On Tuesday I was back at Vibiana for Day 2 of Style Fashion Week. I noticed that tonight there were a few new vendors. The Body Shop was onsite handing out samples of their products and Couture Cupcakes presented a variety of their tasty treats, which included gourmet cupcakes, cake pops, whoopee pies, and marshmallows on a stick.
Before the show we enjoyed a musical performance by a 1940’s inspired girl group called the Fondettes.
I also noticed a number of girls wearing dresses from Stop Staring! Obviously, they were fans of the line’s curve-hugging dresses, and they all looked fabulous decked out in their retro-inspired looks.
I’ve been a fan of Stop Staring! for quite some time, so I was happy to finally see a runway show. Actress Lisa Ann Walter introduced the collection since she is also a fan and wears one of the dresses on the cover of her new book, The Best Thing About My Ass Is That It’s Behind Me. Designed by Alicia Estrada, Stop Staring! apparel is inspired by film noir and sexy siren attire. The SS 2012 collection featured a lot of variety on the runway ranging from summer day dresses in floral prints, to form-flattering cocktail dresses, to high-waited jumpsuits, to curvaceous gowns, to 1940’s inspired suits, to 1950’s style swimwear, and flirty separates. These timeless, classic styles would be a great addition to any wardrobe.
Narrative and Photos by Nikki Neil