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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

NY FASHION WEEK – WHAT SHOWS TO SEE

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

HARLEM FASHION WEEK BUSINESS OF FASHION SYMPOSIUM

It is vital that fashion and beauty professionals combine their creativity with strategic business practices. It’s not enough just to have a great show you must also have a sellable product. At the Harlem Fashion Week beauty and fashion symposium there will be a team of experienced professionals and valuable resources to provide the skills necessary to catapult your businesses to the next level.

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WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: 163 W 125th St – 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

HARLEM FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

Harlem Fashion Week will be an explosion of culture that will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown vibe for a rich community experience.  Our goal is to produce an event that will showcase the fashion industry, provide business education for emerging designers, grow Harlem businesses, create a cultural platform and just have fun!

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7:45 PM Show  8:30 PM Show  9:15 PM Show 10:00 PM Show

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016

WHERE: 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029

HFW FASHION BRUNCH

HFW will host a fashion Brunch as a final opportunity to network and say Thank You for a successful Harlem Fashion Week. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016

WHERE: TBA

FASHION FOR CHARITY TO BENEFIT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION

On Thursday September 8th 2016, starting at 7:00pm Prive Group, Hype, Star Vodka, and DEG Production present the seventh annual Fashion For Charity Runway Show to Benefit The Georgie Badiel Foundation. The event will be hosted by super model Georgie Badiel to support her foundation. The finest of NYC’s society will be gathering for an illustrious runway fashion event. The Gala will feature an array of upcoming NYC designers including the designs of Feret Campos New York (https://www.instagram.com/ferretcamposdesigns/).

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The MC for the evening will be Charles Ferri from Esquire Network’s Lucky Bastards. There will also be an intermission with a live art show by Peace Simon. There will be a live performance that will feature Heidi Merrill, who has been labeled as the modern day Annie Lenox that meets Shania Twain with the influence of Pop, Country and rock fusion.

Sponsors include Star Vodka, Eurocircle, RARE Magazine, Styling on Showroom, Andrea Maack Fragrance Collection, & Dining Engagement Group.

The event will be hosted by international models and will include a one hour sponsored open bar from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. For table reservations, sponsorship opportunity and more info please email info@nycprive.com

The location is DL Rooftop Lounge on 95 Delancey Street, which is one of New York City’s premier performance venues. The multifloor club has a Miami-in-Manhattan vibe, with its roped-off VIP area, featuring plush red banquettes, and a dressy, eclectic crowd. Paul Seres, co-owner and operator, likens his regulars to the “days of Twilo and Peter Gatien’s empire, the suits hanging out with the rock stars”; now it’s a mash-up of extras from Girls with those from The Wolf of Wall Street.

SM GLOBAL CATWALK

AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

http://www.SMGlobalCatwalk.com

SMGlobal Catwalk is all about Fashion and promoting Talent within this Industry.

Our mission is to assist Designers in promoting and elevating their Brand into a profitable business by gaining global recognition and the opportunity to sell their collections at retail.

The SMGlobal Catwalk Retail Store and Online Store are scheduled for Spring 2016.

SMGlobal Catwalk is also a Talent Management company for:
Models, Make-up Artists, Hair Stylists and Photographers.

We recognize that it takes a team of experts for any successful business. We handpick individuals who are not only good at what they do but by offering ongoing opportunities and training we ensure that they are ready to take on this competitive market with industry standards and techniques that will give them the edge.

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HARLEM FASHION ROW

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

ABOUT

HARLEM FASHION ROW

Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is an Influential Arts & Entertainment organization that engages audiences and aligns brand partners with emerging designers of color in Fashion. HFR’s mission is to discover and showcase emerging talent of color through a platform of national events and customized multi-platform programs.

We initiate innovative events which attract a multitude of diverse influencers connected to the fashion industry. Within this industry HFR events have become the preferred event, providing a platform for emerging fashion talent of color. Harlem’s Fashion Row has defined artistic, cultural and social trends for the past 5 years, and helped launch the careers of countless influential designers and countless others have made their debut with HFR. Our objective is simply to provide real business opportunities to people of color in fashion to showcase their skills and abilities in an industry, which is often non-accessible to this group.

