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Rihanna Signs Historic Deal as First Black Woman to become the face of Dior

All around “It” girl Rihanna has become the muse of another fashion house with the announcement of her becoming the new face of Dior. With her effortless style, it has been no surprise that over the years  Rihanna has become one of the most favored young starlets in the fashion world. After her campaign with Balmain, we can only imagine the amazing visuals that are going to come with this new partnership. According to WWD, Rihanna will be “starring in the fourth episode of Dior’s Secret Garden video series shot by Steven Klein in Versailles”  with her never-ending charisma and carefree attitude, we have no doubt Rihanna will be a perfect match for Dior. We are excited to see this amazing woman of color reaching new heights, and even more excited to see the Dior brand breaking industry norms.

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Rihanna at the Christian Dior 2015 Cruise show
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Georgine A/W 2015

The back-lighting of the runway was dimmed to red before the Georgine’s 2015 A/W Collection hit the runway. The color reflected the tone of the show, red-hot. The the rock music that played in the background was a perfect accompaniment to the curly Afro’d seventies inspired collection. Metallic platform shoes, floor length silk dresses, and shearling bomber jackets took the stage but the show stoppers were the beautiful bright furs. Purple, blue, mustard yellow, and lime green furs were the highlight of the finale for many. Georgine’s mission to create “beautiful chic clothing that every woman will feel great about wearing”  was completed, beautiful, sassy, and elegant, her collection gave us the effortless glamour we love to see on a woman.

Below are a few pictures from the A/W 15′ Georgine show.

To watch the full fashion show and see more from Georgine visit http://www.georgine.com/

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Ash shearling cropped trench with champagne chiffon shirt & aubergine leather shorts.
Ash shearling cropped trench with champagne chiffon shirt & aubergine leather shorts.

Mood Board Backstage at Georgine A/W 15

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Fashion Fusion News: IMG to Acquire Made Fashion Week, Lose Mercedes Benz

image As we learned late in 2014, February’s New York Fashion Week will be the last to take place at Lincoln Center — the event’s home since it left Bryant Park in 2010 — and now we know a little more about where it’s going, as well as what other changes we can expect.

According to a source who declined to comment on the record, IMG, which owns Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, plans to move the event downtown. But the second, and perhaps bigger piece of news is that the media company plans to acquire Made Fashion Week, which stages shows in and around Milk Studios and is considered something of a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz event — which, in another bit of huge news, will no longer be a Mercedes-Benz event come February. The luxury car company has pulled out as title sponsor, meaning Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will no longer go by that name, which is almost difficult to fathom. A rep tells WWD it does not plan to end its relationship with fashion altogether, and will continue to support a number of other international fashion weeks. Going forward, IMG doesn’t plan to work with any sole sponsor.

Following the Made acquisition, which is expected to go into effect before Fashion Week in September, Made owners Jenné Lombardo, Mazdack Rassi and Keith Baptista will stay on as consultants.

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Travel Fusion: Atlantis Resort, Nassau Bahamas

In 1994, Sol Kerzner purchased a languishing Resorts International from entertainer/entrepreneur Merv Griffin. This once-popular jet-set playground on Paradise Island had seen better days, but from the start Kerzner saw its potential. Struck by the beauty of the location, on a lush tropical island with a pristine two-mile white sand beach, Kerzner vowed to build the most engaging and astounding resort the world had ever seen, a place where dreams would be made real and all who experienced it would fall under its mystical spell … whilst having a whole lot of fun in the process.
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amfAR generationCURE Holiday Party NYC 2014

 Once again, amfAR’s generationCURE Holiday Party NYC was a huge success. The evening’s event took place at the swank Standard Hotel, Top of The Standard during Giving Tuesday to kick off the holiday season with style. The event raised a grand total of $67,778.33 for HIV/AIDS research. Contributing to the night’s outstanding soirée were incredible performances by The Dolls and DJ Elle Dee. Microsoft added whimsy into the mix with their Winter Wonderland photo booth and a raffle that featured fabulous prizes such as a $2500 BVLGARI gift card.  Event Chairs The Man Repeller Leandra Medine, Barry’s Bootcamp NYC Joey Gonzalez, Stripes & Sequins Grace Atwood, IMG Models Worldwide Emerson Barth, Andrew Jenks, Daniel Kelleghen, Christian Siriano and Natalie Suarez were all in attendance showing support for the night’s grand festivities. To learn more about amfAR, amfAR generationCURE or to donate to help further HIV/AIDS research visit their site at www.amfar.org.

