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Photo Credits: Allison V. Brown

Fashion Avenue News, The First Lady of Fashion, Sofia Davis along with Managing Partner, Allison V. Brown had the great opportunity to attend Lehigh Valley Fashion Week.  The event was sponsored in part by the Holiday Inn.  The show was presented in the Grand Ballroom, which held a good number of people.

The show had something for everyone.  There were Straight Size Models, Plus Size Models, Petite Models and Children Models.  Their front row was filled with all types of Press/Media celebrities, The First Lady of Fashion (like the Facebook page) Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue & Model World Magazine sat front and center with i-Fashion’s Editor-in-Chief, Lloyd Crawford, along with Donna Michelle Franklin, Editor-in-Chief of DMochelle Fashion Magazine.  Celebrity photographer, Allison V. Brown, known for his amazing covers/editorials such as Germany’s next Top Model, Alek Wek and Vivica Fox (to name a few) had his camera in full swing to capture the sensational images on the runway; there was Bro Michael Cox, capturing beautiful images on and off the runway.

The designers did not disappoint, if you wanted a show, you were in the right place, from sexy bell bottom pants with polka dot flair inserts to striking plus size, hip hugging, body shaping gowns.  There was fabulousity everywhere.  The models did a great job on the runway, short, tall, plus and all, were AMAZING DARLING….

Lehigh Valley Fashion Week highlighted the Future of Fashion, Designer Justin Orlick, Mojo-fashion, Just B U, along with Faces by Fre, Facing the World… Beautifully (Makeup Artistry), and handling your business with BW Nice – Business Women Networking.  Model Camryn Uhlig, was in the spotlight as the Model – Model Citizen, gracing the event magazine cover, she is stunning.  Wearable Art Designs were from Kellosophy – www.kellosophy.etsy.com – she had great pieces, something you may want in your treasure chest.

The beautiful Winsome Condra, Marketing/Press did a superb job.  She navigated the Press, secured seating, and took care of her 11 week old son without skipping a beat.  I have renamed her “SUPERWOMAN”.

Lehigh Valley Fashion Week is an organization highlighting the fashion industry in the area.  Our Fashion Weeks consist of fashion shows at malls, boutiques, and other venues around the Lehigh Valley.  Fashion Weeks  are celebrated around the globe and has been proven to be the number one medium for presenting the work of fashion designers and other fashion-oriented crafts.

For more info on Lehigh Valley Fashion Week:  Email:  winsome@lehighvalleyfashionweek.com

All Fashion Avenue News Photo Credits:  Allison V. Brown



Tonight, celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, sports, art, and music will gather at The Met for the Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit. This year’s gala celebrates the exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, on view May 5–August 14, 2016.

Follow The Met’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, ‪#‎MetGala‬ and‪#‎ManusxMachina‬ for live updates from the event.

Beginning at 6:30 pm EDT, gala Co-chairs Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jony Ive, and Anna Wintour and red-carpet-ready guests will walk the iconic steps of The Met Fifth Avenue. The evening’s celebration provides The Costume Institute’s annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements.

Manus x Machina features more than 150 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear dating from the early 1900s to the present. The exhibition examines various creative processes and unravels how designers reconcile the handmade with the machine-made in a world increasingly influenced by technology.

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Lehigh Valley Fashion Week (“Fashion Week”) is held twice a year to highlight all the Fashion Seasons (Fall/Winter) (Spring/Summer), and occurs on April and August of each year.

Season 1 was held on August 14th to 21st, 2015, and it was sponsored by the Renaissance Hotel Allentown.  Kathy Avila owner of Style Beauty Lounge, located in Bethlehem, had her fashion show during that week.  Restaurants such as Corked, located in Bethlehem and Hook, located in Allentown, collaborated with Lehigh Valley Fashion Week.  The Fashion Week was a success and lovers of fashion came out in groves to attend the Premier nights.  Lehigh Valley Fashion Week’s sponsors were Metro Beauty Academy, Barbizon Chique, Style Beauty Lounge, LV Happening, Davis, Nelson and Associates and other companies/individuals who supported and helped with its success.

