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FASHION AFFAIR

MAR 2014

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Photographed by: Irene Suárez (irenesuarezphoto.com) Art Direction: Irene Suárez Make Up: Sylvia Garcia Hair: Avance Estilistes Stylist: Avance Estilistas Models: Andrea Smidt & Fanni by 5th Avenue (5thmodels.com) Cars by: Expomotor Granollers (expomotorgranollers.es.tl) Location: Torre Marimon Photographer’s assistants: Marisa Renales, Willy Wenderdel, Montze Jimenez


(left) Dress and Headpiece: Imma ClĂŠ (immacle.com) (right) Dress and Headpiece: Inmaculada Garcia (inmaculadagarcia.com)


Dress and Headpiece: Imma ClĂŠ (immacle.com)


Dress: Otaduy (otaduy.co) Crown of Flowers: Lito & Lola (litoylola.com) Shoes: Eduard Castillo (eduardcastillo.com)


Dress: Inmaculada Garcia (inmaculadagarcia.com) Crown of Flowers: Lito & Lola (litoylola.com)


Dress and Headpiece by: Imma ClĂŠ (immacle.com)


Splash unveils Spring/Summer’14 Collection Fashion is all about shifting ideas and changing moods and with each season the desire to add the most covetable trends or the must have pieces to our wardrobes is a necessity. This SS’14 Splash interprets the trends that were the fashion world’s talk and launches them with a high street perspective. From aqua inspired florals to bold geometric patterns, headto-toe white to bespoke sports the Splash collection is an interesting mix of dramatic atmosphere and varied styles.

Highlighting the very pulse of high-street fashion , the Splash SS’14 collection picks on key trends like ‘Eden’, ‘Nostalgia’ and ‘Rational’, ‘Creed’ for women and ‘Nautical Play’, ‘Earthy paradise’, ‘Sports Goth’ and ‘California Surf ’ are key for men.

70’s is here to stay and this season it takes its cues from the seventies-inspired safari and ditsy vintage. Termed as ‘Nostalgia’ the trend encapsulates bold geometric patterns of vintage upholstery and romantic fusion of paisley inspired floral arabesques which make a grand and stylish come-back. Soft tailoring is the highlight of this trend giving key pieces like

maxi skirts, blouson and off shoulder tops and dresses a fun flouncy feel adding to the carefree yet eclectic attitude of the era. A strong look that emerges as part of this trend is the Western shirt to give your look a cowgirl kick which can be teamed with shorts and minis in groovy patterns and scarf inspired prints.


The ‘Eden’ trend is best represented by Acapulco-inspired florals growing alongside Aztec stripes in alluring colours. Feminine dressing will be the flavor of the season best represented with fit and flare dresses, crop tops and long maxi dresses with a lot of usage of ruffles and frills. This trend will be spotted in a variety of mix and match print patterns like surreal Tropicana prints, Naïve florals, hand drawn prints and jungle camouflage.

It’s true when said that women trends are a revolution season after season while fashion for men is an evolution. This season’s first inspiration comes from the Tropical which goes on to take a new form. Termed ‘Earthy Paradise’, the collection uses washed tropical and botanical darks like the Amazon jungle, jaguar and exotic bird creatures.as a core print direction. Offered in various categories of clothing like jackets, pants, resort shirts and printed chino shorts subtle ditsy florals and placement motifs are used all over to add a casual appeal. Sweatshirts and tees in crewneck styles and shirts also borrow from the ever popular Aloha shirt tropical motif for wearable and updated interpretation.

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The perennial nautical trend is redesigned and engrained through various details and new pieces for a more dressed up ‘Resort’ trend. Traditional blue and white sailor stripes continue but are refreshed and mixed with other authentic graphics like globetrotting maps and prints. Indigo as a colour plays a very important role in this trend, while Hawaiian florals are mixed with authentic heritage and marine feel are fused with preppy details. Indigo jerseys, sweatshirts, sleeveless truckers and chambrays shirts are key pieces. Camo print is washed out and the leafy floral print is interpreted in blue tones for the nautical look. Varsity is next on trend and caters to the Youth primarily, drawing inspiration from ‘Goth and Sports’. With sports inspired clothing finding its own audience in the last two seasons, this SS’14 we have updated the trend using bold and linear patterns with college fonts and an overlay of renaissance prints and minimal type slogans in clean palettes of grey, black and white. Baseball jersey tops, arc leg joggers and deep armhole vests with a Luxe appeal are the key pieces for a very commercial casual sports look whereas monochrome, tie and dye, leather look alike PU and mesh appear in various treatments updating the contemporary sportswear.


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Silhouettes have been getting more interesting for a while now and structured is the route to take this season if you want to add a new dimension to your wardrobe. Follow the ‘Rational’ trend which is a flurry of origami-like fabric folds and laser cut patterns with mathematical precision. With a touch of femininity and the influx of luxurious fabrics this trend brings together the bold and the gentle. Available in maxis and oversize tops and dresses the collection uses geometrical patterns and clean mesh like structures to create a mystifying illusion. With SS’14 comes the warmer weather and this calls for lighter textures and materials but not without a dose of iridescent coatings and embellishments. Labeled ‘Creed’, the last trend for women this season features long flowing gowns, dresses with metallic effect, embellishments and textures prompting you to channel your inner goddess. Classic combinations like moonlight white on white will impart an ethereal feel, while dazzling blues will lend a burst of royalty. Summing up the season at Splash and primarily a high summer trend that takes motivation from the West Coast surf sports and skate wear look, ‘California Surf ’ is all about retro motifs, hippy Hawaiian prints which are mixed with tribal geometry and sporty accessories. Japanese surf prints are also big influencers for this look that features horizontal striped shorts, ombre look pastel t-shirts with small conversation motif shirts, resort shirts, tie& tees and vest with overlay varsity numbers. Spliced treatment in photo real images in sepia tones is an important graphic direction in a palette for faded pastels and washed out brights. With the fashion direction for the season now defined rush to your nearest Splash store to shop for an array of options along with some loved pieces from our SS’14 collection. You can also tune into our Splash TV to see the making of our Campaign or like us on our Facebook page for a daily dose of high-street fashion.


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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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“Different, Rare, Better� is not only the motto for their fashion, but

also for their customers. Founded in 2013 in Halle, Germany, Nebelkindhas accepted the challenge to create high-quality clothes and accessories for those who do not want to look usual. Fancy, individual and unique patterns are characteristic for their Leggings. Whether trashy, club or street style or even comfortable freetime gear, these clothes are suiting every individual alternative taste. As a tribute to their capital city they printed the Berlin subway network to one of their first leggings. Besides design, their attention is paid to quality. Using high-class bright polyester fabrics, shiny Italian colors and precise workmanship, Nebelkind is able to satisfy discerning customers that are looking for different fashion. In the near future they will expand to other polyester clothes and more accessories like snap-back caps or wooden sunglasses. An offline store is planned, but currently Nebelkind is selling online only.

