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DESIGNER ROCKY GATHERCOLE NY FW SHOW TODAY 7:30PM

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DESIGNS BY ROCKY GATHERCOLE

For more info: http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com

 

Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016

This event will be live streamed to Facebook @FashionAvenueNews at 7:00pm

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NY FASHION WEEK – WHAT SHOWS TO SEE

NY Fashion Week is here…. what shows are you attending?  Here is a short list of shows to see for NY Fashion week….

HARLEM FASHION WEEK BUSINESS OF FASHION SYMPOSIUM

It is vital that fashion and beauty professionals combine their creativity with strategic business practices. It’s not enough just to have a great show you must also have a sellable product. At the Harlem Fashion Week beauty and fashion symposium there will be a team of experienced professionals and valuable resources to provide the skills necessary to catapult your businesses to the next level.

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WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: 163 W 125th St – 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

HARLEM FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

Harlem Fashion Week will be an explosion of culture that will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown vibe for a rich community experience.  Our goal is to produce an event that will showcase the fashion industry, provide business education for emerging designers, grow Harlem businesses, create a cultural platform and just have fun!

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7:45 PM Show  8:30 PM Show  9:15 PM Show 10:00 PM Show

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016

WHERE: 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029

HFW FASHION BRUNCH

HFW will host a fashion Brunch as a final opportunity to network and say Thank You for a successful Harlem Fashion Week. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016

WHERE: TBA

FASHION FOR CHARITY TO BENEFIT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION

On Thursday September 8th 2016, starting at 7:00pm Prive Group, Hype, Star Vodka, and DEG Production present the seventh annual Fashion For Charity Runway Show to Benefit The Georgie Badiel Foundation. The event will be hosted by super model Georgie Badiel to support her foundation. The finest of NYC’s society will be gathering for an illustrious runway fashion event. The Gala will feature an array of upcoming NYC designers including the designs of Feret Campos New York (https://www.instagram.com/ferretcamposdesigns/).

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The MC for the evening will be Charles Ferri from Esquire Network’s Lucky Bastards. There will also be an intermission with a live art show by Peace Simon. There will be a live performance that will feature Heidi Merrill, who has been labeled as the modern day Annie Lenox that meets Shania Twain with the influence of Pop, Country and rock fusion.

Sponsors include Star Vodka, Eurocircle, RARE Magazine, Styling on Showroom, Andrea Maack Fragrance Collection, & Dining Engagement Group.

The event will be hosted by international models and will include a one hour sponsored open bar from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. For table reservations, sponsorship opportunity and more info please email info@nycprive.com

The location is DL Rooftop Lounge on 95 Delancey Street, which is one of New York City’s premier performance venues. The multifloor club has a Miami-in-Manhattan vibe, with its roped-off VIP area, featuring plush red banquettes, and a dressy, eclectic crowd. Paul Seres, co-owner and operator, likens his regulars to the “days of Twilo and Peter Gatien’s empire, the suits hanging out with the rock stars”; now it’s a mash-up of extras from Girls with those from The Wolf of Wall Street.

SM GLOBAL CATWALK

AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

http://www.SMGlobalCatwalk.com

SMGlobal Catwalk is all about Fashion and promoting Talent within this Industry.

Our mission is to assist Designers in promoting and elevating their Brand into a profitable business by gaining global recognition and the opportunity to sell their collections at retail.

The SMGlobal Catwalk Retail Store and Online Store are scheduled for Spring 2016.

SMGlobal Catwalk is also a Talent Management company for:
Models, Make-up Artists, Hair Stylists and Photographers.

We recognize that it takes a team of experts for any successful business. We handpick individuals who are not only good at what they do but by offering ongoing opportunities and training we ensure that they are ready to take on this competitive market with industry standards and techniques that will give them the edge.

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HARLEM FASHION ROW

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

ABOUT

HARLEM FASHION ROW

Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is an Influential Arts & Entertainment organization that engages audiences and aligns brand partners with emerging designers of color in Fashion. HFR’s mission is to discover and showcase emerging talent of color through a platform of national events and customized multi-platform programs.

We initiate innovative events which attract a multitude of diverse influencers connected to the fashion industry. Within this industry HFR events have become the preferred event, providing a platform for emerging fashion talent of color. Harlem’s Fashion Row has defined artistic, cultural and social trends for the past 5 years, and helped launch the careers of countless influential designers and countless others have made their debut with HFR. Our objective is simply to provide real business opportunities to people of color in fashion to showcase their skills and abilities in an industry, which is often non-accessible to this group.

