Palm Desert

Models sought for fashion show in Palm Desert.

A casting call has gone out for models ages 5 to 75, male and female, to model in Westfield Palm Desert’s fifth annual Rock the Runway Fashion Show.
The casting call is for 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the mall. More than 100 models will be selected to model the latest in fall and back-to-school fashion.
Michael Costello of “Project Runway” has been named the premier designer for the show, slated for 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the mall.
Costello, a Palm Springs designer, will preview pieces from his spring/summer 2013 collection to be showcased at New York’s Fashion Week this fall, mall marketing director Franchesca Forrer said.
“We’re thrilled to have Michael Costello join us for the fifth annual Rock the Runway fashion show. His new collection is remarkable, and guests will love him as much in person as they did on ‘Project Runway,’ ” she said.
KESQ Channel 3’s Ginger Jeffries is scheduled to host emcee the fashion show.
New to the catwalk are a group of models — “haute dogs” from Animal Samaritans.
These four-legged fashionistas will unleash their tail-wagging style, and along with nearby “Couture Cats” can be adopted after the show, Forrer said.
There is no cost to attend the fashion show.
More than a dozen retailers will be highlighted at the event, including Aeropostale, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Gap and JCPenney. A beauty bar will feature samples and discounts from vendors like Bath & Body Works and Perfumania. Free haircuts will be offered for children in kindergarten through sixth grade at JCPenney Salon.

Versace Haute Couture

Donatella Versace outshines at Versace Haute Couture SS2012 show!

Paris fashion runway watchers of Atlanta, Donatella Versace has outdone herself for her latest collection presented at the Versace Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2012 in Paris, France.

Versace’s fashion show featured its unmistakable Italian flair, figure-conscious Goddess gowns, complete with tall gladiator shoes and chunky booties.

In contrast, Donatella Versace is featuring many bodysuits and short shorts – think of all the divas who would snap up that look for their stage acts including Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Shakira!

Cameron Diaz, who is making the rounds at many of the fashion shows this Paris Fashion Week, was there in all her bronzed glory, looking polished in her LBD (little black dress) – love the new blond bob hairstyle – suits Ms Diaz extremely well!

Other fashionistas attending the Donatella Versace show in Paris were Ludivine Sagnier (loved the pale blue Goddess dress!), Abbie Cornish in her zebra striped sheath (rocking the maroon lipstick!), Diane Kruger in an amazing splashy tropical print in black and white, and Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt.

As part of their collection, there are quite a few green gowns, along with orange and yellow – all colors which are very on-trend this season.  To those, Versace has added a good few styles in the silver or pewter range.

Prepare to see a truly stunning fashion spread from Donatella Versace in my slide show and some well-heeled fashionistas who attended…