Colors of Life Show by Mimi Tran: NYFW 2016

There have been a lot of creative master pieces and gorgeous collections to grace the runway, including last nights ‘Colors of Life’ show by Mimi Tran, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation. The highlight of the event was the unveiling of Mimi’s breathtaking bridal gown, after an exquisite line up of ready to wear pieces and formal gowns. Her collection included bright reds, pinks and turquoise’s all inspired by her 13 year old daughter. The formal wear is perfect for the red carpet, proms, and even weddings (either as the bride or a guest) – the lace details and trims will leave you looking stunning no matter where you go, and for a little extra sparkle flower details are the new sequins in this collection.

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ABOUT MIMI TRAN:

Born in Vietnam, Mimi Tran relocated to Paris at the age of seven where she eventually attended boarding school and was recognized as a gifted child in free style art. At 14, her family moved to the United States where she later graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and began her career at Cisco. She earned an MBA in International Business Management from Santa Clara University, but her artistic side kept pulling her toward a means of creative expression. That calling consequently led her to found her own line in 2013 with form-fitting cocktail dresses that sculpted the body and accentuated feminine curves before she finally embraced the red carpet-ready glamour of evening gowns. Today she is based in San Francisco but is sold worldwide in specialty boutiques and stores. The showing of her “Colors of Life” Collection is her fourth and highly anticipated participation at New York Fashion Week and is of particular significance as she continues to explore the limitless possibilities of the Mimi Tran brand.

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Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week 2016

Nordstrom will host it’s annual Fall Beauty Trend Week to learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks for the season. Receive one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips and tricks to nail the newest trends and receive beauty buzz intel from industry insiders – it’s all happening at Perimeter Mall and it’s free to attend! Plus, you’ll get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last).
From September 18th – September 24th, Perimeter Mall will be hosting Beauty Trend Week! Details below:
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Tata Harper Skincare sponsored NYFW 2016 Show: TOME

GET THE LOOK: TOME

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DATE:                  Sunday, September 11th, 2016

LOCATION:      The Dock at Moynihan Station, 360 West 33rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue

SKINCARE:       Tata Harper for Tata Harper Skincare

MAKEUP:          Diane Kendal

LOOK:                 Natural with an edge of universal and tribal (Dinka Tribe)

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Katie Gallagher SS17 Lookbook – NYFW16 RECAP

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About Katie Gallagher – Eclipse SS17
Secretive, unknown, mysterious, Black, the darkest color yet the color with no color at all, represents both full absorption and complete absence of light, evil and elegance. Constantly inspired by this hue that has no hue, Katie Gallagher’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Eclipse, is her third all-black collection, followed by last season’s all black collection, Veiled and her initial collection, S/S 2010, Veil.
Gallagher’s current monochromatic collection relies on textures and subtle details, highlighting her obsessions with gothic architecture, Harry Clarke illustrations and traditional Catholic rituals and symbols. She complements these heavy themes with lightweight fabrics and whimsical embroidery.
Through Eclipse, Gallagher combines Swiss Dot sheer jackets with delicate lace and pony fur, English tulle skirts and tops feature embroidered hearts, dots and crosses. Gallagher pairs gathered, twisted seams with grosgrain ribbons and silver zippers, defining her SS17 collection.
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Tracy Reese NYFW SS’17 Presentation and Cantu Beauty

Cantu debuted at their very first NYFW show this afternoon for Tracy Reese’s SS’17 presentation. The show featured a mix of models paired with inspirational and noteworthy, real women such as Bethann Hardison and Sasheer Zamata. Using Cantu products, lead stylist Bok-Hee created an ethereal, whimsical half-up messy bun on models, while utilizing the natural textures of each the real women to embrace their own style!

