Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We've Got Your White Dresses For Labor Day!

The photo from our email blast explains it all! We'll see you at the atelier. 309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA 90048. To receive our emails, sign up for our mailing list 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Get Ready For Our Grand Soiree in LA!

Image courtesy of Fashion Trendsetter

Happy Monday, everyone! As you all know, Octavio Carlin opened his atelier this month. So, it makes perfect sense to celebrate that with a Grand Opening Celebration! Yes, we are throwing a fashion party! Now the details are still being ironed out but we'll of course, be updating you as we get closer to the date, which is sometime in late September. We're thinking...cocktails, music, hourderves, and maybe GIFTBAGS! It will revolve around shopping, but we also want it to be a space for people to mingle and network. Because of that, invites will be limited so make sure you join our mailing list for a chance to get yours! Here is the link: Mailing List

Such excitement!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Get 15% off Your 1st Purchase With Us!

Because we want everyone to have their very own Octavio Carlin piece, we're giving everyone 15% off their 1st purchase at our atelier. All you have to do is redeem it on our Facebook. So, what are you waiting for? There's no better time to go shop with us than today, Saturday! See you all there!

309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA 90048

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Stylish Night Out at The Los Angeles Theatre with Agenda Magazine

This latest shoot with Agenda Mag could not have been shot at a better location. The classic design and glamorous feel of the Los Angeles Theatre perfectly match the same elegance and sophistication that Octavio Carlin is known for. Here, Agenda features our Fall RTW collection, along with some one-of-a-kind pieces from Octavio's couture collection. The gold dress above is one of our faves from the Fall line, as it is a product of stylish meticulous attention to detail. All throughout the gown are swirls of fabric that give it a floral 3D effect. Follow this link to view our entire spread.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Get To Know Octavio: Part 1- Octavio Carlin, An Actor?

You heard it right! Before Octavio was making dresses for Sharon Stone, Paris Hilton, and Aimee Garcia, he was exercising his talent as an actor in Mexico. From childhood up until the age of 20, Octavio acted in mainly theatre productions, getting casted in comedic roles. His work in acting explains his love for film and the Golden Age of Hollywood, which are reflective of the glamour and elegance that are seen in his designs.

Acting, not fashion, is what actually first brought Octavio to California. So how did acting turn into a passion for fashion design? Tune in for the next post!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

When Butterfly Illustrations Become Wearable Works of Art

The great thing about Octavio Carlin's designs is that it is more than just clothing. His work blends his passion and knowledge for Art and fashion. These dresses are the perfect examples. The butterfly print looks like delicate watercolor impressions atop of luxurious silk fabrics. Check out the back detail on the first dress. What looks to be a simple silhouette is elevated with a subtle back detail that will catch anyone's attention. As for the 2nd dress, we truly adore the integration of stripes. And the midi length paired with the boxy silhouette is reminiscent of 1920's fashion, an era that Octavio is fond of. 

Stop by the Octavio Carlin Atelier to shop the entire RTW line or to consult about custom couture design services, perfect for Red Carpet evening gowns and bridal wear. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Because We Love Art: Laura Harris

After seeing photos of Laura Harris' work on facebook, we just had to do a blog post! You all know how much we love Art, especially Octavio! Check out these beautiful mosaics that are made from rare, precious, hand-cut materials like, dichroic glass, 24kt gold smalti, porcelain gems, one-of-a-kind ceramic tiles, faceted mirrors, natural river stones and an array of antique metals and delicate objects. She used bicycle gears for the hair piece, for crying out loud! How does she manage to turn hard and sharp objects into masterpieces that evoke softness, delicateness, and femininity? They are truly a sight to see! What do you guys think? 

Email Laura Harris if you are interested in purchasing. 

Photos are courtesy of Flicker

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Blog Series Coming Soon!

Exciting news! We're putting together a new blog series that will let you get to know Octavio. You'll see his journey from child actor to fashion designer and understand his love for the Golden Age of Hollywood, Art Deco, Modern Architecture and why he designs a he does. You'll see what he did to navigate the fashion world, so that you aspiring designers can get some ideas as how to make your fashion dreams a reality! This starts next week and will be posted every Monday morning for your reading pleasure. So, make sure to tune into our blog. Be vocal! Ask questions! Make comments! And of course, share it with your friends! See you then!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

We're On Apparel News

Check out our feature on Apparel News! Retail editor, Andrew Asch, stopped by to see our newly launched atelier and to chat with Octavio and business partner, Romey. The article explores Octavio's move to the Westside from the Eastside as his studio was originally stationed in Los Feliz. So why move west? I guess you'll just have to find out and see! Read the article here. Thanks to Andrew and the entire Apparel News team for the write-up! Visit us again soon! 309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Watch The Octavio Carlin SS 2012 Runway Show

See our SS 2012 collection on the runway in action! We absolutely adore the luxurious look of the line, echoing Octavio's love for the Golden Age of Hollywood. Silk, silk, and more silk! It's fabulous how some of the outfits look glamorous but casual at the same time! This collection is anchored in the base color of plum and is inspired by his fondness for modern architecture and Art Deco, as well as 1920's lingerie.  Watch the video as Octavio explains his design process and how he got started in fashion.  The SS 2012 collection is available at the Octavio Carlin Atelier located at 309 N. Kings Rd LA, CA. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Update From Me, Octavio Carlin

First of all, let me just say how happy I am that the atelier is now open. It was challenging to be designing and not have my own retail space. Fortunately now, women can shop my RTW line and also come in to have custom-made dresses designed by me. I've seen so many wonderful and supportive tweets from all of you about the opening and I just wanted to say thank you! Those words mean a lot to me and I would love for all of you to come the atelier. I want to share my work and my space with you because I enjoyed decorating it so much. Interior design is one of my passions. I chose a very elegant clean look, something that matches the style of my line. I love the chandelier and the unique chairs I made. Yes, I designed them myself! I thought it would be fun to create my own furniture and this one turned out pretty good. I wanted it to be a unique looking piece and evoke a classic and glamorous feel. They are made from high-quality materials, specifically chenille. These chairs are actually on sale at the atelier. Who knows, maybe there is an Octavio Carlin furniture line on the horizon......

See you on the next post,


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Octavio Carlin Atelier is Officially Open!

After weeks of hard work, the Octavio Carlin Atelier is officially open! The store looks absolutely fabulous! Take a look at the pictures below. The clean and contemporary decor matches Octavio's signature style of contemporary elegance and glamour. Now, women can finally have a chance to see, touch, feel, and buy Octavio's RTW line. We feature styles that will liven up your summer wardrobe, from minidresses to maxis, to cocktail dresses to weekend casual outfits, that won't break the bank. Octavio's goal is to create beautifully glamorous dresses for the everyday modern woman. So, he wanted to make his prices accessibly affordable for his RTW line. And as for the ladies who want a one-of-a-kind dress or bridal gown created by Octavio, this is the place to go too! Octavio started out designing custom-made dresses and bridal gowns so it only makes sense that he continues to offer that at the new atelier!

We're so excited to be open and see all your beautiful faces so make sure you pay us a visit. We're located at 309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA 90048. See you soon!