FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ EDITORIALS Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cutting Edge Fashion from Y-3 & Addidas Designer Talk. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Michael Kors & His Billion Dollar Empire Celebrity Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Is Cee-Lo really Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox? Shout Outs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Celeb Candids, the Red Carpet & more FASH NATION Fash Entertainment, LLC. FASH NATION MAGAZINE CEO/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Amazing Fashions Reasonable Prices Kenneth A. Stewart, J.D. Project Runway Winners Where are They Now SPRING/SUMMER PROTOTYPE -COPY NOT FOR $6.95US $9.95CAN SALE FASHIONS HIM & HER 4 www.FashNationMag.com COVER ART FASHION The Feminine . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 10 Summer Whites . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Beachwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 The Masculine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hard Bodies (Fitness) . . . . . . . . 90 credits PUBLISHER Styles that Work For Your Body Winter 2009 Talent of the Month . . . . . . . . 70 Get to Know Today’s Top Fashion Talent Fash Photo: Model: Agency: MUA: Hair: Stylist: Photographer Name Here Model’s Name Here Agency Name Here Makeup Artist Here Hair Stylist Here Wardrobe Stylist Here This Prototype Issue is NOT FOR SALE and is the predecessor to Vol. 1, No. 1 was copyrighted in 2014 by Fash Entertainment, LLC, d/b/a “FashNation Magazine”™ (“Publisher”). All rights reserved. Any requests to reprint or quote any portion of this publication must receive prior written consent from Publisher. FashNation Magazine is a quarterly publication headquartered in the Seattle, WA area. Publisher’s mailing address: TBD at a later date. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER [Reserved for Crowd Funding Investor or Venture Capitalist] STAFF Kaye Tony- Artistic Director Manita Patel, Accont Executive CONTRIBUTING FREELANCE WRITERS Pia Forbes Shannon Alderman CONTRIBUTING STYLISTS Taurean Lewis Babette “Bejon” Johnson CONTRIBUTING FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS Drexina Nelson Darwin Paul Hu D.S. Hathaway Kevin Stewart Corey Reese FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Claudia Lorena WEBMASTER Antonio Kenny N N F CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS www.FashNationMag.com
FashNation M  A  G  A  Z  I  N  E     EDITORIALS Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cutting Edge Fashion from Y-3...
FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ EDITORIALS Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cutting Edge Fashion from Y-3 & Addidas Designer Talk. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Michael Kors & His Billion Dollar Empire Celebrity Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Is Cee-Lo really Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox? Shout Outs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Celeb Candids, the Red Carpet & more FASH NATION Fash Entertainment, LLC. FASH NATION MAGAZINE CEO/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Amazing Fashions Reasonable Prices Kenneth A. Stewart, J.D. Project Runway Winners Where are They Now SPRING/SUMMER PROTOTYPE -COPY NOT FOR $6.95US $9.95CAN SALE FASHIONS HIM & HER 4 www.FashNationMag.com COVER ART FASHION The Feminine . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 10 Summer Whites . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Beachwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 The Masculine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hard Bodies (Fitness) . . . . . . . . 90 credits PUBLISHER Styles that Work For Your Body Winter 2009 Talent of the Month . . . . . . . . 70 Get to Know Today’s Top Fashion Talent Fash Photo: Model: Agency: MUA: Hair: Stylist: Photographer Name Here Model’s Name Here Agency Name Here Makeup Artist Here Hair Stylist Here Wardrobe Stylist Here This Prototype Issue is NOT FOR SALE and is the predecessor to Vol. 1, No. 1 was copyrighted in 2014 by Fash Entertainment, LLC, d/b/a “FashNation Magazine”™ (“Publisher”). All rights reserved. Any requests to reprint or quote any portion of this publication must receive prior written consent from Publisher. FashNation Magazine is a quarterly publication headquartered in the Seattle, WA area. Publisher’s mailing address: TBD at a later date. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER [Reserved for Crowd Funding Investor or Venture Capitalist] STAFF Kaye Tony- Artistic Director Manita Patel, Accont Executive CONTRIBUTING FREELANCE WRITERS Pia Forbes Shannon Alderman CONTRIBUTING STYLISTS Taurean Lewis Babette “Bejon” Johnson CONTRIBUTING FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS Drexina Nelson Darwin Paul Hu D.S. Hathaway Kevin Stewart Corey Reese FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Claudia Lorena WEBMASTER Antonio Kenny N N F CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS www.FashNationMag.com
FashNation M  A  G  A  Z  I  N  E     EDITORIALS Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cutting Edge Fashion from Y-3...
EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR T hank you for your purchase of the Premiere Issue of FASH NATION MAGAZINE (FASH). We are very much aware that you could have chosen to spend your hard earned cash anywhere and yet you chose to spend your money with us... for that we are most appreciative of your decision and vow to work hard to earn your repeat business. FASH is a fashion-forward, multimedia publication all about the latest styles, trends, fashions, music and celebrity news from a multicultural perspective, thus giving you a perspective more tailored to your lifestyle. At FASH we arecommitted to changing the face of the fashion industry one issue at a time. While our images and editorials are no doubt hot the real secret sauce that makes FASH so special is that at our core we are about change and a fresh new look at the world. In our view so many resources have been spent trying to define the world for us by categorizing, labeling and conveniently putting things into prepackaged boxes for us that often we unwittingly allow others to think for us. This cannot stand. To those that would label the world and its many beautiful people and things we ask how can you label a thing that is constantly changing and evolving into new and exciting derivatives waiting to be discovered? How can you contain that which is boundless? Life is to be lived not categorized into buckets of us verses them. FASH does not fit nice and neatly into a pre-labeled catagory and further we refuse to be put into a box. FASH is about playing the game of life with gusto and openmindedness. We believe that it is only through opening our minds that we may ultimately discover that which we seek from life and that a closed mind can only lead to lifelessness and the counterproductive pre-judging of others. Please enjoy the magazine and don’t forget about our website, www.fashmag.us.com. Do let me know if there is anything I can do to make your experience with us more enriching. Kenny Kenneth A. Stewart, J.D. CEO/Editor-in-Chief A D V E R T I S E M E N T FN Peace & Blessings, FashNation M A G A Z I N E™
EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR  T  hank you for your purchase of the Premiere Issue of FASH NATION MAGAZINE  FASH . We are ve...
EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR T hank you for your purchase of the Premiere Issue of FASH NATION MAGAZINE (FASH). We are very much aware that you could have chosen to spend your hard earned cash anywhere and yet you chose to spend your money with us... for that we are most appreciative of your decision and vow to work hard to earn your repeat business. FASH is a fashion-forward, multimedia publication all about the latest styles, trends, fashions, music and celebrity news from a multicultural perspective, thus giving you a perspective more tailored to your lifestyle. At FASH we arecommitted to changing the face of the fashion industry one issue at a time. While our images and editorials are no doubt hot the real secret sauce that makes FASH so special is that at our core we are about change and a fresh new look at the world. In our view so many resources have been spent trying to define the world for us by categorizing, labeling and conveniently putting things into prepackaged boxes for us that often we unwittingly allow others to think for us. This cannot stand. To those that would label the world and its many beautiful people and things we ask how can you label a thing that is constantly changing and evolving into new and exciting derivatives waiting to be discovered? How can you contain that which is boundless? Life is to be lived not categorized into buckets of us verses them. FASH does not fit nice and neatly into a pre-labeled catagory and further we refuse to be put into a box. FASH is about playing the game of life with gusto and openmindedness. We believe that it is only through opening our minds that we may ultimately discover that which we seek from life and that a closed mind can only lead to lifelessness and the counterproductive pre-judging of others. Please enjoy the magazine and don’t forget about our website, www.fashmag.us.com. Do let me know if there is anything I can do to make your experience with us more enriching. Kenny Kenneth A. Stewart, J.D. CEO/Editor-in-Chief A D V E R T I S E M E N T FN Peace & Blessings, FashNation M A G A Z I N E™
EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR EDITOR  T  hank you for your purchase of the Premiere Issue of FASH NATION MAGAZINE  FASH . We are ve...
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The Y-3 Store N F Atlanta-Based Boutique Reinvents Itself P aris, London and New York have long been regarded as the high fashion capitals of the world but don’t look now because Atlanta might be gaining on you. If there is one single act that in a way confirms this notion it might be the fact that Atlanta, the southern capital of metro manly and she-she couture, was selected by the folks at Y-3 to be the site of the first store in North America. Since then Y-3 has opened two more stores, one in New york and the other in Miami. FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ If you don’t frequent the shops at Around Lenox (the fashionable strip plaza next door to Lenox Square Mall) you might not be familiar with Y-3’s bold take on highend sports wear. Nestled in the left corner of strip mall is the sporty new chic, athletic couture boutique, Y-3. Y-3 is the brainchild of worldrenowned designer Yohji Yamamoto and Horst Bente, the grandson of Adi Dassler (founder of the international sports shoe and apparel company, Adidas). The early results of this mix of Yamamoto designs and Bente sports lineage have been nothing short of spectacular. When you walk into the Y-3 Atlanta store it has an industrial yet upscale feel to it... like... starring in your very own personal fashion show... SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING When you walk into the Y-3 Atlanta store it has an industrial yet upscale feel to it with hard cement floors and futuristic chairs. Don’t be surprised if they offer you a beverage or a piece of chocolate because occasionally they do that regardless of whether you are a celebrity or a window-shopper. Crossing the threshold into the Y-3 boutique is like walking into a Euro Asian art house with a fashion showesque trance style beat emanating from the speakers. The whole scene makes you feel as though you are starring in your very own personal fashion show, like a real Tyra Banks. FN From the very beginning the Atlanta-based museum-styled Y-3 store has been a masterfully designed, contemporary and luxury, albeit somewhat pricey, sportswear boutique.
