures ! ythanks ! 😀


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