Fashion Designer, Dian Linston explains, “I’m excited about presenting the N.G.U. collection during New York Fashion Week. I want to inspire women to believe in their dreams. So when a woman wears N.G.U. Designs… perseverance is something that she will always think about. N.G.U. which mean ‘Never Give Up’, believe in your dream, and go for your dream!”
The N.G.U denim lifestyle collection debuted during New York Fashion Week at the Rogues Gallery Presents market week showcase. This is a ready-to-wear line that is manufactured using high quality denim fabric; with innovative designs that contour the female physic. The styles are unique, savvy and racy for women who live an active lifestyle. During the presentation the models moved fluidly in each garment without a hint of restriction that can occurs in form fitted denim garments. The N.G.U designs are available is sizes 6 through 28, and retails between, $120.00 to $200.00.
“You will notice that N.G.U. Designs, will always have a type of embellishment such as rhinestones, buckles and studs. N.G.U. is not plain or simple; it is high pace fashion for active women who want to be jazzy and sophisticated. And my logo is a clever female fox that winks one eye. That’s a personal character trait from me. The fox represents perseverance because foxes have persistence in their character. They’re clever and they never give up. And that is being foxy!”, replies Linston.
Linston’s design studio is called Styles of Imagination and is located in Maple Heights, Ohio. Her denim collection can be found in fifteen stores throughout the US and she plans to expand into more boutiques. Linston uses the N.G.U. brand to embellish her motivation for women. Diane Linston has been honored by the Phenomenal Foundation for her many positive contributions within the community. Linston also received recognition from Cleveland based Proyecto Luz organization, for volunteering time and fashions during a benefit fundraiser for Aids awareness. Linston volunteers her time at various schools during Dress for Success, and career council events in Cleveland, Ohio. She speaks to women in transition about how to dress, and mentors at organizations like Junior Achievement, the NAACP mentoring program. Linston also sits on the fashion design advisory board for Women of Making Moves organization, at Virginia Marti College. Linston is well respected in her community as she takes a grass-roots approach towards marketing the N.G.U. brand …with the tenacity of a fox. Diane Linston is proof that to “Never Give Up” is what’s always in style.
Birmingham Stylists present the Birmingham Hair Show – Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 5pm – 9pm.
BJCC South Ballroom
$15 General Admission and $20 the Day of the Show.
For tickets and information visit www.birminghamhairshow.com or call (205) 800-5961.
Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography Model Portfolio Upgrades.
Two looks, ten edited images per look includes a Make-up artist, in studio or on location shoot plus a 1 – 3 minute video portfolio.
$300 with a $100 deposit required.
Contact Lynsey Weatherspoon at email@example.com or call (205) 202-1268.
Birmingham, AL—Master Stylist Tyeshia Miles has been styling hair and transforming lives for a decade. A certified cosmetologist with a passion for styling and the study of hair, Miles has used her hair studio, The Signature Salon as the catalyst for her craft since 2009.
Fulfilling a purpose dating back to childhood, Tyeshia Miles prides herself in knowing hair from its chemical composition to the appropriate styles for clients of all ages and races. “I believe my knowledge of the science of hair has privileged me to a loyal clientele base. They trust my expertise beyond the hairstyle itself. They trust me to nurture their hair and keep it healthy,” said Miles. More than a salon, and more like a circle of friends, Tyeshia Miles says The Signature Salon is a gift from God to her clients. Daring to step out on faith in an unstable economic climate and during personal financial adversity, Tyeshia Miles believes The Signature Salon has God’s signature on it. “I enjoy the privilege I have as a stylist to impact my client’s lives spiritually, emotionally and physically, being there with them through times of celebration and sadness. I believe, when you look better, you feel better and as a result you do better in life. We “Do Life Together”,” she said.
The Signature Salon boasts a roster of licensed and professional stylists specializing in friendly, fashionable and time-conscious service. The Signature Salon offers quality hair care services to include: Various color techniques, Haircuts, Relaxer Services, Roller and Wet sets, Weave Extensions, Natural and Transitioning hair care and Braiding. Make -Up services for everyday wear and special occasions are soon to come.
The Signature Salon is an “appointment-preferred” salon, making every effort to accommodate each client’s scheduling needs. Located at 2112 Morris Avenue in the Historic Morris Avenue District of Downtown Birmingham, its exposed bricks create the perfect canvas for its relaxing, earth-hued, eclectic decor. Tyeshia Miles wanted The Signature Salon to be an experience to behold. “I envisioned a place where clients can feel comfortable and relax while enjoying a warm, welcoming feeling when they arrive, a music-filled atmosphere during their time with us and the satisfaction of excellent service when they depart,” said Miles.
For more information on Tyeshia Miles and The Signature Salon, or to schedule an appointment call (205) 202-4079. Booth space is available for renters. Salon tours are also available by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AM Bespoke is proud to welcome Timothy Brown as their newest image consultant in Miami. Tim comes to A.M. Bespoke with an extensive background in menswear and fashion design. For nearly two decades, Tim has worked as a personal stylist and manager of men’s tailored clothing shops in Birmingham, Al and Miami. Concurrently, Tim operated his own tailor shop, designing locally sought-after dresses and gowns, in addition to routine alterations for men’s and womenswear. It was through these business ventures that Tim developed a strong clientele, built on his award-winning designs as well as stellar customer service.
