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FASHION

  • URBAN URBANA IN UPSCALE FASHION

    URBAN URBANA IN UPSCALE FASHION

    Within the last decade, we have seen a tremendous incline to the inclusion of Afrocentrism and urban trends in the high fashion world. Within recent series, haute couture designers have been mainstreaming urban campaigns and incorporating urban looks into their current or upcoming collection. Emporio Armani Pre-Fall 2018 Though this allows high fashion to hit […]

  • SS18 A SHOULDER PAD FASHION REVIVAL

    SS18 A SHOULDER PAD FASHION REVIVAL

    As they renamed it “Strong shoulders” for SS18,  the shoulder pads are making their comeback. I remember these days in the early nineties watching my mom making her power suits. She always added shoulder pads to them. She would tell me that they empowered her. As a strong intelligent woman working in an all male […]

  • CHECK PLEASE!

    CHECK PLEASE!

      From last Fall runway, one trend stood out the most: Tartan, plaid or check. Not usually our favorite fabric pattern but it seems to revive itself every four years or so. After all, new fashion trends always seem to be reinvention of old ones. This pattern that first appeared in the 1500s in Scotland […]

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

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Marie C. Shulman

CONSCIOUSNESS

  • SUNDAY SUNDAE

    SUNDAY SUNDAE

    Boom, I heard in the bathroom. I had a friend staying with me over the past week-end, and thought she fell in the bathtub. I rushed over to help her but opening this bathroom door left me livid… I noticed her shoes were gone in the hallway where we leave them normally. Turned out my […]

  • SOCIETY AND THE VAIN CULTURE OF PERCEPTION

    SOCIETY AND THE VAIN CULTURE OF PERCEPTION

    The worst kind of people are the ones who in my opinion are doing absolutely nothing to improve their lives but are criticizing others’ life choices meanwhile being clueless, as if theirs were the greatest. One woman once told me:” I am always happy because I don’t live in a fantasy world. I am a […]

  • BLUE IS THE COLOR OF MY SOUL

    BLUE IS THE COLOR OF MY SOUL

    I have come to the realization that achievements aren’t a matter of luck. It’s the culmination point of many years of practicing a craft. I’ve talked to several successful business owners in a diverse line of work; the arts, sales, athletes, designers, musicians etc. and they all told me the same thing: “I don’t know […]

  • I WORK FOR A BULLY

    I WORK FOR A BULLY

    When I took on that styling job three years back, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. My boss who personally hired me was firm, but friendly. I went in for a trial the next day and performed so well that I didn’t have to be trained. Previously, I had managed another styling […]

TRAVEL

  • AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK: ULURU

    AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK: ULURU

    If you want to experience the magic of Australian outback and soak up its stunning expanse, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visitors mostly travel to the bewitching beaches down under. But, watching the ancient landscape, rich in indigenous culture and spirituality, in the most remote areas of the Australian outback in the heart […]

  • SAILING CROATIA: DISCOVER THE SOUTHERN ADRIATIC IN 7 DAYS

    SAILING CROATIA: DISCOVER THE SOUTHERN ADRIATIC IN 7 DAYS

    Croatia is one of the best destinations for summer sailing. Beautiful beaches, clear waters and beautiful people which set the scenery for this summer’s travel paradise. But with thousands of islands and a seemingly endless coastline to explore, how do you decide where to go? Planning your trip to Croatia is an essential aspect of your holiday, and […]

  • AMERICA FROM COAST TO COAST

    AMERICA FROM COAST TO COAST

    As I sit down to write down the jaw-dropping and fascinating experiences of the train travel from New York to San Francisco, I am reminded of J.K. Rowling. Rowling had a passion for train rides as her parents met on a train, she wrote. Her mother was once traveling by train and was feeling terribly […]

INTERVIEWS

  • MEET ETIQUETTE GURU VANESSA WHITE

    MEET ETIQUETTE GURU VANESSA WHITE

    Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: There is a lot to tell about myself, not just a little bit. But I’ll settle on a little bit. One of the things I love to do is exercise. I love to workout, I love to hike. I have been working out for over 30 […]

  • MEET THE BUSINESS WOMAN CYNTHIA BALNC-PREISS

    MEET THE BUSINESS WOMAN CYNTHIA BALNC-PREISS

    Who is Cynthia Blanc-Preiss? Well, I am a widow, Grandmother of four, Mom of two grown children and one five-year old :). Since I have spent years resolving my own mountaintop and valley experiences with money and business, I now work as a wealth and spiritual counselor to upscale and super-rich women and partnered men, […]

  • MEET MELISSA HENDERSON A YOUNG UP AND COMING WRITER

    MEET MELISSA HENDERSON A YOUNG UP AND COMING WRITER

    Melissa Henderson  Who is Melissa Henderson? At the core, she is a writer and business woman. She is passionate, socially responsible and open to opportunities and good conversation.  How did you choose your career path? I always wanted to be a writer and I naturally love technology. I interned at a magazine during college,  and […]

