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!
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!
Such a pleasure styling you my dear you looked gorgeous!
Thank you so much Scott! You are a GEM! xo
Omg how fun! It looks like it was an amazing show and your dress is gorgeous!!
Hi Resheena! Thank you! Yes, incredible show and I loved my dress too! Thanks for stopping by! xo
Omg those dresses are stunning! Looks like you had a blast 🙂
Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com
Hi Vanessa! The dresses are amazing right!?! Thanks for stopping by!
What an awesome event!! Those dresses are GORGEOUS!!
Hi Tiffany! Thank you – have never seen anything like it! Each dress was so captivating! xo
Those dresses are stunning! Love your black dress too! XO ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com
Looks amazing, I’m so sorry I had to miss it!
Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog
Hi Caitlin! I would of loved to have seen you again! It was so wonderful! Missed you!
what a pretty dress you wore! and i love the crop top gown, what a fun/chic idea!
Hi Karissa! Thank you so much for complimenting my dress! I have never worn anything like it! xo
You got such a lucky spot! Great views and love the shots you took.
xo Josephine | floralextract.com
Hi Josephine! Thank you — my front row seat was amazing!!!
I loveeeee these gowns. All of them are so different! I love the light blue lace with the bell sleeve! And your dress is beautiful love the fringe!
Thank you so much Alyssa! That one is my favorite too!
I can’t get over the french lace!! Stunning!
Thank you Ilse! The french lace is so incredible! Have a great weekend!
So many beautiful gowns, wonderful blog! You look stunning in Masaki❤️ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66a18e4bf2a7b51ac63851bfa4b5fb28da4b99da1c69b8e86d32ac6b4accb45c.jpg I managed to snap a photo with Val & Stephanie, Enjoy!
Oh, my gosh! You are so lucky! What a fantastic photo! Love this! Thank you so much for sharing! Jealous! Val & Stephanie are my idols! xo
The gowns were so beautiful and you looked stunning! Love all of the details in the evening gown collection.
Hi Kallie! Thank you! The details were so inspiring! xo
I’d never heard of that designer before, but the dresses are exquisite!
Hi Kristin! Thank you! Oh, I wish I could own one of them myself! xo
You look absolutely gorgeous, Deb! Your dress is total perfection! Lovely shoes as well! So CUTE! Happy 4th of July weekend!
Much love, Len
Thank you so much Len! Happy 4th of July! Thank you so much for reading my blog post! xo
Hello sister! Wow! What a beautiful dress you are wearing! You are truly a superstar! I Love the gowns the ladies are wearing! This looked like a fabulous show! You should have walked the runway too, with that beautiful dress, aha.
Amazing as always.
Hi Dom! You are so sweet! Those ladies were pros! Thank you so much! You made my night! xo
You are a complete and total superstar in this amazing gown!! This is all so delightful and you are truly glowing!
These outfits look amazing!! Loved the photos!
Have a lovely day!
That black dress is so pretty girl! This looks like it was an amazing event! Hope you’re having an awesome holiday weekend!
You look so amazing I’m so glad this was a big success for you!
What gorgeous gowns! And you look amazing! Xo
Attending fashion shows is what I do for a living (well, not all I do, haha), but there’s always something special about being invited personally to a brand you really like and from what I could tell the gowns by Val Stefani are beautiful and somehow so Cali appropriate! As for your own outfit it’s a real stunner and I bet you looked amazing on the front row!
Wow! You look so charming in that gown Debbie! And I do love the glam side of u 🙂
I think this black dress looks amazing on you and so stylish! You look like a celeb❤️ The fashion show looks amazing and all the dresses were beautiful! Congratulations girl! xo
You look absolutely gorgeous in the dress you are wearing Debbie! I’ve been invited to a fashion show as well and it was so much fun! It looks like you had a great experience! Great shots of the designers gowns—I wish I could dress up every single day too!!!
Wow that is what I call extraordinary fashion. Feminine and beautiful…just as it should be. Congrats on the amazing post
You looked absolutely radiant and stunning in your designer gown babe. The fashion show and the collection was amazing. I love all that you captured while being present.
WOW, first row is amazing! Congratulations. You looked gorgeous. It sounds like an amazing fashion show.
This looks like a great event, I love that dress you wore!!
This looks like a brilliant event – and what stunning dresses. The colours are gorgeous!
This show looks like it was amazing. The designs look so beautiful. I love what you wore. Gorgeous as always.
Their collection is so prestine! Yeah watching the show frontrow is something that makes everyone in fashion wants to have it. I don’t know the feeling before but now, its liberating. Its a status symbol.
You got to attend an amazing fashion show!! You look as beautiful and stylish as the models walking on the catwalk! Love, Valeria
Those dresses look absolutely stunning! Great show <3
Wow! What a cool even to be able to attend! I would be so excited too! All the gowns are beautiful. I really love the dress you wore for the event as well! So gorgeous!
I’m sure it was a great experience to sit front row and see that beautiful collection. You sure looked gorgeous yourself!
Um, your dress stopped me in my reading tracks!!! Absolutely stunning!! And, I totally agree…I feel most comfortable dressed to the nines…how FUN is it?!?! And, since we are crazy busy moms, it rarely happens, so I get embarrassingly excited 😉