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Moth to a Flame

Adisa Mullings, New York based photographer, content developer and member of GVI Films worked alongside model Modesta Boafo, makeup artist Tatiana Ward, hair stylist Stephanie LaBelle and wardrobe stylist Lunden to create the following photo series.

Gvi Photography (@gviphotog)

Model/Actress: Modesta Boafo (@WestAfricanDol)

MUA: Tatiana Ward (@Beatfacehoney)

Hair Stylist: Stephanie LaBelle “The Hair Galleria” (@ManeInRome)

Wardrobe Stylist: Lunden of “Looks By Lunden” (@LooksByLunden)

About GVI Films

GVI FILMS (pronounced G6 Films) is a collaborative venture that brings together talented professionals who work hard to create inspiring visions, stories and memorable moments through film/video and photography. Their team will go above and beyond your expectations to meet your needs, providing each client with a quality finished product that will best represent you. They are located in Brooklyn, New York and travel worldwide!

Learn how to walk and dance in a saree like an expert

Are you new to sarees? These outfits are beautiful, but they can come with some obstacles to first-time wearers. If you have bought a saree for a special occasion such as a wedding, you may have difficulties learning how to walk comfortably in it due to the length. Washroom visits can also be a challenge when wearing a saree for the first time.

Fortunately, you can quickly solve these inconveniences and learn how to walk or even dance like a pro in a saree. Here are some few tips that make a big difference in increasing your comfort level when it comes to walking in a saree. Read on!

Select your petticoat wisely

Though petticoats are not mandatory for a saree, a good one can make it easy for you to walk easily. Some of the petticoats that go with sarees include A-line, paneled as well as side gathered types. A first-time wearer should choose a petticoat that contains gathers on its side inserts. This can prevent you from tripping since it provides sufficient space to move and secures your saree in the right position.

Make sure that you have at least one-finger space when tieing the petticoat. Petticoats also come in different fabrics since some are made from polyester while others from satin. When you are nervous about how to walk in a saree, you should avoid a petticoat that is likely to stick on your skin. You can prevent the fabric of the petticoat from sticking on your skin by applying talcum powder on the legs before dressing.

Pick comfortable shoes

You should also avoid adding more inconveniences such as uncomfortable shoes. Though the length of your saree may cover your shoes, they should be comfortable so that you can walk with ease. If you prefer heeled sandals, wear them before you start draping your saree.

Put your shoes on after wearing your blouse and petticoat then tie the saree in position. Draping the saree after wearing your heels allows you to get the right length for your outfit so that it is not too long or too short. It also prevents you from making adjustments later during the day. You can also choose heels that have a broad base so that your feet do not wobble when you are walking on a surface that is not regular.

Practice on walking

You should also try to master how to walk in your outfit. Start with short strides when wearing heels. If you feel like you might step on the hem of your outfit, kick the pleats as you take your step. Put the front foot forward and try to walk with a poise. Maintain stable postures and remain confident as you move.

Make use of safety pins

Safety pins can come in handy to help you attach pleats in the right position. Use one pin to attach the pleats and another one to prevent the pleats from shifting after tucking them in. You can also utilize another pin behind your pallu to fasten your saree to your blouse.

Pinning the pallu at the back of the blouse ensures that it remains secure to prevent it from moving even when you bend to adjust the strap of your heel. The pallu can also stay in place when you are walking fast or tackling complicated dance steps. Be careful not to overdo the pins. The right number of pins ensure that no part shifts even if you keep on moving or dancing a lot.

Pleat the saree right

Leave one part of the saree hanging and tuck the other pleats a bit deep. Tuck the pleats such that no part slips out to prevent you from tripping as you dance. You can also drape the saree using front pleats at your shoulders to have enough room to move easily. This ensures that your saree is fixed like a ready-made saree so that it does not move a lot. You can do this with the help of a lady who is not new to wearing sarees.

Drape your saree well

How you drape your saree also affects how comfortable you move and dance in it. You should ensure that it does not feel too loose or tight. Most people assume that draping a saree tight makes body curves stand out. This may not necessarily be true since a tight saree can lock your knees and prevent you from walking well. A loose saree, on the other hand, keeps on shifting on the body and makes one uncomfortable.

After draping, you should test it by moving around to ascertain that it feels comfortable enough. It is advisable to wear the saree and drape it before the day when you intend to wear it to ensure that the style feels comfortable on the body.

Select the right fabric of the saree

You should also select the right fabric of your saree. When you are new to this style, you should go for lightweight materials that don’t restrict your movement. Feel free to compare fabrics from Stylecaret and choose one that is light such as georgette or chiffon. Stiff fabrics can give you problems in movement when you are a beginner.

