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SUPERMODEL GEORGIE BADIEL FUND RAISING EVENT “MODELS FOR WATER”

GEORGIE BADIEL MAJOR MODELS

Photographer:  Paul ShootMeNYCmodels Walker IG @shootmenycmodels

AS FASHION WEEK APPROACHES, MODEL’S CLEAN WATER ADVOCACY SET TO STEAL SPOTLIGHT

Supermodel Georgie Badiel To Launch Eponymous Foundation To Develop Clean Water and Sanitation In Burkina Faso.

Fashion Avenue News Magazine had the opportunity to attend the Models For Water Fundraising event with SuperModel Georgie Badiel.  Numerous celebrities were in attendance such as Fashion Week Designer Zang Toi, classically trained opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY, Supermodel Princess Adex and many more.  Photographer for the evening was Paul Walker, supplied by Fashion Avenue News magazine.

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Georgie hails from Burkina Faso in Africa, Georgie Badiel is a former Miss Burkina Faso and Miss Africa in 2004. After a successful debut walking for Jasper Conran, Duro Olowu and Ben de Lisi in 2007, Georgie signed with MUSE Management in New York in 2008, hitting the runway for Diane Von Furstenburg, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Chado Ralph Rucci in New York and Paris. Signaling her rise as one of the industry’s top models and a leading face in the continued emergence of top models from Africa, Georgie was selected as Model Of The Year in 2012 by ARISE, the magazine that CNN called ‘Africa’s Fashion Bible.’

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Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News is PROUD to have had Georgie as a Cover Model, as well as being her “OFFICIAL GODMOTHER”.  We are very happy to work with such a wonderful, humble Supermodel and want to let everyone know about Models for Water.

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Water. A natural resource so accessible and prevalent for us in the USA that we hardly give it a second thought. In fact, the mere turn of a faucet handle or twist of a bottle cap gives us access to such an unlimited and cheap supply of water that we use and waste millions of gallons annually without ever consciously thinking about it, how we derive it or what our lives would be like without it.

Sadly however, for many around the world, life without access to clean water is a grim reality. For them, water is a precious item that’s difficult to get, often in very short supply and in a very real way, the difference between living and dying. As the world gets ready then, to focus its global media spotlight on New York City’s Fall Fashion Week in September, supermodel Georgie Badiel is using that platform to launch the GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION, a non profit organization whose mission is to provide access to clean drinking water, wells and sanitation for the people of her homeland Burkina Faso and for similarly affected people on the continent of Africa as a whole. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to kickstart Nature’s rain making cycle by planting trees which will also help provide shade and root structures that help retain the viable soil that;s necessary to plant crops.

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Georgie’s passion and drive to create change stems from her memory of the hardships she endured as a young girl going to get water for her family and the fact that the same situations exist today, more than twenty years later, for young girls all over Africa. This lack also creates deeper, more lasting problems ranging from personal health issues to a lack of education among young girls whose parents need them to get water daily rather than attend classes to obtain an education. Her story (seen on the Foundation website http://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org) is a compelling one and has already begun to raise awareness about her efforts and ideas to bring solutions to the problems that exist.

Even prior to launch, support has been committed from a variety of private and corporate entities including the phenomenal, classically trained opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY who will give a private performance at the launch, MAJOR MODELS, DUCA SARTORIA, MACDELLA COOPER, THE SEGAL FAMILY FOUNDATION, ZANG TOI, GREYLOCK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, KAMASUTRA VODKA,VOGA ITALIA and others, with many already working along with the Foundation to develop long term initiatives to ensure consistent funding.

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“The people of Burkina Faso have been waiting all their lives for this,” says Georgie. “I want to make their dreams a reality.”

ABOUT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION – http://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org

The Georgie Badiel Foundation was founded and launched in 2015 as the evolved platform of a previous organization Georgie co-founded called MODELS FOR WATER. GBF’s mandate is to provide access to clean drinking water, wells and sanitation for the citizens of Burkina Faso in Africa which can then help put an end to diseases and social ills which thrive in a water deficient environment.

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Seeing the devastating effects that the lack of water can have on a village, a people and a nation, Georgie is a strong advocate of the responsibility for developed countries, corporations and capable individuals to do their part to help provide this most basic of human needs. The Foundation is headquartered in New York and seeks to use technology, social lifestyle opportunities and artistic ventures to raise the funding needed to achieve its goals.