HFR’s signature events are media generating high profile programs that connect with the audience through unique creative conception, design, meaningful brand activations, original content development, competitions and media exposure and at the same time supporting the program’s talent initiative. HFR is a movement.

FASHION’S FRONT ROW BY MACY’S

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:30 PM

Please Note: Tickets are not available at the box office on the first day of the public on sale. ARRIVE EARLY: Please arrive one-hour prior to showtime.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S MOST POWERFUL EVENT FOR INDIE BRANDS ?

GET READY TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH SEASON OF FASHION’S MOST INFULENCAIL MEETING OF THE INDUSTRY’S INDIE ELITE.

SMALL BOUTIQUE FASHION WEEK IS PROUD TO PRESENT SEASON 10

SBFW is the only business oriented runway show and market geared toward small business owners, emerging designers, and novelty designers that are looking to get their start by selling to small boutiques and unique shops. Over the past 9 seasons , Small Boutique Fashion Week has debuted the collections of over 400+ brands launching the careers of some of fashion’s most powerful independent brands.

Sunday Sept 11th, watch the largest catalog of any indie fashion week event debut collections from designers and vendors from all over the globe. SBFW will host 3 separate high end runway shows (12,4,8pm) including press , and vendors providing a one of a kind runway show and shopping experience only available at Small Boutique Fashion Week.

SBFW has been featured in many notable publications and has been recognized by the corporate business world for contribution to the fashion industry. Past press and coverage includes, Fox Business Network, Forbes, CNN, The Huffington Post, People Magazine, & Fashion Bomb Daily. Join SBFW and the indie fashion elite during NYC Fashion week to celebrate this historic mildstone. Enjoy 50+brands, access to the boutique world’s most powerful owners, 30+ invited celebrity guests , and VIP gift bags and give aways from some of our best designers,  participants, and sponsors. Past sponsors include, 5 hour energy, Honest Tea, Illy International Coffee brand, and Huberts Lemonade.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE NON REFUNDABLE UNDER CIRCUMSTANCE  EACH SHOW IS 1 HOUR 

NYC LIVE FASHION WEEK

TUESDAY SEPT. 13, 2016
Xpozure Modeling, Xpozure Media & Model World Magazine, in association with Success With Teamwork, Online Media Success, JT Talent Enterprises, Runway PrestigeWear My Vest & Awesome TV, present … “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Showcase
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 — Stage 48 — in New York City.
Time —
6:00 pm — 2:00 am
Location —
Stage 48
605 West 48th Street
(Between 11th & 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Located in Hell’s Kitchen, NY … Stage 48 is a multi-use venue that hosts Concerts, Night Life, and Private/Corporate Events. Built in the 1950s as a horse stable, the building has been completely remodeled utilizing the beauty of the old industrial architecture and incorporating complimentary modern elements to create an ambience that currently does not exist in any NYC venue. A large horseshoe balcony overlooks the main floor providing excellent site-lines of the 34 foot wide stage. Several elevated VIP areas are located on both floors and a state of the art Sound, Lighting and Video system will ensure an experience like none other.
The venue features a grand ballroom with an expansive mezzanine, a private lounge level with a performance space, and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline.
Stage 48 official web site —  * www.Stage48.com
* Wm. Michael Reid, Publicist, Xpozure Media — (646) 260-9686, wmmichaelreid@yahoo.com, wmreid@modelworldmagazine.com, or via Facebook in-box —https://www.facebook.com/WmMichaelReid

PHILLY FASHION WEEK

CHIC: THE POOL PARTY – OFFICIAL PHILLY FASHION WEEK OPENING EVENT

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS

Monarch Philly, 1031 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA  7PM – 10PM

Sep 19, 2016

STYLE GALA, SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue  Philadelphia, PA  7PM, COMPLIMENTARY FOOD | MUST RSVP

Sep 20, 2016

PHASHION PHEST | FASHION FROM THE TOP, One Liberty Observation Deck | Rotunda At The Shops At Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street  Philadelphia, PA

6:30PM – VIP FASHION SHOW

7:00PM – COCKTAIL RECEPTION

8:30PM – GENERAL FASHION SHOW

WWW.PHASHIONPHEST.COM

Sep 21, 2016

MACY’S FALL FASHION SHOW, Macy’s Center City  1300 Market Street  Philadelphia, PA  5PM

Sep 22, 2016

THE RUNWAY I Doors Open 7PM | Show Starts at 8PM  2300 Arena  2300 S. Swanson Street  Philadelphia, PA

Sep 23, 2016  THE RUNWAY II  Doors Open 7PM | Show Starts at 8PM  2300 Arena  2300 S. Swanson Street  Philadelphia, PA

http://www.phillyfashionweek.org/

ATLANTIC CITY FASHION WEEK

Friday we will show case Ready to Wear collections from today’s hottest designers and retailers. Then on Saturday, we will feature 2 couture high fashion events as we return to the boardwalk in the 9th Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion event. Designers from around the world showcase their collections in a fashion extravaganza that rivals New York City, Milan and Paris.

