Carrie Hammer Spring 15 Fashion Show

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By Beth Vickerman

On the morning of Friday the 5th of September Carrie Hammer showcased her Spring/Summer 15 collection at the prestigious Fashion Law Institute. It was a full runway show with 24 gorgeous models, however, there was a refreshing twist. Women’s Mafia insider Engie Hassan of EngieStyle was styling the show and our friend Bridget O’Brien was the press agent, so we got to go backstage and cover this exciting event.

For the second season in a row Hammer took a rather unique approach when choosing the best fitting models to capture the message of her collection.  Instead of using runway models to display her collection she used women who were role models in their communities. As Hammer’s collection is targeted at professional businesswomen, the idea of role models walking the runway was perfect. Some women were role models due to their achievements in the business world, where as others had powerful stories from their past.

Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F Craig Barritt

Photo by Abbey Rogers – Fusion.net

Photo by Abby Rogers – Fusion.net

Karen Crespo was the last model to walk the runway and graced the runway with confidence. Crespo sadly lost all four of her limbs due to a bacterial meningitis infection, so for her to WALK the runway in a custom red Carrie Hammer gown was such a powerful ending to an inspirational show.  This A-line dress was named ‘Karen’ in Crespo’s honor.

The collection itself achieved its aim by producing stylish clothing for professional businesswomen. This included trench coats, traditional Khaki coats and of course Hammer’s signature sheath dresses.  Hammer is known for creating garments that fit every body type. This was illustrated at the show – every article of clothing fitted each role model perfectly. The show was excellent in showing how work wear doesn’t have to be dull and shapeless, it can be stylish and flattering.

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Karen Crespo with Engie Hassan (right) and the styling team backstage including Michael Rosenberg and Daphney Lorene

Five Key Tips for Rocking Summer Brights

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Recently, our resident Fashion Stylist Engie Hassan of EngieStyle created a gorgeous spread for Coco Magazine featuring everyone’s favorite new trend: Summer Brights. Here she shares with us her tips for rocking this trend and popping like a pro:

Coco Magazine shoot styled by Engie Hassan pages 10-11

Rules in fashion should not exist, but if there had to be one concept that everyone should stick to it would definitely be: always dress appropriately for where you are going and with who you want to be.

  1. Trying a pop of bright for the first time?  Start with a top; a blazer is the easiest way.  However, don’t try too much too soon.  Begin with a color you already love so that you feel comfortable, but make it one or two tones brighter than normal.  You can keep it simple by combining it with a basic tank or tee in colors such as white, black, brown, or navy.
  2. When you’re ready to try more make sure to mix up the colors.  Do not do a mono colored outfit like wearing all yellow.  Not everyone can pull of Big Bird.  A way to successfully do this for work would be a fuchsia blazer, neutral pants, and green pumps.  If you want to have more fun with mixing colors try a yellow dress with hot pink tights or an orange top with cobalt blue pants.
  3. Stay away from bright make up and bright clothing all in one look.  That should be left for editorials.
  4. Make sure that the color(s) you are wearing work with your skin tone.  Yellow is tricky.  Usually cobalt blue works for all skin tones.
  5. Accessories are great for this trend.  You can use them to tone down the look a bit by using wood and gold pieces.  Or if you are a full out fashionista go for the neon accessories to compliment the bright outfit.  Some great accessories for this are bags, necklaces, and watches.  The best investment piece for brights is scarves.  So if you are going to start purchasing for this trend, start there! They make a flawless transition from spring to summer.

Remember, this new trend is not the retro 80’s neon we used to know.  It is more grown up with a soft and feminine touch.

Coco Magazine pages 12-13 styled by EngieStyle
Coco Magazine pages 14-15 styled by EngieStyle
CocoMag pages 8-9 styled by Engie Hassan
Engie Hassan styled garment for Islamic Relief USA charity fashion show

Pop Star Carishma styled by EngieStyle
Engie's client Princess Ameerah in a lovely bright pastel

Fashion Stylist Engie Hassan dresses some of the most glamorous women and men in the world. Engie has styled and personally shopped for royalty such as Princess Ameerah Al Taweel, celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Lady Gaga and Kelly Choi, as well as a bevy of editors and models during Fashion’s key happenings including Mercedes Benz fashion week and The Met Gala.

