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FASHION AFFAIR the heart of fashion

NOV 2013

OTIS & MACLAIN fabulous fashion from day to night reduce stress BE GRATEFUL

VINTAGE COUTURE the shopping issue




Trump, Pennington and Paul Sr. come together to help create a future for autistic children.


Photographed by: Anna Ósk Photography/ ©Anna Ósk Erlingsdóttir/All Rights Models: Agnete and Lærke Helmer Hat Design: Richard Scholz Clothing: Pop Boutique, Mýr Design, Stadsmissionen Hair: Ari Koponen MUA: Hanna Wikloff Stylist: AOE and Sara Larsson Assistent: Alexandra Grinter NOV2013

Photographed by: Anna Ósk Photography/ ©Anna Ósk Erlingsdóttir/All Rights Models: Agnete and Lærke Helmer Hat Design: Richard Scholz Clothing: Pop Boutique, Mýr Design, Stadsmissionen Hair: Ari Koponen MUA: Hanna Wikloff Stylist: AOE and Sara Larsson Assistent: Alexandra Grinter


Model: Allie Crandell wearing Peplum Vegan Leather Top $127.00 Makeup: Michal Cohen Hair: Kristen Shaw Assistant: Denise Hernandez Styled By: Shamani Hall & Andrea Quattlebaum

fall 2013 collection

TIS & MACLAIN is a Los Angeles based apparel company created in Spring 2007 by designers and co-owners Shamani Hall & Andrea Cheatham Quattlebaum. SH has attended both FIT in NYC & FIDM in LA & has a degree in visual communications. ACQ has attended the University of Missouri, Columbia & earned a bachelor’s degree in textile & apparel management & merchandising & a minor in business. OTIS & MACLAIN’S vision is to create beautiful clothing for women of all ages & backgrounds. Versatility encompasses the essence of O&M with designs easily being worn from dayto-night and season-to-season. OTIS & MACLAIN has been featured on several television programs & has an extensive clientele, most notably: Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Rihanna, the Kardashians, Rachel Zoe, Kate Hudson, Lindsay Lohan & Lauren Conrad.

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Alexander Dress White Tread $152

Rea Sweater in Fawn Stripe $138

Amelia Jacket Pierced Fawn $253 Paige Top brown $118


Daria Dress in Black $148.00


My Autumn/Winter 2013 collection is inspired by the golden age of Russian Opera. The lavish interiors of Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre inspired me to begin work on what became this glamorous and opulent collection, rich with sophisticated shapes, gilded and embossed fabrications, and deep jewel-toned colors. I wanted the most dramatic pieces of this collection to feel as luxurious as the grand imperial curtains that grace that stage -- trimmed with delicate appliques and hand-stitched embroideries -- to recall the lush, moody interior of the Theatre.

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An evening in and around the opera was on my mind as well for the rest of the collection. I imagined what these women attending would wear and how they might put each look together for fall. Soft angora wool jackets with whispers of Russian military detail are worn over elegant evening cocktail frocks to make this collection modern and powerful.

Photo Credit: Mitchell Alexander Photography

Collecting Vintage Couture


by Reyne Hirsch

very woman covets a great designer handbag. One of the first things we notice when meeting other women is what bag they are carrying. But let’s face it; the cost of something fabulous doesn’t come cheap, so we have to be selective how we spend our hard earned m o n e y. One of the hottest trends in fashion is vintage clothing and accessories. It’s recycled, and like a used car, if well maintained can save you money and will last for many seasons to come.

Donae Chramosta, The Vintage Contessa, a leading expert on vintage couture, noted the designers in demand by fashionistas were Hermes, followed closely by Chanel, then Louis Vuitton. “The most popular handbag I see in my travels internationally is the Louis Vuitton Speedy.” said Chramosta. “The first Speedy in the 30cm size was released in 1933.”

Besides the great conversation starter on your arm, another added benefit reducing the chance that someone else having the same handbag.

The best outlook on fashion Charmosta can be found in the words of fashion legend CoCo Chanel, ‘‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

B u y e r Beware! There are knockoffs and fakes and they have been around for years. Buy from a trusted source that offers a guarantee and you will most likely acquire an authentic item.


Recently, there has been a growing interest Learn more about vintage luxury at: in vintage accessories among young star- lets. Stylists for fashion magazines have also followed the trend in accessorizing with vintage couture.

“Buyer Beware! There are knockoffs and fakes and they have been around for years. Buy from a trusted source that offers a guarantee and you will most likely acquire an authentic item.”



Hand Stitch Moccasin With Original Koolaburra Printed Canvas. $195.00



Slip-On 6 1/2 Inch Bootie On A 5 Inch Covered Platform Wedge With Fringe To The Floor. Leather Outsole With Rubber Inlay. $290.00


Shearling Lined Sport Bootie With 3 Inch Hidden Wedge. Padded Collar. Velcro Instep Strap. Saw-Tooth Rubber Outsole. $295.00

The Snow Jog is the ultimate sporty snug style option from FW13. This shearling lined lace-up hi-top sees a velcro instep strap, sleek hidden 3 1/2� heel, and EVA jogger platform with sawtooth bottom sole. Available in Sapphire and Wheat Suede or luxurious Monk and Whiskey Brown leather, the Snow Jog makes a statement with every step.


All product shot by Rachel Lecrone Photography

Writing Gloves $26.00 Can’t take your hands off of your favorite book?! Now you’ll never have to! Let everyone know about your great taste in books by adorning your wrists in the words of Author Conan Doyle. These gloves will keep you looking & feeling both warm & intelligent.

Wuthering Heights Light Weight Book Scarf Wrap up with a good Book Scarf... and put a bow on it! Let everyone know about your great taste in books by wrapping a page of one around your neck! This infinity scarf will keep you looking & feeling both warm & intelligent. This particular and unique style is half the weight of our others, it is a bit more romantic and for the fans of an Edwardian look. This piece utilizes a brown 100% cotton sateen ribbon, which we get from France, that truly functions to gather the scarf to your liking. Coated ribbon ends prevent fraying and thus gives each buyer the option to leave as is or tie them into knots.


Little Women Light Weight Book Scarf $45.00

Each Storiarts Book Scarf (Design Patent Pending) is created from American made, cream colored fabric, super soft 100% cotton jersey knit, about 32” in circumference and 12” wide. Fabric has been doubled over and sewn along the edge and at the center to create a thick, chunky, and moldable “page.”

Alice in Wonderland Pillow Cover 16” x 16” $42.00 Now you can fall asleep while reading your favorite book! My original artwork is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and is screen printed by hand on both sides of this 16” x 16” pillow cover. One side has the Dormouse and the other the White Rabbit. Both say “We’re all made here.” We only use Americanmade fabric and these covers are constructed from 100% cotton twill from the state of Georgia. Insides are surged and there is a matching invisible zipper on the bottom. Pillow insert sold separately and can be found in craft or department stores. A 16” x 16” pillow cover best fits a 18” x 18” pillow for optimal fullness.

damoneroberts the eyebrow king of hollywood



onsidered one of the top beauty artists in the business, Damone’s talent for painting faces and sculpting the perfect arch has graced some of the world’s most beautiful and famous people including Madonna, Beyonce, Channing Tatum, Gwyneth Paltrow, Megan Fox, Vanessa Williams, Mandy Moore, Alicia Keys and Robert Downey Jr.

have also been showcased as the leader of the glam squad on TLC’s national hit television show “10 Years Younger”.

