What to wear to: Stakes Day

There are two things you need to know about Stakes Day at the spring racing carnival. The first is that it’s Flemington Racecourse’s last carnival day. The second is that it’s also known as Family Day at the races. Usefully, both these things lead us to one conclusion- you will be exhausted by Stakes Day.

By Stakes Day, you’ll want to burn the uncomfortable heels you wore consistently throughout the week. But to no avail! You promised us that you’d wear heels (see provision 1 in our Charter of Racewear Fabulosity). Oh ok, we’ll let you off the hook for Stakes Day – you’re allowed a pair of comfy wedges. After all, we are but a benevolent fashion dictator.

You’ll also probably be a little burnt by Stakes Day, so pop on your hat in place of a sun-unresistant fascinator. Also, remember that kiddies will be running amuck, so keep your mini skirt for next time and wear an elegantly kid-friendly maxi dress.

Finally, f you’re thinking about tottering to the races with your tot, we’ve created little lady’s racewear outfit in the same style as our womenswear outfit. Ain’t it cute?

 Here’s how you get our big lady and little lady’s look!

Bag by L.A.P.A, dress by Topshop, hat by West Coast Wardrobe, shoes by Steve Madden, earrings by Dori Csengeri, little girl’s dress by Gumboots, little girl’s sunhat by Bebe by Minihaha.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beverly Johnson, The First African-American Supermodel, is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month October 2012.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beverly Johnson, The First African-American Supermodel, is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month October 2012.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sacramento, CA (October 15th, 2012) – Beverly Johnson, The First African-American Supermodel, is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month for October 2012.

The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month is a monthly feature on Ladybrille magazine which celebrates women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to their communities and society at large.

Beverly Johnson’s stunning features and superstardom landed her on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1974, making world history as the first black model to ever grace the acclaimed magazine’s cover, and forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world.

Beverly’s remarkable career, which spans three decades, is a showcase of accomplishment: from model to mom to actress, author, activist, businesswoman, TV personality, and—finally—icon.

As a model in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, Beverly appeared on more than 500 magazine covers from Glamour and Cosmopolitan to Essence, Ebony and French Elle. She has thousands of editorial pages, and hundreds of advertising campaigns to her credit. Her success during the 70s and 80s transcended race as Beverly became a household name. She signed with the Ford Modeling agency and was one of the highest paid models in the industry in a very short period of time. Her work wasn’t limited to print; Beverly also worked the runway for such designers as Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Halston.

In the 1970s, Beverly embarked on an acting career appearing in such feature films as Ashanti, Deadly Hero and The Baron. She continued her acting career throughout the 1990s and more recently, appearing in movies, including Meteor Man, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon, 54, How to Be a Player and Crossroads. She also added TV to her portfolio, playing guest roles on popular shows as Martin, Law and Order, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. For two seasons Beverly appeared as a judge on the reality show She’s Got the Look, which launched in the spring of 2008.

In the 1990s, Beverly appeared in Revlon’s “The Most Unforgettable Women in the World” legendary campaign. She also penned two books, Beverly Johnson’s Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty and True Beauty: Secrets of Radiant Beauty for Women of Every Age and Color.

Throughout her career, Beverly has been active in charity work and speaking out about health issues. In the 1980s Beverly worked as an AIDS activist and continues to this day to support health issues affecting gay men. During the Clinton era, Beverly was appointed the Ambassador of Goodwill to the Fashion Industry to help with the elimination of sweatshops. In 2008 she became the national spokesperson for Ask4Tell4, a campaign that seeks to educate women about the options available to treat uterine fibroids, a painful condition that affected Beverly’s life for more than 10 years. In the fall of 2008, Beverly appeared on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the protocol for the Ask4Tell4 campaign.

A media mainstay, Beverly is often called upon to speak about beauty, fashion, style, hair, fitness and health. She has interviewed with many news outlets and TV shows, including OPRAH, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America and The View.

Beverly paved the way for future African-American women in the fashion industry and set the standard for models venturing outside the industry. She would eventually become the first “modelpreneur” with the launch of the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection. She unveiled a new e-commerce site—BeverlyJohnson.com—featuring a luxurious line of haircare, bath & body and skincare products in late 2011. In February 2012, Beverly introduced the Model Logic haircare line and Beverly Johnson Drawstring Ponytails at select TARGET stores nationwide. In the summer of 2012 she brought The Beverly Johnson Luxurious Lifestyle Brand to Frederick’s of Hollywood, featuring hair, bath & body and skincare product lines—Model Logic, Beautiful Body and Flawless Skin.

