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Michele Mcphee M
ichele M. Walden Mcphee brings chic to the term “knitwear.” Through her MICHI knitwear designs, Walden Mcphee creates sophisticated knits that are easy to wear and easy to pack. With off-the-shoulder designs and hip-hugging evening attire, or loose and breezy, summer afternoon wear, MICHI knitwear makes a unique statement for all women – tall, short, large, small and in between. Walden Mcphee custom designs and fits the piece for her client and does not call the outfit complete until the customer is satisfied. A Queens, NY native, Walden Mcphee, has been knitting over 20 years. Initially hand knitting all of her designs, Walden Mcphee’s fashion statements have included jumpsuits, bathing suits, dresses, suits, two-piece outfits, sweaters, shrugs and scarves. For more information visit www.michiknitwear.com
he 5 foot, 9 inch tall Ghanaian, has spent the biggest part of his life in the fashion arena. I have worked on my own Fashion Label as well as with other partners in his field of work. Due to my crave for fashion; I has sponsored a variety of Beauty Pageants in Ghana. These include Miss Ghana 2002 (Central Region’s
Representative), Mr. and Miss Kiddafest 2003, Miss Ghana 2005 Southern Zone qualifiers, Miss Legon 2006, Face of Legon 2007 both project’s of the University of Ghana, Central University College’s Miss Obaasima 2007, the first edition of Mac Tontoh and the Kids - 2005 and Miss Ecowas Ghana 2010. “I am also a member of designers who create design concepts using Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL) fabric for the company during Promotional programs.My clientele base are Diplomats, Bankers Business Ex-
ecutives and everyone. EVENTS MANAGEMENTS I am the first person to launch a Modeling Agency in Ghana called Slick Walk in 2005, I have directed and choreographed several fashion projects in and out of Ghana. Some of which are Sketches of Ghana 1 and 2, Miss Galaxy West Africa 2008 – Nigeria, the Couple’s Pageant 2009 (organized by the Sabah Hall of the University of Ghana), and Miss Ghana 2009 Regional Road Show; Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Eastern and Greater Accra Region.”
Six Steps To Beautiful Skin
Step One...Determine your Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry Skin may appear taut, feel dry after cleansing, and may be prone to flaking without the use of a moisturizer. This skin type may have small pores and rarely experience blemishes.Combination-to-Oily Skin can often cause a slight sheen on the complexion, especially on the T-zone. This skin type may have large pores and experience more consistent breakouts.
Step Two...Select your Skincare System: Based on your skin type, select a daily system that will best meet your skincare needs. Products may also be purchased individually to create your personal skincare routine.Basic Skincare, Anti-aging Skincare, Special Skincare (for acne prone skin), or Men’s Skincare.
Step Three...Select your Eye Cream: Because the skin around the eye area is the first place aging appears, an eye cream is essential for every skincare routine.
Step Four...Select a treatment for your skincare concerns: Supplement your skincare system with products to treat and address your personal skincare concerns. Some examples: 1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles 2. Dull, Rough or Uneven Skin 3. Loss of Firmness 4. Dry Skin 5. Blemishes 6. UV Protection
Step Five...Treat your skin gently: Cleanse: Cleanse your skin twice daily, in the morning and evening. Tone: Tone Skin in the morning and the evening to complete the cleansing process and prepare skin for treatment products. Treat: Apply your treatment products in any order. Moisturize: Moisturize in the morning and evening. During the day, choose a moisturizer with SPF, to help protect skin from the sun’s aging rays. Apply eye cream as the first step of moisturizing. Protect: In the morning apply SPF for longer protection and all day moisture.
Step Six: Eat a Healthy Diet, Don’t Smoke and Manage Stress: A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. Add nutritional supplements to the diet.
Caroline Monick Design
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young French designer sees the world through rose-colored glasses. Her name rhymes with romantic and unique, just like her first collection of cocktail dresses that accepts all the nuances of her favourite colour, from the old delicate pink to “flashy” fuchsia. Sensual silk, enhanced with a touch of lycra, Caroline Monick’s models combine elegance and bucolic mind. These dresses are sexy and naive at the same time ... A timeless style, inspired by nature and the rhythm of the seasons which allow the creator to live, in her little country village. From Provincial France to Los Angeles, the city of all dreams, Caroline Monick has taken the plunge, at the age of 24!
Her mantra mode? “My imagination is limitless. I design my models for women in search of originality, comfort and harmony.” For more information visit www.carolinemonick.com
Jinny Jean was born and raised by loving and dedicated parents who encouraged her to speak her mind and pursue her dreams.
With lessons incorporated from her physically active life-style, her collection is often characterized by its practicality. She firmly believes in the natural beauty of the curves of a women’s body and balances this feminine element by packaging her design within somewhat masculine structure and functionality she has always admired in military uniforms. For more information visit www.jjactivewear.com
THEDESIGN • All garments are made from extremely comfortable, soft and high quality nylon micro fiber spandex. • Extra wide, soft knit underbust provides comfortable, yet secure support. • Built-in hipster shorts provide gentle compression and extra coverage for unsightly undergarment lines.
