FLAMINGO-Vintage Pound-Grand Opening-‘It’s a Groovy Kind of Love’, Saving the Planet, Stylishly. Sept 21-22 ’18

by Cristiane Roget, Sr. Correspondent Allfashion.press  a division of AdAvenueGroup.com  –  rsvp 310-220-9118

FAD.D. West Wynwood-Miami/ Be the first! in South Florida to experience American  Made Vintage from the Beat 50’s to the Disco 90’s  – Purchased by the Pound at Flamingo, Vintage Pound Grand Opening!  Guests are invited to attend the VIP Media Reception & Sneak Preview – Friday – September 21 from 4PM – 8PM.  The Grand Open House is slated to un-spool SaturdaySeptember 22 from  1 PM to 8PM.

Guests may r.s.v.p. at  http://www.facebook.com/events/2018226851755227/?ti=icl

The debut opening weekend of Flamingo, Vintage Pound, brings  a new breed of clothing retail that specializes in  retro wearable’s and collectibles curated and sold by the pound. The all-day open house celebration features a vintage car display from South Beach Classics.  Music by Jolt Radio, an online radio station based in the Fashion Allapattah Design District (FAD.D.) will showcase e-jays spinning  eclectic and genre specific vinyl for your listening pleasure.  Gourmet tasting menu’s with locally crafted libations will be served, so,  come with an appetite and empty out the penny bank.

Flamingo’s Vintage Pound Grand Opening has the entire Wynwood and Miami community rallying around the sneak preview. “We received 100’s of RSVP’s even prior to this announcement,” confirms Daniel Martinez, Founder and CEO of Flamingo – Vintage Pound and Vintage Kilo in EuropeDaniel attributes this out pouring to their loyal customers “passing the wordfrom FVP’s outlets in Manhattan, Houston, New Mexico and  Barcelona and now in the burgeoning Fashion Allapattah Design District, FAD.D.  (1 block West of I-95)

Daniel says “Add up 2 years in the build out at 791 NW 29th Street on the corner of NW 7th Avenue/441-StateRoad 7 in Miami , 33127 and an onerous permitting process,  this is one store whose time has come!” With T-shirt’s  to Tuxedo’s the average age of our inventory is older than much of our loyal clientele.  Our motto is  to Restyle – Refashion and Revamp.”

“Good things never die.  There is a new breed of shoppers that have made Flamingo, Vintage Pound  their first stop on the search for what makes-up their sartorial statement,” says Carmen Brizuela and Alexandra Suarez , Flamingo’s Miami stylists.  Carmen’s carefully curated looks change daily as bundles of new T’s, overalls, and slinky- sexy dresses arrive from America ports of call.

Among the co- hosts are Serge Achilles of “Hukilou“, Master Vegan Chef Rahien Jones and Patricia Jones author of the bestselling , ‘The New Vegan’ of Vegan’s Gone Wild. The food wise trifecta has made their name at their world famous ‘The New Vegan’ Delray Beach, Florida.  The word is out additional gourmet food trucks are invited to participate.

Flamingo – Vintage Pound Grand Opening Menu include ‘tastes of chickn’,  that isn’t – it is a succulent take on ‘jackfruit’ and chickpea.  For those who love breakfast 24 hours a day order up the TNV toasty waffle delight with farm fresh organic strawberries and just a dollop of Pena Colada  Yummii Frozen Liquor Bars ™ on top.

Also on the menu is the debut of Monsieur Poutine ™, an unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds.  “Did someone say low carb diet food?” says Catherine and Youri  Milfort.  This is  the quickest fix for a case of the munchies or a dog sled trip across the frozen tundra.   Youri, a native of Montreal, “hey”, boasts this is the  province’s gastronomic achievement reaching dizzying heights. Let Quebec be forever known as the place where poutine began.  Ask for a chaser of Code Rum ™ on ice for the perfect pairing.

“The event serves as a follow-up to the 4 day Swim the Globe  an official Swim Week activation, confirms Jennifer Sclafani, of  Showroom 305 and the Miami Fashion Collective a founder of the  burgeoning fashion-centric FAD District.

French – Spanish Vintners, from the Blue Bear International Corp, and purveyors of healthy edibles from gourmet organic baby food to plump Spanish olives will  be sampling throughout the two days. The menu is paired with beverages that include a blissful blend of  Soul Cachaca ™ and Pure Brazilian Coconut Water ™ poured pink from the sustainable coconut shell . For each bottle sold of PBCW the creators under the stewardship of CEO – Founder, Rob Paladino is replanting 1 square foot of the Amazon Rain Forest.   Rum Barcelo™ is blending signature cocktails with infusions of tropical seasonal fruit from our back yards.

Pump  up the volume on that unique fashion statement while being kind to our environment by reducing waste from fast disposable fashion.  Confirms Daniel, “Many items sell within minutes of their arrival at a fraction of the cost one finds at posh boutiques and mass market outlets.  Every item at Flamingo, Vintage Pound is one of a kind. No chance of seeing your body double at your next outing.  Hesitate  and that ‘must have’ is gone forever.”

