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The NEWEST MUST HAVE SPRING & SUMMER ACCESSORY

SPRING CLEANING Peace Love World modify and square away your inner closet

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I Need Holiday Top €89.00

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Detox and Fuck the Rest Top â‚Ź75.00


Too Vogue for You Sweater Wave €159.00

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Years after years, Galian has been catering fashionistas around the worldwith cutting-edge style handbags which boast excellence in quality and affordability. Galian’s handbags are designed and crafted with our belief that the bags are more than a modes of carrying our belongings; however, the bags are way to express and tell the story of every woman who carries the bags. And there’s a story behind the name, Galian. Galian is the name of a ship that once carried priceless treasures during the Middle Ages. In today’s world of fashionistas, we have not only taken the name of that ancient ship but have also attained our reputation; Galian Handbags deliver priceless jewels, unique works of art, and exquisite styles to the fashion world.

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Amelia Studded Satchel $45.00


La Bella Epoque Tote $68.00


Galian Handbags & Jane Elissa Launches The Jane Elissa Collection for 2014 Galian Handbags, a handbag company established in NYC, is excited to present the collaboration with Jane Elissa, a collage artist based in NYC. The first collection, which launched in Fall 2013, gained huge attention and popularity. For Spring 2014, Galian Handbags are bringing her second collaboration collection. Jane Elissa collection for Galian Handbags brings the true essence of New York City to handbags. Each handbags in the collection is made out of her original artwork. As a born and raised New Yorker, Jane wanted to share her life and vision of NYC, one of the most glamorous cities in the world, through her artworks. Each piece of her artwork is created from combining different materials and elements, telling the story of its own. The collection will be available from the end of March. The bags will be available for purchase on Galian Handbags’ retail webpage, galian.com. The percent from the sales proceeds will be donated to LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). Artworks and fashion can never be separated. As shown in the runways for Spring/Summer 2014 and also Fall/Winter 2014, the designers throughout the world have been paying homage to the works of art from the medieval artists to street mural artists. Jane Elissa Collection for Galian Handbags encompasses the essential trend of this season and also will make you feel and breathe the air of NYC.

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Lovelace Photographer: Cathy Du | i-moya.com Model: Stoenesteanu Maria Catalina MUA: Stefaniya Horoshko

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Rock n Roll Earring (matte) $80.00

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Anita K. Jewelry is designed for everyone that loves to shop fresh new underground designer jewelry and feel unique to stand out. I design statement pieces that are perfect for layering, easy to wear, bold, edgy, but delicate. Anita K. is high quality jewelry designed and produced in Los Angeles. Our pieces are all lead free pewter metal and are plated in 18kt-24kt gold and nickel with Swarovski elements and stones.


Love Me Choker $151.00

Royal Punk Earring $82.00

Love Me Not Bracelet $68.00


Star Bright Choker

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Grandmother Ring

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Counting Start Ring Bracelet

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Anita K. Jewelry Designer Anita Khachatourians started her own accessories line in 2013 when she was working at a Fashion PR office in Los Angeles doing styling for photo shoots, red carpets, and runaway shows. She had a great passion for having her own brand of accessories and pieces that she could implement her own style of edginess but keep it elegant and simple. Anita graduated from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in Visual Communications and Business Management. While getting her education in the fashion industry, she was also networking in social media, and doing print modeling for a few companies and fashion shows.

Jewelry design started out as a hobby for Anita when she was drawing designs and hand making pieces that fit her own personal style. She then decided to turn her hobby it into a business and share her collection with everyone. Anita continues to expand Anita K. Jewelry into boutiques such as Patricia Field and LF Stores and big named online retail stores like Karmaloop and Beyond The Rack. She also strives to get her collection into big name department stores and get featured in fashion magazines for her line to be discovered and outreached to everyone.

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NISH KOLLECTION The mission is to create a Kollection that everyone can relate to and understand. Nish Kollection spells uniqueness, quality, creativity, confidence and so much more. Each statement and design speaks for itself with a creative and unique twist. The aim is to provide you with the best quality in clothing from the threads to the fabric right down to the very designs. Remember **its your lifestyle with a unique twist**

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ON THE COVER:

Photographed by Courtney Chen Photography Model: Jheanell Nesbeth MUA: Kristen-Kaye Barnaby Swimsuit: Nish Kollection

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PELLICANO Mint Teak Yellow Neon

A courtship between aesthetic and architecture, the Pellicano leaves an indelible fashion statemnet on wrist wears. Reminiscent of pelican’s break, it’s shape protrudes in a cacophony of angular alliance in bill.tip structure. Grommet snap straps finish the look in an array of colorful tones.

PRICE USD $239.00

Our wooden wristwatches are for the cosmopolite who wants to make a statement with their wardrobe. Each characteristic is quintessential in accentuating its own identity within each of the fluid lines, prevalent in our unique watches. Combining wood face palettes and exhilarating earthy browns tones to luscious plum reds. Interchangeable, natural dye leather straps focus on sensual whites, robust blacks, refined gray’s, au courant browns and limited organic colors from classic chic to contemporary styles.

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spring nocturne Photographer - TJ Manou www.tjmanou.com Model - Madeline @NEXT Models, LA Makeup & Hair - Jeni Chua @Exclusive Artists Clothing and Styling - Elizabeth Watson @Exclusive Artists 28

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Navy & Polka Dot Trim Pagoda Umbrella $38

Sage Green Mary Jane Cut Out Wedges $30

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The FASHION HOUR

Spring Forward and Fall Back in Love with Summer

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By Sam Russell | wardrobedept.com

ast a spell over your suitors effortlessly with the help of Unique Vintage. Create the illusion of that hourglass shape that disarms men with notable retro and vintage attire from Fashion Affair’s latest discovery. Unique Vintage specializes in stunning retro swimsuits, bridal offerings, prom dresses, pin-up styles, and vintage reproductions. The sidewalk is your runway, so step out and show off your style! A clean house is, after all, a sign of a wasted day..... Unique Vintage truly is something new to marvel over. If the selection doesn’t seduce you, the prices will.

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he hot designers from your childhood have changed. Wayfarers and Robot shades retired and room on the boutique shelves have been cleared for Rough Justice. This is a fashion forward contemporary lifestyle brand; its mission is to design, market, and sell sexy. They have succeeded. High quality, Italian craftsmanship and maximum UV protection is on the menu, you can even customize your prescription lenses for that added Rough Justice sex appeal. They succeeded in that department as well. Affordable, stylish, approachable and seductive......Makes you wish justice was always this swift.

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ave you been looking for sustainable fashion in all the wrong places? Let me clear my throat chakra long enough to tell you about Gaiam. The team at Gaiam rummaged the globe to bring you quality products, resources, and inspiration for a healthy mind, body, home, and planet. Organic clothing, sustainable home decor, yoga/ fitness equipment and DVD’s are available for streaming online at www.gaiamtc.com. Never miss an opportunity to perfect your own humanity. **Hand woven by fair trade artisans in Nepal, our fleece-textured Ombre Tote is created from 100% recycled cotton. Each hand-dyed bag is designed with real leather accents, two shoulder straps and an interior pocket. Ombre stripe will vary slightly. Black/white/gray. Ombre Tote Currently on Sale: Was: $120 Now $69.99

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rian James Footwear is our promise to you. With Spring creeping around the corner, new romances and hot job leads demand special care in all those fine supportive details. That means freshen your image, starting at your foundation. Your dying on the vine in those 6 inch heels. The team at Fashion Affair chose Brian James Footwear with the same caution and wisdom that you approached your next suitor or that new job opportunity with. Don’t miss the Try Before You Buy Program!


