Category: Fashion

Exquisite Fashions by Sarene Fu Set to Shine at the GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Sarene Fu Fashion Show at the Global Short Film Awards Gala, Cannes, FranceFashion designer Sarene Fu will present her latest inspired creations during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Sarene Fu is a Taiwan-based wedding gown designer. In 2010 she founded her own exclusive bridal boutique to present her own collection called Emma Bridal Design, catering to her discerning clientele’s taste for extraordinary and modern bridal gowns. The Emma Bridal brand has been embraced by fashion forward brides all over Asia.

In 2018 Sarene Fu launched a new chapter in her career with ready-to-wear designs, expanding beyond bridal wear. Hence, a new signature brand, “Sarene Fu,” was created to reintroduce herself. The first dress collection was created with specialty fabrics, exquisite décor and unique inspiration. She possesses a true talent to express her visions through fashion design, exploring colors that resample harmony in discord, using fabrics with traditional Chinese elements. Ms. Fu strives to make the wearers of her designs feel flattered and classy.

Sarene Fu has presented her exquisite designs at prestigious fashion events around the world including New York Fashion Week and Malaysia Fashion Week.

The Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows is proud to partner with Couture Fashion Week New York and Collezioni Magazines.

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Kapriva Couture to Show Edgy Elegant Creations at GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Kapriva Couture Fashion Show at the Global Short Film Awards Gala, Cannes, FranceKapriva Couture will present selections from its latest couture gown collection during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

The Kapriva Brand is about edgy, sophisticated, risqué and elegant creations inspired by art and design from all over the world. Their exclusive luxury designer clothing is made and designed in the UK, using the finest materials sourced worldwide. Each piece is designed with inspiration from art and design from global genres, using a combination of unique embellishments and custom-designed hand embroidery, as well as Swarovski element crystals and pearls. Kapriva has a couture range, providing exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as limited edition collections. Kapriva also offers a couture design service, for those who want a unique piece, made and designed for them. Kapriva has designed bespoke pieces for various events and occasions for individual clients and stage shows and musicians in Los Angeles, including famed burlesque entertainer Vixen DeVille.

The Global Short Film Awards Gala and Fashion Shows is proud to partner with Couture Fashion Week New York and Collezioni Magazines.

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George + Ginger to Show Latest Fashions at Global Short Film Awards Cannes Gala

George + Ginger Fashion Show at the Global Short Film Awards Gala, Cannes, FranceInnovative fashion brand George + Ginger will present a selection of its most recent designs during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Kristi Fitzpatrick started George + Ginger Pattern Co. in 2015, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. With a degree in Drafting and Design, she began drafting PDF sewing patterns and marketing them worldwide. She shares her passion for design with her customers and engages with them daily. The brand is active on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Reddit.

Along with designing patterns, Kristi works closely with fabric designers and promotes custom lines. As her custom designs evolved, she expanded the George + Ginger label and became involved with Fashion Week shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and London. Her designs feature fitted garments, complimented by draped, flowy fabrics. She focuses on designs that are conceivable on all body types and sizes.

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The MOD House Brings Brilliant Fashion Creations to the GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Top Malaysian fashion brand The MOD House will present a selection of its most recent designs during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Launched in 1996, The MOD House brand has grown from a distribution house to retail outlets all across Malaysia. Realizing that trends are moving towards customization and online retail, the company has consolidated and is now focusing on its online retail presence.

The creative force behind The MOD House is designer Ho Kok Loong. The brand shows multiple collections annually on prestigious runways all around the world, and consistently works with other designers to come up with the latest designs.

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Designer Grace Moon To Show Exquisite Creations at GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Fashion designer Grace Moon will present a selection of her latest creations during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Grace Moon is a fashion designer and CEO of JM Inspired Design Corporation, a design consulting and brand marketing company. Throughout her 30+ years of experience in the fashion industry, Ms. Moon has worked with companies like Guess as a designer and developer, Papaya as an accessory designer, Foreign Exchange as a head merchandiser/buyer, and Moon Collection as head high-end line designer.

