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Bourgeoisie Mag Equilibrium Fashion Show Delpha & Delerice THE BARBIE TWINS

KID DESIGNERS

Swedroe by Ariel Esoteric by Deja MTG by Jalen Happy Kids Zara

South Florida’s Queen of Soul

Valerie Tyson

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MODEL Isabella Jordan PHOTO Creative Soul Photography DRESS Arquelio Rivera


CONTENTS

MAY Volume 7| 2015

10 Delpha & Delerice

16 South Florida’s Queen of Soul VALERIE TYSON 19 Equilibrium Fashion Show 2015 25 Bourgeoisie Beauties

We would like to send a special thank you to our amazing photographers

David Lee Jeff Remas Greg Schneider BOCA PHOTO STUDIO

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Other photographers who attended our event and submitted photos:

Efrain Kings Emilio Fernandez


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Sophisticated and savvy, engaging and entertaining, and all around sweethearts, Delpha and Delerice Clarke, affectionately known as "The Barbie Twins," are two of the most sought after talents in the entertainment and fashion industries today. Bajan, Dominican and Bahamian—Americans, Delpha and Delerice are of a diverse, affluent and rich heritage.

They have been in the public eye for more than a decade, gaining initial fame and becoming 21st Century pop culture icons, as international motivational speakers, mentors, actresses, models, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, hostesses and media personalities. As the CEO's of D&D Couture, Incorporated, The Barbie Twins run an international-wide boutique, where they expand their brand through various lines, such as jewelry, cosmetics, clothing and the all new Couture Lips lipstick line. Together, earning their undergraduate degrees, Delpha and Delerice are not only advocates for education, but they are a voice to the socioeconmic systems of the world. They have been featured in various movie commercials, such as Zanmi The Movie and "The Hollywood Live" club commercial. Not only are they starring in the upcoming television show "A Divine Light", they have recently released the movie "Loving Zanmi" starring Delpha, who plays Delerice's sister (Natalie), unfolding a seat-edging story about romance, scandal and heartbreak. They have also been headlined in various magazines, to include Shades Wedding Magazine, Hype Hair Magazine, Miami Style Magazine, Hair Diva Magazine and Black Women Style Report. As hosts of a new show, you can catch them interviewing some of your favorite celebrities on "In The Mix Live TV", a weekly celebrity-driven entertainment television show that brings its viewers closer to exclusive celebrity interviews and hot topics. They also host their own television show, A La Mode Miami, featuring the best of fashion design and tips in South Florida. As reality show superstars, in April of 2013, they returned from filming the Ultimate Miami Girl Realty Show which will premiere between Fall of 2013 and Spring of 2014; a show that began with a competition of over 2,000 girls, ending with them being two of the top ten finalists in a Miami Mansion. The Barbie Twins have been involved in the pageant industry for almost two decades, wearing many hats which have included anywhere from being volunteers, contestants, pageant directors, judges and pageant coaches. As national titleholders, Delpha has held such titles as Miss Christian Florida, Miss Fort Lauderdale, Miss Runway, Ms. Florida Beautiful and Delerice has held titles such as Miss Pompano Beach, Miss Miami United States, Miss USA Caribbean Beauty, Miss South Florida Beautiful and last but not least, Ms. International Beautiful, a title they both individually won just a year apart in 2011 and 2012. Currently, Delpha is reigning Miss Gospel International and Delerice is the reigning Miss Summer Florida.

As the newest faces of Allure Hair Boutique, Delpha and Delerice have been making headlines everywhere for their amazing poise and unique sophistication. Amidst their many amazing talents, accolades, accomplishments and spirits of philanthropy, their lives are sincerely a testament of God's favor and unconditional love. They live to be an example to others and continues to be that example with each passing day. As women indeed of value, virtue, and potency, their beauty on the outside is no match for the inner beauty they bare, that displays in every aspect of their lives.

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At present, they are the producers and international directors of the Miss LCA International Pageant System, a not-for-profit mentorship association, with a vision to share what is natural through a living grace of young ladies, to ensure self worth, self esteem and family values. Delpha and Delerice believes in promoting positive life experien ces through the events that they run.


