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RELUXE: benefitting Le Chaînon returns to Festival Mode & Design August 23rd

August 15, 2017

Once again this year RELUXE  – a unique shopping experience featuring second-hand branded items – will be back in the limelight, with a grand parade and a pop-up shop at the Festival Mode et Design (FMD), from 21 to 26 August.   Under the artistic direction of Isabelle Ethier, Emoment and Chantal Durivage of the Festival Mode et Design, in collaboration with Claude Laframboise, renowned fashion designer, the parade, which will take place on August 23 at 6:30 pm, will…

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Rip The Runway #Slayedit from The Catwalk to Social Awareness of Mental Awareness

October 13, 2016

“Rip the Runway” Fashion for a Cause, took Montreal by storm with it’s highly entertaining Fashion Show in support of Mental Illness Awareness. Hosted by Malik Shaheed, Entertainment Reporter, and Catherine Verdon-Diamond of Breakfast Television Montreal, all proceeds were donated to DESTA Black Youth Network.   Rip the Runway Hosts Malik Shaheed & Catherine Verdon-Diamond   Featured Designers Inwear Matinique Boutique Monroe Zipped Online Boutique MADD Fashions by Angella Alexis Cocody Collections Anomal Couture Kayzia Couture          …

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Views of the World Film & Music Festival: an American Festival opening new Markets in Montreal

October 8, 2016

Montreal was a gracious host to Views of the World Film & Music Festival last September, an American Festival now opening new markets for local independent filmmakers and production houses. Spearheaded by the Zgarka family, the festival proved successful and fruitful for years to come. Founded by a consort of Film, TV, Production and Marketing professionals, Views of the World Film & Music Festival’s primary mission is to present films, scripts & film with the objective of raising  awareness of social…

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Black Film Festival Montreal: Clement Virgo & Maya Angelou to Micheal Jackson & Spike Lee

October 4, 2016

Montreal’s Black Film Festival can’t be described by mere theoretical nouns. It has to be experienced to feel the spirit of our Ancestors come alive through the reincarnated visuals. This is my second year attending the Festival. I make it a point to attend, not because of the word”Black” in it’s title – I attend because it brings me closer to understanding my heritage as a Black Woman. However, The Montreal Black Film Festival is a safe heaven not only for “Blacks” but…

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September 19, 2016

The last time I felt excited was when I was eight years old, in New York, the day before our first family trip to Six Flags. My sisters and I selected our outfits the night before, and were fully prepared but the excitement was too much for us to sleep. That’s exactly what happened the night before A New Woman Today, I selected my outfit, was fully prepared but was too excited to sleep. I felt deep down that something magical was going…

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The Kanye West Phenomenon – Day 1 of New York Fashion Week

September 8, 2016

The Yeezy Season 4 collection, held at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island is all anyone can talk about after day one of #NYFW. Should we have expected more, or less from Kanye West? After all, he is a self-proclaimed genius whose grandeur surpasses none other than – himself. So why all the fuss? Here’s why! His family has combined wealth of close a billion. His latest album is downloaded in almost every smartphone throughout the world. So why the…

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