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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Producer Yvonne Jewnell

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

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

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

HARLEM FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT GALA

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

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

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

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

WHEN

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

WHERE

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

 

Fashion Week Paris Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 – Franck Sorbier

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Once upon a time, a couple of artisans, their friends were calling them The Sorbier. Isabelle was painting fabrics, taking care of the studio and so much more things. Franck, as for him, was sewing, drawing and dreaming still and always. They had many birds, lovebirds, and liked passionately the couture. This season, they have decided to go for a new adventure: create a new colorful and joyful collection for little girls. With the best wish of a mini team of mouse and baby mouse, they have succeeded in building this story in a short period of time.

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Rodrigo and Bruno, their former loyal colleagues have given them an outside helping hand. After a perilous voyage in Saint Petersburg, they have decided to pay tribute to Slav folk tales. There would be colors, drawings, lightness and they hope retail. A new life. There would be Lady in black, they would be magnificently Haute Culture (no there is no typing error). They would have a role to hold on to. Just as every season, the fairy Christine looked after their happiness and success. Véronique Valcke, the season’s godmother, had invited them in her garden suspended in the Paris sky. On this occasion, a cake in the shape of a bulb of an Orthodox basilica was created with the collaboration of the pastry chef Sebastien Reul.

Andréa the passionaria have presented them Pascal Contet, a virtuoso accordion and also a crazy hatter for Panama hats designed after this little company colors. There were also generous lace sponsors, Mr Noyon and Mr Beauvillain. The beauty magician Shiseido and their ambassador Pierre Rocca, the hairstyle magician Alexandre de Paris and his ambassadors Jean-Luc Minetti and Fréderic Pavard offered their expertise to make the tale soft and sublime. They have discovered their “mini models” in Jennifer Goubé dance class and also by word of mouth in the trust circle.

GIE AXA France and members of the endowment fund Sorbier carry on with their loyal and active support. Stéphane Thouron for the Hotel Bavarez, Audrey Boucharlat and Anissa Tahidi for Wolford, Lanson Champagne have waved their magic wands that all is good and well. The Cornillon knight, Frédéric and Stéphane, always coming to the rescue and with drums beating closed proudly the steps.

 

 

 

Fashion Avenue News Magazine features SuperModel Kim Cornish on September Cover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

To learn more about Dia&Co, visit http://www.dia.co or watch thousands of unboxing videos on YouTube. To join the conversation, use #mybodyfirst and follow Dia&Co on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @diaandco.

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 http://www.dia.co.

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.

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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.

 

 

JAKARTA FASHION WEEK

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Jakarta Fashion Week is a driving platform for Indonesian fashion industry. As the major fashion week in Indonesia, Jakarta Fashion Week aims to provide direction for Indonesian fashion industry and demonstrate the talents and creativity of the fashion workers in the country. Throughout the year, Jakarta Fashion Week also holds a variety of capacity building programs to for players within the fashion industry of Indonesia, in order to develop and maintain their creativity and business to prepare them for entering the global fashion market. Jakarta Fashion Week is organized by event management company Azura Activation.

 

 

30 GLOBAL LEADERS IN FASHION INDUSTRY TO SPEAK OUT IN MOSCOW

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 Fashion Futurum Conference is to be a platform for both Russian and international industry leaders, visionaries and key fashion players to share their experiences and views on the current state of fashion industry around the world and its role as a driver of creative economy. It could help to revolutionize the Russian fashion economy which should play the significant role on USD 60 billion textile and apparel market in Russia. Alexander Shumsky, founder of the Fashion Futurum and President of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, is addressing this problem with 9 panel sessions.  A separate topic for each panel session will be discussed. Topics include new educational standards, government support of the industry, innovative and sustainable production, new technologies, role of fashion clusters, importance of creative process in fashion business, young talents and independent brands, the future of fashion weeks, etc.

Among the speakers of the Conference:

Mario Boselli (Honorary President of Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana), Carlo Capasa (President of Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana), Nadya Valeva (President of European Fashion Council), Ignacio Sierra (President of European Branded Clothing Alliance EBCA, Belgium; Director General of Grupo Cortefiel, Spain), Stefan Siegel (Founder & CEO of Not Just A Label, Great Britain), Sara Maino (Head of Vogue Talents, Italy), Mauro Galligari (Founder & CEO of Studiozeta, Italy), Lars Byrresen Petersen (Digital Director of Visionaire, France), Covadonga O’Shea (Founder, ISEM Fashion Business School, best-selling author, Spain), Danit Peleg (Fashion Designer, Israel), Dr. Amanda Parkes (Chief of Technology & Research, Manufacture NY, USA), Filippo Ceroni (CEO of Grazia Bagnaresi, Italy), Danilo Venturi (Dean of Polimoda, Italy), Barbara Trebitsch (Head of Fashion School of Domus Academy, Italy), Sara Azzone (Istituto Europeo Di Design Moda Milan Director, Italy), Eddie Mullon (CEO of Launchmetrics, Founder of Fashion GPS, USA), Craig Arend (Fashion photographer, consultant, Virtual Reality expert, USA), Carl Waldekranz (CEO of Tictail, Sweden), Kaat Debo (Director & curator, Mode Museum Antwerpen, Belgium), Dr. Kate Bethune, (Senior Fashion Researcher, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain), Piia Lehtinen (President of the Board of Design District Helsinki, Finland).

