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5 Key Tips For Organizing A Fashion Event

A fashion event is one of those shows that are pleasing to go to. Especially for fashion enthusiasts, there’s something about these events that make them attractive and well attended. There’s a good reason fashion weeks in some countries exist, and that’s because many people simply love fashion. From the glitz and glamour to the makeup, shoes, jewelry, and clothing to the appetizers and wine, people can’t get enough of these events.

5 Key Tips For Organizing A Fashion Event

If you’re planning on staging your own fashion show, this article is for you. Ensuring your fashion event will be a success won’t be easy—you need to put in a lot of hard work. It’s not something you’ve thought about one day and then wing it the next. You need to have ample preparation to ensure nothing goes wrong on the day of the event. If you don’t know where to start, here are five key tips to be successful in organizing your fashion event.

  1. Secure The Venue

The first step to hosting a successful fashion event is to secure your venue. What’s an event without a venue? You don’t want to put off this task as you’d never know if somebody else would be booking on your desired date. The earlier you can reserve your venue, the better. Try to browse for venues online, like on The Vendry and similar sites, where you can check the venue’s details and description, send inquiries, and read customer feedback.

When choosing a venue, one of the most important factors to consider is the size. Your venue has to accommodate your fashion event comfortably. If you plan to set up a stage or runway, you need a venue that will allow you to install one. Also, think of other basic amenities, like bathrooms and rooms for your dressing area, and check whether they can be provided. Inquire, too, if they have enough lights, speakers, and other equipment for your sound system.

  1. Identify Your Purpose

Different brands or event organizers have their respective reasons for hosting a fashion event. Whatever your reason is, use this as your motivation to keep going, especially on days it seems impossible to make your show a success. Your purpose is also what will set your fashion event apart from others.

So as you get your plans off the ground and start planning your fashion event, try to identify what your purpose is. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • Raising money for charity
  • Showing a designer’s latest collection, for example, their newly released spring, summer, autumn, or winter wear
  • Increasing awareness for a cause
  • Launching a new fashion product or business
  1. Select Your Theme

A fashion event’s theme will most likely depend on the designer’s collection or the products you’re promoting, particularly their aesthetics and style. The key here is to achieve a well-curated, coordinated, and elegant show that pays attention to key details from start to finish.

You wouldn’t want to settle for anything less. As much as possible, you want to create that wow factor in the eyes of your event goers. This is important so you can create a buzz both offline and online.

  1. Choose Your Models ASAP

A fashion event wouldn’t be a fashion event without the models as they’re the ones to wear the clothes and promote the products you’re introducing to the market. So once you’ve settled all the details about your fashion show, it’s time to cast your models.

This is a crucial step, so it has to be done accurately and as soon as possible. The models can make or break your event. They hold the key to whether the designs and products you’re introducing will be brought to life.

Choosing your models as soon as possible gives you enough time to get the casting done. This way, you don’t have to rush and settle for models you don’t find fit to wear the brand you’re representing just because you didn’t have enough time to prepare. But while you’re doing the casting, don’t forget to ensure everything is clear when it comes to the models’ fees and wages.

5 Key Tips For Organizing A Fashion Event

  1. Market And Promote Your Event

To get the word out about your fashion event, you have to promote it. The event won’t make a mark in the fashion world if you aren’t able to attract your target attendees. As soon as your details are final, that should be your go signal to start advertising and spreading the word about your event.

Conclusion

When all is said and done, the main objective of why you’re setting up a fashion show should be achieved. Whether it’s to present a new collection or market new designs and products, a successful fashion event is also a good marketing stunt. But no successful event was ever planned overnight. It entails long hours of brainstorming and planning to make it a success. The tips above will help get you started.

How to Dress Like Your Favorite Hollywood Celebs

How to Dress Like Your Favorite Hollywood CelebsThroughout modern history, consumers have relied on and turned to celebrity endorsements and magazine placements to discover the latest fashion trends. As fit and trim people brimming with talent and success, they become models and influencers of style for everyday people trying to find similar success in their own way.