Grace Moon has presented her own signature brand designs at Fashion Weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. She recently collaborated with the Korean high-end jewelry brand, Amore de Helen, to design and launch a fine jewelry line called Golden Cats Collection. The line is designed and made in the USA to be marketed and sold in Korea.

​Ms. Moon served as a judge for the 2016 Miss Korea Pageant for its historic 60th anniversary event. She was also invited to judge the 2017 Miss Korea Pageant and designed the one-piece dresses and the highlight evening dresses for the pageant. Ms. Moon is currently designing in Hollywood, working closely with many famous designers and producers.

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5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of Money

5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of MoneyIt’s every woman’s dream to look fashionable and beautiful. This dream, however, can come at a great cost. If you know how to shop smart, you can actually put together a good wardrobe without wiping out your bank account. You can get that million-dollar look for a fraction of the cost.

Here are fashionable ways to look richer without breaking the bank:

  1. Rent your dresses for formal occasions.

 If you have a formal event to attend, you probably dread having to shop for an expensive gown. With today’s booming sharing economy, dressing for big events need not set you back hundreds of dollars. Check out The Volte Dress Hire to rent that perfect designer gown or cocktail dress at a great bargain price. Think of all the money you’ll be saving when you rent instead of buy clothes for black-tie events.

  1. Maximize bargains and sales.

To get the most out of discounts on clothes for sale, here are great ways to save for a bargain:

  • Know when your favorite designer brands go on sale, and save your money for shopping during these dates.
  • Visit a variety of clothing stores and compare prices before you make your purchases.
  • Even during sales, buy high-quality wardrobe pieces. Don’t settle for cheap clothes that are not well-made.
  1. Buy the basic clothing pieces.

There are certain pieces of clothing that are staples in every practical and fashionable woman’s wardrobe. Before you buy other types of clothing, make sure you have these basic pieces that you will mix and match with other pieces of clothing and accessories. These are the following:

  • Jeans

You need a high-quality pair of dark skinny jeans. Buy jeans that flatter your body type and hide your flaws. It’s easy to pair your dark jeans with heels and a striking blouse for a night out or with classic ballet flats and a white shirt for brunch.

  • Blazer

Invest in one or two stylish blazers that fit you well. Choose one in black or navy blue that you can match with a basic round neck white tee and jeans. Another blazer can be in a striking color that matches your skin tone, which you can use on a date or party.

  • Shirts

Purchase a few well-made dress shirts in flattering colors that you can wear with pants or skirts.

  • Shoes

Save up and buy a well-known brand of black pumps. You don’t need too many pairs of shoes, but you do need a few pairs of footwear in classic styles.

  • Dress

Buy your little black dress in a design that suits your body type perfectly. You’ll be reaching for this elegant dress often when you’re invited to cocktail parties or formal dinners. So, choose a black dress that you’ll wear confidently.

If you’ll spend money, invest in these basic pieces as you’ll be using these clothes the most often. 

  1. Wear striking jewelry and accessories.

Once you have the staple pieces of clothing in your wardrobe, dress up your everyday look with stylish jewelry and accessories. Here are some tips you can experiment with:

  • Earrings

Earrings bring attention to your face, so choose eye-catching but tasteful pairs. Wear an interesting pair of dangling earrings to dress up plain colors or styles of clothing. If what you’re wearing is already colorful or quite trendy in style, stick to classic stud earrings.

  • Necklaces

Use beautiful fashion necklaces or pretty scarves to accentuate shirts and dresses. Without having to buy too many blouses and tops, you can vary your look by having an assortment of necklaces and scarves in your wardrobe.

  • Belts

Invest in a few stylish belts that you can use to accent dresses or your classic pair of pants.

  • Shoes

Choose unique pairs of shoes to complete your ensemble. A striking pair of heels or pumps can totally enhance your overall look, and make you seem like you just walked out of the pages of a fashion magazine.

