TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG INTRODUCES Plaid Studio's One Year Anniversary Fashion Event
ATTN: all Fashion Industry professionals from bloggers, retail, hair, makeup, styling, to design etc. Plaid Studio’s One Year Anniversary Fashion Event is an event you don’t want to miss. The fashion show will also feature designs from Ashton Michael who was recently featured on TFB (check out the article below this event). See details below and be sure to mention TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG when RSVP’ing.
FYI - I will be there :)
Plaid Studio’s One Year Anniversary Fashion Event
Hollywood, CA, November 12th, 2011 - Platform hair stylist. Extravagant runway show. Live performance artist and singer. All these come together to celebrate Plaid Studio’s one year anniversary fashion event on Saturday, November 12th from 8:00pm-12:00am. Owned by Hector Yovani Pocasangre, Plaid Studio operates as a hair salon and art space for tourists and Los Angelenos alike, and is the venue for the night’s festivities.
As they arrive, guests will be greeted by host, Raven, of Rupauls Drag Race, and can head to the open bar sponsored by Pura Vida Tequila. Meaning the “pure life,” or the “good life”, this texas based company has kicked off their California distribution with this night’s party. A bartender will be whipping up the brand’s signature drink, the “Pura Vida ‘Rita”, and a number of other tequila cocktails.
Steven McNicholl will be demonstrating what Plaid Studio’s artists are capable of with a hair demonstration. inspired by the vintage hairstyles of classic Hollywood’s Lana Turner and Marilyn Monroe. Then comes the main event: the makeup sponsored fashion show. Designs by MarcoMarco, Ashton Michael, Scout, Artstring Boutique, and Pretty Star will come down the runway with a unique, mixed order. This style of runway allows for the effort designed or styled to really be the focus. Last but not least, live performance artist, Leopold Nu Nan, will be singing to close out the evening.
Don’t miss this event, November 12th, 2011 from 8:00pm to 12:00am! Plaid Salon is located at 1642 N. Cherokee Ave, 90028 in Hollywood, California. Call Whitney Wrobel at 847.712.0073. or email at Whitney.Wrobel@gmail.com for more information or fashion show seating reservation.
CONTACT: Whitney R. Wrobel Events and Social Marketing 8477120073 Whitney.Wrobel@gmail.com
TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG Q&A INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER Ashton Yutaka Hirota.
TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG - “TFB is a great source for lifestyle, culture, and all your fashion needs. Visually appealing and the context is a must to keep up!” - Ashton Yutaka Hirot
With technical skills, a creative concept, passion, style, a big picture vision and a great personality; Ashton Yutaka Hirota is the exact talent TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG breathes for and are the veins to fashion. A native of Los Angeles and currently living in Downtown LA, Ashton designs his label ASHTON MICHAEL and is also a Wardrobe Stylist.
ASHTON MICHAEL includes: Ashton Michael Black Label, Ashton Michael Collection, and Ashton Michael Custom. Also involved with styling, red carpet/performances, including working with some of the following talents: Britney Spears, Usher, Fergie/The Black Eyed Peas, Blake Lewis, The Sounds, and Panic at the Disco to name a few. Ashton also had the opportunity to work on numerous TV shows including: American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Americas Next Top Model, Ellen, and Access Hollywood.
Overall, after the interview; Ashton not only impressed me with his clientele, design aesthetic, variety of fashion related talents, and entrepreneurial mindset, but what I absolutely adore is that he acknowledges the importance of the fashion community which you can read more about in the interview below. We definitely see eye-to-eye in this aspect and TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG is a representation of that. Of course as a designer there is a need for a competitive edge, vision, and niche. But the larger than life meaning is that we are a creative community and should encourage each other to reach our own ultimate creative and personal success.
"Best of luck Ashton Michael and TFB is excited to see more from you!"
- Arthur Trujillo
See TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG interview with ASHTON MICHAEL below.
