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Best Smeller for Fall and Winter


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.


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.


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.




(SwimWear Fashion Show 7:30pm SHARP)

This is a PERSONAL VIP INVITE from Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News Magazine (The First Lady of Fashion) in conjunction with Todd Wharton, LTC and TV Host, Kelly Phoenix to join us as we launch FABULOUS the Sexy, Sophisticated new fragrance by FASHION AVENUE NEWS MAGAZINE.  This SOFT launch will be held on Wednesday June 22, 6:00pm – Until, at Suite 36, 16 West 36th Street, NYC.  As VIP Invited guest, you will have the opportunity to sample FABULOUS before it goes PUBLIC.  Come out and network with the friendliest people in the Fashion Industry.  Bring friends or come alone, you will have a great time. Swimwear Fashion Show starting at exactly 7:30pm. – ALL FREE

Fashion Avenue News & Model World Magazine will be looking for Editorial & Cover Models for Magazine placement at this event.  There will be lots of Magazine CEOs, Models, Make Up Artists, Photographers, Fashion Bloggers at this event, so come on out and NETWORK.

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You must be 21+ to attend this event, no exceptions, you will be carded at the door, dress code:  business casual (NO JEANS/SNEAKERS)



Tonight, celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, sports, art, and music will gather at The Met for the Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit. This year’s gala celebrates the exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, on view May 5–August 14, 2016.

Follow The Met’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, ‪#‎MetGala‬ and‪#‎ManusxMachina‬ for live updates from the event.

Beginning at 6:30 pm EDT, gala Co-chairs Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jony Ive, and Anna Wintour and red-carpet-ready guests will walk the iconic steps of The Met Fifth Avenue. The evening’s celebration provides The Costume Institute’s annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements.

Manus x Machina features more than 150 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear dating from the early 1900s to the present. The exhibition examines various creative processes and unravels how designers reconcile the handmade with the machine-made in a world increasingly influenced by technology.




We are excited to be invited by Joycie Mederick of Cinnamon Productions to cover the Hot Couture Fashion Show as well as shoot our legendary SwimWear Issue at the Sugar Beach Resort in St. Lucia.

This is the location that Matt Damon from Oceans 12 got married. George Clooney and the rest of the cast stayed.….DARLING…. and we are Over The Moon to be able to utilize this luxury resort.

The Fashion Avenue News Team consist of Celebrity Photographer and Managing Partner, Allison V. Brown.  Allison will direct the SwimWear shoot and scout the ideal locations at the Sugar Beach.  Paul Walker, known for capturing that right photo at any event or runway show, will work closely with the models, getting that photo just right.   Dwight Eubanks, Styling Director for Fashion Avenue News magazine, will make sure everything comes together……FABULOUSLY…….

Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis will, of course, be Networking to build a Fashion Bridge between St. Lucia and New York City.  The goal is to develop Fashion Avenue News Magazine – St. Lucia, and we start with the SwimWear issue.

We look forward to a long term Fashion Relationship with the island of St. Lucia and Joycie Mederick of Cinnamon Productions.

Here is a little background on the Sugar Beach Resort.

Awards & Accolades

2016 Fashion Avenue News Magazine – Shoots Legendary SwimWear Issue at Sugar Beach
2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings – Best Hotels in the Caribbean
Telegraph Ultra Travel 50 Greatest Hotels of the World 2016
Conde Nast #5 Top 40 in the Caribbean 2015
Favourite Caribbean Luxury Hotel, Telegraph 2015
Best Spas in the Caribbean, Departures 2015
Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award, Best Resorts in the Caribbean
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014
Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2014
Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award 2013, Top Hotels in Caribbean
“Travel + Leisure It List 2013,” Best New Hotels
“Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2013,” Best New Hotels of 2013
Forbes “10 Honeymoon Havens for 2013”
Top 30 Hotels in the Caribbean and the Atlantic, Sugar Beach #19
Sunday Times Travel Magazine World’s Best 100 Hotels 2011
“Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards 2011”, Featured in “Caribbean’s World’s Best Debut”
“Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011,” Readers’ Selection of “Best Places to Stay in the World”

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.


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

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

Portraits of Women

“The human face was always my great landscape.” Colette

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Many tend to think that Haute Couture can be summed up in a handful of numbers, rules and techniques carved in stone: the number of dressmakers and hours needed to make a dress, the artisanal methods and fabrics used…. But for me, Haute Couture represents much more than that. The true face of Couture is an intimate, sensual and passionate relationship, the use of exceptional know-how to honor an individual, the woman who wears it.

