MEDIA ALERT: FAMED JAZZ GREAT Papo Vazquez Hosts Master Class and Concert Fundraiser for New York City School

Famed jazz musician, Angel “Papo” Vazquez, is teaming with the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts (www.clefclubofjazz.org) along with local business owner, Howard Feigenbaum to share the gift of music with the next generation. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Papo Vazquez will be conducting a master class and \nconcert for the students of PS173

in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The music event will serve as a fundraiser for the elementary school’s music program.

“A couple of months ago, I responded to a need for help from a music teacher at. PS173, my alma mater, ” said Howard Feigenbaum. “I remember being in third grade and getting a recorder and just how special that was. Well, music is making a come back, but as we know, there isn’t a lot of funding. I reached out to, Papo, who does this [regularly] in inner-city schools and he agreed to hold a master class and concert for the kids at PS173.” The Papo Vazquez Workshop Fund (care of The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz) will be picking up half the cost for the event and Feigenbaum has guaranteed the other half. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the last day of the school year.

Those interested in donating to the cause can send a check to The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz 736-38 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146, referencing Papo Vazquez workshop fund on the check.

For more information about the master class and concert, please contact Howard Feigenbaum at fdelicafe@aol.com. For press inquiries contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

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MEDIA ALERT: FAMED JAZZ GREAT Papo Vazquez Hosts Master Class and Concert Fundraiser for New York City School

Famed jazz musician, Angel “Papo” Vazquez, is teaming with the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts (www.clefclubofjazz.org) along with local business owner, Howard Feigenbaum to share the gift of music with the next generation. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Papo Vazquez will be conducting a master class and \nconcert for the students of PS173

in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The music event will serve as a fundraiser for the elementary school’s music program.

“A couple of months ago, I responded to a need for help from a music teacher at. PS173, my alma mater, ” said Howard Feigenbaum. “I remember being in third grade and getting a recorder and just how special that was. Well, music is making a come back, but as we know, there isn’t a lot of funding. I reached out to, Papo, who does this [regularly] in inner-city schools and he agreed to hold a master class and concert for the kids at PS173.” The Papo Vazquez Workshop Fund (care of The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz) will be picking up half the cost for the event and Feigenbaum has guaranteed the other half. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the last day of the school year.

Those interested in donating to the cause can send a check to The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz 736-38 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146, referencing Papo Vazquez workshop fund on the check.

For more information about the master class and concert, please contact Howard Feigenbaum at fdelicafe@aol.com. For press inquiries contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

MEDIA ALERT: FAMED JAZZ GREAT Papo Vazquez Hosts Master Class and Concert Fundraiser for New York City School

Famed jazz musician, Angel “Papo” Vazquez, is teaming with the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts (www.clefclubofjazz.org) along with local business owner, Howard Feigenbaum to share the gift of music with the next generation. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Papo Vazquez will be conducting a master class and \nconcert for the students of PS173

in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The music event will serve as a fundraiser for the elementary school’s music program.

“A couple of months ago, I responded to a need for help from a music teacher at. PS173, my alma mater, ” said Howard Feigenbaum. “I remember being in third grade and getting a recorder and just how special that was. Well, music is making a come back, but as we know, there isn’t a lot of funding. I reached out to, Papo, who does this [regularly] in inner-city schools and he agreed to hold a master class and concert for the kids at PS173.” The Papo Vazquez Workshop Fund (care of The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz) will be picking up half the cost for the event and Feigenbaum has guaranteed the other half. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the last day of the school year.

Those interested in donating to the cause can send a check to The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz 736-38 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146, referencing Papo Vazquez workshop fund on the check.

For more information about the master class and concert, please contact Howard Feigenbaum at fdelicafe@aol.com. For press inquiries contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

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)

Meet Me Series x PLS Events

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

@kimdillinger

Alexis Bennett

E-Commerce Editor at InStyle

@_alexisbennett

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.

 

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 

 

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.