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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

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Huile des Princesses – A New French Brand

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Huile des Princesses is delighted to present their new brand, an all-natural line with precious oils. Do It Yourself is very popular and beauty products including oils are trendy for their natural properties. All skin deserves food quality ingredients and plant extracts are a must for their unique benefits. Huile des Princesses offers busy women and those missing knowledge a 100% natural product from precious oils ingredients. The founder wishes to honor women by offering a luxurious skin product as she believes our skin and hair need a natural, efficient and sophisticated product. Thanks to different rituals, women will discover silky, fine and scented oils a true connection to nature with an exclusive ingredients selection from France, Australia, Burkina Faso, Japan, Ecuador and Hawaii.

Simple to use

An aromatherapy elixir ready in a spray for well being and beauty rituals for face, body, hair and massage. A divine daily natural product to nourish and regenerate all skin types. Huile des Princesses products do not contain mineral oils or parabens. Products are made in France with the French savoir-faire.

An elixir collection to discover

Huile des Princesses presents five different rituals, acting on Beauty, Balance, Relaxation, Energy and Slimming. Unique elixirs made with the best ingredients, the knowledge of French aromatherapy, the right vegetable seed oil, essential & pulp fruit oils like Fragonia, Jasmine, Manketti, Desert datte, Papaya, Raspberry, Baobab and much more.

RELAXING RITUAL

Huile des Princesses SENSUALITY ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: macadamia, papaya, rosehip vegetable seed oil & YLANG YLANG essential oil of Ylang Ylang, prized by perfumers and aromatherapists for its flowery perfume and relaxing virtues, acts synergistically with ultra penetrating and nourishing oil of macadamia, papaya, rosehip oil is highly concentrated in essential fatty acids.This elixir is multi purpose for massage, the face or body to soften the skin, fight against aging and provides joy and sensuality, applied to the hair as end finisher.

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Properties: to hydrate and nourish deeply, source of vitamins, this synergy will drive you to your dream and help relax the mind and the body.

Use: Face, body, hair a must have multi-use oil.
Application: apply on clean skin, massage gently on your heart & throat chakra.

Huile des Princesses SENSUALITY ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

SLIMMING RITUAL

Huile des Princesses YOUTH ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: raspberry, kukui and sweet almond seed vegetable oil & SANDALWOOD essential oil

Sandalwood essential oil is a fine fragrance. In synergy with very penetrating and revitalizing seed oil such as kukui, raspberry and sweet almond seed: it strengthens the elasticity and firmness of the skin, in harmony with nourishing and restorative vegetable oils anti-aging, rich in vitamins A and E, antioxidant, and essential fatty acids. This elixir is used for the body, massage, in the bath.

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Properties: to repair and firm the skin barrier
Use: Body and massage
Application: Spray all over your body and massage in circle for 10 mn twice a day.

Huile des Princesses YOUTH ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

RITUAL BALANCE

Huile des Princesses PURITY ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: apricot, baobab, hazelnut vegetable seed oil & FRAGONIA essential oil

The essential oil of Fragonia, from an Australian plant, cleanses the skin with its purifying and astringent properties, regulates the sebum. It acts synergistically with apricot, hazelnut, baobab seed oils hydrating to restore balance and vitality to the skin. Its flowery fragrance stabilizes emotions and invites harmony. It applies not only on the face but also delicious massage all over the body, a strong energy helper.

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Properties: Give tonus, hydrate, intensely nourish
Use: Face, body, hair, bath & massage application
Application: Apply on clean skin, massage in circle from the top of head to your lower abdomen chakra

Huile des Princesses PURITY ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

ENERGY RITUAL
Huile des Princesses VITALITY ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: apricot, cranberry and manketti vegetable seed oil & JASMINE essential oil

Magnificent essential oil of jasmine is tonic, softens and beautifies the skin and provides a sense of optimism and confidence with delicious scents, prized by perfumers. In synergy with regenerating vegetable oils: apricot, invigorating and ultra penetrating, cranberry, anti-aging and particularly rich in essential fatty acids, and manketti seed oil nourishing. This precious elixir is used on the face and body, it smoothes and brightens, for the hair to make it soft and shiny. Poured into the bath, it smells heavenly.