With this book, I wanted to let you see what happens beyond the runway and show the reality of what Haute Couture means today. This Haute Couture is contemporary. It addresses all generations of clientele, and in particular a woman who wants to feel sublime and unique while remaining true to herself.

The dress and the woman are one. My Haute Couture is the marriage of my style and my clients’ desires, a fusion of my codes and each woman’s charisma.

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My creative process is didactic. My inspiration? Women. The ones whose natural charm brings my creations to life and pushes it forward. I consider my work to be a laboratory for ideas. Each piece is specially created for a unique person and designed to highlight her radiance, intensity and perpetual femininity.

Starting with that idea, I gathered together 15 women who are dear to me, whom I met during my work as a couturier over the past decade. These are women who have marked their era: whether she is an actress, artist, singer, ballerina, burlesque artist or top model, each is recognized as an icon in her field.


I would like to dedicate my Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection to each one of them; for each, I have designed a look that reflects her irresistible singularity. Then, I asked portrait photographer Matthew Brookes to capture their timeless beauty.

Photos: Alexis Mabille
Text: Matthew Brookes

Guido Palau – Redken Creative Consultant


Guido is considered to be one of the world’s most conceptual hairstylists. Renowned design houses including Calvin Klein, Prada, and Louis Vuitton go to Guido to create the looks that lead the direction of hair for the upcoming season. Having a strong presence in the industry for over 20 years, Guido has brought his radically expressive style to runway shows, fashion advertising campaigns and editorial work for such noted magazines as American, Italian and French Vogue, W and Allure.

Growing up in Dorset, England, Guido was always inquisitive about style and inspired by fashion and beauty magazines featuring the works of notables such as Barry Lategan, Bruce Webber and Dutch hairstylist Christian whose freestyle approach pushed boundaries of his time. It was during the early eighties when subculture movements like New Wave, Indie and Goth co-existed and shaped a creative set that changed hair trends in cutting and coloring. All this, sparked Guido’s interest in hairdressing. Guido began training at Vidal Sassoon in London in 1983, then worked at the Clifford Stafford salon and eventually hooked up with David Sims who was an assistant photographer at the time. From their collaborations, he discovered his eye and love for hair in fashion.

Now, Guido is considered to be one of the world’s most conceptual hairstylists. Having a strong presence in the industry for over 20 years, Guido has brought his radically expressive style to runway shows, fashion advertising campaigns and editorial work for such noted magazines as American, Italian and French Vogue, W and Allure

Guido’s artistic and technical design skills led him to partner with Redken as the brand’s Creative Consultant in 2005. Since then, he has worked hand-in-hand with Redken, providing seasonal hair trends, acting as a brand ambassador at editorial photo shoots and fashion shows, representing Redken in the media, and creating key looks for Redken campaigns.

His client roster includes A-list designers like Prada, Versace, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Donna Karan, Louis Vuitton, and Robert Cavalli. He works regularly with renowned photographers including, Steve Meisel, David Sims, and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Who is the one person you’d love to work with? I have actually been very lucky in that I have ticked off most of the boxes when it comes to people that I would most like to work with.

Where do you get your inspiration from? I get inspiration from absolutely everywhere; always keep your eyes open!

Most memorable mishap on a shoot/fashion show/ or with a celebrity: There have been a few, but one that sticks in my mind was on a shoot not so long ago. The shoot required so many wigs and in the end we had about fifteen. We were shooting in LA and had spent the past week prepping the wigs which involved wet sets, blow-outs, hot rollers and curling irons. Basically, a lot of work went into these wigs. The day of the shoot we were on location outside and we had the wigs set up on tables in a garden area. We were still working on several wigs when all of a sudden all around us a sprinkler system decided to go off!! The wigs and I were soaked! A weeks work gone in a flash!

Must-have hair product you use on yourself: Redken For Men maneuver. I love the matte finish!

Must-have tools when working: Hairdryer, tail comb, curling iron, flat iron Mason Pearson brush, and hot rollers!

Favorite city: New York City!, Golden Rule to live by: Just enjoy it!!, Beauty Icon: Pat Mcgrath, Trend you love: Anything that pushes boundaries