Thursday, April 30, 2009

My friend Jaymee Laygo of EVERYDAY shared this with me

If you find and do something that you love, you'll never work a day in your life.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

California Apparel News

Project Ethos’ ‘Culture Shock’
by Rhea Cortado
March 31, 2009

More than 2,000 people packed the Vanguard nightclub in Hollywood to attend Project Ethos’ latest event, “Culture Shock.”

On March 27, Project Ethos showcased local emerging talent with an art installation, live concert and runway show, all under one roof. Between the fashion show and live performances by the bands Casxio and Carney, partygoers perused art displayed on a breezy outdoor patio.

Monica Ruiseco, who previously worked for retail consultant Directives West in Los Angeles, selected the mixed bag of Southern California–based designers appearing on the runway. Most were newbies to the fashion industry, and Project Ethos was “their first exposure to mainstream industry professionals,” Ruiseco said.

Alfred Lape’s line, Lavsh, was a standout with its cool menswear that blended a dapper, tailored aesthetic with a street edge. Agape by Danijela J. balanced pretty, sharp looks with a ruffled-collar jacket featuring sculpted puffy shoulders and a long, multi-tiered skirt in airy tulle.

Luxcher added a twist to the bubble skirt with an asymmetrical hem on a polka-dot dress. The Other Duck’s ensembles came in somber black and gray on the outside and had a futuristic slant. One gray coat opened up to a happy psychedelic-print lining.

Also shown on the runway were fun, short party dresses by Cowgirl Heaven; graphic prints on knit hoodies, dresses and tops by MidnightMare; graphic tops by Devious Damzels; and handbags by Mimeki.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The people said that I was sharp on TV
At the Grammy's, though they tried to India.Arie me
Got back stage, and I bumped into Stevie
He said no matter what, the people gone see me
Can't leave rap alone the streets need me
Hunger in they eyes, is what seems to feed me
Inside peace mixed with beast seem to breed me
Nobody believe, until I believe me
Now I'm on the rise doing business with my guys
Visions realize, music affected lives
A gift from the skies, to be recognize
I'm keeping my eyes on the people, that's the prize-Common

Sunday, April 26, 2009

LAVSHXBlack Eyed Peas

I'm designing tour wardrobe for Black Eyed Peas member Taboo. I'm working on it right now. I'm doing 4 looks that is due around May 6. It's exciting because I have been influenced by them & could remember listening to them through the years while I developed my craft.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Just keep trying and trying
It's just a matter of timing
Though the grinding is tiring
Don't let 'em stop you from smiling
It's surprising how inspiring
It is to see you shining
Cause in the dark of the night you're all i can see
and you sure look like a star to me-Kelis

Sunday, April 19, 2009

LAVSH in the Seattle P.I.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

LAVSHXSupercr3w at Miss USA event

Meagan Tandy will be modeling LAVSH's women product at the Miss USA event. She has won the California Miss USA 2007. She has just got done shooting for Victoria's Secret 2009 swimsuit catalog. She is also wearing the debut of a LAVSH women's jacket!

LAVSHXVerizon Wireless

Since verizon wireless sponsored me to be a part of Seattle Fashion Week, I was supposed to create a piece for them. I'm thankful that they believed in me to help me be a part of the show. So, I created this hoodie the model Will is wearing. I was working on it the whole day before the show, then took a nap at midnight, then woke up at 4am & finished it at 6am, then went to dress rehearsal at 9am until the show ended which was around midnight after we cleaned & packed up. Exhausted:( Then we woke up at 4am & took a flight to do the Miss USA event yesterday. "Every day I'm hustin"

Friday, April 17, 2009

Project Runway

LAVSH just got a call from the people of Project Runway asking me to apply for the show. I'm suppose to submit the application by April 29th.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I started with a dream and added a little faith and mixed it with adversity and let it marinate. I put in in the oven for awhile, let it bake. Call it food for thought, put it on your plate-Big Sean

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

LAVSHXSupercr3w fashion show at Miss USA event

Have you ever thought about attending the Miss USA Pageant? Well, this is the year to do it! With hotel & airfare to Las Vegas at the lowest in years, experience the thrill and excitement that surrounds the televised final competition on April 19th. Plus, there is a weekend full of fun!

The Miss Universe Organization has given permission and you can be among the FIRST to see the NEW Miss USA crown designed by Diamond Lexus Labs! The crown will be on display during the True Beauty Expo!

Super Crew from America’s Best Dance Crew along with LAVSH apparel just signed on to bring a unique and exciting experience to see during the True Beauty Expo’s Welcome to Vegas Celebration!

The Atwell Group presents the True Beauty Expo, a two-day extravaganza showcasing the best in the business! Featuring a runway in the middle of the expo with special appearances by Super Crew MTV’s Season 2 Winners, Susie Castillo-published author and Miss USA 2003, fashion shows, product demonstrations, 2009 Miss Teen USA contestants, plus a few extra surprises both days. It will be a great place to see the latest available for competition, meet some experts and even a few celebrities. With Crowning Touch from Massachusetts , La Casa Hermosa, Rain Cosmetics, Crown Chic, Holly Hardwick, Dina Inc, Go Commando!, Royal Image, Pageant Ready, Girl Talk, My Pageant Swag and more exhibiting, it will be an expo never before seen or experienced! Two day Red Carpet Passes are available at and individual day passes will be available at the door for $10.

Event Details:

Planet Hollywood Ballroom-Las Vegas

Friday, April 17th 12 Noon-9pm

Saturday, April 18th 9am-3pm

Sunday, April 12, 2009

LAVSH in the Seattle Times

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Inspiring guys. I remember watching them while I was creating my line & it motivated me hearing their story. I'm happy for them & all their success. I know they have been working hard for many years to get to where they are at. It definitely doesn't happen over night. I support people that strive to live their dreams

Saturday, April 4, 2009

VIMBY documenting LAVSH

We got a call from Kristen with VIMBY to document LAVSH & the journey.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So, on my left is Griffin. He is a director/producer. You can check out his great work here We are planning on doing a short film for the website. On my left is one of the producers for Nigo of A Bathing Ape. Both wearing LAVSH.