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DESIGNER ROCKY GATHERCOLE NY FW SHOW TODAY 7:30PM

Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016
DESIGNS BY ROCKY GATHERCOLE

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Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016

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Fashion Avenue News…. When ORDINARY, Just WON’T Do!

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine is a global, luxury brand, with a focus on FASHION.  Our mission is to bring attention/exposure to independent fashion industry talent; Stylists, Make up artists, Hair Designers, Fashion Designers, Fashion Coordinators, Models, and more.  In the fashion industry, we have been named the “INDEPENDENT VOGUE OF MAGAZINES”, because of our high standards and creative development of independent fashion industry talent.  We are not controlled by a conglomerate, we are our own VOICE.

Fashion Avenue News has developed a following of 360,000 by sponsoring, hosting events, producing fashion shows – Fashion on the Hudson is our annual fashion event, registering more than 30,000 people. Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis recalls, “I was excited when 460 people registered for our events, now we get over 30,000 people.”

Why do people like the Fashion Avenue News Brand?  We put independent/emerging models on our covers, do editorials with brands that are growing, place PLUS SIZE MODELS right next to STRAIGHT SIZE MODELS, and don’t make excuses or bring attention to their size, and we are in touch with the people, because WE ARE THE PEOPLE.  At most fashion magazine, you cannot get a meeting with the Editor-in-Chief.  At Fashion Avenue News there is no red tape, there is no, “meet with my assistant”, you can meet with Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief by just making an appointment, and no matter how much we grow, we want to keep it that way.  We are here for THE PEOPLE.

We have been BLESSED with having many celebrities grace our covers, Halle Berry, Vivica Fox, Kelly Rowland, Alek Wek, Germany’s next Top Model, Angela Robinson and more, however, our focus remains the same, we support the INDEPENDENT FASHION INDUSTRY TALENT.

Take a moment to LIKE our Facebook Page, @FashionAvenueNews and follow our daily fashion blog, http://www.btetv.wordpress.com.   We also have a FREE NEW YEARS event at the Holiday Inn Hotel, 440 West 57th Street, Embassy Ballroom that you can get a FREE ticket from our website or facebook page.  Follow and support the independent fashion magazines that are making a difference.  Purchase a copy directly from the website or visit the Magazine Cafe, 15 West 37th Street, in NYC.

Fashion Avenue News is here for you.  We are your fashion FAMILY.

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Fashion Avenue News…. When ORDINARY, Just WON'T Do!

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine is a global, luxury brand, with a focus on FASHION.  Our mission is to bring attention/exposure to independent fashion industry talent; Stylists, Make up artists, Hair Designers, Fashion Designers, Fashion Coordinators, Models, and more.  In the fashion industry, we have been named the “INDEPENDENT VOGUE OF MAGAZINES”, because of our high standards and creative development of independent fashion industry talent.  We are not controlled by a conglomerate, we are our own VOICE.

Fashion Avenue News has developed a following of 360,000 by sponsoring, hosting events, producing fashion shows – Fashion on the Hudson is our annual fashion event, registering more than 30,000 people. Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis recalls, “I was excited when 460 people registered for our events, now we get over 30,000 people.”

Why do people like the Fashion Avenue News Brand?  We put independent/emerging models on our covers, do editorials with brands that are growing, place PLUS SIZE MODELS right next to STRAIGHT SIZE MODELS, and don’t make excuses or bring attention to their size, and we are in touch with the people, because WE ARE THE PEOPLE.  At most fashion magazine, you cannot get a meeting with the Editor-in-Chief.  At Fashion Avenue News there is no red tape, there is no, “meet with my assistant”, you can meet with Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief by just making an appointment, and no matter how much we grow, we want to keep it that way.  We are here for THE PEOPLE.

We have been BLESSED with having many celebrities grace our covers, Halle Berry, Vivica Fox, Kelly Rowland, Alek Wek, Germany’s next Top Model, Angela Robinson and more, however, our focus remains the same, we support the INDEPENDENT FASHION INDUSTRY TALENT.

Take a moment to LIKE our Facebook Page, @FashionAvenueNews and follow our daily fashion blog, http://www.btetv.wordpress.com.   We also have a FREE NEW YEARS event at the Holiday Inn Hotel, 440 West 57th Street, Embassy Ballroom that you can get a FREE ticket from our website or facebook page.  Follow and support the independent fashion magazines that are making a difference.  Purchase a copy directly from the website or visit the Magazine Cafe, 15 West 37th Street, in NYC.

Fashion Avenue News is here for you.  We are your fashion FAMILY.

http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com

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Fashion Week London Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Christopher Kane

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“There is an idea of beauty expired this season,” says Christopher Kane. “But how that dead and thrown away beauty often looks better than when it was supposedly alive. The notion of lost and found had come to us some time ago and we had started to collect and collage these things together, ideas and memories of people, places and objects at different times. I have always been obsessed with recluses and the image of the outsider making their own world by hoarding things away. We wanted to emulate that for this collection; to take unlikely things and make them beautiful, looking to an outsider who has her own rules and her own style – she does what she wants and defines her own beauty.”

