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September 20, 2014

Following Athina K: Summary of the Year of the Horse

Following Athina K: Summary of the Year of the Horse
Image; Courtesy of AK.
By Athina Klioumi Marturet

Chinese culture, like the Greece culture, has many known ancient oracles today. All ancient cultures have at least an ancient oracular system based on the stars, the sun, and the moon. Two methods that are very popular are, the I Ching (Book of Changes) and the Chinese horoscope that is based on the lunar calendar. 

Kings, nobles, and high-ranking slaves followed it for strategy and planning. It was a very important part in the history of China, in times of binding the Empire and throughout the millennium. Those who were in power as well as the nobles consulted their charts for all their important issues such as political issues, personality, marriage, projects, health, and luck. It was considered a privilege to know all the details of a birth, karma, marriage prospect, and the whole circle of life.

Chinese astrology changes every year as a different animal. This year corresponds to the wooden horse. Chinese New Year began Feb. 31 and ends on February 18, 2015. We came from the sign of the snake and went into the wooden horse, and next year we will enter into the year of the goat! I'll let you know!

It seems that we are having a difficult horse gallop this year!

On the other hand this year predicts changes of all kinds: self-invented and refined is in the air, like innovation, progress, and awakening. The horse is freedom. The hero who ensures justice, he hates to submit to injustice. Watching events in Venezuela, Ukraine, and elsewhere we can understand the symbolism even more!

It’s a year of struggle and transformation. Much movement and where people will feel more courageous than ever, but also more angry. The imbalance can be impulsiveness. We know how crazy it can get a horse when he is irritated, nobody can stop him and he runs against whatever he finds.

It is a year of great expansion, new ideas and customs, new spaces and new real energy to achieve them. It is the spirit of rebellion of truth, to be spontaneous again. Speaking of rebellion, is it coincidence that Gandhi undertook the "Salt March" (1930) in order to achieve independence for India from the British Empire in the year of the horse?

Let’s remember Homer's Odyssey: the Trojan War; when they were strong and defended bravely for more than 10 years of the Greeks, they received in apparent peace, a huge wood horse. They took it as a symbol of peace and brought this giant horse inside the walls of the city, unaware that their enemy soldiers were hiding inside.

At night, they came out, opened the doors and led the Greek army in beating the Trojans! The symbolism is important: A present that looks good, turns out to have serious consequences and a destructive cheating! So, let’s be aware of scams! We have to be very awake!

What brings us the Trojan horse in 2014?

Soldiers, revolution, and war or does the year of the horse bring us success and progress? As experts say, the energies for progress were widely dispersed in the previous years of the dragon and snake. Now they will focus and give us a strong awakening in every way. Lies in the electronic world are almost impossible. Everything is known and we increasingly have more people fighting for the truth. The mysteries have been revealed more and more. It is interesting to see how formerly religious secret issues are becoming public now and accessible to everyone.

The horse is here to encourage and it seems his energy is fairly balanced this time, it means that will help us to gallop pleasantly, a great progress! Can we avoid the tragedy of the Trojan horse and reach a breakthrough in the world? May the gods hear us! Reinvent yourself and take charge of your future in your hands!

The horse and work!

This year is a lot of work. Hard work with flexibility and open-mindedness, if not, you stay behind and wiped off the map. Adaptation to everything new is important. Many opportunities but they appear quick so you must get out of the comfort zone to achieve progress at all.

Taking responsibility is important and all efforts will bear fruit.

Change, change, and change at all levels!

Twitter @athinaMarturet

September 15, 2014

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'


Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Images by Mariana Tonarely.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) celebrated the grand opening of Fleeting Imaginaries as this year’s Grants & Commissions Program exhibition. As it is customary, the winners are part of the annual exhibition dedicated to the program at the CIFO Art Space. This year’s exhibition will be open until November 2, 2014.

The twelfth edition of CIFO’s Grants & Commissions Program features works by emerging artists: Pablo Accinelli (Argentina), Nayarí Castillo (Venezuela), Marcellvs L. (Brazil), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Mateo Pizarro (Colombia) and Adrian Regnier (Mexico) and mid-career artists: Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia), Rosângela Rennó (Brazil). Also for the first time since the inception of the program, two artists were simultaneously chosen for the prestigious Achievement Award: Teresa Burga (Peru) and Antonieta Sosa (Venezuela) have earned the prestige and admiration of the contemporary art world. Their work will also be part of Fleeting Imaginaries.

The title of the exhibition refers to the development of that which is imagined and the symbolic production of shared images. Although we are accustomed to identifying images that correspond with one specific culture or identity as if they were each clearly differentiated, in reality, imaginaries in themselves are uncertain entities: that which "we do not know or are about to know." A fleeting imaginary points out a redundancy because the imagined cannot be fixed; it is something which is in permanent displacement. Although they may be as divergent as they are coincidental, the proposals for CIFO’s 2014 Grants & Commissions Program exhibition have been gathered under the redundancy of this title to highlight this aspect that is a common ground among them: the idea of ​​continuous displacement that transpires in different ways.

“Our commitment to investing and supporting contemporary artists in Latin America remains unwavered,” said CIFO Founder Ella Fontanals-Cisneros. “In the twelfth edition of the Grants & Commissions Program, we have increased our financial support and are very proud to honor this year’s award recipients. This group of artists has created innovative, thought-provoking pieces that challenge and push art concepts and boundaries.”

The CIFO Grants & Commissions Program offers emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists from Latin America the opportunity to develop and present new work to both local and international audiences in Miami. Each year, the artists are nominated by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee of leading art professionals, curators and artists from around the world. The program has been known to springboard artists into the next level by allowing them the opportunity to work in ideal conditions. The awards recognize outstanding projects by emerging artists and honors the trajectory of mid-career artists.

The programs rewards unpublished works from the emerging and mid-career artists. This year, the Foundation presented two Achievement Awards, recognizing the contributions of established artists who will benefit from significant international exposure and recognition.