Looking to add some Hollywood fashion and flair to your wardrobe? Here are four items you can add to your closet to dress like your favorite Hollywood celebrities.

1. A Bikini

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to start tracking down your bikini of choice for weekends at the swimming pool or your big beach vacation. You Beauty provides a list of some of the top bikini styles for this summer, based on top celebrities’ endorsements or creations. For instance, Emily Ratajkowski owns a swimsuit line called Inamorata that other celebrities are thrilled to wear. Her hallmark design is a triangular bikini top featuring extra-long straps that spiral down along the torso as well as matching bottoms that tie on the sides. Her bikini suits come in a variety of colors and patterns.

2. Active Wear

Many celebrities create their own lines of activewear. For instance, country star Carrie Underwood developed her own brand, Calia, which features comfortably adorable sweatpants that seem more like yoga pants crossed with long johns and much more. But there are many other ways to work out or enjoy casual afternoons shopping like your favorite celebrities. Case in point: Jessica Alba loves comfortable tracksuits, while Eva Longoria likes to sweat without any hindrance with a seamless jog bra and spandex pants.

3. Sexy Lingerie

Sometimes, part of the secret to your favorite celebrities’ stunning curves and trim figures lies beyond excellent genetics, a clean diet and an unwavering devotion to a superhuman fitness regimen.

They sometimes get some help from sexy, form-fitting lingerie that accentuates their curves and improves troublesome spots. Not only that, but many stars wear high-quality lingerie and intimates as part of their outerwear, wearing a bodysuit with a pair of jeans and a cardigan sweater.

Consider Jennifer Lopez’s low-rise pants and peek-a-boo thong or Halsey’s demi-cut, corseted bodysuit, suggests Christina Baez at US Magazine. You can adopt this layering technique and body-enhancing strategy by investing in high-quality, affordable lingerie and intimates that will help you achieve the Hollywood look you oh-so desire.

4. Closet Organization

While this isn’t a shoe brand or article of clothing, the top celebrities love organizing their closets, so create a better organization of your closet. You don’t need to do it all at once, but adding a shoe organizer or some small totes is a great way to start living like a Hollywood celeb. With a little focus on order, you’ll always know where your favorite sweater is, or you’ll more easily recognize when you’ve not worn a blouse for over a year and donate it. You’ll love working with a clear, organized space to put together your celebrity-inspired outfits.

Dressing Like a Celebrity Isn’t Difficult When You Get Creative

As you look to take some fashion inspiration from your favorite celebrities, you’ll soon find you’re developing your own unique style. In the meantime, learning the beauty of organization, finding flattering fitness fashionwear, picking out the perfect bikini, and strategically layering your undergarments and lingerie to your advantage are great pathways to achieving celebrity style.

 

Juanita DeSilva Wins People’s Favorite Online Contest

Juanita DeSilva people's Favorite Contest WinnerCouture Fashion Week NY producer Andres Aquino is pleased to announce Juanita DeSilva is the winner of the latest online People’s Favorite Contest. Juanita is a rising star: producer/actress of film, theater and TV, as well as a model, dancer and choreographer. A native of Sri Lanka, now a US citizen, Juanita has an extensive theatrical background and a degree in business, among other achievements, not the least of which is being the proud mom of 3 boys. She has appeared in TV shows such as Ballers, Code Black, Scandal, Criminal Minds and Veep, as well as the films Scorpion Girl: The Awakening, Switched, Wine Tasting, Cyber Café, Annabelle Crane and I Am Sorry. She is currently busy working on film projects.

“Congratulations, Juanita!” says Andres Aquino. “We look forward to seeing you on the cover of Italy-based international publication Deamina Magazine, and in other editorials.” As the overall People’s Favorite Contest winner, chosen by online voters,  Juanita will also receive a special set of beauty products from BWOW Cosmetics from London, and more.

