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July, 2013

Young Executive Society Fashion Show SPI Summer Fun Fashion Shoot Sensible Skincare Secrets All Eyes on Fatima Gamez Great Gatsby Match-up Fashion Designer Linda Arguello Expands her franchise


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July, 2013

Young Executive Society Fashion Show SPI Summer Fun Fashion Shoot Sensible Skincare Secrets All Eyes on Fatima Gamez The Great Gatsby Match-up Fashion Designer Linda Arguello Expands her franchise

On the cover: Our choice for the cover this issue is Spa Corpo Sano’s very own Fatima Gamez. Fatima owns and operates the spa along side her mother, Fatima Garcia. They are a great team and have made their new business a big success, catering to men & women who relish the personal touch. The cover was shot at Spa Corpo Sano in their beautiful eclectic styled lobby. Their entire interior is fashioned beautifully this way for a relaxed and tranquil setting that you must see for yourself. They are located at 616 Lindberg, McAllen, between 10th & 2nd Street. Fatima was shot by Javier Sepulveda of Sepulveda Commercial Photography. Javier became our lead photographer with this issue and we are very pleased with his fabulous work and style of photography. He has a great studio and mobile setup that he put into high gear for this issue. Javier took over 400 pictures of fashion still photography, runway shots, and on location photographs that were so good that it was really a task choosing those to publish. Thanks Javier & Cindy for helping us produce a truly eye pleasing issue.

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IN THIS ISSUE Young Executive Society Jones & Jones Fashion Show

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SPI Summer Fun Fashion Shoot Swimwear & Beachwear

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Sensible Skincare Secrets

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Missy’s Modeling Studio Annual Fashion Show

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All Eyes on Fatima Gamez

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The Great Gatsby Match-up

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STYLE SHOW HIGHLIGHTS YOUNG EXECUTIVE SOCIETY HOSTS MEN’S & WOMEN’S STYLE SHOW AT THE CLUB AT CIMARRON by Ralph Magaña

styling by Donna Hutchins Mary Landon Jones show coordinator Vanessa Saenz photos by Jac Valentine photo editing by Ralph Magaña wardrobe by Jones & Jones show location Club at Cimarron


The Young Executive Society, on April 24th, produced their first ever Y.E.S. style show at the Club at Cimarron in Mission, Texas. The Show featured a Spring-Summer wear presentation of Women’s and Men’s fashions from Jones & Jones of North McAllen that was styled by Donna Hutchings & Mary Landon Jones and choreographed by Vanessa Saenz. Backstage productions provided lighting and sound for the show. It was a fabulous style show with over 20 models on the runway with multiple apparel changes while quests enjoyed a mimosa for starters and later, a Luncheon in the Club’s Grand Ballroom. The Jones & Jones apparel selections were all made of fine fabrics that were lightweight, breezy, and of unique style and pattern.


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By our count there were roughly 300 people in attendance for this Y.E.S. function-a bit larger than expected with most coming to see the show from the Sharyland and McAllen areas. Luncheon guests enjoyed a marinated chicken breast prepared by Executive Chef Santiago De La Cruz. The luncheon guests found time to visit the beauty booths located in the Ballroom and in the Cimarron lobby. To see more of these Jones & Jones outfits viisit their store at 4500 N. 10th St., Suite #90.


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Quick Beauty Tips SENSIBLE SKINCARE SECRETS

by Natalie Bugarin

FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Orange Vegetables: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots and several types of squash, Orange vegetables are high in vitamin A, which regulates cell growth and division to regenerate new skin. Avocados are high in vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant, according to TeensHealth. People use topical vitamin E to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles or heal minor wounds while reducing scar tissue formation. It can also work as a natural face mask to infuse moisture and improve your skin’s appearance. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables: spinach, collard greens and mustard greens, are high in vitamins A and C. According to Colorado State University Vitamins A and C can improve the look and feel of your skin.

FACE WASH

Cleanser: helps keep skin clean by removing dirt, sweat, excess sebum (oils naturally produced by the skin). Toner: toner returns your skin’s pH back to “NORMAL”. Your skin needs a certain amount of oil to stay waterproof and resistant to infection. Too little oil and you have dry skin (a precursor of wrinkles); too much oil and you’ve got an oil slick and probably acne. Moisturizer : can prevent and soften dry skin, protect sensitive skin and even soften fine lines as the name implies, can help lock in moisture, which may give your complexion a more pleasing and youthful appearance.

SKIN VITAMINS

Vitamins C, E and Selenium: Research has found that these can help protect the skin against sun damage and skin cancer. And they may actually reverse some of the discoloration and wrinkles associated with aging.

MAKEUP

When you go through your morning makeup routine, your goal is obviously to improve your appearance. look for makeup products that are fragrance- and oil-free. These ingredients are typically the most irritating to the skin. Words to look for in labeling: hypoallergenic (less likely to cause allergic reactions), noncomedogenic (less likey to block pores) and nonacnegenic (aren’t predisposed to cause acne).

