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Editor’s Letter, Bringing Love + Light to You this Holiday Season

Dream Stars

Gladys Girls

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At the Cover Shoot

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Staff

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10 Ways to Take Care of YOU, 2022

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Contributors

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Gladys JetSet, Novotell Miami Brickell

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She Walks in Beauty, DIVALUKKY

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Betsey Johnson’s 80th Birthday Collection

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Gladys Fashion, Club L London Holiday Style

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Shine On, Photography by Peter Müller

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Walking in Memphis, by Karen Holly Berliner

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Desert Queens, Photography by Peter Müller

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Deck the VENUE Halls, by Karen Holly Berliner

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A-List

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The Jewel Box

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Gladys Cover Story, Jocelyn Boucher

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Gladys Most Inspiring People of 2022

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Holiday Dinner (But First Dessert) by Karen Holly Berliner

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Gladys GIfts

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Gladys 22 Top Models of 2022

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Gladys Featured Designers

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New York Fashion Week 2023

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Milan Fashion Week 2023

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Gladys Event, Salon Monte 2nd Anniversary

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Gladys Events, Hermes Fit, by Jenny Leeser

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Gladys Featured People

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Gladys Events, Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries

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Gladys Dream Stars

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Gladys Dream Star Finalists

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Gladys Girl Finalists

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Jenny and the City, Kate Linder

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Bringing Love + Light to you thisHoliday Season! Have you ever been to a medium for a reading? I haven’t, but it has always intrigued me. And after getting to know our Cover Star, spiritual medium Jocelyn Boucher, I’d love to have a reading by her. You see, she was given this gift after a childhood tragedy and found her gift and passion to bring comfort to those looking for answers. Overcoming so many challenges and turning her life into service to others makes Jocelyn our choice for Our Most Inspiring Person of the Year! Read her Exclusive Interview starting on page 50 and then see who made it onto our most prestigious list of the year starting on page 54, Our Most Inspiring People! Madonna, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Meghan Trainor & Betsy Johnson (who is celebrating her 80th birthday in 2022) all made our list! Longevity, talent, and inspiring others, this group of Inspiring People were selected in their respective fields for their talent and story. Congratulations to everyone! Next we decided to name our 22 Top Models for 2022! Whether they are just starting out or already have a career under their belt, we selected these 22 models for their work ethic, passion and humility. At every level of their careers, we know they have the right values and the right stuff to be successful! The Holidays are such a special time of year for so many and we have included sparkling looks for your next party, venues to hold your next party and gifts to give. At Gladys we have always been about spreading Love + Light and we have always highlighted people who have a dream and who inspire others. So, sit back, enjoy this edition of Gladys and remember if you have a dream, we are here to share your story. When you live in love and light, you will not go unseen. Ignite the world with every flame of your being.

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Cover Credits COVER MODEL: Jocelyn Boucher PHOTOGRAPHER: Mo Mendes/Granimo Studios DESIGNER: New York Lace Couture ( Taunton) newyorklacecouture.com VIDEO: Ian Davis/Davis Visual, Davisvisual.com HAIR/MAKE UP: Kimberly Savage/Zreya’s Salon (Sanford Maine)

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a magazine dedicated to anyone who has been inspired to pursue their dreams by someone they love.

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ANDREA PATRICK FORTE Editor-in-Chief Managing Director FABIAN FORTE Director of Development ELIZABETH LYNN Creative Director SUSAN FONTAINE Travel Director KAREN HOLLY BERLINER Associate Director of Fashion West Coast JENNY LEESER Associate Director of Fashion East Coast MONTE DURHAM Associate Director of Fashion North East Coast OLGA KWASNIEWSKI Fashion Features Directors ANNA KATHRYN KOVACH, CARLY BRIGAMAN Writers KAREN HOLLY BERLINER, ANDREA PATRICK FORTE, ANNA KATHRYN KOVACH, OLGA KWASNIEWSKI, JENNY LEESER, LIRIDONA GJOKAJ Art International Director of Photography DJORDJE BUKVIC Cover Photographer MO MENDES /GRANIMO STUDIOS Photographers DONNA JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY, KASSANDRA LEE, GRANITESTAG.COM JENNIFER YSUIZA, MICHAEL WYPASEK, LISA WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY DONA PHOTOGRAPHY, VERA VARLEY

International Photographers DJORDJE BUKVIC, PETER MÜLLER Design SUSAN FONTAINE GladysMagazine.com Director JASON MCCRANIE Social Media Strategist JOSEPHINE ANTHONY Business Director of Development ELIZABETH LYNN

Advertising Executives ELIZABETH LYNN, CARLY BRIGAMAN, DEBRA WILSON Culture & Lifestyle Development Manager DEBRA WILSON Production Assistant DEVIN SEARS Our Forever Gladys Mascot MAX Articles, Letters and Press Releases: Articles and letters may be edited for clarity and length and may be published with space providing. Articles and letters submitted to us may not be used in any other publication, printed or online. Submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. We are not liable for missing articles. Copyright Information: No part of this publication may be reproduced, by any means, print, electronic or other without prior written permission. Acceptance of an advertisement does not imply an endorsement by Gladys Magazine. Gladys Magazine disclaims responsibility for the statements, either of fact or opinion advanced by the contributors and/or authors. Gladys Magazine reserves the right to revise or reject any advertisement and only the publication of the advertisement shall constitute acceptance. Gladys Magazine is not responsible in whole or any part for any advertisement or typographical error. Gladys Magazine P.O Box 951, Connellsville, PA 15425 ph: (724) 322-6026 email: info@gladysmagazine.com, website: gladysmagazine.com

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Gladys Contributors

Olga Kwasniewski

Associate Director of Fashion North East Coast

Mo Mendes Granimo Studios, Salem MA Cover Photographer Known For: Portrait, pageant and fashion photographer. Inspired by: Inspired by so many great photographers like Brooke Shaden, Lindsay Adler, Von Wong, and so many more.

Karen Holly Berliner

Known For: Passion for Fashion. Serial Entrepreneur. Philanthropy. Inspired By: People and their Talents

Gladys Travel Director, Contributing Writer

Social Media: Facebook: Olga Konstanzia IG : Olga_Konstanzia See Event Coverage on pg: 92

Known For: AUTHENTICITY in all that I do, say and live by. Being a mental health warrior Inspired by: My fabulous family, even those who have left us too soon— special shout out to my daughter Janine Famoso, who is a brave leader and a brightly sparkling star—and my dear, fabulous friends, old and new.

Social Media: FB: Facebook.com/granimo IG: instagram.com/granimostudios Website: granimo.com Email: info@granimo.com

Social Media: facebook.com/KarenHollyBerliner Instagram: @Karen_Craves @Karenhollyish LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/karenberliner

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Armani beauty is pleased to announce Brazilian model and activist Valentina Sampaio as its newest face.

International social media trailblazer, actress and entrepreneur Amanda Cerny revealed a different side of herself as she posed for the new campaign shoot for GLAMIRA in Palm Beach, Florida, to promote the jewelry brand’s collaborative “Amanda Cerny X GLAMIRA” selection. Cerny, now a brand ambassador for GLAMIRA, was photographed by legendary Tony Duran while she was wearing the new selection.

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Novotel Miami Brickell Miami, Florida

NOVOTEL MIAMI BRICKELL is a 12-story property comprising 275 deluxe guest rooms and suites, with 5,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. The hotel also features a rooftop swimming pool, and Vista Pool Bar that boasts stunning views of Brickell’s striking skyline and Biscayne Bay. Located in the lobby area, UVA bar is your home to enjoy a wonderful selection of Chilean and Argentinian wines, signature Latin American spirits, light tapas-style fare, global news, sports and weather. The bar also features a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 pm. At Lima, the hotel’s signature restaurant, guests can experience the thrilling simplicity of flavorful contemporary cuisine with inventive yet well-balanced dishes for wholly delightful meals to enjoy. UNPARALLELED FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS Novotel Miami Brickell’s onsite food and beverage options are complemented by the neighborhood’s cocktail lounges, karaoke spot, and a bevy of fine-dining and casual eateries, including waterfront establishments and the choices along vibrant Mary Brickell Village. Miami’s special annual food and barrage promotion, Miami Spice, is in full swing from August through September, when dozens of top restaurants showcase special three-course meals for just $28 for lunch/brunch and $42 for dinner. CENTRAL LOCATION Novotel Miami Brickell offers easy access to Virginia Key and Key Biscayne and its public beaches, nature preservers, parks and Miami Seaquarium. The Metro is steps away from the hotel, a convenient way to journey north to bustling Downtown Miami, home to various parks, theaters, museums, the FTX Arena and the Brightline, a highspeed line that runs from Miami Central Station to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. A quick ten-minute car ride south from Novotel is picturesque Coconut Grove and its CocoWalk of shops and eateries, Italian Renaissance-style Villa Vizcaya, as well as many historic sites and parks. Little Havana, Miami’s Cuban neighborhood, lies to the west with Latin restaurants and live music shows, while South Beach and its nightspots and beautiful beaches are about seven miles away. 10 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022


Gladys JetSet MODERN EASY LIVING Novotel’s mantra of “Modern Easy Living” drives the brand to always offer guests a comfortable and memorable type of stay. Its intuitive and modern design, coupled with its innovative and cutting-edge technology, continually results in a relaxed, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel exemplifies all the brand’s elements and is centrally located, making it the ideal place to stay for business and leisure travelers. Guests can enjoy its convenient access to the very best of Downtown Miami, Port of Miami, from the area’s top businesses, outstanding shopping, an eclectic dining and nightlife scene, worldclass art, and more. SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM The hotel also prides itself on its strong eco-friendly actions. In 2011, its parent company Accor launched Planet 21, a sustainable program to improve its hotels’ performance with sustainable initiatives. ABOUT NOVOTEL Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts offers destination hotels designed as comforting and energizing places where guests can ‘press pause’ and take time to enjoy the moments that really matter. The brand’s wide array of hotels, suites and resorts offer a multitude of services for business and leisure guests alike, including spacious, modular rooms with natural and intuitive design; 24/7 catering with nutritious choices; dedicated meeting spaces; attentive and proactive staff; family zones for the youngest guests; multi-purpose lobbies; and accessible fitness centers. Novotel, which has over 530 locations in more than 60 countries is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

ACCOR Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, of which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivaled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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She Walks In Beauty

The Movement of Modern Whimsical Romance DIVALUKKY is a UK-based, black-owned brand that launched in 2010 as a bespoke fashion house with unique evening and couture pieces - all made by hand to assure quality and fit are absolutely perfect! The brand also offers ready-to-wear garments as well as bridal with a signature style that includes structured, elaborate pieces and contoured silhouettes with a contemporary twist. Combined with absolutely gorgeous fabrics, delicate embellishments and embroideries, DIVALUKKY’s breathtaking pieces are made for the bold and glamorous woman. DIVALUKKY is available at Wolf & Badger and to shop online at divalukky.co.uk Inspired by the beauty of harmony, The Movement of Modern Whimsical Romance Collection by Nigerian Designer Anita Chialuka Ebeledike strives to embody the delicate sense of beauty portrayed in Romantic art and literature with the unique features of Nigerian fashion shining throughout. The modern collection is captured in the poetic lines of the Lord Byron poem “She Walks in Beauty,” representing beauty as a delicate harmony of dark and light which can be easily shattered by “one shade the more, [or] one ray the less.” Each piece is carefully thought out in a meticulous balance of shimmering fabrics, bold colors, and intricately structured design, drawing out the poem’s muse through designs that feature both cool and warm tones to mimic the interplay of light and dark . Every detail works in tandem to create a hand-made work of art to make the wearer feel empowered and sexy.


