I have always looked at Los Angeles as being the mecca for all things fashion on the West Coast, therefore I jump on any chance to experience 'fashion' in Orange County. For the past  5 years, Style Week Orange County has graced the Irvine Spectrum and more recently, the Fashion Island Shopping Center with a week full of fashion shows, style and in-store events, and designer panels and interviews to name a few.
This year, Style Week OC has kicked off the fall season with 'Saturday Style', a 6-week series of style events held each Saturday that showcase various stores throughout both shopping centers. Festivities include clothing displays, live models, a DJ, refreshments, photobooths, and special promotions! You can read about the past two Saturday Style events on Style Week OC's blog, and look forward to upcoming events at the Irvine Spectrum & Fashion Island Shopping Centers this Saturday, August 25th!
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Looking forward to the official Style Week OC line up? Here are some details, take advantage of the fashion world coming to you because you don't want to have to wait until next September!

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Restaurant Rave at Irvine Spectrum Center - Celebrity chef and radio host Jamie Gwen will again host Restaurant Rave, showcasing the latest dining trends from top restaurants Paul Martin's American Grill, Capital Seafood and others at Irvine Spectrum Center. Held in Giant Wheel Court at  7 p.m. guests will enjoy food sampling, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment.

* Thursday, Sept. 6

Fashion's Night Out at Fashion Island - Jillian Barberie Reynolds, co-host of Good Day LA on FOX Channel 11, and top American designer David Meister will host the festivities at 5 pm in the Neiman Marcus - Bloomingdale's Courtyard. A fall trend fashion presentation commentated by Style File host Barberie Reynolds will be followed by a dazzling runway show presented by renowned LA-based designer David Meister, featuring his fall collection of sophisticated modern day dresses, cocktail dresses and gowns. From 6 to 8 pm, visitors can stop by three FNO vignettes throughout Fashion Island to see Jillian's TopPicks and receive trend and style advice. Dozens of Fashion Island stores will host in-store fashion and beauty events, giveaways, sweet treats, DJs and more from 5 to 9 pm.

* Friday, Sept. 7

Surf-Sport Runway Show at Irvine Spectrum Center - An evening saluting Orange County's popular surf and action sports brands, with a runway show in Giant Wheel Court at 7 pm and numerous in-store events and promotions.
Retrospective Fashion Show and Riviera Magazine Anniversary Party at Fashion Island - Fashion Island will celebrate 45 years of fashion prominence in Southern California with a runway show highlighting looks from exclusive stores including C. Wonder, Joie, Ella Moss and more in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard at 7 pm. While seating is complimentary on a first-come first-served basis, RSVPs are required and will also admit guests into Riviera's 11th Anniversary party. Guests must be 21 years of age and RSVPs will be accepted mid-August. For more information, please visit

* Saturday, Sept. 8

Fashion Finale & FIDM Museum Council Fundraiser at Fashion Island - A runway show featuring cocktail and special occasion apparel from top stores including Neiman Marcus, Rebecca Taylor, Vince and more will begin at 7 pm. This event will benefit FIDM Museum Fashion Council at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and their planned acquisition of the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. The evening will also include Cadillac Couture, with designers competing for the most innovative evening  wear look that incorporates Cadillac car parts. Tickets for this event are $50 and guests must be 21 years of age. For tickets and more information, please visit
Spectrum Collection & Cadillac: Contemporary Design at Irvine Spectrum Center - Spectrum Collection is a 7 pm runway show spotlighting a variety of retailers at Irvine Spectrum Center, complete with a traditional bridal look for the finale from Demetrios Bride. Spectrum Collection will be preceded by Cadillac: Contemporary Design, with designers competing with original looks using denim and Cadillac car parts. In addition to the array of in-store events and promotions, shoppers who spend $250 from Sept. 5 - 8 at Irvine Spectrum Center, can present their specialty store receipts at Guest Services to receive a $50 Irvine Spectrum Center gift card, while supplies last. Shoppers who spend $500 at Fashion Island from Sept. 6 - 8 can present their specialty store receipts at Guest Services to receive a $100 gift card, while supplies last.

"The fifth annual Style Week Orange County continues the tradition that Irvine Spectrum Center created, showcasing emerging designers, notable style makers and fashion brands from Orange County"

Photos c/o FFF & Info from Style Week OC/Press Release