HFR’s signature events are media generating high profile programs that connect with the audience through unique creative conception, design, meaningful brand activations, original content development, competitions and media exposure and at the same time supporting the program’s talent initiative. HFR is a movement.

FASHION’S FRONT ROW BY MACY’S

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:30 PM

Please Note: Tickets are not available at the box office on the first day of the public on sale. ARRIVE EARLY: Please arrive one-hour prior to showtime.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S MOST POWERFUL EVENT FOR INDIE BRANDS ?

GET READY TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH SEASON OF FASHION’S MOST INFULENCAIL MEETING OF THE INDUSTRY’S INDIE ELITE.

SMALL BOUTIQUE FASHION WEEK IS PROUD TO PRESENT SEASON 10

SBFW is the only business oriented runway show and market geared toward small business owners, emerging designers, and novelty designers that are looking to get their start by selling to small boutiques and unique shops. Over the past 9 seasons , Small Boutique Fashion Week has debuted the collections of over 400+ brands launching the careers of some of fashion’s most powerful independent brands.

Sunday Sept 11th, watch the largest catalog of any indie fashion week event debut collections from designers and vendors from all over the globe. SBFW will host 3 separate high end runway shows (12,4,8pm) including press , and vendors providing a one of a kind runway show and shopping experience only available at Small Boutique Fashion Week.

SBFW has been featured in many notable publications and has been recognized by the corporate business world for contribution to the fashion industry. Past press and coverage includes, Fox Business Network, Forbes, CNN, The Huffington Post, People Magazine, & Fashion Bomb Daily. Join SBFW and the indie fashion elite during NYC Fashion week to celebrate this historic mildstone. Enjoy 50+brands, access to the boutique world’s most powerful owners, 30+ invited celebrity guests , and VIP gift bags and give aways from some of our best designers,  participants, and sponsors. Past sponsors include, 5 hour energy, Honest Tea, Illy International Coffee brand, and Huberts Lemonade.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE NON REFUNDABLE UNDER CIRCUMSTANCE  EACH SHOW IS 1 HOUR 

NYC LIVE FASHION WEEK

TUESDAY SEPT. 13, 2016
Xpozure Modeling, Xpozure Media & Model World Magazine, in association with Success With Teamwork, Online Media Success, JT Talent Enterprises, Runway PrestigeWear My Vest & Awesome TV, present … “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Showcase
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 — Stage 48 — in New York City.
Time —
6:00 pm — 2:00 am
Location —
Stage 48
605 West 48th Street
(Between 11th & 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Located in Hell’s Kitchen, NY … Stage 48 is a multi-use venue that hosts Concerts, Night Life, and Private/Corporate Events. Built in the 1950s as a horse stable, the building has been completely remodeled utilizing the beauty of the old industrial architecture and incorporating complimentary modern elements to create an ambience that currently does not exist in any NYC venue. A large horseshoe balcony overlooks the main floor providing excellent site-lines of the 34 foot wide stage. Several elevated VIP areas are located on both floors and a state of the art Sound, Lighting and Video system will ensure an experience like none other.
The venue features a grand ballroom with an expansive mezzanine, a private lounge level with a performance space, and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline.
Stage 48 official web site —  * www.Stage48.com
* Wm. Michael Reid, Publicist, Xpozure Media — (646) 260-9686, wmmichaelreid@yahoo.com, wmreid@modelworldmagazine.com, or via Facebook in-box —https://www.facebook.com/WmMichaelReid

PHILLY FASHION WEEK

CHIC: THE POOL PARTY – OFFICIAL PHILLY FASHION WEEK OPENING EVENT

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS

Monarch Philly, 1031 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA  7PM – 10PM

Sep 19, 2016

STYLE GALA, SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue  Philadelphia, PA  7PM, COMPLIMENTARY FOOD | MUST RSVP