In 2002, US Weekly named Damone the most important man on “Hollywood’s Hot 100 List of Things Stars Can’t Live Without”. Allure magazine has named him the “Best of the Best” for 2007 and 2008 and in 2009, InStyle listed Damone as “The Best” in the Ultimate Damone is also a regular contributing beauty Black Book of Beauty. 2009 also saw the debut of an OPI nail polish in the salons’ signaeditor for ture wall color called “Damone Roberts 1968” which sold out worldwide in just four weeks. In 2002, Damone created his flagship salon, Damone Roberts Beverly Hills. In 2008 DaDamone’s distinctive flair has immortalized mone Roberts New York opened in Manhathim in pop culture as an answer in the 2004 tan. In 2009, he formed a strategic alliance edition of the Trivial Pursuit board game and with OPI to place a Damone Roberts Brow in 2008 as a question on the world famous Station in OPI’s Salon in Studio City, CA. television game show Jeopardy. Damone’s philosophy is that each person In 2009, Damone Roberts teamed up with exudes their individual beauty and “every Disney. At the World Premiere of Disney’s face deserves the perfect frame”. However, that beauty cannot be accomplished without animated feature film “The Princess and The Frog”, a Damone Roberts Salon was built, the necessary tools. With this knowledge, complete with Damone Roberts Artists to Damone has created a line of eyebrow acprovide mini makeovers for all the attendees’ coutrements sold exclusively at Damone daughters; transforming them into princessRoberts Salons,, DamoneRobes for the night. Cont. and posh salons and spas around the country. Coming soon from Damone Roberts International are a full makeup line, skincare products, and a signature scent to accompany his already best selling candles “Signature” and “Spirit”. Damone Roberts and his products have been featured on countless television shows including: Oprah, MSNBC, The View, BET, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and CNN. His makeup talents and brow expertise


Born in Long Beach California, Damone always had big dreams. While following his love of the arts, a teacher entered one of Damone’s drawings in a nationwide scholarship program at Rutgers University, to be taught by the world’s best art teachers. Damone’s project taking first place was a defining moment in his life. It was here that he learned about balance and structure, how to bring out a person’s features and most importantly, that what makes you different and unique, can make you beautiful. Damone considers himself a beauty therapist. He uses his hands to create art but his experiences and an open ear are the foundation for what has made for a successful career. Damone believes his greatest success is not only showing people how to see themselves in a special way but in making them live it, love it and most importantly, believe it.

A little q & a with the EYEBROW KING himself.

Fashion Affair: At what age did you become interested in the beauty industry? Who or what inspired you? Damone Roberts: At 2 years old. Miss Ross the Boss was my inspiration.

FA: Who are your favorite clients and why? DR: Every client is a favorite because they bring a part of themselves that is a gift to me.

FA: What do you feel has been the driving force behind your success? DR: Having a strong work ethic beyond compare.

FA: What have you learned about yourself through this journey of being an artist? DR: I have learned that I am much tougher, stronger and fiercer.

FA: What has been your greatest accomplishment so far? FA: What is the secret to sculpting DR: Making my dreams into a the ‘perfect’ arch? reality. DR: The secret is balancing out the facial features.

before & after

FA: On your way up the ladder to success, did you ever feel like quitting? If yes, what made you decide to keep moving forward? DR: Many times I felt like quitting but my desire to succeed has kept me getting back up after every fall. Only the strong survive!

FA: What have you learned about others? DR: Everyone really wants to bring out the best version of who they are.


FA: What advice can you give to men and women around the world about inner beauty? DR: Be true to yourself and don’t allow anyone to dictate who you are.

FA: As a human being, what do you feel is the single most important thing in life? DR: Truth.

FA: Is there anything else Mr. Damone Roberts would FA: What are the newest trends like to share with the Fashfor eyebrows? DR: A thicker yet still defined brow. ion World?

This brush adds a smooth finish to our Brow Highlighters as the soft, nylon bristles work to blend down the wax of the pencil to bring out the brow bone. This brush is also perfect for applying concealer.


FA: Do you have any fears? DR: I am human and of course I have fears but my faith and my higher power outweighs them all.

DR: You get a bad haircut there are options to hide it, a wig, extensions, a hat or even a ponytail. But bad FA: What challenges have you brows are directly in the had to face in this industry? center of your face for everyDR: People not realizing that eyebrows are the single most underes- one to see. It is important to invest in the most important timated feature of the face. under- estimated feature of your face. You get what you pay for!

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Parisienne French chic phrases, slang & style

By Rhianna Jones The ultimate girl-friendly phrasebook to give les filles américaines in Paris that certain je ne sais quoi. Where but Paris would a young woman rather be sipping espresso at a sidewalk café, browsing a fashionable boutique, or strolling along a romantic riverbank hand in hand with her lover? The city of lights is every girl’s dream destination, but upon arrival she doesn’t want to stick out like an unrefined American. Luckily, with Parisienne French, she’ll know just exactly how to speak, act, and dress like she has always lived there. Whether ordering drinks at a hip underground club, discussing Impressionism at the Musée d’Orsay or just chatting about what fashion is “in” this season, Parisienne French has the entire vocabulary and modern slang a girl needs to know. The French love their language and appreciate when foreigners take the time to know it too. With this book, the reader will be warmly welcomed to la vie parisienne. $14.95 ea. - 5 x 7 - 160 pages

Merging a luxurious, sexy classicism with a rebel streak, Calvin Rucker is the collaboration between fashion innovators Joie Rucker, founder of Joie, and longtime friend and fashion leader, Caroline Calvin, formerly SVP of Global Design at Levi Strauss & Co. Calvin Rucker redefines understated elegance through its fresh approach to Designer Ready- To-Wear by fusing casual, principal designs with Couture fabrication.

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C A LV I N R U C K E R . C O M

The collection is designed for the way the chic, modern woman dresses. She mixes it up, lending a softness and femininity that perfectly juxtaposes more edgy; the refined with the rough. Much like its collaborators, Calvin Rucker embraces a hint of the provocative in order to achieve timeless femininity. The end result signifies a new fashion category that combines the best of two segments formerly on the opposite sides of the spectrum to design Casual Couture for the creative class.



