Project Ethos returns to LA Fashion Week

Every fashion season in the city of Angels, local movers and shakers look forward to Project Ethos and their grand events. Tonight will be yet another opportunity for fashion lovers, music connoisseurs and fans of art to come together to celebrate all the talent in LA.

“Tonight Scion and Project Ethos are presenting a fresh array of innovative fashion, music and art during LA Fashion Week, at Avalon Hollywood (1735 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028) on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 from 8pm to 2am powered by International luxury nightlife brand French Tuesdays bringing their touch of sophistication and elegance with host, actress,Kristian Weathers. Additional partners include, Jin & Quinn, Always Awake, Sebastian Professional,Midori, Java Monster, TNT Agency, Elite Fashion Academy LA, Shop-Ethos.com, Sole Society, official beer sponsor Beck’s Sapphire and media partner LA Canvas.”

Guests should anticipate a line so arrive early and dress to impress. Art enthusiasts upon arrival should head upstairs to the art gallery in Bardot, presented by Midori.

Models will strut the designers ensembles with hair and make-up done by TNT Agency utilizing Sebastian Professional hair products and Sole Society on their feet. The runways shows kick off at 8:30pm and 9:30pm. Project Runway season 11 designer Layana Aguilar, is presenting cocktail and red carpet ready gowns. You’ll be entertained by a special live performance from Denitia and Sene between shows to get your blood flowing with some evening music at 9pm. In addition, there is an after party curated by celebrity event impresario Jin & Quinn and Aaron Colbert will be gracing the event with the music all night long (Tickets are available at Wantickets.com.). Don’t miss this fun-filled evening full of entertainment and awe.

The full list of designers are below. Be sure to follow them online and purchase their newest collections.

Marialia
Indah Clothing
Maor Luz
Rochelle Carino
Layana Aguilar
Aleena Khan
Wood Underwear
David Tupaz.

Three Reasons to Buy From Luxor Linens This March

If you are a fan of luxury products, and if you are budget conscious, there cannot be a better time to buy luxury sheets, towels, and other products from Luxor Linens.

Luxor Linens is an online store headquartered in New Jersey. The store specializes in highest quality Egyptian cotton products.

This March there is a fantastic offer running there. Combine that offer with the store’s emphasis on making high quality luxury products available at affordable prices and a long list of satisfied customers; and it is easy to see why this March is the best month to make covert your house into an abode of luxury.

Here you will find three reasons that make Luxor Linens such an irresistible place to buy your products this March.

  • March Madness

Luxor Linens is running three fantastic offers this March. The first offer gifts one Valentino luxury product free on every purchase. The second offer rewards customers with an assured gift. And the third offer lets three lucky customers do all their shopping for free. In itself, it is a wonderful and irresistible reason to go to the America’s favorite Egyptian cotton luxury linens’ store and order a room full of products.

  • Customer satisfaction

Luxor Linens is among the first online Egyptian cotton stores in America. It has been importing the highest quality linens from Egypt and making them available here in the United States for more than seven years. The store has an unmatched track record of quality, as is demonstrated in many Luxor Linen reviews and the long list of customer mail from satisfied customers.

  • Highest quality products

Luxor Linens store contains only the highest quality products. The whole idea behind the creation of the store was to provide a venue where individuals and families would find only the best products. The founders have kept the store’s range of products limited to stuff made from Egyptian cotton and other high quality linens. Their focus is to provide limited range, yet affordable, range of quality products; than a lot of things.

The list can be made longer. In fact, it is possible to write a very long list. Yet, it has been kept short; only to make this write-up an easier read.

To conclude, March 2014 is the best time to buy Egyptian cotton products from Luxor Linens because they have a long list of satisfied customers, because they sell only the highest quality products, and most important of them all – they are running three fantastic offers this month.

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed List

The 2014 Academy Awards red carpet was littered with stunning style choices. Among the sea of perfectly attired ladies, were a few best-dressed standouts. Angelina Jolie sparkled in a floor-skimming Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The soft, feminine design was quite a departure from the dark, sultry frocks she has sported in years past. It was refreshing to see one of Hollywood’s most beautiful leading ladies don something pretty, rather than edgy for a change.