Take Brielle, a recent Miami Ad School Graduate prepping for her first position at the esteemed Ogilvie Ad Agency or Axelle, a 18 year-old fashion model. The two are gearing up to win Flamingo’s mad dash at the Grand Opening sneak preview Saturday – September 22, 2018.  Axelle admits she was on the hunt for a pair of tight distressed jeans with a boot cut and the only problem she  encountered was the selection exceeded the need.  Buying by the pound “I bought three pairs for what would be the average price at a mall or posh boutique.  Two pairs for me and one for my bestie”.  Confirm’s Jennifer Sclafani, of Miami Fashion Collective, and founder of  Swim the Globe – “With the arrival of  Flamingo Vintage Pound is just one more anxiously anticipated addition to our burgeoning fashion destination.

Special thank you- gratzie tanti – Merci Beaucoup -Gracias a – Printopia – Meishan, Nicole, Serge Achilles  – James Quinlan –

SWIM THE GLOBE `18 – Steers the Course Toward a More Sustainable Apparel & Fashion Industry

For Immediate Release July 22, 2018

by Cristiane Roget, correspondent AdAvenuegroup -Forbes Francais – allfashion.press, Epoch Times

SWIM THE GLOBE `18 -Collections of sustainable Men and Women’s Resort and Swimwear modeled by a bevy of  breathtaking talent visibly having fun strutted the Swim the Globe Runway, this past week at the National Hotel – Miami Beach, a Beachside Resort.  The makers of SWIM THE GLOBE presented a calendar of non-stop events, product activations, top tier DJ’s, an inspired pop-up New York style Art Exhibit by the international club promoters of Kama Beach Club and gold gilded bottles of Lamborghini prosecco, Pure Brazilian Coconut Water and sips of Mega Way keeping  the-by-invitation only guests hydrated.

The grass root sponsors and underwriters embraced the vision of the Blue Water Mission during the opening night reception in the wood paneled and beveled glass lounge on July 12th.

The Summer Season previews (with many styles available for immediate delivery)  featured   Fyn, Nora,  PintArena Swim, Boto Men’s, Cover Male by John Casablanca,Voyage Swimwear, Amita Naithani, Guria,  Maylana and  Sunshine State.  Each collection is informed by the diversity of their ountry of origin with this year’s iteration featuring Brazil, Colombia, Canada, India, Boracay -Philippines, Puerto Rico  and the USA.

THE OFFICIAL SWIM THE GLOBE PROGRAM http://allfashion.press/STG2018.pdf

Allapattha/ Miami  In order to preserve our verdant resources;  SWIM THE GLOBE’s Official Calendar & Handbook , courtesy of PrintTopia USA, the STG event creators elected to limit printing to the “Collector’s Edition of the  Official SWIM THE GLOBE 2018 Handbook & Holiday Guide” .  Feel free to open this link to preserve your memories in the SWIM THE GLOBE  OFFICIAL PROGRAM.

SWIM THE GLOBE WRAP UP – These  photos say it all.


WORLD RED EYE  http://worldredeye.com/2018/07/swim-globe-vip-media-opening-reception-benefiting-blue-missions-group-national-hotel/


SWIM THE GLOBE 2018 – was called an “unequivocal success!” by the over 2000 special invited guests who meandered through the National Hotel Miami Beach, Beachfront Resort, a luminous recreation of mid century grandeur .  Guests languished about the endless Infinity Pool and leaned into the catwalk over four days and nights, under a canopy of blazing stars. “Swim the Globe was a fluid affair...” according to  James Eisele *  as he fervently innovated products shots with pop-up shop proprietors  that included Yummii Frozen Liquor Pops, Beniley Med Spa and her tubular Stem Cell based products, Desiree’s Boho chic bathing suits and  with guests hydrating with refreshing sips of  Voss and Pure Brazilian Coconut  Water .  According to Marisol Edwards, Marketing Director and Brand Ambassador,For each bottle of Pure Brazilian Coconut Water soldone square foot of the Amazon is being reclaimed.”  We are  “refreshing the world with pure purpose”, according to PBCW Founder Rob Palladino.

Several world debuts also took place in the midst of the festivities that included the launch of Bella Generation Hair Systems and the preview of the 2019 Vespa on display for the first time in South Florida.  Gratzie Tanti,  Tony C., Ken S. and Javier.

The STG producers Jennifer Sclafani of Miami Fashion Collective and Jeffrey Lubin a seasoned fashion curator that ran the runways at IMG were joined by friends, underwriters, sponsors the fashion forward and trend makers with the SWIM WEEK press corp documenting the proceedings.  “A grateful note of appreciation to all those, too numerous to name, who SWAM THE GLOBE with them this year”.  Anna Chu, who recently opened a vintage and consignment store at the Hotel Croydon – 3720 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 33140 (just North of Faena). A destination boutique has become a nust vist location for anyone seeking a unique designer fashion statement.  Anna styled Swim the Globe, she is known as the “Queen of Vintage” who has “dressed the world’! All of the producers and founders are committed to steering the course toward a more environmentally conscientious and sustainable Apparel Industry (and planet) in 2019, and beyond.

Up Next from AllFashion.press – ColombiaModa Medellin Colombia, Los Angeles Fashion Week, and Art Basil with Daniel Stanford in December 2018.

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Colombia & South Florida Fashion & Textile Industry Rebounds – As Trump’s Trade Tariffs Escalate Today To $250 Billion.