Leather Crochet Touchscreen Gloves ₏ 7 4 . 3 4 / $ 1 0 2 . 1 7 Regular gloves don’t work with touchscreens; these do! Introducing another first, crocheted touchscreen gloves, a powerful addition to the unique leather touchscreen gloves collection

Evolved from traditional practices, the crochet pattern became popular in Europe during the 19th century. Beautifully understated; these leather crochet gloves are crafted out of a wellconsidered and unique combination of Ethiopian lambskin and Egyptian crocheted cotton in uniform dark tones. The crochet pattern on the top creates a deliberate and powerful contrast with leather on the palm of the gloves while sleek lines and uniform dark tones amplify harmony. The design is the result of a careful study into the best way to balance performance, aesthetics and an unrestricted touchscreen experience with a bit of heritage. Revolutionary nanotechnology integrated into the leather of the gloves mimics the conductive properties of the human skin; this makes the gloves touchscreen compatible. The nanotechnology functions independent from the human skin, which enables us to fully insulate the gloves with a layer of soft cashmere lining; know for its excellent insulation properties. The leather crochet touchscreen gloves, available in sizes: 8, 8,5 and 9 are now available for pre-order from the MUJJO online store. Shipping will start from November 14.


Evolution to a Revolution, Touchscreen Gloves. MUJJO.COM


Available in coral pink, sandstone and lavender.



Leather Touchscreen Gloves €74.34/$102.17



Pepper Spy is an elucidation or celebration of thinkers, artists and

entrepreneurs whose courage and creativity redefine the future. I’ll be spying on the culture keepers, whose colorful strokes rub up against the concrete of society, leaving secrets for those who take the time to see. I’m focused on being better than anyone else at a few things. I play the role of marketing director for a group of clients that spark my creative prowess and help me dream. We craft initiatives that bring all the boys to the yard. We attract more customers, more press, or more money. We use story to build meaning for people. When you answer a deeper calling and solve problems for those you do businesses with, marketing has done its job. And then it can be quiet, and listen again. We all want something, whether it’s to build, destroy or play. We want. And we all have a vision, you may not have owned that part of your destiny yet, or maybe you have. It’s there either way; the pounding fist of your life’s mission will never leave you alone. Karl Marx reminds us of the challenge to truly imagine a new future, “Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.” Win the war we will. We will win it with art. You are what you pay attention to. Put down your poisons. The rules are simple; we’re all brothers and sisters, kin. You are a bright-ass light that can never be dimmed. You are nothing really, nothing at all but pure stardust. The ubiquitous bliss and love that connects us all is more powerful than any perceived chaos from your past. Connect to your vision and your power, and you’ll find the courage will arise. The artist can get lost, be dejected, and orphaned. You will push on. You will discover your potential, that you are a movie star, an extraordinarily important actor in the greatest play in the world, your own life. The magical and eloquent poet, Bhanu Kapil once said, “Sometimes you have to choose who you are.” Recruit the future you desire. Clothe yourself in the costume of your imagination. Adorn yourself with these delights and you will never be bored. I invite you in… @meganmarini | in/meganmarini |


“We all want something, whether it’s to build, destroy or play. We want. And we all have a vision, you may not have owned that part of your destiny yet, or maybe you have. It’s there either way; the pounding fist of your life’s mission will never leave you alone.” Hair & Make-up: MaryJo Shanahan Stylist: Nicole Lyons Photography: Dana Tarr

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A Thoroughly Modern Gothic Romance can forget the opening line from “Last night Who the quintessential gothic romance novel Rebecca? Certainly not fashion photogI dreamt rapher Steven Paul, who makes Manderley – the doomed estate at the heart of I went to Rebecca – a central character in his latest photo shoot. Manderley To achieve Daria’s thoroughly modern look, Paul worked closely with again.” gothic makeup artist Kirsten Sylvester. “Kirsten puts the ‘artist’ in makeup artist,” said Paul. “She’s very passionate about creating a true work of art on her models. She’s a creative force and collaborating with her on this shoot was a true pleasure.” Paul also worked closely with hair stylist Darren Bay, one-half of the Sasha/Darren creative celebrity hairstylist team. Bay created a sleek, modern hairstyle that’s both tough and feminine. So what happens when our heroine returns to Manderley? Will she exert her authority over the iconic estate, or will she suffer the same mysterious fate as other mistresses who went before her? Paul leaves that final question up to our imagination. Photographer: Steven Paul Styling: Steven Paul Hair Stylist: Darren Bay MUA: Kirsten Sylvester Model: Daria Borisova @ FENTONMOON NYC Assistant: Carlo Smith Ramsay

Top: Alice + Olivia

With Paul’s “Return to Manderely” shoot, the fashion photographer more than achieves this goal. The dramatic lighting, combined with model Daria’s somber poses, skillfully balances elements of the macabre with high fashion. Throughout the photo shoot, Daria holds her own against the house; she’s clearly no shrinking violet. A thoroughly modern and powerful woman, Daria embraces the estate’s shadows, dark interiors, and cold stonewalls. She’s alluring and provocative, daring the viewer to follow her into the estate.

Print Jacket: BCBG

“The makeup and hairstyle are fiercely fashion-forward, while still evoking gothic romance,” said Paul. “Aside from one dramatic lace blue dress, we intentionally selected all black and white pieces. We kept color to an absolute minimum during the shoot, letting the lighting – and lack thereof – tell the story.”

Dress: Alice + Olivia

Skirt and Jacket: Alice + Olivia

“Daria is as much of a seductress in this shoot as the estate,” said Paul. “The interplay between these two characters creates sexual tension and drama. Is Daria truly in charge of the estate – or does the estate have other ideas? The estate is haunted by its former mistresses. Are they out to get Daria or has she joined their dark cult? These are all questions we hope the viewer will ponder after seeing our images.”

One of Paul’s favorite and most compelling images from the shoot is an image of Daria standing partially nude in an empty room. The dark woodwork and floors are almost claustrophobic – one can feel the tension between the house and Daria.

“There is something especially haunting about our model standing partially nude in a room that’s completely barren of all furniture,” said Paul. “In this stripped down state our model is both vulnerable and incredibly strong. She owns her sexuality and is not ashamed – the image is a message of empowerment in the face of fear and the unknown.”

“Manderley is secretive and silent, shrouded in mystery,” says Paul. “Before this shoot, I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic adaptation of the novel Rebecca, and I knew I wanted to capture that same gothic romance feeling in this shoot.”

Shorts: Alice + Olivia

Fashion’s Version of Pandora is Born in Stylit Stylit is personalizing fashion online to deliver outfits women want from the brands they love.

NEW YORK, October 20, 2013-- Today, Stylit ( launches its free weekly personal styling service, delivering the latest head-to-toe looks by combining machinelearning technology with the expertise of top stylists. This innovative way to shop, promises perfectly matched fashion for women of every age, budget, style and body type. Stylit’s platform is not only engaging and entertaining to interact with; it also provides women with unbeatable styling advice in a non-intrusive format. After completing a short fashion survey, Stylit suggests the right bags, earrings, shoes and belts to accompany the most relevant look based on the user’s style profile. Stylit delivers complete outfits for any mood, whether it’s casual, ultra polished, minimalist, rocker hip, boho-chic or simply classic.