Sep 20, 2016

PHASHION PHEST | FASHION FROM THE TOP, One Liberty Observation Deck | Rotunda At The Shops At Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street  Philadelphia, PA

6:30PM – VIP FASHION SHOW

7:00PM – COCKTAIL RECEPTION

8:30PM – GENERAL FASHION SHOW

WWW.PHASHIONPHEST.COM

Sep 21, 2016

MACY’S FALL FASHION SHOW, Macy’s Center City  1300 Market Street  Philadelphia, PA  5PM

Sep 22, 2016

THE RUNWAY I Doors Open 7PM | Show Starts at 8PM  2300 Arena  2300 S. Swanson Street  Philadelphia, PA

Sep 23, 2016  THE RUNWAY II  Doors Open 7PM | Show Starts at 8PM  2300 Arena  2300 S. Swanson Street  Philadelphia, PA

http://www.phillyfashionweek.org/

ATLANTIC CITY FASHION WEEK

Friday we will show case Ready to Wear collections from today’s hottest designers and retailers. Then on Saturday, we will feature 2 couture high fashion events as we return to the boardwalk in the 9th Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion event. Designers from around the world showcase their collections in a fashion extravaganza that rivals New York City, Milan and Paris.

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General admission tickets are available for Atlantic City Fashion Week Ready to Wear on Friday and our Couture fashion show and after party event on Saturday.

VIP admission to Atlantic City Fashion Week. Premium seating to Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion show. VIP Gift bag. Entrance into the VIP Pre Event Lounge area and the official Atlantic City Fashion Week after party.

Founded in 2011, Atlantic City Fashion Week is an event that rivals the likes of fashion week NYC, Paris and Milan. Twice a year thousands descend on America’s playground to take part in a high fashion event that includes fashion shows, seminars, celebrity appearances, retail events and industry parties.

Atlantic City Fashion Week is presented in part by fashionSTYLE Magazine and KingBee Media. Atlantic City Fashion Week is a multi-day showcase of Ready to Wear and Couture Fashion. It also includes a vendor exhibition, and pre-networking events for VIP guest. ACFW is held twice a year in Atlantic City and has been attended by thousands of fashionable attendees.

This season, we will once again feature the Atlantic City Fashion Week Awards on Thursday, September 22nd at Phillips Seafood in Atlantic City. We pay homage to past seasons Top Models, Designers and Photographers.

Please come out and support ACFW on their many endeavors in FASHION ……

http://www.atlanticcityfashionweek.com/purchase-tickets.html

 

 

GLOSSYBOX DARLING…..

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Are you one of the millions of beauty enthusiasts looking for your next fix? You’ve met your match! Founded in 2011 in Berlin, Germany, GLOSSYBOX has made its mark on the beauty industry by bringing hair, skin and cosmetic products to subscribers’ doorsteps around the globe in a pink, bow-tied box.

Having collaborated with over 1,100 brands thus far, GLOSSYBOX surprises and delights with its more than 1,500,000 luxury and niche brand products, including the likes of Nuxe and Too Faced, that find their way into the iconic boxes each month for a cost of $21.

But it doesn’t stop there! In addition to an impressive assortment of products carefully chosen through your very own online beauty profile, you’ll receive a host of beauty know-how which includes e-newsletters, straightforward tips-and-tricks, a comprehensive product card elaborating on the contents of the box, and access to insider expertise through our social media channels.

This July, GLOSSYBOX’s beauty experts have pulled all strings to get you the most sought after summer beauty essentials, including the EYEKO FAT STICK in Satin, the FANGO essenziali’s Treatment Sheet Mask, GLOV’s Quick Treat, Tree Hut Bare’s Moisturizing Shave Oil, the SinfulColors Top Coat and the Leighton Denny Expert Nails’ Miracle Mist!

So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe today and explore, learn, and maybe even discover your next new favorite product!

