Fashion Files October 2016

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Columnists, Fashion Files, Featured | No Comments

By Diana Cavagnaro

Porto Vista sizzles

Ziur Designs and Oseas Villatoro hosted a charity fashion show on Saturday, Aug. 27. This fashionable event was on the rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy, a quaint hotel that is family-owned and offers a full-service facility to their patrons. Guests were able to mix and mingle with bar refreshments while shopping at the trunk shows in the cabana area and everyone had a spectacular sunset that over looked the harbor. Leilani Angel from Style Sorbet was commentator for the evening.

Fashions from the Porto Vista show included designs by Osas Villatoro and Ziur Designs (Photo by Rocky Forguson Photography)

Fashions from the Porto Vista show included designs by Osas Villatoro and Ziur Designs (Photo by Rocky Forguson Photography)

Proceeds went to Give Clean Water foundation, a wonderful organization that provides sustainable clean drinking water to people in Fiji. Over 50 percent of Fiji lacks access to clean water and this leads to life-threatening medical conditions. Jessica Cornejo, founder of Ziur Designs, gave 100 percent of her “water drop bracelet” sales to the organization. For more information, visit

Ziur Designs is an online jewelry business with beautiful semi-precious designs and several different lines. Their tag line is “A Legacy in Fashion” and one line, called the Red Carpet Collection, includes stones such as amethyst and citrine. Each of the gems provide certain properties to the wearer, for example citrine helps with clarity of thought and enhances creativity.

Ziur’s Buddha collection consists of bracelets and earrings with gold and silver Buddhas. The everyday gemstone collection includes jewelry with crystals, amethyst, and citrine. The last collection is the New Ziur man collection, consisting of bracelets with such stones such as onyx, red lava stone, tiger eye and coral, and each one adds either a lead-free skull or lead-free quadrant. These accessories are the perfect addition for those who like to be style makers. Visit

Villatoro, a semi-finalist on season 14 of “Project Runway”, creates edgy designs that are perfect for those who want to be fashion forward. During the fashion show, he presented his denim collection that is youthful and very cutting edge. He has also presented his collections at fashion weeks in San Diego (2013), Los Angeles (2014), and New York (2015). Villatoro currently has a showroom in Chula Vista and you can call 619-870-7055 for an appointment.

A raffle for a $100 gift card to Porto Vista Hotel was held during the intermission, with guest bloggers Tiffany Williams from Glitz and Glam by Tiff and Paulina from Little Bits of Chic presenting the prize.

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 —Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned couture milliner based in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Learn more at

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