Try available styles for free and only pay if you keep it! With Brian James’ Try Before You Buy™ program you can order up to 5 pairs of shoes for free, try them on at your convenience and only pay for what you keep. Shipping and return shipping are free. To try a style before you buy it, click “Add to Bag” above. When you are ready to check out, select “Try before you buy” on the Shopping Bag page. More about Try Before You Buy™

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“Purveyors of Fine Rubbish” o pull off a bow tie takes moxie. Not that sleek used car sales man kind of confidence, but the well-heeled type of company everyone wants over. The uber conservative Wall Street types won’t get you; they grimace as you breeze by. Don’t break a fashion sweat, they are just jealous as they head back to their cubicles and 20-minute lunch breaks. You dash back to your spacious, colorful Tribeca loft and full voicemail. With Patricia Field on hold and every rock-star celebrity stylist blowing up your Twitter....keep cool. There is an image that goes hand-in-hand with Swille & Swancke’s porcelain and ceramic bow ties. Too much ego kills talent and your ability to connect with everyday people, so the creative team here is keeping the vibe and selection easy.

Let’s all follow their lead.

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“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” - Vincent Van Gogh

Artistic Director: Magic Owen www.magicowen.co.uk Photos/Editing: Magic Owen Model: Ruby Johns Hair/Makeup: Zaneta Swiatlowska

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“She was wearing a canary-yellow two-piece bathing suit, one piece of which she would not actually be needing for another nine or ten years.” - J.D. Salinger

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MAGIC The Las Vegas strip lit up even brighter during February 17th-20th for the fashion mecca event of the season, MAGIC. Fashion industry professionals flew from all around the world to collaborate on the next up and coming fashion trends. Since these events are only offered to fashion industry elite, I am going to take you “behind the scenes” to see what life is like on the other side of the clothing rack. Magic Market Week consists of several different tradeshow events held at different locations throughout Las Vegas. We focused our attention on a few shows from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Article By: Tosha Cole Clemens Tosha has over 10 years’ experience in the fashion industry. She has represented top companies that include, BEBE, Wet Seal, Fredrick’s of Hollywood, and Fox Racing. She provides consulting and also is a contributing fashion writer for several websites and the founder of NittyGrittyFashion.com and ToshaClemens.com. Facebook.com/ToshaColeClemens

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WWD WWD Magic show comprised of the broadest assortment of women’s apparel and accessories. Offering a large selection of different categories and trends is what WWD Magic is sought out for. The Ethereal by Lovemarks booth was breathtaking. The feminine collection is bright and airy with a classy touch that only a confident fashionista could explore. etherealusa.com 52

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The Stop Staring Clothing booth definitely made it hard not to stare! Showcasing their collection on the runway was an exquisite way to draw attention to this stunning assortment. stopstaringclothing.com

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POOL POOL offers an outstanding diversity of emerging brands as well as professional seasoned brands. The atmosphere is very eclectic, driven by a love for art and design. POOL provides a unique opportunity for buyers to actually purchase products on the spot, this section of sellers is called “Cash and Carry”.

Buena Onda was one of the “cash and carry” brands. Supporting the Wayuu People of Colombia, Buena Onda provides products that are completely handmade and fair trade. Buena Onda means: “Good Waves” or “Good Vibes.” Typical tradeshows only allow for purchase orders to be placed, forcing the merchandise to be shipped at a later date. Most brands also require a minimum order for their wholesale business. So you can only imagine how exciting it is to actually purchase something when you find a striking item! thebuenaonda.com 54

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Fashion forward extraordinary designs were showcased, giving us an understanding of how innovated these brands are. Vaalbara Designs, Astali and Mata Traders were among a few of the accessories brands that stood out to us. Matatraders.com VaalbaraDesigns.com Astali.com

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ABOVE: Another intriguing component to POOL was the arrangement of music and art; it presented a relaxed ambience that the show extended. After several days of walking other shows, it was refreshing to walk in to POOL and feel rejuvenated. TOP MIDDLE: This booth was a must see at the POOL show. Free spirit, enthusiasm, and eccentric are words I use to describe the fascinating visionaries behind this brand. Freaker USA is a brand made known by the TV show, Shark Tank. Displaying a wide collection of designs that provide a one size fits all koozie for your drink. Freaker USA freakerusa.com

Attendees were invited to participate in a design contest given by Sprout. Let your creativity flow by creating your own watch design.

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SOURCING SOURCING

Bringing manufactures to the forefront, sourcing @ Magic is a one stop shopping experience for all your manufacturing, trim and fabric sourcing needs. Jessica Rae Anderson, CEO & Founder of Miami Fashion Network, LLC and Martu Freeman VP of Sourcing at Miami Fashion Network. We caught up with Jessica Rae Anderson, CEO & Founder of Miami Fashion Network, LLC to see how their shopping experience was going. What is your purpose for attending MAGIC Market Week? JA: We attended MAGIC Market Week’s Sourcing show to meet with suppliers to discuss how they can gain more orders and success by advising them how to have access to our specialized markets of Miami and Latin America. Our team of fashion industry experts has the knowledge and connections to create opportunities for those said companies to set up manufacturing, distribution and retail in Miami and Latin America. What items are you shopping for? JA: To source specific fabric and trims for existing designer clients that hire us for product development and sourcing and to see the latest in industry trends, technology and to visit the Made in America seminars MAGIC was and continues to be a spectacular event for industry professionals. It is trilling to see what trends will be on display in stores soon!

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Athena Kaftan in Summerstorm

Feel like the Goddess you are in this fantastic dress. The Athena Kaftan is the perfect beach cover up you’ll be wearing all summer! Featuring split dolman sleeves, slits up the sides and elastic gathering at the waist. Pair with beachy hair and sunkissed skin, and you’ll definitely be the best dressed at the seashore this summer! -100% Organic Cotton -Dyed with low-impact dyes -Full length maxi dress -Slits up the side -V-Neckline -Dolman sleeves with slits. -Elastic gathering at waist. -Machine wash cold on gentle cycle and line dry -Made in Nepal

$101.00

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Organic Fashion Label Launches New ‘Tissue Knit’ Line for Spring 14 20 Years of Global Green Vision Celebrated with Organic Style Synergy Organic Clothing, a sustainable and conscious womenswear & yoga apparel company is celebrating their 20-year anniversary with the launch of the Spring 2014 Collection. This season introduces a new ‘Tissue Knit’ line, propelling this brand into a much more eco-chic direction. Living and working in a coastal California town, designer, Kate Fisher, drew inspiration from her love of the beach and ocean. Filling a desire to appeal to a larger audience, Spring 2014 focuses more on the style, silhouettes, and materials than in the past. The ‘Tissue Knit’ collection is just as it sounds, a luxurious, lightweight & breathable 100% organic cotton; a prime example of the new path Synergy is on. “I really wanted this collection to have something for every woman – whether it be the Convertible Cardigan for the woman dealing with cooler weather in the Spring, or our Athena Caftan for the lucky ones who get to lay on the beach a bit earlier in the year than most.” Fisher stated, reinforcing her vision for a broader mass appeal.

