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Best Smeller for Fall and Winter

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With the end of the summer around the corner, winterly sweetness approaches: When it’s getting colder outside, we start longing for warm, aromatic and heavy fragrances. With shorter days and lower temperatures, chypre scents, oriental and gourmand aromas are coming, too. we present the fragrances that will sugarcoat the coziest time of the year even more!

Four seasons and its fragrances

Fall marks the transition between summer and winter. In order to have the proper scent ready for this season that will make our individual personalities stand out in any wind and weather, many perfume lovers have started collecting their very own “seasonal scent storage”. Aquatically fresh as well as sweet and fruity summer fragrances are now to be toss in storage in a cool and dry place for a winter slumber. Different fragrance compositions with a more weighty quality are now on spot: earthy, woody, soft, balsamic, warm and sensual scents; attributes that fit especially well to fall and winter. The new every day companions predominantly contain warm accords such as vanilla and musk.

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Fall Scents

Anything goes this fall: a great number of aroma combinations are possible during this season. Women now prefer the warmth, whereas men rather go for woody and spicy fragrances. Many people also like to wear chypre scents besides oriental and spicy compositions: this is a perfume category that consists of a lemon-heavy top note such as bergamot or orange, a flowery heart of rose or jasmine oil and a warm, woody and mossy base note of oak moss and musk. With its earthy heavy, moldy sweet, very exotic scent, Patchouli is another important ingredient of oriental fragrances. In addition, the outlandish heavy, smoky scent of vetiver is very intense and long-lasting that hence fits perfectly to fall season.

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Sandelholz, as one of the oldest perfume ingredients, has a warm, soft, woody balsamic and sweet smell that steadily stays on the skin for quite a long time. It belongs to the precious, more expensive perfumery raw materials and is responsible for the fragrance’s classic woody note.

The all-time classic vanilla is the world’s best known aroma of mother nature. Its scent is very intense and yet, sweet and gives deepness and a long-lasting presence to perfumes.

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

 

GLOSSYBOX DARLING…..

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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.

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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

 

THE MAKE UP SHOW – A MUST ATTEND EVENT

THE MAKE UP SHOW

COMING TO NYC

SUNDAY & MONDAY MAY 1 & 2ND

AT THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION

THE MUST ATTEND SHOW FOR ALL MAKE UP ARTISTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY

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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.

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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

FASHION AVENUE NEWS EDITORIAL SHOOT WITH Germany’s next Topmodel

 

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Fashion Avenue News magazine, known globally for their coverage of worldwide fashion events, had the opportunity to shoot an editorial with Germany’s next Topmodel for their March 2016 issue.

The editorial team, led by Allison V. Brown, set everything up from the audition process, location scouting, designer selection and make up.  The editorial theme was “ACTION” and designer, Kenya Smith of Planet Zero Motorsport, featured a sizzling array of leather dresses, jumpsuits, topped off by matching helmets and gloves.  Working with celebrity Makeup Artists Lenny Hamilton and Melanie Santos, along with Avant Garde Hair stylists, Tiffany Brown, bought the entire look together.

Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of the luxury, fashion brand, stated it was very hard to choose a one cover model, as all of the models did a very nice job.

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

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

Uniformity May 20 – November 19, 2016 The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT presents Uniformity, an exhibition that explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, examining both their social roles and their influence on high fashion. Uniformity features over 70 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never before been on view.

Uniforms occupy a unique place in our society. Designed both to blend in and stand out, they are in a way the antithesis of high fashion. Where uniform design focuses on functionality, control, and tradition, fashion promotes constant change, creativity, and subversion. Yet fashion has often drawn inspiration from uniforms of all kinds, taking functional features and transforming them into decorative elements.

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Uniformity is organized thematically to focus on four main categories of uniforms: military, work, school, and sports. The exhibition opens with a display highlighting each of these four themes, including a full Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) uniform from 1900, a fireman’s uniform from the 1950s, a contemporary schoolgirl uniform from Japan, and a professional cyclist’s uniform from 1985.

The opening gallery also includes a pair of military formal evening uniform (or “mess dress”) jackets from the early 20th century, resplendent with metallic soutache and black galloon. These features functioned to convey the rank and regiment of the wearer. The use of heavy braided threads derived from a need for protection against blades in hand-to-hand combat during the 18th and 19th centuries. Such adornments have since made their way into high fashion, as seen in a look from Ralph Lauren’s fall 2013 collection.