“We could not think of a personality more fitting to celebrate as our Woman of the Month for October than Supermodel Beverly Johnson,” said Uduak Oduok, Editor-in-Chief for Ladybrille Magazine. “Beverly embodies all that the Ladybrille (brilliant) woman is about: intelligence, beauty inside and out, a genuine care for her community, giving back and so much more. We are truly honored to celebrate her this month.”

“I appreciate the honor, and there is nothing better than being a part of a group of celebrated, intelligent and hardworking women,” said Beverly Johnson on being honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month.

Beverly Johnson’s interview will be published on Wednesday October 17th, 2012 on the magazine’s website at www.ladybrillemag.com.

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® Magazine stands as the authority on African fashion and entertainment for the globally conscious style driven American and European woman. Breaking the mold and trailblazing a path never traveled before, Ladybrille® Magazine is a fusion of WWD, Vogue and ESSENCE with a very distinct African perspective.

The magazine has served as a platform for brilliant exclusive and/in-depth interviews for many brilliant personalities, worldwide.The Magazine’s recognition as a pioneer and relevant authority in its niche market has meant media powerhouse like CNN, consulting giant McKinsey and numerous high profile personalities and individuals have sought and/regularly seek it as the authority on all things “Africhic.”

For more information please visit www.ladybrillemag.com.
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Ladybrille Music: “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed” (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Society HAE has teamed up with Nigerian hip hop collective and production companyStr8buttah to release “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed,” the second of a series of mixtape collaborations with African artists, the first being the AFRIKA21 Mixtape Vol. 3produced by Spoek Mathambo.

Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed” is produced by Teck-Zilla of Str8buttah Productions.  “Inspired by the urgency and need to share Fela’s legacy from a Nigerian’s point of view,” Teck-Zilla combines snippets of rare interviews with Fela, Ginger Baker and Fela’s musicians with sound bites and remixes of the live recordings from his 1971 “LIVE!” album, which featured Africa70 and Ginger Baker.  Original soundscapes by Teck-zilla are also present on the DocuMixtape’s featured tracks.

With every project or initiative we put forward our goal is always to tell a story,” statesNgozi Odita, Creative Director at Society HAE, “When approached by Teck-Zillaregarding the Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker project we were really excited to have an opportunity to share Fela’s inspiring story and music in an innovative and fun way.
In celebration of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s birthday, life, legacy and music “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed” will be released on October 15th, the birthdate ofFela.  The audio documentary and mixtape will be available as a FREE digital download at 12:00am on October 15 via the link below.

Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed:
Alternative Links For Individual Song Download (The Link Wi):
ABOUT SOCIETY HAE
Society HAE (SHAE) is an online media and events production company that promotes emerging art and culture from a global perspective.  Using digital media and events as a platform, SHAE celebrates artists and the goodness they create worldwide. www.societyhae.com
ABOUT TECK-ZILLA
Teck-Zilla is a Nigerian emcee/beatmaker/producer who has collaborated with a wide variety of rappers from around the globe.  He is a founding member of the Hip Hop group and production outfit “Str8Buttah,” which has members in Nigeria and the UK.
Album Art Photo Credit: David Corio
TRACK LIST
1. INTRO:Who Is Fela?
Snippets from Fela Kuti Documentary & Music by Stephane Tchal-Gadjieff and Jean Jacques Flori
Snippets from Fela’s Unreleased interview with VOA (1967)
2. Let’s Start
Sample: Let’s Start
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass by Teck-Zilla
3. INTERLUDE1:Why Ginger Baker
Snippets From Ginger Baker Interview on “Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story Of 1970′s Funky Lagos” – The Documentary CD by Sue Bowerman
4. Black Man’s Cry
Sample: Black Man’s Cry
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass by Teck-Zilla
Scratches By Teck-ZIlla
5. INTERLUTE 2: Welcome to Nigeria
Snippets From Ginger Baker Interview on Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story Of 1970′s Funky Lagos – The Documentary CD by Sue Bowerman
6. Felabration
Sample: Black Man’s Cry
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass & Synth by Teck-Zilla
Scratches By Teck-ZIlla
7. INTERLUDE 3: Fela And Politricks
Snippets From Fela Kuti Documentary & Music by Stephane Tchal-Gadjieff and Jean Jacquues Flori
8. Let’s Start Reprise
Sample: Let’s Start
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass by Teck-Zilla
Extra Percussion by Teck-Zilla
Scratches By Teck-ZIlla
Fela Snippets From BBC Documentary
10. Egbe Mi O (CARRY ME)
Sample: Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass by Teck-Zilla
11. Yeye Dey Smell
Sample: Yeye De Smell
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass & Synth by Teck-Zilla
Scratches By Teck-ZIlla
12. The After Smell (MADT DUB)
Sample: Yeye De Smell
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass & Synth by Teck-Zilla
Extra Percussions By Teck-ZIlla
13. Outro: Credits
Snippets From Ginger Baker Interview on Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story Of 1970′s Funky Lagos – The Documentary CD by Sue Bowerman
14 The Black President
Instruments by Fela Kuti and The Africa 70 Band
Drum programming by Teck-Zilla
Bass by Teck-Zilla
Extra Percussions By Teck-ZIlla
Scratches By Teck-ZIlla
Vocal Snippets From Fela Kuti Documentary & Music by Stephane Tchal-Gadjieff and Jean Jacquues Flori
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Fatima Lopes, Spring-Summer 2013, Paris