Over two decades the brand has naturally evolved. Nowhere is that more apparent than the outward appearance of the Synergy look. Even with change in the air, what happens behind the scenes has remained constant. Synergy Organic Clothing keeps their roots deeply planted in the vision of combining Eastern and Western influences. Synergy continues to produce all clothing according to fair trade practices in Nepal; employing 150 women who hand-sew the applique designs. The Spring 2014 Collection is currently available for pre-order in the wholesale market and is expected to be available for retail in March 2014. About Synergy Organic Clothing: Synergy Organic Clothing currently has 3 retail locations, an e-commerce website, a wholesale business to over 600 accounts domestic and internationally, and an extensive festival-selling scene. The company grew by 50% in 2012 alone and prioritizes the responsibility of finding the most eco-conscious way of doing business.

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Navy/White Striped Tank Panel Dress

This unique dress is an absolute essential for your summertime wardrobe! The alternating panels add dimension and style while the striped fabric makes it refreshingly unique. It has a flattering scoop neck and body contouring shape. Whether you’re running around in the park or dancing the night away, this dress will make you feel great! -100% OrganicCotton -Dyed with low-impact dyes -Scoop neckline -Striped pattern -Layered diagonal panels -Slim body contouring shape -Machine wash cold on gentle cycle and line dry -Made in Nepal

$79.00

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EUROPEAN-STYLE ‘MOSI BICYCLES’ ARE THE NEWEST, MUST-HAVE SPRING & SUMMER ACCESSORY

INTRODUCING

THE MODE COLLECTION


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osi Bicycles, the newest company innovating vintage European-style bicycles with a modern twist, is the perfect addition to jazz up any outfit or adventure planned for this spring and summer season. For any person who is not afraid to mix eclectic, old-school elegance with personal style, these chic bicycles are a fresh touch and are sure to add excitement to the day ahead. With clean lines, classic colors and comfort all fused into four unique models, these sleek bicycles can be taken anywhere and everywhere during the upcoming seasons.

“As a stylist, I am mainly behind the scenes and therefore get to hear what everyone is really talking about. Mosi Bicycles is one of fashion’s best kept secrets and is an instant obsession amongst fashion crowds,” said Toni Ferrara, celebrity stylist. “To say it simple enough, it is easy glamour. You can put on a pair of denim shorts and a white t-shirt and feel comfortable riding down the streets of Beverly Hills, or anywhere for that matter. It is the ultimate statement piece for the warm seasons to come – treat yourself and add Mosi Bicycles to your must-have checklist.” “There is no doubt that bicycles have been relevant since the 19th century – but our Mosi collection is far more interesting,” said Darren Buck, President of Mosi Bicycles. “We strive to create a fresh take on a classic – joyful cycling that not only puts you in a good mood but is sure to turn heads and create buzz. I like to think of them as an extension of your personal style and an easy way to add charm to any outfit.” Mosi Bicycles currently has four very distinct styles in the Mode collection that flawlessly fit each person’s unique style. With high-tensile steel frames and rear roller-disk brakes, the rider has the ability to control performance as well as experience a consistently balanced ride. The specially crafted accessories that accompany these bicycles are of the Buck & Wing collection – the saddles and grips are made of genuine Australian leather which have been chosen for each ride with style and precision in mind. Mosi Bicycles is the most wanted look for spring and summer and will continue to be admired throughout the year.


“Mosi Bicycles is one of fashion’s best kept secrets and is an instant obsession amongst fashion crowds.” -Celebrity Stylist Toni Ferrara

Founded in 2011, San Francisco based Mosi Bicycles is a producer of vintage and European-style bicycles combining timeless design, functionality and enjoyment all in one exceptional ride. At the cornerstone of quality manufacturing, Mosi Bicycles has designed and engineered bicycles complete with modern technologies that provide lasting performance and enduring style. From high-tensile steel frames to genuine leather accessories, Mosi Bicycles are more than a mode of transport – they are the stylish way to ride.

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“Something in the Air” Samsung Galaxy S3 Case $34.90

-Hand-crafted in Brooklyn from recycled plastic bottles -Photo quality print for beautiful definition -Wrap-around printing for seamless design -Durable plastic shell moulded especially for Samsung Galaxy S3 -Easy snap-on attachment with direct access to all Samsung Galaxy S3 features

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“Northern Star” iPhone 5 Case $34.90

Hand-crafted in Brooklyn from recycled plastic bottles Photo quality print for beautiful definition Wrap-around printing for seamless design Durable plastic shell moulded especially for iPhone 5 Easy snap-on attachment with direct access to all iPhone 5 features


SANDRINE PAGNOUX By Independent Graphic Designer and Illustrator

“The City Laptop 11-12” Sleeve $69.90

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-Hand-crafted in Brooklyn, NY from quality materials -High quality print on both front and back of Laptop 11-12” sleeve -Durable thread by German company Güterman® and strong zippers and pull tabs by Japanese company YKK® -Extra thick 5mm neoprene layer for full protection -Soft interior lining to protect your Laptop 11-12”

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ith the wrap up of Fashion Week SS14 in the Fashion Capitals around the world, Designers unveiled the latest trends down the runway. Fashionistas and Fashionisters flocked to shows and scoured the internet to see the birthing of creativity from the designer’s wombs.

When designers anoint us with trends, do they decide what is accepted and rejected through a subjective or objective selection process? When editors, journalists, bloggers, and photographers write and capture, do they decide what is accepted and rejected through their choice of words and angles of photography? Or does the consumer have the final say of what is accepted and rejected through the eternal cycle of supply and demand? Let’s just say that each entity plays a role in determining if a trend is accepted or rejected this season through their input. Each combined creates an ethereal deciding force through “the mere exposure effect”. The mere exposure effect is a psychological term which describes what occurs when one develops a preference for something due to the continuous exposure of it. This ethereal deciding force through the mere exposure effect can be deemed as the “Fashion Gods”. It is safe to say that there is not one single factor that determines what is in trend or not. Factors inside and outside of the fashion industry do have influence. Trends can be predicated on the amount of exposure given.

Editors, journalists, bloggers, and photographers then The Fashion Gods ultimately determine the seasonal Fashion Trends. All celebrated this birthing by writing and capturing praises to the Fashion Gods this season and next! the momentous runway Dawnn Karen, M.A. | Columbia University trends. Consumers Fashion Psychologist servicing clients in the U.S and international clients. quickly followed by toddling off to stores to linkedin.com/in/dawnnkaren | Cell: 646-504-1730 buy the avante garde twitter.com/FashPsycSucc instagram.com/FashPsycSucc clothing and accessories. FashionPsychologySuccess.com

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Tropicalia SPRING/SUMMER 2014

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WHO THE SMASH WE ARE?