Avoid cluttering your look

Are you attending a wedding in your first saree? You should carry small things that don’t interfere with your movement. For instance, a big bag or putting on complicated jewelry can be a burden when you need to move around. You should choose a small clutch bag to complete your look and make it easy for you to move. A simple bracelet or necklace will also not interfere with your dancing.

Final thoughts

Though sarees look elegant, they may come with a few complications. The above tips can increase your comfort level and make it easy for you to move and dance on a special function. Do not let manageable issues prevent you from enjoying these glamorous outfits.

This Year’s Fashion Trends to Watch Out For

2018 was a year that focused on monochromatic looks, cropped pants, fringe, and Pantone lavender. Mostly, it was a renaissance period that brought back some classic to the fashion world.

In street fashion, the chunky trainers and cycling shorts of the ’90s became popular again as well as cat-eyed sunglasses. Off-shoulders and early 2000s fashion came back in vogue, too. Now it’s time to look forward to this year’s fashion trends and see what 2019 has in store for fashionistas across the world.

1. Street Upgrade

Last year, street wear was all about luxe athleisure, as previously pointed out here on 360 Magazine. Everyone was basically in comfy joggers or stylish leggings while upping their sneaker game. While the trend isn’t going away just yet, we’re seeing a lot more utility clothes on the streets. Watch out for khaki trousers, combat boots, utility jumpsuits, and a lot of boxy jackets. There’s definitely an emphasis on neutral tones that go with the whole boiler jumpsuit look.

Khaki and muted colors are in style, but so are vivid colors. In fact, neon keeps making a splash on high-profile runways and they’re already being welcomed by some of the biggest influencers. The Kardashian-Jenner clan were the first few to sport neon outside of fashion shows with model Ashley Graham also seen in a neon green and royal blue outfit. So, practice color-blocking with your #OOTDs. Whether you’re wearing a bright orange suit or an oversized neon hat, don’t be afraid to break the mold with your own version of a neon ensemble.

2. Revival

Every fashion season welcomes some form of revival, and this spring, it’s all about tie-dye, puffed shoulders, and leather. Leather never actually went out of style but it’s not just about pants or jackets anymore. Experiment with a leather skirt or a faux leather collared shirt—just be careful not to go over the top.

Hipsters rejoice, for tie-dye everything is making a comeback. But it’s not only surfers and nomads who are wearing it as big labels like Prada and Stella McCartney are peddling the trend with their high-fashion pieces dipped in colorful dye.

2019 is finally getting rid of the overdone off shoulder look and replacing it with puffy sleeves. A few ways to wear the puffy shoulder look were shared by Style Caster, and they all carry a very feminine vibe. The voluminous shoulder look comes with all kinds of pieces, from jumpsuits to knit sweaters to corduroy dresses. The key is to really play up delicate characteristics with wavy hair, layered necklaces, and a cute top handle bag.

3. Spring fling

Spring is almost synonymous with patterns and it’s no surprise that animal prints have been reborn. Leopard, in particular, dominated the catwalk this season. But don’t be afraid to mix different animal prints, as it can be a very bold but gorgeous statement. Of course, the most reliable style for spring is floral prints to go with the season. Woman Within lists an entire range of midi dresses, including pieces that feature staple spring designs like floral prints and light colors. Spring is really the only season you can bust out your flowery outfits and still look very chic and updated. To accompany it, a top handle purse is a great choice, with fashion houses like Michael Kors, Prada, and Chloé all featuring them on their recent runway shows.

10 Years of Red Carpet Green Dress

SUZY AMIS CAMERON & RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE GLAMOUR FASHION AT ANNUAL PRE-OSCARS CELEBRATION

AMUR x RCGD CLOTHING COLLECTION REVEALED

SILENT AUCTION GOES LIVES THAT INCLUDES TESLA ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE, EXCLUSIVE PIECES FROM BVLGARI, VIP STYLIST FITTING & MORE

Celebrating 10 years of sustainable fashion, author, actor and environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration in partnership with Absolut Elyx, AMUR and AKA West Hollywood last night at the Albright Fashion Library in Beverly Hills. With over 160 guests, some high profile faces included this year’s celebrity partners Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman), Danielle Macdonald (SKIN & Bird Box), last year’s representative LaKeith Stanfield, Amis Cameron’s husband James Cameron, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious franchise), and Fiona Xie (Crazy Rich Asians) among others.

