Yes, it's actually a new post! Moving back to L.A. has been much harder and more time consuming then I had excepted but I am happy to announce that I am ready to get back on the saddle again. In other words, back to work and back to my crazy fashion social life and what better way to start that all of with TPOLA's 4th Annual Picnic!
Must get one of those giant swan floaties!
This years event was held at the new Icis Apartments in Glendale, CA. which felt like a chic Las Vegas hotel meets urban living. It really had a fun surprise at every turn. Would honestly love to shoot my next collection here.
Thursday Friday Handbags Gifting Table
I just love to attended this event for so many reasons, from the amazing gifts to visiting with some of LA's top trend setters and trend followers. It's really LA's fashion at it's best, from mod to trendy. Everyone's style is really represented at these events. Which is really inspiring sometimes for me as a designer.
Sole Society Gifting Table
Lulus.com Gifting Table
All the lovely gifts I chose
I was given the pleasure of choosing so many wonderful new items from all the great gifting areas. One of the most original pieces I chose was this tote bag with a red handbag printed on it (shown above) from Thursday Friday. These bags are not only very creative but very well made too. Loved it. I will be doing another post in a couple of weeks with the dress, the clutch and the beauty products I received at this event too. Make-up tips and all.
Just me, wearing a Capwell and Co necklace I chose from the gifting suite
I would have taken a full outfit post but in all honesty, I hated what I was wearing. This is also the reason I didn't take any fun pictures with my girls at the event. Bummed. I decided at the last minute to make myself a long floral maxi skirt to put over my black swimsuit but it just didn't come out the way I wanted it too. Guess I'm just going to have to make something else out of it later. I am truly my biggest critic.
Did I mention the food, treats and drinks were delish? This was really a great event and a fabulous day. I am so happy that I made the effort to finally get out and soak myself in fashion. Big thank you to Kelsi of StyleSmith for putting on a great event and to my sister (future blogger) for coming out with me. Already looking forward to next year's picnic!
Denise, my sister
Lastly, I just had to share one of my favorite pieces I spotted at the picnic. It was this fun watermelon printed wrap skirt worn by Tess from Treehouse Trunkshow. Loved it!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to get everyone's names in the pictures. So if you or someone you know are in the pictures, please comment below so I can add them. Thank you!