A very shiny appearance and high-quality fabric make these leggings unique. The 2.5 cm waistband not only keeps the leggings tight, but also makes them comfortable to wear. Shaping your body is a further advantage of this stretchy fabric.

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ardenreed.com the discerning man’s tailor


About BitCoin

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet.

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Staying Ahead of the Pack Arden Reed is the first Menswear company to accept Bitcoins

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rden Reed revolutionized the male fashion industry in 2012 when it combined modern technology with male fashion.

Arden Reed’s Tailor Trucks, found on the streets of New York City and soon, Los Angeles, provide perfectly tailored suits through their 3D body scanners and personal stylists. To continue their revolutionary take on male suiting, Arden Reed will be the first menswear retailer to accept Bitcoins. The Process: To buy a custom suit using Bitcoins, simply tell the stylist that you would like to make your purchase using Bitcoins. They will then scan your unique QR code for that transaction using their mobile app. The sale will be placed in a block chain, allowing the customer to approve the transaction using their Bitcoin wallets. Exchange rates are updated daily and taken into account when charging the customer, ensuring that each purchase is equivalent to using real cash.

The Reason: Arden Reed is making it ridiculously easy to become the Best Dressed Man in the Room. Their seamless integration of modern technology with old world tailoring has changed the male suiting game. By accepting Bitcoins, Arden Reed is paving the way for a more stylish male community by providing easily accessible, unique, and modern options for your clothing purchases. Find the Truck: To get your own perfectly tailored suit go to www.ardenreed.com and click on the truck icon to book an appointment. You can also choose to get notified when the truck visits your city. This includes: Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston among others. About Arden Reed Founded in 2008, Arden Reed aims to change the way menswear is created. They measure men with their Tailor Truck with a 3D Scanner and ship a custom suit in only 4 weeks. mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  23


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Doppelgänger

If you came in contact with your fashion twin, who would look better? By Sam Russell | wardrobedept.com

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razil is the mother load of all things beautiful and it’s no surprise then that the Carmen Steffens brand has been so wildly accepted with such wild abandon. From Rio to Paris to Los Angeles... with over 300 retail stores across 18 countries worldwide Carmen Steffens is the fastest internationally growing Brazilian shoes, handbags and accessories brand. Carmen Steffens’ high quality, handcrafted products meet the desires of the Carmen Steffens woman by delivering a level of exclusivity, beauty and unique Brazilian style which can be found in no other brand. Buttery soft leather handbags with rock star hardware will win you over at first glance. You will soon be able to spot a Carmen Steffens’ woman in any crowded upscale venue or breezing by you at any international airport. Your seasoned eye is getting better and better by now. Keep your standards high and your heels higher.

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efreshingly on time is Michel Muylles’ beautiful collection of silk scarves. This Belguim artist brings not only great cheer from his native land, but a deep love for art and textiles... just wait until you see his presentation. He has a plethora of ideas on how to wear these creations, even the most seasoned stylist will be surprised. Warm colors and a variety of styles arrive in the most unique box, ideal for gift giving. The well-heeled in Houston have been the first to sink their claws in, nothing stops a socialite in Texas from getting the freshest designers first. When it comes to be looped in about the newest artisans to cross the vast ocean, consider Fashion Affair your new best friend. Behind every successful woman there is a best friend giving her crazy ideas after all.

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here is a glamour that cannot be ignored. You live in this world that you created, pick jewelry made with passion. Illuminating a unique energy this season is the savvy creations of Eli Halili. Thoughtfully handmade, oneof-a-kind jewelry finds its origin inspired by nature and old cites with their past and timelessness. It isn’t impossible, when wearing one of these pieces, for one to be transported, as in a dream...

finding herself walking down the narrow streets in a long gone era or a faraway country. If you have a client looking to create a media frenzy, then look no further. If you are a true Fashion Archaeologist, you’ve hit pay dirt.

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Diane Linen - Linen bag - Leather Trim - Detachable Red Leather Cross Body Bag $169.00

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fter perusing the web pages of our latest discovery, the truth may come crushing down on you. It’s time for a new bag. WM Design House is a boutique idea, ripe with quality and love in each tote. The WM Design House brand features a collection of multi functional handbags made of luxurious leather, wools and hand crafted Italian hardware that are not only fashionable, but functional. Every woman should have at least one refined handbag in her arsenal.

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w m d e s i g n h o u s e . c o m You’ll only need one bag, but you’ll want more.

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rmed with daddies dollars, its time to spend some money on your boyfriend. Take your new beau out this Spring and freshen him up with the Matiere Collection. Does it matter that you have only been dating two weeks? Make a man out of him already and introduce him to real quality casual wear. With the winter months passing and the layers of clothing becoming less and less; you want something pleasing to your eye and to the touch. Trust me, that is the Matiere Collection. Absent are the obnoxious logos and present are masculine colors. You are a planner and your 60 day love affair will be on your Facebook forever. Six Flags was fun, and he looked so adorable at Stacy’s b-day in that sexy tank. His next girlfriend will wonder “who imaged him up”---yep that was to your credit.

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Now if the Matiere Collection reminds you of your ex, that is no fun. But we only spun the web, you actually laid in it.

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ith Spring gingerly approaching around the corner, all that fresh frolicking may require an upgrade to your underwear. Full of irresistible aim to win you over is Pact Apparel. Pact is obsessed with a big idea: clothes that make the world a better place. Socks with cool, altruistic underwear, and other everyday essentials made with fabrics that feel good and go easy on the environment. The best part: with every purchase, you help PACT make a positive change in our world. In Fall of 2013, with your help PACT and Whole Planet Foundation raised $50,000 to lend a hand to low income entrepreneurs that want to start their own small businesses. PACT’s 2014 Collection is inspired by small business, from tailors to repair shops to local cafes--these are the foundation of thriving communities. Every purchase contributes to a fund that will turn micro-loans for low income entrepreneurs who want to start their own small business. You get super soft organic socks and underwear, and big dreamers get their first chance at living out a dream. Underwear is the one thing all of us can indulge in, even if you have champagne taste with lemonade pockets. mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  39


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homas Bates Designs is nostalgia perfected. In a sea of loud colors and obnoxious logos, its utterly refreshing to carry a bag that is a classic. Thomas Bates Designs is dedicated to producing the highest quality belts, bags sandals, and wallets. With extensive experience in the world of apparel accessories, the staff here is always seeking new ways to design and produce accessories efficiently. They happily do custom orders! Can’t find that perfect travel bag or belt? Your team here is on call for you. On the horizon I see more Thomas Bates designs in my life. Customer service is paramount and that is worth being loyal to.