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Dans le Jardin d’Eden, la nouvelle Eve fantasmée de Fatima Lopes frise la mise à l’index. Le Théâtre du Chatelet s’était pour l’occasion transformé en véritable forêt amazonienne pour ce deuxième défilé du printemps/été 2013 parisien. Fantasmée, la nouvelle silhouette l’est d’un ancien voyage dans des îles paradisiaques.

La ligne et les découpes futuristes contrastent ainsi avec un imprimé au motif kaléidoscopique de plantes, d’arômes et autre oiseaux de paradis. Les robes sont, dans la majeur partie du temps courtes et coupées genoux. Les nombreuses découpes laissent entrevoir ici une épaule, une hanche on bien même un dos, la un décolleté plongeant ou encore tout une cuisse et donnent à la silhouette Fatima Lopes une sensualité affirmée a la limite de l’indécence.

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Les nombreux arômes dorés utiliser en accessoire comme collier, manchette ou encore minaudière rehaussent l’élégance et donne le coté  » natural chic « . La longueur apparaît finalement pour accentuer la féminité comme cette longue jupe fendue noir ou ce pantalon 6/7 à pinces. Fatima Lopes nous livre ici une très belle collection personnelle d’une femme épanouie, en pleine floraison.Dans le Jardin d’Eden, la nouvelle Eve fantasmée de Fatima Lopes frise la mise à l’index. Le Théâtre du Chatelet s’était pour l’occasion transformé en véritable forêt amazonienne pour ce deuxième défilé du printemps/été 2013 parisien. Fantasmée, la nouvelle silhouette l’est d’un ancien voyage dans des îles paradisiaques.

La ligne et les découpes futuristes contrastent ainsi avec un imprimé au motif kaléidoscopique de plantes, d’arômes et autre oiseaux de paradis. Les robes sont, dans la majeur partie du temps courtes et coupées genoux. Les nombreuses découpes laissent entrevoir ici une épaule, une hanche on bien même un dos, la un décolleté plongeant ou encore tout une cuisse et donnent à la silhouette Fatima Lopes une sensualité affirmée a la limite de l’indécence.

Les nombreux arômes dorés utiliser en accessoire comme collier, manchette ou encore minaudière rehaussent l’élégance et donne le coté  » natural chic « . La longueur apparaît finalement pour accentuer la féminité comme cette longue jupe fendue noir ou ce pantalon 6/7 à pinces. Fatima Lopes nous livre ici une très belle collection personnelle d’une femme épanouie, en pleine floraison.

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Photo credit: Perceval Vincent – What Percevalties Thinks

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HoodLamb Feature On Strawberry Earth

Check out the nice feature on HoodLamb on Dutch eco design blog Strawberry Earth!

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Strawberry Earth loves sharing beautiful things. That’s why they every week feature great products and amazing experiences from their favourite brands. Look out for delicious treats, wish list sneakers, pampering beauty treatments and much more, all at reduced prices.