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General admission tickets are available for Atlantic City Fashion Week Ready to Wear on Friday and our Couture fashion show and after party event on Saturday.

VIP admission to Atlantic City Fashion Week. Premium seating to Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion show. VIP Gift bag. Entrance into the VIP Pre Event Lounge area and the official Atlantic City Fashion Week after party.

Founded in 2011, Atlantic City Fashion Week is an event that rivals the likes of fashion week NYC, Paris and Milan. Twice a year thousands descend on America’s playground to take part in a high fashion event that includes fashion shows, seminars, celebrity appearances, retail events and industry parties.

Atlantic City Fashion Week is presented in part by fashionSTYLE Magazine and KingBee Media. Atlantic City Fashion Week is a multi-day showcase of Ready to Wear and Couture Fashion. It also includes a vendor exhibition, and pre-networking events for VIP guest. ACFW is held twice a year in Atlantic City and has been attended by thousands of fashionable attendees.

This season, we will once again feature the Atlantic City Fashion Week Awards on Thursday, September 22nd at Phillips Seafood in Atlantic City. We pay homage to past seasons Top Models, Designers and Photographers.

Please come out and support ACFW on their many endeavors in FASHION ……

http://www.atlanticcityfashionweek.com/purchase-tickets.html

 

 

HARLEM FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT GALA HONORS SOFIA DAVIS – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FASHION AVENUE NEWS, WED. 9-7-2016, 7-9PM

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SOFIA DAVIS – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FASHION AVENUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of the Global Luxury Brands, Fashion Avenue News, Model World, The FAN Daily, The Editors Council and The Fashion Impire, will receive the Cultural Icon Award at the Harlem Fashion Week Opening Night Gala Black Tie Event.

Ms. Davis has been instrumental in the rise of the independent magazine movement by creating Fashion Avenue News Magazine in 2011 which quickly grew into a global luxury fashion brand.  Her focus is the independent and emerging fashion industry talent that has been overlooked by most mainstream publications.  “I want to give the independent/emerging fashion talent a platform to grow, a foundation that is global, upscale, and displays their talent in a positive way to the world.”

Ms. Davis has taken Fashion Avenue News from 0-360,000 email & print subscribers.  She also writes The FAN Daily – a fashion blog (www.btetv.wordpress.com) that brings you up to the minute fashion industry news from around the world. Building on the need for platforms for the independent talent, she created Model World Magazine, which focuses on emerging models in the fashion industry.  She also created The Editors Council, a group of independent magazine publishers/editors that come together to help each other continue and grow their publications.  The Editors Council is open to all levels of industry talent, on-line, print and blog publishers.

Ms. Davis has a long history in the Fashion Industry.  She worked as Director of Models at the World Famous Apollo Theater for 10 years where she featured 15 models a week, handling hair and make up.  While at the Apollo, she developed BTE TV (Beauty Television & Entertainment), which stated out as an public access show and went on to become a full channel of paid advertisements reaching over one million people.  As the online media changed the TV environment, she took her fashion focused TV show on line and rebranded it Fashion Avenue News.

Ms. Davis says “I want to thank Yvonne Jewnell for recognizing my hard work in the fashion industry.  It means a lot when people appreciate what you have spent a lifetime doing”.  Thank you.

About Producer Yvonne Jewnell

Yvonne Jewnell New York is an award winning women’s wear company that creates clothing that promotes women empowerment and celebrates culture from across the globe. Owned by a mother-daughter team, YJNY create garments with an ethnically inspired message of overcoming obstacles and revitalizing strength.

Yvonne Jewnell New York has been worn by Lisa Price owner of Carol’s Daughter, Dixie Nichols, owner of Dixie Bits Bath and Body Products and style contributor for Bella Magazine, Dorcas Meyers, owner of Roc-A-Natural. And Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin has pulled Yvonne Jewnell’s garments for his clients.

Yvonne Jewnell New York has been featured in Fashion Avenue News Magazine, African Prints in Fashion, Zuvaa, Black to Business, Jamaica Gleaner, SHE Caribbean, Inside Outer Beauty and The Network Journal.