Smash! is a brand of clothes and accessories within the “Happy Barcelona Style”. We create our collections for the young and free minded women who want to fill their wardrobe and life with colour, positive energy and fun. At Smash we abhor boredom, and we think every woman deserves to dress in an original way every day of the week without going bankrupt. We like women who are spontaneous and free-thinking, and we want to dress them according to their spirit, the Smash spirit.

WHERE THE SMASH WE COME FROM?

The concept of original and affordable fashion was born in the streets of Amsterdam between music, friends and a hippie spirit. An idea that moved to Barcelona in 2004 absorbing the air of cosmopolitan, Mediterranean, innovative and cheerful city and we joined the Happy Barcelona Style! Smash continue to grow as a multicultural family, now consisting of nearly 200 Smashers, where work goes together with the desire to enjoy life. Our clothes speak for themselves.

WHAT THE SMASH WE DO?

Smash is happiness, creativity, freedom and joy, a way of seeing and confronting life with optimism. This is the philosophy that we apply to our collections of clothes and accessories, season after season. Happiness and life… the Spanish fiesta and good mood transformed into clothes: dresses, jackets, skirts, tunics, trousers, accessories, and also a girls line. Urban chic, hi-standard, colourful wear and cool fashion, anytime casual clothes… All this is blended together in our two annual collections of 600 articles.

WHERE THE SMASH ARE WE NOW?

Last year we grew by 10% and we are now present in 66 countries with over 4,500 international points of sale and 10 franchises in different countries and selling 1.5 million garments per year. Smash women can be found all over the world and the Smashing Girls Collection (our kids line) have had a great success. We keep on moving; in 2012 we successfully presented our second brand Mismash, with a romantic and vintage touch, at Who’s Next (Paris). It has received a great response and can now be found in many showrooms across Europe. And on July 2013 we present Paramita, the new acquisition from the Smash Group. apr2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  75


Bee Yourself Photographer | Jenna Martin Model and MUA | Kate Lea Stylist | Fiona Catchpole

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LEFT: Black Wrap Jacket by Gentle Fawn, Pleat Trouser by Costa Blanca, Earrings by Wanderlust Designs, Shoes - stylist’s own RIGHT: Granite Shredded Sweater by aro, Skirt - model’s own

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with Alicia R. Camlibel, Ph.D., LPC, Psychotherapist Spring always brings a sense of rejuvenation and change. It is a time to reflect on all that has passed and to consider what may come. It is the season of assessment, reflection, and cleaning. I am not just referring to the clothes in your closet, the disorderly garage, or your children’s play area. I am referring to an assessment, reflection, and cleaning of the things that no longer work for you. For example, relationships that you hold on to that are unfulfilling or no longer serve a positive purpose in your life or negative thoughts and behaviors that are not allowing you to grow and reach your goals. When I refer to a relationship or thought/behavior that doesn’t work anymore, I mean that it just doesn’t work like it once did or perhaps it never really fulfilled the purpose or intention in the first place. Sometimes relationships are for a season or many years, it all depends on where you are in your life and vice versa with the other person. When a relationship becomes a lot of work on your part with no reciprocation from the other person involved or is no longer genuine or sincere, it is time to take a second look. An important part of growth and change may involve freeing ourselves of certain behaviors and people to move 82

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forward. It is a cleaning out of what doesn’t work to make room and free ourselves to welcome what does work. So I encourage all of you to take some time to sit, reflect, and assess. What works well in your life and what does not? What have you been holding on to that you may need to say goodbye to in order to grow and move ahead? This doesn’t just apply to relationships with people. It can apply to a dysfunctional relationship with food, self sabotaging patterns at work that are not allowing us to move ahead, lack of structure or routine which is effecting productivity, ability to get things accomplished, or negatively impacting family members.

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If you are doing more than spring cleaning around the home and have some spring changing to do, here are areas to think about and focus upon.

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Change those behaviors that have not helped you to achieve your goals. Changing behaviors are not easy. Behaviors tend to be habitual and many are so a part of our lives that we don’t think twice when doing them. It is usually only when we are not receiving a desired result or it is brought to our attention in a negative way, usually with negative consequences, that we tend to realize we need to change. One way to begin to identify behaviors that we need to change is by looking at what our life is like currently and how we would ideally like our life to be. Then look at

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what within your control is causing the discrepancy. After identifying the behaviors that are not working for you in achieving how you would like things to be, begin to be conscious about them and change them. Change takes time and a lot of conscious effort. It takes 90 days for a new behavior to begin to become a habit. If you find you are stuck in making a change, seek professional help. Self help groups, self help books, and other professionals can often times set you upon the right path. Also look to people who you admire. What are the habits and behaviors that have helped them reach their goals. Role models, mentors, and other successful people often have great tips and advice. We just need to be open to them. Replace old ways of thinking that hold you back with new thoughts that will inspire you. The ABC’s of thoughts are thoughts produce feelings which produce behaviors. If you want to change how you feel you must change your thoughts. If you want to change your behavior you must change your thoughts or your feelings. One effects the others and vice versa. However, like changing behaviors, changing thoughts also requires a bit of work. Begin by taking a good hard look at your thought patterns, look at your reaction to things, and look at your overall view of things. Sometimes a good friend or partner can shed light and give us honest perspective about how we view things and react to them. Sometimes keeping a thought log or journal can help us identify thoughts and feelings which may be driving behaviors that are holding us

inner fashion and beauty back from achieving our goals. Once aware of them, again the issue is consciously working at changing them. Using positive affirmations, inspirational quotes, guided imagery, and gratitude exercises are ways to bring more positive thoughts into our lives. Remember positive attracts positive. Taking a look at our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which may be negatively impacting our lives, gives us the opportunity to not only change, but it gives us the opportunity to renew and refresh our goals and purpose and look towards a better future. The road to mental wellness whether it be in the home, for your children, or at work, begins with taking a look at ourselves, which at times can be one of the most difficult yet most rewarding things we can do. I wish you a happy and healthy spring full of cleaning and changing. Until Next Time! Alicia

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Vintage inspired glasses. Distinctly Vint and York.

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Global eyewear company, Vint & York is quickly becoming the darling of eyewear with their unique up to date eyewear styles for men and women. The brand is proving to be an instant hit with consumers for their host of ultrachic and bold frames. Vint and York styles are classic; drawing the inspiration from the era of 1920’s as well as vintage accessories and eyewear designs but at the same time introduce modern elements and textures. Each model comes in a variety of colors and textures, and can be either tried on virtually, or in person using their Home Frame Trial option, which allows you to choose up to five frames from their collection and try them on in the comfort of your home. Vint and York frames can be purchased online through their website which is designed to provide a user friendly shopping experience. Fans of the brand include fashionistas, global tastemakers and top tier media. All styles are priced at $109.00: which includes the premium prescription lenses and free shipping. Vint and York new sunglasses featuring Zeiss Vision Lenses retail for $129.00. To find out more or to make a purchase, visit www.vintandyork.com. Vint and York offers high quality, unique eyewear at an affordable price. The company produces vintage-inspired, statement eyewear for men and women. Vint and York has captured the attention of media and global trendsetters. For more information on Vint and York and its products, visit www. vintandyork.com and Facebook via facebook.com/vintandyork and Twitter via twitter.com/ vintandyork.