Also returning this year is CIFO’s partnership with Cannonball, an Artist Residency based in Downtown Miami, to award one of the artists in the Grants & Commissions Program with a two month residency. CIFO’s Board of Directors selected Carlos Martiel, from Cuba for the residency where he will spend the months leading up to the exhibition focusing on creating his project.

For more information about CIFO and the Grants & Commissions program, visit www.cifo.org

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Peruvian artist and 
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Teres Burga.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'

Mexican artist Adrian Reigner.
 Emerging Artists Award C Multiple Interpretation of the Stellar Order. 
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Cuban artist Carlos Martiel –
 Emerging Artists Award 
– Condecoración Martiel, Carlos. 
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
World renowned curator Gerardo Mosquera and
 CIFO Founder Ella Fontanals – Cisneros.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Mariela Cisneros, Susana Fontanals and 
Marianne Hernandez.
Image: Mariana Tonarely 

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
– Raquel Gorny and Jean Louis Balaguer.
Image: Mariana Tonarely 

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Rafael Millar and Elizabeth Cerejido.
Image: Mariana Tonarely


Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Mariela Cisneros, Susana Fontanals and 
Marianne Hernandez.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Venezuelan artist Nayari Castillo.
 Emerging Artists Award – Postcards from the Post Revolution:
 Notations from a PTSD Mapping. 
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Guillermo Portieles, Marianela Santiesteban, Kelvis Ochoa, 
Rene Francisco, Nestor Arena and Denis Matos.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Miami International Mall in Partnership With City of Doral Hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration‏

Miami International Mall, in partnership with City of Doral, hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration‏
Image: Courtesy of Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations.
Hispanic Culture and fall fashion come alive at Miami International Mall with the Tenth Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 28 from 1 – 7 p.m., created in partnership with the City of Doral. The community will experience the diverse cultures and uniqueness of more than 20 Latin countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean through show-stopping musical and cultural performances, fashion presentations, country exhibits and culinary treats provided by local restaurants and caterers. Amidst the colorful, energetic fashion presentations and interactive entertainment, local leaders will be recognized during the Hispanic Star Awards.

“Miami International Mall is proud to present this popular event to our community,” said Alein Cadalso, mall manager, Miami International Mall. “This year’s theme,‘Discovery,’ celebrates the variety of cultures within the Hispanic community.”

On Sunday, September 28, Miami International Mall will kick off this free, dynamic celebration of style, spotlighting must-have trends for fall from fashionable Miami International Mall retailers including, Cache, Tarbay, Agaci, Macy’s, Perry Ellis, Cubavera and Pandora.

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration, presented by Miami Dade Community College and sponsored by the Doral Family Journal, Jackson Health System, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, also provides the opportunity to showcase authentic Hispanic arts and crafts exhibits, followed by exciting product giveaways. Performances include: Cuban Artist Daniel Martin, Puerto Rican Artist Raquel Sophia, Conjunto Aires Panameños Kids, and Dominican Actor/Singer Aneudi Lara, Ex- Menudo Daniel Rene and more.

Guests wishing to taste the delicious bites and beverages throughout the mall are encouraged to purchase a $15 ticket, which will grant unlimited samplings, or a $20 ticket, which will grant access to the VIP Area. All proceeds from the purchased tickets will benefit local charities and the Simon Youth Foundation (SYF).

Each Hispanic Star Award nominee will be recognized for their selfless contributions to their communities. The honorees will be recognized in front of local dignitaries, community leaders, prominent media, family and friends through a spectacular runway fashion show. Additionally, guests are invited to sample tasty delights and refreshments from Coca Cola, Chili’s, Divieto’s Ristorante, Carolina Ale House, La Nueva San Salvador Restaurant, El Divino Ceviche, The Knife Restaurant, San Ignacio College, Sabor Venezolano, Gran Pollo, The Original Spanish Paella Co., Le Café Limoge, Los Ranchos, Starbucks, AVS Connection, Kal South Miami Distributors and more.

The Hispanic Star Award will consist of six categories:

1) Hispanic Educator

2) Hispanic Health Professional

3) Hispanic Philanthropist

4) Junior Hispanic Community Leader between the ages of 16 –19

5) Hispanic Small Business Leader

6) Hispanic Artist

September 13, 2014

My 305 Style: When Art Becomes Fashion

My 305 Style: When Art Becomes Fashion
Image: Frank Diaz
By Lissette Rondon.
I will begin my column this week talking about art. Art is defined as any activity or product that the human being does with an esthetic or communicative purpose, expressing ideas, emotions; their worldview.

Although I am not an art expert, the arts always call my attention and I love to go to museums. I manage to go to the museums in each country that I visit. They allow you to learn so much about the culture of these places; it’s something that I find fascinating.

In my work as a publicist, I have the opportunity to represent the Venezuelan fashion designer, Lisu Vega. In 2012, it was an experience like no other, because Vega is an artist who designs her own fabrics with her art, and with them she designs her fashion collections.

At that time she had just launched her collection "NINA" which I found interesting, putting my attention only on the lines of the collection and not on the prints. Interviewing with her later for planning the promotion of her collection, I noticed that the prints of the fabrics were butterflies and looking more closely, I found a silhouette of a woman who was through many transformations. 


My 305 Style: When Art Becomes Fashion
Image by Frank Diaz.
At that point she blew my mind with this design; I realized that I was facing a real artist, who reminded me of the "Hallucinogenic Toreador" (one of the most popular artworks of Salvador Dali). From that moment I began to follow her fashion collections. As a "fashionista” I love originality, which I found in the designs of Vega.

Time passed, my work with her was over but we continue to maintain relationships, culminating in a good friendship. I've seen her launching collections as, "Contemplation" (inspired by the oxidation of pieces found in the street, in an area of ​​Miami), "Magnolia," and "Tropic." All of them, without exception, have been spectacular. A dress by Lisu Vega is a piece of art on our bodies. I can say that our designer-friend has found her own style, the type of style that identifies a designer without seeing the label.

When people are persistent and have talent, success follows. Vega has recently won the Easter Air Lines Uniforms Competition at Miami Fashion Week and then she was invited to launch her new collection in New York Fashion Week, which was a great success. She came out with her collection "THE BEAST" inspired by the train used by migrants between United States and Mexico, costing lives.