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SUPERMODEL GEORGIE BADIEL FUND RAISING EVENT "MODELS FOR WATER"

GEORGIE BADIEL MAJOR MODELS

Photographer:  Paul ShootMeNYCmodels Walker IG @shootmenycmodels

AS FASHION WEEK APPROACHES, MODEL’S CLEAN WATER ADVOCACY SET TO STEAL SPOTLIGHT

Supermodel Georgie Badiel To Launch Eponymous Foundation To Develop Clean Water and Sanitation In Burkina Faso.

Fashion Avenue News Magazine had the opportunity to attend the Models For Water Fundraising event with SuperModel Georgie Badiel.  Numerous celebrities were in attendance such as Fashion Week Designer Zang Toi, classically trained opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY, Supermodel Princess Adex and many more.  Photographer for the evening was Paul Walker, supplied by Fashion Avenue News magazine.

Paul edited picture-156opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY (Photo: Pau; Walker)

Georgie hails from Burkina Faso in Africa, Georgie Badiel is a former Miss Burkina Faso and Miss Africa in 2004. After a successful debut walking for Jasper Conran, Duro Olowu and Ben de Lisi in 2007, Georgie signed with MUSE Management in New York in 2008, hitting the runway for Diane Von Furstenburg, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Chado Ralph Rucci in New York and Paris. Signaling her rise as one of the industry’s top models and a leading face in the continued emergence of top models from Africa, Georgie was selected as Model Of The Year in 2012 by ARISE, the magazine that CNN called ‘Africa’s Fashion Bible.’

GEORGIE BADIEL

Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News is PROUD to have had Georgie as a Cover Model, as well as being her “OFFICIAL GODMOTHER”.  We are very happy to work with such a wonderful, humble Supermodel and want to let everyone know about Models for Water.

georgie water 3Georgie Badiel
Water. A natural resource so accessible and prevalent for us in the USA that we hardly give it a second thought. In fact, the mere turn of a faucet handle or twist of a bottle cap gives us access to such an unlimited and cheap supply of water that we use and waste millions of gallons annually without ever consciously thinking about it, how we derive it or what our lives would be like without it.

Sadly however, for many around the world, life without access to clean water is a grim reality. For them, water is a precious item that’s difficult to get, often in very short supply and in a very real way, the difference between living and dying. As the world gets ready then, to focus its global media spotlight on New York City’s Fall Fashion Week in September, supermodel Georgie Badiel is using that platform to launch the GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION, a non profit organization whose mission is to provide access to clean drinking water, wells and sanitation for the people of her homeland Burkina Faso and for similarly affected people on the continent of Africa as a whole. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to kickstart Nature’s rain making cycle by planting trees which will also help provide shade and root structures that help retain the viable soil that;s necessary to plant crops.

georgie water

Georgie’s passion and drive to create change stems from her memory of the hardships she endured as a young girl going to get water for her family and the fact that the same situations exist today, more than twenty years later, for young girls all over Africa. This lack also creates deeper, more lasting problems ranging from personal health issues to a lack of education among young girls whose parents need them to get water daily rather than attend classes to obtain an education. Her story (seen on the Foundation website http://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org) is a compelling one and has already begun to raise awareness about her efforts and ideas to bring solutions to the problems that exist.

Even prior to launch, support has been committed from a variety of private and corporate entities including the phenomenal, classically trained opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY who will give a private performance at the launch, MAJOR MODELS, DUCA SARTORIA, MACDELLA COOPER, THE SEGAL FAMILY FOUNDATION, ZANG TOI, GREYLOCK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, KAMASUTRA VODKA,VOGA ITALIA and others, with many already working along with the Foundation to develop long term initiatives to ensure consistent funding.

Paul edited picture-161(left to right:  Editor, Sofia Davis; Designer, Zang Toi, Major Model CEO, Supermodel Princess Adex – Photo: Paul Walker)

“The people of Burkina Faso have been waiting all their lives for this,” says Georgie. “I want to make their dreams a reality.”

