MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE TO PRESENT “ELEVATION” DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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Publication Focused On High Fashion Modest Apparel to Host Showcase in Brooklyn

 

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK— MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE, the high fashion publication celebrating modest apparel, announced today that the magazine will host a runway showcase entitled “ELEVATION” during New York Fashion Week. Produced by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Nailah Lymus, the showcase will take place on February 15th at 1174 Bedford Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn.

“The concept for ELEVATION was born from the pages of Moda Mantra Magazine,” says Nailah Lymus. “I wanted to give our audience a chance to experience globally influenced style in person with a runway experience curated to heighten their fashion senses.”

ELEVATION was established as a means to broaden the demographic for participating designers while curating an on-site pop-up shop for attendees to purchase styles “fresh off the runway.” Designers and brands participating in the premier edition of the event include:

  • Erica Vanessa NYC, high end womenswear line specializing in “made-to-measure” couture and ready-to-wear
  • ShoeStory NYC, e-commerce “shoetique” and App (available on iTunes) connecting clients to the latest footwear trends
  • Amirah Creations, luxury womenswear line specializing in limited edition, modest fashion-forward apparel and accessories
  • Amber Poitier, a contemporary architectural leather-based jewelry line.
  • Ana Segura, luxury evening and resort wear for women

 

ELEVATION will also feature performances by multi-talented neo-soul singer/songwriter Kojo Stone—whose refreshing blend of Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz and Soul has been making his mark in the entertainment industry with recent successes including the feature of his hit single, “Surface Love” (produced by Z the Pro) in Oscar-nominated star, Gabourey Sidibe’s first short film, The Tale of Four; as well as Salimah Rah, a female vocalist and emcee who delivers a hypnotic fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul and Funk. Known for her lyrical prowess and soulful vocal stylings, Salimah Rah has collaborated with various artists for years and will be releasing her upcoming album, FREEDOM, later this year.
Tickets for the event can be purchased on EVENTBRITE

For sponsorship opportunities, please Nailah Lymus at nailah.chiefmodamantra@gmail.com.

For media inquiries, please contact qmediapr@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE

 

Launched in the fall of 2017, MODA MANTRA Magazine is a high-end fashion magazine featuring a curation of modest fashion founded by Brooklyn-based entrepreneur, Nailah Lymus. Dedicated to those who are fashion forward and understand that there are no rules in creative expression except for one– “Be true to who you are and never conform.” MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE is available for purchase via MagCloud.

EVENT ALERT: Glamour in the Fishbowl (Oct 23rd, NYC)

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Present

Glamour in the Fishbowl: Tapping Into Resources

The purpose of this day is to allow creatives, entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to meet with experts from different disciplines in the Fashion & Beauty  Industries to gain insight on how to enter into and thrive in the business. Attendees will be led towards a path of “I can” and “I will” instead of “I can’t” or “I don’t know how to” within the fashion/beauty industry.

 

DETAILS:

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

6pm-9pm

The Drama League

RUN OF SHOW:

6-6:45pm – Check-in/Welcome/Mingle

6:45-7:30pm – Panel Roundtable

7:30-8:15pm – Speed Mini Breakout Sessions with Experts

8:15-8:30pm – Mingle/Wrap Up

PANEL ROW: Fashion & Beauty

Moderator: Ayanna Dutton

Marketing Consultant

Founder of Meet Me Series | Co-Founder of Non-Corporate Girls, LLC

Panelists

Kim Dillinger

Freelance Fashion Stylist

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Alexis Bennett

E-Commerce Editor at InStyle

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Nytia Baker

Senior Product Manager at Macy’s Inc | Founder of FemmeFitt

@femmefitt_

Nicole Sallis

Founder of Design+Her+Life | Author | Fashion Expert | Educator

@design.her.life

SPEED MINI BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Experts

Adrienne Blanks

Founder of GetYourNailsDid | Licensed Nail Technician

@getyournailsdid

Simone Green

Founder of Notebook Cosmetics

@notebookcosmetics

Shantini Alleyne

Certified Makeup Artist | Beauty Empowerment Coach

@shantinialleynebeauty

Delaila Catalino

Co-Founder of Non-Corporate Girls | Public Relations & Social Media Consultant
@missdelailac

