Old School Glam Made in San Diego

In Events, Fashion Events, FGI on July 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

“I personally design each Fables suit with these beliefs in mind:

-Old school glam belongs to all ladies in all their glorious forms.

-Trying on Fables suits should lead to joy and smiles instead of tears.

-By creating a line of killer bikini tops and smoking bikini bottoms just right for mixing and matching.  Our lady customers will have the freedom to create their own unique look that suits them best.”

That has got to be one of the best mission statements for a swimsuit line EVER!!!  And Fables by Barrie doesn’t just ‘walk the walk’, they ‘talk the talk’ as well.


In business since 2007, Fables is a successful San Diego based swimsuit company.  How successful you ask?  They’ve sold swimsuits on every continent except Antartica!

Fables has that totally cool and attainable fun vibe of vintage pin-up.  What that also means is that their suits are not just super flattering, but uber-flattering! 

High waisted bikini bottoms tame tummies.  Ruching in all the right places tones love handles.  Piping gives every gal a slim hourglass appearance.  And wider straps going around the neck not only provide support but lift the “girls” for beautifully curved cleavage.

And with their styling,  what’s not to love!  Fun nautical themes, flirty ruffles and more variety of Americana that you’ve ever seen.

And did I mention their one-pieces?  They let you feel chic and adorable instead of aging and boring.

But the best thing I think about Fables by Barrie is that they are designed, developed and MANUFACTURED in good ole San Diego!

Fables believes in working with a good mixture of kindness and elbow grease and where other than San Diego can you find these traits!

Want to meet Barrie and learn how she started manufacturing her swimsuits in San Diego?  Attend FGI San Diego’s MAKING FASHION-Going From Design to Manufacturing and learn how!

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

(Hint…enter MEETFGI at check out for half off the non – member price!)


Fashion Films Take Over La Jolla

In Events, Fashion Events, FGI, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival on July 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

It’s that time of year again!  While most San Diegans think that summer fun is the San Diego County Fair and Del Mar Races, the fashionable look forward to the end of July for the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.

In its 5th year already, this year is bigger and more fashionable than ever.  Instead of three days of fashion fun, there are now 4 days jammed pack with seminars, meet and greets, the fashionabulous After Parties and of course the screenings themselves!

The mission of the LJFFF is to empower, support and recognize the individual creative professionals who make up the fashion film community worldwide.  They strive to be the global marketplace for fashion film-the market maker so-to-speak for distribution deals, director representation and fashion film production houses.

The LJFFF is the world’s largest gathering of fashion film makers celebrating the top 1% of fashion films produced worldwide.  They screen the absolute best of the best.

Each year the LJFFF has a retrospective (last year’s was the famed directorial film work of the one and only Karl Lagerfeld).  This year’s retrospective is even better!

Bruno Aveillan is one of the most sought after luxury film directors in the world and has worked with such esteemed brands as Louis Vuitton and Cartier among others.  He is at the pinnacle of fashion film productions in the world and attendees of the restrospective get to not only view some of his best work…they also get to hear from Bruno himself!

The LJFFF definitely gives you a glimpse of what’s trending in the minds of the world’s top fashion houses, designers and stylists.

Want to attend?  Tickets are still available but not for long.  Tickets as low as $50 per day.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


All information and images taken from http://www.ljfff.com

Sample Sale Etiquette

In Events, Fashion Events, FGI on June 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm


Play Nice, Ladies: A Shopper’s Guide to Sample Sale Etiquette
By Fawnia SooHoo
Of http://www.ny.racked.com

We’ve all had moments when even the mere thought of vastly discounted leather or ridiculously-cheap one-off designer samples summons the slumbering beast within us. But what if we tried to keep that beast tamed by practicing an honorable, magnanimous code of proper shopping behavior? All right, that might be too much to ask, but we’ll at least attempt it with the first official Racked Guide to Sample Sale Etiquette.

Want to read the rest of the article?
Click HERE.

Want to go to an exclusive Sample Sales in Los Angeles?  Attend FGI San Diego’s “The BUSINESS of Fashion-Going to Market” event.

Click HERE for more information.

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