The exhibition continues its exploration of military uniforms in the first display, which concentrates on the importance of modern “dress” uniforms, considering how they have evolved over time, as well as how they differ among ranks, genders, and the various branches of the armed forces. On view in this section is a U.S. Army colonel Dress Blue uniform from 1950, and a World War II U.S. Naval Reserve WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) uniform designed by the couturier Mainbocher. These are juxtaposed with designs from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Perry Ellis that demonstrate a range of fashionable uses for the deep blue wool and gold buttons of dress uniforms.

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The next section focuses on the U.S. military’s implementation of olive drab service uniforms and cotton fatigues during the 20th century. These are represented by a U.S. Army uniform from World War I, a WAC (Women’s Army Corps) uniform from 1944, a World War II Air Force uniform that features a shortened “Eisenhower” or “Ike” jacket, and a cotton “Jeep” coat, also from World War II. These pieces are shown side-by-side with high fashion garments, such as a design from Comme des Garçons that deconstructs the olive drab service uniform by removing the sleeves while leaving the frayed edges as a form of adornment. A look from Marc Jacobs’s spring 2010 collection features a literal adaptation of an Army field jacket paired with a feminine flowing skirt to create an intriguing juxtaposition.

Naval uniforms in particular have had a marked influence on high fashion ever since the late 19th century, with “middy” collars and “Breton” stripes appearing in sportswear, eveningwear, menswear, children’s wear, and women’s wear. At the center of a platform dedicated to naval garb, two U.S. sailor uniforms from World War I illustrate the adaptability of uniform design to differences in climate and seasonal weather changes. One uniform for warmer weather is made from white cotton, while another version, for cooler temperatures, is rendered in navy blue wool. To either side are pieces that show how designers translate certain details from naval uniforms into high fashion, such as a late-19th century ensemble featuring a sailor or “middy” collar, as well as more contemporary pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier and Sacai that utilize the distinctive “Breton” horizontal stripes of the French navy.

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The final military section examines the evolution of camouflage and its impact on high fashion. Camouflage was first developed during World War I by the French, but was in wide use by World War II. Since then, camouflage design has expanded exponentially to include versions for all terrains, climates, and countries. On view in this section is a U.S. Marine camouflage poncho and helmet cover from World War II, as well as high fashion versions of the print from designers such as John Galliano for Christian Dior and Michael Kors.

From military uniforms, the exhibition moves on to uniforms designed for particular occupations, such as a chauffeur’s uniform from the 1930s and a maid’s uniform from the 1950s. A grouping of nurse uniforms from World War I and World War II are shown alongside Louise Dahl-Wolfe photographs for Harper’s Bazaar from the 1940s that demonstrate the symbolic role of the nurse’s uniform during World War II.

Also on view in this section are two TWA flight attendant uniforms from 1975, designed by Stan Herman. With their fashionable silhouettes, the two looks show how airlines used uniforms to convey an affluent lifestyle. They also show the way variety can be integrated into design to suggest a level of originality and personal style, even while the uniform remains contained within a fixed visual lexicon.

Another Stan Herman highlight from this section is his design for the original McDonald’s uniform that debuted in 1975. This ensemble demonstrates the growing importance of branding in uniform design during the late 20th century. The work uniforms section concludes with a look from Chanel’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, inspired by the distinctive attire of Parisian waiters.

Uniformity then moves on to school uniforms, beginning with an Eaton suit from 1930 and then tracing the evolution of the school blazer, from collegiate jackets of the 1920s and 1940s to contemporary Japanese school uniforms. A Thom Browne suit from 2006 plays on the iconography of the school uniform, fusing the legacy of an Eaton suit with the classic gray flannel suit.

Also highlighted in this section are the influence of schoolgirl uniforms. Unlike the blazer of their male counterparts, these uniforms feature a drop-waist dress. The earliest example on view is a uniform dress issued to the female students of Marymount College during the 1920s. With a slight “middy” collar and silk tie secured around the neck, the look is a clear nod to the sailor-inspired sportswear of the time. Four decades later, in 1967, Rudi Gernreich created an homage to the style with a flirtatious, mini-dress version of the look, also on view. The Gernreich ensemble highlights the increased sexualization of schoolgirl uniforms during the second half of the 20th century.