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Betsey Johnson’s 80th Birthday Collection Betsey Johnson’s 80th birthday and we are celebrating with an 80th Birthday Collection that draws inspiration from her incredible legacy within the fashion industry. Featuring an iconic assortment of Betsey’s colorful and punk illustrated prints, the brand is re-releasing some best-selling prints of the 80’s and 90’s in a super comfy, cotton spandex fabric. Betsey Johnson’s fun, conversational prints of roses, spiders & traditional style tattoos are sure to turn heads and create smiles with their bold & playful aesthetic. Starting at just $35, the full collection contains RTW pieces, handbags, jewelry and shoes that everyone will love. BetseyJohnson.com along with Macy’s in store and online. Gladys Holiday Issue 2022 21


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Club L London has you covered with all the hottest styles you need to see you through this special occasion. Looking for sparkle? Then choose from a dazzling range of sequin or metallic looks. Dressing up and in need of some sophistication? Look no further than their body hugging maxi dresses or curve contouring jumpsuits. It’s all about you, so Club L London is here to help you make the most of it! clubllondon.us

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Walking in Memphis

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis

by Karen Holly Berliner

The 1991 hit song “Walking in Memphis” originally by singer and songwriter Marc Cohn, so powerfully recalls this iconic artists first visit to Memphis—the strong roots of some of the most influential musicians such as Al Green, Isaac Hayes and of course, Elvis Presley. Per the beautiful lyrics, the song embodies a lot of the spirit and character of the city and as you walk through town (as indeed you can cover quite a bit by just plain walking), lines from the song point out wondrous things about Memphis and some key sightseeing spots. First and foremost, to take in these simple and ready pleasures, it’s best to check into a lodging spot which allows you central access.

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Enter Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis. With its history infused location being the very first hotel on Beale Street (just 15 minutes from Memphis International Airport) Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis is scant footsteps from Downtown Memphis, where its distinct musical culture, Memphis-centric food, dining spots and vibrant nightlife await in all of its color and glory, quite proud and unapologetic at that! This dynamic 227-room hotel opened April 2021 as the only hotel to tout a Beale Street address, resplendent with top notch cuisine, a sprawling rooftop bar and interior and exterior design elements, inspired by the heritage of Memphis, ‘Home of the Blues.’ Fusing history with contemporary flair, the front desk and concierge desk are made from repurposed metal and materials from the historic William C. Ellis and Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop Building, designed by the Memphis Metal Museum. Have a stroll throughout the hotel and take in the wall folk art, that akin to an old speaker, treble clef inspired light fixtures and hallway carpet pattern designed to mimic sound-waves. Keeping with the theme, the guest rooms and suites each have wallpaper behind the beds with images of original materials from the Ironworks building. The king rooms feature shower walls etched with the names of different signature elements for which Memphis is known. 36 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

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BECK & CALL At Beck & Call here again, guests will notice wallpaper that looks like the acoustic foam of a recording studio, as homage is paid throughout the many spaces. Perched eight stories high Beck & Call is a bustling rooftop whiskey bar serving uniquely crafted cocktails and small plates. The whiskey menu is comprised of a well curated collection of whiskeys and bourbons, including local flavor with libations from Grind City Brewery and Old Dominick Distillery, just steps away from the hotel. This is Memphis’ only rooftop bar and dining venue, showcasing unobstructed views of the Mississippi River and famous “M Bridge” (where the view of the M Bridge Light Show can be enjoyed!). The wrap-around balcony allows for panoramic views of both the riverfront and city skyline and features fire pits, an outdoor bar and intimate seating for gathering. Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis at a Glance:

CIMAS Restaurant

1. Downtown’s only resort-style pool featuring a zero-entry infinity pool, cabanas and a deck for hosting live entertainment 2. Beck & Call rooftop whiskey bar 3. Lobby dining options including CIMAS and CIMAS Lobby Bar 4. A 24-hour Lobby Market with handy grab-n-go beverages and snacks 5. 12,500 sq. ft. of meeting space 6. A state of the art 24-hour fitness center 7. 24-hour room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking 8. Pet-friendly accommodations up to 50 lbs.

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CIMAS LOBBY LOUNGE CIMAS Lobby Lounge promises a vibrant and social atmosphere where you can sip to your hearts delight, on a variety of libations before or after a night on the town.

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CIMAS is the hotel’s signature eatery situated on the Mississippi Riverfront, serving Latin-American inspired fare with a Southern twist. Look out for delightful menu choices fast becoming signatures, such as the Beale Street Burger, bacon, American cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, smoked cheddar remoulade with barbecue spiced fries and so many other palate pleasers. Dine inside or dine alfresco on the outdoor patio with views of the river and its resort-style pool. Meetings & Events Housed within the circa-1879 historic William C. Ellis and Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop Building, the hotel boasts about 9,000 square feet of meeting space (12,500 sq. ft. total.) The space has been restored to create a state of the art meeting venue, while keeping the building’s old world charm, including the original exposed brick walls and beams with dramatic arched windows overlooking the Mississippi. Though the warehouse itself is historic, everything inside is fully updated for the 21st century, including modern audiovisual technology. The meeting spaces include THE FOUNDRY, PATTERN SHOP, WEDDING SHOP and the EVENT LAWN, all set up for ease in accommodating. Gladys Holiday Issue 2022 37


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And As You Walk Through Memphis.. …perhaps you will take a stroll across Big River Crossing, where you can have one foot in Tennessee and one foot in Arkansas or give your walking shoes a break and hop aboard an authentic vintage trolley car through historic Downtown.

GRACELAND HOME OF THE BLUES

Blues, rock-n-roll, soul and jazz music can be heard nightly along Beale Street and throughout the city, though what’s a trip to Memphis without visiting Elvis’ homeland, Graceland? Experience the magic of Graceland this holiday season with festive events to celebrate one of Elvis’ favorite times of the year. In season, visitors can enjoy their Holiday Lighting Weekend on November 1719 and special holiday tours of Graceland Mansion and grounds, decorated for the Christmas season from November 17-December 23. Graceland will be adorned for the holidays in 2022 from November 17, 2022, through January 8, 2023. graceland.com/christmas

BEYOND THE MUSIC

The National Civil Rights Museum should not be missed, with exhibits tracing the history of the civil rights movement from the 17th century to the present. civilrightsmuseum.org

THE BIG MOJO TOUR

An inside look at Memphis’ music scene with the Big Mojo Tour, a fun, musical journey featuring Memphis’ greatest attractions including a guided tour of Sun Studio, where legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis launched their careers. Also, the Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum and Stax Museums offer guided tours and memorabilia from legendary artists such as Johnny Cash and B.B. King. backbeattours.com/tours/memphis-mojo-tour/

THE FOOD SCENE

THE ORPHEUM The Orpheum is a landmark performing arts spot that’s been an iconic part of Memphis since 1928. Check out the schedule and indulge in the magic of the live arts. orpheum-memphis.com

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Mouthwatering barbeque fare awaits you at Memphis’ world famous BBQ at Rendezvous. Next time, enjoy an evening listening to the Blues live complete with a happy hour at BB Kings, right on Beale Street. hogsfly.com, bbkings.com/memphis


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Gladys Wine, Dine & Stay

Deck the VENUE Halls! by Karen Holly Berliner

Finally this year, my annual cookie cutter holiday plans get ditched and buried beneath my incoming pile of holiday postcards from family and friends. Lethargically they hibernate like hung over Christmas cards from bygone seasons forgotten. I see my friends and family sipping nutmeg speckled eggnogs, warming up for the big holiday meal at home while I get ready to head over to the venue that I have so mindfully chosen, to celebrate in style and with abandon, if you please. And in fact--- I do please. LIMANI NEW YORK: Limani New York is a Greek-Mediterranean dining destination located in the heart of Rockefeller Center. What better place to get into the holiday spirit then Rockefeller Center? Helmed by Executive Chef-Partner M.J. Alam, Limani New York highlights clean Mediterranean flavors with an emphasis on whole fish flown in daily from the Mediterranean. Enter to find a sprawling white marble bar, an expansive dining room with high ceilings and white leather seating and a sparkling blue infinity pool. Offering the perfect venue for holiday celebrations of various sizes, Limani New York has an elegant private room on the main floor for more intimate gatherings as well as an additional private room downstairs for larger events. In the fall and winter months, individual heaters allows for watching skating rink activities and in December as always, the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Southampton Social Club

Unbeatable. SOUTHAMPTON SOCIAL CLUB: Located in the town of Southampton in the fabulous Hamptons South Fork, at this venue, the library is located directly adjacent to the main indoor bar, which is perfect for larger group dining affairs for up to 24 people. The space is also ideal for intimate cocktail parties for up to 30 people. In addition, the VIP Stage is located at the head of their old world dining room which also turns into a lively nightclub on weekends. With seating for 20 guests, this area is perfect for that larger holiday party that wants to enjoy an upscale dining experience and then linger for a late-night holiday bash. Multiple menus are offered in these two locations as this venue features a wide variety of customizable menus, thanks to their award winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf. Also, 3 Full Service Bars feature their mixologist crafted cocktails, indoor dining, a lavish outdoor patio and 3000 square foot garden, South Beach inspired cabanas and a vast array of entertainment options. Your entire holiday event will be customized to your specifications.. THE OVAL: The Oval is nestled in the well-designed space within La Devozione at Chelsea Market showcasing a variety of dry pasta shapes paired with specific ingredients and flavor notes. As each dish is prepared in its own pan, as Executive Chef Alessio Rossetti has 750 pans at his disposal, creating inventive pasta courses in front of the guests. At La Devozione, General manager/wine director Max Tierno has curated a wine list focused on France and Italy from a blend of top notch producers in Champagne, Burgundy and Piedmont. The program features up and coming producers in addition, from developing wine regions like Campania, Calabria, and Sicily. Highlights from the cocktail menu include the Di Martini, a dry Martini made with Marconi 42 gin, dry and blanc vermouths, one infused with sun-dried tomatoes and Fino sherry presented in a separate glass with pickled green strawberry and cherry tomatoes compressed in tomato water. Festive enough to plan a holiday party there? I’d say so. 46 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

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Limani NYC

La Marchande

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LA MARCHANDE: Located in the Wall Street Hotel at 88 Wall St., La Marchande is Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser’s French brasserie with a hip neighborhood feel that modernizes classic French fare through global ingredients. Chef John’s vision is one that embraces vinaigrettes and broths instead of heavier traditional sauces, resulting in a lighter spin. Beverage Director/ Advanced Sommelier Amy Racine has added to this an expertly curated predominantly French wine list, as well as vermouth-powered cocktails. The Wall Street Hotel presents a stylish and cultural center in the heart of New York City’s Financial District. Housed in the landmark Tontine building, this hotel offers guests an elegant and gracious experience. With vibrant colors expressed in its lounges, luxurious rooms and a versatile event space, this can be the epicenter of your next holiday celebration! The Oval

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ocelyn Boucher North Shore Medium

“YOU ARE NOT A HUMAN ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, YOU ARE A SPIRIT ON A HUMAN JOURNEY.”

Jocelyn is a naturally gifted evidential psychic medium and spiritual healer. She has over 15 years of professional experience. She received the most remarkable gift of being able to communicate with the other side when she was 3 years old. Jocelyn started her career as an Accountant after high school. After a few years she was guided to leave the Corporate office to pursue her natural healing abilities. Born with these gifts and seeing spirit in everyday life, she was taught and trained to use her gifts with Divine purpose and understanding. Her compassion, wisdom and calming nature enables my clients to feel comfortable and at ease, as she passes along incredibly accurate and personal information. Jocelyn brings warmth and humor to her public demonstrations. Her messages reinforce that our departed loved ones are always around us, and that the spirit lives on. Jocelyn has a very strong connection with the spirit realm and has a strong reputation of being honest, accurate and gifted. She has been featured in newspapers and on radio. She has utilized her BA Degree in Holistic Health and Alternative Medicine and is currently working on publishing her first book. Jocelyn is a Certified Evidential Medium, Certified Reiki Master Practitioner, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Certified Lightrian Angel facilitator, Certified Akashic Practitioner, Past life regressionist, Teacher and Mentor. Jocelyn will work with anyone who needs life coaching, wants to receive a message from spirit or whoever is in the need of a healing treatment. Jocelyn will be hosting monthly workshops for those who are interested. She has opened up her own Healing, Wellness Center in Hampton NH for those who would like a personal healing, reading or to develop your gifts.