Tamara Walker

Founder of Quintessential Media | Public Relations Maven

@thecurvysocialite

Evina Parrish

Creative Project Manager at Winston Retail | Director of Anive {brooklyn}

@anivebk

Enjoy small bites and cocktails as you learn more about the industries and network with creative like-minded individuals.

 

There is power in networking up and across 

 

TO RSVP CLICK HERE.

 

PRESS RELEASE: CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE SHOWS “RESILIENCE” WITH THE RETURN OF THE POSHGIRL POWER BRUNCH

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Panelists for 3rd Annual Caribbean Women’s Empowerment Event Announced

 

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS– Janette Brin, Publisher and Founding Editor of Caribbean Posh Magazine, announced that the third annual PoshGirl Power Brunch will be taking place on May 19th at The Moorings Marina in the heart of Road Town, Tortola.

The POSHGirl Power Brunch is a one-day event created as an intimate gathering focused on inspiration and empowerment with some of the most influential women from across varied industries including fashion, beauty, finance, and marketing sharing their unique stories about their journey to business success. Attendees get an insider’s view designed to educate, motivate and embolden. This year’s theme is “Resilience”– fitting after the region’s 2017 hurricane season.

“The POSHGirl Power Brunch is quickly becoming the leading empowerment event in the Caribbean, and we are just ecstatic about the level of interest from around the Caribbean,” says Janette Brin. “It’s a posh style event that is fun and exciting it provides a great networking opportunity to further our entrepreneurial endeavors. I just felt like we as Caribbean Women needed this. Caribbean Women of Power and Influence coming together for a day of enrichment, encouragement, and empowerment is just amazing.”

The host of this year’s event is radio and media personality, Nikki Z of Jamaica who will lead the diverse group of speakers from across the Caribbean. The 2018 class of panelists are:

  • Yvette Noel-Schure, Schure Media Group (Grenada)– Beyonce’s publicist and returning panelist
  • Davina Bennett, Miss Universe 2nd Runner Up/Miss Jamaica Universe
  • Leslie-Ann Williams, MD, FACP, CEO & Founder Healing Wings International (Trinidad)
  • Alison Hinds, “Queen of Soca” (Barbados)
  • Kristin Fraser, Trefle Designs (BVI)
  • Jaye Applewaite, luxury bridal designer (Barbados)
  • Stephane Burke, Country Manager, CIBC First Caribbean Bank (Antigua & Barbuda)

The sponsors for 2018 edition of POSHGirl Power Brunch include CCT BVI, Banco Popular, Rufred Forbes & Associates, itiba Beauty, BVI Tourist Board, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Bella Blooms, Island Magic, Road Town Wholesale BVI Ltd, Cointreau, Grey Goose, LaMarca, Premier Dental and KDL Designs. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit http://caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch2018.

 

For sponsorship and general inquiries, email Janette Brin at jbrin@caribbeanposh.com.

For press inquiries, email Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

ABOUT CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE

Launched in 2005, CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE is a quarterly publication that is the voice of the Caribbean woman. The magazine gives its audience a unique look into the identity and influence of the Caribbean region and its place within global society through features on style, beauty, travel (around the region and worldwide), food, culture and more.  The readers, who are affectionately referred to as POSH Girls are global citizens who are confident, edgy, and fashion forward. POSH’s content aims to inspire and empower by highlighting the Caribbean woman and by promoting the #POSHGirl movement.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE KREYOL

I Am Kreyol Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $30,000 for Production and to Create Empowerment and Sustainability in Haiti

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BOSTON, MA—High fashion womenswear label, I Am Kreyol (Kreyol), recently launched a crowdfunding campaign that embodies its core purpose—creating a movement and giving back. Utilizing Indiegogo, the brand looks to raise $30,000 to not only produce the collection it recently showcased in London but to also start creating economic stability and sustainability in Haiti. Kreyol looks to begin production in April.

