Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Fashion Inspiration

Now that the unofficial first day of summer, Memorial Day, has passed we can get the ball rolling on perfecting our summer style. Summer is about freedom in fashion aka a look that is seemingly thrown together at the last minute. The Stela 9 girl wears her hair naturally, hanging in a loose braid or beach waves around her face. She is the embodiment of an Indian Summer, with a look that is perfectly carefree. Summer 2013 is all about leather, mismatched prints, overalls, stripes, midi and maxi skirts, pastels, neon, lace and crop tops. Here is a collection of looks and images that Stela 9 finds particularly inspiring to our personal summer style and our interpretation of the trends of the season.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Street Style Shots With Our Social Media Interns

Shots taken of our social media interns Sarah and Kelly this week. We're loving the way Sarah styled her Pacaya Crossbody with a chiffon kimino and rad pendant necklace while shopping on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach. 

Kelly here takes the Krisha hobo on a record shopping spree at Hollywood landmark, Amoeba. We love the way she grunged up her bohemian look with cut offs and an army parka. 

Keep checking back on our instagram (Stela_9) for more updates, street style shots, and travels. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wear This DIY Fringe Sweater At Your Next Festival Appearance!

May is a confusing month weather-wise in most of America, even in our home base of Los Angeles. While yes, the weather is almost always perfect here, it can get confusing when it goes from a 75 degree day to dropping to the 60's by evening, making us wish we had brought a sweater. A fringed knit is ideal for in-between weather, capturing both our shivers and a vibrant summer spirit. Here at Stela 9 we are all about our fringe so this DIY fringed knit idea from a pair and a spare blog is too hard to resist. We're pretty sure we'll be rocking this fringe at our next festival appearance.

What You Need:
  • A loose weave knit 
  • Scissors 
  • Leather/rope (we think leather works best)
1. Begin by cutting the leather into pieces around 1 yard long. Go for around 50 pieces.

2. To start fringing, fold a piece of your fringe material in half. 

3. Loop it through the wool at the top middle near the neckline. Pull tight.

4. Continue with this down the side of the sweater in a triangle shape. You can mark the shape using chalk. Have a good playlist or a TV show on, because this part can take a while but the results are oh so worth it!

5. Finish by doing the other side, mirroring the pattern and angle. 

And voila! The look is complete!

Pair this with some One Teaspoon cut off shorts, ankle boots, a Panama hat, and of course, your favorite Stela 9 bag!

Ventura Backpack, $128 via Free People

Good luck and happy fringing! 

Friday, May 17, 2013


ThreadSence, known for its "free-spirited fashion for the indie-inspired lifestyle" recently interviewed our very own Jess, designer and creator of Stela 9. Jess discussed the other career possibilities she had lined up, such as pro snowboarder and mesoaserican archaeologist, what inspires her designs, her time in Guatemala and a few words of wisdom for those out there aspiring to work in fashion. We are so excited to be featured on such an awesome site so make sure to check out the interview at the link below!

images courtesy of Threadsence

Also be sure to check out our great bags ThreadSence has in stock here

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sneak Peek: Stela 9 AW 2013 Mystic Moon Look Book

Get excited guys, here's a sneak peek into our Dark Moon AW 2013 look book that was shot by our amazing team in the Santa Clarita canyons. We're super excited to release this look book, and bags from this shoot are already available at Free People and Threadsence! Take a look and tell us what you think!

A special thanks to our friends at Vanessa Mooney, Gypsy Junkies, and Nightcap for the amazing clothes and jewels. You are all inspirations to us!