Fashion is Back in NYC!

May 11, 2022 in Events, General Blogs, News, Uncategorized by TINU NAIJA

After two year haitus of key fashion events, among many other things…NY fashion scene is roaring back with a vengeance. Not even corona could hold back the raw talents embedded within the tough fabric of the creative world. The Fashion Group International had a splendid award luncheon today in NYC, ushering in the next wave of emerging talents worthy of a much needed spotlight, including last year’s winner Eppersonn who won via virtual last year. Recipients of the awards ranged from new brands and designers, to well established legends in the industry who also got recognitions for paving the way. Legendary designer Byron Lars for instance, was presented with the President’s award for excellence. The competitive award categories included beauty, accessories, retail, men’s and women’s wear, etc. Many notables in the industry were in attendance…sans the mask! It felt good to be in a room full of fashion luminaries again and not via zoom, as it was the previous year due to the pandemic.

The FGI, as it is popularly known, provides members network with a forum for discussion and connection across all sectors through programming focused on the industry’s most current and crucial topics, recognition of emerging talent and trends at the zeitgeist of innovation. And offers a platform of resources for business development and career advancement at all levels.  

We’re hoping for a continuous safe, fun and friendly events across all sectors from here on out. It’s safe to say we’re all over the “Rona”. Let’s get on with the show!

—Tinu

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Masika Kalysha for Shoeholics

April 11, 2018 in Events, News by Bernd Ruhl

April-June 2018 edition

The spring season  is about new beginnings, new growth and the opportunity to weed out the bad to make room for the good and new. In this spring edition we bring you the story of Renee Olstead, a personality whose face is familiar to most of us. Read the story behind the face we’ve seen countless times on TV and on the big screen as well. We caught up with the woman who began her career as a child actor and who by age 12 had already signed on for two music albums.

Anita Quansha is someone we’d love for you to meet – not only because she is incredibly creative but also because of the way she blends her own heritage with modern fashion. This jewelry designer is responsible for creating some stunning accessories and even more stunning shoes! Another entrepreneur who brings us jaw-dropping shoes with a creative new twist: see through shoes via her Transparent collection, is Jessica Rich. She is all about bringing women the opportunity to create that million-dollar look without breaking the bank.

Cover star: Masika Kalysha is a reality TV star and a self described She.E.O and Mompreneur who has launched her own line of successful cosmetics. What makes her products special is the fact that they are gluten and paraben free, vegan and 100% cruelty free. We also caught up with the red haired rapper and female Eminem, Justina Valentine. The lyrics of her songs are breathtaking in their audacity and we were curious to know what makes her tick.

We have something for a much overlook Shoeholic demographic: men; particularly who are wondering what kind of shoes to wear at their own spring wedding! Color, style and other tips for choosing the right shoes! 

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New Year New Edition with Patrizia Yanguela

January 10, 2018 in Events, General Blogs, News by Bernd Ruhl

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Happy New Year Shoeholics! It is always our endeavor to try and bring you stories of people that interest, inspire and entertain; those who’s talent, grit and determination has resulted in them becoming achievers in their respective fields.

In this edition we share with you people in glamour and fashion; their stories and their achievements and also offer you some useful tips and tricks:

Matt Sarafa is a Reality TV star and designer who started to make a name for himself really early in life. We caught up with the start of the TV show Project Runway Junior and found out about his unique, edgy fashion sense and his makeup tutorials on YouTube.

We also feature Allison King – someone who has worked alongside the likes of John Hamm and Jamie Foxx. We found out all about what inspires Allison, her fashion sense and of course her Shoeholism as well!

You will also meet Mellissa Carache. She is someone who inspires us with her talent and grit. In love with acting from age 5 she now has her own Facebook web series and several other claims to fame, as you will find out. The story of Alexis Hefley is another that inspires us all because of the beautiful shoes that her company makes as well as the worthy cause that she and her company contribute to: read all about Uwezo Brands – the shoes with style and the woman of substance!