ALERT: Make sure to sanitize makeup brushes every 2 to 4 weeks to reduce the transfer of bacteria to the skin. This will help reduce infection, acne and will prevent the clogging of pores.

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etin-A first became popular as a prescription drug more than 25 years ago as an acne treatment. But doctors and patients soon noticed another benefit, one with enormous impact on those who were looking for a way to keep their skin vibrant and smooth. Users of Retin-A reported improvements in skin texture, including diminished wrinkles and brown spots. Early studies soon confirmed its anti-aging effects. In 1988, Dr. Voorhees at Michigan published the first study of Retin-A’s effect on photodamaged skin and found that all 30 patients who completed the 16-week study showed statistically significant improvement and in the late 80’s the Federal Drug Administration approved it as the first and only drug for the treatment of photodamaged skin and reduction of wrinkles. Since then this potent extract from Vitamin A has be transformed into a variety of different products available over the counter at safer, lower dosages. First recognized as a potent and effective treatment for acne, Retin-A, the drug known generically as retinoic acid, is derived from vitamin A. Retinol, a less potent form of Retin-A, also has some strong science to support its effectiveness as an over the counter product for damaged skin. Skin cells contain retinoid receptors that help regulate how the cell functions. As people age, their cells behave more erratically. Researchers found that consistent use of Retin-A helps normalize the cells regenerative potential, enabling it to improve skin texture and fade dark spots and freckles by causing skin cells to turn over more rapidly. It shrinks dilated pores and improves cell turnover within the pores so they are less likely to clog and become blackheads and whiteheads. But what has earned Retin-A its long-held reputation is its ability to affect the retention of collagen. Collagen is what gives skin its structure, firmness and elasticity. Repeated sun exposure breaks down collagen and, with age, cells produce less and less collagen to repair the damage. Skin wrinkles, sags and loses fullness. It does this by preventing the rise of collagenase common after UV exposure. And regular use of it also increases the amount of new collagen formed. More results show that retinoids may be successful in transforming precancerous skin cells back to normal. Before you go ask you doctor about Retin-A there are some important issues to consider. The use of full strength Retina-A should be under the management of a physician as it is


All Shoes controlled medication requiring a prescription because if not used correctly it could cause damage and sever skin irritation. Patients need to be instructed on how to apply and use it properly. There are also a range of dosages that come with different base formulas that should be selected by your doctor based on your skin type. There are lot of misconceptions on how fast it works. Some patients can become discouraged they don’t understand that results may take three or more weeks to see. But the clinical results of long term usage of effectiveness are undisputable, and if patients stay the course they will begin to see dramatic changes. In fact, the effects on collagen formation will be long lasting. For some patients it may actually make skin look worse during the early weeks of treatment causing redness, flakiness, and excessive peeling for up to eight weeks. But by 24 weeks, virtually all patients will see dramatic, marked improvements.

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Doctors generally recommend using no more than a peasize dab for the entire face. They advise using the product once every three nights (or once a week if skin feels irritated) for a couple of weeks, then every other night, eventually working up to every night if the skin can handle it. Retin-A is not recommended for pregnant women or people with rosacea (a condition that causes skin redness). Many doctors recommend applying a moisturizer over Retin-A (especially the generic versions) to help soothe skin, but suggest first waiting at least 20 minutes for the product to be absorbed. Doctors also recommend protecting Retina-A patients to avoid excessive sun exposure now that their skin is more sensitive, and that they avoid waxing while using Retina-A.

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Style Show Highlights

Missy’s Modeling Studio Annual Show by Ralph Magaña photos by Ralph Magaña & Jac Valentine

With almost 20 years in the modeling business Missy Vargas shows that she’s got the energy of a teen and the endurance of marathon runner as she prepares her gilrs for style shows and photoshoots. But, nothing is more spectacular and more intensive than Missy’s Annual Fashion Show that brings in more than 900 people each year. Upwards of 200 models from around the Valley and beyond arrived particularly early on May 20th to ready themselves for makeup and final rehearsal at around 9:00am for the 9:pm Anual Fashion Show startup at the San Juan Music Hall on May 20th. Dozens of makeup artists and hair stylists lined the south wall processing colors and curls to reflect the vintage apparel the young ladies featured later that evening. The show, as always, was made nothing short of spectacular with drop balloons, spot lights, a one hundred foot long runway, and cameras flashing like it’s L.A. The opening number featured an exotic dance routine, then a modeling segment that honored Broadway plays and the film industry for their roles of historical fashion significance. And then a special hour long preformance began with over 150 models who wore fashions that were popular since the turn of the last century through present trends. Congradulations to Missy and her models for a wonderful fashion presentation!


