FREE OUTDOOR EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER SHOWCASE – 20 DESIGNERS 200 MODELS – FREE

FASHION ON THE HUDSON

FREE OUTDOOR FASHION SHOW

SATURDAY JULY 13, 2013

20 Fashion Designers

200 Models

THE FASHION ICON AWARDS

Tons of Fashion Celebrities

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RAIN OR SHINE – RAIN THE SHOW IS HELD INSIDE THE THEATER WHICH SEATS 975 PEOPLE, SO COME ON OUT & ENJOY

FREE TICKETS AT: http://FashionAvenueNews.com

WHEN:  Saturday July 13, 2013

WHERE:  Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive at W. 145th Street, 10031 Inside the Park on the Waterfront Plaza

TIME:  2:00PM SHOWTIME – 1:00pm Seating (SEATING IS VERY, VERY LIMITED get there early for a seat or bring our own chair)

WHAT: Outdoor Fashion Show Featuring 20 Fashion Designers from across the World, 200 Models and lots of Entertainment!!!!

Fashion Avenue News Fashion Icon Awards to many in the Fashion Industry

AFTER PARTY:  FREE RED CARPET at Aloft Hotel 123rd & Frederick Douglas Blvd (8th Ave) directly after the show, all are welcome.

INVITED VIP GUEST: BTE TV, Runway News, Fuzion Magazine, Dee Rivera, Latina Fashion Week, Dreams In Heels, Jackie Love Kids, The ORIGINAL Spinderella, Ja’Dee Murphy, Kevin Higgins, Willie Hall, Ray Brown, Thomas LaVone, Yvonne Forbes, Garvin Gray, Ashley Rose, Vaughn Harper, Gwen Segarent Fashion Art Xchange, Supermodels Nomai, Nana, Indy, Blue, Mayo, May, Clarence Black, Lloyd Crawford, Richard Q, Tyrell Mason, Jewel Shannon, World Island Fashion Week, Balitmore Fashion Week, Mark Headley, Drew Davis, Darius Woibl, The BrownStone, The Mad Hatter, 7th on 7th, Vera Moore Cosmetics, George P. Blount, Marlene Haute Coutre, d’Angelo, Make Up Designory, Women in the Black, Peter G Swimwear, Norman Josey Evening Wear, The Petite SuperModels and many, many more (and it’s all free, come have fun, bring your entire family)

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Latin Passion: Oscar De La Renta and his joy for Life and Work

Oscar de la Renta Photo Credits: Joyce Culver 92Y   Story by: Fashion Columnist Alexandra Castello for Fashion Avenue News magazine
Oscar de la Renta
Photo Credits: Joyce Culver 92Y
Story by: Fashion Columnist Alexandra Castello for Fashion Avenue News magazine

The master of embroidery and embellishment Oscar De La Renta participated in a fashion talk with the creator of NY fashion week Fern Mallis. The Dominican designer spoke about his exciting life and career Oscar made the public laugh all the time with his good spirits and the way he perceives life.

Oscar is known for dressing the majority of celebrities and first ladies; he dressed Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton. This month Hillary a long time friend of Mr. De La Renta presented the CFDA awards and gave to him the prestigious founder’s award.

De La Renta began his career in Madrid where he moved to study at an art school in the meantime he developed an interest for fashion and began to work sketching for papers and magazines. After a short period he began to work for one of the greatest names on the fashion industry: Balenciaga. Oscar that never attended a fashion school couldn’t have a better school.

The designer believed that no one should start on the top and go down so he decided to go to Paris the capital of fashion for developing his career. He is an ambitious man and that is what always moved him. He came with his sketches to The House of Dior and to The House of Lanvin but accepted to stay at Lanvin with Antonio Castillo seeing that he would have more autonomy, could speak his mother language Spanish and would have a better salary.

Oscar is not just a wonderful designer his mind is of a businessman, he moved always in the right time and made the right decisions, like in 1963 when he decided to go to NY as he perceived that the world was changing and the ready to wear sector was the future of fashion. He felt that NY was the place to be. After showing his sketches to important designers and being advised by Diana Vreeland he decided to work for Elizabeth Arden instead of Dior where he could make his name faster than working for a big designer. Diana was a wise woman and as she previewed after two years he launched his own line.

Oscar achieved many glories on his career and personal life, for him life is little bit like a garden where you have to plant in order to eat. De La Renta now is 80 years old and has an enviable vitality still creates magical and romantic collections and has no plans to stop. Family and passion are the responsible for his joy for life and work .He confesses that he is moved by challenges and at times where there are no loyalty among consumers keeping clients and his brand recognition turn the business more exciting for him.

