February 2014 Issue

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FASHION AFFAIR the heart of fashion

LOVE & PRIDE Taking a Stand for Equality choosing theRIGHT lipCOLOR

FEB 2014

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WORK OF HEART FEATURING

ANDRE SORIANO


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Photographer | Gregory Keith Metcalf Producer | Alexis Walker Lighting | Samantha Zachrich Editor | Alyssa Gonzalez Stylist | Andru Wallace Set Design | Anthony Franco Make-­Up | Jenna Garagiola Hair | Florido Basallo Female Model | Marketa Kazdova – LA Models Male Model | Jay Hector – LA Models


On Him:

Woodgrain Embossed Navy Silk Suit and Printed Dress Shirt by Anthony Franco, www.anthonyfrancodesigns.us

On Her:

Teal Silk Satin with Black Silk Faille Lapel Tuxedo by Anthony Franco, www.anthonyfrancodesigns.us Pocket Square by Ted Baker London Necklace worn as HeadDress by Alexis Bittar Black Patent Leather and Chrome Lame Booties by Elizabeth and James

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On Her:

White Moulded Leather Laceand Pearl Detail Dress by Anthony Franco, www.anthonyfrancodesigns.us Ruby Double Snake Cuff by Sazingg, sazingg.com Green Louvre Curved earrings by Isharya, isharya.com

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White Wood Grain Embossed Suit and Silk Printed Dress Shirt by Anthony Franco, anthonyfrancodesigns.us Navy Silk Neck tie by Tom Ford

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On Him:

Coral and Gold Lame Suit and Floral Shirt by Anthony Franco, anthonyfrancodesigns.us

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Croc Embossed White Leather Dress and Plum Ombre with White Leather Detail Waist Coat by Anthony Franco, anthonyfrancodesigns.us Necklace by PLUMA, pluma-itailia.com Rectangular Ring by Baccarat, baccarat.com


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On Him:

Floral Printed Suit by Anthony Franco, anthonyfrancodesigns.us Navy Dress Shirt by Burberry London, Silk Bow Tie by Gucci

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Black Silk Chiffon Gown with Feather Detailing and White Moulded Leather Headdress by Anthony Franco, anthonyfrancodesigns.us Champagne Malachite Pyramid Luxe Lisa Cuffs by Isharya, isharya.com Black and White Heels by Elizabeth and James feb2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  9


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Reversible Bodysuit Griet $100

ASIMETRIA PERFECTA Made of tulle combined with elastane & lycra. Playful and original bodysuit, you can use it on both sides making it a perfect item, for the two sides of a woman, everyday and everynight. Available in Red, Black and Nude.

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Black Velvet Santa Bodysuit $89

This sexy piece features an underwire bra with an adjustable strap side-to-side. Made in high quality strech velvet. Perfect to wear with jeans, shorts and pencil skirts. This bodysuit opens on the down part of the bottom, with cotton in the interior part for your protection.

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Fortuna Set $110

Made in silk fringes and combined with 1.2 cm straps. Playful and sexy, all the straps are adjustable for your maximum comfort. Available in black and red.

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NECKLACE CASE for iPhone 5/5s The first in a new line of stylishly sensible tech accessories emerges today with the launch of the VANESA REY collection, fashion accessory systems for the modern woman and her gadgets. With the introduction of the Necklace Case for iPhone 5/5s, VANESA REY is helping women streamline their everyday essentials, increase productivity and stay connected, all while on the go.

The uniquely designed and patented VANESA REY Necklace case combines a detachable jewelry-grade chain with a slim wallet, keeping credit cards and cash protected and close at hand. Providing immediate access to the iPhone’s home screen, the Necklace Case?s openfaced design secures your gadget, while keeping it instantly accessible at the touch of your fingertips. 18

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Genuine Leather BLACK LILY

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Vegan Leather MINT FLOWER

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Genuine Leather RED POPPY

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VANESAREY.COM

The VANESA REY Necklace Case features a sophisticated, uncomplicated design that can be woven into virtually any wardrobe. The Necklace Case comes in two collections, the Signature Collection and the Jewelry Collection, which offers crystalset embellishments inspired by vintage jewelry. Each collection comes in seven different styles and features four standard colors of genuine leather and three colors made of vegan leather, which will be updated with the change of seasons. The leather and vegan wallet portions of the cases were inspired by classic handbag collections that give women that everyday feeling of accessible luxury.