GLOSSY BOX

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Africa the new Eldorado of beauty

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With a market estimated at 6.93 billion Euros in 2012 and approximately 10% annual growth compared to barely 4% in the international market, according to the World Retail Congress Africa

2013, the African continent is the new Eldorado for cosmetic giants.

A recent study found that it should achieve 10 billion € in 2017.

 

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Beauty Color Africa is a unique fair devoted to the cosmetics and beauty market in West Africa. It’s the ultimate fair for beauty, fashion and wellness professionals. But not only, is it a fantastic platform for communication, networking and business opportunities and it’s also the place to unearth new trends and innovations in beauty, haircare, skincare & spa and wellbeing.

 

It’s a great chance for brands and professionals to meet distributors, retailers, importers and buyers from all over the sub-region. Beauty Color Africa is also a fantastic opportunity to reach the African general public. African consumers, the

300 million belonging to the middle class, are discerning when it comes to product quality. They must be affordable and

reliable.

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The Ivory Coast’s middle class, foreign multinationals and many retail outlets (from shopping center to luxury boutiques) gives the country a head start over other French-speaking African countries with the opening of Carrefour and the first Beauty Success franchise. Abidjan is the economic capital of French-speaking West Africa with a population of 5 million and also the ultimate destination for fashion and beauty in Africa. This future-forward city blends modern times in harmony with the splendour of nature.

 

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Palais des Congrès at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire

In a cultural melting pot, built and extended along the water, the Palais des Congrès – Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire is a legendary and important oasis that’s constantly changing. This fantastic conference centre, shortlisted by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, looms majestically over an idyllic setting of water and plant life… This bright and extraordinary conference centre, designed by President HOUPHOUËT- BOIGNY, provides the best in technology and comfort for all attendees.

 

The organisers

Beauty Color Africa is the latest event from the experts in fairs devoted to the multicultural beauty industry, Marina

Marâ Marville and her creative international team.

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After 10 years of managing professional and public events such as BOUCLES D’EBENE, BEAUTY COLOR, BEYOND COLOR, COSMEETING, and FOIRE DE PARIS, Marina Marville is continuing to innovate and stay a step ahead of the trends by launching this new concept to suit the African market.

Beauty Color Africa, 11-13 November 2016 – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Website : www.beautycolorafrica.com

Bellápierre Cosmetics – Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit

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The art of contouring with makeup has proven to be a very strong trend in the makeup industry over the last couple of years, and has been projected to remain a trend for quite some time. Its appeal is the ability to enhance the features one likes and diminish what they don’t. Many companies offer products to contour the face, but only few have ventured past that into other areas such as body and even eye contouring; Bellápierre’s Lip Contour &Highlighting Kit is the first of its kind. It contains everything one needs to enhance their pout with four full-sized products and step-by-step instructions. This eye catching kit is available in four shade options: Nude, Natural, Fierce, and Red with coordinating lipstick and lip liner in each.

The first step to contouring the lips is to ensure that they are clean and exfoliated, this will provide a smooth surface for application. Once the lips have been prepped, they are ready for the application of the Makeup Base, which is meant to prime and cancel out any natural pigmentation – so a truer lipstick color is achieved. This versatile cream dries to a powder-like consistency and is formulated with all natural oils, waxes, and mineral pigments. Makeup Base should be dabbed on the lips in a thin layer, using a clean finger.

The next step is to highlight just above the top lip, this will help bring emphasis to the skin surrounding the top lip, thereby making it appear larger. This subtle highlight is achieved with the included Highlighter pencil, which is made from natural botanical waxes such as jojoba and safflower, vitamin E, and pure mineral pigments. There is a natural skin tone variation on the face that is often covered by foundation, this product will help to reinstate a natural-looking dimensionality. The sleek pencil form of this Highlighter allows for precise application that is easy and familiar to the consumer.

Once the highlighting has been completed, the next step involves contouring with the Gel Lip Liner, which is meant to add definition and dimension to the lips. By slightly over-lining the natural lip line and strategically placing vertical lines along the top and bottom lips, the illusion of larger and fuller lips is achieved. It may seem complicated in writing, but the step-by-step pictorial on the kit ensures foolproof application every time. The Gel Lip Liner is also made with ingredients such as natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants.

