Spring Style Event: Don’t Miss a Moment!

The team here at Stella Carakasi is excited to invite you to our Spring Style Event! We have customer-models walking the runway, delicious d’oeuvres, and a very special guest. We’ve created a handy guide for you to reference so you don’t miss a moment of our special event.

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5-6PM Nosh & Mingle, Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

We have teamed up with Whole Foods Market to provide bites and beauty tips for Spring! Here is a sneak peek:

Three Steps to Glowing Skin

Tips for Rosy Cheeks & Lips

Anti-Aging Skincare

Pro-Tip: Be sure to check out the skincare demo from Evanhealy. The first 50 guests will receive beauty goody bags from Whole Foods Market!

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6-7PM Spring Fashion Show

This Spring we are gathering inspiration from women who inspire us to be our best selves and encourage an air of whimsy. In this spirit, we are honored to introduce our special guest, author Alysia Helming. Through her her debut best-selling novel PROTOGENESIS she shares her imaginative world of Greek mythology seen through the eyes of her protagonist HeleneWe have crafted the perfect nod to her literary talent and the Spring season with our exclusive Protogenesis look inspired by Alysia’s book.  

Pro-Tip: Check out the preview of the “Protogena Jewelry Line” created by ANATOL, available on Protogenesis.com April 10th.

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7-8PM Book Signing with Alysia Helming

Get a chance to meet Alysia Helming and have her sign your copy of PROTOGENESIS!

RSVP for Free Here

See you there!

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The Color Trend You Need To Know in 2016

resort 600x800300dpi-resort-cropCall it Cruise, call it Resort, we call it a vacation from the dark days of winter. And even when you cannot call it quits to the cold outside and land yourself on a beach in some tropical paradise with a beach boy fanning your tanned body… you can liven up your mood, your wardrobe, and your look by adding colors that make you feel like the bombshell that you are.

The color trend to try for 2016 is Batik. Referred to as Blue Hydrangea, Ocean, or simply Blue. Why we love it? Think about denim. Yes, that favorite pair of jeans or denim jacket. Why does denim work with just about everything? Because it’s really a neutral. Batik works exactly the same way – effortlessly working with so many other colors.

Explore why we are bonkers for blue this season!

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Resort finds Stella in a relaxed mood influenced by a combination of the timeless and updated cool.

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The Power of Personal Assistance in Finding Your Style

You know how it seems that sometimes you’re having one of those days – stuff doesn’t go your way – you’re late, forgot the notes, didn’t sign the permission slip – just little things that are so frustrating.

But then, someone compliments you on your look!  Maybe they ask if you got a haircut or if those are new shoes. You smile, because you know what it is – you’re having a good outfit day!  

At Stella Carakasi, we are about making every day a good outfit day!

Stella’s design philosophy comes from her understanding of what real women desire – from an understanding of the real purpose of fashion – to bring out your natural beauty!  


“I’m inspired by the real everyday woman, with all of her body concerns. If my clothing manages to make her feel transformed by bringing out her natural beauty, so that she feels empowered, I have accomplished what I set out to do.”
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A great way to ensure that you can have a great outfit day, no matter what designs you are wearing, is to understand style and what makes an outfit great for you! Here at the Stella Studio, we have incredibly talented stylists on hand to guide you to that understanding and build that perfect outfit.

But we know that not all of you can come to the studio – so we decided to bring our Lead Style Consultant, Yarra, to you virtually.

Yup – you can get great style advice and an enhanced understanding of what makes an outfit work, from the comfort of your own home!

We’ve got 3 fantastic customer models who we will be working with to highlight 3 key aspects of how to look and feel your best – in what is in your wardrobe today.  Really empowering you to build those great outfits that make you feel powerful, no matter what kind of day you are having.

Stella on style, “Style is what looks great on you and what makes you feel fabulous, just the way you are. That energetic shift is so powerful and allows you to show up in a very positive way which is the most important result.”

Join us to learn more about your personal style.

Runway Wrap-Up

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Fall fashion is here! Despite balmy summer temperatures last weekend, excited fashionistas congregated at the Stella Studio on Friday night where Stella Carakasi presented The Fall Style Event in partnership with The Rich Life (on a budget), and in celebration of San Francisco Fashion Week. Collaborators in the event included Fashion Over Fifty, Daisy Tribe, jewelry designer Janet Harrer, and Style Equation Magazine. The designer presented a private show to bloggers and local fans who mingled and noshed on delightful treats from Whole Foods Market and grooved to cool beats provided by DJ Rimarkable.

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How to Wear This Season’s Hot Colors

Yarra here, thinking about spring fashion. I am loving the pops of color this season. Yellow and blue are my current obsessions. Yellow, love it, but it can be challenging to wear and match. The solution is Stella’s new spring print:spring_loves

spring-1-images-600x600addituotnkThis print has everything you need for starting a spring color palette. White, black and pops of yellow and blue. Starting with this print you can build a look that is based in neutrals, and still feels fresh and fun.
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San Francisco Fashion Week – Celebrate Local!

We’ve had so much fun participating in San Francisco Fashion Week this year. This weeklong event truly represents what is unique about the SF Bay Area and Silicon Valley. It has been wonderful to meet so many creative people that are challenging the status quo, taking risks, and living their dreams out loud!

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“We love being an SF Bay Area company. This is a special place where creativity, fashion, technology and entrepreneurialism come together in a unique way. We are proud to support SFFAMA to bring greater visibility to the creative and emerging talents here,” says Stella.

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Stella and Steven looked awesome at the Opening Night Reception at Mercer in SOMA. Our posse also included Emily, Yarra, Vivian, Jeff, Brandon, too! It was lovely just spending time together, laughing and taking in the SF fashion scene! Check out our Facebook for more photos from the week.

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We love the spirit of community, freedom and expression that SFFW contributes to the fashion stratosphere. Looking forward to Sunday when Stella will be presenting her Fall 2014 Ready to Wear Collection on the runway! Join us if you’re in town!

San Francisco Fashion Week ® ‘FROM STREET TO RUNWAY’ #SFFW14

Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Featuring Aubergine

[Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Featuring Aubergine]

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Stella Carakasi’s aubergine is a deep burgundy which warms against the skin casting radiant light onto any complexion. It’s a color both serious and romantic with a quality of noir that can be worn even during the day. Signifying royalty in the past, purple shades like aubergine, continue to add elegance to your wardrobe.

Redefined Jacket & Unique Perspective Cardigan

Aubergine, French for eggplant, is deep, dark purple with a slight brown hue. Combine it with shiny silver or inky black for a dramatic effect or add a pop of aubergine to white, soft grey or light neutrals to keep it modern, sleek and simple.

Out Of This World Coat