We also caught up with our cover model Patrizia Yanguela– someone who embraced fashion and modeling relatively late in life. Find out all about how she wandered into exotic and fitness modeling; who now has a huge social media following as well.

You’ll get a chance to discover Janet Schoenborn, who is the creative force behind the adorable little baby shoes from the Robeez brand. Not only is Janet a success story that inspires, the shoes she helps create provides practical solutions for little feet and let your little one step out in style.

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It’s The Holiday Issue!

October 17, 2017 in Events, News by Bernd Ruhl

Winters are about the holidays, about spreading the warmth and being thankful… but let’s face it, they are also the reason to shop, give and receive gifts, replenish our wardrobes and shoe closets!

As with every single one of our issues, our Holiday Issue is packed with stories full of inspiration and information. This issue also showcases some fascinating Fashionistas and Shoeholics. Read all about Natalia Kapchuk, a model since age 12; also a TV personality and artist who has many claims to fame; who is in fact famous from London to Dubai to India!

We also bring you the story of cancer survivor Yasmeen Simreen. We found her story fascinating for so many reasons: she has had a conservative upbringing but is a determined fashionista.

We introduce you to some social media personalities – who happen to be Shoeholics by the way. Abigail Ratchford and Chinyenum Amadi are both drop dead gorgeous

This edition also features two amazing men: Irwin Randle may be a grandfather but he has more energy and a better sense of style than most young men will ever hope to have. He has earned himself the rather interesting sobriquet of #MrStealYourGrandma and when you read our write up about him, you will know why.

Nigerian born artist Laolu Senbanjo utterly fascinating; and not just because he paints shoes! The world is his canvas and he has collaborated with the likes of Beyoncé to bring alive some truly inspirational and incredible art. And he paints shoes! Did we mention that?

As with all of our issues we also bring you useful tips that you can use for the holiday season. Those of us that love our shoes (which is all of us) also love shoe accessories that some brilliant people thoughtfully invented for us…these accessories may be just the thing you will give ‘thanks’ for.

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Coco Covers Shoeholics!

July 17, 2017 in Events, News by Bernd Ruhl

July-Sept 2017 edition

 

Summer is when you can get really creative with footwear, so we wanted to give you some tips about how to put your best foot forward… literally. In this issue we have some simple, everyday foot care tips that will keep your feet pretty and healthy (all the better to show off those summer shoes!). If you’re going to show off your feet, do it properly!

In this issue, we introduce you to a Glamazon like no other – Coco is a dancer, actress, pinup girl and she is married to Ice-T. We found out all about this devoted mom and Shoeholic and she had all sorts of interesting details about herself to share with us… such as the fact that she believes shoes are jewelry for the feet and that she has about 800 pairs now that we gave away about 300 pairs! Rasheeda Frost is another Shoeholic we featured among our pages in this edition. The social media sensation, rapper and entrepreneur has so many claims to fame, we found it difficult to cover them all! We bring you some excerpts from an exclusive tête-à-tête that we had with her.

We also decided to find out more about YouTube dancing sensation and choreographer Yanis Marshall because of how incredibly well the man dances in high heels! He is something of a star in Britain, where his trio of dancers reached the finals of the hit show Britain’s Got Talent. We drooled a bit over his shoes and then had our jaws drop at his amazing choreography too!

As usual we also tell you about designers and entrepreneurs who are doing some amazing things with and for the shoe industry. Kira Goodey’s fantasy shoes are just incredible – they are stunning, completely original and they are fully functional at the same time. We found out more about Kira’s grounding in traditional footwear making techniques that have resulted in the flights of fancy that are her shoes! We also caught up with Bonnie Gironella, the entrepreneur who has designed and created whimsical but practical storage solutions for all your precious boots. Read on to know more about her and her creation Bootniks.

