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.

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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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CELEBRATING THE FULL SPECTRUM OF BEAUTY

Famed Photographer, Jose Pagan, to  Be a Part of Women’s History Month Showcase at Brooklyn’s Kalahari Gallery

 

New York fine art and fashion photographer, Jose Pagan, recently announced his inclusion in the upcoming BeautiFULL Spectrum exhibition at the Kalahari Gallery in Brooklyn. The exhibit, a selection of blacklight work showcasing the female form, goes on display in honor of Women’s History Month. The open reception takes place on March 18th.

A product of the cultural richness and vast talent that New York is known for, Jose Pagan has been garnering a great deal of attention in today’s market for his work as an artist and as a fashion photographer.  This month has been rather busy for Jose with a successful run of his Charkralicious exhibit in Harlem and sponsoring the photography for the runway debut of luxury plus designer, PLY Apparel during this past season of New York Fashion Week.

BeautiFULL Spectrum represents Pagan’s exploration into the “unseen.”  Combining the beauty of the feminine form and his experimentation with the blacklight photo technique, he was able to “shed a visible light into an invisible world.” Featuring bodies of all shapes and sizes as well as colors and creeds, the exhibit shares with the audience, a human experience—frozen in time.

“It pleases me to honor the female form in all its diversity and who it represents– a blessing from the Creator,” Jose Pagan recently said when asked about his choice to participate in the Women’s History Month exhibition at the Kalahari Gallery.

The opening reception for BeautiFULL Spectrum will take place from 6 to 8pm on Friday, March 18th at the Kalahari Gallery, located at 1101 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. To RSVP, contact Angela Hope Weusi at 917.757.0170 or Jose Pagan at 917.361.5305. For media inquiries, contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

ABOUT JOSE PAGAN

Jose Pagan is a New York-based fine art and fashion photographer known for his eclectic and creative vision. A product of the culturally rich landscape of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, Pagan has been using his dynamic talent to take the market by storm. His work has graced the pages of both high fashion and niche editorial publications around the world including ELLE Brazil, PLUS Model Magazine, Designer Original and Music Insider Magazines. Jose has worked with some of the industry’s most innovative brands including Adrian Alicea and the Underwraps Agency (the world’s first Muslim and modest modeling agency) but all the while still making the time to give back through his work with such charitable groups as Hunks4Hope (anti-domestic violence) and with the X Collective, the non-profit arts organization where he is also a board member. His artist endeavors are routinely on display at galleries around the city. For more information about Jose Pagan, visit. www.paganphotography.org.

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PRESS RELEASE: Contemporary Jewelry Brand, Amber Poitier, To Debut During New York Fashion Week

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New York, NY— Amber Poitier, high end contemporary jewelry brand, announced today that it will debut its premier collection during New York Fashion Week. The gallery style presentation entitled Breathe.Pray.Love, will take place on Tuesday, February 16th in Manhattan’s trendy NoMAD neighborhood.

Launched just last Fall by New York based designer Alicia Appleton, Amber Poitier draws its inspiration from nature and the city. The line features handcrafted pieces constructed of wood, metal, leather, and acrylic shaped in chic, modern yet edgy designs.

Breathe.Pray.Love, the line’s first collection—inspired by the memoir and film, Eat.Pray,Love—is a metaphor of the designer’s journey in the fashion world. Breathe being a representation of letting go of her twelve-year stint in corporate fashion (exhale) and embarking on a new path (inhale). Pray depicts Appleton’s search for direction, peace and happiness. Ultimately, Love is exemplified in the collection that showcases her renewed passion to create.

“Corporate fashion simultaneously educated and jaded me,” Alicia said recently. “The creation of the Amber Poitier brand and the new collection has rejuvenated my love for designing again. It has allowed me to step into my purpose.”

The invite only event which begins at 5:30 PM, will feature an art gallery style presentation where guests are invited to stroll through the displays of texture and color to experience and shop the collection.

