Way earlier in the week on Monday, Kristin Cavallari announced that she and old “Laguna Beach” flame, Stephen Colletti, were reuniting once again for a brand-new podcast this July, where it’ll be a rewatching event of “Laguna Beach”, serving up fresh reaction from the 2 nearly 18 years later since “Laguna Beach” debuted on MTV back on September 28, 2004.
In what plans to be an unplanned series of events filled with reactions of yesteryear for both Kristin and Stephen, “Back To The Beach” will rewatch season 1 and season 2 of “Laguna Beach”, and so far, they’re knee deep in recording episodes, season 1 of “Back To The Beach” will air this July.
Co-founder at FASHINNOVATION, entrepreneur and author, Jordana Guimarães, will receive the Women of Inspiration Award, a special distinction granted to leader women who inspire others with their work and persona by the Delivering Good Organization.
The 15th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon award ceremony will be held at The Pierre Hotel (NYC) on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The Luncheon is attended by nearly 400 members of the apparel, financial, media, real estate, retail and licensing industries. The award is a yearly initiative granted by Delivering Good, a non-profit institution in New York whose current slogan is “Helping Kids and Families”.
The key phrase of this year’s Women of Inspiration Luncheon is “Celebrating Commitment, Collaboration & Community”. The 15th Luncheon will have as host @Tijana Ibrahimovic, founder and developer of the POP Style TV channel and multi-media, who has also been a panel moderator in three editions of FASHINNOVATION’s Worldwide Talks.
About receiving the award, Jordana manifested: “I wanted to share it with all of you, since you have been such a supporter and huge inspiration of my work and mission with Fashinnovation. Being awarded as the woman of the year in inspiration this year leaves me beyond humbled, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the support and most of all inspiration you’ve provided to me. Thank you!”
ABOUT DELIVERING GOOD
Founded 35 years ago, Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. It unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise, effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to offer hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families and individuals.
The institution declares itself as the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help people in need. 98% of Delivering Good’s revenue is dedicated to its charitable program of distributing apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other useful items.
Since 1985, over $2 billion of donated products have been distributed through our network of community partners, serving individuals and families affected by poverty and disaster worldwide.
Know more about the 15th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon here.
Wednesday was a historic day in Times Square as Broadway’s Palace Theater finally completed its 30 foot rise above ground, this carefully strategic game of Jenga for almost 2 years is what will be TSX Broadway, where its purpose is to transform 2 New York City icons simultaneously, Times Square to views never seen before with its revolutionary retail and hotel, and Broadway where it’s primary sole purpose is opening up the Palace Theater into a semi-indoor/ outdoor performance venue for all of Times Square to see, plus full court LED signage that compliments Times Square‘s history that promise to act as doors for performers entering the outer stage to the world.
The raising of the Palace Theatre 30 feet was a highly complex & coordinated effort & is an important centerpiece of TSX Broadway.
This multi-use redevelopment is a one-of-a-kind signage program.
It represents the commercial heart of Times Square & blends seamlessly with history.
To sum it up in construction terms and business prospects, 34 hydraulics that’s new rock replacing old rock while 75 percent of building was demolished with 25 percent of building left over to complexly maintain, with 14 million pounds of the Palace Theater lifted, and unlocking 100,000 square feet of retail space.
Broadway, it all begins with that one break big or small that soars our talents to levels never seen before, leading us to bigger spaces like movies, television, music, if not all in that order, which can then lead to an Oscar win, that’s where Ariana DeBose stands, an Oscar-winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in “West Side Story”, as Ariana and the Tony Awards have announced today that she’ll be coming home to Broadway, hosting the 75th Annual Tony Awards live on June 12.
Ariana was somewhere closer to home this past Monday at the Met Gala in New York City, where Ariana walked the steps of the most extravagant event of the year wearing gold clad cleavage designed gown styled by Zadrian and Sarah, plus rings and earrings by Le Vian Jewelry.
Nominees for this year’s Tony Awards will be announced this Monday, after being pushed back a week due to a concern of COVID19 cases on the rise, and leading Broadway productions cancelling or closing their productions due to the current surge caused by the COVID19 Delta Sub-Variant.