Jolie was not the only star that opted for the princess-inspired look. In fact, if there was one common theme on the carpet last night, it was light-colored gowns embellished with diamonds. White was the most popular hue, followed by soft, pastel pink, purple, and blue. The red carpet was the epitome of what the Academy Awards is best known for: Cinderella moments.

One star in particular arrived looking like Cinderella herself. Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o donned a powder blue princess gown accented with Fred Leighton jewelry and the modern day version of the tiara: The headband. Her style was on point: Nyong’o has emerged as Hollywood’s modern day Cinderella. In just one short year, the one-time unknown actress has skyrocketed into stardom and has earned a place as one of Tinseltown’s most talked about fashionistas.

It seems as if almost every best-dressed starlet that hit the carpet took a cue from Nyong’o. Kate Hudson, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos, and Giuliana Rancic all rocked the fairy princess look. Stars that dared to diverge from the trend were limited – especially on our best-dressed list. Some of the hot non-pastel cloaked babes include Jennifer Lawrence, who sported a fire engine red Dior number, and Olivia Wilde, who kept it classic in black.

All in all, the Academy Awards red carpet was a wonderful wrap-up to a fashion-packed awards season. What better way to commence a season packed with so much fashion diversity, than to bring it back to where awards season style began: Dressing like a princess. Before the red carpet became a high-fashion runway that designers use to showcase the latest trends, the Oscars was known for allowing Hollywood’s leading ladies to be Cinderella for the evening. The princess-style fashion on this year’s carpet is an homage to early awards ceremonies. Style reflected the theme of the ceremony: Living a dream. Before the infamous Angelina Jolie thigh-high slit, were old Hollywood movie stars who epitomized glamour, elegance, and fantasy. It is refreshing to see awards show style finally return to where it began.

The Princess Vera Wang Summer Collection at Kohl’s

The official start of summer is June 21st and with it, the beginning of endless pool parties, long beach days and plenty of lemonade. To answer to the necessities of the season, Princess Vera Wang has launched the perfect collection for lovely young women. Pieces include fun shapes and patterns plus the typical feminine details of the brand.

To step into something new, try Princess’ two-piece dresses. Some come with a removable crop top, which you can use on its own. You don’t want to miss cute embellished tops in various colors, and sheer fabrics, perfect for showcasing bathing suits. You can combine the collection’s new tops with the Princess Tribal Textured skirt. Long asymmetrical dresses are also available. They will be the perfect look for the next barbeque, afternoon on a boat or your friend’s pool party. All styles are under $100.00!

As you may know, American designer Vera Wang introduced her Simply Vera Vera Wang brand at Kohl’s in 2007. Today, you can enjoy Simply Vera Vera Wang in the Women’s department, Simply Vera Wang Cosmetics in the Beauty and Fragrance section and Princess Vera Wang in the Juniors’ department. Princess Vera Wang is available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com.

To be in tune with the latest fashions, don’t skip the Juniors’ department on your next visit to Kohl’s. Your teenager will thank you.

Lash Loft touches down in Deep Ellum to an “eye”-deally promising location

With just a bat of an eye, Lash Loft held its grand opening soiree and opened its doors to a fashionably savvy crowd at its Deep Ellum location on March 13, 2014. The trendy and posh location sits at the corner of Commerce and Main in an area that is experiencing tremendous growth and development and which promises much success and profitability for the future of the newly opened lash extension boutique.

Some of Dallas’ “best dressed” were in the building including popular fashion blogger, Cris Zaragoza of My Fashion Juice and race car driver cutie George Jackson. Guests indulged in precious caviar, champagne cocktails and chocolate covered strawberries while enjoying the plush interior of the newly designed loft.