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Hair How To: Model Look

Hairstylist: Bok-Hee for Cantu

  1. Starting with the natural hair texture, work through a small amount of Cantu Wave Whip Curling Mousse($5.99, Target.com) to define natural wave pattern
  2. Take a large section from the sides, top and crown area and loosely pull into messy half bun, using an elastic to secure it in place. Make sure to leave a few wispy pieces falling naturally along the sides of the face back through the nape of the neck.
  3. Gently tug on hair that is pulled back to add slight imperfections, then loosely pin the bun to head.
  4. Spritz Cantu Coil Calm Detangler ($4.97, Walmart.com) to loosen and define texture of hair that is not in the knot
  5. Finish off the look with a few  sprigs of baby’s breathe or jeweled barrette

 

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HERON PRESTON FOR DSNY – UNIFORM COLLECTION NYFW 2016

WHO: HERON PRESTON joined by VIRGIL ABLOH, LUCIEN SMITH, LUKA SABBAT, WARIS AHLUWALIA, JESSICA LOWNDES, JILLIAN HERVEY and LUCAS GOODMAN (LIONBABE), DAO-YI CHOW and MAXWELL OSBORNE, A$AP FERG, ENIKO MIHALIK, ATLANTA DE CADENET TAYLOR, GIGI BURRIS, CHELSEA LEYLAND, SIMI and HAZE KHADRA, ROSE GILROY, SABINE HELLER, MIKE THE RULER, MT CARNEY, AARON BOBROW, ACYDE, ALEXANDRA MARZELLA, ALEXANDRA SPENCER, ALEX LEE, PALOMA ELSESSER, ALEX OLSON, MICHAEL AVEDON, JACK GREER, JACKSON LEE, ALLISTAIR SOW, SASHA MELNYCHUK, AMIRAH KASSEM, ASHLEY SMITH, BIBI CORNEJO BORTHWICK, BOBBY WALTZER, BRIAN PROCELL, BROOKE KLAUSING, CAMILLA DE TERRE, CAMILLA AND GIULIA VENTURINI, CASS and ALI BIRD, CHAZ FRENCH, CHLOE NORGAARD, CHLOE WISE, COCO BAUDELLE, CORY KENNEDY, DANIEL CHETRIT, DEE and RICKY JACKSON, DEV HYNES, ELON RUTBERG, ELLIOT TEBELE (FUCK JERRY), ERIK FOSS, GABE SAPORTA, GABIJA MITCHELL, GORDON STEVENSON, ISSAC BREST, JEANETTE HAYES, JENNÉ LOMBARDO, JERRY LORENZO, JONAH LEVINE, JULIE GILHART, K8 HARDY, KARL CYPRIEN, KATHERINE WEBB, KEVIN KEARNEY, KITTY CASH, LEAH MCCARTHY, LILLI HYMOWITZ, LOGAN HORNE, MARIA CORNEJO, MARY ALICE STEVENSON, MAY KWOK, MICAH SPEAR, NADER, NEMO LIBRIZZI, PHOEBE and ANNETTE STEPHENS, PIA ARROBIO, SELBY DRUMMOND, SIKI IM, SIMONEZ WOLF, SOPHIE HAWLEY-WELD AND TUCKER HALPERN (SOFI TUKKER), TANYA TAYLOR, TAYLOR AVERY, TODD TOURSO, TREMAINE EMORY, TYLER HANEY, ZACH SUSSKIND, AND MORE…
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WHAT: “UNIFORM”- HERON PRESTON FOR DSNY
Designer and artist Heron Preston announces a new fashion collaboration with the DSNY’s Foundation for New York’s Strongest: “UNIFORM”, a collection series that is activated and environmentally conscious, the first of its kind. On September 7, Preston will debut a line of DSNY merchandise and workwear essentials adapted from up-cycled clothing and archived DSNY uniforms, imbuing the DSNY logo with a new power and context for the fashion-conscious public. 
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
WHERE: DSNY SALT SHED, 336 SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10013

SOCIAL: #hpc0x30

 

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Birmingham Fashion Week 2016 | Event Recap

Birmingham Fashion Week debuted it’s 6th annual runway show on August 25 – 27, 2016 at The Boutwell Auditorium.  Guests in attendance for the event were tastemakers, designers, retailers, and media outlets.

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DSC_0115Style + Life + Fashion was present on Friday, August 26, 2016 serving as a media outlet for the production.  Guests were greeted by Tara Gray (TV Host and Producer) while welcoming participants to this fashionable event.

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BENJAMIN JAY was the opening designer on August 26, 2016 along with RAILS, BRADFORD BILLINGSLEY and featured designer CHARLES ELLIS SARTORIAL.  

Runway retailers for the show included Gus Mayer and ALCHEMY 213.  In addition, 8 emerging designers and  30 rising design stars were present on this particular night.