Thomas Bates Gravely Tote: The Gravely Tote, part of Thomas Bates Tb collection of ‘in the buff ” bag collection, is a go-to, anything bag featuring a classic design, luxurious leather exterior and a bare-naked leather interior — no lining, no extra fillers. The tote (15”W, 12”H, 6”D) has a companion zip pouch and 1” adjustable handles with a 10” – 12” drop. The straps easily adjust with black nickel buckles. The bag is available in saddle brown (pictured) antique nubuc, black and cognac.

MSRP $198.95.

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Thomas Bates Haley Tote:

The Haley Tote features a simple lining with an exterior zipper pocket. The interior pocket features a zip pocket with an ID slot. Rolled leather handles with a 9” drop with black nickel hardware. The tote (13”W, 14”H, 4.5”D) is made from full-grain, vegetable tanned leather that will develop into a rich patina in the year’s to come. The bag is available in antique nubuc (pictured), black, saddle brown, and cognac.

MSRP $198.95.

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crappy fashion lovers don’t give up the hunt that easily, your weather terrain boats can be cool too. Trust me, you will want to get out on the dreariest of days and show these off. Muck Boot Company has expanded over the years into work, farm and gardening, outdoor, equestrian and casual footwear. Exclusive technology and construction sets the standard for comfort and quality in outdoor footwear for the Family.100% waterproof neoprene rubber boots for those who love to get outside. You are no match to the power of cuteness. Locations in the US and Canada.

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oming in hot every season is one of Fashion Affair’s favorite,Tsubo. Your mood should be stabilized now, all of that shoe shopping can be taxing. Tsubo is the happiness advantage. Style and comfort is paramount, word of mouth won me over. Think modern twist on men’s classics and reinvented retro-urban high top sneakers for her. Stay loyal to this brand and you will be caught off guard each season. Pretty cute, right? Makes you wish you could download shoes. Life is much too short, buy them already.

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Photographer: Dayane Ohira Hairstylist: Edypt Buck Make up by Christopher Marcum for christophermarcummakeup.com applying Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics Model: Grieta @ Redirect Model Management 46  FASHION | mar2014 AFFAIR Photo Assistant: Marcele Freitas


LINGER Dress: Nika Formals at Prom Outfitters

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Dress: Janique at Prom Outfitters Gloves: DS Bridal New York Shoes: Steve Madden

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

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Dress: Blush Prom at Prom Outfitters Gloves: DS Bridal New York

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BRILLIANCE - Red $107.50

Brush wash woven with show stopping hand drawn paisley graphics, lurex and black embroidery, larger rivet rhinestones and a hint of romance for any special occasion. • Embroidered stitch count- 52,795 • Rhinestone buttons • Back zipper vent

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NOSTALGIA - Blue $88.75

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Roar is a Los Angeles-based apparel line with the core ideals of living in the moment and optimizing each day with strength and positivity. Established in 1994 by founder Deepak Vasandani, the Roar consumer exudes confidence, individuality, and lives a fresh, casual lifestyle.

DEJA VU - Black/Pink $75.00

EMB STITCH COUNT 69,195 PLAID COTTON FABRICATION CONVERTIBLE SLEEVES INNER POPLIN FABRIC BRUSH WASH

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VALENCE - Orange $110.00

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Each Roar garment features original, hand-drawn artwork and custom embroidery, which result in the wearer making a bold sartorial statement. With over 100,000 designs to date, Roar’s impressive catalogue is synonymous with unique dye methods, innovative fabrics and washes, and unrivaled, authentic graphics. Roar clothing is currently available at The Buckle, Dillards, speciality boutiques in the United States and Canada, and at www.roarusa.com.


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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BEFORE

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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AZADEH Couture Launch Party & Fashion Show Photographed by Charley Gallay/WireImage

A high-end luxury retailer specializing in women’s ready-to-wear and couture pieces, AZADEH is known for a dedication to exclusive designs, luxurious fabrics, a perfected fit and techniques of construction with one-of-a-kind service. AZADEH is taking the fashion seen by storm, starting off this New Year with an explosion!

Article By Tosha Cole Clemens

Tosha has over 10 years’ experience in fashion. Consisting of styling, trend forecasting, production, product development, design, and sourcing. 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 magazines and the founder of www.NittyGrittyFashion.com. Tosha Clemens.com | Facebook.com/ToshaColeClemens

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Multi-colored prints against the white contrast ground portray a presence of youthful bliss. The classy silhouette that tailors the body nicely creates an adoring lively look. This is the perfect way to transition into spring.

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The vision behind this selection of roughly 30 pieces is displayed in the outpour of nature. Pure elegance graces the runway with airy lady-like variations of materials and patterns. Elements from the garden represent the focal point for this season. Establishing delicate flower headpieces radiates perfection as a cohesive design detail among all the silhouettes. The overall romantic femininity allures our attention, leaving us wanting more.

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Celebrities were captivated by the stunning innovated designs from the new AZADEH collection. The silhouettes were showcased at their new store opening at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 8th 2014. Among a few were television personalities Gretchen Rossi, Slade Smiley and actor Jeremy Piven. The guests were treated to a lavish brunch, celebrating with exclusive champagne and tea. The elegant atmosphere was uplifting and inspiring, an impeccable way to delight the guests with a runway fashion show representing the AZADEH Spring 2014 collection.

Actor Jeremy Piven

Dazzling the runway with well-defined embroideries that are strategically placed to provide the overall pattern envisioned is breathtaking. Sheer black fabrications conform to the body beautifully and transcend each look from day to night smoothly.

Television personalities Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley


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Creating cutting-edge ravishing design patterns that transfer a sensibility of excitement in viewers, is what this white high-low dress represents. This silhouette is stunning with the usage of formfitting elements mixed with layers of free flowing design pieces. This look shouts utter glamour!

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6 Facts You May Not Know about Ireland 1. Dracuala may have been inspired by the Irish legend of abhartach 2. The longest place name in ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia 3. The titanic was built in ireland 4. while gaelic is the commonly spoken language in ireland (next to irish and english), there are still nearly 8 times as many polish speakers as gaelic 5. ireland has had its own olympics since the bronze age called the tailteann games 6. there were never any snakes in ireland, so St. patrick could not have driven them out

Above: Ben Bulben at County Sligo Ireland Right: Statue of St. Patrick Aghagower

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Patrick Wasn’t Even Irish!

