Healthy Hair Affair 2012

For those that love all things concerning hair and politics, we have a treat for you!  The Congressional Black Caucus and Annual Legislative Conference is scheduled for dates September 23 – 26, 2012 in Washington D.C.  There will be a variety of galas, receptions, and even a panel discussion held by the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce.

 

But along with so many political, social and economic focused events, Lyssa Hargrove and Shawne Morgan are also hosting The Healthy Hair Affair (meetup) event on September 22, 2012.   During The Healthy Hair Affair participants will address the politics behind hair, what is “good hair” versus “bad hair”, how can we make healthy hair decisions, and encourage women of color to “embrace” their hair.

Most importantly, the event is geared towards ALL hair types (whether you are relaxed or natural.)  There will also be door prizes, vendors, a photo booth, and CELEBRITY GUEST!

 

 ABOUT THE HOST:

 

 

Lyssa Hargrove is a former Hill staffer who has navigated the CBC ALC event on several occasions and has planned educational workshops for her boss, Congressman Charles Rangel of New York City. She is familiar with the planning and coordination of the entire CBC ALC weekend. In addition to being a wife, mother, daughter of a NYC hairstylist, & professional, Lyssa is a regular blogger for multiple blogs, and also a lover of all things hair.

 

 

Shawne Morgan is a wife, mother, attorney & owner of It’s Yours! Hair Company selling premium human hair worldwide for over 11 years. She has styled natural hair for over 15 years and has conducted styling and business workshops across the country. Shawne was also a contestant on the CBS show, Amazing Race – Season 16. She’s passionate about empowering and assisting women in discovering those things that truly make them happy.

 

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LOCATION:  

Historic Atlas Theater

In the H Street Corridor

Washington D.C.

 

 

Fashion’s Night Out 2012 hosted by Baltimore Fashion Alliance

The Baltimore Fashion Alliance is an organization that brings together individuals working in the fashion industry.  This year, along with several volunteers and vendors, they served as the primary (local) host for Fashion’s Night Out 2012.  During the event, guests were given the opportunity to shop with vendors, view the latest designs, and network with fashion professionals.

One of the highlights of this year’s event, was the “Be Ahead of the Tr3ND” Fashion Show” hosted by BFA and Mosaic Night Club and Lounge.  This year’s fashion show included garments from local Baltimore Boutiques such as The Cupcake Boutique, Babe, South Moon Under along with access to the After Party at Mosaic Lounge.  Overall, this was a great event for the Baltimore Fashion community and we look forward to next year’s participation!

 

 

 

 FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2012

 

 

The Baltimore Fashion Alliance Display

 

 

Fashion and Style Vendors

 

 

 

 

 

The Fashion Show

 

 

 

 

 


Fashion’s Night Out Guests

 

 

 

 

 

Ahead of the Tr3nd Fashion Show Clip

 

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B. Michael Exclusive New Collection at Macy’s

B. MICHAEL, LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER, AND COSTUMER FOR WHITNEY HOUSTON IN THE UPCOMING FILM SPARKLETO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE NEW COLLECTION AT MACY’S 

B. michael AMERICA RED Showcases the Designer’s Signature Style—
Available in Ten Macy’s Locations by August 15 Including Macy’s Lenox in Atlanta

 

New York, NY – July 31, 2012 – Macy’s, the iconic department store, has partnered with another legendary New York original, fashion designer, B. Michael, for the launch of his new collection, b michael AMERICA RED.  Set to debut in ten Macy’s locations across the country by August 15, this highly anticipated collection of Made-in-America dress and jacket ensembles showcases the lauded designer’s signature haute-couture style, and re-imagines it for the ready-to-wear customer.  The result is an exemplary display of bold style combining a modern approach to silver-screen glamour with a simple, yet sophisticated, look.

“I am excited by the opportunity to share my point of view of Advanced American Style with a broader audience.  We are especially pleased to have Macy’s as the retailer to launch the collection — the quintessential American Department Store.”b michael AMERICA RED takes inspiration from the dramatic looks that the designer created through his collaboration with costume designer Ruth Carter for Whitney Houston in the upcoming film SPARKLE, which will be released nationwide on August 17, 2012. Priced between $155 and $400 the collection features dresses, some with sleek jacket options that seamlessly transition from daytime to evening.  These easy-to-wear pieces offer a contemporary spin on the designer’s signature aesthetic with clean lines, retro-inspired feminine silhouettes, dramatic sleeves and striking necklines providing a modern and versatile twist.  Neutral tones and solids figure prominently in the color palette, with bold prints making an appearance in key pieces.