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Birmingham Fashion Week 2016 was a great event for fashion enthusiasts. The production showcased genuine talent and artistic value of local Birmingham residents.

Featured designers displayed professional work and runway models exemplified the individual style of each collection.

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With vendor support, upbeat music, and unique designs, Birmingham Fashion Week will continue to be a runway show that’s anticipated (here) in The Magic City!

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BIRMINGHAM FASHION WEEK 2016 | Madeline Stuart

Birmingham Fashion Week (BFW) welcomes Madeline Stuart, the first globally recognized model with Down syndrome to open the runway shows on Thursday, August 25 at Boutwell Auditorium. The 19-year-old model from Brisbane, Australia says “Down syndrome is a blessing, something to be celebrated,” and has made it her mission is redefine the true meaning of beauty.

Heidi Elnora, TLC’s “Bride by Design” star, Birmingham, AL based bridal designer and founder of Birmingham Fashion Week has created a custom skirt for Madeline to wear during her BFW runway debut. The couture, high-low skirt has been designed exclusively for Madeline using custom patterns with a light pink, duchess satin from Italy featuring a light pink ruffle lining detail.
“I am so honored to have the opportunity to design a custom piece for the inspiring and sweet Madeline,” states Heidi Elnora, founder of Birmingham Fashion Week. “She is a true pioneer in the fashion industry and we are overjoyed to show her the love and support the City of Birmingham has for her as she continues her career in the modeling industry.”

The fresh-faced, flame-haired beauty has previously modeled in New York Fashion Week twice and been featured in leading publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Paper, Women’s Day, Elle, Marie Claire, and People, to name a few. Madeline possesses confidence and is an incredible modern-day, relevant role model in today’s fast changing society.

Birmingham Fashion Week is August 25 – 27, 2016 at Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, AL. Sponsors for BFW include: Alabama Power, Savannah College of Art and Design, The University of Alabama, Mercedes Benz of Birmingham, Schaeffer Eye Center and The City of Birmingham. Showcasing nationally recognized designers, emerging designers, retailers and models. For more information on Birmingham Fashion Week, ticket sales, a complete schedule of events, and participating designers and partners, please visit www.bhamfashionweek.com.

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About Madeline Stuart:
Madeline has been featured in over 10,000 articles and news stories across the globe and over 500,000 mentions on Google and currently referred to as the world’s first Supermodel with Down syndrome by media outlets around the world. Additionally, she has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Model of the Year Award at international fashion show Mélange in San Francisco, whose partners include Jean Paul Gautier, Sephora and Nicole Miller. On her current trip to America, Madeline received the KultureCity Advocacy Award for her advocacy work in Uganda for people living with disability.

In 2016, Madeline headlined the Caspian Fashion Week in Russia; made her stage debut in London as part of the Culture Device Dance Project; went to Uganda to advocate for people living with Disabilities with Kulture City; she then went on to be the celebrity guest on the 3rd Mission Possible Cruise for Developmental Disability through Canada and Alaska. Currently Madeline is working in America at a series of events and television appearances. Recently finishing modelling in Boston, Ohio, San Francisco and New York. Madeline’s friendly, warm and thoughtful nature makes her immediately relatable. She has over 617,0000 Facebook users and over 142,000 Instagram followers: Facebook.com/madelinesmodelling | @madelinesmodelling_

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About Birmingham Fashion Week:

Birmingham Fashion Week was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to the community through fashion. Two childhood best friends, Heidi Elnora (an internationally known fashion designer) and Jeana Lee Thompson (a successful retail business owner and fashionista) created Birmingham Fashion Week (BFW) in April 2011. After 6 years of hard work BFW has proven to be one of the TOP southeastern fashion events. BFW is recognized by local, regional, and national press for bringing in acclaimed designers like Tibi , Show Me Your MuMu, W3 Bespoke, Rebecca Taylor, What Goes Around Comes Around, Project Runway all -stars, and many many more. Not only has BFW hosted a handful of top designers they also support local boutiques, local designers, and the up -and-coming fashion designers in our community. Each year Birmingham Fashion Week showcases the talents of our local make-up artists and hair salons, photographers, models, and artists. BFW has now become the hub for fashion, encouraging locals and visitors alike to explore the creative talents of Birmingham, Alabama. For more details and a full schedule of events, please visit www.bhamfashionweek.com.