Founded by Joelle Fontaine, I Am Kreyol is a fashion brand dedicated to ALL WOMEN that was inspired by the Haitian cultural ideals of freedom, resilience and strength. The brand seeks to empower not only the women who wear the beautiful designs but also the women who help produce it. “My mother, Yolette, and I left a beautiful life in Haiti in the midst of political unrest in the late 80s when her fashion boutique was burned down. She lost everything and had to begin again,” said Fontaine. “Over these past few years, we have been creating, with a goal to maximize and grow the I Am Kreyol fashion brand. Our mission is simple. We seek to empower women to change their narrative and create the life they envision. Our garments are made to enhance our customer’s inner beauty and sense of confidence while impacting the lives of women back home. We are seeking to produce our garments in Haiti to work with skilled artisans to provide the opportunity for sustainable income and creativity in the workforce.”

I Am Kreyol has received recognition from top tier press including Conde Nast Traveler, Teen Vogue as well as features on the ‘Best of Boston’ lists for Improper Bostonian (2016) and Boston Magazine (2017).

Kreyol is looking to produce Lotus, the capsule collection it showcased during London Fashion Week. Inspired by the beautiful flower with the penchant for growing in some of the harshest of environments, the Lotus collection illustrates a woman’s tenacity to be strong, resilient and powerful even in the midst of adversity. The spring/summer collection features vibrant colors and distinct prints made of luxurious fabrics. Kreyol will be hosting a collection preview at the style-centric fashion boutique, Wolf & Badger, in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood on April 7th. Brooklyn based Haitian songstress Riva Nyri is slated to perform. To RSVP to the event, visit: https://goo.gl/jdc3Uw.

To support the I Am Kreyol campaign and to see key pieces from the Lotus collection, visit their Indiegogo page at: https://goo.gl/itik6a.  To view and shop past collections, visit www.iamkreyol.com.

 

ABOUT I AM KREYOL

I Am Kreyol is a woman’s high fashion brand that represents ALL WOMEN: their Freedom, Resilience & Strength. We empower through beautiful designs that makes one feel unique, like a piece of art & through economic stability & sustainability for artisans in our homeland of Haiti. We believe that we are our sister’s keeper & that through garment production, we can provide opportunity & exposure for skilled women workers to be able to live the life they desire. Kreyol has been featured in Teen Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveller as well as on the 2017 Best of Boston clothing designer  2016 Improper Bostonian Best of Boston lists. To learn more about the fashion line, visit: www.iamkreyol.com.

 

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SPRING ISSUE OF MODA MANTRA FEATURING LIRIS CROSSE HITS NEWSSTANDS TODAY!

MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE, the high fashion publication featuring modest style, released its Spring issue today. Featured on the cover is plus supermodel Liris Crosse (wearing the gorgeous designs of couture fashion brand Erica Vanessa NY)—the recent model winner of Project Runway Season 16. Dubbed the “Plus Size Naomi Campbell,” Liris is also known for her acting talent. Crosse is known for her work in The Best Man and Baby Boy as well as on the YouTube series, The Key of Awesome.

The spring issue gives an insider’s look at New York Fashion Week and the newest collections from luxury streetwear brand, INSHALLAH CLOTHING and the bespoke designs of urban footwear artist, ULTAMICITI. Moda Mantra goes global with its feature of 2017 Rise Art & Design Competition winner, Tracy Dizon of the Philippines and her unorthodox womenswear line, Miss Hanoi.

Moda Mantra Magazine is available for purchase on Magcloud.

