Here at Impostor Magazine we love and embrace all shapes and sizes and strive to encourage positively embracing our beautiful differences. Todays featured designer is also celebrating the beauty of the women, in designing for the curvaceous female figure.
Designer plus size clothing in sizes 12-32! IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel creates sexy, stylish, and sophisticated collections. Fashion-forward styles include dresses, career wear, wedding gowns, and trendy separates.
Do you dread shopping because you don’t know where to start? Not anymore with the Shape Stylist, it is basically a magic calculator and guide to finding your shape, then you get great tips on what to wear and styles that best complement your unique figure! Thats not all they add to the shopping experience, they help you feel beautiful from within with Curve Connection, a community of real women showcasing their curves while wearing IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel in their own way.
Reena Plus Size Dress
Michaela Curvy Plus Size Pencil skirt in Deep Purple
After a great experience on the reality television competition, “America’s Next Top Model”, “Hippie Hannah” is taking on television hosting in 2013 with a New Age twist.
Currently, she is in the development stages of several projects that will materialize in 2013, including a web series that follows trending lifestyles and provides an entertaining way to get your daily dose of what’s happening now. Her goal is to be a spokesmodel for sustainable lifestyles, inspiring others to live their best through health conscious food and fitness.
After working with Equinox Fitness Club and modeling for the past couple of years, she’s got a plethora of effective tricks to make healthy food yummy and working out fun and effective. She is an all natural, green advocate, hence the nickname “Hippie” Hannah, first given to her by Tyra Banks when she participated on the reality television show America’s Next Top Model in 2011. Since then, the name has become her anthem and she is proud to represent the new wave of New Age “hippies”, promoting global awareness and sustainable lifestyle habits through food, fitness, and the arts.
This ambitious young woman’s creative collaborations have already reached around the globe. She has worked with companies based out of Australia, Europe, Asia, New York, LA and of course her initial stomping grounds of Texas. Her clients include MAC Cosmetics, SwayChic, Pitaya, JCPenny’s, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Alberta Ferettie, Tootsies, the list goes on!
Hannah aspires to emulate the likes of Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe and Heidi Klum. “These women are influential in the entertainment world not only for their talent as performers, but also as business savvy spokesmodels. I love Lucy first and foremost for her groundbreaking audacity in the television world as a leading lady who wasn’t ever afraid to laugh at herself. All three women radiate self-confidence, blind ambition and inspire others to love their own physical and mental power.” Her goal in the entertainment world is quite similar.
Hannah’s mother, Kathryn Jost, has always been the most positive influence in her life especially food and fitness. “Kathryn is an amazing cook, but her niche lies in raw recipes. She is the one who taught me the majority of what I know about nutrition and helped me to decode food into simple equations”, says Hannah. “We believe that food is medicinal, and can be used to heal and strengthen the body.” Known around Houston for her own endeavors in sustainable living and healthy lifestyle, Hannah’s mother has often been showcased in local fitness magazines as a health guru. Her father, Charlie Jones AKA PapparazziChaz, has not only been her personal photographer, documenting every moment of her life, but also her most trusted and beloved hair stylist. Hannah grew up sweeping hair in his salon and entertaining customers as her father made each and every one them feel special. “His art form is bringing out the best in people. Clients at Charlie’s Hair Productions sit in his chair feeling so-so and leave transformed into fabulous versions of themselves”. At her father’s salon, she picked up the skills of engaging people while helping them to reveal and showcase their best attributes.
“’Some say that I’m a dreamer’ and ‘all you need is love’ are lyrics I live by,” Hannah says. “To believe in your dreams is to manifest them in the physical world. I look towards nature and the metaphysical power of the universe for inspiration and motivation. Once you set your mind to something, it can be accomplished. We are all alchemists for unlimited possibilities of creation”.
