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Tidal Cool Spring/Summer 2016: A Fusion of Fashion, Funk, and Freedom

A few weekends ago, the Gem team took their talents to Cleveland, OH with Allyn modeling and myself (Alexandra Barone) photographing for the release of the Tidal Cool SS16 collection. Fashion might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Rock n’ Roll capital of the World, but on this night there were plenty of vibrant fabrics, daring hairstyles and exotic beauty. The fashion show, benefitting the Cornucopia Inc/Nature’s Bin job training program for adults with disabilities, took place at Lake Affects Studio which was a cool, artistic and rustic place with a full bar, jewelry and makeup stands all hosted by Cleveland Bazaar. The designer, Andrea Howell, created the Tidal Cool Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Cuba Libre: A Fusion of Fashion, Funk, and Freedom, and that is exactly what it was. Taking a peek behind the scenes one could immediately get a feel for who the artist was and her

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How to Be Iconic: Betsey Johnson Celebrates 50 Years in Fashion

With 50 years in the industry, fashion icon Betsey Johnson celebrated the milestone with an epic tour of decades entitled, The Curious Case of Betsey Button. An over-the-top production, per usual, the show was an archive of re-created vintage looks, like tutu dresses, bold jumpsuits, and floral frocks. Each one colliding with sexy, edgy, and romantic characteristics of the Betsey Johnson style we know and love. The affair went back in time marking six career defining decades for the designer. Starting with the 2000s (Limelight) were vibrant tutu dresses fit for a prom princess paired with neon tights. Next came a parade of flirty, layered flower looks with clashing patterns for the 90s (Palladium). The 80s (Mud Club) ensembles, the most minimalistic of the collection, consisted of punk pinstripes, fishnets, and shiny, black patent leather pieces. Striped stockings, leopard print ankle booties, and even a rubix cube handbag strutted down the runway for

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Bikini’s & Martini’s

Rain or shine, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year nominee, Racheallee Lacek, was beyond determined that the Bikini’s and Martini’s event held on Tuesday, June 25th was going to be a success no matter what!   Originally scheduled to take place at Skybar Pittsburgh, the event was moved downstairs to Diesel Club Lounge due to inclement weather. In exchange for a $20 donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, guests received light appetizers, a complimentary SKY vodka cocktail, and access to the bikini fashion show. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are

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