The Lash Loft promises to be the leading location in the Deep Ellum district for eyelash extensions. From silk to synthetic extensions, the Lash Loft’s certified eyelash technicians are sure to make believers out of anyone who sets foot within its doors. Prices range anywhere from $250 and up for a full set, with touch-up pricing beginning at $25. Feeling diva-esque? Add an additional $50 to any service for a Lash Loft house call where you can get the same relaxing and expert lash experience without leaving the comfort of your own home.

With eyelash extensions being all the rage in the beauty industry right now, the Lash Loft is definitely going to make its mark in Dallas as one of the elite locations for eyelash extension services.

Women & Fashion Filmfest Speaks in Volumes to Empower Women and Girls

It takes a village to create a community – and that’s what the Women & Fashion FilmFest is – not just a film festival, not just a conference, but also a community to empower women & girls.
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The 2014 Women & Fashion FilmFest (WFF) kicked off June 3 with a Red Carpet Opening Night Gala hosted by the fabulous celebrity stylist, Jacqui Stafford, at Gold Bar in Manhattan. The chic venue, decorated in all gold everything, added an air of luxury to the already glamorous scene of fashion, film and media dignitaries coming together for an evening of philanthropy with one goal in mind – to empower young girls and women and give them a voice in the industry.

Rain showers could not keep out fashionistas who love a good party for a good cause and will travel in rain sleet or snow to get there. The pop of Champagne bottles meshed with music by Phi Unit of Building Beats (a non-profit that fundraises for DJ and music education for kids) as statuesque top models handpicked by International Model Scout, Sandi Bass graced the red carpet in designs by Maggie Norris, Margot Rozanska, Malan Bretonm, Diarra Bouss, and Loris Diran.

“As a casting director it is not all about my taste. I consider the designer and choose models that I think will compliment the designer’s clothing, and then the designer has the final choice. In the WFF Red Carpet casting I had more flexibility as we wanted top models so I chose the models first knowing the designers would be very happy,” said Sandi Bass. And happy they were! A legacy of fashion generations of professional , supermodels together under one roof was indeed empowering. We saw Grace Bol, who looked breathtaking in a dress by Malan Breton, Supermodels Sessilee Lopez, Candace Huffine, Devyn-1st Winner of Naomi Campbell’s The Face alongside Carla Hall-Star of ABC’s The Chew, Legendary Supermodel and WFF honorary host, Pat Cleveland. Nykhor Paul and Candace Huffine are also among the Honorary Hosts.

A heartening welcoming address was delivered by Eric Johnson, leader of NYC’s fashion initiatives followed by the presentation of the first Inspiration and Visionary Award for outstanding excellence. which was given to Filmmaker and founder of Model Alliance, Sara Ziff.

Opening night was followed by five days of girl empowerment activities at LIM College including panel discussions with luminaries in fashion, film, television, magazines, and beauty; screenings of films made by both established filmmakers and high school and college students and workshops for girls. When Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim founded WFF in 2013, the vision was to provide information, tools and creative opportunities for women and students, and honor leaders for their social as well as their artistic contributions. WFF is a Partner of MARITAGE International, a new UNITED NATIONS affiliated platform focusing on empowering women and addressing poverty by creating employment opportunities for women artisans and artists.

While we thoroughly enjoyed the opening night event and the conferences, Examiner.com wanted to dig deeper with an in-depth interview with Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim.

Examiner: What would you say to women and girls who are trying to make it in fashion or film and overcoming all odds to have their voices heard?

Jeanine: This may not be the first thing one may want to hear, but it’s not easy. Our attention spans have become shorter, and we’ve come to expect things to happen quickly and easily. Although it has become cheaper and easier to make films, to post photos of ourselves wearing creative outfits and get multitudes of likes on social media, actually making a viable career as a filmmaker or fashion designer is very difficult.

First of all, you have to have the passion for the crafts because the journey is definitely not one of just glamour and fame. Then you have to develop the skills, and not just the creative skills, but also the organizational, management and execution skills. Independent filmmakers and fashion designers are entrepreneurs. They need to think like entrepreneurs to succeed. Teamwork is critical. Although finding the right people can be difficult, it’s impossible to do it alone, especially when you want to scale.