Engie Hassan’s impeccable work can be seen on the red carpet and runways, as well as in magazines, print media and commercials. With a degree from FIT and an MA from NYU, as well as work experience at Vogue, Paris Vogue, Teen Vogue and Numero,Engie had the opportunity to work with some of the most sought after fashion stylists, editors, and photographers, providing her with a rare glimpse into the industry.

Engie pairs her vast experience with her innate and remarkable ability to style her clients in any way they would like to be perceived, while always maintaining their elegance. An avid traveler, Engie understands and draws from the fashions of different cultures, which has garnered her clients the world over. With modern energy and great flair, EngieStyle continues to offer exceptional style and service to clients by providing them with a highly personalized and unique experience. As of April 2011, Engie Hassan is the official Fashion Stylist for www.MyModel.com which is part of the Bauer Teen Network. For more details on Engie Hassan and EngieStyle’s broad array of expert services, visit www.engiestyle.com or call her agents Marcy Clark and Alex Beitler at Yellow Sky Agency, 212.729.9619.

The Traveler’s Collection: Private Trunk Show May 2nd

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My brilliant friend and stellar client Engie Hassan of EngieStyle is hosting this chic trunk show with global tastemaker Jena Gardner (of JG Black Book of Travel). The Women’s Mafia has been given a few coveted invitations to this intimate Press Event at the private Norwood Club for The Traveler’s Collection. If you love Fashion and Traveling we hope you take advantage of this special invitation!

We will be celebrating artisanal crafts and global goods from The Traveler’s Collection. From signature pieces for your home to striking jewelry, clothing and accessories, each individually-curated piece reflects the distinctive style of its origin.

DATE: May 2
Time: 6:00 -8:30pm
Where: Norwood Club
241 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

Event Recap: ASTONISH MAGAZINE New York Fashion Week Event Featuring Designer Ken Chen

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Ken Chen New York Fashion Week FW 2012 by Seth London

Media Contact: Marcy Clark
Yellow Sky Agency
212.729.9619
Marcy@yellowskyagency.com

Photo Credits:
Seth London
Baily Harada Stone

ASTONISH MAGAZINE New York Fashion Week Event Featuring Designer Ken Chen

Launching The Second Print Edition of ASTONISH:
Outer Beauty

February 8th at W.i.P. (Work in Progress)

Our Distinguished Event Partners & Host Committee:
ASTONISH Publisher Ryan Chua, Ken Chen and James Eugene Ken Chen SF, EngieStyle Founder Engie Hassan, Publicist & Women’s Mafia Founder Marcy Clark, ASTONISH VP of Operations Brandon Leong, Designer Phuong My, Sakiri Vodka Founder Sath Nop, Lunae Moscato Founder Mike Bazzino, Vendôme Haute Parisien Macarons, R&B Artist AC Lincoln, Douglas Melville of Red Carpet Runway, Makeup Artist Leora Edut, Beauty By Cora Hair Team, Celebrity Esthetican Lora Condon, Yaby Cosmetics, Financier & MyModel.com Founder David Cote, Yellow Sky Agency Public Relations and W.i.P.

New York, NY. February 2012. This February 8th ASTONISH Magazine, a publication dedicated to covering the zeitgeist of Fashion & Art, launched their second issue: “Outer Beauty,” and hosted a Fashion Show featuring Ken Chen S.F. at W.i.P. in Tribeca.

Photo by Seth London

At this hip art gallery-meets club by the founders of Greenhouse and Collective Hardware, fashion insiders and celebrities alike came together celebrate the second issue of ASTONISH and to view the newest men’s and women’s collection by lauded rising talent Ken Chen.