“Our professional stylists specialize in dressing every body-type: from super slim to voluptuous plus sizes,” says Maya Kramer, Stylit’s Chief Stylist. “My team scours top brands every week to discover the best, most complimentary complete look for each style profile and body type. This expertise then feeds into our cutting-edge technology and the brilliance of Stylit’s predictive styling capabilities is undeniable.” Already generating buzz in the retail technology and business sector, Stylit can’t wait to bring the convenience of Stylit to everyone. Yaniv Nissim, Stylit’s CEO describes their service as indispensable for today’s busy women. “Our reach and accessibility is unmatched. We see Stylit as the Pandora and Expedia of the fashion world. Since launching our beta site thousands of users are joining every month and raving about their Stylit experience.”

“Our reach and accessibility is unmatched. We see Stylit as the Expedia of the fashion world.” -Stylit CEO Yaniv Nissim

ABOUT Stylit is personalizing fashion online by uniting its machinelearning platform with the artistry of real stylists. Stylit combines technology and imagination so that fashionistas and the shopping impaired alike, receive head-to-toe outfit recommendations based on their style preferences, budget, body type and size. By reading shoppers’ digital body language, Stylit is fueling the future of fashion search and predictive styling.




This fashion-forward style looks even more sophisticated and dramatic with Damask elegantly embroidered onto the front! The fashion-forward Marilyn Tote features side-by-side stitched seatbelt in a lightweight edgy silhouette that includes two piped seatbelt handles that fit comfortably up over the shoulder. The exterior features black nickel hardware and four protective metal feet to keep your bag clean and lifted off surfaces. Two exterior side pockets are perfect to carry your phone, keys, or a water bottle, and the top magnetic closure is a breeze to use. The interior includes Harveys Plum monogrammed lining, one zip pocket for secure organization and three slip pockets; one for pens, one for a cell phone, and one for your keys. This silhouette easily fits a Full, Classic, or Clutch Wallet, a Small Make-up Case, a Minnie Wristlet, an eReader, keys, a cell phone and even a 13� laptop.




CHELSEA WALLET Check out the Chelsea Wallet, a brand new wallet style that folds like a book and holds more cash, cards and coin than ever! Chelsea’s stylish weave mixes wide and narrow seatbelts, and a brushed gold turn lock clasp keeps this wallet securely folded. 15 (yes, 15!) card slots give you TONS of room for your cards, a built-in coin purse keeps your change in order, and there are three compartments for larger items like cash or a checkbook. The Chelsea Wallet in Black is lined with our brand new lining color, Plum!


Fashion Forward Company Designs Durable Handbags to Suit Everyday Needs


oday’s women and men have multiple handbags for work, tech, travel and play. However, finding a bag that is both fashionable and functional can be a daunting task. Harveys Original Seatbeltbags today an-

nounced they are a leading company for durable and sophisticated handbags that are built to last both inside and out. “From start to finish, our handbags are created with the highest standards and attention to detail,” said owner Dana Harvey. His wife (co-owner) Melanie added, “Our bags are top notch and we are constantly rolling out new designs and colors every month to complement each individual’s unique personality and fashion sense. Even the interiors of our handbags are something our buyers can’t wait to see.”

Treecycle collection is a must-have, made from seatbelt remnants and organic materials. The fun doesn’t stop there! Harveys partnered with Disney to bring you everything from classic Minnie & Mickey themes to fairy tale princess favorites and even epic themes like Jacky & Sally inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Just released in the Harveys for Disney Couture line is a fun theme featuring Minnie Mouse in leopard print, complete with matching small accessories.

Harveys Seatbeltbags are made to last with their automotive grade seat belt material that is durable and fade resistant. Their zippers are top of the line and complete with sturdy zip stoppers that allow for smooth gliding and resist Harvey’s wide selection includes totes, cross fraying. They also use heavybody satchels, hobos, clutches, tech cases, duty rivet machines to install diaper bags, keychains, accessories and much more. For female fashionistas, there are multiple the rust-resistant feet on each colors each season that are sure to complement handbag. Even special attention is any outfit. With collection names like: Stella, Mari- given to the inside of each bag with lyn, Lola, Chelsea and others, there is sure to be seamless pockets, high-grade thread and back tack for extra reinforcements. Harvey’s a few names to tickle your fancy. And for men, Harveys selects ‘guy tested’ and ‘dude approved’ warranty is simple and guaranteed for the life of colors and styles in messenger bags, ipad cases, your purse. grooming bags and wallets. In addition, their


Husband & wife Dana & Melanie Harvey came up with the idea for The Original Seatbeltbag while installing seatbelts into their 1950 Buick Roadmaster. Now, almost 20 years later, they’re still having fun making each and every Seatbeltbag with love and precision in Sunny Southern California. The Harveys are inspired by vibrant colors, pop-art, happy people, mid-century modern anything, flea markets, Mickey Mouse, classic Americana, being animal friendly, timeless design, coastal living, quality craftsmanship, old cars and everything vintage‌you get the idea. To see the full Fall collection and latest styles, please check out their website at:



This fashion-forward style looks even more sophisticated and dramatic with Damask elegantly embroidered onto the front!

The Marilyn Satchel features side-by-side stitched seatbelt in a lightweight silhouette. Two piped seatbelt handles let you wear Marilyn at the elbow, and with the adjustable (and detachable) strap you can wear it cross-body, too! The exterior features black nickel hardware, four protective metal feet to keep your bag clean and lifted off surfaces, and a smooth brushed gold zip top closure. The interior is lined with Harveys Plum lining, and includes zip and slip pockets to keep things organized! This silhouette comfortably fits a Full, Classic, or Clutch Wallet, a Small Make-up Case, a Minnie Wristlet, an eReader, keys and a cell phone.



Taupe is a beautiful light mocha that is neutral enough to wear with almost anything, but still holds its own!

With its adorable teardrop shape, woven base and vertically-stitched trunk, it’s no wonder that Stella has quickly become a Harveys fave. Hold it by its piped handles, at your elbow, or over the shoulder or cross-body using its adjustable (and detachable) strap. Stella also has a magnetic top closure to make sure all your goodies stay where they belong, an interior zip pocket to help keep things organized and brown Harveys monogrammed interior lining. The Small Stella Hobo comfortably fits a Full or Classic Wallet, small Make-up Case, and Minnie Wristlet.


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BRIDGE THE GAP Fill-A-Need Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization supporting adults with special needs like Autism. There are over 500,000 children with Autism in the United States that will enter into adulthood within the next ten years. They will be joining millions of adults that want nothing more than to have a future. Fill-A-Need Foundation’s goal is to design, develop, and manage a financially self-sustaining green campus called The Hamlet. The Hamlet will have a vocational training academy where adults will be offered a continuation of all skills, in addition, professionals will identify and hone in on each student’s passion and guide them in developing new skills.

Join Ty Pennington, Donald J. Trump and Paul Sr. at the party of the year! “Bridge the Gap” and Fill-A-Need on November 16th! Enjoy an evening of unimaginable inspiration, great fun, dancing and the filming of a reality show to be aired later this year.