  • MEET LUIS RAMIREZ A YOUNG TALENTED INTERIOR DECORATOR

    MEET LUIS RAMIREZ A YOUNG TALENTED INTERIOR DECORATOR

    Luis E. Ramirez Who is Luis E. Ramirez?  I am the son of Enrique and Lupe Ramirez two Mexican immigrants who raised my three brothers and I on a farm in the beautiful and scenic, Sutter Buttes in Northern Cali.  My personality could definitely be defined as sassy and feisty. However, I am an ambitious […]

  • MEET THE TALENTED ECUADORIAN CHEF HUMBERTO GUALLPA

    MEET THE TALENTED ECUADORIAN CHEF HUMBERTO GUALLPA

    Who is Humberto Guallpa? I grew up in rural Ecuador, where my family managed a small farm of vegetables and livestock for the sole purpose of feeding the family. I developed my intense interest in the culinary arts by assisting my grandmother in the kitchen and learning everything I could about the preparation of healthy, […]

  • MEET SOPHIA DERMITAS THE AMAZING DESIGNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR BEHIND FANM MON

    MEET SOPHIA DERMITAS THE AMAZING DESIGNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR BEHIND FANM MON

    Who is Fanm Mon? A Dedicated, driven, passionate woman, who is determined to make her dreams a reality.    When was Fanm Mon created and Why? About 4 years ago, the reason is not just one… But primarily to tear apart the stigma attached to “Fanm Mon” within my culture. How did you come up with the […]

  • MEET KYLE ANDREW SZPYRKA A YOUNG GIFTED PAINTER

    MEET KYLE ANDREW SZPYRKA A YOUNG GIFTED PAINTER

     Who is Kyle Andrew Szpyrka? I am a 28 year old emerging fine artist living in Stamford,CT. I wait tables during the day at Bistro Versailles on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT and spend mornings and evenings in my home studio pursuing my art. I hope to build a successful career as a fine artist […]

  • MEET KAREMA DEODATO A MILLINER WITH FAIRY HANDS

    MEET KAREMA DEODATO A MILLINER WITH FAIRY HANDS

    Who is Karema Deodato? Karema Deodato is a mother, a wife an entrepreneur and a skilled milliner. She creates luxurious hats for the uber chic consumer. She is a habitué of fashion with a keen focus on the artistry, innovation and flawless construction of many great and also forgotten early designers. Her millinery techniques are inspired by couturiers and fashion designers from the early […]

  • MEET FREDERICK V. NIELSEN, A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH EYES LIKE HAWK

    MEET FREDERICK V. NIELSEN, A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH EYES LIKE HAWK

    Who is Frederick V. Nielsen II? I’m a visual artist. Born & raised in Harlem NY now living in Brooklyn USA. My current medium is digital photography. http://featherrock.smugmug.com What style(s) of photography do you specialize in? My photography is focused in fine art portraiture.  I’m influenced by the past and inspired by the present.   […]

  • MEET VIRGINIE SOMMET AN INCOMPARABLE MIX MEDIA ARTIST

    MEET VIRGINIE SOMMET AN INCOMPARABLE MIX MEDIA ARTIST

    Photo credit: Leslie Kee for the campaign ” Power People” to inspire the Japanese population to rebuild after the Tsunami. Who is Virginie Sommet? I am a creative person, Chameleon, impatient and multitasker. Born in Normandy (France) in a very conservative, provincial, practicing catholic and preppy family. I love “Decontextualization” in everything, the learning process […]

  • MEET BRUNO ROMAGNE  A MULTI TALENTED DESIGNER

    MEET BRUNO ROMAGNE A MULTI TALENTED DESIGNER

    Who is Bruno Romagne? I’m French and I was born and raised in a little village near Le Mans, the city that is famous for its 24 hours race car, and the movie with Steve McQueen. I’m a fashion designer and a painter, and I have been living in NYC for 3 years now. Why […]

  • MEET THE BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHER DENIS RION

    MEET THE BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHER DENIS RION

    Who is Denis Rion? I am a photographer, I live in France, I am 59 years old. I love the light, I love languages, I love the arts. I like airports, ports, railway stations, roads. I love bistros (cafés), I like to discover the cuisines of the world. I love traveling, I like to immerse […]

  • MEET SORAYA HAMDOUN SHOE DESIGNER AND OWNER OF NOMA BOUTIQUE PARIS

    MEET SORAYA HAMDOUN SHOE DESIGNER AND OWNER OF NOMA BOUTIQUE PARIS

     Who is Soraya Hamdoun? I am a warrior. A dynamic passionate sportswoman. Courageous hard worker ambitious, sociable, helpful. I love music, I love traveling, I love cooking, I love people, I love life, I love to laugh and share … I am and I have been a Leader, I organized outings trips, restaurants, sporting events […]

  • MEET THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST DANIEL LANZILOTTA

    MEET THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST DANIEL LANZILOTTA

      Who is Daniel Lanzilotta? Earthling. Sack of bones covered in a package of flesh. A collection of temporary cells expressing itself just the same as all living expressions. As I have learned I am a different expression of you and everyone else. I am a flavor. I see the world as flavors. What is […]

