How do you pick the perfect lightweight jacket? At Stella Carakasi we are busy dreaming up key styles that can be worn year-round, in the office, or as throw-on-and-go travel essentials. Are you on the endless hunt for the perfect jacket?

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Go To Style JacketThe Go To Style Jacket. Need we say more? Constructed from hemp/tencel®, this all-season basic, is soft and rich to the touch. Why we love it: it’s lightweight and easy to layer from winter to summer, it goes with anything, and it’s asymmetrical styling sets it apart from other trench coats.
Style to Spare JacketThe Style to Spare Jacket, made from metal sateen, has a soft luster. It’s also waterproof, travel-friendly, and a notch above the crowd. We love the balance of the feminine fitted jacket with the on-trend of a motorcycle jacket. This little number is a keeper!
Made For Me JacketWearing this jacket you will know why we call it the Made For Me Jacket. Diagonal pin-tucks framed by zipper trim are the unexpected details that make this style distinctive. This is an easy to throw-on style available in a variety of neutral washes to complement your outfits from season-to-season.
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How To Pick the Perfect Lightweight Jacket

How do you pick the perfect lightweight jacket? At Stella Carakasi we are busy dreaming up key styles that can be worn year-round, in the office, or as throw-on-and-go travel essentials. Are you on the endless hunt for the perfect jacket?

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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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Spring Style Event: Don’t Miss a Moment!

This Spring we are gathering inspiration from women who inspire us to be our best selves and encourage an air of whimsy.

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Come away with us for an evening of fashion and enchantment as we show you our freshest new looks for Spring! Designer Stella Carakasi and novelist Alysia Helming 
celebrate a journey of discovery and transformation in an evening of collaboration through art and design at the Spring Style Event.

Alysia Helming, author of the novel PROTOGENESIS the first in a series: Protogena Chronicles crafts a young adult fantasy romance set in modern Greece, where ancient mythology and science fiction unite. Get to meet Alysia in person at an exclusive book signing session! 

Taking inspiration from her tale of female empowerment and mythology Stella created a unique look that channels the spirit of PROTOGENESIS.  Also, get an exclusive first-look at the Protogena Jewelry Line” created by ANATOL, available on Protogenesis.com April 10th.

Showcasing the best of her Spring 2017 Collection, fashion designer Stella Carakasi invites Bay Area fashion enthusiasts and the media to experience her latest designs.

This unique event will take place:

Friday, March 31st 5-8pm at the Stella Studio
1370 10th Street, Berkeley CA.

 

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Refresh – Recharge – Inspire!

Come away with us for an evening of fashion and enchantment as we show you our freshest new looks for Spring! Designer Stella Carakasi and novelist Alysia Helming celebrate a journey of discovery and transformation in an evening of collaboration through art and design at the Spring Style Event.

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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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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

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San Francisco Fashion Week – Celebrate Local!

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In the Flow

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Mixing and matching layers is a Bay Area necessity. Our new monochrome separates are flowy and relaxed with just the right amount of cinching. The All Around Belt creates an eye-catching waistline on the beautiful Cloud Cover Tunic, while asymmetry shapes the So Right Tank. The Fair and Square Sweater a great topper creating subtle, chic style.

Outfit No. 1
Cloud Cover Tunic $108.00
Ever After Skirt $118.00
All Around Belt $68.00
Natural Selection Scarf $58.00
Karine Sultan Necklace $68.00

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Outfit No. 2
Fair and Square Sweater $118.00
First Impressions Dress $132.00
Marlyn Shiff Necklace $52.00

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Outfit No. 3
So Right Tank $88.00
Ever After Skirt $118.00
Karine Sultan Necklace $168.00

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