Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing Octavio Carlin

The hot summer weather is upon us, even if it’s not officially summer. Seems mother nature (and global warming) isn’t paying attention to the calendar. So when I received an invitation to attend the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, I knew I wanted to wear something effortless. This dress, a diaphanous backless dream created by Octavio Carlin, won the contest. Together we bore witness to a history-making night celebrating the musical genius of John Williams, aka the man who has scored my life’s most memorable moments. I chose to highlight my back because, well, I like it. Dressing made simple; wear clothes that celebrate your best features, and when the temperatures rise, choose something as lightweight as possible.

With love,


Amanda Garrigus wearing Octavio

Amanda Garrigus in a long dress with high slit

Amanda Garrigus wearing an Octavio Carlin long silk dress

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing Octavio Carlin's long green dress with high side slit and plunging back

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