Opposite the “West Side Story” part of New York City tonight, Ariana DeBose, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Anita in “West Side Story”, went East side to the Met Gala, shining in gold with her gold jewelry clad cleavage designed gown, accompanied by rings and earring by Le Vian Jewelry, made possible by the red carpet loaner of Hollywood, Dorazio PR.
Ariana’s Stylist for her Met Gala look tonight is Zadrian and Sarah, who believe fashion is a conduit for empowering and dignifying narratives, Ariana’s story is all about bringing positive awareness to the Afro-Latina woman, striving to make her mark in the world.
For the first time in 3 years, the one and only Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City is finally taking place when it’s truly suppose to roost, on the first Monday in May after being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic, and recommencing last September as the nation emerged from lockdown, tonight’s Met Gala stops nothing short of the best prom that you could ever attend with all the stars coming out on this lovely Spring night.
Plus Size Model, Paloma Elsesser, is one true shining star who shows off her bustier floral lace corset pearly white gown with ring by Kallati Jewelry, and bracelet by Le Vian Jewelry, thanks to Hollywood’s world-renown red carpet loaner to the stars, Dorazio PR.
Styling Paloma’s look for her grand appearance at tonight’s Met Gala is world-renown Fashion Stylist, Carlos Nazario, who’s unique vision of styling brings out not only their brand of who they are, but the extremely high qualities of what makes them so special and a gift to the world in the first place.
Amanda Kloots today unveiled a brand-new jewelry collection that brings those who’ve endured loss of a loved one together, it’s the Amanda Kloots x EF Collection made up of earrings, emeralds, and music notes that truly honor Amanda’s late husband, Nick Cordero, who died from COVID19 after a 95 day battle with the virus on July 5, 2020.
EF stands for Emily Faith Strauss, who’s a talented jewelry designer creating approachable jewelry collections that are beautiful and price-friendly, Amanda and Emily also share loss because Emily lost her first child, Austin David Strauss, to Polycystic Kidney Disease, Emily since has been conscious of raising money so they can raise awareness about PKD.
Emily’s heart is in the right place as Emily designs her jewelry for the everyday woman and draws inspiration from the world around Emily, being art, fashion, travel, nature, and friends, with Amanda Kloots being one of those deer friends to design this special collection dedicated to the late, great Nick Cordero, small and delicate jewelry making an impact.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) hosted the 45th AAFA American Image Awards last night with a high-energy celebration of the accomplishments of the fashion and retail industry at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City. Emceed by Entertainment Journalist & Television Host Segun Oduolowu, the gala honored leaders, influencers, and innovators in the apparel and footwear industries.
The AAFA American Image Awards honorees included Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Co. – Person of the Year; Gap Inc. – Company of the Year; Prabal Gurung – Designer of the Year; ThirdLove – Fashion Maverick; and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Fashion Initiative – Eco-Steward of the Year. For the 6th year, AAFA partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Foundation as its beneficiary with the proceeds funding the future of the industry and the development of invaluable philanthropic programs.
“The 2022 honorees are true visionaries, turning hard-learned lessons into new sources of strength to build a better industry and a better world,” said AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar. “AAFA thrives on the energy that our honorees bring every day, and taps into the passions of all our members, as we create educational and policy solutions for the industry. We are proud of – and eager to multiply – their impactful contributions around the globe.”
“As the CFDA commemorates 60 years of fashion this year, we reflect on the industry’s evolution over the past six decades, recognizing the immense impact American fashion has created across the globe including that of which has been created by tonight’s honorees,” stated CaSandra Diggs, President of the CFDA. “The funds raised this year will support both our educational and social impact initiatives to invest in a more inclusive, just and equitable future for fashion, people and planet.”
