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Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose fashion show at Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsFashion designer Parna Ghose will present the latest designs for her Pure Elegance label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on Saturday May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France, on the glamorous French Riviera.

Pure Elegance makes exquisite ethnic couture and ready-to-wear western designs for fashion-conscious women worldwide. The hallmarks of its haute couture style are its original designs, flawless craftsmanship and innovative styling that bring out the individuality and exuberance of the wearer through unique, unforgettable pieces. Pure Elegance takes pride in promoting fashion that is tasteful, contemporary and practical and has helped thousands of modern, successful women make statements about their individuality through style and fashion.

Since its inception, Pure Elegance has enjoyed a huge loyal fan following and today it is the fastest growing South-Asian fashion brand in the USA. Pure Elegance is one of a few South-Asian fashion brands from the USA to be invited to show at major international fashion events such as Couture Fashion Week New York, Dubai Fashion Week and Vancouver Fashion Week. Pure Elegance promoted “India-inspired’” fashion at these international platforms and received huge positive feedback from national media and fashion audiences worldwide. Today Pure Elegance is well on its way to becoming a household name for its ethnic-inspired contemporary fashion in the USA and worldwide.

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Flawless Designs by JAL Fashion at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

JAL Fashion by Chirawan Lewis fashion show at Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsAward-winning designer Chirawan Lewis will present the latest designs for her JAL Fashion label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Chirawan Lewis has been creating exquisite designs for her JAL Fashion label since 2013 . Her latest collection is entitled “Siam International” and features the beauty, tradition and colors of her native Thailand, for which she is known.

“As a young designer I try to create flawless pieces that can be worn for special and important occasions,” says Ms. Lewis.

JAL Fashion designs have been featured in prominent TV programs, Thai publications and on social media. JAL received an ASEAN AWARD in 2015 and the New Award in 2016. JAL’s clientele includes Miss Thailand, Thai movie stars, celebrities and many business leaders in Thailand and England.

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Soprano Valeria Florencio at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Soprano Valeria FlorencioWorld-renowned French soprano Valeria Florencio will perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes.

Valeria Florencio studied voice and theater with a number of great masters of lyrical art, including Lauren Nubbar at the famed Juilliard School in New York. Her critically acclaimed performances have included concerts and recitals at concert halls and theaters in France and abroad including Halle aux grains, Capitole, Zénith de Toulouse, Rhine Opera House, theaters of Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca accompanied by the Moroccan Philharmonic, and numerous prestigious international festivals and TV programs. She has appeared with such luminaries as conductors Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Zedda, Valery Gergiev as well as theatrical director Georges Lavaudant, and has also performed for Monaco’s royal family. In addition to her performing schedule, Ms. Florencio is also a music therapist and a UN Ambassador for the NGO Martial Art Academy based in France.

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Angelique Monet Set to Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Princess Angelique Monet at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaPrincess Angelique Monet is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France. She will be performing with Dr. Raghunath Manet, the renowned classical Indian musician and dancer, and Chevalier Award recipient.

Princess Angelique Monet is an American multi-media talent, former Ms. Black South Carolina USA and the owner and CEO of Greta Joanne Entertainment. She is also a stage actress and ventriloquist. In 2001 she appeared Off-Broadway on Theater Row with her one-woman show Multiple Me written by Edgar Chisholm. In November 2017 she will return to Off-Broadway with the opening of a Vaudeville thematic production. She is recognized for her role in changing modern day ventriloquism in A History of Modern Day Ventriloquism. Angelique Monet is also a singer, pianist and composer who has an album on iTunes entitled Not Wasting Time, as well as a film producer, writer and director. She made her directorial debut with the short film BitterSweet, which screened at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner (SFC) in 2005. Her feature film, Deceptive, premiered at the Marche du Film during the Cannes International Film Festival Festival in 2010. She had a theatrical release through her own releasing company at Big Cinema in New York City.

Angelique Monet has a five octave vocal range, multiple ventriloquist figures and voices, and has opened for prominent entertainers including Sinbad, Brian McKnight, and more. She performs in multiple genres including Jazz, R&B, Classical, Pop, Electronica, New Age, and World Music.