To Circulate to 7,500 Fashion Writers and bloggers Tuesday – August 28, 2018-  6 AM EST

Miami.FL. / The Inex * Colombiamoda Fashion Week un-spooled July 25 -27 in the bucolic, post modern city of Medellin,Colombia. Attendance included 56,000 fashion-forward visitors, 13,000 domestic and international buyers, representing 13 countries.  Collections if the next ‘must have’ trends and soon to be classic designs were showcased by 500 exhibitors  and consecutive around the clock catwalks playing to capacity visitors of 1000 or more.  serenaded by man of the moment, JBalvin, a Medellin native.

Colombia’s  Fashion Week coincided with a post in Business of Fashion confirming, “A new round of proposed tariffs on Chinese goods ,with 200 pages of items including apparel and textiles, were valued at a whopping USD $250 billion!”

With over a third of US clothing imported from China, and despite assurances from the US Administration that the new tariffs would  impose “maximum pain on China, minimum pain on consumers,” downplaying the inevitability of price hikes and disruptions in supply chains is naive if not blatantly counter-intuitive.

Said Hun Quach, Vice President of International Trade for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, “Consumers, businesses and American jobs dependent on trade are  in the cross hairs of an escalating global trade war.”  The disruption of supply chains, the imposition of exorbitant tariffs (dubbed the “Trump Tax”) resulting in wavering confidence in exports are but a few reasons North Americans will predictably be suffering soon from sticker shock at the cash register. While many of the current administration’s  supporters may bear the brunt the agile among us are seeking alternatives. Colombia making for the ideal trade partner.

The new duties are “a reckless strategy that will boomerang back to harm US families and workers,” said David French, the National Retail Federation’s senior V.P.  for government relations, while laying the blame at the president’s shiny, elevator shoes.

As adversity is the mother of invention, Colombia’s apparel industry is joining forces with South Florida and California fashion makers and purveyors with a palatable push back to fill the looming gap.  Kacie Schweikhardt,  a curator for  the California based Pure Lorraine (PL+US) attended Colombiamoda, produced in part by Inex and Procolombia  whose mandate is to advance economic that is sustainable and transparent.  She attended Colombiamoda, prospecting for new eco-friendly collections to represent.   She observed, “Colombia’s fashion, apparel and textile industry is in ascendance.  It is positively positioned to assume the mantle as a top tier trade and sourcing partner, especially in Florida, the eastern seaboard and California.”

Colombia has historically been a major player in the manufacture of polyester, denim, leather attire, private label brands and accessories, with exports in 2017 rounding out at USD $225 million. “Colombia is assuming an aggressive stance with an eye on reversing the trend toward throwaway and fast fashion, that continues to decimate our planet. “We are developing a strategic alliance with a plastic waste recycler to manufacture a polyester that is a better quality, more durable and environmental friendly. We can actually tell you how many plastic bottles were recycled to make your shirt!, says. Dan Haime, Senior VP of Global Sales for his family owned and operated Textilia, S.A.S. “Granted it is a bit more expensive, and it remains to be seen if North American consumers are willing to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to investing in technology to reduce waste for the good of our planet,”  according to third generation Colombia textile manufacture Dan Haime of Textilia with headquarters in the capital city, Bogota. “Colombia’s relevance as a source and supplier of customized fabric, whether high grade polyester, denim, cotton, or other synthetics, and all manner of finished goods is on the rebound after a two year slump. The growth spurt is measurable and in direct proportion to restraints on the import of wearable goods from Asia, specifically China.”

A  downturn in Colombia export and domestic sales over the last two years may best be attributed  to “our adapting  to advanced technology, shifts in retail trends from brick and mortar  to ‘see now – buy now’ online commerce, and  ‘a Denim  slowdown,’  according to Natalie Kingham  of MatchesFashion.com.  With the  downturn demand for denim as the fabric de rigueur did not bode well for Colombia’s mainstay textile.


Caption: Textilia SAS , this is not your typical seamstress and alterations shop.

“As the trade war escalates, companies are looking to move production closer to reduce freight costs with higher levies on the horizon.  We in the Fashion industry are re calibrating by sourcing domestically and redefining the business that is   ” chimed in Jennifer Sclafani, President of Showroom-305 based in the Miami Fashion Collective located in the  burgeoning Fashion Allapattha Design District (FAD.D) .  “Entering its third decade, Colombiamoda, la Semana de Moda ® and the concurrent Textiles 2 Expo are the most significant fashion confab in the Latin American Hemisphere,” according to Sergio Echeverria, Fashion Coordinator – Pro Colombia – Los Angeles.

The bounce back in 2018 was palpable. Colombia is poised to revitalize its industry with superlative designers,  “that are not only ahead of the trends but are, in fact, creating them,” according to Ismael Trivino of ProColombia- Miami.


Hot on the runways and adorning the audiences this last week were gender-less vertical vintage stripes in cocoa, ivory and mandarin.  Jeans, tight white T’s accessorized  by splashy, juicy colored kimonos were everywhere on and off the catwalk.   From swimwear to evening wear there was more goldenrod than a field of, well, goldenrod.

Combine trend makers with fabric factories and manufacturers that are stoked up to meet demand, whether small quantity designer labels or high volume merchandise, Colombia-made goods are a hand-in-glove fit domestically and for those abroad.


