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Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017
Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017

Zang Toi’s SS2017 season inspirational flavor flows from the Glorious Giverny Gardens.

An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the richly decorated, romantic collection of ballroom gowns and flowing floor length opera coats, along with garments of hand encrusted gem stones.  The masterfully constructed  collection had many statment pieces and spectacular style.

The hair and makeup were velvety soft.  Make up lead was Beauty By Rudy for Ubati and hair was Eui Salon for Macadamia Hair.

Zang Toi receive a well deserved standing ovation from all at the end of a magnificent show.

Take a look at this stunning collection:



Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017
Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017

Zang Toi’s SS2017 season inspirational flavor flows from the Glorious Giverny Gardens.

An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the richly decorated, romantic collection of ballroom gowns and flowing floor length opera coats, along with garments of hand encrusted gem stones.  The masterfully constructed  collection had many statment pieces and spectacular style.

The hair and makeup were velvety soft.  Make up lead was Beauty By Rudy for Ubati and hair was Eui Salon for Macadamia Hair.

Zang Toi receive a well deserved standing ovation from all at the end of a magnificent show.

Take a look at this stunning collection:



AVADORA, the Fragrance

Fashion Avenue News has expanded it’s Luxury Living brand campaign to include AVADORA the Fragrance – “Wear Avadora, Be Unforgetable” and Fabulous the “Hypnotic, Sexy, Fresh Fragrance, both by FAN.  (pc:  Photographer Paul ShootMeNYCmodels Walker IG: @shootmenycmodels  Model: Avadora Mimouni, Designer: Sherri Hill, Perfume: Avadora, Mua: Mac Cosmetics, Shoes: Christian Louboutin)

Take a look at our luxury living campaign ads.

“Wear Avadora, Be Unforgetable”


Fabulous – Hypnotic, Sexy, Fresh Fragrance

This campaign features the winner of The Face of Kurvacious, Ebony Walker.

When Ebony won the model competition, our Creative Talent Campaign Casting Director did not see her as a plus size model, he saw her as a “lead campaign model”, one he felt could carry the luxury brand., take a look.  (PC:  Model: Ebony Walker Face of Kurvacious 2016, Makeup: Kia Rayford, Wardrobe/Stylist: Toni Foster @ Critique Boutique, Jewelry: Laurice’s Pieces, Post Production: Abdel Kebdani, Photo: Steve Bennett)

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We are excited to have both of these lovely ladies as part of our campaign.  Various Fragrance Campaign Ads will appear in Fashion Avenue News each month.  We will bring your our luxury “It Bag” campaign soon.

You can purchase both fragrances from our Facebook Store – Fashion Avenue News.  For more information on Fashion Avenue News Luxury Brands visit our website: and subscribe to our daily fashion blog also like us on Facebook Fashion Avenue News Magazine.







CF. Goldman RTW Spring 2017

For spring, Nicole Miller took an imaginative trip to Panama. The Central American country, and its colorful textile tradition and craftsmanship, were major inspirations for the New York-based designer, who combined rich patterns, embroideries and prints with more metropolitan elements. Fitted dresses were trimmed with ruffles and featured graphic multicolor motifs, which also appeared on the jacquard sleeves of a utilitarian parka.

Playing with contrasts, Miller unconventionally used a high-end tweed fabric for a sporty bomber jacket paired with an allover-embroidered miniskirt, and crafted an anorak from romantic eyelet cotton. The collection’s focus on textures, sometimes created with embroideries of multicolor beads, was also evident in a pretty cotton sweater embellished with fringe and worn with fluid ruffled shorts.

CF. Goldman RTW Spring 2017

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


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.


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 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!


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 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



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 (

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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

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.



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’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.


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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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.



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
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 —  *
* Wm. Michael Reid, Publicist, Xpozure Media — (646) 260-9686,,, or via Facebook in-box —



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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





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


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.


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 ……




Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016
Designs by Rocky Gathercole (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion)

Fashion Avenue News Magazine is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Rocky Gathercole COLOURS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SHOW.