The Hamlet will be where special needs, environmental concerns, and community involvement will come together. It will be a place where individuals with special needs will be able to develop to their fullest potential and will be offered the ‘Next Step’ toward a successful, independent life. It will be a place for community members to gather and interact with one another, and the environmental initiatives within the campus will provide a safer and healthier experience for all. Fill-A-Need Foundation will be hosting a “Bridge the Gap” Gala at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ on Saturday, November 16, 2013. One of the highlights of this event, is the Unveil of our custom motorcycle made by Paul Sr. and his Orange County Choppers.

We have teamed up with Paul Sr. and crew to create a one of a kind bike for Autism Awareness. The Gala will be televised on an episode of Orange County Choppers airing this fall on CMT. We also have Ty Pennington, Emmy award winning host of ‘Extreme Home Makeover”, as our Guest Speaker. Some of our other guests will include Mr. Donald Trump and The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita. Several other celebrities and sports figures are on the invite list, so this truly is going to be a night to remember and a once in a lifetime experience. We aim to raise enough money to help purchase the land where we will build the first of many Hamlets.


*Attend the November 16th gala launch party. *Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a chopper ($20). *Simply express your support in any form of donation.




The Hamlet Plaza will be located in the front of the campus and open to the general public. The Plaza will be a place to enjoy socializing with friends and family offering shopping and dining; while exploring the creations and unique talents of the adults with special needs that will attend Hamlet Academy.The Plaza is part of the vision to provide the students of the Academy a proper learning environment to develop specific job skills. It will also offer employment opportunities to the community as well as to the graduates of the Hamlet Academy. The most important element of the Plaza is that it is a major component in creating the self-sustaining environment that will be the foundation of the campus.


Fill-A-Need Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Fill-A-Need Foundation is to support adults with special needs including but not limited to Autism, by identifying, nurturing, and developing each adult’s individual potential.


Fill-A-Need Foundation strongly believes that a happy, secure, and nurturing environment opens doors for positive development and the full potential of every individual. Having the opportunity to follow your passions and have choices in your journey through life is the foundation for happiness and success.



Fill-A-Need Foundation is passionate and dedicated to creating a secure future for adults with special needs. The vision is to bridge all the gaps that exist in the lives of adults with special needs and the community. As they become adults, there is a gap that prevents them from taking the next step toward an independent successful future. Fill-A-Need Foundation is dedicated to bridging this gap by providing each adult with special needs a program that offers the proper support and training that will become a transition to a next step in each individual’s life.


hen we contemplate buying jewelry, what are the determining factors that lend us toward a purchase or steer us away? Quality and adaptability. Basically, will the jewelry last a long time, and is the design suitable for different outfits. As consumers, we put more consideration in a purchase of jewelry than we do clothing. Why is that? Mainly due to the fact, we wear the same jewelry more frequently than the same clothes. Having excellent quality materials and admirable designs is what Nugz jewelry stands for. The stunning ability to interchange the same pieces to create numerous looks is priceless. The stones offered are incredibly intricate, and the leathers are soft to the touch.

“Nugz jewelry gives us the tools we need to be designers ourselves. Who doesn’t want pieces that are unique to us, and flect our own personal style?” Tosha has over 10 years’ experience in fashion. Consisting of styling, trend forecast, 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

The Nugz Collection offers are wide range of necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings. I got a chance to interview the owners/designers of Nugz Jewelry, Lindsey Auclair & Billy Simon on the success of their brand: HOW DID YOU START YOUR COMPANY?

We wanted to focus on a collection that we’re excited about. We both have a passion for high quality leathers (who doesn’t?) and love the hands-on aspect of our Nugz Jewelry designs.


Personalization through style. The modern woman is complex, she’s not just one thing. I might be in tattered denim and leather one day and a ball gown the next. With our line you can be who you are in that moment.


Our clients are the ultimate inspiration. A chic city girl with a spot on sense of style, a sophisticated mom who loves fine garments; they can both express themselves beautifully with our designs. Plus you can’t visit leather shops and not find a ton of inspiration in the textiles themselves.


IFA fashion designer

SPOTLIGHT Almost every little girl goes through a phase of dreaming to be a fashion designer one day. I was also one of those girls. However, with me that phase never ended, and that dream is turning into a reality.

I recently graduated from the Italian Fashion Academy, while still pursuing my diploma in Integrated Marketing Communications at the American University in Cairo. Although, it was not easy doing both studies at the same time, however it was, definitely worth it. After doodling tiny dresses on the back of my academic textbooks, or not having the slightest idea what a patron actually is, I can proudly say that I learned everything there is to know about fashion designing, pattern making and sewing in that academy.


Over the years I have dabbled with casual wear, swim wear and most importantly evening wear. Since Egypt is seriously lacking dressy garments that are still in the range of affordability, I wish to fill that gap by offering simple constructed clothing items with an elegant uniqueness. I take absolute pleasure in making innovative and distinctive fabric using embroidery techniques and uncommon materials (for example, the bustier in the green dress is made out of ropes).

FARAH El ASHIRY Although I have not figured out a link yet, it is my ultimate dream to pursue a career in fashion by making an impact on the social development in Egypt. One needn’t forget that Egypt did have a major role in developing the fashion industry and that the Egyptian cotton is still considered one of the richest fibres in the world. With my studies, my talent and my passion for social development and fashion, I aim to regain Egypt’s position in the fashion world. My advice for all those little girls who are in that phase and wish to make it real:

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“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt.

H E AT H E R Heather Offord purse line. From original paintings to numbered limited edition prints. The investment you can wear is coming before Christmas! I have been working all year on this! Each purse is equipped with a nfc chip with allows you to register your purse online authenticating it as well as offering theft protection. Supporting original art has never been so fabulous!

fine prints start at $289 per purse and $2000 for original painted purses.



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The Psychology behind the most Transeasonal Fashion Accessory

Are you wearing sunglasses? Is it truly a fashion statement? What about the old saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”?

If we’re wearing sunglasses, are we pulling the shades down on the window to the soul? We wear them now during spring, summer, fall and winter to accessorize an ootd (outfit of the day). But what about when we feel under the weather or need to make a quick run to the cornerstore or don’t want to be being seen on some days? Of course, we put on our favorite sunglasses. When we wear sunglasses our vision is slightly impaired and lighting becomes dim. Figures appear muted due to the effect of the sunglasses. This may unconsciously tell your brain that onlookers rarely notice you because you now rarely notice them thru sunglasses. However, according to research sunglasses have the opposite effect. Onlookers tend to notice the person in a pair of sunglasses because of the current celebculture. They wonder if the person is a celebrity of some sort. Sunglasses tend to suggest a mystique as if one is surrounded by light. Next time you try to put on those shades to shield your soul in order to blend in, remember that more people are drawn to your ethereal beauty when mystique is created.


Dawnn Karen | Owner, Fashion Psychology Success LLC | Cell: 646-504-1730

Dawnn Karen is a NYC- based Fashion Psychologist. She focuses on bridging the gap between perception and reality by styling from the inside out.