For young people, I definitely recommend seeking a good mentor. Write a letter along with your resume to someone you admire in the industry, then offer your services. Show that person how dedicated you are. Be willing to do not just the “fun” and “glamorous” aspects of the job, but also tasks that just have to get done. Having a solid, reliable right-hand is invaluable to anyone. If she/he is a good mentor, your mentor will come to appreciate you, guide you through invaluable experiences, possibly make introductions and open numerous opportunities.

But it all starts with the passion and commitment to work hard to fulfill that passion – and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. The road to success is rarely a direct straight path.

Examiner: This year’s conference was a true success. What were some of highlights you feel best represent the spirit of Women & Fashion Film?

Jeanine: I’m really happy to say that there were many great moments throughout the festival – Carla Hall, Star of ABC’s The Chew, discussing how she left her safe job as an accountant to pursue her passion for cooking, André Leon Talley recounting how Sunday church gatherings prompted his passion for fashion, Liz Janneman, Executive Vice President of Network Strategy of Ovation, retelling how working in sports taught her a lesson – that she had to follow her passions – a common theme throughout.

Sara Ziff, Founder of the Model Alliance and filmmaker of Tangled Thread, her latest documentary about the aftermath of the collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh, also raised many important issues about global working conditions for women in the fashion industry. Supermodels Nykhor Paul spoke of discrimination growing up and Grace Bol revealed how she had been told that she was “too black” at modeling castings. So the festival also raised many important issues affecting women and society.

However, watching the student filmmakers of our Girls Film Festival (GFF) speak proudly and confidently about their work gives me the greatest satisfaction. It amazes me how poised and eloquent the high school filmmakers were in front of the audience and cameras. Also, watching the girls – real girls, not trained supermodels – having fun walking the runway in original designs by the United Colors of Fashion, a non-profit that provides free fashion education to under-resourced youth, at our Girls Empowerment Runway, sponsored by TRUE Model Management and Runway The Real Way was really uplifting. Learning to walk confidently before a crowd, thanks to coaching from the lovely legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland and others, has to be empowering.

We were also able to invite a sixteen-year old in foster-care to our Girls Film Festival and Girls Empowerment Fashion Runway. Thanks to Audrey Pass and FoxTV Good Day Street Talk, we were connected to her through a non-profit One Simple Wish, which grants kids in foster-care a wish. Our team pulled together to give her a makeover by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, a new party dress donated by Sydney’s Closet, matching shoes and daytime wardrobe items courtesy of Catherine Schuller of Runway the Real Way, jewelry by CrysCharley and Charms, and $2,000 worth of cosmetics thanks to Stacey Schieffelin and Knox McKay Schieffelin of yBF Cosmetics.

Also, at our red carpet, I caught a moment when a photographer and fashion designer, who had a bad blowup last fashion week, hug it out. They laughed and made peace at our event. For me, that was a great moment too.

Jcpenney Catalog Outlet for Jewelry and Watch

JC Penney is a very popular name in America, because every American citizen is conscious about this name. JC Penney is a department store that can give you all that you want whether for house or for yourself. You do not have to go in different places just to get the things that you want. Every the things that one wants are existing at JC Penney store. Buying jewelries and watches can be very refined, because there are shops that sell false jewelries and watches. You can also find copied items copied from a popular brand of watches and jewelries. If you want to purchase jewelries or watches as a present for someone or as a gift for yourself then JC Penney catalog outlet can assist you. This is the most convenient way for one to locate for the exact jewelry and watch to buy.

This store is not just only known for its fashion accessories but also for clothing, shoes, home furniture’s and kitchen wares. You can find all of these items at their catalog. All items are really excellent and made of good quality.

The JC Penney catalog outlet consists of huge choice of various committed brands in the area of jewelry and watch making. You can be rest find that you are simply buying authentic jewelries from reliable brands. They do not allow replicated items in their store, because they want to maintain the trust and commitment of their respected clients. Jewelries are very expensive, so once you decide to buy jewelry, you can go to JC Penney online store and take a look at their catalog. Your jewelry or watch will be transported after a few days. They are also offering free shipping service to all customers. This is a good opportunity for you to shop for jewelries and watches without some risk. You can purchase the priciest jewelry without worrying about your safety.

