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.

The Color Trend You Need To Know in 2016

The color trend to try for 2016 is Batik. Referred to as Blue Hydrangea, Ocean, or simply Blue.

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… Continue reading The Power of Personal Assistance in Finding Your Style

Runway Wrap-Up

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,… Continue reading Runway Wrap-Up

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: This print has everything you need for starting a spring color palette. White, black and… Continue reading How to Wear This Season’s Hot Colors

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! “We love being… Continue reading San Francisco Fashion Week – Celebrate Local!

Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Featuring Aubergine

[Designer's Notebook: Color Workshop - Featuring Aubergine] 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… Continue reading Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Featuring Aubergine

Designer’s Notebook: Color Story for Early Fall

[Designer's Notebook: Color Workshop for Early Fall] For fall, Stella presents a line up of rich neutrals that have an old world aesthetic. Neutrals are complemented by fresh bamboo, bittersweet and cameo, then harmonized by a vivid, watercolor mesh print. Ivory, that warm white keeps everything on the lighter side... Gives the moody colors an elegant… Continue reading Designer’s Notebook: Color Story for Early Fall

Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop Featuring Bamboo

[Designer's Notebook: Color Workshop Featuring Bamboo] The color of Bamboo - vibrant green washed in sunshine, is the perfect addition to your end of summer color choices. Wear lightweight, fall sweater knits now that work with your summer neutrals and whites, and later transition them into fall with its rich hues. Before the days of summer slip away,… Continue reading Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop Featuring Bamboo

Looks for Every Body # 8: New Looks for the New Year

Now that the holidays are over, let's start the New Year off with a fresh outlook! Bring in some basic black and white pieces to streamline the process of choosing outfits in the morning. Add an unexpected color or brights like citron or jewelry to bridge your look from Winter to Spring. Yarra here, feeling grateful… Continue reading Looks for Every Body # 8: New Looks for the New Year