As a public speaker, Angelique Monet has addressed the African Union Headquarters in New York City, the United Nations, and numerous schools, universities, and churches. She has appeared on panels with diplomats, celebrities, politicians, and humanitarians. Her themes include world peace relations, indigenous preservation, self esteem, women’s empowerment, and her own experience with autism when, unable to speak, she was able to use music to open her mind, and the ancient art of ventriloquism to find her voice.  Princess Monet is also the recipient of numerous humanitarian accolades including the Global Icon Ladies Award, Afrique 360 Humanitarian and Contribution to Arts award. Princess Angelique Monet is a Knight of the Order of Sylvester and a Dame in the OSJ Order of Malta, and the Masonic-affiliated ladies auxiliary groups the Order of the Amaranth and the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Designer Tjasa Skapin To Show Sophisticated Creations in Cannes

Tjasa Skapin fashion show at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film AwardsSlovenian couture fashion designer Tjaša Škapin will present her latest creations during the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday May 20, 2017 in the Grand Salon at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Tjaša Škapin creates unique clothing under the Tjaša Škapin Atelje and Tjaša Škapin Couture brands. Tjaša finds inspiration for her creations in nature, architecture and relationships. Her passion is ignited by the magnificence of art, which is reflected in her haute couture collections. The distinctive designs bring together a fusion of history and modernity with a dash of glamour and femininity. All pieces are made of natural materials of the finest quality.

The woman who wears Tjasa Skapin’s creations is sophisticated, elegant and expressive, with refined taste. She is gracious and knows what she wants.

Tjaša Škapin has shown her designs at prestigious events in Slovenia and Italy, and exhibits her creations in a number of Slovenian castles and show rooms. She works with fashion designers and celebrities from Slovenia, Italy and Croatia.

Collezioni Haute Couture and Collezioni Donna is media partner for the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards.

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Artist Kevin Berlin’s New York Top Hats to Shine at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes

Kevin Berlin New York Top Hats to be shown with the Andres Aquino collection at the GSF Awards gala in Cannes, France.Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin will show original, artist-designed luxury top hats during the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. Several hats will be worn by models as part of the Andres Aquino couture fashion show at the event on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes. The gala evening program will include a red carpet, fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and auction. Tickets are available online.

Part of Kevin Berlin New York’s “Classic” Top Hat collection, these contemporary Top Hats are ‘unisex,’ perfect for both men and women and for ‘everyday’ wear. The handmade creations are of the world’s finest quality and come in three heights: X, XX and XXX. The North American launch will take place in New York in July 2016.

"Large Cup of Coffee" a print by artist Kevin Berlin will be audtioned at the GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France.
“Large Cup of Coffee” by artist Kevin Berlin.

Kevin Berlin’s art is found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Quincy Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, President George W. Bush, and Ron Rice founder of Havana Sun, among many other prominent art collectors. Mr. Berlin has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Mr. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House, and his recent solo exhibitions include New York, Miami and London.

In addition to the presentation of his beautiful top hats at the Cannes event, Mr. Berlin will also offer one of his original, signed, silk screen prints for auction. “Large Cup of Coffee” is almost five feet tall and features the New York skyline, the Empire State Building and New York’s famous ‘We Are Happy To Serve You’ coffee cup. Even if you are not a New Yorker you probably recognize this cup from movies and television shows including Brooklyn 99, Nurse Jackie, Men in Black, Mr. Robot and many others. The print retails for $10,000. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to charity.

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Eric Abidal To Attend Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes

Footballer Eric Abidal to attend the Global Short Film Awards gala in Cannes, FranceIn partnership with Karmaloog, the upcoming Global Short Film Awards gala to be held in Cannes, France will include a luxury auction with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Eric Abidal Foundation. The festive event will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes. It will include a red carpet, fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and auction. Tickets are available online.

Eric Abidal is expected to attend the event as a special guest. He is a renowned footballer who played for Lyon and Barcelona during his stellar career, part of the teams that won 21 major titles including two Champions League trophies. He also represented his native France in two World Cup competitions. The Eric Abidal Foundation, based in Barcelona, strives to improve lives, especially for people suffering from cancer or at risk of social exclusion, and has a special focus on sports and football activities. It was started by Mr. Abidal and his wife Hayat after his own experience with liver cancer.

With many celebrity clients from all over the world, Karmaloog is famous for providing customers with the ultimate luxury experience. For example a delivery with a private jet and a butler. All Karmaloog items are unique and designed to break boundaries and exceed limitation.