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA – A model walks the runway at the Julia Dalakian fashion show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia

 

 

 

 

Elsa Schiaparelli Couture

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The Solar Circus or Heavenly Bodies »

” They have burdens round or square
drums and golden tambourines
Apes and bears wise animals
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Elsa Schiaparelli marvelled in the art of the oxymoron. A silhouette of pure, sharp contour is transcended by a vision of the ordinary becoming spectacular. It reveals a strong woman with Parisian allure and cosmopolitan fantasy. Today is about defining the essence of a style in fostering the paradoxes of such an eclectic personality.

The famous Circus, collection created for the summer 1938, led this new season’s heavenly parade to focus on the idea of sheen, light and colours enhancing the body. Haute Couture and the circus both crystallize poise, precision and sparkle – add imagination and an enchanting world comes to life. Grace and strength, like the feminine and the masculine, are paired in a subtle balance where women are confident with their seduction.

The Schiaparelli jacket becomes architectural. Graphic shoulder lines refer to the Constructivist aesthetic. Shocking pink, navy or black tuxedos and jumpsuits morph verticality with femininity. Lightness, transparency, draping and fluidity dazzle with tension when the fabric swirls around the body with daring sensuality.

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Shiny brocade, silk lamé and iridescent pané velvet refer to a grand attitude where restrained elegance plays with shorts and slits. Bejewelled dress-straps echo Calder’s Circus. The incandescent suns of the place Vendôme shine bright on jackets and gowns. The harlequin motif is reconstructed into a multi-colored embroidered dégradé. Circus’ stars inspire a milky way in which the house codes such as the pierced heart and the padlock are transformed into a new mythological constellation.

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This Magic Moment – Catch My Lash (Darling)

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

Solutions are found, that’s what happens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We can make it, if we do it together.

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

Here are some of the businesses that were there:

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

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

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

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THE FASHION IMPIRE – NEW ADDITIONS

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FASHION IMPIRE

Fashion Avenue News, Model World Magazine, The Fashion Impire and the Daily Fashion Blog, http://www.btetv.wordpress.com take our Global Luxury Brand very seriously.

When we decide to add a new person to the team, it’s a group decision with a panel interview, as they have to work with everyone on the team.

We are proud to announce new additions to the Fashion Avenue News staff.

AVADORA MIMOUNI – Fashion Director for Fashion Avenue News magazine.  Avadora is also the Brand Ambassador of her very own fragrance “Avadora The Fragrance”.  Avadora is a season SuperModel and Luxury Accessory Designer, that brings a ton of experience to her new position.

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YVONNE CHUNG – This beautiful lady is Sophisticated, Smart and Sexy.  She has been in the modeling/fitness/entertainment business for a while, bringing a wealth of fashion and glamour.  We are excited to welcome Yvonne as LifeStyle Director.  In this position, she will interact with 3 different departments, Fitness, Beauty and Fashion.

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LILIA PALATSKY – From Russia with Love.  This young intern hails from the Ivy League Fashion School, FIT by way of Russia.  She will work as a Model Scout/Coordinator.  Her responsibilities will be to Scout Models for covers, editorials and fashion shows.  She will also supervise the monthly Fashion Industry Open House.  We were extremely impressed with her interview and welcomed her into the Fashion Avenue News Family.

ERIC “VEGGIE” SULLIVAN – This persistent hard working young man will utilize his skills in photography and video.  Veggie, as he prefers to be called, was extremely persistent in being part of Fashion Avenue News. He will work directly with Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis.

TIFFANY BROWN – Tiffany has been with FAN for about 2 years and her professionalism has paid off.  She has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Model World Magazine, along with PA for the FAN TV show, where she will learn TV production from experienced videographers.  Tiffany’s strengths are styling and blogging.   Tiffany is very professional and a fast learner, Congratulation Tiff, keep up the good work.

As we bring on new team members, we say good-bye to our fabulous German Intern, Lisa.  She saw us on TV in Germany on Germany’s next Top Model and decided to intern with us, Lisa we will miss you.

We welcome them all and cannot wait to start working with them.

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