For Vega it has not stopped raining yet. In the meantime our designer remains true to herself, keeping her originality, which is what brought her here and definitely is what will take her far! 

My recommendation this time is the long casual dress (on the photo) from her collection called "Contemplation," the perfect choice for a dinner outing on one of our beautiful full moon nights. Remember to pay attention to the prints of the dress, they spark imagination, something unique that many people will appreciate.

See you next week!

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September 12, 2014

Ednita Nazario and Jon Secada pay tribute to Gloria Estefan at La Musa Awards‏

Ednita Nazario and Jon Secada pay tribute to Gloria Estefan at La Musa Awards‏
Image: courtesy of AR Entertainment.
One of the most successful crossover artists in Latin music history, Gloria Estefan, will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame this year at the LA MUSA AWARDS.

During her legendary career, the singer, songwriter, actress and Cuban entrepreneur has achieved worldwide sales of over 100 million records, and 38 #1 hits on the Billboard charts. From her 2011 album, Miss Little Havana, the song "Hotel Nacional" gave Gloria the honor of being the first female artist to debut a song at #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart.

Estefan's innumerable awards and accolades include being a seven-time Grammy award winner.

Singers Ednita Nazario and Jon Secada will perform some of Estefan's signature hits as a tribute to the award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children's books, philanthropist, and humanitarian.
Ednita Nazario & Jon Secada.
Image: Courtesy of AR Entertainment.


Ednita Nazario is one of the most versatile and renowned Latin American singers. During an illustrious career, spanning over 30 years, she has received numerous awards, such as the Latin Billboard award, multiple Grammy nominations, and even a Drama Desk Award nomination for best actress in The Capeman, a Broadway musical written by Paul Simon, as well as the unswerving loyalty of her devoted fans.

Jon Secada is one of the most iconic voices in Latin music and one of the most successful crossover recording stars of the last two decades. He has sold over 20 million albums and received numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards.Secada is also an eminent composer who has written hits for Gloria Estefan,Ricky Martin, and Jennifer López, among others. And he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra.

This year, along with Gloria Estefan, three other stars of Latin music's most influential and internationally acclaimed performing songwriters, lyricists, and composers will also be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (El Pabellón de la Fama de los Compositores Latinos, LSHOF).

Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2014 Inductees:

Gloria Estefan (Cuba) * Omar Alfanno (Panama)

Lolita De La Colina (Mexico) * Rafael Pérez Botija (Spain)

The October gala will honor these musical legends and their unforgettable songs written in Spanish and Portuguese as well as feature moving tributes and musical performances by some of the industry's most important talents. Additional special honorees and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

September 10, 2014

Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week
Images: Courtesy of Lisu Vega's Team.
Miami’s own designer, Lisu Vega, launched “The Beast” SS/2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week.

After Vega won the Eastern Air lines Flight Attendant Competition at Miami Fashion Week, she was selected for "The Fashionista" and "Before The Label" to show part of her most recent ready-to-wear collection.

The contemporary designer presented her latest collection inspired by transportation (the freight train that passes through Mexico)--this infamous train, also known as “The Death Train”, is used by U.S. bound Central American migrants trying to quickly traverse the length of Mexico. 

Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week
Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week
The collection was comprised by 20 pieces including handmade headpieces. The music of her fashion presentation was by Elodie Milo along with accessories by Tarbay (another talented Venezuelan designer) and Melissa shoes.

Vega has dedicated herself to create her own particular pattern and design, based on multiple inspirations, such as: music, art and life. These themes have formed the development of the patterns of her designs.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria presented its Spring-Summer 2015 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on September 4, 2014.

This year, the collection was inspired by Japan’s onna-bugeisha (women warriors who fight alongside Samurai) featuring  a palette of color such as: light blue, orange, white, red, pink and grey--highlighting black.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal
This renowned brand is celebrated for capturing the allure of the modern woman with the iconic “bandage dress," but this year, the designer made a little change incorporating Kimono Style tops to the collection.

The brand continues to pay tribute to a modern femininity while maintaining the house’s heritage with designs that make an unforgettable statement.



Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal.
Where to buy Hervé Léger by Max Azria in Miami?

- HERVE LEGER 
Bloomingdale's - Aventura
19555 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

- RUNWAY South Beach.
744 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139




September 9, 2014

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong
ConColor Imports swimwear runway show was a success at the Colombia Trade Expo 2014 in Miami. 

Designer Isabel Osorio debuted 22 pieces of her 2015 Botanica Collection to an audience of more than 600 people. 

All eyes were focused on this colorful and attractive swimsuit collection --the Playboy Playmate, Lara Cole was one of the models of honor. 

The full runway show can be viewed at here: Botanica.
More information, please visit: www.shopconcolor.com


ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong


September 8, 2014

'The Last of Robin Hood' is playing Now!


The Movie" The Last of Robin Hood"
Kevin Kline as Errol Flynn in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD. Copyright: 2013 A+E Studios; Photo Credit: Quantrell Colbert.

Samuel Goldwyn Films announced last week that "THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD" starring Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning started playing at the Movie Theaters.

The Movie" The Last of Robin Hood"
Fanning as Beverly Aadland and Kevin Kline as Errol Flynn in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD. Copyright: 2013 A+E Studios; Photo Credit: Quantrell Colbert.

The Last of Robin Hood -
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Starring: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Dakota Fanning
Written and Directed By: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland
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Rating: R
Running Time: 90 Minutes
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Official Poster: http://bit.ly/TLORH_Poster
Official Stills: http://bit.ly/TLORH_Stills
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The Movie" The Last of Robin Hood"
Dakota Fanning as Beverly Aadland in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD. Copyright: 2013 A+E Studios; Photo Credit: Quantrell Colbert
The Movie" The Last of Robin Hood"
Susan Sarandon as Florence Aadland in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD. Copyright: 2013 A+E Studios; Photo Credit: Quantrell Colbert
Synopsis:
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl's fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother - which only fed Florence's need to stay in the spotlight. THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD is a story about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.

