On February 8th, more than 300 guests attended Mimi’s Boutiq 4th annual Fashion Show at Newport Beach Side Hotel featuring designers La Belle Couture, Djenane Desrouleaux, Eccoci, Kaltural, Swimwear by Adjanie Muller, Louca Bell Collection, Onyx, Le Tron’ King Divo, Risque Dukes, Adjanie Muller, Classy Lady Creationz, Beware Swimwear, Catou Wear, Marly Haiti and Martine Valcin. The show, led by Haitian-American model Tico Armand and Haiti’s Chokarella host Carel Pedre included performances by Arly Lariviere, Ada and Francki Amour.
While the guest, DJ’s, media and Haitian socialites mingled and watch the show from their seats, I had a VIP ticket to cover backstage and danced, snapped social network photos, partied and saw all the good, bad and ugly about producing such a large show with over 20 models and two electrifying host .
Here is an inside look of everything off the runway. If you were following my snap chat (username lunionsuite) during the show, you saw what model behavior really mean when the music came on and the runway lights were off. I will post the pictures of the designers lines soon, keep checking the site for updates.
Growing up in a home full of seamstress, I am so in love with this instagram page and the wonderful stories about the hardworking women who remind me of my mother and grandmother. I love the amazing work they are doing and the items are spectacular.
From the desk of Linds Marie @lindsmariephoto
While in Haiti, a dream was realized. Elda, the mother of the Jean Marie orphanage in Gonaives had been trying to start a workshop for 30 years! This past June, her sewing workshop had begun, as well as a career for 30+ Haitian women. Including the three beauties you see above. My talented friends @angelineroseminnocci & @amandajjohnson12 organized this workshop to teach in Haiti for 2 weeks. They designed and cut patterns to bring. Along with hundreds of yards of fabric and six sewing machines. Then, 37 eager women created a brand @shopelda! Garments handmade in, sold here in the U.S. where total profit goes back to the makers.
I am so excited to introduce Bien Abyé Fall/Winter designs to my readers. I love the “Navy Is The New Black” concept and the hint of yellow, rich fabrics, deep tones and Intricate detailing makes the pieces fresh and exciting.
Bien Abyé which means “well dressed” is a ready to wear collection encompassing a French style that is sophisticated and chic with a Creole influence. Inspired by the elaborate structures of Gingerbread house architecture and its ornate latticework design details, the collection is created using unique silhouettes, romantic elements, and vibrant colors to highlight the inner beauty and elegance of a woman. Bien Abyé designs in vignettes that deliver a concise offering of S7VEN styles for a women’s wardrobe that will not only make her life easier, but most of all, more fabulous.
The Newport Beach Side Hotel will be the next location for the 4th Annual Fashion Show by Mimi’s BoutiQ, an online Boutique that, according to owner Merline Thermora, “caters to everyone” and sells clothing that is “comfortable, chic and fun to wear.” The Fall Fashion Show, which will take place on February 8th, at 7:30pm. The show will be hosted by model Tico Armand and Carel Pedre with special performances by Arly Lariviere, Ada and Francki Amour. The show is an extension of Mimi BoutiQ’s already successful run of fashion shows in Miami and most recently New York.
There’s is nothing hotter than a man in a well tailored suit, and ladies if you’re looking for a nice valentines or anniversary gift for your boyfriend or husband, Musika Frère is definitely a nice way to go.
Few weeks ago I attended the third edition of Haiti Fashion Week (HFW) at the Karibe Hotel Convention Center in Petion-Ville, Haiti held from October 31st through November 2nd. This year’s theme focuses on the important linkages between fashion and heritage.
Click here to read more about the fashion show.
Founded by Haitian American Ciano Clerjuste, United Colors of Fashion Inc. (UCOF) Academy is a New York City based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fashion-focused education, mentorship and counseling, internship opportunities, entrepreneurial development and scholarships to under resourced youth in New York City. Under our UCOF Academy Educates: STAND, these youth are afforded opportunities to pursue their fashion careers free of charge to them. As fashion students leave school, they forfeit access to school facilities such as sewing machines, steamers and well-equipped workspace in which to create. – Read More
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