For Season 2 of Fashion Week Spring/Summer2016 (“S/S 2016”) styles will be presented by designers and boutiques.  This Season is sponsored by Holiday Inn Center Allentown, and will be held on April 28th to April 30th.   During this Fashion Week on April 29th, BW Nice – Lehigh Chapter will have their annual Red Shoe Charity Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Style Beauty Lounge will participate again by having a Trunk Show.

All the Lehigh Valley Fashion Week premier events will be held at the Holiday Inn Center Allentown, 904 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101, and starts at 7pm.  This venue was recently renovated and fits the growing attendance of the Fashion Week.  If you don’t want to miss a beat during Fashion Week book your room by calling 610. 433.2221. The emcees will be Heidi Uracius from Barbizon Chique and Kari Holmes from Lehigh Valley Fashion Week.

Heidi is the former Ms Pennsylvania US 2014 and awarded 3rd Runner up Actress of the Year at the IMTA Convention in Los Angeles.  She is currently the events manager for Barbizon Chique and continues to model and act locally and in New York.  She was on the television special “On the Road to the Fashion Hero” on ABC last June, and will be in the upcoming reality show “The Fashion Hero”, as the Season One Winner.

Kari Holmes is the Fashion Director of Lehigh Valley Fashion Week, and has hosted numerous events.  She manages the designers and models for Fashion Week, and ensures that everyone is organized for the fashion events.

Barbizon Chique of Philadelphia will be providing models and partnering with Lehigh Valley Fashion Week again for Season 2.  Barbizon is celebrating 77 years in the industry and their models can be seen on TV, in Movies, Magazines, on the Runway, and more.  If you are interested in learning more about Barbizon and finding out how you can get started, go to barbizonchique.com, or visit their booth during intermission or after the show.

On April 28th, Thursday, there will be a networking event, where a panel of professionals in the fashion industry will speak to aspiring models, make-up artists (“mua”), and hairstylists to help them to become successful in the fashion industry.  Our host for this event will be Kari Holmes, Fashion Week’s Fashion Director.  The panel will consist of the following professionals; local top model and actor, Yasminda Rodriguez and Jacinth Sutphin, photographer, Jeff Levy, makeup artist, Faces by Fre Umarah, model agency, Heidi Uracius of Barbizon Chique, to name a few.


On April 29th, Friday, the premier night designers will showcase S/S 2016 couture and ready-made collections. Here are some of the designers and boutiques who will be showcased; Dartanya, Clotheversity, Clothes Mentor, Victoria Wright, Art 2 The Skin, Stay by Stacy Angela, Abundant Style, and Glam2Mod2Chic.

On April 30th, Saturday, the finale night will showcase S/S 2016 urban collection.  Here are some of the designers and boutiques who will be showcased; Clothes Mentor, Level 9, Cat’s Meow, Urban Varieties,

Purchase your tickets for the Premier and Finale fashion shows at www.lehighvalleyfashionweek.com.

To celebrate Lehigh Valley Fashion Week’s Team hard work there will be an after party at The JetPort Restaurant and Lounge on April 30th after the fashion show.  JetPort is located at 3400 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA, and it starts at 10pm.  This is a chance to meet the designers, mua, hairstylists, models, and the Fashion Week Team who participated in Fashion Week.

About Lehigh Valley Fashion Week

Lehigh Valley Fashion Week is a Lehigh Valley organization highlighting the fashion industry in the area.  Our Fashion Weeks consist of fashion shows at malls, boutiques, and other venues around the Lehigh Valley. Fashion Weeks are celebrated around the globe and has been proven to be the number one medium for presenting the work of fashion designers and other fashion-oriented crafts.

It is known these events boost visibility and profit to the surrounding businesses.  There will be multiple fashion and promotional events throughout the Lehigh Valley, where we will collaborate with sponsoring businesses.  If you are interested and would like more information please contact us at contact@lehighvalleyfashionweek.com or 484.994.2572.

The hash tags used for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are #lehighvalleyfashionweek and #LVFWSS16.  The hash tags will be used for marketing purposes.

Press Contact
Name:                         Winsome Condra
Mobile:                       201.936.9102
Email:             winsome@lehighvalleyfashionweek.com


Ms. Katherine Neal, Executive Director
Vogue Modeling

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The SuperModel competition is BACK in Raleigh North Carolina, produced by Vogue Modeling Executive Director Katherine Neal.