Born in 390 AD to an aristocratic Christian family, Patrick was like many children who are completely uninterested in the faith of his or her parents. However, after he was kidnapped and sent overseas to tend sheep as a slave at the tender age of 16, Patrick began to reexamine his opinion about God as he shivered away on the cold, mountainous countryside of Ireland for 7 years. He finally escaped and made his way back home only to become an ordained priest so that he could return to Ireland to share Christianity. He remained in Ireland until his death on March 17, 461 AD.

What’s the Big Deal About the Shamrock?

The shamrock is very important to Irish culture. First, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Christian Holy Trinity of how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were three yet one. However, it was also a sacred plant for the Celts in ancient times as it symbolized the rebirth of spring. But, it is also a symbol of Irish Nationalism. Irish patriots began to wear the shamrock in the 17th century when the English began to seize land and make laws against the use of the Irish language and the practice of Catholicism. It was a way to show their displeasure with English rule.

Made in America

St. Patrick’s day is largely the invention of Irish immigrants to the United States. While it was always considered a ‘feast day’ in Catholic tradition where the priests would acknowledge the celebration and families would enjoy a special meal, it was not considered to be a popular holiday until the 1970’s. The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, however, occurred when Irish soldiers, who were fighing against the British in the American Revolutionary War, marched through the streets of New York City to demonstrate their ethnic pride. Over the years more and more parades flourished as a way to celebrate Irish heritage in America unitl it became a worldwide phenomenon. mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  71


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THE WHITE WITCH

Model; Faye Hunter Photographer; Graham Kenneth Short Make up Artist; Tara shenton https://www.facebook.com/FayeHunterModel https://www.facebook.com/Graham.Kenneth.Short.Photography https://www.facebook.com/tarashentonmakeupartist

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

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Stuff, Stuff and More Stuff!

It happens quite often in my work with patients and I believe it happens quite often in life. Maybe it is just a part of human nature, in the world of psychology it is called projection or an error in thinking, in the non psychology world it is called comparison. Human beings tend to compare themselves to other human beings. The purpose of it is usually to unconsciously reinforce bad feelings they have for themselves. I want to emphasize unconscious. It is not something people do deliberately or purposefully. It would not make sense if they deliberately wanted to put themselves down or make themselves feel badly. The way it happens goes something like this, “my neighbor Anna just bought a new Mercedes, boy her life is so wonderful.” or “Clara’s husband just bought her a beautiful Rolex watch for valentine’s day, wow, he must really love her.” In these examples the acquisition of items society has deemed luxurious or pricy equates with love or a wonderful life.” and thus the person making the comparison is stating, because I don’t have those things, my life is not wonderful. They are reinforcing their own low self esteem or self worth. I am witness to this in my work with patients and I am a witness to this with others in my life. My answer to both is usually the same, it goes 78

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something like this.....looks can be deceiving, the grass is not always greener on the other side, they may have gone into tremendous debt to buy that car, that house, that watch, etc. I try to point out to them by comparing themselves to others they are making themselves feel bad for no good reason. However, recently I have become very interested in the other side of this equation. Why do people buy fancy things, whether they can afford them or not, to make themselves feel better. Why is there this need to keep up with the Joneses? I even see this starting with school aged children in my office and my own life. It is not only a certain brand of jeans, or popular fur lines boots but with the little ones it is certain types of hand held devices, phones, and laptop computers. If you don’t wear these certain brands or own these certain devices the ones who do look down upon you, hence it reinforces the feeling at a very young age that you don’t fit in and often you are looked down upon by the others. Fast forward to the adult years...for many people this belief and mindset are still in play. Big houses, fancy cars, designer clothes, certain places to vacation, etc. the list goes on and on. They feel they have to look a certain way, act a certain way, dress a certain way, to fit in? To stand out? Why do they need all this stuff? I ask this question


inner fashion & beauty regardless of whether they can afford it or not? How many times do we hear about millionaires who lose all their money after reckless spending and buying of things? How come we equate having “stuff” with having self worth, self esteem, self confidence? Was it during our childhood when we so desperately wanted to fit in?

desperately desired were my way of keeping my deceased parents close. The truth is they are always close to me because it is the memories we had created, the lessons they taught, the love they gave, the recipes and stories they passed down are what really matter. No piece of art or china place setting can take that away.

I do not begrudge people of owning nice things. I believe it is healthy for people to want to look nice and take good care of themselves. I believe it is wonderful for people to put their best foot forward. However, I believe it is time as a society we take a look at what we own. What value we assign to it, and what purpose is it serving us? It is time as individuals we examine why we buy the things we buy, whether it is beyond our means or not beyond our means, if we are really honest with ourselves we may find that we buy for a plethora of reasons including wanting to fit in, wanting to feel better about ourselves or wanting to increase out self esteem. We then have to be honest with ourselves and realize it is not through the acquisition of things that we are really achieving good self esteem and good psychological health. These are external, superficial, albeit expensive, ways to make ourselves feel better. There is another big problem with these things, they can be taken away in an instant, and when they are gone, how then do you define yourself or feel about yourself?

As Spring approaches us in March, I urge you all to take a look at the things in your life. The stuff, whether big or small, or even as this article began the desire for stuff that others have and the meanings associated with it. Take a good hard, honest look at all of it. If you find it is a substitute for something you want to achieve within yourself or something you feel is missing. Take the time to do the work to feel this way without having to buy it. Also remember, at the end of the day, stuff doesn’t matter a bit. It is how we feel about ourselves, how we act towards others, and our character that matter. Also remember, stuff does not bring people back or keep people close. It is the memories related to the stuff, that keep it all alive inside our heart.

For self esteem, self worth, self value, friendships, should not be the result of owning “stuff.” They should be the result of genuine value of ourselves and others with whom we associate.

After all, to quote Mr. Carson, one of my favorite television characters from Downtown Abby,

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that’s all there is.

