Sunday, September 30, 2012

'Twas A Successful Grand Opening Soiree!

Thursday night was nothing short of spectacular! Amazing people,  great music, delightful refreshments, and glamorous fashion! Everyone came dressed to impress. Attendees included Samia Arslane of Genlux, Dana Elizabeth of Words from the Runway, Andrew Ashe of Apparel News, Kaylene Peoples of Agenda Magazine, Francis Arden of Industry Models, & more.

The evening began with a brief behind-the-scenes taping with Runway Fashion TV host, Tegan Webster. The video will be an interview with Octavio that includes footage of the fun festivities that took place. So if you missed the party, don't sweat! Tegan Webster will fill you in on the details. Shortly after, guests started to arrive. It was great turnout all throughout the night! Everyone raved about Octavio's collection, the Yummy Baked donuts and the Status Vodka grapefruit cocktail. In no time, the clock struck 10pm, which is the time the party was supposed to end, but no one wanted to leave. That's a sure sign of a successful grand opening!

Thank you to everyone who made it out! We truly cannot express our joy and appreciation for all of your continued support. Now that the Atelier is official, we hope for nothing but everlasting success and happiness! Here's to fashion!

View our complete collection of photos from the event here, courtesy of our media sponsor, The LA Fashion.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Huge Thanks to International Silks & Woolens

We are truly blessed with the best neighbors! For those of you LA residents, you know how tough parking can be around our neck of the woods. So we worried about where are guests were going to park on Thursday for our Grand Opening. Our friends at International Silks and Woolens (ISW) came to the rescue by generously letting us use their parking lot for that evening. ISW, you guys saved us! We can't thank you enough!

So if you need some high-quality silks and fabrics, come visit our neighbors at International Silks & Woolens. They've got the best product and the friendliest people! Can't wait to see you guys at the party!

And The Winner Is......

the lovely, Sofia Schiffino! Thanks so much to you and to the other amazing individuals who entered. We cannot thank you enough for your engagement and support! Sofia, we will send you an invite that will guarantee you a meet and greet with Octavio and a surprise gift bag!

Again, thank you to everyone for their support! I hope you can pay us a visit at the Octavio Carlin Atelier soon!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Runway Magazine To Cover Our Grand Opening

The lovely Tegan Webster of Runway Magazine will be doing video coverage of our Grand Opening Event! We're so ecstatic about this news because now, our friends who can't make to the event will still be able catch a glimpse of the fun times. 

For those unfamiliar with Tegan, she is the face of Runway Magazine's Fashion TV. They deliver the latest fashion trends, news, events, and gossip. So after our party, make sure you visit Runway TV to see the festivities! Thanks for your participation, Runway Mag! 

Snapette Will Be at Our Grand Opening!

We're so happy to have Snapette as one of our gift bag sponsors for our Grand Opening Celebration. Exactly what product will they be providing? It's a surprise! But let's just say that you'll be carrying them with you a lot. For those of you unfamiliar with Snapette, it is an amazing app that lets users find stores based on their style and geographic location. It's kind of like foursquare and yelp but is more image-driven and catered specifically for fashion. Users snap a photo of an item they like at a store and tag what item it is. Once uploaded, other users on Snapette can then see that product available for that specific retailer. It's a great tool for consumers but also benefits retail businesses!

Some of the ladies from the Snapette team will, of course, be at the event and they'll be showing people how to take some photos of Octavio Carlin dresses to upload on the Snapette app. We're so happy to have you! Thanks so much for your support!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The LA Fashion Magazine at Our Grand Opening

We've appreciated the tremendous support from the LA Fashion Magazine as they've covered our fashion shows and featured our designs in their publication. We also love their goal of continuously highlighting local LA designers and LA fashion. That's why we could not be any happier to have them cover our Grand Opening Celebration. If you haven't already visited their site, make sure you do. They always have the latest fashion news and updates on great sales and happenings in the LA area. We'll see you at the party, LA Fashion!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gleam by Melanie Mills Joins Our Grand Opening Event

We're gleaming with excitement because Melanie Mills, founder of Gleam cosmetics, is one of our sponsors for our Grand Opening Celebration. She's supplying our gift bags with some fabulous Gleam products. We're not telling which product, of course. It's a surprise! Melanie is an Emmy award winning make-up artist who is known for her work in body make-up. She's been making people gleam with beauty in Dancing With the Stars for 5 years now and her own line cosmetics is revolutionizing body make-up worldwide! Check out the website!