Feeling the squeeze from the ‘Trump tariffs’ were a cadre of consultants sleuthing around for alternative supply sources outside China.  They were representatives of household name fashion brands, big box chain stores to luxury malls from Dubai  to DeMoines.  Countless fashion curators, sales reps and the fashion-forward were entertained by consecutive runway shows that could have easily been mistaken for those in  Milan , Paris or New York. Prescient  attendees and a cosmopolitan press corps surveyed  the landscape as an alternative to pre-existing and established supply lines.

Among the standouts were Four Brothers,  classic button down men’s wear with a cornucopia of clever emojis woven into the socks.  The “made with love” hand-tooled sunglasses, with a vast collection that is filled with history and a commitment to the environment and watches with rare dried flowers embedded in the face were the highlight from Fento represented by Alejandro Monsalve.  The Taller Alado sculptured wool and filter  fiber appliqués in organic neutrals, Lugo Logo men’s couture with  luminescent green beetles on hand stitched suits and tails reminiscent of Royal occasions by Alejando LugoParchita Form handbags channeled the late Kate Spade with geometric forms in primary Crayola colors are seeing  extend their brands reach across borders.

The rousing event  concluded with  the street-smart Disney collection for the “urban citizen” that saw Minnie and Mickey holding hands while  taking a turn down a glitter festooned runway.  The sartorial complement of J Balvin, a native of Medellin, appearing live at the GEF Department Store and recently sharing the stage with “The Biebs,”  one could do worse for a defacto brand ambassador.

Collateral damage from the looming tariffs may actually be a silver lining for those fashion forward who appreciate that Colombia is a watershed of creative design, combined with the most impeccable workmanship found anywhere on the planet.” commented  Kacie Schweikhardt, attending Colombia Moda prospecting for designers focused on a more eco-friendly approach to manufacture and bent on extending their brands to California and beyond.

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SWIM THE GLOBE – SWIM WEEK’s 4 Day National Hotel Activation – Announces 4 Trade Show Stands & Additional Stages – Ocean Front & Deco Ballroom

by  Correspondent – Cristiane Roget,  VIP –  AdAvenueGroup.com, Epoch Times

Miami Beach/FL  “Demand for entry into 2nd Annual SWIM THE GLOBE, one of the most anticipated events on the annual Swim Week’s Official Calendar, is adding an additional runway in the National Hotel’s Deco Ballroom to complement the stage and runway that is set to grace the oceanfront infinity pool,” confirmed Jennifer Sclafani, STG Co-Founder and the force behind the newly inaugurated Miami Fashion Collective located in a spacious historical bungalow in the burgeoning West Wynwood, FAD District.  (Fashion Allapattha Design District)

SWIM THE GLOBE (STG)  commemorates, the 36th annual SWIM SHOW, the world’s largest and best attended trade show for  swimwear, resort and sportswear collections.  From July 12 to July 15, the luxurious National Hotel and Oceanside Resort at 1677 Collins Avenue – Miami Beach, FL 33139 will host, “ten consecutive runway shows and informal modeling featuring Showroom305’s designer swim and resort wear”. “Each designer’s collection is informed by their country of origin …. hence the name ‘SWIM THE GLOBE‘ with Brasil,  California, the Caribbean , France and India represented to date.   “The brand is evolving  organically,”  states recording artist Simone Stewart who coined the trademark last year.

Unique to this year’s four-day gathering;  “will be a coveted place on our two STG beachside and ballroom runways.  We are inviting for the first time ever emerging and established designers to preview their lines to our over 7000 invited buyers.  With a turnkey slot for group and solo shows still available we will  showcase alluring collections to complement Showroom305’s roster of fashion lines we proudly represent”,  states Sclafani.

“STG has slated a complement of ‘must attend’  gatherings.” according to TV Personality and Influencer Stephan Morris of CESV – Agency.   Pop-up Shops will provide guests with organic products direct from their makers, fashion  forward accessories, tastes of gourmet edibles and luscious libations.  An  ‘Island Time Hemp & Cannabinoid Station’, a gourmet brunch with an expert  fashioncentric moderated panel, an Art Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge for a quickie makeover and headline entertainment with a Decompression Sunday Pool Party are all on the SWIM THE GLOBE roster.  Book now the  ‘Storm the Beach‘  with a Saturday, July 14th  nod to Bastille Day that boasts a French wine tasting and gift totes.  For an up-to-the minute calendar – visit allfashion.press.

STG’s   Jeffrey Lubin,  a seasoned producer of countless International Management Group (IMG) Fashion Shows confirm, “Our branded Activations and top-tier sponsored events feature a bevy of international models, headline entertainment, sponsored showcases;   interspersed throughout the National Hotel.  At the heart of Miami Beach, the property  is an unrivaled destination recently restored to its ‘mid-century’ grandeur.

With over a decade in the New York to Miami fashion trade,  Showroom 305 under the direction of Sclafani has garnered an enviable network of fashion forward arbiters revealing tomorrow’s trends – today.    Sclafani  is emphatic when she says,  “We produce our shows ‘on time’ and exceed our underwriter’s goals.  We entertain our buyers, bloggers, influencers, fashion writers and special guests with occasions that are memorable for their attention to detail and professionalism.”

“An ambiance that engages with a schedule that is  tailor-made to grow our sponsors brand visibility while ramping  up their market share with that “je ne sais quoi ” is a formula for success,  confirms Francois Huynh, Co-Director of Media Relations for Five for Five and SWIM THE GLOBE.

