My “La La Land” Experience

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

I truly feel like Los Angeles is the same anytime I attempt to visit. Things happen; people meet; and it feels like you are constantly on set for a film production experience. Well the weekend of October 11 was a definite “La La Land” moment for me. I got to enjoy some of my bucket-list goals, and do things that I have only dreamt about with my career as a stylist.

I flew to Los Angeles to style Territa Torres Designs’ collection for Los Angeles Fashion Week (LAFW), which was presented by The Society Fashion Week, and was blessed to style a former celebrity, a costume designer, an influencer, and two celebrity stylists who were attending the show. I met with all of them; got approval for their attire; then it was show time. 

We hit the ground running in Los Angles, literally, to the showroom of Jesse J ‘Trend Haus’, where Territa and I met with him and I got to do “my thing.” I learned that he is the sweetest guy with an awesome style and a great history. We talked styling and I agreed to assist him when he needed the additional eye of another stylist. From there we drove over to Amelia Jackson-Gray’s home for another fitting and styling session.

Upon our arrival, I had some catching up to do.  Seven-years ago, I styled her for a photo shoot. It was as if time had stood still. She is absolutely stunning in everything she wears and has a gem of a personality. She spoke to us about her newest venture, Film Patch.  This business allows her to outsource film directors, scriptwriters, stylists, etc. for various projects. It’s a super cool business concept in the perfect place to pitch.

After our session, Territa and I made our way down to Melrose for a quick bite at Osteria La Buca where I had an amazing Italian dish and prosecco wine. 

Saturday morning came fast as we had the calm before the backstage storm. It all went pretty smoothly except for parking and minor production hiccups, like no water for the models and the heat. Thank God for the MUAH team, who are makeup specialists who demonstrated their skills and talents. The result was, we got major credit for bringing on the right team to get the job done. We also brought on board photographer Johnny Jones, who worked his magic behind the camera, and captured some impressive shots.

Thanks to this team of people who were present and assisted, which allowed DawnStar Collections, Territa Torres and me (Stylist Aubree Lynn) to focus on the clothing and pairing. Thankfully, our models were easy to work with, which resulted in a pretty fine dream team.

Amelia and Anninka, both VIPs, also allowed me to be their stylist. Anninka was dressed in a long, backless gown that was literally made for her physique. Accessorizing and adorning her front side was the jewelry design work of DawnStar.  The end result was dramatic.

Amelia and I were dressed in Territa Torres’ designs, DawnStar’s jewelry, and Agnes Bethel shoes, which complemented us from head to toe.

The show was impressive with The Ballet Catwalk girls, who opened the collection strutting the runway in black leotards and jewelry from DawnStar’s collection. When Territa Torres Designs came to the runway it made the Union Station look like it should have been adorned with pieces from a film set.  It was a very tasteful fashion collection with the latest seasonal trends. 

What a whirlwind weekend for this mom. I came home and told my husband of all the fun and amazing details of what had occurred. As I laid down for a restful sleep, I realized that I am so blessed to do what I love in this city and also in Los Angeles. Who knows what’s next to happen.  Yet, I learned, in La La Land dreams can come true!

And, now to recap the styles, collections and team who made this all possible: clothing by @territatorresdesigns; shoes by @Agnesbethelshoes; jewelry by @dawnstarcollection; styled by @stylishlypositive; make up and hair by the fantastic five, including @marinewife929, @missglamart, @alexa_elizabeth, @azuchar, and @sassystylesbysara.  Photography was provided by @jonesj1443; and the opening act by @balletcatwalk.nayeliart.

Aubree Lynn (center in white) is shown with members of the design team and the VIP associates.


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