We’re just a month into 2013, but it’s already been a big year for Boston designer Daniela Corte. For starters, super-hottie Hayden Panettiere donned Corte’s Punta Bustier bikini for her spread in the January issue of Esquire.
And last night, Corte celebrated the West Coast launch of her popular Leggings Bar–which can now be found at Jill Roberts boutiques throughout LA–with a party at the W Los Angeles-Westwood, in conjunction with Los Angeles Confidential (LA’s version of Boston Common).
In addition to celebrating Corte, the party also honored 13 “tastemakers” from around Los Angeles, chosen by Corte as part of her kickoff campaign there. The women, all of whom were in attendance, include editor-in-chief of GENLUX Samia Arslane; Melissa Magsaysay, formerly of LA Times and Women’s Wear Daily and recent author of City of Style: Exploring LA Fashion from Bohemian to Rock; stylist to the stars and new mom, Anya Sarre; Jennifer Chan, senior beauty and fashion editor for E!; and blogger Sharzad Kiadeh of LuxLyfe.com; among others.
It seems like Corte–whose line of bathing suits, dresses and leggings have been popular with Boston women for years now–is finally beginning to gain the national recognition that locals have known she’s deserved for a while.