Visit Juanita DeSilva on Facebook.

CFW Producer Launches the People’s Favorite Online Model and Dance Contest

People’s Favorite Global Online ContestAndres Aquino, founder and producer of the highly successful Couture Fashion Week New York event, is pleased to announce the launch of the People’s Favorite Online Model and Dance Contest. The global online contest includes four categories: Fashion Model, Fabulous Face, Fit/Bikini Body, and Dancer. The contest is a great way for contestants to earn money and prizes. Winners are determined by online votes.

“In this challenging time for all of us, we are excited to be able to offer an opportunity for models and performers to promote their names and brands to a global audience in a different way, while earning money and vying for some great prizes,” says Andres Aquino.

The People’s Favorite Online Model and Dance Contest continues to sign up both contestants and sponsors, including BWOW Cosmetics, QPhone 3-D Smartphone, the Global Short Film Awards, and Deamina Magazine which will feature the winning fashion model on its cover in an upcoming issue.

To enter the contest, cast votes and see more information, visit AndresAquino.com/contest

Sponsor information available on request.

5 Poker Pros Who Could Easily Be Mistaken for Runway Models

5 Poker Pros Who Could Easily Be Mistaken for Runway ModelsSeeing past their poker faces, you may never have even guessed that some of the best women in the game are also the most striking in several other aspects. They’re definitely more than just their looks; if anything, this is but an asset supplementing their skills. While they’re often compared to runway models, they are also role models for anyone looking to make it in this competitive field. Who says that poker is a man’s game? These women bring much-needed class, flair, glamour, and more to the table, setting the bar (and stakes) high for anyone –– regardless of gender.

Liv Boeree via Instagram

Liv Boeree

On a visit to the US World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Kent native Liv Boeree was enthralled by the game and determined to be as skilled as her poker heroes. Her interest in poker came after she graduated from theUniversityof Manchester with first-class honors with an astrophysics degree, which helps her play with logic and a methodical strategy. Nicknamed ‘Iron Maiden,’ she wears many other hats as a television presenter and model and is currently the only woman to hold championship titles in both the European Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker. While these were important personal feats, Boeree says that she’s happy to be representing women who are either underrepresented or often patronized in the game.

Vanessa Rousso via Instagram

Vanessa Rousso

Known as ‘Lady Maverick,’ Vanessa Rousso has 17 World Series of Poker money finishes, two final tables at the World Poker Tour, among many other poker-related achievements like shutting down obnoxious competitor Tony G on live television. She was a Dean’s lister at DukeUniversitywhere she took up game theory and took an interest in other critical thinking hobbies like chess and Rubik’s cubes. This introduced her to poker, as she was likewise drawn to the psychology behind the game. She finished her degree in economics and political science in a record-breaking 2.5 years. She continued to break even more records, pursuing poker and further studies in law at theUniversityof Miami School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. While she was rated as one of the sexiest poker players in the world by both Bleacher Report and Maxim, she’s also taught poker to some of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women.

Melanie Weisner via Instagram

Melanie Weisner

Aside from being a beautiful face and a fierce competitor, Melanie Weisner also has one of the most active and thriving Twitter accounts among poker pros. The businesswoman-slash-poker strategy coach regularly engages with her fans, which isn’t surprising at all considering how the game as a whole is now more socially-driven. One look at the PPPoker Twitter hashtag and you can see that players from the US, Mexico, and even Japan, tweet about topics ranging from upcoming major events, high stakes online tournaments, and expert strategies. It appears that Weisner has noted these strategies, together with her stint as a heads-up Sit & Go specialist for most of her online poker career, and all of which have likely attributed to her online success.