Hannah strives to be a world wide influence of sustainable lifestyle and an advocate for everyone’s unique artistic expression. Her passion is inspiring others to pursue their own dreams with the knowledge that they can achieve any goal no matter the size. She plans to teach individuals how to cultivate miracles within themselves. Look for her work promoting healthy habits and lifestyles with the arts and entertainment industry as she leads the way in New Age thinking.
Model: Hannah Jones – Industry, LA Models, America’s Next Top Model
Photographer: Taylor Kent www.taylorkenttakesphotos.tumblr.com
Styled by: Lexington Matix www.swaychic.com
Hair/MakeUp: Meagan Schmitz
Photo Assistant: Nicholas Weber www.nickweberphotography.blogspot.com
“Libra brand represents an alternative “path”, where the boundaries between art and fashion are always thinner. Libra vital blood is the influence of the design but also of the organic architecture and art in its most hallucinated and visionary version. Its accessories are a game of shapes and volumes that recall the world of insects and its exoskeletons, shells and soft parts. It is also strong the recall to human body organs: heart, muscles, nerves and lymphatic system. By reassessing them in a biomechanical key, what it comes out is a product with a strongly futuristic style. The dresses and the bags are self-produced with leather and firts choice Itaian fabric. The handles in plexiglass and aluminium are made by discarding materials of other industries and the serial number ensures the uniqueness. The final result is the combination of productive processes on demand typical of industrial production and the knowledge of the handycraft Made in Italy.”
photographer Patrizia Fusi
fashion designer Emilia Siano, Libra Project
fashion stylist Viviana Crosato
make-up artist Jessica Falerno
model Veronica Lido @ GLAMOUR MODEL MANAGEMENT www.glamourmodelmanagement.com
Positivity. Love. Gratitude.
A simple approach to custom designs. Quality, attention to detail, and delivering something the customer will enjoy for years to come; all part of the process when you have a custom piece made by Poirier.
Not only aiming to create clothing that customers love, but even more than that, Poirier wants them to love THEMSELVES in the clothing. Whether it’s an evening gown for a special event or a well tailored shirt for every day wear, it should feel important when you wear it. You don’t need to go to a black tie affair to wear quality clothing. And you shouldn’t have to settle for low-quality, poorly fit clothing off the rack if you don’t want to.
Originally from the Seattle area, Poirier is currently involved in shows in both Boston and Seattle. After completing a RAW showcase in Boston on October 11th, Poirier was nominated to participate in the RAWards semi-finals show in Boston on November 18th. In the meantime, Poirier also visited Seattle on November 10th to showcase ten new one-of-a-kind gowns, and to promote the launch of a women’s ready-to-wear line, Belles Étoiles, in 2013.
Over the next few years, Poirier plans to continue to focus on providing custom luxury pieces while Belles Étoiles focuses on accessible, luxury ready-to-wear clothing. After Belles Étoiles is up and running, the next plan is to launch Légende de l’Homme, a men’s luxury ready-to-wear line, possibly as early as 2014.
www.bellesetoiles.com (coming soon)
Photography: Hollis Hall
Model: Megan Geraldi
Portland Fashion Week has a new name: FASHIONxt. Pronounced Fashion Next, this show is about sustainability, forward thinking fashion, technology, and practicality all rolled into one show!
With an opening day nod to third year PFW alum and Project Runway winner Seth Aaron, the show started with some concept looks that married Seth’s view of wearable technology in collaboration with Viktor Luna, also of Project Runway.
The next collection was Reborn by Soham Dave from New York featuring short one piece designs accessorized with head scarves that were flirty and almost scandalous. Perfect Springtime wear for Portland’s fashion forward thinkers.
Portland’s atelier Exclusively Yours featured flowing looks that make one yearn for Spring already. Vibrant colors with light, flowing material in bright colors made these eye-catching designs some of the best of the show.
Viktor Luna closed day one of FASHIONxt with bold formal statements of brilliantly conceived matching looks for men and women. Seeing the two looks side by side was a lesson on how fabric and colors can be manipulated into masculine or feminine looks by lines and cut alone. The two looks together formed a powerful statement of unity.
