First Look: Alpine Butterfly Summer 2018 Swim Collection


An Alpine Dream

Fall in love with Alpine Butterfly, a dreamy new swimwear line created to celebrate confident and free-spirited babes everywhere.

Inspired by the body love movement and powerful stories of dressing room heartache, Alpine Butterfly aims to provide women with swimwear that ignites feelings of happiness and self- love whenever it’s worn.

Featuring feminine prints such as floral and gingham, Alpine Butterfly gives the plus size industry a fresh, new look by combining luxurious, stunning designs with a flawless fit.

Built for multiple body types in sizes L – 5X, Alpine Butterfly works to truly understand women with carefully positioned bands and underwire while staying sexy and fresh.

With an emphasis on branding to attract a playful spirit; Alpine Butterfly is already captivating women around the world and evoking feelings of youthfulness, positivity, and whimsical fantasy.

Like its namesake the Alpine Butterfly knot, we believe that women are stronger together, just like knots along a single rope.

Alpine Butterfly celebrates women feeling confident, beautiful and sexy. Featuring whimsical designs and a dreamy, chic vibe, Alpine Butterfly’s Summer 2018 Collection is inspired by summers in Paris, strolls along the Champs-Élysées, and the body-love movement.

The Summer 2018 Collection features brand new, original prints that strike a beautiful balance between bold and delicate, just like the female body and the fiery passion that exists within each woman’s soul.

Alpine girls are authentic, loving, and free to be in their own skin.

Like our namesake the Alpine Butterfly knot, we believe that women are stronger together, like knots along a single rope.

Daniel Quintanilla

Day 3 of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W18

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – Vancouver, BC –at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver, was a night to highlight local design talents from Vancouver and Canada as a whole.

CRAZYYABAI, the brainchild of 16 year old high school student Ming Lim, electrified the runway with her collection of unconventional looks inspired by the punk energy of Tokyo.

Mesh jackets, fishnet sweaters, and bright plaids were covered in dramatic graffiti and accented with chains.

Bold black eyeliner topped it off to set a rebellious tone.

Against a soundtrack of heavy rainfall, Studio Jason Sui’s unisex collection highlighted a style of sophisticated everyday wear, each garment striking a balance between luxury and versatility.

An imaginative attention to detail, with subtly unique elements including zippers open at seams creating new shapes.

A standout look; a beautiful a-line white gown featuring rainbow coloured triangle embellishments concentrated around the bodice and dispersing downwards.

With an aim to break stereotypes, designers Luis Padilla and Ana Carpio from Toronto based brand SUPRAMORPHOUS featured a genderless series of clothing.

Collection Anthracite, inspired by black diamond, offered an all-black colour palette with matte and shiny textures, and fringing breaking up sharp cut pieces.

King and Reign closed the night with a show-stopping collection that exuded elegance.

Ethereal gowns in soft hues of blush and aqua graced the runway with a dreamlike quality.

Plunging necklines and bodices of feathery lace paired with trailing skirts of airy chiffon that floated around the runway.

The collection exquisitely expresses femininity as a work of art.

VFW is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals.

For 30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week has celebrated multiculturalism and up-and-coming on their runways.

We strive to identify undiscovered designers by providing an accessible and internationally reputable platform.

Through international media coverage and cogent buyer connectivity, VFW has provided the exposure to project past designers on to the stages of success.

Daniel Quintanilla

Days 1 & 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 18

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Day 1: David Lam Hall In Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off the week in style with a sensational selection of designers as part of the designers preview showcase.

14 brands exhibited one key look from their Fall/Winter 2018 collections as a tease of the incredible talent that we are to see throughout the week.

Interesting textures created with hanging threads, wire structures, and feathers, were juxtaposed with smooth clean cut leather and fitted pieces.

Colors ranged from clashing brights to serene metallics.

A highlight reel showcasing an extraordinary mix of design aesthetics from across the globe.

The featured designers displaying their full lines on the first night were Nicole Jedelsky, Who is ATK, and Qiongxin Kou.

Nicole Jedelsky, a Sydney based fashion and textiles designer, brought a feminine feel to the runway with velvet and silky textures.

White jackets created with folds of fabric envelope the body, and pale olive tones are contrasted with deep dark forest greens.