They think it’s only logical that great products are made in a good way. After all, no one likes products made by unhappy employees, with nasty chemicals or silly packaging that sticks around for years. So, they only partner with brands that understand our Strawberry Principles.
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San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2012: Ready To Wear (Guests) #SFFW12

[ Photos by: Ilya Khoteev ]

#SFFW #SFFW12 #SFFW2012 #SFFASHION #SFFASHIONWEEK #SAN FRANCISCO FASHION #SFFAMA #SAN FRANCISCO FASHION WEEK #FASHION SF #FASHION WEEK SF #SAN FRANCISCO FASHION #FASHION WEEK

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Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Spring-Summer 2013, Paris

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Devenir directeur de la création de deux maisons est un exercice périlleux qui peut conduire à une dilution de la création de l’une ou des deux marques. Heuresement, Felipe Oliveira Baptista … Lire la suite sur NowFashion.com

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74QUINCAMPOIX PRESENTS: GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY & KIRA BUNSE

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Dear iDEALS, inaugurating a quarterly exhibition series at 74Quincampoix, is the debut exhibition of Gosha Rubchinskiy and Kira Bunse for Paris France. Entitled Transfiguration \ Ambient Doesn’t Work respectively, the exhibition appears for only four days from October 18 - 21, running parallel to Paris’ premier annual art event, FIAC.

Both professional photographers, both visual artists, and both fashion creatives in their own right, Gosha and Kira’s work documents the rise of a new Post-Soviet and European aesthetic as much as they are involved in shaping it.


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A special music + video performance by oFF LOVE  also forms part of the opening reception evening.  


GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY employs multiple artistic techniques (photo / video / elegant sportswear) and multiple channels (gallery / print / fashion) to express a singular preoccupation: Russians whose birth calendar begins at 1991.

Expressing the mentality of a Post-Soviet youth generation, Rubchinskiy sees his cohort re-appropriating Western/Capitalist culture in a very exclusive and peculiar Russian way. In his work, orthodoxy meets black metal, sport and skate. As he visually documents the confrontation between Russian religious roots and his so-called “Post-Soviet mentality”, Rubchinskiy also lays his hope. 74Quincampoix is pleased to present the launch of Rubchinskiy’s “ TRANSFIGURATION BOOK”. Limited and signed copies will be available, along with limited edition prints.

KIRA BUNSE is a German photographer residing in Paris acting out another singular preoccupation: documenting the European Coming-of-Age Boy. Co-founder of Nine Daugthers and a Stereo – a master’s thesis project turned international model-casting agency - Bunse was an early experiential witness to the breakdown of not only disciplines but also the merge of academia/art with commerce/media. Cresting young on tetonic shift is no simple matter and through it Bunse developed a precise visual aesthetic as well as sympathetic understanding of the aspirational needs of her subjects.

Not satisfied with simple photographic documentation, Bunse remains close, accompanying her photographic collaborators to wider media forums and runway through her agency project All The Right Stuff. “ TROUBLE EXPOSURES”, Kira Bunse’s most recent photo book will also be exhibited with limited signed editions available, along with limited edtition prints

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Amaya Arzuaga Spring Summer 2013

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The spring/ summer collection of Amaya Arzuaga is a reflection on the duality. Firstly, a duality is expressing itself through several materials. Indeed, the designer plays on the contrast between opacity/transparency. Cotton, silk and viscose dresses are sublimated with rhodoid elements which underline the delicacy of the body and reveal in a smart way a hip, shoulder or a part of the chest.

Afterwards, the game between flowing lines and stiffness expresses itself with the all-plastics jacket lightly worn on silky pants. The collection also builds on contrast in colors. Tones are pure and bright. Vermilion, green and blue stand out against black and white. Graduations are deep, from electric blue to emerald green and from purple to vermilion.

Highlighted by geometrical cut the inspiration of the designer is precise and structured. The whole collection is energetic and architectural.

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Cartier Initiative Women’s Awards à Deauville

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

Ce jeudi 11 octobre 2012, lors du 8e Women’s Forum tenu au Centre International de Deauville sur le thème de la croissance à 360°C, ont été remis les prix du Cartier Women’s Initiative, décernés à 6 femmes entrepreneurs. Cette magnifique cérémonie s’est déroulée en présence de la ministre de l’économie numérique Fleur Pellerin (dont vous pouvez retrouver [...]
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