Guests of ASTONISH Magazine’s official New York Fashion Week event included Designers Ninh Nguyen of Ninh Collection, Derek Tian of Black Lapel, Brian Igel of Boy Meets Girl and Project Runway Alum Jay Sario, musicians such as Grammy Nominated Artist Emily King, Jazz Legend Marion Cowings, R&B artist AC Lincoln and entertainer Tokyo Black. Major Fashion Stylists such as Engie Hassan, Celebrity Photographers such as Montana USA and August Young, top Editors such as Kate Wang, Kristen Irby, Rebecca Alexander and Marv Valladares, as well as reality television stars such as Stephen – The Salon Guy and Cognac Wellerlane were also on hand to cover the show. Fashionistas enjoyed hip cocktails by Sakiri Vodka, delicious wines and fruity Moscatos by Lunae Moscato, and the award-winning gourmet Macarons by Vendôme Haute Parisien Macarons.

Tokyo Black (left) and guest

ASTONISH Magazine’s second issue is entitled “Outer Beauty.” Editor-In-Chief Forvana Etonne asks eloquently: “What is Outer Beauty? Is it a reflection of the purity, love, madness and conflict that are inside all of us? Or is it a superficial ploy, a mask to conceal what is really inside?”

ASTONISH issue two features some of the best photographers, designers, models and writers from around the world exploring the issue of Outer Beauty. Features include ASTONISH Generation profiles on model Lucy McIntosh, the face of Australian Fashion Week, photographer Kosuke Matsuo and designer Phuong My. Runway greats such as Gaspard Yurkievich and Rochambeau have their recent collections featured alongside interviews, while Costume designer Jacqueline West and Pussycat Dolls singer Vanessa Curry are also highlighted. The issue is rounded out by a host of editorials and features on global fashion artists including three “Euro Spotlight” interviews.

Celebrity Photographer Montana USA

ASTONISH magazine is the answer to an industry starved for smart, unique and visually stimulating Fashion & Art content. This category-defying publication is not merely a high-end print magazine, but a multimedia platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent in a global spotlight. Its goal is to inspire, reinvent, and revolutionize the fading publication industry. With stunning imagery, insightful social commentary, and interviews with industry professionals, ASTONISH Magazine delivers a powerful experience to its readers.

Designer Ken Chen embodies the magazine’s essential mission of showcasing the best emerging Fashion Artists of today. Ken Chen SF made waves and gained an international following for his debut collection in 2011, while still studying at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and now he is ready to take the New York Fashion Week by storm with a nearly 50 look collection for men and women. Born in Taiwan and once competing internationally in Taiwan and Singapore as a Gold Medaling figure skater, Ken Chen has always been a driven, determined artist. His designs focus on the balance of humanity, nature and the architecture of the man-made world. The new collection emphasizes fit, with strong shoulders, accentuated waists and lots of shapes and variation in the jackets. The observant viewer of his collection will also notice understated floral details: he watched many time-elapsed videos of plants growing to inspire the movement and detailing of his pieces. Featuring luxurious fabrics such as wool, cashmere, silk charmeuse, real and faux fur and lots of leather, Ken Chen’s pieces are designed to bring out the sexy, powerful and strong individual in his clientele. His Fall/Winter 2012 collection in now available to order. www.kenchensf.com

Although he only began designing two years ago, Ken Chen has already proven his Fashion Credentials and captivated the style cognoscenti in San Francisco, Europe, Australia and Asia. ASTONISH is proud to have showcased this exciting, incandescently rising talent.

The highly anticipated second print edition of ASTONISH hits major US newsstands Spring 2012. Join the movement, be a creative leader of the future, and prepare yourself to be astonished. Become a part of the ASTONISHWorld movement at www.astonishmagazine.com .