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ALTERNATIVE

Everything we wear has to come from somewhere. Whether it is plant fiber based or manmade chemical processed, fabric must be produced by some method. It usually begins by some kind of lumpy, yucky thing that most of us would have a hard time imagining would become anything useful, much less beautiful. But, then the magic happens.

Take a look at the tag on the back of your shirt. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Odds are it says something like “Cotton”, or “Cotton/ Polyester”, or “Rayon”, or “Silk”. There is probably some “Spandex” thrown in there for shape and stretchiness. Maybe if you’re at work or wearing something particularly nice you’ll have some “Linen”. The fact is, we use a lot of different things to make our clothes including things like hemp, wool, and ramie. Ramie is actually the oldest known plant based fiber known to be used as fabric. It has been found on Egyptian mummies dating from 6000 BCE! However, there are costs incurred when producing anything. Cotton is considered the dirtiest crop in the world, using 16% more pesticides and 50% more water than any other fiber crop. And then there is polyester, which is actually a petroleum based product. Spandex is 85% polyurethane. It’s easy to see that you could quickly become discouraged, and likely a little grossed out, by the kinds of things that you are putting on your body. However, it is still generally better than walking around naked and, let’s face it, I love clothes. I like the way they look and feel. I like the way they make me look and feel. But I’m willing to take a look at some alternative ways of creating the fabrics that do more than cover nakedness

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fibers

by Jeni Tetamore

PINEAPPLE FIBER

While pina cloth has been in use since the late 1800s, it’s only been in the last 20 years that it has truly gained popularity because of its sustainable properties. The Spanish Red Pineapple plant is quickly renewable, reaching maturity in about 18 months, but due to the vast quantities of leaves needed to make a small amount of cloth it is still not a fiber that could compete with other natural fibers like cotton or silk. Most of the crop is grown in the Philippines, with pina being a great fair trade job opportunity where the Filipino weaver might earn between $73 and $220 a month. While this may seem nominal by Western standards, when compared to the average wage of $2 a day, pina weaver’s income is in the upper echelons of earning potential. With the growing demand, also comes the potential for more Filipinos to take advantage of an excellent career opportunity.

What makes pina so attractive to designers now? First, its natural color and luster make chemical baths unneeded before it is woven into cloth the way bamboo must be treated. Additionally, it’s sheer, easy to structure, and its natural ivory color is easy to dye, making it ideal for evening and formal wear. Interior designers also like it for drapes, upholstery, and table cloths for these reasons, as well. Blending pina with polyester and silk help achieve the desired drape and stiffness.

The weaving process, however, is very labor intensive and done primarily by hand. The leaves have to be soaked and scraped of the fibers, with the fibers then being dried, waxed, and spun into yarn. The yarn is very delicate so it takes great skill to weave it into cloth. The cloth itself is very light and soft and, unlike most other high-end fabrics, easy to care for. Just wash and air dry. No dry cleaning needed!

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SOY FIBER

ABOVE: Some call it vegetable cashmere because it is so soft, easy to care for, and absorbs dyes quickly. Soy textile is considered one of the most eco-friendly fabrics because the fibers are spun completely from the ‘leftovers’ from the soy food industry. The fabric is so biodegradable that you can compost it for your garden when you’re through with it. Soy fiber is moisture absorbent, antibacterial, and UV resistant. This makes it ideal for use in sports and casual wear. Blending it with other fibers like cotton gives it the stretch that it needs to have to be comfortable and strong. There are some studies that have shown that by just touching the skin soy protein fiber activates collagen; that it can promote the micro circulation of blood capillaries and contains amino acids beneficial to the human body. 88

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TENCEL or LYOCELL

LEFT, ABOVE, RIGHT: Tencel, or lyocell, is a rather ingenious manmade fiber where wood pulp from sustainable tree farms are run through a ‘closed-loop’ process that recovers or decomposes all the solvents and emissions used. What that means, is that more than 99% of what is used to produce the fabric is either consumed or reused, leaving very little byproduct or pollutants. Tencel, or lyocell, is certified by the international Forest Stewardship Council and is 100% biodegradable.

The fibers are able to absorb dye to high quality standards, making it ideal for rich color trends. The fabric is moisture absorbent, with 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton, and anti-bacterial. It feels very much like rayon, with the same flattering drape and smooth surface while being, mostly, naturally wrinkle resistant. While it will shrink (about 3%) after its first washing, it will retain its shape and size thereafter and should be cared for as you would other delicate fabrics with hand or gentle-cycle washing and line dried. While the cloth generally has the appearance of rayon, the fibers can be manipulated to simulate a variety of textures such as suede, leather, and silk.

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TEXTILE INNOVATOR and FASHION DESIGNER

ANKE DOMASKE by Jeni Tetamore

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nke Domaske began with her kitchen and the goal to create a fabric that would not irritate the skin of her step-father who was undergoing cancer treatments. As a former microbiology student and biochemist, she had the education and knowledge to start cooking up yarn that is quickly becoming the talk of the fashion world. While fabric made from milk proteins have been in existence in the 1930s, they all were processed heavily with chemicals whereas QMIlk does not. It might first be asked if this is going to drive up the cost of milk in Europe. The answer is a resounding no! In fact, millions of tons of non-food grade milk that is deemed unsafe for human consumption is thrown away every year. Casein, the protein needed to create the fabric, is found in the non-food grade milk that grocery stores and food producers do not purchase.

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Then the milk must ferment before it is turned into a powder. From there it is heated and mixed with other natural ingredients and turned into yarn. To give an example of the eco-friendliness of the process compare the number of liters of water it takes to process one kilo of cotton to one kilo of QMilk.

Cotton – 20,000 liters of water QMilk – 2 liters of water

It is still significantly more expensive to produce Qmilk, but given that it is marketed as a luxury fiber similar in feel to silk, the cost becomes more comparable and stable since the commodities market for milk does not fluctuate the way it does for luxury items. In addition to feeling good, it may also be good for you as the protein contains amino acids that antibacterial and anti-aging. The fabric has been shown to help blood circulation and regulate body temperature. It is sustainable, compostable, and manufactured from a side stream for minimal environmental impact. And, the best part, is that it can be washed like most any fabrics!

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is now offering textiles for fashion, home, automotive, and medical applications. Anke Domaske has her own fashion line called Mademoiselle Chi Chi, which has been in existence since 2003. It generally takes about six liters of milk to manufacture enough fabric for an entire dress that then sells under the Mademoiselle Chi Chi label for about $200.


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w lye o “Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency. Yellow vibration foods are: pineapples, bananas, grapefruit, lemons and corn.� -Tae Yun Kim The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy


YELLOW

Choosing a Yellow to Wear

Yellow is such a fun color to wear through the spring and summer. Sunny and bright, it’s important to choose the right hue, placement, and amount.

HUE

Which to wear, which to wear? Pale, pale pastel to mustard, select that right hue for your skin tone and hair color. The general rule of thumb is – the darker you are, the more choices you have when it comes to yellow, but avoid the ones that lean too orange. These will often make you look sallow. The lighter tones of lemon look amazing on brunettes with olive skin. But if you’re alabaster toned, pastels will wash you out, so choose warmer tones like sunflower or school bus yellow. Blondes, however, can have lots of fun with orangey-yellows. And redheads look amazing in mustard tones!