VOLUME 3 PART 2

Designer Ana Segura returns to New York Fashion Week with “Rocker Chic” Collection 

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NEW YORK CITY— Ana Segura, famed intimate apparel designer, announced today she will be debuting a new capsule collection featuring ready-to-wear pieces during next month’s New York Fashion Week. The presentation style showcase will take place on February 8th at The Armory, located at 529 W 42 nd Street in midtown Manhattan. 
 
Known for her sexy yet stylish lingerie assortments of the past, this new collection entitled “Rocker Chic,” represents a departure from Ana’s past as she shifts her attention to ready-to-wear with a focus on pieces that can easily transition from day to night and ultimately to the red carpet. This collection features a strong intimates aesthetic combined with a sleek black and gold palette. “After taking a break to

start a family, I decided it was time to return to my true love and passion,” says Segura. “This collection signifies my growth throughout my career—displaying my background in lingerie but showcasing styles made for a woman who loves to be in the spotlight. The collection is edgy and elegant. Rocker Chic reflects me as it features pieces that I would personally wear.” 
 
To complement this season’s collection, Ana has teamed with New Jersey-based Voa Salon for hair services for the featured models, milliner Gwen Green of the Hat Studio, Juwelen V by Vanessa for accessories and footwear from Signature by John Ashford. Interior design and visual art phenom, Laura Diaz will provide the set design for the presentation. This season’s presentation has been sponsored by Stadium Soundz. 
 
There will be two opportunities to view the collection. The first session takes place from 3p to 4:30p and the second from 5:30p to 7p. For press inquiries or to RSVP, contact tamara@qmedia-pr.com . For sales inquiries, contact annieslimited@gmail.com . 
 
 
ABOUT ANA SEGURA 
 
Born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, Ana Segura is a contemporary, luxury fashion designer whose talent was born of a rich family tradition in fashion. She honed her craft and matured as an artist at the famed High School of Fashion Industries in New York and later at Florida’s Lynn University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Design. 
 

Ana has become known for her distinctive style that evokes a uniquely creative vision to that pays homage to rebellious eras in fashion history. Her collections preserve the femininity and sophistication of the Baroque, Rococo and Victorian eras while rejecting the rigidity and conservatism of those times. The result is a sultry and a distinctively ladylike style aimed at sophisticated, uninhibited and provocative clients who “Dare to Imagine.” For more information about Ana Segura or to view the collections, visit 

 

ENTERING THE CHAMBER OF STYLE

South Florida Event Series Kicks Off with Fashion ‘Day Party’ in Miami

 

Miami, FL—STYLE CHAMBERS, South Florida’s newest event series geared towards the fashion, art and culture inclined, announced the date of their official kickoff event today. Hosted by Styles Lewis, a New York-based image consultant and co-Founder of Style Chambers, the intimate launch event will take place on August 13th in Miami’s Downtown Historic District.

The inaugural event, Style Chambers: Miami Edition, will be a fashion centric “day party” offering guests a chance to network with industry professionals, enthusiasts and influencers from the area and beyond. Attendees will also get an insider’s view into upcoming trends in the industry with a featured panel of experts moderated by event series Co-Founder, Tresa Chambers including:

  • Rory Lee, internationally recognized make-up artist and beauty business maven
  • Tamara Walker, New York-based Fashion & Beauty Publicist & Blogger
  • Styles Lewis, New York-based Image Consultant & Co-Founder of Style Chambers

Also as part of the event’s agenda, Microsoft will be hosting a workshop for entrepreneurs entitled, Build an App in an Hour beginning at 3p. Representatives from the Aventura location will conduct the tech focused mini-seminar. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register via the Style Chambers website.

