Elegant evening wear was the name of the game at this show. Fitted billowing gowns with high slits in bright colors with cascading shades, mixed with black and white structured dresses and separates dominated the runway. The fabrics varied from light chiffon to heavy leather. The collection got its edge from the geometrical head pieces showcased by some of the models.
Entitled “Second Skin” this was the second collection for the young designer. It was inspired by wildlife and used natural materials, light and transparent fabrics, and lots of animal prints. The whole collection could be characterized by strong color and design that uses more and more fabric as you reach the bottom. As evident from this show animal prints remain a strong trend for the next season.
The Brazilian-born designer was one of the few to show men’s-wear. His outrageous sports-wear line was bursting with: stripes, flowers, animal prints, tie-dye, and color-blocking. The designs were a lot to take in alone but the extravagant headpieces added to the feeling of being overwhelmed. The clothes seemed out of date but the models wearing them were certainly just right.
This was an event held to help raise money for the Israeli Gay Youth organization. Various designers donated their cloths to help raise funds. It was a fun runway show and an exciting party. This was not about the fashion but about helping out those who need it.
Earlier this year, we wrote about Shyne, the gangster rapper-turned-reformed hip hop star who managed to overcome his jail sentence to start his life over. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, Shyne (formerly known as Jamaal Barrow) found himself in the middle of that now-famous bar shooting with Puff Daddy (now known as P. Diddy) and Jennifer Lopez. (Don’t any rappers keep the same names?)
While serving his sentence, Shyne legally changed his name to Moses Levi Ben-David, claiming that his entire life made it clear that he possessed a Jewish soul, not to mention his Jewish grandmother. Lest anyone think that this was a PR move or only the latest celebrity to superficially embrace the Kabbalistic aspect of Judaism (see Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, etc.), think again.
Shyne’s latest move may be getting good PR but it’s anything but a stunt. Along with Oleh! Records and the King David Foundation, the world’s most famous Orthodox rapper (we’ll call Matisyahu a reggae singer) has launched “Let’s Fill This Town With Musicians” to benefit local communities in Belize, his homeland.
Called a “peace corps type music program”, this project plans to bring Israeli musicians and music teachers to Belize to help keep underprivileged urban youth off the streets. By providing music education to foster creativity, these kids can direct their energies into something productive rather than into street crime, violence, and drugs. Aside from the fact that he was born in Belize City and that his father is the current Prime Minister of the country, who better to impart the lessons of “turning your life around through music” better than Shyne?
Ok, so we get it: Shyne is Belizean. But why would Israel send teachers halfway around the world? Because that’s what they do, silly. If you missed it, after the horrific earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Israel was among the first to respond in setting up a field hospital. After the monstrous tsunami of 2005, Israel sent numerous forms of aid to help deal with both survivors and victims in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and other countries. There are numerous other examples of Israel helping other nations, even those with which it lacks diplomatic relations.
You think Canada, the US, and Europe are in financial straits? Belize has a whopping 43% of its population living below the poverty line, and the overwhelming majority of children do not complete primary school. To assist with the building of a state-of-the-art music center for this impoverished community which would not otherwise be able to provide for its children, Oleh! Records and the King David Foundation are also leading a fundraising campaign in hopes of raising $100,000 by January 1, 2012.
If you choose to donate, not only will you be giving to a good cause, but you can earn one of the following, contingent on the size of your donation:
I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind a private concert in one of the most fun party cities on the planet. Here’s to Shyne for helping to make the world a better place.
Visit to Canada’s French province during autumn is quite a spectacular experience with nature, trees and change of colorful leaves
Quebec, the only French province in Canada, is a place greatly influenced by European culture and architecture, combining North American and European styles in one location.
Quebec’s largest city is Montreal, also known as the cultural capital of Canada. Montrealers speak two languages: English and French.
Every summer, the city hosts Grand Prix auto races, jazz performances, standup comedy festivals and firework competitions on the Saint Lawrence River.
In the city’s old port, right by the river, you come across street performers and painters, jewelry stands, restaurants and local dishes.
Across the river is a unique group of residential buildings, with a modular design called Habitat 67. It was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, who gained his international recognition due to this very project. Down the road is the famous Montreal Casino.
Downtown Montreal is a lively area and includes a Chinatown district and the Gay Village, which is the gay-friendly neighborhood.
About a three-hour drive from Montreal is the province’s capital, Quebec City. During the Canadian fall, the driving itself is quite a spectacular experience with nature, trees and the change of colorful leaves decorating the sides of the highway.
http://www.FTV.com/videos AKKO – FashionTV highlights Akko, a city in the Western Galilee area of north Israel. Akko is one of the oldest regions of the country. FTV brings some of its most beautiful girls along for a tour along the coast as well as some of the historical forts and landmarks. First, the girls explore and then feast on a delicious meal of fish, before getting ready for a fun night out at the Avalon club. Rita and Sinia say hello to FashionTV as the girls enter the club in some of their hottest partywear. Dancers are already partying on the table tops. Some of them wear F crystal tattoos. The F Vodka: Elixir of Fashion makes the rounds exclusively at the VIP tables. The next day, models like Elena Rokah relax with massages, head to the beach, and lounge by the pool for a sun-drenched day.
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