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  • Josie Maran Presented by FGI "Beauty on Beauty"

    Josie Maran Presented by FGI "Beauty on Beauty"

    Fashion Group International  had a special evening for its members with Josie Maran at Space 530 in NYC on September 28th.  Josie Maran is a former supermodel and the founder of Josie Maran Cosmetics, a luxury beauty brand made with Argan Oil.  Their company motto is 'Luxury with a Conscience'. 

     After seeing a Maybelline commercial with Christy Turlington when she was a child, Josie Maran prayed daily to become a Maybelline model.  She started modeling at the young age of 12 and her prayer became reality when she got a 10 year contract to be a Maybelline model at age 21.  Josie started Josie Maran Cosmetics in 2007, with 100% fair trade Argan oil as the signature ingredient.  Josie Maran products have gained a lot of fans and Josie was recently awarded the Eco-Award  from the United Nations and Fashion for Development Group.   Josie Maran Cosmetics is changing the world by making healthy beauty products that are eco-friendly.

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  • Jack N' For Beats Rap Competition at the Roc N Sole Store!

    The Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey sponsored rap competition Jack N' For Beats went down at the Roc N Sole store on Atlantic Avenue where competitors battled for a chance to win $10,000 and a studio session with DJ Khaled and A&R Director AJ Ahmed. The store was packed full of aspiring MC's looking to take the #1 spot. The competition, separated into several rounds where rappers chose a beat and spit 16 bars of their best rhymes, drew talent from all over NYC, New Jersey, and upstate New York hoping to make it to the last round where they would then be put up against other winners from across the nation.

    Winner, Jadon Woodard, killed the competition hands down. With the audience in a roar after his final line; "stop acting dumb hard" it was very clear who the winner was. His ability to freestyle on command, tactfully approach his competitors weaknesses, yet overall laid back demeanor made him shine in the last round.

    After the competition, Style Music TV had the opportunity to sit down with the Director of A&R for Jack N' For Beats; AJ Ahmed:

    "I'm happy we had a decent turn out and the cool thing was everybody respected each other, everybody was chill even though [the winner] murdered the competition. It was a cool setting and a good look for everybody."

    "The cool thing is for Jack Honey to do this is a big look for the community."

    When asked how would AJ compare the NYC edition with the other tour stops:

    "I think the energy was cool.. I love that fact that heavyweights like Envy, Suss One, Ty Ty, and Emory were all in the house. Like you don't get that opportunity to be that close to them to be like 'yo you heard me?' That's the type of stuff that we offer that no body else does... New York had the heavy hitters for sure."

    When asked about what artists need in order to really blow up:

    "I think consistency. There's so many rappers, everybody is a rapper nowadays. So if you don't have the consistency or the drive to make it, you could see thousands of other people."

    When discussing what made the winner, Jadon Woodard, stand out:

    "He stood out cause he had better flow, better delivery; he was able to captivate the crowd. A lot of them that came up to the mic were nervous and also didn't really project their voice. When you don't project your voice you also show a sign that you're nervous to talk in front of a crowd. Some of them said the same bars four, five times and that's how they got disqualified."

    Overall, the NYC stop for the Jack N' For Beats competition was an exciting evening and a great opportunity for everyone involved.


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  • OCRF's 18th Annual Super Saturday

    On Saturday, July 25th the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund held their 18th annual Super Saturday event in Water Mill, NY. Hosted by Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa, the annual event is a daylong fundraiser complete with a designer garage sale, kids' carnival, and luxury raffle. Some of the designers with heavily discounted merchandise included: Donna Karan, DVF, Vince, Henri Bendel, Marc Jacobs, and Brooks Brothers (who were selling merchandise for $10 a piece in the event's last hour!) 

    In addition to shopping,  guests enjoyed a braid bar from PRIV, messages, and make up touch ups from Tre'StiQue. New York and Southampton hot spot Sant Ambroeus catered the event providing food and gourmet treats all day. 

