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[caption id="attachment_1857" align="aligncenter" width="607"]StellaPhotos-62-Edit-Edit Stella Carakasi welcoming her guests to the Summer Style Event Fashion Show[/caption]

    Stella Carakasi, located in Berkeley, Ca. is not only a store, it is a person.  The person behind the name is a visionary in so many ways. If you                                                           take a look at her clothing; the nips and tucks, the draping, the flow of the fabric, and the quality of the fabric, and you see the same piece on two different women                    you will know you are looking at the work of a genius. Following along with her visionary talents, is a visionary future that does not define woman by her age,  her size, or even hair color.  On Friday, June 3, Stella had                    a fashion show in her factory with sewing machines and fabric samples and tons of clothing lying around. It wasn't just that it was in her factory either. Stella had                 women of all ages from 17-63. The 63 year old would be me. Furthermore, not everyone was a size 0 or 2, but sizes also ran the gamut. Today's "Fashion" seems to have lost it's sense of Style.  Or maybe one can consider a mish- mosh of different fabrics of mediocre quality and little coherence, to be fashion!!  The two 17 year old young ladies really rocked their looks, and after the show, they both felt like Cinderella.  You could just see it in their eyes.  

[caption id="attachment_1852" align="aligncenter" width="517"]I guess could be called a long skort? You can see the clever design elements in how beautifully the front overlays the the other pant leg. The look has a feminine flowing feel that is Chic for ANY age. Maybe not the crop top, but definitely the skirt/pants. I guess could be called a long skort? You can see the clever design elements in how beautifully the front overlays the the other pant leg. The look has a feminine flowing feel that is Chic for ANY age. Maybe not the crop top, but definitely the skirt/pants.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1851" align="aligncenter" width="517"]Another Agelessly Chic dress. This beautiful young 17 year old looks so delicately lovely, there is nothing "old lady thing" about it. Another Agelessly Chic dress. This beautiful young 17 year old looks so delicately lovely, there is nothing "old lady thing" about it.[/caption]

    As a perfect example of ageless chic, below you will see the exact same dress on a real woman of a "certain age", and how it looks on her. Both of these models look terrific and this is truly what is called "Ageless Chic"  

[caption id="attachment_1847" align="aligncenter" width="525"]StellaPhotos-753-Edit Comparing the above photo with this, you can see how adaptable this dress is. One of Stella's genius talents, that is for sure.[/caption]

  This is the  perfect LBD for a hot summer night. The fabric is paper thin and almost weightless. You can either dress this up or dress this down. Here, in black it is very sophisticated and very slenderizing. Three isn't one female over the age of 17 that could NOT wear this dress.   StellaPhotos-873-Edit   Once again, you will see the versatility of Stella's design technique when you compare this above dress with the dress I am wearing below. Mine is a lovely oatmeal/gray that you can wear just about anywhere, but belted, it has an entirely different look.  My look is a bit more casual. But again, without the belt, dress it up or down.  

[caption id="attachment_1842" align="aligncenter" width="517"]StellaPhotos-1008-Edit-Edit (2) This dress is truly almost as light as a feather. I ended up buying it because I know there will be very hot nights where you wish you could walk around naked, and this will be my go to dress!![/caption]

Finally, this dress below was a show stopper with the turquoise scarf.  The charcoal color is also a really pleasant switch from the LBD. The possibility of wearing it with brighter colors is much more feasible and fun for summer. It may be hard to tell from this photo, but the lines of the dress are so fluid and feminine, it is another example of Stella's genius ability to drape fabrics in such a fantastic manner. StellaPhotos-145-Edit-Edit Lastly, all of the models want to thank Yarra, the stylist extraordinaire!! Her talent with color and style, made all of the models look their best and highlight Stella's genius!    

[caption id="attachment_1856" align="aligncenter" width="517"]StellaPhotos-72-Edit-Edit This is Yarra, the beautiful and talented stylist for Stella Carakasi. Between Yarra and Stella, you simply cannot go wrong. Put yourself in their hands you too will be a fashionista.[/caption]