EMPOWERING WOMEN: Broadening the Definition of Beauty in Fashion and the Media

On the heels of adding author to her list of titles with the release of her debut book, The Art of Dressing Curves, celebrity stylist Susan Moses is now adding the distinguished position of advocate to her resume with the launch of Empowering Women NYC, a platform to advocate for the equal representation of ALL women in fashion, beauty and the media. The groundbreaking organization officially launched on Monday, May 9th with the “Body Inclusivity & Diversity Summit,” held in the most fitting of locations, the United Nations.

Susan gathered over 300 of fashion, beauty and the media’s top thought leaders and influencers to openly discuss how to be “agents of change,” and how to continue to democratize the industry that has slowly began changing its antiquated standards of what is deemed beautiful at the UN’s Prestigious Delegates Dining Room.

Guests of the inaugural Empowering Women NYC luncheon were first treated to the showing of the spring capsule collection of the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection which was held out on the terrace. The models for the show included the who’s who of the Curvy Girl lexicon including models Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine, bloggers GabiFresh and Nicolette Mason and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks, who served as the designer’s muse and closed the show.

Following the show, the afternoon’s epic agenda continued with the attendees listening to an eclectic mix of stellar speakers and panelists hailing from the fashion, beauty, creative and media worlds. Some of the diverse class of speakers included:

  • Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine
  • Linda Heasley, Chief Executive Officer, Lane Bryant
  • Jill Scott, three-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter and Actress
  • Sherri Shepherd, Comedian, Actress and Host of The View
  • Emme, the first plus supermodel, Body Positive Activist
  • Ashley Graham, Model, Designer, Body Activist
  • Mikki Taylor, Author &  Editor at Large, Essence Magazine
  • Brian Beitler, Chief Marketing Officer, Lane Bryant
  • Christian Siriano, CFDA Designer
  • Danielle Brooks, Actress and Star of Orange is the New Black and Broadway’s Color Purple

Lane Bryant served as the afternoon’s title sponsor with other notable brands including Bond NO 9, MSA Models, True Model Management, Beauty Blender, Mattel, Decade Citizen, Yandy.com (whose Chief Marketing Officer Charley Clemens was on hand to fete the launch of Empowering Women NYC), EMME, Glamour Magazine, Ashay Media and Kusmi Tea.

When asked about her vision for Empowering Women NYC, Founder Susan Moses responded, “It’s imperative that we continue to nurture the value of all women equally regardless of size, age and ethnicity in fashion, beauty and the media at large.”

For more about Empowering Women NYC, visit http://susanmoses.com/empowering-women-nyc/.

For more about the Art of Dressing Curves, visit: http://susanmoses.com/the-art-of-dressing-curves/.

ABOUT SUSAN MOSES

Susan Moses is a celebrity stylist who has styled for numerous magazines, television shows, films, and red carpet events. Her clients include Britney Spears, Queen Latifah, Brandy, Kathy Bates, Wynonna Judd, Jill Scott, and many others. She is a former stylist for Mode magazine, was named one of the “Six Plus Fashion Power Players on the Rise” in Ebony, and has appeared on HSN to help the network’s plus-size audience dress. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information about Susan Moses, visit her website, www.susanmoses.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

naughty or nice lc event

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

ideas-led –> strategists –> content creators –> brand builders

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.