HARLEM FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT GALA

Harlem Fashion Week Opening Night Gala is a semi-formal invitation only event.

The theme is the 21st century Harlem Renaissance, we are requesting that attendees wear garments inspired by the Harlem Renaissance.

WHEN:Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: 467 W 144th St, New York, NY 10031

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE

Hamilton Landmark Galleries – 467 West 144th Street, New York, NY 10031 – View Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row is Ready to Kick Off New York Fashion Week™

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Macy’s is ready to kick off New York Fashion Week and bring it closer to fans everywhere as Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row, a runway spectacle mixing music, fashion and compassion, hits the stage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and television screens nationwide with a one-hour entertainment special. On Wednesday, Sep. 7 at 7:30 p.m., live from the capital of American fashion, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will open the exclusive doors to fashion’s biggest week with spectacular presentations of the fall season’s hottest looks and musical performances from superstars Ariana Grande and Flo Rida. The show will be hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski and is set to air nationwide on E!, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to the theatrical and television presentations, Macy’s will bring the glitz and glamour of fashion week to 25 markets nationwide via special in-store events featuring celebrity appearances, fashion presentations, and more.

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row Kicks Off New York Fashion Week with Special Presentations of the Hottest Fall Fashions and Performances by Ariana Grande and Flo Rida

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“Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will bring the glamour and exclusivity of New York Fashion Week closer to audiences than ever before,” said Joe Feczko, executive producer of the Macy’s event. “Our national entertainment special on E! will open the doors to the masses, with electrifying musical performances and an incredible theatrical presentation of must-have designer looks. And once again, on the day of the broadcast, fans will be able to shop the show directly from the runway via our newly created website, macys.com/shoptheshow.”

“The excitement will extend to select Macy’s stores nationwide as we transport Fashion’s Front Row to cities across the country, delighting shoppers with an exclusive look at fall’s hottest fashions and special in-store celebrity appearances,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president, Special Events.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Macy’s to join E!’s expert fashion coverage with their incredible event highlighting the cultural importance of Fashion Week,” said Laura Molen, executive vice president, Lifestyle Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal. “Combining the power of the Macy’s brand and some of music’s hottest acts with E!’s social, engaged audience is a natural collaboration.”

Macy’s fashion week theatrical catwalk will feature sensational presentations of designs from I.N.C. International Concepts, Kenneth Cole, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Tallia, and Tommy Hilfiger. In addition, Justin Timberlake’s William Rast collection will be presented for the first-time-ever at a New York Fashion Week event. The runway firsts continue with the world-exclusive debut of Betsey Johnson xox Trolls, a special collection inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film “Trolls,” which opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 4. Before the models hit the catwalk, their high-fashion beauty looks will be crafted and applied by the incredible artists of Lancôme, who will highlight the fall season’s must-have cosmetic palettes. Samsung, the global innovation leader in consumer electronics and mobile technology, is the event’s signature technology partner and will also showcase its fashionable line of smartwatches in a special catwalk presentation.

The glamorous spectacle would not be complete without amazing performances from the hottest acts in music. Set to ignite the stage with her smash hits, international pop sensation Ariana Grande will perform a selection of her chart-topping songs. A multi-platinum superstar, Grande’s music has ruled the charts, airwaves and dance floors in countries all over the world. Her latest album, Dangerous Woman, featuring the hit singles, “Dangerous Woman” and “Into You,” was released in late May to critical and commercial acclaim. Keeping the party at full blast, Flo Rida will also hit the stage pumping up the volume and the energy as he unleashes his monster hits on the audience. In just a few years, the Florida-born rapper has amassed an impressive slate of Top 10 hits, selling a remarkable 60 million singles worldwide; his most recent single, “My House,” is his latest No.1 smash.

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row continues the company’s legacy of charitable giving. Macy’s is set to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation, Inc. and Ronald McDonald House New York, by contributing 100 percent of the purchase price, minus Ticketmaster and facility fees, of all tickets sold for the Sep. 7 live show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Tickets to Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row, priced at $55 and $80, are available at TICKETMASTER (ticketmaster.com or 866-858-0008) or in person at the Madison Square Garden Box Office. Ticketmaster orders are subject to service fees. All tickets include a $5 facility fee. Tickets for people with disabilities may be purchased through Ticketmaster, at the MSG Box Office or by calling MSG’s Disabled Services Department at (212) 465-6034.