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Genuine Leather BIRCH TREE TAN

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Genuine Leather WHITE ORCHID

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VANESAREY.COM

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national wear red day® friday, february 7, 2014

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GoRedForWomen.org

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FASHION Your Choices

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LIFELINE Wil Rescue You

By Sam Russell

with The Wardrobe Dept wardrobedept.com

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t’s time to paint the town bright red. The gobbling mega dressers of this decade have something new to fawn over. Born in Bombay, India, founder Deborah Sawaf has been exposed to endless creative and beautiful elements that have lent influence throughout her life and design. Welltraveled, culturally and artistically inclined, Deborah finds inspirations ranging from the 1920’s to French Renaissance, and Baroque, as well as from exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornament. Carrying one of her designs may give the impression of a socialite carrying a worn-down passport that has seen more action and inspiration than George Clooney’s shower.

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avo Collections is a dream poured into a wish. Lucky for you, stylish Texans’ cannot keep this secret all roped down just for themselves. Boasting a wide selection of affordable fashion clothing, stylish shoes and on-trend accessories, Lavo Collections can fill every hole in your closet. With styles ranging from semiformal dresses and clubbing attire, to chic dresses for wedding guests; LC provides an outfit for every occasion and budget. If you also believe that the sidewalk is your runway, then come inside. Like any smart shopper, make a swift dash to the sale page. No one should ever hold you back from radical savings akin to this. Even the most strained wallet from the holiday season can handle it.

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he company name “Ahnu” derives its title from the goddess of balance and well-being in Celtic mythology. Lets skip all pleasantries and dive right in on that note. The team here sets the bar high to achieve uncompromising footwear performance. They work in harmony with biomechanists, designers and athletes to develop footwear to provide the appropriate balance of traction, grip, flexibility, cushioning and durability for a variety of outdoor activities. In the past, you didn’t listen to your feet and wore what you were told to wear by designers that didn’t need to suffer the results. Once those forgotten choices catch up and start to speak to you in a thousand voices; it will warn you, animate you and stir immediate action. Ahnu will push you to go that extra mile with a smile.

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on’t let anyone torpedo your hunt for the perfect pair of denim. An orgy of celebration should erupt now, your about to get looped in. The storied descriptives on the web-site may even win you over before your first fitting. To get you started, check out what Neuw Denim says about their SHARP collection.

“SHARP is inspired by the English skinhead movement. But it’s not the average hooligan racist twats but the Sharp skins. SHARP stands for Skin Heads Against Racial Prejudice. The dress code is a smart mix of work wear and classic tailoring. With inspiration from this movement we have developed a number of smart fabrics: Indigo Shaper, Sateen, Carbonized Grey, Virgin Indigo & Blackened Indigo. All with sharp detailing like white, tailored waistbands and toned stitching.” Like I said, something cool is about to go down.

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otti Eyewear is a gateway to a world of subtle luxury, where the quality and opulence of the materials and workmanship speak for themselves. Look closer at the metal frames, crafted out of the purest titanium available. For some series, titanium fronts are combined with temples made from gflex, an epoxy material developed for space travel or a particularly flexible rubber material for extra comfort. A pair of Gotti glasses goes through 200-250 work steps during the production in Japan, most of which are carried out by hand. Your friends at Fashion Affair cannot allow you to hit the curb wearing just anything.


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iving in the now and planning for the later go together nicely. Your basic fashion instincts will kick in eventually; you can still be adorable from head to toe without that painful arch. Enjoy the natural relief and ease of movement through each day with the help of your new allies. Vionic with Orthaheel Technology brings science plus style to new heights. Orthaheel technology provides biomechanically contoured support concealed within contemporary designs ranging from sporty casuals to ballet flats and wedges. Sometimes your choices will rescue you.

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fa b r i c Written by B.J. Dewey

We are all interwoven into a fabric constructed of relationships, with [usually] only one being romantic (unless you’re polyamorous), so why is a day dedicated to love relegated to only our romantic partners? Sure, the subtext of Valentine’s Day is that it is a day for lovers, but mine doesn’t really like me enough to spend an entire day fawning over one another, so I have to come up with Lover-Day alternatives. Since eating my feelings is self- serving, I decided to compile a list of options we can all maybe draw a little inspiration from to give some love back to those woven into our fabric.

Image of heart fabric provided my FantasyStock.com

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Sign up to volunteer at your local Free Clinic. Seriously. Valentine’s Day is joked about being VD Day every year (at least on my Facebook page it is), and there are plenty of kids that you can scare out of having unprotected sex by helping the Free Clinic with their STD education! The homeless folks there could use a little friendly, non-judgmental love, too.

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Take Grandma and-dash-or Grandpa out to dinner and a movie, especially if they’re widowed. They’re not going to be around forever, and it is my personal opinion that we should find any opportunity that we can to show them that we love them.

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Have a pow-wow with your lover and together pick a totally random day to dedicate to romancing one another, then give Valentine’s Day to your kid(s), pet, lonely neighbor or friend.

