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- Sheer and shorts for an LA fall.
- Are you (and your abs) ready for this cropped velvet turtleneck?
- Who needs pants when you have this much sass?
- Body chains are a great way to toughen up a girly dress.
- More sheer service.
- Fall cutoffs made acceptable with over-the-knee socks.
- Meet Holly: Gypsy's sequin hooded poncho.
- Who could resist wearing a velvet blazer and matching skirt in a hue this rich?
- Gypsy Junkies owner and creative director of apparel, Marcus Paglialonga, takes a bow.
- Marcus with the brand's very first fit model.
- Blogger style was in full effect. Here's Chanelle Laurence of The Penelope Times with Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk.
- Crazy-amazing tech clutch and jewelry by Zalez Studio.
- Marcus Paglialonga's ultra-stylish mom (center) with Who What Wear's associate beauty editor Lexy Lebsack, Tobruck Ave blogger Kiara Schwartz and fashion fan Dina Darwish.
If you noticed a lack of style bloggers infiltrating the streets this past Sunday, it was because they were all at Gypsy Junkies' fall 2013 presentation and brunch in WeHo. Held at a charming garden patio tucked away on Almont Drive, the event featured light bites, Lisa Vanderpump Vodka, free swag, outfit-of-the-day photo ops and a reminder that, when it comes to LA fashion, less is always more.
Before the show, we caught up with the local label's owner and creative director of apparel, Marcus Paglialonga, where he revealed that following trends isn't in his design repertoire. "People say, 'What are you doing with the black and white trend?' and I'm like, 'What black and white trend?,'" he explained. "If my work unintentionally fits a trend, great. If it doesn't, I'm starting my own."
Although he certainly designs to the beat of his own drum, there are two elements that continue to inspire him. "Music and travel motivate me every season," he said. "I always keep a playlist when I travel, so they really go hand in hand." Fall's soundtrack offered infectious beats from India and a hint of Solange. Garments matched the show's global tunes and showcased adorable berets, travel-ready maxi skirts, sequin ponchos, bohemian blouses and a whole lot of sheer.
Keeping it real regarding LA's lack of need for hefty layering in the fall, Paglialonga rolled out a range of loose, sheer garments that offered lightweight coverage for cooler nights mixed with leggy options for perfect days. In addition to bringing back the skort by way of the Winnie Wrap (which is an absolute must if you're going to wear all those see-through maxis and tunics), Gypsy introduced daytime velvet in punchy, bright hues and fun, floral prints. Catch some key looks in our gallery.
· Gypsy Junkies [Official Site]
· Odylyne's LAFW Show Was Fit For An Intergalactic Gypsy [Racked]
· Madisonpark Graces Vibiana With Abs, Litas & Public Pajamas [Racked]
· Solange's Star Rises at Ron Herman's Diesel and Edun Bash [Racked]