Your Network is your Networth – Fashion Mingle’s NYFW Networking Party connected Fashion Pros across the world

Fashion Mingle, a fashion tech startup that has built a nationwide network for fashion professionals hosted its second networking party during New York Fashion Week on February 11th at ROW NYC.

The event was designed to provide networking opportunities for fashion industry professionals who come to New York to work behind-the-scenes or attend the runway shows at NYFW. Originally planned for just 50-100 people, word of mouth spread like a wildfire and the mixer attracted hundreds of Fashion professionals and industry leaders. The event was structured in 3 parts which consisted of an exclusive VIP experience with red carpet interviews conducted by Dora Spectacular from 7 pm – 8 pm accompanied by cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres served by District M. VIPs also enjoyed exclusive vendors Neveen Dominic Cosmetics and Marco Polo. VIPs spotted on the red carpet and throughout the event included Diandra Barnwell (E! So Cosmo), Jeremy Carver (CW Supernatural), Christopher Collie (Senior Editor at Large at Fashion Week Online & GQ Insider), Francesca Baker (Conde Nast Executive), Caribbean Rising Star Arita (Singer at Tempo Networks), Ray Diaz (Actor & Model), and CBS host Deborah Gordon.

 

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Diandra Barnwell interviewed by Dora Spectacular Photo Credit: Julie Stanley
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Diandra Barnwell Photo Credits: Julie Stanley
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Jeremy Carver and Diandra Branwell Photo Credits: Julie Stanley
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From left Briiante, Jeremy Carver, Christopher Collie, Diandra Barnwell. Photo Credits: Jane Kratochvil
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Christopher Collie with Fashion Mingle Founders Melissa Shea and Beth Smith. Photo Credits: Jane Kratochvil
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ARITA interviewed by Dora Spectacular. Photo Credits: Julie Stanley
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ARITA Photo Credits: Julie Stanley
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Ray Diaz Photo Credits: Julie Stanley
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Melissa Shea, Moi (Stephania Schirru), and Beth Smith. Photo Credits: Patrick Hovan

At 8 pm the general admission entered the Row NYC lounge to join the VIPs in the networking experience. Unlike other events during NYFW, this networking party consisted of exchanging contacts and ideas with a collaborative mindset behind it.

“There were some great people at this event, this was great let’s stay connected” ~ Christopher Collie (Fashion Week Online)

“I loved the diversity in the room. Met so many incredible people from all walk of life with one common goal – to expand our network. Incredibly inspiring.” ~ Diandra Barnwell

“This was so much fun I didn’t expect to meet that many great people that I can really work with to grow my business”  ~ Gregorgina Herrera (Mexican Jewelry Designer)

The networking event hosted by Fashion Mingle united makeup artists, hair stylists, fashion photographers, on-air personalities, influencers, entertainers, models, fashion designers, PR professionals, and bloggers from across the World with the New York fashion community.

The networking party concluded with a dance party at 10 pm to the beats of Dj Nikki Nicole.

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Dj Nikki Nicole Photo Credits: Jane Kratochvil

Sponsors of the event were Row NYC, Linger Magazine, Curls, Michelle Pajak – Reynolds, Nolcha Shows, Planet Fashion TV, My Event Is The Bomb, Rae Cosmetics, Paint Cosmetics, and Runway the Real Way.

With the Fashion Mingle Networking Party being such a great success and having filled the need of providing networking opportunities beyond just the runway shows during NYFW, it is no surprise that Fashion Mingle announced it will host its next networking party during NYFW on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Stay tuned for more info. To grow your local Fashion Network through Fashion Mingle please sign up for your local fashion directory here for free: https://fashionmingle.net/

 

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Vintage Dior…

If you’ve been following my blog and/or social media you will have noticed that I have a habit of combining a vintage statement piece with trendy elements. I love being comfortable while looking stylish. I went through my closet and found this vintage key lime green Dior blazer my mom gifted me (well I basically loaned it and never returned it ;-)) so I created an outfit around it.

 

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Photo Credits: The Breeze Life

 

  1. Bodysuit with High Neck from Missguided:

I love bodysuits because they don’t leave any lines as a tucked in shirt or blouse would. Just make sure the bodysuit has a snap bottom closure otherwise going to the bathroom will be a pain in the a$$.

 

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Photo Credits: The Breeze Life

 

2. High waisted jeans from Fashion Nova:

The model I wore is the dark wash Jodeci, I love the fact that they are really long this was my first time purchasing Fashion Nova Jeans and as a 5’11 tall woman, I was pleasantly surprised. Only negative is that these jeans are really made for Vixens with hips and tiny waist. I had to get used to the tightness around my waist lol.

