The Largest Fashion Event in Hampton Roads Showcases Local Designers & Brands

 

Vano Clothing Evoque Photography

Photo by: Quisha McElroy Evoque PhotographyModel: Jermaine (Red Star Model Management)Designer: Vano Couture 

 

 

 

 


 

Da Future In Fashion PartyIn one of the largest fashion events to descend upon Hampton Roads, ‘Da Future in Fashion Party’ held May 25th at The Complex in the historical Old Towne Portsmouth brought together the area’s leading fashion designers, boutiques, and local personalities for an evening of red carpet glitz, emerging seasonal trends, and networking with industry tastemakers. Behind the studded occasion was sought after designer and owner of Woman Beautiful Boutique Patricia Rountree. The event, which launched with a 2-hour meet and greet with cocktails was hosted by Hampton Road’s own Satoria Nicole. Featured designers on the runway were Lipgloss-N-Stilettos, Reckless Clothing, CLU Apparel by Kustom Made Designs & Accessories, LLP Supply Company, Boutique Crush, FlyGirl Boutique, Vano Couture, Endowed Expression Boutique, and Woman Beautiful Boutique.

Boutique Crush-Evoque Photography

Photography By: Quisha McElroy Evoque Photography
Model: Ellie (Red Star Model Management
Style: Boutique Crush

Runway fashions ranged from trendy to futuristic and encompassed a myriad of color and texture in a multifaceted display of artistic expression and Avant Garde style. From eclectic concept designs to ready-to-wear street clothing, an array of styles were revealed for both men and women indicating the quality and distinction that each designer brings to the local scene and beyond. Models illuminated the runway with lightweight summer styles which included maxi-dresses, cropped tops, and flowing skirts adorning floral prints, tribal patterns, camouflage, metallic prints, and solid pastels. Garments with a slighter edge featured spandex and liquid fabrics with a tight fit and short cut.

In addition to an entire vendor area available for patrons, attendees were entertained with a live performance by recording artist G. Profit and event soundtrack provided by VA’s DJ Hipp. The event was a remarkable look into the unique style and flavor that has brought Hampton Roads designers to the forefront as trendsetters not only in the local region but in other areas across the country where their influence is represented.

Sponsored by K. Stinson Production a Sexy in The City Event, ‘Da Future in Fashion Party’

Reckless Clothing Evoque Photography

Photography by: Quisha McElroy, Evoque Photography
Model: Christian (Red Star Model Management)
Designer: Reckless Clothing

featured  King Blue Entertainment, Host Satoria Nicole, DJ Hipp, and was filmed by ‘The Boyfriend Show’. Red Carpet events were managed by Parker Media Group with interviews done by Steven Sykes. Event photographers on hand to capture the show were Shah Moten Productions, Kevin Higgins, Quisha McElroy of Evoque Photography, Capture The Moment Photography, Rashanta & Glenn Jennings of Me Images, and Theodore Pitt Photography.

Patricia Rountree, Owner of Woman Beautiful Boutique founded the business in 2007. Known by the tagline “Woman Beautiful is Alwayz A Lady”, the brand was featured in numerous fashion shows and showcases including the ERAS of Fashion Show in 2013, and the Lawrence Brothers Prime Time Fashion Show. The brand features custom clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. In coordinating one of the largest events that Hampton Roads has seen this year…in addition to the many designers, photographers, models, and make up artists, hair stylists, and participants, Patricia also credits The Complex Restaurant and Night Club, along with Ebony Smith,  Jasmine Littlejohn, and Yaahmonny Harper her personal assistants.

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Know of a fashionably loud event in your neck of the woods? Let us know, email us at info@lushlife757.com to be featured.


 

Photo Credit: Evoque Photography

Models Pictured: Ellie, Christian & Jermaine of Red Star Model Management

International pop star Virginia Bright shines with her latest single “Coz You Are”

Virginia Bright Grammy

International Pioneering Pop Artist

This week we traveled abroad to discover international pop sensation Virginia Bright. It is not often that you come across an artist that is able to deliver such a diverse and eclectic flavor through their music, but when they do, it is worth venturing further to understand the origins of their unprecedented sound. International pop artist Virginia Bright has just released her latest single “Coz You Are”, a powerful master-mix of high energy music and luscious vocals. Considered a pioneering artist of her time, Virginia Bright has clearly knocked down barriers on an international scale having gained fame and notoriety as not only a singer, but also as an actress, dancer and film producer. A native of Madrid, Spain, Bright has maintained a stronghold on the industry from Europe all the way to the United States.

“Coz You Are” is the quintessential feel good song with a vibrant energy that is similar to Pharell’s song “Happy”. Virginia successfully joins elements of her Spanish roots, Afro-Latin rhythms, and modern dance flare to deliver a fun-loving track with massive international appeal. Bright has established herself as a cutting-edge performer and artist with a groundbreaking sound and style. Through her latest track she welcomes fans new and old into her radiant world with finesse and charm.