Fashion Avenue News, the global, luxury brand, is the proud title sponsor for the New York Fashion Week – FULL TO CAPACITY RUNWAY SHOW for Designer Rocky Gathercole.  The event will be held, Friday, September 16 at the Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th Street, Embassy Ballroom, New York, NY 10019, showtime is exactly 7:30pm. (Tickets are FREE and you can get on the wait list.  Rocky will show a collection of Avant Garde Designs.  Numerous celebrities are rumored to attend.  Media sponsors include: The Fashion Impire, RARE Magazine, i-Fashion Magazine,  Enspire Magazine, The Fashion Blog Daily, The FAN Daily Blog, M.Bunn productions (Live Streaming Team) and Vegg Video Team.  Walking in the show is celebrity, Supermodel Avadora Mimouni.

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Rock Gathercole has dressed A-listers: Pop superstar Britney Spears dons Gathercole creations in the billboards of her Piece Of Me long-running show in Las Vegas; American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks wears his dresses; Lady Gaga has 30 pieces of his designs; Katy Perry’s gold ensemble in Dark Horse music video, Jennifer Lopez, Chinese actress Bai Ling (The CrowWild Wild West) Paris Hilton and Nicki Minaj and many more….

Rocky Gathercole Designs on the Cover of Italian Vogue

Read more about Designer Rocky Gathercole below.  To schedule an interview, kindly email



Rocky is an Avant Garde fashion designer.

“Feisty, unapologetic, insomnolence and YES, controversial. Like most others, I started from scratch. I was kid back then trying to make it through this harsh world, and a much harsher fashion scene. But with the help of the almighty, a mentor and off course, much hard work, I finally made it. I’m a fashion rebel which just mirrors my personality. I don’t think of things for the present, it always has to be in the future, which also helps me to be Avant-Garde. I’m a person who really wants to respect everyone and every culture, but unfortunately, I ended up breaking all the Taboos. I am most of the time a person enjouée, and I always make people laugh, but in the other hand, I fear crowds and most importantly, I love to surprise people.” – Rocky Gathercole , Metrovelvet

Rocky Gathercole At Art Hearts Fashion Miami Swim Week Presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Rocky Gathercole, an ardent, plucky, provocative fashion artist, exudes his dazing ideas into his Avant-Garde designs. A highly aggressive fashion designer with a taste for the unalike, Rocky continuously stage inimitable works of art on the vogue runway. Rocky Gathercole has made a niche in Dubai and Saudi Arabia for more than 20 years now.  And he has now brought his amazing and atypical designs back to the Philippines.


Started humble beginnings in Pasay City Philippines, and made a career move that would launch him further in the fashion world, he then moved to the Middle East joining Calash Haute Couture and quickly made great impressions that would turn heads by leading designers, models and artists.

Rocky is described as

“Outrageously eclectic to stunning… edgy”

“Moving art on the runway”

“Astonishing, a sight for sore eyes”

“Schizophrenic… exciting work”

Rocky Gathercole has taken part in the International Miami Fashion Week getting lauding reviews. He was invited to feature his collections in several fashion shows including in New York.


The future holds no borderlines for fashion extraordinaire Rocky Gathercole and is starting to break in the wedding scene with some of the most unique and dazzling wedding gowns in the world.

Read more about Rocky – CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE

Sponsors:  Fashion Avenue News, i-Fashion Magazine, Avadora Mimouni Accessory Collection; Paul Walker NYC Models; E4 Models, Media Sponsor: RARE Magazine, Enspire Magazine, Model World Magazine, Allison V Brown Photography, The Editors Council, The Fashion Impire,


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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 ( 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 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


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


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



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


“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,”

“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 ( 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

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 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


Fashion Avenue News, Model World Magazine, The FAN Daily ( 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)  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“


We look forward to hearing from you, Models/Photographers, submit your photos by dropbox to, you can also email us with any questions at

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

This SuperModel cover can be purchased at

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

My Body First Campaign Sounds a Rallying Cry for a Body Positive Shopping Experience

Plus size styling service Dia&Co highlights the need for a new approach


Today, plus size fashion start-up Dia&Co launched its debut campaign, My Body First, which explores women’s emotionally-charged shopping experiences — including those of Dia&Co Co-Founder and CEO Nadia Boujarwah. Through a powerful video and the release of new statistics, the campaign calls for an approach to shopping that celebrates and prioritizes women’s actual bodies.