3. Nude-colored booties from Missguided:

They round up the outfit, are super stylish, edgy and very comfortable!!!

 

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I hope this gave you guys some inspiration to go through your closet and revamp some vintage blazers you might have forgotten about! As always like, share and comment!!!

XOXO,

Dynamically Branded

WAGS Miami Star Darnell Nicole is coming to Dallas representing GOOD AMERICAN

We all know the hit show WAGS Miami and we sure know Khloe Kardashian‘s and  Emma Grede’s Denim Brand GOOD AMERICAN which reached $1 million in sales on its first day.

 

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Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian. Photo Credits: Good American

 

Well, Darnell Nicole from WAGS Miami who referred to herself as “A big bitch” was selected as a brand ambassador for the trendy denim brand which expanded its product offering to sweats, bodysuits, jackets, and sweaters. Darnell is definitely one of my favorite WAGS not only because she is tall like myself but also because she lives in her truth, is authentic, remains natural (no plastic surgery) despite all the pressure and embraces her curves. GOOD AMERICAN’s mission statement is “to celebrate curves with clothing designed to flatter and flaunt”. Who better to pick than Darnell? You guys should definitely check out her profile on GOOD AMERICAN. I had no idea she was a dancer. While you’re at it check out her Podcast Dear Darnell.

 

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Darnell Nicole. Photo Credits: Good American

 

Now to the event… I follow Darnell on SnapChat and saw that she was coming to Dallas. The pop-up shop will take place tomorrow Friday 11-17-2017 at the Nordstrom in the Galleria Mall in Dallas (13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240) from 1:30pm until 2:30pm. Shoppers will enjoy over 300 pieces on the floor and receive styling tips from Co-Founder Emma Grede (@EmmaGrede), Darnell Nicole (@DarnellNicole) and other ladies from the #GoodSquad such as Delilah Belle (@DelilahBelle) and Kim Johansson (@KimJohannson).

XOXO,

Dynamically Branded

Revamped “NOIR” Concept by Fashion X Dallas becomes a Hit

Written by Emily Maldonado.

Fashionistas experienced a one-of-a-kind evening Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Sixty-Five Hundred for Fashion X Dallas “NOIR.”

The revamped concept consisted of one night packed with action from 15 runway designers including Project Runway stars Korto Momolu and Amanda Valentine, Meroki, Don Morphy, Ferrah, Abi Ferrin, Chasity Sereal, Bentley + Lace, House of Cynthia, Brittany Nicole, Vaeward, Vendals, Silk Threads by Ruby Bhandri, Noha Raouf and Modish & Swank. Capsule collections from Sydney Morris, La Lo La Clothing, Amberleaf, Tashumbra, Colt Collections, Dalina Ford Swim, Daniel Hinojos and Ca$hmere Mafiiia were also included. With the new open floor plan, guests also enjoyed a mingling atmosphere as well as an epic gallery featuring jewelry and accessories designer pop-up shops.

 


The “NOIR” theme led guests to dress in their most sophisticated and elegant all-black outfits while creating the perfect contrast to allow all the pieces on the runway to really stand out. The venue buzzed with influencers, media guests, celebrity stylists and reality TV stars, who immersed themselves along with other fashion enthusiasts in a night of fashion ranging from the grand black carpet entrance to the open bar with signature cocktails, the runway show, and the vendor exhibit.


A special and exciting moment presented itself when Bernina, a presenting sponsor, awarded the Houston-based designer also Hurricane Harvey Survivor Chasity Sereal with the Bernina Fashion Fund which equipped her with a BERNINA 560 (B 560) sewing machine valued at $3,399.

 

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Chasity Sereal receiving the Bernina Fashion Fund

Fashion X Dallas “NOIR” beneficiaries were Every Girl Deserves (EGD) Foundation and the Fashion Group International of Dallas. Guests included: Real Housewives of Dallas Cast Member LeeAnne Locken, K104’s DeDe in the Morning Host Dede McGuire, Celebrity Life Coach Steve Kemble, Fox News Anchor Dionne Anglin, Morning Dose Host Laila Muhammad and Good Morning Texas Host Jane McGarry. Other notable guests were Celebrity Concierge  Jackson, CW33 Host Raquel Gonzalez, Vintage Martini Owner Ken Weber, and influencers such as Christian Craven and Cynthia Smoot.

 

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Laila Muhammad and DeDe McGuire

 

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Steve Kemble, LeeAnne Locken, Chad Collom, Hamilton Sneed, Cynthia Smoot, Jane McGarry

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Garza. For more information about Fashion X Dallas, please click here.

XOXO,

Dynamically Branded