Having already been deemed an international icon in the Afro-European music scene, Bright’s latest release is a glimpse into the massive powerhouse whose music is drawn from her personal journey. Virginia shares with fans, a heartfelt look into self-discovery through “Coz You Are”. Although the song carries a light and breathless tune, Bright said that the song expresses the discovery of oneself and beauty through the eyes of another. She describes the song as being about “Unconditional love-the whole you, mind, body, and soul..where life is all like a big rainbow full of color.” She said “then is when I understood we are all one.”  The song’s lyrics truly do express the subtle nuances of self-actualization in a positive and energetic way. Bright allows fans to travel with her along a vivid journey full of imagery and delight, a journey that will not soon be forgotten.

In a time where many people are struggling to find inner peace,  failing to realize the true beauty that lies within, Virginia Bright has courageously reached out to fans, relating to them in such a way that is to be recognized and commended. Often times it is an uplifting song that reflects on the experiences of humanity that truly creates life changing events. What better way to touch the world and make a difference than through music, and Virginia Bright is doing just that.

Check out the video for “Coz You Are” on YouTube.

 

While not only sharing her personal experiences with fans through music, Virginia is dedicated to giving back to her community as well. A portion of the proceeds from “Coz You Are” will be distributed to her top 3 charities, Forward Organization, Pink for Africa, and the FAM Foundations.  Bright says “I wanted to do it this way, because it drives me and motivates me much more, in knowing that per download people make of my music or purchase of any of my merchandising related to “Coz You Are” we altogether will be making a huge contribution and great difference in the lives of many children and women out there.”

Recognized as a singer, dancer, actress, and film producer, Virginia Bright got her start in music very early playing the accordion and touring around Madrid with a band. Having performed an all girl-group, and a gospel group, she later secured performances on Spanish TV programming and performed back up vocals for popular artists such as Amparo Sandino. Her unique texture of musical styles has ushered her into opportunities such as performing for the “Don Omar, King of Reggaeton” concert as well as appearances at numerous venues around Europe. Known for fusing together hip-hop, salsa, jazz, pop, Zouk Makosa, and Buleria, Virginia Bright is affectionately known as Queen La. V. Now based in Los Angeles, California, Bright is poised to lead the international music scene with an ever-present energy that is not only essential in today’s music scene, but unequivocally surpassing all competition.

Listen to “Coz You Are” now playing on SoundCloud.

If you enjoy the sounds of Virginia Bright join thousands of her fans now on Facebook.

Follow Virginia Bright on Twitter @vbrightworld and on Instagram @virginiabright.

Get more music and more videos from Virginia at www.virginiabright.com and www.virginiabrightmusic.com

If you are rocking out to “Coz You Are” and if you enjoyed this post, like and share it with your friends and musical cohorts. Don’t forget to purchase your own download of “Coz You Are” now available through CDBaby at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/VirginiaBright

5 Ways To Change Your Negative Attitude

5 Ways to Change Your Negative AttitudeThere are moments when it feels like life’s challenges do not want to give us a break. The old adage “when it rains, it pours” unfortunately rings true, possibly throwing in an unexpected hail storm along the way. It is often very easy to let difficult times get the best of us, causing us to channel our stress in non-productive ways. But, rest assured, there are ways that you can improve your attitude even while going through what may seem like the worst of circumstance.

1). Surround yourself with positive influences. There is nothing worse than being around an energy vampire who has absolutely nothing positive to say. If misery loves company, he or she should not find their home with you. Great friendships thrive on loving and supporting relationships, surround yourself with people who value you as a person and those who appreciate sharing in your experiences without jealousy or resentment during your success, and those who stand by you during your personal trials. Strive to be a great friend as well, as relationships are not one-sided but require an effort from both parties. It can definitely be a drain if you are always the giver and never the receiver when it comes to friendship. It is also important to connect with those who not only have goals and aspirations, but those who are actively pursuing their passion. There is nothing better than a network of encouragement and support to get you back on the right track.

2). Understand that your present circumstance does not define you. When going through a difficult time or rough patch, it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, causing you to be in a perpetual blue funk. It is important to realize that every experience good or bad, offers and opportunity to grow and become more aware of your inner-self and your direction. Do not let your past or present dictate who you will be and what you will accomplish along your personal journey. Do not allow others to let your current situation define your future path, be your own navigator.

3). Get comfortable being you. Before you can truly have meaningful relationships, you have to tap into who you are and what you desire out of any situation. Learn to be comfortable in your own skin, accept  your strengths, and weaknesses, and realize that no matter what you are a unique individual and that should be celebrated. Do not compare yourself to others because your plan is specifically designed for you.

4). Eat right, and stay healthy. Your body is a temple and should be cared for as such. The foods that we consume are directly related to our overall well-being. Eating poorly and lack of sleep can lead to numerous health problems, including depression. Take the time to treat your body right, exercise, and get plenty of rest and rejuvenation.

5). Set goals and stick to them. Many times things just do not seem to go our way but know that you are in control of your happiness. If there is a goal that you would like to accomplish, write it down and create a plan of action. Many times we feel discouraged because we do not meet the goals that we want to but it is because we often give up too soon. When it comes to reaching your goals, giving up should never be an option. With a well-organized plan, you will be on your way to successfully reaching your goal. Remember, there is always room to readjust your plan accordingly, nothing in life is ever static. Finding your joy and purpose is a dynamic process. If you want happiness, claim it.

How do you change your negative attitude?

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