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August 1, 2008updated Feb 13, 2013

Annual Style LA Runway Show Glows with Gold

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, NY: The 6th Annual Style LA event showcased swim and resort fashions in support of Facial Paralysis Foundation and Stop the Violence/Face the Music, at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica on Monday, July 28, 2008. This gala evening was hosted by the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloé and Kourtney. The runway featured bold gold jewelry from more than 30 fine jewelry designers, as the primary accessory for the show. Taking place over the pool, models wore fashions from 9 resort designers: Christian LaCroix, John Galliano, Monique Leshman, Haverhill, Miki Nembhard, Plush Premium Denim, Sea Queen Gottex, and Ina Soltani.

Some of the biggest fashion trends from the runway included a world of color (earth tones, brilliant bright hues and a range of pinks and yellows), tribal prints(abstract art inspirations, ethnic themes and patterns/prints), pin up girls (Betty Grable and Norma Jean Baker inspired with lots of ruching, high waists and emphasis on the bust) and Urban Chic (a mix of denim fabrications with short hemlines, feminine bikini tops and cargo inspired looks).

Gold jewelry and accessories ranged from bold statement earrings to long pendant necklaces and gold link bracelets, thin stackable bangles and textured cuffs. Gold designs were provided by the following jewelry designers: Aaron Henry, Amalì, Aretina Arte for Gold Expressions, Arunashi, Barbara D’Oro, Carla Amorim, Carolina Bucci, Charles Garnier, Chiampesan for Gold Expressions, Coomi, Cynthia Gregg, Deborah Pagani, Di Modolo, Erica Molinari for Fragments, EuroCatene for Gold Expressions, Ferdinando Bucci, Fern Freeman, JR de Ballard, Lauren Harper, Lucie Heskett-Brem, Ippolita, Jeanne Johngren, Mattioli, Maya Jewels, Meira T for IDI Design, Monarch Fine Jewelry, Mulino D’Oro for Gold Expressions, Nina Basharova, Old World Chain, Orlando Orlandini, Pamela Froman, Roberto Coin, SuperOro for Gold Expressions, Uzca Jewels.

“The versatility, warmth and allure of yellow gold proved a perfect fit for this wide array of fashion collections,” said Duvall O’Steen, Director of Jewelry PR for the World Gold Council. “Only gold can complement every skin tone and every color under the sun.”

Celebrity attendance in support of this high profile event included Dave Navarro, Andy Baldwin of The Bachelor, Kris Jenner and Jason Davis as well as Disney Talent Jordan Francis, and Meaghan Jette Martin (Camp Rock). Sponsors included: CUUR, KMS California, World Gold Council, and Adorage Skincare.

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