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Designer Vicki Sylvain Wins First Ever PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition
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Designer Vicki Sylvain Wins First Ever PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition

The PowerUp! Kreyol Business Plan Competition announced it’s first ever winner on Monday, Sept. 28 and she’s from the fashion world!. Vicki Sylvain, designer of the Shoe-B, snagged the $5,000 grand prize followed by 2nd and 3rd place winners Nathalie Guillaume of Healing Happy Hour, and Hardy Hyppolite of Kreyol Kwizin. Sylvain was one out of 14 contestants vying for the prize.

Angela Simmons and Her Haitian Holiday
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Angela Simmons and Her Haitian Holiday

By Melissa Bernier

Haiti has been all over our timelines and newsfeeds, and for good reason. Amidst a sizable television campaign by the Ministry of Tourism, Haiti has gotten the stamp of approval from several celebrities including Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union, our own Garcelle Beauvais and Angela Simmons. “Tourism” is the hot button word as of late, and nothing does better for tourism than Instagram feeds lined with pics of celebs frolicking in the sand and sun.

Ditching The Layers: David Tlale Unveils FW15 Collection
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Ditching The Layers: David Tlale Unveils FW15 Collection

By Melissa Bernier

The Haitian Times had an all-access pass to South African designer David Tlale’s FW15 show at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week! The show was spectacular and everything that you would expect of a New York Fashion Week show.

His take on fall and winter clothing ditches the layers, and focuses on sexy clothing that is intended to make a statement in a big way. . The dominant color of David Tlale’s FW15 line is black – but done up in a way that that is ultra luxe. Rich fabrics such as silk crepe, silk textured brocade, and textured cement wool are adorned with ostrich feathers, copper lurex and black leather detailing.

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David Tlale FW15 Fashion Show

South African designer David Tlale presented his FW15 collection during Mercedes Benz fashion week at Lincoln Center on Feb. 15. The collection focused on statement-making, sexy clothing that featured rich fabrics with intricate details.

9 Gifts For Your Valentine
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9 Gifts For Your Valentine

By Melissa P. Bernier

Roses are red; violets are blue; sugar is sweet; what am I buying my boo?

Valentine’s Day – the most loved (or loathed) day of the year. Whether you have just started dating someone or you have been married for years, the question of what to get your beloved can be a tricky one. Have no fear…here are some suggestions on what to get your sweetheart to make your V-day the sweetest it can be. Did I mention that all of these gifts are made by Haitian-Americans!

VèVèlle – The Art of the Accessory
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VèVèlle – The Art of the Accessory

By Melissa P. Bernier

Accessories are the new outfit. With fashion in general resembling works of art more so than just mere functional clothing, accessories are following suit in a big way. Jewelry, elaborate embellishments, head gear and neck wear are all taking center stage and are becoming just as important, if not more, than the outfit itself.

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