Interview by Andrea Patrick Forte Photography by Mo Mendes/Granimo Studios

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“YOU ARE NOT A HUMAN ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, YOU ARE A SPIRIT ON A HUMAN JOURNEY.”

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HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE THIS GIFT? WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WERE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PERSON FOR OTHER PEOPLE?

My gifts started at a very young age. I was involved in a very unfortunate accident that took the life of my older sister. I was only two years old when the accident happened. I was playing with my older sister (she was 3 years old) and I took away the play telephone that she was playing with. She knocked me down and when I started crying my mom came over to us and put her in the corner for time-out. She reached for the plastic telephone and called Jesus. She told him to come get her and that she wanted to be one of his angels. The next day an 18-wheeler truck lost its breaks and crashed through our house. I was thrown on impact, and she was tragically killed. We ended up moving into an apartment in town after our house was destroyed. I started seeing and talking to people that wasn’t in human form. After further investigation it used to be an old funeral home. I believe because of the impact it heightened up my sensory perception and right after that I was able to see and communicate with spirits. Everyone assumed my imaginary friends were fake, but they in fact were real. I was able to describe the original owner of the property in great detail. For years I struggled with survivor’s guilt. It wasn’t until about 15 years ago when I started stepping into my gifts full time that my sister Charity came to me in a visitation saying that I was chosen. It was her accident that made me into the spiritual healer that I am today. That I was supposed to heal people in large numbers and bring peace to the suffering. She stated that her mission was complete, and I am who I am today because of her. She truly is my guardian angel. Gladys Holiday Issue 2022 51


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“I DO BELIEVE EVERYONE CAN DEVELOP THEIR INTUITION AND GIFTS.”

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CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU WHEN YOU’RE GETTING A MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE ON THE OTHER SIDE? WHAT ARE YOU SEEING OR HEARING?

I would like people to know me as a Spiritual Medium. I see and communicate with energy. I don’t have the lottery numbers and I don’t know what your future will be. Everyone has free will and can change the outcome and can choose different paths. As a Spiritual Medium, I’m a felt sense reader. I feel the energy first (on how they passed) see faces in my mind (the person who has departed) and then a download happens. The download is who they were, names, dates, shared memories are given and who they were while they were here in human form. If the spirit has not fully transitioned, I will see them as an apparition.

DOES YOUR GIFT GROW STRONGER WITH THE MORE WORK YOU CONTINUE TO DO?

I feel my gifts growing stronger every day as I continue to expand. I have multiple degrees. I’m constantly learning or teaching something. I started up my own Metaphysical School last fall. Seacoast School of Spiritual Arts located in Hampton, NH. I own my own Spiritual Wellness Practice in Hampton NH as well. I also own a Sacred Travel Business. I am currently working/ rebuilding a school in Kenya Africa. I’ve received all my certifications as a Certified Spiritual Medium, Integrated Holisitc Medicine, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, Angel Facilitator, Minister and a Death Doula. I’m looking for something else I can add to my tool belt. I love the feeling of completion and learning as much as I can.

DO YOU THINK THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN DEVELOP A GIFT SIMILAR TO YOURS IF THEY WISH TO COMMUNICATE WITH SPIRITS? I do believe everyone can develop their intuition and gifts. For

myself, I have found that Mediumship is sensory influenced. Heightened awareness. The more sensitive you are the easier it is to bring those gifts to the surface. When I teach development classes I can tell right away which category to place my students in. Some are more sensitive than others. There is a large variety of different gifts that people have that we can expand on.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP AS A MEDIUM?

It was really tough growing up. I had a horrible childhood. After the death of my sister, my father was killed a few years later. I grew up very poor. I can remember hiding from the milk man because we didn’t have money to pay him. He would always leave me a chocolate milk. Every week I would hide and wait for my weekly chocolate surprise. We spent a lot of time in hospitals so my mom couldn’t work much. The trailer that we lived in was releasing poisonous glue fumes that almost killed my younger sister. We had so many other traumas, but I believe I was meant to go through them so I could learn to have empathy and compassion for others. I know what grief feels like. I know what loss is. I know how it feels to be hungry and homeless. Having these experiences made me into the person I am today.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE SKEPTICS?

I’m in a skeptical business as it is. I’m very sensitive when people don’t believe in my line of work. As an Evidential Medium, I bring facts forward. I don’t Google people’s names or research people on-line. That seems like a lot of work. I don’t have that much time on my hands or the energy. The messages that come forward would never be found on the internet anyway. I like to be organic as possible. I like a clean blank slate when I read for people. I am very successful and have proven myself over the years. I’ve worked very hard to be in the position that I am today. I have a very honorable reputation. I work with integrity. I think the non-believers need to have an experience of their own. Like myself, I need evidence. I grew up Catholic. We went to church. I would always ask my mom where we went when we passed away. She used to tell me we would rest until God came to bring us home. I didn’t understand. I remember saying to her, “ we just float around in our coffins? “ I knew that didn’t feel right to me. I’ve been searching ever since. Everyone has different view on religion. We all practice differently. I truly believe we all pray to the same source, but can call it different things. I turned to Spiritualism because I believe life continues on after the change called death. Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy of Religion of continuous life.

WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT FROM A LIVE SHOW?

My shows are a “live mediumship demonstration”. Typically shows are two hours long. It’s a gallery style set up. I contain the space by calling in my angels and guardians to protect the space. I raise the vibration of the crowd and get the energy flowing. Mediumship has a frequency. The higher the vibration, the clearer the messages are. I channel one spirit at a time giving the audience the description of the departed spirit. As the member of the audience claims their departed person, I deliver the messages.

My next show is called “Spirit of Christmas” at the Rochester Opera House on November 25th. 7pm. Tickets are already on-sale at the Rochester Opera House website.

IF THIS WASN’T YOUR CAREER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I have a degree in Business and Accounting. I left the corporate world in accounting because I can’t be glued to my desk and be confined in an office. It’s too suffocating. I love the feeling of being free. If I wasn’t honoring my gifts as a Spiritual Medium I would probably be in Marketing or event planning. I’m very creative and love designing and building things.

DO YOU EVER HAVE A CLIENT WHO WANTS TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE AND THAT SPIRIT DOESN’T COME THROUGH?

Very rarely I get a client that a person doesn’t come in for them. There are many different reasons why. Some reasons could be is that they have already reincarnated or that they are in the process of crossing over. Maybe they don’t know they passed away and caught up in a loop. I tell people that if the spirit is available at the time of the session, then we will connect. It’s not guaranteed. Again, with free-will the energy could be off doing different things. They are not with us 24/7.

BEFORE WE GO, MAYBE YOU COULD TELL ME ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE STORIES FROM GIVING READINGS?

I have so many wonderful crazy stories. I think one of my favorites is when I was hired to do a Home Spirit Party. I arrived at the location and the hostess wasn’t much of a believer but wanted to host a party for her friends. I told the Hostess that her dad was present and that he would be with her on Thursday for her court hearing. He told us that it would go in her favor and to stop worrying. She was kind of shocked because no one knew she was going to court. She told me to ask him to give her a sign that he was really here. He told her to “watch out for the dime.” “Watch out for the dime”? I said, maybe he will leave one for you on Thursday. Not even 30 seconds later a dime came flying through the air and hit her smack in the middle of her forehead. It fell to the floor in the middle of our circle and landed on heads. (no one else was in the house, we were all barefoot and wearing sundresses) We all gasped. We all turned white like we just saw a ghost. The hostess had to lay down on the couch because she almost fainted. We were giving her sips of water and putting cold clothes on her forehead. She is now a believer and she won in her court hearing. SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram @mediumnorth Facebook: Jocelyn Boucher- North Shore Medium

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I donate the proceeds of a local show to make sure they have enough money to celebrate their gradation. Education is really important to me.

KNOWN FOR: North Shore Medium SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram @mediumnorth Facebook: Jocelyn Boucher- North Shore Medium

HOW WILL YOU BE SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS? I love spending the holidays with my family when I’m not traveling. I run Spiritual Retreats all around the world. My healing retreats help people move through grief and allows people the space to heal. When I am home during the holidays, we usually rent a house and spend Christmas together playing games, cooking meals and renting movies.

NAME 3 THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU: The one thing that has inspired me the most is helping others. I love donatThe one thing that has inspired me the most is helping others. I love donating my time to the local soup kitchen. Cooking meals and feeding the homeless. I love healing people and doing things for the less fortunate.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I would really like to start writing books. Become an author and publish some of my work. Maybe do some television or even a documentary on my life. Like I mentioned earlier, education is very important. I want to share my story and I believe everyone has a book inside of them. Mine just needs to be written.

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Tanya Newbould KNOWN FOR: Life Transformations Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Coach, Author and Founder/CEO of Del Pozzo Jewelry

LATEST PROJECT: Created/trademarked SOZO Heart jewelry for women struggling with and surviving Perinatal Mood Disorders. The goal with this stunning piece is to create tribe and global awareness so that the stigma associated with PMAD’s (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders) can be decimated. I’m in process for my International Coach’s Federation accreditation through ACE (Academy for Coaching Excellence). Just finished the first draft of my memoir about my PMAD journey and co-creating “When the Bough Breaks - a documentary about Postpartum Depression. SOCIAL MEDIA: @tanyanewbould, @sozoheart, @delpozzojewelry, @spirituallyinspiredcoaching, IG, LinkedIn, FB, Twitter

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? God inspires me first, then family, nature and women. Women are magnificent beings that create miracles by their love, language, compassion and strengths. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Motivating, Compassionate, Intuitive.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? Motivation occurs when I see change needed in the world. I’m here as I believe we all are to be a change agent and be a contribution in the world. I support people to grow and see their true magnificence so that they will transform their world and the world around them. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Creating your life by finding your purpose, then living that purpose with clarity, focus, ease and grace. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? Brother David Steindl-rast said “Live each day like it’s your first and each day like it’s your last and it will be a very good day”. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? Creating an empire to bring awareness, change the landscape, and turn SHAME into SHINE from Perinatal Mood Disorders. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? Writing a chapter alongside 20 other authors in the book “Absolute Vision” being released later this year about how my mess is my message. Seeking an agent/publishing house for my memoir to help others know they are not alone. Collaberating on a candle and diffuser to ladys help mama’s with Ubilam Candles. Getting SOZO Heart on one million women as PMAD’s affect one in five women and one in ten men. Continuing to be a keynote speaker and coach to help others. Continue to create beautiful, unique pieces for my clients through Del Pozzo Jewelry.

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Joni Rogers-Kante

KNOWN FOR: Helping others to create balance in order to live a life of love and abundance (Wife, Mother, CEO). LATEST PROJECT: Exploring new technologies to support and continue business growth for SeneGence. SOCIAL MEDIA: senegence.com

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•Homebody: I love my home, my family and my friends. They give me stability and strength from which I draw every day. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? Knowing that people depend on me (rather the success of SeneGence) to realize their own successes. I spend my work time personally coaching and training our Independent Distributors to assure they have the tools and information they need to create success on their own terms, so that they can make the same choices I had the opportunity to make. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? “Seeing and supporting others to be successful”. This drives how I have raised my children, collaborated in my marriage, and run my company. It may sound corny or cliché’ but being a part of another person’s journey toward their personal success is the most rewarding thing a person can experience. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? “Trust your Gut” - Those closest to me have seen in my professional life when I have taken advice or counsel from “experts” which I knew deep down wasn’t the best path to take but took that road because of their established track record. Had I trusted my gut and moved forward with ‘my gut instinct’, I believe we could have avoided some detours within the company. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? Professionally: Continued product and technological innovations to support our company’s growth and market share in the cosmetic and skin care space. (Who knows what could be next…I do! You’ll have to wait and see what we have in store!) Personally: To live a long, happy, and healthy life. As a breast cancer survivor, mother, wife, and CEO…this focus will serve not only me personally but all those I know and love. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? An exciting project my husband and I are particularly proud of is the restoration and revitalization of my childhood and family’s hometown in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. We are renovating restaurants, store fronts, entertainment venues and a personal favorite is the Grand Re-opening of the historic “Teepee” drive in movie theater on old Route 66!