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Throw a dinner for all the strays; hosting a Lonely Heart Club is good karma, plus they won’t have to eat Chinese alone while watching Lifetime movies. Call Ronald McDonald house and see what sort of cheer you can bring to all those sick babies in need of a smile.

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The first spicy shop was opened in 1998. Dina shaker is the designer, art director, and founder of the brand. After graduation from fine arts, interior design department, Alexandria University, she decided to pursue her passion and start a career in the fashion business. She studied for 2 years at Cairo fashion design center. After finishing her fashion design diploma she also studied a fashion-marketing diploma. The brand philosophy is to introduce a 100% pure Egyptian product designed and manufactured by Egyptian creativity up to the international standards. A challenging product in a market that is totally inspired by imported fashion. My design inspiration comes from my fine art background and cultural views. I like to mix and match textures and patterns with an unusual color palette. Fabric is always my big inspiration it always direct me to the form and structure of my designs. facebook.com/SpicyCollection

WINTER 2013/2014 COLLECTION

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Photographer: Khaled Fadda Hair and MUA: Pace e Luce salon Egypt. Model: Anya Stylist: Zahra el Sherbini

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At the same time I believe fashion is a self-expressing tool. It has to fulfill a function. My designs always reflect an image of the modern Egyptian woman, with all the challenges she has to face. She is always struggling to express her individuality without losing her identity. She carries inside a very unique cultural blend that deprives her of being a fashion follower.

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This collection is dedicated to a very sophisticated woman. She is very edgy in her taste. She likes to express her unique style individually... she will mix couture inspired pieces with grunge and new punk.she likes adventure and fairy tales... her modern twist will invade her fantasy world with a luxe lace dress paired with a biker jacket.she will weight down her long chifon slip dress with a studded baseball cap... and pair her lace gown with a biker helmet for a night out to the opera.‌

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faded royals ON THE COVER:

Photographer // Jessica Janae Magalei Stylist/Designs // Eliana Smith Make Up & Hair // Jessica Janae Magalei & Michelle Boley Models // Marina H. (brunette) & Makenna B. (blonde) Designer // Eliana Smith Designs facebook.com/ElianaSmithDesigns 48

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faded royals

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Click to watch behind the scenes!

https://vimeo.com/84637831

Photographer // Jessica Janae Magalei Stylist/Designs // Eliana Smith Make Up & Hair // Jessica Janae Magalei & Michelle Boley Models // Marina H. & Makenna B. Designer // Eliana Smith Designs facebook.com/ElianaSmithDesigns

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IT’S ABOUT COMFORT. IT’S ABOUT STYLE. IT’S ABOUT TIME. WHY

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For years Shelby Mason had a problem. While she always enjoyed wearing stylish tights with her boots, she did not appreciate the many pitfalls associated with doing so. Namely the cold and slipping feet, blisters and the snags or runs brought on by a razor- sharp zipper or an over zealous toe nail.

THE FINAL STRAW- TSA

Shelby Mason, creator of Bootights® and founder of Leg Up, LLC. Inspiration comes in many forms. For founder Shelby Mason, it came while on a business trip traveling through Chicago’s O’Hare airport. While making her way though security, Shelby took off her stylish boots to expose the ugly pair of white “man socks” she had layered over her tights for extra warmth and comfort.

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Disgraced but determined, Shelby spent the entire flight wondering “why a gal can’t have a cute, quality tight combined with a comfy sock to wear with her boots?” By the time the plane landed the idea for Bootights® was taking off. You can purchase Bootights at many fine retailers including Brooks Brothers, Boot Barn, Zappos.com, Neimanmarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Belk.com. MSRP is $32-$40. Visit Bootights.com for details.

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Polychroming of Color the mental anguish of selection

Gone are the days when one would daub their everyday lipstick on and call it a day. New makeup lines are launching cyclically- which means chemists have the ability to produce an overwhelming amount of polychrome palettes. Going down the makeup aisle or perusing through your cosmetic reservoir can be an astounding experience for today’s beauty consumer. Should I base my selection on skin tone, outfit, my favorite hue or the latest trend? And if I judiciously select a lip color, will I find this same hue already at home in my makeup bag? There is also the fluctuation of weather premise to select lip color based on the seasons. What’s a beauty queen to do?

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When determining lip color, one should keep all of the aforementioned enquiries in mind. Avoid the mental anguish of feeling inundated by polychroming. You must begin by simply deciding the sole purpose for selecting a lip color. Try giving yourself permission to have a purpose. Is it for a special occasion or to coordinate with an outfit? Next determine the approximate climate conditions of when you will be daubing your lip color. Bright colors are better suited for tropical temperatures and aphotic colors are better suited for more polar temperatures. Lastly, deciphering how the lip color makes you look and feel own your on term is most pertinent. Never mind the consideration of selecting a hue on the skin tone premise. Remember “styling from the inside out” is all about “bridging the gap between perception and reality”.

