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Jada Pinkett Smith to Open 8th Annual Women’s International

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The  Eighth  Annual  Women’s  International  Film  &  Arts  Festival,  (WIFF)  is  set  to  kick  off  March  20,  2013  with  a  red  carpet  Florida  Premiere  presentation  of  the documentary  film  “Free  Angela  and  All  Political  Prisoners,”  introduced  by  the  film’s co-­Executive  Producer  Jada  Pinkett  Smith.  The  Red  Carpet  event  will  begin  at  5:30  pm.  The  Opening  night  film  will  be  screened  at  7:30  pm  at  The  Adrienne  Arsht  Center  for  the  Performing  Arts  of  Miami-­Dade  County  in  downtown  Miami,  one  of the  largest  in  the  country.

 

“We  are  delighted  to  open  our  festival  with  Mrs.  Pinkett  Smith  and  such  a strong  film,”  said  Yvonne  McCormack-­Lyons,  WIFF  Founder  and President.  “Mrs.  Pinkett  Smith  is  a  fabulous  representation  of  our festival’s  mission, and  the  film  reflects  a  period  in  the  life  of  one  of  America’s  Civil Rights  female  icons,  Angela  Davis.  The  event epitomizes  what  the  festival is  about:   showcasing  and  empowering  women’s  dreams,  visions,  and voices,”  McCormack-­Lyons

The  WIFF  Opening  Night  screening  of  “Free  Angela”  in  the  Knight  Concert  Hall  of  the  Adrienne  Arsht  Center  will  be  a  rare  treat  for  Florida  audiences.    It  will  be  only  its second  public  screening  in  the  United  States.  It  is  the  only  opportunity  Florida  audiences  can  see  the  film  in  theater.    The  film  will  be  playing  in  seven  other  select cities  nationwide.    The  evening  is  co-­hosted  by  Miami-­Dade  Commissioner  Barbara  J. Jordan,  District  One.  Proceeds  from  the  event  will  benefit  WIFF’s  “Reel  Girls:  Real Women”  media  literacy  and  film making  program  for  at-risk  girls.

 

This  year’s  festival  runs  through  March  24,  2013  and  will  showcase  a  rich  assortment  of  films,  including  big  budget  films,  world  cinema,  innovative  independent  films,  international  documentaries,  and  short  films  that  reflect  the  lives  of  women  around  the  world.    Over  the  course  of  5  days,  a  diverse  selection  of  more  than  50  films  will  be  screened  from  more  than  20  countries  including:  Spain,  Italy,  Turkey, Canada,  England,  Russia, France,  Brazil,  Iran,  Haiti,  Germany,  Ecuador,  and  throughout  the  United  States.

 

In  addition  to  the  screenings,  WIFF  also  offers  film  lovers  five  days  of  events  including  workshops,  panel  discussions,  symposia  and  parties  held  during  the  festival. “We  selected  films  and  events  which  capture  all  aspects  of  women’s  lives  whether  it be  sexuality,  politics,  spirituality,  love,  culture,  identity  and  beauty,”  said  McCormack-­Lyons.

 

About  the  Film  

Free  Angela  and  All  Political  Prisoners  is  a  film  by  Shola  Lynch,  presented  by  Realside  Productions  and  De  Films  en  Aiguille,  in  association  with  Direct  Cinema  and  the  participation  of  Direct  8,  with  major  support  from  La  Region  Ile-­de-­France,  Canal  Plus,  the  Ford  Foundation  and  Black  Entertainment  Television  Networks.    Produced  by  Carole  Lambert,  Shola  Lynch,  Carine  Ruszniewski,  Sidra  Smith.    Directed  and  written  by  Shola  Lynch.    Executive  Producers  Overbrook  Entertainment  and  Roc  Nation.

 

Hailed  by  the  2012  Toronto  International  Film  Festival  as  “a  fascinating  chronicle  of  justice  and  strength,”  Free Angela  tells  the  dramatic  story  of  how  a  young  professor’s  social  justice  activism  implicates  her  in  a  botched  kidnapping  attempt  that  ends  with  a  bloody  shootout,  four  dead,  and  her  name  on  the  FBI’s  10  most  wanted  list.