Sclafani says, “South Florida is experiencing a resurgence in the Fashion Industry.  With local manufacturers ramping up production to offset the impending tariffs on an estimated 50 billion dollars in consumer goods.  South Florida’s ease of transport as a global gateway and sublime, year-round weather is a precursor to the region’s ascendance as a 21st Century international fashion hub.”

Back- to-back trade and fashion shows that include Coast (March 2018)  Trendz  in Palm Beach (April 2-17), the return of the Apparel Textile Show (May 21-23) and the launch of the Miami Fashion Collective in the burgeoning Fashion Allapattha Design (FAD.District) has put South Florida on the global industries radar.  “The vision behind the Miami Fashion Collective is to form a cohesive and affordable space for indie fashion professionals to collaborate”,  confirms Sclafani.

“Unlike the fashion weeks of yesteryear that were predictable “business-as-usual” we have ramped-up the entertainment quotient with live music and eclectic Influencers participation. Our unique program aligns us with our brand partners who share our innovative vision and goals,”  states Stephan Morris, host of the Sunday – July 15, Influencers Networking Brunch & Pool Party at the National’s Olympic size infinity pool.  Watch for headliner updates on www.allfashion.press.

Book early the gourmet brunch that includes a  panel discussion with industry leaders, including Cheryl Punk, U.S. Head of Marketing for Tissot, Swatch Group.  Confirms Lisa Sussman Red Carpet Host with AdAvenueGroup. “Discussions will unravel the challenges facing brick & mortars, ‘see & click’ mass consumerism and the demise of season based designer reveals.

Space is limited to 500 guests per on-the-hour gathering – with attendees consisting of an ad-hoc group of fashion Buyers, Influencers, established and emerging Designers, Photographers, Digital content producers, Media mavens, international Bloggers and a distinguished Press Corp reporting on the latest trends in Fashion, Finance, Film, Fine Food, Luxury Lifestyle on the road less traveled.

Jennifer Sclafani – Founder Swim the Globe -July 12-15, 2018 National Hotel

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“The National Hotel is the quintessential ocean front redux property.  SWIM THE GLOBE  with 2 consecutive days of by-invitation-only Swimwear and  Resort Fashion Shows are book ended by pop-up activations, a Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge (artbasil.org) and stand alone events that speak to a refined and well-heeled  guest list.  Discover  the ‘Golden Age’ of Miami Beach when the ‘Rat Pack‘ took the stage from the Fontainebleau to Liberty Citys’  jazz haunts and the location for 3 time Academy Award Winning Film for Best Picture , “Moonlight“.

Inquire about National Hotel’s special rates that include luxury-appointed accommodations. The VIP SWIM THE GLOBE © travel  package – includes an all-inclusive entree to SWIM THE GLOBE  events, invitations to off- premise fashion events & shows and amenities to numerous to name.

Jennifer Sclafani, STG Director has been a member in good standing of the Swimwear Association of Florida since 2007.

We also take great pride in announcing a strategic partnership with South Florid’a Premiere graphic and print complexes PRINTOPIA under the direction of Meishan Guarri and Andrew Kutno’s Media Ingenious.   We are also please to announce a partnership with Membrano Live, a sizzling band that is well on the path to a Grammy.

To Reserve time for a Fashion Show, 4 cabanas available for pop-up Shopppes and ‘Brand Activations’ .  



To Reserve time for a Fashion Show

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Media Credentials  &  Sponsor- POP UP SHOP  Inquiries

Cristiane Roget  I rogetlink@adaveunegroup.com I 310-220-9118 I   fr.huynh@adavenuegroup.com

the  SWIM THE GLOBE deck:   http://prglobalmedia.com/Deck-Swim-the-globe.pdf 

Eventbrite: Space is Limited I https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stg-swim-week-miami-tickets-46425236131

Greater Miami and the  Beaches Visitor Center Link I http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/event/swim-the-globe/17244

SWIM THE GLOBE sample soundtrack: A must hear! 

VISUAL ASSETS: A portfolio of Visual Assets is available upon request. rogetlink@adavenuegroup.com


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Actress Carey Mulligan wears Chaumet

Semaine de la Critique Opening “Wildlife” directed by Paul Dano
On the occasion of the Première, the actress Carey Mulligan illuminated the Cannes Film Festival in colorful and timeless earrings in white gold, diamonds and emeralds from Chaumet.


FLL Fashion Week – Debut’s on the Rooftop on 1 Las Olas Blvd- City of Ft Lauderdale – An Official Event – through March 17

Ft Lauderdale/FL New York Fashion Week in frozen February?  Miami Swim Week in July with gridlock and drenching humidity?  Consider an easy breezy alternative beginning on Thursday – March 15 – FLL FASHION WEEK  located on the verdant tree filled rooftop lounge offering craft cocktails & light fare with sweeping city views at – 1 W Las Olas Blvd Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 – rsvp a must at  contactlisasussman@gmail.com  -or-  florentina@fllfashionweek.com

March 16 – Friday and Saturday the 17th the 4th Annual FLL Fashion Week unspools with Founders, Florentina and Grant West confirming an eclectic mix of continuous runway shows and onstage entertainment featuring emerging and legacy Swim, Resort and Couture designers with their ‘see now – buy now’ collections.

www.fllfashionweek.com/tickets  for schedule and tickets – Space is Limited –  –   http://www.fllfashionweek.com/tickets

The collections and sponsor activations will unspool with in a vast tent in Wayne Huizenga Plaza at 32 East Last Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale 33301 in the heart of the bustling and posh Las Olas Design District.

