Contessa LA Opens Scottsdale Fashion Week

Scottsdale Fashion Week officially opened last Wednesday at Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale with a glamorous runway show featuring the stunning designs of Contessa LA. Best described as “sexy glam,” the line is designed and created by the lovely duo of Anna Sycz and Viridiana Higareda. The gorgeous gowns and dresses that sashayed down the runway on Ford Robert Black models were all beautifully embellished, extra sparkly, and intricately finished. To sum up the looks in one word…  showstoppers. We predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of Contessa LA on the red carpet, both around town and in Hollywood.

Hailing from Europe, Anna was born in Poland and raised in Germany. Before channeling her inner designer and launching Contessa, she traveled the world as a professional dancer and worked as a stylist and makeup artist, all of which have heavily influenced her work. Born in Los Angeles and a graduate of FIDM, Viridiana was originally trained to sew and create by her mother, a master seamstress. Made in the USA, the brand is created and manufactured in the Los Angeles fashion district.

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

A saxophonist opened the show, giving the night a sophisticated club vibe. Photo by Brad Olson Photography

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

One of our favorite dresses.

Electric violinists entertained the audience during intermission. Photo by Brad Olson Photography

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

The designers walk the runway at the close of the show. Photo by Brad Olson Photography

The models walked the runway upstairs and downstairs at Mercedes Benz.

Angela Zdrale of Saks Fifth Avenue, Angela Keller & Sheree Hartwell of FORD Robert Black Agency.
Photo by Stephen Yap

Oscar De las Salas of, Angela Zdrale, Angela Keller & Gary Jackson.
Photo by DDC|RGD

Diane Aiello of Glam Lounge Artists & Angela.

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Congratulations to FORD Robert Black, Steve Levine Entertainment and J Group Media for an incredible show!! 


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