An intricate silky cowl neck dress in a golden hue shimmers in the light.

Next, Who is ATK, from Taiwan presents an unconventional menswear collection.

Sport infused pieces are juxtaposed with more classical tailoring, and multiple layers create ominous structures.

Huge exaggerated shoulder silhouettes, are met with hanging sleeves, and fur lined seams.

An earthy colour palette of browns, greys, and whites are lifted with embellishments.

A designer who believes clothing should have its own life and soul.

For a phenomenal finale, Qiongxin Kou, a Chinese designer based in New York, showcased a dreamy collection of womenswear in pretty pinks, bright blues, and canary yellows.

Thigh high mirror shine silver boots are contrasted with soft textured knits.

Silky shining ruffles and pleated layers, flared sleeves, and printed quilted jackets demonstrate a thoughtful collection of wearable pieces.

Day 2

Tuesday evening at the Vancouver runway started with a succession of local BC based designers at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver.

JIJIN Design of Indianapolis presented a modern, edgy collection of two-piece looks.

Minimalist metallic slip dresses laid the foundation for the artistic overcoats of shiny PVC and vinyl, detailed with geometric shapes hanging off sleeves and towering on the shoulders.

Sleek hair with bold eye makeup tied the look together for a futuristic feel.

Si Mee Collections brought one showstopper after another, evoking a sense of feminine flare and confidence.

Elegant silhouettes with ruffled high necks, corsets, and couture chiffon were a reminder of European eras past.

Sheer details and metallic bodysuits subtly contrast the light white fabrics and sheer georgette.

Based out of Nevada, Rosemarie Macklin creates Avant Garde designs for all women, worthy of being seen and recognized.

Beautiful oriental prints with delicate flowers and shapes filled the runway for Baroque Japanesque.

An earthy color palette of deep golds, reds, and blacks set the tone for FW18, with prints adorning silky layers.

Japanese designer Shiori Watanabe has created a wide selection of printed pieces to adapt into your wardrobe from skin-tight leggings to kimonos; the exquisite print is placed throughout with matching umbrellas as a highlight.

Allison Nicole Designs from Maryland, U.S showcased a line of elegant femininity, with soft, flowing silks and satins that gently caressed and accentuated the body, each garment adorned with signature, intricate florals.

A romantic collection inspired by the female form with muted off-white, blush, pink, and nude shades.

A-line waists and free-flowing silhouettes were enhanced with delicate lace, embroidery, sparkling embellishments, and tulle tiers.

An eventful evening of interesting textures, flare, and sophistication.

VFW is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals.

For 30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week has celebrated multiculturalism and up-and-coming on their runways.

We strive to identify undiscovered designers by providing an accessible and internationally reputable platform.

Through international media coverage and cogent buyer connectivity, VFW has provided the exposure to project past designers on to the stages of success.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad craving wallpaper florals



Wear The Backdrops

Lauren Conrad and her team today found inspiration that you may think that’s off the wall, because it’s literally off the wall, meaning Lauren is now craving florals that are inspired by one’s favorite wallpaper decor, anything that makes your bathroom or bedroom more comfortable.

Lauren’s team starts off with Lauren’s own wallpaper loves that can be relied up the resources of LC Lauren Conrad Print Tie-Back Tee in Fleurs Point Blue, Forever 21 Floral Print Mini Skirt, Alexandre Birman Clarita Knotted Sandal, Richmond & Finch Peonies & Butterflies iPhone X Case, Kate Spade New York Holland Floral Watch, and Reformation Bonita Dress in Geraldine.

The off the wall designs continue onto the clothes of the finest with H&M Triangle Bikini Top and Scuba Bikini Bottoms, Paradise Pencil Pouch, Forever 21 Floral Crop Cami, Rebecca Taylor Maia Smock Ruffle Top, Topshop Floral Print Jacket, and Rag & Bone Boyfriend Belt.

The Easter Party

Lauren Conrad and crew today reached out to Bonjour Fete and But First, Party! to plan a fun flower arranging Easter kids party that’s filled with long stems of floral arrangements reaching out as far as an entire room and all the way to the stairway.

