High Line Back To School Fashion Show

Fashion Week starts early with the first-ever public fashion show on the High Line, New York City’s elevated railway-turned-park. The Friends of the High Line will present the High Line Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. within the Chelsea Market Passage, the semi-enclosed passageway on the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets in Manhattan. The show will be free, and open to visitors of all ages.

 

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Curated by Friends of the High Line and 13 local teens, with production assistance and artistic direction from Harlem’s Fashion Row and Caravan Stylist Studio, the High Line Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show will feature professional models wearing fresh fall fashions for young adults, designed and styled by local teens in collaboration with emerging and established American fashion designers, including Boy Meets Girl, Huminska, Junk Food Clothing, LaQuan Smith, Tabii Just and Synderela, and complemented by shoes and accessories selected by the teens from HSN.com and Michelle Vale.

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Live Olive: Interview with Reiki Master, Susan Portillo

Have you ever heard of Reiki? Reiki is a healing technique that was discovered in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui, a practicing monk. This healing technique is a form of hands on healing that utilizes the “universal life force.” Curious, I reached out to Reiki Master and spiritual healer, Susan Portillo, to learn more about the practice and theory behind it.

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Olive Goil: Joanne Nosuchinsky, 2013 Miss New York USA

Meet Joanne Nosuchinsky, who was crowned Miss New York USA 2013 in January. This beauty queen and aspiring actress calls Hell’s Kitchen in New York City her home and can be seen every Saturday night in the off-Broadway show, “The Awesome 80s Prom.” We chatted about what it takes to win a beauty pageant and what it means to be “a broken cheerleader.” Remember her name and face because, with her drive and ambition, this girl is going straight to the top!

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Photo credit: Niko Paleologus

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Olive Oyl Gets “Hot Under the Collar” in August Issue of ELLE

Featured in the August issue of ELLE magazine (U.S. edition) is a beautifully styled eight page spread of breath-taking Olive Oyl-inspired fashions. From Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Valentino to Alice + Olivia and Ralph Lauren, stylist Beth Fenton perfectly curated a collection of whimsical and nautical-worthy outfits that has me clapping my hands and looking forward to Fall 2013 with glee. What an honor to have model, Clarice Silva Vitkauskas, pose as me too! My cup truly runneth over.

August 2013 issue of ELLE

August 2013 issue of ELLE

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