 5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of Money

  1. Take advantage of off-season sales.

When you know how to shop for the clothes you need and want in postseason sales, you’ll be able to grow your wardrobe without spending too much. Prices drop drastically when it’s off-season. Here are tips you can follow:

  • Check your existing clothes and list down the specific pieces you’ll need for the next year. In short, plan ahead for your needs.
  • Make a budget for your seasonal shopping trips.
  • Buy your winter coats after winter at end-of-season sales, and purchase swimsuits on sale in spring and winter. Get the pieces you’ve been dreaming off at big discounts.

 Conclusion

When you know the tricks on saving money in your clothes shopping, looking fashionable and expensive is attainable. Master how you can get the designer clothes you’ve always been wanting without exceeding your budget. Many well-dressed women actually know how to shop smart. That’s partly how they build a well-curated wardrobe. You can do the same for yourself.

IngaSez’s “Slee’Q” Collection To Be Shown at Couture Fashion Week NY

IngaSez Luxury Swimwear fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYIngaSez will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with a showing of her latest collection entitled “Slee’Q by Inga.” The runway show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (Please note the time change).

Inga Murray-Hodges is the creative force behind the luxury brand. “My fabulous new collection, Slee’Q by Inga, is born and it’s better than ever!” says the designer. “My designs are inspired by a bolder Slee’Q look. These new designs are as sparkly, funky, edgy, and versatile as they are super comfortable.” With her latest collection, Inga creates a sense of drama, playing with varying tones throughout the line, resulting in a happy, sexy, glamorous, fun and lively feeling. “I added charm to this line with a more accessorized look on each design simply by adding a crystal or sequined bow or a necklace that connects,” notes the designer.

A joyous celebration of femininity, the collection comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes. According to Inga: “My main focus was concentrating specifically on the best parts of a woman’s body shape, keeping in mind and understanding the types of clothes that accentuate good features and minimize our less than perfect bits. I will also be introducing some lovely new textures and fabrics, as well as signature prints while keeping things Slee’Q to complement our new range.”

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Designer Alexandra Popescu-York’s Latest Collection “Desire” at Couture Fashion Week NY

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Romanian designer Alexandra Popescu-York, based in New York, will introduce her new luxury collection “Desire” on September 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm during the 28th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The highly-anticipated runway show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

“Desire” tells the story of a refined, modern woman and it was created to be worn wherever she goes. The collection blends sophisticated accessories and uncommon materials, through which the creator conveys emotion and astounds every time. This is Alexandra Popescu-York’s 10th consecutive season showing athe prestigious New York Fashion week event. She is  so far the only artist and designer in the world who has presented both a fashion couture collection and a painting exhibition during the same event.

During the event, the public will be able to see two amazing paintings by Ms. Popescu-York. The first is entitled “Desire” after her couture collection, and the second was made for CFW founder and producer Andres Aquino, one of her biggest fans.
The influence of entire centuries and art movements will be seen in the articles and costumes created by Alexandra Popescu-York, all part of a creative process where originality is the primary driving force. Her fashion collections, as well as her canvases, are imaginative and original, unconstrained in both their expressiveness and choice of materials. Elegance in fashion is seen as an act of simplification, renunciation and finally, elimination. When fashion becomes part of a show, as is the case of Ms. Popescu-York’s work, the appeal is cumulative.

Alexandra Popescu-York has been painting since the age of three and studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Now settled in the USA for over ten years, she has an impressive record of both national and international fashion shows and exhibitions. Among her many awards and accolades are her inclusion in the presentation of “Couture Fashion Week’s Best Designers” line-up of September 2016 and the inclusion of her paintings in the Art Exhibition at the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations in New York. What defines Alexandra Popescu-York as a fashion designer is the interplay between plastic arts and fashion. Her dresses are inspired by famous Romanian paintings, but also by the works of great masters and modern artists.