Runway Photos Below by Bailey Harada Stone:

Last Looks for Ken Chen

Event Gallery by Seth London:

Event Recap: PLANETE CHIC New York Fashion Week Kick-Off

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Shauntele's First Look

PR Contact: Marcy Clark
Yellow Sky Agency
212.729.9619

PLANETE CHIC NEW YORK FASHION WEEK KICK OFF

Featured Fall 2012 Collections by Espen Salberg and Shauntele

Photo Credits:
Paulina Kubis
Eugene DeVillamil
Adam Lein

Event Partners: Fashion Production by Planete Chic, Public Relations by Marcy Clark of Yellow Sky Agency, Hair Make up by Boyko and Luxe Life beauty, Styled by ENGIE STYLE, Shoes by Adeeva, Sound production by DB Entertainment, Volunteers from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Media Partners: Fashion Daily Mag, My Lifestyle Magazine, Planet Fashion TV, Fashionizer TV, New York Fashion TV, Vision TV, The Salon Guy, VN Beauty Magazine, Beauty Press, Women’s Mafia, TV Personality Katerin of Vive Katerin, Celebrity Speaker Karen Hoyos and George Roberts for The Fashion Channel

New York, NY. February 2012. On Wed. Feb 8th guests of Planete Chic’s Official New York Fashion Week event at Open House Gallery included Maxim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with The Stars, Stylist Engie Hassan, Danny Rodriguez of Top 5 Management, Writer Nana Brew-Hammond, Abigail Rogado, Jeein Ha, R&B Artist AC Lincoln as well as many prominent editors, designers and fashion insiders. International guests included the United Nations Ambassadorial Spouses Mrs. Azizah Klein of Indonesia, Mrs. Zulay de Valero of Venezuela, Mrs. Emerald Aung of Myanmar and Mrs. Elise Andrianarivelo of Madagascar. These fans of designers Shauntele and Espen Salberg enjoyed a reception with exquisite Champagne by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, wine by Simone International and hip cocktails by Sakiri Vodka.

Celebrity Speaker Karen Hoyos, Planete Chic Founder Herve Racaud and Elizabeth Ortiz of MyLifestyle Magazine

Planete Chic is focused on bringing both emerging and established Domestic and International fashion houses to the world’s leading Fashion Weeks in order to help promote designers in competitive markets. Founded by seasoned show producer and global fashion ambassador Herve Racaud, Planete Chic believes that new talents are the future of the Fashion industry and come from all over the globe. Planete Chic designers are known for extremely high quality, elegant garments with feminine sensibilities and memorable details.

Shauntele’s Fall 2012 Collection was a slightly edgier take on Shauntele’s trademark feminine silhouettes. Shauntele’s collection presents a multidimensional femininity by combining tailored, body conscious constructions with details of soft draping. As Nana Brew Hammond of BlueFly says: “Staying true to her commitment to working woman chic, designer Shauntele presented a collection punctuated by cubicle ready separates complete with colorblock skinny pants and pencil skirts, printed dresses and killer coats.” Her approach ushers in a new respect and understanding of modern woman’s duality. Both femininity and function meet to create versatile classics to be treasured as mainstays in any wardrobe. Launched in 2008, Shauntele’s clientele includes some of the most influential women on the Manhattan social scene, such as Ivanka Trump and actress Judy Reyes.

After presenting at Hong Kong Fashion Week this past season, FIRMATO Espen Salberg made its New York debut with its Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection titled “The Scent of A Woman.” The silhouette is that of body enhancing shapes that will emphasize a woman’s curves and femininity. Draping and ruching play equally important parts, as do exceptional fitting and pleating. Espen’s FIRMATO Woman, is a strong woman, sophisticated and elegant, at times inspired by the images of a “Femme Fatale.” She is proud of her femininity, sensuous and always elegant. The collection consists of Evening and Cocktail dresses as well as Mix & Match pieces and jackets.