Guests entered the celebration greeted by exclusive wardrobe pieces from the AMUR x RCGD debut collection. The collection features six looks, revealed last night for the first time, and were displayed in a curated presentation created by Oh Mannequin! The AMUR x RCGD is now available for purchase here and in select Bloomingdale stores around the country throughout March.

Guests enjoyed plant-based appetizers provided by Veganics, and sipped on Absolut Elyx vodka specialty cocktails as a warm welcome was given by Samata Pattinson, Vice President Global Campaign Manager of RCGD. Pattinson shared her journey of how she started out as a former winner of the campaign back in 2011, when the RCGD was a contest for budding designers, and how she has come full circle with Amis Cameron in the past eight years.

Pattinson then introduced RCGD founder, Amis Cameron, who spoke about the journey of RCGD and how proud she is to see how the fashion industry and top designers continue to embrace ethical guidelines and make sustainable fashion desirable.

Additionally, Jeff King, Head of MUSE School CA, and Rebecca Amis, co-founder of MUSE, spoke about the educational impact made on the future generations, while students shared their experiences about the eco-friendly school and how they are embracing the sustainable lifestyle in their daily lives.

Following the MUSE School CA testimonials, Pattinson took the floor and announced the official launch of the online auction where all proceeds will go to MUSE School CA, the beneficiary of RCGD. The exclusive auction items include:

Albright Fashion Library Styling Experience for One
The winner of this auction prize will receive a free fitting and styling with Irene for any event of their choice. The winner will be able to choose from over 35,000 items from runway couture to vintage wear.

Ultimate TESLA Experience for Up to Five People
●      Tesla factory Tour – a behind the curtain look/private tour of Tesla’s Northern California Factory. (Not open to the public)
●      Weekend Usage of a Tesla Model S or X vehicle
●      2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Bvlgari Divas’ Dream White Gold, Onyx, Turquoise And Diamond Pave Necklace
“Divas’ Dream” fan-shaped pendant necklace in 18k white gold, designed as a mosaic fan-shaped pendant set with turquoise, onyx and pavé-set diamonds to the smaller fan-shaped turquoise and diamond top. Necklace priced at $8,100

Bvlgari Divas’ Dream White Gold, Onyx, Turquoise And Diamond Pave Earrings
“Divas’ Dream” drop earrings, designed as mosaic fan-shaped drops set with turquoise, onyx and pavé-set diamonds to the fan-shaped turquoise and diamond tops, in 18k white gold. Earrings priced at $13,600

RINGO 4U2C Art piece by American Artist Daniel Ringo

STEVE KAUFMAN Original Piece

A 2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Bespoke Crafted Cufflinks Provided by Royal School of Needlework
Inspired by the iconic and stunning ‘Lava Dress’, which was worked by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) and worn by Naomie Harris to the 2013 Oscars, the RSN Embroidery Studio has designed and hand embroidered this beautiful brooch and cufflink set.

The bid is currently open.

The fashion affair drew to a close around midnight.

In preparation for the Oscars on Sunday, Laura Harrier and Danielle Macdonald will be fitted in various fashion showrooms around Los Angeles, including the AKA West Hollywood, a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for long stay comfort, as they prepare to represent RCGD by wearing ethical gowns made by top global fashion designers.
For more information on Red Carpet Green Dress, please visit www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

ABOUT RED CARPET GREEN DRESS
Red Carpet Green Dress is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its tenth year, the campaign was conceived  by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for her husband, James Cameron’s film “Avatar”. Her hope is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion by challenging designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco-friendly context. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit school that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, California.

Swatch X You

On Wednesday night, February 20th, Swatch celebrated the launch of Swatch X You, a new customization platform, at Swatch’s New York City flagship in Times Square.

More than 100 guests attended to experience the Swatch X You customization in-person and enjoy, food, drinks, music, and live art by NYC-based artist, Edward Granger.

To experience the platform for yourself, click here!

Or check out our Instagram story from last night @swatch_us! #swatchXyou

Glashütte Original Releases Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date Watch

The Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date – Annual Edition 2019 in fiery orange!

The fascinating green versions inspired watch and design enthusiasts all over the world in 2018. Today Glashütte Original delivers an exciting sequel to this success story: for our new annual edition 2019, we present the Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date in multi-faceted orange.

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OZUNA MAKES HISTORY WITH 23 NOMINATIONS

The OZUNA music phenomenon stands with the astonishing 23 nominations at the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony in 2019. In this way, the Puerto Rican singer breaks records, becoming the most nominated artist during a single gala in all history of this prestigious award.

