Sitting Front Row at Val Stefani’s Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA

Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA

I love glamour and sophistication! In fact, I am most comfortable wearing a dress and if I could, I would wear exquisite gowns each day of the week. Details such as delicate beading, exquisite French lace, cascading ruffles, and shimmery sequins just excite me! Reminiscing about my teen years walking the stage in a gorgeous beaded gown for pageant competitions brings the best of memories.

You can only image how thrilled I was when I received an exclusive invitation to attend my first ever fashion show featuring the alluring gowns from Val Stefani.  Read on to be completely captivated by this experience!

Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Val Stefani’s Runway Show was held at the beautiful Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
One of Val Stefani’s key gown trends for 2017, the crop top with showing a little unexpected skin.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Program invite for this special showcase. Don’t you just love the pleated shell ruffle details on my Masaki Matsuka clutch purse!?!
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
I am wearing a couture Masaki Matsuka dress. Styled by @dapperdudeoc.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Another key gown trend is exquisite delicate beading.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Dear Valerie and Stephanie (Val Stefani’s designers), if you are reading this post I am sorry for catching a picture of your backs. I definitely wanted to honor you and feature you in my blog post. My fingers did not snap fast enough! BTW, thank you for the invite!
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
The French lace is enchanting and the casading bell sleeves are so romantic!
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Thank you for my summer tote filled with goodies from Val Stefani.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
The cascading layers are absolutely feminine and the touch of intricate lace detail is luxurious.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Feeling absolutely beautiful in my Masaki Matsuka dress.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
It was such a beautiful and fun morning at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.
Debbie Savage Attends Val Stefani's Fashion Preview at Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
Fierce and feminine – just how I like it! The intricate french lace panel is so regal!

For those of you who are not familiar with Val Stefani, this fashion house was created by two sisters named Valerie and Stephanie.  They have been exposed to the fashion and bridal industry from their upbringing and was encouraged by their own family and friends to start their own collection!  I love this bit of history.

Val Stefani is based in Southern California with over 20 years of experience. The talented sisters design gowns for women who crave sophisticated design and glamour (sounds a lot like me)!

Let’s talk fashion! I am excited to share with you the gown trends for 2017 that Val Stefani expertly highlighted in at their runway show. Stunning gowns that feature two pieces such as a crop top and coordinating skirt offer a youthful twist to elegant evening wear.

Floral and lace prints adorn this seasons’ couture gowns to highlight the beauty of Southern California landscape that the designers frequently draw from. Layers and layers of cascading ruffles embellish sleeves and skirt hems to add movement and femininity.

Another key trend to mention is the delicate beadwork that Val Stefani incorporates for vintage panache and sophistication. This trend has to be my most favorite! Who can say no to hand – sewn Swaroski crystal details!?!

The event coverage photos shown here is just a small sliver of the glamorous gowns that rocked the runway from Val Stefani.  I invite you to preview you their online collection for more glam!

Thank you Val Stefani for inviting me to preview your newest evening wear collection! Also, a huge thank you to Scott Rinaldi (wardrobe stylist and professional photographer) for putting together my outfit for this special event. My hand – selected dress from Masaki Matsuka at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA made me feel confident and beautiful!

My favorite part of blogging is reading your comments! What impresses you about Val Stefani evening wear collection? What are your thoughts about the 2017 gown trends? And, do tell me what do you think of my Masaki Matsuka dress? I love hearing back from you!

Happy Friday friends and wishing you a fabulous weekend!

 

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