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Bahamian Costume Designer extraordinaire, Javotte Bethel

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Javotte-BethelNassau, Bahamas – This year’s national costume worn by Miss Universe Grand Bahama wowed the nation as Tomii Culmer paraded in the ‘Sea Goddess’ outfit created by Nassau designer, Javotte Bethel. The intricate back piece shaped like a half clam shell was covered in treasures from the sea, along with a sheer fitted bodice with jewels in all the right places looked magical on this year’s winner. Now that Tomii won the title Miss Universe Bahamas, this fabulously piece will be seen before a global audience at the next Miss Universe!  “Tomii and I have known each other for a while and certainly she’s aware that Javotte House of Couture produces unique designs. She engaged me after her entry in the Miss Universe hoping for a design that might increase her chances of the win,” said Bethel. “She said she was open to my creativity and would fully support my concept.” Sea-queen_2 

– –  “I started this project with the expectation that this costume would be seen worldwide, I wanted it to highlight the Bahamas’ most admirable amenities – its water and life thereunder ,” said Bethel.” 

Tomii Culmer, 2014 Miss Universe Bahamas.

The aquatic theme was the obvious move, and this concept had tons of creative potential allowing us to use a wide range of sea-life trinkets. With all the press coverage around the preservation of Bahamas’ reef systems recently, we thought that connection would also work in our favour.” Javotte Bethel the owner and operator of Javotte’s House of Couture, has been gainfully employed in the fashion industry for about 20 years and began designing at the age of 12, later making her own prom dress.  After high school she studied at the International Fine Arts school of Miami where she obtained an associates degree in Fashion and Graphic Design.  – –  Please visit Javotte Bethel’s House of Couture on Facebook – – 

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Naked Biopic truth of Yves St. Laurent Hedonistic Life featured at Cannes Film Festival.

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yves st. laurent french fashion designerIt might come as a surprise in a film about a deceased fashion designer who spent vast amounts of his life thinking about couture, but one of the most, if not the most, memorable scenes in the new biopic, Saint Laurent, shows a young Yves Saint Laurent completely naked as he walks towards his partner, Pierre Bergé (clad in a black satin dressing gown that reveals his tanned behind), before the young lovers jump on the bed for a romp. Despite the provocative nature of this and other racy sex scenes in the film, which was directed by Bertrand Bonello (of Le Pornographe fame) and premiered at the Festival de Cannes on Saturday, the real controversy surrounding the production has to do with the clothing. What else!

Early on, the Bonello production incurred the wrath of Saint Laurent’s long-term partner Pierre Bergé, who threatened in WWD to sue the film if it copied any of the designer’s outfits—a bit hard to avoid when making a coming-of-age movie about YSL’s life and work.  The filmmakers, on their part, have accused Bergé of distributing letters to parties associated with the film to try to stop it. To this end, Bergé has refused to allow Bonello’s team to consult the brand’s archives. He also publically endorsed another biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, which debuted in January and was directed by Jalil Lespert. The Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent lent the rival film a reported 77 vintage outfits and Bergé helped conduct a scene depicting the legendary 1976 Ballet Russes fashion show. The resulting headlines in the French press declared war between the two films.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton @ Cannes

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Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 Collection

Palais at MonacoThe Palais Princier Monaco was the setting for the Louis Vuitton show (@drdidou66)

Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the Louis Vuitton cruise collection to the catwalk for the very first time. For such a grand occasion, an equally grand backdrop was needed and with the world’s starriest of stars currently holding court in the French Riveira the Palais Princier Monaco was, naturally, the perfect location. When Ghesquiere showed his first collection for the legendary house during Paris Fashion Week in February, he certainly made his mark by showing his collection in a pared-back manner. And despite the swanky setting for the Cruise 2015 show, the same execution applied.

celebrities at MonacoThe stars arrive for LV (clockwise from left): Adele Exarchopoulos, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Miroslava Duma, Carine Roitfeld, Brit Marling

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Top Fashion Model careers, never ends.

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These women prove your top fashion model career can last long past your 20s.

1. Daphne Selfe, 84

Daphne Selfe, 84

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Daphne Selfe has been a fashion model for the last 62 years.

2. China Machado, 83

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China Machado was one of the most requested runway fashion model in the 50s and for many years Richard Avedon’s fashion photography muse.

3. Carmen Dell’Orefice, 82

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Carmen Dell’Orefice is known as one of the oldest working fashion model. She appeared on Vogue when she was 15-years-old and never stopped.

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10 Instagram Accounts To Follow @NYFW

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Another September, another week of fashionistas teetering around Manhattan in impossibly high heels — yes, kids, it’s New York Fashion Week. If you listen closely, you just might hear the sound of Anna Wintour rolling her eyes in the front row of some designer she’s decided to ruin. To keep you in touch and up-to-date on the who, what, where, why and Wang of NYFW, we invited social media maven Gregory Littley to highlight the people, artists, content creators, models, and stylists that you must follow. And Nick Jonas.

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I can hear you all asking “What does Nick Jonas have to do with Fashion Week?” Answer? Nick and his two JoBros are practically front row for all major Lincoln Center shows, that’s why he made our list. In between posting real time Instagrams of Richard Chai’s latest Spring 2014 collection, he shares a shirtless, ridiculously buff pic with his 836,000 followers. :: Full story here Unfiltered 

Check out 10 Instagrammers keeping the Fashion in New York Fashion Week. 

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