Fans tuning in nationwide will receive their own VIP experience when Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row airs on E!, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings). The broadcast, hosted by E!’s Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, will include highlights and performances from the live show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, in addition to behind-the-scenes elements hosted by E!’s Zuri Hall. As the looks come down the catwalk, fashionistas from coast-to-coast will be able to snag the must-have fashions as they shop the show via macys.com/shoptheshow.

Between Sept. 15 and Sept. 17, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will also extend to fabulous in-store events nationwide. Macy’s flagship locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco will host in-store celebrations featuring celebrity and designer appearances, special performances and fashion presentations, bringing the Fashion Week experience closer to style mavens. In addition, at 20 select locations, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row-themed shopping parties will spread the glamour to more cities nationwide.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

 

Fashion Avenue News Magazine features SuperModel Kim Cornish on September Cover

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Fashion Avenue News, Model World Magazine, The FAN Daily (www.btetv.wordpress.com) and The Fashion Impire, are Global Luxury Brands, featuring emerging and established Fashion Industry Talent.  This month we have 3 amazing covers, here is the first…..

At Fashion Avenue News, we do not look at size, we look at fabulousity.  We place plus size models on the same pages as straight size models, and we do not call them PLUS, we call them MODELS…. Because that is what they are MODELS…… When you attach a label to something you are putting it in a box…….

Check out our Beautiful, Classy, Comfortable In Her Own Skin, COVER MODEL Kim Cornish, shot by the one and only Steve Bennett and team, for our September issue.  This Supermodel, works a bold, lively, hot off the shoulder print piece.  She is classy, sophisticated and sexy all in one (Darling).  She is wrapped in CONFIDENCE, the lady is FLAWLESS…..

If you are a Plus Model in the Fashion Industry, stop by Fashion Avenue News page, and subscribe to our daily fashion blog (The FAN Daily) http://www.btetv.wordpress.com.  We are happy to feature you on our pages and coves.  You have a home, a place where you are a MODEL, not a Plus Model…..

Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis of Fashion Avenue News says “Today, throw away the labels, stop calling yourself Plus, and start referring to yourself as a MODEL, because if you see yourself as a Model, so will everyone else“

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We look forward to hearing from you, Models/Photographers, submit your photos by dropbox to EIC@fashionavenuenews.com, you can also email us with any questions at Submission@FashionAvenueNews.com

We are your Fashion Family, we are here for you.  Like our page, Fashion Avenue News and subscribe to the FAN Daily www.btetv.wordpress.com

This SuperModel cover can be purchased at http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com

PC:  Model: Kim Cornish, Makeup: Kia Rayford, Stylist: Toni Foster @ Critique Boutique, Post Production: Abdel Kebdani, Photographer: Steve Bennett

This Magic Moment – Catch My Lash (Darling)

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http://www.TheFashionImpire.com

What happens when you get 10 powerful entrepreneurs on a panel in front of an inquisitive audience?

Solutions are found, that’s what happens.

I believe no matter what the problem, there is a solution.

I’m one for Networking.  I was invited to “Catch My Lash” Beauty Event in Brooklyn on Saturday by my fellow Editor-in-Chief magazine owner, Ese of Enspire Magazine.  The event was held at Brooklyn Exposure, 1401 Bedford Avenue, produced by Blanch.  As most of you know, I don’t know Brooklyn and did not know if I would know anyone else there, but I went anyway, Googling my way along.

Upon arrival, I’m surprised by how many people I know and the professional set up.  There were vendors and food, my kind of place.  The surprise came when the panel started…

Each panelist introduced themselves, Supermodel Angela- of QVC, Boss Lady Wendy Isaac – Style the Wave, Ese of Enspire Magazine, Chefs, Make Up Manufacturers, Fashion Designers and more.

There were questions and answers, and then an audience member asked the critical question “Why Should Someone Patronize Your Businesses?” I had the perfect answer.

Why should someone purchase or read Fashion Avenue News Magazine or read our FAN Daily Fashion Blog.

Fashion Avenue News Magazine was created because years ago a model went to an Agency Open House and they told her she would NEVER MAKE IT IN THE MODELING BUSINESS.  The model came to my office in TEARS.  I was angry.  I don’t feel that anyone should ever tell someone they cannot make it.  My anger created Fashion Avenue News Magazine, a foundation for independent fashion industry talent, to have a platform and a place.  We welcome everyone, as long as they are FABULOUS.  Age, Height, Weight, Size, never determine if you can appear on our pages.  We are here for you; we are your fashion family.

