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Celebrating season number eight, Atlantic City Fashion Week (ACFW) will return to the Claridge Hotel.

ACFW will be taking over the shores of Atlantic City, NJ February 23 – 27, 2016 with their high-end, “New York Style’ fashion show. Our event will showcase local, regional and international “Ready to Wear, Children’s, Couture and  retail collections with over 40 designers. “We are creating a brand that is synonymous with the vision of family friendly events that are coming to Atlantic City. We are excited about our growth and new venue which puts us one step closer to meeting this vision.”

The week will start on Tuesday, February 23rd and Wednesday February 24th at Stockton University with “The Business of Fashion” a paneled lecture series of industry professionals. The panel will include designers, journalist, retailers and individuals that have made their mark, as paid professional in the fashion industry. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 25th will showcase our Students and “First Time” designers showcasing their collections before an audience at Stockton University. Tickets for the Student Showcase are $10 for General Admission and can be purchase at the Stockton University Student Center Front Desk.

Friday, February 26th, our events move to The Claridge Hotel and will feature our Ready to Wear and Retail collections. Designer featured in this event include retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.

On Saturday, February 27th we return to The Claridge Hotel for our Couture and Avant Garde collections. This season will feature Designers from Paris, France, China and South Asia and will conclude with Celebrity Couture Designer, LongTran.

After Saturday’s show, join the fashion crowd as we head to DUSK nightclub at Caesar’s Hotel and Casino for the official Atlantic City Fashion Week After Party. All  attendees of ACFW will have free admission before 12 midnight.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s fashion show are $50 General Admission and $100 for VIP.

Special Makeover Ticket Packages are also available. All ticket purchases, press credential and general information can be found on our website at www.AtlanticCityFashionWeek.net

Atlantic City Fashion Week is presented in part by fashionSTYLE Magazine & KingBee Media.

Fashion Word Cube

Fashion is not just for females but is equally important for men as well. Mostly there are three broad classifications of men’s fashion. They are Business Formals, Business Casuals and Casuals. Business Formals are generally preferred by people working in huge corporate and people who attend a lot of meetings etc. Honestly this type of dressing is less comfortable when compared to others. Now comes the business casuals; they are generally worn to office for regular work. They are more comfortable when compared to business formals. Lastly its casuals; we all like to wear casuals especially over the weekends. They are the most comfortable form of dressing known to man. Apart from these three major classifications, there are other classifications as well; like the part wear, dress for special occasions etc.

T Shirts for Men:

T Shirts are the most comfortable fabric that a man can wear. It’s like our second skin. T Shirts come in a wide range of color, fabric, designs and patterns. The most common patters being round neck, collared, Chinese collared, polo neck etc. T Shirt designs can also be customized these days. All thanks to the computer technology. We can print anything that we desire on a T shirt.  From a photograph of your loved one to logo of a company; anything can be printed on a T Shirt. We can often see that people prefer T Shirts designs with some important message written on them. This shows the personality of a person wearing the T shirt. So, the next time you are purchasing a T Shirt, beware of what is written on it. You can lose your girlfriend if you have a wrong message printed on your T Shirt design.

Online Business:

Today we are living in cyber age and we hardly find time for doing shopping. This has been taken care of by the computers that we use. Computers and internet have resolved the issue of shopping. We don’t have to spend that extra time for shopping now. All we need to do is spend some extra minutes over the internet and you are good to go. You can order anything over the internet and the same will be delivered across to your doorsteps. Well when there is so much of advancement, fashion industry also did not stay back. Yes you can get everything and anything needed for fashion online. All you need to do is, gather some important information from websites about the trends and order it. That’s it! It’s as simple as that.

Fashion Online:

Over Internet one can get information of anything and everything. In the same you can get information on latest trends in fashion industry. You can know about the latest cosmetics, fabrics, designs etc over the internet. All this valuable information is just a click away from you. There are online stores that offer you a wide range of cosmetics and fashion gear that you may need. The best part about online fashion is you can stay updated. Earlier people used to update themselves only by the means of books or magazines. There was a possibility that by the time you get things based out of books, the fashion trends would have changed. But now, things have changed. You can be updated on the latest fashion news, news that can be just minutes old. You also know where to buy the latest gear online and it’s easy to order. Sitting in America, you can order your fashion gear from Paris by merely pressing some buttons or click of your mouse.