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Susie Mosser

KNOWN FOR: Counselor, Author, Adjunct Professor, Mother SOCIAL MEDIA: @susiemosser,YouTube: Soulful Susie amazon.com/author/susielynn, amazon.com/author/susiemolek

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? My daughter. Courageous, phenomenal women. Wildlife and all that nonhuman beings can teach us. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Soulful, Creative, Compassionate WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? My kiddo and the greater good and lately more for joy and reconnecting to the value and importance of play and joy with work also. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Trying to move away from the capitalistic model we all so easily can get caught up in that more is better which only feeds on a subconscious belief that we are not good enough and need to do, achieve and obtain more and more. The rat race, uphill climb to nowhere. So...Meaning and Purpose take precedence for me. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? “You have so much generosity and intelligence for the world. Take some generosity and love for yourself.” This was incredibly meaningful as I do tend to pour out more than in and can get caught up in self-doubt. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? I would also love to do more book writing and speaking engagements. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I’m currently in my final year of doctoral school. Photographer|Anna Brown Photography

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Katelynn Burns KNOWN FOR: Actress

LATEST PROJECT: I recently made my directorial debut on a music video project. You can check it out on my social media. SOCIAL MEDIA: @Katelynnaburns

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WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Success to me is when you are able to do the things that ignite your passion every day. Having your goals and ambition in perfect balance. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? I recently got engaged in Italy, so getting married in the next year or two is definitely in the stars for me. Working towards furthering my acting career is always on my mind. I would love to be a featured character on a tv show in the next 5 years! That would be a huge milestone. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? I have the most amazing family; they’ve always been supportive of my dreams. They continue to motivate me to work hard and be the best version of myself. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Creative, Curious, Dreamer Photographer|Nika Tabidze, Location|Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Madonna

Madonna first woman artist to have Top 10 albums across last 5 decades The Material Girl continues to shatter records. Madonna became the first female artist to have a Top 10 album in Billboard’s Top 200 in every decade since the 1980s. The 64-year-old singer achieved this feat on Billboard’s current chart after her new remix album, “Finally Enough Love,” Madonna is only the 10th act to have top-10 hits across the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. The other acts are all male solo artists or men groups.

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Madonna has released 23 top 10 albums throughout her career since her self-titled debut album in 1983. Nine of her albums have risen to No. 1. Her most recent album of original material, “Madame X,” topped the charts in 2019. “Finally Enough Love” ties Madonna with Bob Dylan for the fourthmost Top 10 albums among solo acts. 50 NUMBER ONES spans her entire dance club chart reign with dozens of remixes by the world’s top producers. In addition to fan favorites, the collection also includes a selection of rare remix recordings, with more than 20 being officially released for the first time or making their commercial/ digital debut. The collection is available digitally along with a 3-CD version. A limited-edition, 6-LP version on red and black vinyl will is also available. The 16-track edition, FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE is available now. Photography|Ricardo Gomes


Harry Styles

Harry Styles, British singer-songwriter, began his musical career on the hit TV show the X Factor in 2010 when he was put into the boyband One Direction. The group went on to become one of the best-selling boybands of all time before going on an indefinite hiatus in 2016. A year later, Harry released his self-titled debut solo album and has since earned several musical accolades including two Brit Awards and a GRAMMY. As well as being revered for his flamboyant fashion taste, Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017). His acting career has gone from strength to strength, and can currently. Be seen starring in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling. GUCCI HA HA HA | HARRY STYLES x ALESSANDRO MICHELE Gucci HA HA HA is a collection that represents the landing place of an inventive two-person journey, the synthesis of a friendship between Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, and Harry Styles. Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles met each other many years ago, right at the beginning of their careers as soloists: Michele following his debut as Gucci’s Creative Director and Styles just as he released his first album. The encounter immediately generated a relationship of exchange, of continuous creative contamination, and the drive to explore. Discover more about this collaboration with Gucci at gucci.com.

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Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor is a Grammy-winning American pop singer known for such smash hits as “All About That Bass,” “Lips Are Movin” and “No. Meghan Trainor grew up surrounded by music and self-recorded three early albums. She arrived as a pop sensation with the 2014 release of “All About That Bass,” while follow-up hits like “Lips Are Movin” ensured the success of her first major studio album, Title, and a Grammy win for Best New Artist. Trainor also enjoyed strong sales with her next studio effort, Thank You, and made the move to celebrity judge with the debut of the music competition series The Four in early 2018. GRAMMY Award-winning artist Meghan Trainor (IG: instagram.com/ meghantrainor/) is wearing the ‘Ostrich Feather Embellished Maxi Tent Dress’ in Pearl by Ivan Young while performing on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden alongside artist Teddy Swims recently. This stunning couture look by global designer Ivan Young is available to shop online at IvanYoung.com.

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Josephine Relli KNOWN FOR: Music: Pop and R&B recording artist

LATEST PROJECT: My latest released project is my duology album “Slow Down/Falling” but I have an unreleased single “Tell You” on the way. SOCIAL MEDIA: @josephinerelli

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? My mother inspires me a lot as do experiences. Traveling, meeting new people, exploring new things--all of that inspires me daily. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Creative, Adventurous, Curious.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? My dreams and those who benefit from them. I’m motivated by the idea of continuing to do what I love. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Being able to do whatever makes me happy. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? To stay true and authentic, even when you don’t feel confident about it. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? To really discover who and what I am and where I want to go in life. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? More music for sure. How that ends up looking is still up in the air, but I know creating is something that is authentic to me. How I express this creativityshifts with time, though. Photo|Courtesy of Josephine Relli

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish For Gucci Eyewear Campaign Unveiling the latest Gucci eyewear collection, a new set of images and video take the viewer on a dreamlike car ride alongside Billie Eilish, an artist whose embrace of authenticity and self-expression speaks to the core values of the House. Considered by many to be the voice of her generation, the award-winning singer-songwriter dares viewers to join her on a suspenseful trip through a series of bold portraits that reflects her distinctive style within the new campaign. In a nod to the atmosphere of the film noir genre, the campaign for the second release of Gucci’s 2022 eyewear collection features a visual approach distinguished by unbalanced compositions, a rich palette, and contrasted lighting effects. The narrative explores the idea of automobiles as symbolic extensions of those who drive them, revealing their intentions, motivations, and personality.Blending retro allure and modern sophistication, the new eyewear collection is enveloped in the campaign’s mysterious mood. In the first visual, Billie Eilish wears caravan sunglasses in black acetate enriched with a gold-toned Gucci script logo. The artist is also captured sporting a cat-eye design in pink and an ‘80s-inspired oversized sun mask elevated by the Gucci script logo on the temples. Reinterpreting the House’s timeless aesthetic, the eyewear styles perfectly reflect the alluring and cinematic mood of the campaign, becoming part of an intriguing plot ready to be unraveled by the viewer. #GucciEyewear

Creative Director|Alessandro Michele,Art Direction|Lina Kutsovskaya at Be Good Studios Photographer/Director|Harley Weir, Stylist|Andrew Mukamal, Makeup Artist|Robert Rumsey, Hair Stylist|Benjamin Mohapi, Manicurist|Erin Moffett

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Triple Charm Amalia, Raena and Gabriella

KNOWN FOR: Pop music trio SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: itstriplecharm TikTok: triplecharmofficial YouTube: Triple Charm

“Don’t Need A Reason” Single: ampl.ink/xvmkm “Don’t Need A Reason” Performance Video: youtu.be/UwcXOCGjJEw Dubbed by the 90’s crowd as a female Hanson 20 years later with the performance skills of Blackpink. This Gen-Z (and real-life sisters) singer-songwriting trio will leave their catchy hooks and smooth harmonies stuck in your head. Channeling the iconic pop groups that once put Orlando on the music map, the sister trio has exploded onto the social media scene by amassing over 2 million fans in the last 6 months with their viral dance moves, singing videos and iconic fashion. Produced by Latin Grammy Winner Andrø Pop, the nostalgic sounds of their latest single “Summer Again” will have you ready to ditch work and head to the beach. Triple Charm premiered their newest highly anticipated bilingual single “Don’t Need a Reason” on Sept. 16th, 2022 during Hispanic Heritage Month! The song encapsulates the power and celebration of dance - an essential part of the Hispanic culture. Photography|Secret Key Entertainment, LLC

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Dasha Alexandria KNOWN FOR: Modeling: fashion, swim, athletic, and beauty.

LATEST PROJECT: For me it’s been self care. I’ve recently started investing much more into myself. Making sure I am feeling good physically and mentally SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @dashaalexandria.

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? Being the best version of myself. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Passionate, enigmatic, loyal. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? Achieving my goals, it feels rewarding and it’s great to look back and see how far I’ve come. Always move forward. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Success is believing you can. Many people don’t believe in their dreams or goals, but you have to believe in yourself in order to achieve success in your life. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? Change nothing and nothing changes. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? Definitely to excel in my modeling career and start a wellness brand of my own. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? Big things coming ahead… stay tuned. Photography|Eduardo Ceballos

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Kristina Menissov

KNOWN FOR: Ms. Universe, VOGUE Mexico cover model, Song CROWN Kristina Menissov began her career as a model in Los Angeles in 2017. Since starting, Kristina became a cover model for VOGUE Mexico, Harper’s BAZAAR Vietnam, GLAMOUR Bulgaria and ELLE Arabia, L’OFFICIEL Baltic has worked with Fashion Houses as CARTIER, CHOPARD, BALMAIN, SAINT LORANT, ROBERTO CAVALLI, GIVENCHY, MICHAEL NGO, MICHAEL COSTELLO, and JOVANI DRESSES, Alersundi, VOGUE portugal published brand Karen Sabag Rever, and AREA, AFFFAIR.FFF by Rufat Ismayil, Mahrukh Akuly Jewelry, Ivan Young Official, Rita Vinieris, She has also graced the runway in LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK and MIAMI SWIM WEEK last season walking for Nia Lynn Collection by Nicole Williams English not to mention starring in TYGA’S “IBIZA” music video, modeling for CHRIS APPLETON’S YouTube Channel, and appearing in MODEL’S TALK. A former Italian trained Opera Singer, Kristina has parlayed her modeling career into a blossoming singing career. She recently signed with the famed music producer ANDREW LANE who is known for such superstars as THE BACKSTREET BOYS and IRENE CARA. Her first single, “TAKING OVER LA” was released last summer and the lyric video collaboration with VEVO got thousands of views (link attached earlier). Another hit single with Italian DJ Marzia Dorlando entitled “BREAKOUT” is breaking records in European Night Clubs. In 2022 she released multiple successful singles with variety artists throughout the world, “CROWN” with Turkish singer CANSEL, HER STORY with Tamara Kumbula and Move Your Body with NINELLE Ms Universe World International 2022. LATEST PROJECT: Music video for the song CROWN with the Turkish Singer CANSEL

SOCIAL MEDIA: instagram.com/kristinamenissov, tiktok.com/@kristinamenissov, music.apple.com/us/artist/kristina-menissov/1521796682 open.spotify.com/artist/4sgocALaTj2yIbdD2KiCHe

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? A saying: Mediocre life can hold you from a great life. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Inimitable, spontaneous, diverse WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? Definitely my son. Sometimes when I want to give up I remember that I need to provide for my family, so for me that option is simply not available. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? When all spectrums of life are balanced, Like a diamond that won’t shine brilliantly unless every side is equally as perfect. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? Ask and you shall receive. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? I see myself focusing more on the business side of my life, creating a retail brand and aiming at different types of magazines, for example - FORBES.