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alerie Tyson (born and raised in Hollywood, Florida) has been in the entertainment I ndustry for over 30 years. She has had a fascinating road leading to her success as a solo artist and entertainer, a path that has made her not only a more experienced singer, but also given her the chance to constantly work on and improve her vocal skills in a variety of genres. Valerie's musical abilities were recognised from very early on in her life. During her childhood, her growing interest and talent in music was given a chance to flourish and develop in a variety of school plays, talent shows and musicals. In middle school, one of her musical mentors, June Capezza, introduced her to the world of opera, classical music, as well as many artists in the pop genre, including Barbara Streisand; Valerie was inspired and fascinated with the different vocal styles and sounds that she was introduced to. During her high-school years, Valerie continued to get involved in numerous local and state singing competitions, both as a solo artist and as a part of various chorus ensembles. In her last year of high-school, she worked at the Forge Lounge with “The Life Band” as a substitute for another amazingly talented singer and performer, Miss Deedee Wilde, whom it was a great honor for Valerie to substitute. After high-school, Valerie became a part of the group “Unit Three.” As a group, they performed at various clubs, concert halls, gala balls, bar mitzvahs, as well as many sorority and fraternity balls, among many other social/entertainment-related events. The group became highly sought after and attracted the interest of fans and musicians/artists alike; they opened shows for Johnnie Taylor, S.O.S Band, The Bar Keys, and David Hudson, among many others. After opening for Jimmie “Bo” Home, Valerie was presented with the chance to become a travelling musician and a background vocalist for him – she was thrilled and jumped at the opportunity. After leaving “Unit Three”, Valerie played with several other South Florida bands, such as Cosmic Truth, Kickin, I.C.Y, Style, After Midnight, and E.J. and Company. In 1988, Valerie decided to put together her own band, with which she toured and performed both nationally and internationally; together they opened shows for Al Green, Janet Jackson, New Edition, Spyro Gyro, and Earth, Wind and Fire.

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Valerie doesn't limit herself to only one style of music; upon hearing the song “Once you get started” by Rufus and Chaka Khan, Valerie became hooked to R&B music and added it to her large repertoire of vocal styles. In 1992, she was crowned “The Pace R&B Showcase Winner” with her then band O.T.G (which included herself, Sal Oristano, LLOYD Tucker, and Mitch Goldstein) with which she played all over Florida and developed a huge fan base.

During her time touring with O.T.G, she met George Tandy, a fellow Pace winner in the Jazz Category. Years after their meeting, Valerie and George worked together in George's band at “Mangos”, where they played every Sunday and Monday night for twelve consecutive years. Valerie was overjoyed by this opportunity and savoured each moment; she was able to combine her love for both jazz and R&B, all in one place – she couldn't have asked for a better project. Valerie takes inspiration from artists in a variety of genres. When asked which top three musicians she would love to collaborate with, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams made the list! Her top musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, John Coltrane, Dionne Warwick, Billy Holiday, The Staple Singers, James Brown, The Music of Motown, and, last but definitely not least, the one and only Gladys Knight, who Valerie has an immense amount of respect and appreciation for, not only as a singer, but as a person and what she stands for. She is a huge fan of the timeless classics of soul music and continues to perform them in her shows and concerts. She has been quoted saying, “I know I'm standing on the shoulders of many, many entertainers that came before me and because of my love and passion for soul music, I have always felt a strong need to keep the legacy of soul music going.” Valerie has always had big dreams, one of which is being able to perform on a Broadway stage and at the MET. When asked in an interview what it felt like to perform in front of an audience, Valerie described it as a spiritual experience; she feels truly blessed “with the ability to move everyone's emotions.” She has described her voice as a “gift from God” and even though as a child she never sang at her church, she has always felt that there was something spiritual about singing. Apart from being a fan of some of the legends in the classical soul genre. She recently completed her EP "Here I Am", and this is her very first project of original music. Valerie will be having a launch party, live performance and video shoot for the EP and her new website iamvalerietyson.com, the event will be held at The Hard Rock Hotel in July. One thing's for certain, Valerie has some exciting times ahead and her fans couldn't be more pleased! By Julia Smalls

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Daniel Brown Miami model both runway and print. Rising actor and Certified Personal Fitness & Nutrition advisor. For booking: danbrownthemodel@gmail.com Instagram: danieltimothybrown