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EDITOR Alba Henderson EDITORIAL/ GRAPHIC DESIGNER Denzel Henderson PRODUCTION MANAGER Theron Alexander PRODUCTION MANAGER Hamidou Sylla PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Renee George PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Cassandra Ogbozor EVENT DESIGNER Daniel Friday PROGRAM EDITOR Theron Alexander HOST Lisa Stroud ALBASEXCLUSIVEEVENTS.COM WEBSITE EDITOR Alba Henderson FASHION DEPARTMENT FANTASY HAIR DESIGNER Christina Martin HAIR DESIGN ASSISTANT Chantel Corely HAIR DESIGN ASSISTANT Mandioulla Sylla MAKEUP ARTIST Amari Smith MAKEUP ARTIST Chantel Corely DESIGN ASSISTANTS Desarea Howell DESIGN ASSISTANTS Mary Fabeijo DESIGN ASSISTANTS Dalila John ACCESSORY ASSISTANT/DRESSER Camille Brown ACCESSORY ASSISTANT/DRESSER Melanie Leonce ACCESSORY ASSISTANT/DRESSER Shanoy Thompson TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY Fred Goode PROPS Tamara SOUND Cedric Weary COMMERCIAL VOICE OVER Mr. Williams GREETER Summayyah Townsend USHER Tasmireh USHER Tasmireh USHER Ayanna MEDIA Domonique Waldren CONTRIBUTORS Loureannie Reynoso Claudia Robles Keshania Kimbrough SPECIAL THANKS TO East Orange Board of Education Mr. James Lemon, Arts Director Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Art
artist Evi-Ashley Santiago
Hairchristina Stylist latoya Christina LaToya first discovered that she knew how to braid on cornrows. This new talent open many door for Christina to practice, watch and learn from many places. She went to Monroe College for business and accounting but it wasnâ€™t her dream. Then she decided to go to beauty school. She attended Empire Beauty School in Nov. 2009, which was the best 9 months of her life. After graduating, she worked at Destination Style beauty salon in which she assisted and was mentored by one of the greatest Beauty Surgeon, Dave Ray. Upon her traveling and work-
ing in the salon, she entered the Hydroveil hair competition in November of 2009. While working with Dave Ray Christina has travelled to Florida, Ohio, Alabama, and Atlanta marketing as well as creating fantasy hairstyles.
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THE FASHION LAB The Fashion Lab Program is a fast-paced
(Online Student – ST. LOUIS) Chelsea is 26 year
workshop offered to individuals who are
old who always had a passion for fashion de-
interested in the fashion industry including costume design. It is designed to provide beginning courses in the areas of fashion sketching, hand sewing, sewing, designing, patternmaking, portfolio making, and marketing. They are also trained in business ethics, meeting deadlines, oral and written communication and presentation. The workshops are offered several days per week at The Cicely Tyson School, high school students only. The course is also offered for six-weeks (2 hour classes) in various locations throughout Essex County and Online (without the sewing courses).
The students are en-
couraged to explore the various career
THE NEW SERIES
CHELSEA MODRAK sign. She decided to take the online course to brush up on her skills in fashion sketching, business planning, portfolio, budgeting, designing and marketing.
During her course she was
asked to design and construct a bridal gown and flower girl dresses. The program provided
The New Fashion Series is an annual event
Thelina is an 18 year old senior currently at-
and is produced as a 3-Day event to pro-
tending Cicely Tyson School. She also has a
vide the participants of The Fashion Lab
passion for fashion design and fashion market-
Workshop a platform to showcase their fashion design pieces, an opportunity meet other industry experts, network and make sales, bottom line.
blossomed during participation in The Fashion Lab. Thelina, recently designed and constructed her prom dress with matching jewelry. In and major in Fashion Design and Fashion Mar-
The event also provides exposure to emerging and independent national and international designers, jewelry designers, hair designers, fashion stylists, makeup artists,
runway assistants, graphic designers and various artists in the art and performance industries. If you are interested in participating as a
choices in the industry through research
non-student, please contact Alba Hender-
and hands on projects, to further their ed-
son, Alba’s Exclusive Events at albasev-
ucation and increase in knowledge. The
firstname.lastname@example.org, Registration for online
program will include artistry makeup, run-
and hands-on classes are ongoing, limited
way modeling and fashion show produc-
tion in the near future.
ing. She knew what she wanted to do and just
the fall, she will attend Philadelphia University
her the opportunity to showcase her designs. Chelsea is here visiting from St. Louis.
Tony is an 18 year old senior currently attending Cicely Tyson School. Tony is a film major, however always had a passion for fashion design. He began designing clothes as a hobby and began his journey as a Fashion Lab participant this year. He has since then, produced â€˜selfdirectedâ€™ photo-shoots, and designed numerous pieces for the BOLD AND ARTSY FASHIONISTA. Tony is a visionary and eager to pursue his education in Fashion Design at Centenary College.
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Tashauna Benjamin Joane Dolisat Monica Edmundson Ryan Elie Keyanna Elkerson Safiya Forde Taj Greene Tatianna Gregory Dominique Henderson Glenwood Jones Flyd McLean Nadjy Morse Adesuwa Onaghinor Soltier Guillen Qianna Dixon Destiny Rodriquez Nyree Shelton Clarise Simmons Adnet Tomlinson Joseph Taylor Sana Fatoumata Asia Lemon Trennell Fauntleroy Jennifer Sweet Ms. Lewis Mrs. Rae-Dudley
The New Fashion Series 2012 Event