September 5, 2014

Athina Kliomi Opens 'Women of Style 2014' in Miami Magazine’s September Issue

Athina Kliomi Opens “Women of Style 2014” in Miami Magazine’s September Issue


Venezuelan Top Model, Athina Klioumi Marturet graces the pages of Miami Magazine’s September Issue in “Women of Style 2014!”

The sleek piece talks about her effortless sophistication and how she adores South American fashion designers such as: Silvia Tcherassi, Angel Sanchez, and Carolina Herrera. 


Athina also explains her love for romance and red carpets; always alongside her husband, the music director and conductor of Miami Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Marturet.

More about this interview, please visit: http://www.modernluxury.com/miami/digital-edition

My 305 Style: Thank God it's Friday!

My Style 305: Thank God it's Friday!
Image: Frank Diaz.
Fridays have become everyone’s favorite day, being the last labor day of the week. “Fashionistas” prepare themselves from the morning thinking about where they are going to finish their day and evening and based on that, they choose their “outfits” that last longer, looking good until the end!

I remember when I used to work in a Bank in Venezuela (many years ago), it was mandatory to wear uniforms Monday through Thursday but Friday, ah the graceful Fridays, were the only day we could use that spectacular “outfit" that was waiting in our closet until the opportunity arose.

For all employees who loved fashion this was an opportunity to reflect our own tastes and highlight our personality!

I've always loved fashion and Fridays for that reason (since I was 16 years old and I got my first paycheck that could afford my tastes) every Thursday night, no matter how late it was, I use to star in own fashion show with my clothes called, “What I am going to wear tomorrow” to hit in a fashionable way my day at work and capture looks when I was out with my friends at night.

Times have not changed; Fridays still stand for fun and fashion. Cities such as Paris and New York have their bars full of people on Friday nights wearing their best outfits, celebrating the beginning of their weekends.

Miami is not a different city. It is a tourist city where everything happens, every day, and every day we have events. Most local jobs have their schedules Monday through Friday.

Although my field of work has no time or date set on the calendar, and sometimes I have to cover events during the week, I still do my ritual every Thursday night, because I still have my special moments to share with friends and my fiancé every Friday night.

Ever Friday I still look in the mirror and see that 16 year old girl struggling with her closet to not repeat her clothes, the girl who loves fashion since then, and every Friday I wake up saying "Thank God it's Friday." The love of fashion continues in my heart, as if time has not stopped.

My Style 305: Thank God it's Friday!
Image: Frank Diaz.
If you are going out tonight, I want to recommend this outfit from the line Samy G, designed by talented designer, Samy Gicherman (a genius in his creations) His website is: www.samy-gicheman.com.

September 4, 2014

Global Party: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Venetian Masquerade Gala on Sept. 27

Global Party: Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hosts Venetian Masquerade Gala on Sept. 27


Miami’s iconic landmark resort, Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, announced its participation in The 2014 Global Party, one of the world’s largest, invite-only VIP charity events. As The Global Party’s first Miami-based partner, Shelborne Wyndham Grand will host a Venetian Masquerade Gala on Sept. 27, 2014, to support United Cerebral Palsy Baby House, one of Miami’s leading nonprofit organizations.

The historic resort, which recently underwent a comprehensive renovation and redesign, is set to reopen to the public this summer.

Launched in 2011, The Global Party unites the luxury industry with thousands of VIP guests in support of The Global Charity Trust and its hundreds of worldwide benefiting causes. Directly collaborating with art galleries, restaurants, five-star hotels as well as premium bars, luxury boutiques and nightclubs, the generous involvement of these venues enables The Global Charity Trust to achieve its mission of raising funds and awareness for worthy causes.

“Shelborne Wyndham Grand looks forward to working with The Global Party and is pleased to be hosting its inaugural Miami event,” stated Nils Stolzlechner, General Manager, Shelborne Wyndham Grand. “Our team is proud to have the opportunity to be hosting such a meaningful event in support of the local Miami community.”

The Venetian Masquerade Gala will be catered by Morimoto South Beach, Iron Chef Morimoto’s Miami flagship restaurant that is located at Shelborne Wyndham Grand. The evening will include a VIP Lounge and private VIP cocktail toast in addition to an opening performance by Venezuelan musician Julien Rego, followed by international multi-platinum recording artist Kevin Lyttle, who will perform his new single set to be released in early September.

All donations and will go to United Cerebral Palsy Baby House, an organization serving children and young adults suffering from the crippling symptoms of Cerebral Palsy.

The local community and Shelborne Wyndham Grand guests may choose to make donations to this charity by visiting the event’s website. To further support The Global Party, Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach is also offering a special room rate to attendees, with a portion of the rate benefiting both charities.

“We are delighted that the Shelborne Wyndham Grand has come on board as an official venue host of The Global Party with what promises to be a fantastic event in South Beach,” stated David Johnstone, CEO and Founder of The Global Party. “It is great that this historic Miami landmark is supporting our cause. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership in support of The Global Charity Trust."

Following Athina K: Predicting future over a Greek cup of coffee

Following Athina K:  Reading Greek Coffee, The Future In A Cup of Coffee
Top model, Athina Klioumi and celebrity photographer Iran Issa Khan.
Image: Courtesy of AK.

By Athina Klioumi.
I learned to read coffee with my Greek grandmother Daphni Klioumis Philipas in the mountains of northern Greece. As a child, every summer I used to visit her and watched how she did it.

Family, friends, and neighbors used to stop by to greet my family, wanting to hear our stories and most of the time my grandmother use to send me to make coffee for all these people—this is how I learned all the ancient secrets of reading coffee.

I had fun serving their cups of coffee with cups of water right next to them, along with a sweet homemade jam, always with the approval of my loving grandfather.

This was taken very serious in my grandmother's house, oh yes! It was a theatrical ritual, even dramatic, often assertive, and also the best way to connect.