The Y-3 Store  N F  Atlanta-Based Boutique Reinvents Itself  P  aris, London and New York have long been regarded as the h...
The Y-3 Store N F Atlanta-Based Boutique Reinvents Itself P aris, London and New York have long been regarded as the high fashion capitals of the world but don’t look now because Atlanta might be gaining on you. If there is one single act that in a way confirms this notion it might be the fact that Atlanta, the southern capital of metro manly and she-she couture, was selected by the folks at Y-3 to be the site of the first store in North America. Since then Y-3 has opened two more stores, one in New york and the other in Miami. FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ If you don’t frequent the shops at Around Lenox (the fashionable strip plaza next door to Lenox Square Mall) you might not be familiar with Y-3’s bold take on highend sports wear. Nestled in the left corner of strip mall is the sporty new chic, athletic couture boutique, Y-3. Y-3 is the brainchild of worldrenowned designer Yohji Yamamoto and Horst Bente, the grandson of Adi Dassler (founder of the international sports shoe and apparel company, Adidas). The early results of this mix of Yamamoto designs and Bente sports lineage have been nothing short of spectacular. When you walk into the Y-3 Atlanta store it has an industrial yet upscale feel to it... like... starring in your very own personal fashion show... SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING When you walk into the Y-3 Atlanta store it has an industrial yet upscale feel to it with hard cement floors and futuristic chairs. Don’t be surprised if they offer you a beverage or a piece of chocolate because occasionally they do that regardless of whether you are a celebrity or a window-shopper. Crossing the threshold into the Y-3 boutique is like walking into a Euro Asian art house with a fashion showesque trance style beat emanating from the speakers. The whole scene makes you feel as though you are starring in your very own personal fashion show, like a real Tyra Banks. FN From the very beginning the Atlanta-based museum-styled Y-3 store has been a masterfully designed, contemporary and luxury, albeit somewhat pricey, sportswear boutique.
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Recently in a bold move Y-3 changed stretegy in the Atlanta store and is now unofficially dubbing it the Retro Y-3 store where one can continue to find all the great looks from seasons past that helped Y-3 build its reputation for really cool sports wear only for half the price. Let me repeat that you can now purchase great Y-3 apparel at one half the price! This bold move brings the average price of a Y-3 purchase down from a range of $250-$500 to a new price range of roughly $125-$250. Hmmm, let me think so now I can get great Y-3 styling and quality construction for one half the price... okay, I think I might have just found a new favorite spot to do my lunch break shopping. FYI, the Y-3 shoes are to die for. There is this black Euro-styled walker that is a must have (part cleat and part trendy casual flat). This is a shoe that will get you from any Parisian train or metropolitan mover to a city sidewalk café with panache. The Y-3 look is typically elegant yet casual with a strong, sporty aesthetic. The blazers are fitted and the pants are finely fit to form. The jackets and trench coats are built with cutaways and tails. There are hoodies with the bold Y-3 on the back. The bomber jackets are made with soft leather and the wool trousers can be worn year round making you ready for any arena event or stylin’ for dinner and drinks in the city. So, why open the first US Y-3 in Atlanta and not Vegas or New York? “Why not Atlanta,” GM Ken Barber told us. “Atlanta is the gateway to the South and a huge sports and hip-hop hub. It’s a city with a lot of southern charm and ...this line compliments what people are looking for today.” The Y-3 line is charming the likes of Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Usher, Anna Kournakova, and Elton John (just to name a few). Comfort and glamour have finally crossed paths at the sporty chic boutique located in Atlanta. n Y-3 Store . 3400 Around Lenox Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326 . (404) 816-9590 . www.y-3.com FN FN -By Shannon Alderman a Freelance Writer; and -Kenny Stewart Y-3 shoes are to die for. There is this black Euro-styled walker that is a must have. This is a shoe that will get you from any Parisian train or metropolitan mover to a city sidewalk café with panache.