Born in Norway and living many years in Italy and now Bali, designer Espen Salberg discovered his creative flair for design during his career in the international dance sport world as a former World Professional Dance Champion, teacher and coach. Known as the originator of “Stretch Couture,” Espen has worked with celebrities & artists of many calibers all over the world. Espen had the pleasure of designing and making the lilac dress that Jennifer Lopez wore in the famous Tango dance-scene with Richard Gere in the film ‘Shall We Dance.” He has been a Judge on the popular reality show” Dancing With The Stars” in Italy and recently in Indonesia. His experience as a dancer and choreographer influence his creative fashion work, being familiar with the movements of the body and the way to let the beauty of dance movements transfer into sensuous lines and shapes that enhance a woman’s presence.

Guests of the Planete Chic Fall/Winter 2012 shows are now able to pre-order Shauntele and Espen Salberg collections.

Planete Chic highlights International emerging designers and helps them present their collections in the US fashion scene during the major Fashion Weeks. Planete Chic assists market-ready designers by promoting their lines and managing the entire production of the show including Public Relations, model management, partnership with luxury brands, and post promotion of the line, while respecting the highest standards of the Fashion Industry. For more on Planete Chic and to get involved with future events visit www.planetechic.com.

Shauntele

Shauntele with models and guest
Shauntele Coat, top and shirt

Espen Salberg

Espen Salberg design, photo by Adam Lein
Espen Salberg Open Back dress, photo by Eugene DeVillamil
Espen Salberg Collage by Paulina Kubis

Espen Salberg Last Looks
Espen Salberg with Models, photo by Paulina Kubis
Stylist Engie Hassan with members of her styling team, photo by Adam Lein

Win A Ticket to Planete Chic’s New York Fashion Week Event

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Women’s Mafia members are eligible to win a pair of tickets to Planete Chic’s premier New York Fashion Week event, featuring top-tier international designers! Write to marcy@womensmafia.com for a chance to win. Winners will be notified by February 3rd.

PLANETE CHIC NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Fall 2012 collections

Planete Chic is focused on bringing both emerging and established  domestic and International fashion houses to the world’s leading Fashion Weeks in order to help promote designers in competitive markets.

Wednesday, February 8, 6-8pm
Open House Gallery , 201 Mulberry st, New York
Media/Press : 5:30pm – Show starts @ 6:30pm

New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event featuring:

Espen Salberg
Born in Norway, after living in Italy for many years, he is Bali based since 2007. After presenting at Hong Kong Fashion Week past season, he is making its New York debut with ‘FIRMATO’ his Fall 2012 Couture collection

Shauntele
Shauntele presents a multidimensional femininity by combining tailored, body conscious constructions with details of soft draping. Alluring yet flattering silhouettes create a sophisticated balance between elegance and seduction. Her approach ushers in a new respect and understanding of modern woman’s duality. Both femininity and function meet to create versatile classics to be treasured as mainstays in any wardrobe. Launched in 2008, Shauntele’s clientele includes some of the most influential women on the Manhattan social scene, such as Ivanka Trump and actress Judy Reyes.

RSVP to planetechic@yellowskyagency.com

*This invitation is for one person and is not transferable.  RSVP required. Dress code to attend shows is ‘Elegant.’  21+ only

The Women’s Mafia Sky High Halloween Spectacular: To Benefit GEMS

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The Women’s Mafia, EngieStyle, Dynamic Outdoors and Dr. Nadia M. are coming together to support GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services) and to have a most elegant, fun and memorable Halloween ever!

Out Guests will enjoy a costume contest hosted by EngieStyle, a raffle of amazing trips with Dynamic Outdoors and much more. There are Drink Specials till 10pm and admission is only $20 online or $25 at the door, all proceeds benefitting GEMS. Tickets will be at this link. RSVP to Marcy@yellowskyagency.com by Oct. 26th or and get your ticket sooner!


Ticket and Donation to GEMS



Beauty & Fashion Literati Come Together to Support GLAAD at SPA WARS Book Launch Event

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Style Icon Patricia Field & The Women’s Mafia Present:

SPA WARS

Beauty, Shopping and Book Signing Event

Official Book Launch for “Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry”
by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Esthetician and Consumer Advocate Lora Condon

Friday, May 6th 6 – 10pm

House of Field and The Salon at Patricia Field
302 Bowery Street, Between Houston and Bleecker

Expected Guests and Judges of the SPA WARS Fierce Photo Contest include: Countess LuAnn De Lesseps, Celebrity hairstylist Eric Alt, Radio and Television personality Flo Anthony, Royal Stylist Engie Hassan, Music Impresario Lori Michaels, Award Winning Beauty Queen Miss Tiffany and surprise guests.