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With a market estimated at 6.93 billion Euros in 2012 and approximately 10% annual growth compared to barely 4% in the international market, according to the World Retail Congress Africa

2013, the African continent is the new Eldorado for cosmetic giants.

A recent study found that it should achieve 10 billion € in 2017.

 

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Beauty Color Africa is a unique fair devoted to the cosmetics and beauty market in West Africa. It’s the ultimate fair for beauty, fashion and wellness professionals. But not only, is it a fantastic platform for communication, networking and business opportunities and it’s also the place to unearth new trends and innovations in beauty, haircare, skincare & spa and wellbeing.

 

It’s a great chance for brands and professionals to meet distributors, retailers, importers and buyers from all over the sub-region. Beauty Color Africa is also a fantastic opportunity to reach the African general public. African consumers, the

300 million belonging to the middle class, are discerning when it comes to product quality. They must be affordable and

reliable.

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The Ivory Coast’s middle class, foreign multinationals and many retail outlets (from shopping center to luxury boutiques) gives the country a head start over other French-speaking African countries with the opening of Carrefour and the first Beauty Success franchise. Abidjan is the economic capital of French-speaking West Africa with a population of 5 million and also the ultimate destination for fashion and beauty in Africa. This future-forward city blends modern times in harmony with the splendour of nature.

 

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Palais des Congrès at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire

In a cultural melting pot, built and extended along the water, the Palais des Congrès – Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire is a legendary and important oasis that’s constantly changing. This fantastic conference centre, shortlisted by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, looms majestically over an idyllic setting of water and plant life… This bright and extraordinary conference centre, designed by President HOUPHOUËT- BOIGNY, provides the best in technology and comfort for all attendees.

 

The organisers

Beauty Color Africa is the latest event from the experts in fairs devoted to the multicultural beauty industry, Marina

Marâ Marville and her creative international team.

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After 10 years of managing professional and public events such as BOUCLES D’EBENE, BEAUTY COLOR, BEYOND COLOR, COSMEETING, and FOIRE DE PARIS, Marina Marville is continuing to innovate and stay a step ahead of the trends by launching this new concept to suit the African market.

Beauty Color Africa, 11-13 November 2016 – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Website : www.beautycolorafrica.com

Portraits of Women

“The human face was always my great landscape.” Colette

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Many tend to think that Haute Couture can be summed up in a handful of numbers, rules and techniques carved in stone: the number of dressmakers and hours needed to make a dress, the artisanal methods and fabrics used…. But for me, Haute Couture represents much more than that. The true face of Couture is an intimate, sensual and passionate relationship, the use of exceptional know-how to honor an individual, the woman who wears it.

With this book, I wanted to let you see what happens beyond the runway and show the reality of what Haute Couture means today. This Haute Couture is contemporary. It addresses all generations of clientele, and in particular a woman who wants to feel sublime and unique while remaining true to herself.

The dress and the woman are one. My Haute Couture is the marriage of my style and my clients’ desires, a fusion of my codes and each woman’s charisma.

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My creative process is didactic. My inspiration? Women. The ones whose natural charm brings my creations to life and pushes it forward. I consider my work to be a laboratory for ideas. Each piece is specially created for a unique person and designed to highlight her radiance, intensity and perpetual femininity.

Starting with that idea, I gathered together 15 women who are dear to me, whom I met during my work as a couturier over the past decade. These are women who have marked their era: whether she is an actress, artist, singer, ballerina, burlesque artist or top model, each is recognized as an icon in her field.

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I would like to dedicate my Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection to each one of them; for each, I have designed a look that reflects her irresistible singularity. Then, I asked portrait photographer Matthew Brookes to capture their timeless beauty.

Credits:
Photos: Alexis Mabille
Text: Matthew Brookes

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The Fitness Success Attitude

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Discover 3 mental tools that you can use to bring about positive changes in your physical life and increase your level of fitness over night!

Fully 95% of your emotions are determined by the way you talk to yourself.  Reaching your desired level of physical fitness is only limited by the degree to which you’re mentally and emotionally fit.  When you feed your conscious mind with positive messages such as “I feel happy! I feel healthy! I feel terrific!” you are activating your subconscious mind to go to work at bringing about positive results in your physical life.