The fourth and final item in the kit is Bellápierre’s award-winning Mineral Lipstick, which is meant to be applied within the outer contour lines, and smoothed over the inner contour lines. Mineral Lipstick is packaged in a chic, cross-hatch patterned tube with delicate silver accents. It is formulated with natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants. Application of this product ties everything together, and is the finishing touch to lip contour and highlighting.

To summarize, the Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit by Bellápierre Cosmetics is ideal for anyone looking to achieve fuller or more defined lips, by providing all of the necessary tools for a complete lip look. An added bonus is that the four products included are non comedogenic, as well as certified cruelty-free.

The Makeup Base weighs 8.5 grams, the Mineral Lipstick weighs 3.5 grams, and the Highlighter and Lip Liner pencils are 1.8 grams each. This kit comes packaged in a sturdy paper box with illustrations and instructions printed on it, and retails on the Bellápierre website

Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit Bellápierre Cosmetics – $74.99

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Where to buy: http://www.bellapierre.com/shop

Bellapierre Cosmetics was founded in 2005 by CEO David Oren. With a background in formulating a successful skincare line, Mr. Oren’s goal was to provide makeup to consumers that is naturally safe, and that exceeds performance expectations. The rationale was that the skin is the largest organ of the body, so why not treat it with the same respect as your heart, or any other vital organ?

Bellápierre Cosmetics – Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit

beco02.01com-bell-pierre-cosmetics-lip-contour-highlighting-kit

 

The art of contouring with makeup has proven to be a very strong trend in the makeup industry over the last couple of years, and has been projected to remain a trend for quite some time. Its appeal is the ability to enhance the features one likes and diminish what they don’t. Many companies offer products to contour the face, but only few have ventured past that into other areas such as body and even eye contouring; Bellápierre’s Lip Contour &Highlighting Kit is the first of its kind. It contains everything one needs to enhance their pout with four full-sized products and step-by-step instructions. This eye catching kit is available in four shade options: Nude, Natural, Fierce, and Red with coordinating lipstick and lip liner in each.

The first step to contouring the lips is to ensure that they are clean and exfoliated, this will provide a smooth surface for application. Once the lips have been prepped, they are ready for the application of the Makeup Base, which is meant to prime and cancel out any natural pigmentation – so a truer lipstick color is achieved. This versatile cream dries to a powder-like consistency and is formulated with all natural oils, waxes, and mineral pigments. Makeup Base should be dabbed on the lips in a thin layer, using a clean finger.

The next step is to highlight just above the top lip, this will help bring emphasis to the skin surrounding the top lip, thereby making it appear larger. This subtle highlight is achieved with the included Highlighter pencil, which is made from natural botanical waxes such as jojoba and safflower, vitamin E, and pure mineral pigments. There is a natural skin tone variation on the face that is often covered by foundation, this product will help to reinstate a natural-looking dimensionality. The sleek pencil form of this Highlighter allows for precise application that is easy and familiar to the consumer.

Once the highlighting has been completed, the next step involves contouring with the Gel Lip Liner, which is meant to add definition and dimension to the lips. By slightly over-lining the natural lip line and strategically placing vertical lines along the top and bottom lips, the illusion of larger and fuller lips is achieved. It may seem complicated in writing, but the step-by-step pictorial on the kit ensures foolproof application every time. The Gel Lip Liner is also made with ingredients such as natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants.

The fourth and final item in the kit is Bellápierre’s award-winning Mineral Lipstick, which is meant to be applied within the outer contour lines, and smoothed over the inner contour lines. Mineral Lipstick is packaged in a chic, cross-hatch patterned tube with delicate silver accents. It is formulated with natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants. Application of this product ties everything together, and is the finishing touch to lip contour and highlighting.

