You're Invited to the 'Back From The Stars' Holiday Soiree at UNOde50

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UNOde50 is #BackFromTheStars and ready to sparkle some holiday cheer…

Please join UNOde50, unique handmade jewelry brand from Spain, as they celebrate the season of giving. Discover their Back From The Stars collection and shop for a cause as they donate 10% of all shopping proceeds to the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation (DotC)! This is an exclusive event hosted by fashionado’s / DotC’s E. Vincent Martinez, Veronica Flam of Veronica Flam Interiors and Rich Valladares. Enjoy sips, bites, and holiday cheer.

UNOde50, a Spanish jewelry brand, was founded in the late 90’s with a design concept that offered a different point of view. One that was exclusive, unique and limitless. The brand set out to unveil a revolution in which the techniques and processes of traditional jewelry-making would be used in the name of creativity.

Today, UNOde50 is present in over 42 countries with more than 100 stores in main cities around the world, including: Toronto, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris, keeping its philosophy of exclusiveness through a highly crafted production process.

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RAGTRADE ATLANTA + AIRBNB present A Night At The Museum

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RAGTRADE ATLANTA will celebrate their fifth-year cultivating Atlanta’s fashion industry by hosting a celebratory event featuring independent designers, live music and more.

RAGTRADE ATLANTA, a fashion community committed to developing a sustainable fashion industry for the city of Atlanta, has partnered with Airbnb to produce A Night at the Fashion Museumon Saturday, October 27that the Margaret Mitchell House from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. RAGTRADE ATLANTA will also celebrate five years cultivating Atlanta’s fashion community.

Guests will experience three (3) curated fashion presentations featuring collections from independent designers Natt Taylor, a popular fashion label that has shown with RAGTRADE since 2014, ANINETEEN, a new emerging label that has generated major buzz since launching earlier this year and soon to be released luxury loungewear brand DAYO. In addition, hair for the presentation will be styled by RAGTRADE ATLANTA creative lead, Lisa Pope of Trade Secrets with Lisa and models will be provided by longtime partner MP Management-Atlanta. All parties involved with the presentation are Atlanta-based, strengthening the purpose of RAGTRADE ATLANTA.

Angela Watts, founder of RAGTRADE ATLANTA, is thrilled to celebrate another year of success. “I cannot believe we have reached our five-year milestone. Since launching in 2013, we have witnessed so much success with our past shows, the growth of our yearly programs, memberships and fashion designers who have chosen to show on our platform year and year. Our five-year celebration in partnership with Airbnb symbolizes growth for our fashion community in Atlanta with more to come. Five years is just the beginning.”

A Night at the Fashion Museum presented by Airbnb and RAGTRADE ATLANTA will take place on Saturday October 27that the Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. **For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.ragtradeatlanta.com/calendar

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Event + Runway Recap Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2018

26th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares - An Unforgettable Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy

  Jeffrey Fashion Cares Co-Chairs: (l-r) Louise Sams, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy /   Photo: Ben Rose Photography

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Co-Chairs: (l-r) Louise Sams, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy / Photo: Ben Rose Photography

The 26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefitted Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than 15 million dollars for its beneficiaries.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.  

A special thank you to the 2018 sponsors including: Host of the Night - Phipps Plaza; Toast of the Night - Nordstrom; and Presenting – Blue Sky Agency, eventologie, Jeffrey Atlanta | New York, MAGNUM Co., and The Tavern at Phipps. 

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast: 

If there is one bold font message from the Fall 2018 shows, it’s that fashion is forever changing. In a world where bothmenswear and womenswear are being presented together, brands are evolving from the notion of seasonal collections.

If we had to choose one word to describe the season, it is #EMPOWERMENT. The expression of femininity came in many differentshapes and sizes. From sharp shoulder outerwear, to an array of shine and iridescent colors, Fall 18 was anything but safe.  