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? Releasing a music video for the song CROWN with a Turkish singer CANSEL and the video was shot in the desert, sand dunes with really epic shots with camel and much more. Photography|Bob Friedman

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Ethan Zohn

KNOWN FOR: CBS’ “Survivor” LATEST PROJECT: Trulieve Brand Ambassador for Momenta Cannabis SOCIAL MEDIA: @ethanzohn

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? Helping people in big and small ways. From working with big organizations that help kids stay healthy, like Grassroot Soccer to speaking with patients about surviving and thriving in life after a cancer diagnosis. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Compassionate, neurotic and funny. I’m really really funny ;-) WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? I’m motivated to work harder in order to create a better work/life balance so I can play in nature, hang out with my wife Lisa and our two cats Lucy and Griffin. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? My definition of success is failure. The truth is that each and every one of us is going to have a lot of success in life, but also some failures. These failures

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are moments that you may not be able to control. But you can always control how you react, learn and bounce back from these moments. If you can redefine failure and make it more about the “EXPERIENCE OF TRYING” and not just the outcome of FAILING, then it shifts your perspective. So, don’t worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you do not even try… WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? Never let a crisis go to waste, because it’s an opportunity to do some really important things. My dad taught me that. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? Help educate the world on the benefits of plant based wellness and shift the perception on using cannabis as medicine. I’m also on a mission to eliminate weird bagel flavors. It’s not a bagel unless it’s sesame, poppy, plain or everything. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? The Crunch Bowl! Are you sick and tired of soggy cereal? Well, I’ve revolutionized the cereal eating experience and invented a super bowl that puts the crunch back in brunch and keeps your cereal safe from flimsy flakes! Start your day the CrunchBowl way at MyCrunchBowl.com. Photo courtesy of Ethan Zohn


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Sabrina Greenlee

KNOWN FOR: Author, inspirational speaker, and advocate for domestic violence victims LATEST PROJECT: S.M.O.O.O.T.H. Pretty Scars into Stars

WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? My definition of success is waking up every day and being proud of who you are. Being proud of the work you’ve put in, being proud of where you’re going in life. I measure my success with how many people’s lives that I’ve saved just by my existence. Knowing that, each day I wake up I can make, to change, to shift or save another life. That’s success for me. Knowing that with everything I went through, it wasn’t in vain and that, people can be moved just by my existence.

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WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? I would say that, this just happened this year, to never change who I am. That some people are going to come in and try to put you in a box or try to get you to be something that you’re not. To fit their criteria of who they think you should be. Just continue being who I am, because that’s enough and people will conform to who I am. Not letting anybody change who I am, no matter what room you’re in, knowing that who I am is just enough.

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Resilient- courageous - beautiful.

WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? I would love to be a word renowned speaker. I would love to travel the world. Speaking about my memoir and telling people about the movie. I would love to start a cosmetic line for women who have blemishes, alopecia, or discoloration. That would be if I could get a makeup line for all women like myself. To let them know that they’re still beautiful regardless, and of course, for me to be the spokesperson for that.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: @Sabrina Greenlee, Instagram: @sabrinagrenlee12

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? Without a doubt my four children, they continuously keep me inspired just by being the resilient individuals that they are. They keep surprising me, and every time I turn around, they’re doing something for other people. They continuously inspire me just by their actions and their willingness to give, not only to me or show me love, but to give to others as well.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? What motivates me most is knowing that there are young people out there that are continuously going through domestic violence, trauma, life issues, and I feel like that if those young ladies are out there coming into their own, their existence, my job is never over. That’s why I continuously tell my story of not only being a survivor, but now celebrating life and letting the young ladies know that no matter what you’ve been through you can say “I am the epitome of a woman who has overcome. You can tell by my smile, my dance, my demeanor, that I’ve overcome. I’ve put the work in to forgive”. I want these young ladies to know that I see you and I get it, and I will always try to be an example for those women.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? To continue working on my memoir. Getting ready for everything to come pertaining to the movie. What’s next for me is just to continue celebrating me and living life and just enjoying each day. Just waiting on everything to come to fruition, all of my hopes and dreams. I know that’s a generic answer. I’m just not sure ladys what’s next for me. Hopefully like I said, just traveling the world and telling my story, just being transparent and telling as many people as possible that’ll listen, to what I’ve overcame and who I am.

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Alex Teih

KNOWN FOR: Fashion Designer SOCIAL MEDIA: alexteih.com, Instagram: @alexteih Facebook: Alex Teih Couture Fashion Design takes us through the creative process and places we could never go on our own. Picture it: beautiful fabrics, both rich and spectacular in textures and colors. Every detail of its decadence produces cascading draping of pure luxury around a woman’s curves. Those thoughts come to mind when I see the ever spectacular fashions from Alex Teih Couture. Recently, I had the honor of catching up with New York based Fashion Designer, Alex Teih. Alex describes his couture as “Sexy, Sophisticated and Whimsical.” and says, “fashion is an art.” Alex expresses how “There’s no creative process without flair and passion! You don’t bring it; it’s just there. If it’s not there, you’ll never be a creative person.”

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ALEX, I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW YOU BECAME IMMERSED IN THE WORLD OF FASHION DESIGN. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU CAME TO AMERICA AND THE JOURNEY OF HOW YOUR COUTURE LINE BEGAN? “I came to America because I wanted to get out of the Soviet Union. I didn’t intend to become a fashion designer. I’d worked in costume design at the Odessa film studios and when I came to New York City I studied Visual Merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology. However, my ex-wife was a model; she was invited to a very important party and didn’t have a dress so I said I’d design one for her. The dress was a hit and so I got into fashion by accident.” WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DESIGN GOWNS? “I had designed a number of things, from denim sportswear to one-of-a-kind shearling coats. But I had opened a boutique in Great Neck in the early 2000’s and dresses and gowns were what my customers kept asking for. Mother of the Bride. Bar Mitzvah parties. So I followed the money.”

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST TREASURED CREATIONS FROM THE ALEX TEIH LINE? “I’d have to say the one-of-a-kind pieces, the ones that were in a very unique, or vintage, fabrication and designed for a very specific customer. But those are the ones I almost never get to see again.” WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME PERIOD AND STYLE FOR WOMEN’S FASHION? “Definitely the 1920’s. I love flapper dresses.”

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR MOST POPULAR SIGNATURE CREATIONS? “My swirl gown. It’s a hand-draped gown from my first year in business WHAT MAJOR EVENTS CATAPULTED YOU INTO DESTINY OF and it still sells. There’s no pattern and I’m the only person who can drape it. CREATING YOUR OWN COUTURE LINE? “Nothing major. It was a natural progression. When I began working for There have been several attempts to knock it off and no one has ever been myself and as business increased, I began buying European fabrics and was successful at copying it.” able to design more elaborate and more exclusive styles.” WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON TODAY FOR SOME OF YOUR LATEST COLLECTIONS? WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION WITH ALEX TEIH DESIGNS? “Short, sexy dresses. I haven’t done a real ‘collection’ of short dresses for a “Beautiful women. I know that sounds trite but fashion is an art for me and you can’t paint a picture if you don’t have a canvas. Women’s bodies are my canvas.” long time and I can put a lot fun and whimsey into them.” WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE TECHNIQUES YOU HAVE DEVELOPED WHEN DESIGNING GOWNS? “I start with fabric. I don’t sketch some silhouette and then try to fabricate it. I first research fabric options. I’m always looking for interesting, unique, different, sometimes, sometimes very tweaky fabrics. And then I play with them to see what they want to become, what kind of dress or gown they ought to be. It’s a very tactile thing. I ‘feel’ the fabric on several different levels, mentally, emotively, as well as physically. Of course, sometimes I don’t feel anything and the fabric sits on the shelf for months or maybe a year until I can decide what kind of dress will be perfect in a particular fabric. That drives my business partner crazy.” 68 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

THE GREATEST INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER ARE? “Osmosis. You pick up something from all the great designers who went before you. Sometimes it’s a detail and sometimes it’s an attitude. It might be something or someone from 100 years ago that has nothing to do with what people are wearing today but you just feel its style and it just pulses fashion.” WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS WHILST WORKING AS A DESIGNER? “Staying in business. To have succeeded both as a designer and as a business.” For more on Alex Teih’s Couture, visit alexteih.com Interview By Anna Kathryn Kovach


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Betsey Johnson’s 80th Birthday Collection It’s Betsey Johnson’s 80th birthday and we are celebrating with an 80th Birthday Collection that draws inspiration from her incredible legacy within the fashion industry. Featuring an iconic assortment of Betsey’s colorful and punk illustrated prints, the brand is re-releasing some best-selling prints of the 80’s and 90’s in a super comfy, cotton spandex fabric. Betsey Johnson’s fun, conversational prints of roses, spiders & traditional style tattoos are sure to turn heads and create smiles with their bold & playful aesthetic. Starting at just $35, the full collection contains RTW pieces, handbags, jewelry and shoes that everyone will love. BetseyJohnson.com along with Macy’s in store and online. Gladys Holiday Issue 2022 69


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Jenny DiCola

KNOWN FOR: Portrait photography

LATEST PROJECT: I volunteer my services for several non-profit organizations across the Shenandoah Valley. I just finished up for my fourth year as the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival’s official event photographer. This project includes photographing Queen Pomona and her court, as well as several events that led up to the Apple Harvest Festival in October. SOCIAL MEDIA: FB & IG @jennydicolaphotography

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? My family, especially my 6 grandchildren! THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Innovative, intuitive, inquisitive

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? My eagerness to explore and learn new things. I love to challenge myself by making my work better than it was yesterday WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? When my clients and family are smiling, I have succeeded. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? My father always quoted Sir Winston Churchill “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” I’ve passed that on to my children. I believe this to my core. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? Continue to hone my craft to make my brand unique. I plan to travel and incorporate diverse people and locations into my portfolio. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? Promoting my Lux Sessions for clients who want a full service experience, including professional hair and makeup. There is also an option to be styled for the session at a local boutique to add the finishing touches to the experience. This is perfect for a high end branding session. And why not? Everyone deserves to feel like a queen for the day!


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Summer Coleman

KNOWN FOR: Modeling, Acting & Designer

LATEST PROJECT: Prestige Top Model (Puerto Rico) Brand deal for ètè Alexandrìe and advertisement shoots for other designers SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram (Summercoleman03) Twitter (summercoleman22)/Facebook (Summer Coleman)

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? I’m inspired by those around me seeing people work hard day in and day out. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Empathetic, Intuitive & Inventive WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? Thinking about my future and what I want for myself. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Being able to achieve the little goals until I reach the level I want to be at. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? To access the situation, create strategy and to aim higher than what others think you can achieve. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? Achieve academic success through attaining a diploma from high school then on to college to study medicine or law. I also want to have national storefronts with my brand “ètè Alexandrìe” and to be a successful actress in a TV series. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I will be designing my next line for New York for Fashion Week this coming February and walking for other designers. I will also be taking my actings skills to a new level as I continue to take acting lessons and auditions for various roles. I will also be preparing to achieve academic success as I prepare to take the ACT. Photography|Eugene Manning (IG : @pmphotographynyc)

Michael Wypasek

KNOWN FOR: Commercial, Wedding, Portrait Photography LATEST PROJECT: Not necessarily projects, but Wedding, Senior, Corporate, Commercial Photography work normally holds my interest. SOCIAL MEDIA: facebook.com/MichaelWypasekPhotography or instagram.com/MichaelWypasekPhotography

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WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE? Positive attitudes inspire me the most. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE: Balanced, Communicative, Dependable WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK HARDER? Witnessing the results of how creativity and passion of my work is received. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Being satisfied with the results of your choices in life. WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU? Don’t compare yourself to others. Be yourself. WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS? To continue to learn more about the art and business of photography... and to learn a second language. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? Lunch

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Gladys Wine, Dine & Stay

Holiday Dinner (But First Dessert!) by Karen Holly Berliner

BURGER BAR The Kampfire Shake

Holiday planning, particularly holiday meals, is slowly getting back to normal, albeit with some rules changed or added here and there, so as we part with the summer and welcome the fall, the season of so many holiday celebrations makes this year’s rounds. And speaking of rules… Does there really need to be any when it comes to the holidays? Why not introduce a brand new tradition; start your meal off making the ordinary end the very beginning? After all, who’s going to tell you no?