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The unconventional, transformative journey of the Christopher Kane girl continues this season in a collection that celebrates the lost and found. Drawing on the autobiographical, the figure of the outsider and the idea of a new primitivism, the discarded detritus of glamour is accumulated and elevated to new heights of fashion in the collection.

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Subverting humdrum ideas of luxury, a notion of preciousness and elegance is derived from the everyday together with the more exalted this season, making the ordinary extraordinary. From the humble cardboard box, transformed into corrugated camel coloured leather for clothing and accessories, to the bricolage of embroideries and appliques, ranging from the precious to the throwaway – many made with the input of the legendary Lesage for the first time – there is a purposefully naïve mix of techniques and textures, trinkets and talismans, that almost belies the complex care and craftsmanship behind the clothing and accessories this season.

 

Meaning and chaos combine in a dream-like, stream

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of consciousness process for the collection – itself mirroring the idea of lost and found. An idea of contrast and coexistence in experimentation abounds, making use of long-term research as well as a fresh, celebratory spontaneity in the clothing. Time-lapse photography of the life cycle of flowers – a special studio project that took an entire week to document – appears as a new spin on lenticular accessories as well as in studio crafted, photo-real floral prints this season. Chantilly lace is felted and mixed with scrim to produce a new kind of fabrication, luxurious in its purposefully faded glory. Meanwhile, mink is made hyper-modern when lined with reflective fabrics together with lace electrified by reflective stitching.

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This season also sees the introduction of a new Kane logo, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek notion of the luxury house staple, in a purposely ‘Ye Olde English’ found typeface. While the rain-mate bonnet is revisited, somewhat more luxuriously, with the milliner Stephen Jones for this collection – a first-time collaboration with the house.

Altogether, this season sees a mix of childhood memory and desire for some of the finer things in life, simultaneously with a celebration of the preciousness of the high fashion process once it is attained.

 

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Are you one of the millions of beauty enthusiasts looking for your next fix? You’ve met your match! Founded in 2011 in Berlin, Germany, GLOSSYBOX has made its mark on the beauty industry by bringing hair, skin and cosmetic products to subscribers’ doorsteps around the globe in a pink, bow-tied box.

Having collaborated with over 1,100 brands thus far, GLOSSYBOX surprises and delights with its more than 1,500,000 luxury and niche brand products, including the likes of Nuxe and Too Faced, that find their way into the iconic boxes each month for a cost of $21.

But it doesn’t stop there! In addition to an impressive assortment of products carefully chosen through your very own online beauty profile, you’ll receive a host of beauty know-how which includes e-newsletters, straightforward tips-and-tricks, a comprehensive product card elaborating on the contents of the box, and access to insider expertise through our social media channels.

This July, GLOSSYBOX’s beauty experts have pulled all strings to get you the most sought after summer beauty essentials, including the EYEKO FAT STICK in Satin, the FANGO essenziali’s Treatment Sheet Mask, GLOV’s Quick Treat, Tree Hut Bare’s Moisturizing Shave Oil, the SinfulColors Top Coat and the Leighton Denny Expert Nails’ Miracle Mist!

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Lehigh Valley Fashion Week April 29-30th

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LEHIGH VALLEY FASHION WEEK

 

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.

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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

 

Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant

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FOR LANE BRYANT AVAILABLE TODAY

ONLINE AND IN STORES

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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.”

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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.

 

Christophe Gaillet, the ambassador for the l’Oréal Professionnel brand on the Cover of Fashion Avenue News April Hair Issue

 

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Fashion Avenue News, the Global, Luxury, Multi-Generational Fashion Industry Trade publication is proud to have Christophe Gaillet, the ambassador for the l’Oréal Professionnel brand on our April cover.

Christophe Gaillet, the ambassador for the l’Oréal Professionnel brand, and member of the team of Haute Coiffure Francaise (The Great Hairdressing of France), organises trainings known as “ARTISTIC MASTER CLASS DEVELOPMENT”, for hairdressers at various levels of expertise. Acquaintance with the nature of hair, stylisations, plaits, geometry, colouring, the art of making buns, introduction of innovations to traditional haircutting, etc. is his abundance of experience, which he is ready to share.

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For Christophe Gaillet transferring these “skills” to others is OBVIOUS. This artistic meeting will allow you to acquire perfect skills and techniques.

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Fashion Avenue News is excited to feature Christophe’s outstanding work.  Kindly pick up a copy at the Magazine Café, 15 West 37th Street, NYC or order on line at http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com

 

ST. LUCIA HOT COUTURE FEATURES DESIGNER CLARISCIA GILL – CG COUTURE

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The renowned designer returns to her roots for the show of a lifetime!

Couturier Clariscia (pronounced Clar-ee-sha) Gill is clearly passionate about her work. Not only does it show in the fine attention to detail displayed in the cut and finish of her designs, it is clearly evidenced by the 15 year strong loyal clientele whom visit her Mayfair based Atelier.

A mixture of men and women from all the five continents which includes musical artists and celebrities.  All are united by their discerning style savvy attraction to Clariscia Gill Couture’s famous three C’s. Cloth, Cut and Colour.

