The Underwraps Agency founder, Nailah Lymus, was recently featured in a powerful article about Muslim women and fashion in the June issue of Elle Brasil. Also featured in the article was a piece from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection of Amalina Aman, an Australian based designer who is also a devout Muslim along side the amazing photography of New York-based fashion and lifestyle photographer, Jose Pagan.
Heart and Soul Magazine takes a holistic journey to healthy, with the feature on Kim Racine, one of the stars of the independent documentary, DIE, CRAZY, FAT, in their June/July issue on newsstands now!
In June, E2 Northeast Motorsports (the first multicultural competitive racing team in NASCAR) made an appearance at the BODY SCULPT of New York Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo held at Brooklyn’s Boys & Girls High School.
Kids (and adults alike) got a chance to get up close and personal with the young racing team and its owner, Melissa Harville-Lebron and got a chance to sit behind the wheel of a real race car!
Join hosts Soledad O’Brien, Rhonda Ross and Amy Carlson as they celebrate 20 years of fighting against homelessness at the 18th Annual Hearts of Gold Gala. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hearts of Gold, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless mothers and their children. Founded in 1994, the organization has helped more than 12,000 homeless mothers and children. Hearts of Gold helps families transition out of shelters and to thrive on their own.
Event highlights include:
• Cocktail reception and moveable feast
• Runway fashion show featuring designer’s Tracy Reese Fall Collection 2014
• Live and silent auctions, with special items including Business Class Tickets on Lufthansa, Fine Dining Packages,
Broadway package with backstage meet and greet
• Music by master DJ Johnny Dynell
For more information or for tickets visit: http://www.heartsofgold.org/20.html
Independent Woman Owned Film Company Set to Screen First Documentary, DIE, CRAZY, FAT
NEW YORK, NY—OCTOBER 2, 2014— America is a country obsessed with trends and fads in everything from fashion to beauty to healthy…even religion. According to industry experts, the health and wellness industry is gearing to be a trillion dollar business by 2017 with most of those dollars as a result of female purchasing power. Buona Donna Productions, an independent film company, takes a look at the journey of eight women on their quest to “healthy,” in the riveting new documentary DIE, CRAZY, FAT. Buona Donna will host a private screening on Thursday, October 30th at MIST Harlem in New York City.
“With America’s obsession with diet, exercise and its ever-growing misconceptions, I felt it was vitally important– especially for women– to understand the basics of good health,” said Buona Donna co-Founder, Tonya Conrad. “Faced with my own personal struggles, I wanted to expose the conflicting opinions in the medical and health industries and share insightful anecdotes that would allow others to determine for themselves the true meaning of healthy living; ultimately feeling inspired to take control of their own health.”
Co-founded by Tonya Conrad and Nichole “Nikki” Nichols, Buona Donna Productions is focused on creating films, programming and other media forums to enhance and enrich the lives of others through the exploration of complex issues that have an impact on their lives including race, class, gender, spirituality, sex and more. Through DIE, CRAZY, FAT, the duo takes a in depth look at physical and mental health, diet, body image and spirituality through the eyes of both themselves and six other women across a diverse spectrum of age, race, and marital status.
The event will begin with a cocktail reception to celebrate the completion of the documentary followed by the screening of the two hour long film. The reception begins at 6pm followed by the screening at 8pm. For more information about the event or to request tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the film’s fan page on Facebook.
ABOUT DIE CRAZY FAT
DIE, CRAZY, FAT is a riveting documentary showcasing the raw human progressions and set backs of eight women on a quest to a healthier self through physical, mental, lifestyle and spiritual changes. During the transformation process, these women make on new choices, and testing different alternatives pertaining to health and diet. Along the way, some of the participants find themselves vacillating between what the experts define as healthy and what their own minds and bodies feel that healthy is resulting in conflicting beliefs on what has become accepted doctrine over the years and what they are now discovering for themselves. Documenting an emotional six week journey, DIE, CRAZY, FAT will undoubtedly make an indelible mark amongst women of all demographics and ethnicities. Follow the film and its stars on Facebook on the documentary’s fan page.