Masseria Caffè: This delightful café offers such goodies as traditional

Italian pastries including Occhi di Bue, a sweet Italian sandwich filled with raspberry, apricot, or Nutella or a Cannolo Siciliano, filled with sheep’s milk ricotta and bomboloni, among other delights. Sip an espresso, cold brew or nitro brew, all made with Lavazza coffee in their state-of-the-art espresso machine, the Victoria Arduino. Enjoy such creative concoctions like the shakerato, espresso shaken with ice cubes and simple syrup; and other classic Italian staples such as macchiato, cappuccino and espresso. After the dessert, take a moment to savor the afterglow and enjoy the delicious food that Masseria Caffè also offers such as the Pan Brioiche, Italian ham and asiago cheese or eggs, spinach, and tomato or the pressed paninis, Parma, prosciutto, homemade mozzarella, arugula, and extra virgin olive oil; Tacchino, roasted turkey breast, asiago, rosemary aioli, and arugula. Looking to bring the holiday cheer home? Full-sized cakes are available for preorder, and all menu items are available for catering and are ideal for the holidays! masseriacaffenyc.com

Balade East Village: Here you can relish desserts such as Ashta or “white

pudding,” a rich cream traditionally made by repeatedly skimming the film that appears on the surface of boiled milk, coated with velvety honey and doused with fresh strawberries and pistachios. A well curated wine list consists of a variety of wines, imported from Lebanon in addition to France and Italy. Beer includes selections from Lebanon Jordan, Turkey and Morocco. Authentic and savory menu choices await you before, during or after! Eat dessert, drink and be merry. baladerestaurants.com

Limani Roslyn Who doesn’t adore chocolate? At Limani, start your holiday meal while satisfying your sweet tooth with Chocolatina- a warm chocolate soufflé served with fig ice cream. Another yummy confection is Ekmek, shredded phyllo, custard and pistachio whipped cream or the Loukoumades, Greek fried dough puffs with honey walnut and cinnamon. After, follow your festive meal up with traditional Greek fare. All choices here are good choices! limani.com/roslyn 72 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

LIMANI ROSLYN Martini’s

MOLLUSCA Bringing dessert sweets and savories to mussels!

Mollusca: Desserts here are worth saving room for or starting your meal

and working backwards such as the classic crème brûlée with seasonal berries. Holiday brunch options are creative and satisfy any palate such as the ricotta pancakes with blueberry sour cream. The Profiterole, cream puffs filled with pâtissier cream, condensed milk, and vanilla ice cream and the classic Italian Tiramisu are crowd pleasers. Forgive yourself the calories as its so worth it. molluscanyc.com

Demarchelier Restaurant: Located in the award-winning Menhaden

Hotel in the quaint Village of Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island, New York, this dining spot builds on the legacy of the Demarchelier family’s eatery in New York City, an iconic French restaurant open for many years and continuing to boom. Start your holiday meal off here, with a Demarchelier signature dessert such as the Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce or the Strawberry Sundae served with shortcake, meringue, brandy and fresh cream. Next, enjoy the traditional French fare including such popular dishes as the steak tartare, the duck a l’orange and the moules mariniere entrées. demarchelierrestaurant.com

Union Burger Bar

On the shakes menu at Union located in the Hamptons in New York, guests can enjoy dessert-like drinks such as the Cookies & Cream vanilla shake with crushed Oreo frosted rim, topped with a big Oreo cookie, fresh whipped cream, crumbled Oreos & chocolate drizzle or the whimsically named Not Sorry shake with Nutella, a Reece’s pieces frosted rim, peanut butter milkshake, whipped cream, & Reece’s peanut butter cups. The Kampfire Chocolate has a graham cracker rim with a smooth vanilla and marshmallow milkshake; all topped with whipped cream, a giant S’more, chocolate sauce and a cherry. Feeling more in the holiday spirit? Enjoy the boozy Strawberry Shortcake shake with Strawberry milkshake, pinnacle strawberry vodka, fresh strawberries and whipped cream. After, dig into the Burger Bar menu with specials like the Black & Bleu, an 8 oz. black Angus beef burger with bleu cheese, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato and caramelized walnut crumble on a brioche bun. unionburgerbar.com

El Cartel Columbian Cuisine

To end the meal or if you so choose begin it, guests can enjoy a selection of Colombian desserts such as Oblea, wafers filled with Arequipe and homemade blackberry sauce or Figs in Syrup, figs stuffed with cheese and Arequipe drizzled with syrup; and Fried Cheese, fried cheese pieces with homemade sweet guava sauce. Buenas! elcartelnyc.com “Fancy cream puffs so soon after breakfast. The very idea made one shudder. All the same, two minutes later Jose and Laura were licking their fingers with that absorbed inward look that comes only from whipped cream.” Katherine Mansfield


Gladys Gifts

Darling, Rise

Darling, Rise, Darling Affirmations Uplifting, Juicy, Poetic Morsels by Susie Lynn available at amazon.com/author/susielynn amazon.com/author/susiemolek

Buckaroo Bling

Limited edition real aspen leaf earrings with genuine Kingman turquoise in sterling silver. $112. Also featured Tail Feathers earrings with genuine Kingman turquoise, deer leather, and sterling silver $50 buckaroobling.com

Bonnie & Pop

Chocolate Popcorn Gift Basket in 3 Nutcracker Toy Soldier Tins $54.99, bonnieandpop.com

Louis Vuitton

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Spongellé

The Spongellé Men’s Homme Collection includes both travel (12+ Washes) and at home sizes (20+ Washes) with a variety of buffers in scents like Men’s Brave (fresh, juicy citrus served alfresco), Men’s Gallant (an energizing morning cocktail with a twist of lemon) & Men’s Bold (musky, woodsy bubbles of clean). spongelle.com

Isabel Alexander

925 Black Enamel Silver and Cuff Bracelet $585, Available with aquamarine, emerald, amethyst, citrine and pink sapphire lab created stones in XS/S and M and L sizes isabelalexander.us

FreshCut Paper

Celebrate the Holiday Season with FreshCut Paper’s stunning Life-Sized Paper Pop-Up Trees, Wreaths and Bouquets. All trees, wreaths, bouquets, envelopes + enclosed note cards are 100% recyclable, with a portion of every purchase going to 1% For The Planet. FreshCut Paper also plants one tree in your loved one’s honor for every bouquet purchased. Bouquets - $12; Trees and Wreaths - $20. freshcutpaper.com

Spongellé

Spongellé Private Reserve Spongettes Available in scents: Morning Bloom = bundles of stimulating eucalyptus & cashmere woods, Peony Flower = aromatic, romantic escape to a land of fresh peonies, Black Orchid = a mysterious bouquet of orchids, from an equally mysterious crush, Blackberry = a cocktail of mouthwatering berries and sweet sparkling citrus $12 each, spongelle.com

SeneGence

Soft Glam Collection: Give the gift of glam with this new collection by SeneGence! The Soft Glam Collection is a stunning set of two ShadowSense shades, two LipSense Shades, and a LipSense Gloss! The collection boasts a variation of colors to switch from an everyday soft look to a rich, bold look! Free cosmetic bag comes with the collection.Cost: $128 web.senegence. com/en_us/9212-collection-soft-glam.html

Geekey

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Photography|Peter Müller, pem-photography.de, Iinstagram.com/peterulimax instagram.com/petermuellerphoto, 58Daylight Studio : instagram.com/58daylightstudio Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield /Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza Model|Michelle Forsyth: Ice Models Cape Town https://capetown.icemodels.co.za/portfolio/ mainboard-women/women/463741/michelle-forsyth

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Aislinn

Jordan

Aislinn Ennis @aislinnennis

Jordan Van Der Vyver

Photographer|Michael McCabe @michaelmccabefilms, Fashion|MM Milano Location|Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park, CT

Photography|Peter Müller Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield/Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza Model|Jordan Van Der Vyver, NY Model Management https://www.newyorkmodels.com/Jordan_van_der_Vyver

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Felicity Steenkamp

Photography|Peter Müller, Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield/Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza, Model|Felicity Steenkamp, Ice Genetics, capetown.icemodels.co.za/portfolio/genetics-models-women/women/1823662/felicity-steenkamp


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Antonietta Antonietta Brownell IG: antoniettabrownell Photography|@terencia.michael

Leela Leela Williams

Photographer|Brittany Link of Brittany Link Photography Hair & Makeup|MK Makeup Artistry

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Dior Dior Ilkhomi

IG: dior_ilkhomi, Facebook: Dior Ilkhomi Photography|Victor Morales photography

Clara Clara Buchner

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Michelle Michelle Forsyth

Photography|Peter Müller Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield/Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza Model|Michelle Forsyth: Ice Models Cape Town https://capetown.icemodels.co.za/portfolio/ mainboard-women/women/463741/michelle-forsyth

Olivia Olivia Travis

Photography|Claire Marchand, owner of CS Marchand Photography in CT

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Amelie Katherine

Amelie Kamel

Photography|Peter Müller Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield/Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza Model|Amelie Kamel: Favorite Models and Actors Agency, favouritemodels.de/models/amelie/

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Katherine Katherine Smith

Photographer|Kaela Speicher Photography, Makeup|Jodie Lynn

Antonia Antonia Thurner

Photography|Peter Müller Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield/Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza Model|Antonia Thurner: antoniatportfolio.wordpress.com

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Yulef Yulef Bopp

Photography|Peter Müller Hair & Makeup|Carol Fairfield/Mariaan Louw, Styling|Aneeqah Mirza Model|Yulef Bopp: 3mm Models 3mmodels.com/model/16578/Yulef/Bopp

Tabia

Tabia Kocks

Photographer and MUA|Michael Doucett

Rachel Rachel Kraemer Photographer|Roy Cox

Autumn Autumn Hobor Photography| Heather Tabacchi Photography

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Alyssa Metcalf Photography|Lance A Bowe of Bowe Photography

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Lucy

Lucy Foreman Photography|Brooklyn Rogers

Mary Mary Katherine IG: mary.katherine.c

Photography|Jen Semmler, jensemmlerphotography.com

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Egypt

Kendall Kendall Tucker Photographer|Perry Bennett

Wardrobe|Oliverio’s Bridal & Prom Boutique

Egypt Torres IG: theworldofegypt Photography|Tamika Jones

Autumn Autumn Kinkade

FB: autumn.kinkade, IG: @autumnblair21 Photographer|Ken Kniskern

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Kerry Parker UK

Created by a group of young, ambitious and passionate students, Kerry Parker UK is a haute-couture brand that allows you to express your true self and style. The brand displays one-of-a-kind handmade fashion pieces and accessories with the precision of luxury and the hottest trends of the high street. Sourcing vegan raw material such as crystals, organza, cruelty free leather, jewels and more, Kerry Parker UK offers innovative pieces with strong fashion ethics, from gloves, fishnet tights, statement belts, tulle socks, lingerie and apparel. Known as slow fashion, Kerry Parker’s hottest items are the custom gloves they hand design for brides and fashionistas worldwide. See more & shop: KerryParker.uk

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Alex Teih

Originally from the Ukraine, Alex Teih is a New York based Fashion Designer known for his eye catching couture gowns and cocktail dresses. He previously worked in costume design at the Odessa Film Studios until he came to New York City to study Visual Merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology. Alex creates unique gowns and cocktail dresses for every occasion. His elegant style dazzles the eyes with many details interlaced with fine textures and rich colors. His signature talent is draping fabrics so elegantly throughout the gowns and dresses. Many of his signature gowns and cocktail dresses have been featured in Odessa Fashion Week. The Golden Gowns featured in Gladys are from his regular collection. To see more of his collections, go to alexteih.com Photography|Vera Varley, Model|Veronika Antiopava, MUA|Max Makhukin Designs by Alex Teih, alexteih.com, FB: Alex Teih Couture, IG: alexteih_couture, TikTok: alex_teih

