The Fragrance Foundation held their Inaugural Media Connections Brunch at Melbas, the famous Harlem eatery know for it’s sumptuous southern cuisine and celebrity clientele. Held in an intimate setting, the sit down brunch was attended by 40 top brand owners, media, designers, influencers, and style makers. Celebrating New York Fashion Week and learning about the latest on the #FragranceForwardTFF initiative dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fragrance industry.
Linda G. Levy, President of the Fragrance Foundation kicked off the networking hour by introducing brand owners Chris Collins, founder of World of Chris Collins, Teri Johnson, of the Harlem Candle Company, and Francisco Costa of Costa Brazil.
New York-1 anchor Cheryl Wills reported from the event as part of the network’s official NEW York Fashion Week coverage. Notable guests included television personality Dahiana Perez, designer and artist Rebecca Moses, Ambassador Digital’s Musa Jackson, Elle’s Kathleen Hou, WWD’s Noor Lobad, Ama Kwarteng from Coveteur, Pat Stevenson, publisher of the Harlem News Group, the New York Beacon’s Audrey J. Bernard, influencers Tiff Benson and Rosa Chang Crespo, author and fashion editor Walter Greene, El Diario’s Listeth Perez Almeida, Avril Graham, Harper’s Bazaar US, award winning journalist Jacklyn Monk, TelevisaUnivision’s Maria del Pilar Casal, Fashionsweek’s Maya Litovsky, Anne Raso of LuxLifeNYC.com and Instyle’s Pat Velasco.
To learn more about the Fragrance Foundation please visit: Fragrance.org
Miami/FL Sustainable Swim Week, an official Miami Fashion Event, brings ‘Consciousness – Couture & Crypto’ via The Rewired Mind Retreat and Sustainable Fashion Showcases. The event is set to coincide with the 32nd Annual Miami Swim Week from Thursday, July 8 to Sunday, July 11, 2021. In association with AdAvenueGroup – Forbes France and ArtBasil, The Rewired Mind Retreat, Friday July 9 from 8:30am to 5pm is hosting “A Deep Dive into Sustainability” including a full spectrum of solutions; from personal to environmental. The four-day event unspools at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, 660 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / July 3, 2021 / Join in Sustainable Swim Week, July 8 – 11, 2021 featuring an immersive showcase designed to re-imagine and re-define fashion today. Panels are set to explore Mindset Re-sets, Eco & Ethical Fashion, Financial Intelligence and Beauty Inside and Out.
Sustainable Swim Week will premiere with a Crypto Cocktail Reception, Model Casting and NFT Art Exhibit on Thursday, July 8 from 5 – 8pm. Guests are invited to make an eco-fashion statement with attire that is revamped, up cycled or re-imagined. Together we can make fashion “circular” while helping solve global challenges like microfibers in our oceans and exploding landfills.
TheRewired Mind Retreat on Friday, July 9 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Kimpton Angler’s Gallery presided over by Kristen Connell, Founder of The Rewired Mind Retreat . The one day summit is designed to rejuvenate, refresh and reboot. Guests and distinguished panelists are encouraged to immerse themselves in sustainable lifestyle solutions that are equally groundbreaking and transformative while creating new milestones along life’s journey. The day is curated for those seeking a full-spectrum upgrade both inside and out. Distinguished panelists will provide insight, immersive experiences and actionable solutions that are sure to level-up the weeklong string of cocktails and catwalks throughout Miami Beach.
The Keynote Speaker for the event is Forbes Riley, award-winning TV host, author and one of the World’s Leading Health & Wellness experts. She is an inductee of the National Fitness Hall of Fame.
Also sharing their mission are Shannon King -Transcontinental™ Miss Texas USA Universe , Natalie Craig, ‘Walk in Their Shoes’ – a philanthropy empowering high risk children with new attire in collaboration with Under Armour™. Pamela Chanel David , author of “ The Reinvented Life,” empowers all to create their best personal and professional lives. Tiffany Sexton is presiding over the personal empowerment panel. Her mantra is “You can’t change what has happened, but you can create a better future if you choose to via operating as a survivor.”