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Uniformity concludes with a section devoted to athletic uniforms that features historic baseball jerseys, a football uniform from circa 1920, a historic track uniform, a contemporary ski ensemble, and a cycling jersey. The influence of athletic uniforms on high fashion is demonstrated in designs by Ungaro, Geoffrey Beene, Stella Jean, and Gucci, which highlight how the bold insignias and markings of athletic jerseys have influenced the logo-driven branding of many luxury brands.

Uniformity, on view from May 20 through November 19, 2016, is organized by Emma McClendon, assistant curator of costume at The Museum at FIT.

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. Like other fashion museums, such as the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda, The Museum at FIT collects, conserves, documents, exhibits, and interprets fashion. The museum’s mission is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Visit fitnyc.edu/museum.

The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology that has been at the crossroads of commerce and creativity for 70 years. With programs that blend hands-on practice, a strong grounding in theory, and a broad-based liberal arts foundation, FIT offers career education in nearly 50 areas, and grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. FIT provides students with a complete college experience at an affordable cost, a vibrant campus life in New York City, and industry-relevant preparation for rewarding careers. Visit fitnyc.edu.

DESIGUAL TAKES ON THE CITY – FABULOUS

 

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DESIGUAL’s Fall 2016 collection reflected on the international metropolises where personal expression can be created and demonstrated through many diverse styles. Throughout history cities have been a meeting place for people of different cultures to come to share and experience their own stories.

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Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2016-2017

The brand looks to the vibrancy of city life and all of its creative lifeblood for its Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. The collection’s aesthetic is a metaphor for the 21st century, visualized as a textured collage, where technology, trends and a global culture now are one. The essence of DESIGUAL imparts that every day is an opportunity to express yourself and wear your attitude to face the world.

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Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Fashion has become an ambassador, the visual clue to our collective conscious. And with this season’s collection DESIGUAL celebrates the women whose style makes the city streets so vibrant.

Guests included fashion photographer and TV personality Nigel Barker; actors Arden Cho (MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’), Clare Foley (FOX’s ‘Gotham’), Eric West (USA’s ‘Satisfaction’)  and Katherine McNamara (ABC’s ‘Shadowhunters’);  reality television personality J. Alexander; French art director and model Julia Restoin-Roitfeld; Host of ‘The Real’ Adrienne Bailon; former ‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman; and Pitbull’s Now &Then Label DJ Xenia Ghali.

 

Africa the new Eldorado of beauty

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With a market estimated at 6.93 billion Euros in 2012 and approximately 10% annual growth compared to barely 4% in the international market, according to the World Retail Congress Africa

2013, the African continent is the new Eldorado for cosmetic giants.

A recent study found that it should achieve 10 billion € in 2017.

 

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Beauty Color Africa is a unique fair devoted to the cosmetics and beauty market in West Africa. It’s the ultimate fair for beauty, fashion and wellness professionals. But not only, is it a fantastic platform for communication, networking and business opportunities and it’s also the place to unearth new trends and innovations in beauty, haircare, skincare & spa and wellbeing.

 

It’s a great chance for brands and professionals to meet distributors, retailers, importers and buyers from all over the sub-region. Beauty Color Africa is also a fantastic opportunity to reach the African general public. African consumers, the

300 million belonging to the middle class, are discerning when it comes to product quality. They must be affordable and

reliable.

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The Ivory Coast’s middle class, foreign multinationals and many retail outlets (from shopping center to luxury boutiques) gives the country a head start over other French-speaking African countries with the opening of Carrefour and the first Beauty Success franchise. Abidjan is the economic capital of French-speaking West Africa with a population of 5 million and also the ultimate destination for fashion and beauty in Africa. This future-forward city blends modern times in harmony with the splendour of nature.

 

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Palais des Congrès at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire

In a cultural melting pot, built and extended along the water, the Palais des Congrès – Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire is a legendary and important oasis that’s constantly changing. This fantastic conference centre, shortlisted by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, looms majestically over an idyllic setting of water and plant life… This bright and extraordinary conference centre, designed by President HOUPHOUËT- BOIGNY, provides the best in technology and comfort for all attendees.

 

The organisers

Beauty Color Africa is the latest event from the experts in fairs devoted to the multicultural beauty industry, Marina

Marâ Marville and her creative international team.

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After 10 years of managing professional and public events such as BOUCLES D’EBENE, BEAUTY COLOR, BEYOND COLOR, COSMEETING, and FOIRE DE PARIS, Marina Marville is continuing to innovate and stay a step ahead of the trends by launching this new concept to suit the African market.

Beauty Color Africa, 11-13 November 2016 – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Website : www.beautycolorafrica.com