Also included in flower Easter party are bunny decoration cutouts and plates laid flat on the table, recipes for homemade lemonade, cookies, floral cakes, Easter flower baskets, more easter decorations, and don’t forget Easter eggs of all kinds that are decoration, cake topping, real eggs for dying, and Easter eggs baked into Easter bread.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s new LC Lauren Conrad March collection


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Waiting For Spring To Get Here

It’s not what you call spring time outside on the east coast right now despite spring starting just a day ago, but Lauren Conrad is going ahead with her LC Lauren Conrad March selections anyway, with light layers that are about fresh blooms, sunnier days, and showing off more skin.

Lauren first look from LC Kohl’s includes ruffle cold-shoulder maxi dress with admirer high heel sandals, then comes the print pleated dress with ring convertible crossbody bag, and bell cardigan with lace-trim top, Love, Lauren cuffed ankle skinny jeans with statice cutout ankle boots.

With Lauren’s love for florals more present than in years past, Lauren makes note of florals with floral ruffle top, drapey soft pants, and admirer high heel sandals, all this to help Lauren, the population, and the weather when it is ready to start spring on the right foot.

Keep Clothes Precious

Lauren Conrad stayed on board today telling us about the latest laundry list which means ways one can take care of their special pieces of clothing that need delicate care, like hanging up clothes more often, knowing how your washer works, and using green dry cleaning bags to keep typical dry cleaning bags from chemically damaging clothes.

The newness of clothing can be preserved much longer by storing your new shoes back in their box so their not crush or affected by dust, avoiding wire hangers so fabrics are not distorted or rusted, and don’t wear your favorite clothes too often, keep them in rotation with other pieces so your favorite pieces stay new.

Daniel Quintanilla

IMG Announces Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Preliminary Schedule

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The Runway Beneath The Equator

IMG today announced the preliminary schedule for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2018, taking place 13 – 17 May in Sydney, Australia at Carriageworks.


Designers will be showcasing Resort 2019 collections at MBFWA and were announced at the schedule launch event on Wednesday 21 March, held at The Tilbury Hotel in Woolloomooloo, Sydney.

MBFWA Resort 2019 highlights include:

•    Celebrating the brand’s 15th anniversary, CAMILLA AND MARC will open this year’s event for the Mercedes-Benz Presents show on Sunday 13 May.
•    CAMILLA will return to MBFWA and stage a spectacular show to close out the week on Thursday 17 May, as well as the Mercedes-Benz Opening Showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition (MBFWE) on Friday 18 May.
•    International designer Emilia Wickstead in collaboration with MATCHESFASHION.COM (London) will debut her Resort collection at MBFWA for the first time.
•    Akira Isogawa will celebrate 25 years in business with his MBFWA 2018 show.
•    Numerous emerging Australian designers will make their MBFWA debut including Blair Archibald, Deadly Ponies, I.AM.GIA, Leo + Lin and Pereira Fitzgerald.
•    Internationally renowned DJ duo, Client Liaison, will break into the fashion world with the launch of their first collection.
•    The St.George NextGen show will once again provide emerging designers an opportunity to show in front of an international audience. This season’s participating designers are ALLISAR.H, Chris Ran Lin, Gina Snodgrass and Of RO.

Each year, MBFWA continues to cement its global relevancy. In 2017, its second year on the Resort schedule, buyer attendance increased by an unprecedented 51%, including representatives from top international retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Farfetch.

In 2018, The Suites, the onsite sales showrooms IMG introduced to the footprint last year, will double in size due to increased demand after a successful inaugural year in 2017. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Weekend Edition will debut The Stores, a retail showcase where consumers can shop limited edition designs from some of Australia’s best and brightest designers – for one day only.

“We are excited to welcome an incredibly robust group of both seasoned and emerging designers to the third season of MBFWA Resort,” said Catherine Bennett, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Events. “The continued interest and support from the local and international community for the designers, their collections and the city as a resort destination is unparalleled and makes this event one of the fashion world’s best.”

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said, “The NSW Government is delighted to be supporting MBFWA to profile our State’s fashion industry and the talented designers making their mark internationally while showcasing our unique Australian style and importantly, generating business for NSW.”

“The schedule for this year’s event represents the best in the business while also providing a global platform for emerging talent, and will once again reinforce Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s fashion capital.”