A few years ago, my father passed away. My mother predeceased him by 7 years. He was remarried and had brought most of my parents —Mr. Carson joint possessions, to the second marriage. After he passed, I was not offered anything that belonged to my parents. I struggled with this for a year or so, I hoped things would change, I asked for specific items that just belonged to my mother or grandmother but none of these possessions or “stuff” were given to me. As I tried desperately to get something from the estate, a lawyer told me in time the things I so desperately wanted wouldn’t matter anymore. I was furious at him! How could my mother’s china or watercolor painting or linen from Ireland not mean anything? However, in time I came to realize the lawyer was right. In my case, the “things” I so

Until next month,Alicia

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HEART SHOW METAMORPHOSE TOULOUSE: ORGANIZER TITUS DEVOS HAIRDRESSER: CELINE ANTUNES STYLLIST: LAURA DE VILLEBONNE MAKE UP: MORGANE HILGERS MODEL: MANON GROSSET PHOTOGRAPHER: ARTHUR BENSANA 86  FASHION AFFAIR | mar2014


CELINE ANTUNES INTERVIEW WITH HAIR STYLIST

SHOW METAMORPHOSE VALRAS: ORGANIZER TITUS DEVOS HAIRDRESSER: CELINE ANTUNES STYLLIST: LAURA DE VILLEBONNE MAKE UP: MORGANE HILGERS MODEL: LUCIE MORAIS PHOTOGRAPHER: GREGORY LOBBE

by Jeni Tetamore

An artist is not someone who only works with paints and canvas, fabric and lace. An artist is someone who expresses their heart for all the world to see and lets it be judged on its own merits. Celine Antunes creates majestic, unique hairstyles for clients and festival models alike in extravagant fashion. Her thirst for setting the trends is only outweighed by her desire to continue on this path with her husband and son by her side.

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Fashion Affair: What is Metamorphose? Celine Antunes: Festival Metamorphose

is a competition for hairdresser that is more than thirty-years old. It is comprised of more than thirty hairdressers, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, etc. held in France over the course of two days complete with stage shows and workshops. Passion of art is the key words of this seminar.

FA: What goes into planning a performance? CA: When I plan my performance, I prepare my show as a musical

comedy in which nothing is left of chance. I work on a story, a décor, interesting hairstyles, makeup, and clothes with a soundtrack and video that empower the catwalk. When my hair creations are done, I forward them to my stylist and my makeup artist so that they can work their magic on the models. I leave a great deal of creativity to each stylist, although we exchange ideas so that we can perform more efficiently.

FA: How do the models prepare for you to cut and style their hair before an audience? Do they have an idea of

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Do your models have an idea of what you want to do before you go on stage? CA: We arrive a day before the show and I rent a room for a final

rehearsal. We rework all the details so that each model is comfortable in his or her character. We work in a very quiet atmosphere, a big difference from the show itself. The day of the show, everything is well organized with each model having a description of his or her hairstyle, clothes, and makeup. It is essential that the models are respected.

FA: How does it feel to be cutting, styling, and finishing hair before an audience? How does your technique and focus differ between being on stage and doing similar work in your salon? CA: The scene is an imaginary world where all the crazy stuff is

allowed. I let my heart, my creativity, speak. This is freedom of expression. This is a very different world than from what exists in my salon. There with my clients, I listen to their expectations and needs so that it is their heart that speaks. Each person who gives me his or her confidence, deserves my attention and investment. When I’m with my clients, I want to see them smile. These different universes, in which the pleasure is intense, is where sharing and dreaming are my driving forces. I need these two worlds to feel balanced.

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CELINE ANTUNES SCHWARZKOPF AMBASSADOR HAIRDRESSING AWARDS 2013 Categories AVANT GARDE (b&w pics) / COLOR (color pics) NOMINATED IN AVANT GARDE Category HAIRDRESSER : Antunes Celine - assisted by Yoël Georges PHOTOGRAPHER : Eric Ouaknine STYLING : Laura de Villebonne MAKE UP : Stephane Dussart MODELS : Lucie Morais / Sergent Camille EDITING : Simona Vaicyte SALON : 52eme AVENUE 90

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FA: Is there a make-up artist, designer, famous personality with whom you would like to have the opportunity to work? CA: There are so many things about this passion that consume me. The people I admire like Jean Paul Gauthier for having the success he does even if he is different and Christophe Gaillet, a well-known hairdresser of the French style who I would like to work with someday.

“Hairdressing is my passion. I would die if I ever had to stop this job. It is the completion of my childhood dreams. Now that I’ve grown up, I still have the same dreams, like Peter Pan.”


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ON THE COVER/middle shot:

HAIRDRESSER: Antunes Celine - assisted by Yoël Georges PHOTOGRAPHER: Eric Ouaknine STYLING: Laura de Villebonne MAKE UP: Stephane Dussart MODELS: Lucie Morais EDITING: Simona Vaicyte SALON: 52eme AVENUE

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“I hope to one day have a show in the US or Japan and to be elected “hairdresser of the year” in my country. I would like my son to be proud of me and my husband to continue walking the road with me.

They are my oxygen.”


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The Color of Balance, Harmony and Growth Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world. It also represents tranquility, good luck, health and jealousy. Green is thought to relieve stress and helps heal. Those who have a green work environment experiences fewer stomach aches. Green represents the Spring season and new growth. Choose this color to wear whenever you are embarking on something new or wish to turn over a new leaf. Green also has the same calming qualities as blue. Neutral shades of green such as olive or sage are more accepted in room colors and decor than shades of aqua or yellow-green. http://11eleven-life.blogspot.com


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General Green Things:

-Currently the most popular decorating color -Easiest color on the eye and can improve vision -Calming, refreshing color -Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility -Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth -Seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck

Add some green things to your life when you want: -A new state of balance -Feel a need for change or growth -Freedom to pursue new ideas -Protections from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others -Is the color of the Heart Chakra, also known as Anahata. The Heart Chakra bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. -Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy -Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy -Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection -Olive green is the traditional color of peace

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GREEN IDIOMS idiomconnection.com

get the green light - to receive a signal to start or continue something grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence) - a place or situation that is far away or different seems better than one’s present situation green - to be inexperienced or immature green around the gills - looking sick green belt - an area of fields and trees around a town green-eyed monster - jealousy green thumb - a talent for gardening, the ability to make things grow green with envy - to be very jealous, to be full of envy greenhorn - an untrained or inexperienced or naive person have the green light - to have a signal to start or continue something mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR 

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Superstitions about People with Green Eyes: People with green eyes are often considered determined, talented, and capable. They have a sharp mind and tend to prefer the classic arts (music, art, literature, etc.). They are also generally good listeners and speakers. Green eyes often indicate a person who is compassionate and energetic, and possess enormous creativity. They are spiritual and vibrant and are most likely to have very long lasting relationships.