 

In  this  historical  vérité  style  documentary,  marking  the  40th  anniversary  of  her  acquittal  on  charges  of  murder,  kidnapping,  and  conspiracy,  Angela  Davis  recounts  the  politics  ad  actions  that  branded  her  a  terrorist  and  simultaneously  spurred  a  worldwide  movement  for  her  freedom  as  a  political  prisoner.  At  its  core,  the storywrestles  with  the  meaning  of  political  freedom  in  a  democracy  negotiated  between  the  people  and  its  government.  Strong,  attractive,  and  engaging,  Angela  Davis  is  one  such  person  who  became  a  symbol  at  the  center  of  this  still  relevant  power  struggle.

 

About  the  Women’s  International  Film  &  Arts  Festival:  

In  its  8th year,  The  Women’s  International  Film  &  Arts  Festival  is  a  non-profit  organization  designed  to  bring  women  together  from  around  the  world  to  showcase  women’s  visions  and  voices  and  to  address  women’s  issues  through  film  and  art.    With  women  only  comprising  7%  of  directors  and  25%  of  producers,  the  festival’s  mission  is  to  increase  the  number  of  women  in  the  industry,  to  empower  women  artists  internationally  and  become  the  premier  international  festival  for  women.  The  Women’s  InternationalFilm  &  Arts  Festival  is  held  annually  every  year  as  a  Women’s  History  Month  celebration.

 

Screenings  will  be  held  throughout  Miami-Dade  County  at  local  theaters  and  the  “WIFF  Warehouse.”    Sponsors  include:  American  Airlines,  Miami  Film  Month  Presented  by  The  Greater  Miami  Convention  &  Visitors  Bureau,  WPBT-­2  (PBS),  Miami-Dade  County,  City  of  Miami,  New  Times,  South  Florida  Times,  and  The  Adrienne  Arsht Center.

 

For  more  information  and  to  purchase  tickets,  log  on  to  www.womensfilmfest.com

 

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Inaugural StyleWeek Resort Miami Success!

 

StyleWeek Resort Miami attracts over 900 guests, July 10-14

The inaugural StyleWeek Resort Miami produced by StyleWeek LLC and presented by Alessandra Gold took off on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Alessandra Gold Concept Store.

It was a great success, with engaging reviews from the media and fashion enthusiasts alike. The week long event which was hosted at the newly restored, pristine Temple House featured designers like Hope Macdonald, Richard Petit, Camille Jeanay, Amanda Perna, Tess Johnson, Alessandra Gold, Jessica Abernethy, Jonathan Joseph Peters and Janeane Marie,  (both from Project Runway Season 7)  was well attended with over 900 guests present including fashion enthusiasts, media, press and fashion lovers who all appreciated the edge of resort wear fitting for the Miami Lifestyle.

The StyleWeek Resort Miami headliner was Alessandra Gold, who ended the show in style with Miami’s Number one dance crew who have made appearances on America’s Best Dance Crew and America’s Got Talent:”Illmatik Phlow”, Choreographed by Leo Chavez  who choreographed for the movie  “Rock of Ages”. The runway after party wrapped up at the unique Rokbar Miami. The week long fashion event ended with a sample sale and shopping event at The Alessandra Gold Concept Store on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00pm-10:00pm. Here, everyone picked their favorite looks from the runway and shopped with a 20% discount off!

 

Each designers collection highlighted fabrics that ranged from satin lame, to lace to recycled plastic soda bottles , sequence, linen, silk and more. The contemporary yet colorful appeal of each piece on the runway was an ideal representation of resort wear Miami Style.

StyleWeek LLC.  would like to thank everyone and members of the media who attended StyleWeek Resort Miami. Also a special gratitude to Swarovski, Showroom 305, Jeffrey Lubin Productions, Presidente Beer, Nuvo, Alessandra Gold, Alex & Ani Beauty, TONY MAJOR events, Brilliance New York  (created all the makeup and hair looks seen on the runway.), Sergio Zelcer, RokBar, The Temple House and ICY PR  all it sponsors for making this inaugural event a success.

“StyleWeek Resort was an unbelievable event – showcasing brilliant, young designers – flawlessly executed, beautifully wrapped and delivered.  The audience ate it up.  A must see event.  And of course, Temple House was a great fit as the new  spectacular venue that just hit the scene. Thank you for the opportunity.”- Daniel Davidson, The Temple House

For more information on StyleWeek Resort Miami, please e-mail us at info@icypr.com or log on towww.styleweekresort.com.

