Ode to: a soon to be Los Angeles summer…

Maison Scotch, I Love Coco Photograph Tee
SUNO, Pleated Long Skirt
Joie, Royce Suede Wedge Sandals

I just had a wonderful lunch in the 90 degree Los Angeles sun… and as April is soon upon us I decided to post the perfect summer outfit. Maison Scotch graphic tee tucked into a SUNO maxi skirt(I normally don’t like maxi skirts but this one is to die for) and Joie Suede Sandals. LOVE.

Maybe I could learn to love an Ugg. Maybe.

There’s a few things wrong with this picture… for one I just posted a photo of an Ugg boot on the ONIKAI fashion blog.  Secondly I live in Los Angeles and it’s almost summer time… and it’s the end of March LOL  And most importantly I am not fond of marshmallows.  However… I came across these while doing some market research and I thought to myself “If I lived in Portland, or Boston or Chicago and it was freezing right now and I still wanted to look semi attractive I would wear these golden goose Ugg boots.”  What do we think> yay or nay?

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ONIKAI is now in THE CUBE!

ONIKAI’s new cut n’ sew line is now at THE CUBE in downtown Los Angeles!  THE CUBE is a “cute little Japanese boutique that’s so brand spanking new you might not even be able to find it in the phone book yet!” …but it is well worth the visit and a secret shopping spot for known fashion lovers.  Lot’s of high end denim, items from up-and-coming designers, amazing hats and fedora’s and random Japanese knick-knacks. To read more about The Cube: The Cube

5 Questions with Fashion Designer Oni Auer, Creator of ONIKAI.

Before/after my 2011 Fashion presentation I did a few interviews with websites and blogs… here is my favorite so far that came out yesterday:

5 Questions with Fashion Designer Oni Auer, Creator of ONIKAI.  Via Dawn Tanner of “Just My Thoughts”

Thousands of people, maybe even more, move from all over the world each day to beautiful Los Angeles, California to pursue their life-long dreams.  Imagine moving to Los Angeles, CA at the age of just 17 years old.  Now imagine doing so all alone.  Survival seems impossible right?  There are adults who travel to Los Angeles with big dreams of becoming the “next big thing” but are unable to remain focused on the reason they came.  But that was not the case for the talented designer, Oni Kai Auer.  She traveled to Los Angeles with a plan, a plan to do one thing, design.  In just five questions I was able to learn a lot about what it takes to be Oni, who is now the President of her own line ONIKAI.  I had the pleasure of meeting her at her 2011 Fashion Presentation this past Friday, and let me just say, she has one of the kindest spirits I’ve ever been in acquaintance with.  Here’s her story:

1.)  How long have you been designing and what inspires your look for your pieces?

I’ve been designing for about 8 years now. I officially started my career designing for BCBG Corp. when I was 18 years old, but I interned and designed for fun before my career even started. It took a few years before I realized the importance of having an identity as a designer and not just being a corp. designing robot machine. Ha-ha. My cut n’ sew line is brand new so I know that the look will evolve, and grow… But right now I design with the idea in mind “would an LA girl wear this?” And not just ANY Los Angelino but one with a sense of style, who might takes risks but still believes in a fairly simple silhouette with a minor twist. I’m inspired with the idea of seeing a stranger walking down the street in something that I designed… Which has actually happened before and it’s a great feeling…. (continued)

To read the complete interview go here: ONIKAI Interview.

3.4.11 ONIKAI Fashion Presentation.

The designer on the right with her good friend Amanda Taylor.
Victoria Berry of VB PR and friend.
The host of the evening Dan Johnson
Love the huge flower.

Crowd favorite.
MY personal favorite, custom orders already going through 🙂
Some of the models on the carpet.
Amy, model.

The designer and some of the models on the red carpet.

Some photos from the 3.4.11 ONIKAI fashion presentation at Katsuya. The event was a huge success! There were tons of fashion on lookers, press, and friends alike!  Many thanks to the wonderful team of VB PR, my vendors including B.Original shoes, Story Aftons, Raena Rice accessories, and Song Bird. Music was provided by DJ Willpower, hair was done by “Tac Mac”, and Makeup by ML Makeup design. Many thanks to everyone that made the night possible including my hair/makeup teams, Dustin Wissmiller photography, models, interns, my assistant, and the support of my friends.