A bevy of male and female models coordinated by Mia World Models will make their way nightly down a sixty-foot runway with media mavens, fashionistas and boutique buyers in tow.  In partnership with the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale two students will have their bespoke designs on the runway Eido Swimwear and Yas Gonzalez evening couture.  Artist in residence Paul Thomas Martin will be on hand for interviews.

A wrap – around Beauty Bar and Lounge will have brand ambassadors demonstrating truly miraculous transformations with more luxury swag than can be stuffed in the signature beach totes.  Meet the makers of deeply discounted au courant beauty, health and wellness products by Sherine Bichara’s ‘Elixir of Life – L’Alchimiste’™, Rory Lee Makeup ®, PCR GeniX ™ CBD Elixir Body Creams, Nayked Botanicals by Vasiliki Karlin and Neocorium ™, a medical grade stem cell based epidermal growth rejuvenator. Red Carpet Host Lisa Sussman of LSD Productions will be providing live coverage for VIP AdAvenueGroup.com, an international aggregator of original reportage founded by former Yahoo Project Manager Francois Huynh in 2015.

Trending Makeup and Hair will be credited to the top stylists of award-winning Boca Beauty Academy.  Modern Miami Furniture –  designs bespoke displays of hand crafted interiors and ambiance for the proceedings. Hot Miami Styles and Mora Girls will be dressing out the host brigade with alluring evening, swim and resort wear with hand finished appliqué, embroidery and crochet an inspiration from the simpler things in life.

FLL Fashion Weeks Artist in Residence – Paul Thomas Martin will curate a collection of his fine art displayed during the Festivities.  In collaboration with internationally renowned Brazilian Romero Britto and his flagship gallery on South Beaches Lincoln Road, Paul Thomas Martin is distinguished as a highly collectable fine artist.  Britto and Paul Thomas Martin honed their craft in a series of collaborative works which proved to be critically and financially successful and served as a springboard for Martin’s on going solo exhibits.   When asked, Romero Britto says enthusiastically, “Paul is talented and unique, I love his post-modern pop aesthetic!”.  Most notably rake in his photographs and acrylics inspired by travels in Shanghai, China; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; New York City, New York; Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida.

FLL Fashion Week has emerged as a leader in fashion centric ‘must attend’s’.   The standing room only gatherings abound with unique fashion statements.  It is called a celebration that is intimate, manageable and relaxing; providing the perfect settings for robust business transactions and a much-deserved respite from the harsh winters due north.

South Florida’s premiere fashion event of the Spring Season kick’s off for the global ‘Five for Five’ Press CampaignFive for Five ™ also includes international media coverage of Miami Fashion Week with Antonio Banderas and Julio Iranzo, a Cannes Gala Dinner , May 19-2018 at the Intercontinental Carleton by Andres Aquino, Swim Week in July with Jennifer Sclafani’s ‘Swim Around the Globe’ by Showroom-305 with a salut to FLL Fashion Week and Colombia Moda in Medellin Colombia. 


Fashion aficionados, media mavens, ticked guests and designers from Milano to Medellin are packing their Tumi’s for stage side seats.  All this is within a 15-minute UBER hop from Ft Lauderdale International Airport.   Save the dates, commencing Thursday at 7:30PM  March 15 with an elegant meet and greet Celebrity Cocktail’ at the Rooftop 1 Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale FL 33301 with entertainment by DejaVu – Brazilian DJ Lucca and Nicolina concluding with a Formal Gala, through Saturday – March 17 at Downtown Ft Lauderdale, FL   

Sussman, Board Member for Starz Foundation – “Second Chances for Women”  and spokesperson and announcer for  BEACON TV- says , “the three days and nights of fashionable fun and rejuvenation are within a beach-ball toss from Ft Lauderdale’s sandy seaside, bespoke boutiques, elegant dining where you can trade in your puffy coats and snow plows for shorts and minted mojitos and caphirinas by Soul Cachaca caipirinha’s and lip smacking Lolea Sangria.

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FLL Fashion Week – An Event Meant to Be Spent Outdoors. Sartorial Statements in Sunshine Ready Shades

Media Alert for Immediate Release – March 23, 2018 by Cristiane Roget, correspondent for VIP AdAvenueGroup.com

FLL Fashion Week Takes a Walk on the Bold Side with Lingerie to Club Tropicana Inspired Couture by Yas Gonzalez.  I’ll tell you how the sun set in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, one ribbon at a time.  

 FLL/FL The 4th iteration of Ft Lauderdale Fashion Week, March 15-17, 2018 showcased a burgeoning celebration of emerging designers.  The season-less collections from the Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute met at the the nexus of iconic brands such as Banana Republic and VeraLux.   FLLFW takes bold new steps in defining what it means to be a bonafide, world class Fashion Week.  Evolving into three-day’s of consecutive runway shows, headline entertainment and posh parties; with Showroom-305 – in part – inviting the buyers.