Rose City Photography
Keith and Megan of Bon Voyage Vintage invite you to come join them for the opening of their new shop! Bon Voyage Vintage, (110 south Washington St.) right in the heart of pioneer square this Friday October 12th.
The shop is already open now from 11-7pm daily. But this Friday night from 6-10pm they will be serving drinks and snacks, with a live DJ, and a surprise live performance that will blow your mind!
Don’t miss out on all the fun! Bon Voyage Vintage
On February 1st, we heard the news that Susan G. Komen was going to cut funding to Planned Parenthood’s preventative clinical breast exams to uninsured women. Although they have reversed their decision, the Seattle fashion community was inspired to come together to show our support to Planned Parenthood and dedicate a fashion and arts event where benefits went directly to to Planned Parenthood of The Great Northwest. Just four weeks later with 14 designers, 60 models, 30 hair stylists & makeup artists, 40 volunteers, 10 performers, 45 sponsors and 300 attendees, Seattle came together to stand with Planned Parenthood, and the result was a phenomenal success. Now, we’re bringing the Pink Carpet Project to Portland!
The event will be emceed by the dynamic and fashionable duo: Eden Dawn, Fashion Editor of Portland Monthly Magazine, and the Mercury’s Marjorie Skinner. The Pink Carpet Project will present collections by both Seattle and Portland’s top designers. Event proceeds will go to benefit Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.
The Pink Carpet Project is presented by one of Seattle’s top fashion designers, Cameron Levin, and public relations & event producer, Grace Kelly. The two partnered in February of 2012 to organize and produce Seattle’s wildly popular, highly successful Pink Carpet Project benefit, and continue this effort to highlight and fundraise for Planned Parenthood chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest as volunteers.
● Cameron Levin
● Clair Vintage Inspired
● English Department
● IDOM Clothing
● Joshua Buck’s Chicago Harper
● Lindsey Reif
● Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse
● Lisa Vian Hunter, featured on NBC’s “Fashion Star”
● LouLouLove Swimwear, by Seattle Seahawk’s Sea Gal, Lindsay Moen
● Sharon Blair, owner of Portland Sewing and SKPDX
Pink Carpet Project:
Portland & Seattle Fashion Stand with Planned Parenthood
Date: Thursday, August 2nd (8pm)
Location: Pacific Northwest College of the Arts
This is a 21+ event.
GA: $20 Standing
VIP :$75 VIP Front row seating, swag bag and drink ticket
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With Froschhammer & Rosenvogel meets Vaporetta Berlin I found a cozy environment, friendly hosts and lovely and uniquely designed pieces of jewelry.
Froschhammer & Rosenvogel. Galerie, showroom
On Tuesday night I attended the Projekt Galerie – Berlin Fashion Week Opening Party. A three floor club with a wonderful terrace facing one of the Berlin’s huge squares. A vibrant, young and unique way to party and welcome the Fashion Week. Different kind of shows: psychedelic and relaxing visuals, several exhibitions, live music, DJing. etc…
Projekt Galerie – Berlin Fashion Week Opening Party
Four shows in one and they managed to fit everything in just one and a half hour: well done! Located in a very characteristic industrial area of Berlin, there is a 2 room location: one room hosting runaways and one the second kind of lounge room: a bar for drinks and some quiet space for interviews.
Designers: Franziska Michael, Marc Andersen, Emilia Tikka, Studio Laend Phuengkit
Designer Scouts, runaways
Felix Club Restaurant is one of the most exclusive of Berlin’s restaurants and clubs in the heart of Berlin. Inside, everything looks just so majestic, with a sleek minimalism style of 1940s New York. Mila Miyahara displayed a classic runaway, elegant and simply beautiful with live music in the styling of intermezzo. Friendly Fur kept pace with a mixture of runaway and shows keeping the guests lively.