Aniyah Yasmeen 9 years old Haitian and Guyanese

She had done stock photography and 3 infomercials. She recently did a editorial shoot for Vera Bradley. She loves being in front of the camera and she cant wait to strut her stuff on the runway in the Equilibrium Fashion show. Booking information: marjorie.laroche@yahoo.com

Elisa Maya, 7 years old New to modeling she recently did the holiday campaign for Pretty Brown Girls and a editorial shoot for Muna Luchi Bridal Magazine. Booking information: marjorie.laroche@yahoo.com

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How did you start out modeling? Isabella started modeling when she was 4 years old in Miami. She started by doing print work for department stores in the United States and Internationally overseas. She has be blessed to worked in large campaigns like Disney, Daytona Beach, Nationwide Insurance and American Girl just to name a few. She has recently started doing commercials with speaking roles so we are very excited about that and the new opportunities that Isabella has been given. She also takes Runway classes in Kissimmee FL at Teena Marie Models. Isabella has traveled out of state to compete in runway and has won best in her age category. She really loves all of it and enjoys doing it and especially making new friends with every adventure.

What’s the name of your favorite designer? Her favorite designer is from Puerto Rico and his name is Arquelio Rivera. Whom we have worked with before. He designs high fashion couture gowns. Are you excited about the Equilibrium Fashion Show and Why? She is beyond excited. Isabella enjoys every aspect of a fashion. Everything from the back stage madness, hair and make up to walking the runway ad posing for the camera. She knows it is a blessing and a privilege to represent a designers fashion on the runway. Booking information: Dprinsez@hotmail.com www.bourgeoisiemag.com

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Ethan McLennan who is 10 years old and have been modeling since he was 4 years old. Blake McLennan who is 6 years old and have been modeling since he was born. Devin McLennan who is 3 years old and have been modeling since he was born. We have been in the industry for 7 years shooting for varies Print ads, Commercials, TV Shows and Movies. We really love what we do and are very thankfully for all opportunities. We also love playing a variety of sports but our favorite is Basketball, golf, beach soccer and skateboarding. We enjoy playing video games, going to the beach and pool, traveling, going to different culture events, hangout out with our Family and Friends, etc‌. How did you start out modeling? Modeling started for us when Ethan was discovered by a manager who wanted to sign him at the age of 4 years old. Once that happened he started booking right away. Then when Blake and Devin was born they were also signed with the manager and also started booking too.

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What’s the name of your favorite designer? We like several designers but our favorite is Ralph Lauren!

Are you excited about the Equilibrium Fashion Show and Why? Yes, we are very excited to be a part of the Equilibrium Fashion show because it shows a different side to us. We get a chance to meet great people and designers. The best part is walking the runway and wearing cool clothing!! Booking information: tonikafreemclennan@gmail.com

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Kaitlyn Green Age: 14 3yrs modeling experience I’m an inspiring Model whom also love sports and is part of a traveling Volleyball team. I’m outgoing, friendly, have an immense love for animals and have honor grades in school. I was blessed with supporting parents whom guide me and encourage me to succeed in whatever I endeavor. Life at this moment is grant but hope in the near future to see my modeling career take flight to the top.

The following is a list of my most recent experience: Photo Shoot for Catalog: Fashion Risk Victoria Bertonolli Jose Amigo Runway Shows Raw Artist Miami Fashion Night on Brick ell Simply Red

How did you start out modeling? I was approached at the Coral Springs Mall by Lisa Oates at the Miami Fashion Board. I was trained on how to model runway, pose for photography & mannequin. They also trained me on how to apply makeup, how to us different facial expressions and find my best angles in order to utilized them in photography. I was selected three years in a role as one of their top ten models and had the privilege of being taken to some of the top ten Modeling agencies such as, Elite, Wilhelmina, Ford and Next, but because I was only 12 years old at the time I was seen, I was advised to return once I bloomed.. In the meantime I’ve been building my portfolio and resume, so that the day I return to the top ten agencies I can show my experienced and growth. What’s the name of your favorite designer? To say there is a favorite wouldn’t be honest I feel that every designer brings them self in to their designs and I find myself loving the diversity in their styles. To the most part I love them all.