Agenda Magazine at our Grand Opening Event

We could not be happier to have Agenda Magazine be there as one the fabulous press covering our Grand Opening event. They are such great people to work with and their Editor-In-Chief, Kaylene People's, is amazing! BTW, if you haven't already seen, check out our spread in their current issue. They truly captured the essence of the Octavio Carlin brand in that photo shoot. Click here

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Our Shoot with Bellamy Young

Earlier this week, we had a photo shoot with Dimitry Loiseau of Regard Magazine, featuring actress Bellamy Young. Before starting her professional acting career in film, television, and theatre, this lovely lady attended Yale and Oxford Drama school. Quite an impressive resume. Match that with her awesome personality and you've got a star! That's why we're so happy to have her wear Octavio Carlin.

It doesn't matter how many of these shoots we've done, it's always so exciting and fun. Bellamy wore different pieces from our RTW and evening gown collection. Doesn't that green and fuchsia print look fabulous on her? We can't wait till the issue hits the stands!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Octavio!

Happy birthday to our favorite designer in the world! You make it such a pleasure and privilege to be a part of your team! Your style and vision are so inspirational! Have a fabulous birthday!

We love you!

- OC Team

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sonia Hou Jewelry at our Grand Opening Celebration

For those of you unfamiliar with Sonia Hou, it is a jewelry line made for the style, budget, and skin conscious woman. Not only is each piece of jewelry beautiful, but you can rest assured that your skin will not itch or develop any rashes. The designer, Sonia Hou, only uses Earth elements, like gold, crystals and natural stones to make her jewelry, leaving customers with high-quality and skin friendly designs. The prices are also affordable, with pieces starting at $40.

This is why we are so excited to have Sonia Hou Jewelry as one of our gift bag sponsors! Thanks Sonia Hou team! We cannot wait to celebrate with you!

If you'd like to attend the event, please click here

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Win an Invite to Our Grand Opening Event & Meet Octavio Carlin

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of our Atelier on the evening 9/27 by winning a guaranteed invite for you and your guest to the event! As we mentioned, the event is an intimate gathering, but we still want to have our fans present! That's why we're doing this contest. Shop the Octavio Carlin collection while you sip on the delicious drinks by Status and desserts by Yummy Baked. And did we mention that you'll get to meet Octavio Carlin too? And go home with a surprise gift bag? What are you waiting for? All you have to do is enter the contest. Entries must be received by 9/25 2pm Pacific time. The winner will be announced on 9/25 4pm Pacific time.

Here are the rules:

1. Subscribe to our mailing list
2. Like us on Facebook & leave a comment under the very first post on our timeline. Tell us what you love most about the Octavio Carlin line.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Are You Free on Sep. 27th at 7:30pm?

We certainly hope you are because that will be the Grand Opening Celebration of the Octavio Carlin Atelier. We are so excited about this event and could not be happier from the suport we've been getting from our sponsors. One of them being Status Vodka who will be providing us with some yummy cocktails! They are a premium vodka brand from the world renowned Zlatogor Distellery. They were introduced to us by our friends from Jade Umbrella, a full service marketing & PR company.

For a chance to get an invite to this event, join our mailing list. It's that simple. See you at the party!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Designer Summer Sale: 50% off Everything!

Shopping Alert! Get 50% off our entire summer collection. We're making room for our FW assortment so, we're giving you a deal of a lifetime to score some beautiful Octavio Carlin dresses! That's half off DESIGNER dresses. Hurry before everything sells out! Click the video above to view some of the available dresses.