The SuperModel competition, started a few years back, reels in a host of celebrity guest and participants.  Model World Magazine, Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis is one that loves the event.  “This is a great event to give emerging fashion talent a platform.”  The other area of the event that is so important is the fashion seminars that are taught there.  It helps new models navigate the industry and more experienced models sharpen their craft.  The event takes place June 19th in North Carolina and has many models signed up.

Katherine Neal has a long history in the Fashion Industry producing excellent events.  This is a “You Don’t Want To Miss This” showcase of Emerging & Established Fashion Industry Talent.

Visit the website http://www.voguemodeling.com  for more information.






GET YOUR TICKET TODAY http://www.themakeupshow.com/nyc/tickets/

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Coming to New York this weekend is the Make Up Show, Sunday and Monday, May 1 and 2nd at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC.

The Make Up Show features hands on training, seminars, and “how to” for every level of industry professionals.  They also have deep discounts on any industry product you can think of.  This is the “MUST ATTEND SHOW” of the year.

The Makeup Show NYC is only open to professionals working or studying in the beauty or fashion industries. Along with your ticket confirmation you will need to show professional credentials at the door.

Credentials can be: a business card, comp card, call sheet, tear sheet, student ID, enrollment papers to a beauty school, professional license, work ID or pay stub from a beauty related business.

The Makeup Show is a beauty event open to those individuals and companies involved in the makeup artist and beauty industries. Makeup artists, retail artists, aestheticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, fashion stylists, buyers, agents and photographers, models, costume and theater designers, face and body painters, etc….  Students enrolled in courses related to makeup, hair or aesthetics are invited to attend as well and will be required to show student ID.

Entrance fees to The Makeup Show include the exhibit floor, main floor seminars as well as Keynote and Business Forums. Show admission tickets can be purchased via an online reservation system or at the door of the event, based on availability. For an additional fee, The Makeup Show offers hands-on workshops; these workshops are offered on a first come, first serve basis sold in advance.







Lane Bryant is excited to announce the anticipated debut of world-renowned designer, Christian Siriano’s evening and ready-to-wear collection exclusively for the special-sized retailer. The collaborative line hit stores and online today, Wednesday, April 27th, 2016.

Regarding the collaboration, Christian Siriano had this to say, “In my opinion, fashion should never be defined by size. Regardless if it’s for red carpet or a day at the office, every woman should feel stylish and comfortable in their clothes.  I’m excited about this partnership with Lane Bryant because it allows me the opportunity to showcase my designs on the everyday woman and allow them the opportunity to feel as beautiful and fashionable as possible.”

Christian Siriano combines old-school glamour with a modern whimsical twist using beautiful tailoring and intricate detailing. The designs in the newly debuted collection, ranging in price from $48.00 to $198.00, boast vibrant coloring and patterns as well as versatile chic silhouettes. A member of the CFDA since 2013, Christian brings a fresh point of view to American sportswear. Christian Siriano will be the fourth designer collaboration for Lane Bryant joining the successful Isabel Toledo, Sophie Theallet and Lela Rose collections.

About Christian Siriano

Following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008. The Christian Siriano collection is now shown each season at New York Fashion Week. Christian is known for show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to modern shoes and accessories. In 2013 he was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Dubbed “the new king of old-school glamour” by Elle, his designs have appeared in countless editorials and have been worn by the world’s leading ladies, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, Tina Fey, Lea Michele, and Christina Hendricks to name just a few. He is the youngest person ever to appear on the prestigious Crain’s “40 Under 40” list in addition to the Forbes “40 Under 40.”


About Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant® is the nation’s leading women’s specialty apparel retailer, providing stylish and high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28. The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to casual apparel as well as accessories, footwear and Cacique® intimate apparel. Lane Bryant fashions are available nationwide at its 775 Lane Bryant stores, and online. Lane Bryant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA). Please visit lanebryant.com and cacique.com for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.


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? We are excited to be invited by Joycie Mederick of Cinnamon Productions to cover the Hot Couture Fashion Show as well as shoot our legendary SwimWear Issue at the Sugar Beach Resort in St. Lucia. This is the location that Matt Damon from Oceans 12 got married.…

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