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Flora Montes, is the Founder and President of Bronx Fashion Week

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Flora Montes

Bronx native, Flora Montes, is the Founder and President of Bronx Fashion Week. After the loss of her daughter, Montes worked with several organizations in the effort to give back to others in her community. She is a woman of purpose and flexibility; she has and is willing to do it all. The former chef has expanded her venture to working on Bronx Fashion Week, poetry, writing, and various practices of philanthropy.

Urban environments like the Bronx are often associated with aspects of violence and crime. Anyone from a similar background can often attest to the negativity that has been depicted over a place they call home. Montes serves as a trailblazer of her community. It is essential for her to exemplify the beauty and talent of her borough in order to put the Bronx on the map. With this platform, Montes is advocating for more opportunities for young people. She envisions partnering with more Bronx-based community organizations and giving back on a larger scale. So far, the Bronx Fashion Week has helped launch many events and small businesses. Overall, Montes would like to encourage entrepreneurial spirits and bring ideas to life. Her lasting impression and legacy for children and young adults is to teach them that they have the ability to succeed. The children and young adults need to know that if they want it bad enough, they have to sacrifice, hard work, and get an education.

Flora Montes has also performed notable work with G.I.R.L organization serving as a mentor. When asked about commonalities she has constructed about the upcoming generation of women she declared that young women are finding success and creating new paths, and we need to celebrate that. As a woman of inclusion, she recognizes elder women who are continuously establishing a name for themselves. There are women starting things later in their life, concurring that “age is nothing but a number.”

Montes is an inspiration to all people. Whether you are a native of an urban environment, Montes can teach you about seeing the beauty in what seems to be destruction. If you are suffering from a loss, she is a person you can vent to about channeling your sorrow into a driving force. Lastly when society pressures you to confine to one profession, spread your wings like Montes and pursue all that you can. With a light-hearted spirit, anything is possible through the divine intent of being for the greater good.

 

by Tiarra Miller

Savage X Fenty

May 16th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »


With much success of Rihanna’s Fenty makeup and clothing collection. The popstar has expanded her horizon with an extension on launching a lingerie line. This lingerie line is claimed to be as inclusive as her makeup collection. Her team has lost their tiny minds and devalued the dominiate standard of beauty. Rihanna has demonstrated with her Fenty makeup collection that quality makeup products are accessible for women of all shades; thus, she is reinforcing her idea of inclusion through availability in size arrangement. Consumers are thrilled for the release of this new product. Rihanna is argued to be a style icon of this present time. Fans have argued that anything Rihanna wears she makes look great. Savage X Fenty will make the perfect gift for any wife, mother, friend, or sister because it is embedded to have that princess RiRi touch that the world admires. There is an even more personal connection to an artist when one can embrace the artistic choice in each alignment of the overall material. From sheer fluffy lilac robes to laced corsets, the entire collection is available now and ships to the UK.

by Tiarra Miller

Michael Kors

May 7th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Michael Kors is an American fashion designer. He is the Director, and Chief Creative Officer for Michael Kors Holdings Limited. The Michael Kors line was launched in 2004. They have luxury watches, and wearable technology that benefits men and women. They also have handbags, shoes, and other female apparels. Many celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez have dressed in his design. Michael Kors stores are functioning in countries such as France, England, Brazil, and others. In 2013, he won the couture council award for artistry of fashion.  Michael Kors is mostly known for his sophisticated designs that fit all shapes. He is very diverse which allows him to reach any audience. Michael Kors is one of the leading American fashion designers. His work continues to inspire many other designers to not give up and chase their dream.

By Monica Legerme

Kanye West launches Yeezy Jewelry Collection

April 11th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Kanya Fashion

On Friday, April 7, 2017 rapper Kanye West announced to the public the launch of his jewelry collection with Jacob Arabo. The jewelry collection features gold rings and gold pendant necklaces. Kanye West’s inspiration for his collection was Italian Art. The cost of his jewelry ranges from $1,530 to $13,000. The most expensive piece in his collection is an 18 carat gold necklace. People can purchase his jewelry collection at Yeezysupply.com.

By: Emily Fermin

Highlights from Paris Fashion Week

March 20th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

The fashion capital of the world Paris concluded its fashion week on Wednesday March 8, 2017. Down below are the signature looks from the world’s top designers, Stella McCarthy, Valentino, Balenciaga, Dior and Lanvin.