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VOL

VOL Vestiaire D’Un Oiseau Libre introduced their newest capsule collection: Sequined White Angels - composed of five enchanting dresses. Each design embodies the experience, vision and creativity that have come to define VOL’s unique and luxurious aesthetic. Each dress is adorned with sequin paillettes, embroidered with Solstiss lace, and cut in signature high-gloss white, putting a sparkling twist on classic shapes. Ranging from a floor length gown, to a classy minidress, to daring structures, Sequined White Angels is a collection of statement pieces that plays with silhouettes, proportions and volumes, fulfilling the most sophisticated desires. vol.shop

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Cowboy Chic

Lack of Color

Founded in 2011 by Australian creative duo, Rob and Tess, Lack of Color has reimagined the world of hats – taking a creative and nostalgic approach to a range of styles and designs. ‘Cowboy’ - 2022 Saddle up and stare down the dusty path, our limited edition Cowboy Collection has arrived. Inspired by the classic Westerns of the 1950s, and featuring nine new handmade styles, each piece is unique in its own way. From The Outlaw, which is handmade in Ecuador, to the Corduroy or Tweed Cowboy (made from sustainable European tweed), this collection features styles and materials to suit any outfit or moment from city fun to adventures beyond the sunset. Reinventing the classic cowboy style, the Desert Rose and The Oasis are both made from hemp and are our first pieces to ever use this sustainable and high quality material. With its intricate detailing, the Desert Rose is crafted using a long held fine artform by weavers, taking one whole day to be handwoven. Not to be forgotten, the versatile Ridge Ivory comes with an attached tan band as well as a second band option made from gold rope. Both interchangeable as the mood or moment shifts. Serving lowkey desert vibes, the Cowboy Collection celebrates all things style, sustainability and imagination. Brought to life by beauty Daphne Groeneveld and photographer Jason Lee Parry in Antelope Valley. Saddle up, boots on, the wild west is waiting... lackofcolor.com

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Amanda Cerny Collaborates With GLAMIRA The collection is perfect for jewelry lovers interesting in radiating an emotional and magnificent aura. International social media trailblazer, actress and entrepreneur Amanda Cerny revealed a different side of herself as she posed for the new campaign shoot for GLAMIRA in Palm Beach, Florida, to promote the jewelry brand’s collaborative “Amanda Cerny X GLAMIRA” selection. Cerny, now a brand ambassador for GLAMIRA, was photographed by legendary Tony Duran while she was wearing the new selection. Known for her comedic videos on YouTube and Instagram, Cerny has amassed an audience of more than 50 million followers online. After entering into a special affiliation with GLAMIRA in 2021, Cerny hand-picked her favorite pieces from her collaborative set for the Palm Beach shoot to promote the launch of the new collection. The “Amanda Cerny X GLAMIRA” collection was designed to reflect Cerny’s personality. With pieces coming in colors such as red ruby, emerald, brown zircon, topaz, and white diamond, jewelry lovers will have a variety of combinations to choose from when selecting the pieces that best fit their personal sense of style. Crafted with touches of vintage design, the individual pieces within the glamorous collection provide jewelry lovers with the chance to display a passionate and noble charm. The ruby red “Reagan” necklace, for example, comes with white diamond stones and reflects a design that will never go out of style when configured with yellow gold. The photograph-integrated “Lende” necklace was designed with Cerny’s personal wish in mind, as it reveals how an emotional value can be special once combined with a piece of jewelry. An avid animal lover, Cerny also sought to design a piece that was inspired by the appearance of Dalmatians. The result was the “Sifnas” ring, which consists of a mixture of black and white diamonds and can be combined with both chic and sporty looks, making it perfect for daily living and special occasions. As the prominent jewelry brand in the global e-commerce space, GLAMIRA sells products to more than 65 countries across 90 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

the globe. By crafting all of its designs at its own manufacturing centers and enabling customers to take creative liberty in the production process, GLAMIRA has emerged as a pioneering brand of customizable jewelry. Customers can customize pieces from all of GLAMIRA’s collections. Over 50,000 items can be personalized with different gemstones and metals, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, and more. From the metal color to the stone carat, to the stone color, to the engraving — it can all be customized, ensuring a unique and matchless design for each individual customer. “At GLAMIRA, we believe that people and the special moments we share with our loved ones are unique. One of the best ways to express this uniqueness is through jewelry,” said Yasemin Topaloğlu, Chief Brand Officer at GLAMIRA. “The jewel accompanies us in our precious moments and throughout our lives. That’s why we put customization at the center of our business. It provides our customers with the ability to craft a piece that is tailored to their experiences and desires.” To learn more about the “Amanda Cerny X GLAMIRA” collection, the Palm Beach photoshoot, or to view all of GLAMIRA’s latest collections, please visit glamira.com About GLAMIRA Since its foundation, the jewelry brand GLAMIRA has been trying to make sure that all special and emotional moments of its customers are impeccable by taking quality and safety as its foundation and has been creating designs that enable everyone to customize based on the belief that everyone is special and unique. With the “This is so you” motto, GLAMIRA markets more than 50,000 pieces of jewelry for women, men, and children designed and manufactured by GLAMIRA itself. With a strong team of 650 employees and global commercial infrastructure, GLAMIRA has been micromanaging all its design and manufacturing processes. Operating in 65 countries with nine offices in Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, Bulgaria, and Turkey, as well as 76 online stores, GLAMIRA has been working with a vision to become the leading luxury consumer goods company in the world by extending its product range.


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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING 2023

Monse The Resort/Spring 2023 Collection Photography by @DonaPhotography

“MONSE SPRING 2023 draws inspiration from the beauty of New York City botanicals and injects an ethereal air into an array of androgynous yet refined silhouettes. Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia played around with the delicacy of natural elements and created the season’s floral and camo prints, using them to ground the collection in the form of pleated skirts, cropped knits, breezy shirting, and deconstructed tailoring. Adding a layer of dimension to the collection are the voluminous crinoline skirts, asymmetrical hemlines, and intricate lacing that help balance the fine line of ease and comfort with drama and emotion. The Resort/Spring 2023 Collection, MONSE, hosted a Runway Event on Thursday, September 8th, in partnership with City Harvest. The moment will serve as a fundraising opportunity for City Harvest, as 100% of ticket proceeds will raise money and awareness for the food insecurity affecting millions of New Yorkers. With the generous support of American Express Platinum and Genesis Motor America, MONSE will present the collection at The Battery, which shares a common goal with City Harvest of enriching and contributing to NYC communities’ health and wellness through the education of and access to readily available nutritious foods. monse.com

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Olga Kwasniewski , Fashion Director NorthEast of Gladys magazine. Dress by Lala Bee/Melina Cortes

GLADYS HAS A FRONT ROW VIP SEAT AT MILAN FASHION WEEK

Fratelli Rosetti cocktail presentation

Written by Olga Kwasniewski , Fashion Director NorthEast of Gladys magazine, Photography by Olga Kwasniewski and SPG

This Spring/Summer 2023 season during Milan Fashion Week has been a remarkable turn of events, seeing the return of clean, straightforward and fundamental styling. Attendees have stepped away from the ostentatious “look at me” outfits and opted for casual chic for everyday wear. Known for being a hub for high fashion, Milan hosts over 150 shows, events and presentations. Aside from the standard showrooms, many shows are held in outdoor venues, like very central Piazza del Duomo, Arco della Pace, located in Parco Sempione, the most central park of Milan, and the courtyard of 15th-century Castello Sforzesco, which offer more space and the chance for the audience to be part of the show. This past womenswear fashion week saw majorbrands like Prada, Fendi, Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta and BALLY return to the runway with their contemporary interpretation of Italian tailoring and luxury-streetwear. Setting the tone for the streets, designers like Matthieu Blazy, Rhuigi Villaseñor and Kim Jones, have given these traditional Italian luxury fashion houses a much needed youthful facelift to bring them into the present day trends. The streets reciprocated the notion bringing a fresh look at how one can be comfortable and stylish with a no-fuss aesthetic. From Diesel to Bottega Veneta, Prada and Versace, Milan Fashion Week broke world records and unveiled new collaborations this season. The closing night was more than traditional closing night of Milan Fashion Week. It was moving and epic, and a location of Duomo plaza set a tone of the show. For Moncler’s presentation, the French-Italian luxury brand took over the Duomo in Milan. Hundreds of models and singers were outfitted in white down coats and hats, giving a moving performance that left the crowd awe struck. Until next season , Ciao Milan! 92 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

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Olga Kwasniewski , Fashion Director NorthEast of Gladys magazine. Dress by Tatyana Ayriyan

Olga with the winners of the fashion competition by Vogue Magazine .

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Montclair fashion show closing night of Milan Fashion Week

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Boots That Move You. Franco Sarto Launches FLEXA: The Next Innovation in Stretch Technology

Franco Sarto Demonstrates Flexibility With Iconic Aerialist & Founder Of Physical Poetry Erika Lemay.

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Dress to Impress

Photos by Diana Giammarco Photography

“Dress to Impress” was certainly the theme for Salon Monte’s 2nd Anniversary Party held Sunday, September 12, 2022. The party was a high fashion toast to style! Monte did not disappoint with his BOLD D&G Gold Label suit! Guests included Monte’s amazing clients, talented employees, loyal friends and family! Gladys Holiday Issue 2022 99


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Hermes Fit

By Jenny Leeser, Jenny and the City The Hollywood Athletic Club was transformed into a luxurious and fashionable world for a few days to launch The Hermes Fit Event. I was so thrilled to attend and experience the Hermes accessories with a fitness twist. I entered right into the weight room; this was set for whoever wanted to start with a fashionable weight lifting experience. Then I made my way into the second room where they had an organic juice bar to keep us hydrated. There were also virtual mirrors that connected you with trainers & you can then do a one on one workout. I was admiring all the Hermes accessories that were breathtaking, however I was ready to be part of the action and this was right at the boxing room. I couldn’t help myself looking at the beautiful punch bags & the coaches ready to get you in the boxing gloves. I truly enjoyed this and it set my energy for my next activity, which was racquet ball and I had a wonderful partner to play with me for a few rounds. I was timing myself as I had scheduled one of the five classes that were available for this event. So I went to check in for my class but prior to checking in they had a make up room with all the latest collection and I was able to freshen up my make up for my next adventure. You always have to be camera ready. The fitness classes were: Carre Yoga, Belt Stretching, Kickboxing with Bangles, Voguing with a hat and Mirror Mirror. All the classes were 30 minutes long and I chose Voguing with a Hat, which was so picture worthy and fun because you get to pick your own hat that you are going to dance with. Our instructor was great! He had the best routine, which was easy to follow, yet it was a workout that was fun and effortless. It brought Jenny and the City back to the L.A. scene of fashion yet fun fitness. Thank You Hermes. XOXO Jenny and the City

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Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything— anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free. -Thich Nhat Hanh

Elena Ramos Goode

KNOWN FOR:“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON SOCIAL MEDIA: @elenagoode WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? I am most hopeful that individuals and communities will work together to build common ground. At a time when many of us have experienced different levels of separation, I am hopeful that the human heart will bring NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: I’ve always been inspired by trailblazers, people who make a positive us together, beyond our differences. There are so many inspiring voices impact using their unique gifts like Rita Moreno, Greta Thunberg and Liz- and movements that give me hope! zie Velasquez. The world is a more inclusive, greener and loving place WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? because of the light they shine. Quality time with the people I love. And an iridescent aquamarine Dodge Charger! BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? On success - Be prepared, persistent, and be patient. On wellness - Stretch daily! You’re only as young as your spine feels! On the mind - Refresh the mind daily by listening to the sounds of your breath, like the ocean it will calm you. On the spirit - I don’t need to see the path to trust one is there. Let your heart be the guide.