The already jubilant mood of the room continued to build as the program unfolded with heartfelt gratitude, humorous anecdotes, and substantive messages shared by Oduolowu and each honoree as they accepted. Andrew Morlet accepted the Eco Steward honor on behalf of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Fashion Initiative, before Heidi Zak, co-founder of ThirdLove, the 2022 Fashion Maverick gave a very personal acceptance that spoke to the power of consumer engagement, innovative partnerships, and inclusivity. Designer of the Year Prabal Gurung masterfully brought the room to a pre-dinner crescendo with his powerful review of the state of the industry’s progress on inclusion. His comments earned the first of the night’s two standing ovations.
AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar returned to the stage with his statements about the mission of the AAFA and how the organization plans to serve the industry in the post pandemic era. Founder of the Harlem Fashion Row, Brandice Daniel spoke of the power of inclusivity in her introduction of Gap Inc. CEO Sonia Syngal, who accepted the Company of the Year honor with a look back on the history of her company before pivoting to a clear vision of what the future holds. Jack Haddad, President of Haddad Group, gave an intimate introduction of Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh who left his high-level job in the consumer products sector to turn around the legendary brand that sits at the heart of the American fashion aesthetic. As Bergh accepted his Person of the Year honor, the room was once again on its feet before concluding the program with a late-night cocktail soiree in the iconic Grand Ballroom.
The red carpet buzzed with stars, fashion executives, and designers in celebration of the night’s honorees. Designers and Creative Directors included Cynthia Rowley, Byron Lars, Nick Graham, John Bartlett, Stan Herman, Jeffrey Banks, Kenny Kas, Teddy von Ranson, Edvin Thompson, Bach Mai, and Fe Noel. Notable VIP’s included Steven Kolb (CFDA), Peter Arnold (Fashion Scholarship Fund), Shawn Osborne (Two Ten Footwear Foundation),Tom Murro (Fox Lifestyle), Sydney Park (Miss New York), and Jimmy Gary, Jr.(NFL All-Star and TV Actor).
“On behalf of AAFA’s Board of Directors, congratulations to this year’s honorees for embracing transformation, leading with resilience, and bringing people together for the greater good of all in our industry,” shared Sarah Clarke, AAFA Chair and Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH Corp.
Lauren Conrad delivered wonderful news today that extends the true success of her fashion, beauty, and e-commerce empire, introducing “LOVED by Lauren Conrad”, Lauren’s first fragrance ever which Lauren reveals was years in the making, LOVED was inspired by touch, one of the most important love languages, and the familiar feeling of a warm embrace. Scent and memory are inexplicably intertwined for me, so this perfume is all about embodying elements of softness, intimacy, and femininity.
Lauren is a huge lover of florals, because of its storied history attached to femininity and softness, so Lauren wanted LOVED to embody, so it has top notes of sparkling grapefruit, white tea, peony petals, and magnolia; mid notes of pink rose, tuberose, and gardenia; and base notes of lily, jasmine sambac, and sheer musks.
If you’re looking to extend that beautiful fragrance of “LOVED by Lauren Conrad” beyond the spray and onto an intimate level that treats you or someone else special in your life, then feel the love of “LOVED by Lauren Conrad Body Lotion”, where you feel the essence of Lauren’s love for florals onto your skin lasting all throughout the day, and all night long.
With a third of 2022 already almost over, today’s the day at Curve to gather designers, trendsetters, and intimates experts alike for Curve’s 2022 Brand Pitch Off, a “Shark Tank” like competition where 8 lucky brands give a 30 second pitch to notable bra movers and shakers for a chance to win their collections being available at a prominent retailer to let intimate lovers know that there’s now a seat for everyone at the table, from race to gender to comfort, and intimates made in Italy under the utmost quality thanks to Amor’e coro.
The big winner today was ZHE by Karen Elizabeth, who designs and makes her intimates that are especially for transgender women, where full compression tucking underwear are designed with a wider gusset and supportive multi-layer front panel, eliminating the need to use additional methods that are unnatural for the transgender woman.
A few brands to note that take the intimates to a whole the next generation include Embrago who designs dresses and tops to include bras built into their pieces where a bra alternative is more suitable than a bra itself, Threads who creates hosiery that’s fit to shape your body, tights that are sheer and comfortable, and also inclusive to include men’s tights, and Naked Rebellion who designs bras and panties according to one’s skin tone where it’s not limited to black and white.