Miami’s perfect weather coupled with a growing fashion scene, and a desire to perfect his craft drew Tim to South Florida. Tim is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Miami International University of Art & Design.
The technical know-how, a passion and expertise towards the art of dressing, and styling capabilities from having dressed professionals, conducted closet consultations and restructured wardrobes makes Tim an incredible addition to A.M. Bespoke.
To book your appointment with Timothy
About AM BeSpoke
A.M BESPOKE is committed to providing you with suits, shirts, topcoats, jackets and trousers designed and tailored to your personal specifications.
At first glance, an off-the-shelf product might look similar to a custom product, however, when you wear something specifically tailored to fit your body, you will notice that there is a world of difference.
And it will be noticed by others.
A.M BESPOKE delivers the finest handcrafted garments uniquely designed for the individual.
A.M BESPOKE currently offers secure online shopping of high-end, quality, custom shirts and accessories. The customer is able to measure, design and order a unique shirt of the perfect fit. Additionally, a variety of ties and cufflinks are available to complement your custom shirt.
For all other custom wear, we offer private appointments.
Your personal agent will work with you to establish your requirements, choose your preferred fabrics (from the thousands available) and agree on the style, fit and design of your selected garments.
Your garment will then be hand-cut and created by our highly skilled tailors. Your handcrafted garment will be presented to you within a short while, ready to make you feel and look your best.
A.M BESPOKE was founded in South Africa in 2003. We now conduct appointments in New York, California, Miami, Sydney & South Africa, with additional locations across the U.S. to be opened shortly.
Fore more information visit http://www.ambespoke.com
MAJORISH Style Closet presents The Summer Bliss Trunk Show with special guest Make Up and Hair Guru Victoria Page of IMPREZZ, INC.
Get ready for summer with a stylish fashion show, make up demo, refreshments, RETAIL therapy and a giveaway!
$5.00 dollars at the door to enter!
Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm.
B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge located at 321 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
For more information visit www.majorish.com or call (662) 497-2745
The Style Experience returns THIS WEEKEND, March 18, 2012 to the Davis Theater in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Style Experience – Runway Obsessions For Colored Girls Who Considered Fashion When the Rainbow is Enuf.
Featuring Ebony Fashion Fair Model Rodney High, Guest Models the Radar Men and hosted by Tonya Terry
Showtime at 6pm.
Then join the producers, models and attendees for the official after party Style Experience After Glow to be held at the Reniesaance Hotel Exchange Bar following the show.
You could be next face of Cloochie! Please join the team at Cloochie as they host their national model search on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Hodges Room.
Selected models will receive a one year contract and national exposure which includes paid modeling opportunities in print, video and runway.
No visible tattoos or piercings, 5’8″ or greater, 18 to 30 years old, please bring a copy of your drivers license or a valid ID.
For more information CloochieModelSearch@yahoo.com for additional information or questions.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Hodges Room
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
Are you the next Eva Pigford, Jaslene Gonzalez or Saleisha Stowers? Or even the next Toccara or Bre?
America’s Next Top Model – the College Edition – is looking for its Cycle 19 cast! If you are a US citizen between the ages of 18-27 and are at least 5 feet, 7 inches tall, click HERE for eligibility requirements and the application, as well as to see the list of other casting call dates and locations. Be sure you have your passport in order as well; if you are chosen, you may shoot episodes in an international location!
Fashion industry veteran Perry Varner is currently in town for Radar Magazine’s second anniversary party and fashion show this Sunday. He’ll launch Style Experience: Runway Obsessions in Birmingham in July, and has a book in the works; The History of Black Fashion in America will detail the major impact people of color have had on fashion and pop culture. We caught up to talk fashion and his latest projects.
Who are you wearing? “Right now I have on Kenneth Cole from head to toe: I’m wearing a grey sweater and grey pinstriped slacks. I’m stylish but conservative. I’m not that trendy. I believe in a nice tailored shirt, a sports coat and a vest. A sports coat is my signature item.”
“You’re never fully dressed without…”: “Your eyewear. Either some casual eyewear or shades. That’s for me. I wear glasses a lot, fashion lenses and I always have that.”
What would you not be caught dead in? “Probably leather pants. I won’t do that. And I did wear some shorts on vacation last year, but I typically don’t wear shorts.”
What did your parents teach you about style? “Everything! My dad is a minister; he has a church in Montgomery. What I remember the most is he always dressed. My mother, being the first lady, was always impeccably dressed. My greatest influence came from both of them, watching them [step out] tastefully and well-dressed every Sunday.”
What would people be surprised to know about you? “Fashion is not the thing I’m most passionate about; it’s people. And equalizing the playing field for people of color, in whatever opportunity where there is a gap. Fashion gives me a voice, and I use it.”
For more on Perry Varner, click here.