Recently in a bold move Y-3 changed stretegy in the Atlanta store and is now unofficially dubbing it the Retro Y-3 store w...
Recently in a bold move Y-3 changed stretegy in the Atlanta store and is now unofficially dubbing it the Retro Y-3 store where one can continue to find all the great looks from seasons past that helped Y-3 build its reputation for really cool sports wear only for half the price. Let me repeat that you can now purchase great Y-3 apparel at one half the price! This bold move brings the average price of a Y-3 purchase down from a range of $250-$500 to a new price range of roughly $125-$250. Hmmm, let me think so now I can get great Y-3 styling and quality construction for one half the price... okay, I think I might have just found a new favorite spot to do my lunch break shopping. FYI, the Y-3 shoes are to die for. There is this black Euro-styled walker that is a must have (part cleat and part trendy casual flat). This is a shoe that will get you from any Parisian train or metropolitan mover to a city sidewalk café with panache. The Y-3 look is typically elegant yet casual with a strong, sporty aesthetic. The blazers are fitted and the pants are finely fit to form. The jackets and trench coats are built with cutaways and tails. There are hoodies with the bold Y-3 on the back. The bomber jackets are made with soft leather and the wool trousers can be worn year round making you ready for any arena event or stylin’ for dinner and drinks in the city. So, why open the first US Y-3 in Atlanta and not Vegas or New York? “Why not Atlanta,” GM Ken Barber told us. “Atlanta is the gateway to the South and a huge sports and hip-hop hub. It’s a city with a lot of southern charm and ...this line compliments what people are looking for today.” The Y-3 line is charming the likes of Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Usher, Anna Kournakova, and Elton John (just to name a few). Comfort and glamour have finally crossed paths at the sporty chic boutique located in Atlanta. n Y-3 Store . 3400 Around Lenox Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326 . (404) 816-9590 . www.y-3.com FN FN -By Shannon Alderman a Freelance Writer; and -Kenny Stewart Y-3 shoes are to die for. There is this black Euro-styled walker that is a must have. This is a shoe that will get you from any Parisian train or metropolitan mover to a city sidewalk café with panache.
Recently in a bold move Y-3 changed stretegy in the Atlanta store and is now unofficially dubbing it the Retro Y-3 store w...
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Join the next movement in fashion, FashNation, and take your career in fashion to the next level. ABOUT FASH NATION: FashNation is a modern, multimedia & multicultural magazine & style community for and about all things fashion. ü Models ü Hair Stylists ü Wardrobe Stylists ü Photographers ü Videographers ü Fashion Designers ü Makeup Artists ü Men’s Fashion ü Women’s Fashion Fash FASH NATION Styles that Work For Your Body Amazing Fashions Reasonable Prices PROTOTYPE -COPY NOT FOR $6.95US $9.95CAN Winter 2009 N Project Runway Winners Where are They Now SALE SPRING/SUMMER FASHIONS HIM & HER 4 N F FashNation M A G A Z I N E™
Join the next movement in fashion, FashNation, and take your career in fashion to the next level.  ABOUT FASH NATION  Fash...
Join the next movement in fashion, FashNation, and take your career in fashion to the next level. ABOUT FASH NATION: FashNation is a modern, multimedia & multicultural magazine & style community for and about all things fashion. ü Models ü Hair Stylists ü Wardrobe Stylists ü Photographers ü Videographers ü Fashion Designers ü Makeup Artists ü Men’s Fashion ü Women’s Fashion Fash FASH NATION Styles that Work For Your Body Amazing Fashions Reasonable Prices PROTOTYPE -COPY NOT FOR $6.95US $9.95CAN Winter 2009 N Project Runway Winners Where are They Now SALE SPRING/SUMMER FASHIONS HIM & HER 4 N F FashNation M A G A Z I N E™
Join the next movement in fashion, FashNation, and take your career in fashion to the next level.  ABOUT FASH NATION  Fash...