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Piper Gore’s Holiday13 Collection exudes of warmth, intrigue, seduction, glamour and mischief. The collection maintains subtle elegant detailing, and strong feminine sophistication. All the silhouettes reflect the mature direction of the brand, and give rise to a feeling of getting caught up in the energy of the Holiday season. Adorn yourself in Piper Gore and embrace our vision.

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fallen angel BUSTIER

gimmie some sugar TEE on your mind BLAZER all in LEGGING

permanent haze SWEATER

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

Some of my fondest childhood memories were spent with my mother watching “classic” movies. I watched many, many movies as a child, especially ones starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Judy Garland. There is one movie in particular that comes to mind, it is the 1954 movie “White Christmas”. In the movie Bing Crosby sings a song written by Irving Berlin entitled “Count Your Blessings (instead of sheep)”. The main lyrics are: “When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings. When my bankroll is getting small I think of when I had none at all and I fall asleep counting my blessings.” These lyrics reflect an “attitude of gratitude” which is often forgotten in today’s busy and fast paced world. Gratitude has been shown in many studies to not only create mindfulness but is an important tool in stress reduction. The practice of expressing gratitude is one of many stress management techniques that can diffuse negativity, replacing it with a sense of goodwill towards all, that many people find empowering.

he daily stress from the good and bad in our lives can produce anxiety, tension, anger and pain. These negative emotions can lead to physical pain as tense muscles, higher blood pressure and unhealthy coping mechanisms combine to bring you down an undesirable path. One way to combat negativity and stress is to practice gratitude, focusing your mind and energy on the positive in your life.

The practice of counting your blessing and expressing gratitude is simple. There are many ways people choose to do this: for example some people keep a gratitude journal, but even making a list on a scrap piece of paper will do the trick. When you are distressed, simply find a quiet place and begin listing positive things for which you are truly grateful. Some people jot down simple notes and stop at five positive things. Others list out every single positive blessing regardless of its magnitude, looking for the positive until they feel they have exhausted all possibilities. Others

quietly spend a few minutes before they get out of bed each morning and a few minutes before they fall asleep at night to list everything they are thankful for. After listing all you are thankful for, you may wish to repeat the list out loud or to meditate on each positive item on your list, embracing the goodness of the blessing and releasing the negative in your life. You may want to share some of the positive things in your life with someone else. Verbalizing your gratitude can be very powerful. If you feel stirred to thank someone for these things, make a call or write an e-mail or letter to the person towards which you feel gratitude. The benefits of expressing gratitude have even been documented in scientific studies. It appears

that expressing gratitude works as a protective, healing, emotional energy force. In one study conducted by the Mississippi University for Women and UC Davis, patients who had received organ transplants were separated into two groups. One group took daily notes on treatments and progress. The second group took notes on treatments and progress and wrote down five things for which they were grateful each day. The group

You may want to share some of the positive things in your life with someone else. Verbalizing your gratitude can be very powerful. that kept a gratitude journal reported higher mental well-being scores at the end of the study. “Count your blessings” is simple yet life-altering. Gratitude, that very specific feeling of thankfulness in your heart, allows you to see and absorb all you have, forgetting for a moment all you may lack. It connects your brain with your heart, and gives you the ground to be more giving, effective, loving human. Being grateful allows generosity to flow and makes us more receptive. The more you love what you have, the more positive energy you send out into your world and the more open you are to receive it. So, how about it, sit down for a few minutes each day and take Bing Crosby’s advice, and “fall asleep counting your blessings.” I guarantee it is a very effective, cheap, and easy way to help you feel better. I wish you a happy, healthy, and peaceful Thanksgiving and holiday season. Until next month, Alicia

LASHES Gold Cap Sleeve Bodysuit Bat those lashes, baby. Get flirty with glamours gold on black and make sure you’ll be remembered long after you l eave the room. Composition: 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane Washing: Cold hand wash only Designer: James Lillis Made in: Australia Note: Please note that this is a foil print and may discolour from continuous rubbing. To keep this garment looking at its finest, please cold hand-wash ONLY


CHOCODILE Cap Sleeve Bodysuit - limited

If crocodiles were made of chocolate...they’d be a lot less dangerous. If one of them ate you, you could just eat it back. The death roll (google it...or don’t, because it’s kind of terrifying) would become a delicious roll, and they wouldn’t be a problem in summer because every time they crawled onto the bank of a river to sun themselves they’d just melt. If crocodiles were made of chocolate... they’d also look like this. Composition: 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane Washing: Cold hand wash only Designer: James Lillis Made in: Australia

$70.00 YOU SHALL NOT PASS Leggings You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Arnor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass! Composition: 83% Polyester Bright, 17% Spandex Washing: Please hand wash cool. Designer: James Lillis Made in: Australia

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DEGAS Two Dancers Leggings -limited

Degas was fascinated by movement, and as a man of wealth and privilege he was a valued guest backstage at ballet rehearsals - giving him the perfect opportunity to study and capture movement at its finest. In his later years, Degas’ eyesight failed him and one of his final statements was “ sees no longer except in memory.” If paintings like Two Dancers on a Stage are any indication, Degas’ memory was a pretty amazing place to be. Composition: 83% Polyester Bright, 17% Spandex Washing: Please hand wash cool. Designer: James Lillis Artist: Degas Made in: Australia

$75.00 NOV2013


Shakespeare’s longest play and one of the most influential tragedies in English literature. Haven’t read it yet? You prob should - it has treachery, romance (sort of...), ghosts, conspiracy, murder and madness. And I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but they play is the thing wherein he catches the conscience of the king. Composition: 83% Polyester Bright, 17% Spandex Washing: Please hand wash cool. Designer: James Lillis Artist: Based on text by William Shakespeare Made in: Australia

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This Is Your Fashion Elevator Going Up... By Sam Russell with The Wardrobe Dept



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Equestrian inspired design with branded design. Adjustable with nickel pl ated hardware.

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L e at h er b a n d w i t h s t y l i sh ridged surface and embossed W ol fh a r d t s c r i p t. A d j u s t a bl e n ic k el p l at ed h a r d wa r e with easy screw on system.






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OLFHARDT is a potpourri of independent ideas that needed to be heard. A refined rebellion of hard leather accessories suggest a bold presence to the wearer. Protect your soft demeanor with the illusion of a harder shell. Fresh European concepts coupled with progressive hardware transform quality into wearable art. From cuffs, handbags, belts and more, WOLFHARDT knows how to make a Fashion Pro blush. NOV2013


a pproachable ideas will seduce you into submission. A sneak-peek into Spring 2014 boasts luxe tailored separates, constructed of the finest European fabrics. Everything is timeless and practical, which may deflect “fashion victims�. Let Caroline Constas be that glimmer of hope after a long and brutal winter. Positive and rave reviews will be the death of her obscurity. NOV2013


our new friends at Fashion Affair cannot allow you to run around town in something untoward. Klub Nico offers superior quality that brings together a blend of mixed materials, fresh silhouettes and bold unexpected colors.Keep your eye out for the peep toe Clara bootie, currently on sale on the web-site. This should prepare you for all future trysts. NOV2013 NOV2013


eynold Pearce and Andrew Fionda prove yet again that they know how to show a woman a good time. If you are searching for higher ground, free from the mundane, Pearce Fionda has the life jacket ( cut with precision of course). Inspired by the 20s and 50’s, romance is paramount. It will not be far fetched to announce out loud that this is one of your favorite Fashion Affair discoveries.