Q: What motivated or encouraged you to pursue fashion design? A: Truthfully I was going to college and totally bored and not interested in anything. I felt like it was what you had to do rather than what I wanted to do. School was never difficult for me and the challenge wasn’t there in college either. At the time I was really into the house scene (even working in it at the age of 18) and several of my friends were going to FIDM and I thought “well I was best dressed in highschool, I’ve been sewing since I was a kid, you are artistic, you can totally make a living out of this.” I sort of fell into it by accident to be honest. All the things that sort of make me crazy are a perk in the design world: OCD, math, precision, creative mind, craftsmanship, art. etc….
Q: Your perspective as designer? A: I have gone from one side of the spectrum to the other throughout my years of designing. From very Japanese street wear (2000) to gothic to prep and now have found my comfortable niche that make me happy with smartly designed mens and womens wear that is not making a statement by bold over the top obvious design elements, but rather detail placement, less is more, and refined stage pieces that can translate to ready to wear. Design is a feeling whether it be fabric or color choice or the finished garment. When its right, it’s just right…
Q: How long have you been designing? A: Professionally I started my first line when I was 19. It was my first semester in school and my business partner, at the time, filled our first company named Glaza. 10 years later I’m still going strong! Through out the years I have designed for other companies as well on the side such as Candy & Caviar, Local God, and a few others.
Q: People who have worn your designs, galas your designs have been worn at (red carpets etc.) ? A: I am very proud of my clientele base as most people fantasize about meeting them or seeing them at whole foods and I get to create their image for events. It is a pretty special feeling of accomplishment! This month alone I have worked with Patrick Stump (Fall out Boy), Lil Mama, Chris Brown, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), and Will I AM. Keep in mind its only the 10th of the month. Furthermore, my clients range from female to male like Nicki Minaj, Usher, BEP, Keri Hilson, The Sounds, Adam Lambert, etc.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration/things that most inspire you? A: Non conventional places. Home Depot, traffic on the 101, to be honest I dont have a specific place or “thing” that inspires me. I tend to let it find me. For instance I was in line at the DMV a few months back and the stucco on the out side wall was sort of corroded and it relieved this beautiful decayed pale pink and cement gray. I thought the texture and palette was really incredible and so I went back to the shop and made 3 leather and knit pieces that day. You can actually see them in the current issue of Schon! magazine issue 14 that I styled.
Q: Interesting jobs/opportunities that have helped you become a better designer? A: Being on American Idol (NOT as a contestant!) was a great gig for me years back to make my come back with the Ashton Michael Label from Glaza. I worked with designer/stylist Marco Morante on the AM Idol commercials and met Blake Lewis on set. We sort of instantly became buddys and as the season progressed and he advanced to be one of the top 2 finalist our relationship elevated. For the first time in AM Idol history the contestants were assigned designers or labels to outfit them for the entire finale show. Jordan Sparks had Badgley Mischka and Blake asked me to do. Totally honored and overwhelmed I graciously accepted his request. Working with live TV will make you aware of any and everything that could possibly go wrong, really makes you dot you i’s and cross your t’s. otherwise you end up like Janet Jackson ….
Q: What is your opinion on GQ Magazine voting LA #2 Worst Dressed cities in America? A: I think its pretty accurate. I hate to admit it up for the most part southern Californian’s are not the most well dressed people as a whole. I want you to observe the next time you go out to dinner how many square to kenneth cole shoes you see in comparison to Lanvin penny loafer. I’m pretty sure you will end up on the GQ side of the argument. And the other half think it’s 1989 lower east side NYC, dont get me started! However, the fine line between them lies a group of fashion forward and progressive group of people that really love fashion and all that it encompasses into international waters. But unfortunately, that is overlooked and outnumbered by the majority of the horrible taste of most. Or maybe its just living in the shadows of all the rhinestone tshirts and hats. http://www.gq.com/style/fashion/201107/worst-dressed-cities-america#slide=39
Q: Education/experience? A: I started sewing when I was in middle school. Like most, my grandmother and mother sewed. I’m a visual learner and have always been a hands on type of person. Picking up new traits is easy and fun for me. I remember making a pair of half black and white check and half black & white polkadot boxers in 7th grade home ec and living for them. Most others (including the girls) were drab, one color, sloppy construction pieces. But I never wanted to be just settling for what was expected. Always above! For my fashion education I graduated from FIDM LA campus many moons ago.
