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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

EMPOWERING THE WOMEN OF THE CARIBBEAN

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Caribbean POSH Magazine Announces Panelists for 1st Annual POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI

 

Caribbean POSH Magazine Publisher and Founding Editor, Janette Brin, announced today the panelists for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on April 2nd on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.

The first of its kind in the British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI is a one-day event designed as an intimate day of inspiration and empowerment with influential and dynamic women from diverse industries including fashion, entertainment, marketing, finance and more who share their journeys in the world of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful in business. Panelists will share their stories, lessons learned and wisdom garnered in their pursuit of their dreams. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to get an insider’s knowledge designed to educate, motivate and inspire.

“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 period,” Janette Brin said when asked why she began the Power Brunch event. “This event is an unapologetic fun and stylish way to celebrate today’s Caribbean woman. We’ve pulled together a dynamic panel of positive, talented, and successful women who are willing to share their stories and insight business and entrepreneurship.  We will be discussing Brand Building & Development, Observing Real Customer Needs & Thinking of Solutions, and Effective Networking. It’s going to be really intriguing coupled with food, fun, fashion and fellowship to brighten the future of everyone in attendance!”

The inaugural event, hosted by MTV Tempo host and model, St. Croix native Janeisha John, has drawn a diverse group of women hailing from a variety of Caribbean nations and beyond. The 2016 Class of Panelists are:

  • 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

The Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI looks to grow and host events in various destinations. The sponsors for this year’s event include Korbel California Champagne, Cointreau, Road Town Wholesale Ltd., CCT Life Unlimited, itiba LLC, Sabelle, Trefle, Bella Blooms, Smiths Ferry Services, and Vivid Streaming. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch. .

For sponsorship information, email: Janette Brin at jbrin@caaribbeanposh.com.

For press opportunities, 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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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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CHOPPED WINNER, SHEHU FITZGERALD, OPENS NEW EATERY IN NEW YORK CITY

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NEW YORK, NY—JUNE 2013— Born and bred in New York, famed chef, Shehu (pronounced SHAY-U) Fitzgerald is returning home. The 2011 winner of the Food Network’s competitive cooking program, Chopped, Fitzgerald recently opened a high end eatery called the Phunky Elephant (www.thephunkyelephant.com) in his hometown of Staten Island. Located at 1271 Bay Street, the Phunky Elephant is a gastro pub that specializes in high quality, fresh and seasonal cuisine. On Monday, June 24th, Shehu will be hosting a grand opening event to celebrate his newest venture.

Expanding on the concept first developed by the British (two distinct menus served in two separate seating areas), Fitzgerald presents a unique spin on the idea of a gastro pub with a menu of “Twisted American Cuisine”—American comfort food taken to another level. Seasoned with his own deliciously blended spices from his newly launched line, The IllChef, Shehu has created a tantalizing bar menu featuring his unique take on some of America’s favorite dishes. With a rustic pub setting, the Phunky Elephant offers patrons a relaxed yet upscale feel with two seating areas that presents a choice of a cozy, intimate culinary experience in the dining room or a more upbeat atmosphere in the main room.

New York’s food enthusiasts and tastemakers are invited to experience an evening of cocktails and decadent crudités creations. Guests get to mix and mingle and sample the Phunky Elephant’s offerings. Festivities begin at 6pm.

For press inquiries, contact Tamara Walker at tamara@sienamediagrp.com

To RSVP, contact Tanya Sotillo at Tanya@luxecolore.com

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Winner of the Food Network’s Chopped, famed chef Shehu Fitzgerald, opened a new eatery in New York City. Located in Staten Island, Fitzgerald’s newest venture, the Phunky Elephant is a gastro pub specializing in high quality, fresh seasonal “Twisted American Cuisine.” Shehu will be hosting a grand opening event on Monday, June 24th at the pub which is located at 1271 Bay Street, Staten Island. Festivities begin at 6PM.

 

THIS WEEKEND: Naturally Me’s Chaundra Smith @ ‘Fro Fashion Week

ATTENTION NATURAL HAIRNISTAS!

Going to be in Atlanta this weekend? If so, check out ‘Fro Fashion Week, one of the biggest celebrations of all things natural. While you’re there, check out Naturally Me founder, Chaundra Smith, at booth 6 in the Lennox Room. Chaundra’s going to be hosting a conference session at 1:45pm on Saturday as well!