More conversation ensured and we came to the conclusion that we need to work harder to support each other businesses.  It starts with you.  Think of where you spend your money.  If you are a small business, really think, because you can help other businesses stay in business by purchasing from them.

Change starts with YOU.  If you want something different, you have to do something different.

It was wonderful sitting on the panel with these ladies as they were extremely inspirational.  When you have a business and you’re under pressure or stress, it’s good to know there are other businesses owners that feel the same way, you are not in this by yourself, don’t feel alone.  We are all working to keep our businesses afloat.

One thing I explained on the panel, I am You, I have no special SuperPower, I’m working hard on my business just like the next magazine, fashion designer or makeup artists.  We chose this profession and no one said it would be easy, but nothing brings you happiness like having your own.

We can make it, if we do it together.

“Catch My Lash” is an annual business, beauty event featuring business and fashion.  Stop by Brooklyn Exposure 1401 Bedford Avenue and purchase some food or have a drink.  These businesses are in your community.  They can’t stay if we don’t support them.

Here are some of the businesses that were there:

LMB Haute Couture, Queen Diva, Celebrity Wendy Isaac, Enspire Magazine, Catch My Lash, Fashion Avenue News, TheFashionImpire.com, Crystal Carmen of Pink Stiletto, Johntines Boutique, Nikki Latty Beauty, Top Line Divas presents BeYOUtiful Curves Fashion Show Oct. 2 in Philly, for more info 484-816-6853, Ms. Full figured USA Pageant Auditions MsFullFiguredUSA@gmail.com

Bianca M Williams -Director  of B Pretty inc,  B Pretty Lashes , B Pretty Glam Factory our physical location and Co-Host of Pretty, Styled and Beautiful
-Angela Perymon- QVC Model, Mua , tld
-Wendy Isaac- international entrepreneur
-Tia Jackson- Johntinesboutique owner
-Chef Danielle Moore- known Chef and apron designer
– Crystal Carmen Pink Stilletos Cosmetics- Cosmetic Line
-Natassia Constantine- fashion designer for LMB Haute

Guest
– performance Sonja Freeman- Queen Diva – Singer
-Michelle Lawson- hosts of TV Treasures, model, actress, real Estate agent
-Wanda hall- Mua
-Eddie Jones ( Bobby) – TNOS , entrepreneur,  fashion show director, artist
-Jeannie James Co-Host @prettystyledandbeautiful & MUA  , jewelry expert
– Brooklyn Exposure- Venue
– Karen – international Mua

(Please like our page, Fashion Avenue News and follow our daily fashion blog, www.btetv.wordpress.com)

MODEL EBONY WALKER IS THE WINNER OF THE FACE OF KURVACIOUS MODEL COMPETITION

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I had the opportunity to be attend the annual Face of Kurvacious Model Competition at the National Black Theater in Harlem.

What an EVENT!!!

The Face of Kurvacious is produced by Ms. Kurvacious Scott, an icon in the fashion industry.

Let me tell you how it all happened….. First, I arrive, I am greeted and seated, I’m thinking “very nice”.  As judges arrive, they are seated, introduced.  I’m thinking “I like this”.  We are served a beautiful dinner and additional guest are let in…. the show is about to begin.

The two hosts of the show are hysterical and informative, David Ash and Charlotte Rogers-Brown, keep you entertained.  The judges are Andrene Wiliams of UBM Models, Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News and Model World Magazine, Sonja Elise Freeman of Miss NY Plus America, Tasha Hill of BGU Concepts, Janine Y. Ellis NinaJoi Creations and the (Runway Slayer) Supermodel Jeannie Ferguson of BGU Concepts.  WOW, what a line up.

The contestants, all 25, are introduced thru a dance routine that is fabulous, they move and groove to runway pulsating music.  The next scene is to introduce themselves and explain why they should be the next Face of Kurvacious.  The judges listen closely as the crowd goes wild after each contestant.   It’s an intense moment.

In each category the contestants display their elegance and confidence and slay the runway with their own style.

In addition to the fabulous contestants, the Kurvy Dolls take to the runway – what a treat.  The Kurvy Dolls are the Kid Kurvy Models, they have kid designers, Pink Ladybug Couture, Chubbie Line, that made some of the garments.  What a refreshing surprise.  I was so proud to see children having a platform.   Designer Egypt, of Chubbie Line, was featured this month in TEEN VOGUE, as The Ones To Watch, Under 21.   She is on her way.

Some of the celebrities in attendance are the Queen of New Jersey, Ms. Theresa Randolph, Executive Producer of Ms. Full Figured USA Pageant and her beauty queen winner.

