Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall 2012

Wrap yourself in a dark elegance this season with the new Fall line from Manic Designs! This collection is inspired by the unforgettable vintage fashion from the 1940's and 1950's when Dior introduced The New Look, celebrating both the end of the war, and the beginning of timeless style. Each piece collaborates classic silhouettes and details like high waistlines, boatnecks, and princess seam bodices, with intricate and edgy details like angled pin tucks and cut outs to create a fashion forward, yet wearable and versatile look.

The Lucy Lace House Coat. Available on Etsy
This line celebrates a muted color palette with pops of different texture like crochet lace trim, flattering angled pin tucks, low high hems, and separating panels to bring these timeless styles an edgy breath of life! 

The Marion Mini Dress and The Ginger Chiffon Maxi Skirt

Come shop the whole line!!

See this line rock the runway and keep up with Manic news on my Facebook page!! 

<3 Rachel Riot

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FashionART Santa Cruz 2012

I can't even begin to express how honored I am to have been a part of the FashionART show this year. It's such an incredible feeling to have my lifetime of work, hopes, and dreams come together so beautifully for this event! 
I want to send a big thank you to the coordinators of FashionART Santa Cruz for being so encouraging and helpful, and for working so hard to put this show together every year.
I would work with all of you again in a heartbeat. It's so refreshing to work with people who are driven and work so hard to put this event on for the community solely in the name of art and creativity!
I'm so honored that Angelo, Lisa, and Lindsay wore Manic Designs pieces to the show! You guys looked awesome and I appreciate your love and support!

Event Coordinator, Lisa Litten (left) and Gallery Owner, Angelo Grova (right) rockin' Manic down the runway. The Assistant Designer Coordinator, Lindsay, is the edgy gal in the tutu and combat boots behind them-  what can I say, she's got the look! Photo by Jana Marcus.

Stephanie and Raven, I don't know what I would do without you gals pullin' together the hair/makeup and accessories to complete the look AND reminding me to breathe and eat during crunch time before the show!

My awesome hair and makeup artist, Stephanii (left) and the always amazing Raven Jade of Creations by Raven Jade, Taxidermy jewelry and accessories.
To my gorgeous models, it was so much fun to work with all of you and you ladies rocked the runway! Check out all the pictures from the show on my Facebook page

Death metal glam coming in for the kill! Photo by Marty at New View Photography

I'm so grateful to have had such an amazing group of people to work with and make my long time dream come true. I love you guys, and this is just the beginning ♥ The Riot

Step aside Tim Gunn, Tina Brown is in the house!

One of the best parts about being in FashionART was having the opportunity to work with the awesome team of people that are so dedicated to putting the show together every year. Tina Brown, the Designer Coordinator, is Santa Cruz's personal Tim Gunn! 

She took time out of her busy schedule to stop by each designers studio before the show to take a closer look at our collections. She has a great eye for detail and color, not to mention she always looks FAB!  

She was so charmed by my little skull buddies she posted a picture of them with a blurb about Manic on her styling blog, Ilka Style!

Visit her site to check out all her visits to the talented designers behind this years FashionART show, and she's got some great tips on how to keep your wardrobe fresh, up to date, and most importantly, personalized to fit your unique style!