Stella McCarthy- A trench coat is an important thing to have in your closet. Stella McCarthy had many models wearing different types of trench coats in her fashion show. This look shows how a trench coat can enhance a person’s outfit. By having a trench coat you can use it for multiple seasons and can get lots of use out of them.
Valentino– This look is perfect for music festivals especially for Coachella. This look is very Goth, indie and hippie inspired. This outfit can make a woman feel confident since it is sheer but it covers woman in all the right places.
Balenciaga– This is the perfect work outfit that every woman needs. Black is the go-to color that a person needs in their closet. By having black boots and black sweaters you can mix and match your outfit with other items in your closet.
  Dior– This look is the signature “French” look. When people think of France they imagine people wearing a beret and wearing black. This look shows again how trench coats are dominating fashion week.
Lanvin– This outfit shows how having a sheer top can enhance an outfit. Sheer tops can show how much confidence you have about your body and take your outfit to the next level. By having a sheer top it can show a woman’s feminine side.

By: Emily Fermin

Trends for Spring/Summer 2017

February 28th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

We are 4 weeks from spring and the question is: what is going to be the spring/summer trends?

We all know that florals never gets old but we want something different for this season. Here are some ideas of how not go wrong with your spring outfit!

One of the colors that will be a trend for the season is the shocking pinks. Bright pinks, candy pinks will be a good color to have in your closet. Just in case you don’t think the bright is what you want you have the options of light pinks as well as nude.

The street style has been grown the past 2 years. Each day we see more new brands with the street style on the runways. Another trend this spring will be the urban sports style parkas with light materials like nylon.

Last but not least and my favorite trend this spring, will be stripes, geometric prints and a lots of colors.

 

By:
Juliana Pinheiro

 

Spring Trends of 2017

February 7th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

White Shirt Dress: A new trend in spring 2017 is the white shirt dress. This ensemble can be dress to be casual or dressy.

Khaki Outfit: In the Mercedes Benz NYC Spring 2017 fashion week, khaki was a major trend. Every top designer had their models dress in khaki.

Trench Coat: The number one item for outwear is a trench coat. It is light weight and people can use it every day.

Floral Print: Floral print never gets old. It is essential to have floral print since it is spring. This type of print can bring out a women’s girly side.

 

By:
Emily Fermin

Amal Clooney in Vintage Chanel

January 19th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Amal Clooney debuted a sequined piece from Chanel’s Spring 1963 Haute Couture collection at the Women of Impact dinner in Switzerland. The lawyer and activist made an appearance with her husband, George Clooney, for a night that celebrates women around the world. Clooney wisely chose to pair her look with pumps, drop statement earrings, and a velvet evening clutch. Sarah Wasilak explains, “The fit-and-flare features a chiffon contrast ribbon and a loose top, so as to create the illusion of a coordinated set.”

Article by:
Gerard G

VERSACE SECRET ‘BLACK CODE’

December 27th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

A former Versace store clerk is suing the luxury fashion house on the grounds of discrimination. The clerk is accusing a Versace store in the San Francisco Bay Area of using a secret “black code” to indicate that a black shopper has entered the store. In the 30-page lawsuit, “…the manager instructed the plaintiff to say ‘D410’ in a casual manner when a black person entered the store…[to] alert co-workers.” TMZ reported the clerk had been fired only weeks after telling the manager he was African-American. The clerk also claims to have been told he lost his

position because he hadn’t “lived the luxury life.” He is suing for unpaid wages and damages. Versace, of course, has denied the allegations and have requested a dismissal of the suit. As you may recall, Versace was accused of racism earlier this year. The fashion house was scrutinized for what appears to be a promotion for teen pregnancy in an ad featuring Gigi Hadid.

Article by:
Gerard Gagliano

Franca Sozzani, 1950 – 2016

December 23rd, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

After battling a long illness, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief has passed away at the age of 66. Sozzani is described as “one of the greatest editors who ever made a magazine,” a “trail blazer and a True Rebel,” and “warm, clever, funny.” In 2008, Sozzani produced an “all black” issue, featuring black models only. The issue was an international hit!  Sozzani was also a goodwill ambassador to fashion for the UN and helped fashion workers in Africa and Asia in raising money to fight hunger. US Vogue editor Anna Wintour had this to say, “She made everything she worked on appear effortless, regardless of whether it was an event for several hundred; a whirlwind trip to Africa to support the continent’s emerging designers; or the creation of yet another newsworthy, provocative, and utterly spellbinding issue of Italian Vogue.” Sozzani was also the recipient of the Swarovski award for positive change. NYCTastemakers offers our condolences to Sozzani’s family and friends.

Article by:

 Gerard Gagliano