Written by : Jeanette Chiu
It’s mid-March and we know you’re scrambling to get everything ready for festival season. Hell, you probably don’t even have your Coachella tickets yet, let alone your outfit. And besides combing through Pinterest, Google Images or even the Explore page on Instagram, you need to check out Raging|Runways for all your festival inspiration.
Founded by CEO Ali Ricke, Raging|Runways is rejuvenating the fashion show scene by fusing the excitement of the runway and echoing the vibes of the free-spirited, PLUR, and peace-loving festival goers. Expect nothing short of colors, glitter, and sequins from this full-service fashion event production company based in Los Angeles.
Their upcoming Raging|Runways show is this Saturday, March 24th at 7pm-2am (yasss!) in Marina Del Rey. See full details here.
So what can you expect at this show? Well, lucky you we’ll give you an idea from their Bloggers Brunch last Sat. March 17th.
Social media influencers, press, and bloggers trickled in the Bloggers’ Brunch event late afternoon and of course had to step to the side for a quick photoshoot with a stand-alone camera and gorgeous floral wall by NYLaurent.
Once satisfied, they headed over to the glam stations where they can get their makeup and hair done by Paul Mitchell and glitter done by The Gypsy Shrine!
Girlboss Ali Ricke (right) getting glittered by The Gypsy Shrine
Did we mention there was also a Jo Malone fragrance bar? So yes, not only do you leave completely glammed, you also walk out smelling like orange blossoms and roses.
(On the left) Here I am (left) trying on vintage repurposed hats made by Jess (right) from That Dome Piece with an influencer (middle).
Amidst networking with fellow bloggers and instagrammers, attendees also enjoyed complimentary sparkling wine and cocktails provided by HugWine and Spa Girl Cocktails.
And get this, there was also festival-inspired tea flavors by Dance to the Beet such as “Festival Chaser”, “Moon Goddess” and “Happy Belly”.
And we haven’t even talked about the clothes yet! Designers and vendors showcased a sneak peak of their collection that will be on this Saturday’s runway. Expect to see vegan leather accessories from Beatrice Holiday, exclusively designed jackets (bloggers’ favorite!) from Haus of Pook, unique festival wear by LuxMuse, hand-crafted crystal crowns from Jewelz By Jewelia and all the glitz, glamour, and glitter from more talented designers.
And it’s just a snippet of what’s to come on the fashion show. Models will walk down a color-changing LED runway, each posing in vibrant and one-of-a-kind attire from international and local designers. Guests can shop directly from the runway and enjoy interactive live painting, fire art, complimentary sparkling wine, and of course the glitter bar! We won’t spill all the details, you’ll have to check it out yourself. But perhaps the most importantly, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to “Times Up“, a non-profit and recently sparked social movement in fighting against sexual harassment, assault or abuse in the workplace.
Photos provided by Mike Bradley and Jeanette Chiu. Special thanks to Raging|Runways and Ali Ricke.