To promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style, the United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty, unlike most pageants that typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour. The international event was held in Kingston, Jamaica, earlier this month. Contestants came from Africa, India, South America, the United States and the Caribbean and were scored on inner beauty, how they related with others and their support of community services. This was an opportunity for community service and cultural expression.
For Funk Fashion Week in Miami, Barraca Chic, a firm from Switzerland, debuted its Resort 2015 collection featuring Swarovski embellishments, the finest fabrics and unique silhouettes. Inspiration for this collection stemmed from the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece. Their swimsuits were highlighted with asymmetrical silhouettes and metallic gold rhombus prints.
As a woman, Byrnes understands the frustrations felt by many women who are searching for a flawless fit in a swim garment. Unrealistic standards in today’s fashion industry have typically limited the variety of swimsuits and styles available in this market.
In Brazil, the name Ivan Aguilar is synonymous with high-end menswear. His iconic suits and tailoring are impeccable. For fall ‘14, he showed his first women’s collection in New York. Exhibiting his multitalented skills, his presentation offered a bold performance, made with a true Brazilian rhythm. His designs were created with the global quality that’s expected on the North American catwalk.
At a recent opening for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the connection between art and fashion was evident. The evening was hosted by artist Jeff Koons. H&M fashions were also showcased on top models such as Alek Wek, China Chow, Stephanie Seymour, Leandra Medine and Cindy Sherman.
“Standing Ovations” (Motivated Press) by Robyn Hatcher provides an important formula for the art of public speaking. Their actor type is something most folks never think about when they are going for a job interview or making a presentation. All people are actors in some way, shape or form, and this author points you in a direction that can help you throughout your life.
Aguaclara swimwear designer Liliana Villalobos was born in Lima, Peru. She was the youngest of six siblings. After graduating from high school, she studied art courses at the University of Lima. Her family also lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cuzco. In her younger years, she was also very active in sports and stood out in gymnastics.
Edwing D’Angelo’s 2015 Resort collection looks smashing, especially because his show was held in a space overlooking Central Park North in Harlem. Many spectators were awed to view his collection, called “The Pedigree of the New Blue Blood Lineage.”
Summer eyebrows are perfectly shaped, enhancing beautiful eyes and luscious lashes. Los Angeles’ buzz-worthy beauty brand Chella just launched its first Chella Brow Bar. On the cutting edge, it’s the latest edition of the beautiful Chella Brow & Eye Collection, which recently celebrated a grand opening in Westlake Village, Calif.
For autumn and winter, Lacoste Essential Design shows several collections in one. Overall, the company continues to combine classic silhouettes with a contemporary twist of colors and materials. The look is a sophisticated mix of high-end street wear and quality essentials. Lacoste Essential Design gives the discerning gentleman quality foot fashion that can be worn day or night.
“P.S. Art 2014: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids” is open for special viewing for three months, now through Aug. 25, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artworks of all media by talented students pre-K through 12th grade are displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at the Met. The juried exhibition celebrates its 12th year.
For men, fashion is changing faster then ever. The way you look in your clothes is important. What you wear and the way you wear it gives you a fashionable look. However, you must be comfortable. Pay close attention to what’s coming up for the modern man who is now aware of some of fashion’s style secrets.
Angel Sanchez designs elegant looks on the line of the body. He began his career in the early 1990s in Caracas, Venezuela. His mother’s work as a designer inspired him to create fashion.
On my way to the Harlem office this morning, I bumped into famous designer b michael on the street. We both took off our sunglasses, laughed and greeted one another warmly. “I just have a few questions, if I could just have a moment,” I asked. Michael, wearing a beautiful yellow shirt, smiled. “Of course!”
Parsons The New School of Design honored designers Jason Wu and Hugo Boss on May 21 at their 2014 Parsond Fashion Benefit.
Summer is here, and there are a few fashion pieces you should have in your wardrobe. It’s the season of unusual, favorite things.
Last Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, N.Y., a new fashion/fitness company named Sleek Physique made its debut.
The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center opened May 8 with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s inaugural exhibition “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” which is on view now through Aug. 10.
Now on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 2014, Kelly’s designs give folks a great glimpse of this fabulous designer’s styles.
If you’re on the go, you know that wearing a fashionable, comfortable heel is important, especially if you want to make a style statement every day.
Looking for new interior decorating ideas?
When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, safe, natural solutions are the way to go.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy in the Galleries for Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy.”
Derma E, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products, recently launched an eight-product Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A line.
Behind the scenes, the preparation for the Future of Fashion show started a year ago. Throughout this last semester, designers worked with their mentors, who are usually top designers in the fashion industry.
A complete makeup line with colors for everyone, founder GraceAnn Long introduces Shades by Gal. The company’s mission is to create a cosmetic that includes every woman. “There’s a shade for everyone, a perfect match,” said Long.
This holiday season is the perfect time to take youngsters to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to view “Lost Kingdoms.”
For spring-summer 2014, the foot fashion look is color—and plenty of it! Everyday summer shoes are featured in LAMO’s collection of comfy-yet-trendy flats, moccasins, canvas slip-ons, sandals and lace-up booties.
In less than a fortnight, 10 local African menswear designers showcased their autumn-winter collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ)
Evening elegance showed up best for fall 2014 at Badgley Mischka’s show during Fashion Week in New York. “Our style harkens back to the glamorous Hollywood of the ’40s,” said James Mischka. “The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant.”
The book “Woman on Top,” written by Deborah Schwartz, is an inspirational novel about a young widow whose journey to find herself takes readers on an entertaining, thought-provoking ride.
In collaboration with Vogue Bambini, petitePARADE presented its children’s fashion show in New York City on Saturday, March 8 at 545 W. 22nd St
For fall ’14, three young designers were featured their thesis collections in the Academy of Art University’s (AAU) presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
At the Bronx Library on Fordham Road, the New Amsterdam Musical Associates (NAMA) held their annual Black History Month concert featuring “Legends of Song.”
TeKay Designs, a couture house based in Houston, Texas, presented an impressive Queen of the Brides collection in New York.
At Tadashi Shoji’s fall show, the audience was lost in an evening reverie, wandering through a Moorish palace.
As an American designer, b Michael’s fall/winter ’14 collection reflects the lifestyle of a modern woman.
New York designer Edwing D’Angelo presented a fabulous fall collection filled with many ways to wear red for men and women.
For 2014, Desigual gets back to the basics with a personal collection that reflects the enduring optimism found in Barcelona
Son Jung Wan’s collection was inspired by the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, who conveyed poignant emotions ranging from joy to sadness through color. For fall/winter 2014, Wan painted her collection with shades of emotion.
Just before the Custo Barcelona show, we had an appointment behind the scenes to meet the designer, Custo Dalmau.
For Valentine’s Day, It Makes Scents offers an array of natural scented soaps and candles that will make great gifts for him or her.
Diane von Furstenberg’s (DVF) commitment to empowering women is expressed not only through fashion, but also through philanthropy and mentorship
Jessica London has extended its range of sizes for modern, plus-size fashions
For fall/winter ’14, John Paul Ataker unveils his evening collection in New York.
Pop-up stores are the fashion-of-the-moment spots that can simply pop up anywhere, anytime
Land Skin Care and Land Yoga, located at 2116 Frederick Douglas Blvd. between 114th and W. 115th streets, are two separate beauty businesses in one spot.
Tome’s collection comes from Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) exhibition “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s” will open on Feb. 7.
U.S. fashion designers, Brad Smith has announced Design for Brad Smith, a one-of-a-kind design competition. Submissions open on Jan. 2