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Why Indonesians Don’t Wear Green Nyai Loro Kidul (or Nyi Roro Kidul) is known as the Queen of the Southern Sea of Java. She is the mythical spiritual consort of the Sultans of Mataram and Yogyakarta, beginning with Senopait and continuing to the present day. She is often illustrated as a mermaid with a tail as well as the lower part of the body of a snake or fish. The 16th century Javanese legends, Prince Panembahan Senopait desired to establish a new kingdom, free from the Pajang overlordship. During his meditation on the beach, a 102

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green meditation. In return Nyai Loro Kidul agreed to help Panembahan establish a new kingdom. In order to become the spiritual protector of the kingdom, the Queen asked to be married to the prince as the spiritual consort of Panembahan Senopati and all of his successors, the series of Mataram kings. There are other folklore surrounding Nyai Loro Kidul’s legend, but since she is of the ocean and traditionally depicted as a mermaid, she is also clothed in green. It is considered disrespectful, then, to wear green (especially on the beach!) because of her royal standing.

supernatural phenomenon in the spiritual realm of the Southern Sea. The Queen came to see what had caused such a powerful disturbance and fell in love with the handsome prince while asking him to stop his

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RUNWAY TRENDS springsummerfashiontrends.com Marcel Ostertag Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

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DMpick on Etsy Hand made Wool Rug. Wool Felt Pebbles. Multi color. Green, Braun, Gray shadows. Size round 100 cm diameter. Ready to ship. $215.00

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How to Add a Little Green

Perk up a wallflower room with strategic hits of this vibrant color. Start with the floor. If you want one big burst of green, choose a rug. It is usually less expensive than other sizable furnishings and can be easily moved from room to room when you’re looking to shake things up. Opt for a style with multiple shades of green so it will better coordinate with the rest of your stuff.

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Bring on the accessories. Just a few wellchosen pieces will give you a green fix. And you can add and subtract items depending on how much green you want. Real Simple placed a green runner on the console, set the table with olive-colored dishes, and framed scraps of green-patterned wallpaper. Don’t forget the blossoms. Consider green (or greenish) flowers. Forsythia branches, which bloom yellow before sprouting bright green leaves, look great on the console. The Billy buttons, arranged in a light green vase on the table, can last up to two weeks. Also try Lenten roses, which have soft green flowers and foliage.

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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. Welcome to Manhattan Beach, unveiled...

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Manhattan Beach, CA

Destination...

Shade Hotel 1221 N. Valley Drive Manhattan Beach, CA shadehotel.com

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o truly grasp the allure of Los Angeles, you have to experience the beach side communities. Manhattan Beach will challenge your attachment to reality and the fresh air from the ocean-only two blocks away--will aid in the spell soon to take over. It truly is a daydream gushing into a wish. The quality of life is different on the Westside, and Shade Hotel is the ideal anchor for anyone who can navigate themselves 15 minutes from LAX. What will stand out first is that everyone has parked their cars and is walking. Yep....you heard me right. Walking. Shade Hotel is like a good date that you don’t want to end. With hotel guests buzzing around, you still get the sense that it’s really just all about you. Every staffer you come into contact with seems to love their choice of employers and that glee pours over into your service, from start to finish.


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The scene is a mix of vibrancy and serenity. You will find the locals quite easy to chat up, if you are so inclined. The ego and cluster of Hollywood takes a sharp break here, the vibration of the ocean has clearly taken over. The views from the rooftop pool are cinematic. Don’t miss the complimentary breakfast before you hit the beach, either. There are just not enough stars in the nighttime sky to rate this boutique hotel.

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hat I was not expecting in the junior suite room was the grand space and high ceilings. That does not come across in the online pictures and may pleasantly surprise you. You may struggle to believe that the hotel is often close to full capacity; it will be way too quiet at night to comprehend that fact. If you want to feel like a newborn out of the nest, start with the jacuzzi tub. Unpack later. This is exactly what you need after that long flight. Color code the light inside your bath, indulge in the fully stocked mini-bar and fridge, and take a moment to have nothing but gratitude for the clean bedsheets that await you.

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he seduction continues just a few feet away from Shade Hotel. The Strand House calmed your senses with its breathtaking ocean views, and had you coming back for a nightcap with its dimly lit bar downstairs. Spicy tuna tempura, fresh kale salad and a wood-fired pizza should hit all the right notes with your palate. The Maine Lobster Roll will not last long on your plate. You can even take fresh glazed donuts back to your room. Someone is going to sleep well now.

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Get the Westside Look...

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f Shade Hotel is the heart of Manhattan Beach, then Elleni is the main artery. One is simple not complete without the other. Edible shoes and gourmet chocolates you will want to take back to your room. Wait...did we confuse that? See all the delectable finds for yourself and decide.

Elleni Designer Shoes & Chocolates 1100 Manhattan Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA ellenicouture.com

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he business and vacation traveler can find harmony on The Westside. You can easily acquire this look on any budget with the direction of Adrianna Papell. A light jacket over a fluid wardrobe choice will take you from that business lunch to happy hour with your college friends that you haven’t seen in ages. No one wants to look like a tourist. Dress like a local and people will often stop you asking for directions. Santa Monica Place is a short drive/ cab ride away from Shade Hotel. Southern California is calling your name and your friends at Fashion Affair cannot keep a secret. Lucky for you.

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My name is Rahat Ali Shah. I come from a family of Set Designers and Artists who have worked in media for three generations based in Lahore Pakistan. My (late) Father’s wish was that I should follow in his footsteps. Sadly, he died when I was young. Since then, I determined in my heart to pursue his desire for me and am now qualified in both Fashion and Graphic Design.

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In 2000, the final year of my fashion design course, I got my first break when the principal of My Fashion Design School and other local designers selected me to model their creations. This gave me the boost I needed; I’ve not looked back since. I’ve been featured in magazines, fashion shoots, ramp shows, a few TV advertisements, and on sign boards.

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Photography by: JOHN CLARK - Location : LONDON UK-2013

NUZRAT SHAH - Casual Portfolio in 2012


In 2006, I left my portfolio with a top agency in Dubai. For approximately six months I heard nothing from them. Though I was disheartened, I kept up my training. Then out of the blue, I got a call from the agency they needed a model with definition for a special fashion article. When I went for the interview I was a perfect match for the client’s requirement. I was lean but they wanted to see a more pronounced six pack and asked if I could achieve this in two weeks. I was the only model who could achieve this. I knew what my body needed to make it lean enough to show the desired definition. Two weeks later I was featured on the back cover of Gen-Y Fashion magazine. After that article, it was recommended that I should pursue fitness modelling.