Dawnn Karen, M.A. | Columbia University Fashion Psychologist servicing clients in the U.S and international clients.

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DUE TO THE ORGANIC DYING PROCESS COUPLED WITH SMALL BATCH PRODUCTIONS GUARANTEES AN EXCLUSIVITY OF STYLE IN EVERY GARMENT.

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From the Cosmopolitan Heart of Istanbul

Angels Never Die is an internationally oriented company that operates from the heart of Istanbul and is dedicated to the development of clothing that fits an edgy feminine lifestyle. It is a brand for women unrestrained by convention and who like their outfits taken that one step further; be unabashed. Since the first day of its inception, Angels Never Die has been devoted to “embroidery” and lace, making each collection astonishingly visual and detail oriented. The entire production from the material choices of the design to the final finishing of each garment takes place domestically making it one of the proud foundations of the brand. The collections may be sold globally, but a creative free flow system enables Angels Never Die to produce products with a unique character. Limit- ing the production batches of every item, Angels Never Die is able to give every collection an individual and unique feel. Indeed, every piece of embroidery, each bead and every dyed piece is done by hand. The proof? Due to the organic dying process coupled with small batch productions guarantees an exclusivity of style in every garment. These are differences that Angels Never Die embraces due to their love and respect for genuine craftsmanship.

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Model: Josie Demer @ Numa Models Hair and Makeup: Jack’d Up Makeup Artistry Stylist: Carol Mac Photography: Lisa-Marie McGinn lisamariemcginn.com Wardrobe and Accessories: GoJane Faux Fur pieces: Le Chateau


BOMBSHELL a very attractive woman


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RockStar White® “Be Kissable” only $47.95

Rockstar White is the highest strength over the counter teeth whitening solution. Our ingredients are all natural, kosher and made in the USA. We do not have any animal products or our product is not tested on animals. Our pink box was designed to represent and give a percentage of our profits towards Breast Cancer Research.

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Made in t h and Rocke USA the worldin’ ! AFTER (Results after just 3 treatments!)

Delivering the WOW without the OW™

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Winterdream Photographer: Isabel Noack (www.in-fotografie.de) Model: Marisa Jonas Couture: Katrin Eulenstein (www.katrineulenstein.com) Hair & Make up: Susann Kotte

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FIVE STRAND LEATHER NECKLACE Gorgeous 5 strand studded necklace embellished with Swarovski Crystals and Genuine African Turquoise and Red Aventurine gemstones.

$225.00

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LEATHEROCK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Leatherock International holds a warehouse sale and party to celebrate 30 years of business. The celebration is open to the public, where they can buy products at wholesale price or lower. LEATHEROCK produces exquisite belts and bags for the fashion world. Our products are handmade in San Diego under the watchful eye of our master artisans. We believe that our attention to detail defines the quality that is synonymous with the LEATHEROCK brand. As well as producing beautiful belts and bags, LEATHEROCK also specializes in creating accessories such as embellished buckles and straps, cuffs, bracelets, bootbelts, dog collars and leashes, wallets, and more recently leather iPad covers and cell phone cases. We use only the finest leathers, often imported from Europe, and adorn our pieces with genuine stones, such as amethyst, jade, turquoise, and Swarovski crystals. With 30 years of industry experience, our designs are always on the cutting edge of the fashion world. Our design team is committed to making each and every item a piece of art and of personal expression. Our objective has always been to attract a clientele that is upbeat and energetic about fashion, unafraid to make a statement by what they wear. LEATHEROCK was established in 1983 by Laurence and Rahleen Bloch, originally from South Africa, and it is their eclectic sensibility that makes LEATHEROCK products so unique. “We love to travel the world, immersing ourselves in different cultures and gaining insight into the art they produce. We search for interesting leathers, metals, woods, stones and other unusual embellishments. This is what truly inspires our collections.” Today, LEATHEROCK has an international customer base and a strong celebrity following. Inspiration comes in many forms and here at LEATHEROCK from many cultures. Take a close look at our collections and you will discover for yourself what sets LEATHEROCK apart from the pack. 84

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SHELBY HANDBAG

This bag is made with buttery soft leather, and features a gorgeous large genuine gemstone, surrounded by Swarovski Crystals and studs.