To summarize, the Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit by Bellápierre Cosmetics is ideal for anyone looking to achieve fuller or more defined lips, by providing all of the necessary tools for a complete lip look. An added bonus is that the four products included are non comedogenic, as well as certified cruelty-free.

The Makeup Base weighs 8.5 grams, the Mineral Lipstick weighs 3.5 grams, and the Highlighter and Lip Liner pencils are 1.8 grams each. This kit comes packaged in a sturdy paper box with illustrations and instructions printed on it, and retails on the Bellápierre website

Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit Bellápierre Cosmetics – $74.99

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Where to buy: http://www.bellapierre.com/shop

Bellapierre Cosmetics was founded in 2005 by CEO David Oren. With a background in formulating a successful skincare line, Mr. Oren’s goal was to provide makeup to consumers that is naturally safe, and that exceeds performance expectations. The rationale was that the skin is the largest organ of the body, so why not treat it with the same respect as your heart, or any other vital organ?

SuperModel Tyson Beckford to host Allure Cayman Fashion Weekend

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Just in time for those holiday looks, several of the most exciting established and emerging fashion designers will  descend  upon  Cayman  in  November  for  Allure  Cayman  Fashion  Weekend.  A  Caribbean  style experience and fashion show that is billed to change the face of fashion events in the Cayman Islands.

Allure Cayman is spearheaded by Pearlina McGaw­ Lumsden.  Pearlina is best known for her recent foray into fashion as the face and Executive  Producer of Beyond The Red Carpet, the fashion commentary program aired on Cayman 27. Pearlina is a well­ known Caymanian business woman, philanthropist and style enthusiast.

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The fashion show will feature resort and swimwear, ideal for the Cayman buyer and, according to Pearlina, the idea is for the event to also draw international fashion consumers, designers and bloggers. The fashion show will also showcase chic designs and couture bridal wear.

“While we are totally focused on providing a leading edge fashion experience to our beloved Caymanians, we know the long term benefits of holding a fashion event lay in the tourism and economic boost it can give the Cayman Islands.”

Adding to this “boost” will be the international superstar guest host, Tyson Beckford. Hosting the show alongside Tyson will be Cayman’s own, Monica Walton.

“Let’s just say the ladies will be very pleased with their entertainment for the night and with the caliber of hosting,” she stated.

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“Our mission at Allure Cayman is to celebrate, showcase and inspire international and local style minds, whilst  highlighting  Cayman  as  an  emerging fashion capital,” she stated. “This is not going to happen overnight, however we want our sponsors and our Caymanian people to know that this event is about more than beautiful clothes and impeccable designs. Allure Cayman is about changing the landscape of fashion in the Caribbean.

Locally known designers  and fashion personalities Isy B Designs and Olivia B. will be showcasing their designs at Allure runway show. Isy B made her debut recently showing her own brand of luxe­resort wear. Olivia B. who is a newcomer on the scene will showcase her Parisian themed line. Our two local stars are joined  by  international  and  well  recognized  designers  BCBG,  Yumi  Katsura,  Kristin  Frazer  of  Trefle Swimwear, and Carlton Jones Collections.

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Tickets go on sale October 12. Entertainment  for the evening includes local artist Stefan Contrell and artwork by Al Ebanks. The event will be held at Roof Top, Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Seven Mile Beach.

The event is sponsored, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Health and Culture, Cayman Airways and NKY Cayman Fashion Group with part proceeds to aid local charity, Lean on Me Committee.

Tickets can be purchased NKY Collections, Fifth on Seven and Renaissance Beauty Salon.

For   more   information,   visit   Facebook.com/allurecayman    or   follow   the   movement   on   Instagram @allurecayman

China Beauty Expo, 18-20 May 2016 – Cements its Position in the Beauty Industry

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Shanghai’s Original, Unparalleled Beauty Event since 1998

China Beauty Expo (CBE), Asia’s leading beauty trade, recently concluded its 20th edition on a high note, reinforcing its status as the definitive exhibition for the market.

