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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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.

 

 

“DARING” TO DREAM

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The Ladies Who Lunch Heads to Atlanta

 

NEW YORK, NY – June  2013—The Ladies Who Lunch (www.theladieswholunch.org) founder, Latisha Daring, is bringing the movement to Atlanta. The third stop on a four city tour, the Ladies Who Lunch is an empowerment lunch series that focuses on women entrepreneurs who aspire to impact their communities and the world-at –large through their business ventures and strategic partnerships. The Atlanta event will take place on June 15th at the Renaissance Midtown Atlanta Hotel, located at 866 Peachtree Street in northwest Atlanta.

An afternoon of empowerment, the Ladies Who Lunch is brings together some of the most dynamic women across a diverse spectrum of industries to share their experience in the world of business and entrepreneurship  and  what it takes to be successful women in business with an intimate crowd of like-minded women. Panelists will share their stories, lessons learned and wisdoms garnered in the pursuit of their dreams. Guests will have the chance to get an insider’s knowledge that will motivate, educate and inspire them to craft their own dreams. The fabulous women of the Atlanta panel are:

 

  • Nicole Garner, the principal of high profile event planning, fashion and lifestyle public relations and marketing firm, The Garner Circle PR
  • Marisa King Redwood,  the “brand architect” and CEO of Buzz Brand Marketing, Inc.
  • Tammy Williams, the quintessential storyteller and the founder of the ground breaking Open Rivers Studios
  • Dr. Heavenly Kimes, leading Atlanta area dentist and founder of Heavenly Dental Associates, inc., author, speaker and business powerhouse

 

Debuting at the last event in Washington DC,  Ladies Who Lunch will featuring the Marketplace, a curated collaboration of unique brands and products—highlighting local brands that marry viable business strategies with successful execution in presentation. The overall mission of the Ladies Who Lunch is about supporting dreamers. Latisha has been a supporter of independent designers and small businesses since 2000– particularly as the former owner and buyer for the well-known boutique, Pieces of Brooklyn. She has played a major role in helping to build brands both nationally and worldwide by introducing new talent to consumers for over a decade.

“Our goal in presenting Ladies Who Lunch is to sow the seeds of change that leave a lasting footprint on the community,” says Ms. Daring, the design mind behind the emerging high end women’s wear line, Ashtyn.

Ladies who Lunch with Latisha Daring will be hosting their last event for 2013 later this month in Chicago. For more information about the luncheon series or to purchase tickets, visit www.theladieswholunch.org.

For sponsorship opportunities, email Latisha Daring at info@theladieswholunch.org.

For press opportunities, email Tamara Walker at tamara@sienamediagrp.com.

 

 

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

Latisha Daring Launches Ladies Who Lunch, Empowerment Lunch Series for Women

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Latisha Daring, the highly successful New York-based fashion designer, announced the launch of her newest project, Ladies Who Lunch with Latisha Daring (www.theladieswholunch.org). An empowerment lunch series geared towards women entrepreneurs who aspire to impact their communities and the world at-large through their business ventures and strategic partnerships, the luncheon series kicks off in New York City on March 17th at the famed Tribeca Grill Loftlocated at 375 Greenwich Street.

“Our goal in presenting Ladies Who Lunch is to sow the seeds of change that leave a lasting footprint on the community,” says Ms. Daring, the design mind behind the emerging high end women’s wear line, Ashtyn.

Ladies Who Lunch is designed as an intimate afternoon of inspiration and empowerment with influential and dynamic women across a broad spectrum of industries who share their experience in the world of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful women in business. Guest panelists will share their stories, lessons learned and wisdoms garnered in the pursuit of their dreams. Attendees will have the chance to get “real world” insider’s knowledge that will motivate, educate and inspire them to become the architect of their own dreams. The New York event has drawn a distinguished panel including:

·         Mona Scott-Young, entertainment mogul

·         Tai Beauchamp, style expert, TV personality and entrepreneur

·         Dream Hampton, culture writer

·         Julee Wilson, style and beauty editor, Huffington Post/Black Voices

·         Laurie Angela Cumbo, city council candidate and founder of MOCADA Museum

·         Tanasha Pettigrew, luxury real estate expert

·         Nanci Neffi Walker, expert in sustainable eco-living

·         Carline Balan, co-owner of Balan Inc, a luxury lifestyle agency

 

Ladies who Lunch with Latisha Daring will be heading to Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington DC. For more information about the luncheon series or to purchase tickets, visit www.theladieswholunch.org.

For sponsorship opportunities, email Latisha Daring at info@theladieswholunch.org.

For press opportunities, email Tamara Walker at tamara@sienamediagrp.com.

ABOUT LATISHA DARING

A visionary and trendsetter, Latisha Daring has always walked to the beat of her own drum. Born in Brooklyn (the creative capital of New York City), Latisha has been making strides in fashion and business since 2000 when she opened her own retail destination, Pieces.  For a decade, Pieces was the go to location for fashionistas looking for hard to find labels, trendy brands and inspired designers. In the spring of 2009, inspired by the birth of her daughter, Daring launched her own contemporary line, Ashtyn. With two successful business ventures under her belt, Latisha has decided to embark on another journey with the Ladies Who Lunch empowerment series. The event brings together a diverse group of successful and affluent women that work in various industries. By having these women share their stories and their journey of success, Latisha is recreating the cycle of success one dream at a time.

 

ARTICLE: YOUNG BLACK PROFESSIONAL GUIDE FEATURES SUPER HUSSY MEDIA’S AIESHA TURMAN

On the heels of a successful debut screening of the Black Girl Project in New York and gearing up for the first leg of the BGP tour (taking place in DC on September 25th), Brandy Tape of Young Black Professional Guide profiled Super Hussy Media filmmaker Aiesha Turman.

Check out the article here.

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