BADGLEY MISCHKA UNVEILS COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL SKETCHES TO SUPPORT FEEDING AMERICA AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Badgley Mischka, the iconic American design house that exemplifies timeless glamour, is pleased to announce the brand’s latest initiative. In response to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and the uncertain, challenging times we are living in, Badgley Mischka is turning to the creativity and artistic talent of its founders and head designers, Mark Badgley and James Mischka to send messages of love, support, and solidarity through art.

Mark Badgley has created 35 one-of-a-kind sketches, conceived of and created while he and James Mischka are isolating at home in Palm Beach, Florida. Each sketch represents an emotion, mood, thought, or feeling brought on by the worldwide health crisis and each is individually titled to reflect its unique concept.

As part of the sketch initiative, Badgley Mischka is pleased to be partnering with Feeding America in an effort to give back to those that are doing so much to help people in need. All 35 of Mark’s sketches will be available on www.badgleymischka.com as part of an online auction through Ebay for Charity. Beginning today (Monday, May 11), bidding will be open for one week and 100% of the purchase price of each sketch will go directly to Feeding America. The funds raised will help Feeding America provide support to their network of food banks across the country to provide food assistance to everyone facing hunger. In addition, every sketch sold will be personalized for each winner and will be framed and shipped at no cost.

“We have been isolating in Palm Beach, Florida for eight weeks now,” said Mark Badgley.  “We decided to use this time creatively by working through some of our feelings with art,” he continued.

“After posting some of Mark’s sketches on Instagram, we had an overwhelming response and requests to purchase them,” James Mischka explained.  “We wanted to use that opportunity to benefit people in need.”

“In the face of enormous challenges, Feeding America food banks are responding with extraordinary efforts to make sure no one goes hungry during the pandemic,” said Mark. “We were supporters of Feeding America before the pandemic, and their mission is even more critical now,” added James. “Badgley Mischka is honored to be assisting in their efforts through the artistry of fashion design.”

All 35 original sketches can be seen HERE.

About Badgley Mischka

Over the past thirty years, Badgley Mischka has flourished into a true lifestyle brand recognizable worldwide. To date, the Badgley Mischka brand includes multiple product categories such as Eveningwear, Day Dresses, Sportswear, Outerwear, Bridal, Swimwear, Footwear, Handbags, Eyewear, Timepieces, and Jewelry. Mark Badgley and James Mischka’ s timeless designs appeal to a wide range of fashionable women including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Carrie Underwood. Badgley Mischka is sold in the most prestigious stores in the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Harrods and Harvey Nichols in addition to the Badgley Mischka flagship boutique in Los Angeles. For additional information, please visit www.badgleymischka.com.

 

About Feeding America

 

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, the organization provides meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people they serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org.

Cantu Beauty: Official Hair Sponsor of The LaQuan Smith Show for New York Fashion Week

Leading multicultural hair care brand, Cantu Beauty, is the official hair sponsor of The LaQuan Smith Show for SS20. Partnering with LaQuan and celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble, the brand worked with the team to create runway-ready natural hair looks.

Featured Photo from LaQuan Smith Instagram

Cantu is bringing their fans backstage to fashion’s biggest week with one of the industry’s top designers whose collections have been seen on the likes of Rihanna and Kylie Jenner. From the dressing room to the front row, the partnership will provide Cantu consumers an up-close and personal look and experience into the world of New York Fashion Week through LaQuan’s show on Cantu‘s digital properties. The partnership will also entail Kimble using Cantu‘s award-winning products such as Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Cream, and Cantu Edge Stay Gel in styling the models’ hair for the show.

Cantu is excited to partner with such an amazing and unique talent as LaQuan in helping create beautifully textured hairstyles to complement his Spring-Summer collection,” said Cantu Beauty Global Marketing Director Dametria Mustin. “We love how edgy and real LaQuan is as a designer and believe this partnership connects perfectly with our Cantu audience – she wants real beauty and fashion. We can’t wait to see his bold and innovative take on hair.”

Over the years, Cantu has partnered with other designers such as Tracey Reese to bring a spotlight to natural hair on the runway during New York Fashion Week. On Sunday, September 8, brand fans expected to see Cantu correspondent and lifestyle influencer Kia Davidson, who goes by @TheNotoriousKia on Instagram, go behind-the-scenes with live moments and interviews with LaQuan, Kimble, the show’s key celebrity makeup artist Sir John and models while viewing the actual runway show. Viewers can anticipate seeing various curl types to body types, the collaboration between Cantu and LaQuan will celebrate every woman.