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My name is Tamara Andrieux I am a 25 years old, I have been modeling for 6 years I have walked numerous runways such as: Orlando International Fashion Week, Orlando, FL - Runway Model Miami Florida Bridal Fashion Week, Miami Florida - Runway Model The Fashion & Art Circuit fashion show, Fort Lauderdale, FL, - Runway Model Kallee Classy Fashion Show, Stuart, Florida- Runway model and commercial print Fierce Entertainment's Fashion Edge, Orlando, FL, - Runway Model Touch of Class Fashion Fort Pierce, Fort Piece FL, - Runway model

Print And also featured in Orlando Style magazine online, Orlando’s Own magazine, Orlando Talent magazine Print, and MOA online magazine.

How did you start out modeling? I started modeling 6 years age when I was in the eleventh grade. I was a tomboy, but a teacher saw it in me the look and the potential to model, she asked me to be part of her fashion show and after that show everything changed, my look, my style, and my attitude, and that is how I first started modeling. What’s the name of your favorite designer? www.bourgeoisiemag.com

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Brandon Lavin Ethnic background: Father German Jew, Irish. Mothers side Trini from Trinidad & Tobago, Indian from the south Calcutta. https://www.facebook.com/humanitarianBRabbitthemodel https://twitter.com/#!/brabbitlavin http://instagram.com/modelbrabbit


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Tony Jordan Age: 6

A photographer approached Tony’s mom in the mall and his modeling career unfolded from there. He has don’t both print and runway. Booking information:

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AJ Jordan Age: 9

He realized how much fun his brother Tony was having modeling so he decide to try ur out. Booking information:

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Selena Vaquero

My name is Selena Vaquero and I currently reside in Davie Florida. I am an only child. I am five years of age and I have a smile that lights up the room. I’m very energetic and love to try new things. Mom says I am a very smart and loving girl. I am currently involved in a soccer team called Davie Soccer. I have participated in ballet classes which I enjoyed to the fullest. In the fall I will be starting cheerleading and tap dancing classes. I am excited for fall to come! But my favorite of all is modeling. I love posing for the camera and I enjoy trying on new and different clothes. I’ve been modeling for a year now. I am an official boutique model for Petite Magnifique Magazine in which I have appeared in a total of five issues thus far and also The Brag Mag. I love trying on all the new clothes. I have recently booked multiple shoots with Toys r Us/Babies are us which I enjoyed all the toys and clothes. I also walked the runway for Sunnidai Fashion Show and Baby Bear clothing. I look forward to booking many more shoots and to someday be on a cover of a major magazine. Booking Information: marchet@yellowbrickroadco.com

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Ariel Swedroe is an ambitious, young entrepreneur with a passion for art and fashion; she is the founder of “Swedroe: art to wear by Ariel.” Being 11 years old does not hold her back from working on the ideas she cares most about, in fact her age combined with her talent adds a unique freshness and new perspective to her clothing line. Ariel's line is inspired by the works of her well-renowned architect and artist grandfather, Robert Swedroe (with whom she shares a strong bond that is accentuated by their love and appreciation of art). Even at the age of 8, Ariel was fascinated with fashion and showed a keen interest in styling and design; she enrolled in an independent fashion and sewing program founded by Angie Cohen, Design Lab Miami. It was after her meeting with Stella McCartney at her grandfather's house that Ariel knew for certain that she wanted to start on her fashion line immediately, and with the help of her mentor, Angie Cohen, she set to work on “Swedroe: art to wear by Ariel.”

Moved by her grandfather's awe-inspiring 3D collages, Ariel had often thought of how lovely it would be to have clothes with the same patterns, colours and textures as his work. Ariel is not one to dream aimlessly and think about the what-ifs and the what-might-have-beens of her ideas; she put her pen to paper and after a long process of artistic design, came up with various clothing items; she made these from silky fabrics with her grandfather's designs laser-printed onto them. Her hard work and determination astounded her family, friends, and all those who were witness to her amazing artistic process, and were awe-struck at the beauty of the results. Ariel's creative, business savvy, yet unpretentious personality has helped in making her dreams materialize. Using some of her grandfather's most iconic designs for chic, cutting-edge fashion made from silky fabric, she has created a stunning line of clothes for both young girls and women. Her designs have already wowed many audiences, including one at the exclusive Art Basel VIP event at the Perez Art Museum in Miami. It's her dream to continue designing, and to share her's, as well as her grandfather's, art and talent with everyone! http://www.swedroebyariel.com/