The only regret he has in his life was the day he gave a CFDA to a foreigner designer he believes that the award should have been given to an American designer to promote the American industry. Oscar created polemic when he declared that Michelle Obama is a lost opportunity as she goes to important meetings and events wearing non-American designers that she could promote American designers more. Dressing Mrs. Obama is not a priority to De La Renta he wants to dress every day woman but the ones that can afford his perfect designs as he doesn’t have plans to do partnerships with Target or H&M. Oscar is a man that proves that in order to be successfull you need more than talent you need focus, passion and a mind for business combined with an optimistic look on life.

CONVERSE LAUNCHES FIRST EVER FOOTWEAR COLLECTION FEATURING THE SIMPSONS

CONVERSE LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

FEATURING THE SIMPSONS

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The Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star Collection Available Exclusively at Journeys and Converse Stores.

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On Thursday, June 13, Converse announces a new collaboration with the longest running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons. Marking the show’s first ever footwear collaboration, The Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star collection will feature custom graphics specially chosen for the collection in styles available for the entire family.

Currently in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, The Simpsons has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. The show’s characters Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will be featured on the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in graphics reflective of the show’s wit and humor.

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The Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star collection features colorful screen printed graphics on styles available for fans of all ages. Available for men, the Homer sneaker includes a blue and black background, accented with Homer exclaiming, D!oh!! on one side of the shoe, and Woo Hoo!! on the other.  Available in children and adult sizes, the Bart sneaker features Bart writing, I will not waste chalk, on a black background resembling the notorious Springfield Elementary School chalkboard, accented with a bright yellow inside lining. The Family sneaker showcases all members of The Simpsons household depicted in their iconic likeness the world has grown to love.

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The Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star collection will be available at Journeys (Journeys.com) and Converse retail stores (Converse.com) beginning June 15, 2013 for $37 – $65.

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About Converse

Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as America’s Original Sports Company and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor.  All Star shoe, the Jack Purcell shoe and the One Star shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 78 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Media.Converse.com.

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About THE SIMPSONS:

The longest running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, THE SIMPSONS celebrated their historic 500th episode in February 2012. The series has won 27 Emmy Awards, been the subject of a hit feature film, and was named the Best Show of the 20th Century by Time Magazine. THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman is the animation house.

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About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products:

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

Hollywood Museum to showcase Marilyn Monroe’s Items

“Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit – Hollywood Legend,” back by popular demand at The Hollywood Museum, celebrates the fabled actress’ life with the nation’s largest exhibit of authentic memorabilia (including new acquisitions) presenting an intimate look at her life and legacy.

If alive, Marilyn would be 87 years old and her legendary image still lives on as superstar and ultimate icon of glamour and beauty. August marks the 51st Anniversary of her passing. The Hollywood Museum, in the Historic Max Factor Building, is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood.

The scope of the exhibition encompasses Marilyn’s costumes, jewelry, furs and accessories from her films; publicity gowns and personal wardrobe; her 1961 Fleetwood Cadillac limousine; original Marilyn Monroe artwork, photographs and documents from her private files; and many of Marilyn’s personally owned artifacts.

“Fans of all ages flock to Hollywood from around the world each year to honor Marilyn’s life and memory,” says Museum Founder and President Donelle Dadigan. “The Hollywood Museum is proud to host this definitive and meaningful Marilyn retrospective which includes never-before-seen items.”

“This Museum is considered the perfect home for this exhibit since it is actually here where the legendary Max Factor originally designed Marilyn’s on-screen hair and coloring,” says Dadigan. “When you walk into the ‘FOR BLONDES ONLY ROOM,’ you feel Marilyn Monroe’s presence.”

” Marilyn Monroe : The Exhibit” displays the million-dollar dress Marilyn wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio , one of the highlights of The Hollywood Museum’s permanent collection.

In addition to THM’s permanent collection, items from the Scott Fortner Marilyn Monroe Collection and the Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection are featured in this exclusive exhibit, including film costumes from The Prince and The Showgirl, There’s No Business Like Show Business, and clothing and furs from Marilyn’s personal wardrobe, including the brilliant green Pucci jersey top.

Highlighting the exhibit are exclusive photos by world-renowned photographer George Barris, who shot Marilyn’s the last photo sitting while collaborating on a book at the time of her death 50 years ago.

This exhibit also includes original works of art by famed celebrity artists LUDVIC, original photographs, including the legendary “red velvet” nude photographs shot by Tom Kelly , and a vast photograph collection of her childhood, family and early modeling career when she was still Norma Jeane Baker; and much more.