Clariscia’s passion for design and the cut of good cloth came from her mother.  Her mother was born in French Guiana and as a young teenager emigrated to St Lucia where she met Clariscia’s father, George Gill.  Losing her mother from a sudden death at the age of ten was a shock but it somehow spurred Clariscia on to want to make her mum proud as she was the one who sparked Clariscia’s fashion interest. Clariscia would sit fascinated watching her mother sew.  Clariscia cherished the small hand wheel Singer Sewing machine her mother had given her as a child.

A keen eyed relief needlework teacher at school saw early on that Clariscia showed a particular talent in sewing and drawing so he made it his duty to encourage her to attend the London College of Fashion where he worked part time.

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Next month, Clariscia is billed as a headlining International Fashion Designer at this years St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, hosted at the prestigious Sandals Grande, Design District Serenity Park, St Lucia. Gill will be joined by international sponsor, Iman Cosmetics and reality TV Star Dwight Eubanks from The Real House Wives of Atlanta (responsible for Phaedra Parks lavish and extravagant fashion parties) plus performances featuring Musical Icons: Shaggy, Marc Anthony (J-Lo) and George Benson and a host of other celebrities’ (for full line up, visit: http://stluciajazz.org)

Each designer has been awarded:

Professional Hair and Makeup provided by Iman Cosmetics, a professional team of experienced dressers, a designer bio feature in Commemorative Magazine, an introduction to the most influential buyers in the Caribbean (approximately 40 buyers ranging from local boutiques to regional and international stores), 100% Press attendance rate, with front row features by the best fashion writers from around the Caribbean and the US. From Fashion Avenue News to NYC Vogue.

The collection comprises day, evening and a bridal wear range.

The relaxed interchangeable suits and separates portray a modern look suitable to take you from the office to that evening reception.

Clariscia reveals the single most frequently requested item to be trousers of which she has developed styles to accommodate the rich variety of body shapes we all come in.

Clariscia insists each new client has a unique pants toile made first in calico in order to get the correct fit before the trousers are made in the finest plain or pinstripe wools, some available with a slight stretch for all important comfort.

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Over the years, demand from clients for her to make their wedding dresses grew and it became clear that Clariscia’s designs for the modern bride who had no desire to go down the aisle looking like ‘Tinkerbelle Fairy’.

These brides wanted a more subtle elegant style, sometimes even a non-white dress, maybe something with sleeves or a shorter dress.  As a result, the first bridal range was designed, again taking into account the interchangeable aspect by including neat shrug jackets and light organza coats to go with the dresses two-pieces and even trousers for the different body shapes and personalities.

The Atelier

Discreetly housed for the past 15 years in a charming 18th century Courtyard Mews next to world Fenwicks of New Bond St, the setting of her appointment based operation provides her clientele a haven of tranquillity to retreat to and stop for a lunch time treat in one of the many high profile restaurants that surround.

It is easy to see why the clients return as Clariscia gently guides them through the motions of selecting essential pieces from her collection. Clients experience advice on dressing for the given season without compromising on their own personality and skilfully, Clariscia refuses for clients to be moulded into fashion clones.

Clariscia’s ethos is that the garments must earn their place in your wardrobe so the pieces are carefully designed in order that the wearer gets maximum looks by being able to interchange the key items.

Clariscia Gill – CG Couture
9 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY
www.clarisciagill.com
e: info@clarisciagill.ocm
t: +44 (0)20 7 495 2121

ST. LUCIA HOT COUTURE SHOW- FAN SHOOTS SWIMWEAR COVER

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COVERS SAINT LUCIA HOT COUTURE FASHION EVENTS AND SHOOTS SWIMWEAR COVER ON BEACH

Fashion Avenue News is excited to be invited as International Press to Saint Lucia Hot Couture Fashion event at the beautiful Sandals Grande Ballroom.  St. Lucia Hot Couture will feature international designers from all over the world, along with a full week of Fashion activity.

Fashion Avenue News will shoot their International SwimWear Cover on the beaches of St. Lucia.  Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis says “We welcome the opportunity to build a Fashion Bridge between the U.S. and the beautiful Island of St. Lucia as well as developing a MEDIA HUB there for Fashion Avenue News.  We will shoot our SwimWear Cover as well as seek out Photographers, Models, Make Up Artists, Fashion Journalists, Bloggers and all types of Media personalities to develop the St. Lucia Fashion Avenue News Media Brand.

FAN FLYER BLOG SWIM COVERThe Fashion Avenue News Media Team traveling to St. Lucia consist of Editor-in-Chief Sofia Davis, Allison Brown-Managing Partner and Fashion Photographer-Paul Walker.

If you are interested in attend the St. Lucia Fashion Show, see above flyer.  We want to thank everyone for the opportunity allowing  Fashion Avenue News  to be involved in this wonderful event in St. Lucia.  This is the beginning of a great business relationship.

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine is a global luxury print publication.  The focus is global independent, emerging and established fashion industry talent.

For additional information, visit http://FashionAvenueNews.com