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11 Year old Designer Ariel


5 Year old Designer Zara

Zara started drawing and painting at two years old. She drew and painted almost everyday. She started designing at four years old by cutting up clothing and repurposing the material. At six years old, Happy Kids Tees was born. Zara is a very happy child and her being is reflected in her five t-shirt illustrations. Also reflected in her illustrations is her love for the color black and in the t-shirts, the simplicity of white. Zara’s five illustrations are designed on 100% Cotton t-shirts: Happy Hat, Happy Tongue, Happy Batman, Happy Lashes and Happy Teeth. Her t-shirts are available online at happykidstees.storenvy.com. You can follow updates on Happy Kids Tees on: Instagram @happykidstees Pinterest: pinterest.com/happykidstees


Jalen Malik Yearwood is a 15 year old 9 th grader with a passion for video games and flying drones; it is also his dream to join the Marines to serve his country after he graduates. His intelligence and creativity have served him well in many of his goals and passions, including fashion! He had always been interested in fashion and had very often been commended for his stylish combinations and outfits. However, it wasn't until the beginning of 2015, when his mother decided it was time for him and his sister to get some more productive hobbies, that he took a more serious interest in fashion and considered pursuing his talents further. During the development of his newly found hobby, Jalen discovered that his natural instincts in fashion served him well in his creation of bucket hats for his friends – this would eventually lead to the start of Jalen's own fashion line: MTG (Malik the Geek)! He wanted to be able to share his designs not only with his family and friends, but with everyone else too; creating his own fashion line was a great way to do this. Jalen now creates urban clothing for both teens and adults, from cut dresses to joggers. MTG (Malik the Geek) will be showcasing for the first time in the Equilibrium fashion show, in Miami Springs on the 11 st of April 2015. Jalen's line is truly unique and reflects his outgoing personality and eye catching style.


15 Year old Designer Jalen


Deja is a fashion designer and founder of the brand “Esoteric: Meant for kids with style” - she's also an 11 year old 6th grader! She's always been an overachiever in school and has big dreams for her high school and college years, as well as her future – she wants to become a doctor. How does an intelligent young doctor-to-be become involved in fashion, you ask? Simple, at the start of 2015, her mother made the decision for Deja and her brother to cut down on their time on the computer and television – it was time for the kids to get some hobbies. Deja had always had her own sense of style and often experimented with different combinations of designs, patterns and fabrics, so naturally, when it was time to pick a hobby, none suited her better than designing clothes. Deja set to work designing various experimental, original and creative items, for example hair bows made from plastic spoons, clutch purses made out of placemats, etc., and experimenting with different materials, textures and fabrics – her creativity knew no bounds. It wasn't long before Deja's family and friends began noticing many of her original, eye-catching designs and asking where they too could get their hands on these gorgeous items; Deja was always showered with praise when she revealed the items were of her own making. She soon began receiving requests for her work, and that was when Deja decided her hobby could be turned into something much more, something that she could share with everyone, not just her friends and family.

When searching for guidance on how to proceed with her inspirations, Deja could think of no one better to consult than her mother, a successful entrepreneur herself, who could provide her with the knowledge of the business side of the fashion industry, connect her to experts in the field, and ensure Deja was allowed to flourish and develop her talents in a safe, positive and age appropriate environment. Deja has developed her own style and this shows in her fashion line. Underneath the creative, intelligent, artist, is an 11 year old girl, and her line reflects this – the bright color's seen throughout the line were inspired by her favourite cartoon and movie characters, from Sponge Bob to Phineas and Ferb, as well as various characters from the films Frozen (2013) and Home (2015). Since starting up her brand, Deja has created beautiful dresses, gorgeous tutus, original hats, along with many other items, ranging from sizes 3T (three year old) to size 2. She will be showcasing her fabulous designs for the very first time in the Equilibrium fashion show in Miami Springs on the 11th of April 2015. She's created a fantastic new line for kids; everyone will be able to find something they like, especially kids with style!