ABOUT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION – http://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org

The Georgie Badiel Foundation was founded and launched in 2015 as the evolved platform of a previous organization Georgie co-founded called MODELS FOR WATER. GBF’s mandate is to provide access to clean drinking water, wells and sanitation for the citizens of Burkina Faso in Africa which can then help put an end to diseases and social ills which thrive in a water deficient environment.

georgie water 2

Seeing the devastating effects that the lack of water can have on a village, a people and a nation, Georgie is a strong advocate of the responsibility for developed countries, corporations and capable individuals to do their part to help provide this most basic of human needs. The Foundation is headquartered in New York and seeks to use technology, social lifestyle opportunities and artistic ventures to raise the funding needed to achieve its goals.

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Macy's to glam up New York Fashion Week

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One of America’s largest retail brands, Macy’s is set to inject a high dose of adrenalin to the New York Fashion Week. Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will bring the high fashion runway to the mainstream, the company said in a press release.

On Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 pm local time, live from the capital of American fashion, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will hit the stage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in a dazzling spectacle celebrating the intersection of music and fashion.Featuring the fall season’s hottest looks, Macy’s is set to take the fashion catwalk to new heights with a creative presentation like no other, featuring musical and dance performances that will enthrall spectators.

“We are thrilled to celebrate New York Fashion Week with a spectacular event that will bring the high-fashion runway closer to fans everywhere,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will ignite the catwalk in a celebration of fashion and music, featuring the hottest styles for fall, as well as fantastic music and dance performances that make that elusive front row seat during Fashion Week a possibility for all.”

Hitting the runway will be special presentations of designs from Heidi by Heidi Klum Intimates, Hello Kitty, I.N.C. International Concepts, Jessica Simpson, Levi’s, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Thalía Sodi, Tommy Hilfiger; and more.

Amid the glamour and runway spectacle, Nate Ruess, Grammy Award-winning front man of the band fun., will perform songs from his debut solo album, “Grand Romantic.” He will take the stage along with additional performers, to be announced at a later date.

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row continues the company’s legacy of charitable giving and is set to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation (CFDA), with 100 per cent of the proceeds from ticket sales from the Sept. 17 live show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Between Sept. 24 and 26, 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 fashionistas. (SH)

Macy’s to glam up New York Fashion Week

macys

One of America’s largest retail brands, Macy’s is set to inject a high dose of adrenalin to the New York Fashion Week. Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will bring the high fashion runway to the mainstream, the company said in a press release.

On Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 pm local time, live from the capital of American fashion, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will hit the stage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in a dazzling spectacle celebrating the intersection of music and fashion.Featuring the fall season’s hottest looks, Macy’s is set to take the fashion catwalk to new heights with a creative presentation like no other, featuring musical and dance performances that will enthrall spectators.

“We are thrilled to celebrate New York Fashion Week with a spectacular event that will bring the high-fashion runway closer to fans everywhere,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will ignite the catwalk in a celebration of fashion and music, featuring the hottest styles for fall, as well as fantastic music and dance performances that make that elusive front row seat during Fashion Week a possibility for all.”

Hitting the runway will be special presentations of designs from Heidi by Heidi Klum Intimates, Hello Kitty, I.N.C. International Concepts, Jessica Simpson, Levi’s, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Thalía Sodi, Tommy Hilfiger; and more.

Amid the glamour and runway spectacle, Nate Ruess, Grammy Award-winning front man of the band fun., will perform songs from his debut solo album, “Grand Romantic.” He will take the stage along with additional performers, to be announced at a later date.

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row continues the company’s legacy of charitable giving and is set to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation (CFDA), with 100 per cent of the proceeds from ticket sales from the Sept. 17 live show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Between Sept. 24 and 26, 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 fashionistas. (SH)

Fashion Avenue News August Couture Issue – Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016 Julien Fournié

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Inspired by the early twentieth century fantasy films, Julien Fournié has reinvented this season the magic of Paris Couture.

Fascinated by the esotericism and the magnetism of Karl Freund’s or Marcel L’Herbier’s movies (respectively “Mad Love” and  “Fantastic Night“), the French couturier portrays the female characters who favor mystery to enhance their strong personality.

