Courtney Allegra – LAFW Art Hearts Spring ’16

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It wouldn’t be Spring and Summer without swimsuit season in Southern California, now would it? So on the final night of shows for Art Hearts during LAFW, Courtney Allegra presented her collection to LA’s fashion gliteratti of buyers and bloggers. IMG_5152

At only eighteen years old, the San Diego born model and designer has already come a long way. Her swimwear’s been featured on The Today Show,  Pretty Little Liars and True Blood – and the pages of Seventeen Magazine.

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Models strutted down the runway to DJ beats, wearing sexy, body-conscious cuts and tropical flowers in their hair. Courtney Allegra kept it mostly safe for the men, dressing them in colorful board shorts (and I don’t know many guys that would ever wear anything else to the beach) — although the prints and colors were a fun departure from the usual sea of bland geometric shapes.

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For the ladies, the line went much more daring.  Because women are more daring at the beach to begin with? Quite possibly.  A few halters with some underboob is sure to catch plenty of attention at the beach, and the Fashion Week catwalk was no different. Other standouts kept it fun and flirty with cheeky cuts and cutouts.  A perfect choice for laying out on the beaches of Santa Monica, Venice and Newport — or to look super-glam while grabbing lunch at a restaurant just off the beach.  Mostly a line for the bikini-wearing girl, there were also a few one pieces and cover-ups.  Another bonus: all her pieces are quite affordable and can be purchased via www.courtneyallegra.com.

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Art Hearts was founded in 2011 by philanthropist and Mister Triple X designer Erik Rosete. Sponsors include Top Model, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Whole Foods. Mosaic Floral Design created the beautiful roses and lily installations that welcomed guests.

 

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