Shelby Thomas, Co-founder and CEO of the Ocean Rescue Alliance , and 1000 Mermaids, a marine conservation and restoration nonprofit organization, brings her passion about preserving our natural ecosystems to Sustainable Swim Week 2021. She is a panelist on the Ocean & Environmental Conservancy focusing on stewardship of our fragile eco system. Financial Intelligence & Crypto Consciousness will be explored with Fletcher Jewett , Robbie Long, Philip Nicozisis, Alejandro Glatt, Juan Carlos Caceres and moderated by Sara Quirconi . Today there are still doubts about the consequences of wide crypto currency adoption. In particular, many skeptics and environmentalists have raised concerns about energy consumption in mining crypto.
The day-long retreat will evolve into an evening rooftop fashion ‘fete’ with sustainable swim and resort wear by Sage Larock, TikiYogi and designers advancing in the Eco Channel challenge. Signature “conscious cocktails” mixed by Frankly Vodka and Rum Barcelo. to TarynLarock.Sage Larock swimwear is a luxury brand produced ethically in Miami and Los Angeles out of upcycled fishing nets. Also working behind the ‘seams’ is Marisol Rocha with her latest TikiYogi collection, inspired by her stints in Bali and now Biscayne Bay.
An independent activation, Saturday, July 10th will see Tayo Ishola’s ‘Back to Eden’ fashion show elevates small businesses, women in leadership, health and wellness cognoscente. The four woman-owned brands: Eido Swimwear (also the event host), Abacaxi, Jnaba Diallo and Voglia Swimwear will be modeled in the evening showcase.
Annette Bibby Oliver of Dreamhouse MBG direct from Los Angeles and NYC will showcase everything from haute couture to emerging fashion “disruptors”. She is spearheading the much-anticipated Rooftop Grand Finale, ‘One Night in Tangier’ Sunday, July 11 from 6:00pm to 10:30 pm . An inclusive and diverse cast of designers will be basking in the halo effect of Lisa Nicole Collection (BravoTV’s ‘Married to Medicine’) and Alaini Taylor by‘Murph.’ She launched her career designing for ‘ Beyonce ‘ with Diviant La Vie . Jalu , a debut swim collection by Jose Alexzander , and De La Concepcion , Alister Mekhai Eyewear , Tote N’ Carry will all be taking a turn on the runway.
Alexzander of Jalu is a committed contributor to the pantheon of sustainable and ethical design. His ‘Made in America’ collection is stylish, flattering and uncompromising. He will be joined by up cycled and ocean environmentalists who collectively advocate that “we are each responsible for creating and stewarding a greener planet.” The feel is luxurious belying the fact the fabrics are a magical result of recycled post consumer waste. More than fashion several spokespersons advancing beauty both inside and out will include Lorena Cosentino of Illari Skin, BeverleeFelkner of Beverlee Botanicals and Natalie Reeves of Nutritional Longevity .
“Fashion shows today are so much more than just connecting with retail buyers,” said Annette Biddy Oliver of Dreamhouse MBG , host of Sunday’s, July 11th Roof Top event themed – One Night in Tangier . “They can serve as valuable catalysts for brands by helping assert their place in culture, driving engagement with customers and the press.”
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Adalinda’s , Planet Fashion TV , Swim the Globe , Art Hearts and others are putting a unique spin on ethical fashion that follows the ‘thread’ from manufacturer to distribution and beyond. The entire ‘Sustainable Swim Week’ program is curated to provide an insider’s guide to sustainable well-being on all levels via multi layered upgrades. Sustainable Swim Week and The Rewired Mind Retreat is an engaging experience with meditation, mindset resets, immersive beauty demonstrations and conversations with those at the forefront of sustainable transformation and impeccable taste.
Fashion Week in NYC is a whirlwind of shows, parties, dinner and late night affairs. Attended by fashionistas, celebrities, influencers, models and the media.
Us Weekly held its annual Most Stylish Event for New York Fashion Week at NYC’s brand new Cathedrale at The Moxy East Village. The 15th annual Red Carpet event is a NYFW staple welcoming some of the most fashionable and famous New Yorkers.