$390.00

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with Alicia R. Camlibel, Ph.D., LPC, Psychotherapist

Love is in the air….it is on the television…..it is at the supermarket…..it is at the florist…..it is at the candy store….it is at the card store…..it is at the jewelry store….it is at the toy store. In fact, a big display of red and pink candy, hearts, jewelry, cards, and stuffed animals was at a local department store the day after Christmas.

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If you haven’t figured it out yet I am talking about Valentine’s Day. Yes, I am being a bit sarcastic as well.

o love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.

However, the month of February is associated with love and Valentine’s Day. Observed every February 14, this day of love is celebrated in many countries around the world. The history of the day has mixed roots in the church and includes the Feast of St. Valentine, in the high Middle Ages it was first associated with romantic love, and in 18th century England, when it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting candy gifts, flowers, and hand written love notes. (Wikipedia, 2014). 86

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It is a day, which due to many reasons, focuses on giving valentine’s gifts and getting valentine’s gifts and in turn that validates that we are loved and that we do love. This assumption is flawed. It is a myth. It is an error in thinking that to be happy or be loved we have to have someone to give things to and get things from. This error in thinking is deep rooted, reinforced by the commercialism of Valentine’s Day, and stems from the fact we need to love ourselves before we can really love another in a healthy way.

Hence, the Oscar Wilde quote above. It is when we begin to love ourselves that we can enter into a healthy and mutually satisfying relationship with another. Keep reading to learn some tips on how to take better care of yourself and to increase your love for yourself.


inner fashion & beauty 1. Take care of your physical health. Go to the doctor, go to the dentist, and address any physical ailments under a doctor’s care. Begin to eat 3 healthy, well balanced meals a day. Exercise 30 minutes a day, at least 3 days a week, and sleep at least 8 hours a night. If we don’t physically feel well it is hard to psychologically and emotionally feel well. 2. Stop comparing yourself to others. The grass is not always greener on the other side! When we compare ourselves to others we are constantly setting ourselves up to feel badly. We do not know what goes on behind closed doors and appearances can be deceiving. We are one of a kind, unique, and special individuals and we are the best we can be. All that matters is we do the best we can each day. If we do not have a great day, all we can do is try again. 3. Make time to play: Do something fun and enjoyable each day. Do it for you and no one else. For some people it is a half hour run around the block to clear their head, for others it is reading a good book, and for others it is cooking. Best case scenario, you have a bunch of things that you enjoy and are able to incorporate them into your daily life. If it is not realistic to do something you enjoy daily you have 2 options, do something you enjoy for a smaller amount of time each day or schedule blocks of times during the week or weekends to play. 4. Be present: The practice of mindfulness shows great physical and psychological benefits. It helps to reduce physical pain, it helps to reduce stress, and it reduces anxiety. Take a few minutes each day to clear your mind and focus on the here and now. Take in the site and sounds of the moment, close your eyes and observe your feelings and thoughts in a non-judgmental way. When you drink your morning coffee or tea, really be present and observe the smell of the drink, the feel of the cup, the initial taste, just focus on the drink and the task of drinking. Use mindfulness throughout the day. Similar to playing it allows you to be present and allows the body and mind a few minutes to relax.

7. Use positive Affirmations: When you are in the bathroom getting ready to start the day, look in the mirror and recite positive affirmations to yourself. Some examples are: • There is nothing that comes my way today that I cannot handle. • I am just where I am meant to be today. • I am lovable and unique. Affirmations are ways to retrain our brain to think positively, which in turn increases self-esteem and self-worth. Also tape inspirational quotations on your mirror or at work, where you will see them throughout the day. Play music that makes you feel good on your ride to work. Make positive thinking a part of your daily life.

This Valentine’s Day I hope you will begin to enter into a life-long romance with yourself, for it is only after this occurs, does everything else fall into place.

Until next month,Alicia To love others, we must first learn to love ourselves.” - Anonymous

5. Manage Stress: Stress is a chronic and natural part of life. Research shows those who view it as a challenge as opposed to a threat are less stressed and more resilient. Using the above tips will better help you deal with the stresses of life. If you find that you are having trouble coping with the stressors of life, seek professional help. 6. Make a Gratitude List: Each morning when you wake stay in bed a few extra minutes and make a gratitude list and recite them to yourself. Remind yourself of all you are grateful for. Recite this list at night too. It helps to reduce stress and bring positive awareness into our lives.