Also in March; guests of  Paris Fashion Week sustained torrential rainstorms as cold as the North Pole! Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Comme des Garcons to Demma Gvasalia dived right in.  On the other side of the Atlantic,  FLLFW un-spooled in the midst of a balmy Winter Paradise.  Replete with trend-setting creations it was a holiday of  free expression played out against a sumptuous back drop of giant sculpted flowers by My Floral Wedding.  In  a vast tent under the stars and located alfresco in the Huizenga Plaza;  the festivities and parties were reminiscent of  Bryant Park’s New York Fashion Week at its high point.  RIP Wayne Huizenga, a life well lived!

Founded in 2014 by model-producer duo; Florentina West , a beauty from Equatorial Guinea -West Central Africa and Aviation executive, Grant West; FLLFA began as a black tie gala occasion and has grown into a three-day, ‘must attend event’.

For the first year ever it is endorsed, embraced and appears on the calendar as an official City of Ft. Lauderdale occasion.  FLLFW was on the receiving end of enthusiastic support by the Las Olas Arts & Design District  with Amber Van Buren at the helm, the burgeoning Downtown Art’s District and the Greater City of Ft Lauderdale.   

On camera,  Red Carpet television personality Lisa Sussman revealed that many of the collections were squarely on the side  of  ‘ issues – as – inspiration‘  in an era of # Lives Matter, # Me Too.   Garry Destin of the G. Destin Collection commenced his show with a minute of silence remembering the Parkland massacre with the rubric #msdstrong.   Cayo Eishola creative director and owner of Eido Swimwear – says she, “was inspired by the bold and powerful colors worn by the women in her Haitian arrondissement. Women who helped raise me up from the streets”.  Another standout was sports wear meets day wear VeraLux celebrating women of all shapes and sizes, a collection that  empowers women to love the skin their in.

A showcase of new collections from the Ft Lauderdale Art Institute honored Michelle Tidor Kids Foundation and Juliet Ashbourne’s Jules Foundation.  FLLFW  Director of Media,  Lisa Sussman (lisasussman.org) has recently put Miami Fashion Weeks’ philanthropists Antonio  Banderas and Julio Iranzo in the spotlight.  Emmy Award Talk show Host Ricky Lake, Rod Perth, outgoing NATPE President (National Association of TV Executive Programmers)  and Heather Monahan,  influencer , author and brand ambassador for Perry Ellis have sought Lisa out for insightful interviews.  Heather is pictured on the Rooftop-1 Uno in Las Olas Design District prior to the opening night FLLFW bash.  Sussman whose star is on the rise, embraces a ‘local to global’  p.o.v. and is a successful entrepreneur with a graduate degree in Journalism.  She is being called, “the front woman to watch in 2018”.


FLL Fashion Week has joined the ‘Five for Five Alliance‘;  a revolving , ongoing series of global press campaigns that includes a complement of sponsor activations,  international brand building and over 75,000 fashion writers, editors and bloggers from media partner VIP / AdAvenueGroup.  Future ‘Five for Five‘ campaigns include  Fashion Weeks in Miami, Miami Beach Swim – with ‘Swim the Globe’ by Jennifer Sclafani and Jeffrey Lubin, to Colombia Moda in Medellin and in September – Los Angeles Fashion Week.  ‘Five for Five for 5K’  is one part targeted press campaign, commerce building, VIP gatherings and behind-the-scene deal making consummated in intimate and celebrity strewn occasions.

Among the celebrated FLLFW guests were Paul Thomas Martin, Artist in Residence, (seen below) Beacon TV Executive -Noel Hyatt,  Phillip Pritzer, Esq, screenwriter and producer of ‘Easy Rider -The Ride Back‘,  restaurateur and impresario Kevin Brady,  Ellie Borges – of Hemp Sister, a pioneer in CBD edibles with Jason Van Heule, Nutrition Adviser US Foods and Jeffrey Lubin a veteran producer of countless shows for International Management Group.

Live entertainment was provided by DJ Lucca Savi a Mars Managment recording artist with the new single ‘Upside-Down’ available on Spotify.  To see an instant replay of FLLFW visit lisasussman.org  or flllfashionweek.com.  Media Partners included allfashion.press, a division of AdAvenueGroup, LSD Productions, VIPictures , PrintopiaUSA,  PlanetFashionTV and digital replays are slated to air on Beacon TV and New Tang Dynasty TV with additional outlets on the broadcast horizon.

“Five for Five for 5K’ provides press coverage of Fashion Week galas and continuous runway showcases spanning the globe.  Five for Five ™,  showcased sponsors’ brands and  trademarks  that included  Sherine Bichara’s – Elixir of Life,  Rory Lee’s Cosmetics with stylist Sasha and Neocorium  representatives – the only source of live stem cell based epidermal growth factors were among the activations.  Conspicuously missing was Mark Lester, President of  Soul  Cachaca and the Dem’s former lead man for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.  Covert mission to Brasil, perhaps?

Five for Five  is a growing  and  influential press and media consultancy  – VIP/AdAvenueGroup, Epoch Times and LSD Productions.

(R) Paul Thomas Martin is currently collaborating on the  APEC SMETC Congress June 27-29 in Shenyang, China.


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Turbulent Times Spark a New Approach to Publicity and Press Campaigns Where the Story Matters More than Ever

submitted by Cristiane Roget, Correspondent all fashion.press , a division of AdAvenueGroup.com

Miami/FL  From February to July 2018 event organizers, sponsors and guests will be treated to Five official Fashion Weeks with galas and continuous runway showcases spanning the globe.  The launch of Five for Five ™,will showcase sponsors’ brands,  messages and trademarks to coincide with Five International Fashion Weeks  set to unspool with brand activations and targeted press and media campaigns.

