It has been more than a year since we posted and kept you guys informed about the entertainment world. A lot has happened, and we are back to blogging and keeping you up to date. Be sure to tune in daily, as we inform you on what is going on in the world of entertainment. From celebrities, music, movies, and even fashion, Qui TV is here to keep you in the loop.
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Qui Tv attends Papoose’s album listening session for his 10 years in the making album “Nacirema Dreams.” He tells why it took him 10 years to release the record, and his track with Remy Ma. Check it out!
If you keep up with my blogs sporadically, then you know about my previous blog about Westchester Mall putting on a show. For those who haven’t, click here to check it out!
Simon Fashion Now returns to Westchester on April 12-13, 2013 at The Westchester Mall (125 Westchester Ave White Plains, NY 10601). This event is a series of energetic fashion shows and interactive entertainment. Spotlighting up-to-the-minute looks for spring from more than 40 fashionable retailers at The Westchester, by interpreting the season’s trends and creating hundreds of accessible looks on the runway that are available for purchase that same day from their retailers.
Below is the agenda for Simon Fashion Now®, presented by White Plains Hospital:
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Location: Nordstrom Court
Time:5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event: Trends & Friends Night
An evening of fashion, wine tasting and light bites with participating retailers, including Anthropologie, Anne Fontaine, Crabtree & Evelyn, J. Jill, Urban Outfitters, and others will offer exclusive deals, sampling, demonstrations and consultations. Trends & Friends Night will also feature tasty samplings from the likes of Au Bon Pain, Godiva Chocolatier, P. F. Chang’s, Sofrito White Plains, Westchester Wine Warehouse and others.
The evening’s runway fashion shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and will feature looks from more than a dozen of The Westchester’s finest retailers, including C. Wonder, LOFT, Anthropologie, Juicy Couture, True Religion Brand Jeans, bebe, HUGO BOSS Store, and Brooks Brothers.
At 7 p.m., shoppers won’t want to miss out on Ready, Set, Style!,an interactive styling competition. Audience participants will compete for a chance to win the season’s hottest accessory – an American Express® Simon Giftcard®.
The first 150 guests to register with simon.com on site at The Westchester each day – a total of 300 visitors – will receive an exclusive Simon Fashion Now swag bag (while supplies last) full of great gifts.
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Location: Nordstrom Court
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
An interactive fashion competition featuring student designers from SUNY Westchester Community College and Westchester Fashion Academy for Children, with high school seniors involved in the Her Honor Mentoring Program serving as models. The student designers and models will showcase couture looks on the runway made from dresses and gowns donated by Operation PROM that will be refurbished and ultimately worn by the student models at their high school proms later this spring. Competitors will vie for top runway honors in this inspired version of runway reality.
High-energy runway fashion shows will take the stage at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The shows will introduce spring looks from Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Brighton Collectibles, Chico’s, dELiA*s, Eileen Fisher, GAP/Baby GAP, Lilly Pulitzer, The North Face, and more. At 1:30 p.m., attendees can view the latest footwear styles during a special shoe trend show featuring Aldo Shoes, Nine West and Sperry Top-Sider. At 2:30 p.m., Ready, Set, Style!returns to the stage, and audience participants will compete for a chance to win an American Express® Simon Giftcard®.
In addition to the runway shows and styling features, shoppers can visit Style Stops, where advice and insight into the season’s trends will be offered in an interactive format. Starting at 12 p.m., participants can indulge in complimentary Style Stops from Rebecca Taylor, Sephora, Tranquility Spa, Williams-Sonoma and more. Every hour between 12 noon to 3 p.m. guests can register to win fabulous prizes from the mall’s premier retailers during the Runway Giveaway.
For those not in the Westchester, NY area this spring, Simon Fashion Now® will also visit King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA, on April 19 and 20, and Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA, on April 26 and 27.
Born in Ghana and a painter by trade, Neodandi designer, NiiLartey De Osu, has been creating custom men’s and women’s apparel out of his Seattle atelier for the past 8 years. With an aesthetic often compared to Commes des Garcons, De Osu designs like a painter, directly onto his models, with no sketches and no patterns. Each Neodandi design is one of a kind and his runway show is no different.
NEODANDI Runway Show
Tuesday, February 12th
EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson Street
Today, November 14, 2012, Fashion Group International had a trend overview presentation and panel discussion of the Spring/Summer 2013 RTW collections. This presentation included shows from New York, London, Milan, and Paris! The discussion panel included Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of Paper Magazine, Christina Binkley, Style Columnist of The Wall Street Journal, Ikram Goldman of ikram ,Chicago, Brooke Jaffe, Accessories Fashion Director of Bloomingdale’s, and Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director of W. With special guest moderator, Sally Singer.
The FGI trend presentation video flourished the accumulated most seen styles of the RTW collections for Spring/Summer 2013. The overall assumption is that SS13 is a memory of the 60s. Many of these collections included inspirations from Mode 60s, Neo-Geo 60s, Mondrian/Yves 60s, Hipsters 60s, Hippy 60s, and Madonna of the 80s.
The panelist had a lot to say about the collections that were viewed.Paper Magazine’s Editorial Director, Mickey Boardman stated that he loves attending women shows opposed to men shows, because he loves to be entertained. He feels men shows are boring. Menswear have such a minimal amount of things to play with. Whereas, women clothing can be played with to the fullest.
“We’re remembered for the things that we did that were hard, not the things that we did that were easy”; said by Mickey during the panel discussion.
Brook Jaffe predicts that the white shoe will replace the nude shoe for the spring and summer season.
” When something new is cold to a designer, it will be cold to an editor. When it is cold to an editor, it will be cold on the rack. If it is cold on the rack, it will not leave the store!”
This quote was said by Sally Singer before the end of the panel discussion. I entirely believe in this quote. If a design is not loved or cared by a designer, he will not put hiss all into it and eventually show on the runway and sales.
A complete version of the FGI trend presentation is available on DVD and DVD-data.
Please contact The Fashion Group to purchase: T: (212) 202-5511 F: (212) 302-5533
When you hear about your local mall putting on a fashion show, you think of local town show.
Well, not Westchester!
Simon Fashion Now presented by Greenwich Hospital put on a show that might as well be added to New York Fashion Week agenda.
The runway was phenomenally built and decorated like the runways you would see at the tents during NYFW. The models were not only residents of Westchester but have potential or may even be signed to a model agency.
Lastly, Simon Fashion Now Design Wars was impeccable. Young inspiring designers from Westchester Fashion Academy & Westchester Community College, had the opportunity to show their talent by designing evening gowns out of shopping bags from the stores within the mall. These designers were as young as 6 years old.
Is that not amazing?
Westchester Mall has brought the term fashion to another level for the Westchester community.
Vh1’s Basketball Wives celebrates fashion night out in style. Coordinating a pop-up shop event/party hosted by Laura and Gloria Govan. They all came in ready to kill in designer pieces and even you local specialty stores, like H&M. I had the please of sitting down with these ladies one by one getting the beauty secrets many have been dying to know,and GUESS WHAT…..they weren’t afraid to tell it all.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!
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