MICHAEL KORS HOW HE BUILT HIS BILLION $$$ FN (yes that’s with a “B”) FASHION EMPIRE FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ I f you missed it I’m here to put it in print, THERE IS A MICHAEL KORS BOUTIQUE IN LENNOX MALL! Last year Lennox Square Mall welcomed Michael Kors into its family. There is a great energy when simply walking by the store. I have yet to realize if it’s the yummy colored accessories or the sweet sales people inside the shop that encourages one to enter. Kors is known to many as the former Creative Director of the house of Celine. During his time with the French fashion house he revolutionized its accessory line and created amazing collections for them. To others he is famous for being one of the judges on Emmy nominated reality show Project Runway, and there he is always armed with a witty comment waiting on the aspiring designers. To us he is known as the man who gave us luxury sportswear. DESIGNER DESIGNER DESIGNER DESIGNER Entering the world of fashion at the young age of 19, Kors proved to be a force to be reckoned with. In 1981 he launched his first women’s wear collection under his own label and has been working ever since. In an industry where longevity is not a guarantee and a somewhat unrealistic reality Michael Kors has been able to consistently bring us fashion that counts. He is “Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” showing us how to be a lot without being too much and over the top. Although there is something fundamentally “New York” about Michael Kors, he is a designer that fits in every scenario and every location, even here in the Atl. There is a piece for everyone in his collections and the sense of freshness and ease that comes with his clothes is undisputable. FN
MICHAEL KORS HOW HE BUILT HIS BILLION      FN   yes that   s with a    B     FASHION EMPIRE  FashNation M  A  G  A  Z  I  ...
MICHAEL KORS HOW HE BUILT HIS BILLION $$$ FN (yes that’s with a “B”) FASHION EMPIRE FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ I f you missed it I’m here to put it in print, THERE IS A MICHAEL KORS BOUTIQUE IN LENNOX MALL! Last year Lennox Square Mall welcomed Michael Kors into its family. There is a great energy when simply walking by the store. I have yet to realize if it’s the yummy colored accessories or the sweet sales people inside the shop that encourages one to enter. Kors is known to many as the former Creative Director of the house of Celine. During his time with the French fashion house he revolutionized its accessory line and created amazing collections for them. To others he is famous for being one of the judges on Emmy nominated reality show Project Runway, and there he is always armed with a witty comment waiting on the aspiring designers. To us he is known as the man who gave us luxury sportswear. DESIGNER DESIGNER DESIGNER DESIGNER Entering the world of fashion at the young age of 19, Kors proved to be a force to be reckoned with. In 1981 he launched his first women’s wear collection under his own label and has been working ever since. In an industry where longevity is not a guarantee and a somewhat unrealistic reality Michael Kors has been able to consistently bring us fashion that counts. He is “Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” showing us how to be a lot without being too much and over the top. Although there is something fundamentally “New York” about Michael Kors, he is a designer that fits in every scenario and every location, even here in the Atl. There is a piece for everyone in his collections and the sense of freshness and ease that comes with his clothes is undisputable. FN
MICHAEL KORS HOW HE BUILT HIS BILLION      FN   yes that   s with a    B     FASHION EMPIRE  FashNation M  A  G  A  Z  I  ...
“Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” FN For the Spring/Summer collection Kors is going for optimism saluting the colors of the great American flag. This is a happy collection and with a troublesome economy it is highly appropriate and much needed. The pieces are extremely wearable and very flattering. I will give a personal wink to the high waisted 50’s inspired bikini which is fabulous beyond belief and totally something I would compromise a meal for (if that’s what it would take). “Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” Michael Kors has built an empire based on simplistic luxury. His name has become synonymous with the art of grand jet-setting that could put some of Europe’s royals to shame. He has established himself as a pioneer in chic sportswear design, adding luxe to good-ol American fashion. This fusion was not only a stroke of genius but also a very necessary direction for American style. Having solidified itself as an important fashion house the empire of Michael Kors has grown into a full fledged fashion platoon armed with clothing for him and her, timepieces, shoes and handbags that would make any fashionista salivate, as well as enabling college girls to trade in book money for some MK arm candy (or is that something only I would do?). Someone once said that one of the highest honors is being recognized by your peers and in June of 1999 Kors was honored with the most prestigious award in the fashion industry. The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awarded Kors women’s wear designer of the year, followed by the same award for men’s wear in 2003. Michael Kors: Project Runway Judge. Project Runway Judges: Zack Posen, Heidi Klum, Micahel CKors, and Nia Garcia. “Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” So what is it that makes people tick when it comes to this particular brand? If you ask me Kors has captured the essence of simple luxury. Even though there is nothing kitschy or too loud about his collections, the Michael Kors man or woman are not anonymous, on the contrary when entering a room they portray American fashion at its finest.< -By Viktorya Asmëret Abraham Freelance Writer N In grad school I was once told that marketing was a brands external face and for that reason a solid marketing plan was imperative for the success and future of an entire organization. The art of communication is not one to be looked upon lightly. In fashion this is what allows a designer to be embraced by the bearer. Along with beautiful pieces there must be a promise made, it could be a promise of hope, or confidence, or power, maybe even conservatism or dignity. In Michael Kors our promise is tasteful luxury along with jet setting all over the world. It could be dinner along the Dubai Marina, yachting in Saint Tropez, scuba diving in the mighty Red Sea by the great city of Masawa or a long walk with someone incredibly beautiful on the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a promise made of an effortless and chic lifestyle and this is one of the ingredients as to why we keep falling in love with Mr. Kors. Just as a painter Kors tells a story with his collections, nothing too complicated or too serious but just enough to keep us dreaming and wanting more. I believe that this is one of the key ingredients to his success.