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12 Year old Designer Deja


Equilibrium Fashion Show Beauty is Balance

2015 Designers


Art is my life and designing clothes is what I enjoy spending my time and energy on. For me designing clothes is not just practical but spiritual in nature. I can take my thoughts and ideas and put them into form by using the mind and the body. It's a certain ability to take thoughts that are projected on the mental plane and give birth to them on the material plane. It's a combination of space, time, energy and matter. They are little bits and parts of me put into many forms. It's like I just want to find a good home for them, as if I were selling a puppy. But nothing compares to the satisfaction of seeing a client feeling special in something that was once just a thought in my head. For me it's a deep connection between designer and client. Here at Siammose we like to honor and celebrate the female figure with designs and fabric that magically flow off the body or tight fitted garments that show off and accentuate the curves. Each item is created as carefully as possible and very exclusive, only available at Siammose. Much time is taken to craft the item by machine and also by hand. You will notice and feel a tremendous difference from one of our items compared to the ones bought from big retail stores which are produced by factory seamstresses pushed to meet their quota. Some of the designs we offer have never been done before anywhere else and will be featured at some runway events this FW 2015. Our goal is for you to find yourself in one of our unique and special pieces and to show off your inner personality! We want you to have all eyes on you when you walk into that room. Make a statement in a Siammose skirt! This is just the beginning for us and we hope to grow and expand through 2015 creating pieces that will make you own the spotlight .

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Fashion designer David Smith is a 22 year old Chicago, Illinois native that has attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for 4 years now. Focusing mainly on women’s wear, David’s style is a mix of classy and casual fused together to create innovative designed pieces of work. His creativity and what he comes across on a daily basis is what motivates him and inspires him when he makes garments.

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Beware Swimwear was created by Minouche "Mimi" Pericles in late fall of 2009. Mimi created Beware when she was asked to participate in a competition for HJD Fashion Evolution in the Caribbean of Trinidad and Tobago. After winning two awards in the Editorial Category and Originality Category, Mimi continues with the line and decided to make it bigger. Inspired by the vintage age of swimwear and a mix with the Caribbean and south beach vide, Beware is sure to grab attention. With high waist bottoms and unique cuts that can hide every woman's insecurities and show off they confidence, Beware is sophisticated, sexy and flirty beach line that can turn heads. It consists of bold prints and vibrant colors to make one of kind one pieces, bikinis and monokinis (Beware most known for fitted high waist). This is a complete line to make a day at the beach fun.

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La Belle Tifi means The Beautiful Girl ... Our business is woman owned and entirely woman operated and located in Miami, Florida. We have been selling clothing online since 2009. Our eye for fashion, ability to stay on the cutting edge of style, and attention to detail has allowed us to bring our customers high fashion at low prices! La Belle Tifi is committed to the values that our business was founded on: providing exceptional value to our customers, creating a close-knit work environment for our associates, and treating everyone like family. We believe a little bit of luxury goes a long way. La Belle Tifi gives you all the cachet, without all the cash! We work with many designers and manufacturers located in Miami, New York, LA, Paris, Italy and other fashionable locales and choose only the best and most stylish of each of their collections to sell on our site. You'll notice that there are a lot of really unique items here that you will not see elsewhere. This is because some of the items we sell are highly exclusive- meaning that the designer only produces a very limited number, and once they are sold out it is never produced again. We feature brand new and hot styles every month so check back often for the latest looks. La Belle Tifi released he new fashion line the our Equilibrium Fashion Show. www.bourgeoisiemag.com

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http://www.yasserfaraco.com Yasser’s work has been published and captured by: mycloset.com , floridafashiontrendsetters.com ,im.firstpost.com, falseimage.net, the305.com, musicjoiningapparel.net, soulofmiami.org, themiamistyle.com, MODE Lifestyle Magazine and Positive Beauty Images Magazine, Studio D' Arts Magazine, Miami Design District Magazine, Miami Shoot Magazine “ART is my PASSION, FASHION is what do” -Yasser Faraco

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Vintage 1804 Fashion Clothing designs are mostly built around “vintage themes� and motivating verses. The line is considered fashionable, provocative, sarcastic, sophisticated and motivating. Our original designs were inspired by the perseverance and tenacity of those who fought in the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) ending slavery and establishing Haiti as the first republic ruled by people of African ancestry in the New World in 1804.

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