Consumers can learn more about The LaQuan Smith Show and Cantu‘s collaboration during New York Fashion Week SS20 by following the brand on Instagram at @cantubeauty.

Cantu products are made for all hair types – curly, coily, and wavy textures – and readily available at major retailers including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Amazon and more.

About Cantu Beauty

It’s Cantu Beauty’s mission to celebrate you in all your glory. Whether you’re rocking coils, curls, waves, or straight tresses, Cantu designs products specifically with you and your hair’s versatility in mind. Cantu‘s collection of award-winning products is inspired by beautifully textured hair to help you achieve any look you desire. With one-of-a-kind formula, Cantu helps achieve everything from cutting-edge looks to classic styles.

NYFW Runway Designers: TLZ L’FEMME, ANDRE EMERY, A SMALL COLLECTION, RON TOMSON, AUGUSTO MANZANERES and SHOKRALA 

STYLE X / KIMAC group showcased an incredible lineup of fashion, art, and music on Day 3 of New York Fashion Week to a full house at the famed Sony Hall.

On the runway were featured designers including TLZ L’FEMME, ANDRE EMERY, A SMALL COLLECTION, RON TOMSON, AUGUSTO MANZANERES and SHOKRALA with performances by FRANKLIN FUENTES and LEAH KATE

A Special Thanks to the KIMAC Group, Sony Hall, Safe Landing, BrandLab, Style X Haircare, Make a Wish, Kind Snacks and ZICO.

Below are the collages for the STYLE X NYFW Day 3 Shows at Sony Hall.

NAILS BY KISS and NYFW SS19: Rebecca Minkoff Runway Show

Rebecca Minkoff showcased her “See Now, Buy Now” Spring/Summer 2019 Collection at New York Fashion Week, featuring a bright “wash of color” nail by Gina Edwards, Lead Manicurist for KISS Products Inc.

The nails were created using KISS Salon Acrylic Natural Nails in ForbiddenKISS Nail Artist Paints and KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit.

Select models wore black imPRESS Press-On Manicure for a runway-ready mani in just minutes!

NAILS BY KISS: NYFW SS19 and Designer Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano debuted his Spring/Summer 2019 Collection at New York Fashion Week, featuring an exotic “twisted zebra” nail look — using imPRESS Press-On Manicure Medium Length Nails in Black, and KISS Nail Artist Paints.

Models’ nail looks were created by Gina Edwards, Lead Manicurist for KISS Products Inc.

 

 

How to Get Into the World of Fashion: Formal Education and Self-Education

Perhaps you want you to do more than just dress well. Perhaps, you would love to the part of the fast-moving world of setting trends, but why stop there? You might even want to be able to experience fashion week in New York, Paris, or Milan.

How do you get into the field? What does it take to find employment that will get you there?

The answer to these questions is twofold: Get a formal education about fashion and initiate your own self-education about fashion.

A Formal Education About Fashion

Choose a school that has an excellent reputation. LIM College fashion graduate programs are ranked among the best in the world. A Master’s degree will give you general knowledge about the world of fashion, help you get hired by the top companies in the fashion industry, and give you the foundation you need to excel in your career. You can choose from many programs—Fashion Marketing or Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, or Global Fashion Supply Chain Management.

Besides the educational benefits, you’ll also develop a whole network of friends, mentors, teachers and industry contacts. Some of these relationships may play a key role in the evolution of your career over the years.

Initiating Your Own Self-Education About Fashion

When it comes to educating yourself about fashion, your goals are to learn how to develop a fashion sense, how to evaluate the different aspects of any outfit, and how to identify your own personal preferences.

While a formal education and getting a job in the field will give you a good understanding of the fashion industry, your self-education serves a different purpose. You’ll increase your own self-awareness about what kinds of clothes you like and why you like them. You will understand your preferences when it comes to color, fabric, and design. And you’ll gradually become much more confident about your own ability put together a fashionable wardrobe.

Your self-education could consist of learning how to observe what other people are wearing and learning how to model what other people are wearing.