Q: Long term goals? A: Mass produced “bear” line. I want to make fashion forward mens wear for the hairy and husky. They have a very big place in my little heart! Through out the years the guys I’ve dated have been “bears” and they never had well designed clothes minus the hand full of places that exist which really is nothing to brag about. So I think it’s going to be the best opportunity to work with 2 things I love the most. Clothing and hairy husky men!
Q: Challenges? A: Staying focused on the big picture. Not the jobs of today or this week but years down the road. Other than that nothing really. I appreciate other designers, artist, and dont find threats or intimidation from them. If anything its motivates me to do better and take over with them.
Q: Advise to aspiring designers & other fashion industry related fields? A: Shut up and work, NOT werk!
Q: How would you describe your style? A: Daily: I am a “wear the same jeans for 4 weeks straight”. wifebeater, and doc martins kind of guy. I literally spend my life sewing and in a sweatshop! But trust I have nooo problem going out in the same look but but in a custom blazer and look wicked cute! I think so much of style has to be paired with confidence. Fuck a hand bag, thats the best accessory!
Q: What do you hope bring to the fashion industry to leave your foot prints behind? A: Amazing mens wear that can stay in your closet like a vintage YSL suit.. Not redefine history , just reinvent. I dont want to be remembered as a flash in the pan designer, rather a staple.
Q: Something no one really knows about you? A: I used to dance for an asian boy band in the late 90’s early 2000’s called Devotion. Omg, I cant belive I just confessed that. But its true. People called us the fly boys and by people I do mean the little asian girls flocking on us. (oh also, PSS i wasn’t out then either) so I was a closeted, asian boy band dancing, design student!
DJ Cassie Carpenter, DJ Mix America, DJ David Banjela
Live Performances by: Cherie Lily -Performing her single “Werk”
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Joshlynn FeelMmore, Rudeness, Miss Honey Bee, Ernie Omega, Ryan Burke, Walki Talki, Made Beautiful, Billy Garcia, Michael Luczak, Mr. Popular, Oscar Ambrosio, Victor Jonas, Kurt Licis, Jon Borunda, Zackary Binx, Johnny Rockitt, Sir James Campos.
KAZAKY an eclectic Ukrainian dance group who are modern day performers recognized for their creative choreography, fashion, music, and androgynous style has become another Youtube sensation. The group consists of four gentlemen: Kyryll Fedorenko, Oleg Zhezhel (choreographer), Artur Gaspar, and Francesco Borgato. Kazaky continues to excite DANCE, MUSIC, FASHION, ART and their fans through picturesque music videos and live performances including their “IN THE MIDDLE” video which currently has over 4 million views on Youtube. Other performances include: Dsquared2 SS/12 Milan Fashion Week, Anouki Bicholla FA/WI 2012 fashion show, the Life Ball 2011, Live MTV Ukraine Birthday Party, and KAZAKY | A’MEN TOUR which SHOWstudio27 Kazaky’s PR agent shared details about with TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG so be sure and read below.