The final category is Evening Wear.  The contestants were escorted on the stage by very handsome male models.  The contestants know this is their final opportunity to impress the judges.  They do not disappoint.  Each and every gown and outfit is to die for, it’s very hard to choose.

Now is the time to announce the winner, different awards are given out and each contestant feels like they are a winner.  But there can be only one first place winner, there can be only one Face of Kurvacious.

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The tension grows, and finally a winner is announced, contestant Ebony Walker is the new Face of Kurvacious.

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All the contests were fabulous.  For more information on the Face of Kurvacious Model Competition, visit http://www.Kurvacious.com

Sponsors:  Candice Caters, DJ Black Moses, Wayne Digital Media, aLg Production, Akira Armstrong (Pretty Big Movement), Yazmin Soul, Stillamess/Rock Runna Radio, Queen Size Magazine, Pink Ladybug Couture,

Special Thanks to the Glam Squad (Deborah Cadore), Male Models, Singer/Entertainer, Media, Press, Judge and all involved in the production of this wonderful show.

FASHION FLASH WEEKEND EVENTS

ACTS 3 AND A QUARTER PRODUCTIONS presents “MORE” an inspiring and captivating stage play of Faith, Family and Finances.

MORE THE PLAY WITH ALVE

The Abrams family is hit hard when Laz loses his job. Money is scarce and the bills are piling up. The financial roles are now reversed and egos are bruised. The once joyously bright Abrams home has turned dimmed.

With his marriage to wife Mary on the rocks and his teenage daughter Allison preparing for college, the need for more has never been greater.

All hope seems to be lost until the unexpected visit of Laz’s larger than life sister Marty shines some light on this very dark situation. But before matters ever get better they seem to always get worse under the Abrams household.

FRIDAY AUGUST 19, 2016
SHOWTIME 8pm
Producers Club Sonnet Theater

SATURDAY AUGUST 20,2016
SHOWTIME 6pm & 8pm
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

TICKETS:  http://morethestageplay.brownpapertickets.com/

MEET OUR STORY TELLERS BEHIND THE CURTAIN

A play written, directed and produced by
Shawnette Hamilton Robertson

Co Directed by Artie Thompson

Stage Managed by Koya Bragg Summers

MEET OUR STORY TELLERS ON THE STAGE

Paula Flynn
Miya Bass
Shawnette Hamilton Robertson
Paul Foster
Benjamin Rowe
Kristin Dawn Dumas
Cassandra Jeudi
Jalan Barber
Lindsay Johnson
Dara J. Bragg
Charles E. Williams
TJ Sealey

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MODEL AUDITIONS FOR FASHION WEEK SHOW

SATURDAY AUGUST, 20TH, 12:00NOON AT PEARL STUDIOS,
500 8TH AVENUE, SUITE 1205,
WILLIAM MICHAEL REID – DIRECTOR

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SUNDAY AUGUST 21, 2016
FOOD & FASHION
ALL WHITE YACHT FASHION EVENT

UpScale Dinner & Fashion Networking Event.  Join Celebrity Wendy Isaac and Fashion Friends for a wonderful evening of Food & Fashion.  Network with Magazine Editors, Fashion Bloggers, Perfume Branding Models and much much more…. It’s going to be a evening to remember……

WENDY ISSAC EVENT

Fashion Dinner Le Coiffeur Style on the Water . Come out and get a 4 course meal while cruising on the All White Affair with Le Coiffeur .  Just a sneak peek of what’s coming on Sunday August 21 on the Nautical Empress boarding at 7pm leaving from pier 36 Marina 299 South Street .. Get your tickets Couples $75  Single $40 TICKET INFO:  Http://lecoiffeurstylethewater.eventbrite.com  Call 6462455258 or 646 388 0319 for more info.  We sail RAIN OR SHINE,

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KURVICIOUS FLYER 2

4TH ANNUAL FACE OF KURVACIOUS
MODEL COMPETITION
SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 7:00PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Face of Kurvacious Model Competition. Enjoy an evening of Kurves, Klass, & Konfidence as our contestants compete for the title of Face of Kurvacious 2016.

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Come shop our Klassy Boutique Vendors,enjoy a special live performance by Yazmin Soul, music by DJ BLACK MOSES, dynamic food catered by 2CousinsStew Catering, scrumtious treats and so much more. Also let us not forget the big debut of our Kurvy Dolls!!
VIP $65 (includes model competition,one hour of unlimted cocktails, dinner, and complimentary dessert bar.