Properties: Give tonus, hydrate, intensely nourish
Use: Face, body, hair, bath & massage
Application: Apply on clean skin, massage in circle on your low abdomen chakra, apply before the make up for the glow

Huile des Princesses VITALITY ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

BEAUTY RITUAL

Huile des Princesses LOVELY SKIN ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: apricot, baobab, hazelnut, kukui vegetable seed oil & GERANIUM  essential oil

The essential oil of Geranium, Egyptian origin, provides multiple benefits: anti-wrinkle and firming, it tightens the pores and enhances the complexion. Combined with baobab and apricot seed oil to nourish and illuminate. Hazelnut and Kukui seed oil, it moisturizes and revitalizes the skin, makes it elastic and toned. In a gesture, it beautifies the skin of the face and body, leaves hair with a shine effect.
This precious flowery scents elixir, harmonize yin and yang for a better balance.

Properties: Regenerated skin, intensely nourish and softening
Use: Face, body, hair & massage application
Application: Apply on your hair as end finishers, apply on clean skin as a moisturizer, before the make up for the glow

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Huile des Princesses LOVELY SKIN ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

Distributed by: All Natural Essentials LLC, 244 5th Avenue Suite 205

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

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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?

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

Victoria's Secret – Eau So Sexy

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Oh so fresh. Oh so new.

Sparkling with sexy energy, Eau so Sexy explores her most playful side. Fresh, flirty and forever young. Iconic and sexy cool. Making everyday glamour look eau so easy. It’s our freshest scent yet – a flirty mix of crisp, vibrant florals and luscious fruits with just a touch of airy warmth.

The collection:

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Eau de parfum – 1.7 oz – $52

Oh so glam. Eau So Sexy.

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Fragrance Mist – 8.4 oz – $25

Sheer fragrance mist offers a lighter rendition of the fresh, tempting scent.

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Fragrance lotion – 6.7 oz – $20

Luxe lotion leaves skin feeling soft and touched with fresh, tempting scent.

Fragrance family: Fresh Gourmand

Notes: Bergamot, Paradise Apple, Chantilly Cream

Oh so fresh. Oh so new.

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The Trend:

Just in time for the cooler season ahead, Eau So Sexy takes a fresh, sparkling scent and gives it a sexy twist by adding an unexpected touch of airy, gourmand warmth.

Fun Fact:

Made exclusively for VS, our Chantilly Cream accord is a weightless warm mix of luscious fruits and ethereal musky florals. This indulgent note was inspired by Chantilly Crème, which originated in Paris and was created specially for Louis the XIV.

Victoria’s Secret – Eau So Sexy

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Oh so fresh. Oh so new.

Sparkling with sexy energy, Eau so Sexy explores her most playful side. Fresh, flirty and forever young. Iconic and sexy cool. Making everyday glamour look eau so easy. It’s our freshest scent yet – a flirty mix of crisp, vibrant florals and luscious fruits with just a touch of airy warmth.

The collection:

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Eau de parfum – 1.7 oz – $52

Oh so glam. Eau So Sexy.

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Fragrance Mist – 8.4 oz – $25

Sheer fragrance mist offers a lighter rendition of the fresh, tempting scent.

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Fragrance lotion – 6.7 oz – $20

Luxe lotion leaves skin feeling soft and touched with fresh, tempting scent.

Fragrance family: Fresh Gourmand

Notes: Bergamot, Paradise Apple, Chantilly Cream

Oh so fresh. Oh so new.

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The Trend:

Just in time for the cooler season ahead, Eau So Sexy takes a fresh, sparkling scent and gives it a sexy twist by adding an unexpected touch of airy, gourmand warmth.

Fun Fact:

Made exclusively for VS, our Chantilly Cream accord is a weightless warm mix of luscious fruits and ethereal musky florals. This indulgent note was inspired by Chantilly Crème, which originated in Paris and was created specially for Louis the XIV.

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)

Interview on Personal Body Sculpting

James Collins Expert Interview

What are some tips in making working out actually fun?

