Time sure has flown by since my last OCFW a few months ago! The OC never ceases to impress me with the beautiful venues that host this week of fashion and fun. The first evening of shows was held at the beautiful Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Lending grace and sophistication to the event, the sculpture garden mixed spring freshness while the crisp ocean air evoked the chilliness of the fall winter collections that were going to be shown that evening.
I arrived in Laguna with Justin Chan, my photographer for the evening and was greeted by gallery hosts that showed me through the gallery and insisted I come back after signing in to view the artwork on display. After customary photos at the red carpet, Justin and I headed into the gallery to view the artwork. Nolet Gin was also one of the sponsors of the event so there was a complimentary bar that served up some amazing Dutch Mules (my new go to cocktail now)
After a few rounds of drinks and socializing, we made our way to the sculpture garden. I fortunately was able to get front row seats through my friend Kendall and being the worry wort I was, I staked my seat as soon as I could.
Maserati of New Port Beach was the official sponsor of OCFW and I got to snap some sick shots in front of this beautiful babe. My new Cuero & Mor bag that I got from my Crossroads Trading Co. collaboration was the perfect size to bring to the event to carry all of my essentials.
The first collection that showed was from Jonathan Jimenez. The fabric was super light and flowing. In keeping with the OC weather, a collection was very reminiscent of resort fashion. Given how California stays relatively warm all year round, the collection is great for fall and winter in the OC.
To end the evening, Berenice Gonzalez showcased her collection. Out of all of the collections I saw during my 2 evenings, I think her’s was my favorite! I loved the variety in cuts, fabrics, and accessories. She looked so much younger than other designers I’ve seen that have shown in various fashion weeks and for her work to be so unique speaks volumes at how her career is going to blossom. I can’t wait to see more of her in the future!
Shirt: Cotton On
Fan: Kimono no Kobeya
Envelope Clutch: Crossroads Trading Co (Cuero Mor)
Necklace: Crossroads Trading Co.
Photography: Justin Chan (Instagram)
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