Prior to creating the campaign, Dia&Co conducted new industry research and surveyed hundreds of women, with results revealing:

  • Only 22% of women reported feeling happy the last time they left a fitting room. 33% reported feeling significantly worse when leaving than when they entered.
  • On average, nearly 75% of the clothes a woman tries on do not fit her body.
  • America’s largest clothing retailers only offer 29% of new styles to women above a size 14.

“At Dia&Co, we believe that style can spark self-love,” said Boujarwah. “But currently, many shopping trips create the opposite effect — leaving us disheartened rather than inspired. And too often, these experiences cause us to blame our bodies rather than celebrate them. The system is broken, and it’s time for a radical change.”

Founded in 2014 by Boujarwah and her Harvard Business School classmate Lydia Gilbert, Dia&Co has been building a truly body-positive shopping experience:

  • Personalization: Each Dia&Co customer receives uniquely curated boxes of clothing selected by a dedicated stylist to fit her body, her budget, and her style. Customers like the approach: Dia&Co has experienced 35x revenue growth over the past 12 months.
  • Fit Technology: It’s a common frustration that standard sizing varies considerably between brands. Dia&Co has developed a proprietary approach to assessing a garment’s true fit to greatly reduce this pain point.
  • Accessibility: By working directly with top brands and up-and-coming designers, Dia&Co has built a deep and diverse inventory assortment, ensuring that each customer has access to a variety of high quality, fashion-forward clothing that fits her style, no matter what her size.

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Key Findings from Dia&Co Shopping Satisfaction Study:

  • 22% of women reported feeling happy the last time they left a fitting room.
  • 33% of women reported that the last time they left a fitting room, they felt significantly worse when than when they entered the fitting room.
  • On average, women reported that 74% of the clothing items that they try on in a fitting room do not fit them.
  • Women who wear sizes 14+ try on 24% fewer items of clothing in fitting rooms (4.97 items) than women who wear sizes 0-12 (6.53 items).
  • Of the clothing that was tried on, a larger percentage did not fit women who wear sizes 14+ (77% of items) compared to women who wear sizes 0-12 (72% of items).
  • Women aged 18-24 tried on the most items of clothing of any age group (9.84 items per shopping trip).
  • Women aged 55-65 tried on the fewest items of clothing of any age group (3.30 items per shopping trip), but also reported the smallest percentage of clothing that fit (21.15%).

Survey Methodology

The Dia&Co Shopping Satisfaction Study surveyed 675 American women aged 18 to 65 years old between the dates of August 17-25, 2016. As part of the survey, women self-identified as wearing sizes 0-12 (59% of respondents) or sizes 14+ (41% of respondents).

About Dia&Co:

Dia&Co is a body-positive shopping experience exclusively for women who wear sizes 14+. The service connects each customer with a stylist who sends her personalized, curated boxes of clothing selected to fit her body, her budget, and her style. Founded in 2014 by Harvard Business School classmates Nadia Boujarwah and Lydia Gilbert, the company’s mission is to spark radical self-love through style. Based in New York City, Dia&Co has attracted a dedicated and diverse customer base crossing all 50 states. For more information, visit

Nadia Boujarwah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dia&Co, a body-positive shopping experience for women who wear sizes 14 and up. Dia&Co stylists work with top brands – from industry staples to up-and-coming young designers – to provide each customer with curated looks to suit their unique style and shape.


Two years ago, Nadia was driven to found Dia&Co by the belief that style can act as a catalyst for self-love. Through Dia&Co’s vibrant community this belief is reinforced every day.  Nadia is continually inspired by women looking and feeling beautiful in clothes they were told they couldn’t or shouldn’t wear; embracing the body they have today – and dressing for it. Dia&Co was founded to support these women, and to help every woman find clothes that make her feel uniquely her.

Prior to founding Dia&Co, Nadia worked as an investment banker at Perella Weinberg Partners and most recently served as COO and CFO of New York-based jewelry brand Frieda and Nellie. Nadia holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. With a Cuban mother and Kuwaiti father, Nadia hails from both Miami and the Middle East, and is currently based in New York.