Buying Guide for Women’s Boots

Boots for women come in thousands of different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. They seem to never go out of style! However, they are often pricey and buying a pair is often considered as an investment. So it really comes as no surprise that having to choose a pair to buy could be such a daunting task. However, with a little bit of guidance, choosing which pair to invest in could be a little easier for you to do.

When looking for a pair of boots for women, the first thing that you should do is to determine what you are going to use the boots for. There are different styles of boots for women that serve many different purposes. Ask yourself, do you want a pair of boots for women to wear for a girls’ night out, or are you looking for a pair of boots that you can wear when the weather gets a bit nippy? These are two completely different scenarios, in which you just cannot wear the same pair of boots. If you want a pair for a night out in the town, you’re probably going to want a pair of high-heeled boots. On the other hand, if you want a pair of boots for winter, then it’s best that you go for a nice pair of flat, fur-lined boots for women instead. When you know just what you want to use your boots for, choosing a particular style of boots for women isn’t going to be any trouble at all. Once you have that in mind, you can go out and start shopping for your new pair of boots!

When shopping for boots for women, you must mentally prepare yourself to try on pairs upon pairs of boots. It will take a lot of your time, but the utmost patience is required. Remember that you must not settle for any pair that isn’t comfortable to walk in at all, no matter how stylish or sexy they look on you. When it comes to comfort, one of the factors to consider would be the fit. When trying on a pair of boots for women, it is advisable that you put on a pair of socks or stockings that you would normally wear. It may not seem like such a big deal, but wearing socks or hosiery really can make a difference when it comes to getting the right fit for any kind of shoes. Once you have the boots on, try wiggling your toes and see how they feel. If your toes feel too cramped and just plain uncomfortable, then they are definitely going to get hurt if you walk around in them for an entire day. You should probably get the boots in a larger size or find another pair altogether, preferably something that has a wider toe. If you are trying on a higher-cut pair of boots – like knee-high boots or mid-calf boots for women – you mustn’t neglect the way the boots fit around your ankles and calves. An ill-fitting pair of knee-high boots could leave you looking like your legs are threatening to spill out of your boots! While it is true that boots for women, especially those made of leather, tend to expand over time, it is not wise for you to buy an ill-fitting pair and expect them to expand to fit your size in a few months’ time. You must find a pair of boots that you immediately feel comfortable in.

In general, if your feet feel relaxed in the boots, then that’s a good sign. Don’t forget to walk around in them, too. At this point, you may have a certain pair of boots that feel right and that you have your sights set on, and that’s great, but remember that you must never be in too much of a rush to buy a pair. Do not go and immediately buy boots for women just because they fit. Remember that a pair of boots for women is an investment. You have to make sure that the boots that you are going to purchase is worth every penny you spend on them.

When you have the boots in your hands, look at them very closely. Keep an eye out for any defects that this particular pair of boots may have. Check the lining on the inside of the boots to see if they are firmly in place and will not easily tear or come off. The soles and the heels must also be solid and completely secured. If there are any, closely examine the embellishments on the boots. If there are any buttons on the boots, look for any that may be broken or missing. If the boots have steel buckles on them, look for any that may have cracked or may have been rusted. If the boots are lined with fur or have fur trimmings on them, check to see if the fur on the lining or trimmings is easily pulled out. If you are going to purchase a pair of authentic leather boots for women, you must be absolutely sure that they are in good condition. The leather boots must be free from dust, molds, cracks, and other forms of damage. Should you discover any defects on the boots that you want, you must not hesitate to request for a different pair. You must never hesitate to refuse to buy a pair of damaged boots for women.

Choosing a pair of boots for women requires a lot of your time and your patience. Having to try on numerous pairs of boots for women and examining them one by one is indeed very tedious. However, you must always remember that you deserve nothing less than the best pair of boots. You must never compromise the quality of the boots you are going to buy. By following these simple guidelines, you will surely get your money’s worth and find the pair that is most worthy of your investment.