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Photographed by NHI-LONG NGO Model: LEONIE B Agency by EAST WEST MODELS Makeup & Hair by ELENA BECKER Assistant: OZCAN ESER Location: ONE STAR STUDIO

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WORK OF HEART INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST by Jeni Tetamore

Born in the Philippines, Andre Soriano immigrated to the United States as a young boy where his exposure to a wide variety of art, music, architecture, and theater eventually inspired him to pursue a career in fashion design. His arresting style and flair meld Old Hollywood glamour with the cosmopolitan influence of fashion centers such as New York and Paris. His unique ability to create such versatile collections of handbags to decorative cocktail dresses to elegant wedding gowns to his punk collection has led to him starring on Bravo’s “Styled to Rock” hosted by Rihanna. However, this success has also only made him more passionate about giving back to others and he believes his work with various charities to be equally important as his work in the world of fashion.

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When did you realize that you wanted to become a fashion designer? I realized I wanted to become a fashion designer when I moved to America at the age of 16. Was there a particular actor or actress from ‘Old Hollywood’ that you feel is your greatest influence and what is it about this person that inspires you? There are multiple actresses who have inspired me. Jean Harlow, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo to name a few who ROCKED Hollywood screens back in the forties. I love the Golden Era of films during that period. Hollywood is such an influence for me when creating a collection. I love how Madonna and Rihanna ROCK the fashion world! What kind of person do you envision wearing your fashions? What kind of bride do you envision as wanting to wear one of your gowns? It was an honor host Ms. Aisha Tyler wearing a Soriano gown during the 21st Annual Critic’s Choice Award. I was almost floored when I saw a picture of her along with Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker all standing together. Actress Ms. Misty Upham of August, Osage County with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor, wearing a

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Soriano gown for the Screen Actors Guild Award. Recently, I’m so excited about Actress Katheryn Winnick wearing one of my pieces for a February magazine cover in Beverly Hills. Her recent carreer highlight’s include a sexy turn opposite Jake Gyllenhal and Anne Hathaway in Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs”. I would love to dress Jennifer Lawrence for her wedding. I am just so ultra blessed and grateful for these wonderful opportunities. What does “Fashion as Freedom” mean to you and what do you want others to take from this mantra? Can you explain where this belief came from? All men and women have the freedom to wear what ever they want. As a Fashion Designer, I channel each individual’s personality and perspective and from that, I execute the right original design from fabric selection, design concept to red carpet.


“My advice: be grounded, be genuine, stay true to yourself and follow your goals one day at a time!!!”

(Above) Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls wearing A Soriano on the Red Carpet at the 2014 Grammy’s Photo credit: Lester Cohen/ WireImage.com

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With the wide range of looks you work in from high fashion to punk to wedding gowns, what do you feel is your foundational philosophy that ties these vastly different areas together? Well, when I create, it’s the vastness of the Universe. I do not follow rules. Given this wide variety, what do you consider to be your signature look? How will the world recognize that the outfit is Andre Soriano’s? THE Andre Soriano look has different genres from classic to elegant, to chic. I love showing mysticism in my creations. Each individual masterpieces is an identity of their own.

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Where do you see yourself going from here and what can you tell us about the journey that has gotten you this far? After appearing in Rihanna’s reality show “Styled To Rock” and meeting celebrities like Pherell Williams, Erin Wasson, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne, Carley Rae Jepsen, NERVO, Kid Cuti, Naya Rivera, and meeting the teams behind Shed Media, BRAVO, NBC Universal and Los Angeles Fashion Week and San Diego Fashion Week, I’ve realized...

This is just the beginning.

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Meaning & Symbolism of the Color Pink source: http://arts-humanities.squidoo.com/allaboutpink

Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. Brighter pinks are youthful, fun and exciting while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red. They are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks. It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers pink blossoms are a favorite. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak to a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.

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Cotton candy was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton, candymakers from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. They invented a device that heated sugar in a spinning bowl that had tiny holes in it. It formed a treat that they originally called “Fairy Floss.� As the bowl spun around, the caramelized sugar was forced through the tiny holes, making feathery candy that melts in the mouth. -Enchanted Learning.com A tropical citrus fruit, named because it grows in grapelike clusters. Grapefruit is a cross between a sweet orange and a pummelo, and was introduced to Florida from the Bahamas in 1823. There are two main varieties: seeded and seedless. They are also split into color classifications white (yellowish-white flesh)and pink (flesh ranges from pale yellow-pink to bright ruby red). Pink grapefruit has a higher amount of vitamin A. The skins of all varieties are yellow, some with a pink blush. -Recipezaar.com

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Grapefruit: A tart citrus Grapefruit scent. A great refreshing summer scent. Aromatherapy benefits: Balancing, refreshing, cheering. Bubblegum was the original scent of the pink colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc. introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. There were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color pink became “shampoo”.