Here are 3 mental tools that you can use to bring about positive changes in your physical life and increase your level of fitness:

  1. Think about it – The law of attraction states that “you are a living magnet, you will inevitably attract into your life the people, ideas, circumstances and resources that are in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” This simply means that what you think about and believe with conviction will inevitably manifest itself in your life.  You get what you think about!
  2. Talk about it – The law of affirmation states that “if you tell yourself in positive, personal, present tense statements that you are or have the thing you desire, that very thing will move closer to you.” Remember, you control what is planted in your garden.  You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds, but if you don’t deliberately plant flowers your garden will fill up with weeds by default.
  3. Act it – Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do the thing and you will have the power.” What this means for you and I is that we can act our way towards better fitness.  If you simply resolve to pretend that you are an actress trying out for the role of a happy, healthy character every day you will soon notice that you are becoming more and more like the person you wish to be.  Fake it until you make it.

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Your outer life is a mirror reflection of your inner life.  The better you feel mentally and emotionally the better you will look and feel physically.  Start thinking fit and soon you will be just that!

Is Fitness Over 40 Easy?

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Fitness over 40 is as simple and as easy as fitness UNDER 40. However, people over 40 do have some things to consider before they leap into any old fitness program. Here is an overall review of the benefits of fitness over 40 as well as some suggestions on points to consider before beginning any fitness program.

It seems pretty hard to be fit over 40, doesn’t it?

Well, I could tell you about people like Kelly Nelson and Morjoie Newlin, two female bodybuilders. They’re not your typical bodybuilders. Kelly Nelson first began training with weights in the early 1980’s at age 53 and was still competing in the 21st century in her late 70’s…in a bikini…and looking’ good if I may say so! Morjorie Newlin was in HER 70’s before a 50 pound bag of cat litter convinced her that if she didn’t do something, old age was going to be a difficult time. That’s when she began a fitness training program that included weightlifting. Morjorie Newlin was participating in bodybuilding competitions, and winning, in her 80’s! Same comment…in a bikini and looking’ good.

Now, obviously, these are special ladies who put in a lot of extra effort to accomplish some specific goals, but it does make a point. Life…and fitness…does not have to end at 40. Both of these ladies STARTED their fitness careers after age 40. Kelly Nelson was 53 and Morjorie Newlin was 72. Years later, both were still active in their chosen fitness areas and still enjoying life as well as, or better than, many in their 30’s or 40’s.

Fitness over 40? Heck, all around the globe, people in their 80’s are skiing, hiking, canoeing, biking. Some, not so adventurous, are lifting weights or sweating’ along with Richard Simmons. Some are black belts in Karate, and some quietly and calmly practice yoga or tai-chi.

As easy as this sounds, fitness over 40 requires regular performance of the proper exercises. Just as in our 30’s or 40’s, sitting in the easy chair, clicking the remote, doing 16 ounce curls with a Miller Lite just doesn’t cut it. However, it is not necessary to pack up and head for the gym and try to keep up with the hardbody cuties, either. It IS necessary to pick an exercise program or physical activity, combine that with some healthy eating habits…AND STICK TO IT!

Even over 40, the benefits normally associated with a regular, moderate exercise program will kick in, but for seniors, some benefits are of special importance.

People over 40 tend to break bones, usually from falling.

As we age, bones weaken, as do muscles. We lose some of our proprioception, the perception of stimuli relating to a person’s own position, posture, equilibrium, or internal condition. Our ability to react quickly to a loss of balance, whatever the source, or to avoid an obstacle or actual peril becomes diminished.

Exercise helps bones stay strong and exercises such as weightlifting and other resistance training help your body maintain balance and stability. Weight bearing and resistance exercises assist the body in maintaining proprioception by improving the connections and conditions of the muscles and their anchoring in bone. This training also triggers the reconditioning of the signaling system from body to brain which allows the brain to realize the danger and transmit the appropriate signals to muscles which can react to correct the situation. Weightlifting and resistance exercises can help give your muscles the strength and agility to respond to those signals if you are tripped, off balance, or in other peril requiring quick reaction.

People over 40 begin to lose their zest for living and experience more health crises.

