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Nashville Fashion Week 2018

Le 14 mars 2018, 10:42 dans Humeurs 0

Nashville Fashion Week, the city's longest-running fashion industry event, announced Tuesday morning that iconic fashion designer Anna Sui and legendary New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis will be featured guests during the event set next month.

“We are incredibly honored to be hosting both,” Nashville Fashion Week co-founder Marcia Masulla said. “To have Anna Sui participate in such a meaningful way is tremendous gift to our community, especially with her thoughtful ties to both Third Man Records where she designed its yellow-and-black uniforms, shares Detroit roots with (Nashville rocker) Jack White and has worked with Nashville supermodel Karen Elson, a staple on Sui’s NYFW runways and the muse for her recent collaboration Macy’s I.N.C. collection."

Masulla added that Mallis has been an unwavering mentor of NFW's mission — the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund — and also led the charge to bring Sui to Music City.

The annual four-day event, which began in 2011, was co-founded by Connie Cathcart-Richardson and takes place April 3-7.

The citywide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast creative talent features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of events throughout the week and encourages attendees to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces throughout the week with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops.

Kicking off the weekend be NFW Fashion Talks with Mallis and Sui on April 6 at Union Station Hotel on Broadway.

“I’m thrilled to be back at Nashville Fashion Week to see the talented designers along with our special guest, designer Anna Sui, from New York,” said Mallis, in her third year. “Nashville continues to be one of the coolest cities in the country, inspiring us all with music, food and style.”

Hailed as the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week, Mallis has been called an industry titan, doyenne, and The Godmother of Fashion. As the creator and host of premiere conversation series "Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis" at New York’s 92nd Street Y, Mallis assembled an incredible roster of guests for her now signature in-depth interviews including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Christian Louboutin.

Concluding Nashville Fashion Week will be the finale runway show showcasing Sui’s 2018 spring collection on April 7 at OZ Arts Nashville.

“I’ve been wanting to visit Nashville for a quite some time," Sui said. "Many people I know have moved there to take part in the evolving, super cool music scene. I’m totally excited to discover it all for myself firsthand … and to present my spring 2018 runway collection.”

The career of Sui is a classic American success story. Sui opened her first flagship store on Greene Street in Soho in 1992, and now boasts more than 50 boutiques in eight countries. Her collection is sold in 300 stores in more than 30 countries.

The boutique’s vibrant mix of black Victorian furniture, purple walls, papier-mache doll heads and rock 'n’ roll posters closely reflects Anna Sui’s decorating style and has been the model for all of her shops.

Opening the Saturday runway shows will be Hickey Freeman Tailors Gold and h American Tailor, both presented by Nashville retailer, Levy’s.

Nashville Fashion Week will be in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville with all proceeds benefiting the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.Read more at:evening dresses | long formal dresses

Bizarre beauty trends ready to take over 2018

Le 18 janvier 2018, 10:52 dans Humeurs 0

Over the course of 2017, we have seen a lot of beauty trends — both wonderful and weird — that practically took over our social media feed. And just when you thought that the make-up gurus have run out of ideas and new trends, they serve up more trends that may create a trending stir in 2018 as well. And some of these trends are a blast from the past. Here are a few of those bizarre trends ready to stir up the web this year... some of them much weirder than last years.

Twiggy Lashes

Everyone has been avoiding clumps like it's a disease... with buying products that promise natural and beautiful results. But recently this spidery look has been all over the internet. The best part is it takes just two steps to accomplish. Apply a coat or two of your mascara and then dab the bristles over your lashes, thus helping it form the clumps.

Eyebrow magic

We have seen eyebrow trends such as glitter eyebrows, squiggly eyebrows, braided eyebrows etc... but now to take on the trend, we have the cherry on the top which is crown brows and foil eyebrows. The crown browns were created by an 18-year-old make-up artist from Denmark. She used some Vaseline and clear gel to spike up her eyebrows. And to top it off, she stuck some silver rhinestones on the top. For the foil eyebrows, simply cut pieces of foil either one big strip or small bits and stick it on using some eyelash glue. And voila, you are one among the new!

Half-and-half hair dye

It looks slightly bizarre, and not something that everyone would try out. But it sure does qualify as a social media-worthy trend. Going for a bright colour isn't something new. But going for two? It's weird but people are loving it.

