How to Dress Like a Runway Model this Fall


Last week, with the Irvine Spectrum Ferris Wheel as a backdrop, Fashion Week hit Orange County. The Giant Wheel Court came to life. There were three individual runway presentations; OC Surf Sport Showcase, Cadillac: Contemporary Design, and a catwalk finale presenting fall fashions from the center’s boutiques and department stores. Kristen Rubi from GM WEST explains the featured Cadillac event;

As part of OC Style WeekCadillac selected four recent LA FIDM graduates to create runway designs inspired by and using actual car components from the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, CTS-V Sedan, SRX and Escalade Hybrid. The car-inspired looks took to the runway at Friday’s Cadillac Contemporary Design Show – who knew car parts could make for such sophisticated and luxurious fashion?! Read on for a guest post from designer Kristine Flanigan, whose three-piece pant suit inspired by the Escalade Hybrid won her the top prize of the night from Cadillac.

Read more HERE

The event was hosted by a favorite Project Runway alum, Nick Verreos. This fantastic designers and red carpet commentator had the crowd on the edge of their seats with his charming personality. Especially with the donning of Ms. America’s crown. You “made-it-work” Nick, for the second year in a row.

As for the show, it had up-to-the-minute trends in both casual beach wear to holiday cocktail party attire. With the fall fashion line, I loved the interaction of the clothing with the jewelry. It was bold and alluring. I began to daydream about dressing like one of the models on the catwalk above me. So much so, I became inspired to do some runway research, tracking down a few beloved looks. Below is the collection of these looks and where you can find them from last Thursday night.

Max Studio. What a great classic, but edgy combo.

Click on the pink links below for more details.

Max studio Long Dress

Black long DRESS

Mas Studio Moto Goddess Jacket

Soft Leather Moto Goddess JACKET

Max Studio Cross Strap Booties

Cross-strap buckled BOOTIES

DownEast Basic. I adore this dress for it’s style and affordability.

downeast basics

Vintage Flare DRESS

donweast basic necklace


Nordstrom had me drooling.


nordstrom Helenea Berman coat

Helene Berman Leather Trim CAPE

nordstrom Myne 'Taylor' Shorts

Myne ‘Taylor’ SHORTS

Nordstrom Pleione Sleeveless Houndstooth Bow Top

Pleione Sleeveless Houndstooth Bow TOP

Nordstrom Nordstrom Long Opera Gloves

Long Opera GLOVES

Nordstrom DKNY 'Illusion Garter' Tights

DKNY ‘Illusion Garter’ TIGHTS



Nordstrom Via Spiga 'Andrea' Faux Fur Jacket

Via Spiga ‘Andrea’ Faux Fur JACKET

Nordstrom BCBGMAXAZRIA 'Dracey' Sequin Bib Top with Genuine Ostrich Feather Trim

BCBGMAXAZRIA ‘Tuscany’ Sequin Rib TOP

\Nordstrom BCBGMAXAZRIA 'Jocelyn' Lace Pencil Skirt

BCBGMAXAZRIA ‘Jocelyn’ Lace Pencil SKIRT

Nordstrom Vince Camuto 'Jasper' Mary Jane Pump

Vince Camuto ‘Jasper’ Mary Jane PUMP



Nordstrom Vince leather dress

Vince LeatherDRESS

nordstrom Cara Accessories Crystal Spike Frontal Necklace

Cara Accessories Crystal Spike Frontal NECKLACE

Nordstrom Pretty Polly Sheer Diamond Pantyhose

Pretty Polly Sheer Diamond PANTYHOSE

nordstrom Ivanka Trump 'Darbi' Bootie

Ivanka Trump ‘Darbi’ BOOTS

Which is your favorite? I can’t decide.

Thank you Irvine Spectrum and Cadillac for a beautiful and stylish night. Loved all the beautiful clothes. Congratulations Kristine Flanigan, for your winning design!



  1. Wow, that top black dress is divine! Love all the other things too but not sure I could pull them off! What a fun night for you. : )
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  2. Wow. I love your links. I always see the clothes on the catwalk and want to immediately buy, but the pieces are so hard to locate. I am drooling over that cape combo. Thx Kathleen!

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