SuperModel Georgie’s Garden is a True Beauty

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Georgie’s Garden

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Supermodel Georgie Badiel showed her new lingerie collection, in New York.  The Burkinabe Supermodel stated that the major inspiration for her brand “Georgie’s Garden “are the strong women of her country and their unique beauty.  She expresses her love for her country through her singular pieces handmade in Burkina Faso.

She created for spring “the Princess Collection” composed of a sensuous peignoir made of delicate muslin with painted golden totems in the back.  To pair with it she chose a luxurious sheer lace baby doll.  The second design she presented was a flowy silky robe with golden painted accents in the hem. Underneath it she chose an ethnical patterned baby doll. The collection is very feminine, enhancing the curves of a woman and mixing tradition through her ethnic prints with modernity through her shapes.

Georgie seems to have the touch of Midas because everything she does she is successful.  Besides having a modeling career and her own line of lingerie, Georgie created on 2011 “Models 4 Water” a charity project to provide clean water to her country.  Last year her non-profit organization brought clean water to a 5.000 people in a small village of Burkina Faso.   Georgie Baidel is an inspirational woman, she didn’t lose her roots and still cares for her people, a true beauty inside and out full of charisma that lights any room.

Credits: Fashion  Columinst: Alexandra Castello

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StartingAClothingLine Unveils Mobile App for Designers

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StartingAClothingLine.com, an innovator in clothing design software, today announced the launch of its free mobile app – The Fashion StartUp App. The app is designed to empower aspiring fashion designers with information that can help them start and design their own clothing lines. The app also features many extra benefits that users will enjoy such as a fashion sketch gallery, the latest fashion news and videos.

“The Fashion StartUp App brings our one of kind resources directly to a growing mobile market segment,” said John Thomas, marketing director at StartingAClothingLine.com. “We want our clients to have access to great resources no matter where they are. We also know that we still need to inform the vast majority of people that the types of resources we provide even exist. Many people don’t know that even if they can’t draw or haven’t attended fashion school they can still become fashion designers and start a successful clothing business. The Fashion StartUp App is positioned to bring that awareness.”

According to Lance Smith, Media Relations at StartingAClothingLine.com, “People just want to be empowered and inspired. Just as our website has done for our nine years now, we believe The Fashion StartUp App will bring the same enthusiasm to people once they explore it. Not only does the app come with industry savvy information, it also points users to additional resources that will guide them through how to start their line, design it, and get their line made and in stores.”

The mobile app is available for free download in Google Play and in the Apple App Store. It is available for Android Mobile Devices and for iPhones and iPads. Another feature of the app is it automatically updates without the need to re-download it so the user always has the latest information. Download it now.

About StartingAClothingLine.com

Founded in 2004, StartingAClothingLine.com is a US-based web company specializing in helping individuals start and design their own clothing lines. The company fulfills this mission through its innovative products such as Digital Fashion Pro Fashion Design Software and The Official Step by Step by Step Guide to Starting a Clothing Line Course. StartingAClothingLine.com serves customers in 60 countries around the world.

Courtesy:  StartingAClothingLine.com

MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, Series 1 – On Blu-ray and DVD March 26, 2013

“If you’re a Sherlock fan, check out Miss Fisher…

(she) is a fashionably beautiful investigator with some definitively wicked ways…

(the) soundtrack is equally as brilliant as the series is stunning visually.” tellyspotting

“A blockbuster hit.” The Sydney Morning Herald

MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, Series 1

On Blu-ray and DVD March 26, 2013

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New, glamorous “lady detective” series makes its North American debut

Silver Spring, MD — Based on the popular detective novels by Kerry Greenwood, the gorgeously costumed and evocatively shot Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series 1 makes its North American debut on Blu-ray and DVD from Acorn on March 26, 2013. Essie Davis (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Cloudstreet) stars as the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. Produced for ABC Australia and filmed on location in Melbourne with stellar production values, Miss Fisher’s DVD release coincides with its premiere on select public television stations starting in April 2013. The Blu-ray 3-Disc set and DVD 4-Disc set include all 13 episodes (approx. 50 min. each), plus a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette, meet the creators, set tour, and cast interviews ($59.99 each, AcornOnline.com).

