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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.

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.

11 Reasons to Participate in Couture Fashion Week New York

11 Reasons to Participate in Couture Fashion Week New York

by Producer Andres Aquino

new york fashion week

1. CFW was the first to introduce an organized, professional, international couture and luxury designer event in New York.

Bringing new and seasoned designers from countries around the world.

2. First to introduce professional entertainers on a regular basis as part of New York Fashion Week.

Ranging from opera to Broadway tunes, from ballroom dancers to street dance.

3. First fashion event to feature fine art exhibits as part of the event on a regular basis.

Showcasing established painters, sculptors and craft artists.

4. First to make fashion shows accessible to consumers who buy clothes, not just “industry insiders.”

Prior to CFW, New York fashion shows were limited to “the industry,” leaving consumers–the very people who buy luxury garments and accessories–out in the cold.

In addition to the press and fashion buyers, CFW allows a number of tickets for each show to be sold to consumers.

Tickets can easily be purchased online on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone can get a good seat and enjoy the shows.

Amal Sarieddine at Couture Fashion Week

5. First to create a prestigious and friendly atmosphere for press, fashionistas and designers.

Attendees have the opportunity to meet press and designers by appointment to get custom-made garments, or to place orders for their boutiques.

In the past, the press was treated poorly. CFW has continuously shown appreciation for the press and attendees can easily meet editors and photographers at parties and get-togethers.

6. First to introduce a full range of models from different countries and ethnic groups.

Including Asian, Latin American, African, East European and others representing the diversity of New York City’s melting pot.

But not only has CFW revolutionized the industry by breaking the barriers of just one ethnic group.

It also introduced the concept of healthy, fit, and even curvy models, moving away from traditional super-thin models, creating a positive image for young girls everywhere.

7. First to create fabulous parties accessible to both consumers and members of the industry.

Attendees can enjoy parties with models, designers and press that used to be reserved for fashion industry insiders only.

performers at couture fashion week

8. First to provide a consistent unique experience ranging from General Seating to Platinum VIP.

Including guaranteed seats, gourmet dinner, lavish parties, red carpet photo-ops and special fashion tours. Each attendee has a good view of the shows.

9. CFW shows are centrally located in Times Square.

Easily accessible from anywhere by train, bus or taxi. It’s a location where fashion meets entertainment: right next to the Fashion District, Theater District and Restaurant Row.

10. CFW is a hair and makeup trend-setter.

An amazing team of top makeup artists and hair stylists create unique artistic looks for each collection, setting trends that later appear in publications and other shows around the world.

11. CFW is in its 21st season of successful fashion shows.

Established in 2005, the event has continuously featured two major seasons: Spring/ Summer and Fall/ Winter.

The event is recognized around the world and is featured in magazines and media on all continents. During the event, a large billboard in Times Square shows beautiful images from both designers and sponsors.