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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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Jay Santos to Debut New Single at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes

Jay Santos to Debut New Single at GSF Awards Gala in CannesEuropean singing sensation Jay Santos will perform at the upcoming Global Short Film Awards gala. The event, which will include fashion shows and awards presentations in addition to world-class entertainment, will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, Jay Santos moved with his family to Rome, Italy at age 11. Soon after,  he started building his music career, learning to play piano, guitar and drums. Influenced by Italian music and his Latin roots, Jay Santos created an original and unique rhythm with his music. At age 17, Jay moved to Madrid, Spain, where he continued to pursue his music career, writing songs, playing instruments and recording at small studios. In 2012 Jay debuted his first single Noche de Estrellas featuring Jose De Rico and Henry Mendez, produced by Roster Music. The song immediately rose to the top of the Spain singles charts and won a “Golden Record.” It now has more than 20 million views on YouTube. In 2013 Jay released Caliente, his first solo single produced by the Blanco y Negro company. In less than a month Caliente became the most watched video on YouTube in Spain, the top selling song on iTunes Spain, and the “summer hit” in many countries such as France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Chile. To date, the song has over 60 million views on YouTube around the world. At the end of 2013, the artist founded his own record label Envimusic. By this time he had established himself as an entrepreneur, without leaving his music career behind. Jay Santos has performed at more than 200 concerts worldwide and is widely considered to be the #1 Latin/Dance artist in Europe.

In April 2015 Jay Santos released Dale Morena, another instant hit with a lot of rhythm that differs from other “Electro dance” songs. In November 2015 he released Ya te olvidé, his first Reggaeton song that impressed all of his fans with an explosion of rhythm combined with Latin sounds. In May 2016 Jay will release his brand new single Tu Y Yo. According to Stefano Pugnali, the artist’s manager, the new single features lots of rhythm, sensual lyrics, and a catchy vibrant melody in Reggaeton style. It will be premiered at the GSF Awards gala in May 2016, and is sure to soon be heard on dance floors everywhere.

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Leo Lo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes

Award-winning animation and special effects producer Leo Lo will receive a lifetime achievement award recognizing his outstanding contributions to the film industry. The Global Short Film Awards gala event will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.Award-winning animation and special effects producer Leo Lo will receive a lifetime achievement award recognizing his outstanding contributions to the film industry. The Global Short Film Awards gala event will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

Producer and Festival Director Andres Aquino noted “Mr. Lo’s dedication, love for films and his work in the field of visual effects and animation is an inspiration for new generations of filmmakers. We are proud to be associated with him. We are also grateful to Mr. Lo for contributing his time and expertise as a judge on the panel for the GSF Awards Festival.”

Mr. Lo began his career as a photo journalist with United Press International and later turned to commercial photography. By the 1990’s he started working in the motion picture industry, and was soon playing an important part in the changes from traditional film laboratory techniques to the new digital era. Mr. Lo is widely renowned as an industry pioneer in the Hong Kong film industry’s laboratory digitalization.

Leo Lo launched his own digital darkroom in 1996. Starting with the first complete Kodak Cineon System, he founded Asia Legend Limited to provide digital effects services to the industry. He received a Golden Horse award and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his special effects work on the award-winning ground-breaking film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon with acclaimed director Ang Lee. As China’s film industry has boomed, Mr. Lo built an international scale animation production center in southern China in 2007 from scratch.  Under his leadership, the company has completed a number of highly successful animated movies, including Dwegons and Lephrechans, Life in The World of Dao,  and the 3D animated movie The Adventures of Jinbao, starring film legend Jackie Chan.

Mr. Leo Lo’s accolades and awards include:
– For the animated TV series Life in the The World of Dao: 2011 Guangdong Best Animation Team and Best Animation second prize; HKPC Prize for Efforts; Japan TBS Digicon6 – Best Effort Excellence Prize.
– For the 3D animated feature movie The Adventures of Jinbao: 2012 HK Cyberport Stereoopic Award – Excellence; 2012 Golden Angel Award – Los Angeles; 2013 HKSAR Government, ICT Award.
– For the live action historical Iranian film Kingdom of Solomon: 2012 Best Visual Effects Iranian International Film Festival – FAJR; Iranian Golden Phoenix Award for Best Visual Effects.

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