“I also read  Letters between Six Sisters, a selection of the Mitford sisters’ private correspondence “, says Julien Fournié. “I was fascinated by the independent thinking and the great wit of these socialites  who, despite their radically different political views, were keeping stormy but enduring relationships, always ready to shine together with wonderful elegance, even in troubled times. ”

With a contained shoulderline highlighting a long neck, a marked waistline slightly rounding the hips, with backs featuring inlays and favoring sheer fabrics, the silhouettes by Julien Fournié constitute a collection that makes shades of black sing. In some looks, the brightness of grey velvet, several sparkles of emerald, or the deep glitter of ruby confer upon Julien Fournié’s “First Night” a specific glitz.

In this world of semblance, sleeves are often extended like gloves to cover hands to the thumb joint, “illusion“ tulle partly covers the skin in a magnetic strategy of charm.

Moiré silks are often substituting velvet or crinkled vinyl on the back of tuxedos. The opening silhouettes introduce the ready-to-wear collection of the season, which will be  available in stores on the day after the show (particularly at Le Printemps department store, in Paris). These first fifteen numbers conjure up the world of magicians, notably through integrated capes at the back of a raincoat or of a little gray dress, but also in a riding-coat with integrated vest, in jackets with a detachable tail,  in jumpsuits with fabulous inlays of lace or  3D brocades.

A black Art Deco skyline on a fuchsia background is featured in the season’s exclusive print. Julien Fournié proposes with it a tunic a long skirt and a wide blouse with lavallière, which he also declines in a lightweight brocade of sheer black and silver.

The twenty following numbers reveal the specific witchcraft of Paris Couture. Grey or emerald silk velvet pieces  are often embroidered with sequins in the same shades. A “diamond- shaped ” neckline is embellished with Art Deco geometric patterns. The work undertaken in collaboration with Sophie Halette renews the use of lace embellishments and adds depth to vulnerability through three-dimensional  craftsmanship .

Drapé in fuchsia silk jersey with asymmetrical back, glittery bustiers with flaring corollas, chiffon or jersey gowns, a hooded sheath in embroidered velvet, a textile sculpture featuring a bouquet of velenous flowers hypnotize to the spectacular final dress in crinkled black vinyl.

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CFDA discusses race issue in fashion

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Though strides have been made in recent years to address the lack of colour on the runways, race remains a touchy subject within the fashion industry.

In an effort to tackle the issue head on, the Council of Fashion designers of America (CFDA) held a panel discussion in New York recently on the subject led by industry activist Bethann Hardison. With heavyweights like Prabal Gurung, Edward Emninful, casting director Anita Britton, Elle’s Samira Nasr and Laird+Partners’ Hans Dorsinville participating in the conversation, the scene was set for a lively exchange, through the resulting candid manner in which the talk played out.

“It has been something that concerns me as I grew up in the industry,” Hardison, a pioneer of diversity in fashion said at the discussion, according to a blog on the CFDA website.

“The fashion industry has struggled a great deal with diversity,” the former model added. “If television can be diversified, so can we.”

Hardison pointed to the late 1980s and early 1990s as a moment in fashion when the ethnic makeup of modeling began to diversify, but that didn’t last long, prompting Naomi Campbell and Talley to approach her with the plea to champion change. The first town hall meeting on the topic was held in 2007.

A takeaway was how different people have different takes on diversity, which can range from models and designers to age and size.

Bitton, a native of England, recalled how, when she started out back home, “It wasn’t a question of race but class. I came to New York very neutral and green. There’s a lot to be said for the word inclusive.”

Enninful said that when he plans a shoot, he looks for a character that fits the concept. “Beauty for me is beauty — whether it’s black or it is Asian, it doesn’t matter for me. I only use whoever is right for the story.”

Dorsinville said there is a “continuum” from runway to advertising—when it’s a mass brand, there is an opportunity to create a campaign feature a diverse group of multiple models, whereas a designer may just be looking for a face – a muse – to represent the brand, limiting options.

Gurung added that “Race is an issue that is not just in fashion. We need to address that immediately. As a designer, I want to work with the best girls, who are the best girls for me. Sometimes, an agent says ‘If you want this black girl, you have to use this white girl,’ whom I may not like.”

“Diversity, not just in race but also age and size, is very important to me,” he added.