DJ Sharri Model will be spinning electro-rock tunes all night long and Montana USA will be our official SPA WARS photographer. VIP’s will be getting glammed up by Makeup Artist Alicia Oliveri and the amazing Salon at Patricia Field team and interviewed on the Red Carpet by Cognac’s Corner, Flo Anthony and our esteemed media partner The Salon Guy.

Enjoy Cupcakes from The Stuffed Cupcake, Empanadas from Empanada Mama, Butternuts Beer and Chambord and Fris Vodka cocktails throughout the night!


Media Partners:

PRESS CONTACT:
Marcy Clark
Founder, The Women’s Mafia, Social Club & Online Magazine www.womensmafia.com
cell: 212.729.9619 fax: 212.208.2579 Marcy@womensmafia.com
Director, Yellow Sky Publicity www.yellowskyagency.com

MEDIA ALERT:
PATRICIA FIELD PRESENTS: THE OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH OF “SPA WARS” BY LORA CONDON
Beauty, Shopping & Book Signing Event to Benefit GLAAD

New York, NY. May 6, 2011 – This Friday May 6th at the House of Field, Fashion & Beauty insiders will gather together to support the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and be among the first to get a signed copy and face-to-face with Author Lora Condon. Style icon Patricia Field and the New York Social Club, The Women’s Mafia, are hosting this glamorous book launch event for SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry.

In addition to being able to snag one of the first signed copies of SPA WARS, guests of the event will also be able to enjoy Salon & Beauty treatments at special rates all day at the Salon at Patricia Field and they will be able to compete in the SPA WARS themed Fierce Photo Contest, judged by special VIP guests including Countess LuAnn De Lesseps, Celebrity hairstylist Eric Alt, Radio and Television personality Flo Anthony, Royal Stylist Engie Hassan, Music Impresario Lori Michaels, Award Winning Beauty Queen Miss Tiffany and surprise guests.

In “SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth about the Beauty Industry”, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Esthetician and Consumer Advocate Lora Condon reveals the true secrets of the Spa and Beauty Industry, along with tips and advice to get the most out of your investment in beauty products.

This unique benefit for GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, features a red carpet, top shelf Chambord Cocktails, Butternuts Beer, treats from Empanada Mama and the Stuffed Cupcake, a 20% discount throughout the store and prizes all night long! Guests will enjoy electro-rock tunes by DJ Sharri Model, makeup by Alicia Oliveri and get their photo taken by celebrity photographer Montana.

Lora Condon, aka “The Beauty Buster,” is a recognized expert on revitalizing Spa and Beauty businesses and her popular new memoir and call for greater integrity and transparency in the beauty industry, is being reviewed extremely favorably. American Spa Magazine compared it to “Kitchen Confidential” for the Spa Set. And Spa Wish called it “a candid memoir” and “a hoot.”

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. www.glaad.org

“Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry” the new book by Consumer Advocate, Beauty Myth Buster and Certified Esthetician Lora Condon brings together the funniest true stories and the professional insight gleamed from over 15 years in the Spa and beauty industry. Irreverent, insightful, hilarious and actionable, “Spa Wars” is an invaluable tome for beauty junkies and wellness purists alike.