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The Higher The Heels…Spring Issue Is Here!

April 12, 2017 in Events, News by Bernd Ruhl

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April-June 2017 issue

As always, this issue is a mixed bag; packed with useful info, awesome individuals, designers and even more awesome shoes. We also throw in some pointers for the spring-summer bride to be; so there is something for everyone!

In this issue we meet an exotic Russian-Italian shoe designer who has already established himself as a force to reckon within Europe and parts of Asia. Yarose Shulzhenko and his designs are now heading to America and we decided to find out all about the designer and his sexy, desirable designs; which still use traditional shoe making techniques.

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Also includes couture designers Ralph and Russo!

We’ve also featured several shoe enthusiasts: Drea Avent is a sportscaster; a woman in what is still very much a man’s world. We caught up with the self confessed tomboy fashionista and found out all about her unique sports production company, the quintessence of her style mantra and her deep and abiding love for shoes. Brooke Lewis is, among other things, a Scream Queen. Not sure what that is? Well you’ll find out all about that among the pages of this issue.

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Garcelle Beauvais is a face most of us are familiar with. The Haitian-American star has made her presence felt in show biz for a long time now; showing some enviable staying power in a notoriously fickle industry. We are delighted tell you a bit more about her and her upcoming projects; including the highly anticipated summer blockbuster Spiderman feature film.

Those of us who are much into social media; particularly YouTube, probably know about her already: Syd Wilder is wildly funny; also exceedingly sexy and an influencer to boot! We also found out what makes this standup comic, Youtuber, and social media star tick.

All Pages-28Readers looking to get hitched this season may also find some useful takeaways in this edition: we strongly feel that our shoes can and should say something about our personalities. This is as true for brides. Not sure what that means? Here’s a hint: are you a star bride, a budget bride or a nervous bride? Find out! CLICK HERE to get your very own hard copy mailed to you worldwide!

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50 Cent Covers Shoeholics Holiday Edition!

October 4, 2016 in Events, General Blogs, News by Bernd Ruhl

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An exclusive tete-a-tete with the incredible 50 Cent! We got the superstar, business mogul & actor to open up about his life, personal style & plans for the holidays!

Also featured in this special holiday edition are:

Draya Michele! The TV personality and social media star has many claims to fame including building her fashion lines Fine Ass Girls and the swimwear line called Mint Swim. Find out more about this Pennsylvania mom’s style mantras, her growing business empire as well as her plans for the upcoming holidays!

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Disney Star Kelli Berglund! Get up close and personal with Kelli Berglund, the next It girl in fashion & Disney star. Find out her take on fashion, Hollywood and of course fashion!

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Social media darlings: Natalie Halcro & Olivia Pierson! Nat and Liv are cousins, dynamic duo social media sensations with enviable followings in the millions. Find out what sets them apart from the rest and their rise to the top!
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Former Shoeholics cover star, queen of poker tournament Beth Shak‘s exclusive wedding gift unveiling!
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Plus the story behind the back cover! You get to discover the story behind Shoe Bakery, an exclusive feature story inside that will make you forget about your diet! And so much more!
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Super Designer Christian Siriano For Shoeholics!

July 5, 2016 in Events, News by Bernd Ruhl

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July-Sept 2016 edition

It is that time of year when we all look for excuses to go sandal shopping – Summer! Not that we need any excuse to indulge our shoeholism, but it is summer when that shoe wardrobe seems to cry out for a makeover; a new infusion of life with chic summer styles, sexy sandals and more. So for the summer issue we’ve put together a superb mix of some practical tips to avoid foot odor, brand new shoe trends as well as some fascinating old techniques still in use. And this summer we make it our business to introduce you to the some truly fascinating names in the shoe business!

