Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's The Weekend!

The weekend is upon us. Do you know what you're doing? Many are going out of town to celebrate the 4th of July. But if you're staying put in LA, check out these amazing places to visit. (Photo Courtesy of

Sulho En (Garden of Water and Fragrance)

Angel's Gate Recreation Center: Korean Friendship Bell 

Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Central

LA County Arboretum & Garden

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Dresses Await You

After this crummy time of year in LA that we call, "June Gloom," the sun will hit us with nothing but sunshine and hot beach weather. So, put away those drabby winter clothes and stock up on some much needed shorts, dresses, and tanks. You know what the trends are this season, fun prints, neon shades, mini-lengths, and a whole lot of other wonderful things! Here's a few fabulous items from the Octavio Carlin closet. Be warned, this may cause you to want to go on a shopping spree. So stay tuned for our future posts about the exact date of our store opening! Can't wait!

Vibrant Geometric Prints

Vertical Stripes
Cute Minidress. Win it by entering our contest! Click here

Pair This Top With Short Shorts or a Skirt

Mini, High-Slit, Midi

Pretty in White

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Win This Octavio Carlin Dress!

Let's start the week off with a bang! To celebrate our upcoming atelier (boutique) opening, Octavio Carlin decided to give away this gorgeous minidress to not one, but two, lucky winners! This dress is perfect for the summer months ahead! It's stylish yet still comfortable and functional. Its timeless style will allow you to wear it year after year to rooftop parties, backyard BBQ's or fun weekend getaways. To enter to win, just click here and follow our very simple instructions. We'll announce the winners next Monday, July 2nd....7 days left and counting. Good luck!

- OC Team

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Silent Film Friday: The Haunted Castle

Octavio loves silent films. So once a week, we have Silent Film Fridays, where we watch movie clips of silent pictures. This week, we introduce you to the world's first horror movie, The Haunted Castle. Be warned, don't expect for this movie to actually be scray. It's more comical really and you'll see why. Enjoy and Happy Friday! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hidden LA Gems

Central Garden at The Getty

Griffith Park 

Huntington Japanese Gardens

Exposition Park Rose Garden 
You don't have to leave LA to enjoy the marvels of nature and smell the roses. There are numerous parks, gardens, and trails that await you presence that are right smack in the middle of our sunny city. People just don't know about these places, which is why we call it, "Hidden LA Gems". We at the OC studio absolutely love our town. So, why not share our LA adventures with you all! Here are photos of some of our favorite spots that will make you feel like you've been transported to a whole other world. Let these pictures inspire your weekend! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

More Photos!

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you all had an amazing weekend. We start off the week with a bang, as we received the rest of the photos from our shoot with Agenda Magazine. Don't the pictures look fabulous? The glam effect of the dresses match the grandness of the venue perfectly. 

Ready for the ball! 

This maxi  dress is perfect for lounging around

Need a cover-up for that mini dress? 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Drapery is Such An Art

There's nothing more important than draping when it comes to creating elegant, beautiful, soft, and feminine dresses. The perfect dress has to hang perfectly, hug your curves beautifully, and accentuate your features subtly. It has to evoke fluidity and give off a sense of peacefulness, mimicking the tranquil effect of water. So when I saw the photo from Agenda Mag below, of one of Octavio's pieces, I just had to share it with you! Isn't it stunning? She looks like a Greek goddess! 

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See you next time, fashionistas! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Doesn't This Dress Make You Want To Twirl?

Our latest feature on Agenda Magazine is making all of us want to twirl like graceful dancers. Absolutely love this dress from Octavio Carlin's special collection. The sheer trend is everywhere right now and the ladies can't get enough of florals. Put them together and bam, you have this masterpiece by Octavio Carlin. Can't wait till our LA store opens!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We're Back On Blogspot

Hey bloggers! Hope everyone is having a fantastic start to their week. We're back in full force on blogspot to share all of our fashionable LA adventures at the Octavio Carlin headquarters. First things first...our newly revamped site is now up and running! Check out our Spring and Fall collection, as well as all the love that we've been getting from the press. Make sure to check back here for fun posts from us, and Octavio himself, as well as the 411 on our upcoming flagship store launch! Our boutique, or as we like it to call it, Atelier, is expected to open its doors next month! So, keep a look out and make sure to follow us on twitter.

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