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CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE ESTABLISHES THE REGION’S PREMIER WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT

2016 Power Brunch: BVI Sets Precedent for First Event of Its Kind in The Caribbean

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Caribbean POSH Magazine recently wrapped the very successful premier edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI earlier this month which was held on Scrub Island, the exclusive private destination resort. The first event of its kind in the region, the Power Brunch was created by the magazine’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Janette Brin, and took place April 2nd.

Following the mission of the magazine, the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch was designed to be an outlet for women to support and invest in each other and establish relationships as well as friendships that can carry on beyond their business endeavors. The first edition of the empowerment event surpassed expectations with over 100 women attending.

The inaugural event, hosted by MTV Tempo host, model and St. Croix native Janeisha John, presented a diverse group of influential and dynamic women. The 2016 Class of panelists included:

  • Chantelle Fraser, Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels
  • Chardelle Moore, FOX45/CW Baltimore (TV Personality & Producer)
  • Yvette Thomas-Henry, General Manager of the Four Seasons Atlanta
  • Patricia Reinders, Founder & CEO of SULA NYC
  • Sachkia Barnes, “Chief of Ideas,” Barnes Public Relations
  • Fiona Compton, Designer, Photographer & Artist

Each panelist told her unique story about her journey in the world of business and entrepreneurship and what she felt it takes to be successful. Through tears and laughter, the women shared lessons learned and wisdom garnered in the pursuit of their dreams.

In addition to the panel, attendees enjoyed an exclusive fashion show, highlighting the design talents of Caribbean women including Kristen Fraser of Trefle Designs (BVI), Markita Smith-Turnbull of Menen-I Designs (BVI), Meiling Esau of Meiling (Trinidad & Tobago) and Fiona Compton’s new luxury line Paraiso (St. Lucia).

Rounding out the exhibition highlights, guests were also invited to attend the POSHGirl Pop Up Shop which reinforced the message of support and empowerment of the region’s businesses (#ShopCaribbean) by featuring products from Trefle Designs (BVI) and featured sponsor, itiba Beauty (St. Croix, USVI).

“I felt like it was time for us as Caribbean women to get together in sisterhood and get motivated to have the best year, the best career, the best life, the best us over all–period,” Janette Brin said when asked why she launched the Power Brunch event. “This event is an unapologetically fun and stylish way to celebrate today’s career woman.”

The 2016 edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI was sponsored by CCT BVI, Korbel California Champagne & Cointreau distributed in the BVI by Road Town Wholesale Ltd, Bella Blooms, Trefle Designs, Sabelle, itiba Beauty, Smiths Ferry Services, and AZP Productions.

For more information about the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch or sponsorship and speaking opportunities for the 2017 edition, contact Janette Brin at jbrin@caribbeanposh.com.

For press opportunities, contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

 

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CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN WOMEN IN DESIGN

 

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Caribbean POSH Magazine Adds Fashion Showcase to Inaugural Empowerment Event

Caribbean POSH Magazine just announced a surprise addition to this weekend’s agenda for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.

In conjunction with Sabelle Boutique, one of the sponsors for the inaugural event, Caribbean POSH Magazine will host a fashion show highlighting some of the talented women designers that the region has to offer. Attendees to the POSHGirl Power Brunch will get an exclusive look at the newest collections from:

  • Trefle Designs, a Tortola (BVI) based swimwear brand by Kristen Fraser that has been seen on many a celebrity including Chrisette Michelle and Beyoncé
  • Fiona Compton, award winning Lucian designer, photographer and artist, Fiona Compton to reveal her new signature line.
  • Menen I Designs, an emerging ready-to-wear women’s line based in the British Virgin Islands by Markita Turnbull-Smith
  • Meiling, the world famous fashion brand by Trinidadian, Meiling Esau known for dressing high profile personalities including former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliams and Wolfgang Puck as well as her participation (alongside award winning costume designer Peter Minchall) in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Atlantic Olympics

 

Fiona Compton, who is also be a panelist at this year’s Power Brunch, has teamed with Caribbean POSH to auction of one of the pieces from the Paradise Prints collection of which the proceeds will benefit the Family Support Network, a non-profit whose mission is to help those affected by domestic violence in the British Virgin Islands—continuing the overall mission of the event of supporting women in the community.

The Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI looks to grow and host events in various destinations. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch.

 

 

 

CLIENT PRESS: Amber Poitier in The Village Voice’s SHEER

Super excited for ‪our jewelry‬ client, Amber Poitier , whose pieces are featured in the debut issue of The Village Voice’s new ‪‎supplement, ‪Sheer‬! The new section features Esparanza Spalding on the cover and features the Zoe cuff (pgs 32-33) and Large Basket Earrings (contents and pg 36)!

FIT FOR ME by FRUIT OF THE LOOM RETURNS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR FULL FIGURED FASHION WEEK (FFFWEEK®) 2016

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NEW YORK, NY—MARCH 28, 2016Gwendolyn DeVoe, the Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®), announced that Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom is returning as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 edition of the plus centric fashion event taking place this June in New York City. This marks the brand’s second year in this marques role.

“We are happy that Fit for Me has agreed to partner with us again this year,” says Ms. DeVoe. “As our presenting sponsor, we believe their brand matches perfectly with our event because of their overall mission of providing quality, great fitting products that empower women from the inside out.”

As the returning sponsor, Fit for Me will showcase the latest prints, patterns and colors from the line during the retailers’ fashion showcase. Also, along with celebrity stylist and spokesperson Denise Caldwell, the brand will delight media and event attendees with focused events throughout the week focused on sharing expert advice on how “a great look starts with a great foundation” and embracing your curves while doing so.

Fruit of the Loom is thrilled to be a part of Full Figured Fashion Week for the second year in a row,” said Karen Kendrick, VP Brand Communications & Creative Services. “Together with the Full Figured Fashion Week team, Fit for Me hopes to empower women to celebrate their curves by providing them a variety of silhouettes designed exclusively with them in mind.”

Launched in 2009, FFFWeek® has grown from what was then a bold step to support the plus size fashion movement to what is now a revolutionary weeklong event with over 100 partners including sponsors designers, retailers, bloggers, small businesses and other industry professionals from across the country and around the world. Full Figured Fashion Week features a full schedule of events including of fashion shows, networking events, business development workshops, concerts and more – all catering to the plus community.  FFFWeek® 2016 runs from June 12th through the 18th.

For more information on Full Figured Fashion Week and the full schedule of events for this season, please visit the website atwww.fffweek.com.
ABOUT FULL FIGURED FASHION WEEK®
Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®) is produced by DeVoe Signature Events (DSE), a boutique events management company with an extensive background in the production of fashion-related events and a strong and effective mix of proven plus industry experience and success. With over 20 years of fashion event production in the plus size industry, Full Figured Fashion Week and DSE continue to receive accolades throughout the plus community and national and international media coverage of the event. For more information on Full Figured Fashion Week, visit http://www.fffweek.com.

ABOUT FRUIT OF THE LOOM

Fruit of the Loom knows the power of positive underwear. That’s why we’ve been helping families pull on a daily pick-me-up for over 160 years. We make colorful, smile-inducing, clothes with fits that won’t quit. And we’re wallet-friendly too. From hipsters to hoodies, boxers to bras, and sleepwear to socks, our clothes are made so you can grab the world by the waistband and start your day happy. For more information on Fruit of the Loom, visit http://www.fruit.com.

 

 

CLIENT PRESS: FFFWeek Creator, Gwen DeVoe, Shares her thoughts on Diversity in Fashion and Beauty with theFeed.com.

WHEN BEAUTY IS NOT IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER BUT IN THE WAISTLINE

Full Figured Fashion Week ™, Founder and Executive Producer, Gwendolyn L. DeVoe recently shared her thoughts on the changing standards of beauty with theFeed.com.

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CLIENT PRESS: NASCAR’S Melissa Harville-Lebron on TWC Charlotte

Melissa Harville-Lebron, owner of NASCAR team E2 Northeast Motorsports, Inc., recently spoke with Time Warner Cable News North Carolina about making history and her team’s debut in May.

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