Monday, July 30, 2012

Video Mondays: See Our Dress on Nas' Video, Daughters!

That's right! This Octavio Carlin dress was featured on Daughters, the newest music video from hip-hop artist, Nas. The woman who plays his wife looks absolutely radiant. Check out the music video.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wed in 20's Fashion, Art Deco Style

Love is the air and the warm weather is upon us. That only means one's wedding season! So many lovebirds are tying the knot and what better way to do it than with style. There are tons of different themes and motifs to choose from. But with the team's love for the 20's, our theme would have to be (if we were to ever plan a wedding) Art Deco. It represents elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity....all the elements that embody the Octavio Carlin brand. Take a look at our picks and maybe you'll get some inspiration from your wedding.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Why Only Wear A Wedding Dress Once?

Why invest thousands of dollars on a dress that you'll only wear once? We don't get it either. So for the more practical bride who wants to get the most mileage off of her purchase, we come to the rescue!  Octavio Carlin specializes in creating custom-made gowns that are stylish, elegant, and fit for the lifestyle of the modern bride. Much like his signature line, Octavio fuses modern clean lines with vintage touches, creating beautiful juxtapositions of styles. Take a peek at some of his bridal creations. Stop by the atelier, or email or call us for a consultation with the designer, himself. 

Address: 309 Kings Rd. Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-300-5030

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What Kind of Wedding Would You Have With This Dress?

We absolutely love this bridal gown for its simple design, intricate details, amazing fabric. It's not your typical over-the-top wedding dress. Instead it has a clean modern silhouette with a slight homage to vintage aesthetic. Would you get married in a garden, church, beach, or have a winter wedding in this Octavio Carlin creation? 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Octavio Carlin Designs For The Modern Bride

Bet you didn’t know that Octavio is a wiz with wedding gowns. Actually, it’s not that hard to believe. The man is obviously a dress master so it didn’t take clients long to realize that he can transfer his talents to making their wedding gowns too. Now if you’re into the puffy princess style dresses, look elsewhere. Like Octavio’s regular line, his bridal creations also have a contemporary feel, simple with clean lines, but with very subtle and intricate details. Think of his most memorable dresses and turn that into wedding gowns. These pictures will show you what I mean. And with the opening of our atelier, you can get a one of a kind wedding gown while you shop for your everyday dresses. Stop by 309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA 90048 to meet your wedding dress today! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Video Mondays: Octavio Carlin Fall/Winter 2012 Runway

My time flies! It feels like just yesterday that Octavio Carlin sent his Fall/Winter 2012 creations down the runway of LA Fashion Week. Now, he's working on Spring/Summer 2013! Well, we absolutely can't wait to see what Octavio comes up with. But until then, join us in reliving Fall runway show at the Vibiana. Expect to see some show stopping dresses, perfect for your all of your Fall/Winter evening parties.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Official! The Press Release is Out About Our Opening on Monday!

That's right, the doors of the Octavio Carlin Atelier will be opening this coming Monday, July 16, 2012. Check out our press release to get the full details. See you there!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Throwback Wednesdays

Hello beautiful people! We're starting Wednesday off with some throwback pieces from Octavio's past designs ands creations. In the spirit of summer, here are some fabulous and and even angelic white dresses fit for any glamorously elegant occasion.  

Let's go mod!
Perfect dress for dinner. Love the draping!

The pleats, the piping detail, and deep-v make this dress a perfectly stunning look!  

Look angelic in this flowy white gown on the red carpet or even in your own wedding! 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Octavio Carlin Graces The Pages of Latino Weekly!

There's no better way to start off the new week than with seeing Octavio's feature in Latino Weekly! Did you know the designer used to be a child actor? Neither did we! Check out this fun article to learn about his journey into fashion design, his love for Old Hollywood glamour and his time with culinary arts. What would the world be like if Octavio became a chef?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Weekend Film Festivities!

Cinema on the Street, Santa Monica (

Here at the Octavio Carlin headquarters, we're more than just clothes and fashion. We also have a huge appreciation for films. Why wouldn't we? We're stationed in Hollywood, the movie capital of the world! Therefore, we decided to give you some fun weekend activities. Enjoy!

Old Pasadena Film Festival: 
Take advantage of the warm summer evenings and come out and join the community enjoying a film together. Old Pasadena features more than 100 restaurants all concentrated within 22 historic blocks, so grab a bite before, after, or even during your movie.
Free and open to the public. Schedule

Oscars Outdoor: 
Oscars Outdoors is a summer screening series at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus. The series features a permanent 40 x 20 foot screen, a 10,000 square-foot plaza, and lawn seating (blanket or low chair). Food trucks will be curated by Roaming Hunger and tailored to the movie showing whenever possible.
Oscars Outdoors will take place on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are priced at just $5 for general admission and $3 for students and Academy members. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., screenings begin at sunset.  Schedule 

Downtown Santa Monica Presents "Cinema On The Street" At Third Street Promenade: 
Downtown Santa Monica is excited to present its second annual "Cinema on the Street" series of weekly summertime movies! Come and unwind in a unique outdoor setting under the stars each Friday evening in July on the Third Street Promenade.  To kick-off each movie, MI's Westside Comedy Theater will have you laughing in your seats with a pre-show comedy performance.  Bring a blanket or beach chairs, a date, family and friends to enjoy your favorite classic movies and an evening of fun!
The outdoor movie screen will be located on Third Street Promenade between Wilshire Blvd., and Arizona Ave., just outside of Chipotle.  Attendance is free.  Parking is available in city parking structures throughout Downtown Santa Monica (…).  Vehicles entering after 6pm pay a $5.00 flat rate. Schedule 

Movie Night at The Hollywood Cemetery: 
It's that time of the year!! An incredible and unique event takes place in Los Angeles every Saturday night during the warm weather of summer.....Movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery!!! Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening below the stars. as a courtesy to other moviegoers: no tall chairs!! Dj Tennessee Thomas spins before and after the movie.
Gates 7:30 pm / movie 9:00 pm 
$10 donation tickets available at gate
reservation tickets available here 
parking $10

Monday, July 2, 2012

We're Getting Close

Oh my gawd! After all the preparation and the hard work, the atelier is almost ready for the big reveal. Don't get me wrong, there is still lots of work to do like finishing the final touches of the decoration, getting all the furniture set up, and of course, getting all the merchandise in the store. But, still it is a huge load off to get all this done.

Take a look at the before and after pictures of the store. Now that's a transformation! My whole team and I are so excited for the opening....and I bet you are too. We'll be disclosing the details soon so make sure to follow our blog.

See you on the next post,