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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  a division of  –  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.

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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 –

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

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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.”



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Rangmanch: A wedding runway fashion show by Samyakk

“Samyakk” the leading ready to wear fashion brand for men’s and women’s ethnic wear exhibited its gorgeous range of wedding ensemble in the “Fashion Designer’s Week” 1st edition fashion show. The event was presented by the well known Bangalore’s acting & modeling institute “Highblu” and it was organized at the chancery pavilion hotel of the city. The show took place as a grand event for two days i.e. 13th and 14th may, 2017 and “Samyakk” presented its collection on 13th i.e. Saturday.

The theme of the show was called “Rangmanch” featuring the stunning wedding collection. The brand showed up exotic designs through overall 35 garments (by source) in the entire 30mins show and the program was excellently hosted by the well-known speaker of south India Mr. Anand Maheshwaran. The approximations of seven participants (by source) were seemed to showcase their collection on the single day of the fashion show. The popular Bangalore models Priyanka Diwan and Niaz Khan were seen walking the runway along with the top model Jackie Besterwitch who gracefully carried the showstopper garment of Samyakk.

Samyakk presented an image of pure traditional Indian essence in their garments. The sequence of the outfits included dazzling bridal voluminous lehenga choli and some styles were seen with a long jacket and pretty dupatta drape variations also lovely choli designs, gorgeous high- end designer sarees and striking contemporary indo western gowns. The men’s wear collection included modish jodhpuri suits, kurta Churidar teaming with interesting modi jacket, majestic designer sherwani accessorized with smart shawls and safa. The entire range reflected captivating and colorful schemes from subtle pastels of pinks, green, beige, cream & peach to vibrant mango yellows & dual shades creating a beautiful ombre effect, also the deep royal hue of emerald greens, maroons, and plum purples. The finest craftsmanship of traditional Indian handwork was adorning beautifully the whole line. The imperial showstopper garment of bridal lehenga choli in stunning deep maroon & gold hue made a sensational final appearance at the show.

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Pronovias Presents the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection

PRONOVIAS, the leading bridal fashion firm, delighted more than 2,000 guests at the firm’s catwalk show at the MNAC in Barcelona, for the presentation of the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection. The audience enjoyed the fashion show with a unique mise-en-scene, under a theme called “WISH” with a spectacular wishing well at center stage.

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The many guests included the famous actress and model Kate Upton (USA), models Marie Ange Casta (France), and Karla Mora (México), entrepreneur and girlfriend of Antonio Banderas, Nicole Kimple (The Netherlands), TV presenters Laura Barriales (Italy), Lena Gercke (Germany), Zoe Hardman (UK), Andreia Rodrigues and Cristina Ferreira (Portugal), actress Vanessa Martins (Portugal), influencer Coral Simanovich (Israel), singer Cuca Roseta (Portugal), and the socialite Ana Boyer (Spain).

Top model Kate Upton, commented on the new collection: “Pronovias is an emblematic brand and thanks to seeing this fashion show I’ve been able to see that they have different patterns and styles to fit all kinds of brides. The collection is beautiful, full of details and very sexy.”

Victoria’s Secret angels Romee Strijd, Martha Hunt, and Cindy Bruna along with the international top model Bregje Heinen shined on the mirrored runway.

Through the catwalk presentation, guests discovered the latest bridal fashion trends from the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection with dress proposals that play with silhouettes and innovative designs that fill the collection with possibilities, from mermaid and flared designs to very full ball gowns. The dresses, crafted in organza, crepe, soft satin and French lace, are finished with white gemstone embroideries that give the collection great sophistication and delicateness.

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