Halloween Costumes Store in Aurora Spicing Up The Celebrations

Halloween costumes store in Aurora are the only place kids want to go shopping when the festival is approaching. Yes, it is the place, where they can discover their entire dreamland that leads them to the sparkling celebration of the festival. Be it Gothic outfits, witchy clothing or scary masks, everything is available in such stores. Without these outfits and accessories, it is not imaginable to have fun during Halloween, if you are not all set with the crazy stuff in the house. Get ready for the blast and for that you need to make a shopping list in advance. It will make you feel simply excellent and superb about yourself and you can cherish this festival and its fervor like never before.

If you are lucky enough to have kids in the house, you cannot skip going to the best Halloween costumes store in Aurora. It is the place, where you can pick up all the amazing stuff for you and kids. Children are always interested in adding beauty and value to the festive season. You just need to stand by them and help them choosing their outfits creatively. If you find it unreasonable to spend a lot of money for scary costumes because you will not be able to use them in future, there are alternative solutions for you.

Arlington Heights Halloween Costumes rentals are widely famous in the marketplace. The reason behind this is enhanced benefits of the same to the customers. They can rent the costumes as per their requirements and return them back once the festival is over. This saves their pocket from excessive expenses and they can celebrate the festival in the way they wish to. Also, you need not to be worried about the maintenance part of the outfits you take on rent. You are going to return them back once the celebration is over. If you had bought them, then they would have become your responsibility and it was necessary for you to take care of them until the next festive season. And even after doing that you never know whether your kids would want to wear them or just say they are out of fashion.

These important pointers have increased value of Arlington Heights Halloween Costumes rentals amongst people. It helps them to look for the variety of outfit and accessory options and pick the best ones selectively. It’s fun to rent Halloween dresses and spice up the party.

Rihanna honored at CFDA Fashion Awards, bares it all in ultra-sheer gown

Rihanna was honored at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City on Monday night and stunned onlookers with a barely-there sheer gown. Although Rihanna’s outfit was encrusted with more than 200,000 Swarovski crystals, (a sponsor of the event held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center) every inch of the 26-year-old fashionista was visible beneath her ensemble.

Rihanna’s glittering fishnet dress was “audacious, even jaw-dropping or button-pushing,” a fact proclaimed by the famed Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour, who presented Rihanna with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, according to AOL.com. Adam Selman designed RiRi’s ultra-sheer gown with matching elbow-length gloves and shimmering headscarf that left little to the imagination. She played nipple peek-a-boo with a pink stole and accented her derriere with thong underwear. Rihanna’s “rule-breaking” earned her the CFDA Fashion Award, which she discussed during her acceptance speech.

As a child growing up in Barbados, Rihanna admitted to not having “a lot of access to fashion.” Fashion helped the singer overcome insecurities and became her “defense mechanism.”

I can compensate for all my weaknesses with my fashion. There are rules, but rules are meant to be broken.

Celebrity fashion fans of Rihanna sang her praises before and after the CFDA Fashion Awards. Designer Zac Posen said the R&B singer “takes risks, marches to her own drum and knows what she likes,” and her “great appreciation for designers is the reason people love to dress her.” And Alexander Wang, also a CFDA nominee of the evening, chimed in with his love for “RiRi. She’s fearless. She has guts. Even in sweatpants, she owns it!” Well, maybe not when Rihanna wore the doobie wrap to the 2013 AMAs, but fashion is forgiving, and as she said above, rules are meant to be broken.

Hosted by director John Waters, the CFDA Fashion Awards honored the who’s who in fashion, with a slew of stylistic celebrities in attendance, such as Lupita Nyong’o, who has received accolades for her own red carpet fashion choices. Lupita presented to Altuzzara for the womenswear award and TV twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen received the CFDA accessory award. To see all of the fashion winners, including Rihanna in her sheer gown, visit CFDA.com.