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September 17, 2014

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Video: Behind the Scenes Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 Lookbook

What's it really like to work with Alyssa Nicole - beginning with photographing the lookbook.  In this exclusive video I present to you never before seen moments on set shooting our latest lookbook. 

 
Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014  
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September 10, 2014

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Inspiration: Mood - Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 Collection

Here's a look at my real life mood board for Fall 2014. I had been gathering my inspiration for my "Still Cold"collection on Pinterest before posting images up in my studio and designing my collection. As previously mentioned, the song Still Cold by Mazzy Star inspired my line, in particular the line "Still cold like the stars" - which is why I was influenced by starlight and shades of midnight blue. Starlight played a part in the metallic textiles I incorporated into my Fall collection. See my inspiration board on Pinterest to see what was inspiring my Fall 2014 Collection here

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Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 
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September 09, 2014

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September 07, 2014

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Wearing Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 
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Behind the Scenes: "Still Cold" Short Film Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014

This season we took a new approach to our traditional fashion film and shot the campaign ad for my Fall 2014 collection as a short film. "Still Cold", our short film for Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 was directed by one of my great friends and favorite cinematographers Dexter Ho. Initially when I had met with Dex about my concept for the short film he was very skeptical. I told him I was bringing in a writer this season to write the story for the film. My concept was to create a film which was dreamy and ethereal - maybe even a little chilling - the collection is, after all, entitled "Still Cold". 

In between shooting the lookbook we had a quick coffee break at my photogs studio to record the voice over for the film. We had recorded the voice over in two different styles - one spoken very soft and intimate, the other spoken in a whisper which was quiet and chilling. We decided against the whispered voice over because the film could have easily been interpreted as a horror film - which was not the look we were going for. Shooting the video with Dex is always a mystery because he shoots the film while I'm styling the lookbook - so I never actually get to see the film until the final cut. By the time the final edit for the film is complete - I'm filled with excitement to see my collection and concept come to life.

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"Still Cold" Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 Short Film
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September 03, 2014

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Inspiration: Color Theory - Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014

My color theory focus for Alyssa Nicole’s Fall 2014 was inspired by moody midnight blues. The collection was inspired by the concept of coldness which is why I interpreted color as shades of midnight blue. Metallic threads throughout the collection create an illusionary vision of starlight in still coldness. 

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See: Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 Lookbook / Watch: 'Still Cold' Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 Short Film
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September 02, 2014

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Shades of Cool

Stepping into fall with my F/W 2014 Collection in this Metallic Bell Sleeve Aline Dress for a dinner date in Bernal Heights. I'm in a constant state of fear that I'm over dressed for everything I do (especially when going out) - and in SF, I usually am. To dress as if I didn't 'try to hard' is actually quite difficult seeing as I am a designer - I usually spend hours pressing and steaming my clothing before going anywhere. So I finally discovered the secret to 'dressing down' an otherwise very dressy ensemble. Add a denim jacket! Just wear it over everything! Didn't get the memo before, and was reluctant until discovering the cool color combo of my vintage denim and Fall 14 line was a match made in heaven. 

I can only dress casually for so long & I'm getting tired of suggestions that I 'lose the heels'. Until I cave and buy those black leather Chloe ballet flats, I will never feel fulfilled in flat shoes. I'm so glad I wore my Freda's because there are stairs and hills I didn't even know about in the Bernal Heights hood. I will stand by my Freda's & let you know I made it up a Bernal Heights hike without a blister or scratch. 

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Wearing Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014 
 Heels - Freda Salvador, Purse - Kate Spade, Denim Jacket - Vintage Calvin Klein
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August 29, 2014

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August 28, 2014

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August 27, 2014

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The Looks: Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014

This season my mod vision was manifested and carefully crafted in soft luxurious wool in our San Francisco design studio. In addition to this, I worked with jersey ponte, metallic jacquard and used blue velvet to accent the cocktail dresses throughout the collection. Rolled turtle neck collars are a nod to mod accentuating necklines on this kimono style tops. Cropped bell sleeves illustrate playful sophistication. Cigarette pant trousers are fitted to perfection and crafted out of luxurious stretch ponte. A touch of feminine charm can be found in the removable bow tie ribbon belts. Metallic jacquards illuminate with ladylike luxury. See the looks below!

Tune into my designer diary to see behind the scenes photos and backstage beauty from our in studio photoshoot from Alyssa Nicole Fall 2014!

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Modeled by Silvie Gheorghita
Styling by Alyssa Casares & Noah Shaw


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