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lady in Two Lips Footwear may let you take her home, if it wets her appetite. However the shoes may not come off, a true lady never disturbs her outfit. She may kick around ideas of scrabble and chess, it should be of no surprise that she wants to take her time. Her collection of boots, sandals, wedges and heels are neatly put away. Maybe she will share those other Two Lips’ treasures when she knows you better. But tonight, its just games.


obert Graham is just as cool as the re-birth of the American sports car. With an eye for craftsmanship, the Robert Graham Collection is designed with the philosophy that the devil is in the details. Handcrafted patterns are uniquely intermixed with bright colors, balanced by richly colored neutrals. These carefully selected ideas are infused into each garment resulting in style that breaks from the norm. Best you buckle up now, you should see prosperity lane on the horizon. NOV2013




et unbridled joy consume you as you discover a clothing line that is in harmony with your aesthetics and style sensibilities. Unless you’ve been living under a Kardashian, global responsibility is all the rage. Follow the eco shop blog to see just how serious they are about eco ideas and everything desirable for the planet. EcoCouture’s progressive designs speak for themselves. The goal is not to offer “green” clothing without sacrificing fashion, but rather to advance fashion without sacrificing our world. Don’t mistake her kindness for weakness.


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MONTH Brazilian born model, Suzy Edward, first set foot on a catwalk at the age of 8.

She discovered her passion for fashion and photography when she was fifteen and a model in a fashion show for brides. In 2010, she graduated from the University with a major in Interior Design. She is currently a commercial model for sports model agency, ‘New Faces UK London’. She has been photographed internationally by world renowned fashion designers and photographers. Her loves are art, photography, architecture, music, dance, poetry... and a great cup of coffee. NOV2013


EDWARD Photographed by RogĂŠrio Tonello Shoes: Fernando Pires Agency:

Photographer : RogĂŠrio Tonello Make up and Hair : Gisele Diaz Styling : Djoo Ferrari Fashion Designer : Marcio Akamine Fashion Shoes : Fernando Pires

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Photographed by RogĂŠrio Tonello Make up and Hair : Gisele Diaz Styling : Djoo Ferrari Fashion Designer : Marcio Akamine Shoes : Fernando Pires NOV2013

“I feel ecstatic when I stand before a camera. Be it a studio shoot or on location. Nothing matters more than me and the photographer in absolute harmony on a mission to explore my best angle and expression.� Suzy photographed by Jota Rugal



Photographed by RogĂŠrio Tonello


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When it comes to exceptional skin, the synergy of nutrition, hydration and protection has found a new champion. Pili and Moringa oils are the cornerstone of select My Prime Anti-Aging Formulas. Rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids, these botanical oils have historically been used by Filipino women to achieve ageless skin. People may stare, noticing something fresh and different about your appearance. You’ll get used to it, stay humble. Share the good fortune and let everyone else know why you made MY yours. Dynamic Lifting Serum

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After visiting the Facial Bungalow Spa web-site, I wanted someone to beam me there. The online store had me quickly running for my partner’s wallet, as everyone in fine feather knows its a beauty foul to pass over the TRS Cleanser. Ideal for all skin types, natural Jojoba Beads gently exfoliate while natural acids loosen the bond of dead skin cells to accelerate the natural skin renewal process. Unless your the bottom of a bottle of vodka, nothing else is going to make you happier.

TRS Clear Away AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser Available at Facial Bungalow Spa West Hollywood, CA


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Illipe Body Butter


This is that long overdue conversation we needed to have. From pregnancy to weight loss, sensitive skin to mature skin, Basq offers beautiful solutions that work.You will rubberneck for the Citrus Sugar Body Polish & bounce back with the help of the Aromacology Spa Kit. The Ultra Rich Illipe Body Butter is the perfect blend of skin nutrients when one needs to firm, tone or prevent stretch marks. Its time to rescue yourself and Basq has the lifeline.

Total Body Detox: Pinda Sveda Ayurvedic Treatment 65 minutes: $145 | 80 minutes: $165 East West Facial: Ancient Chinese Wisdom combined with a modern approach to anti-aging has made this innovative facial Ona’s most popular. 90 minutes: $225 NOV2013

Beauty parlors and day spas are like a secret society with its own special code of conduct, lingo and even robes. Ona Spa is no exception, yet beating to an entirely unique and harmonious drum of their own. A carefully selected boutique crew of acupuncturists, massage therapists, estheticians and nail technicians await you with a healing energy-before they have even started any procedures. A labyrinth of quiet rooms anchor brides, grooms,recognizable faces from film & television, holders of gift certificates and anyone else that needs to detox from the hustle & bustle. Years of enduring the 405 and the reckless driving of 16 year olds in SUV’s has made this Day Spa a staple in the Los Angeles community. Unique ideas like Re-Connective Healing and the Alcat Blood Test keeps them coming back for more. NOV2013

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If you have been waiting with bated breathe for the next “must have� fragrance for your male counterpart, then your moment has finally arrived. Every member of the family tree will rush to sit next to him at the big Thanksgiving feast later this month. Sure they will glaze over when he mentions golf again, but the smell of Provence Lavender, Juicy Mandarin, Rich Amber & Blonde Patchouli will keep them intrigued. Besides, who should deprive him of that rock star attention he deep down craves so much?

Your gratitude meter should be off the charts now. Lifeline’s Defensive Day Moisture Serum is a part of a new biotech approach to anti-aging, using growth factors and proteins from human non-embryonic stem cells to nurture collagen and elastin. If you awoke with firmer, supple and healthier looking skin; that is Lifeline. If you grew an inch taller, that was your veggies. Best to properly direct that gratitude in the authentic direction after all. NOV2013

$34 Argan-Tangerine Deep Cleansing Lotion

We are ready to spill and reveal our inner wisdom like a pinata at a birthday party. The mission of Tilth Beauty is to provide a high-performance, ultra-effective product line that is free of toxic ingredients and delivers results that consumers expect from a premium skin care line. They have gloriously succeeded. It would be untoward to not share such splendid news. Refresh with the peptide mist at work, and always finish the day with the Anti-Aging Firming Moisture Cream. Our door is always open at Fashion Affair for the gentle Argan-Tangerine Deep Cleansing Lotion.