The Vanderbilt family is as close to royalty as Americans ever got and we’re ecstatic to tell you all that we learned from our exclusive tête-à-tête with Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin; the recording artiste and entrepreneur extraordinaire from that very blue blooded family. Also included are Anastasia Radevich, an artist who currently expresses her creativity via the shoes she creates; Piggy Pillows is a name that has nothing to do with pork or with bedding; you’re sure to agree with Michelle Ojea when she tells you how beautiful shoes deserve beautiful feet and that beautiful feet deserve comfort; Gemma Kahng, the hugely famous fashion designer who is known for dressing the likes of Sharon Stone and Madonna during her heyday; Irregular Choice, the quirky shoes created by British shoe designer Dan Sullivan; shoes that are fun and utterly modern. Side by side with those thoroughly contemporary creations you also get to find out about traditional shoe making techniques from India that have altered little over the ages.

Phew! That’s rather a lot of amazing stuff we packed into this issue for you! Saving the best for the last: Meet Christian Siriano, the bright young spark of the fashion firmament who won the fourth season of American design competition show Project Runway, becoming the series’ youngest winner; someone who shot to prominence when he launched his namesake collection, our current cover star!

Now settle down with a nice smoothie of some sort and lose yourself among the pages; enjoy our summer edition and summer as well! CLICK HERE to get your very own free copy mailed to you now worldwide!

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Spring Into The Bridal Issue!

April 12, 2016 in Events, News by Bernd Ruhl

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April-June 2016 Issue

With spring comes the bridal season, so we’re offering you some useful insights into the kind of shoes that a lady …gentlemen must have for a destination wedding: the shoes to pack, the ones to wear and so on. Whether you’re having a destination wedding or a simple registrar’s ceremony, we’re taking the opportunity to wish all the brides to be out there a wonderful, wonderful wedding day and a blissfully happy life thereafter!

This issue introduces Harriet Wilde, a coveted label of exquisite bridal shoes; veritable confections that are going to want to make you get married right now or perhaps repeat your vows!

Plus, ethical vegan shoes! Looking for sustainable shoes crafted from non-animal materials, think Mink Shoes! Find out more about Rebecca Mink and her line of vegan shoes and read her unique and compelling story.

One not to be missed… Vanessa Noel, the renowned luxury shoe designer, businesswoman and philanthropist. Her unique shoes, the way she draws on her architecture background to create her shoes and the way she works closely with Italian tanneries to create unique finishes such as 24 karat gold covered alligator and glow in the dark python are bound to make fascinating reading for all our lovely readers out there.

And so much more!

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Kerrie Hess For Shoeholics New Year Issue!

January 11, 2016 in Events, General Blogs, News by Bernd Ruhl

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January-March 2016 New Year Issue

This festive New Year season, we’re exploring Shoeholism of a different variety. Although we adore our high heels, ballet flats can be comfy, classy and a whole lot. These are like the poor cousins of their glamorous counterparts and we tend to give them short shift for the most part, but let’s remember that there can be such a thing as being a fashion victim!

In this edition you get to meet a Tanya Heath, the inventor of ‘Transformer’ shoes. These are the shoes that turn into flats when you want, low heels and then into high heels in a trice. Get ready to be amazed!

We’re also proud to feature Brian Boye, Executive Fashion Director for Men’s Health magazine, style icon and of course a Shoeholic! He offers some valuable men’s shoe & style tips and shares some of his exciting lifestyle with us.

The cover story: the Australian fashion illustrator & artist Kerrie Hess and her capsule collection of timeless classics of ballet flats.

We also thought to address the rather serious issue of possible problems that high heels can and sometimes do cause. Our comparative piece about the pros and cons of high heels versus flats should be insightful, we hope.

On giving back, we recently chanced upon a truly inspiring shoe story; that of the When In Need foundation (WIN) and their various charitable endeavors including putting shoes on the feet of underprivileged African kids. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton and her team at the WIN foundation recognize the fact that lack of shoes could impede a child’s progress and access to education; which is why the foundations outreach program provides shoes among other essential supplies to most needy.

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