- Arthur Trujillo
Kyryll Fedorenko Oleg Zhezhel Artur Gaspar Francesco Borgato
(KAZAKY by sonia plakidyuk / moi sofism / SALT photo production)
KAZAKY | A’MEN TOUR On September 22 Kazaky gave a concert in Kiev with the presentation of their first world tour A`MEN TOUR. A year after the release of the debut single Kazaky started off their world tour with new tracks, choreography and performance. The main idea of A`MEN TOUR is the religion of dance. The unique style of the group has become well known for millions of people throughout the world lesser than in 6 months after the presentation of their video “In The Middle”. A new tendency called “Kazaky” was born. Artur Gaspar, Oleg Zhezhel, Kyryll Fedorenko and Francesco Borgato - name of each member has become as individual as the name of the group itself. Innovative combination of music, choreography and fashion made an outstanding sensation in modern music culture. Also in the nearest future Kazaky are planning to run capsule collection of clothing designed together with Anna Osmekhina.
For more information please contact: SHOWstudio27 Nadia Stognevich Alex Mironitchev email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
See KAZAKY music videos on Youtube & few links listed below.
TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG Interview with Fashion Model Juliano Villan.
TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG “It’s thee fashion resource!” - Juliano Villan
(Photographer: Anthony Deeying)
I have been very excited to feature model Juliano Villan on TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG a 16 year old born and raised in Sacramento, California who has the right look and attitude. At first very shocked by his age, but never being blinded by that number TRUJILLO FASHION BLOG wanted to know more about the “star in the making” because of his natural niche/look & versatility as a model which there is a huge demand for in the fashion industry. Juliano expresses his strong interest in fashion modeling as “I very much like the creativeness behind it there really isn’t any rules which keeps things interesting” and with moving to the “the big apple” New York City being his goal after graduating, I am personally very excited to follow his successful modeling career that is ahead .
* See in-depth Q&A Interview below and more photos
Full name: Juliano Villan Age: I am 16 I will be 17 on November the 19th. Ethnicity: My mother is of French and Welsh ancestry and my father is Mexican and Native American. Height: 6’0 ft and still growing Weight: roughly 140 lbs Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown
Pant Size: 28
Shoe Size: 11.5 US
(Photographer: Richard Pier Petit / Hair: Gabe Jenkins)
Q: What inspired you to pursue modeling?
A: I’ve always been intrigued with the entertainment business. Never really saw myself sitting behind a desk my whole life. Got referred to a local photographer by my barber and went from there :]
Q: What different type of modeling have you done in the past?
A: I’ve just done fashion modeling I don’t know I suppose I just never fit into the commercial market.
Q: Places you hope to travel to & why?
A: I would love to travel through Latin America specifically Rio De Janiero, Brazil. Would like to see the beautiful beaches and scenery. Indulge in culture.
Q: Is there a dream brand or model agency you hope to model for?
A: Wow such a hard question. I think any model hopes to achieve a blue chip client but me personally I would love to do something for Givenchy I think I would fit well in that brand.
Q: Where has your work been featured?
A: I just did some work that is waiting to be published. And the rest just on several blogs.
Q: Challenges of being a model?
A: I think besides trying to keep yourself as virtually perfect as possible I have found it hard and still find it hard to have a balance between everything [work,friends,family, love life] it’s really something I’m figuring out one day at a time.
Q: Your favorite model & why?
A: I have a few models I like none in specific that I would list as favorite. I definitely respect Simon Nessman, Sean O people that do honestly everything. I respect the fact of how much work and time they must sacrifice. And as well as Vladimir Ivanov I admire that we’re from the same city and the amount of success he has achieved it’s something I aspire to achieve.
Q. What distinguishes you as a model?
A: That’s a good question I think some of my main features would be the lips,hooded eyes and dark features. From what I’ve done people have listed me as several different nationalities so I think I have a ambiguous look which is useful in fashion work.
(Photographer: Vincent Gotti)
Q: What can you offer to the modeling industry?
A: I think I have a spark for this business. I can’t say I’ve seen many models that look a lot like me. From my work I think I can run the fine line of classic yet odd and different which I think can be fresh
(Photographer: Richard Pier Petit / Hair: Gabe Jenkins)
(Photographer: Richard Pier Petit / Hair: Gabe Jenkins)