    OCRF and QVC united once again for “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” a live, on-site broadcast which offered viewers nationwide the chance to purchase premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for half the suggested.

    by Angeli Kakade

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  • 4Knots Music Festival 2015, July 11th


    The Village Voice Announces 
    Final 4Knots Lineup & Set Times
    Super Furry Animals - 8:30pm
    Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - 6:45pm
    Twin Peaks - 5:45pm
    Mikal Cronin - 4:45pm
    Screaming Females - 3:45pm
    Happyness - 2:45pm
    Meatbodies - 2:05pm
    Heaters - 1:25pm
    Heaven - 12:40pm
    Surfbort - 12:00pm
    Buy 3 GA tickets get 1 free while supplies last!



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  • HealthCorps’ 9th Annual Perennial Garden Gala 2015

    HealthCorps’ 9th Annual Perennial Garden Gala By. Melissa Kalloo Style Music TV

    On April 29th, 2015, the HealthCorps organization held their fabulous 9th Annual “Perennial Garden Gala” at Cipriani Wall Street. The evening was co-hosted by the founders Dr. Mehmet Oz and his lovely wife Lisa Oz with talented performers Kat DeLuna and The Sugarhill Gang. Dr. Oz honored Jordin Sparks, Montel Williams, the CK-12 Foundation, and The Chickasaw Nation for their contributions to help the movement for these youths.
    The many guests who attended the gala were Daphne Oz and her husband John Jovanovic, Montel Williams, Kat DeLuna, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline & Chris Laurita, Melissa & Joe Gorga and Kathy & Riche Wakile, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Camille Grammer, Jennifer Williams, NY Giants Steve Weatherford and Prince Amukamara, Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham and many more.
    HealthCorps is an amazing organization that helps to promote in-school programs which targets nutritional and fitness goals and it empowers children for an overall healthier lifestyle.  I had the honor of interviewing the founder, Dr. Mehmet Oz. He told me that HealthCorps started back in 2003. Dr. Oz stated, “We started the organization because in the northern part of Manhattan, there is a lot of kids and teenagers who didn’t have the mentoring I used to have, the coaches, sports teams, band, the things that used to be available to kids.” When I asked him about HealthCorps, he replied “The key wasn’t about eating better and exercising but about mental resilience. This is the core.” He also said he is working on making the programs digital, so children around the world can have access to these free programs.
    The funds raised at the beautiful “Perennial Garden Gala” will contribute to help raise awareness for these school programs on ways to fight child obesity. The décor of the gala really made you feel like you were having dinner in an exquisite garden.

    Obesity is a major crisis in America that is on the rise and more and more families are being affected by it. Social and economic factors play a role on children’s obesity. It is easy to go to a fast food restaurant to buy a burger because it is cheap and easy to access than to prepare a meal. Also, with the rise of technology children would rather stay indoors and play video games or their tablets than to play an outdoor sport. Being able to educate children in-school and at home will be the movement that changes our generation and beat obesity which is HealthCorps’ mission.
    It is important to invest on ways to educate and encouraging our generation be proactive, by eating healthy and exercising. Dr. Mehmet Oz, his family and the many contributors who continue to support our future are making a big difference in these children’s lives. The cure to obesity is having people who care and with the right guidance, we can make good health choices on what we choose to eat. This movement not only helps children but it also helps their families and friends. This little step will make a big difference especially in the long run.
    The night started off with an uplifting and “get-you-out-of-your-seat” performance by Kat DeLuna. She performed her new single, “Bum Bum” which had the guests on their feet dancing. There was also a dance performance by Steep Stewart & the Perennial Dancers who lighted up the room with their dance number. 
    As the night went on, many awards were given out to many contributors who help to make the HealthCorps movement come alive! This year’s HealthCorps Awards went to Jordan Sparks, Montel Williams, CK-12 Foundation and The Chickasaw Nation.
    The special musical guest performance that ended dinner and had all the guests on the dance floor was by The Sugarhill Gang. Dr. Oz joined in with his guests on the dance floor and they danced the night away!
    It was truly a magical night to celebrate an amazing movement that brings people together to help shape our future generation and make them future powerful leaders! 
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