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The Great Gatsby Match Up Review Redford vs. DiCaprio 1974 vs. 2013 by Ralph Magaña

What a disappointment! It is actually hard to find much of anything honorable to mention about the recent Great Gatsby film featuring Leo Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby. In fact, our opinion is that it was, to put it in a nice way, time not well spent, nor worthy of a cinema ticket. And head to head, it in no way compares to the 1972 version featuring Robert Redford as Gatsby. Apart from some exceptional cinematography, the film was a flop on all accounts including musical score, casting, script, and expression of the story line. And, it is no wonder that the entertainment press corps is silent on this one after the release.

I do think Caprio has not had his greatest performance yet but please, he just didn’t fit in. For starters, although Leo’s more comical profile does fit him well, but it didn’t suit the part of the more subdued Gatsby presented in the 1924 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in the 1974 screen version by Francis Ford Coppola. Gatsby’s style was extravagent but he personally was not, and he didn’t act it. It only appears in the objects he possesses in the Coppola adaptation and in the novel. Gatsby almost never smiled in the original film, typically only when he saw

that Daisy was happy or when they joked around. DeCaprio seemed often too quick to please. The nickname “Old Sport” used by Tom says it all, and DeCaprio didn’t seem worthy of being called it in the tense scene that erupts on that afternoon in New York that ends tragically in Myrtle’s death. There is no question that Redford was the better Jay Gatsby and so down the cast lineup. As for the rest of the casting they should have considered an all-star cast for an all-time story like Gatsby, or at least waited until some became available a few decades from now! Nick, Daisy, Tom, and the attention grabbing Myrtle in the 1974 film better depicted the times which the scenes were originally set in. Mia Farrow, in Coppola’s Gatsby, above all captured the audiences with her gentle expressions and a voice that fit the part. And her now famous lines about “the most beautiful clothes”, are stolen for another character? What were they thinking? That somehow they would be better expressed by someone other than Daisy. While the musical score of the 1974 Gatsby was authentic to the times, the newer version technotunes didn’t quite fit in alongside a 1924 Rolls-Royce Roadster. Like a commonly accepted bad painting that you can’t bear to look at, the 1974 score was painful to hear. For me, it was one of those experiences where you even regret paying the $8.50 to see it.

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Linda Argüello is an industrial engineer from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and the youngest of three sisters. She just completed a Master Degree in Bussiness Administration with specialty in Quality and Productivit, graduating at the top of her class in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, at TecMilenio University. She’s a 22 year old with a driving passion for modeling and a growing fashion design and merchandising business. Linda started her business in fashion merchandising when she was just 20 years old and called it BELLA ARWEYO because that is her nickname. Her first fashion show was a year later in Mexico. Linda is no ordinary girl. She loves to dance to country music, listen to Hanson & The Backstreet Boys and hangout with friends at the Winks Saloon. Her hobbies include basketball, gymnastics, yoga, reading and going to the coffee shop, and to the movie theater with her family. When the time came for her to decide what to do in life she defined it by saying, “Do what you like & get what you want”. And, that’s what she did by creating BELLA ARWEYO, a booming internet boutique that now markets it’s wears to boutiques in the Rio Grande Valley. Linda designs her smart casual look using pen and ink then fashions her dresses with fabrics she selects herself that are comfortable in sub-tropic climates like ours. (She appears in this photo wearing a long silk dress with a pattern common to the middle east). It is lightweight, comfortable, and stylish. You can find Linda’s designs at Chick Sister’s Boutique in McAllen, Texas.. Reach her via her facebook page at www.facebook/bellaarweyo. com or you can email Linda at: linda_arguellow@hotmail.com


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About RegenPlasma™ The internal essence of the blood inside you contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors that are designed to restore and strengthen your body. RegenPlasma™, a leading edge patented technology, harnesses a high concentration of your own biological nutrient-rich cells and unleashes them to naturally promote skin health by stimulating a rebuilding of the underlying structural integrity of your skin, With a simple, quick and advantageous RegenLab™ process, your own b blood is safely prepared on the physician's premises and is delivered to your skin within the same treatment session.

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What areas can be treated with RegenPlasma™? RegenPlasma™ is derived from your own biological makeup and does not contain synthetic products, therefore, virtually any area of the body can be treated such as: face, neck, chest, hands, scars, etc.

How many treatments will I need? The basic strategy for a RegenPlasma™ program can range from one to three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Yet, once you discuss the primary priorities of your skin needs with your physician, the number of treatments could vary.

Are there any side effects? Because all constitutes retrieved in RegenPlasma™ are exclusively from you (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance. Nevertheless, before the treatment you need to disclose all the medications you are taking (including herbs) with your doctor.

How will I take care of my skin after the treatment? In order to enjoy a maximum response to your RegenPlasma™ treatment you should eat right, drink lots of water and incorporate the recommended facial care by your physician.

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