Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Laure Kczekotowska

In 1998 she launched her first brands: at first under the name “Laure K” for her wedding gowns and “Laure Kczekotowska” for her haute couture designs. Her pronounced taste for arts, cinema and literature influence the spirit of her collections, all of which include her overall contemporary and glamorous style.

 

From 2002 to 2006 Laure K presented her collections within the sphere of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. She has been involved, for over 10 years, a…

Designer Nihan Altuntaş

I have always had a passion for creating and designing. I never liked pattern books or reproducing brand sweaters. I would design authentic knitwear by improvising with needles, sometimes not even knowing what the result would be. So I’ve realized that crafting was my lifelong passion. The appreciation and approval from so many over the years, for all of my hard work is the basis of my motivation to improve myself in this field. I love working with my team as we develop the brand. I can sa…

Being HUMBL

Adam Davis is the founder of HUMBL, a brand made in the U.S. and defined by a lifestyle philosophy.  HUMBL is not only the name of the company but it also represents the philosophy that Adam tries to live his life by.  Davis wants to convey a message to an audience, which represents a passion that has been burning from within since early childhood.  At the very young age of four, Adam was creating art, and by age seven, he started doodling shirt and shoe designs.  Fast forward to today, …

Designs Tempted to touch

We’re not sure why limited edition products hold so much appeal. But they somehow always manage to pop up on our radar. Maybe, It is because there’re so good? Are they too precious a resource to waste on anyone but the aficionados? Whatever the reason there’s no denying the irresistible pull of something that is exclusive.

 

The brand Paemisa, was launched in January 2012 by Paemisa Swatphakdi. She having worked previously as a buyer for luxury brands, created a unique line for w…

Designer Mariko Aramaki

“Mariko Aramaki, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduate originally got her start in the fashion industry after completing an internship with Manuel Mendoza, a Vancouver based custom bridal shop. However, this up and coming designer’s interest in bridal, evening and flamenco wear started long before her debut into Vancouver’s fashion scene.

 

At 24 years old Mariko Aramaki credits much of her personality as a designer to her formative years growing up on Vancouver’s West sid…

Martine Angelique Creating Her Art

Consciousness behind the new brand “SAAT Grand” is Jersey born Miami residing designer Martine Angelique. Being well versed in the urban “East Coast” culture and being engulfed in world of fashion from the age of eight years old ,when she says she got her first pair Italian leather heels, was possibly the most potent formula to lead to a career in fashion. The idea behind the Swedish named brand, SAAT Grand, was to develop a ready to wear couture line that would consolidate the urban influen…

Jason Brownie Charlotte County’s own Local Legend

An Aquarius, born in Fort Myers and raised in Punta Gorda, Jason Brownie has been singing ever since he could talk. He grew up on his Grandparent’s ranch listening to country music and is inspired by artists like Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Hank Williams Jr.

 

At age fourteen he learned the guitar, and in 2001 started the band Shades of Gray with his buddies Mike Laden, Drew Helstrom, and Russ Richey. They made a name for themselves as a rock band in Charlotte County…

Joshua McKinley – Fashion Designer Emphasizes ‘Fun in Fashion’

When you think of Macy’s, you think fashionable, high-quality retail giant. When you think of Joshua McKinley… 26, fashion designer, reality star and runner-up of Project Runway Season 9, you think uniquely fun fashion. And when the two collaborated at Macy’s in Naples Coastland Center Mall, on March 24, for the 5th Annual ‘Find Your Magic’ Macy’s event, it ignited a fresh, provocative and innovative pairing certain to have a longstanding relationship. “I think they’re a grea…

Liliana Villalobos Swimsuit designer

Born in Lima, Peru, on January 17, 1964. The youngest of six siblings – four brothers and two sisters. During school years she lived in Lima, Peru, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cuzco, Peru, until 1980.

 

A very active, sports-loving person. Stood out as a gymnast as a child and represented Peru at international rowing competitions.

 

After finishing high-school, she studied Art Courses at the University of Lima. Then, restless as she was, she moved to Miami, USA, to have a taste…

NEW APPROACH TO PLASTIC SURGERY

Board Certified Female Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon Dana M. Goldberg M.D. is taking a new approach to patient experience in her new plastic surgery office.

 

In a time when insurance companies and a sluggish economy are forcing many South Florida plastic surgeons to slash overhead or find new sources of income, Dr. Goldberg and her team have achieved extraordinary growth by measuring patient satisfaction as a leading factor in their bottom line.

 

“I remember hearing about Nordstrom al…