In 1920s Melbourne, the Honorable Phryne Fisher is making a way for herself as a sly and stylish sleuth in the male-dominated detective world. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, The Secret Life of Us), Phryne’s investigations take her through back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady neighborhoods. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she glides through life determined to enjoy every moment. But beneath her devil-may-care attitude, Phryne hides ghosts from the past that continue to haunt her.

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries also stars Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Cloudstreet), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Miriam Margolyes (Little Dorrit), and Nicholas Bell (Shine). Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings) guest stars.

BONUS: The look of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (19 min.), meet the creators (5 min.), set tour (4 min.), cast interviews (8 min.), and more

Street Date: March 26, 2013 – 13 episodes, approx. 706 min., plus bonus – SDH subtitles

Blu-ray 3-Disc Set (SRP: $59.99)/DVD 4-Disc Set (SRP: $59.99)

Contains violence, coarse language, nudity, sexual situations, and drug use

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine to Feature Emerging Make Up Artist

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Fashion Avenue News magazine, the Luxury Monthly Print Global Publication will feature emerging as well as established make up artist in their May Beauty Issue.  Make up artists from around the world can submit photos either by email at Submission@FashionAvenueNews.com or dropbox at SDavis@btetv.com – Your photo could be featured, it may even make the cover…. read our submission guidelines at: http://FashionAvenueNews.com

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Designer Debarun presents his PRET Collection Be You on 22nd March at 3.30pm

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Inspired by the uniqueness of the individual, the collection uses cotton & viscous weaved striped fabric, in bright summer colors to reflect the free spirit. This is combined with primal instincts of tribal inspired block prints in kora cotton and cotton viscous. The combination reflects the free spirit of summer resort and mirrors the free thought movements of the 70’s through representations of bohemian chique.

The silhouettes are free spirited with shorts, ganjee tops, tank tops, notted tops, sheath dresses, shirt pleated dress. The finale of this collection has an extended flared long jacket with striped shorts and tank top. For the men, the lines include pastel linen trousers paired with striped shirts and summer coats.

From here, the collection traverses further into the depths of the theme with summer resort evening wear for women. Pastels in crepe’s, chiffons, tulle, with metal sequence work and printed circles in solid colors, interplay with each other to further accentuate the inspiration.

The silhouettes are again simplistic with maxi dresses, sheath dresses, short dress, shorts, minis and the finale is a long dress with tulle flared skirt. All in all this is a collection with a combination of designs meant to make you what you are….beautiful you!!

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UKFT Rise offers Facebook platform to Emerging Designers

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UKFT Rise has announced an exciting new phase of its growth, collaborating with Facebook who will host networking events for young people in fashion and textiles.

Rise was launched last year as a network for under 35s working across the industry and will now hold its next events at Facebook’s London office. The first event will take place on April 17 from 7pm with Tracy Yaverbaun, Director of Retail, Luxury & Fashion Partnerships at Facebook speaking to Rise guests about their work with the fashion industry and ways social media can benefit the work and businesses of those rising up the industry today.

Rise and Facebook will hold events with high profile speakers sharing their career stories and advice. Set up by UKFT, Rise is run by a committee of under 35s working in fashion to create and develop a group that they want to be part of.

UKFT Cchief Executive John Miln said: “We are delighted to be working with Facebook to offer Rise members a unique space to come together and share experiences with their peers and hear from some highly influential speakers. We have had an incredible response so far to Rise and we are looking forward to growing a strong network of like-minded individuals who are the future of our industry.”

Tracy Yaverbaun said: “We’re pleased to support UKFT Rise by hosting the next generation of fashion and textile industry professionals at these upcoming events. Fashion and shopping have always been inherently social– we seek the opinion of our friends to validate our choices then naturally share our discoveries with our networks – and at Facebook we’re dedicated to helping fashion brands develop a rich, authentic presence in people’s everyday lives.

