Everlasting Style: Iconic Shirts and Elegant Blouses

I don’t know about you, but I pretty much live in this quintessential style year-round. Whether stand-alone or paired with statement accessories or your closet favorites, the classic shirt is the lead character in every outfit. It’s a blank canvas that dictates the rest of the look. But that’s easier said than done. Sure, you… Continue reading Everlasting Style: Iconic Shirts and Elegant Blouses

Looks We Love

New Normal Many social and environmental issues have surfaced with our current “New Normal” and it is a challenging time navigating everything that is happening. Finding the good in all of this might seem impossible but our current situation is also a chance to re-evaluate and renew. The old way of being and doing no… Continue reading Looks We Love

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?

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 – Classics

[Designer's Notebook: Color Workshop - Classics] Start the season right with classic colors from Stella Carakasi. Recharge your basic blacks and introduce softness with winter whites. Find your staples for the upcoming months! Travertine is a classic neutral - grey with a touch of limestone - shown left as the Take Note Vest. This chameleon-like color can… Continue reading Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop – Classics

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 Cameo

[Designer's Notebook: Color Workshop Featuring Cameo] Cameo... flesh, nude...Somewhere between terra cotta and sandalwood. Is it even a color? In a way- It's a bit revealing. Is it a neutral? Actually , yes, it's the ultimate neutral. Less about color, more about attitude. Back to shades of grey, black or stark white. Cameo doesn't crumble… Continue reading Designer’s Notebook: Color Workshop Featuring Cameo

Dharma Talk at Stella Studio

Vivian here all aglow about the special event on Sunday at the Stella Studio. The Dharma Talk with Lama Lakshey Zangpo & fundraiser for The Joru Foundation was a great success! If you missed it, check it out here: Stella & Kersten's Intro (audio) Lama Lakshey's Dharma Talk (video) Kersten Ancheta is one of the Directors… Continue reading Dharma Talk at Stella Studio