PLACEMENT

However, yellow can be a bit intimidating to put on, especially by the face. A bright yellow pencil skirt or school bus toned slim slacks coupled with any other color on top (personal favorites include black, brown, gray, blue, and red!) makes a bold statement without you having to worry about whether or not it washes you out. Or try out a yellow t-shirt with dark blue jeans and put a fun, summery multicolored scarf on top to help minimize the amount of yellow near your face.

AMOUNT

Editorial by Sarah Dulay Photographer | sarahdulay.com Stylist - Mariel Büttner Model from Brodybookings - Theresia Hair - Stephan Mall Make-up - Rebecca Heitmann

If you’re not too sure how you feel about wearing such a bold color, accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Belts, purses, shoes, crochet vests, are fabulous ways to incorporate a little sunshine into your wardrobe. And don’t forget necklaces, earrings, or scarves!

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COLOR PSYCHOLOGY

Positive Attributes: Uplifting Illuminating Offering hope Happiness Cheerfulness Fun Enlightenment Honor Loyalty Joy

Photographed by KapturedbyJP.com Model: Kelci Wright


Negative Attributes: cowardice, deceit, caution, sickness, and jealousy Yellow is a color that stimulates the left (logic) side of our brains and increases mental agility and perception. It is the color of acquired knowledge, so it loves learning new things, facing new challenges. It creates enthusiasm, confidence, and optimism.

Facts About Sunflowers

• Sunflowers are not one big flower, but hundreds of tiny flowers called florets • The ‘petals’ are actually yellow leaves that cover the head until the florets finish blooming • The center of the sunflower where the florets bloom is actually filled hundreds of flowers all growing individually • The sunflower is the only flower that actually tracks sun’s position in the sky

April Birthstone: Diamond

Yellow Gemstones Believed to aid in clarity for decision-making, boost concentration, increase energy, and offer relief from burnout, panic, nervousness, or exhaustion.

(colorless or tinted in shades of yellow to brown) - Found in Australia, Ghana, Zaire, Russia, USA, and Brazil - Word diamond is derived from the Greek word “adamas” which means “hardest metal” - Widely held beliefs about diamonds include its ability in bonding relationships, protecting innocence, and promoting hope. - It encourages balance, clarity, profundity, discernment, love, abundance and courage.

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“The yellow glistens. It glistens with various yellows, Citrons, oranges and greens Flowering over the skin.” – Wallace Stevens

Yellow IDIOMS idioms.thefreedictionary.com

have a yellow belly and have a yellow streak down one’s back -to be cowardly yellow streak (down someone’s back) -a tendency toward cowardice yellow journalism -writing in newspapers that tries to get people’s attention or influence their opinions by using strong language or false information yellow-bellied -a yellow-bellied person is not at all brave

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Neon French Nail Art fashionspassion.com

Kate Spade went for long and almond shaped nails for spring 2014. She created a white base and added black French on the tip, which was separated with the white polish with a yellow stripe. It perfectly went with the new bright yellow outfits and yellow accessories.

Manipura (Resplendent Gem) Chakra or Third Chakra Solar Plexus Related organs:

liver, spleen, stomach, and small intestine Endocrine gland: pancreas Associated problems: diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease, peptic ulcer, Coeliac’s disease, and gall stones Personality Traits: Good-humored, optimistic, confident, practical, and intellectual

Seat of our power behind the manifestation of our intentions and desires Associated with: • Self-esteem • Warrior energy • The power of transformation • Governs digestion and metabolism A healthy spirited third chakra assists in overcoming inertia and inspires healthy risk-taking, assertion of will, and assumption of responsibility for one’s life. It is also the location of deep belly laughter, warmth, ease, and vitality received from performing selfless service. Color: Yellow Sound: Ram

10 Songs withYELLOW in the title - Yellow Submarine (The Beatles) - Tie a Yello Ribbon (Tony Orlando and Dawn) - Yellow (Coldplay) - Mellow Yellow (Donovan) - Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini (Brian Hyland) - Yellow Ledbetter (Pearl Jam) - Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) - Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) -Yellow Peril (Steely Dan) - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)


yellow on Etsy... Images courtesy of designers on Etsy.com

MeiFaithStudio

Yellow Tribal Turquise Statement Necklace $101.00+

ToyBoxJewellery

Yellow Ring made with LEGO (R) and Swarovski Crystal $17.00

SaboDesign

Soutache Earrings $56.00

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ChristyNgShoes

Neon Yellow High Heel Shoe with Metallic Gold Ankle Strap $95.00


Bfyne

Va Va Voom Swimsuit $70.00

TheEnchantedMoon

1950s Style Gathered Bust Dress $145.00

pennyfarthingdesigns Steampunk Ring $44.40

manictrout

Giraffe Necklace $85.00

myBeltBuckle

Nebula Belt Buckle $24.00


2014 Spring/Resort 2014 Photos courtesy of VERSACE

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Collection Spring-Summer 2013/2014 from Alex Perry


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Decorating With Yellow By Meryl Levin

Use this happy hue to bring a sunny disposition to your space.

Yellow 101

Depending on the amount of red or blue it contains, yellow can have different personalities. Yellows with a red undertone are warm and welcoming, so they’re great on large pieces of furniture and walls―“especially in north-facing rooms that might otherwise feel stark,” says New York City decorator Thomas Jayne. Yellows with a hint of blue can come off as cold, so they’re best used sparingly, on accessories or small furnishings. Jayne suggests keeping bright yellows out of bedrooms and offices, because they can disrupt sleep and concentration. But pale, buttery yellows “function as neutrals,” he explains, and can work just about anywhere.

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AlaskaRugCompany on Etsy Bumblebee Black & Yellow Round Rope Mat UP-cycled Doormat Nautical Beach Decor Alaska Crab Line RE-purposed $99.99

OldBarnTreasures On Etsy | $29

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Best Yellow for a Kitchen Citron 74 Modern Emulsion

“Cheerful, but not too jarring first thing in the morning.� To buy: $90 a gallon, farrow-ball.com.

Decorating with Color: Suzanne and Lauren McGrath in Domino | Home of Style Me Pretty Founder, Abby Larson


yellow around the Globe

Land of Oz Themepark Beech Mountain, North Carolina Photo by Amy Morrison

Canola Flower Field, China


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he world is a great, big place full of wonder and possibilities, most of which we have yet to explore. With our newly minted column, “Wanderlust,” we hope to introduce you to locations new and old, trendy and vintage. So, whether you are taking time for yourself or suddenly find your business travel bag in hand and en route to one of our eclectic locations, we will get you all the dish and even show you how to dress like the locals. Next month...starring a place near you.

