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

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

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

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

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

About Producer Yvonne Jewnell

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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








K.I.D.S. & Fashion Delivers, Hosted by Vivica Fox

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Story by: Sofia Davis – Photo Credits: Allison Brown

As I pull into Chelsea Piers, I’m excited about the event I’m going to cover, K.I.D.S. – Kids In Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers Annual Gala Fundraiser.  This organization has provided over $1 billion dollars in new products to help children.  The host for the evening is the beautiful Vivica Fox.  As the Honorees take to the red carpet, they include; Brendan Hoffman – President and CEO The Bon-Ton Stores, Daisy Fuentes Fashion Entrepreneur & TV Personality and Adrienne Bailon, just to name a few.  Also gracing the red carpet are Board of Directors members Denise Durham Williams – President, Karen Bromley – Principal,  The Bromley Group LLC and many more.  All of these people work hard for a cause close to their hearts.

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In floats the graceful Vivica Fox, she is stunning in a red Alexander McQueen long flowing gown with a thigh high split.  She is simply elegant.  As she takes to the red carpet, I announce loudly, “BEAUTIFUL” absolutely “FABULOUS”.  I wave my mic toward the press agent, trying to get an interview with Ms. Fox.  She walks my way and happily grants me the interview.  She is a real SuperStar.

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What a great evening for a wonderful cause.

About Kids In Distressed Situations

Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) was founded in 1985 with the mission of providing new kid essentials to children and teens who have been impacted by poverty and tragedy worldwide. Since its inception, K.I.D.S. has provided $1 billion in new products to help nearly 70 million children. With a network of over 1,000 local partner agencies located in all 50 states and consistently low overhead costs, K.I.D.S. is recognized for its ability to effectively and efficiently deliver products directly to children when and where they need it. To find out more about K.I.D.S., visit http://www.kidsdonations.org.

About Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation

Fashion Delivers battles the effects of poverty and natural disasters by supporting hundreds of community based social service agencies throughout the U.S. and around the world. Having distributed over $200 million of new men’s and women’s clothing and home furnishings since its inception in 2005, Fashion Delivers works tirelessly with agency partners worldwide to determine what types of products are needed most and where, then turns to the fashion community to help secure this merchandise. For more information, visit http://www.fashiondelivers.org.

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