For press inquiries or to RSVP, contact qmediapr@gmail.com. For sales inquiries, contact amberpoitier@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT AMBER POITIER

Launched in September 2015 by Alicia Appleton, Amber Poitier is a high end contemporary jewelry line featuring innovative handcrafted pieces constructed of leather, wood, metal and acrylic. The burgeoning accessories brand draws inspiration from nature and the city resulting in chic, modern yet edgy collections. For more about the brand, visit www.amberpoitier.com.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Luxury Curvy Brand, PLY APPAREL, to Showcase Fall/Winter 2016 Collection During New York Fashion Week

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NEW YORK, NY–  Luxury curvy brand, PLY APPAREL announced today that it will be showcasing its Fall/Winter 2016 Collection during New York Fashion Week. The runway show, entitled 2.12 The PLY Experience, featuring classic yet modern designs, will take place Friday, February 12th in the famed Johannes Vogt Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Launched in 2013, PLY Apparel has quickly become synonymous with creating high end ready-to-wear collections. Headed by creative couple Pamela and Lamarr Nanton, the boutique brand caters to the curvaceous woman, who seeks quality construction and impeccable fit in sizes 8-22 with extended sizes available.

In addition to empowering and inspiring curvy and full figured women, PLY has a secondary mission—it is in the fight against breast cancer. Recently, Pamela celebrated 10 years of being cancer free.  She has often stated that fashion helped her live through cancer and Nanton pays it forward by having the fashion line help others survive. Each season, the creative couple donates a portion of the proceeds from the collection to continue the fight.

The invite only event will begin with a VIP cocktail reception followed by the show. Guests will be treated to the musical stylings of Johnny King (hailing for the same talented family as renowned singer Evelyn “Champagne” King) followed by the designer’s trunk show at 7pm.

For more press inquiries contact qmediapr@gmail.com. For sales inquiries, contact lnanton@plyapparel.com. To RSVP, visit http://www.plyapparel.com/rsvp.

 

ABOUT PLY APPAREL

 

PLY APPAREL was founded on the principle that all women should have access to modern, stylish clothing.  Launched in 2013 by husband and wife design team, Pamela and Lamarr Nanton, PLY provides the curvy and full-figured woman with fashion-forward, high quality fit and fabrics. The boutique brand is proud to say that both lines are MADE IN THE USA (both in New York’s famed Garment District and around the country)—ensuring great quality and the continued tradition of manufacturing in the United States. For more information about PLY or to shop the collections, visitwww.plyapparel.com

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PRESS RELEASE: ARE YOU NAUGHTY OR NICE?

Global Shopping Platform, Luxe Colore, Teams with Brand Builders, Ashay Media Group, For Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event

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NEW YORK, NY–  Luxe Colore (www.luxecolore.com), the ecommerce destination for discovering notable, emerging global designers, artists and makers; is teaming up with the curation from Ashay Media Group, to host an exclusive pop-up salon on December 11th, just in time for the holidays.

The shopping event, entitled The Luxe Colore Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop-Up Salon is a curated showcase and pop-up salon, exploring the collision of international style as art. The concept is to connect New York’s tastemakers with innovative fashion and beauty brands from around the world.

Taking place at DRIFT, located in the trendy High Line section of Chelsea, the pop-up salon will offer an exclusive audience four hours of private shopping; one-on-one styling sessions with Jonathan Brodrick of A+E’s lifestyle makeover series, B.O.R.N. to Style; and limited-edition items from the 12 designers and artisans carefully selected from an open call of more than 200 submissions.

The pop up event will run from 6pm – 10pm at 508 West 26th Street in Manhattan. A two-hour preview for press will begin at 4pm with sounds by DJ Tillery James of Art-A-Funk.

To attend the press preview, contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com or Tanya Sotillo at tanya@luxecolore.com.

Those interested in attending the exclusive event are encouraged to RSVP via http://bit.ly/NNH-RSVP.

 

 

ABOUT LUXE COLORE

Founded by Tanya Sotillo, Luxe Colore is a curated platform suited for the sophisticated shopper who embraces luxury, distinctiveness of global style and a taste for the unconventional.  Luxe Colore’s team of curators travel the world to find the most exceptional treasures. Delivering an experience of artistry, void of the fast fashion model, steeped in the love of craftsmanship, global citizenship and authenticity. For more information, please visit www.luxecolore.com.

 

ABOUT ASHAY MEDIA GROUP

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Ashay is a multidisciplinary, creative and branding agency with a 360 approach to developing integrated solutions for their clients. They’ve united a crew of strategists, technologists, artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers and tastemakers, creating a diverse pool of creative professionals passionate about transforming digital and physical spaces into storytelling channels. Their team of magic makers possess the unique ability to work across all media platforms and have a proven track record of delivering culturally-relevant and meaningful campaigns for fashion and lifestyle brands producing power results for their clients. For more information, please visit www.ashay.com.