NDERLUST wan·der·lust

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Photographer: Gunther Frans www.guntherfrans.be Makeup & Hair: Sandrine Coutelier www.sandrinecoutelier.com Styling: Tinneke Geenen http://styling10.weebly.com/ Model: Kelly Schepers



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YEN A Global Fashion Storm: Three letters, one word:

From Abu Dhabi, UAE Yen designs have become global after his first collection was exhibited for the first time internationally during LFW 2013 under Lady K Production. Yen is the first Abu Dhabi designer “historically” to showcase in London Fashion Week. The beautiful white and ivory collection wowed the audience in London and all were curious “Who is this amazing designer?”. 130

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ince London Fashion Week, September 2013, Yen wowed America by showcasing at the Metropolitan Fashion Week October 2013 and will be the grand finale this year at LA Fashion Week. Since then the likes of Paris Hilton and other A List Hollywood celebrities are requesting Yen Couture. Yen started designing from 2009, inspired by anime, dc and marvel illustrations plus the colour and texture of nature. Conclusively, leaving his medical profession and focusing on couture that same year. The collection “Ode to Melancholy” February 2014, was exhibited only to high profiled dignitaries throughout the UAE and will be releasing this collection to the general public later this year. This beautiful dark collection was inspired by his “sadness and dark side”. The detail on the couture was of recyclable materials, rubber and plastic. The delicate intricacy of the artwork is refined and detailed, that one would think this was printed upon the fabric itself.

Model: Paula Souza Photographed by: Marcin Andrzejeweski

“The world will be waiting with baited breath for this amazing designer who has caused a fashion storm with his unique version of couture genius.”

Going “Green” has become a big thing worldwide and in UAE, hence the recyclable material used for this collection. Yen stated: “Since last year it has been a whirlwind, from UAE, London then to USA in less than five months.” When asked about Paris Hilton, Yen said that her stylist who also looks after other major A List Hollywood celebrities fell in love with his pieces displayed in Melrose Avenue, Hollywood California and then he received the news that Paris is wearing one of his collections in her new music video. Yen is still in awe of the global success in such a short span of time. In London Fashion Week September 2014, Yen will be unveiling his collection for the “House of iKons” a Lady K Production as the Grand Finale. Yen indicated that to be invited second year in row is fantastic news, showing the full confidence of the whole production company on his brand. Yen’s collection will be something very different from the previous ones as he trying to tap the purest form of his aesthetics and calls it “The Aria to Yvonne” a song for his mother, where he drew all his artistic influence.

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Ode to

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model MONTH To be considered, submit your story and best work to Model@FashionAffairMagazine.com

Lovil aSantiago

Photography: Jarrel Williams Model: Lovilla Telewik Santiago Wardrobe: Darryl Anderson Make-up Artist: Stephanie Floyd Hairstylist: Walter Johnson Direction: Nicoletta Gauci International Hairstylist   | apr2014

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Photography & Styling: Chad Awalt Model & Makeup: Lovilla Telewik Santiago

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Photography: Jeremy Adam Barton Model: Lovilla Telewik Santiago Make-up Artist: Fabiola Cortez Hairstylist: Jourdan Podell

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Ever since I was a child, I always had the desire to see myself in a magazine or on TV. I liked playing dress up, but being raised in Tagongon, a small town in the Philippines, where there was rarely an opportunity to eat three times a day much less own many material things like pretty clothes, TVs, and magazines. Growing up on the mountain with my farming family, we didn’t even have electricity. My grade school years were difficult. I still remember walking 12 miles to go to school every day while only owning one pair of shoes. I sold empty liquor bottles, ice candy, and boiled peanuts at school and to my neighbors just to have some extra cash in order to help my parents. Those were tough years of making many sacrifices, so needless to say many of my friends thought I was delusional when I told them I wanted more for my life.

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This only motivated me more. After high school, I moved to Manila to finish my college degree. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Communication from the University of East Philippines in 2002. I couldn’t have done it without the help, love, and support of my parents and my brother.


“The future dreams are not owned. You can attain and own them all if you want to. There is no rules for dreams.”

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Photography: EJ Photography Model: Lovilla Telewik Santiago Wardrobe: Tyler Bryant Make-up Artist: K. Tyler Celebrity Make-up Artist


Photography/Wardrobe: Thomas Dodd Model/MUA: Lovilla Telewik Santiago

I love pictures. It’s my weakness. After I married, my husband and I moved to Atlanta, GA where I added Jacob Khan (Hairstylist) on Facebook through a mutual friend. I admired his craft and he noticed an amateur image of me and that is what would become my initiation into modeling.

Lovil aSantiago Coming to America opened doors for me. The dream is no longer a dream. It’s a reality and a blessing.

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SPOTLIGHT

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I always had a meaningful obsession for arts and crafts, drawing and painting. Fortunately my obsession was also constantly appreciated and encouraged by teachers and parents, who graciously provided me with all the tools I needed to nurture my talent. In high school, I began using my artistic bents in graphic and print design, which eventually to be me graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Arts with honors in 2010 along with a further certificate in graphic design from the Russian Culture Center in 2011.

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As, the famous fashion editor Diana Vreeland states,

“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is After completing my in the sky, in certification, I decided to themystreet, pursue passion for fashion design. In 2012 Ihas began studies fashion at the Italian Fashion Academy. to do with Here I had the opportunity ideas thethe world of to be exposed, to fashion. Iwe took part in fashion way live, shows and worked as I fashion isphoto shoots stylistwhat during the frhappening.” my designs. - Coco Chanel I believe that art enhances patience, accuracy, innovation, creativity, and sense of responsibility and achievement which are all skills required for a successful life.

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We may have finally found that yellow brick road.

Miyako Hybrid Hotel is the grand dame of Torrance, a short drive/cab ride from LAX. Relaken is quietly nestled on the first floor of this eco-friendly hotel; sharp left when you enter. Torrance is the 8th largest city in Los Angeles with a definite neighborhood feel. That tenderness will pour over into your spa experience. ** Try the ONLY Hot Stone Yoga Available in the US The heated mineral-rich stone provides negative ions and high-speed infrared rays which helps to heat your body from the inside, including internal organs and restoring your body’s cells back to a healthy condition.

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When you step through the doors of Relaken Spa, you get the immediate sense of entering a legendary world of ancient Japanese rejuvenation. If you ever wondered how the locales maintain that healthy glow despite the smog, attribute it to the Face Lymph Massage. The Face Lymph Massage helps discharge excretion that is deposited between bones in your body. The results are immediate!! Reduce agingrelated hollowing of the eyes, improve circulation, combat migraines and promote mental clarity. This is a love story. 158

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One hour Hot Stone Yoga Class and Free Unlimited Spa Use (Jacuzzi & Sauna)

$45 Face Lymph Massage 50 minutes - $98 60 minutes - $108 80 minutes - $128 Member Discounts Available Gift Certificates Available Spa Packages Available

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Now you can experience what Oprah and others with great hair have known all along...

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| beauty Oprah Winfrey made a career out of discovering untapped talent. It should be of no surprise that her hottest discovery is still by her side. If you ever wondered how did she turn that undesirable head of hair into the most luscious locks on the block: That was the alchemy of Andre Walker. My stubborn ethnic hair does not believe in magic. But when first introduced to the Q-Oil from his signature collection last year, I was an instant fan. Andre has won several Emmy Awards for his work as a celebrity hairdresser. His next accolade should be for the discovery and usage of the African Mongongo Oil. Not only is this fruit extremely nutritious, but the oil has many useful properties as an emollient for both hair and skin. Magic does exist in “The Gold System”. But then again, if you don’t believe in magic, you will never manifest it in your life. Ponder, Rinse, Repeat.