Prior to the debut event, Style Chambers has partnered with AM 880, The Biz (Bloomberg Radio) to launch a new radio program, Fashion Friday: The Business of Style. The show has featured creative entrepreneurs, including Greg Shugar, founder of The Tie Bar and co-founder of The Thread Experiment; Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Miami’s Prizm Art Fair; Producer of the Miami 48 Hour Film Project, Cathleen Dean, up-and-coming fashion designer, Yasser Faraco, and other business owners, who share their experiences starting and growing their business, finding their markets and ways they contribute to the style and culture of Miami, the country and the world.

Style Chambers: Miami Edition is sponsored by Garrin Evan Studios, Seduce Ultra-Premium Vodka, Tenth Muse Enterprises, Orealjinal Events, The Network Music Conference, Quintessential Media, and the Curvy Socialite. On-site registration will be supported by Microsoft Aventura.

During this private, invitation-only event, taking place at 111 NE 1st Street in downtown Miami, Style Chambers will be embarking on a philanthropic endeavor by raising funds to support programs offered by the nonprofit, Our Girls Enrichment Program. The organization is designed to instill self confidence in girls through workshops & mentoring. OUR GIRLS volunteers are makeup artists and other professionals who use the love of beauty & fashion to make a difference.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email Stylechambers.biz@gmail.com for additional information

 

 

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ABOUT STYLE CHAMBERS

Style Chambers produces live events, broadcast and digital content that reaches affluent taste makers passionate about fashion, art and culture. For more information about Style Chambers, visit http://www.stylechambers.biz.

BEAUTY MAVEN, RAYYAN AKHDAR, LAUNCHES NAYYARA BEAUTY

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NEW YORK, NY– New York-based independent beauty expert and consultant, Rayyan Akhdar, announced today that she will be launching her own independent beauty brand, Nayyara Beauty in July. The highly sought after beauty creative will be hosting the brand’s debut event on July 19th in Brooklyn.

Rayyan Akhdar is quickly establishing herself as a “one to watch” for her talents with both hair and make-up within the fashion and beauty industries. ThePaul Mitchell trained beauty maven has had her work featured in publications including Cover Time and Who Wore That Magazines and has worked with established and emerging brands alike such as Ashley Stewart, Amber Poitier, Izavel Varela, the Underwraps Agency and Terilyn K Bridal.Rayyan’s work has also appeared on the runways of both New York and Full Figured Fashion Weeks.

“I actually started out in college as a pre-med major, but my true calling was cosmetology,” said Rayyan Akhdar. “I have always been a creative soul and was always experimenting with my sisters’ and friends’ hair and makeup. It just felt so natural to me and after touring Paul Mitchell, I realized that beauty was where my heart was and I had to follow it. That was the best decision I ever made. I fell in love!!! From there my passion for hair and makeup continued to blossom and that’s when Nayyara Beauty was born. I truly love what I do and I am extremely grateful to the talent God has gifted me with and want to continue to share my happiness with the world.

Nayyara Beauty, Akhdar’s start-up beauty brand, will debut later this month as a platform for her to showcase her work as well as a medium to share tips, recommendations, tutorials and more. Eventually Rayyan hopes to develop her own beauty line under the Nayyara Beauty name.

Rayyan will host a private, invitation only event in a picturesque loft in Brooklyn. The beautiful venue located at 161 Stockholm Street, will serve as a backdrop for the showcase of Ms. Akhdar’s work and the debut of the Nayyara brand.

For press inquiries or to RSVP, email Tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

ABOUT RAYYAN AKHDAR

Rayyan Akhdar is one of the beauty industry’s rising stars. With dual talents in both hair and makeup, Ms. Akhdar has quickly established herself as “one to watch.” Formally trained at Paul Mitchell the School in North Haven, CT, Rayyan’s worked has appeared in fashion and beauty publications across the country as well as on the catwalks of major industry events including New York Fashion Week and Full Figured Fashion Week. In July 2016, she launched her own independent brand, Nayyara Beauty.