“We are extremely excited to launch the b michael AMERICA RED collection at Macy’s,” said Tim Baxter, Macy’s executive vice president, Fashion and Product Office. “B. Michael is an extraordinary talent with a keen eye for fashion and sophisticated design. We are thrilled to introduce this truly inspired collection to our customer just in time for the fall season.”

A former account executive for a Wall Street firm, B. Michael decided to pursue his creative side, launching a successful millinery line after designing for Oscar de la Renta, Louis Feraud, and Nolan Miller for the hit TV series Dynasty. The designer, under the guidance of Eleanor Lambert, debuted his first couture collection in 1999, and has shown his collections to wide acclaim stateside, as well as in Asia. His designs have been featured editorially on high profile superstar actresses, and leading sports stars have also been spotted sitting front-row at his runway shows wearing B Michael. He counts prominent music and screen personalities among his numerous fans.

New York, NY – July 31, 2012 – Macy’s, the iconic department store, has partnered with another legendary New York original, fashion designer, B. Michael, for the launch of his new collection, b michael AMERICA RED.  Set to debut in ten Macy’s locations across the country by August 15, this highly anticipated collection of Made-in-America dress and jacket ensembles showcases the lauded designer’s signature haute-couture style, and re-imagines it for the ready-to-wear customer.  The result is an exemplary display of bold style combining a modern approach to silver-screen glamour with a simple, yet sophisticated, look.”I am excited by the opportunity to share my point of view of Advanced American Style with a broader audience.  We are especially pleased to have Macy’s as the retailer to launch the collection — the quintessential American Department Store.”b michael AMERICA RED takes inspiration from the dramatic looks that the designer created through his collaboration with costume designer Ruth Carter for Whitney Houston in the upcoming film SPARKLE, which will be released nationwide on August 17, 2012. Priced between $155 and $400 the collection features dresses, some with sleek jacket options that seamlessly transition from daytime to evening.  These easy-to-wear pieces offer a contemporary spin on the designer’s signature aesthetic with clean lines, retro-inspired feminine silhouettes, dramatic sleeves and striking necklines providing a modern and versatile twist.  Neutral tones and solids figure prominently in the color palette, with bold prints making an appearance in key pieces.“We are extremely excited to launch the b michael AMERICA RED collection at Macy’s,” said Tim Baxter, Macy’s executive vice president, Fashion and Product Office. “B. Michael is an extraordinary talent with a keen eye for fashion and sophisticated design. We are thrilled to introduce this truly inspired collection to our customer just in time for the fall season.”A former account executive for a Wall Street firm, B. Michael decided to pursue his creative side, launching a successful millinery line after designing for Oscar de la Renta, Louis Feraud, and Nolan Miller for the hit TV series Dynasty. The designer, under the guidance of Eleanor Lambert, debuted his first couture collection in 1999, and has shown his collections to wide acclaim stateside, as well as in Asia. His designs have been featured editorially on high profile superstar actresses, and leading sports stars have also been spotted sitting front-row at his runway shows wearing B Michael. He counts prominent music and screen personalities among his numerous fans.b michael AMERICA RED will be carried in the following Macy’s locations by August 15:

 

Macy’s Herald Square, New York, New York          Macy’s Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia
Macy’s State Street, Chicago, Illinois                   Macy’s Metro Center, Washington DC
Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco, California    Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California Macy’s Lenox Square, Atlanta, Georgia
Macy’s Dadeland, Miami, Florida                         Macy’s Somerset Collection, Troy, Michigan

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Macy’s: Back – To – School Latest Fashion and Dorm Decor


REINVENT YOUR STYLE THIS BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON WITH THE LATEST FASHIONS AND DORM DÉCOR FROM MACY’S

The retailer offers tremendous savings on of the moment product, fun family events,
and community outreach programs for kids of all ages.

NEW YORK, NY – (July 9, 2012) – This fall, Macy’s is bringing students stylish apparel and dorm décor, fun events and an opportunity to give back and save as kids gear up for the back-to-school season. From family-oriented activities and a charitable partnership with Reading Is Fundamental® to trend-forward product at amazing prices, Macy’s earns an “A” for back-to-school shopping this year!

“Macy’s offers all the greatest trends from colored denim to the latest graphic tees,” said Josh Saterman, Macy’s vice president and fashion director –millennial. “Color in every fabric and silhouette gives you a fresh palette and a great new look when heading back to class. It’s all about the fun details that allow you to express yourself!”

SHOP AND SAVE ON THE HOTTEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL FASHIONS AT MACY’S
From elementary school to college students, Macy’s offers a variety of promotions on must-have items that will send students off in style with the best in back-to-school shopping!