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Ultimate Moisture Conditioner

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We know you’re more than just a pretty face. Problem skin may challenge your attitude, and that’s why your intuition is going off right now. This is your redemption. A big stand-out to our team here at Fashion Affair was the Environ B-active Sebuwash. In line to be your next favorite face wash, the Sebuwash is a gentle foaming gel cleanser with ideal benefits. Founder Dr. Des became interested in the physiology of skin cancer and the skin following the untimely death of two young patients due to melanoma. This is more than a business, it’s clearly now a passion project. The core ingredient is Vitamin A and the scientifically proven results is making this a cult favorite for those in the know.

*Prices Vary. Find an Environ Retailer Near You!

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You heard the saying, “When you know better, you do better”. Yep--that’s Environ.


Safety means aid to the uninjured. Before imitators rob you of your spending confidence and good looks..... consider First Aid Beauty.

Trust is at the cornerstone of what Lili Gordon (founder) does here at First Aid Beauty and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robert Buka is the supportive ringleader. Every drop that goes into these products is rigorously researched. If we could suggest one product to win you over, it would be the Deep Cleanser w/ Red Clay. This Clay Cleanser controls breakouts and will make your pores appear smaller. Extremely moisturizing to the skin, also opt for any of the facial moisturizers. The line works in synergy with itself. Botanical top notch ingredients remove makeup, dirt, and will be the first dominating product in your travel bag.

Deep Cleanser w/Red Clay

$24

Ideal for oily/combination or problem-prone skin, the Red Clay cleanser will be one of those rare cleansers that you will scoop every last drop out of the bottom. Trust me, do this late at night when everyone is fast asleep.

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Acne Killer Body Wash

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The obstacles ahead are mostly in your head. Problem, stressed, and dehydrated skin is no excuse to get down, the solutions are plentiful. Greensations is leading the pack with the world’s most unique health and beauty products. This is truly where science meets nature. The founder may sound familiar, he is the creative whiz behind Sinus Buster. A deep passion for finding extremely effective all natural products brought Wayne Perry to this latest endeavor. No harmful chemicals or preservatives, a major stand out to us is the Acne Killer Body Wash. Stop breakouts fast with the combination of african black soap, olive castille soap, horseradish extract, green tea extract, witch hazel, and apple cider vinegar. You’re about to learn what it’s like to be truly comfortable in your skin.

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Let’s start a rumor. Not the kind that hurts, but the kind that helps. As CVS moves to rid tobacco products from its shelves later this year, this leaves more room for all that is good for you. No rumor yet. That is fact. Starting in late 2013/early 2014, 6,000 CVS stores will carry these two new hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested cleansing bars aimed at relieving eczema, psoriasis, and inflammation-prone skin. The soaps won’t be available in the beauty section of the stores, but in the first aid section. Again, fact.

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Created by a healer and crafted with care, acne prone and fair-skinned types will become instant fans. Indulge in top shelf ingredients like shea butter, african black soap, aloe vera, hemp oil, and so much more! The more we lather up with Shea Moisture’s time-tested skin and hair care remedies, the harder it is to weave that falsehood we promised in the beginning. We just can’t spoil such a good thing......

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I AM PEACE

BLACK FLAT BILL SNAPBACK HAT

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I AM HAPPINESS

L2L CHROME ZIP UP HOODIE

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PEACE LOVE WORLD LAUNCHES SPRINGOcean 2014 COLLECTION Hues, Feminine Flair Apprise Peace Love World Signature Style

Luxury lifestyle brand Peace Love World announces the launch of its Spring 2014 collection with new and signature symbols including Love Poet, I Love Sundays, Love Hippie, Peace is Powerful and Happy is the New Black. Designer, Creator and Visionary Alina Villasante puts an emphasis on feminine flair, lush fabrics and flawless fits with a collection of mix-and-match tops and bottoms that master the art of effortless cool. Peace Love World’s classic designs highlight new colors, mantras and ready-to-wear pieces from the Bohème collection. Spring 2014 includes: Bohème, Love is Love, Love is Love Light, Fashion Tops, Comfy and Dreamy. “This Spring I was inspired to use the gentle colors of the earth that express hope and life,” Villasante says. “Each silhouette revolves around clean lines and textured fabrics. This season was developed through my roots and love of European style using lightweight fabrics with a hint of loose knits. I believe elegance is an attitude. And our apparel empowers people to feel comfortable and confident with every move they make.” Peace Love World’s signature Bohème line features chic separates that are effortlessly styled and undeniably wearable. French terry is cut into flowy and feminine creations in oceanic blues, periwinkle and classic black and white. The new Bohème collection also introduces the White Jules Knit Top, Ice and Dune Valerie Reverse Hi Lo Crop Top, Dune and Smoke Porter High-Waisted Wrap Skirt, White Candy Maxi and White Faith Knit Hi Lo Cardigan.

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I AM LOVE

SMOKE BOHEME PORTER HIGH WAISTED WRAP SKIRT

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ABOUT PEACE LOVE WORLD

Peace Love World is a Miami-based luxury lifestyle brand with a philosophy to spread peace, love and happiness wherever and whenever possible. What began as a few gifted t-shirts has grown into a globally recognized fashion and lifestyle brand with an ardent following and growing list of celebrity fans. Peace Love World is a brand for women, men, children and dogs alike. Celebrity devotees include Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner, Selena Gomez and many more. The brand operates six retail stores in South Florida, three in Hong Kong and is sold in over 2,000 boutiques worldwide. Peace Love World is sold nationally in Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. For more information, visit www. peaceloveworld.com. Seeking to continue the spread of peace, love and happiness, the Spring 2014 collection was designed to exude the brand’s message through the use of funloving symbols and expressions. Showcasing the versatility of the brand, each line within Spring 2014 can be mixed and matched from luxury Bohème pieces to Comfy tops and bottoms made for everyday wear.

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Peace Love World’s fashion tops highlight femininity and strong style with the introduction of the Boyfriend Tee, the Mini Mimi Crew, the Lizzy Tank, the Jayda Top among others. These light-weight and perfectly styled fashion tops, make a t-shirt an instant outfit.


I LOVE SUNDAYS

WHITE SLEEVELESS FASHION LUNES TOP

$88.00

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I AM LOVE

PEONY COMFY PANTS

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Staying true to the brand’s classic designs, Love is Love and Love is Love Light collections emphasize casual comfort and a joyful energy. Classic mantras of “Happiness,” “Love” and “Peace” are seen throughout the collection. Fashion tops, zip-up hoodies, luxury pants and shorts are accented by new signature messages such as Tomboy, I am Unique, I am Infinite and I am Strength. Over the last five years, the Miamibased luxury-lifestyle brand has gained celebrity recognition through trendsetting designs and inspiring mantras that aim to empower all those who wear and see it. The collection has pieces ranging from $55 to $228 and can be found nationally in Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, 2,000 boutiques, six standalone South Florida stores and three in Hong Kong. Peace Love World appeals to a wide variety of fashion-forward clientele because of its approachable nature, sophisticated styles and dedication to its connection to the soul.

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HAPPY IS THE NEW BLACK WHITE TOMBOY L/S FASHION SHIRT

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