“People’s behavior hasn’t changed but technology and the means by which we communicate has evolved. I’m looking forward to meeting tomorrow’s business leaders to discuss the future of the industry, and Facebook’s role within it.”

UKFT Rise is part of UKFT’s commitment to support the future of the industry by advising and bringing together people who have started businesses or want to know how to grow their career within the industry and stand out from the crowd. Last year it launched an annual membership which will give members free access to all Rise events and discounts on UKFT seminars and events. Members will also be offered fashion and business discounts.

Courtesy: UKFT

Macy’s returns to second season of NBC’s ‘Fashion Star’

macy_122001143866Macy’s is back for the second season of NBC’s “Fashion Star,” allowing the retailer to once again bring exclusive merchandise directly from the television to its eagerly awaiting fans at home. New this season, shoppers can go online at macys.com/fashionstar to purchase winning items from their favorite designer as soon as it happens during each episode.

Visitors to the site can also enter to win a shopping spree with Macy’s buyer Caprice Willard. “Fashion Star” Season Two features returning celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, alongside new host Louise Roe, and returns to NBC tomorrow night at 8 p.m./7c.

“The first season of ‘Fashion Star’ offered a unique opportunity for Macy’s to reinforce our credentials in identifying, nurturing and delivering great talent as part of a groundbreaking television concept for a national audience,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “Our customers responded and we’re thrilled to join again for Season Two, offering Caprice’s pick for winning designs in real-time during each episode.”

NBC’s “Fashion Star,” the hit reality show that follows aspiring designers as they compete to sell their creations to America’s top buyers, including Macy’s own Caprice Willard, returns for season two on Friday, March 8 (check local listings). During each episode, designs bought by Willard will be available on macys.com/fashionstar in real-time as they are revealed during the broadcast, building momentum and excitement around the show and providing instant gratification for viewers.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home.

Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Courtesy: News Desk

VINTAGE CLOTHING MECCA THE WAY WE WORE® FOCUS OF NEW SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™SERIES

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PREMIERING THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 8PM ET/PT 

Six Episode Series Follows Vintage Fashion Guru Doris Raymond and Her Hollywood Store The Way We Wore

The doyenne of Hollywood vintage, Doris Raymond, and her Los Angeles store The Way We Wore®, are the focus of the new Smithsonian Channel original series L.A. FROCK STARS, premiering Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Raymond is prized for her tenacity in finding hidden gems and for her encyclopedic knowledge of designer fashion. The Way We Wore® is a destination for Hollywood’s modern-day glitterati as well as high-profile stylists to the stars.

L.A. FROCK STARS offers an inside look at the quest for the perfect dress. Raymond and her colorful staff, Sarah, Shelly Lyn, Jascmeen and Kyle, assist an endless stream of clients, all with unique needs, from Dita von Teese and Debi Mazar to Linda Ramone and a host of others.

Raymond, an expert in the history of vintage clothing, has been buying and selling vintage clothing for over thirty years. Her boutique sells women’s fashions from the 1900’s to the ‘80’s, ranging from high profile designers to the world’s most iconic fashion figures such as Versace, Chanel, Halston, Dior and more. Raymond has also supplied wardrobe for numerous film and television productions, including Titanic, Boardwalk Empire, Casino and W.E.

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L.A. FROCK STARS premiere episodes:

L.A. FROCK STARS: VINTAGE IS THE NEW BLACK – Premieres Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  – Vintage is the new black in Hollywood during the 2012 Award Season, and Doris Raymond and her team of vintage fashion specialists stock up for the anticipated demand on their unique high fashion boutique. Burlesque artist Dita von Teese, a strong devotee of vintage couture, stops by the store to try out a number of stunning dresses and explains her fascination with vintage couture. Also, costume designer Lou Eyrich comes in to The Way We Wore to buy some threads for an upcoming episode of the series, Glee.