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I moved to Dubai and worked there successfully for six years as a fashion model. I found, though, that I really enjoyed my training and wanted to shift up a gear and pursue fitness modelling instead. Sadly, I didn’t find any opportunities in Dubai to pursue my new dream. In 2009, I got marriedand I am now a proud husband and father. In 2010, we moved to the United Kingdom. Here in the UK, I really enjoy my training. I push myself hard, it doesn’t matter if I am tired from work or not, I stick to my clean diet and training plan to maintain my body shape. Every morning before breakfast, I do a hundred crunches or cardio for half an hour. Half an hour before I train I take “PHD Diet Whey Protein” shake; I find this helps me during long training sessions. I also have a protein shake ten minutes after my training. In the gym I always start my training with fifteen minutes of cardio. My training plan: 1st day: chest and biceps; 2nd day: shoulders and triceps; biceps and triceps; legs and back; all stomach training, and on the 6th day I do aerobics only, resting on the 7th day. At the end of each session I do a 150 crunches to complete my workout at the gym.

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I have learned that not everything is handed down on a plate. My first life lesson is that to reach our goals, we must be passionate and prepared. If you want to pursue your dream, then you need to prepare to pay the price, endure sacrifice, and work hard. In 2013, my hard work and sacrifice was rewarded with being published in Asiana Magazine out of the United Kingdom.


“Not everyone sees your dream the way you do. But when you push forward and train hard, despite rejection, people will see your determination and take notice.”

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Reham

HosneY A little part of me died every day of the six years I worked as a banker. I had degrees in economics and political science, but I didn’t find my passion working in a bank. It was just a job. I wanted more. I wanted something that would fulfill me in ways that banking obviously didn’t. So, I took the risk of starting a whole new career. Completely different without even the closest relation to the financial world. I chose fashion design. Three years ago I enrolled in the Italian Fashion Academy. The depth and breadth of all that I have learned and experienced is almost immeasurable. My vision is to create a new fashion in culture in my country while my goal is to develop my own brand that shows how a woman can be modern, elegant, and simple all at the same time. It is better to live a dream.

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas , the way we live, what is happening.” - Coco Chanel

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HAUTE AIR

Photograph/Retouching/Design: ViewTure Photography by Denise Helmke MUA/Design: N.K. Creative by Nicole Charity Wardrobe by Nicole Charity and Denise Helmke with ViewTure Model: Missy Queen.

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BEAUTY A Few Reasons to Spend a Little More Time in the Bathroom

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In an attempt to create the best bathing experience, ME! Bath has developed some of the most unique products that will transport you to a nostalgic place and time. With over 35 flavors of Bath Ice Creams to choose from, transform your mundane bath into a ME! Bath. ME! Bath Ice Cream is a big, creamy scoop of an intoxicating effervescent bath fizz that instantly melts in warm water. ME! Bath Body Wash is a rich, luxurious lathering bath and shower gel that gently cleanses your skin, leaving it soft, silky, and lusciously scented. ME! Shower Sherbet is a sugar based body scrub that lathers and exfoliated less abrasively than salt. ME! Bath Body Icing is a unique blend of Shea and Cocoa Butter that is creamier than a body lotion but not as thick as body butter, replenishing the moisture that skin loses each day.

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Sof-li is your invitation to a new body experience. All natural handmade soaps and body butters will soon dominate your bathroom shelves. The Sof-li handmade line of soaps and butters will leave you feeling soft gain. The fragrances are feminine and luxurious. All products use camellia oil. Used for centuries in Japan and China, but discovered in the West relatively recently, it is a true elixir for health and beauty.

4 Ounces

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Camellia oil has outstanding moisture and emollient properties and is one of the lightest and fastest absorbing plant oils. It penetrates skin as fast as water, leaving it supple and hydrated. Use Sof-li soaps and body butters daily and feel soft again. *Our favorite: Berries in Champagne Bar Soap (pictured berry in color) Tender, aquatic, lightly tart, berry fragrances without fruitiness, tempered with just a hint of grape.


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In medicine, the inability to smell is anosmia. Pregnant women often experience hyperosmia---a heightened sense of smell. People with central nervous system disorders can have parosmia, an altered sense of smell, and smell phantom odors, such as fuel or burnt bacon.

Osmia means “sense of smell”. Every Osmia product is made with the utmost attention to the scent and its aroma therapeutic benefits. In a broader sense, it is also a reminder to sense your life. Stop what you are doing and really see the color of the sky. Notice the taste of your coffee, even if it’s the same type you drink every morning. Osmia soaps are made with organic oils, organic and natural plant butters, organic and wild crafted herbs, organic milks, and organic or wild crafted essential oils.

Ylang Spring Soap | 6 oz Bar

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Herbivore Botanicals Clarifying Charcoal Soap

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The Motley is the online destination for sophisticated, savvy men looking for quality grooming products, editorial-worthy advice, and information. The team here has created the “Study Series” as an inside glance into the individuals and organizations that manufacture the products they carry. “The Guide” is their way of providing you with grooming tips, tricks and directions for body maintenance. The “”Men of Distinction” is an on-going conversation with men who create, explore advocate and inspire. The charcoal soap is an all-natural face and body soap loaded with essential oils and charcoal to cleanse the skin. Designed for combination/oily skin types. Activated Bamboo Charcoal gently draws impurities and toxins from the skin. mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  153


Soliphilia Soap

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Soliphilia: n - the love of and responsibility for a place, bioregion, planet and the unity of interrelated interests within it. Sinfully Wholesome’s exclusive Soliphilia Soap is the physical embodiment of their philosophy of providing the most sinfully wholesome skin care and bathing experience on Earth. Handcrafted exclusively from 100% wildcrafted, handmade oils of argan and laurel. Soliphilia Soap incorporates all of the astonishing skin care properties contained in abundance in both of these precious oils. Makes a great shampoo and shaving soap, too!


At South of France, we are proud of our French heritage that is blended with an American sensibility. Our all-natural triple-milled bar soap is created using a traditional Marseille recipe-prized for its creamy, moisturizing and high performing lather. Each long-lasting bar is enhanced by one of 12 delightfully unique and complex fragrances, evoking an indulgent and leisurely journey through the South of France where you might pass a market stand filled with freshlymade Provencial honey or sit beneath lush palm trees fanned by the gentle Mediterranean sea breeze.....


| beauty All creating the ultimate pampering yet oh so affordable cleansing experience. Many of the same fragrances also infuse our soothing Hand Wash which, like the bar, is free of harmful chemicals and never ever tested on animals! South of France Natural Body Care---Where will we take YOU today?