KIDS:
· $8.99 – $9.99 TEES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
· $21.99 – $29.99 LEVIS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
· $21.99 HELLO KITTY EMBELLISHED JEANS OR EPIC THREADS COLORED JEANS FOR GIRLS
· $10.99 GREEN DOG POLOS FOR BOYS
· 25 PERCENT OFF TOMMY HILFIGER FOR BOYS

JUNIORS
· $12.99 SCREEN PRINTED TEES
· $34.99 – $39.99 LEVIS COLORED OR PATTERNED DENIM FOR UNDER $35
· 25 PERCENT OFF MSTYLELAB TRENDS (COLOR THEORY IN JULY OR GIRLIE GRUNGE IN AUGUST)
· $12 AMERICAN RAG TANKS

YOUNG MENS:
· $12.99 GRAPHIC TEES
· $39.99 LEVIS
· $29.99 COATED DENIM FOR YOUNG MENS
· $19.99 WOVEN SHIRT FROM AMERICAN RAG
· $14.99 VARSITY TEES

MACY’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FASHION REPORT
This fall, girls can brighten up their wardrobe in unexpected ways with vibrantly colored accessories and accents in key colors like lime, marigold, teal and fuschia. Color blocking, peplum skirts and cropped skinny pants are staples. Look for ‘90s grunge to meet girlish charm with destroyed denim and studded leather jackets by day, and softer colored lace dresses and Mary Janes by night. Girls can polish their look with timeless, British-inspired capes, tie-neck blouses and textured knits in rich earth tones, or take a walk on the wild side with tribal-inspired animal knits, faux fur, trapper hats and metallic denim. Trendsetters will take classically masculine silhouettes like Peter Pan collar shirts and give them a hint of glamour by pairing them with ultra-girly tutu skirts.

The hottest looks for guys this fall include more traditional and preppy Ivy League looks that draw inspiration from the iconic uniform of shipyard workers. Look for pea coats, Henley’s, dark-rinsed denim and lug sole boots to define the look. For the athlete, active-inspired style defines the new uniform for the season. For the trendsetter, young Hollywood has rediscovered the essence of looking the part and the vibe is defined by everything that happens once the award shows are over. Embellishment is all the rage again as studs have become a key texture, covering everything from sneakers and fedoras to leather jackets for a look that is punk meets rock-and-roll.

HEAD BACK-TO-DORM IN STYLE
For college students heading to campus this season, Macy’s is helping you put it all together with the very best in dorm décor that lets you personalize your space and express your style. Vibrant floral comforters from Teen Vogue and bold stripe bedding from Lacoste make a statement for her, while guys keep it classic with navy and plaid comforter sets from Tommy Hilfiger and Lauren by Ralph Lauren. A dorm room staple, twin extra-long sheets from Bar III ensure a cozy slumber and a great fit, while colorful towels from Charter Club avoid roommate mix-ups. For great kitchen essentials, Stax Living dinnerware collection is microwave safe and shaped for efficient stacking and storage, making it a great choice.

Ace back-to-dorm shopping this year by visiting macys.com/collegelifestyle for decorating inspiration, shopping tips and a printable check list. You can also create a personalized wish list of all the items you can’t start college without to share with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter or email, making graduation gifting a breeze. Need some help crossing items off your shopping list? Text DORM to 62297 or enter online now through July 31 for the chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card! (Standard text messaging rates apply. For official rules, visit macys.com/collegelifestyle)

BRING THE FAMILY TOGETHER FOR EVENTS AND GIVE BACK PROGRAMS FOR THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON
Macy’s will energize the in-store experience with exciting events that will get kids ready to learn this back-to-school season:
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL® – Macy’s continues its partnership with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) with the Be Book Smart campaign. The campaign invites Macy’s customers coast-to-coast to give $3 to help provide a book for a child in their local communities. Now through July 31, customers who make a $3 donation to RIF will receive a coupon for $10 off an in-store purchase of $50 or more, and Macy’s will donate 100 percent of every $3 ticket to RIF.

Reading Is Fundamental motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Since 2004, Macy’s has raised over $21 million to promote literacy for underprivileged children.

MACY’S 7TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE – Kids ages 8 through 11 can join Macy’s and Reading Is Fundamental this back-to-school season to show how well they can S-P-E-L-L! Spelling Bees will take place in 27 locations beginning August 25, with valuable prizes for the local spelling champion including an iPad, a $100 Macy’s Gift Card and more.*

Visit macys.com for more information on back-to-school style and the in-store promotions and special events that will take place beginning this July.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at www.macys.com/pressroom.
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*No purchase necessary to enter or to win this contest. Employees and immediate family members of Macys and participating sponsors are not eligible. ARV of prize: $2,500. For participating Macy’s stores, rules and regulations and event updates, visit macys.com/spellingbee

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