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Peony: A scent as sweet and fragrant as the flower itself. A great spring, summer scent. Aromatherapy benefits: Soothing, Romantic, calming, uplifting. -ScentIt.com

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The Effects of the Color Pink How the color pink affects us physically and mentally • Stimulates energy • Can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate • Encourages action and confidence • Pink has been used in prison holding cells to effectively to reduce erratic behavior

Interesting Information About Pink

Since the color pink is said to have a tranquilizing effect, sport’s teams sometime paint the locker room, to be used by their opposing teams, pink. Some studies of the color pink suggest that male weightlifters seem to lose strength in pink rooms, while women weightlifters tend to become stronger around the color.

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Pink in the Home...

Thinking Pink Pink is a tint of red, or red with white added to lighten the color. Pink can also go red-orange (Coral) or red-violet (Magenta aka “Hot Pink”).

It can be youthful, fun, exciting, and some shades even have the same high energy as red. They are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. The softer pinks are often associated with romance. It is the color of joy and happiness, and for women the attraction to pink can speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.

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Pink Phrases:

“Tickled Pink”: to be happy. “In the Pink”: in good health.

“Pinking Shears”: scissors with serrated blades. “A Pink Elephant”: term to describe hallucinations during intoxication. “Pinkie Finger”: the smallest finger on the human hand. “Pink Slip”: notice that employment is ending. “Pink Collar”: refers to a particular class of jobs once only filled by women. “Pinko”: is a person who is extremely liberal, a socialist or a communist feb2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  117


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Pink around the Globe Pink lakes (above) are very rare

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In Japan (left), the color pink has a masculine association. The annual blooming of the cherry trees, with it’s pink blossoms, each spring (the Sakura) is said to represent the young Japanese warriors who fell in battle in the prime of life (the Samurai).

The Pink Street Lisbon, Portugal

The city of Jaipur City is a foremost tourist attraction in India because of its superlative forts, grandiose palaces, vivacious temples, multicolored bazaars, pulsating streets and its distinguished pink color to which the city owes its oft-used name ‘The Pink City’.

in 1876. The color was selected after several experiments to cut down the severe glare from the reflection of the glowing rays of the sun. Today, every home in the old city is obliged by law to maintain this distinctiveness of the city.--learn more about this colorful city.

This illustrious pink color symbolizes ‘welcome’ Marrakesh is another city associated with the color and was embraced during the times of the ruler pink. It is sometimes refered to as the “Rose city”, Ram Singh II when he expected the Prince of Wales describing it’s salmon pink colored buildings and the red clay of it’s terrain. Images found on Pinterest

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Some refer to me as the “New French Naomi Campbell”, a title I am flattered to bear and hope she views as a compliment, as well. I began my fashion career by winning the Miss France Outre-mer pageant, or Miss France Overseas, because while I was born in Paris, I am a native of Guadeloupe, French West Indies. This victory set me on the path of acquiring various advertising contracts, photo shoots, and runway shows. Now I am looking forward to pursuing acting in addition to my modeling career.

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It was at the most recent Cannes Film Festival that I caught the attention of the international media, being featured at many of the events including one hosted by the Jackson Foundation where I had the opportunity to meet Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson. The fame that this has all brought me has also made it possible for me to educate the world about subjects that mean so much to me such as my origins, the Caribbean, and the opportunities for long term investments in the areas of tourism, art, and local culture.

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I am also passionate about women’s causes. Along with Dinah Effoudou of Glamour Extensions, I co-founded and am president of “INSPIRATION”, an association dedicated to defending, among other things, the integrity of women around the world. My name and image provide much needed awareness to what women encounter across cultural barriers. I am so grateful to the baroness Cecile de Massy who mentored me in the ways of charity so that I can now share that gift with others.

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“My name and image provide much needed awareness to what women encounter across cultural barriers.”

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LaVida Massage is the messenger of good news. There really is no denying the power of a good massage on a regular basis. Whether you want to alleviate lower back pain, strengthen your immune system or win the war against migraines, the list of benefits is quite long. An unexpected layover at Dulles Airport may lead you to the charming town of Ashburn, VA (a short drive or train ride from the cluster of the big city). Maybe its the noble fact that this region hosts some of the best schools in the US which provides local parents with an extra sense of ease. Or perhaps its LaVida Massage. I am betting on the latter. After a day at the outlet malls in Leesburg, VA, make that appointment. Everyone should take a break and disappear into their silent labyrinth of healing rooms. You have never had a quality spa experience like this at such warm prices. From facial peels, waxing and body wraps, it’s more than just massage. Your aches are specific and unique like you; give a center near you a call. LaVida is all ears. And hands. And most of all... solutions.