Fatima Moreira de Melo via Instagram

Fatima Moreira de Melo

At 41, Fatima Moreira de Melo has accomplished more than anyone could ever hope to in their lifetime. As a member of the Dutch National Field Hockey Team, de Melo is an Olympic medalist with bronze, silver, and gold medals under her belt. In between snagging these accolades, she graduated with a Master’s degree in law while also maintaining her status as a well-renowned Dutch television personality, model, singer, and winner of the Dutch version of the reality show Survivor. Now, she adds ‘professional poker player’ to her long list of credentials, as a member of Team PokerStars: Sportstars. She once even said that she leveraged her “petiteness” as a bluff in the game especially when her opponents dismissed her as just a little girl. She’s an outspoken advocate of the global organization Right to Play, which empowers vulnerable young children through sports.

Maria Ho via Instagram

Maria Ho

Chinese poker maven Maria Ho is one of the highest-ranking female poker players in the world and has been inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. When she graduated from UCSD with a major in communications and minor in law, Ho had also graduated from playing low limits cash games to those with higher stakes. This granted her the confidence to pursue poker as a full-timecareerand she now has upwards of $2.9 million in live poker tournament earnings. She is noted as the only one to have ever made it to the World Series of Poker Main Event Last Woman Standing on four separate occasions. She’s also the first woman to have been made a strategic commentator on a poker TV broadcast team. Her endearing and bubbly personality has made her relatable with many fans.

Previously, ‘7 Wardrobe Essentials Every Fashionable Woman Should Own’ featured a number of staples every woman should own to make them look and feel their best, for any important occasion. Power dressing may even catapult you into performing your very best, similar to the way these women have. But ultimately, what goes without mentioning is that the best trick up your sleeve and the best thing to wear is unbridled confidence.

Couture Fashion Week Heads to Nepal

Couture Fashion Week Heads to NepalDesigner and Couture Fashion Week New York founder and producer Andres Aquino will show his recent collection entitled “Romancing the Himalayas” at the Nepal Couture Fashion gala event. The show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on August 13, 2016. The event marks Mr. Aquino’s first runway show in Nepal which will feature a selection of his signature luxurious, feminine and wearable gowns.

“I am looking forward to finding new inspirations in the stunning natural beauty of this Himalayan country, known as the rooftop of the world,” says Mr. Aquino. He will be traveling to Nepal with four talented models: Belgica Suarez (Miss Honduras Universe), Sendy Caceres (Miss Paraguay Earth), Nea McClin from Finland; and New York runway model and stylist Kelsie McKenna. In Nepal the group will be joined by actress Shristi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2012), Anjali Lama (1st Face of Panache Runway), Malina Joshi (Miss Nepal World 2011), celebrity model Aastha Pokharel, Puza Stha (contestant for Miss Nepal 2015 and Miss Talent 2015), tecno artist Anish Anand, actor Gaurav Pahari, and a number of models, celebrities and VIPS. International model, actor and entertainment executive Deepak Ghimire, whom Mr. Aquino met and worked with in New York on a special Nepal showcase, has been instrumental in organizing the Nepal event.

Couture Fashion Week New York will be entering its 24th season in September 2016 as one of New York’s most prestigious fashion week events. Mr. Aquino is also the founder and director or the Global Short Film Awards, now entering its second year with events in New York and Cannes, France, among other cities.

The Nepal visit by Mr. Aquino and his associates will also include:
– The official signing of the Global Short Film Award Festival (GSF Awards) license agreement for Nepal.
– Discussions with government and business leaders on mutual cooperation to promote Nepal fashion and tourism, as well as to expand the fashion market for Couture Fashion Week New York in Kathmandu.
– Scouting for new talented designers and models.
– Enjoying the beauty and friendship of the country and people of Nepal.

The event is managed and organized by Everest Events & Exhibition Pvt. Ltd., a sister concern of Avenues Television. The main sponsor of the event is Jawalakhel Distillery (Ruslan Vodka). Thanks to Executive Directors Aseem Rana and Sanjeeb Pyakurel, Director Sambridhi Raj Karnikar, Rachana Gurung Sharma, Deepak Ghimire, Chief Program Coordinator Shrijana Pokharel and the staff of Couture Fashion Nepal, who are committed to making this year’s show one that goes down in history.