Lora Condon is known for her healing hands, professional demeanor and no-nonsense approach to beauty and skin care. As a professional makeup artist for film, television and celebrities, a licensed esthetician, a Reiki master and a consumer advocate, Lora is a sought after Beauty Expert, Spa Consultant and Motivational Trainer. As a professional make-up artist, Lora’s work has appeared in publications such as, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, Time Out New York and on television in spots for Good Morning America, The View, Larry King, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. As the owner of “Magic Hands Skin and Body Spa” she he has won awards for her esthetic work such as the three National Awards by Spa Week readers and she has served as the Director of Esthetics for a 5,000 square foot day spa in North Jersey. After being personally trained and working for the “brow guru”, Anastasia of Beverly Hills, Lora honed her skills for the perfect brow. She served as the Northeast Sales and Training Manager for Anastasia. Lora is also a certified Xtreme Lash technician and is known affectionately as the “Lash Dr.” among her celebrity and socialite clientele. For more on Lora Condon and “Spa Wars” visit Lora’s site www.makeupwithme.com.

Save the Date, RSVP and Book Today. We look forward to seeing you!
RSVP: rsvp@womensmafia.com

Call 212-966-4066 to reserve hair and beauty treatments.
Editors can submit press accreditation to reserve one complimentary Salon Treatment while space permits.

Treatments Packages:

1. The Full Patricia (blowout, haircut or hightlights, lashes and glam make-up) $125

2. Scalp Treatment, Blow Out and Style $50

3. Blow-Out $35

4. Lashes $20

5. Trim $50

6. Partial Highlights $75

7. Men’s Cuts starting at $30

8. Glam Makeup Applications Starting at $35

For more details on SPA WARS and LORA CONDON visit www.makeupwithme.com
For more details on PATRICIA FIELD, the House of Field and Salon at Patricia Field visit www.patriciafield.com

SOLD OUT – THE RED PARTY: The Women’s Mafia Benefit for Habitat for Humanity – New York City

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PLEASE NOTE- THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – APOLOGIES THAT THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR
“The Red Party”
To Benefit Habitat For Humanity NYC

The Polar Lounge
Marcel At Gramercy Hotel – 201 East 24th Street, NYC

Wed. April 6th
7pm – Silent Auction and Champagne Reception and Hors d’oeuvres
8:30pm – Fashion Presentation Featuring “Red” Looks From Top NY Designers

Tickets: $50 online, $60 at the door. Space is Limited and there are no door tickets available at this time.
www.habitatnyc.kintera.org/red

Dress Code: Red Cocktail & Couture for women and Red Tie for men

The Women’s Mafia is proud to announce The Red Party, a charity event to raise funds for the New York City chapter of Habitat For Humanity. In this exciting, glamorous party there will be a silent auction and champagne reception as well as a fashion presentation featuring “Red Couture” looks from top NY designers.
Habitat For Humanity – New York City is a charity founded in 1984 that builds homes for families and individuals in need in the five boroughs of New York City. The Habitat For Humanity homes are built with the “sweat equity” of family partner homeowners who work side-by-side with volunteers. Professional contractors build the exterior shells to code, and the volunteers do the interior construction. Each year thousands of New Yorkers from faith institutions, corporations, schools and civic groups come to build with us and learn more about how to help solve New York’s affordable housing crisis. www.habitatnyc.org

Prominent Women’s Mafia members, including top-tier New York Designers, Makeup Artists and Stylists, are coming together to produce this fashion-themed benefit and celebrate the beauty of Habitat for Humanity’s vision of affordable, decent housing being available for all New Yorkers.

Planning and Host Committee:

Dominique Auxilly Designer
Alisha Trimble
Designer
Trina Patterson
Fashion Stylist
Engie Hassan
Stylist and Designer
Lora Condon
Makeup Artist
Lorianna Izrailova
Model
Rene Melchor
Art and Silent Auction Consultant
Wayne Harris Red Carpet Stylist
Alexa Winner Socialite and Stylist
Cognac Wellerlane Television Host
Matthew Schwartz Social Media Chair
Elisha Dang Women’s Mafia Consigliere
Joey Pauline Hair Stylist
Ashmi Elizabeth Dang Graphic Artist
Marcy Clark
Publicist and Women’s Mafia Founder
Alexander Tedford Habitat For Humanity – New York City Donor Relations

For more on the social club and online magazine The Women’s Mafia visit www.womensmafia.com.

