Thursday, July 29, 2010

Live Review: Graffiti Beach Summer Sanctuary

The Graffiti Beach Summer Sanctuary Pop-Up proved to be a success Saturday hosting 11 vendors, three artists and live music at the Angeleno Hotel in Brentwood. Fashion forward attendees partied poolside enjoying the summer sun while sipping on Pina Coladas. The event also doubled as Graffiti Beach founder Melanie Michaud's 30th birthday bash. Later in the day, beach bodies modeled bikinis and leggings on the runway.

OlguitasG.A.Y. SandalsHerrDogHouseBoutique and Mr. Kate were a few of the pop up shops debuted at the event. Clothing vendors included ArkaRedhawk Brigade and Aila Blue. Bikinis were on sale from Lolli Beach Candy and Acqua Couture Swim.

We caught performances by Hey You! and Connie Lim.

Hey You!

EXCLUSIVE Hey You! photo
EXCLUSIVE Hey You! photo




There were a ton of noteworthy pop-up shops in attendance including:

Mr. Kate 

Mr. Kate, a jewelry line, combined aspects of femininity and machismo elements into their accessories marrying two iconic images: the beauty mark and mustache into their logo.

Nuts and bolts were on display and blended nicely with feminine jewelry pieces including rings and necklaces.  With a background in metalsmith and contemporary art jewelry, Kate's line  has been worn by celebrities on the red carpet.

Mr. Kate jewelry designer





Olguitas

Perfect for summer, Olguitas sandals were on display at the Graffiti Beach event.When we spoke with Luciana Valente, creatore of Olguitas, she mentioned that the inspiration came from Buenos Aires and street fashion. Her sandals were super comfy and combined street chic and comfort. 

For the future, she plans on using vibrant colors and even animal prints in her designs. Definitely keep an eye out for: www.olguitas.com















HerrDogHouseBoutique 
If you've kept up with Disarray Magazine's fashion coverage, then you already know about HerrDogHouseBoutique and the colorful accessories they have to offer. HerrDogHouse offered colorful hair accessories and beautiful necklaces at the poolside event. Without a doubt, the mother-daughter team is making sure their name is known. 


When we spoke with Ninfa Herrera, the daughter of the team, she explained that her jump start into HerrDogHouseBoutique was due to a layoff. Ladies, Ninfa is proof that when one door closes, another one opens and in this case, a fashionable one!



Check out our coverage of HerrDogHouseBoutique from the Music Box Bikini Rock event. 



Ninfa Herrera by Markus Biegel/Disarray Magazine

G.A.Y. Sandals

We ran into Gabrielle Yacoob again and this time, she showed us her new designs. If you've never heard of G.A.Y. Sandals, you should know that the soles of the sandals are taken from used tires. What better way to be fashionable than by wearing eco-friendly styles?

Did we mention that we were ecstatic to see our photo in Gabrielle's look book?

For more information, check out G.A.Y. Sandals 

Gabrielle Yacoob
















































Disarray Magazine runway photo


































Aila Blue

Silky flowing dresses were featured on the runway portion of the event courtesy of Aila Blue. When we spoke with Mai Miyama, designer and founder, she told us that her clothes are for the bohemian jet setter. If you're a modern urban chic but love comfy clothes, then Aila Blue is for you.

Mai Miyama of Aila Blue





ARKA
Arka was on display at the Graffiti Beach event Saturday and these guys seem to be popping up everywhere! First, we caught Arka on the runway at L.A. Fashion Week last year and then we caught them at the Project Ethos event and now Graffiti Beach. 

See our runway coverage of Arka at the Music Box fashion event.


Redhawk Brigade

Bold designs, colorful  graphics and stylish emblems were featured at the Redhawk Bridgade booth. 










Lolli Beach Candy

After several hours of live music, fresh BBQ and and endless supply of cold delicious beverages, toned beach bodies made their way out wearing colorful skimpy Lolli Beach Candy bikinis.

Want to see more of Lolli Beach? Check out our Lolli Beach runway coverage





Leg Candy Apparel

After the bikinis, vibrant colored leggings paired with bikini tops graced the runway. The high rise pants reminded us of Peggy Bundy's signature pants.


Acqua Couture Swim
What better way to showcase a bikini line than by wearing it? Sporting the sexy black bikini, we overheard attendees saying, "I want that bikini" and "That bikini is so cute!" Wearing a stunning black Acqua Couture bathing suit,















































ART

There were also talented artists at the event including Carmen Perez, a singer, actress and painter. She's pictured below.













































Philip Kim 

There was an art installation by the talented Philip Kim.


Shani Ben-David

Providing a very cool background to a fashionable Graffiti Beach event photo, Shani Ben-David offered acrylic and mixed media paintings. The down to Earth artist explained that she always takes into consideration the prices of her pieces and makes sure they're affordable.


























Our favorite poolside fashion show shots are featured below:




























Were you at the event? Check out our Facebook page to see if you're in any of our pics! 




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