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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.

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.

Style File: Navy Is The New Black
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Style File: Navy Is The New Black

By Melissa P. Bernier

Dayanne Danier, founder of Bien Abyé, designs with the fabulously chic woman in mind. At the heart of Bien Abyé’s Fall/Winter ready to wear collection is “a French style that is sophisticated and chic with a Creole influence.” The philosophy behind the brand is simple – to make women look fabulous at all times.

Prajje 1983 to Debut in Haiti
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Prajje 1983 to Debut in Haiti

For the first time since leaving Haiti as a young child, Prajje Jr. Jean-Baptiste, founder of fashion company Prajje 1983, will return to Haiti to debut his latest collection in an exhibition entitled L’Art de la Mode. A man with a great deal of vision, Prajje started his company in 2003 with the goal of becoming a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry, and he is well on his way to seeing that goal come to fruition.

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