Women’s Mafia Endorsed Event: EngieStyle’s Anniversary Party Hosted by Photographer Carrie Schechter

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Our good friend, the stellar stylist Engie Hassan, will be celebrating the One Year Anniversary of EngieStyle this upcoming Wednesday February 2nd at Hudson Terrace. We have been lucky enough to secure a few invites for this exclusive Fashion Industry event and Fashion Show for the first 4 Women’s Mafia members who RSVP.

Email Marcy@womensmafia.com to have a chance to win and come to one of the most fashionable events of the season. Bonne chance!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Photographer Carrie Schechter to Host EngieStyle One Year Anniversary Celebration
Fashion presentation highlighting a year of high-end, high-fashion styling.

(New York, NY, January 24, 2011) – International fashion stylist Engie Hassan is thrilled to be celebrating the one-year anniversary of EngieStyle. Since January 2010, Engie has styled celebrity and royal clientele in original designs, preparing them for red carpet appearances, magazine photo-shoots, and book covers.
Famed photographer Carrie Schechter will host the styling presentation. The remarkable Ms. Schechter specializes in fashion, music and celebrity photography, has won countless international photography awards, and was newly honored for her Top Covers of 2010.

The private affair will bring a star-studded mix of press, celebrities, fashion and entertainment industry elite, including editors from eminent publications, prominent fashion designers and bloggers, top models, photographers and New York City socialites.

A fashion styling presentation showcased by Vogue Alumn, Engie Hassan, will take place for exclusive guests with an introduction from EngieStyle’s, Director of Public Relations, Iman Hussein. The show will provide guests with a unique glimpse into Engie’s fashion genius, and highlight her extensive and remarkable talent in both designing and styling.
There will be approximately 200-300 people in attendance, joined together to celebrate this special occasion; plus the Launch of www.EngieStyle.com. DJ Jay Mcelfresh, resident DJ at Bergdorf Goodman and one the hottest club DJs in the city will be spinning hits all night long for guests to enjoy themselves and party.

Date: February 2nd, 2011
Time: 7:30pm – 10pm
Location: Hudson Terrace, 641 West 46th St New York, NY 10036
PRESS CONTACTS:
EngieStyle : rsvp@engiestyle.com
Carrie Schechter : rsvp@carrieschechterstudios.com

About Carrie Schechter
Carrie Schechter is a fashion, music and celebrity photographer living in New York City. Carrieʼs work appears in magazines, ad campaigns, book and album covers. She has had numerous international gallery shows and won numerous international awards for her imagery and her technically outstanding use of light, mood and texture. Her work is described as haunting, beautiful and hyper-realistic. Her free-spirited nature rubs off on her talent and her clients and she has a special way of getting people to let go of
their inhibitions to create very conceptual work that has a strong impact on the viewer. Constantly pushing boundaries and experimenting with her imagery, her work is provocative with a style that is her own.Some of her clients and subjects include: Columbia Records, Interscope Records, AP Magazine, Billboard, Magazine, HarperCollins Publishers, MTVʼs The Jersey Shore, Ludacris, Janelle
Monae, All-American Rejects, Cobra Starship, Alexis Dziena and many others.

About EngieStyle
EngieStyle is the premier luxury styling brand recognized for its merchandise, leadership, and superior customer service.

The company specializes in fashion styling, personal shopping, creative directing and brand imaging. EngieStyle is catered to women and men from all different countries, cultures, religions and customs.

With a modern energy and great flair, the company is dedicated to offer fashion leadership and outstanding service to clients through sheer commitment by providing them with a highly personalized and unique experience.

“Our clients express themselves through their clothing, and we ensure they are always elegant, chic and timeless. We are constantly striving to provide clients the finest fashion and quality products in an exceptional environment.”
Engie Hassan

Contact
Engie Hassan
EngieStyle
T: 973.722.2072
E: engie@engiestyle.com
W: www.engiestyle.com
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