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Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016
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Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016

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RIHANNA "SETS IT OFF" AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

RIHANNA “SETS IT OFF” AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

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THE FABULOUS MET GALA

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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.

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.

St Lucia Hot Couture Show, May 3rd-8th 2016

Saint Lucia Hot Couture

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

Each designer has been awarded:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Atelier

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

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

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

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

ST. LUCIA HOT COUTURE SHOW- FAN SHOOTS SWIMWEAR COVER

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NY premiere of WE tv’s “Sisters In Law”

"WE tv Hosts Exclusive Premiere Screening For New Series Sisters In Law"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – (L-R) Jolanda Jones, Monique Chantelle Sparks, Tiye Tarita Foley, Rhonda Hunter, Vivian R. King, and Juanita Jackson attend as WE tv hosts exclusive premiere screening for new series “Sisters in Law” in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for WE tv)”

 

WE tv and the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) celebrated the premiere of its latest show, “Sisters In Law,” an 8-episode one-hour series that  follows a group of Houston’s top black female attorneys as they tackle some of the toughest cases in Texas.

Cast members Jolanda Jones, Juanita Jackson, Rhonda Wills, Vivian King, Monique Sparks, and Tiye Foley shined on the red carpet as various New York tastemakers mixed and mingled in the swanky reception space at the Museum of Art & Design.

Attendees included reality star Yandy Smith (“Love & Hip Hop”), TV/Radio personality Bevy Smith, recording artist Elle Varner, Judge Lauren Lake (“Paternity Court”), actress Naturi Naughton (“POWER”), and Boogie Dash (“Growing Up Hip Hop”). Guests previewed the season’s first episode which was followed by a Q&A session moderated by TV and radio host, Jacque Reid.

#SistersInLaw debuts tonight at 10/9c on @WEtv – http://www.wetv.com/shows/sisters-in-law.

Photos: Dia Dipasupil/GETTY

"Keri's Korner: Three Networks and Three Years of Throwbacks and New Jacks

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On April 1, 2013 the Keri’s Korner Radio Show debuted to over 6,000 listeners worldwide on New York-based F.L.O. Empire Radio, an Internet radio station. The show’s first broadcast featured ‘old school’ R&B and Hip Hop music played by a live d.j. as well as an April Fool’s Day prank phone call to Carole Brown (youngest sister of singer Bobby Brown) from her friend and the show’s host Keri D. Singleton. Keri’s Korner quickly earned a loyal fan base comprised of listeners who enjoyed the show’s light hearted humor and nostalgic music playlist.

The Keri’s Korner Radio Show commemorated its one year anniversary with a special three hour broadcast taped during a star studded party in its Monday night slot. Full Force’s Bow-Legged Lou, dancehall reggae star Rayvon, and 90’s R&B group Ex Girlfriend were among those who attended the private party which was held at the radio station’s Manhattan location.

In 2015, Fashion Avenue News were among the many guests who celebrated the radio show’s second anniversary at the elegant Aloft Hotel in Harlem. The Keri’s Korner Radio Show, which had begun syndication on Maryland-based Ripped Radio Network on Tuesdays a month prior to the event, had grown in to a show that supported a variety of artists, and important causes (namely the American Cancer Society), as well as the fashion industry.

As the popular radio show’s third year on the air arrives, its listeners have yet another network from which they can tune in. One West Radio, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, now carries the Keri’s Korner Radio Show on Wednesday nights. Celebrity guests such as Eddie Levert Sr., Easy Mo Bee, After 7, Kashif, and Total have been interviewed. Sofia Davis, Editor-In-Chief of Fashion Avenue News and Model World Magazine has co-hosted several New York Fashion Week-themed episodes of the show as well.

The Keri’s Korner Radio Show can be heard on Mondays at 8:00pm (EST) on F.L.O Empire Radio http://www.floempireradio.com on Tuesdays at 4:00pm (EST) on Ripped Radio Network http://www.rippedradionetwork.com and on Wednesdays at 10:00pm (PST) on One West Radio http://www.onewestradio.com

“Keri’s Korner: Three Networks and Three Years of Throwbacks and New Jacks

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On April 1, 2013 the Keri’s Korner Radio Show debuted to over 6,000 listeners worldwide on New York-based F.L.O. Empire Radio, an Internet radio station. The show’s first broadcast featured ‘old school’ R&B and Hip Hop music played by a live d.j. as well as an April Fool’s Day prank phone call to Carole Brown (youngest sister of singer Bobby Brown) from her friend and the show’s host Keri D. Singleton. Keri’s Korner quickly earned a loyal fan base comprised of listeners who enjoyed the show’s light hearted humor and nostalgic music playlist.

The Keri’s Korner Radio Show commemorated its one year anniversary with a special three hour broadcast taped during a star studded party in its Monday night slot. Full Force’s Bow-Legged Lou, dancehall reggae star Rayvon, and 90’s R&B group Ex Girlfriend were among those who attended the private party which was held at the radio station’s Manhattan location.

In 2015, Fashion Avenue News were among the many guests who celebrated the radio show’s second anniversary at the elegant Aloft Hotel in Harlem. The Keri’s Korner Radio Show, which had begun syndication on Maryland-based Ripped Radio Network on Tuesdays a month prior to the event, had grown in to a show that supported a variety of artists, and important causes (namely the American Cancer Society), as well as the fashion industry.

As the popular radio show’s third year on the air arrives, its listeners have yet another network from which they can tune in. One West Radio, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, now carries the Keri’s Korner Radio Show on Wednesday nights. Celebrity guests such as Eddie Levert Sr., Easy Mo Bee, After 7, Kashif, and Total have been interviewed. Sofia Davis, Editor-In-Chief of Fashion Avenue News and Model World Magazine has co-hosted several New York Fashion Week-themed episodes of the show as well.

The Keri’s Korner Radio Show can be heard on Mondays at 8:00pm (EST) on F.L.O Empire Radio http://www.floempireradio.com on Tuesdays at 4:00pm (EST) on Ripped Radio Network http://www.rippedradionetwork.com and on Wednesdays at 10:00pm (PST) on One West Radio http://www.onewestradio.com