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Bars of Soap

*prices vary

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Did your fair-weather friends skip town when they saw how dehydrated and lackluster your bathroom decor was these days? Let them buzz off as you work behind the scenes to get that glow back. There is no bathroom in need of an upgrade more than mine, so pay close attention. Meryl Santopietro Interiors is a multifaceted family design business which spans from New York to Miami and across the pond to London. As an interior designer in business for more than twenty years, Meryl realized the need for cleaning products as a lifestyle choice--highly effective, yet gentle solutions to protect and preserve the things that you love. After recognizing that clients desired a cleaning system that was effective, yet safe and pleasing to their senses, Meryl and her daughter collaborated with skilled chemists and created Simply Spotless New York.

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These environmentally conscious cleaning products are designed to be openly displayed on your counter tops. These uniquely packaged products are formulated from naturally derived ingredients and produce professional quality cleaning results in your home.

Hand Cleaner/16 oz $14 32 oz $21

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Inspired by the rustic California wine country, Vineyard Hill Naturals offers an array of farm-to-table like essentials for your bath, body and home. It’s definitely time to reinvigorate and awaken your senses for the spring and summer seasons with Vineyard Hill Naturals. A timeless and affordable range of aromatic delights will tantalize your senses and live in your home.

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vineyardhill.com Luscious Fresh Pineapple, juicy Fresh Orange, sweet Red Currant, and pure Meyer Lemon come together to form this delectable array of candles made with Vineyard Hill Natural’s custom, first-class soy wax blend and the finest, ultra pure ingredients. This collection, like all Vineyard Hill Natural fragrances, is free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, petroleum/mineral oil, and phthalates.

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4 oz Bar of Soap $8.00

The creative team here understands deeply the growing awareness that what we put on our body ultimately ends up inside of our bodies. This drove Aura Sensory to create a highly effective line of nontoxic personal care products that contain absolutely no hormonealtering, skin & cell damaging or cancer-causing chemicals or synthetics. 162

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aur asensor y.com Every single product applied to your skin is absorbed quickly into our blood stream. The average person is exposed to roughly 126 chemicals in their personal care products every day. It’s a fact: you are being bombarded with synthetic materials every day! These toxins are found in lotions, soaps, perfumes and artificially scented products, and most alarming, in our daily personal hygiene,and beauty products. Calm your skin with the Lemongrass, Lavender, and Tea Tree Acne Soap. Free your skin of any redness, acne, bumps and inflammation with this 100% chemical free, all-natural acne soap. mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  163


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$16.50 Shorganics is a North Carolina based family-owned business that uses organic, naturally sourced and fairly traded essential oils, carrier oils, waxes and butter to create products that are vegan, crueltyfree, and made in the U.S.A. It started as a hobby and quickly blossomed into a business. The team at Shorganics realized the need for organic, all natural, fairly traded, and vegan products. All of their creations combine these traits to better serve their rapidly growing customer base. Shorganics does not take shortcuts because in addition to all of the earth friendly practices already mentioned, everything is also created without the use of microwaves for heat. Even the candles and reed diffusers are made with naturally derived fragrances.

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left: Germany, right: Dominican Republic, bottom: Sweden

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divided between the continents of the world. In every letter there will be approximately 500 children, the pictures will be in places that preferably are internationally known “ABC Charity” is the first ever landmarks and significant for the Country. human alphabet. The main objective is to create inspiring and When the alphabet is complete companies empowering events for children. and individuals can buy their names and 100% We intend to encourage them to of the money goes to a charity of the buyer’s live a more caring lifestyle and to choice. The goal is to raise 10 million USD for create a positive impact in their charity & show that “Together We Can Make community and the world at large. A Difference” while connecting thousands of children all over the World. Over the coming years a minimum of 13,000 children from 26 ABC Charity is basically a fundraising tool Countries around the World will that creates an alternativ avenue for charities come together to form the first around the World to raise money for their ever human alphabet. We will worthy cause. Once the alphabet is complete do one letter per country evenly we will promote the sales of the pictures Image by: abccharity.org

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all around the World through exhibitions in all Countries we produced the letters in, photo books, children book, viral campaigns, documentary film, a webseries and a lot more through cooperation with other organisations and companies. ABC Charity is registered charity organization in Sweden and independent of any political and religious believes. Images by: peaceloveandphotography.tv

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Image of “D” by: peaceloveandphotography.tv Image of “E” by: abccharity.org

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Image of “F” by: abccharity.org

On Oct 21, 250 kids hiked 300 meters up a Mountain in Omiš, Croatia to form the letter “F” in a 15th Century Fort.

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Thailand “I believe too many people suffer in silence in a World that demands for you to have the perfect ‘social profile’. We all can be a prisoner of things ranging from negative thoughts to self-hatred which results in self harm or harm to others. I want to teach people that its ok to suffer, in fact it is an intrinsic part of being human. By embracing our suffering we can begin to use it as a tool to find our life’s purpose and liberate ourselves and others.” -Ashley Cooper

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BRING TO YOUR COUNTRY

If you would like us to come to your Country to produce a letter and inspire the children this is what we need help with: -Contact with 500 children -Transportation of the children to the event and back to their school -Elevation 13-20 meter high where we can take the picture from -A significant location where we can take the picture with an open space for the letter approximately 100x100 meter The above things are necessary to be able to produce a letter however to make it more of a memorable day for the children we would also like to organize: -Music -Entertainment, local musician or artist -A snack and a drink -A giveaway Please contact us if you are interested in helping out with the production of a letter.

LONG TERM GOALS

It is our aim that ABCharity will continually inspire children while raising money for charity for many years to come. We want to inspire other artists to use their creativity to make a positive change in society. Our aim is to make ABC Charity grow so we can contintue doing more alphabets and collaborate with other photographers. Procution plan:

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-Create the English alphabet (classic Latin alphabet) with 26 letters evenly spread around the World over a period of 2-3 years -Continue to produce one letter in each Country all around the World over the coming 30 years -Shoot national letters such as Å, Ü Ä Ö, ß, Ë etc. -Shoot other alphabets with help of other photographers e.g. the Hebrew alphabet -Shoot symbols such as @, +, - !, &, etc. -Continuously have exhibitions traveling around the World two years from now

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ABCcharity.org Ashley is currently writing her first book due out this summer. She has made it her mission in life to destigmatize suffering and has developed a 6 step process guiding people from suffering to self-awareness. The book follows Ashley’s life journey from the age of 7 when she first tried to take her own life, she battled for years with self-hatred and contempt.

From that day she made a promise to herself that she would stay alive to find her way out of the maze of suffering to help guide others out. Now at age 33 Ashley has accomplished all that she has wanted to and more, she has learned to embrace negative thoughts and emotions and use them as a catalyst for change. mar2014 | FASHION AFFAIR  177


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