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WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? So many exciting things are on the horizon, who knows, maybe season two of “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin! YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

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” Danielle Vasinova

KNOWN FOR: MacGyver, Ballers SOCIAL MEDIA: @daniellevasinova on Instagram, @Vasinova on Twitter

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: My mom: She always believed in me and encouraged me to follow my dreams. My grandmother: She left everything she knew in Czechoslovakia to find freedom. Oprah: She’s built an empire and yet remains a person of the people. BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Believe in yourself. Continuously envision the life you want in your mind, and always be moving towards what you see.

Failure is not the opposite of success; it is a part of success.

Brooklynne Webb

KNOWN FOR: Influencer and Body Positivity Advocate SOCIAL MEDIA: xobrooklynne (TikTok) and @brooklynnexo (Instagram)

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: Lady Gaga, Lizzo and Taylor Swift BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Stop letting others’ opinions affect you. Just live your life being 100% you.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? To inspire others through the messages shared in Heroes Journey Podcast I co-host.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? I’m hoping to be able to travel a lot. I really want to see the world!

WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? My mom’s birthday is around the holidays and she has a big one this year. I’m organizing an adventure of a lifetime for us so we’re focused on experiences and not traditional presents.

WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? On my holiday wish list is definitely socks! I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to ever find any.

WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? I’m writing a series of children’s books based on my grandmother’s life called The Adventures of Boppy Bear, I just started co-hosting Heroes Journey Podcast, and I’m looking forward to more film and television roles. YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Leap and the net will follow”

WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? I’m not sure what’s next for me currently, and I’m okay with that! I’m 18 and still learning how to navigate the world. YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Failure is not the opposite of success; it is a part of success.” Photographer|Dylan Lujano @dylanlujano,Hair|Mika Fowler @mikahairstylist Makeup|Anton Khachaturian @antonmakeup, Stylist|Sophia Rahimi

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Julie Ann Emery

KNOWN FOR: Five Days at Memorial, Better Call Saul, Fargo SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram & Twitter @julieannemery

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: My great-grandmother (she ran a post office) who was a mid-wife and taught herself medicine by ordering books through the mail. Because you might be able to deny people entry, but you can’t extinguish a dream. Ava Duvernay for her directing work, but even more so for reaching back and raising up marginalized voices through her company Array. Thupten Jinpa for his work bringing Compassion Cultivation Training to a Western audience. My friend Cynthia Silver is one of his teachers, and I can’t think of a more admirable pursuit in our current societal moment than cultivating compassion.

current emergence of more diverse voices. Those things are going to change the future in amazing ways. And I am here for it! WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? Feed the hungry and house the homeless. Not the expected answer, I know. But I frequently ask for donations to organizations that are doing good works for holiday (and particularly birthday) gifts. We should be doing whatever we can to lift up the folks trying to provide food security and shelter to those without.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? “If you just keep digging, there’s bound to be a hole here somewhere.”

WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? “Five Days at Memorial” on Apple TV+ is available now. Currently, I am working on a new project I’m not allowed to talk about yet that will come out sometime in 2023.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? Kindness to be seen as a strength. Compassion to be a valued leadership quality again. Gender balance in leadership and in the workplace and the

YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: This rotates a lot for me. My current favorite is Maya Angelou “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”

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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

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- Maya Angelou

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Emelina Adams

KNOWN FOR: The current face of Marciano by GUESS, Angelina Young in Bullet Train & Presmilla in 13 Reasons Why. SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @emelinaadams, Twitter @emelina_adams

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: My father, Angelina Jolie & Malala Yousafzai. BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? You can always learn from your mistakes. Don’t look at them as failures.

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You can achieve anything you put your mind to.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? I’m looking forward to my other feature films coming out and growing my career. WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? Chanel Boy Bag WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? I’m shooting for GUESS next month and just booked another exciting role. I still have a few projects waiting to be released through the end of the year leading into next; first up is American Murderer and then Back on the Strip, so be sure to keep an eye out for those! YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: You can achieve anything you put your mind to.


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A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong. - Unknown

Christie Will

KNOWN FOR: Writing and directing movies on Lifetime, Hulu, Hallmark, GAC, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and more. A Dangerous Affair and The Art of Passion on Hulu Slightly Single in L.A. Apple TV For Christmas movie classics: A Wish For Christmas, Hallmark Cookie Cutter Christmas, Hallmark

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- Nelson Mandela

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram.com/christiewillwolf/?hl=en

Shomari Love

NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: Joe Dispenza, Keanu Reeves and my best friend Stephanie Lydecker.

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BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Trust my intuition. WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? Aside from living a long life where I get to see my children become women, I’m hopeful that the world will continue to open doors to new possibilities and avenues as it pertains to my work as a writer and director where I can tell new stories and in new ways. WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? First and foremost, a healthy heart, brain and body. As for actual products — the Frame TV by Samsung (looks like ART in your living room, but it’s actually a TV), Herom Juicer, and a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? Developing my TV series Fishing For Men and directing a movie called “Candy Cane Lane” starring Andrea Barber and produced by Candace Cameron Bure. Network: Great American Family. YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.” - unknown

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

KNOWN FOR: Take The Night, The Chi, Black Lightning, Maya and Her Lover. SOCIAL MEDIA: My Instagram is @shomarilove

NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: Nelson Mandela, Denzel Washington, and Bishop Edgar A. Love. BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Don’t wait. If you really want something, go after it now. WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? The opportunity to use my instrument to tell more interesting stories that impact the hearts and minds of people. WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? New investment properties. WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? I’ll be recurring in a drama series this Fall. Also, I’m appearing opposite Jordana Brewster in a Feature Film. YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela

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Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is a special occasion.

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Olivia Marie Plath KNOWN FOR: Reality TV Personality TLC’s Welcome to Plathville and Wedding Photographer (oliviamarieplath.com) SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @oliviamarieplath

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: Caroline Leaf (Scientist), Gal Gadot (Actress), and my Aunt Leah. BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to find the perfect right choice or option when it comes to life decisions. If something doesn’t work for you, you can always change course and make a different choice.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? When I think of the next few years and how much joy and healing I can bring about in my life as I lean into growth, exploration, and self-evolution, it makes me quite giddy! WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? A fancy espresso machine to elevate my morning coffee rituals! WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? Besides some fun personal projects and continuing to be a part of the TV world, I’m setting my sights on moving and starting college in the near future! YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is a special occasion. Gladys Holiday Issue 2022 109


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The only way to start on top, is when you’re diggin’ a hole. — unknown Appalachian Philosopher

Joe Chrest

KNOWN FOR: Ted Wheeler on Netflix’s “STRANGER THINGS”

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: Former UCLA Coach John Wooden, Humorist Will Rogers Actor and father Rance Howard BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Don’t let the adversity define you. How you RESPOND to the adversity is what defines you. WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? I am eternally hopeful— it’s literally my my middle name (and my daughters!) but hope seems very passive sort of like a program constantly running in the background— I’m hopeful in every little moment not just one big thing. WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? Holiday Wish list: Spend as much time as possible with my family. Hopefully in NYC! WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? Currently shooting Diablo Cody’s LISA FRANKENSTEIN. I’m the titular character’s dad. I recently wrapped the Peacock limited series “FRIEND OF THE FAMILY” which premieres in October. I am also in Martin Scorcese’s next film KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON. YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “The only way to start on top, is when you’re diggin’ a hole. “ — unknown Appalachian Philosopher

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If you want something, go get it.

KNOWN FOR: Actress, Dancer, Singer, Psychic/Medium SOCIAL MEDIA: TikTok/Instagram/Twitter: @kelsiidaviess and YouTube: KelsiDaviesOfficial

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NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ARE INSPIRED BY: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Miley Cyrus. I love how they are talented at so many different things, they have such a hardworking energy. BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? It was something I heard in a movie: “if you want something, go get it.” Something so simple, but it pushed me to go for my dreams. WHAT ARE YOU MOST HOPEFUL FOR IN THE FUTURE? That I will be successful in every venture that I take on in life, I hope to improve my skills, build a successful business, and help others. WHAT’S ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST? I’d be grateful to help others this year with entertainment, finances and just spread good energy. WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? I am in the process of recording a new song; I’m super excited to share it. It is something so personal, but I feel like people would be able to relate to it. YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “If you want something, go get it.” Photographer|Tim Schaeffer Photography @timschaefferphoto Hair|Mika Fowler @mikahairstylist, Makeup|Anton Khachaturian @antonmakeup Stylist|Haili Pue, All Ze Details @allzedetails, Dress|Charles & Ron, Boots|Charles & Ron Earrings|Kasha Bali, Stack Bracelets|Kendra Scott, Custom Rings|Hebdon Reblin Designs


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Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries By Jenny Leeser, Jenny and the City

I was so excited to discover a special exhibition that showcases 200 imaginative trunks designed by 200 global visionaries, in celebration of the bicentennial birthday of the Maison’s founder, the Iconic Rodeo Dr. In Beverly Hills California opened it’s doors to this incredible exhibit. We entered the Louis Vuitton world, and the first room was very virtual, lots of lights and room for imagination. Every Trunk was special and had it’s own style and vision. One of my favorite ones was the one that said MONSTER and it was for your pet ,your doggie, your sweetheart it had a water bowl and since I’m a huge dog lover this was special. The other one was just golden bricks, so magical and great for a good photo op. Every trunk had a message like Life is thinking; there was another one with neon lights and a futuristic cat. One felt to me like out of the movie “Moulin Rouge” and at the end of the night art is a two way interpretation: one who creates it and the other one who observes and admires it. There was a room filled with colorful balloons, this was the happy room for a lot of us because it brings back your inner kid. They also had a beautiful terrace with a garden with Louis Vuitton water cans and gardening accessories, so you can combine a green life with a fashionable style. I was so lucky to share this moment with my dear friend Alan Murphy a celebrity radio host, “Beyond the spotlight” author & Irish dance instructor. The exhibit was for a very limited time so we were very lucky to be there and of course had to share it with all of you. XOXO Jenny and the City

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Dream Star Model|Myli Celese Jones Photographer|Michael Wypasek HMUA: Erica Love from @fancyaflove (Instagram)

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Mattie Vandale

Tess Foster

Valerie Mullis

Valerianne Hinkley

Tessa Patchen Photographer| Creative Side Photography, Michael Crisafuli

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Photographer|Jennie Bouchard-Young, Styling|Liz Everette Hair and Makeup|Liz Glam (Liz Everett & Quanda Yvette),

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Danielle Durant Soleil Ysuiza

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Riley Kennedy Photographer|Meg Libby

Jessica Tranby-Laudahl

Photographer|Daryl Laudahl, Designer|Dress by Windsor Hair and Makeup|Jessica Tranby-Laudahl

Lauren Jakub

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Gabrielle Barrett Photography|@Susancostaphotography Gabrielle Barrett

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HMU & Photographer|Elisa Griffith/Creative Artist Earrings|Analy O’Day/O’Day Boutique

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KATE LINDER

from Young and the Restless is honored with a lifetime achievement Award. By Jenny Leeser, Jenny and the City Clinton H. Wallace founder and creative director of Cote d’Azur Webfest TV. Let’s talk about Kate, she is talented, elegant, creative, full of charm, energy & so down to earth. She is a television legend, and it’s her 40th Anniversary as a successful actress. I have to say that I am a huge fan of work & ethics. It’s not easy at all to keep a job nowadays & needless to say successfully & for four decades! I was thrilled to be part of this special moment & to congratulate her. We all know her as Esther Valentine from CBS hit soap opera The Young and the Restless. She has been part of our everyday lives. Kate’s mom Molly & brother Randy Wolveck attended the celebration as well as Kim Estes, Terry Moore, Lee Benton, Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Chelsey Heymsfield, April Sutton, David Millburn and high school friends Barbara Mc Kinnon and Nancy Lumsdale. This is such a well deserved award for someone who is an inspirational person, power woman and as per her words “Keeps on going “ and guess what? A one-day job can be a lifetime achievement award when done with love, passion and dedication. Congrats to the iconic Kate Linder! XOXO Jenny and the City 126 Gladys Holiday Issue 2022

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