Above: Bode styling for Alice+Olivia

Above: Bode styling for Pamela Love

Above: Bode styling for threeASFOUR

Above: Bode styling for threeASFOUR

threeASFOUR’s runway show was held at noted West Village gallery Saatchi & Saatchi.  A dramatic sweep of bangs complimented the layered hems.  The show was named a favorite by New York Times fashion critic Eric Wilson.
Courtesy Oya Salon http://www.oyainc.com



Mr. Brainwash graced Carmel, CA with his presence at Carmel Art and Film 2010. Here’s a flashback of his presence at a spot in Carmel. Can’t wait to see what Carmel Art and Film 2011 brings.


The latest development in what has already been a very busy year for Oya Salon’s Brian Bode: an appearance at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, February 10-17, 2011. Bode will create and execute hairstyles for three designers at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. An appearance at New York Fashion Week is a first for this nationally-known editorial stylist. “Fashion Week is probably the most influential industry showcase for a hairstylist’s talents.” Bode says. “It’s all about performance under pressure – you have to do as many as 25 -50 looks under two hours. And the cameras are everywhere. It’s an honor to be chosen – and an amazing opportunity.” Designed by Stacey Bendet, Alice + Olivia – a favorite of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie – is known for its camera-friendly party dresses. Brooklyn-born fashion icon Pamela Love’s gothic-inspired jewelry designs were first championed by trend-setting retailers like Paris’ Colette and New York’s Opening Ceremony. While threeASFOUR is a design collective whose avant-garde fashions regularly appear in collaborative performance, and are in the permanent collection of several museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art. This opportunity comes at a time when Bode’s talents are also on call for the Sebastian Professional Design Team, in addition to national appearances with celebrity stylist and TV personality Nick Arrojo.





Photo by Cynthia Riddell

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Model: Ashlee Espinoza Dress: Vintage Shoes: Sam Edelman Body Suit: American Apparel Necklace: Ashlee Espinoza

Used-to-be assistant of stylist to the stars Jessica Paster, Ashlee Espinoza (above) definitely knows a little something about the fashion industry and staying ahead of anything related to trends, and as I call the people “trend-ollowers.” We chatted extensively one night, while sharing a Jack and diet Coke about people who don’t really understand the fashion industry, and batter it as a whole. “It’s like throwing a monkey into a situation. People just don’t get it,” Ashlee said and hit what I couldn’t quite piece together perfectly. Taking her word for it, as Espinoza has styled people as tastefully gigantic as Hilary Duff, we talked long hours (insiders jib jab about fashion), and came to styling specifically. Being a “weirdo” with my outfits as well [my little sister calls my style “Slutty Grandma” (??)], Ashlee and I immediately gravitated towards each other as soon as she moved back to the Monterey Bay after living in Hollywood–initially because we admired each other’s personal style, and related to the out-of-this world looks people gave (and give) us because of our many crazy and always morphing get-ups. Espinoza mentioned: “There are people who follow trends, and then there are people who set trends. We just throw on whatever we see and are like cool, I look like an idiot, but Ok. There are friends you party with and get wasted with, and then there are people who really inspire you.”

Styling by Ashlee Espinoza. Photos/story by Michelle Ngoi