Learning how to observe 

A skilled fashion observer will notice many things about a well-dressed person in a few seconds. They will notice what pieces the other person is wearing. They will notice what colors blend and what colors clash. They will notice whether the accessories work or look clunky. And they will notice what shoes the other person pairs with their outfits.

Besides sitting in coffee shops and casually watching people pass by on the streets, you should also pay close attention to the people in your fashion school and in your class, as well as in other places you frequent.

You’ll also want to inform your understanding of what works and what doesn’t by reading fashion magazines and blogs to learn about a broad range of styles.

Another thing you can do is talk to people who have a well-developed fashion style to find out how they think about fashion and come up with their outfits. You will learn a lot about fashion by discovering how fashionable people see the world.

Learning how to model 

Modeling isn’t just about magazine covers, catwalks, and fashion shows. A deeper definition of the word is to study a craft. Although you are developing your own style, it’s a good idea to also experiment with how other people dress. For instance, pick an outfit someone in a magazine is wearing, then buy the same clothes. Notice what you like and what you don’t like about how the outfit looks on you.

Modeling what others are wearing will force you to pay attention to many details that you would otherwise not have noticed. Additionally, it will also help you have a much stronger awareness about what it is that you consider attractive.

In conclusion, think of formal education and self-education as projects that you can work on at the same time. While a formal education will teach you about the world of fashion, your self-education will teach you about your own preferences and increase your self-awareness and self-confidence.

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Stevie Boi Presents “PINK” During New York Fashion Week “PINK is the New Definition of High-Fashion ”

This September 2018, Internationally known Fashion Designer, Actor, and Author Stevie Boi will present his latest collection “PINK” as he hosts his own show during NYFW. Stevie Boi is best known for his sunglass line Stevie Boi Shades. You’ve probably seen his shades on icons such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bibber and more!

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We expect more than 300 guests, comprising of celebrities, local and international press, tastemakers, and high net wealth individuals. As a memento, the VIPs will receive exclusive gift bags featuring products and information from our sponsors. Not only will this event include a Live Fashion Show, displaying Stevie Boi’s latest collection, and an exclusive VIP Reception, but will also feature a promotional Fashion Film and Netflix Series Entitled “Stevie Boi Takes The World”.

Stevie brings his unique designs to the runway with much fanfare. Fearless, strong, and visionary, the Stevie Boi brand embodies the personal strength it takes to be unique in today’s world. The official event location, time and date will be released in the next few weeks.

Stevie Boi

Stevie Boi is an American fashion designer, actor and founder of the luxury eye-wear line & Brand SBShades. Boi designs and sells unisex eye-wear and accessories on his website and in select luxury boutique stores across the globe. Stevie has designed eye-wear for stars such as Kesha, Beyonce, Madonna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry + many more. Stevie Boi was born in Augusta, Georgia but raised overseas. For more information please visit: www.stevieboi.com/

Nordstrom Spring 2018 Beauty Trend Events

Beginning in March, Nordstrom Beauty will kick-off their seasonal Beauty Trend Events!

 

Every New York Fashion Week, Nordstrom goes backstage to assess the biggest beauty trends and then brings this intel direct to their customers nationwide.  For the Spring 2018 season, they’ve identified trends such as Luminous Skin and  Hi-Definition Lips.

 

Guests can learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks of the season and get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last).

 

Receive one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips tricks to nail the newest trends and receive beauty buzz intel from industry insiders — and it’s free to attend!

Dertbag, Shay Kawaii, H33M & Chicago Playground Showcase FW’18 Streetwear During New York Fashion Week

This past week at Cipriani, Dertbag, Shay Kawaii, H33M and Chicago Playground showcased their FW’18 collections during Style Fashion Week New York. While Style Fashion Week has been known for supporting established, emerging and international designers since their beginnings in 2011—this season during New York Fashion Week, they partnered with Papertrail Magazine in an effort to support the increasingly popular streetwear culture.

These young brands and designers, often the inspiration behind luxury giants, rarely make their way to the New York Fashion Week runway—operating under tight margins without corporate budgets to produce major runway shows. Style Fashion Week helps to share the cost of these major productions—providing designers the platform to display their work on the same level as their luxury competitors. Style Fashion Week recognizes that these designers are a vital piece of the fashion community and will continue to work to support them.