Karla in Wonderland: Behind the Scenes

 

Here’s a peek behind the scenes at our Cruise 2014 catalog and video shoot at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California last June. Not the most popular time of year to be in the California desert (can you even tell that it was 110 degrees while we were shooting?) Thanks to all the crew who helped us out and special thanks to the Parker for being so accommodating during our stay. (Photo credit: Wiola Marek, Pum Lefebure, Kim Thornton)

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Follow us on Instagram @karlacolletto for behind-the-scenes, recent press,
and photos from the Karla Colletto archives! (And an inspirational quote here and there)

 

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The wait is over for November styles!

It’s November!! Tortoise, Patent, and Contrast groups are starting to ship out! View the collection tab to see what styles might be coming soon to a store near you!

Tortoise collection • Bandeau bikini by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Patent collection • Round neck tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Contrast collection • Contrast zip front swim vest and hip pant by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

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November Trunk Shows!

Cruise season is in full swing and chances are that you need a new suit! Here are some trunk show events to mark on your calendar if you’re in Chicago or Long Island next weekend! Purchase a Karla Colletto suit at either of these events and receive a free gift with purchase. You may also place special orders on your favorite styles from the Cruise 2014 collection.

Friday, November 8, 2013 –
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Great Shapes
11-5pm (both days)
190 Mineola Avenue
Roslyn Heights, NY

Thursday, November 14, 2013 –
Saturday, November 16, 2013 **NEW DATES**
Intimacy of Chicago
Time TBA
900 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

 

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Video featured on Refinery29!

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Hey we’ll take the compliment! See post here.

 

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Celebrating the Bivalve at the Wellfleet OysterFest

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As you may have already guessed from our Pinterest board, we love Cape Cod. And what could be better to accompany the breathtaking New England scenery than a few of those famous Wellfleet oysters! Over the weekend, the town of Wellfleet gathered for its 13th annual Wellfleet OysterFest, a fun-filled event complete with a 5K race, local artisan fair, and even a shucking contest! And plenty of raw bars to go around, of course. Learned a few things about oysters too.

Did you know?

…Oysters are often thought to be an aphrodisiac, though there is no scientific evidence to support this. Oysters do, however, contain other vitamins like zinc, B12, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

…Oysters must be kept alive up until they are ready to be served. Submerging them in water–saltwater or freshwater–will kill them. If they die before they are prepared, they will not be safe to eat.

…Wellfleet has been an oyster center for over 400 years. After a depletion crisis in the 1800s, Aquaculture was introduced to help regulate overfishing and to maintain healthy oyster populations throughout the area.

…Recycling oyster shells is encouraged. These shells are then deposited back into the water where they will form oyster reefs. These reefs will in turn become habitats for many organisms (including barnacles, algae, and oysters) and can promote a healthy oyster population.

 

 

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Thanks so much to Trendland for this blurb on our new Cruise 2014 video. See the original post here.

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Opening doors: our new website!

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In case you haven’t noticed, our website and blog have a fresh new look! We’re SO excited to launch this new layout and hope you like it as much as we do!

We’ve made a few big changes. For the very first time, you can view the entire Cruise collection instead of just one style per group. We wanted to give our fans a front row look into what we offer from season to season BEFORE they end up in stores. Since we don’t have any flagship stores or e-commerce (yet) and the only way to get your hands on a Karla Colletto suit is through one of our retailers, creating a new social space will help us interact better with you. Fans now have the option of sharing collection images with friends or via social media channels. We also welcome your comments on our newly integrated blog. If you like what you see, speak up! It might just help ensure that it ends up in a store near you.

Another great feature on our site is for retailers and press only, but will hopefully make it simpler for those groups to access and acquire resources like linebook pdfs, image files, press release documents, etc.

Take a few minutes to explore and don’t forget to check out our Cruise 2014 video!

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Escándalo!

Cruise 2014 Couture in Motion by Karla Colletto. Catch the story of our girl on the run in our brand new fashion film shot in Palm Springs.

Escándalo: a Cruise 2014 Fashion Film by Karla Colletto from Karla Colletto on Vimeo.
Concept and Design: Design Army
Music:  Le Parisienne Composer: Andrew Blaney [PRS]

Crew:
Creative Director: Pum Lefebure, Jake Lefebure  (Design Army)
Director / Cinematographer: Dean Alexander
Designers: Eileen Tjan, Charlene Sepentzis  (Design Army)
Editor: David Grossbach
Copywriter: Mark Welsh
Color Grade/Animation: Jeremy Stuart, Victor Uhal
Camera Assist: Rashid Belt
Prop Assistant: Wiola Marek
Hair/Make-up: Dale Johnson
Model: Zinta (Photogenics, LA)
Wardrobe stylist: Rodney E. Hall

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All Karla Colletto swimwear is made with Xtra Life LYCRA® and Sensitive® fabrics.
To learn more, visit Lycra.com and Sensitivefabrics.it/

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Countdown to the Cruise 2014 video!

Do you remember the enchanting underwater video lookbook we did for Cruise 2013? The big reveal for Cruise 2014’s video is just weeks away! We can’t wait to share with you! You are sure to love it! Keep an eye out for the real countdown (hint: it’s sometime in October) and prepare yourselves for an ADVENTURE!

In the meantime, a walk down memory lane…

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