Felix Club Restaurant, runaways
Designers: Mila Miayhara, Friendly Fur
Julice en R√™ve, runaway
At first, the location, basically a bar/YOUGURTERIA made me think the show would have not been up to the Julice en R√™ve name; well, I had to change my mind as soon as the show began: beautiful models, the runaway was well organized and, of course, a bushel of lovely dresses.
Designer: Julice en R√™ve
Irina Schrotter, runaway
Well, everything was up to Irina Schrotter with this locaton. Hosted in one of the most SUGGESTIVE squares in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz manage to set up an incredible “tent” just for fashion week. Filling up one hour before the beginning of the show, time for a few drinks and then, half an hour of just magnificent runaway: Earth tones with pops of color splash the runway, simple feel/stunning designs. If I’d have to find something to be disappointed of, well, that could only have been the weather since, outside, it was raining cats and dogs.
Designer: Irina Schotter
Irene Luft, runaway
Hosted in the same Mercedes-Benz’ tent as the Irina Schrotter fashion show yet another great fashion show by Irene Luft and, I have to repeat myself here, everything was up to the name of the designer. I couldn’t find one single thing to be disappointed of; this time even the sun was shining. Light and sheer fabric danced down the runway, the romantic lace complimenting beautifully.
Designer: Irene Luft
Zoe Belle Jewelry meets Florale Welten, showroom
A true match made in heaven, flowers and jewels oh my! Brilliantly executed displays bringing both nature and jewelery together, creating a truly magical scene.
Designer: Zoe Belle
The fashion week in Berlin has been one of the most extraordinary experience ever. In 5 days I’ve managed to attend over 12 shows, I’ve taken the tram at least 30 times, I’ve talked to about 50 different people, I’ve walked for more than 20 hours, I’ve slept less than 20, I’ve changed lenses more than 75 times and, I have also managed to buy a new hard drive. Definitely beyond my personal expectations.
I have to say thank you to Yana Ratthey, Managing Director of Showrooms Days Berlin, for allowing me to be part of such incredible event. And thank you to ImpostorMag as well to giving me the opportunity to share with [potentially] anyone out there this incredible piece of my life.
- Paolo Farinella
Don’t let the name fool you… these aren’t your mama’s jeans. Once you slip into a pair of Mother denim you will never go back! The lovechild of former creative director of 7 for all Mankind, Tim Kaeding, and Citizens of Humanity President of Sales, Lela Tillman, Mother focuses on creating the perfect jean with a texture that leaves you swooning.
Designer: Mother Denim
Photographer: Gage Konner
Model: Amy Treat
Designer: Free People
Model: Megan Hoye
Photography, styling, makeup: True Life Photography
It’s not hard to fall in love with and take inspiration from 60s fashion with designers like Pierre Cardin, André Courrège, Yves Saint Laurent, and Pucci. The major influence of Givenchy, who helped to define the 1960s refined style by dressing its most elegant actress, Audrey Hepburn, both on screen and off. And Ossie Clark, dressing celebrities like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Twiggy, Liza Minnelli, and Talitha Getty. The 60’s are going to be sizzling this summer.
How To, Head To Toe:
Lips left bare, cover over with foundation or light lipstick so that all the focus is put on the eyes. Big false lashes are a must, top and bottom. Line dark eyeliner all the way around the eye, as well as in your crease line. Mod makeup is all about drama! So amp it up!
Short, boyish hairstyles.
Its all about fun abstract geometric patterns and colorful graphics! Bright colour blocking.
Clean makeup, winged-out eyeliner
Effortless and sexy, natural
Collars, Uber-short hemlines, Belts, and Lace, lace, and more lace! Soft and sexy, folk fashion – a free spirited style with a Parisian influence.
That sultry little pout with long lashes and don’t skimp on the eyeliner
Bed hair with a little volume or a bouffant!
It’s all about the curves with cuts that draw in the waist and accentuate the bust and hips. Circle skirts, pencil skirts, and pants with a high waists.
~ Catrina Hall