On Friday 18 May 2018, MBFWA will host a series of thought leadership seminars focused on the fashion industry. The seminars, which will be open to the public, will offer informative content curated by industry leaders including Australian Fashion Council executives, who will present on Thursday 17 May, and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences executives, who will present from 12 – 5pm on Friday 18 May.

Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition (MBFWE) will return this season, with the Mercedes-Benz Opening Showcase featuring Australian designer CAMILLA on Friday 18 May, and run through 19 May. MBFWE is available to consumers and offers exclusive access to designer shows and fashion film screenings as well as exclusive shopping offers, complimentary hair and makeup sessions, access to the MBFWE style sessions and quality food and drink. To purchase tickets visit

The digital home for MBFWA will be and @fashionweekaus, #MBFWA and #MBFWE across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, featuring exclusive designer content, live streams and archives of designer shows and social activations throughout the week.

To register as press or industry, please visit

Schedule announcement press imagery is currently available for download here and schedule launch event imagery will be available for download here (available from 9pm).

Mercedes-Benz is joined by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, as well as DHL, Etihad Airways, City of Sydney, St.George Bank, Carriageworks, Sigma, Dyson Supersonic, TONI&GUY, Napoleon Perdis, Superga, Beauty Boosters, Sanpellegrino, Tempus Two, Vittoria, Pommery, oOh! Media, Getty Images and Ovolo Hotels.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad finds 90’s inspired hair accessories



Here Come The Valley Days Again

Take a moment, remember back to that decade occurring right before the new century/ millenium began, yep, the 1990’s, the clothes, the makeup, and the hair we will never forget, Lauren Conrad takes a kernel from that time displaying the hair accessories.

Those accessories were bulky, colorful, and tiny to say the least, they’ve been brought back in new forms, and apparently in smaller, hand-held, and even more sizes to love like Topshop Satin Scrunchie, L. Erickson Arch Barrette, Free People Silk Bow Barrette, Free People Marbleized Banana Clip, and Karina Contour Clips.

Now yours truly remembers playing, and holding these medium to big hair pieces throughout the 90’s when they were originally out, it’s a small relief at least they haven’t eclipsed the size of one’s hair or head, as more options include France Luxe Scallop Headband, Pom Pom Flower, Scunci Effortless Beauty Comb Headbands, New Friends Colony Studio 54 Bow Scrunchie, and Free People Desert Storm Claw.

All That’s Thought Is Lamb

April 1st, yes, April 1st is when Easter Sunday is this year, normally reserved for April Fools Day, yours truly can only think of lamb and pasta once church has been attended, but Lauren Conrad and people like to gift Easter basket ideas.

Look to The Little Market for gifts like the Happy Easter Basket and bunny travel blanket,   Sugarfina bunny bark in pink chocolate, Green Toys dump truck in pink, LouLou LOLLIPOP macaron teether with holder, and Meri Meri Easter finger puppets.

Daniel Quintanilla

MAISON the FAUX presents ‘the PREMIERE’ at LAFW

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It’s Time To Arrive

On the 17th of March, MAISON the FAUX presented “the PREMIERE” at Los Angeles Fashion Week.

After presenting 3 collections at New York Fashion Week, MAISON the FAUX has set up a temporary home in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is the perfect platform to intensify MAISON the FAUX’s obsession with “the fake and constructed”.

In creative collaboration with Maavven and acclaimed choreographer Nina McNeely, MAISON the FAUX set up an immersive performance.

They pose the questions: What makes the real, FAUX? And the faux, REAL?

In a town where the spectacle of the carpet seems more important than the actual event, “the PREMIERE” took place on a FAUX red carpet.

The FAUX red carpet was located at the loading docks of NeueHouse at LAFW where crazed fans, deranged celebrities, stylists and paparazzi took over.

“What are you wearing?” – MAISON the FAUX
Humanwear, for the real you!

The AW18 Humanwear collection features all of the components that any stylist will need to make an outfit fitted and easy to return.

Each look is “SO original” and perfect for any high-brow-photo-op.

Many of the looks feature embedded clamps so any celeb of any size will be able to wear a fitted MAISON the FAUX piece.