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If like me, you collect hand creams the way some people collect fine wine. Three shelves down, next to my french Bordeaux, is my latest curative, Twist 25. Twist 25 is highly absorbable bioidentical DHEA cream made with coconut oil, coenzyme Q-10 and vitamin E. The combination will redefine emollients. Not only outer results but inner as well. The online tutorials speak for themselves. Gloss over the competition, and hitch your saddle to the brainchild of John and Hugh Woodward. Inquiring minds should visit their page and see why we fell head over heels. 1 Twist Pump/$49.95 3 Twist Pumps/$135 NOV2013

When some business minds come together, its to introduce a product they care about to you. Other are just curious to test products on you and your loved ones (and often make a hefty profit despite the end results or content). Systeme 41 was custom-designed by a dedicated team of scientists led by Dr. Janet Zand and Dr. David Wood. What developed was an all-natural skin care line that has the honest ability to revive aging skin. Wash off mulish make-up without over drying your skin and defy gravity with the Revitalizing Eye Treatment. No over the top promises, card tricks or performers on stilts. Just pure results.

Systeme 41 Skin Care Essentials Kit/$129.95 ea. 2 or more/$119.95 ea.

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Krochet Kids Mohican by VANS Vans is honored to embark on a collaboration with Krochet Kids, an organization that empowers Peruvian craftsmen to escape poverty. The Krochet Kids Mohikan moccasin features a woven upper and suede body made from handmade wovens from around the world to create unique products as well as opportunities. NOV2013

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Program Overview The Krochet Program is currently working to lift over 150 women and their families out of poverty. Conceived by our Ugandan Directors and with the beneficiaries as our advisory board, we’ve developed a truly innovative approach to job creation in Northern Uganda. The program combines a fair and consistent income to alleviate poverty immediately and capacity building training to address the future needs of the beneficiaries. We commit to working with each crocheter for a minimum of 3 years in order to ensure that we provide the highest quality of training and mentorship through personal budgeting, savings, loaning and business management topics. Our goal is to equip the women of Northern Uganda with the financial assets and knowledge to enter into the local economy and thereby end their dependence on humanitarian aid.

We are introducing an all-new fit with ‘the Port’. It sits just above the ears and is 100% awesome.


• Made in Peru • 100% Acrylic • Shallow Fit • One Size Fits Most NOV2013

the port $21.95


Vans Collaboration x Krochet Kids Intl. Vans Collaboration- We are bringing our partnership with Vans full-circle through our most recent collaboration. We had such a great response from the shoes we created in conjunction with our programs in Uganda last year that we decided to share the LOVE with Krochet Kids Peru! And we threw in more products so everyone could take part in EMPOWERMENT.

This newest collection features the craft of our Peruvian beneficiaries, and uses patterns we designed exclusively for this Vans collaboration. Each product is accompanied by the signature of one of beneficiaries in Peru, and the collection includes shoes for men & women, as well as a backpack. We are extremely excited about how the Vans collaboration turned out this year and we hope you enjoy this story and the NEW product. Thanks to Vans, Vans Surf, and Vans girls for making this a project special. And thanks to all of YOU for your continued love & support of our work! NOV2013 NOV2013

the madison

For those that love empowerment, but don’t like things on their head, the Madison is for you. This scarf is simple, stylish, and incredibly soft. You can’t go wrong here.

$35.95 FEATURES:

• Made in Peru • 100% Acrylic • One Size Fits All


Empower people to rise above poverty.

To create sustainable economic development programs that support holistic growth of individuals and communities living in poverty. To inspire the knowledge of a generation about their ability to bring change to a world that is in need.


We believe in quality, handmade products that not only bring comfort and style but serve as a vehicle for social change.


People: We desire holistic freedom for our people to grow and enrich their lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually. NOV2013

the Abbott

If you are looking for the perfect overnight bag then you have come to the right place. The Abbott features some great details such as leather straps, and incredible patterns that make this bag an instant classic.


• Made in Peru • Acrylic Outer • Cotton Lined • Vegan Leather Straps


the poppy

With an extra-plush pom and chic cablestyle knit, ‘The Poppy’ is a the perfect balance of fun and class. Made out of 50% wool and 50% alpaca, ‘the Poppy’ will keep you feeling warm and lady-like.


• Made in Peru • Attached Pom • Cable Knit • 50% Alpaca / 50% Wool • One Size Fits Most



The heart of fashion - A multidimensional phrase that embraces the inspiration, motivation

and cultivation of ones love of beauty, self and self-expression. It seems like a simple four word tagline but it underlines the many stages of fashion and the love of beauty shared by every participant. The heart of fashion can be seen on runways, in photographs, in clothing designs and sketches but it also lies in the thoughts that serve as the pulse that gives life to creativity. It beats through the passion of workers and flows through their penetrating desire to contribute to the world and complement its natural beauty. The heart is the epicenter and the result of all that is fashion, whether we always recognize it or not. We watch shows but what we don’t always see or understand is the inspiration behind the looks. We see graceful draping of taffeta accented with harsh, dark leather. The model looks so graceful, edgy and invincible. Immediate thoughts of purchase cross our minds and we begin to plan for the perfect occasion to wear the new look. We look, anticipate, and eventually consume but what we don’t see, is that at the heart of the designs is a unique story of a mystical love that ended in devastating heartbreak. We don’t see the designers desire to release a pain while simultaneously attempting to remain strong and true to self. We robotically flip through magazine pages until something catches our eye, not knowing what it is about the photo that keeps us from averting our gaze. There is something about the light on the page; something about the look in the models eyes that reminds us of a life we once dreamed of or lived. That thing that stops us in our tracks is the heart of the photograph. It is the photographer’s ability to tune in and instinctively capture the exact moment the light illuminates the excitement of opportunity and manifest dreams in the eyes of a young model often lost in a world of countless unknowns. We can all relate to moments of uncertainty and hope for an opportunity for things to be a little different than they are- for us to be different than we are. We can all relate to the heart in our unique ways.


“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. it’s about something else that comes from within you.” -ralph lauren

The heart of fashion is the vision behind transformation. It stretches far beyond the hopes of an artistic soul and reaches us all as either a reflection of who we are or a projection of who we want to be. It’s the confidence of a woman in the perfect LBD that accentuates her curves while whispering her worth to anyone who sees her pass by. It is an everyday choice of many to own the uniqueness society previously labeled a flaw. The heart is a desire to transcend boundaries of mundanity, the ability to dream beyond circumstance and get a quick “pick me up” during difficult times. It is the way we imagine the world and the way we want the world to imagine us. We are all consumers but we all have the ability to create and contribute in our own ways. It doesn’t necessarily take a talent or a skill perfected through years of formal study. As individuals we have the opportunity to express ourselves according to our own definitions and standards of beauty. We have the choice to look beyond the physical and seek to understand the true stories of fashion. As I think about the ways I personally have overlooked deeper meanings and intricacies of the beauties I enjoy, I find a desire to know more about my fashion “faves” and what my choices say about who I am. Let’s all delve deeply into ourselves so we can not only enjoy the beauty pouring out of the hearts of others but so that we can continue to discover our own hearts of fashion and our own way of adding beauty to the world. Submitted and written by Alyssa L. Williams

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