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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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.




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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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/.


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: AVOLINAD and DANI NEW YORK Sign On As Sponsors For The Beauty Box Expo International (BBE)

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NEW YORK, NY– Recently launched event series, The Beauty Box Expo, International (BBE) , announced that New York-based couture brand, AVOLINAD and fashion company, DANI NEW YORK has signed on to be sponsors for the inaugural tour of the beauty and bridal expo events beginning with next month’s two-day event taking place in Manhattan.

“The Beauty Box Expo, International  is pleased to have  DANI New York and AVOLINAD on  board  because they are the true masters  of  quality,” said BBE Founder, Native Elianor.  “Their support of both the tour and the American Heart Association speaks volumes as both companies are aligning with the vision  of the BBE brand and its overall mission as it travels the world. ”

DANI NEW YORK is a full service alterations company which also houses couture atelier brand, AVOLINAD. Located in the heart of New York’s Garment District, the company has been a full range of fashion services catering to boutiques, fashion houses, specialty stores and private clientele for over fifteen years. DANI NEW YORK, who is the title sponsor for the tour, is also donating three closet makeover packages (valued at $2,000).

In addition to serving as a contributing sponsor for the overall event series, On August 9th, as part of the bridal event, the AVOLINAD design team of Natalia and Joe Baez, will auction three red, custom made couture gowns. A portion of the proceeds from this auction will benefit the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Campaign.

The Beauty Box Expo, International (BBE) will launch the 2015 tour this August in New York and will hit Atlanta, DC, Houston, and Vegas as well as international locales including Toronto (Canada), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Dusseldorf (Germany), London (UK) and Sydney (Australia). For brands interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor, email contact@beautyboxexpo.com. Media interested in attending and pre-event interviews, email tamara@qmedia-pr.com  or contact@moccabrandmedia.com. For additional information about the Beauty Box Expo or to purchase tickets, visit www.beautyboxexpo.com


Dani New York is a full service alterations company, located in the heart of New York City’s famed Garment District.  The company provides a full range of services that are all performed in-house and caters to boutiques, specialty stores, fashion houses and private clientele. Dani New York also houses couture atelier brand, AVOLINAD founded by design team Natalia and Joe Baez. For more information about DANI New York and the services offered, visit www.daninewyork.com.


THE BEAUTY BOX EXPO (BBE) is a series of beauty and bridal focused events created by New York-based hair and make-up artist, Native Elianor. Launched in 2015, the Beauty Box Expos are one day events designed to showcase, educate and provide interactive experiences for attendees featuring new and established brands alongside the most innovative products and services in the Bridal, fashion, cosmetics and skincare industries. For more information about BBE International, visit www.beautyboxexpo.com.



New York’s Native Elianor Launches the Beauty Box Expo Series Tour Catering to the Wedding and Beauty Industries

NEW YORK CITY— Native Elianor,  the highly successful New York-based hair and make-up industry professional and CEO of GlamMuaHds, announced the launch of her newest venture, The Beauty Box Expo, International. A series of beauty and bridal centric events, the Beauty Box Expos (BBE) are one day events designed to showcase and educate attendees through interactive experiences featuring new and established brands alongside the most innovative products and services in the wedding, hair, cosmetics and skincare industries. The series kicks off with its inaugural events in New York City on June 7th and 8th at Shadow Boxers, located at 215 West 40th Street in midtown Manhattan.

“From a very young age, fashion has been my life,” says Beauty Box Expo Founder, Native Elianor. “Since I was 12, I have been making people look and feel beautiful—whether it was through hair, make-up or styling. I wanted everyone to look fab. I started BBE as a way to reach a larger audience. Along with a great group of colleagues, I can provide advice, tips, services and more. BBE will provide the platform for all the tools needed for an individual who wants to stay on top of the trends in hair, make-up and fashion and to further their career.”

On June 7th, BBE launches the Bridal Expo. This day long event is designed to bring together future brides, grooms and couples renewing their vows with vendors and brands from the wedding community. This is a “one-stop-shop” for all things bridal—from the engagment to the nuptials to the golden anniversary and everything in between. With live wedding fashion presentations and demonstrations from noted industry professionals including: Laramie Glen, celebrity Make-up artist and Founder of Book Your Look and Aleetha Clanton, CEO and Founder of the Glass Slipper Wedding Boutique, couples get a chance to plan their wedding in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Beauty Expo, on June 8th, is a one-day beauty fest catering to industry professionals featuring panels, demonstrations, new product launches and more. The focus is to foster real connections between brands and professionals. Attendees have an opportunity to interact directly with vendors and leading experts through hands on expreineces and one-on-one meetings. Slated presenters and speakers include airbrush make-up expert Kelly King; Wailane Miller- Ellis; the CEO of Pink Blush Hair; filmmaker and producer Marc Enette; shoe design artist, John Asford; stylist and trend consultant, Styles Lewis and noted professional photographer, Jose Pagan.

Those attending the Beauty Box Expos will  also enjoy live music, savor a delectable menu provided by some of the city’s notable chefs; get pampered with free manicures, receive tips from skin care specialists; watch live hair and makeup applications from celebrity stylists and see what the latest and trendiest fashion by industry experts and more.

The Beauty Box Expo will be touring 18 cities across the United States and Canada. For more information about the expos or to purchase tickets, visit www.beautyboxexpo.com.

For sponsorship opporunties, email the Beauty Box Expos at contact@beautyboxexpo.com.

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



THE BEAUTY BOX EXPO (BBE) is a series of beauty and bridal focused events presented by New York-based hair and make-up artist, Native Elianor. Launched in 2015, the Beauty Box Expos are one day events designed to showcase, educate and provide interactive experiences for attendees featuring new and established brands alongside the most innovative products and services in the Bridal, fashion, cosmetics and skincare industries. For more information about BBE International, visit www.beautyboxexpo.com.


