Reel Fashion: 3rd Annual La Jolla Fashion Film Festival Recap
by: Nicole Quiroz
It’s a rare opportunity to experience utter creative bliss while sipping on champagne and hobnobbing with international filmmakers - let alone dressing to the nines. The 3rd Annual La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (LJFFF) delivered just that.
The three-day affair drew crowds of beautiful people who filled the streets and slowed traffic in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Fashionistas, filmmakers and industry professionals donned show-stopping evening wear and accessories - printed bow ties, colorful sequin, feather neck pieces, metallic blazers and more, made heads turn on the red carpet. The fashion parade was followed by the main event - the film screenings, which were hosted by former runway model Lorelei Shellist. Lorelei is a glamour queen on all levels, and quite the hostess who made the crowd cheer, laugh and be well entertained.
OVER THE MOON. Osbaldo Ahumada (www.osbaldoahumada.com) is a silver dream that shouldn't be awakened.
The event showcased the best of the industry. Highlight films from the event (and our personal favorites) include: Director Miguel Angel Font Bisier’s "Aeterna - In Search of Love," Naqia Lee’s "Facing," Kinga Burza’s "Seven Henrietta Street," Karl Lagerfeld’s "Tale of a Fairy," Charlie Wan’s "Bloom," and more. Sweeping the director’s awards with four wins was Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri with her epic "The Legend of Lady White Snake," which won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Fashion and Best Special Effects at the event.
Just like that last sip of champagne, the LJFFF was a momentous occasion to savor. The progressive, forward-thinking and ingenuity of this creative niche has just begun to scratch the surface of where the future of fashion film making can take. And thanks to the LJFFF, both filmmakers and revelers can continue to enjoy the experience.
ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Carol Wafer and Jessica Montana Krantz from Fashion Gun (www.fashiongun.com) brought out their finest arsenal for this year's La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.
Festival Founder Fred Sweet, host Lorelei Shellist and his team are the magic makers behind the festival.
The who's who of fashion were made appearances, including model Tyson Suzuki and fashion PR guru Crosby Noricks.