CELEBRATING SURF & CURVES

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 Famed Luxury Swimwear & Resort Brand to Debut 2015 Collection during Fashion Week LA

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES–  After a recent hiatus, luxury resort and swimwear designer Stacey Williams announced today that she will be debuting her 2015 collection during Fashion Week LA next month. The capsule collection, entitled Surf & Curves: A Burlesque Experience, will mark the much anticipated return of Williams’ Stay by Stacey Angela brand. The showcase will take place on March 14th at the Runway Boutique in Los Angeles’ famed Miracle Mile.

Stay by Stacey Angela has always represented the jet-setting women in my life who live to look fabulous,” Ms. Williams said.  “My brand makes women feel confident and sexy—like our favorite fashion icons throughout the years.  We are all iconic in our own way. The re-launch of Stay by Stacey Angela showcases the icon in all of us.”

Credited by some for creating the “crochet” wear trend, Stay by Stacey Angela established itself from its onset as a sexy, edgy brand for the jet-setting woman with her own unique style sense. Found in the most chic boutiques in fashion capitals around the world including Los Angeles, Miami and Tokyo, this distinctive line graced the pages of some well-known publications including the Miami Herald, Lincoln Road Magazine, Complex, and NYLON as well as featured on Vh1 and America’s Next Top Model. Ms. Williams’ creations are quickly becoming coveted pieces by the celebrity world and has been spotted on the famed curves of Natalie Stewart (the “Floacist” of R&B duo, Floetry) and Angie Stone.

A huge fan of vintage fashion, pinup culture and the sex appeal of burlesque, the Surf & Curves collection was inspired by the beauty of women in all their various shapes and the desire to create the confidence to go with it. Teaming with Lauren Tyler, the principal make-up artist of IV Valentine Makeup Artistry, Inc. and the Founder/Curator of Afro-Pinup— which celebrates brown women in burlesque and performance art, Stacey Williams will be presenting the capsule collection during an evening of fashion, shopping and cocktails at Runway Boutique, located at 807 South La Brea Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted by the personality behind the celebrated blog, The Curvy Socialite, Tamara Walker, the event will bring together some of LA’s most influential tastemakers, fashion insiders and press while raising awareness about Epilepsy, one fashionista at a time. The presentation will take place from 5 to 9pm on March 14th for an intimate gathering of invited guests.

For more information about Stay by Stacey Angela, contact Stay Media at staymedia46@gmail.com or Quintessential Media at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

ABOUT STAY BY STACEY ANGELA

Designed by and named after Stacey Williams, STAY BY STACEY ANGELA is a high end swimwear and resort label based in the New York area. Catering to the fashion forward jetsetter with a unique sense of style, the brand features luxe, one-of-a-kind pieces crocheted by hand. Found in boutiques the world over, Stay by Stacey Angela has becoming synonymous with edgy, sexy apparel that celebrates a woman’s curves in all her beautiful shapes and sizes. Credited by many as the creator of the “crochet” wear trend, Stacey Williams has quickly established herself as the go to designer for today’s travel-centric woman.

ABOUT RUNWAY BOUTIQUE

Inspired by the symbiotic relationship between art, music and fashion, RUNWAY BOUTIQUE encapsulates the truest definition of culture by providing a medium for designers and artists to showcase their talent throughout the store, via fashion shows and during boutique events. Empowering women through fashion, Runway Boutique embraces every style of woman to make her fabulous.

ABOUT AFRO PINUP & IV VALENTINE MAKEUP ARTISTY, INC.

Lauren “IV Valentine” Tyler is the Principal Makeup Artist/Activist for IV Valentine Makeup Artistry INC. in the New York Metro area. She has been an industry professional for 11 years with experience in stage, video, film, runway, and fashion/editorial. For more information, contact Lauren at 973.433.6668.

Afro-Pinup, founded and curated by Ms. Tyler is the celebration of brown women in burlesque and performance art. Brown women in performance art have opened doors for many of the notable and acclaimed women of color in film, television, music and fashion. For more information, visit the Afro-Pinup website.

ABOUT THE CURVY SOCIALITE

THE CURVY SOCIALITE is a lifestyle blog that covers a wide range of topics including fashion, beauty, health & fitness, food, travel, entertainment and current events. Tamara Walker is the personality behind the famed lifestyle blog. A regular contributor to various publications including Raine Magazine, Lucky Magazine and Examiner.com, Ms. Walker has been featured in a variety of media outlets including the New York Post and Ladies’ Home Journal. For more information visit The Curvy Socialite Blog.

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