August 21st - August 26th
It’s a full week of fun and fashion on TheOCOnline.Com! We’ve got amazing designers who’ve had their pieces featured on The O.C. as well as clothing and jewelry lines that are hot in Hollywood right now! Everything you need for fall fashion is right here this week! Each day we’ll feature new designers and new outfits that we think scream “OC!” as well as exclusive interviews with the designers! In addition to presenting these designers to you, we’re also going to be giving away a TON of the fashion that we’re featuring! So sit back and get ready, because August 21st- August 26th is TheOCOnline.Com’s first ever Style Week!
Michael Stars, a Los Angeles-based, family-run company, remains a leader in contemporary t-shirts for women and is distinguished by its fit, exuberant colors and comfortable fabrics. The brand is sold in upscale department stores and boutiques across the U.S. and worldwide. The company maintains a strong celebrity clientele including some of today’s hottest stars from film, television, and music. The company also operates three branded stores in L.A., one in Santa Barbara and has plans to expand beyond its successful base in Southern California. Offering more than 200 styles in over 25 colors per season, the Michael Stars collection of tees includes a variety of tanks, band crews, v-necks, henleys and turtlenecks.
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It has been more than 20 years since artist and designer Wendy Mink first began her New York City based jewelry design company. Over this time, Wendy Mink Jewelry has evolved from small scale design and manufacturing into a substantial business that combines great quality and workmanship with innovative, eclectic design.
Mink first became inspired to begin her own jewelry company after extensive work and travel through South East Asia. Her travels began with a position working for the World Bank, where Mink gained extensive knowledge of economic development in this area. During this time, Mink developed an immense appreciation of the beauty and craftsmanship behind jewelry and textiles associated with the women of this area, from their traditional wedding dress to everyday clothing and adornment. Mink formulated her company shortly after returning from the East, quickly earning a solid reputation and securing a place in the competitive jewelry industry.
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Style and Unexpected Practicality are the essence of Perfume River. The brainchild of the Perfume River brand, Huong Caitlin Nguyen, was named after that very river in Central Vietnam which was her father’s birthplace. The word “huong” in Vietnamese signifies “perfume”. Today, the “Song Huong”, or Perfume River, is all at once a source of inspiration for aspiring students of poetry and history, a romantic spot for young lovers, a channel of trade and fishing for locals, and a tourist attraction to view former kings’ tombs and buddhist towers. Born with a zest for learning and traveling, Huong lived and worked in various parts of the world, and became inspired by culture, design, and architecture. With that vision, she focused in on her true love, fashion, and now pours in her worldly passions to make her Perfume River dream come true.
The Perfume River woman is strong and sophisticated in spirit. She loves traveling and exploring culture because it is through getting out of her world does she learn more about herself. The look of individuality and personality is evoked by the use of a combination of materials such as leather, suede, silk, satin, and cotton with intricate, unique patterns of hand-crafted embroidery. This together with color creates a layered, textured effect, and the look on handbags, shawls, coats, and other accessories is…dazzling!
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