This year’s event celebrated 15 icons in the world of Fashion. The list includes Chris Benz, DJ Pamela Tick, Micaela Erlanger, Nam Vo, Violett Beane, Jennifer Fisher, Cara Santana, Cipriana Quann, Sara Haines, La La Anthony, Army Brook Sharp, Lil’ Kim, Deborah Roberts, and Ice-Tea and Coco.
The guests at the soiree enjoyed delicacies created by the Cathedrale kitchen with specialty cocktails and interactive activations by sponsors Biore, Smirnoff and Chapstick.
Celebrities spotted on the red carpet included 13 reasons why actress Amy Hargreaves, Marc John Jeffries of Power, Michelle Collins, Rachel Lindsey of the Bachelorette, Model Ralph Souffrant, Laura Pieri, Eva Gutowski, Designer Jennifer Fisher, Stylist Micaela Erlanger, RHONJ Melissa & Joe Gorda, Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider, Danielle Staub & Haley Hasselhoff, Antoine Bethea of The New York Giants, Greg Bello, Amy Herman of Million Dollar Listing, Luann De Lesseps, Designer Ramy Brook Sharp, Model Yasmine Petty, Actress Genevieve Angelson, RHOD Cary Deuber, Kary Brittingham, D’Andra Simmons & Cameron Wescott, Mariah Lynn of Love & Hip Hop New York, Actor Andy Carl with wife Orfeh Carl, Nick Young and more…………..
Miami Swim Week is a week long, well four days of nonstop fashion shows, presentations, poolside cocktail parties, VIP lounges and trade shows. Centered around the Funkshion Tent and The WHotel South Beach going all the way up to The Soho House and the Luxurious Hotel Faena, and points in between we found ourselves ubering all over town to not miss all the action.
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Art Hearts Fashion Show
Luli Fama Show
Luli Fama Show
Lybrethas Fashion Show
Lybrethas Fashion Show
Librettos Fashion Show
Maaji Fashion Show
Several brands chose to showcase their swimwear and resort collections with a series of brunches and cocktail parties like Hale Bob, Dash/Beach Riot,andFormes Swimwear at the trendy Soho House in Miami Beach.
Hale Bob Presentation Soho House
Hale Bob Presentation Soho House
Dash/Beach Riot Presentation Soho House
Formes Swimwear Brunch Soho House
With the Super high heat index in Miami Beach on and off the runway there were plenty of VIP lounges and retreats where media and celebrities can cool off, recharge, get pampered, grab a cocktail/snack and lounge by the pool.
FabFitFun Brunch and Lounge
Botox Labb Style Suite W Hotel
Billabong Lounge and 2017 Press Preview
Loreal Lounge W Hotel Hammock
Glamour Lounge Edition Hotel
The Tradeshows are a very important portion of Swimweek where buyers browse collections while models show off the collections in an informal setting. Cabana Miami is a huge two tent operation right on the beach sandwiched in-between The W Hotel and the Funkshion Tent. Hammock Is located directly in the W Hotel and offers several lounges, suites with presentations and a fashion show that officially kicks off Swimweek on friday night.
There is no better way to launch an underwear campaign then have it worn by a hunky 14 time tennis champ and a group of supermodels in a game of strip tennis. Hosted and umpired by Glee star Jane Lynch and No Escape star Lake Bell, Nadal played several rounds of tennis and each time a point was lost an item of Tommy Hilfiger clothing was removed. At the end, we were left with the new line of TH underwear on display.
The top models included Chanel Iman, Hannah Davis, Constance Jablonski, Noah Mills, Arthur Kulkov, and Akin Akmin. Fashion Bloggers Bryanboy and Danielle Bernstein served as ball boy and girl, while Sazan Barzani provided a live #periscope feed of the event.
Fashion Week is almost here in NYC and it’s goodbye Lincoln Center and hello midtown and below. The shows are officially moving to Skylight at Moynihan Station 360 West 33rd Street, Skylight Clarkson Sq 558 Washington Street, and MADE at Milk Studios 450 West 15th Street. Many shows and presentations will happen offsite as well.