Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Black and gold has got to be one of the most glamorous color combinations, especially when it comes to evening gowns. This particular Octavio Carlin piece is centered around that color scheme, shades of colors that flatter any skin tone. But what makes this special occasion dress even more spectacular is the novelty fabric that adds texture and dimension. The entire evening gown is literally made up of swirls of fabric, creating a much richer and more luxurious finish to the dress. These are the details that Octavio Carlin is known for. He uses simple silhouettes but he gives you that WOW factor with his use of exquisite fabrics and subtle yet intricate details. This designer evening gown can be purchased at the Octavio Carlin Atelier located at 309 N. Kings Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Monday, January 28, 2013
|Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford|
|Rose Byrne in Valentino|
|Jayma Mays in Georges Hobeika Atelier|
|Julia Stiles in Amen Couture|
|Katrina Boden Badgley Mishcka|
Maria Menuonos in Randi Rahm
Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
We hope everyone had a great weekend honoring & celebrating the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr! We've got some exciting projects and changes that will be happening at the Octavio Carlin headquarters so before you encounter them, we just wanted to give you a little heads up!
- We've been planning to add an online store to the website, which I know all of you have been waiting for. That is no longer the case. Instead, we are revamping our entire site so, the online store will be built into the new platform, not added! That means everyone in the country can now take advantage of the Octavio Carlin brand.
- Our beloved designer, Octavio Carlin, is busily finishing up his Fall Winter collection. Expect a lot of glamour, per pleasant usual, and a lot more focus on evening & special occasion.
- Expect some in-store events in the horizon where our loyal clients can preview new collections & exclusive pieces.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
We always look forward to the fashions at the Golden Globes, and there were definitely dresses that stood out amongst the rest. We saw a lot of plunging necklines, sweetheart silhouettes, lace, and sequins. Here are our favorites starting with Jessica Alba's peach gown from Oscar de la Renta. The color is what did for this gown-it's absolutely perfect for her skin tone. Lea Michele with her Elie Saab gown & Amy Adams with her Reem Acra number exemplified the beauty of sequin beading, while Nicole Richie showed off her eclectic boho-glam style on the red carpet. Jennifer Garner looked classic in her lace Vivienne Westwood gown and Kate Hudson was the star of the show with her fabulous dress from Alexander McQueen. What were your favorite looks?
|Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta|
|Lea Michele in Eli Saab|
|Amy Adams in Reem Acra|
|Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan|
|Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture|
|Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
|Salma Hayek in Art Deco inspired Gucci|
|Michelle Williams in quirky Jason Wu|
|Lea Michele in sexy Marchesa|
|Evan Rachel Wood in a plunging Gucci number|
|Emma Stone looking ravishing in two-toned maroon|
|Kristen Wigg in a plunging jumpsuit|
One of our favorite parts of the Golden Globes is seeing the fabulous fashion that walks the red carpet. Let's recap some of the top looks starting with Salma Hayek. Here we see the homage to Art Deco, with the geometric shapes and patterns. Michelle Williams always manages to grace us with her quirky style, and she does it so tastefully with this Jason Wu all-over velvet embroidered gown. Lea Michele is definitely turning heads with her glamorously seductive slinky dress by Marchesa. Just marvel at the bead work on that gown! Feathers are the main attraction for Evan Rachel Wood with her all-over feather dress by Gucci. Emma Stone steals the show with her plunging 2-tone maroon silk charmeuse gown. That belt and strong-shoulder detail add the perfect balance of hard & soft. And finally Kristen Wigg looks effortlessly chic in a nude jumpsuit. Who do you think will be best dressed this year?
Monday, January 7, 2013
If you thought 1920's fashion was just about beaded flapper dresses and feather headdresses, you are in for a surprise! Since the premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, we cannot get enough of the array of glamour and fabulousness that this era has bestowed on the fashion world. Just look at some of the pieces the actresses wore that are adorned with feminine ruffles, delicate pleats, gorgeous Italian lace, luxurious silks, romantic silk charmeuse, & the ever luxurious fur trims! No wonder Octavio tends to get inspired by this era...its fashion is just timeless chic!
Friday, January 4, 2013
|Image courtesy of Vanity Fair|
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Yes, he does! Aside from Octavio's exclusive Ready-To-Wear line and his custom-made evening dresses, he also loves to create wedding gowns for his clients' special day. Like his other dresses, the bridal pieces he creates have more of a contemporary feel, simple with clean lines, but with very subtle and intricate details. Think of his most memorable dresses and turn them into wedding gowns. Buy from the bridal collection or have Octavio make a dress just for you! Stop by the atelier today. 309 N. Kings Rd. LA, CA 90048.