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Designer Andres Aquino’s “Tango Cabaret” Collection Set to Dazzle at Couture Fashion Week New York

Andres Aquino fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProducer, designer and entrepreneur Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “Tango Cabaret” on the runway during Couture Fashion Week New York’s 28th season at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 8, 2018. The fashion show and entertainment spectacle will be held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

The beautiful “romantic couture” collection is inspired by Andres Aquino’s upcoming book of poetry book, “Legende de la belle.” The fashion designs will be accessorized by custom made handbags by D & L Prototype from Italy.

An array of celebrities and influencers is expected to attend and/or participate in the event, including Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall, who will receive the CFW Humanitarian Award for his charitable efforts. Also from the sports world, retired basketball great Charles Davis and his wife will be on hand to witness the fashion week runway modeling debut of their teenage daughter, Niija. Expected to attend the event from the music, film and press world are recording artist Carson Key; music producer and Grammy nominee, Lee Major; and film producer “Picture Perfect,” as well as Jennifer Eckhart from the FOX Business Channel.

The show will also feature live performances by international artists including Chinese music superstar BING, Broadway star Angela Michele Walker, opera star Oleksandra Hrabova, and Anna Khachatryan who will perform a special dance and choreography for the release of BING’s new record. From the world of beauty, the show will include appearances by Top Model of the World Ukraine 2018 Oleksandra Kashyrina, along with Miss Bikini Hawaii Model USA 2017, Candice Leong, Miss Global 2017 Barbara Vitorelli, and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.

During the event a special announcement will be made, launching “Q”, the first true glasses-free 3D phone connected to Qoobex, the first global 3D distribution platform.

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Dramatic Creations by Designer Nailuj Villarroel at Couture Fashion Week NY

Nailuj Villarroel fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYIn her second appearance at Couture Fashion Week NY, Florida-based designer Nailuj Villarroel will present her latest collection on the runway at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 9, 2018. The fashion show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.

A native of Venezuela, Nailuj Villarroel earned a degree in fashion design from the Monsignor of Talavera Fashion Institute in Caracas. For the past 16 years she has pursued a career as a fashion/wardrobe and costume designer in central  Florida, USA. She has worked at the three most important theme parks in the area: Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. She supervised the costume shops of well-known local production companies Metropolis Productions and World Gate Entertainment, including working on such projects as the “Living Statues” for Disney Springs and Epcot, and the Give Kids the World Gala, among other important events.

Nailuj also worked as wardrobe designer and producer for the “365 Tiempos Decisivos” film by Golden Brothers Productions, directed by Ariel Santiago. In addition, Nailuj has presented her designs on various local, national and international fashion runways including Winter Park Fashion Week – Emerging Designers Contest, Orlando International Fashion Week, Discover Your Beauty Fashion Show, Car & Couture Fashion Show, Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week, Couture Fashion Week New York and Dominican Republic Fashion Week. Nailuj has also served as an Exclusive Fashion Designer for Little Miss Universe and other beauty pageants including Miss Puerto Rico US, Miss Mundo Latina, Miss Central Florida USA, Miss Hispana International, and Miss Iberoamerica.

Nailuj was honored to dress Angel Lopez for the Premios Lo Nuestro 2018, Ivy Queen (Puerto Rican Regetton Performer), Migbelis Castellanos Miss Venezuela 2013, and Tatiana Liary for the Latin Grammy Red Carpet 2015, as well as the pop duet Sykno when they were nominated at the Latino Fama Awards in New York in 2017. She also made all the stunning flags, by special request, that were shown during the opening of the Latin Grammys for the Residente “Hijos del Canaveral” performance.

Nailuj Villarroel currently manages her own company, Ian Productions, Inc.,  where she designs and produces haute couture costumes and garments under her own brand for special events like the Latin Grammys and the Premios Lo Nuestro. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute in the Orlando area, and serves as a mentor to several up-and-coming design students as they build their careers. Nailuj is an Ambassador of the Orlando Fashion District and Fashion Editor for their online magazine. She looks forward to the day that Orlando becomes a major fashion hub.

She will soon launch the website www.nailujvillarroel.com which will offer online shopping for her new clothing lines, Nailuj Villarroel Couture and NAILUJ-JULIAN, for women and men.

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