Part of this is due to normal changes that take place as we grow older. Our bodies get thicker and lose the gracefulness of youth. Things seem to become heavier and harder to move, and we begin to feel aches and pains that often accompany aging. Some of those aches and pains may be due to arthritis, and other ills may also attack us as we seem to become prey to every passing cold or other social ailment, and also see some deadlier or more debilitating conditions crop up in our age group, if not in ourselves.

Regular exercise comes to the rescue here as well. It can help with weight loss, or it can help with weight management once we get to our appropriate weight. Regular, moderate exercise can keep joints supple, in many cases even joints under attack by arthritis. I know about this as I have been afflicted with fairly severe osteoarthritis for several years and manage to keep myself active and the condition somewhat under control by my own exercise activities. Exercise also strengthens the immune system, which helps us avoid or fight off the normal bacterial and viral infections which seem to come our way and which often seem to wreak havoc on the older population.

Even better; regular, moderate exercise seems to be somewhat effective in helping ward off such common companions of aging as high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

What exercise program is beneficial for fitness over 40?

In the first analysis, almost any physical activity which gets your heart rate up, makes you breathe more deeply than normal, and which challenges muscles beyond their normal range of activity is going to be on the list. There are people in their 80’s hiking mountain trails, water skiing, playing softball, weightlifting (as pointed out earlier), or even cheerleading. It is NOT necessary to take out a membership in a local gym, hire a personal trainer, or invest in a lot of exercise equipment and apparel…unless that helps get you motivated. Anything from walking, to swimming, to yoga, to weightlifting will generally fill the bill. There are, however, some simple points to think about.

  1. Get your doctor’s approval first. “Nuff said?
  2. Pick an activity, or even a group of activities, which you will enjoy doing. Don’t be afraid to try something new…take some classes in yoga, tai chi, or even karate. Maybe you will feel better in a certain amount of solitude and just want to pick up a set of weights and exercise in the privacy of your home. Perhaps the idea of biking around the neighborhood or even around other parts of the country appeals to you. If this is a new set of decisions, realize that you may try a few things at first that just don’t pan out for one reason or another. Keep experimenting until you find what is right for you. You are STILL exercising, right?
  3. Put some variation into your exercise.

Any exercise cannot itself provide the three basic types of exercise needed. We need exercises which will stretch muscles and joints, exercises which strengthen muscle, and exercises which improve our cardiovascular fitness. This is not really hard to do, however, and should not take a lot of time out of your life, particularly when you consider how much it will put back into your life. As one example, you could do a simple weight or resistance training for strength two or three times a week, some sort of low-impact aerobics or walking for cardio on other days, and do some simple stretching exercises every day. None of these workout periods needs to be more than about 30 minutes, although a little more time and effort may produce better benefits, particularly once you have trained up to a level where your body is comfortable meeting the demands you place on it.

You are more likely to stay on a physical fitness regimen if you enjoy it. However, things do tend to get stale over time. It doesn’t hurt to vary your approach from time to time in either the manner in which you do certain exercises, or by varying the exercises themselves. While not exact equals, for example, swimming, biking, and walking can be somewhat interchangeable as part of your fitness routine. In some cases, simply varying the environment, i.e. taking a walk in the park or botanical gardens as opposed your neighborhood may be all the variation you need to feel like you have put a little zing into your day-to-day workout existence.

  1. Start off easy. At any age, a common reason for failure to stay on ANY exercise program is that people tend to try to do too much at first and try to progress too fast. Whatever you choose, your body needs time to adjust to the new demands being made on it, and results will never come overnight.
  2. Don’t stop. Probably the most important aspect of any exercise program, or any other self-improvement program, is the commitment to what you know you should be doing day after day. A haphazard approach to your exercise program is detrimental at any stage in your life. After 40, however, making sure you get your regular dose of anti-aging exercise is incredibly important.
  3. Eat healthy. I try to avoid the use of the word “diet”, and often substitute the term “healthy eating” instead. Diets don’t work and can even work against you. They are difficult to stay on and take a major portion of fun out of life instead of making life better. Healthy eating choices will do the trick if you make them a regular part of your life.

While fitness over 40 can demand some of your time and attention that you might not want to surrender to it, the rewards in overall health, fitness, and enjoyment of life will far outweigh any investment you put into it.

Article Courtesy of Author: Donovan Baldwin

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