My grandma made the ritual social, with a lot of affection and humor. It was a truly Greek show, but it was also a psychological reading of the person. If the person went through problems, my grandmother became a psychologist, giving all the moral support and advice.

Some people really are gifted and can see beyond, but as my grandmother said: “Everyone can read the coffee, if you only focus on it! The energy of each person is transferred to a cup of coffee. It is just a matter of learning the ritual and practice!”

These days, my friends always look for me to read their cup of coffee, because I take it seriously too, I practice the true ritual and I find out the secrets that are transmitted only by mouth to mouth.

If you want a good coffee reading, follow me on Twitter @athinamarturet


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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Takes Over New York City!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Takes Over New York City!
Images: Getty Images.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will take over New York City as thousands of fashion insiders gather to see the newest collections of 97 designer runway shows and presentations at Lincoln Center, the Hub at Hudson and throughout New York City.

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections will include shows from designers including:ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, ALON LIVNÉ, ANGEL SANCHEZ, ANNA SUI, ANYA CALIENDO, ART HEARTS FASHION PRESENTED BY THE AIDS FOUNDATION, AUGUST GETTY, B.MICHAEL AMERICA, BADGLEY MISCHKA, BCBGMAXAZRIA, BETSEY JOHNSON, BIBHU MOHAPATRA, BOSS, CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION, CARMEN MARC VALVO, CAROLINA HERRERA, CHARLOTTE RONSON, CLOVER CANYON, CONCEPT KOREA, CROWN BY COLIN KING, CUSTO BARCELONA, CUTECIRCUIT, CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO, DAVID TLALE, DENNIS BASSO, DEOLA, DESIGUAL, DIESEL BLACK GOLD, DKNY, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, DORIN NEGRAU, ERIN FETHERSTON, ETXEBERRIA, FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK, FASHION LAW INSTITUTE, FASHION SHENZHEN, FRANCESCA LIBERATORE, GEORGINE, GRUNGY GENTLEMAN, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, J.CREW, J. MENDEL, JAY GODFREY, JENNY PACKHAM, KATYA ZOL, LACOSTE, LELA ROSE, LIBERTINE, LIE SANGBONG, LUIS ANTONIO, MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, MALAN BRETON, MARA HOFFMAN, MARISSA WEBB, MARK AND ESTEL, MESKITA, MICHAEL COSTELLO, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, NAEEM KHAN, NANETTE LEPORE, NAUTICA, NICHOLAS K, NICOLE MILLER, NOON BY NOOR, OUDIFU, PAMELLA ROLAND, PARKCHOONMOO, PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID, PROJECT RUNWAY, RALPH LAUREN, REBECCA MINKOFF, REEM ACRA, RICARDO SECO, RICHARD CHAI, SAUNDER, SKINGRAFT, SON JUNG WAN, STELLA NOLASCO, SUPIMA, TADASHI SHOJI, TAORAY WANG, THE ART INSTITUTES, TODD SNYDER, TOME, TOMMY HILFIGER, TORY BURCH, TRINA TURK, VENEXIANA and VIVIENNE HU.

Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Samsung Mobile, E! Entertainment, PANDORA, WGSN, eBay, The New York Times as well as Women's Wear Daily and Getty Images.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014:

NICHOLAS K: Pavilion (9:00 AM)
Contact: People’s Revolution ( requests@peoplesrevolution.com)

CUTECIRCUIT: Hub (09:30-10:30 AM)
Contact: CuteCircuit (pr@cutecircuit.com)

Mercedes-Benz- This season, the concept of luminosity runs throughout the Mercedes-Benz car display and social media activation. Joining partners with MBFW SS15 showing designer CuteCircuit, showing at 9:30 at The Hub at the Hudson on September 4, to further illustrate this concept, the design duos’ couture garments will be incorporated on both a mannequin within the display as well as worn by Mercedes-Benz product specialists

BCBGMAXAZRIA: Theatre (10:00AM)
Contact: HL Group (bcbg@hlgrp.com)

RICHARD CHAI: Salon (11:00 AM)
Contact: Maguire Steele (rsvp@maguiresteele.com)

SUPIMA: Pavilion (1:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (supima@hlgrp.com) Hosted by Coco Rocha, along with guest judges stylist Isabel Dupre, Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez of TomAndLorenzo.com, Natalie Joos of TalesOfEndearment.com, W Magazine’s Fashion Market & AccessoriesDirector Karla Martinez, Phil Oh of StreetPeeper.com, consultant Roopal Patel, fashion designer Marcia Patmos, stylist Mary Alice Stephenson, Bryan Grey Yambao of BryanBoy.com and stylist Anya Ziourova.

JAY GODFREY: Hub (1:30-2:30PM)
Contact: LaForce + Stevens (JayGodfrey@laforce-stevens.com)

TADASHI SHOJI: Salon (2:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (tadashishoji@hlgrp.com)

DESIGUAL: Theatre (3:00 PM)
Contact: Deborah Hughes, Inc. (des@deborahughesinc.com) Celebrities expected: Adriana lima (walking in the show. Available for Backstage Interviews: Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevigne, Rosario Dawson. Additional Guests Include: Camille Rowe, Donna D’Cruz, Kelly Bensimon, Laura Gomez, Nana Meriwether (Miss USA 2012), Pandora Vanderpump, RJ Mitte, Sophie Simmons

TOME: Pavilion (4:00 PM)
Contact: Bradbury Lewis, Carolyn Payne (caroline@bradburylewis.com)

MARISSA WEBB: Salon (5:00 PM)
Contact: Maguire Steele (rsvp@maguiresteele.com)

TODD SNYDER: Pavilion (7:00 PM)
Contact: Linda Gaunt Communications (toddsnyder@lindagaunt.com)

Maybelline New York- As the number one makeup brand worldwide available in 129 countries, Maybelline New York continues to be the proud official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

MESKITA: Theatre (8:00 PM)
Contact: Meskita (rsvp@meskita.com)

GRUNGY GENTLEMAN: Hub (8:30-11 PM)
Contact: HL Group (herveleger@hlgrp.com)

Friday, September 5th, 2014:

FASHION LAW INSTITUTE: Fordham Law School (8:30 AM)
Contact: Jeff Trexler (admin@fashionlawinstitute.com)

STELLA NOLASCO: Pavillon (9:00 AM)
Contact: People’s Revolution (requests@peoplesrevolution.com)

PROJECT RUNWAY: Theatre (10:00 AM)
Contact: Kannie Yu LaPack (projectrunway@aetn.com)

MARK AND ESTEL: Salon (11:00 AM)
Contact: Company Agenda, Mohamed Alladin (Mohamed@companyagenda.com)

TRESemmé- TRESemmé is back for the thirteenth season as the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015! The brand will send fashion-forward looks down the runway at Marissa Webb, Narciso Rodriguez, and Clover Canyon. For the first time ever, TRESemmé reveals a new partnership with E!, the official media sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Stop by the newly designed TRESemmé and E! Salon & Lounge in the lobby of Lincoln Center for a state-of-the-art Fashion Week experience! Consult the digital library of runway-inspired hairstyles at the Trend Bar and book an appointment to receive dry-styling from a professional team of stylists in the TRESemmé Salon. Visitors can also keep their styles salon-smooth throughout the week with complimentary samples of the 7 Day Keratin Smooth System!

ZIMMERMANN: Pavilion (12:00 PM)
Contact: Starworks Group (zimmermannrsvp@starworksgroup.com)

CARMEN MARC VALVO: Theatre (2:00 PM)
Contact: Carmen Marc, Frank Pulice (FPulice@lcel.com), T. 212 944 7370

TRINA TURK: Salon (2:30-3:30 PM)
Contact: Linda Gaunt Communications (trinaturk@lindagaunt.com)

REBECCA MINKOFF: Pavilion (3:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (rebeccaminkoff@hlgrp.com)

SAUNDER: Hub (4:30-5:30 PM)
Contact: Seventh House (requests@seventhhousepr.com)

NICOLE MILLER: Salon (6:00 PM)
Contact Lauren Beene (lbeene@nicolemiller.com)

MONIQUE LHUILLIER: Theatre(7:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (moniquelhuillier@hlgrp.com)

Samsung Mobile- The Samsung Galaxy Lounge located inside the lobby at Lincoln Center will bring together the innovation of technology and the creativity of fashion. Throughout Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Samsung will showcase their latest products and will host a series of engaging activities between shows. Samsung will also host an exclusive backstage lounge, a relaxing space that will be a hot spot for designers, celebrities, models and VIPs as they get ready for the shows. Be on the lookout for additional exciting Samsung news and events as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off.

CHARLOTTE RONSON: Pavillon (7:30-9 PM)
Contact: Seventh House (request@seventhhousepr.com)

AUGUST GETTY: Salon (9:00 PM)
Contact: People’s Revolution (requests@peoplesrevolution.com)

CROWN BY COLIN KING: Hub (9:30-10:30 PM)
Contact: Sabrina Jetli crownbycolinking@gmail.com)

Saturday, September 6th, 2014:

LACOSTE: Theatre (10:00 AM)
Contact: Lacoste (press@lacoste-usa.com)

LIE SANGBONG: Salon (11:00 AM)
Contact: C&M Media, Alexandra Gordon (liesangbong@cmmediapr.com)

SON JUNG WAN: Pavilion (1:00 PM)
Contact: Alana Kulig (SJW@deborahhughesinc.com) Celebrities Expected: Bianca A. Santos, Edy Ganem, Julie Henderson, Kelly Bensimon, Sophie Simmons, Toni Trucks

ALON LIVNÉ: Hub (1:30-2:30 PM)
Contact: Seventh House, Mandie Erickson (request@seventhhousepr.com)

MARA HOFFMAN: Salon (2:00 PM)
Contact: LaForce + Stevens (marahoffmanfw2015@lsagency.com)

HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA: Theatre (3:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (herveleger@hlgrp.com)

LUIS ANTONIO: Pavilion (4:00 PM)
Contact: People’s Revolution (requests@peoplesrevolution.com)

MALAN BRETON: Salon (6:00 PM)
Contact: LaPresse PR

Papyrus- Papyrus celebrates spring fashion by presenting a stunning collection of luxurious, on-trend cards at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Papyrus brings social expressions to life in the event lobby throughout the week, where guests are encouraged to send their favorite design to friends and loved ones around the globe; complimentary postage and mailing directly from the Event are provided by Papyrus.

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY: Theatre (7:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (moniquelhuillier@hlgrp.com) or Kucerak & Company
(aaursvp@kucerakandco.com) T. 212 510 8593

ASIA FASHION COLLECTION: Salon (8:00 PM)
Contact:

ANYA CALIENDO: Studio (7-9:00 PM)
Contact: Beatrice Morturano (info@anyacaliendo.com)

Sunday, September 7th, 2014:

FASHION SHENZHEN: Studio (12:00 AM)
Contact: TBA

DAVID TLALE: Pavilion (1:00 PM)
Contact: Collective Communications
Contact: Fallyn Valent (davidtlale@collective-comm.com)

DKNY: 547 West 26th Street (1:00 PM)
Contact: Media Requests (mediarequests@dkintl.com), Invitation Requests (guestsrequests@dkintl.com)

CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO: Hub (1:30-2:30 PM)
Contact: Sean B. Nutley (czarnyc@bluecashew.com)

KATYA ZOL: Theatre (2:00 PM)
Contact: Katya Zol (Katyazolrequests@gmail.com)

CUSTO BARCELONA: Salon (3:00 PM)
Contact: ASI Marketing
Contact: Minerva Arboleya, (custo@asi-mkt.com), 212 925 3408

smartwater- smartwater will keep MBFW attendees fashionably hydrated again this season

ETXEBERRIA: Pavilion (4:00 PM)
Contact: Laia Roig (laia@etxeberria.com)

VIVIENNE TAM: Theatre (6:00 PM)
Contact: Shin Advisors (viviennetam@shinadvisors.com)