Other notable trends we noticed on the runways:

Sparkle:  Traditional sequins just don’t cut it! Your favorite knits, dresses, and coats have been transformed into exploded novelty items. The whirl of paillettes storming down the runway was hard to miss and the most shimmering jumpsuits were sent down the cat walk.

Oversize:  Enormous fashion, anyone? Don’t be afraid to layer up with 2-in-1 pieces or oversized strong shoulder outerwear reminiscent of the 80’s. Designers are delivering exciting collaborations with this trend. 

Sports:  Go team go! Many designers took to the sports culture, each creating their own athletic inspired merchandise.

Neon:  Not afraid of color! Fall 2018 brings you iridescent dresses that can be seen from a mile away.  On the runway, there were eye-popping neons (pink, green, and orange) in every type of fabric imaginable, including florescent infused knits.

Plaid:  Plaid looked richer than ever this season. We saw perfect tailoring to strong outerwear, all featuring plaid or plaid prints.

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FASHION MINGLE ANNOUNCES NYFW NETWORKING WEEK

FASHION MINGLE ANNOUNCES NYFW NETWORKING WEEK

Fashion Mingle, a fashion tech platform that has built a nationwide network for fashion professionals, announced today that they are expanding their networking events during New York Fashion Week to four separate events designed for different fashion industry audiences during NYFW Spring / Summer 2019 season that begins in September. 

By hosting networking events during fashion week, Fashion Mingle will use the influx of fashion industry professionals to create meaningful connections for fashion business owners. “New York Fashion Week is more than fashion shows. It's an opportunity to network with fashion professionals from around the globe” says Melissa Shea, Fashion Mingle’s cofounder and CEO. 

Driven by a desire to help local fashion communities thrive, the networking events hosted by Fashion Mingle will feature mentoring opportunities, connecting top industry professionals to fashion brands, retail professionals, beauty teams, PR professionals, and more.

NYFW Networking Week includes four #MingleMatch events, which is Fashion Mingle’s signature style of business matchmaking. The week begins with Influencers Unscripted on September 5, 2018 at LIM College, which is a panel discussion and networking party designed to connect fashion brands with micro-influencers. The panel of Influencers will include Batsheva Weinstein of Sunnies & Sangria, Grace Lee of Gracefullee Made, Megan Mandell of Honest Twenty One, and Tina Lee creator Of Leather and Lace

The “Expert” panel will feature industry professionals who can bring specific expertise to the discussion.  Handbag designer Parisa Wang, who just launched a collaboration with Instagrammer ZanitaZanita who boasts over 344,000 followers on Instagram and Christine Schott Ledes, cofounder of The Beauty Influencers and President of the American Influencer Association.  Attorney Eldonie Mason will share potential legal pitfalls that brands need to avoid when using influencers. Connie Chi of The Chi Group will give expert advice on successful strategies to build your Influencer brand. 

Fashion Mingle’s popular NYFW Networking Party which has been held the last two seasons of New York Fashion Week will include speed networking for the first time on Sunday, September 9th. Attendees will enjoy cocktails and mingling with industry VIPs at ROW NYC in addition to quick rounds of networking designed to make a “#MingleMatch”.  

Mingle Mentor Sessions on Tuesday, September 11 is for fashion designers who need expert advice from industry professionals in finance, fashion law, e-commerce, marketing, supply chain and production. Bring your notebook and pen to jot down advice for solving your most pressing business questions. Mentors include distinguished experts in fashion and retail, Amy Rosi of Aros Communications, Boaz David of Human B, Jay Silver of CBIZ, Lisa Morales-Hellebo of Refashioned and the NY Supply Chain Meetup, Shirin Movahed of Froese Law and Syama Meagher of Scaling Retail.

Throughout the week, Fashion Mingle is partnering with Consumers in Motion for Fashion Week Store Tours, taking retail professionals on behind-the-scenes tours of some of the world’s leading fashion brands defining the future of retail. Fashion brands participating include Rebecca Minkoff, Stella McCartney, Eileen Fisher, and more. 