Working out should always be fun, but if you find it tough to go to the gym then find things within exercise you enjoy.  For example, if you like sports, start playing. If you prefer classes than being with everyone in a gym then go to a class. The only problem with that is it’s a very general workout and won’t hit the specific areas you need to hit.

One of the main mistakes I see gym goers do is they do the same routine everyday.  This not only gets you nowhere but it’s also very boring.  So for the sake of seeing results and making it more fun, constantly change your routine every couple of weeks.  Even if you do want to put on weight, you need to not just lift heavy weights every week.

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What is the average number of days/week and average minutes/workout women from these different age groups should be working out? Additionally, how should diet change for optimum benefit.

That’s hard to answer because it all depends on what shape your starting point is at any age.  Preferably when you are young you workout hard and achieve the body you want so that the rest of your life you are just maintaining it and not having to work so hard at it.

If this is not the case and you are starting from scratch I would say all age groups should be doing the same number of days I would just change the intensity and time actually spent training because a 60-year-old woman cannot workout in the same intensity as an 18 year old.

Ages 18-24: Very High intensity 50mins 4 days a week

Ages 25-31: Very High Intensity 60mins Ages 32-38: Very High Intensity 60mins Ages 38-44: High Intensity 50mins

Ages 45-51: Medium Intensity 45mins

Ages 52-60: Medium Intensity 35mins  (or what they can mange)

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Is there a benefit to the “mini” work out? You know, 5-10 minutes of exercise fit in periodically during the day? How about the “mini” more frequent meals often recommended?

The mini workouts are great!  They are often better than many workouts I see people doing in the gym. It has to be very intense though! Put all you have into that 10-15mins.  Usually circuits are best.  Muscle gainers- a circuit like this- is good to throw in if you don’t have time for a full workout.

As for the diet, I don’t recommend the frequent meals diet.  I feel its nonsense and a gimmick.  The most scientifically proven diet that works is the intermittent fast.  For two days of every week live on only 500 calories for women and 600 for men in a 24hour period.  The health benefits are ridiculous and you’ll see weight fall off, in conjunction with working out.  The rest of the week eat what you want, but obviously you should eat healthily.  Just don’t worry about your carbs, don’t let them rule your life.

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We’ve all had those days where going to the gym is as exciting as clipping our toe nails, and not all of us can afford a personal trainer to gear us into shape. What are your tips and tricks in keeping ourselves motivated for the gym?

Keeping motivated. That’s a tough one; it really comes from within you. You have to want it. Just think about how you’ll feel after the workout and how you’ll enjoy seeing the results in the mirror.  Or think about your health, and how we all need to look after ourselves.  I do struggle with these days like everyone but something in me just makes me get up and knock out the session. Maybe it’s because I’m being paid for the way I look and I just see those $$ signs. If I don’t workout I don’t live.

What’s the truth about muscle memory? Should a former HS or College athlete return to her sport for the quickest fitness results?

Muscle memory is true. Your body will pick itself up from its slumber very quickly. Think about an athlete who’s been injured for months. They won’t be able to workout much, but once they are better they bounce back as if nothing happened, with a lot of hard work of course. It’s the same for us all, but it’s not memory in your muscles, it’s memories stored in your brain. If you go back to the sport you did at college your body will pick it up very quickly just like the athlete?  But if you are thinking that if you were a sprinter at college you’ll be back in that same shape within a couple of weeks you’re mistaken.  It will take a lot of hard work to get there.  Your body will just remember how to do the movements very well, just maybe not a quickly.

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From your experience working with models, as well as us mere mortals, is there one workout that gives result for everyone?

My favorite workout that I have found works for everybody is circuit training at a high intensity.  No matter your ability level, everyone can do the same exercises and get great results.  You just change the difficulty level depending on the person.  They can give a whole body workout or concentrated on one area.  Plus they are the most fun I’ve found.

What’s the biggest misconception about models and their diets?

That’s easy, it’s that models don’t eat.  Everyone I speak to says that we mustn’t eat to have bodies like this.  But it’s just not true, I know some girls who stuff their faces.  They just work very hard in the gym and eat the right foods.  Male models actually have to eat a lot of food so that they can put on muscle and have these bodies you see.  There’s no big secret.  It’s like any walk of life, you work hard at something you’ll get results.