   Truly, it   s been an unbelievable ride     FN  For the Spring Summer collection Kors is going for optimism saluting th...
“Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” FN For the Spring/Summer collection Kors is going for optimism saluting the colors of the great American flag. This is a happy collection and with a troublesome economy it is highly appropriate and much needed. The pieces are extremely wearable and very flattering. I will give a personal wink to the high waisted 50’s inspired bikini which is fabulous beyond belief and totally something I would compromise a meal for (if that’s what it would take). “Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” Michael Kors has built an empire based on simplistic luxury. His name has become synonymous with the art of grand jet-setting that could put some of Europe’s royals to shame. He has established himself as a pioneer in chic sportswear design, adding luxe to good-ol American fashion. This fusion was not only a stroke of genius but also a very necessary direction for American style. Having solidified itself as an important fashion house the empire of Michael Kors has grown into a full fledged fashion platoon armed with clothing for him and her, timepieces, shoes and handbags that would make any fashionista salivate, as well as enabling college girls to trade in book money for some MK arm candy (or is that something only I would do?). Someone once said that one of the highest honors is being recognized by your peers and in June of 1999 Kors was honored with the most prestigious award in the fashion industry. The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awarded Kors women’s wear designer of the year, followed by the same award for men’s wear in 2003. Michael Kors: Project Runway Judge. Project Runway Judges: Zack Posen, Heidi Klum, Micahel CKors, and Nia Garcia. “Truly, it’s been an unbelievable ride” So what is it that makes people tick when it comes to this particular brand? If you ask me Kors has captured the essence of simple luxury. Even though there is nothing kitschy or too loud about his collections, the Michael Kors man or woman are not anonymous, on the contrary when entering a room they portray American fashion at its finest.< -By Viktorya Asmëret Abraham Freelance Writer N In grad school I was once told that marketing was a brands external face and for that reason a solid marketing plan was imperative for the success and future of an entire organization. The art of communication is not one to be looked upon lightly. In fashion this is what allows a designer to be embraced by the bearer. Along with beautiful pieces there must be a promise made, it could be a promise of hope, or confidence, or power, maybe even conservatism or dignity. In Michael Kors our promise is tasteful luxury along with jet setting all over the world. It could be dinner along the Dubai Marina, yachting in Saint Tropez, scuba diving in the mighty Red Sea by the great city of Masawa or a long walk with someone incredibly beautiful on the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a promise made of an effortless and chic lifestyle and this is one of the ingredients as to why we keep falling in love with Mr. Kors. Just as a painter Kors tells a story with his collections, nothing too complicated or too serious but just enough to keep us dreaming and wanting more. I believe that this is one of the key ingredients to his success.
   Truly, it   s been an unbelievable ride     FN  For the Spring Summer collection Kors is going for optimism saluting th...
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CEE-LO GREEN FN VOCALIST: GNARLS BARKLEY & GOODIE MOB FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ F resh off the success of smash hit single Crazy and after a year of touring with Danger Mouse as part of the group Gnarls Barkley, Atlanta’s own Cee-Lo Green has returned to his roots here in the A. The southwest Atlanta Benjamin E. Mays High School product initially tasted success as part of the hot hip-hop group Goodie Mob where he provided heartfelt lyrics, soulful vocals and conscious-laced raps to the delight of millions of fans. Cee-Lo didn’t return to the ATL just because he was home-sick rather he returned home playing the part of a man on a mission. What mission you ask? Cee-Lo has launched a new record label called Radiculture Records in part to share the wisdom that he has gained with the next wave of talented artists but ultimately Cee-Lo has designs to change the game… laced with positive messages of course. FASH MAG: Your Gnarls Barkley mega-smash hit record Crazy literally took you all over the world. When you came off tour you could have set-up your new record label anywhere and yet you came all the way back home to Atlanta… what brought you back home? “We helped make Atlanta a force to be reckoned with” N CELEBRITY CELEBRITY CELEBRITY CELEBRITY CEE-LO: You know Atlanta has that timeless quality and of course I’m a native of the city. But also I do believe we helped make Atlanta a force to be reckoned with… it’s like being a proud father or relative it’s nice to see the fruits of your labor, you know? It’s gratifying.