Native Elianor is a New York-based hair and make-up artist that caters to the unique beauty needs of her clients. Specializing in services including traditional and airbrush make-up application, custom wig installations, fantasy hair, nail artistry, eyelash extensions, facials and men’s grooming, Native has worked on high fashion editorials, campaigns, music videos and more. A certified beauty expert featured in top- tier magazines including Elle, Portfolio, Vogue Italia, Sessions, Essence, and more.  Native’s mission is to evoke beauty every step of the way. She is the CEO of GlamMuaHds.


SK WiLBURNaturally MeSTAY by Stacey Angela and the team at Siena Media Group would like to congratulate America’s Next Top Model alum, Camille McDonald on the upcoming birth of her bundle of joy. Check out the pics from this weekend’s shower!


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PRESS: Plus Model Asia Mone’t Featured in the new Creme Bralee Campaign

Plus Size Fit Model, Asia Mone’t in the new Olivia bra by Creme Bralee


Plus Size fit model, Asia Mone’t is one of the featured models in the new Creme Bralee campaign that showcases the brand’s new style which includes detachable garters, a garter shoulder strap and a sexy keyhole panty.

What has everyone talking about this campaign? Everyone is taking note as “it was very rare to see two different sized models wearing the same style – both looking just as sexy,” as one buyer is quoted as saying.






A Very Good Super Bowl Week for TATTOO BOOSTER!

It's been a very busy Super Bowl Week for TATTOO BOOSTER. Check out Patricia Reinders (CEO of SULA NYC  and TATTOO BOOSTER) with the Denver Broncos' Demaryius Thomas! Also pictured on the far left is celebrity photographer,Martika de Sanders and Ford Model, Anastasia Leung Lo Hing.

It’s been a very busy Super Bowl Week for TATTOO BOOSTER. Check out Patricia Reinders (CEO of SULA NYC and TATTOO BOOSTER) with the Denver Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas! Also pictured on the far left is celebrity photographer,Martika de Sanders and Ford Model, Anastasia Leung Lo Hing on the far right.






Luxe Colore Celebrates Site Relaunch with Exclusive Preview Event

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NEW YORK, NY, December 2, 2013 – Luxe Colore (www.luxecolore.com), the New York-based online lifestyle and shopping destination has announced that it will officially unveil its newly upgraded site at an exclusive preview event on December 12th.

Founded by Tanya Sotillo, Luxe Colore is geared toward the consumer who embraces luxury, quality and the uniqueness of global style. She has created a site that welcomes those who set trends, exude elegance and have the confidence to stand out from the rest.

With its new look, Luxe Colore reflects the site’s mission of luxury along with a bevy of new brands that span fashion and beauty. “We were very intentional in bringing our user experience to life. I believe the new website shows our growth and passion to create a new shoppers experience”, said Ms. Sotillo, who personally curated all the brands featured on the site.

The Luxe Colore preview will take place from 7pm to 10pm at the famed Sol Studio (www.thesolstudio.com) in Harlem. The event will give guests an opportunity to peruse some of the featured brands on the site, sample delectable delights and tantalizing cocktails courtesy of SVEDKA Vodka.

Those interested in attending this exclusive event are encouraged to RSVP via www.passporttoglobalstyle.eventbrite.com.



Launched in 2011, Luxe Colore is an online lifestyle and shopping destination focused on bringing unique luxury items from around the world to the trendsetter. Created by owner and founder Tanya Sotillo, theLuxe Colore team meticulously selects fabulous brands and products to showcase, thereby empowering these emerging designers and brands to connect with new customers.  The idea is to inspire consumers with unique statement pieces and designs.  For more information, please visit www.luxecolore.com.


Luxury Plus Brand, Ann Nahari to Present Spring/Summer 2014 Collection During New York Fashion Week;

Teams with Japanese Creative Services Team, Augment

 New York, NY – Ann Nahari (www.ann-nahari.com), the Los Angeles based luxury plus brand, announced today that its Spring/Summer 2014 collection will debut during the famed Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Featuring the classic yet modern designs of Sumiyyah Rasheed, the highly anticipated presentation will take place on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Select Space, located at 315 West 39th Street in the heart of the Garment District.

Known for creating high end plus size ready-to-wear and lingerie, Ann Nahari is a well established global fashion brand who has successfully shown collections in Dubai and Istanbul. The brand targets curvaceous women sizes 14-22 who seek quality fabrications and impeccable fit. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection was inspired by the designer’s southern California beach lifestyle complete with a sensual yet serene color palate featuring vibrant blues and pinks in contrast to classic black and white.

Just as with her American debut last season, Sumiyyah Rasheed (the design mind behind the full figured collection) has enlisted the Underwraps Agency (www.theunderwrapsagency.com) to cast and produce this season’s presentation. Ann Nahari has also teamed with the famed Japanese creative services agency, Augment (http://augment.cc), who will be creating hair and make-up magic for the showcase.

“This is my second season working with the talented Nailah Lymus of the Underwraps Agency.  I’m happy she’s onboard to bring the vision to life,”said Ms. Rasheed. “I’m also excited and honored to collaborate with Augment — I am sure they will bring an international flair which will enhance the ambience of the collection.”

The Ann Nahari Spring collection will be available for viewing to invited guests at noon, 2 and 4pm.

For information or to RSVP, please contact Tamara Walker at tamara@sienamediagrp.com.


SAVE THE DATE!  Plus Size Brand Ann Nahari to Show during NYFW

Plus Size Brand Ann Nahari to Show during NYFW