L.A. FROCK STARS: AWARDS SEASON – Premieres Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – The Way We Wore® is inundated with celebrities and their stylists seeking unique and glamorous dresses to wear on the red carpet. Doris’s exquisite selection of vintage clothing is well known by Hollywood’s glitterati, but Doris faces fierce competition from the world’s top designers to dress the stars during awards season. The store helps out a desperate stylist for an up and coming star whose gowns from Italy have been stuck in customs, while Linda Ramone, wife of the late Johnny Ramone, looks for the perfect dress for the Grammy Awards. Doris’s ‘80s-mad in-store stylist Jacsmeen Bush helps the girlfriend of an Oscar nominated filmmaker choose a dress for the ceremony, while Doris scrambles to accommodate last minute requests from the stylists for two of the music industry’s biggest names.

L.A. FROCK STARS: QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL – Premieres Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT To find the Holy Grail, the ultimate vintage piece, Doris and store manager Sarah Bergman travel to Texas, the home of incredible vintage treasure troves. They visit Vintage Martini where many red carpet dresses can be found and then the Antique Elegance Show, where the theme is 1940s big band era. Their big score is found in a back room at the show where they uncover an original Christian Dior jacket from the late ‘40s designed by the man himself. A valuable and rare item, the dealer found it rolled up in the bottom of a closet. The piece, which would inspire any major designer could retail for $10,000, a true Holy Grail of vintage fashion.

L.A. FROCK STARS: IF THIS DRESS COULD TALK – Premieres Thursday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Sharon Stanley, a vocalist with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, stops by The Way We Wore® to sell some of her vintage designer gowns. Sharon has worn these gowns on stage, and she shares some of these memories with Doris. In-store stylist Kyle Blackmon helps up-and-coming singer/songwriter Alexandra Starlight find the perfect glittering costume for her upcoming performance at South By Southwest (SXSW). Doris and store manager Sarah Bergman go to an estate sale, where they uncover some unusual garments including a daring ‘60s mini wedding dress.

L.A. FROCK STARS: THE BUSINESS OF VINTAGE – Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Stylist and editor and chief of the influential JCreport.com Jason Campbell arrives in the store with Shauna Mei founder and CEO of the online shopping destination AHAlife.com, looking for a party dress for Shauna. Doris wows them with pieces from Versace, Fabrice and Oleg Cassini. Gregory Westbrook and Nick Fouquet, co-founders of the super tendy Westbrook Hats, arrive in the store looking for inspiration for their next collection. Jascmeen pulls out a selection of hats so Doris can show different types of hat making techniques. Sharing knowledge about the history of fashion is a big driver for Doris. Shelly Lyn, who has an excellent eye for ‘50s vintage, pulls a selection of dresses for actress Debi Mazar (Entourage, Dancing With The Stars) who finds the perfect sassy number to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary.

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L.A. FROCK STARS: VINTAGE FASHION HUNTER – Premieres Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Jen Rade, considered one of the great stylists in Los Angeles, is in the store looking for something in black velvet for a client.  To feed the many designers and stylists who flock to her vintage design store, Doris has honed her vintage fashion hunting skill and a key destination every year is New York City’s Augusta Auction – one of the few U.S. auction houses that specializes in vintage clothing, rare textiles and costume jewelry. Doris also has a show room in New York and it’s time to show her sales assistant Kyle, whose dream is to make it big as a stylist in New York, her own little East Coast Empire.

NHNZ co-produced L.A. FROCK STARS with Smithsonian Channel and BBC Worldwide. NHNZ Executive Producer is Judith Curran. Executive Producers for Smithsonian Channel are David Royle and Charles Poe.

ABOUT SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

Smithsonian Channel is owned by Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution.  Its programs are largely inspired by the assets of the world’s largest museum complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage. Smithsonian Channel brings the American experience home in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 and is available to customers of DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Verizon, AT&T, and more. Learn more at www.smithsonianchannel.com.