General Admin $40 (includes model competition).  https://kurvaciousmodels.ticketleap.com/2016-face-of-kurvacious-model-competition/t/KURVACIOUSFACEBOOK/

UNIQUE BLEND MODELS FASHION WEEK August 5 – 6

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UNIQUE BLEND MODELS FASHION WEEK – EVENTS 2016

ARE YOU READY?

Join us on August 5, 2016 to August 6, 2016 as we present 2016 Unique Blend Models Fashion Week.

This page will include all the tickets for the the three days events including the opportunity to purchase the vendor’s package. Please email Andrene Williams at ubmfashionweek@gmail.com for information on sponsorship packages.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ladydoves Self Enrichment Non-profit Youth Organization.

EVENTS:

FRIDAY, AUGUST  5, 2016
SUITS-N-SWAG (all male fashion show)
PLACE:  Holiday Inn at 440 West 57th street
TIME:    6pm-10pm (doors open at 6pm)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
BIRDS OF PARADISE (all female show)
PLACE: Holiday Inn 440 West  57th street New York, NY
212-581-8100
TIME:    6PM-11PM (doors open at 6pm)

VENDOR PACKAGE: The vendor package for Gold, Silver and Bronze include ad in our program. 5 minutes talk time and position near the entrance.

PLEASE NOTE THE AUGUST 6, 2016, BIRDS OF PARDISE, HAS VIP TABLE AVAILABLE FOR $300 AND SEATS 8 PEOPLE. THIS IS AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASES.

Last year’s event was great. This year we promise to make it even better. We look forward to having you joining us for an event with a  worthy cause.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM –
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 PM

WHERE:  New York – New York, NY – View Map

 

Bronx Fashion Week Young Fashionistas August 19, 2016

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Bronx Fashion Week returns to the new Mall at Bay Plaza with ‘’Young Fashionistas’’ Hosted by no other than Bronx’s Own Caridad De La Luz aka ‘’LaBruja’’ in a fun filled children’s fashion designer showcase with the most talented children who will ‘’Roc the Runway’’ wearing the hippest apparel from the latest designs side by side Top Retail Stores such as Macy’s, H&M, Gap & Monsoon and So Much More!

Featuring designer wear by Chubiiline’s Egypt Ufele, A child prodigy who has changed the game when she overcame Bullying through creativity, intelligence and grace at the age of 10. While a lesser person would have caved, she used personality and imagination to design a line of clothing for kids who looked like her. She also established a non-profit called Bully Chasers. Her gentle demeanor belies her firm resolve as she crushes the fashion world with iconic fashion and sassy looks for children, plus-size women, men and boys.

As well as Young Gods Clothing Brand, a brand created in 2014 by Fashion Designer Eunika Simmons and her two children Nigel and Carlos Simmons. They created a brand to represent the younger generation of high end fashion conscious youths who inspire to make a positive difference in the world!

Last by not least we feature Styles by Pauletta, taking it upon herself to expand her craft to include her gift as a designer and seamstress.  Sewing came natural to her, however, with the expertise of her Mother, Betty Brady, mentor Kalvin and several formal sewing classes she was able to hone her craft as a designer, pattern maker and seamstress.  Pauletta’s designs are primarily, but not limited to Urban Chic; catering to adults as well as children; weddings, proms, special occasions and every day wear.

Opening Performance by the Bronx Dance Theatre, offering professional dance classes in Classical Ballet (Russian technique), Broadway Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Modern (Horton and Graham techniques), West African Dance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco and more.  With a strong emphasis on classical dance, BDT offers quality professional training. Many of their students have gone on to appear in Major Motion Pictures, tour with Major Artists, perform on Broadway and in National and International Dance Companies.

Following Performance by Bharati Dance Academy.  Bharati Kemraj founded The BHARATI Dance Academy at the Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple in 1996 where she is the Dance Teacher and Choreographer. Each Bollywood dance performance combines the rich music and culture of India and the Caribbean. Ms. Kemraj has built a respectable reputation for unique, energizing, and eye-catching performances throughout the community including international performances and appearances.

Portion of proceeds are going to ‘’The Gift to Empower School Drive’’ where school supplies will be distributed to Bronx children in need at the Bronx Museum of the Arts August 29th on Boogie on the Boulevard.

Sponsored by Travel Productions Media & Public Relations Firm

Bronx Fashion Week, LLC encourages sponsors to be a part of this major event as they reach out to businesses and organizations within The Bronx, across the region and internationally.

Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite by typing Bronx Fashion Week