Nasr, who is Lebanese and Trinidadian, said the issue of diversity reaches beyond models, and includes the designer community and other professional fashion environments. Addressing the audience, which also included models of diverse backgrounds and modeling agents, she noted, “This is most colorful room I ever seen in the fashion industry, and I want to say if we want to have change, we need to grow this room.”

Manish Arora Fashion Week Paris 2015-2016

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Once upon a time, in a far away land full of colour and shine, a pop warrior travelled through a magical landscape populated with mystical creatures. Jewelled owls and ravens watched from the branches of the trees while iridescent dragonflies danced in the green grass.

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Our heroine fought many battles in shining armour and intricately embellished sweatshirts, and braved electric thunderstorms in embroidered jumpsuits and richly printed separates to reach the medieval court of the king and queen.

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Carrying the sweetly macabre trophy skulls and bones of her victories, she used her seductress charms in sensually draped strapless dresses and plunging wrap tops in order to rule the kingdom.

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As Queen of all the tribes, she exchanged the shaggy Mongolian wool, raw edged astrakhan and pleated kilts of her hunting days for luxurious fur trims, opulent brocades and velvets in jewel tones of royal blue, teal, aristocratic mustard, regal purple, and orange amber.

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The wolves and dragons became her fiercest protectors and the court jester entertained her in his multi-coloured harlequin embroidery. She borrowed the feathers of her winged friends to bedeck floor-sweeping capes – festooned with printed three-dimensional versions, and raven black dresses in feather-effect fabric while she feasted on banquets of grapes, pomegranates and strawberries.

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Under her reign the people lived in a jubilant haze of pink and gold and everyone lived happily ever after!!

Smithsonian exhibits Michelle Obama’s 2nd inaugural gown

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The First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama, is back in news again as her Jason Wu designed ruby red gown, which she wore during her second inaugural ball, has made it to the Smithsonian Institution’s ongoing First Ladies exhibit.

Displayed at the Washington D.C.-based institution’s National Museum of American History, the floor-sweeping, glittery, slim-cut chiffon dress features a cross-halter strap neckline, decorated with tiny diamonds.

Other than the cut velvet embellished outfit, the exhibit, which documents the social and political contributions as well as the lives of America’s first ladies, also showcases dresses worn by the former US first ladies to several high-profile occasions, such as inaugural balls, state dinners and public appearances.

Among the most remarkable outfits that are on display at the museum is a 1780’s silk taffeta gown, painted with flowers, butterflies and motifs of other insects, that belonged to Martha Washington, wife of the first president of the United States, George Washington.

The exhibits also include a black striped and purple flower printed two-piece dress, worn by the wife of the 16th President Abraham Lincoln, Mary Lincoln, and a yellow silk evening gown, accented with a crepe chiffon overlay, donned by the fashion savvy spouse of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, to the Kennedy administration’s first state dinner in honour of Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba in 1961.

Curated by the Smithsonian Curator, Lisa Kathleen Graddy, the exhibit, which is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary in the coming months, illustrates not only the personal styles of a first lady but also the official style of a presidential administration through its exclusive showcase of over 1,000 objects.

Blogger Jacqueline Shaw set to release ‘Fashion Africa’

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After writing about African fashion for years, the famous fashion blogger Jacqueline Shaw has finally compiled her experiences and knowledge about the continent’s rapidly growing industry into a book titled ‘Fashion Africa’.

Due to be released on February 27, 2014, by London-based publisher Jacaranda, the book offers a visual overview of contemporary African fashion, seen through a more sustainable and ethical perspective.

With interviews and specially commissioned photographs from major African fashion industry leaders, the book includes details about nearly 45 most promising fashion designers and manufacturers of Africa such as Jewel by Lisa, Chichia London and Tiffany Amber.

Shaw’s book also gives information about designers who have specifically sourced, in terms of materials (sustainable cottons and silks) and techniques (traditional weaving or batik), from the vast naturally resourceful continent for their designs.

The book also gives an in-depth analysis of the region’s rapidly growing fashion and textile industry as well as social enterprises, located across Ghana to Nigeria and Southern Africa.

A promoter of socially responsible environment-friendly fashion, Jacqueline Shaw is the creator of the popular fashion and textile blog Africa Fashion Guide, which was enlisted as one of the top ten African fashion blogs by British national daily The Guardian.