More information about each event can be found on the Fashion Mingle website at www.fashionmingle.net/nyfw

About Fashion Mingle: Fashion Mingle is a networking platform for fashion industry professionals that is designed to bridge the gap between technology and the independent fashion industry. Co-founders Melissa Shea and Beth Smith combine their experience in fashion and technology to bring much-need marketing resources to fashion industry professionals.

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SNEAK PEEK: JEFFREY FASHION CARES 2018 RUNWAY

My eyes were blinded by the shimmer and sparkle of head-to-toe sequins shining bright in all their brilliance as the model walked the walk for Jeffrey Kalinsky. I entered into the fittings as a runway look by designer [Michael] Halpern was being styled for the show. Jeffrey and JFC Co-chair Lila Hertz were focused, possibly mesmerized, by the model who wore a green, blue and purple sequin jumpsuit with matching knee-high sequin boot - a Halpern/Louboutin collab. The glamazons continued to march out of the Jeffrey Atlanta dressing room in showstoppers by Balenciaga, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Saint Laurent. If this preview was any indication of what's to come Monday, August 27 to the Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway, then hold on because JFC is planning to blow you away with a fashion tornado of the latest and hottest Fall looks of the season!

The  26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.  Last year’s sold-out event raised nearly $860,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country.  For the 2018 philanthropic affair, guests are invited to mix, mingle and enjoy an unforgettably stylish evening in a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza.

For more information and tickets, visit  jeffreyfashioncares.com.    

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Recap: Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion

  Photos courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion / Arun Nevader

Photos courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion / Arun Nevader

From July 12th-16th 2018, Miami Swim Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion transformed South Beach into a swimwear wonderland. Designers, buyers, and industry professionals from around the world flocked to Miami Swim Week’s annual swim and resort wear event. Art Hearts Fashion expanded its footprint as the largest producer of runway shows during Swim Week. With over 33 top tier international designers and a rare first-time collaboration with luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, Art Hearts Fashion celebrated the sexiness and excitement that is Swim Week at the world class Faena Forum.

“This was by far the biggest production this season for Swim Week in Miami in terms of size and scale”, said Erik Rosete, Founder and President of Art Hearts Fashion International. “We had a record number of designers presenting along with the most leading brands in the industry including several designers carried at Saks Fifth Avenue”.

Attracting over 10,000+ attendees, Miami Swim Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion was a massive undertaking that truly represented the City of Miami. The massive event spanned across the city with runway shows at the renowned Faena Forum and special events at exclusive locations including E11ELEVEN Miami, and Saks Fifth Avenue. “We wanted to showcase the diversity, fun, and sexiness that are indicative of Miami and swimwear.” Rosete said. The vast event drew an eclectic group of celebrities including, but not limited to, Ryan Phillippe, Soccer Star Eduardo Salvio, NFL Super Bowl Winner Devin Thomas, Male Super Models Tyson Beckford and Garrett Neff, Cast Members of Love and Hip Hop Miami and WAGS Miami, and Carmen Carrera, the first transgender model to ever walk the runway for Swim Week.

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TICKETS ON SALE TO THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF JEFFREY FASHION CARES ATLANTA

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is set to celebrate 26 stylish years on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. and individual tickets go on sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at jeffreyfashioncares.com. Considered the official kick-off to fall social season, the annual philanthropic fête founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, will return to Phipps Plaza for an unforgettable evening that kicks off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction.  The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalnisky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.  The 2018 event will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The annual social affair will once again be co-chaired by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams who will continue their mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible.  Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead.  Last year’s event raised over $750,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. Sponsor and patron packages are currently available. A limited number of single seat tickets will be on sale beginning July 16, 2018.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.   

Jeffrey Fashion Cares will be held at Phipps Plaza at 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. Tickets and Patron and Sponsor Packages are available starting at $500 for reserved seating via www.jeffreyfashioncares.com

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