More information: www.CoutureFashionWeek.com | www.GlobalShortFilmAwards.com | facebook.com/couturefashionnepal

 

Top Model and Humanitarian Farah Zulaikha to Emcee at Cannes Awards Gala

FARAH ZULAIKHA Young UN Ambassador (NCWUS); Fashion Ambassador (www.FarahZulaikha.com); Supermodel and Global Fashion Avenue Award Winner TOP MODEL S/S 2016

Farah “Fafa” Zulaikha, supermodel and Global Fashion Avenue Award winner (Couture Fashion Week S/S 2016 Top Model) and fashion and beauty expert,will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Global Short Film Awards gala in Cannes, France. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Carlton on Saturday May 21, 2016. The festive evening will include fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and a luxury auction. Tickets are available online.

Farah Zulaikha is a beautiful and accomplished role model. Currently she is one of the youngest United Nations Ambassadors ever (serving The National Council of Women of The United States), an award-winning humanitarian, top model, writer, biomedical researcher, TV host, and classically trained violinist. She has earned international recognition and influence in the realms of philanthropy, fine arts, fashion and media. Farah is the recipient of numerous and diverse accolades including the Distinguished International Humanitarian Leadership Award presented by the U.N. and the National Council of Women of The United States (2015), the Pancreum Diabetes Artificial Pancreas Contributor Award (2013), the Vassar Brothers Medical Center (a National Gold Seal-Winning Hospital) Auxiliary Young Ambassador (2013), the Hearst Media UGO.COM “Smartest Models In The World” list, taking the #1 spot on a list of legendary fashion names that has included such icons as Cindy Crawford, Iman, Christy Turlington and Beverly Johnson (2011). Farah also recently made her violin debut at Carnegie Hall before a sold-out audience.

Farah Zulaikha is noted for her large-scale role in major charity endeavors across the globe. These initiatives include her family’s own self-funded charity medical camps along with ambassadorships at some of the world’s leading organizations. She has achieved popularity as a worldwide youth leader/mentor, and is also recognized for her talents in various forms of media/arts and her collaborations with top fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands including Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo, Nordstrom, the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and many others. She has been featured in top fashion events and publications such as Elle and VOGUE.

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Model and Humanitarian Fanny Torres at the Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Film Awards

Model and Humanitarian Fanny TorresFanny Torres from Guanajuato, Mexico has been modeling since childhood. She has participated in fashion shows at the national and international level around the world including major events in Milan, Rome, Sicily, Paris, Ukraine, Switzerland, Madrid, Alicante, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, Tbilisi, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. She has received over 50 awards, including first place for Miss Fitness 2007, Miss Pacific World 2006 and Miss Fitness Peru. In New York, she received special recognition as a social media-savvy model by Couture Fashion Week. In Bolivia, Fanny was guest of honor and received the “Key to the City of Sucre”, the nation’s capital, and in Ukraine, she also received a special awards an international model. She has also been featured in many prominent publications worldwide.

For the past 20 years, since her childhood, Fanny Torres has been involved in charity work with children in rural communities bringing toys, smiles and laughter. She also spends time remodeling and acquiring furniture and bedding for La Divina Providencia (Divine Providence) nursing home. Each year she supports efforts to collect shoes, blankets, stretchers and oxygen apparatus for La Busqueda (The Search), a rehabilitation center for women and children with disabilities. Fanny has also worked on missions bringing supplies, shoes and blankets to poor communities in Las Sierras (Highlands) and regularly visits and brings her love to hospitals and local orphanages.

Welcome Fanny Torres to “Andres Aquino’s Global People with a Big Heart!” and those who follow his motto: “Do good, live well.”

Fanny Torres will be participating in the upcoming Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Film Awards event at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France on May 21, 2016. Click for tickets and more information.