FASHION SHENZHEN: Hub (06:30-7:30 AM)
Contact: TBA

NANETTE LEPORE: Salon (7:00 PM)
Contact: Linda Gaunt Communications (nanettelepore@lindagaunt.com)

NANETTE LEPORE PRESENTED BY MARIST COLLEGE: Salon (8:00 PM)
Contact: Linda Gaunt Communications (nanettelepore@lindagaunt.com)

PARKCHOONMOO: Pavilion (9:00 PM)
Contact: Nouveau PR, Michael Schwartz (Parkchoonmoo@nouveau-pr.com)

Monday, February 10th, 2014:

LELA ROSE: Pavilion (9:00 AM)
Contact: KRUPP Group, Amanda Eufer-Lewis (lelarose@kruppgroup.com)

CAROLINA HERRERA: Theatre (10:00 AM)
Contact: AO Production (requests@aoproduction.com)

TAORAY WANG: Salon (11:00 AM)
Contact: Company Agenda (taoraywang@companyagenda.com)

TOMMY HILFIGER: TBA (11:00 AM)
Contact: Tommy Hilfiger (rsvp@tommy.com)

ANGEL SANCHEZ: Pavilion (12:00 PM)
Contact: Carolina Almandoz (Carolina.almandoz@angelsanchezusa.com) Celebrities Expected: Edy Ganem, Toni Trucks, Gabriela isler, Miss Universe 2013

DENNIS BASSO: Theatre (1:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (DennisBasso@hlgrp.com)

FRANCESCA LIBERATORE: Salon (2:00 PM)
Contact: Seventh House, Mandie Erickson (request@seventhhousepr.com)

DHL- DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, will reveal the competitive and global nature of the fashion industry by kicking off the first DHL Fashion Industry Panel. As the official logistics partner, DHL, along with fashion designers and other industry experts, will share insights and real-world expertise to help budding fashion enterprises learn what it takes to create successful, international fashion brands. The panel, to be held on Monday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Southern Courtyard at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, will be moderated by Teri Agins, columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of “The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed Fashion Forever."

GEORGINE: Pavilion (3:00 PM)
Contact: MAO PR, Matt Scheier (matt@maopr.com)

DONNA KARAN NEW YORK: 547 W 26th St (4:00 PM)
Contact: dkshow@dkintl.com, dkmediarequests@dkintl.com

REEM ACRA: Salon (6:00 PM)
Contact: Paul Wilmot Communications, Heather Schmidt (ReemAcraRequest@greatpress.com)

LIBERTINE: Pavilion (7:00PM)
Contact: Seventh House ( request@seventhhousepr.com)

OUDIFU: Salon (9:00 PM)
Contact: LaPresse PR

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014:

TORY BURCH: Avery Fisher Hall (9:00 AM)
Contact: KCD Worldwide (requests@kcdworldwide.com)

J.CREW: Pavilion (9:30-10:30 AM)
Contact: BPCM (jcrew@bpcm.com) 646-380-3810

VIVIENNE HU: Pier 59 (09:30 AM)
Contact: Badgley Mischka PR at Iconix (badgleymischka@fashiongps.com) 212-730-2446

BADGLEY MISCHKA: Theatre (10:00 AM)
Contact: Seventh House, Mandie Erickson (E.request@seventhhousepr.com)

MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA: 537 W 27th St (10:00 PM)
Contact: Diesel (RSVP_USA@diesel.com)

NOON BY NOOR: Salon (11:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (jennypackham@hlgrp.com)

CONCEPT KOREA: Pavilion (1:00 PM)
Contact: Stephanie Adleson (E.libertinestephanie@gmail.com)

DIESEL BLACK GOLD: 360 W 33rd St (1:00 PM)
Contact: APR Agency

JENNY PACKHAM: 269 11th Ave (1:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (E.naeemkhan@hlgrp.com)

NAEEM KHAN: Theatre (2:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (E.naeemkhan@hlgrp.com)

Yappn- Yappn recently just launched their new app FotoYapp which will provide users, both at Fashion Week and around the world the ability to engage in their own native language with most major forms of social media, instantly. The newly launched app works by providing brands, influencers and consumers with the ability to create their own media content as well as curate media from other users and content from other social media platforms, as well as select Getty Images photography into a single global post through the web, portable or mobile platform.


PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID: TBA; (2 PM)
Contact:

PAMELLA ROLAND: Salon (3:00 PM)
Contact: LaForce + Stevens (E.pamelaroland@lsagency.com)

SKINGRAFT: Pavilion (6:00 PM)
Contact: People’s Revolution (E.requests@peoplesrevolution.com)

ZANG TOI: Salon (7:00 PM)
Contact: Wendy Nichol (E.rsvp@wendynicholnyc.com)

THE ART INSTITUTES: Theatre (8:00 PM)
Contact: Not Provided

MICHAEL COSTELLO: Pavilion (9:00 PM)
Contact:Ryan Philemon (ryanphilemon@gmail.com)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014:

FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK: Pavilion (9 AM)
Contact: Falguni Peacock Creations

DEOLA SAGOE / CLAN: Salon (11 AM)
Contact: Seventh House (request@seventhhousepr.com)

BIBHU MOHAPATRA: Pavilion (12:00 PM)
Contact: HL Group (Bibhu@hlgrp.com)

BOSS: TBA (2:00 PM)
Contact: show@hugoboss.com

BETSEY JOHNSON: Salon (3:00 PM)
Contact: Factory PR (betseyjohnsonss15@factorypr.com)

CLOVER CANYON: Pavilion (5:30-6:30PM)
Contact: Linda Gaunt Communications (clovercanyon@lindagaunt.com)

WGSN- As fashion month kicks off in New York and continues around the globe, WGSN, one of the world’s leading providers of intelligence and big data to the fashion and retail industries, as well as the official trend sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, will be reporting live from its first ever social media news room to provide more access to fashion trends and data than ever before. With this command center, WGSN aims to engage, excite and educate its followers with real-time commentary from its global editors, including in-depth critical analysis and commercial insights on the best of the collections and emerging trends.