Event Chair and Designer Christian Siriano
Event Chair and Designer Christian Siriano
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John Galliano debut’s his Artisanal collection for Maison Margiela

After four years out of the limelight as the head of his own house, as well as Christian Dior, John Galliano made a very triumphant return Monday night with his first “Artisanal” collection for Maison Margiela.

As Galliano purists held their breath for the debut of his new collection, we were pleasantly surprised to see garments that held Galliano’s classic penchant for grandeur and elegance. A collection filled with Jacquard platforms, feathered headdresses, embroidered and brocard coats was proof positive that Mr. Galliano hasn’t lost his talent for couture wear. For more information on the collection visit http://www.maisonmargiela.com/ .

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Courtney Marse

The crescent city of New Orleans is known for it’s Cajun food, jazz music, and voodoo. Not many people know that it has a burgeoning scene of talented painters, sculptors, and even fashion designers.

This past November I got the chance to view a show at the inaugural “Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design” fashion week in New Orleans.  The designer Courtney Marse ,started out in a  field one wouldn’t necessarily correlate with fashion, graphic design.  When speaking with the young designer, she said that her transition into the fashion world was a “slow progression” she began working with fabrics a few years ago and then began experimenting with digital textile printing. I asked about her fashion influences and she  cited that the brand “tibi” with their high end effortless style, was one of her favorites.

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Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2015

Cynthia Rowley has been doing the modish-sportif thing for years. But this season she decided to break out her running pants and rash guards into a full-blown fitness category. At her Tuesday presentation the designer separated the activewear looks from the ready-to-wear, rather than mixing them together as she has in the past. “It’s about making fitness pretty instead of making pretty sporty,” she said of the line, which includes a fetching metallic bike helmet, black leggings with “Cynthia Rowley” scrolled up the side in gold, and a pair of scalloped running shorts. Big silhouette this season was cropped kick flares, which would work as well with a pair of athletic slides as they did with Rowley’s high-heel mules. Indeed, it was obvious that, although they may now be separate, the two lines go very much hand in hand.10917293_638032672986948_1594338435515547561_n

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Desigual “Say Something Nice” SS15 Collection

What better way to say something nice than with flowers? For Spring/Summer 2015, Desigual and the recognized French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, have magnified this timeless tradition by giving bouquets to all the women in the world with their new “Happy Casual” Collection.  Inspired by nature’s flora and fauna, this season presents a colorful, multicultural bouquet. A cool Mediterranean spirit combined with South African motifs; classic English garden blooms meet the Iberian Peninsula’s landscape; and a western countryside is influenced by sweeping European geometry. Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2015

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Perry Ellis Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

In his debut for Perry Ellis, Michael Maccari excels the American icon with the brand’s main collection paired with  sophisticated play of fabrics, color, pattern and layers. Inspired by his environment,  New York City’s architectural grids, linear elements along with the work of artist Sean Scully and his repetitive stripe sequences and bold colors, Mr. Maccari invited a fresh view on timeless dressing and layering. Unexpected fabrics and bold, playful patterns cue a new “uniform” and introduce a new take on wear-to-work wear.  Performance textiles dressed up and alternatively refined dress fabrics were shown in active silhouettes. In a nod to the brand’s namesake, refreshing patterns, black-and-white graphics, tonal checker-boards and bold striping will punctuate the collection. In this newest offering from Perry Ellis, Mr. Maccari introduces athletic layers, fresh details and a glazed, modern palette to create an honest approach to blending active and sportswear. 10397835_638046806318868_2440739543336214058_n