We're located at 309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA 90048

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Get The Old Hollywood Glam Look Like Blake Lively

Ever wonder how to get that seductively elegant Old Hollywood look? Blake looked gorgeous in it and you can to! Here are some helpful videos that will show you how to achieve that sultry hair and make-up that every woman loves. Pair it up with an Octavio Carlin dress and you're red carpet ready. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thank You, Disney, for Bringing Octavio Carlin To Fashion

While Octavio was studying interior design, he was introduced to a woman who worked for Disney and it was through her that he got his job at the wardrobe department making costumes for videos, CD-roms, and TV shows. This sparked a heavy interest in Octavio and once he got going in costume, he switched his major from interior design to fashion design and never looked back. According to Octavio, this is when he found his niche.

Who would have thought that we'd have Disney to thank for the Octavio Carlin line! Tune in for next week about how he navigated through the fashion world and the ways in which he discovered his personal design style.

Part 3 of Get To Know Octavio Series. Read Part 1 & 2 here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Yummy Baked At Our Soiree?

Yes, it's true! Yummy Baked is one of our fabulous sponsors for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Octavio Carlin Atelier. What exactly will these baking geniuses be making for us? For now, it's a surprise, but expect an array of delectable mini desserts. Is reading this blog post making you hungry? It sure is making us wish we had some Yummy Baked treats right now!

Yummy Baked started out making pies, cookies, and cupcakes before they gained fame for their to-die-for baked donuts. Yes, BAKED, not fried! Get the coconut if you find yourself walking around the Century City, Beverly Glen Center, Malibu and soon to be Brentwood Farmers Markets on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Yummy Baked, we are so happy that you are part of this event! Thanks so much for your participation!

Like Yummy Baked on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Date Is Set For The Soiree!

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Thursday, September 27th at 8pm is the official day & time of our Grand Opening Celebration! Lots of planning to do as we want to make this event nothing short of SPECTACULAR. We're, music, tasty drinks, scrumptious mini desserts, and oh yes, surprise giftbags! So how do you join the festivities? Just sign up for our mailing list. Ah, the perks of being a part of the Octavio Carlin group.

See you on the next post!

BOGO 50% off Designer Fashion

We're clearing our atelier to make room for our FW 2012 collection. So that means, SALE! That's right, all of our summer dresses (regulary $200 and up) are Buy One, Get One 50% off. What more can you ask for? This is your only chance to get dresses by Octavio at such a great deal! Get them before they're gone. We'll see you at the atelier: 309 N. Kings Rd. LA CA 90048.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Octavio, An Interior Designer?

Before Octavio started creating beautiful gowns and dresses, he first actually wanted to pursue a career in interior design. It's not that unbelievable to fathom. After all, he did design the layout and chose the decor for the new atelier. He even designed a loveseat that we feature in the store window display. His interior design style mirrors his fashion taste, very elegant Old Hollywood glam but with a contemporary twist, reflective of his love for clean modern architecture.

So, how did interior design turn into fashion design? Disney has something to do with that and you'll find out on the next post.

Part 2 of Get To Know Octavio Series. Read Part 1 here

Octavio with Runway Magazine's, Tegan Webster

Loveseat designed by Octavio. For sale at the Octavio Carlin Atelier 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Designer Gowns Galore!

Yesterday, we had a fun mini-shoot for our instagram at our newly opened atelier to capture some of Octavio Carlin's exquisite one-of-a-kind gowns. We always could have just photographed them on hangers but, that's no fun! We wanted to give you the full effect and hangers do not do these gowns enough justice! These pieces are originals, meaning only one was ever produced.

Our friend, Ericka Carynn, who also happens to be a model, looked absolutely gorgeous in all the pieces. Our fave on her was the black gown, or was it the pink number? You guys tell us. She looked fabulous in all of them! Thanks, Ericka! And a huge thanks to photographer, Alexa Hann, for working her magic with angles, lighting, and of course, the camera lens!

Enjoy the photos!