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CEE-LO GREEN FN VOCALIST: GNARLS BARKLEY & GOODIE MOB FashNation M A G A Z I N E™ F resh off the success of smash hit single Crazy and after a year of touring with Danger Mouse as part of the group Gnarls Barkley, Atlanta’s own Cee-Lo Green has returned to his roots here in the A. The southwest Atlanta Benjamin E. Mays High School product initially tasted success as part of the hot hip-hop group Goodie Mob where he provided heartfelt lyrics, soulful vocals and conscious-laced raps to the delight of millions of fans. Cee-Lo didn’t return to the ATL just because he was home-sick rather he returned home playing the part of a man on a mission. What mission you ask? Cee-Lo has launched a new record label called Radiculture Records in part to share the wisdom that he has gained with the next wave of talented artists but ultimately Cee-Lo has designs to change the game… laced with positive messages of course. FASH MAG: Your Gnarls Barkley mega-smash hit record Crazy literally took you all over the world. When you came off tour you could have set-up your new record label anywhere and yet you came all the way back home to Atlanta… what brought you back home? “We helped make Atlanta a force to be reckoned with” N CELEBRITY CELEBRITY CELEBRITY CELEBRITY CEE-LO: You know Atlanta has that timeless quality and of course I’m a native of the city. But also I do believe we helped make Atlanta a force to be reckoned with… it’s like being a proud father or relative it’s nice to see the fruits of your labor, you know? It’s gratifying.
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FASH MAG: I’ve always thought of you as a rather deep brotha who seems to have something to say… so tell our readers, what are you trying to say? CEE-LO: Definitely, music just happens to be a bridge between creator and consumer and that’s on a professional level. But personally it’s like a courtship between the two as well, it’s a common ground. (As an artist) you are more or less reaching out to be heard, to be felt, to be listened to but also to empower, to inspire, to uplift - know what I’m saying - so you get a chance to kill a couple of birds with one stone. So the music is that dynamic and I feel like it should be served and exalted with that regard not just merely be entertainment. Just as the name of his hit single “Crazy” implies, Front-Man Singer CEE-LO GREEN IS CRAZY all right... CRAZY LIKE A FOX ;-) FASH MAG: Okay, I knew I was going to get a deep answer with that one (LOL). Your success with Gnarls Barkley is well documented and I know I for one still turn up my radio whenever that Crazy song comes on but many of us know and love you from your Goodie Mob days. What do you take from those days? CEE-LO: Well, Goodie Mob is newly reunited. We’re about to start work on a new record as well. Those days are etched in my memories and engraved in my skin so I cannot be severed from that initial experience and introduction to the game. Of course I am also very proud of those collective accomplishments. We made great music. FASH MAG: That’s great to hear, we’ll definitely be looking forward to some hot new tracks. Let’s fast forward to the now. Tell us about Radiculture… what’s your new label all about? N FN CEE-LO: Well, our motto is: we don’t compete or compare we co-exist. We are aspiring to be the ultimate urban alternative, simply put.
FASH MAG  I   ve always thought of you as a rather deep brotha who seems to have something to say    so tell our readers, ...
FASH MAG: I’ve always thought of you as a rather deep brotha who seems to have something to say… so tell our readers, what are you trying to say? CEE-LO: Definitely, music just happens to be a bridge between creator and consumer and that’s on a professional level. But personally it’s like a courtship between the two as well, it’s a common ground. (As an artist) you are more or less reaching out to be heard, to be felt, to be listened to but also to empower, to inspire, to uplift - know what I’m saying - so you get a chance to kill a couple of birds with one stone. So the music is that dynamic and I feel like it should be served and exalted with that regard not just merely be entertainment. Just as the name of his hit single “Crazy” implies, Front-Man Singer CEE-LO GREEN IS CRAZY all right... CRAZY LIKE A FOX ;-) FASH MAG: Okay, I knew I was going to get a deep answer with that one (LOL). Your success with Gnarls Barkley is well documented and I know I for one still turn up my radio whenever that Crazy song comes on but many of us know and love you from your Goodie Mob days. What do you take from those days? CEE-LO: Well, Goodie Mob is newly reunited. We’re about to start work on a new record as well. Those days are etched in my memories and engraved in my skin so I cannot be severed from that initial experience and introduction to the game. Of course I am also very proud of those collective accomplishments. We made great music. FASH MAG: That’s great to hear, we’ll definitely be looking forward to some hot new tracks. Let’s fast forward to the now. Tell us about Radiculture… what’s your new label all about? N FN CEE-LO: Well, our motto is: we don’t compete or compare we co-exist. We are aspiring to be the ultimate urban alternative, simply put.