After taking the prized award as “Artist of the Year” at the 2018 awards gala, Ozuna returns to the same stage, with an extremely solid artistic career, which has led him to become an icon of urban music of this new generation. Notably, the artist recently surpassed the record of Justin Bieber as an artist with more videos that exceed one billion views on YouTube, with a total of 7 videos, in addition to being crowned as the most viewed artist globally in 2018.

On this occasion, the “bold-eyed black man” of Reggaetón takes over the most important categories of the twenty-ninth installment of these awards, thanks to the resounding success of the songs that come from his albums “ODISEA” and “AURA”, both productions released to the market under the independent label DIMELO VI and distributed by Sony Music Latin. Also, with his collaboration in the anthem “Te Boté”, and of course, the single that revolutionized Spotify, all digital platforms and brought together three different cultures in the same melody: “Taki Taki”, a song that knew how to show the world the level and artistic quality of this young Dominican-Puerto Rican root interpreter.

Ozuna will say “present” in the following categories of the night, in which he appears as a singer and composer:

Artist “Latin Rhythm” of the Year, Soloist / Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo

The Billboard Latin Music Awards gala will be televised from Las Vegas, Nevada on Telemundo, on Thursday, April 25.

 

The Message of Liberte

By Bob Cal

New York Fashion Week was graced with a message of self love and inclusivity during the launch of the lingerie brand—Liberte. A model for over 17 years, most notably one of the stars of Aire’s ‘Real’ campaign in 2013, Amber Tolliver founded the lingerie line Liberte to promote self love and positive body image to women of all sizes. Tolliver’s life as a thin model–and not being able to find lingerie in her size–was a big inspiration to creating and launching this brand.

The Liberte brand held their official product launch amidst New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. Throughout the pop-up shop location, signs reading “, Love your self,” and “, Hey there beautiful,” branded the event space. On the wall hung a large portrait of the brand’s main campaign photo of four women, of all shapes and colors, wearing Liberte’s luxury laces.

Carrying 14 sizes, ranging from 32C to 38H bra sizes and small to 2XL panties, Liberte is committed to making lingerie that is comfortable, luxurious and most importantly, size inclusive.

Trend Edit: Neon

Every year, designers showcase their latest designs and forecast the next big trends on the catwalk, which we can incorporate into our own clothing collections. Staying up to date with the latest fashion trends can be hugely important, whether you work in fashion or you simply just like to look current!

At the end of 2018, fashion weeks across the world displayed SS19 collections, giving a nod towards some striking trends. One such style you’ve probably seen before, but it’s here to stay in a big way.

The neon trend was a prevalent feature across the board in last year’s catwalk shows, and it’s not going anywhere just yet. Made popular by the likes of Kim Kardashian, high street fashion and luxury fashion houses, neon can now be seen everywhere. So, are you ready to embrace a brighter colour palette this year?

How to wear neon

Neon can be a daunting shade to adopt, but realistically it’s just brightened versions of your favourite colours. Think lime, lemon, tangerine and fuchsia; these are your basic neon colours and you can play around with them as boldly or subtly as you like.

You may want to consider pairing a neon top or trousers with a muted counterpart and simple accessories to ease your way into this top trend. Recent seasons have featured very neutral colour palettes, so neon could be the perfect way to overhaul your collection for 2019. On the other hand, if you’re feeling brave then go for a head-to-toe ensemble; think neon power suit or dress for a bold statement.

Neon works incredibly well when paired with other key trends. Incorporate the latest designs in one by wearing neon streetwear, or neon snake print. Casual wear in particular can look great in neon, by making something quite simple look extraordinary.

Consider the seasons; neon can work through the year in various guises. Think neon jumpers for the winter, and neon beachwear in the summer.

Neon style inspiration

There are many different ways you can incorporate the neon trend into your clothing collection, from day to night. As mentioned earlier, neon knitwear can work perfectly when paired with your favourite jeans for off-duty, weekend style; likewise, a muted top with neon trousers can create an effortlessly on-trend appearance.

For eveningwear, say goodbye to those jewelled tones of last year and say hello to your favourite bright shades. Royal blue, deep purple and emerald are quickly making way for more vivid hues, and they can easily be worn in the form of a mini, midi or maxi dress. Just remember to accessorise accordingly; simple hair and makeup goes best with this kind of look. Look out for extra enhancements like sequins and prints for something a little more unique.

Of course, for those of you who still aren’t convinced that neon is the way to go this year, why not think on a smaller scale? Handbags and shoes make a perfect way to experiment with the trend, creating a striking look without going over the top!