SOLD-OUT bags, multifunctional boxer pants, “original” denim, sugar daddy leopard prints, and oscar-worthy silks is what the designers of MAISON the FAUX present to Hollywood.

“I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join.. and here I am. You have to admit it’s completely meaningless.” – Jim Carrey


Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s baby learns to play the guitar

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It Runs In The Family

Lauren Conrad taught us today on Instagram that there may not be a trait her baby son, Liam James Tell, picks up from his mother, but possibly from daddy, William Tell, who previously was in the band “Something Corporate” before becoming a lawyer, playing with the guitar.

There, Liam is fiddling his tiny baby hands on what could be daddy William’s guitar trying to play a beat of his own, developing his own rhythm, learning the early stages and steps on how music works, and what makes a good song so to speak.

Maybe mommy, Lauren, should be a tad concerned that her baby son might not want to take up her mother’s profession of businesses, books, and fashion, then again there’s hope if Lauren decides to have another child down the line hoping that a girl will follow in her mother’s footsteps.



Don’t Regret Your Fashion

Lauren Conrad today created a shopping list of pieces to invest in that won’t make you flinch years from now like classic handbag, classic pumps, elegant strappy sandals, ballet flats, dainty everyday jewelry, trench coat, blazer, and the sexy and ever-popular little black dress.

Muffins Set On Ceramic

Lauren Conrad and her team today opened up the recipe box once again to make Earl Grey Blueberry Muffins, with help from Half Baked Harvest, and The Little Market so these muffins can be set on beautiful ceramic that’s a baking dish to make the muffins on.

Daniel Quintanilla

IMG announces CAMILLA to close Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018

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Camilla, & Camilla

IMG today announced that iconic Australian brand CAMILLA will return to the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) Resort ‘19 Collections schedule, after two years, to stage a spectacular closing show.

CAMILLA’s show will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the home of MBFWA, Carriageworks in Sydney.

Founded fourteen years ago in Sydney’s Bondi Beach by designer and artist, Camilla Franks, CAMILLA has captured the imagination of the world with its vibrant and bespoke bohemian lifestyle offering.

The CAMILLA wonderland has evolved to include women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, swim, accessories and home collections.

CAMILLA has 19 boutiques throughout Australia, a multi-million dollar online business and over 500 stockists in 56 countries worldwide.

Key retail partners include Selfridges, Harrods, Bergdorf-Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Four Seasons Hotels, Shopbop, Net-a-Porter and REVOLVE.

“We’re excited to return to the MBFWA stage with our best collection to-date and the honour of closing the 2018 event.

In CAMILLA world, there is no such thing as a modest show, we are theatrical by nature and always unexpected.

We’ve set the bar high in the past with llamas in Centennial Park and African choirs on Sydney Harbour – and this year’s show will take us even higher,” says Founder and Owner Camilla Franks.

The 2016 strategic repositioning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia made it the first centralized event focused exclusively on Resort collections, placing it at the beginning of the global sales window.

As a result, the event has seen a year-on-year uplift in international media and buyer attendance, providing lucrative new opportunities for showcasing designers.

Additionally, CAMILLA will open Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition (MBFWE) with the Mercedes-Benz Opening Showcase: CAMILLA on Friday 18 May, allowing consumers to access the unique opportunity of sitting front row and experiencing the runway first-hand as the fashion industry does at MBFWA.

All the action continues on Saturday 19 May with runway shows on the hour, fashion film screenings, exclusive shopping offers in The Stores @ MBFWE, complimentary hair and makeup sessions, access to the MBFWE Style Sessions and exclusive food and cocktails.

Tickets are on sale now at

The digital home for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia will be, as well as @fashionweekaus, #MBFWA and MBFWE across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

These social platforms will feature exclusive designer content, live streams and archives of designer shows and social activations.

Press and industry registrations are now open via

Mercedes-Benz is joined by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, as well as DHL, Etihad Airways, City of Sydney, St.George Bank, Carriageworks, Sigma, Dyson Supersonic, TONI&GUY, Napoleon Perdis, Superga, Beauty Boosters, Sanpellegrino, Tempus Two, Vittoria, Pommery, oOh! Media, Getty Images and Ovolo Hotels.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is an IMG Event.

Daniel Quintanilla