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CEE-LO: Yea, it means supernatural. It’s a community of creativity… it’s Radiculture. FASH MAG: What inspires you artistically? FASH MAG: (LOL) Okay, how would you describe your personal style? CEE-LO: Hmm, well I compare myself to water… being shapeless and formless and having the ability to adapt to any situation. I am truly whoever I need to be -see what I’m saying – or whoever I want to be. All at the same time CEE-LO: I’m inspired by what’s been done as well as what hasn’t happened yet and I would like to be an addition, a contributor as well. I can be different people at different times convincingly FASH MAG: Cool… okay now why don’t you tell us something that people would be surprised to know about Cee-Lo. FASH MAG: As we wind-down this interview let me ask: is there anything else that you would like our readers to know about you? Hmm, I have a CEE-LO: Well, making it relevant to the nature and concept of the magazine, I would like to add that CEE-LO: grand sense of humor… I think people might know that (LOL). FASH MAG: Okay, are you a jokester or a prankster type cat? CEE-LO: I’m a lot of fun man, an awful lot of fun… hear that ladies? (LOL) A lot of fun. and truly because I really and truly am those people. you can buy fashion but you cannot buy style, you have to have style. Dig it? With that we concluded our interview. I really loved speaking with Cee-Lo because he has this sort of urban-zen-like presence that makes you want to dig deeper to see what’s going on with him. For what it’s worth I feel confident that he is going to produce quality music but the real question is going to be whether Atlanta will be open-minded enough to embrace what Radiculture will put out because it will likely be quite different from what is currently on the radio. My personal feeling is that this is not due to any kind of superiority complex, but rather, Cee-Lo (and by extension Radiculture Records) understands that to keep it fresh music must constantly evolve and expand, otherwise the industry will pass you by. Good luck Cee-Lo, Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley and Radiculture and best wishes for continued success. n FASH MAG: Definitely, and we dig your music from Goodie Mob to Gnarls Barkley, It’s all Cee-Lo and it’s all good. -By Kenny Stewart Atlanta, GA FN FASH MAG: Umm, I like the sound of that. So does Radiculture stand for radical culture?
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CEE-LO: Yea, it means supernatural. It’s a community of creativity… it’s Radiculture. FASH MAG: What inspires you artistically? FASH MAG: (LOL) Okay, how would you describe your personal style? CEE-LO: Hmm, well I compare myself to water… being shapeless and formless and having the ability to adapt to any situation. I am truly whoever I need to be -see what I’m saying – or whoever I want to be. All at the same time CEE-LO: I’m inspired by what’s been done as well as what hasn’t happened yet and I would like to be an addition, a contributor as well. I can be different people at different times convincingly FASH MAG: Cool… okay now why don’t you tell us something that people would be surprised to know about Cee-Lo. FASH MAG: As we wind-down this interview let me ask: is there anything else that you would like our readers to know about you? Hmm, I have a CEE-LO: Well, making it relevant to the nature and concept of the magazine, I would like to add that CEE-LO: grand sense of humor… I think people might know that (LOL). FASH MAG: Okay, are you a jokester or a prankster type cat? CEE-LO: I’m a lot of fun man, an awful lot of fun… hear that ladies? (LOL) A lot of fun. and truly because I really and truly am those people. you can buy fashion but you cannot buy style, you have to have style. Dig it? With that we concluded our interview. I really loved speaking with Cee-Lo because he has this sort of urban-zen-like presence that makes you want to dig deeper to see what’s going on with him. For what it’s worth I feel confident that he is going to produce quality music but the real question is going to be whether Atlanta will be open-minded enough to embrace what Radiculture will put out because it will likely be quite different from what is currently on the radio. My personal feeling is that this is not due to any kind of superiority complex, but rather, Cee-Lo (and by extension Radiculture Records) understands that to keep it fresh music must constantly evolve and expand, otherwise the industry will pass you by. Good luck Cee-Lo, Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley and Radiculture and best wishes for continued success. n FASH MAG: Definitely, and we dig your music from Goodie Mob to Gnarls Barkley, It’s all Cee-Lo and it’s all good. -By Kenny Stewart Atlanta, GA FN FASH MAG: Umm, I like the sound of that. So does Radiculture stand for radical culture?
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