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The Fight for Equality While marriage equality seems just over the horizon, the fight is not over and it’s nothing new. Now, jeans, shoes, hats, bags, perfumes, soaps, dildos, and more are all on deck in the fight for equality. Since 2004 Udi Behr has devoted proceeds from his brand Love and Pride to help in fundraising for the fight for equality. The line has expanded beyond his own elegant jewelry and accessories to include an easy-to-use web portal sporting a huge myriad of fashion and lifestyle necessities. When it’s so easy to support LGBT causes just by shopping at www.LoveandPride.com, why shop online anywhere else?

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mathew shepard pendant $59.00

Understanding. Compassion. Acceptance. The Erase Hate pendant is a stunning titanium circle featuring words that we should all live by. Hanging on an adjustable suede cord, this pendant is the perfect accessory to show people exactly how you feel. This pendant measures 1in x 1in.

Help us maximize our net revenue donation to the Foundation; the shipping fee for the Erase Hate Pendant will be added to your order. Also available with pink cord.

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marriage equality pendant

Love is at the heart of our Marriage Equality pendant. This stainless steel double tag pendant features the Marriage Equality USA logo on one pendant while the other is left blank for optional engraving. Hanging on a 17 inch chain, this standout item hangs 21 inches in length. Each tag measures approximately 1 ¾ inches long by ¾ inches wide. 100% of the net proceeds for sales from this pendant go to Marriage Equality USA to support civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation. What a great way for you and your partner to show your support for such an important campaign! Engraving information: You can have one tag engraved with up to 3 lines with a maximum of 12 characters per line. Please double check all engraving requests for spelling before submitting your order.

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the HRC Love & Equality Pendant $39.00 The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.

HISTORY:

The Human Rights Campaign was founded in 1980, with a goal of raising money for congressional candidates who supported fairness. In the years that followed, the organization established itself as a resilient force in the overall movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights as it strived to achieve fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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- the original LGBT focused jewelry line, fundraising mechanism and curated e-commerce portal - is reaching out to community members and supporters, and small businesses, nationwide to post our Missing Link sign (as seen above and available on our website) and thereby stand with them and Immigration Equality in opposition to the hateful policies being practiced towards LGBT persons in Russia. Our goal is to have a thousand small businesses, local media outlets, and/or community groups signed up via our landing site and Facebook pages to stand with us in spirit outside the Russian embassy in NY on the first day of the Olympics. A few months ago Russia enacted laws criminalizing activities, which “promote the homosexual lifestyle.” Since then public beatings and torture of persons suspected of being homosexual, as well as kidnappings and abductions, have become commonplace. There is a new law being considered which would allow the government to take away adopted children from parents suspected of being homosexual. LoveandPride.com creator Udi Behr could not stand idly by while this is happening and hatched the Missing Link campaign to raise awareness about this in the public eye. “There are even LGBT persons here in NY who don’t know what’s going on over there... dumping Vodka in the street isn’t enough! We must do everything we can to raise awareness about these atrocious policies and acts going on right now in Russia. The Olympics is the world stage and the symbols are supposed to stand for inclusion... the laws and what they are allowing people to do to each other is not inclusive... it’s hateful and the antithesis of what the Olympics stand for.” - Udi Behr

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Partnering with Immigration Equality, through the campaign’s landing site, people and businesses are invited to request signs, stickers and posters to help spread the word. Local media outlets and businesses are invited to participate however they see fit, posting signs in their windows or via tweeting, etc. All individuals who help sign up a local business will get $1 store credit for LoveandPride.com. All participating businesses will be recognized on our campaign page. Net proceeds from the purchase of our Missing Link pendant will go to aid The Russia Emergency Fund at Immigration Equality. About Immigration Equality: Based in New York City and Washington D.C., Immigration Equality is the national leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV immigration rights. Through our LGBT Asylum Program, we represent more than 400 LGBT people fleeing Jamaica, Russia, Uganda and other countries every year. See more at: http://immigrationequality.org/

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the missing link pendant Sochi Russia 2014

100% of the net proceeds from each sale of this pendant go to Immigration Equality’s Russia Emergency Fund which helps hundreds of people to reach asylum every year.

$35.00 The Missing Link pendant is a stunning titanium circle featuring the rainbow colors and the words “The Missing Link - Sochi Russia 2014”. This piece hangs on an adjustable cotton cord and is the perfect way to show your support for our LGBT community in Russia leading up to the Olympics in February. This pendant measures 1in x 1in and approximately 3mm thick.

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has stated it expects the Olympic athletes to abide these new hateful practices or possibly face disqualification; hardly the embodiment of the Olympic spirit of inclusion. If you are outraged by the way LGBT people are being treated in places like Russia, and too many other places around the world, join us in spreading awareness and supporting Immigration Equality. For more information on how you can get involved, go to: LoveandPride.com/themissinglink.

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