ANNA SUI: Theatre (6:00 PM)
Contact: KCD, (request@kcdworldwide.com)

RICARDO SECO: 7 World Trade Centre (6:00 PM)
Contact: Paula Rosado PR, Stephanie van Sasse(rsvp_seco@paularosadopr.com),212.594.2527

ERIN FETHERSTON: Salon (7:00 PM)
Contatc: Seventh House (request@seventhhousepr.com)

B.MICHAEL AMERICA: Pavilion (9 PM)
Contatc:TBA

Thursday, September 11th, 2014:

RALPH LAUREN: 560 Washington Street (10:00 AM)
Contact: Polo Ralph Lauren (fashionshow@poloralphlauren.com)

RALPH LAUREN: 560 Washington Street (11:00 AM)
Contact: Polo Ralph Lauren fashionshow@ralphlauren.com

DORIN NEGRAU: Pavilion (12:00 AM)
Contact: Not listed

J.MENDEL: Theatre (1:00 PM)
Contact: Karla Otto (jmendel@karlaotto.com)

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION: 50 Varick Street (2:00 PM)
Contact: Nacole Snoep (womensrunwayshow@ck.com)

ART HEARTS FASHION PRESENTED BY AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION, Theatre (5 PM)
Contact: Seventh House (Artheartsfashion@seventhhousepr.com)

The Falls Announces New Retailers: AZIARI, Kay Jewelers & Churromania

The Falls Announces New Retailers: AZIARI, Kay Jewelers & Churromania

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, announced today that retailers: AZIARI, Kay Jewelers and CHURROMANIA will open their doors at 'The Falls,' this fall.

“We are confident that the new retailers will enhance the shopping and dining experiences of all our visitors,” said Lourdes Menendez, director of marketing and business development at The Falls. “These concepts will certainly appeal to our loyal shoppers and compliment their overall experience.”

Luxury Italian-made menswear brand AZIARI will open a 1,301 square-foot flagship store this fall that will bring unparalleled craftsmanship, elegant details and sophisticated design to The Falls. The brand uses an innovative point of sale system, the latest retail technology and a made to measure program to create an elevated retail experience for shoppers. Additionally, the collection is made using the world’s best fabrics from mills such as loro piana and Zegna. Look for the sleek, commanding and fashionable retailer near T.G.I. Friday’s.

Founded almost 100 years ago as a single storefront, Kay Jewelers has grown to nearly 1,000 stores from coast-to-coast and today is the number one jewelry store in America. Its commitment to unparalleled customer service and offering a wide selection of beautiful brand name jewelry and watches ensures an exceptional shopping experience. Kay is home to some of the most sought after brands in the industry including The Leo Diamond, Open Hearts by Jane Seymour, Charmed Memories, Neil Lane Bridal and Neil Lane Designs, Le Vian and many more. The new 1,643 square-foot space will be located across from the American Girl store.

South American restaurant CHURROMANIA, has reinvented the way churros are served by adding delicious toppings and fillings. Customize your treat by adding the filling of your choice, or top off your treat with chocolate, dulce de leche, strawberry, caramel or a multitude of other flavors. The 251 square-foot space near Regal Cinemas will be the perfect place to share a treat with family and friends.

Super Star Singer, Alejandro Sanz Will Receive 'LA MUSA 2014 Icon Award‏'

Super Star, Singer,  ALEJANDRO SANZ Will Receive LA MUSA 2014 'Icon Award‏'

One of the most influential Latin singer/songwriters of the last two decades, Alejandro Sanz, will receive the 'LA MUSA 2014 ICON AWARD' (PREMIO ICONO) at the LA MUSA AWARDS on October 18 at the annual induction gala of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

 Sanz has collaborated with global artists as Alicia Keys, Emeli Sandé, Shakira, Laura Pausini, and Tony Bennett, among others. Alejandro Sanz is a 17 time Latin Grammy winner and three Grammy awards, and has sold over 24 million albums worldwide.

Renowned music executive Zach Horowitz will also be honored with the "LA MUSA 2014 RALPH S. PEER PUBLISHERS (PREMIO EDITORES RALPH S. PEER).

This year, Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) will induct into its Hall of Fame (El Pabellón De La Fama De Los Compositores Latinos) four of Latin music's most influential internationally acclaimed performing songwriters, lyricists and composers in Latin music:

Gloria Estefan (Cuba) * Omar Alfanno (Panama)

Lolita De La Colina (México) * Rafael Pérez Botija (Spain)

The October gala will recognize these legendary music creators and their unforgettable songs written in Spanish and Portuguese as well as feature moving tributes and musical performances by some of the industry's most important talents. Additional special honorees and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

LA MUSA AWARDS will be held on October 18 at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach in the city of Miami Beach. Tickets for the event are available via LSHOF's webpage, http://www.latinsonghall.com/

About Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame:
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization founded by renowned songwriter/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez in 2012 to honor and celebrate the songs and lives of the world's greatest Latin music creators. Songwriters, performers, musicians, producers, engineers, music critics, and industry executives comprise LSHOF's nominating committee

For more information visit:

http://www.latinsonghall.com/access/#.Utl6WdIo5NA

September 1, 2014

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week


Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week


Celebrated contemporary fashion designer, Lisu Vega, will launch “The Beast” SS/2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week at the Fashion Gallery PR, Latina Fashion Week.

The designer who is known for her vibrant prints was selected for "The Fashionista" and "Before the label" to show part of her most recent ready to wear collection.

After Vega won the Eastern Air lines Flight Attendant Uniform Competition at Miami Fashion Week, she is ready  to share her latest collection inspired by transportation ( the freight train that passes through Mexico).

This infamous train, also known as “The Death Train”, is used by U.S. bound Central American migrants trying to quickly traverse the length of Mexico.

The collection is comprised by 20 pieces including handmade headpieces that will be showcased during the fashion show along with music composition from Elodie Milo, Tarbay accessories and Melissa shoes.

Vega has dedicated herself to create her own particular pattern and design, based on multiple inspirations, such as: music, art and life. These themes have formed the development of the patterns of her designs.

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Announces 'The Beast' Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week