Five for Five ™ was formulated  by the influential consultancy VIP/AdAvenueGroup  to address a world where consumers are inundated with information.  “We help event planners and guests alike sort through a great deal of information efficiently and effectively,” says Andrea Guardino, California based VIP/AdAvenueGroup  Account Executive.  “This includes publicity and media alerts aggregated by news powerhouses.  Five for Five is  joined by VIPictures,  an innovative brand building public relations collective in association with LSD Productions with red carpet spokesperson Lisa Sussman from their offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Houston and Florida’s Palm Beaches,” confirms Guardino.

It is a truism of business-book thinking that a company’s brand ‘ is its most important asset’ more valuable than its technology, patents of manufacturing prowess.  Yet trademarks have never been more fragile.  With the boarding up of brick and mortars, fracturing of the marketplace and much savvier consumers;  we have become wary of the proliferation of false claims.  The  ongoing repetition of the sponsors message integrated into a true and engaging story matters more than ever.

Exclusive Participation in 5 Global Fashion Weeks provides an unparalleled opportunity to showcase  sponsors brands -products – fashion collections and company from March to July of  this year as the key to being ‘Seen – Heard & Understood’  over a prolonged period of time an additional hedge on creating customer loyalty.

Five For Five provides the perfect pushback for an exclusive host of sponsors, designers and brands that plan to participate in the five month, fully integrated and targeted press campaigns.  Also tailored to the sponsors specifications are on site activations, bespoke printed collateral, photo opportunities with celebrities and targeted sales initiatives.  Five for Five coincides with Five Top Tier Fashion Weeks featuring Ft Lauderdale Fashion Week in March to Cannes Fashion Gala in May,  Miami Fashion Week with Antonio Banderas and Julio Iranzo in June,  Miami Beach Swim Week in association with Showroom -305 in mid July and a grand July finale in Medellin, Colombia for Moda Fashion Week.

Francois Huynh, co-founder of VIP/AdAvenueGroup confirms, “the formation of Five for Five consolidates five stand-alone events with an ongoing media campaign and brand showcase under one breath-taking banner!  We have worked hand-in-hand with the Fashion Week producers since 2015. It is our intent to woo distracted and often jaded top tier guests to further brand loyalty and increase the profitability of the organizers endeavors.  The transition from ‘one off’ initiatives to an ongoing five months of press and publicity collectively strengthens and leverages the event , sponsors and underwriters visibility.  We brings their message consistently to our base of 1.8 million news evaluators, editors, bloggers,  influencers and business associates. With well-timed updates, the ongoing and developing story is a win-win for all involved.

“By partnering with Five for Five the sponsors, underwriters and brand activators substantially reduce their media allocations and fiscal investment with a five month bundle of cross plat- formed  promotions to assure optimal returns.  Repetition of the brand message is framed at A List events to a top drawer and targeted audiences, special guests and celebrities.  The heretofore elusive Press Corp that comprises over 75,000 fashion, luxury, philanthropic correspondents and news writers can only help to respond.” says the ever upbeat Florentina West.

Five for Five launched Monday – February 5 to advance the city wide sanctioned Ft Lauderdale Fashion Week, March 15-17, produced by the alluring Florentina West and business entrepreneur and partner Grant West. Five for Five crosses the Atlantic in May to be present  at the 71st Festival de Cannes for a haute couture International Gala dinner produced by Andres Aquino at the Carlton Hotel.  Aquino is a master showman best known for New York International Fashion Week at the Crown Plaza.  Returning to sunny environs, Lisa Sussman, segment producer will take to the Red Carpet to interview Five for Five VIP guests at Miami Fashion Week set to un-spool May 30 under the direction of Julio Iranzo and Antonio Banderas, who assumed the mantle to further their philanthropic endeavors.

“Fashion will then ‘Swim the Globe’ during Miami Beach Swim Week, July 12-15, in association with Jennifer Sclafani’s Showroom-305 presenting 8 distinct collections to a cadre of domestic and international buyers.  The highlight of Five for Five will be the foray to Colombia Moda Fashion Week in Medellin  July 24-26, an event that draws from an international set while advancing the robust textile and fashion community, ” confirms Zoraya Jelke-Gomez.

A proprietary Eventbrite API integration, a global leader in selling event tickets and promoting events is also integrated into Five For Five.  Corporate brands and event planners can now take advantage of the award-winning Invite The Media platform, which boasts  a targeted database of 1.8 million journalists, news reporters, and content producers.  Invitations (printed and online) are sent to the local and captivated media, targeted to magazines,  bloggers and influencers who in turn promote our events. “We also target social media, calendars and on target media outlets,” says Kacie J. Lives, California VIP/AdAvenueGroup liaison.  “The Five for Five platform and its functionality is designed to shine the media limelight on these international Fashion Weeks and their participants translating into increased commercial value and tractable R.O.I.”.

François Huynh, Invite The Media’s © CEO & Founder, confirms “We have designed Five for Five as a shiny new tool to add to the wheelhouse of event producers and sponsors empowering them to break through a distracted and saturated audience while promoting Fashion Weeks that complement the sponsors message in a simple, time-saving manner.”