ABOUT BUONA DONNA PRODUCTIONS
Buona Donna Productions (BDP) is a comprehensive film, television and social media company with offices in New York and New Jersey. The company’s managing partners, Nichole “Nikki” Nichols and Tonya Conrad, founded BDP on the basic principal to deliver creative and thought-provoking pieces that enhance communities and enrich the lives of others. BDP collaborates with a diverse new and established artists to bring to life creative works with unique character and individualism to the world. The company’s mission is to develop and produce projects utilizing both the talents of the managing partners as well as women and men from diverse backgrounds and to explore distribution as well as collaborative opportunities with other brands and producers. Production services provided by Buona Donna Productions include Film (short, full-length, documentaries and educational), Television (series and advertising), Social Media, and Photography (stills, sessions and print ads).
· Tonya Conrad (Director)
· Nichole “Nikki” Nichols (Director)
· Ebony Garris
· Vanessa McDonald
· Suzanne Milani
· Ife Mtume-Rodriguez
· Kim Racine
· Sandra Rankin-Fernandez
· Dr. Cheryl Hardy (Psychologist)
· Desiree Lee (Master Food Analyst)
· Chaka Ra-Amon (Physical Trainer)
· Carol Robinson (Certified Yoga & Pilates Instructor)
NEW YORK CITY— Brooklyn-based fashion brand, Amirah Creations, announced recently that her Spring/Summer 2014 collection will debut during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York later this month. Featuring the modest yet edgily sophisticated designs of ingénue, Nailah Lymus, the highly anticipated presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Alchemical Theatre, located at 104 W 14th Street in the city’s trendy West Village.
Known for creating modest yet fashion forward apparel, Amirah Creations is an established brand who has successfully shown collections around the United States and most recently in Indonesia. The brand targets women who seek quality fabrications, great fit, en trend styling all the while conforming to a more modest style of dress. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection, entitled Equanimity, is inspired by a woman who leads a stress free, fashionable life. She cares about her presentation, making a statement with her style yet refused to make things complicated and uncomfortable. She will not be identified as a follower but rather defined by her individuality. The collection is for women in all stages of life…mother, wife, career woman, socialite and of course…fashionista.
This season, Nailah Lymus will be co-presenting her collection with Australian-based designer Amalina Aman. Showcasing her self-titled line, Amalina is well known throughout Asia and Australia for creating beautiful, feminine and modest yet chic clothing. Drawing inspiration from cultural (Malay/Cocos/Australian) and familial ties, Aman will debut her collection entitled Enchanting Romance. This particular collection was inspired by history, nature and art. Amalina find the motivation for her fashion from everything around—from works of art in a museum to the beaches of her native Keeling Island to her mother and grandmother who serve as her muses. Amalina Aman is for today’s woman.
Nailah Lymus, who in addition to being a designer is the founder of modest modeling agency, Underwraps Agency (www.theunderwrapsagency.com) is casting and producing this season’s presentation. Both designers have teamed with the famed Japanese creative services agency, Augment (http://augment.cc), who will be creating hair and make-up magic for the showcase.
Amirah Creations and Amalina Aman will be available for view by invitation only at 12:30pm. The public is invited to view the collection and shop the Fall 2014 collections at 4pm.
For information about the designers, email email@example.com or to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past Thursday, New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) played host to the Future Leaders of Tomorrow event at Bronxwood Prep Academy (Bronx, NY) featuring some of the city’s top influencers hailing from fashion, publishing, education, activism and entertainment. Hosted by veteran gospel singer and producer Sheila Carpenter, the speakers included:
- Author and life coach, Fila Antwine
- Fashion designer, Alicia Appleton
- Producer, Alonzo Brown
- Sports analyst, Stephen A. Smith
- Educator and activist, Aiesha Turman
- Actor and former athlete, Otis Winston
Students gleaned tips on how to break into their favorite industries as well as what it takes to be successful.