 

ABOUT NAYYARA BEAUTY

Nayyara Beauty, is an independent start-up style brand started by Rayyan Akhdar. Launched in July 2016, Nayyara Beauty serves not only as a platform for Rayyan to showcase her work but as an outlet to share her tips, recommendations, tutorials and more. Eventually the beauty maven hopes to develop her own beauty line under the Nayyara Beauty name. For more information, visit, www.nayyarabeauty.com.

 

INSIDE SOUTH FLORIDA’S CHAMBERS OF STYLE

Fashion &  Marketing Duo Launch New Tastemaker Event Series; Kick Off Promotions With Radio Show Partnership on 880 The Biz

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MIAMI, FL– June 6th, 2016– What do you get when you marry the cutting edge style and influence of New York with the sexiness and thriving nightlife of Miami? Enter South Florida’s newest event series, Style Chambers. Co-created by Florida-based marketing expert, Tresa Chambers and New York-based fashion stylist, Styles Lewis, Style Chambers produces events that bring together fashion, art and culture tastemakers and influencers from the region.

“It’s exciting to create opportunities to bring emerging entrepreneurs in the creative economy together with their markets in South Florida,” said Chambers. “From here, they have the chance to gain visibility nationally and internationally.”

“South Florida, particularly the Miami area, is full of talented creatives.” said Styles Lewis.”Teaming with Tresa to create Style Chambers allows me to help showcase these individuals in a way that is done in places like New York and gives these professionals a global platform to shine on.”

Launched earlier this spring, Style Chambers will host their Miami event in August. In advance of the  debut, Style Chambers has partnered with AM 880, The Biz (Bloomberg Radio) to launch a new radio program, Fashion Friday: The Business of Style. The show features creative professionals in fashion, the arts and culture who will discuss their experiences starting and growing their business, finding their markets and ways they contribute to the style and culture of Miami, the country and the world.   

Under the the guidance of well known producer, Wanda Myles (NPR/WLRN), Style Chambers has already put together a great line of guests for the show. The premier episode aired Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm. Rebroadcasts will be available on the station’s website at www.880thebiz, via iHeart Radio or the Style Chambers’ Facebook page.

Creative  entrepreneurs interested in being featured on Fashion Friday should contact Style Chambers at Stylechambers.biz@gmail.com.

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ABOUT STYLE CHAMBERS

Style Chambers produces live events, broadcast and digital content that reaches affluent taste makers passionate about fashion, art and culture. For more information about Style Chambers, visit www.stylechambers.biz.

 

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HONORING THE PLUS PIONEERS

 

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Full Figured Fashion Week to Pay Tribute to Plus Runway Icons With Legends Showcase

NEW YORK, NY–Gwen DeVoe, Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®), announced today that the annual week-long curve centric fashion and lifestyle event will be hosting a special showcase that pays homage to the plus icons that blazed trails on the catwalk.  The runway show, entitled the Legends Showcase, will take place on June 16th at 404 NYC in Manhattan.

“It’s important that we honor and showcase the women who were the trailblazers for the  curvy faces that have become household names today,” says DeVoe, who herself was a former plus model. “It is important to the history of the industry to know the names and faces of the icons who took the first steps down the catwalk and broadened the definition of beauty in fashion all those years ago.”

The “Legends” runway show will feature some of the women who paved the way for the equal modeling opportunity for the plus models of today including:

    • Emme, the first plus size supermodel
    • Sharon Quinn, former Wilhelmina model, contestant on Mo’nique’s FAT Chance
    • Lisa Scott,  former IPM model
    • Alexandra Boos, former plus model turned writer and actress
    • Chyna McGarity, former MSA model
    • Kim Baker, former Wilhelmina model now celebrity makeup artist
    • Terri Murray, plus size intimates fit model signed with Ford
    • Wyinnetka Aaron, Dorothy Coombs model

The Legends Showcase also marks the return of Lane Bryant to Full Figured Fashion Week as a sponsor after a brief hiatus.

For more information about the Legends Showcase or to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite here.

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