2,120 (an increase of 15% from 2014) suppliers from all over the world, including Cheislie Formulations, Jala, L’oreal, P&G and Reef Cosmetics, Shanghai Jahwa, showcased the latest beauty and cosmetics innovations during the three-day event. This year’s event occupied over 150,000 sqm (an increase of more than 20% from 2014) of exhibition space.

Held in Shanghai New International Expo Center from 19 to 21 May 2015, CBE registered a total of 312,000 visits from trade professionals from across the region, which represented a 14% increase compared to 2014. This year, a large proportion of visitors were senior decision-makers, including executives from companies such as SASA, Sephora, Watsons and a number of leading distributors. Claudia BONFIGLIOLI, International Director, Informa Beauty and Informa Baiwen (CBE), said, “The global beauty market has been projected to reach new heights, with Asia continuing to lead the global market in the years ahead. The show is well poised to support the industry’s growth, and we look forward to bringing more of the industry together to help them realize the full potential that the market possesses.”

Professional Trade Event

Exhibitors at this year’s event were pleased with their decision to participate, citing the show’s audience, the focus on doing business, and its level of professionalism as key benefits. In addition, returning exhibitors found the show had grown in stature, not just in terms of attendance but also with the addition of new visitor attractions, such as the WeChat Conference and CBE-Beyond Beauty Trends Conference. “The highly-charged atmosphere, as well as top quality discussions, are what characterized China Beauty Expo 2015. We are optimistic that several business partnerships will develop from the contacts established during the exhibition. We will definitely be here again in 2016!” said Mr Christian PALIX, Founder, YESforLOV SAS (France).

Creating Opportunities and Building Connections

CBE aims to bridge the gap between suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors, as well as facilitate business and learning opportunities that ultimately inspire new product development. As part of its efforts to connect businesses, the organizers held the inaugural Business Meetings Asia, where a carefully selected group of exhibitors presented their products to specially selected senior buyers from China and six other countries.

Popular with attendees and providing further opportunities for business ideas included the Asian Brand Building Lab and the Beauty Ingredients & Formulation Shanghai Conference. These visitor attractions help visitors maximize their time at the show by drawing their attention to the upcoming beauty trends, as well as complimentary one-on-one vision consultations.

Having received critical acclaims from participants all around, the next edition of CBE looks set to be a bigger and stronger business platform as the organizers, Informa and Shanghai Baiwen, are committed to serve the global beauty industry with this event in the years ahead.

Response to the next edition has been overwhelming, with over 70% re-booking already committed onsite.

China Beauty 2016, 18-20 May 2016

The 21st edition of CBE will once again be held in Shanghai, from 18 – 20 May 2016. “We are pleased to announce that we have signed a long-term contract with the Shanghai New International Expo Center (上海新国际博览中心), where CBE has been held since 2005. We are looking forward to welcome more than 2,300 participating companies, over 180,000sqm of exhibition space. In addition, CBE will continue developing more beneficial and more in-depth contents, to continue the support of the development of the beauty industry,” said SANG Jingmin, Chairman of China Beauty Expo Organising Committee.

Alexander McQueen pips Chanel in 'cool brands' list of 2015

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London fashion label Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, is the most wanted fashion label according to CoolBrands, the company devoted to create an annual list of the “hot” brands in Britain.

Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, was ranked two places higher than Chanel. The brand was the subject of a recent, sold-out exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Fashion labels considered cool enough to make the cut include lingerie company Damaris, luxury sleepwear brand Olivia von Halle, cult sunglasses brand Linda Farrow, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. Luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter also made the list, as did Storm Models, the London-based agency which discovered Kate Moss and represents Poppy Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Revolutionary hairbrush Tangle Teezer was commended for using “disruptive technology” to achieve “global cult status” in the beauty segment.

Big beauty brands Benefit and Aveda were also listed as ‘cool’ alongside Jo Malone’s Jo Loves fragrance venture thanks to its founder’s “undeniable passion for fragrance, pouring undiluted creativity into innovative new products and entertaining experiences.” Hairdressing chain Toni & Guy also made the cut.