bebe Fashion Show at The Grove Presented by Matters On Design (MOD) and Kia Motors

Matters On Design (MOD) is a new program which aims to bring to the forefront the two elements essential in all great design: style and technology. This year, the program partnered with Kia Motors America and Hachette Filipacci Media to present a night of fashion and fun with bebe at The Grove in Los Angeles. It is MOD’s mission to demonstrate that the love of great design aesthetics doesn’t limit itself to just fashion, but it bleeds onto all aspects of our life. The cars we drive, the art that we find pleasing to the eye, the music that we find pleasing to the ear, and the sophisticated technology that we gravitate toward; these are poignant objectives of our sense of style.

The crowd watches the show at The Grove

The Grove became the center stage for bebe’s Spring 2010 Collection which highlighted the successfully launched Kardashian Capsule Collection.  50 models dawning 50 looks that ranged from pastels and prints, to rocking pin-up girl, made their way down the a strip of red carpet lined with hundreds of eager fashion enthusiasts. Although many haute fashion connoisseurs may dismiss bebe as your typical mall chain fashion and mock its designs for having a lack of originality, it is stores such as bebe and its fashions that helps make the sheer love of fashion accessible to us all. Average women, and men for that matter, might not be able to afford a $2,000 outfit from Bergdorf’s, but they could very well afford a $200 one from bebe. Although some consumers may feel that rhinestone lettering intricately placed across the derriere may be a little too crass, and who can blame them, bebe has managed to take a taste of the most highly praised runway fashions and turn them into something rather chic and fashion forward. 

Geometric patterns

Striped minis and loose tops

Spring is synonymous with blooming flowers and this has been translated to designer apparel. Bebe took note of this trend and highlighted rouched mini dresses and hip-hugging skirts with delicate pastel blooms. From delicate to bold, models strutted in striped minis, leather embellished dresses with sharp shoulder pads, and  legs highlighted with footless tights in bright colors of hot pink, orange, red, green and blue. Geometric prints also showed up on shoulder baring tees and will be a must have for the season.

Floral sheaths and bright tights

Bold Color

Bebe founder and COO, Manny Mashouf has spearheaded the store chain to be one of the premiere shopping destinations in any city. Reasonable prices by designer comparison and clothes that are about confident and sexy fun without pretentious attitude seems to be the theme…a theme that is working since Mashouf founded the retail line in 1976. Bebe stores, inc. currently operates 312 stores, of which 215 are bebe stores, 32 are 2b bebe stores, 64 are bebeSPORT stores (this includes bebe/bebeSPORT 2-in-1 stores) and 1 is a bebe accessories store.

Stilt performers

Guest (l) and Zodiac Show performer, Carmit Bachar (r)

Bebe wasn’t the only thing wowing the audience at The Grove. The Zodiac Show hosted by Carmit Bachar with aerial acrobatics, dancing, and live music from newly formed band Vintage Trouble. The show was amazing and each act captivated the audience through visual or vocal expressions that tied into the creativity of the night. Who was in the audience? Jessica Lowndes of the newly revived series 90210, Gretchen Rossi of the Real Housewives of Orange County, professional skateboarder and musician Jereme Rogers, and Ashlan Gorse from E! News.

Housewives of OC, Gretchen Rossi poses with Caroline Jones (l) and Professional Skateboarder Jereme Rogers and girlfriend (r)

Stilt peformer (l) and band Vintage Trouble (r)

Guests enjoying the after party.

The full day event also consisted of a ride-and-drive experience of the all-new 2011 Kia Sorento CUV and a modern art and décor lounge that featured modern furniture and interactive artworks.

The new 2011 Kia Sorento CUV

Guest, Caroline Jones, enjoys the artwork (l) and artist works on creations (r)

DJ at the afterparty

The bar was jumping

Special thanks to Think PR for coordinating the media efforts for the event!

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