Slime highlighter

The new must-have beauty product for everyone is the highlighter. With one sweep, it makes your face look glowing as ever. Most highlighters are made from a powder or a cream base, but now to take center stage, the slime highlighter has arrived. Yup! Slime...

Fidget spinner everything

Misplaced your beauty blender? Do not worry, because if you have a fidget spinner, you have found your replacement. This stress-relieving toy has officially made its way into makeup bags as well. Though it is becoming a thing of the past, there is still place for it in the world of contouring.

Glitter beards

Looks like this year's bizzare makeup trends have found its new culprit; a man's beard. And they went all out for it. It's not a specific length or shape. It's more like an accessory. Well, if you can call glitter an accessory then makes sense as men are now using glitter in their beard. You read it right! Full-blown glitter that sticks to a man's beard. And no it's not a small portion it's the full beard.Read more at:year 10 formal dresses | bridesmaid dress

The Making of a Modern Magazine

Le 12 janvier 2018, 08:40 dans 0

ELLE has never been one to focus exclusively on fashion. In 1945 when Hélène Gordon Lazareff, launched the native French publication alongside her husband Pierre Lazareff, founder of the French daily newspaper France-Soir, she set out to do things differently. This included advertising-free issues (an attempt to move away from the corporatization of publishing), consistent long-form journalism, and “a new tone,” according to the French National Audiovisual Institute, which saw Lazareff put “a particular emphasis on freedom, feminist demands and the consumer society.”

While most fashion-centric magazines in 1945 – just a year after women in France were granted the right to vote – were putting forth issues mostly filled with glossy editorial imagery, ELLE (French for “she”) made its mark with what has been described as more a newspaper than a magazine thanks to its lengthy articles, which often consisted of in-depth discussions of topics, such as feminism, something of a controversial topic at the time. There was still, of course, colored imagery and a focus on fashion at play.

The Making of a Magazine

“Deeply influenced by WWII, the immediate post-war political climate, leftist political philosophy and early feminist movements in France,” Lazareff, as noted by The Luxe Chronicles, “married both style and substance in her publication, [which was] instrumental in helping French women achieve significant gains most notably in workplace and reproductive rights.” Similar efforts were underway at Vogue around this time, under the watch of editor Edmonde Charles-Roux.

With the help of Françoise Giroud, who served as editor of ELLE in its earliest years, the magazine consisted of columns urging women to vote, and articles that emphasized the importance of women’s ability to vote independently of the political views held by their significant others and celebrated the number of women elected to the French Assembly.

Also in the mix: “Practical and feminine topics (fashion, beauty, horoscopes, cooking) and more feminist ones—such as sex education and abortion—with a view to informing women of their rights and leading them towards greater liberty and equality,” as Sandrine Lévêque wrote for Laboratorium Journal last year.

While ELLE was not without more conservative takes on the traditional gender norms/roles of the time, Lazareff, according to Peter Knapp, who was the art director for ELLE from the 1950s to the 1960s, unequivocally “believed that women were equal, if not superior, to men.”

Modern Day ELLE

Fast forward to 2018, and ELLE is the world's largest fashion magazine, with 46 editions around the world. Lazareff’s publication, now almost 30 years after her death, has – for the most part – continued in the vein of her initial work. Yes, the pages of the magazine include advertisements now and it participates in brand partnerships, but the element of awareness surrounding “freedom and feminist demands” is still at play.

Consider the September 2016 issue for the magazine’s British edition. With multiple covers, the issue celebrated “The Rise of the Rebel,” highlighting the work of actress/activist Amandla Stenberg and trans model/actress/activism Hari Neff, among others. In putting Neff on its cover, ELLE became the first major British magazine to feature an openly transgender woman. It has continued to tackle feminist-related topics, whether it be a look at male feminists, the role of plastic surgery and makeup in feminist discourse, or Beyonce’s thoughts on freedom and feminism.

It has routinely kept its pulse on other cultural and political topics – addressing the proliferation of fake news and profiling the likes of Judy Woodruff, the 71-year old anchor and managing editor of PBS Newshour; U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who introduced, with a bipartisan group of senators, legislation to prevent deportation of DREAMers (undocumented immigrants brought here as children) this year; Rhea Suh, the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Jacquelyn Days Serwer, the chief curator of National Museum of African American History and Culture, among others.

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