  • MEET JOAN KAUFMAN A LUXURY PERSONAL SHOPPER

    MEET JOAN KAUFMAN A LUXURY PERSONAL SHOPPER

      Who is Joan Kaufman? I love refinement, elegance, great taste and style for art, design and fashion. http://joan-kaufman.com/ Tell us about your background. A graduate of New York University, I started my career as a Fashion Stylist which led to my work on television commercials and music videos. Realizing my passion to work in […]

  • MEET THE PIANIST AND DAREDEVIL DALE NICHOLS

    MEET THE PIANIST AND DAREDEVIL DALE NICHOLS

       Who is Dale Nichols? I’m a citizen of the world, currently based in Dubai, UAE where I stay busy working as a musician and living an active lifestyle. What is your background? I grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada and eventually made my way out to the west coast as an adult. Growing up I […]

  • MEET ELOUINIA EXANTUS AN ECLECTIC JEWELRY DESIGNER

    MEET ELOUINIA EXANTUS AN ECLECTIC JEWELRY DESIGNER

    Who is Elouinia Exantus? Poet, Music artist, Grill designer, wearable Art & Jewelry Designer, Creative Director, Runway model and Runway model trainer, Stylist, Visual Artist, Event Producer and painter. CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE: http://www.eloexa.com/ Elouina wearing Eloexa’s glasses. How did you start designing wearable art? I started designing wearable art during my last semester of […]

  • MEET FILMMAKER AND ACTIVIST CHRIS MASON

    MEET FILMMAKER AND ACTIVIST CHRIS MASON

    Who is Chris Mason? I am an independent documentary and experimental filmmaker, who also works as a museum assistant, and volunteers as an anti-oppression educator and trainer. What is spinning goat? Spinning Goat Productions is the name of my filmmaking and production entity, which is basically just me right now.  I just got started in […]

  • MEET THE ACTIVIST AND OWNER OF “TWAFEY” APPAREL LINE, ATIBON LEGBA

    MEET THE ACTIVIST AND OWNER OF “TWAFEY” APPAREL LINE, ATIBON LEGBA

      Who is Atibon Legba? Atibon Legba is a Haitian, a father, a lover, an activist, a proponent of beauty, love and justice…a bon vivant. What is your background? Haiti is the piece of land where I sprung from. I initially was to be a MD but “la Boheme” took the best of me. I […]

  • MEET THE TALENTED ARTIST MYRA KOOY

    MEET THE TALENTED ARTIST MYRA KOOY

    Who is Myra Kooy? Myra is a Black, gender- fluid Person, who loves living life. I have a wife, Leonore Gordon, who is a poet, family therapist and social activist. Eighteen years ago she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and while we both live with its challenges, she continues to be very active much of each […]

  • MEET SAJATA STEPHANE THE WOMAN BEHIND THE NATURAL BEAUTY CARE LINE COCOLENE

    MEET SAJATA STEPHANE THE WOMAN BEHIND THE NATURAL BEAUTY CARE LINE COCOLENE

    Who is Sajata Stephane? Sajata Stephane, is the creator and founder of Cocolene, Natural and Organic skincare;  A dreamer, visionary, lover of life. A mom, model, and an entrepreneur whose true passion has always been to see the joy in others. What is your background? I began my journey as an international model for Elite […]

  • MEET THE CREATOR OF THE DREAM HOODIE JUAN CARLOS ANGLERO

    MEET THE CREATOR OF THE DREAM HOODIE JUAN CARLOS ANGLERO

      Who is Juan Carlos Anglero? Juan Carlos Anglero is a dreamer with a vision, he wants to create pieces people love to wear in the most private moments of their lives, he wants to help with his vision. http://www.anglerony.com/dream-hoodie What is your background? That’s always been a complicated question for me but here it […]

  • MEET STACEY CHANG THE CREATOR OF THE VEGAN SHOE LINE VEERAH

    MEET STACEY CHANG THE CREATOR OF THE VEGAN SHOE LINE VEERAH

      Who is Stacey? Stacey is the Founder and Chief Warrior of VEERAH (@veerahoffical), an e-commerce startup that crafts luxury shoes merging comfort, compassion, and chic. What is your background? Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, I came to the U.S. alone when I was 15 to attend boarding School in Culver, Indiana. After that, I went to Boston […]

  • MEET THE EXCEPTIONAL ARTIST PETER BARDAZZI

    MEET THE EXCEPTIONAL ARTIST PETER BARDAZZI

    Who is Peter Bardazzi? I am a procession of creative episodes representing different quests, challenges, experiments, discoveries, images and visual expressions which center around art.  I try making my paintings a dramatic reflection of this with the medium of metaphors, my mind and creativity.  Sometimes this all takes on a bizarre or awkward appearance, a […]

  • MEET  SVETLANA CHOVNIK A YOUNG RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPHY PRODIGY

    MEET SVETLANA CHOVNIK A YOUNG RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPHY PRODIGY

    Who is Svetlana Chovnik? Creator,human being and an innocent sorcerer. What styles of photography do you specialize in? I specialize generally in black and white portraits, people and psychological aspects are my main focus. Nevertheless lately I caught a great deal of interest in fashion photography lately. Do you shoot both digital and film? There […]