NYFW 2016 Fashion Against Bullying Event

Fashion Against Bullying #nyfw #fw16

Abbigayle Warner & Client Cherice Scott (FASHION FORWARD PLUS)


Last Week I flew out to NYC for New York Fashion Week where I attended numerous fashion events and networked with a number of people . One of the events I attended was hosted and assembled by Jordana Hazan – founder of A Cosmo Life & the “Fashion Against Bullying” concept. The event venue was sponsored by The Attic NYC,  Located in downtown Manhattan in the Heart of the Fashion Week Festivities. Jordana of A Cosmo Life – came up with the “Fashion Against Bullying” concept for New York Fashion Week, because she suffered a tragic but relatable experience of bullying  throughout her adolescence , causing her to experience anorexia  and self esteem issues. As time passed she was able to overcome the  anorexia by realizing the value of inner beauty. In present time she is 16 weeks pregnant and wants her unborn daughter to understand these issues, and also know her mother made a difference to help pave a positive future.

Chris Willard director of venue with Jordana of A Cosmo Life

Chris Willard director of venue with Jordana of A Cosmo Life

“I want to thank everyone who made this incredible evening possible. I plan on taking this concept all over the country throughout various Fashion Weeks. I want to specifically thank my family for always being supportive of me and my fiancée Marcelo Guimaraes, who has made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world everyday we have been together”. -Jordana Hazan

The event was very uplifting showing several positive messages throughout , including MSA Models  plus size model Lauren Karaman, who posed throughout the evening in a nude leotard and guests were encouraged to write a message of love on her body. This alone I felt was the most powerful feature of the event, I was heavily impressed by the wealth of positivity written on her body.

Fashion Against Bullying #nyfw #fw16

Plus Size Model Lauren Karaman

Fashion Against Bullying #nyfw #fw16

Plus Size Model Lauren Karaman

During the evening several models displayed fashion forward outfits styled by Christo Fifth Avenue, in a Samia Yousif collection posing in true fashion week formation. Following this an edgy live performance by Joe Galaxy straight out of Miami. Joe Galaxy performed his  current hit single “Drinkin The Night Away”, while also donating 200 bespoke tees made for the “Fashion Against Bullying” cause (which I happened to grab one for myself)

Fashion Against Bullying #nyfw #fw16 Fashion Against Bullying #nyfw #fw16

The Official event sponsors of the evening were:

The Attic NYC – Venue – located in A Penthouse Rooftop

The Attic Rooftop View Of Manhattan NYC

– The William – http://www.thewilliamnyc.com/ – who provided goodybags filled with products by my wonderful client L’Occitane En Provence
– MSA Models –
Fashion Against Bullying #nyfw #fw16
– Christo Fifth Avenue – styling for the host and models
– King Displays – Sponsor of step & repeat/red carpet
Several Brands were in attendance, who I personally met with each to see their brand and what they had to offer .
Linell Ellis

NYC5 NYC4 Point AshleyNYC1
Knot + Bow Jewelry
Glitz Entertainment
The venue was filled with numerous businessmen and women , ready to network and genuinely support the cause. The Guestlist included some exclusive VIPS  such as Serena Bucaj – Miss New York USA 2016, Martha Luna – editor in chief of MDOLLNYC, stylist/designer Steve Boi and others.

Overall the night was a fabulous success and i’m more than happy I was invited to attend such a  fabulous event for a beautiful cause.

What do you think of the event?

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