 

 

Photo Credits Daniel Gagnon

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Studio D’Maxsi Premieres New Collection At Africa Fashion Week New York


Studio D’Maxsi announces the premiere launch of her new collection at the Africa Fashion Week New York. Afua Sam of Studio D-Maxsi will present her collection at Africa Fashion Week New York, Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 7 pm. The show will take place at the 41, Broad Street Ballroom in New York’s Financial District. Afua Sam is excited about the opportunity, she says

“This is so special in the history of Studio D’Maxsi; it is our first appearance at the AFWNY and a great honor to launch the latest collection there. This new collection is eclectic; my fabrics are a mixture of western and have a touch of AFRICA. My colors are bold and bright, blue, gold, black, white and purple. I chose those colors because it represents my Country GHANA and AFRICA. I’m excited”.

Celebrated as an innovative, sophisticated and edgy women’s wear line for the modern woman, Studio D-Maxsi’s unique designs are for the sexy, classy, funky, chic and confident woman. Born to a family of six, remarkably self-taught Afua draws her creative artistic inspiration from her rich Ghanaian culture. “Over the years, Afua’s sense of strength and purpose has grown tremendously allowing her to broaden her horizons and use her experience to create an empire; a legacy that her children could inherit. Her vision and focus led to Studio D-MAXSI”. Hard work, determination, and self-sacrifice kept Afua motivated and needless to say, eventually landed Studio D’Maxsi as the lead designer at the forthcoming AFWNY 2012. For more information about Studio D’Maxsi’s feature at AFWNY 2012, please visitwww.afwny.com/designers/studio-d-maxsi

 

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DJ Bally Takes Home the Gold!! TOLUMIDE’S ‘FOR ME’ REMIX CONTEST

 

 

 

 

 

DJ Bally is the emerging winner of TolumiDE’s ‘For Me’ Remix Contest with 30% of the votes. Close Runner-Up with 29% of the votes was Screechpawa.

 

After a very competitive and public voting response to the 30 submissions hosted on the popular music and entertainment site – notjustok.com, DJ Bally takes home the gold!

 

Notjustok.com’s Mola OG says about the remix contest:

“ I have to admit, when this song was chosen as the song to remix, I was a bit skeptical that any producer could make this a club or dance track….I should have known better. You will be amazed to hear what these producers did to the original track which had a slow tempo”.

So what exactly does Dj Bally take home?

DJ Bally gets Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Wireless On-Ear Headphones, an exclusively designed CD single cover design with hisname/logo and never before used images of TolumiDE on the Cover, winning track will get rotation on various onlineand radio media and will be promoted via social media and to TolumiDE fans worldwide. It will also be available for sale on iTunes, amazon and all digital distribution outlets.

Top Ten Mixes:

Bally

Screechpawa

RAG DJ

Zettin

Wache Pollen

E39 True Love

Alexander P

Sentury Status

Gregg Morrish

Son Of Wonder (S.O.W).

 

“It was truly amazing to hear mega creative talents take ‘For me’ to another level with a diverse range of re-mixes. The different creative skills sincerely made me appreciate this industry even more. It was a challenge picking the top 10, so I am glad we left it up to the fans to vote; and they picked DJ Bally. Congratulations to DJ Bally. I can’t wait for this track to make the world rotation for spring and summer”- TolumiDE, Singer/Songwriter.

 

To listen to the different mixes of the top 10 dj’s and producers, visit –

http://www.notjustok.com/2012/03/27/vote-tolumide’s-‘for me’-remix-contest.

 

www.TolumiDEmusic.com, Follow on Twitter: @TolumiDE.

 

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BRAVOMODA: New Menswear Line Launches With Style

 The new website?  www.Bravo-Moda.com

 

BravoModa introduces a stylish menswear/summer wear that are uniquely designed and fits the body with matching accessories with cost just ranging from $30-$185.

The website will also feature a new fitness and style blog by fitness expert owner, Seun Ola— creator and brand owner.


“My passion for fitness inspired me to launch this brand and I enjoy the idea of creating clothes that fit the body as it grows. With every piece designed, innovation and style are paramount, so anyone wearing any of our pieces would be showcasing style and class thereby making a fashion statement“–Ola

 

BravoModa brings an edginess fused with uniqueness and style catering to individuals that are fashion forward, trendy, confident, and polished. Every piece designed, innovation and style is paramount, so anyone wearing any of our pieces would be showcasing style and class therefore “making a fashion statement”.
Phone number: 416-834-6551
Email: inquiry@Bravo-Moda.com .
www.Bravo-Moda.com. BravoModa
https://www.facebook.com/BravoModa @BravoModa
MySpace/BravoModa

 

 

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